I have a few I got from a shop called Dark Knight Armory. They are well made, and good for inclement weather, but they can be a little period inspired at times, and without a sharp fashion sense they can look costumey. My every day "hoodie" is this one I found on amazon. At a cursory glance it looks like an oversized hoodie, but in fact it is a flowing contemporary styled cloak. It's hard to find good contemporary cloaks to wear, but that's a great place to start.
It's a library of ancient Greek and Latin texts, often accompanied by an English translation. The great part is that if you click on any word in the original language, it analyses the form (ie tells you the tense and mood, or the case), and opens the dictionary entry.
Best online dictionary for modern languages. It goes over many uses of the words, and has a forum section used by translators, to ask for specific uses and contexts
Speaking as a female, just talk casually with them just as you would with a man you just met. Talk about whatever interests you, except not sex, other women, or anything related. Make friends the same way as with men, by seeing if you have any common interests. Don't stare at her body parts. Say "See ya later" rather sooner than later. It's good if you can meet in a group so that the pressure is off, like a hiking group on meetup.com. And of course, don't touch them.
Women appreciate being talked to as people.
I'm the only person I know who uses it, so I'm going to say RunPee. I consider it an essential part of going to the cinema.
So you push a button when the movie starts, and during the movie your phone will vibrate to tell you that it's one of the best places in the movie to run to the toilet, without missing any really good or important scenes.
It also tells you if there are any post-credits scenes to stick around for, a feature that's becoming more and more handy as comic book films become more numerous.
Paint, later refined using notepad.
On a more serious note, it is a bit hard to guess which 3D software did what. If you are interested, a rather good one is Blender. It is free, open source and there are lots of tutorials around the web teaching its usage.
Here is a quote from a book I am currently reading:
If you believe yourself unfortunate because you have 'loved and lost', perish the thought. One who has loved truly can never lose entirely. Love is whimsical and temperamental. Its nature is ephemeral and transitory. It comes when it pleases and goes without warning. Accept and enjoy it while it remains, but spend no time worrying about its departure. Worry will never bring it back.
And even though it is much easier said than done, the principles are absolutely correct.
Edit: The book is Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Pushbullet. Lets you send files and links between devices (phone/computer/tablet), view phone notifications on your computer, reply to texts on your computer, all sorts of neat stuff. Super duper handy.
Yes! I just remembered them in the last week or two. I used to love them and don't even know why I stopped visiting. Busy Life Syndrome I guess.
I just checked the site and they say they're moving to mix.com... do you know anything about them?
My dog and I are going to be cowboys / cowgirls. I just got her this costume on Amazon, I hope she likes it haha (she's a long haired chihuahua).
EDIT: Photo of my dog with the costume for this weekend!
Lots of cheap healthy ideas here /r/MealPrepSunday
Get an Insulated lunch box and some of those blue freezer things and you're good to go.
Also picked up one of these to keep the water bottle cool all day.
Creates background noise tailored to what you like to hear. Personally I have problems falling asleep in silence and I live in what's basically a desert, so it use it for thunderstorms and rain sounds. Insanely relaxing.
Basically, it's an alarm clock app.
You set up an interval of time when you wanna wake up and the app uses your phone's accelerometer to see when you're in your lightest sleep phase within that interval and wakes you up.
I play a lot of board games, card games, drinking games and this is a super cool app that determines first player based on the number of different fingers touching the screen. It's totally random and RIGHT THERE too, so no one can say that the first player was picked unfairly.
That's bad ass dude. Congrats.
If you want to hear about someone who made significant changes in their lives, it's hard to top David Goggins. He has an amazing story and has overcome a lot and he's figured out that he can use movement of his body to change his mind.
You can get part of his story here
But if you're intrigued by that, I highly recommend his audio book Can't Hurt Me
Anyways - congrats on making changes.
NPR's Hidden Brain did an episode on coincidences. This situation is much more common and probably than it seems.
If I may...
I bought this book on a recommendation of a friend of mine. My wife insisted I give it a shot. I read the book in 4 days, and haven't touched a cigarette since. It's been 8 and a half years!
Your mileage may vary, of course, but I love the way this book makes you rethink your relationship with tobacco. I recommend it to many people who want to quit smoking.
