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  1. Comment on Hey! How are you doing today? in ~talk

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    Man each time I go back I always pack up some goodies from home! Honestly I'm not planning to touch the car up until the trees around the place stop blooming - It'd just be wasted effort cleaning...

    Man each time I go back I always pack up some goodies from home!
    Honestly I'm not planning to touch the car up until the trees around the place stop blooming - It'd just be wasted effort cleaning it now :(

  2. Comment on Hey! How are you doing today? in ~talk

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    I realised that some time ago I had cleaned my car without considering that pollen season was just around the corner, and now I'm pissed off that it's become all coated in dust, resin, fluffy...

    I realised that some time ago I had cleaned my car without considering that pollen season was just around the corner, and now I'm pissed off that it's become all coated in dust, resin, fluffy pollen thingies and the such...

    On the other hand I've come back to Germany from Italy after Easter break when I gorged myself with mom's food, and have already met the quota of 'weekly training' I had set myself, so I'm satisfied about that.

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  3. Comment on Julian Assange arrested at Ecuadorian embassy in London in ~news

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    If there is one thing that's really keeping me from not having any sympathy for the guy is the fact that it might come off as not being willing to stand up for whistleblowers. Don't get me wrong,...

    If there is one thing that's really keeping me from not having any sympathy for the guy is the fact that it might come off as not being willing to stand up for whistleblowers.

    Don't get me wrong, I realise that he himself really wasn't one, and he was more of a manager of a source that publicised whistleblowers' news, but at the same time I have to admit that if anyone came up to me and asked me to name a recent whistleblower, Assange would instantly come to mind.

    I guess in the end he's just a figure that's gonna be surrounded by controversies, let's hope he won't cause any considerable damage to any possible future source of leaks...

    Edit: as soon as I was done posting this comment it came to mind how critical he's been on the Panama Papers already so in hindsight he's already been causing issues to whistleblowers. I'm now inclined to just say 'fuck him'.

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  4. Comment on Julian Assange arrested at Ecuadorian embassy in London in ~news

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    I have to admit I really don't know how to react to this news. On one hand it became pretty clear that for one reason or another during the past years Wikileaks had become more and more a biased...

    I have to admit I really don't know how to react to this news.

    On one hand it became pretty clear that for one reason or another during the past years Wikileaks had become more and more a biased tool of Assange, but on the other hand it was a decent source of info when it was denouncing of the atrocities that had happened in Iraq.

    I'm torn on what to expect from the general consensus and the media, and would appreciate any carification from anyone whom might've followed the whole ordeal more cloasely than myself.

    Edit: grammar

    25 votes
  5. Comment on 'One-Punch Man' Season 2 Premiere Draws Big Reactions in ~anime

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    I'm satisfied honestly, it's not like it's unwatchable or anything; expecting it to be on par with the original was madness once we knew that it was animated by JCstaff instead of Madhouse. As...

    I'm satisfied honestly, it's not like it's unwatchable or anything; expecting it to be on par with the original was madness once we knew that it was animated by JCstaff instead of Madhouse.

    As long as they'll stick to the manga and the jokes will land I'll consider myself satisfied, I just wanna have some fun and see a decent fight or two here and there :)

    5 votes
  6. Comment on If you had to point out a song in a foreign language either for its catchiness or content, what would it be? in ~music

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    Black Lightning sounds pretty awesome in the same way the only other Russian movie I've ever watched did (that being Hardcore Henry), I'll check it out. That's strange; it's an extremely...

    Black Lightning sounds pretty awesome in the same way the only other Russian movie I've ever watched did (that being Hardcore Henry), I'll check it out.

    Just found it randomly somewhere at the right time, a couple of years ago.

    That's strange; it's an extremely recognisable song in Italy that reached an unbelivable popularity at the time, but at the same time it's been years since I heard it myself last time on the radio. Cool story though, glad you enjoy it!
    You might want to also hear Per Dimenticare which is the most recent super-popular song by Zero Assoluto I can come up by memory, or perhaps Fango by Jovanotti.

    Never heard before of Vanilla Sky strangely enough, but they seem like a cool bunch.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on If you had to point out a song in a foreign language either for its catchiness or content, what would it be? in ~music

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    Pops a huge fan of Dalla and Fabrizio De Andrè; although they are some years apart I tend to group them together in that circle of Italian Songwriters that were trying to write up poetry that was...

