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  1. Comment on The melancholy decline of the semicolon in ~humanities

  2. Comment on The melancholy decline of the semicolon in ~humanities

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    Every time I see a link to UnHerd posted another little piece of my heart breaks.

    Every time I see a link to UnHerd posted another little piece of my heart breaks.

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  3. Comment on Forget tulips and windmills, the Netherlands is the dirty old man of Europe in ~misc

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    I can't help suspecting Bloomberg wasn't really bothered about winning, but more interested in undermining candidates on the left.

    I can't help suspecting Bloomberg wasn't really bothered about winning, but more interested in undermining candidates on the left.

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  4. Comment on Facebook changes name to Meta: Mark Zuckerberg announces company rebrand as it moves to the metaverse in ~tech

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    I can't seem to track down the articles, but some years ago there was some pushback from some indigenous people against them using the name Amazon. It never got anywhere because at that stage...

    I can't seem to track down the articles, but some years ago there was some pushback from some indigenous people against them using the name Amazon. It never got anywhere because at that stage Amazon was still seen as largely good thing. Be interesting to see how a campaign run today would fare.

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  5. Comment on Nightmares On Wax - Shout Out! To Freedom (2021) in ~music

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    Don't know what to tag this as. Is it soul? Is it funk? Is it disco? Is it electronic? Is it something else? Is it all of the above and more? Whatever it is though, I like it.

    Don't know what to tag this as. Is it soul? Is it funk? Is it disco? Is it electronic? Is it something else? Is it all of the above and more? Whatever it is though, I like it.

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  6. Comment on Wuhan scientists planned to release coronaviruses into cave bats eighteen months before outbreak in ~health.coronavirus

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    The Express and The Sun are worse, but The Torygraph is pretty damn awful these days. It used to be highly respected and had an excellent reputation at one point, but those days are very much gone...

    The Express and The Sun are worse, but The Torygraph is pretty damn awful these days. It used to be highly respected and had an excellent reputation at one point, but those days are very much gone following it's purchase by the Barclay twins.

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  7. Comment on The dying art of the hatchet job in ~tv

  8. Comment on Lee Scratch Perry & Subatomic Sound System - Full Performance (Live on KEXP) in ~music

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    http://KEXP.ORG presents Lee "Scratch" Perry & Subatomic Sound System performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded September 18, 2016. Songs: Happy Birthday I Am A Madman Black Ark Vampires Dread Lion

    http://KEXP.ORG presents Lee "Scratch" Perry & Subatomic Sound System performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded September 18, 2016.

    Songs:
    Happy Birthday
    I Am A Madman
    Black Ark Vampires
    Dread Lion

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Mdou Moctar - "Live in Niamey, Niger" (2020) in ~music

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    In winter 2020, the Mdou Moctar band met up in Niamey, the capital of Niger, to record a few songs in anticipation of the release of, Afrique Victime. We were staying on the outskirts of town at a friend's home. One day, we quietly set up in front of the house to film a few songs. Despite our relative isolation, the noise of the band inevitably attracted a crowd. What started as the four of us simply playing a few songs for a camera turned into a three-night run of rowdy concerts, bringing in hundreds of eager listeners. Each night, kids from all over the city would line up at our door, rushing over after their final evening prayer. These performances were completely spontaneous and wholly unplanned. Thanks to our audience, we were able to capture the spectacular energy of a typical Niamey concert for you. We're thrilled about it and hope you will be, too. Enjoy!

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  10. Comment on Open source alternatives to Slack, Google Drive and Google Docs in ~tech

  11. Comment on Africa Is A Country Radio with Chief Boima: Nighttime in Nairobi // 23-07-21 in ~music

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    Africa Is a Country Radio, the audio accompaniment to the website of the same name, is a monthly deep dive into the music and cultural politics of the African continent and beyond. Hosted by Chief Boima, the show features a mix of music and interviews with musicians, historians, journalists, and more.
    The theme for this season’s Africa Is a Country Radio is “Clubbing across the Continent” inspired by the Goethe-Institut's Ten Cities project. In episode two we visit Nairobi with Bill Odidi, journalist and radio producer from Nairobi, and learn about the history and social geography of the city through the lens of popular music and club culture.

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  12. Comment on Stamp The Wax: A Brief History Of Venezuela's Musical Boom in ~music

  13. Comment on Why are nobody talking about the Euros here? in ~sports

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    The host nation automatically qualifies so Mexico and USA will, under current rules, both be making an appearance. This is why Qatar will be playing in the competition for the first time when they...

    The host nation automatically qualifies so Mexico and USA will, under current rules, both be making an appearance. This is why Qatar will be playing in the competition for the first time when they host in 2022.

    Getting out the group stages is another story though.

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  14. Comment on RADIO GERO #5 : Jah Wobble Special -- Rinse France (25.10.17) in ~music

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    Tracklist

    Tracklist

    01 - Cadiz (2010)
    02 - War Of Attrition feat Joolz (1983)
    03 - Blow Out 12" version (1985)
    04 - Full Moon Over the Shopping Mall (1999)
    05 - Alcohool-Jihad (1987)
    06 - Cleopatra King Size
    07 - L1 Dub (2008)
    08 - Shinto Dub (2006)
    09 - I Need You By My Side (1980)
    10 - New Mexico Dub (2005)
    11 - Lam Saravane Dub (2000)
    12 - East (1984)
    13 - Neon Moon (1985)
    14 - Rising Above Bedlam (1991)
    15 - A13 (1994)
    16 - Dust Bowl Dub (2007)
    17 - Invaders Of The Heart (Mix 1) (1983)
    18 - Asa (2010)
    19 - Passage To Hades (2001)
    20 - Soledad (1991)
    21 - To Heathrow Cargo, A Parcel (2006)
    22 - Betrayal (1980)
    23 - A Love Song (1995)
    24 - Dreadlock Don't Deal in Wedlock (1978)
    25 - Bananas (1996)

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