I never let myself look forward to things. I don't like routine. I don't rush things - well, I try, anyway. And I do try new things, when I can. Because this behavior slows down my perception of time.
People are saying that time passes, that you can't control it. (I mean, with a large enough energy source, you could, but whatever.) But you can control your perception of time passing.
Routine is comfortable, easy, re-assuring. But it speeds time up like crazy. And maybe our perception of time is rooted entirely in our ability to recall it. Maybe we perceive the same rate moment-to-moment and only notice a slowing or speeding up when we look back at it. In that case, I'm wrong, but also it means that you can disregard "how quickly time passes" and just remind yourself how much you enjoyed the individual moments, or at least reflect on how lucky you were that you could live so many consecutive moments of idleness and predictability.
If nothing else, at least take the time to take Kurt Vonnegut's advice:
> And now I want to tell you about my late Uncle Alex. He was my father’s kid brother, a childless graduate of Harvard who was an honest life insurance salesman in Indianapolis. He was well-read and wise. And his principal complaint about other human beings was that they so seldom noticed it when they were happy. So when we were drinking lemonade under an apple tree in the summer, say, and talking lazily about this and that, almost buzzing like honeybees, Uncle Alex would suddenly interrupt the agreeable blather to exclaim, If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is. So I do the same now, and so do my kids and grandkids. And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.
haveibeenpwned.com is a website that lets you check if your email has been leaked due to data breaches and let’s you know which database/service it was and when it happened, you might be in for a surprise
These studies are focused on aid in Kenya, but the concept is the same. People know how to improve their own lives better than anyone else, they just need the means.
I personally find "Sleep as Android" much better. It has CAPTCHA style alarms that make it harder to sleep in. eg, maths equations, or scan a QR code in your bathroom...
Plus it integrates with Tasker, if you happen to like tinkering around with your phone.
I'm too old to have been raised by the internet (born in '86), but I can say with certainty that when I reached my early 20s, my rate of education on simple everyday tasks went up dramatically. I grew out my hair and actually learned how to style it from YouTube tutorials. I've learned to fix anything around the house. The number of really good recipes I can cook increased once I didn't have to buy or rent an actual book and could just watch a video instead. In the early days of the internet, it was all fun stuff (Strongbad cartoons, slow-loading porn, chat rooms, MySpace, weird YouTube vids, long-form blogs you'd read like a little chapter of a book.) I think the internet shaped my music taste in a huge way throughout though. Limewire was an amazing grab-bag of music, and then Pandora's random shuffle, and now Spotify radio. The internet has so many little nooks and crannies. There's truly a place for every person which is really rad. Also I think 99% of my social life is driven by the internet like community pages and local events on Facebook, Meetup.com, etc. which is crazy. We used to have to browse fliers at the library or apartment laundry room or whatever.
Habitica - Organize your life as an RPG. Beyond the (fun, well-done) gimmick, it actually is a very good stress-reducing organizational tool that I use to balance out parenthood/marriage/career. It also has a pretty friendly community.
Flashcardia - (shameless plug) A memorization tool, similar to Anki or Mnemosyne, but with a different algorithm. Still in beta and poison on cell phones, but a really great tool for language learning or any other memorization.
My mom eventually bought a motion alarm to add to door knobs for me after I tried to sleep escape one of our motels. Something like this but a lot bigger and more expensive at the time. She wound up using it at home too after I managed to sleep wander outside and into the alley in between our house and the neighbors.
Edit: Also, some info on how this happens- the human body produces a paralyzing agent while sleeping to prevent exactly this sort of thing, but sometimes you don't make enough and you sleep talk/walk as you dream. The effects of the chemical go away as the person wakes up and the body stops producing it. Some other people have a problem where the body doesn't stop producing it even after being fully awake and they lay in bed paralyzed and scared :(
Yes, me, too!
Literally just made it up on-the-spot thanks to a Bitwarden. If I were to use it (which I won't), I wouldn't have to remember it.
Probably not your issue, but gynecomastia is a swelling of male breast tissue that can be caused by medications or other medical problems, so it might be worth talking to your doctor about.
That is fantastic.
Similarly, 3 years ago I put this decal on the back of my friend's armoire. Somehow she has not moved apartments yet which is sad because it is becoming harder and harder to go over to her place knowing that this is on the back of the armoire.
