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u/DracoOccisor · 1 pointr/ChoosingBeggars

For other odds and ends, I cannot, cannot, cannot recommend Michel de Montaigne's Essays enough. They're easy to read, accessible to new philosophers, and cover an immense range of philosophical topics. I keep a copy of this on my bedside table and read an essay every couple of nights. They're short, insightful, and great little tidbits of philosophy to keep you thinking about things. Of particular note is the essay "Of Experience", so if you don't read any Montaigne at all, at least give this one a look. If you feel as though the recommendations above are a little more than you're willing to commit to philosophy, this is a great starting point, and with over 100 essays to read, it has a long life to it.


Now, setting aside everything that I have listed above, it's worth considering a delve into Eastern philosophy. It's not very common that people talk about it here in the West, but it is critical if you want a truly comprehensive understanding of philosophy as a whole. Starting out my own philosophical journey about 10 years ago, I had always heard Eastern philosophy was just religious nonsense, so I never studied it. After taking a few courses in Confucianism and Daoism (as well as Buddhism and Hinduism, but these actually are much more religious in practice) it changed how I viewed everything about philosophy. The more accurate way to describe Eastern philosophy isn't "religious", but rather, "spiritual". The approach taken by Confucianism and Daoism is much less focused on what is absolute, black and white, logical or illogical, but rather, it seeks to understand the human experience with the understanding that not everything can be quantified, tested, and reasoned. This might be a foreign concept to a CompSci major (no offense, of course), but there clearly are some things that Western logic and experimentation simply can't handle: qualia for example. It is impossible for me to know if I am seeing the same color as someone else when we are looking at the same object, and similarly, it is impossible for me to know if I am feeling the same thing when I am happy in a group of happy people. We can recognize these things and make inferences based on our prior experience, but that is strictly a subjective understanding thereof. If you're the sort of person that believes that we need more than just logic and rationality to truly grasp the nature of the world we live in, then you should definitely spend some time here.

If you have any interest at all in Eastern philosophy, there's so much to be gained and there's actually a fantastic free resource that's all-inclusive for every major Chinese philosophical text from the ancient pre-Qin era to the early 20th century. If you don't know much about Chinese philosophy, I'd definitely glance at the Wikipedia article for Confucianism and Daoism just for a brief introduction. Unfortunately, I haven't studied Mohism in detail, so I can't speak to the nature of it, or the most important readings. In particular, though, I would certainly recommend the classics:

Under the Confucianism dropdown, The Analects(, and Mengzi are the two most important works.

For Daoism, you definitely want to look at Zhuangzi and the Dao de Jing. Daoism can be very esoteric and confusing to some people, and there are scholars who devote their entire career to just a few texts in this study, but that doesn't mean you can't derive value or an interpretation out of it. It quite simply advocates for people to live a good life through presence, patience, clear-mindedness, and wisdom - but the Way to obtain these are not so simple.

u/Tangurena · 43 pointsr/ChoosingBeggars

We thoroughly discount women's labor in the world. This is one of the big complaints that feminists make.

> We are asked to watch, entertain, or help take care of younger siblings, cousins, and other children more than men because people automatically assume we must love kids and be naturally nurturing.

There is a book called Second Shift which makes the point that many women work during the day, then come home to work again at home: their second shift. This is the issue behind a number of complaints that many wives have about their husbands: that she does more than her share of work.

> In the second wave movement, theorists can be grouped by their theory of how housework oppresses women. Typically, liberal feminists critique housework because it is unpaid. This makes women dependent on men and devalued, since their work is outside the meaningful sphere of public economic production

> One of the philosophical problems raised by the housework debate is how to draw the line between work and play or leisure activity when the activity is not paid: is a mother playing with her baby working or engaged in play? If the former, then her hours in such activity may be compared with those of her husband or partner to see if there is an exploitation relation present, for example, if his total hours of productive and reproductive work for the family are less than hers (cf. Delphy 1984). But to the extent that childrearing counts as leisure activity, as play, as activity held to be intrinsically valuable (Ferguson 2004), no exploitation is involved. Perhaps childrearing and other caring activity is both work and play, but only that portion which is necessary for the psychological growth of the child and the worker(s) counts as work. If so, who determines when that line is crossed? Since non-market activity does not have a clear criterion to distinguish work from non-work, nor necessary from non-necessary social labor, an arbitrary element seems to creep in that makes standards of fairness difficult to apply to gendered household bargains between men and women dividing up waged and non-waged work. (Barrett 1980).

> One solution to this problem is simply to take all household activity that could also be done by waged labor (nannies, domestic servants, gardeners, chauffeurs, etc.) as work and to figure its comparable worth by the waged labor necessary to replace it (Folbre 1982, 1983). Another is to reject altogether the attempts to base women’s oppression on social relations of work, on the grounds that such theories are overly generalizing and ignore the discrete meanings that kinship activities have for women in different contexts (Nicholson 1991; Fraser and Nicholson 1991; Marchand 1995). Or, one can argue that although the line between work and leisure changes historically, those doing the activity should have the decisive say as to whether their activity counts as work, i.e., labor necessary to promote human welfare. The existence of second wave women’s movements critiques of the “second shift” of unpaid household activity indicates that a growing number of women see most of it as work, not play (cf. Hochchild 1989). Finally, one can argue that since the human care involved in taking care of children and elders creates a public good, it should clearly be characterized as work, and those who are caretakers, primarily women, should be fairly compensated for it by society or the state (Ferguson and Folbre 2000: Folbre 2000, Ferguson 2004).

edit: adding this:

> Liuba Grechen Shirley is the first female candidate to get federal permission to use the funds for babysitting.

