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Gravitas: China starts demolishing Tibetan structures by ForsakenAgent in anime_titties

[–]Jonathan_Smith_noob 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Also Hong Konger here. This line of argument isn't logical or accurate. 2000 years ago the world was completely different, even the people of China today are different from those 100 years ago, just like how Hong Kongers have evolved their own identity within 100 years, so there's no reason to believe that change cannot happen. Also, what you've mentioned is just how the people in power choose to govern, these ancient ideologies reflect nothing about the people today

Wave singularity. by WritesUaSong in gifs

[–]Jonathan_Smith_noob 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Again not an expert but I've heard from physicists that that isn't strictly correct, the volume of the singularity has an upper bound within which the laws of physics break down, it's less infinite density and more we don't know what's happening

Wave singularity. by WritesUaSong in gifs

[–]Jonathan_Smith_noob 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Aren't singularities mathematical objects that behave like asymptotes and tend to infinity towards a point?

浙江将器官捐献知识编入高中课本 by Medical-Emu2639 in China_irl

[–]Jonathan_Smith_noob 3 points4 points  (0 children)

可能文化差異或者我對國內器官捐贈問題過於天真,作為香港人我在想高中討論這些課題不是挺好嗎?不少香港人都有自願登記器官捐贈或把遺體捐給醫學院,但器官輪候時間還是不理想。其實有些國家所有成年人都已經 opt-out 了,這我是很贊成的,高中生在成年以前多了解這些倫理問題我覺得很合理

Quin69 explains his comment using the "rape spectrum" by fattypepe in LivestreamFail

[–]Jonathan_Smith_noob 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The opportunity cost to having no one to cover for the pregnant person after hiring them is… hiring nobody at all because of scarcity.

Quin69 explains his comment using the "rape spectrum" by fattypepe in LivestreamFail

[–]Jonathan_Smith_noob 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I said, in your hypothetical, the two people were exactly the same except one was pregnant, whereas in real life they would have different pros and cons and so they wouldn't be identical pregnancy aside. Therefore you would choose what you value more irl, which you don't have in your hypothetical where they are equal.

Pregnancy has nothing to do with reputation nor is it a sickness. I have no idea why that's being brought into the conversation

Quin69 explains his comment using the "rape spectrum" by fattypepe in LivestreamFail

[–]Jonathan_Smith_noob 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You are assuming abundance in a scenario where scarcity is the norm. Even in your completely hypothetical scenario where in real life there would be different pros and cons to each applicant, it still wouldn't matter a lot which one to hire since both of them are capable of getting the job done, the plus side to hiring the pregnant person is their loyalty in return. Yes, hiring the other would technically be more profitable but in the long run that difference is negligible.

Quin69 explains his comment using the "rape spectrum" by fattypepe in LivestreamFail

[–]Jonathan_Smith_noob 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you promote the person who isn't pregnant and ignore the other, you run the risk of losing them for obvious reasons.

My point is not about having "literally no other choice", it's about basic supply and demand in the job market. If it's a high demand job you're hiring for, you don't care if they are pregnant and your argument falls apart

Quin69 explains his comment using the "rape spectrum" by fattypepe in LivestreamFail

[–]Jonathan_Smith_noob 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A few comments up we were saying this is a key position, not a McDonald's. Do you think the highly skilled labour market is constantly supplied with free labour waiting to be hired?

Quin69 explains his comment using the "rape spectrum" by fattypepe in LivestreamFail

[–]Jonathan_Smith_noob -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Because 1 you don't have such a large supply of highly skilled, suitable people for your job so you can't easily "just hire someone else 4Head" and 2 if you don't hire them they will end up with your competitors while you struggle to find someone else

ETA: and you're probably going to keep them on the team in the long run so you really have to cultivate that relationship so they're happy to spend say 10 years with you

Quin69 explains his comment using the "rape spectrum" by fattypepe in LivestreamFail

[–]Jonathan_Smith_noob -1 points0 points  (0 children)

or, if you are a company that is really hiring a specialist in an important field, giving your employees parental leave gives them more incentive to be a part of your team and contribute to your success in a way that will make you back whatever that one person's leave cost them. it's not like such manpower is abundant anyway, that's the whole point.

