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    [–] What newer age baby names can you absolutely not stand? HierarchofSealand 3 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago) in AskReddit

    I think most of the names in GoT are actually pretty good name. But not only do you name your daughter a title, but then you misspell the actual name because at no point did you pull out your phone and let Google correct you.

    But seriously, maybe I'm way to fixated on the Asoiaf universe, but there are some damn good names.

    [–] Why Die? HierarchofSealand 1 points ago in videos

    That's not what he is saying at all. The video is about the acceptance of death as a fundamental requirement of living. It is the discussion of indefinite lives.

    [–] Why Die? HierarchofSealand 1 points ago in videos

    Birth rate is dropping like a rock globally. In the next few years, I would expect it to fall even faster. Also, on indefinite lifespan scales, we are talking about solar and extra-solar resource utilization.

    [–] Why Die? HierarchofSealand 1 points ago in videos

    'Highly fertile' as the average birth rate drops, and drops, and drops. Birth control is cheap and will continue to get cheaper. In fact, we are little a few years away from the second biggest sexual revolution in history. Male birth control, through tech such as RISUG and Vasalgel, will be cheaper than hormonal birth control and just as easy to acquire. Meaning that unintentional births are going to plummet.

    [–] Why Die? HierarchofSealand 1 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago) in videos

    Soylent is 3 years old. Chill. One thing to think about is general biomass. We barely scratch the surface on our yearly use of biomass, and there is nothing to say that the biomass we use is the max the earth, let alone the solar system, can handle.

    [–] What do you consider Emotional Cheating? HierarchofSealand 1 points ago in AskReddit

    I strongly disagree with this one. You don't stop finding people attractive because you are in a relationship, and it is a weird dishonesty to pretend that isn't the case. I have to admit I'm quite sexually open, but I don't like the idea of hiding your humanness. The only limitations I have are a-) comparing me and them, even positively in my favor, and b-) fixating on people.

    [–] Who Is Competent to Decide What Offends? HierarchofSealand 1 points ago in education

    That one is not about people who are actually accented. It's about looking at a latino and saying they speak good English, even if the individual speaks English as the first language (or, at best, since early childhood).

    For someone who is a learner or someone who has moved recently, it is a compliment.

    [–] Which industries do you currently think are unstable and potentially on the brink of collapse ? HierarchofSealand 1 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago) in AskReddit

    Give the average person a $50 bluetooth head phone with a dummy wire, and a $50 wired head phone, and ask them which is better.

    Go ahead.

    Because they won't be able to tell the difference. You can drone on about analogue vs digital, but in practice, there is no difference for 97% of people. The only time that would actually matter is in pricier headphones, in which case it is a moot point because they are generally larger/have better components.

    Also, you talk about the inconvenience of walking out of range and charging, while ignoring that that dragging your phone onto the ground from your lap/desk, getting caught in chairs, or having untangle your cheap wired headphones again is significantly more common than either of those. That's ignoring that, again, BT5 quadruples the range of the already pretty convenient range of BT5 has a spec range of 800 feet. Even if we say that's 'optimal conditions' range, we are still talking about an extremely generous distance. For Mom or Dad doing chores around the house, they won't notice a difference matter where they are while the phone is charging in the bedroom.

    What does it benefit? Well, simpler design and manufacturing, several million dollars in savings, a more robust device, room for additional components (specificialized processors, sensors etc), a sleeker design .

    I actually think Apple was ahead of the curve. Maybe slightly too far for many people, as BT5 will be the decision maker in practice, I think. The biggest slight I can give them is that they should have jumped to USB C and was frankly a little shocked they didn't make the jump now. I think if they did, people would be significantly more willing to switch (universal standard that will have cheaper options), and more manufacturers would have followed suit.

    [–] Suspensions Don’t Teach HierarchofSealand 4 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago) in education

    Then the disruptive students come back, realize the suspension is better than sitting in a classroom (or at least not nearly as threatening as they thought) and continue or elevate their disruptive behavior. Edit: which is magnified by the fact that the students are now further behind and even more disengaged from the content than they originally were.

