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#1 Posted by SC (17763 posts) - - Show Bio

1. A violent, aggressive, hostile, rabbit, that knows all martial arts and can not be defeated in combat, a fight, battle or war and whose dedication towards the art of fighting is all consuming, but also honorable. Also he is immortal unless defeated in battle, which is impossible, as per earlier statements.

2. A violent, aggressive, horse that is the size of a rabbit, that knows all martial arts and can not be defeated in combat, a fight, battle or war and whose dedication towards the art of fighting is all consuming, but also honorable. Also he is immortal unless defeated in battle, which is impossible, as per earlier statements.

3. A giant cage made out of unbreakable materials that are made out of all the unbreakable materials that exist in all the fictions, melted together and then knitted and coiled into ropes, chains, and beams and other cage materials to create aforementioned giant cage. Must be large enough to accommodate a rabbit and a rabbit sized horse.

4. The Universes greatest and most impartial and fair referee who has also merged with the Universes most exciting and insightful color commentary announcer using Potara earrings. Then uh that individual to fusion dance with the Universes nicest sounding voice and then uh they are taught English.

Yeah! Then I watch the rabbit and rabbit sized horse kill the referee announcer guy using the cage as a blunt instrument!

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#2 Posted by SC (17763 posts) - - Show Bio

Ethics and morality can be as complex or simple as an individual. So depends.

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#3 Posted by SC (17763 posts) - - Show Bio

@heroup2112 said:

@sc's advice is good, but I would add be firm about it if they aren't doing what you ask. If all else fails a few other people have pointed this out, you MAY have to just be direct and say something like "Listen, I have to get this done, PLEASE be quiet for a little so I can concentrate and study" but say it in a tone that REALLY says "stfu" They may catch an attitude but it's not a bad thing at all to take care of yourself too.

Hope this helps.

Thanks.

I should also add a lot of variables here require context everyone in this thread will be lacking and may only be uncovered by OP either through intuition or discovery. Thats the main reason I have avoided giving advice on tone with approach. A reason miscommunication often occurs is because people often misunderstand how other people behave. So there is immense value in learning about other individuals behaviors (when and why specific) and then communicating to them on their level, than trying to clumsily brute force how you think they should act.

Like another odd aspect of this thread is people trying to give the answer in a single sentence/response. OP works up to 8 hours with this person, they don't need to magically solve this situation with one sentence/action. They can have a talk for 15 minutes or longer that can be naturally more relaxed and chill than antagonistic. There is a difference between being direct and being clumsily abrasive, I don't know OP well enough to know their delivery and I don't know OP's workmate well enough to guess their reception. Its an area OP will have to try and navigate. I also don't want a situation where OP has a friendly coworker act bitter and antagonistic towards them, preventing them from studying just because a bunch of online forum users with no consequences memed at them to say STFU hah.

Good luck OP.

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#4 Posted by SC (17763 posts) - - Show Bio

Life is great for me! I rarely view life through the lens of optimism or pessimism, I am generally chill and mellow so that generally translates to my future being great too!

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#5 Posted by SC (17763 posts) - - Show Bio

This might not work because of their personality and other factors, but if I were in that situation, I'd try and take a moment with them aside. Make sure you have their attention and eye contact, ask for a favor and then explain to them your situation and how important your studying is going to be, and also how easy it is for you to be distracted and disrupted. Then throw in some sort of sincere compliment and then request their help in minimizing noises/loudness.

From your post, it sort of sounds like they don't realize how distracting and disruptive their talking is. It could be a personality trait, they may not like silences and so seek to fill them, or they might be absent minded and prone to chattering non stop without fully realizing they are that way. Even if you ask them to be quiet, they may think they are quiet... they don't sound malicious or mean spirited.

So with my advice, you want a quiet moment with them, to talk to them, so they really understand, also most people are nice, so if you phrase your request in a way where they think they can help you, instead of interpreting it as you accusing them of being a problem, they'll be keen to help instead of say feeling attacked. Hence the emphasis on how its 'hard' for you to concentrate/easy to be disrupted. Even if its really more their fault.

Hope that helps. Sometimes people don't really realize others are different and they may not realize they are making your studying so difficult. Even if it should seem obvious. Good luck!