One day, one day...
There's an easy solution to this problem!
1. Install the Reddit Enhancement Suite browser extension if you don't have it already.
2. When you see a post from one of the offending subreddits on r/all hover your cursor over the name of the subreddit until an info box with options pops up.
3. Click the "+filter" button at the bottom of the box. This will block any posts from that subreddit from appearing in r/all for you in the future.
These. I love these.
Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 8 Count https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019QBODBU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_.gvPCbMWW7YCD
Besides dark chocolate and an orgasm, those pens will most certainly help.
I don't understand how this app is not overtaking Google Maps or Waze for GPS / navigation. It works offline so it doesn't consume data, which is great especially when you're overseas. It came with voice navigation way before Google Maps did.
German university is quite a different atmosphere from (i'm assuming, correct me if I'm wrong) American Colleges/universities. If you are seriously considering Germany as a choice for post grad studies, be sure to know what you're getting yourself into. However, any engineering course is highly reputable in any German 'state'. If you're planning on doing a year abroad for undergrad stuff, I don't think the language barrier will be a problem - initially. Pretty much all students speak English to a certain extent. Perhaps, at most, a culture shock. However, if you're thinking of transferring, you'll need a b1 German speaking certification if your course is non-english ( and I highly recommend you don't do this. Aim for the english speaking courses!!). Nonetheless, I'd still suggest you keep speaking to this girl. Write to one another, get to know each other. You only spent a week together and whilst you might feel like you're in cloud nein ( he heh). You should really decide if it's something you actually want to do.
I'm pro-"lets experience culture" and I'd say go for it, like everyone else here and I'd say go for it. But it shouldn't be just for a girl, it should be for yourself.
I suggest going to http://everynoise.com/ and just sampling every genre imaginable. If you find a genre that screams out to you, then let everyone suggest artists in that genre!
My suggestion would be Aerials by System of a Down, because it brought me and my friends together!
I'd also be interested in hearing what you thought of the songs recommended, I'm going to compile them into a playlist for sure!
Most of Reddit is pretty anti-self-promo, unfortunately. However, on a totally unrelated note, I just so happened to find this interesting book titled "Last Summer" on Amazon that I think people in this thread might be interested in.
They have meaning because enough people gave them meaning. They are not clinical terms but they still describe relatively specific traits. I agree with webmd's definitions given by a doctor: https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/features/sociopath-psychopath-difference#1
> A key difference between a psychopath and a sociopath is whether he has a conscience, the little voice inside that lets us know when we’re doing something wrong, says L. Michael Tompkins, EdD. He's a psychologist at the Sacramento County Mental Health Treatment Center.
>A psychopath doesn’t have a conscience. If he lies to you so he can steal your money, he won’t feel any moral qualms, though he may pretend to. He may observe others and then act the way they do so he’s not “found out,” Tompkins says.
>A sociopath typically has a conscience, but it’s weak. He may know that taking your money is wrong, and he might feel some guilt or remorse, but that won’t stop his behavior.
>Both lack empathy, the ability to stand in someone else’s shoes and understand how they feel. But a psychopath has less regard for others, says Aaron Kipnis, PhD, author of The Midas Complex. Someone with this personality type sees others as objects he can use for his own benefit.
> Aaron Kipnis
>Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute
I've known people like this and it's easier to call them psychopaths than to explain the couple dozen incidents you've had with them and witnessed with others and how you know who they are by being around them for years and years.
This isn't a source, but I've definitely also heard this passed around. Well, people who are just gonna spend all their money on drugs and alcohol will no matter what, but giving money directly to people who really want to improve their lives is effective
Thank you very much! This means so much to me!
You could go to Dublin, Ireland! Ticket both ways is around $600, assuming you leave Sept 4th and come back Oct 4th.
I used to use a reflective backpack like this. I was always nervous I would get hit by a car or something crossing the street, but once I got one of these bags, the nerves have faded. They are really bright at nighttime, but just look like a normal black bag during the day.
I like this option the best because it doesn't look like reflective gear and because you'll normally have it with you when you're out and about. Reflective tape and jackets tend to not look very good or we just avoid them because it requires some effort to add the tape or swap your jacket. The bag is great because it will just start reflecting when the sun goes down and you'll be covered no matter what. Stay safe!