    [–] Suspensions Don’t Teach HierarchofSealand 3 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago) in education

    Discipline reform does not forget that. Suspensions are ultimately not very good at preventing bad behavior in a long term sense though. And discipline reform is not simply 'let's let people misbehave and ignore behavior'. In fact, most reform strategies are far more active and proactive than the comparably reflexive punitive (as if suspension is punitive) strategies.

    [–] Which industries do you currently think are unstable and potentially on the brink of collapse ? HierarchofSealand 2 points ago in AskReddit

    Bluetooth 5 has more than enough bandwidth and pretty impressive ranges that, for 99% of people, it will make a pretty compelling argument. Even bt4 is more than enough for average listeners. As bt headphones continue to drop in price, more will opt for them.

    And your vehicle must be fairly old not to have bluetooth.

    [–] TIL That women with 10 or more sexual partners were the most likely to divorce and women with 0-1 sexual partners were the least likely to divorce HierarchofSealand 2 points ago * (lasted edited 11 days ago) in todayilearned

    I won't disagree with the conclusion, but I definitely think that there are at least two major considerations. First, as many have mentioned, is the religiosity of the low partnered women. It's immoral to divorce just as it is immoral to have premarital sex.

    But more importantly, is the implicit conclusion that divorce is a bad thing. As someone who was raised in a split household and divorced, I can't agree at all. There is a correct conception that people who divorce are unhappy. But, what people fail to understand, is that the inverse is not true. There are millions of marriages who are together and who are unhappy. If you never divorce, you can still be unhappy.

    Divorce is a valuable asset to happiness. Learning to end unhealthy or toxic relationships is one of the biggest emotional intelligence skills that you can learn, and it is naturally hard. Divorce is the result of that.

    [–] People who have hooked up with pornstars, how did it go? Did it live up to the hype? HierarchofSealand -3 points ago in AskReddit

    Opposing the sex industry might make you feel better, but it won't make their lives better. They come to the sex industry due to having tough lives, not the reverse. The only thing you are doing is hiding from their suffering, and probably increasing their suffering due to lower profitability.

    [–] 'Stop Sucking' for the environment! In the US alone, half a billion plastic straws are used every day, environmentalists say. Many of those end up in our oceans. Now there's an initiative to #StopSucking - you can still enjoy your cocktail without a straw. HierarchofSealand 5 points ago in environment

    Yes and no. For things to become common people have to start at an individual level, and enough individual changes do result in large scale and high impact change. Your social circle and the people in your vicinity are way more likely to use reusable items if they see you using them.

    Additionally, it keeps you mindful of the need to change, and makes you look consistent when you work for it and ask for it on a policy level.

    [–] ISIS Fighters, Having Pledged to Fight or Die, Surrender en Masse HierarchofSealand 14 points ago in news

    That's nice to say, but in practice the vast majority are not going to stand up to a systemic monolith that was (or appeared to be) the Nazi party. It's easy to say you'd stand and fight when you aren't actually worried about officers breaking in your door, rounding you and your family up, and shooting you in the streets with 100 of your neighbors.

    [–] Pope denounces porn and corruption of kids' minds, bodies HierarchofSealand -1 points ago in news

    People hurt themselves with fatty and sugary foods, e.g. candy every damn day. Food is an incredibly powerful source of dopamine. Obesity is a problem for a reason. I would go so far to say that candy is several orders of magnitude more harmful for society than porn.

    [–] Japan accepted just three refugees in the first half of 2017 despite receiving 8,561 new applications HierarchofSealand 0 points ago in worldnews

    Yup. All our crime will disapate if we stop accepting immigrants. No other major cultural differences at all. /s

    Japan is weird. They have a level of obedience, honor, and self-sacrifice that is pretty hard to match, no matter how few immigrants you bring in.