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  1. Comment on What songs are there about computers? in ~music

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    Maybe 'Computer Love', by Kraftwerk, also 'Yours truly 2095' by Electric Light Orchestra is sort of about technology/the future woven into some sort of love song thing.

    Maybe 'Computer Love', by Kraftwerk, also 'Yours truly 2095' by Electric Light Orchestra is sort of about technology/the future woven into some sort of love song thing.

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  2. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I've been listening to At War with the Mystics by The Flaming Lips. If you've never heard any Flaming Lips, it's sort of psychedelic or alternative rock, and this album is my favourite of theirs...

    I've been listening to At War with the Mystics by The Flaming Lips.

    If you've never heard any Flaming Lips, it's sort of psychedelic or alternative rock, and this album is my favourite of theirs (although I do love their other stuff too - Yoshimi Battles the pink robots, and Embryonic are two other great ones imo). This album is just such a spectacular mix of diverse sounds and musical ideas that is just really nice to listen through in it's entirety. It's got a bit more guitar through it than some of their other stuff which I like, and can get pretty weird at times but I've been listening to it on loop for basically the last month, not quite sure what put me back onto it but hey.

    I've also been listening through Automatic for the People by R.E.M., and basically everything by Flight of the Conchords, which is just a bit of a laugh frankly.

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  3. Comment on What are you typing on? in ~tech

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    On desktop, I use a Logi G610 orion brown, although at the moment I'm typing on a surface pro type cover. While I do love a good mechanical keyboard, for some reason I really love a good laptop...

    On desktop, I use a Logi G610 orion brown, although at the moment I'm typing on a surface pro type cover. While I do love a good mechanical keyboard, for some reason I really love a good laptop keyboard - it's just something about the gentle click of these types of key switches that's really appealing.... Let's call it a guilty pleasure.

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  4. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    For some reason I've been listening to an abnormally large amount of music in the last few days, most notably a few albums: From the Fires, by Greta Van Fleet (as well as When the Curtain Falls, a...

    For some reason I've been listening to an abnormally large amount of music in the last few days, most notably a few albums:

    • From the Fires, by Greta Van Fleet (as well as When the Curtain Falls, a single by the same band)
    • Underneath the Radar, by Underworld (my favourite songs being Underneath the Radar, Call Me No. 1, and The God Song)
    • Stadium Arcadium, by Red Hot Chili Peppers

    and one Spotify playlist, Synthwave from Space. It's a pretty nice, atmospheric little playlist. I particularly like Public Service Broadcasting, whose song 'Sputnik' is in that playlist.

  5. Comment on ~Random acts of Steam Sale in ~games

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    Thanks! Yeah, I've played bits of it here and there and remember it being really fun, but I haven't actually played it through so I'm looking forward to that.

    Thanks! Yeah, I've played bits of it here and there and remember it being really fun, but I haven't actually played it through so I'm looking forward to that.

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  6. Comment on ~Random acts of Steam Sale in ~games

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    Steam would be great

    Steam would be great

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  7. Comment on ~Random acts of Steam Sale in ~games

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    Hey I'd love a Crysis 2 Maximum Edition key if one's still available ;)

    Hey I'd love a Crysis 2 Maximum Edition key if one's still available ;)

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  8. Comment on Is anyone else here into film photography/cameras? in ~creative

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    Wow, that's a hell of collection, and mostly stuff I've never even heard of too. Nice!

    Wow, that's a hell of collection, and mostly stuff I've never even heard of too. Nice!

  9. Comment on So apparently there's an ongoing controversy about Battlefield V allowing you to play as a female character. in ~games

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    Yeah I mean I don't buy into the ridiculous overreactions from some people. It's just a game and it doesn't really bother me, and I personally don't think 'historical accuracy' is a super...

    Yeah I mean I don't buy into the ridiculous overreactions from some people. It's just a game and it doesn't really bother me, and I personally don't think 'historical accuracy' is a super convincing argument given how (like you said) innacurate the rest of the game is going to be anyway.

    That said, the thing for me is changing people's perception of WWII, and what actually happened socially at least. Knowing what shitty things happened, and still happen (sexism, racism etc) is important in understanding where we are now and how we got here as a civilisation. If you start erasing that sort of stuff out of history because it's unpleasant or doesn't fit modern values, then we start to lose perspective I think, after all, we learn from our mistakes as a society...

    Now that said, it is just a video game and I think people might be reading too much into it. It just doesn't matter to me that much and I'll probably buy it anyway.

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  10. Comment on Is anyone else here into film photography/cameras? in ~creative

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    Ooh, that's a beautiful camera! I think, and I imagine many others will agree, that Kodak Portra is probably one of nicest looking films out there - here are some of my own photos on it. I also...

    Ooh, that's a beautiful camera! I think, and I imagine many others will agree, that Kodak Portra is probably one of nicest looking films out there - here are some of my own photos on it. I also love Kodak Ektar, which has spectacularly vivid colours, as close as you'll get to more expensive and less versatile slide film without actually buying slide film. Again, here are some of my own taken on it.

  11. Comment on Is anyone else here into film photography/cameras? in ~creative

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    You never know, it might be floating around in a box somewhere! Also, I really appreciate the offer re. dark room stuff, but unfortunately I'm in Australia.... I do hope you find someone who will...

    You never know, it might be floating around in a box somewhere! Also, I really appreciate the offer re. dark room stuff, but unfortunately I'm in Australia.... I do hope you find someone who will get some fun out of it!

  12. Comment on What will be ~ stereotypes in a while? in ~talk

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    I missed the whole Voat situation when it happened, but was it obvious by the time it had reached the size Tildes is now that it was going south? Without really knowing much, I'd guess that...

