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  1. Comment on Do you think school uniforms should be in all American/Canadian schools? in ~talk

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    I like your anecdote, and I really enjoyed the way you describe the different aspects of the situation. Could it be the case that the possibility of one system being more efficient over the other...

    I like your anecdote, and I really enjoyed the way you describe the different aspects of the situation. Could it be the case that the possibility of one system being more efficient over the other is dependent on the culture?

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  2. Comment on Do you think school uniforms should be in all American/Canadian schools? in ~talk

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    I am not saying that we should conflate them whithin one institution. What I am trying to convey is that both of them might be used as educational experiences if used correctly. Now, what you...

    I am not saying that we should conflate them whithin one institution. What I am trying to convey is that both of them might be used as educational experiences if used correctly. Now, what you pointed out about people policing what girls wear to school is, in some cases true. That is why in my last paragraph I was, in a poor way, trying to convey the importance of boundaries in this kind of scenario.
    In any case, I gave a little more thought to the topic and I believe I support the uniform system during the developmental phase on the individual. Of course with the exception of college, in which the individual is an adult (I make this clarification because I have heard of colleges that require uniform, but I have to admit that I have not seen this with my own eyes).

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  3. Comment on Do you think school uniforms should be in all American/Canadian schools? in ~talk

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    I am about to go to bed, so I'll try to be as concise as possible. I honestly think that the dress code (regardless of it allowing the student to dress "freely" or force them to wear an uniform)...

    I am about to go to bed, so I'll try to be as concise as possible.

    I honestly think that the dress code (regardless of it allowing the student to dress "freely" or force them to wear an uniform) can be use as a tool to enhance the educational experience of the student as a member of our society. As an anecdotal experience I can say that in my school, which happens to be a private school, we were forced to use an uniform. The rationale behind this was to show us that we were equal, and to avoid any kind of socioeconomic discrimination. For the most part I can say that it work in the classes I was part of; although I am the first person to admit that is not always the case. I also have to say that it avoided us making groups based on our first impressions, which I believe fuel our initial biases and willingness to get to know certain people. Similarly, I can see how allowing the student to dress "freely" allows the student to learn about the difference in personality and taste of each individual. But, overall, I am biased towards the uniform system.

    Now, my question to you is, what do you mean by a freak? That seems like a rather general term, and it can be used under this context to create discrimination based on how different people perceive others. I am not saying that you were trying to attack anyone in specific, but I do think that it is the kind of question we should pose when creating boundaries.

    PS: Pardon any mistakes. I will check and edit the message tomorrow.

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  4. Comment on Anyone want to talk philosophy? in ~talk

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    I usually listen to Philosophize This!. I usually don't like podcasts, but I love the way he presents information.

    I usually listen to Philosophize This!. I usually don't like podcasts, but I love the way he presents information.

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  5. Comment on Fountain Pen Corner in ~hobbies

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    A good mechanical pencil can really make the difference. I got an Uni Kuru Toga and I don't regret spending a couple of extra bucks for that pencil.

    A good mechanical pencil can really make the difference. I got an Uni Kuru Toga and I don't regret spending a couple of extra bucks for that pencil.

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  6. Comment on Fountain Pen Corner in ~hobbies

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    I love fountain pens! I am pretty new to the hobby. Due to budget restraints, I haven't been able to get as many as I would like to have. So far I have a Pilot Metropolitan, 2 Wing Sung 3008, and...

    I love fountain pens! I am pretty new to the hobby. Due to budget restraints, I haven't been able to get as many as I would like to have. So far I have a Pilot Metropolitan, 2 Wing Sung 3008, and a Lamy Studio. I'll take a picture of them tomorrow.

    EDIT: This is the picture of the pens as promised

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  7. Comment on What's on everyone's mind today? in ~talk

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    I'd say it depends on what you are trying to achieve by learning the language. C is better as a tool to better comprehend compilers, the operating system, and anything low-level in general. If...

    I'd say it depends on what you are trying to achieve by learning the language. C is better as a tool to better comprehend compilers, the operating system, and anything low-level in general. If what you are trying is to create an application for windows, C++ is a more reliable choice. In this case, it really depends on the goal of the person trying to learn the language.

  8. Comment on What's on everyone's mind today? in ~talk

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    That book is a must if you want to learn the language in depth! You will see that many college professors suggest that reading. One of the authors is Dennis Ritchie, the person who created C. The...

    That book is a must if you want to learn the language in depth! You will see that many college professors suggest that reading. One of the authors is Dennis Ritchie, the person who created C. The other one is Brian Kernighan, who is famous for being an amazing writer. Many CS people will recommend almost any book written by him.

    TL;DR: Yes, it is still relevant.

  9. Comment on What's on everyone's mind today? in ~talk

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    C is really similar to Java. Personally, I think C is a relatively easy (and even fun) language to learn. If you need help with anything just let me know!

    C is really similar to Java. Personally, I think C is a relatively easy (and even fun) language to learn. If you need help with anything just let me know!

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  10. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tildes

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    True that! But it'd be interesting and would enrich us as a community (in my opinion though!) if we had more people from the right.

    True that! But it'd be interesting and would enrich us as a community (in my opinion though!) if we had more people from the right.

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  11. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tildes

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    Yeah, such a massive concentration of a political ideology might be dangerous, especially in a forum as small as this one. I hope that in the future we get to see more diversity of ideologies. I...