I don’t think Americans spend anywhere near the amount of time thinking about class that the British do.
To the extent that we think about it at all, it’s more about cultural norms than income. A good book to read about this is Class by Paul Fussell .
Thank you :)
The app is for tracking financial stuff. Like Quicken kind of. When you enter a transaction, you can hit the sync button and it will sync to Dropbox and other devices can get it from there. I found out a few weeks ago that there's another app does pretty much the same thing, which is kind of a bummer. Although, for that version, you need a license key that costs $60. Mine is free, with ads.
I'd link to it, but I'm not sure if that's self promotion. I will link to it if enough people want to see it I suppose.
Edit: Apparently, I can post my link here. So here it is. Enjoy: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.NSSWare.AirKeep
Also, if you want the no ads in app purchase, tell me your gmail and I'll add you to the test accounts so you can get it for free :)
I just got through looking through an embarrassing amount of her posts and I’m kind of worried for her. She didn’t seem like too bright of a lightbulb to begin with but if what half of what she says is true, I’m pretty convinced this girl has post-concussion Syndrome.
Trees are going to come down, lots of them. Power is probably going to go out. There may be flooding, I'm not really sure what the overall geography of Ireland is.
If you can, get a generator and learn how to use it. If you can't, get batteries, flashlights, candles, and lanterns. Also make sure you have enough food to last a few days, and make sure it's food you don't necessarily have to cook. Luckily it isn't very cold out so you don't really need to worry about staying warm, but maybe find some extra blankets just in case. If you've got camping gear like propane stoves and whatnot, you might need to use it. DO NOT use gas stoves inside, though. That's how you blow up and/or burn down your house.
In general be prepared for the power to go out, potentially for a while. Also, don't go outside during the storm. That's how you get impaled by a flying stop sign.
Here's a list of emergency preparedness items you might need: https://www.wunderground.com/prepare/disaster-supply-kit
Cheers OP, here's hoping you keep power and don't lose any trees!
I'm not sure what your tolerance for privacy is, but you should be aware of your privacy and online safety
To answer your Q, nope no nudes. We are usually caught up with our own stuff for the week.
Don't know if it's weird or whatever. It's you and his own thing, so all the fun to you both!
After you Learn/build the skills & get some certs you're going to need to build some projects of your own.
Also, during technical interviews, companies will ask you to solve problems to prove your understanding of core programming concepts. For that I recommended sites like Leetcode & Hackerrank
Also, I didn't mention YouTube but YouTube is a gold mine for learning. There are tons of free courses/instruction videos on there that will be ridiculously helpful
Unfortunately not lol, I'm more of a producer than a DJ, and I don't really feel comfortable sharing my music as it's really old and amateur and stuff. I'm working on new music though, and if you'd like I can share it with you once I complete it :)
Edit : Bounced out a few clips of what I've been working on recently, feel free to take a listen :)
I don't know about that. I got off Facebook because it is pretty much "here's my political stance and if you disagree you should kill yourself." Even on the Nextdoor app, where you literally chose to talk to people in the same neighborhood as you, you might see these people in the grocery store, and they are still talking hatefully to each other. Anonymity doesn't seem to be important. We have forgotten that there is a human being on the other side of the computer. My friend actually wrote a short book about it recently called Digital Kindness"
I don't know if this is allowed but here it is.
Digital Kindness: Being Human in a Hyper-Connected World https://www.amazon.com/dp/1948415402/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apa_i_6NUtDbY9HMKZ3
If you have an Android phone, you could try an app like Shush. When you turn the volume all the way down, it pops up asking how long you want your phone to be silent for, then automatically turns the sound back on. I use it when I go to the movies.
On the bright side, "DNA alterations" are neither good nor bad inherently. Maybe your DNA changed in a way that was beneficial, a cool example is Gilbert's Syndrome that is associated with pretty much a halving of general mortality rate.
So what I'm trying to say is maybe you have some low-key superpowers.
try Pocket. It's basically a well designed bookmarks manager. Google also has a built in one if you use Chrome, but it isn't as pretty.
I'd also add How to Win Friends & Influence People alongside /u/Will_Leave_A_Mark's suggestion.
The audiobook is truly amazing.