> Grechen Shirley needs child care on a more ongoing basis — she currently pays her children’s babysitter $22 an hour for about 20 hours of care per week, according to Georgantopoulos. But the same principle holds true as in the male candidate’s case, Hunter writes: “The Commission concludes that the childcare expenses described in your request, to the extent such expenses are incurred as a direct result of campaign activity, would not exist irrespective of your election campaign, and thus may be permissibly paid with campaign funds.”

> Meanwhile, Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) just became the first senator to give birth while in office. She also championed a rule change to allow babies on the Senate floor so that she and future parents in the Senate don’t have to miss votes while on parental leave. “If I have to vote and I’m breastfeeding my child, what do I do, leave her sitting outside?” Duckworth asked in April, before the rule change.

> She no longer has to make that choice, and Grechen Shirley no longer has to choose between caring for her kids and running for Congress. Grechen Shirley hopes Thursday’s decision will be an inspiration for other female candidates.

u/chitoge4ever · 1 pointr/ChoosingBeggars

> I just asked if you were saying that apple products don't lose value at all over years

Why would I say that? I didn't say that nor did I imply it. I was talking about androids only cuz op is selling an android.

An otterbox doesn't cost that much. Like 30 bucks new. Imagine 2 years old one. That whole package cost him like CA$680. And no way I'm paying for that anymore than 340.

Also I know what I'm talking about here. The phone is out of warranty period. It would likely get only one OS update. There's probably better deals out there in android market for $400 rn.

HERE YOU GO - Pretty much same phone with better display, arguably better camera, 3month warranty, probably wasn't used for 2 years, free delivery. You can buy a new otterbox and still save 20 bucks.

So yeah I would still stand by what I said, I would not pay anything more than 340 for this phone. 400 is bit high.

Edit-if you don't know any phone's age, just google. But try not to confidently say whatever you believe with full authority without actually knowing about it.

u/beniceorbevice · 62 pointsr/ChoosingBeggars

So i moved and bought a new king bed for the first time last year. I got this king memory foam mattress from Amazon for $300 delivered the next day

And it's the best bed I've ever been on. It is so damn comfortable i never want to get up, and if I lay down randomly throughout the day for a minute I always end up taking a nap. This was my best Chinese product (apparently this company is huge and manufacturers mattresses for a lot of our retail mattress stores) purchase ever and if i move without being able to transport it I'll buy a second one 💯

about 10 people have slept on it and said it's amazing

u/aliquotoculos · 14 pointsr/ChoosingBeggars

Wacom makes graphics (drawing) tablets that interface with USB or are a standalone monitor. A Large typically has around an 8" by 12" surface to use the pen on. Wacom is thought by some to be the best brand for a tablet, but honestly I think their tech has been slipping.

So he or she is basically saying "Send me one of these and I'll tell you whether or not its as good as this massive USB device that transfers my drawing onto my monitor."

Funny thing is, the larges are usually about as expensive as a decent enough tablet for drawing on. And the ones where you actually get to see the screen are insanely pricey.

Link to an amazon listing so you can see what it is.

u/Gorshiea · 1 pointr/ChoosingBeggars

I think the post is fake, but let's give it a go. Vegan is totally possible. Vegan, organic, gluten-free and Jainist? That sounds like BS.

  • Sunny-side-up eggs - silken tofu flavored with kala nama salt topped with "No-Yolks" sauce
  • Bangers - Quorn; look as though they taste like crap, but what do I know?
  • Baked Beans - maple syrup, molasses, cumin and other spices for flavor
  • Fried Tomatoes - easy enough
  • Fried Bread - fried gluten-free bread - easy!
  • Fried mushrooms - no problem
  • Bacon - rice paper and flavorings; blechh! but whatever
  • Black Pudding - this is a bit trickier:
  • Take 4 large beets
  • Hang them upside-down from the saucepan rack in your kitchen
  • Wrap them in thick dishcloths to hide the screams
  • Slit the throats of the beets, draining their rich, red juices into a large, preferably antique, bamboo rice bucket
  • Add chopped onions, flax meal, crisco, steamed barley, minced tempeh, liquid smoke, oats and chickpea flour
  • Stir with a large, heart-shaped zebrawood stirring paddle, for like 2 days
  • Stuff resulting gloop into vegan sausage casings
  • Steam the puddings for two hours
  • Slice and fry

    Yeah, I reckon a vegan English breakfast would take only about 4 hours to prepare, so the helper will need to get to work by 1am.
u/dipique · 17 pointsr/ChoosingBeggars

Sort of! It works sometimes.