    Yeah, such a massive concentration of a political ideology might be dangerous, especially in a forum as small as this one. I hope that in the future we get to see more diversity of ideologies. I think it is interesting nonetheless.

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  12. Comment on What is you preferred password manager? in ~tech

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    I assume you have used the first KeePass. If so, what do you think about KeePass2 in comparison to KeePass? Is it worth switching?

    I assume you have used the first KeePass. If so, what do you think about KeePass2 in comparison to KeePass? Is it worth switching?

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  13. Comment on What will be ~ stereotypes in a while? in ~talk

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    I can see the "self-congratulatory naval-gazing dwellers", but aren't we trying to fight echo chambers?

    I can see the "self-congratulatory naval-gazing dwellers", but aren't we trying to fight echo chambers?

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  14. Comment on What books are you reading nowadays? in ~misc

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    White Noise doesn't relate to Underworld and the way they are written is different. Underworld is more serious in tone than WN, which I personally like. I have never read The Sellout. What is it...

    White Noise doesn't relate to Underworld and the way they are written is different. Underworld is more serious in tone than WN, which I personally like.
    I have never read The Sellout. What is it about?

  15. Comment on Books Kafka would be proud of in ~talk

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    Thanks for mentioning me! I think it is just fair for me to answer the question after I asked for your input. White Noise by Don DeLillo - (Touches four main topics: the American culture, mainly...

    Thanks for mentioning me! I think it is just fair for me to answer the question after I asked for your input.

    • White Noise by Don DeLillo - (Touches four main topics: the American culture, mainly in the aspect of how we were growing to become an irrational society, the good and bad of technology, death as a human condition, and religion).
    • Life is a Dream by Pedro Calderón de la Barca - (Talks about our existence as human beings and the mystery of human life).
    • Marianela by Benito Pérez Galdós - (This book talks about the selfishness and shallowness of human beings).
    • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley - (Mary Shelly tries to convey some really important critiques of the society in which she lived in. The most obvious one is how the evil that most people see in others tend to be the first picture that they get from another person instead of taking their time to really get to know what they consider the "monster").
    • Meditations by Marcus Aurelius - (Consider this book to be the philosophical notes of someone well educated several thousand years ago. It reads like the bible in the sense that it talks about philosophy and moral teachings. You will notice that many of the teachings presented throughout the book are still applicable nowadays).
    • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and 1984/Animal Farm by George Orwell - (I place these books together because, in essence, they present the same topic. The present all the evils that worried older generations that they thought were imminent dangers to future societies. It is interesting to read the books and compare them to what we have in place today, mainly because you can find out that many of those dangers presented in the book exist in our society).
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  16. Comment on What books are you reading right now? in ~talk

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    The way you are describing Enemy of the People reminds me of Clair Cameron Patterson. He discovered that the lead in gasoline could cause lead poisoning and fought to create new regulations.

    The way you are describing Enemy of the People reminds me of Clair Cameron Patterson. He discovered that the lead in gasoline could cause lead poisoning and fought to create new regulations.

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  17. Comment on What books are you reading right now? in ~talk

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    Welp, you just made my reading list significantly longer. I have been trying to make reading a habit again, and the kind of books that you listed are the kind of books I am interested in. The...

    Welp, you just made my reading list significantly longer. I have been trying to make reading a habit again, and the kind of books that you listed are the kind of books I am interested in. The books that you mentioned after the edit seem to be, based on your descriptions, the kind of books relevant enough to make them mandatory readings.
    The book Enemy of the People sounds fascinating, could you elaborate in which ways it talks about democracy?
    I have never watched nor read The Black Swam. Do you think the movie achieves the same level of depth as the book?

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  18. Comment on What books are you reading right now? in ~talk

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    Well, I suppose that enjoying Don Delillo's books depends purely on the perspective of the reader about the plot (influenced by the personal experience of the reader, as to be expected). Although...

    Well, I suppose that enjoying Don Delillo's books depends purely on the perspective of the reader about the plot (influenced by the personal experience of the reader, as to be expected). Although this argument is completely hypothetical, I supposed you do not get as much from reading Don Delillo as I do due to the fact that you might have grown in a time/place that makes Don Delillo's "teachings", or critiques, redundant to your personal experience. What has been your favorite book in terms of being able to see the world in a new light?

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  19. Comment on What books are you reading right now? in ~talk

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    I agree with you, the way he writes his books makes it seem like he is overcomplicating the reading experience in a way that is unnecessary. However, I think that is one of the points he wants to...

    I agree with you, the way he writes his books makes it seem like he is overcomplicating the reading experience in a way that is unnecessary. However, I think that is one of the points he wants to make. A friend of mine told me that the main reason why you want to read Don DeLillo is to force yourself to question your own culture and way of seeing the world.

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  20. Comment on I think it's time for Introductions: Episode 3 in ~talk

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    Howdy! I am /u/scituselectrum. I found out about Tildes through Reddit. I love STEM and philosophy. I liked the idea of Tildes as it encourages healthy dialogue (or at least that's how I see it)....

    Howdy! I am /u/scituselectrum. I found out about Tildes through Reddit. I love STEM and philosophy. I liked the idea of Tildes as it encourages healthy dialogue (or at least that's how I see it). I avoided any kind of participation in Reddit mainly because it tends to end up in some sort of conflict (this obviously depends on the subreddit). In any case, I will do my best to be as active as possible over here!

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