Stephen King claims he never writes on Christmas and Thanksgiving,
and then claims he lies about that to appease his wife.
source: His autobiography On Writing
edit 1: Proper Name, Book title
Neato! I Just bought another Canon 7D since my last got stolen, with all my lenses and stuff... worth about, $6K, which sucked! But I'm back on track again!
I Really like the pictures on your cat! My best tip to you as a new photographer would be to just experiment, find out what you like to take pictures of! When you know what you want to take pictures of, read into more what technique is best for your style etc.
I have my favorite shots on 500px and Flickr
Oh, one more thing; try to look into editing, and by that I don't mean photoshoping, distorting images and such, but adjusting saturation, sharpness and such!
I highly recommend this for you all, as, like me, you clearly love that level of thunderstorm ambience.... now you can have it through your headphones at whatever levels you choose (or hit "Animate" and it'll randomly change over time!) when there isn't a storm outside.
I wrote my first review of an album on rateyourmusic
It's not much but sometimes I feel pretty nervous sharing my opinions
If you can understand portuguese, here it is: https://rateyourmusic.com/collection/DeBatata/rating66759456
Thank you so much for the very kind words. I love your username too, super pretty
iOS App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id1521752413
Android Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.SuperBounceGames.ReflexrReloaded
Really appreciate you checking it out! Let me know if you have any questions or feedback!
Also I'm so happy that you also want to make games someday. Please feel free to ask any questions you have I would love to help or give advice!
Get a VPN.
I've used Private Internet Access for two or three years. Something like $30-40 for a whole year, can be purchased with credit cards, bitcoins, giftcards, etc... and works well with servers all over the world.
I don't know all the details, but this also might be something I'd talk to a lawyer about.
Sync for reddit here.
Love it, been using it for years. Almost every update adds great features, and it's well-maintained as well. Admittedly, there haven't been any updates in a while, but for an app developed by one person, it's understandable that it might sometimes miss a few features for a while.
Anyway, favorite app here. It'll take a lot to get me to switch.
26,199,360. Minutes that is :)
I normally don't share my age. That being said, who cares, I'm able to give the "old man" perspective to conversations. Sometimes having quite a few years under your belt is good!
For anyone interested in how I got my age in minutes, go to this site.
If you're concerned about cost, or if you like libre software, you might want to go with the free/open-source game Minetest with Voxelgarden. They make their money from donations, so you can pay either no money at all with no repercussions or an amount of your choice. It's not the same game as Minecraft, but if you want to get a general idea of what Minecraft is like, this game is a bit like the "Is Pepsi ok?" version but with more a permissive license and even greater moddability. I believe it's also a simpler game to start with, rather like u/sonsofthepioneers mentioned. It's not just a Minecraft clone, either; though it can be played on its own, Minetest is built as more of a game engine than a game in and of itself, with a design that makes it easy to pick and choose game features that you want developed by the community.
Could be far worse. Today someone threw this at me:
>Your knowledge about literature is miniscule and ur a joak
If you ever feel insecure about your English, remember that there's someone out there who thinks he's the king of literature, while being to dumb to use a spellchecker. You are doing alright. English isn't my first language either and I'm still learning every day, despite having used it almost daily for the past 10 years. Just keep using it and you will improve slowly but surely. If you don't do that already: reading in English also can help, and never be too lazy to take notes and use a dictionary.
Hmm, tumbr.com, this seems interesting. Let's click explore, I don't want to make an account before I know what's on here
Okay, https://www.tumblr.com/explore/trending. That sounds right. Let's check out what's going on here. Oh, half the posts are "deep" quotes, and most of the other half are shitty gifs.
Oh. So there's no way of actually commenting on things. Well, this is shit.
Even if we did that, the power that billionaires have is still grotesque. Check out this helpful illustration.
When you have a billion dollars laws don’t apply to you, just see what Epstein was able to get away with for years after he got caught the first time. You know how he was able to traffic humans so successfully? Because when you have a billion dollars you don’t have to go through airport security. Epstein’s murder was definitely covered up by a billionaire, probably multiple of them, so the human trafficking could go on. How many people could we have saved if the cost of human life wasn’t affordable to these psychopaths?
