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  1. Comment on Which Dracula film is most faithful to the book? in ~movies

  2. Comment on "I didn't have control": A 14-year-old on why she quit social media in ~misc

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    Judging by what we see online, some parents seem to treat their children like puppies in the context of social media. They share videos of them crying for something silly or doing embarassing...

    Judging by what we see online, some parents seem to treat their children like puppies in the context of social media. They share videos of them crying for something silly or doing embarassing stuff as if they couldn't possibly grow up to be ashamed by all that. Not to talk about the recent trend of throwing cheese on their baby's face...
    It's as if they don't realize that they are dealing with human beings with complex emotions.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Porsche’s new electric car offers a faster charge than Tesla in ~tech

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    The article is a bit misleading: basically all electric car batteries have a c-rate of 10, which means that a battery with a capacity of 60kWh could be charged with up to 600kW. This means that...

    The article is a bit misleading: basically all electric car batteries have a c-rate of 10, which means that a battery with a capacity of 60kWh could be charged with up to 600kW. This means that the real limit lies in the power of the charging station, and that Porsche must have found a way to make a 350kW one in a safe and sustainable way (which is still impressive since it's around 100 times the power available in most houses)

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Porcupine Tree - Anesthetize in ~music

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    True, from the early stuff I'd save just a few songs like The Sky Moves Sideways and Voyage 34 part I, but everything onward is fenomenal, so much talent in one man!

    True, from the early stuff I'd save just a few songs like The Sky Moves Sideways and Voyage 34 part I, but everything onward is fenomenal, so much talent in one man!

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Porcupine Tree - Anesthetize in ~music

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    One of their best songs in my opinion. The first part really gives the feeling of apathy and melancholy that's so common in modern times, then the music gets heavier and heavier just to end with a...

    One of their best songs in my opinion. The first part really gives the feeling of apathy and melancholy that's so common in modern times, then the music gets heavier and heavier just to end with a very calming and sentimental piece, with those beautifully layered vocals. It's sad but also kinda hopeful, I love it.
    Also this is just a small example of the leader Steven Wilson's extensive and various discography, if someone wants some song suggestions for this artist feel free to ask!

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Mars is in its closest approach to Earth since 2003. Here’s how to see it. in ~science

  7. Comment on What's your favorite metal album right now? in ~music

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    Tool's Lateralus. I never heard anything quite as mystical and wild yet complex and carefully constructed. The lyrics are great and each member of the band is really talented, especially the...

    Tool's Lateralus. I never heard anything quite as mystical and wild yet complex and carefully constructed. The lyrics are great and each member of the band is really talented, especially the drummer. With it's 80 minutes length listening to it in one sitting is a dark and immersive journey like no other.

  8. Comment on Mars is in its closest approach to Earth since 2003. Here’s how to see it. in ~science

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    Oh, how didn't I think of that! That makes perfect sense, thank you.

    Oh, how didn't I think of that! That makes perfect sense, thank you.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Investigating the Potential for Miscommunication Using Emoji in ~science

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    This kind of misinterpretations is why imo it's better not to use emojis with people you don't know well, unless their intent is really obvious. Even if they understand their meaning there's a...

    This kind of misinterpretations is why imo it's better not to use emojis with people you don't know well, unless their intent is really obvious. Even if they understand their meaning there's a risk of sounding cheesy or over-informal depending on your relation with that person. Emojis belong in somewhat intimate conversations, where you can read their intent as you could read the other person's facial expressions face to face.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Photography, videography. Share your advice in ~hobbies

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    If you want a camera that also has good 4k you could look into the panasonic gx80/gx85. It has a 4/3 sensor with good stabilization and a very compact body, fast af for stills and you can find...

    If you want a camera that also has good 4k you could look into the panasonic gx80/gx85. It has a 4/3 sensor with good stabilization and a very compact body, fast af for stills and you can find relatively inexpensive lenses for it. Generally speaking panasonic and sony have the best video capabilities it seems.

    Honestly you can't really go wrong with modern cameras for a beginner, I have a fujifilm x-m1 (2012 entry level) and it lets me do most of the stuff I want. The hard part is choosing the lens. You could start with a kit zoom and then look into what focal length you use more often, or choose directly a 24/35/50mm (equivalent) fast prime and see if after some time you feel the need for something wider/longer or if it's perfect like that.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Mars is in its closest approach to Earth since 2003. Here’s how to see it. in ~science

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    35,8Mmi instead of the average 140? I never realized the distance between planets could vary THAT much, I'm gonna prepare my camera.

    35,8Mmi instead of the average 140? I never realized the distance between planets could vary THAT much, I'm gonna prepare my camera.

    2 votes