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#6 Posted by SC (17763 posts) - - Show Bio

@gokluma: Thank you, thats kind to say.

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#7 Posted by SC (17763 posts) - - Show Bio

@jagernutt: All good and no worries and it was a good post! I definitely agree, if our vision was enhanced to such an extent, as to allow us to see across different spectral and intensity ranges, that would be amazing. You'd have so much utility. Being able to have natural night vision, see through objects, heat vision potentially, notice patterns easier, perceive time differently, all sorts of potential benefits and applications.

Like you remembered though, you'd need a bigger boost to our natural eyesight than double though. Still great points though!

Cheers!

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#8 Posted by SC (17763 posts) - - Show Bio

Olfaction. I feel like sight is overrated here, we have artificial ways of boosting our vision by double, it can be great in some situations, reading signs from further away, reading fine print easier, but most of our regular environment is already designed for most of our current sight abilities in mind. Unless any of us are like... hunters whose prey rely on visual obscurity and noise. I mean it'd be fun. Like another user mentioned, I'd love to see the Moon and other night sky phenomena easier, but I could also just get a telescope.

Oh and our ability for finer control over our vision, like its ability to focus, and its various states isn't that nuanced. Even smaller boosts to our sense of smell however could offer a wide variety of benefits. Unlike vision its not limited by field of vision or certain types of obstruction. Your going to get a boost to your general awareness in a general 360 degree radius around yourself. Olfaction is also linked with memory, memory triggers, and cognition. I'm not saying that a double boost with this sense is going to make you Reed Richards, but if you imagine this as an RPG, you are going to get +3 attributes to a whole range of areas because of how where and how our brains benefit from smell. There is also data that it can help socially. Though, arguably thats more over generations versus immediate individual benefits.

Also yeah, it does mean that the bad smells you experience will be worse, but its not like there aren't ways around that. Maybe its the lifestyle I lead, but I don't rarely come across bad smells, and when I do, its easy to get away from them. Then if need be, I just expose myself to a nice fragrance and all is well again. You could just take a small pouch of scented oils around with you if need be.

There are also all sorts of other studies about how sense of smell can affect us in weird ways, like even manipulate our sense of time, as well as attitudes and emotions. Oh plus taste would actually get a small boost as well, given the way those two sense are linked.

Now I value my sight and hearing, way way way way more than my sense of smell. Actually, if this was which sense would you sacrifice first, if you had to, it would also be olfaction, but that actually makes sense in a round about way. Our other senses are so immediately and obviously useful, we have structured a lot of our environments around them already and their importance/ability, that a small buff to smell should pay out relatively extra, even before we add linked benefits like memory.

Gustation could be big if your really into various types of food and pushing your palette. Somatosensation (though I'm not sure that proprioception should be included in that) could have some interesting benefits therapeutically and romantically.

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#9 Posted by SC (17763 posts) - - Show Bio

You mean, like for roleplay scenarios?

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#10 Posted by SC (17763 posts) - - Show Bio

I personally don't find Deadpool to be that funny. I also think thats almost the point. Subjectively speaking, whether in comics or movies, Deadpool isn't suppose to be universally funny. If some people think he is funny, thats a positive, and the type of humor in the movie does try to be broad, and milage will vary. You'll probably be able to find examples of satire, meta humor, gag humor, absurdist humor, physical comedy, shock humor, puns, dry etc etc and some of those examples I do personally find effective. I also find a lot of it cliche, tired, silly, ehh... but I can still find it in character, and tonally appropriate and appreciate and respect the character and movie for that. Like OP I enjoyed how the character was portrayed.

Deadpool can after all be characterized as irreverent, cheeky, silly, absurd as well as funny. Oh and like another user mentioned, Deadpool can and often has been portrayed as annoying. Basically the enjoyment or strength of the Deadpool movie or even character doesn't have to be intrinsically tied to the strength of the characters humor rating. Don't get me wrong, for some people it might, but for others like me, who didn't laugh once during Deadpool (yeah sorry I'm that guy) I did smile during a of it, and I would say I enjoyed the experience.

Another way to think about it, is to consider how the term comedy has been view over history. Compare Greek comedy to Elizabethan/Shakespearean comedy to modern comedy. The intent isn't always to make you laugh out loud.

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