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Its a shame that this is the particular creation myth that christianity seems to relate to most frequently, even worse when it is used as material to justify inequity between the sexes. IMO Hanging on words from the bible is kind of missing the point though, given that the document itself has gone through numerous translation, revisions etc. IMO these stories need to be studied in their original language and in consideration of their historical and political contexts.

 

This came up earlier today as well. The understanding of the passage by the Orthodox Jewish community is far more nuanced: the word actually translates to "side" and not "rib." A head-fi friend of mine mentioned that Jewish midrash of the text saw the first human as both sexes---a hermaphrodite---who was split into man and woman at its own request, and that both sexes are seen as equal but with differing roles. In the Septuagint translation of the Old Testament (used by Orthodox Christians), the Greek word can technically mean "rib," but is better represented as "side" or "flank" for both contextual reasons and religious reason, considering who translated the text.

 

 


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I don't like how my Uncle uses the bible as a shield and a mallet to pass judgment on others. He is very disrespectful in general to women. I don't know how my Auntie stays with him... He's literally told her "shut up rib!".... (Adam and Eve)...

 

Sounds like a real charming fellow.

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This came up earlier today as well. The understanding of the passage by the Orthodox Jewish community is far more nuanced: the word actually translates to "side" and not "rib." A head-fi friend of mine mentioned that Jewish midrash of the text saw the first human as both sexes---a hermaphrodite---who was split into man and woman at its own request, and that both sexes are seen as equal but with differing roles. In the Septuagint translation of the Old Testament (used by Orthodox Christians), the Greek word can technically mean "rib," but is better represented as "side" or "flank" for both contextual reasons and religious reason, considering who translated the text.

 

 


 

Sounds like a real charming fellow.


On April fools day for sure ;). lol.

 

I'm not sure if any of you have seen this cartoon before? I loved this cartoon as a Child. I think there's some good values to be taken from the cartoon.

 


Edited by lee730 - 1/26/13 at 2:57am
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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post  To all my fellow northerners, I think I speak for us all when I say summer can't get here fast enough

 

Say hello to Winnipeg during it's coldest months.

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Originally Posted by driver 8 View Post  I think I almost got frostbite on Monday when it was like 9 degrees (F) out.  It actually got warmer here after some snow fell.  With the exception of a flash blizzard 2 years ago winters here lately have had almost no snow whatsoever but been relentlessly cold and windy.

 

Not trying to rub it in at all, I just found this amusing --- hopefully you guys stay warm and get a kick out of this:

 

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This came up earlier today as well. The understanding of the passage by the Orthodox Jewish community is far more nuanced: the word actually translates to "side" and not "rib." A head-fi friend of mine mentioned that Jewish midrash of the text saw the first human as both sexes---a hermaphrodite---who was split into man and woman at its own request, and that both sexes are seen as equal but with differing roles. In the Septuagint translation of the Old Testament (used by Orthodox Christians), the Greek word can technically mean "rib," but is better represented as "side" or "flank" for both contextual reasons and religious reason, considering who translated the text.

This is very interesting, one thing I hate is that we somehow cant bear to revise traditions, even when they are harmful and possibly innacurate.
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This is very interesting, one thing I hate is that we somehow cant bear to revise traditions, even when they are harmful and possibly innacurate.


That's has been humans MO from the very beginning. We don't take well to "change" for the most part. It makes people uncomfortable living in the unknown. As they say "you can't teach and old dog new tricks" ;).

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This is very interesting, one thing I hate is that we somehow cant bear to revise traditions, even when they are harmful and possibly innacurate.

 

 

Actually, in cases like this at least, I think you could ague the opposite is true: the "tradition" in question was a revision that just sort of... came out of nowhere. Why some of this stuff ends up sticking is fascinating to me, and it has more to do with sociopolitical stuff than actual religion.

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To all my fellow northerners, I think I speak for us all when I say summer can't get here fast enough

 

I miss snow.

