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Old 12-03-2011, 07:22 PM   #121
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:27 PM   #122
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Old 12-04-2011, 02:07 PM   #125
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Great article about Australia as the world's most exceptional country:

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Old 03-27-2012, 09:55 AM   #127
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Making big decisions about money
by Seth Godin

We're bad at it. And marketers know this.

Consider: you're buying a $30,000 car and you have the option of upgrading the stereo to the 18 speaker, 100 watt version for just $500 more. Should you?

Or perhaps you're considering two jobs, one that you love and one that pays $2,000 more. Which to choose?

Or...

You are lucky enough to be able to choose between two colleges. One, the one with the nice campus and slightly more famous name, will cost your parents (and your long-term debt) about $200,000 for four years, and the other ("lesser" school) has offered you a full scholarship.

Which should you take?

In a surprisingly large number of cases, we take the stereo, even though we'd never buy a nice stereo at home, or we choose to "go with our heart because college is so important" and pick the expensive college. (This is, of course, a good choice to have to make, as most people can't possibly find the money).

Here's one reason we mess up: Money is just a number.

Comparing dreams of a great stereo (four years of driving long distances, listening to great music!) compared with the daily reminder of our cheapness makes picking the better stereo feel easier. After all, we're not giving up anything but a number.

The college case is even more clear. $200,000 is a number that's big, sure, but it doesn't have much substance. It's not a number we play with or encounter very often. The feeling about the story of compromise involving something tied up in our self-esteem, though, that feeling is something we deal with daily.

Here's how to undo the self-marketing. Stop using numbers.

You can have the stereo if you give up going to Starbucks every workday for the next year and a half. Worth it?

If you go to the free school, you can drive there in a brand new Mini convertible, and every summer you can spend $25,000 on a top-of-the-line internship/experience, and you can create a jazz series and pay your favorite musicians to come to campus to play for you and your fifty coolest friends, and you can have Herbie Hancock give you piano lessons and you can still have enough money left over to live without debt for a year after you graduate while you look for the perfect gig...

Suddenly, you're not comparing "this is my dream," with a number that means very little. You're comparing one version of your dream with another version.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:11 AM   #128
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Or perhaps you're considering two jobs, one that you love and one that pays $2,000 more. Which to choose?
Why is this example in here and why doesn't he mention it again at any point?


As a note, a job I love/great workplace environment is worth waaaay more than $2000 per year. When my colleague was interviewing me for her Master's research, I estimated that a great work environment was worth $25-30K to me. The more money I make, the greater than number gets as well (since the further I get from needing my basic needs met by salary).
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:12 AM   #129
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Why is this example in here and why doesn't he mention it again at any point?
You should ask him. He'll probably respond.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:13 AM   #130
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The Glovel. Gardening gloves that double as small shovels.

I've been trying to figure out a way to have a rigid scoop (or scoops) that can slide out of the way to maintain normal finger dexterity.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:23 AM   #131
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The Glovel. Gardening gloves that double as small shovels.

I've been trying to figure out a way to have a rigid scoop (or scoops) that can slide out of the way to maintain normal finger dexterity.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:46 AM   #132
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That's the idea. Except shovels instead of sternum-piercing stilettos.
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:58 PM   #133
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:13 PM   #134
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:53 PM   #135
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Nope. Those are bulky and you have to take them off to use your hands regularly (the "maintain finger dexterity" part).

Imagine a pair of these:


with the capability of doing the job of this:


without having to take them off and without the shovel getting in the way of normal gardening.

No more lost shovels.
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Samson, your idea is no dumber than ideas I have seen make millions.
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Nope. Those are bulky and you have to take them off to use your hands regularly (the "maintain finger dexterity" part).

Imagine a pair of these:


with the capability of doing the job of this:


without having to take them off and without the shovel getting in the way of normal gardening.

No more lost shovels.
What is the preferred angle? Is it with the spade nearest your thumb and index finger (like a golf club grip) or is it a michael meyers-style spade down grip, or is it some combination of both?
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:20 AM   #138
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Project Unbreakable: A tumblr where victims of sexual assault (both men and women) posing with the words said to them by their attackers - The idea is to take back the power from those words.

Some of the stuff there is very disturbing, and while I suggest everyone read it, you should go into it prepared (I deal with this a lot and there were some that made me gag/made me want to punch the wall/brought me to the verge of tears).
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:22 AM   #139
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The Glovel. Gardening gloves that double as small shovels.

I've been trying to figure out a way to have a rigid scoop (or scoops) that can slide out of the way to maintain normal finger dexterity.
Seems like the best bet would be the INSIDE of the hand, otherwise the motion would be extremely painful. What about individual blades on each finger that form a scoop when the digits are brought together? You could use tech like in FingerSave soccer goalkeeping gloves to keep the flex in the fingers...

Shit, Kindness, hook me up!

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What is the preferred angle? Is it with the spade nearest your thumb and index finger (like a golf club grip) or is it a michael meyers-style spade down grip, or is it some combination of both?
My mind always goes back to a Freddy Krueger/Wolverine style of spade, but it could be just about anything.

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Seems like the best bet would be the INSIDE of the hand, otherwise the motion would be extremely painful. What about individual blades on each finger that form a scoop when the digits are brought together? You could use tech like in FingerSave soccer goalkeeping gloves to keep the flex in the fingers...

Shit, Kindness, hook me up!

I've thought of that, too. It becomes seemingly more difficult to move the shovel out of the way if it's on the inside of the hand. Multi-blades becoming one scoop seems the most logical, plus that enables the kid's version that forms like Voltron.

I'll have to research FingerSave... didn't realize goalies had anything but padded gloves on.
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Project Unbreakable: A tumblr where victims of sexual assault (both men and women) posing with the words said to them by their attackers - The idea is to take back the power from those words.

Some of the stuff there is very disturbing, and while I suggest everyone read it, you should go into it prepared (I deal with this a lot and there were some that made me gag/made me want to punch the wall/brought me to the verge of tears).
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Wow.
Thats about all I can say about it. Its sickening/infuriating/depressing all at the same time.
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Thats about all I can say about it. Its sickening/infuriating/depressing all at the same time.
Yeah, I read about 3 of them before I had to bail.
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Coworker and I are trying to find what has the highest search index... we got Bin Laden topping 140, and Charlie Sheen at 45. There are some surprises, with Obama only around, porn hovering at 3 (but it's also a constant, unlike the high spikes we're looking for)...

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I got through three pages and they started getting pretty fucked up (comparatively), and I'm at work anyways so I probably shouldn't be looking at them. That's my excuse anyways.

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Steve Jobs ~ 150
Jeremy Lynn - >150
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Lynn is the highest non-dead person we've found so far.
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