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Is there a way to stop liking sugar?

I don't promise this will work, but I found my desire for sugar significantly reduced by trying to go cold turkey on refined sugar specifically.

It's a pain to do, because it's in an amazing variety of foods, but after a few weeks of cravings I found sugar desire decreased massively.

Open Thread April 8 - April 14 2014

I did further research after I posted the question and found this:

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3000137/1/On-the-Wings-of-a-Phoenix

which is about Voldemort being good, and Harry being sort of neutral then converted to Voldemort's side.

But it's not the ideal of what I was looking for.

Open Thread April 8 - April 14 2014

Harry Potter question:

Is there any good "Harry is evil, Voldemort is the good guy" fanfic?

Open thread, 18-24 March 2014

That works as a neutral "let's move on". I sort of want a feeling of conceding more (but not totally) though.

Open thread, 18-24 March 2014

Any tips on bailing out of an argument if you want to very nearly concede the whole thing without quite saying your opponent is right?

eg if you realise the whole conversation was a terrible mistake and you're totally unequipped to have the conversation, but still think you're right.

Should you just admit they're right for simplicity even if you're not quite convinced?

Open thread, 18-24 March 2014

I'm seeing the same problem in Chrome.

Open thread, 18-24 March 2014

I did actually mean ethnic group, but now I see my typo I'm actually quite liking it this way as it's less likely to trigger real-world connotations.

Open thread, 18-24 March 2014

Is there a name for the situation where the same piece of evidence is seen as obviously supporting their side by both sides of an argument?

eg: New statistics are published showing ethic group X is committing crimes at 10 times the rate of ethic group Y.

To one side, this is obvious evidence that ethic group X are criminals.

To another side, this is obvious evidence the justice system is biased.

Both sides are totally opposed, yet see the same fact as proving they are right.

Open thread, September 2-8, 2013

I used to like liferea, but I don't have an up to date opinion as I switched to non-desktop RSS reading options.

Open thread, August 19-25, 2013

It's a little bit intuition and might turn out to be daft, but

a) I've read just enough about game theory in the past to know what the prisoner's dilemma is

b) I was reading an argument/discussion on another blog about the men chatting up women, who may or may not be interested, scenario, and various discussions on irc with MixedNuts have given me the feeling that male/female interactions (which are obviously an area of central interest to feminism) are a similar class of thing and possibly game theory will help me understand said feminism and/or opposition to it.

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