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Relationships between grant-maker and grantee or professor and student are violations of professional norms. We rightfully blame the grant-maker and professor for them and we don't blame the grantee and student.

"Consent Isn't Always Enough" is a misleading phrasing to make this point: It mixes the personal and professional level. We may want a norm on the professional level that certain relationships are not accepted. The norm that there should be consent in the relationship happens on the personal level – we don't expect a manager to investigate consent in the relationships of their staff, nor is lack of consent mostly an internal disciplinary matter.

There's induction converters – basically metal plates with a handle – which you can use on an induction stove to heat your incompatible cookware. So no need for an electric burner, better get more induction for the added flexibility and lower complexity of the stove.

Agreed with all of this, except the last sentence. Induction is superior, so let people learn of that and switch to it on their own time.

Also note that many cheap induction burners aren't particularly great. They tend more towards making annoying noises, for one. You only get the full induction experience with the high quality equipment which puts you back a few k.

And national holidays don't even involve the same trade-offs as company holidays (i.e. for infrastructure usage), so even if we accept that there should be more company holidays, maybe there is an optimal number of national holidays.

But in practice, most people take a lot more vacation days than there are national holidays - which suggests that the current number of holidays is too small.

Wait, what? You're arguing that – from the business perspective – vacation days would be inferior to holidays. But now you're using that claim as an argument for itself.

Even after reading this comment it took me a while to find this option, so for anyone who similarly didn't know about that option:

On the start page, below "Latest", you can add a new filter. Then, click on that filter and adjust the numbers or entirely hide a category.

  1. and 3) have been continuously happening, so I assume you want a revival of 1) the coworkings?

We don't have the location Dustin Space any more, so we'd need a place to host this. Do you have ideas for it?

Arne and me want to set up a new bigger EA/rationalist flatshare again (desired location ~Wipkingen), which would be able to host events. So far, we haven't gotten enough resonance to take further steps. So I guess this is also a request to contact me on that topic if interested :)

Answer by HulukApr 06, 202120

Are "whatever" and "I don't care" are still too sneering for your taste? It's intrinsically expressing a value judgment on the question if you claim it's not relevant (for you) to know the right answer to. So I'd expect any response for it to quickly take on a sneering connotation…

The likely result of public wealth information in third world countries is that you will get robbed or that relatives come to get a "loan" they never pay back. Any status signalling would be minuscule by comparison. So independently of whether this proposal would be a good idea in rich countries, your example doesn't help to motivate it.

It's interesting to me that you feel a stronger emotional connection to a language you speak less well – and other commenters seem to have a similar sentiment. I think I only have that for very emotionally charged statements (i.e. "I love you") and not for normal conversation. I usually prefer to talk in the language which I have recently used least, and also the language where there's most native speakers present. When I'm confused about the language spoken, I default to English – but I still get a weird feeling if I'm speaking English to a group which consists exclusively of other German native speakers.

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