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mebil  ·  2390 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: About to buy some headphones.

I recently went through the same process and the editor at this website reviews a wide range of headphones, you might want to check out.

http://www.innerfidelity.com

He apparently did an AMA on reddit recently. Here's the link

http://www.reddit.com/r/headphones/comments/19c7eo/i_am_tyll.../

And there is this Koss PortaPro which has been around for almost 30 years and it has very good reviews, goes for $35 currently.

http://www.amazon.com/Koss-PortaPro-Headphones-with-Case/dp/...

I hope it helps.

flagamuffin  ·  2390 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I thought about that last link, but I don't want to not have padding of some sort. I've had bad experiences with metal band headphones.

mebil  ·  2435 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Universality of Preadaptation for the Human Condition

It's a great read, congratulations!

mebil  ·  2442 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Your Daily Jazz: Bela Fleck and the Flecktones - Sunset Road (ft. Brandord Marsalis)

I think you are doing very good. Thank you. I took two History of jazz courses in college and those courses were meant as an introduction for the general listener to the jazz music and to give some information on how jazz evolved during the early and mid 20th century. What the lecturer did was to chronologically introduce the major eras in jazz music along with the main performers for each instrument and give some exemplars. After completing the big bands era for example he continued on to the bebop while explaining briefly what was the main determinants for the shift and how individual players responded to it. I felt I should share this because maybe you might want to do something like this. It could make it easier for someone like me to find an initial jazz genre that is more enjoyable and tractable. As someone who had never listened to jazz before taking the courses I now listen to it almost everyday and it was Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers who caught my attention.

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  2442 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I too have taken two classes on the history of jazz as part of my jazz major. What I've been doing is just posting a variety of tunes (primarily ones I like, to be honest). But I do see how posting tunes in chronological order can be beneficial. I do still have all of my notes from that class so that would help in the "instruction" I'm giving here.

mebil  ·  2442 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What do you know about Islam?

I understand what you mean when you say "Islam religion(not Muslim people)" but I think it is impossible to disintegrate any religion from the society and treat it as an abstract object. 1. Women rights. 2. I grew up in Turkey and in Turkey there is a mandatory "Religious Culture and Morality" course throughout the elementary and high school education. Apart from my immediate family every relative I have is a practicing Muslim. So I got the information through education and experience. 3. I can't think of any question about Islam particularly but on religion in general I would probably ask "how is your definition of God different than the definition of a self aware/conscious universe?". Or similarly "how do you feel about your God, still having done everything you think it did, not being self aware/conscious?".

mebil  ·  2474 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What Is Happiness?

It is interesting that the wealth-happiness correlation is flat after a certain income level for the experiencing self but not for the remembering self. What came to my mind is the negativity bias since it predicts the opposite result. I am not sure but according to the negativity bias one would expect that the experience of not feeling happy would be emphasised by the remembering self. At first these two seem to contradict but it could also mean that "not feeling happy" is not necessarily same with "feeling unhappy".

mebil  ·  2498 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: P3

Thank you. I hope I can contribute in time.

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mebil  ·  2498 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: P3

Thanks. Well, it's getting cold and it seems it's going to be the coldest winter since I came here 2 years ago (I was in Turkey before). Other than that I guess it's all the same.

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thenewgreen  ·  2283 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Mebil, Do you have ties in Turkey or were you just passing through when you lived there? I'm just curious if you have any first hand insight in to what is happening there? Hope you are well.

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mebil  ·  2501 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: P3

My first comment here on hubski, so hi. I live in London, UK.

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mebil  ·  2498 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thank you. I hope I can contribute in time.

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thenewgreen  ·  2499 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Welcom mebil, how goes it in London?

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mebil  ·  2498 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks. Well, it's getting cold and it seems it's going to be the coldest winter since I came here 2 years ago (I was in Turkey before). Other than that I guess it's all the same.

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thenewgreen  ·  2283 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Mebil, Do you have ties in Turkey or were you just passing through when you lived there? I'm just curious if you have any first hand insight in to what is happening there? Hope you are well.

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