    Pops a huge fan of Dalla and Fabrizio De Andrè; although they are some years apart I tend to group them together in that circle of Italian Songwriters that were trying to write up poetry that was accompanied by music moreso than songs.

    Also I came to realise that i really cannot come up with any number of songs from South America right off the bat... Estrelar's an extremely cool tune though, I love this kind of '80s mood.

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  8. Comment on If you had to point out a song in a foreign language either for its catchiness or content, what would it be? in ~music

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    oh man, last Summer i heard for the first time Zombi by Fela Kuti and read up his wikipedia page and was amazed by what a remarkably interesting character he was. Will definitely check out Water...

    oh man, last Summer i heard for the first time Zombi by Fela Kuti and read up his wikipedia page and was amazed by what a remarkably interesting character he was. Will definitely check out Water no get Enemy!

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  9. Comment on If you had to point out a song in a foreign language either for its catchiness or content, what would it be? in ~music

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    It was for me as well (GER), popped over on Deezer and heard it from there :)

    It was for me as well (GER), popped over on Deezer and heard it from there :)

  10. Comment on If you had to point out a song in a foreign language either for its catchiness or content, what would it be? in ~music

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    Dude, you have no idea what kind of nostalgia trip you just sent me through with Svegliarsi la Mattina; it's such an iconic song from the mid 2000s in Italy, and it had reached such levels of...

    Dude, you have no idea what kind of nostalgia trip you just sent me through with Svegliarsi la Mattina; it's such an iconic song from the mid 2000s in Italy, and it had reached such levels of popularity, that I can guarantee 90% of passerbys you could stop anywhere in Italy would still remember the refrain by heart.

    Hadn't clicked in my mind where i heard 'Ylvis' before until i opened the video, then i immediately remembered about What Does the Fox Say? holy shit these guys never run out of ideas!

    K-pop is one of those genres I'd never go out my way to hear but at the same time wouldn't mind stumbling upon on the radio randomly while driving. Tunes are always quite the earworm.

    I was really digging Поднимайся's video with the flying car.

    Major Tom grew on me as I was listening to it, refrain is especially catchy!

    Holy crap, just yesterday the guys from the online German course I'm doing mentioned (around the 3:20 mark) how Rammstein was originally a DDR band, what are the chances?

    Thanks for the list of tunes!

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  11. Comment on If you had to point out a song in a foreign language either for its catchiness or content, what would it be? in ~music

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    This sounds so extremely familiar and western in its melody; I'm betting that if someone shuffled it within the background songs at a bar I probably wouldn't notice... I've never even thought...

    This sounds so extremely familiar and western in its melody; I'm betting that if someone shuffled it within the background songs at a bar I probably wouldn't notice... I've never even thought about what 90s folk music could've sounded like in Taiwan, super cool entry, thanks!

    Btw what does the title mean? I tried googling it but it gives out only info about the author on wikipedia and the westernised transcription 'Yue Liang Re De Huo'

    4 votes
  12. Comment on If you had to point out a song in a foreign language either for its catchiness or content, what would it be? in ~music

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    When i read 'Dutch song' i was not expecting something like that! It feels like the type of song you'd expect to hear on TV after the countdown on New Year's eve or during a summer fest of the...

    When i read 'Dutch song' i was not expecting something like that! It feels like the type of song you'd expect to hear on TV after the countdown on New Year's eve or during a summer fest of the sort; gotta say it does definitely check the catchiness mark. Thanks for the input :)

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  13. I'd like to hear something different, and am curious about what both the current and past trends have been so anything's welcome really! Honestly it doesn't even have to have any sung parts;...

    I'd like to hear something different, and am curious about what both the current and past trends have been so anything's welcome really!

    Honestly it doesn't even have to have any sung parts; lately I've been getting in Berlin's indigenous techno scene and found myself with lots of remarkable material to listen to.

