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by tzxn3
Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Anyone Else Dealing With Anxiety/Depression?
Replies: 48
Views: 9886

Yes. My mood varies from bored to suicidal.

by tzxn3
Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Making wine
Replies: 57
Views: 14580

Started my mead today. The must is producing gas, which I assume is a good sign. Will report back around Christmas whether it's drinkable.

by tzxn3
Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:37 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: What the bleep do we know 1 & 2
Replies: 75
Views: 11637

<t>Yeah, What the Bleep Do We Know is notoriously awful. It's basically a bunch of crystal-waving fantasists using physics that they don't understand to justify their insane beliefs. A fine example of quantum woo.<br/> Quantum woo happens when irrational beliefs are justified by an obfuscatory refer...
by tzxn3
Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Logarithmic Thinking Inherent to the Human Mind
Replies: 9
Views: 998

jennypenny: Our society has a frankly laughable idea that arithmetic is the most significant or useful part of mathematics.

by tzxn3
Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: tzxn3's Journal
Replies: 19
Views: 2369

<t>I'm dropping out of university, or at least deferring for a year. I'm simply not enjoying the experience, or prepared to suffer through it for supposed future happiness or profit. The people who tell me I'm missing out on something special are foolish. Happiness is derived from undergoing experie...
by tzxn3
Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Yes - It's Possible!
Replies: 35
Views: 4203

<t>M: You fail to take into account that you are probably highly conscientious, and so find it comes naturally to you to work hard towards future goals. Your description of yourself as "spiritual" implies you are not very neurotic either, so you're not easily affected by bad experiences. You are als...
by tzxn3
Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Identity, Meaning, and Free Will
Replies: 3
Views: 613

<t>Free will is really "acting according to my desires". By believing in free will I'm not necessarily discounting the fact that my actions might be predetermined. Really that debate is irrelevant.<br/> So what determines my desires? There are desires which are physically wired into me by nature. As...
by tzxn3
Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Is Capitalism Moral?
Replies: 34
Views: 3551

<t>I don't think there's anything wrong with capitalism in itself. I'd suggest a few of the reasons our economic system is so flawed are:<br/> 1. Humans are pathologically incapable of understanding the exponential function.<br/> 2. Humans are incapable of analysing the consequences of their actions...
by tzxn3
Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Making wine
Replies: 57
Views: 14580

I'm planning to make mead. I've read that aging it is pretty crucial; it's not really mead until it's been properly aged. This probably applies to other wines as well.

by tzxn3
Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: tzxn3's Journal
Replies: 19
Views: 2369

<t>I have still failed to resolve this cognitive dissonance. I am continuing with my plan to go to university in the UK in spite of it not making economic sense. For many months it has seemed that whatever course of action I choose I will still feel some form of pain and regret. It is wearing me dow...
by tzxn3
Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Dear Bankers: Thanks for Wrecking Our Lives ...
Replies: 20
Views: 2215

This is why pay-as-you-earn is an eminently good idea.

by tzxn3
Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: tzxn3's Journal
Replies: 19
Views: 2369

<r>I've been reading about the "big five" personality types. It seems I have low conscientiousness and high neuroticism. I initially thought it was simply the latter that was a problem, but it is the case that even when I'm medicated for the anxiety, I have a tendency to procrastinate. I'm consideri...
by tzxn3
Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: tzxn3's Journal
Replies: 19
Views: 2369

<t>It seems to bother me that I see no good reason not to study in Europe. People have discouraged me due to the language barrier and the lower quality of student support, but the first I feel I am quite capable of overcoming, and the second I don't really see as too much of a problem.<br/> I feel v...
by tzxn3
Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: tzxn3's Journal
Replies: 19
Views: 2369

I might see if I can get a transfer after the first year. I doubt my anxiety will increase. It seems to stay constant regardless of what I do.

by tzxn3
Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: tzxn3's Journal
Replies: 19
Views: 2369

I think I'm the sort of person who seeks immediate gratification. I like to have a feeling I've 'accomplished something'. This makes it difficult for me to execute plans over the long term. Basically, I lack patience.

by tzxn3
Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: tzxn3's Journal
Replies: 19
Views: 2369

<t>I think you're right. There is no real 'correct' decision. My debt burden can be minimised through application of 'simple living' principles and part time/summer work. I still quite like the idea of going to university in Europe, but I don't feel confident enough to commit to it. Perhaps that's a...
by tzxn3
Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: tzxn3's Journal
Replies: 19
Views: 2369

<t>I've finished reading Jacob's book. I'm still not sure what to do. I don't really have a plan that doesn't involve going to university and becoming a professional, probably an actuary. I'm surrounded by people telling me I should go to university, either because it's the only way to get a job, or...
by tzxn3
Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: tzxn3's Journal
Replies: 19
Views: 2369

<t>I had a lot of problems with anxiety around exam time, which negatively impacted my studying. The main reason it turned out so well was the fact I have a time concession which I'm not certain I'll get at university. My semantic memory is above average, but generally I don't learn as effectively i...
by tzxn3
Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:35 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: tzxn3's Journal
Replies: 19
Views: 2369

<t>I got my exam results recently; they were good enough to get me into my first choice university. I'm still not entirely convinced chemistry is the right choice from an ERE standpoint, but I might be able to get onto a different course. I'm considering physics, chemical engineering, or computer sc...
by tzxn3
Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Everbank money market 1.25%
Replies: 5
Views: 731

<t>Lending Club seems like a game of chance. The fact is, you can't know whether the intentions of the people you are lending money to are good or not. Combine that with the fact that the site attracts the sort of people who are unable to get credit by other means, and you're likely to find that the...