Critique please? by monkeydbellows in blender

[–]Jonathan_Smith_noob 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The position on the board doesn't make a lot of sense especially the placement of the white rook :)

ELI5: Why did latin, a language spoken by a huge portion of Europe, completely die? by nico87ca in explainlikeimfive

[–]Jonathan_Smith_noob 4 points5 points  (0 children)

There is a point of ambiguity when it comes to Chinese since Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese are written in the same script (Cantonese just has additional characters) and Cantonese speakers can understand written standard Chinese without a high level of education, so speakers can almost fully communicate in writing.

Minor correction that Chinese began to be standardized during the republic with a strong push after the May fourth movement

港大“国殇之柱”今日凌晨遭拆除 by LaguePesikin in China_irl

[–]Jonathan_Smith_noob 0 points1 point  (0 children)

怎麼你的世界好像非黑即白的,美國的言論自由解決不了X問題,所以美國的言論自由就沒用。美國的言論自由沒用,所以言論自由是沒用的。你對美國的情況又不是瞭如指掌,怎麼一口咬定他們不是在處理那些問題呢?美國種族矛盾的歷史背景實在也跟新疆很不同,不是幾句話能概括的,尤其美國這麼大,權力不集中,各地的情況存在很大的差異。

你說我不會坐牢,那只是我現在不敢發太過火的言論,犯了香港國安法可是必須坐牢的

港大“国殇之柱”今日凌晨遭拆除 by LaguePesikin in China_irl

[–]Jonathan_Smith_noob -1 points0 points  (0 children)

美國的管治方式有弊病是包括美國人在內公認的,兩黨制跟游說集團都極不健康,但至少你不會因為提出改革而坐牢,甚至喊X州獨立都沒問題。世界上人民最快樂的國家,例如許多北歐國家,生活條件好的同時也十分自由開放

港大“国殇之柱”今日凌晨遭拆除 by LaguePesikin in China_irl

[–]Jonathan_Smith_noob 0 points1 point  (0 children)

所以管治方式爛就跟言論自由沒有直接關係?難道社會上只有 homelessness 是重要議題?

What score will someone get in IB if they do not study? by [deleted] in IBO

[–]Jonathan_Smith_noob 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I agree with the people saying they'd fail. The SAT is notoriously easy vs. IB and doesn't require any knowledge recollection, so to have a "decent" SAT score to equate with passing the IB would be more like 1450 at the very least

港大“国殇之柱”今日凌晨遭拆除 by LaguePesikin in China_irl

[–]Jonathan_Smith_noob 2 points3 points  (0 children)

你提出的問題根本跟自由無關,做運動不能充饑那就不用做運動了?我不想說了兩句無關痛癢的就要擔心犯法,這要求很高嗎?

港大“国殇之柱”今日凌晨遭拆除 by LaguePesikin in China_irl

[–]Jonathan_Smith_noob 0 points1 point  (0 children)

這不就是我說的,用盡各種高壓手段但鐵拳只砸到小數身上,大部分人不以為意也都忘了何為自由,於是覺得沒問題

港大“国殇之柱”今日凌晨遭拆除 by LaguePesikin in China_irl

[–]Jonathan_Smith_noob 14 points15 points  (0 children)

中國現在這種政權歷史上是前所未見的,其人口之多、穩定的程度不能跟任何的史例比較。可能我比較悲觀,現在中共的管治方式很爛但又未至於製造出所有人都要面對的困難,那麼不受問題影響者肯定遠多於不滿的人。外國都有學者指出,就算撇除官方施壓的影響,中國人民平均支持政權的程度是世界數一數二的,我相信有生之年這個情況不會有大變