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  1. Comment on Nolwenn Leroy – "Tri Martolod" in ~music

  2. Comment on What's something you're comfortable telling people on the internet that you wouldn't share with people you know in real life? in ~talk

    Staross
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    That's exactly me IRL, never had much issues with it. That said there's probably some cultural differences here (assuming you are American), plus I often go about it in a jokingly manner.

    hey, I think we should expropriate billionaires' wealth and give every homeless person housing;"

    That's exactly me IRL, never had much issues with it. That said there's probably some cultural differences here (assuming you are American), plus I often go about it in a jokingly manner.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on What's something you're comfortable telling people on the internet that you wouldn't share with people you know in real life? in ~talk

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    I think the main one is that I'm making music, I actually spent a lot of my time over the years doing stuff and pretty much nobody in real life knows about it. I'm not sure why I do this exactly,...

    I think the main one is that I'm making music, I actually spent a lot of my time over the years doing stuff and pretty much nobody in real life knows about it. I'm not sure why I do this exactly, but I don't really like what I do most of the time. I also I like to keep some hobbies for myself, I often feel like socializing them brings a kind of "degradation" (e.g. you start to anticipate what people you know might think about it, etc). Fear of judgment too probably.

    I also avoid talking too much about my mental state or really personal issues in real life, I prefer to keep shit for myself and not bother people with it.

    6 votes
  4. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    Thanks, I spent like 2 hours switching between drums at some point, that's the best I've found.

    Thanks, I spent like 2 hours switching between drums at some point, that's the best I've found.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I've been listening to Kangding Ray recently, it's pretty good, minimalist electro with a nice modern sound : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_poFZEDzGo

    I've been listening to Kangding Ray recently, it's pretty good, minimalist electro with a nice modern sound : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_poFZEDzGo

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

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    I'm working on a new track, I'm fairly happy with it so far but I still need to figure out the ending a bit, and polish it.

    I'm working on a new track, I'm fairly happy with it so far but I still need to figure out the ending a bit, and polish it.

    6 votes
  7. Comment on What are your favorite and least favorite work activities? in ~talk

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    Best part is getting a new type of data and writing code to analyze them, I always get a bit excited when I'm producing results and for the first time, waiting for the plot to show up. The coffee...

    Best part is getting a new type of data and writing code to analyze them, I always get a bit excited when I'm producing results and for the first time, waiting for the plot to show up. The coffee break too.

    Worse part is boring meetings, dumb managers, people complaining, doing administration, etc.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on You must time-travel to any time before 1799 and never come back. Where do you go? in ~talk

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    Thinking about it most of us wouldn't be able to speak the language, integrate or earn a living... become homeless or throne in jail, or die of dysentery before a month is past.

    Thinking about it most of us wouldn't be able to speak the language, integrate or earn a living... become homeless or throne in jail, or die of dysentery before a month is past.

    5 votes
  9. Comment on You must time-travel to any time before 1799 and never come back. Where do you go? in ~talk

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    Or just fuck them and spread your genes !

    Or just fuck them and spread your genes !

    2 votes
  10. Comment on What authors do you recommend on the basis of writing style? in ~books

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    I'm currently reading D'un château l'autre (Castle to Castle) by Céline. It's one of his later books (after WW2) in which his style is fully developed. It's very oral and elliptic, very pungent. I...

    I'm currently reading D'un château l'autre (Castle to Castle) by Céline. It's one of his later books (after WW2) in which his style is fully developed. It's very oral and elliptic, very pungent. I don't know if there's equivalents in English, and although I don't think one should just copy his style, there's definitively some ideas there when it comes to cutting things short and grabbing the reader by the throat. It's a bit difficult at first though.