Mike Bloomberg was able to buy his way onto the democratic debate stage. He wasted hundreds of millions of dollars on a narcissistic presidential campaign while we have hundreds of thousands of children in New York City who will go hungry if their schools close their cafeterias. Bloomberg has over 60 of those big piles of rice (assuming you watched that video I linked to) how many grains would he need to give up to feed America’s children? To house the homeless? Comparatively it wouldn’t even be like buying a new car for you or me, it might not even be the equivalent of us buying a new printer to a guy like Bloomberg.
Our society is sick, and not just from coronavirus. Billionaires could greatly reduce human suffering all over Earth if they redistributed their wealth, instead they hoard the resources many of us desperately need and the suffering goes on.
d&d is fun as hell.
https://roll20.net/ for online skype d&d sessions with people all over the world. they can be pretty newbie friendly.
my day/night has been good. got trashed with friends at the pool then made burgers for 8 people and watched Mad Max:Beyond Thunder Dome. Some of them had seen the recent reboot fury road or Road Warrior, but hadn't seen thunder dome, which is just a bizzare and fun film.
Deep voice with a cockney accent. Sounds like generations of oppressed lower classes. Sounds like the first dude to die in a scene at The Wall in Game of Thrones. Sounds like you'd be mad pissed if an orphan asked you for more broth. Sounds like X-Factor and knife crime put together, with a really short season of television thrown in. Sounds like you could find me a good deal on tea.
Okay, someone do me.
Recommending the Merkur Long Handle. Feather blades are great too. Super sharp though. Everyone has their preference.
Tool - 10,000 Days
Rx Bandits - ...And the Battle Begun
Rage Against the Machine - The Battle of Los Angeles
Man of No Ego - Blinkers Removed
Chiodos - Bone Palace Ballet
Boston - Boston
The Mars Volta - De-loused in the Comatorium
We Lost The Sea - Departure Songs
Portishead - Dummy
Streetlight Manifesto - Everything Goes Numb
Jack's Mannequin - Everything in Transit
Ott - Fairchildren
toe - For Long Tomorrow
Mew - Frengers
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - Fruit
God is an Astronaut - God is an Astronaut
Explosions in the Sky - How Strange, Innocence
The Redneck Manifesto - I Am Brazil
Nas - Illmatic
Aesop Rock - The Impossible Kid
Shpongle - Ineffible Mysteries from Shpongleland
Pepper - Kona Town
Bluetech - Love Songs To The Source
GZA - Liquid Swords
Giant Squid - Metridium Fields
MF DOOM - Mm.. Food
Led Zeppelin - Mothership
Lovage - Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By
Mark Farina - Mushroom Jazz vol. 1-8
The Human Abstract - Nocturne
Giants - Old Stories
Story of the Year - Page Avenue
Oddisee - People Hear What They See
Carla Bruni - Quelqu'un M'a Dit
Thievery Corporations - The Richest Man in Babylon
Incubus - S.C.I.E.N.C.E.
The Six Parts Seven - Silence Magnifies Sound
Bedouin Soundclash - Sounding a Mosaic
Entheogenic - Spontaneous Illumination
De La Soul - Stakes is High
Method Man - Tical
The Black Dahlia Murder - Unhallowed
Grateful Dead - What a Long Strange Trip It's Been
Carbon Based Lifeforms - World of Sleepers
Earthrise Soundsystem - Yoga Sessions
This Will Destroy You - Young Mountain
Glass Animals - ZABA
I'm super indecisive and can never settle on just one so I have a massive, constantly growing collection that I have on shuffle.
I'm good at making tacky mobile games, and shilling them shamelessly where possible.
On that note:
Well besides all that stuff of global knowledge, opinions, talking to people across the globe...
One thing I do like is that nothing can really be removed from the internet. Meaning I leave an internet footprint, anything I put on it will likely stay for a long while. Thats also a reason I love Internet Archive. They keep this stuff around longer. Also I love how when someone like a celebrity wants something deleted off the internet, it grows in size
Cuddling on the couch with a smallish girl at night during a thunderstorm, so I can cover her whole body and make her feel safe. All quiet and peaceful-like. I'm usually stressed out and this is the most relaxing situation I can think of.