    Here are a few spotlights of mine:

    • A particularly good DJ session of Dirty Doering. His music is what's really pushed me to dip my toes into the techno scene; went to few of his nights and never regretted it so far.
    • Songs such as Le Temps de la Rentrée by France Gall, La Mer specifically sung by Julio Iglesias and Champs Elysees by Joe Dassin are some of my go tos when I'm cooking something.
    • HaifischNikez Allstar is a really good trashy song, pleasant in its own way in my opinion. Watch it as there's a jumpscare at the beginning of the video.
    • Any song by Caparezza. I won't link a specific one cause they're not exactly "melodic", moreso they are extremely clever in the wordplays he makes in each and every one. If i had to suggest an album of his I'd go for Museica.
    • Heard a number of catchy tunes while visiting Israel but ended up not knowing any specific title cause while there my phone died...

    edit: pointed out jumpscare

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  14. Comment on Megathread: April Fools' Day 2019 on the internet in ~misc

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    Check out Hypnospace Outlaw, it's been recently released and I'd say a very fun and charming experience; it should be right up your alley!

    Check out Hypnospace Outlaw, it's been recently released and I'd say a very fun and charming experience; it should be right up your alley!

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  15. Comment on Borderlands 3 - Official Developer Trailer in ~games

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    It has now been 5 years, since Battlefield 4, that I have stopped buying games at launch and for more than 30€. These past years I've been either playing indies or buying used games from ebay, and...

    It has now been 5 years, since Battlefield 4, that I have stopped buying games at launch and for more than 30€.

    These past years I've been either playing indies or buying used games from ebay, and I've honestly yet to feel like I've been missing out on something.

    I'll be damned though if I'll ever wait for the price on this bad boy to drop; I will still absolutely not pre-order it, but I'll be sure to get my hands on it as soon as it's gonna come out.

    6 votes
  16. Comment on What are you an "expert" on? in ~talk

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    I'd have to agree, his initiatives are very charismatic and extremely captivating but his personality this past year or so has seemed to leek out and amass quite an amount of negativity of people...

    I'd have to agree, his initiatives are very charismatic and extremely captivating but his personality this past year or so has seemed to leek out and amass quite an amount of negativity of people towards his works, which is quite a shame honestly. On top of that employees seemed to have quite a bit to complain about, which throws quite a shade towards his companies as well.

    I'd like to say that his greatest achievement in my opinion was actually bringing something truly enticing in fields that really deserved some attention from the mainstream media at a time when nobody really cared.

    5 votes
  17. Comment on What are you an "expert" on? in ~talk

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    I know a guy who made a fair living off of putting up with turists and teaching them how to properly downhill down the ski slopes in the hotter seasons and teaching how to ski during the winter...

    I know a guy who made a fair living off of putting up with turists and teaching them how to properly downhill down the ski slopes in the hotter seasons and teaching how to ski during the winter ones. To start everything up he just needed to get the national training license as a ski instructor; depending on where you live you might be able to start something up with your talents, who knows?

    I reckon younger kids/teens might be interested in such lessons...

    2 votes
  18. Comment on What are you an "expert" on? in ~talk

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    So my question might probably send a shiver down your spine, but if someone came to you and said 'yo dawg, i don't know nothing about Star Trek and honestly the sheer amount of material that's out...

    So my question might probably send a shiver down your spine, but if someone came to you and said 'yo dawg, i don't know nothing about Star Trek and honestly the sheer amount of material that's out there kinda throws me off in where to start' where would you direct him? Asking for a friend of course.

    Jokes aside, I have to admit that while I'm decently well versed in cinema on other fields, I really don't have any expertise in classic sci-fi (vaguely remember Star Wars and seen anything Star Trek related to give you an idea) and frankly I'd like to give it a go one of these days...

    Ever been to Rome, Pompeii or Ercolano (btw if not prioritise Ercolano as it is a vastly superior site)?

    5 votes
  19. Comment on What are you an "expert" on? in ~talk

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    That sounds rad man, also interested in what @frickindeal asked you. As far as stock produced road legal vehicles goes, what's your dream daily commuter/weekend joyride car? I'm no expert at all...

    That sounds rad man, also interested in what @frickindeal asked you.

    As far as stock produced road legal vehicles goes, what's your dream daily commuter/weekend joyride car?

    I'm no expert at all in the subject of actual mechanics, best i ever did once i had opened my car's hood was changing its battery, but while not being a technician or a mechanic i've always loved driving and cars in general.

    3 votes
  20. Comment on What are you an "expert" on? in ~talk

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    Purely out of curiosity, may I ask you what your opinion towards SpaceX and Musk's other companies is at the present time?

    Purely out of curiosity, may I ask you what your opinion towards SpaceX and Musk's other companies is at the present time?

    4 votes