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prostheticfourhead  ·  2527 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Looking for good reads

$30 is too much for me right now :(

I'll check out Project Gutenberg though, I hadn't thought of that, thanks.

prostheticfourhead  ·  2527 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Looking for good reads

I'd read pretty much anything, just not books with a picture of Fabio and a woman with heaving bosoms on the front.

Thanks for the suggestions. And gen.lib.rus.ec looks great!

prostheticfourhead  ·  2569 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I'm on my honeymoon in Europe. What should I do?

Depends on what you're into. If you want to see architecture and history, go to Prague for 2/3 days. If you want to see what life is actually like in the Czech Republic, skip Prague and find a small resort/camp site somewhere in south Bohemia, maybe near Sumava national park (but there will be a wider mix of people, so you won't get to know so much about the area). You'll probably be able to meet some people who speak English and want to have a few beers with Americans.

Also, for accommodation use airbnb. There is a service in Germany call mitfarhgegehen (I think it's called) where you can find people driving in certain directions willing to take others for some gas money. It's like electronic hitchhiking, so probably another good way to meet people (I've never used it though, and we don't have a similar one here in Czech).

Good luck!

prostheticfourhead  ·  2572 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What word makes you happy?

'thorough' is another example they usual give.

prostheticfourhead  ·  2572 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What word makes you happy?

'Rural'.

I teach EFL. The students in this country always tell me English speakers sound like we have hot potatoes in our mouths. When I teach them the word 'rural', I understand why.

prostheticfourhead  ·  2574 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why Rape Is Sincerely Hilarious

edit: I posted this late last night, and reading it now I think I might not have been clear. I was trying to say that people who are unconcerned with or give a pass to female rapists are men. As he said in the video: "you must have liked it", "that sounds awesome", "you're so lucky, she's so hot"...

"Feminists"? Like this?

I'd like to see any articles/essays/op-eds written by would-be feminists dismissing female on male rape.

prostheticfourhead  ·  2574 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why Rape Is Sincerely Hilarious

>Feminism doesn't give women a pass. Some people who identify as feminists do

Really? For rape?

Where/When?

prostheticfourhead  ·  2574 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What do you do when you have no idea what to do?

Classic advice is to clean. Getting something done is the best antidote to apathy.

prostheticfourhead  ·  2575 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: France’s Hollande calls for ‘eurozone government’

The greatest problem that I see in Europe is that there are no leaders. I don't hear of any vision for the future of Europe. What's worse is that no national politician can take that role, as each country has a different language. From my experience in the Czech Rep., the European Parliament is a foreign entity, and few people know who to vote for in Euro elections.

I agree that there needs to be a more organized fiscal policy, but I just don't see how it can happen without a complete loss of sovereignty by the member states. Europe is facing a crisis of democracy right now and we need bold leaders to take rally the European spirit if the EU is to continue....but I just don't see it happening.

prostheticfourhead  ·  2575 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Our Community and Real Names

Well it's a bit clearer now. I've never been part of a small online community where people would be able to identify each other through their writing styles.

This subject is quite interesting, though, I appreciate the insight.

prostheticfourhead  ·  2575 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Our Community and Real Names

I still don't understand. There is nothing that would link a new username to the one you have now, if you didn't want it to.

Does having a name on reddit give your posts more weight in discussions? Are you too proud of your post history to "give up on it" (not meant to sound snarky)?

prostheticfourhead  ·  2575 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Our Community and Real Names

> I try not to do anything that I'd regret, and it usually works out.

Isn't this the real take-away. If you have a username that you feel is totally anonymous you might post different, or at least not give each post the same scrutiny as you do now. Do you think that you consider what you post more carefully with your username linked to your real name? Being anonymous on the internet can mean leaving some of the polite bits of you behind the keyboard.

On the other hand, who knows what people take offense to, and as careful as you are other people are still free to act in a way that would be unacceptable irl.

prostheticfourhead  ·  2575 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Our Community and Real Names

"Are you that guy from the Warlizard gaming forum?" That guy could just make a new username and move on. So could you. I don't really understand your point here. (Also, you said you modded a default, but I don't know about whatever drama happened to make you reddit famous, if that is important to this discussion)

prostheticfourhead  ·  2575 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Our Community and Real Names

>People I was friends with, in relationships with, exes would read my journal and despite I never insulted or talked bad about them, they'd somehow take umbrage.

It happened multiple times? There's got to be more to this.

prostheticfourhead  ·  2575 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Our Community and Real Names

>I'm a weird corner case: my pseudonym became an identity worth defending because I put a lot of me in it

Why do you think that this is unique to you?

prostheticfourhead  ·  2578 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Post-Capitalism Has Begun

It will definitely be interesting when all the mcjobs (which, correct me if I'm wrong, have been the main area of job growth since 2008) start to be automized.

On one hand, it might give people incentive to get more technical educations, since people will still have to take care of the machines. But there will definitely be some growing pains in the next 10-20 years.

prostheticfourhead  ·  2580 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 5 Hubski funding ideas that don't involve bitcoin

>to show how much money is spent on you as a user

thumbs up

prostheticfourhead  ·  2580 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 5 Hubski funding ideas that don't involve bitcoin

>they can get somewhere else for free

I really have to agree with this. Hubski is a great community, but it's still small and content trickles in pretty slowly. I'd like to spend more time here as the conversations, as far as I've seen, never derail into memes/puns/inside jokes, etc., but I can only check it once a day. If setting up an account came with a 30 day trial period, I wouldn't have bothered and I'd just have kept spending time on reddit/looking for free alternatives.

I'm not saying social media can spark revolutions, but the have proved to be useful tools.

Don't know if the rest of that was sarcastic or not :/

prostheticfourhead  ·  2582 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, where do you want to live?

Northern Spain, Basque country.

prostheticfourhead  ·  2582 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are your favorite Windows 95/98 era video games?

[meta] I see this happen often on Hubski, the multi-posts, what's up with that?

>If you're not capable of contributing to your society then what value do you truly have?

Consuming. Same with the pensioners. They are not worthless to a capitalist society, they consume the goods which people and companies produce allowing them to have a job in the first place.

And if I could play devil's advocate for a moment: Facebook can be used by grassroots organizations to affect change in their communities, it can contribute something to society. Professional athletes on the other hand...

>I just ensure that children will grow up to be empathetic.

I thought I heard a few years ago about some economic models that try to take these things into account, I can't remember where at the moment though. Does anyone know?

prostheticfourhead  ·  2582 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Tsipras folds, Greek state assets go into privatization fund

>vote to support themselves in the long-run at the cost of their short-run

I wonder what the average Oxi voter imagined would happen if Greece left the euro, I can't imagine they would have thought that things would increase in the short-term.

prostheticfourhead  ·  2582 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Tsipras folds, Greek state assets go into privatization fund

Good point about the timing of Varoufakis' resignation.

>they couldn't accept the conditions since they got voted into office on a promise of putting an end to the exploitation of the Greek people

I really wonder what they were thinking back in Dec/Jan. They campaigned on ending austerity, the people voted "No", months later supporting their campaign promises, and when push came to shove they folded immediately. What were they hoping would happen or what were they hoping to accomplish?

I can't see how this won't end the government. The next election in Greece is going to be...interesting.