I've been working on a bunch of new stuff for about two weeks all told and I've already been through a spike of 'this makes sense, I totally know what I'm doing', down into the chasm of 'I know nothing and contribute nothing' and just about starting to feel like I have a handle on it again.
Next thing: meta-Dunning-Kruger. The less confident you are, the more you assume you must be good because you know about Dunning-Kruger, which falsely bolsters your confidence until you wind up on the front page of TDWTF because you thought you knew what you were doing.
Technically, yes, inasmuch as it should probably be negative, but there is a qualitative difference between Swampy and Fox. Swampy is bat-shit crazy, but he doesn't try to force his crazy world view on others. He mostly ignores people who criticize him, and I think he really doesn't understand why anyone disagrees with him. He is even amusing (in a rather sad, point-and-laugh way).
Fox, OTOH, is less psychotic than Swampy, but his delusions are far more dangerous, he seeks to force his world view on society by force of law, and he argues vociferously with all who disagree. Poor Swampy doesn't deserve nearly the degree of disdain that Fox does.
Swampy's posts are funny in a time cube sort of way. I don't think he'd end up with many downvotes.
Phoneutria, commonly known as Brazilian wandering spiders, armed spiders (armadeiras, as they are known in Brazilian Portuguese), or banana spiders (a name shared with several others), are a genus of aggressive and venomous spiders of potential medical significance to humans. They are mainly...
Aside from causing intense pain, the venom of the spider can also cause priapism in humans. Erections resulting from the bite are uncomfortable, can last for many hours and can lead to impotence. A component of the venom (Tx2-6) is being studied for use in erectile dysfunction treatments.
The misadventures of a guy from Earth, stuck in a fantasy world
The tag line sums it up pretty well. The protagonist is a geeky guy from modern-day Earth who, for unknown reasons, suddenly found himself in a fantasy world one day, and subsequently discovered that he has the apparently-unique power to disrupt magic by touch, which he calls "the Twist."
The problem is, being from a modern-day setting, he has no useful skills in a pre-industrial society; just the Twist, which has little in the way of legitimate uses, particularly in a kingdom that's at peace. So he's forced down the path of marketing his ability as a high-priced mercenary thief, stealing stuff that's protected by magic for clients willing to pay... and then investing the money he makes from it into initiatives to try to develop technology in the kingdom and get the Industrial Revolution started.
Then one day, the latest client turns out to be working for a Great Dragon, and everything goes off the rails...
Apparently, no one speaks English properly, not even the British
Which of the many accents in Britain are you referring to? We have many and they delineate a lot about where people come from and what social class they're in. We're almost as bad as the Italians that way…
I can't say I like both, but I don't really dislike emacs. My only problem with it is that I use it so very, very rarely that I don't remember how to do anything, including quitting. I'm sure that if I used it often enough to be familiar with it, I'd like it, but why should I learn yet another editor?