    I missed the whole Voat situation when it happened, but was it obvious by the time it had reached the size Tildes is now that it was going south?

    Without really knowing much, I'd guess that Tildes, while a similar idea, is coming out of different time for different reasons. Just from a quick look at Voat, I can already tell the format is almost completely lifted from Reddit, whereas Tildes has some tweaks and is seems to be heading in a different direction but I guess time will tell.

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  13. Comment on Is anyone else here into film photography/cameras? in ~creative

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    While I've never done the actual developing myself, I've printed my own photos from negatives in a dark room and there really is something magical about seeing your photos just 'appear' on the...

    While I've never done the actual developing myself, I've printed my own photos from negatives in a dark room and there really is something magical about seeing your photos just 'appear' on the paper, sorta like opening the marauder's map in Harry Potter it's rather surreal. As for digital being a lot easier, you're not wrong. If I need to document some event, or if I'm travelling I always go digital, but for artsy shooting on the weekends film is what I go with.

  14. Comment on Is anyone else here into film photography/cameras? in ~creative

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    Hey the Minolta Maxxum is that super funky '80s looking early autofocus SLR right? If they weren't so expensive in good condition that'd be such an interesting camera to play around with. Although...

    Hey the Minolta Maxxum is that super funky '80s looking early autofocus SLR right? If they weren't so expensive in good condition that'd be such an interesting camera to play around with. Although they're probably not as easy to fix up as other early, more mechanical film cameras though....

  15. Comment on Is anyone else here into film photography/cameras? in ~creative

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    I know how you feel re. not being able to resist buying a new camera particularly if you see a good deal. Just between making this post and writing this comment I bought Canon AE-1... It's...

    I know how you feel re. not being able to resist buying a new camera particularly if you see a good deal. Just between making this post and writing this comment I bought Canon AE-1... It's probably not a good thing but I guess it's pretty good as far as hobbies go, and people have spent money on more ridiculous things....

  16. Comment on Is anyone else here into film photography/cameras? in ~creative

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    So when I was probably about 7-10 or so my dad used to bring out what I just saw as 'a big fancy camera that was too expensive for me to play with'. That was the Bronica. I didn't see it for...

    So when I was probably about 7-10 or so my dad used to bring out what I just saw as 'a big fancy camera that was too expensive for me to play with'. That was the Bronica. I didn't see it for years, and then a year or two back I dug it out of a box (along with my aunt's Canon AE-1 - now broken, but some parts have since been transplanted into my A-1). I played with it for some time, got used to the idea of film and then wanted to branch out a bit.

    I asked around some older relatives and got lucky I guess, some of them had cameras lying around they didn't want anymore (the 3000N and the Voigtlander). From there I bought the A-1 for about $100 AUD and fixed it up (it's not in perfect condition, but it works).

    You can probably find some cheap point and shoot film cameras fairly cheap online or in antique markets, and the best thing is, unlike digital, sorta dodgy equipment can actually add character, rather than take away from the photos (at least in my opinion). If you shop the deals on film as well (like the expired stuff for $5), the most expensive part ends up being development and scanning.

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  17. Is anyone else here into film photography/cameras?

    Over the last little while I've started buying (and fixing) up some old cameras, and have really been enjoying the experience of slowing down a tad after so many years of digital. This my...

    Over the last little while I've started buying (and fixing) up some old cameras, and have really been enjoying the experience of slowing down a tad after so many years of digital. This my collection at the moment: on the left a Zenza Bronica ETRS, then from top to bottom on the right, a Canon A-1, a Voigtländer Perkeo I with a Sekonic LC 2 meter on top, then a Canon 3000N (not as fun to use as the others, but it takes EF lenses and is super light so it's good to have around).

    I've got a few rolls going on the Bronica, some Ektar 100 and some Fuji Acros 100 (I think, it was a while back and I very helpfully just labelled it 'B/W 100 ASA') and I'll definitely post some of my favourites once they're developed if I got anything good. Also, my local photo place was selling expired rolls for just $5 the other day so I picked up a couple of 35mm rolls too - it's always nice to find some cheap stuff as film seems to just be getting more and more expensive...

    So, any other analogue enthusiasts? Favourite films or cameras? Got any photos you wanna show off?

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  18. Comment on Clicking on a reply should mark it as "read". in ~tildes

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    Oh shit haha I hadn't noticed that, I guess I just didn't look hard enough, and probably the slightly lighter font that made it a little less obvious. Thanks!

    Oh shit haha I hadn't noticed that, I guess I just didn't look hard enough, and probably the slightly lighter font that made it a little less obvious. Thanks!

  19. Comment on Clicking on a reply should mark it as "read". in ~tildes

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    Yeah, I mean for me, I'd still like it to stay the way it is, but I completely see where you're coming from and I think there should be an option to mark as read if clicked on. Honestly, what I...

    Yeah, I mean for me, I'd still like it to stay the way it is, but I completely see where you're coming from and I think there should be an option to mark as read if clicked on.
    Honestly, what I would really love to see is a way to view a reply to a comment in context, rather than having to sift through an entire thread to find the comment of yours they replied to.

  20. Comment on Clicking on a reply should mark it as "read". in ~tildes

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    I think there should be an option for this, but I personally like it how it is now. As it is, if I see a reply to a post or comment of mine I can keep it unread as a reminder that it's there so I...

    I think there should be an option for this, but I personally like it how it is now. As it is, if I see a reply to a post or comment of mine I can keep it unread as a reminder that it's there so I can come back and reply to it later.

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