I also have career related fantasies about being a successful scientist who still has time and energy to do crazy stuff on the side all the time. On my way to work today I was thinking about how hilarious it would be if a headline read "Nobel Prize winning chemist spills beer on research notes during rager, scientific progress set back 30 years". Of course in this world I'm good enough to still have my job after that.
My mom likes to do what other moms are doing, and right now DIY candles are in, so I got her a kit that allows you to make your own candles: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B010O3DXXI.
Maybe your mom has a pinterest or amazon wishlist, or maybe she's mentioned something she needs help with in the home (like new cutlery or even one of those smart-home stuff [smart plugs/lights]).
I'd appreciate a good review if you like it!
Hi! Instead of doing people's boring maths homework, let me recommend you a really nice site with a whole bunch of mathematics and physics problems from many different topics.
I recommend reading deeper into the subject, too. High-school mathematics is really just a shadow compared to how amazing the actual discipline of mathematics is. Some books you might find interesting:
I was reading Waking Up by Sam Harris, and he pointed out that when we see someone talking to themselves we immediately question their mental faculties, while we talk to ourselves constantly and just have the social awareness not to say it out loud, or are embarrassed when we are caught. Who are we talking to?
I agree, reading. I always want to read when I'm doing something I don't want to do. Recently I started reading more, on the subway on my commute to work. Recently I've also had trouble falling asleep so I start reading, 30 minutes and I'm ready to pass out. Just started 1984, never read it in school, unfortunately. Nice and eerie bedtime story. Also a huge fan of vonnegut. Looking into more non-fiction, I'm about halfway through The Intelligent Investor and looking to start The Wealth of Nations. What are you reading/want to read?
I made my own android app, Grade Calculator, and I'm working on improving it and making another. Check it out!! :) I'd love feedback.
Dude, you seriously need to read more carefully before you start giving out advice on someone's career focus. /u/Kinny98788 did not say "machine language" they said "machine learning", which is a fantastic field of computer science to go into as a career. Machine Learning is a subset of Artificial Intelligence research.
>Machine learning is the science of getting computers to act without being explicitly programmed. In the past decade, machine learning has given us self-driving cars, practical speech recognition, effective web search, and a vastly improved understanding of the human genome. Machine learning is so pervasive today that you probably use it dozens of times a day without knowing it.
I hate to judge others taste in music but I feel like Hopsin poorly represents hiphop music as a whole.
I feel like Grant Lawson on Rap Genius covers it best, it's a pretty interesting read.
Remember that this is my opinion however and you are welcome to disagree.
A female possum has two vaginas and two uteruses which means she can carry 2 litters at a time! The male possum has a forked penis, too.
Bonus cow fact: A lactating dairy cow can produce 180 liters of saliva PER DAY.
Not to crush your dreams or anything but have you really researched working at Apple? I hear lots of negative opinions about them, especially regarding the (total lack of) work/life balance. See for example this HN thread just yesterday. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9342994
Hey! You might also dig Codecademy. That's where I learned python, HTML, and CSS stuff. They've got quite a bit of lessons available. All completely free and with a pretty sweet interface.
Glad you're having fun!
Well... There are two things I'd say. First, don't worry about it. You'll make friends as you grow older and move to different places for college, or work, or just traveling. I had very few friends in high school, and none are in my life any more (I'm 32 now). The best friends I've ever made I made in college. But they weren't peers. They were locals whom I shared a musical interest with. We all played bagpipes.
Second thing I'd say is.... I bet there are plenty people who want to be your friend. When I was your age, I was too busy hating the world and everything in it to realize that there were actually a lot of people who thought I was pretty cool. A lot of the alienation I experienced was caused by my own behavior. So just try to be open minded and accepting of others who try to befriend you.
Making friends is hard. It was hard then, and it's hard 15 years laters. It takes effort from both people. A willingness to connect.
The best thing to do with any relationship is try to find common interests. Be it video games, art, music...
Then you gotta find out where people who like those things spend their free time. Like school clubs, or organized meetups (meetup.com is great if you're in a decent sized city).
Even if you don't make friends now, by going out and trying you are developing your social skills, and practicing.
Practice makes perfect... not just in sports or playing an instrument, but also in building relationships. So you'll need to meet a lot of people, talk to them, learn about them, and IF it doesn't work out, try to understand why and learn from it.
But in the end... don't worry too much. Just be yourself and like minded people will naturally gravitate towards you.
