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  1. Comment on Sweden has seen a 4% drop in the number of people flying via its airports, as flight-shaming takes off in ~enviro

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    Yeah most likely, I only read the headline at first and now that I've actually read the thing it doesn't mention flight-shaming or flygskamma which I guess would be the Swedish conjugation of...

    Yeah most likely, I only read the headline at first and now that I've actually read the thing it doesn't mention flight-shaming or flygskamma which I guess would be the Swedish conjugation of flight-shame to flight-shaming.
    I made the original comment mostly as a joke or a snide, I would probably have read the article if I thought it would lead to a discussion. It's a reminder to always read the article even when I feel the source probably don't use click bait. A bit off topic but I wonder how much a title should be considered a part of an article. If I make a comment based on BBC stating flight-shaming is a real thing in their title, is my comment still relevant if the article then is about flight-shame? I don't think my comment is relevant to be honest but are titles relevant?

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  2. Comment on Sweden has seen a 4% drop in the number of people flying via its airports, as flight-shaming takes off in ~enviro

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    I assume flight-shaming is the same as fat-shaming. Like if I eat a doughnut and feel shame because I try to eat healthy that isn't fat-shaming or if a nutritionist goes on television informing...

    I assume flight-shaming is the same as fat-shaming. Like if I eat a doughnut and feel shame because I try to eat healthy that isn't fat-shaming or if a nutritionist goes on television informing people that doughnuts aren't healthy that's also not fat-shaming. In the same way being informed about the consequences on the climate when flying isn't being flight-shamed. I guess if someone like told me something like "Really you are going to fly, with your climate footprint" that would be flight-shaming. I've never seen anyone using flying to belittle someone else IRL or online. So my assumption is that the people who use the term flight-shaming are the people who feel that the climate debate is a personal attack on them and that the people who fly less are the people who are interested in the climate debate. I might be totally wrong or we might have different ideas about what flight-shaming is.

  3. Comment on Sweden has seen a 4% drop in the number of people flying via its airports, as flight-shaming takes off in ~enviro

  4. Comment on Are silly/imaginative/dorky/non-serious topics "high-quality" enough for Tildes? in ~tildes

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    My main problem with Reddit jokes is that they aren't jokes, they're karma trains, trends repeated over and over again untill every comment is a reference and every contribution is meta.

    My main problem with Reddit jokes is that they aren't jokes, they're karma trains, trends repeated over and over again untill every comment is a reference and every contribution is meta.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Sweden has seen a 4% drop in the number of people flying via its airports, as flight-shaming takes off in ~enviro

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    I don't think the people who feel flight shamed and the people who choose to take the train instead of flying are the same people.

    I don't think the people who feel flight shamed and the people who choose to take the train instead of flying are the same people.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on What's your ideal pizza? in ~food

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    I'm a sucker for a kebab with aioli pizza! It's a staple of Swedish-Middle-Eastern-Greek-Italian fusion style pie.

    I'm a sucker for a kebab with aioli pizza! It's a staple of Swedish-Middle-Eastern-Greek-Italian fusion style pie.

    7 votes
  7. Comment on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - Discussion Thread in ~movies

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    Bit disappointing on the visual side, especially after The last jedi (We get it J.J. you like lens flares, please stop) The story was decent but they played it safe to a pretty annoying degree....

    Bit disappointing on the visual side, especially after The last jedi (We get it J.J. you like lens flares, please stop)

    The story was decent but they played it safe to a pretty annoying degree.
    Would have been interesting to see either Kylo or Rey going gray instead of good or bad but nuance isn't safe. And even though they played it safe on the no nuance between good and bad, it still could have been interesting to see Kylo become the big bad but that would mean the previous big bad actually died before a standard dramatic curve suggest the big bad should die and that isn't safe so Snoke was never the big bad at all, he was just a puppet.
    Rey's family not being special... unsafe, insert safe 'big bad being the parent (or in this case granddaddy) to the protagonist' plot point.

    The thing that really made me annoyed though was the action or rather the scenes with tension. Stormtroopers still having the aim of handicapable toddlers (except the one who shot Poe but that had absolutely no impact on anything, he didn't really seem to mind it after a second or two)
    The knights of Ren being absolutely useless... That was actually a serious bummer for me, I thought they looked pretty cool, turns out they were just Kylos back up dancers.
    The fight and the build up to the fight between Sidious and Rey was probably the least interesting conflict in Star Wars history, they never really met before, Sidious didn't really give a shit about Rey, Rey seemed more challenged by solving the ol' Star Wars episode 6 puzzle 'how to kill the Sith without becoming the sith' (a conundrum that seems pretty weaksauce after you seen the jedi slaughter a shit ton of other people without turning sith) than she was by Palpatine's force lightning.
    The attack on the death star ships was also pretty underwhelming, nothing takes the tension away from a bunch of super guns like having the battle under circumstances where the super guns can't be used. A bit of a nit pick on that battle, if the command destroyer had tilted a bit when the rebels did a land invasion style attack on it... I'm not saying doing a land invasion style attack on a spaceship is a bad idea, I think Poe said that before they did it... I'm just saying it's a good thing the baddies didn't know spaceships can tilt.

    Things I liked.
    Leia being a jedi, pretty cool.
    Rey being a Palpatine, I mean it's dumb, sort of weird when you picture someone having sex with Darth scrotum face. And it was really an anti-climactic way to conclude Rey's story arc but Palpatine is cool, I like Palpatine, all nine movies are basically about Palpatines shenanigans now... and I don't really mind. Palpatine is pretty cool, not Vader cool but... cool.
    Poe doing the light jumps to escape in the beginning was pretty toight...
    Finn seeming to be force sensitive was nice.
    I don't know, call me a big softie but I thought Kylo going full Ben was kinda neat and seeing Han Solo again was also neat.

    It was a decent movie but someone should seriously stop J.J. from using beloved franchises as an excuse to do lens flare fetish porn.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~life

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    I'd love to hear the response that made someone call OP a monster.

    I'd love to hear the response that made someone call OP a monster.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    I've been working on some label cover art recently and have been experimenting with some t-shirt design for a band I made a cover for. As a hobby me and my roommate have been making some...

    I've been working on some label cover art recently and have been experimenting with some t-shirt design for a band I made a cover for.
    As a hobby me and my roommate have been making some experimental lo-fi music videos where he brings the tunes and I make the visuals.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on What are some good news outlets you would recommend? in ~talk

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    Don't know how many Swedes are here but Omni.se is where I go for my news. They seem to cover news unbiased and have clear sources and make it easy to follow their reports on news around the world...

    Don't know how many Swedes are here but Omni.se is where I go for my news. They seem to cover news unbiased and have clear sources and make it easy to follow their reports on news around the world by using tags.

    6 votes