The idea of these "scripts" isn't that they have such a high success rate, it's that when you run a "script" over and over on different women, the rejection doesn't feel as personal as when you painstakingly came up with something unique for each woman.

When people reject this profile, it's not personal. He didn't write it. When he tries a script in each conversation and gets unmatched, it's not personal. It's not his script. They're not rejecting him, he just needs to find better material. In a rejection-rich environment like Tinder (and dating in general), this can be really liberating.

For profiles in particular, you can think of them kind of like the spam e-mail from the African prince. It's misspelled and obviously fake, and that's on purpose. The only people who respond are gullible, confused, etc.--the perfect target.

This profile is targeted at people who want some nice abs to play with and are kind of into assholes, and there really are plenty of women who fit in that category, at least sometimes. Again: the perfect target.

Edit: If you haven't read The Game by Neil Strauss, I highly recommend it. It's very entertaining and, I think, really captures the spirit of the movement.

u/socalchris · 16 pointsr/ChoosingBeggars

>What on earth even is a helpmeet? Is it a religious thing?

Is a fundamentalist thing, usually Baptist, usually part of the "quiver full" movement, and almost always involved in homeschooling. The Duggar from the show 19 Kids and Counting are involved in it.

These people also be a book about raising children, whose methods have been linked to the deaths of least three children.

My ex wife and her family started to go down this path (and have continued to since our divorce). Thankfully I was able to get full custody of our children.

There's a great book written by a woman and her husband who escaped that lifestyle, if you are interested. It is very much a cult, and creepy as hell. I highly recommend this book, if you know anyone in that lifestyle or are curious about things like that.

I Fired God: My Life Inside---and Escape from---the Secret World of the Independent Fundamental Baptist Cult

u/wisedonkey12 · 4 pointsr/ChoosingBeggars

The best part about that book he's holding is the only positive reviews on amazon only wrote reviews for that book....

u/mrsmeltingcrayons · 5 pointsr/ChoosingBeggars

Pilot Precise V5RT. Like I said, not super expensive, but not cheap. And even less cheap when you forget to order online so you just keep getting them at target lol. Happy cake day!

u/meglet · 3 pointsr/ChoosingBeggars

> Mallory Ortberg

Incidentally, Texts From Jane Eyre, which is published under the name Mallory Ortberg, is an utterly hilarious book based on a writing project she (at the time) started online. If you have a literature fan on your holiday shopping list, I highly recommend it! I reread it every year or so and it cracks me up every time. I never knew how much I needed to see text conversations between Jane and Rochester, or Scarlett and Rhett, or from a very needy Thoreau while living at Walden Pond.

u/schoolpaddled · 10 pointsr/ChoosingBeggars

I didn't know you could do that!

Send it to me, please!

Oh wait, it's not mine!

PS: looks like you may need to replace SSD cable when you upgrade:

Recommend the Crucial or a Samsung 2.5:

You don't need the Samsung pro.

This is very cheap compared to what it cost last year:

u/IAmASolipsist · 2 pointsr/ChoosingBeggars

I bought 64GB for a little less than $400 a month and a half ago, interestingly it seems there may be a glitch in Micro Center's website, I was on mobile two hours ago and it had lower prices for pretty much everything I looked at (including $179 for a 32GB kit,) on a desktop now and it's more expensive. Maybe there were just some price changes, though that would seem odd timing.

I'd say Corsair Vengeance is more expensive but not usually worth it unless the form factor of the RAM is really important (which it definitely is sometimes.) Plus with the other specs of OP's hardware I seriously doubt he had much actual thought into the hardware quality.

Looks like $300 is about what you can expect for 32GB not on sale right now. $160 for a 16GB chip. Similar prices for 2x8GB.

Used is going to be all over the place (a lot of people still try to sell at new prices) but you can find 16GB kits or sticks that are okay for $50-$100.

u/Etherius · 0 pointsr/ChoosingBeggars

Weather stripping.

And you may have to buy new doors from home depot. They're about $400/door depending on size, but they're worth the investment. You'd probably save that much every year on climate control costs.

u/azrael4h · -7 pointsr/ChoosingBeggars

OP didn't specify DDR3 or DDR4, and yes I checked his post detaining the specs.

>My friend says: 16GB RAM, RX460, B350+ motherboard, and a series chip >@3.6GHz

Given it's probably around 2 years old going by the card, and likely a budget build, I'd expect it to be DDR3.

Even then, You can buy 16GB of DDR4 for under $130

u/Binary_Omlet · 3 pointsr/ChoosingBeggars

I did too! Also I don't know what's up with amazon, but this is pretty funny.

The comments are about the books too, not what's listed.

u/TheMilwaukeeProtocol · 1 pointr/ChoosingBeggars

For Gibsons, it is usually a good idea to replace the factory nut with something like this. I know where you are coming from, however a few tweaks is all it takes. I hear you though.

u/olstargazer · 1 pointr/ChoosingBeggars

Figured it was something like India Earth makeup powder. Often saw this in cosmetic catalogs from the 1980s.