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duerig
    @jws BTW, do you use foot pedals with this? I have been coming across super-expensive foot pedals which are used in 'transcription'. I wonder if this is similar. @jextxadore
    duerig
      @jws The chord keyboards look really neat. I'd love to try one out. But the abbreviations and other ideas somehow interfere with my sense of order. I wonder what it would be like to program with a system like this. Haha. @jextxadore
      duerig
        @morrick Apple and Alien both start with an 'A'. Coincidence?
        duerig
          @johngordon I recently jumped ship to Ting. They were probably just a cheap for my needs, but the slight increased anxiety and mental load of knowing that each text and phone minute was charging me 5 cents made it worthwhile to switch.
          duerig
            @jws What is stenoing? This brings to mind shorthand schemes from before the days of keyboards.
            duerig
              @0xmf I don't know who in particular you and @echodunk meant. I was more interested in the broader notion of 'beta' and what it might imply. Since I don't have a lot of experience with people who divide the world into 'alpha' and 'beta', I was curious.
              duerig
                @echodunk Sorry for facepalming you with my questions. I was genuinely curious about your notions of social interaction.
                duerig
                  @echodunk I guess I'm curious whether social dominance is a form of social adeptness and diplomacy before the fact? Or a kind of stubborn backbone after the fact? Or am I misreading this entirely? @0xmf
                  duerig
                    @echodunk Is it that a socially dominant person will choose not to back down (delete an old post)? Or do you think socially dominant people are less likely to make the kind of statement that would require backing down? @0xmf
                    duerig
                      @echodunk So I guess you mean beta as a reference to that old theory about wolf packs, right? So by analogy, this is somebody who lacks social dominance. What about lacking social dominance makes somebody more likely to delete posts? @0xmf
                      duerig
                        @0xmf No. This is probably by design.
                        duerig
                          @mlv I would say that it is morally proper to prioritize loved ones over strangers. But aside from this hierarchy, the other principle is one of proportionality. Helping a loved one just a little is less moral than helping a stranger by a lot.
                          duerig
                            @mlv Self-actualization comes from Maslow's hierarchy of needs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow%27s_hierarchy_of_needs It is about realizing our own potential and excellence and is predicated on having food/shelter/security/esteem in this theory.
                            duerig
                              @mlv We should save the drowning person before sending out a Twitter petition to increase funding for the coast guard. And finally it is better to fight for the causes we are passionate about than others. There are an infinite number of causes after all.
                              duerig
                                @mlv Third, we have an obligation to our tribe. We should save our tribe member (friend, associate, group member) from drowning before a random stranger. Fourth, it is better to take concrete action than an abstract goal.
                                duerig
                                  @mlv So we have a basic obligation to ourselves. We are not morally obligated to help the drowning person if we are drowning ourselves. Second, we have an obligation to our loved ones. We should save a drowning loved one before a drowning stranger.
                                  duerig
                                    @mlv So the question of 'Do you have a moral duty to rescue a drowning person?' is pretty boring as a moral dilemma. Because usually morality in the every day world is about *prioritization* and not devils vs. angels.
                                    duerig
                                      @mlv Basically, I'm thinking this through as an exercise in moral dilemmas. Many moral dilemmas are boring because they tend to offer one 'moral' option and one 'immoral' option. And then censure you if you pick the 'immoral' one.
                                      duerig
                                        @dslemay Being an introvert probably means your ideas are more worthwhile. You've spent more time thinking them through and less time gabbing, after all. :-) As an introvert myself, I say this with absolutely no bias.
                                        duerig
                                          @mlv And any time and effort you have left over can be devoted to more general problems with the rest of the world that you are not as passionate about. This is the moral hierarchy I am thinking of. It expands outwards.