 

Right now everything's coated in a 5mm glaze of ice, thanks to a week of colder than usual temperatures capped off by a long freezing rain and a subfreezing overnight. It's about as paralyzing as snow is, without the prettiness.

 

Need to run errands but nobody's going to be going anywhere today before noon, when the temperature should get up to around +6 C or so and keep climbing for the coming couple days.

 

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I clean my ears with a q-tip every morning as part of my daily routine. I've heard that using a q-tip too often can often lead to pushing in ear-wax deeper, and last time I used debrox stuff did come out on the 3rd day and I got the whole"everything is clearer and more dynamic" effect.

 

I use a Q-tip every day as well, to dry the crevasses of my outer ear and the outer part of the ear canal after a shower.

 

It picks up some ear wax with it, and that's OK, but that should actually be whatever stuff had loosened up during the shower, rather than stuff I tried to scrape out with the swab.

 

The "everything is clearer and more dynamic" impression is the consequence of the transition from clogged ears to clean ears. The feeling goes away after a while even if your ears stay clean, because it becomes your new baseline listening situation. So don't use that as a metric for ear cleaning success.

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This is very interesting, one thing I hate is that we somehow cant bear to revise traditions, even when they are harmful and possibly innacurate.

That interpretation is the tradition within Coptic and some Oriental Orthodox jurisdictions, but they're seen as heretics by more "mainstream" churches.
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I was playing around with UM's custom configurations, and I thought this looked nice for the PP6:

 

 

 

 

Baby pink with a metallic UM logo. Then there's this more pronounced version:

 

 

Rose red (though it seems more hot pink / magenta through the monitor) with a black full-name logo.

 

They have some neat colors, one of which is called "inky green" ,,,,

 

 

 

As I've mentioned before, pink and green are my favorite colors.

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Sorority colours? I really like that particular shade of green!

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That full-name logo's pretty jarring.

 

I think if I get another pair of customs they'll be the freq-phased JH13's, but I don't use IEMs when it's cold out so there's no rush. 

 

I'm not sure how I feel about the NAD M51 yet.  There's a bit more detail than my old configuration, I think, but it doesn't feel like as big of a leap as I had hoped.  The treble weirdness I was talking about somewhere does seem to have subsided, though.  From what I've read on various sites it seems like I may have been hearing some aspect of sub-optimal Sabre use.  It's probably worth noting that I don't hear this with the Conductor, so maybe Burson was onto something with their decision not use all 8 channels.


Edited by driver 8 - 1/26/13 at 11:01am
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A bit of tea tree oil with a q-tip will get wax out of your ears. It takes a few days, but it causes the wax to be forced out of the canal naturally.

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I was playing around with UM's custom configurations, and I thought this looked nice for the PP6:

 

 

 

 

I think I like the light pink more than the more saturated pink.

 

What I always wonder about, with these faint translucent colors, is how much of the skin shows through. I have a lurking suspicion that some of the light greens and blues will look kind of... odd... when in the ears.

 

Then again, for the higher-end IEMs, maybe there's so much hardware inside that it doesn't matter much.

 

 

Something I came up with from poking around in UM's configurator. Half-wishing I could have a set of IEMs like this. Kind of biased towards greys these days. Hm.

 

Incidentally, I couldn't remember the address for UM's website is. Googling for "Unique Melody" only gives a pageful of results pointing to their Australian reseller's site, plus one or two for their UK reseller. I hate SEO.

 

So if anybody else wants to play... here's UM's IEM designer. I'm pleased how well it works; JH Audio's is fancier but balkier and requires you to set up an account first, for no good reason.

 

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I'm not sure how I feel about the NAD M51 yet.  There's a bit more detail than my old configuration, I think, but it doesn't feel like as big of a leap as I had hoped.

 

A large part of the reason why I want to try one before I buy. I'm ready to accept that any improvements will be incremental at best, but they still have to be significant somehow. And actually be improvements.

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I'll add, I like the light pink more than the saturated pink, as well.

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Light pink as well.
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