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  1. Comment on Bolsonaro's regime incentivizes landlords to burn off forests; anarchist fire brigades pick up the slack in ~enviro

  2. Comment on The Tildes Best of 2020 Music Dropbox - please bookmark, or ignore in ~music

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    Sure that's true, they don't sound much the same. But to me they capture the same larrikin spirit. If you want more AC/DC, check out 42 decibel https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eKmX1FzhvDY

    Sure that's true, they don't sound much the same. But to me they capture the same larrikin spirit.

    If you want more AC/DC, check out 42 decibel https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eKmX1FzhvDY

  3. Comment on The Tildes Best of 2020 Music Dropbox - please bookmark, or ignore in ~music

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    The Chats - High Risk Behaviour Punk Rock // Pub Rock These lads are the best fucken thing to come outta queensland ever. They're basically the new AC/DC and when things open up again they are all...

    The Chats - High Risk Behaviour
    Punk Rock // Pub Rock

    These lads are the best fucken thing to come outta queensland ever. They're basically the new AC/DC and when things open up again they are all you'll hear at the footy and your local.

    Best track: 'Pub Feed' because man I just wanna go to the pub smash a parma and sink pints with mates all night long.

    Note: 'Pub Feed' was rerecorded for this album and has a rippa music video

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  4. Comment on The Tildes Best of 2020 Music Dropbox - please bookmark, or ignore in ~music

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    Blood and Sun - Love & Ashes Folk But like heathen folk but also kind americana? Lush, passionate, sincere are the sorts of adjectives thrown around this sort of thing. It's beautiful and makes my...

    Blood and Sun - Love & Ashes
    Folk

    But like heathen folk but also kind americana? Lush, passionate, sincere are the sorts of adjectives thrown around this sort of thing. It's beautiful and makes my heart sing.

    I couldn't stop listening to 'Madrone' when I first heard it.

  5. Comment on The Tildes Best of 2020 Music Dropbox - please bookmark, or ignore in ~music

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    Thy Catafalque - Naiv Avant-garde // Experimental metal Man this one is so much fun too. It's just an eclectic blend of styles but the composition is so strong it just all works so damn well. It's...

    Thy Catafalque - Naiv
    Avant-garde // Experimental metal

    Man this one is so much fun too. It's just an eclectic blend of styles but the composition is so strong it just all works so damn well. It's impossible to describe or compare to anything else. It has to be experienced.

    My fav is 'Tsitsushka'.

  6. Comment on The Tildes Best of 2020 Music Dropbox - please bookmark, or ignore in ~music

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    Sepulchral Curse - Only Ashes Remain Finnish Death Metal They're Finnish. It's gonna be awesome. This time they're doing straight up death metal, largely dropping the black metal elements of their...

    Sepulchral Curse - Only Ashes Remain
    Finnish Death Metal

    They're Finnish. It's gonna be awesome. This time they're doing straight up death metal, largely dropping the black metal elements of their earlier stuff. This is ok because RIFFS. Endless riffs. It just shreds aye.

    Can't beat that first track 'From Within the Bowels of the Earth'

  7. Comment on The Tildes Best of 2020 Music Dropbox - please bookmark, or ignore in ~music

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    Skeleton - Skeleton Black Metal 1982 style Chugging and thrashy. Hearkens back to classic Venom/Bathory/Celtic Frost stuff. But maybe a bit more NWOBHM. It's just really fun. Try 'Ring of Fire'

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    Black Metal 1982 style

    Chugging and thrashy. Hearkens back to classic Venom/Bathory/Celtic Frost stuff. But maybe a bit more NWOBHM. It's just really fun.

    Try 'Ring of Fire'

  8. Comment on The Tildes Best of 2020 Music Dropbox - please bookmark, or ignore in ~music

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    Auroch - Stolen Angelic Tongues Death Metal Fucking disgusting, filthy, technical but not wanky. Just how I like my death metal. Riffs on riffs on riffs, with atmosphere and serious composition...

