Jeff Darcy

Political Parallax Error

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As you can see, that is Canis Major (Big Dog). It's best known for including Sirius, the brightest star in our night sky, but I want you to focus on the two named stars that seem closest - Adhara and Wezen. As it turns out, they're not closest at all. Adhara is actually 4x closer to Sirius, and even more importantly to us, than it . . .

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Posted in: politicssocial

December 01, 2020

Forum Moderation "Do"s and "Don't"s

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I was a moderator on a pretty active political forum. It was a bit of a chore, but I felt it was worth my time to facilitate such discussions. I also learned a lot about how both moderators and users behave, about what works and what doesn't. In more recent days, I've been involved in more online . . .

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April 26, 2020

Introverts and Extroverts

By now, most people reading this are probably aware of the idea that being an introvert is not necessarily about disliking social interaction so much as the effect of such interaction on energy levels. The common analogy is to batteries. Introverts might enjoy social contact, but need to "recharge their batteries" with some alone time. . . .

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Posted in: philosophysocial

April 12, 2019