I find it hard to believe people put up with this but apparently it is the new normal...
Gmail, web browsing?
@jdonaghy & Anaconda: I disagree with both of you. As a parent, you are responsible for raising your child and you as a parent are responsible for their actions. Just because they become a teen doesn't magically make that responsibility any less or go away. Nothing a child does is off limits to a parent IMO. And society isn't the best judge of what is normal behavior, especially now.
Fair enough. I'm not a parent (far from it), so I"d be the first to assure you that I haven't any idea what I'm talking about.
IDK. If I had a young teenqager, I probably wouldn't care to receive this kind of report. Could be unnecessarily awkward. After all, what benefit could either of us possibly receive from my familiarizing myself with my son's favorite porn websites? If you were a parent, would you feel comfortable having your parents browse through this kind of private history? I wouldn't. I wouldn't feel comfortable violating my kid's privacy that way, either. Gotta grant a little trust. Some things aren't family territory. Privacy is important, especially for teenagers...
being a John Lennon and just believing in oneself is a self centered way of living. I need NO one to help me with anything -- that is the bases of that belief system. then you will see a person that tries to live that belief system asking for help from others unless he it so full of pride he will never break down and admit that yes I need help from another from time to time.
Not so. Humanism is about living for others. Putting your faith in our human potential and contributing to the advancement of the species. I will most certainly ask for help if I need it. From family, friends, professionals, or whoever. It's definitely not "just believing in yourself". It's believing in our collective consciousness and the human spirit.
Cynicism -> Distrust > Hostility. Not saying you shouldn't be careful, but damn. Cynicism and distrust are taught to us. A certain amount of cynicism is healthy, but I believe we've taken it a bit too far. Maybe it's the news that is at fault... It certainly doesn't help matters. Got everyone believing that every other person is a thief or murderer. I'm with Stephen King, in that I believe that most people are basically good. The media makes things seem worse than they are. I've looked up murder rates around my state before, and the numbers really aren't at any kind of peak. They've been worse in the 80s. But everyone keeps claiming that it's getting worse and worse. And that this kind of stuff never used to happen. I don't like the cycle this kind of taught behavior maintains. We are all human. Our first reaction to a stranger shouldn't be, "Oh. This guy is going to screw me over." That's not the kind of connection that fuels our progress.
I consider myself a humanist and an agnostic. I vehemently disagree with any religion that subjugates its believers. All that "You are weak. You are incapable. You can do nothing without God." stuff offends the hell out of me. I believe the world would be a lot better off if we gave humanity another shot. Believed in each other. And our race as a whole. But I suppose it's fashionable to be defeatist and tear yourself down. Some people might see it a different way, but I've never understood the appeal of those kinds of teaching.
Men make up something like 92% of serial killers and I doubt that it is caused by some disadvantage in society that is keeping women from becoming murders.
Sorry. One of my favorite Onion articles. Couldn't resist.
Graphical package management front-ends certainly are less than a jaunt in the wicker ticker. So much simpler and quicker just to open a terminal. I wasn't aware Manjaro had its own graphical tools. I tried the Fluxbox version some time ago... It was there. Though I believe I had an issue with pacman-key? Maybe.
Bout to replace Debian on this laptop with something or another.
If anyone is into psychological horror/suspense, I can highly recommend Brian Kirk's debut novel, We are Monsters.
The Apocalypse has come to the Sugar Hill mental asylum.
He’s the hospital’s newest, and most notorious, patient—a paranoid schizophrenic who sees humanity’s dark side.
Luckily he’s in good hands. Dr. Eli Alpert has a talent for healing tortured souls. And his protégé is working on a cure for schizophrenia, a drug that returns patients to their former selves. But unforeseen side effects are starting to emerge. Forcing prior traumas to the surface. Setting inner demons free.
Monsters have been unleashed inside the Sugar Hill mental asylum. They don’t have fangs or claws. They look just like you or me.
Just got this in the mail.
My favorite poem, and one of my favorite videos on Youtube. I told the uploader I would upload my own recitation, and he encouraged me to post it as a video response. I need to get on that...
Anyway, just in case there are any Eliot admirers...