    Auroch - Stolen Angelic Tongues
    Death Metal

    Fucking disgusting, filthy, technical but not wanky. Just how I like my death metal. Riffs on riffs on riffs, with atmosphere and serious composition and dynamics. I loved their previous album 'Mute Books' so much (as recommended by Radio Fenriz rip). It's all dark and kinda has cosmic black metal edges. Really gets ya blood pumping.

    Dive into 'Hideous New Gods'.

  9. Comment on The Tildes Best of 2020 Music Dropbox - please bookmark, or ignore in ~music

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    Winterfylleth - The Reckoning Dawn Black Metal It's huge and atmospheric. Lotsa crunchy texture; an ocean of sound. Very easy to lose yourself in, meditating or running or something. Check out the...

    Winterfylleth - The Reckoning Dawn
    Black Metal

    It's huge and atmospheric. Lotsa crunchy texture; an ocean of sound. Very easy to lose yourself in, meditating or running or something.

    Check out the first track, 'Misdeeds of Faith'

  10. Comment on Project Gemini: Stripped back web // souped up Gopher internet protocol in ~tech

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    ooh thanks! Somehow I missed that

    ooh thanks! Somehow I missed that

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  11. Comment on Project Gemini: Stripped back web // souped up Gopher internet protocol in ~tech

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    I stumbled across this via the ever-interesting Drew DeVault. Looks like a cool project, which I might play with sometime.

    I stumbled across this via the ever-interesting Drew DeVault. Looks like a cool project, which I might play with sometime.

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  12. Comment on File Syncing Software in 2020 in ~comp

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    I use KDE connect to copy stuff between desktop and phone and back. It's very good, and has other nice features too.

    I use KDE connect to copy stuff between desktop and phone and back. It's very good, and has other nice features too.

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  13. Comment on The battle over dyslexia: It was once a widely accepted way of explaining why some children struggled to read and write. But some experts have begun to question the existence of dyslexia itself in ~life

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    Thanks! I recall hearing about that before, but I had forgotten. That also reminds me of how schizophrenia manifests differently in different cultures...

    Thanks! I recall hearing about that before, but I had forgotten. That also reminds me of how schizophrenia manifests differently in different cultures...

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  14. Comment on The battle over dyslexia: It was once a widely accepted way of explaining why some children struggled to read and write. But some experts have begun to question the existence of dyslexia itself in ~life

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    There's an interesting comment in the article that dyslexia is hereditary because dyslexic parents produce dyslexic children. I might have to do some more reading later today, because I'm...

    There's an interesting comment in the article that dyslexia is hereditary because dyslexic parents produce dyslexic children. I might have to do some more reading later today, because I'm immediately struck that there's a confounding variable: there's not just a genetic relationship between parents and children, but also social. Do adopted children of dyslexic parents also show high rates of dyslexia?

    My parents are bookish and so us kids learnt to read very early, before school. And today we continue to read at a high level. It's easy to speculate that parents with literary difficulties don't raise their kids in a book-rich environment, which fuels literary difficulties.

    Edit:

    According to "Thomas S. Scerri, Gerd Schulte-Körne. Genetics of developmental dyslexia. European child & adolescent psychiatry, 2009, 19 (3), pp.179-197. 10.1007/s00787-009-0081-0. hal-00540651" which is a review article, there is significant neurobiological differences between dyslexic individuals and those without. They discuss postmortem examinations which reveal relevant abnormalities in the brain. Further, they discuss an array of twin studies which compare monozygotic to dizygotic twins. These studies showed that usually both MZ twins have dyslexia, whereas less often in DZ twins. This is compelling evidence that there is a genetic basis for dyslexia.

    Useful google scholar search: "dyslexia twin study"

    Another interesting review: https://psycnet.apa.org/fulltext/2015-58960-001.html. This one does briefly discuss my speculation and suggests that home literacy environment may be significant.

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  15. Comment on The Results of the Actual Unofficial 2020 Tildes Census in ~tildes

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    Hi. The past 18 months (ish) has been fun.

    which is really odd unless 28 people here have realized they're pan or ace since the last census I'm confused.

    Hi. The past 18 months (ish) has been fun.

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