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Maldor  ·  1712 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Welcome to Hubski, redditors! Tell us about yourselves.

Hi! I'm a (rising) 2nd year medical student living in Texas. I just found this place, but I've been looking for a less toxic Reddit alternative for a while.

I studied Philosophy at my undergrad institution also, and found that it complemented my science courses surprisingly well. I recommend it.

I have loads of free time on my hands now that Summer started. I play mostly single player PC games like Civilization III, and Total War: Shogun II.

Archisze  ·  1712 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I enjoyed the Total War series a lot! But are you not a fan of the newer civs? And have you ever tried Europa Universalis?

Maldor  ·  1712 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I tend to binge when it comes to gaming. I'll spend 48 hours on a game of Civ or something and then I don't touch it for another 6 months. I think that keeps old games from feeling stale.

I tried Civ V when it first came out but didn't like it, I heard that it got a lot better after the expansions and updates, but I don't feel like investing more money into something that I already found disappointing (Same exact story for Total War: Rome II). I've never tried Europa Universalis, but hear good things about it.

nothingleftinside  ·  1712 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Dude, totally the same story with me. I love Civ 5, but I was really disappointed with TW:R2. Apparently the shogun total war is way better but I've honestly don't think I like the mechanics of the game. I'm really interested in EU and other Paradox games, but Civ 5 still has my attention at the moment.

thoroughbredofsin  ·  1712 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm a first semester medical student! Wanna switch places? We're in our second anatomy block right now covering upper and lower limbs, I am NOT a happy lady.

sbohem  ·  1691 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Enjoy this summer off before 3rd year starts...as it will most likely be your last summer off ever unfortunately. I'm a fourth year pathology resident. If you have any interest in or questions about pathology, feel free to give me a shout. (just realized you said rising 2nd year...you might have one more summer off in that case. oops)

thenewgreen  ·  1712 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Welcome Maldor! My wife is in her second year of Derm residency at Duke. I'm well aware of the journey ahead of you, and the hard work in your wake. Congratulations on your achievements thus far. Welcome to Hubski, I think you'll like it here. If you have any questions about the site etc, feel free to PM me. Glad you found us, the combination philosopher/physician is awesome. It should be more common imo.

Maldor  ·  1712 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks for the welcome! Speaking of the physician/philosopher combo I can't help remembering this old ~2 page paper written by the original Galen: THE BEST PHYSICIAN IS ALSO A PHILOSOPHER. I find that it's still relevant 2000 years later. Do you think there's a tag worth posting this under? I'm looking forward to contributing to this site.

thenewgreen  ·  1712 days ago  ·  link  ·  

hmmm... maybe #medicine and #philosophy? There is no wrong answer though.