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You can see the sadness in his eyes. Well done.

Funny, this exact recording of the piece (I believe) was just played on my local radio station.

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Original Poster2 points · 1 day ago

Sounds like you have a great local station!

Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. It’s the only piece I ever learned how to play on the piano. I would play it incessantly as a child, simply because I didn’t know how to play anything else. So, now, not only do I find it beautiful but nostalgic.

Not at all. All because it’s immaterial doesn’t mean it’s unprovable. Take all of mathematics.

280 points · 3 days ago

But what’s it IN?

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There is no in. There is no out. There is only the universe we can detect.

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What? There is far more than the universe we can detect. Take dark matter and dark energy...

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3.9k points · 2 days ago · edited 2 days ago

Probably to avoid punching him out. Trump did say after Diana died he had a chance to fuck her but he wouldn’t unless she got an HIV test first. He also tried to hit on Diana and was shot down repeatedly before he made the comment about her.

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What the fuck, I thought you were kidding...

PM me (and anyone else for that matter) for a website to download textbooks, and many other books, for free. It's saved me upwards of thousands of dollars throughout undergrad and I happen to have a vendetta against all of the companies which inflate textbook prices for broke students.


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If graduate stipends are subject to income tax what levels of taxes are applied (federal, state, local, fica)?

And say for ex. one gets a tuition remission of $60k and receives an annual stipend of $40k. Is the student taxed for the $100k total or $40k?

2 points · 5 days ago

It depends on where your stipend comes from. All of your tuition and fees won’t be taxed but anything beyond that will be taxed by Federal and State income taxes. However, if you are on a fellowship they often will not withhold taxes and it is up to you to make estimated quarterly payments to federal and state tax agencies to make sure you meet what you will owe, or you will have some penalties to pay for under withholding (It’s not that much, might only be a hundred or two hundred dollars in penalty if you entirely forget).

If you’re on a TA or RAship you’re often classified as an employee and will have W2 income which gets taxes withheld. Interestingly, in most cases for grad students these sources are exempt from FICA meaning you don’t pay into Social Security or Medicare.

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Original Poster1 point · 5 days ago

Great, thank you for the thorough response!

Tuition is not taxed, just the stipend

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Original Poster1 point · 6 days ago

On what levels of the four listed?

Cohen is a master for not showing any sign of disgust when Philip Van Cleave said "Children don't have a sense of right and wrong yet, which could make them very effective soldiers". Sacha Baron Cohen is sitting face-to-face with the devil and didn't even flinch so that we could get evidence of pure evil on camera. He's a fucking hero with balls of steel.

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Blew my mind. A hero, indeed.

38 points · 5 days ago · edited 4 days ago

This has always been my favorite piece of art work to describe what it feels like. He wont understand it till he has one, which he may never experience. But that doesn't mean he can't be supportive. Communication is the biggest thing, and if he isn't supportive, it's time to have a real talk. Edit: artist is Junji Ito I believe!

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Woah, the artwork is spot on.

2.4k points · 7 days agoGilded1

This goes to the top. Mueller has proof of this. He has voluminous proof of this. However, he is not simply trying to build a case that proves beyond a reasonable doubt that Trump and his campaign were in violation of campaign laws, nor is Mueller simply willing to settle for obstruction of justice charges. My strong feeling is that Mueller is conscious of having to build a case that will knock the air out of the Trump political cult so that they can be subdued. Just stopping Trump is not sufficient, this cancer Trump has created needs to be stopped as well. The insanity needs to be stopped and deflated before the Trump cult turns to violence. Mueller is canny enough to know that the end game isn't putting Trump and his people behind bars, it's saving America from implosion... this is an existential crisis.

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This gave me goosebumps....well done.

Leash baby

Original Poster1 point · 6 days ago

That barrier will never be moved if there is no wave.

This is called logic.

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We're on the same team here dude, no need for pomposity. What I'm pointing out here is that, following logic, we reach a circular dilemma. This shouldn't inhibit a blue wave come midterms, but it's important to recognize it and not deny a profound dilemma we, Dems, face.

Original Poster0 points · 6 days ago

Dems face all types of barriers.

Even if they get 5-10% more votes they could still not take the House.

More voters have voted Democrat every national election since 2006.

It’s why you need a wave.

A wave of 10-15 points.

Then we can start making these types of reforms for the next generation.

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Agreed. Cheers.

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I am blown away. How did you create the smooth texture of the skin and the highlights in the water droplets? This is incredible.

2 points · 7 days ago · edited 6 days ago

No. The fact that God doesn't exist does not necessarily entail that life is pointless and so forth.

You might also be interested in reading Sartre. See here. In short, regardless of the existence of God, it is we humans who ultimately create values and meanings to our lives.

1 point · 9 days ago · edited 8 days ago

The work done on the skin here is extraordinary.

3 points · 10 days ago

I'll just add myself on here too cause I'm genuinely interested in studying existential philosophy in grad school

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3 points · 10 days ago · edited 8 days ago

No program will list strengths in "Existentialism", they'll broadly state this as having strengths in 19th and 20th Century Philosophy, or generally: History of Philosophy.

Here are the top programs for History of Philosophy. I personally would not pay out of pocket for an MA program or a PhD program. Keep in mind that PhD programs can take anywhere from 5-7 years to complete. You don't want to be paying tuition and board for so many years. And you don't want to be going into the hole for tens of thousands of dollars for a Masters degree, unless you're independently wealthy. With that said, the top programs listed are generally all fully-funded with nice stipends!

Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water

After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water

You need to turn from the divine and return to the ordinary. That is where the true work lies

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Made me chuckle. Agreed, mate.

Amazing. What technique did you use for the wrinkles? (I presume you used an eraser?)

12 points · 11 days ago

I've got my own life to live
I'm the one that's going to have to die
When it's time for me to die
So let me live my life the way I want to

-Jimi Hendrix, If a 6 was 9

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Aha this came to mind as well, right on!

Well that makes no sense lol

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Haha yeah guess we'll just have to see

Could someone give me a specific time when it's happening? (mention the timezone bls)

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1 point · 12 days ago · edited 11 days ago

It's July 9th midnight guys. Timezone not specified.

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4.2k points · 13 days agoGilded1 · edited 13 days ago

Since when has the generation to cause wars ever been young enough to fight in them

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1 point · 13 days ago · edited 13 days ago

Well done.

Trivialism and epistemic nihilism come to mind.

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Came here to say trivialism too. And if anyone's interested in some related readings there's a cool paper (more of a dissertation, actually) defending trivialism here.

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