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Socks. They are the unsung heros of any outfit. For the most part, people look at socks as simply a utilitarian garment that is much more function than fashion. However, Soul Socks is looking to change the way we think about socks.
19 Feb 2018
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Set in the quiet village of Adalaj, this vav has served as a resting place for hundreds of years for many pilgrims and caravans along their trade routes. Built in 1499 by Queen Rudabai, wife of the Vaghela chief, Veersinh, this five-storey stepwell was not just a cultural and utilitarian space, but also a spiritual refuge. It is believed that villagers would come everyday in the morning to fill water, offer prayers to the deities carved into the walls and interact with each other in the cool shade of the vav. There is an opening in the ceilings above the landing which allows the light and air to enter the octagonal well. However, direct sunlight does not touch the flight of steps or landings except for a brief period at noon. Hence some researchers say that the atmosphere inside the well is six degrees cooler than the outside. Another remarkable feature of this stepwell is that out of the many stepwells in Gujarat, it is the only one with three entrance stairs. All three stairs meet at the first storey, underground in a huge square platform, which has an octagonal opening on top. The vav is a spectacular example of Indo-Islamic architecture and design. The harmonious play of intricate Islamic floral patterns seamlessly fusing into Hindu and Jain symbolism embody the culture and ethos of those times. All the walls carved by ornamentation, mythological scenes along with everyday scenes of women churning buttermilk, dancers accompanied by musicians, women adorning themselves and a king sitting on a stool. Fascinating to many visitors is the Ami Khumbor (a pot that contains the water of life) and the Kalp Vriksha (a tree of life) carved out of a single slab of stone. There is a belief that the small frieze of navagraha (nine-planets) towards the edge of the well protects the monument from evil spirits.
8 Mar 2018
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The Dak corresponds with the creator of Desire Utilitarianism. First installment of a series of 5 episodes.
9 Jan 2009
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Sequester Zone on Utilitarianism and Kantian ethics.
10 Aug 2016
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The abolitionist project is a negative utilitarian endeavor, seeking to create paradise on earth. Elimination of suffering and attainability of superhappiness are its goals. 3 Strategies are 2 be employed - Wireheading, Design drugs, and Genetic engineering. For a Post-Darwinian world!
8 Jan 2009
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What is so specific about desire utilitarianism that distinguishes it from the classical hedonistic approaches? The 1000 Sadists problem.
10 Jan 2009
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This is one of the more utilitarian bike in the sport bike category that I've owned. The upright position makes this bike very comfortable, while the parallel twin engine puts out tons of low-end and midrange torque and power. It's really a lot of bang for the buck, I wouldn't mind owning another one.
17 May 2010
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On the importance of maintaining an open mind and rejecting false certainty, from both those who want us to believe they have it all figured out and those who wish to instill us with shame for having the nerve to actually propose and defend a systemic worldview where concepts like ethics, truth and value are not meaningless.
7 Jan 2009
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What the hell do you mean, objective moral relativism???
9 Jan 2009
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Individualist versus collectivist systems.
10 Jan 2009
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First of a 3 part series, presenting some pertinent objections to objectivism, the philosophy of Ayn Rand, and to vulgar libertarianism insofar as it adheres to orthodox objectivism as justification. Part One: how life is not an intrinsic/ultimate value.
11 Jan 2009
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3rd episode of a series of 3 videos, presenting some issues with Objectivism/vulgar libertarianism. Next: Debunking Hume's is/ought dichotomy.
13 Jan 2009
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Bridging the is/ought gap. Answering Hume's challenge. Showing how there's no such thing as "Hume's Law" unless one is willing to beg the question.
10 Feb 2009
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nuptialstv**** We're talking about the hottest trends in wedding invitations, and to really make your invites stand out, you've got to think about everything... even the belly band that binds your invitations, reply cards, and maps together. A bellyband takes the place of an “inner envelope,” and even this utilitarian part of your invite set can add style to your presentation. A classy and traditional approach to the belly band is a rich velvet strip with an antique brooch as a flourish. Or choose a binding that will give your guests a clue to the wedding's theme... if you are going for a country style wedding, use twine or ribbon interwoven with a sprig of thistle, creating a lasso effect. Or use palm tree leaves to give your guests an early taste of your upcoming tropical wedding. Just make sure the bellyband strikes a nice balance with the rest of your invite materials... if the invitations are busy, keep the bellyband simple, but if you have very simple invitations, go a little crazier with the bellyband. It's all about striking a harmonic balance in your wedding invitation, the first step towards striking a harmonic balance on your wedding day... and in your marriage.
3 Jul 2008
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The M200X volantor has completed over two hundred successful test flights. It has been extensively hard-tooled so that derivatives not requiring FAA certification are now available. Recreational and utilitarian models include: * Demonstrators for use over one's own property (M200D) * Versions that operate within ground effect--approximately 10 feet AGL (M200G) * Experimental or homebuilt variants (M200E) * Rescue configuration capable of docking with skyscrapers (Firefly 3) Depending on the number of orders received the prices could vary between $125,000 for the M200G to $450,000 for the Firefly 3. Information on potential military and/or para-military applications of the M200R and M200M are welcome. Interested parties should contact Bruce Calkins at brucemoller****, or by phone at (530) 756-5086 or facsimile to (530) 756-5179.
3 Feb 2009
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Is a truck supposed to make you stop in your tracks? Is something this utilitarian supposed to be this extraordinary? At Saleen, they believe the answer is yes. The S331 Sport Truck is a 180-degree shift from conventional trucks with contemporary styling and high-performance handling that can only be delivered by Saleen. If you're looking to upgrade your truck, This is the way to do it... Its in a class of its own. The Engine is 325 Horsepower.. A V8. The exhaust is special to the Saleen's ---Duel exhaust, but out the side bottom panels. The front grill is black (Saleen TPO front Grille).. Serialized front bumper and the serialized Engine Bay Plaque. The interior really sets it apart with the personalized headrests and Saleen Detail. 6CD Changer, and the 120MPH Speedometer w/ Grey faced gauges. This truck is in excellent condition because its BRAND NEW! Check out some stock photos below.. But our truck here is Black.., but test drive this truck.. You'll really see how it sets itself apart... Give me a call if you want some more info or would like to come check it out.. 518.631.5582 and ask for Rob about the Black Saleen Truck. Thanks If you need a car loan on this truck, check out *******www.24hourcreditapproval**** Thanks, Look forward to hearing from you.. Metro Ford 3601 State St, Schenectady NY *******www.metrofordsales****
21 Nov 2008
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