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_Shipwreck  ·  2326 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, what's your wallpaper?

So how do you manage to use them as wallpapers? Can you do it on a mac?

_Shipwreck  ·  2326 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, what's your wallpaper?

I have a bunch of paintings that rotate daily. I wish I had more though, but it's not so easy to find good ones.


_Shipwreck  ·  2330 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, how do you find meaning in your life?

Just to take a different approach to the more philosophical responses, make sure everything is well with the more concrete aspects of your life. We are made to care, we are made to be motivated and content; I truly believe that when we are not, it's because something else is preventing your body and your mind from working as they are supposed to work.

Are you working too much and over-stressed? Are you sleeping and eating well? Do you make time to let your mind just wander? From personal experience, I cannot stress enough how important these things are, especially having enough sleep.

If all of these are in order, you'll get an idea for a project, or you'll meet someone, or you'll just enjoy one particular moment, and it will have meaning to you. You'll be motivated and encouraged, it will matter. I don't spend much time searching for meaning anymore, I try to work to remove the things that are blocking it.

_Shipwreck  ·  2334 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hover technology worth the investment?

I don't think Volkswagen is really investing on a hover car, that looks like it was just a funny video. In any case, until we have antigravity, no. We do have helicopters and levitating trains, though.

_Shipwreck  ·  2335 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Me [31 M] with my girlfriend [29 F] of 3 years, am I wasting her life?

    Shouldn't it be: "I cannot live without her!"?

That sounds a bit over-dramatic to me. But also, don't ever get married if you don't want to! Not because "it is time", or because you've been in a relationship for too long, or because of fear that she'll break up if you don't. Are you living together? In any case, you don't have to break up either. That's her decision to make if she feels its not worth it.

I lived together with my ex for a while before getting married, had a great relationship, and it still didn't work out. Depending on your views about marriage you might think that getting divorced vs. braking up is the same, I did. But it is not. It's not the same for everyone around you, family and friends, and its not the same to you because inevitably the relationship becomes part of where you see yourself going for the rest of your life, and changing that has profound emotional consequences.

_Shipwreck  ·  2335 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How many submissions is too many submissions?

No, the whole idea of sites like these is to parse content through the community so that people get to see what they're most interested in. If it can't manage you posting a lot, then the system it's not working well, and we should fix it. So please, post all you want and let us see how hubski deals with it.

_Shipwreck  ·  2335 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How can I begin the self study of Philosophy?

Philosophy is an incredibly technical subject. If you grab a book from Heidegger, for example, you won't understand anything; or worse, you'll think you understand and it will seem "deep", but really you won't understand anything.

The main thing to figure out is if you want to do this technical study, or you're more interested in -as you said- expanding your ideas. To read direct, I agree that Nietzsche and Sartre are good options (not so sure about Descartes). Greek classics like Plato or Aristotle are also good reads. I would also add books not written by philosophers, such as Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, pretty much a personal diary collecting thoughts, highly influenced by stoic philosophy.

But for Heidegger, for Hegel, for Kant, for Husserl, get a contemporary book about their philosophy. Or at least a version of their works including good commentary by a contemporary author.

Also, there is a bunch of modern philosophers that are less cryptic, usually focused on more specific topics such as philosophy of science or philosophy of language. Daniel Denett is a good example. These are also great books to read direct, but I don't think they will prepare you much to tackle the rest of philosophy.

If you want to learn about philosophy as an academic discipline, and you haven't read many introductory books before, definitely start there. It will give you an overview from which you can then choose more specific topics or authors to follow. I tend to dislike university textbooks for this; those that have the "key" concepts in bold letters with a short explanation on the side, and are currently in the 16th edition...

Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy by Simon Blackburn looks good, but I haven't read it. It doesn't follow the history of philosophy, but rather focuses on the ideas, which I think its a very good way to do it and looks like what you wanted. Hope it helps!

_Shipwreck  ·  2335 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 9 Reddit Alternatives Trying So Hard

I find Aether's use of peer-to-peer network very interesting, not so much for the anonymity but rather for the non-reliance on servers; which I guess are the most expensive part of running a site like this. Like Tor, it looks like the anonymity thing will lead to a focus on unsavoury stuff.

Maybe one day, when peer-to-peer works better and faster, sites like this will not have to pay for servers anymore. That would be cool.

_Shipwreck  ·  2335 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: New York Stock Exchange Suspends Trading

It might be fear of something I don't understand; but I'm just not a fan of having our world economy depend on an automated system of high-frequency transactions. It's great that they managed to shut this down on time, but a more difficult to identify "bug" could have horrible consequences.

_Shipwreck  ·  2335 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: New York Stock Exchange Suspends Trading

And yet, incredibly, all of these seem to be unrelated.