I use Blender since it's both free and powerful. And I just model purely as a hobby with no plans to ever do it as a job since I can only toil away on a model for hours if I care about what I'm modeling. Otherwise I just lose interest and produce a crappy model.
Look into getting a few Xiaomi Piston 3s.
They're super affordable and sound way better than their price would suggest. See this huge thread about it here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/760847/xiaomi-pistons-3-0-impressions-thread
Wow... The description you gave us reminds me of Hanako from Katawa Shoujo
If she likes anime ask her what she likes to watch! You might have a shot!
The only real difference is the start menu. Don't like it? Use one of the many replacements or go with something like Launchy (which is my personal choice). There's really nothing wrong with the Start menu search (or Win+F) in Windows 8, but Launchy is much faster.
Like I said above, I'm more of a producer than a DJ, and I'm not so comfortable with sharing my old work since it's old and sounds stupid, but I just bounced out a few clips of stuff I've been working on recently, here it is :
I've been working on a project called privacytools.io recently. The website provides knowledge and tools to protect your privacy against global mass surveillance. I'm trying to make people more aware of surveillance and encryption. Everyone is invited to contribute to the project.
I've tried Sync and all other third party apps. Joey is my favourite. You can not only filter out posts by keywords, you can filter them out by their content type (e.g. videos when your net is slow, articles, self posts). It's only for Android. Read "About the App" for more info.
i'm sure you can come up with the rest. 😂
Umm try searching cool stuff on Amazon maybe that'll help spark some ideas
Taking a quiet moment to read helps me tons. I work in an office and on difficult days I make sure to have lunch by myself and enjoy a good book. Sometimes writing things down and putting all my worries to paper helps me get perspective and plan for them. So a quiet space, a book and a notepad do it for me, but it requires a planning/deliberation.
Recently I picked up "Meditations" by Marcus Aurelius and its been a tremendous help/inspiration. Gives a lot of perspective that has helped me keep calm when people are freaking out. There's a good translation on amazon and the ebook is free w the kindle app: https://www.amazon.com/Meditations-Marcus-Aurelius-Wisehouse-Classics-ebook/dp/B0192TVZ3A/ref=mt_kindle?_encoding=UTF8&me=
SEED: A Hard Science Fiction Novel
There are great subreddits that can help you get started. r/selfpublish was very helpful.
Virtue ethics dates back to antiquity. Basically the earliest major virtue ethicist was Aristotle. Aristotle said the chief good was "eudaimonia", imperfectly translated as "happiness". The intro I read to Nicomachean Ethics compared eudaimonia to the status of honor one bestows upon you for being excellent. Having eudaimonia is tied to having excellences of character, like courage, mildness, moderation, and so on. "The right thing" simply is what the excellent person does. Virtue ethicists defy the idea that morality can be codified.
I want to tell you my story. A few years ago, I had resigned myself to a life of nerdy loneliness. Then by some luck I got my first serious girlfriend. She was the real deal, beautiful, charming and just happy. We had a wonderful 4 years together but the fact that I wasn't as happy as she is and that I placed a lot of my self worth and happiness on her caused us to eventually breakup when she found someone like her. My point is, learn to be happy with yourself. Don't place so much value on relationships, your first priority should be being your own well being and not being dependent on someone else. I know it's easier said than done. Read Models by Mark Manson, you'll see what I'm talking about.
Mindfulness is essentially a "secular" version of Buddhist meditation. It's the practice of meditation without attaching any sort of spiritual or religious alignment to it. Zen Buddhism is essentially the same thing already.
Here is a good place to start:
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
It's a small, well written, and easy to read book.
Fight Club is probably the first book that really shaped me in High School. I would say Meditations by Marcus Aurelius is the next biggest one though.
EDIT: Have to add Million Little Pieces by James Frey!
“Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.”
― Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning
RelayForReddit (Pro) is my main Reddit Client, but I've recently started using Joey For Reddit due to its superb /r/AMA layout.
I use a launcher called Nova (The payed version) and an icon pack called Retrorika. That combined with hours of trial and error of what looks good.
It's a pc game but you can get a game that is similar on gp called bridge constructor https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.headupgames.bridgeconstructor
The free version has 8 levels and the full version has 40.