    Here's an excerpt, context is Vichy government in exile in Germany and this guy Clotilde tries to escape to Switzerland with his new found lover :

    well, the second he saw Clotilde, no eyes . . . no thought for anything else . . .
    to bring her happiness and right away! . . . not in twenty
    years! . . . console her for all her sorrows . . . give her a new
    life! . . . not in twenty years! . . . this minute ! . . . Switzer-
    land, a real life! Constance . . . life, fairyland! Siegmaringen
    was death! Constance! Life!... Basel . . . Berne! . . .
    and they'd made up their minds! The first runner that came
    their way! right this minute, let's go! . . . and what a recep-
    tion . . . expected! . . . sleepwalkers of love . . . reception
    committee! . . . deep in their happiness! . . . going ahead
    without looking! . . . in a dream! . . . heading for a big pop-
    lar! . . . the seventh poplar: Switzerland! . . . but the sixth
    poplar . . . oh oh, twenty Boche bulls! with dogs and chains!
    . . . five seconds flat. . . nabbed, tied, loaded, and shipped
    back . . . I saw him lying there on his side . . . a chained
    sausage . . . chained from his neck to his heels. . . he
    writhed and convulsed a little . . . not much . . . the floor
    was dry . . . the sewer had been cleaned up . . . they'd put
    him there right outside the crapper so everybody could take a
    good look and get the idea . . .

    1 vote
  11. Comment on The (Somewhat) Definitive Guide to Dungeon Synth in ~music

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    I'm not sure I like that genre yet, but I didn't knew it was a thing.

    I'm not sure I like that genre yet, but I didn't knew it was a thing.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Are the police domestic terrorists? in ~talk

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    They sure can be, there was some discussion about it on r/france recently. For example a guy went to a demonstration, got gassed and really scared, now he won't demonstrate again, because he fears...

    They sure can be, there was some discussion about it on r/france recently. For example a guy went to a demonstration, got gassed and really scared, now he won't demonstrate again, because he fears for his safety. After all the people that got beaten up for no reason, shot in the face, lost an eye, etc. I would be scared to go too.

    And there's clear political intent behind it, the police get orders that predictably leads to violence, they don't respect the most basic rules, they are protected by the hierarchy (which goes up to the minister and Macron), and Macron even said that people should be "responsible" and "don't go into such places" after an old women got smashed by the police.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Recommend me a song based just on one line (or couplet) in its lyrics. in ~music

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    The smell of your blood breathing And its taste in the sea In the South shining my feet Till it seemed as if they were made with dew There's pearls of huge beauty in the sunset Current 93 - Then...

    The smell of your blood breathing
    And its taste in the sea
    In the South shining my feet
    Till it seemed as if they were made with dew
    There's pearls of huge beauty in the sunset

    Current 93 - Then Kill Caesar

    Current 93 has these images that get stuck in my head, even though I have no idea what they mean.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on What are your favorite Instant Pot/pressure cooker recipes? in ~food

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    I definitively underuse mine, I mostly use it to make Sauerkraut, I just throw potatoes, Sauerkraut and some kind of meat in it and cook it for like 15 minutes.

    I definitively underuse mine, I mostly use it to make Sauerkraut, I just throw potatoes, Sauerkraut and some kind of meat in it and cook it for like 15 minutes.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on What programming languages will you focus on in 2020 and why? in ~comp

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    I've tried PureData a couple of times yes, but that Max UI looks juicy.

    I've tried PureData a couple of times yes, but that Max UI looks juicy.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I have my periodical Magma phase, I might go see them live since they are touring this year (and they start to be seriously old).

    I have my periodical Magma phase, I might go see them live since they are touring this year (and they start to be seriously old).

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Canceling - Contrapoints in ~misc

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    I watched half of it but it mostly seems like mindless twitter drama to me, not as interesting as some of her other videos.

    I watched half of it but it mostly seems like mindless twitter drama to me, not as interesting as some of her other videos.

    8 votes
  18. Comment on The Results of the 2019 Census in ~tildes

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    I think we need to make some efforts to invite people from different demographics. I tried to open an invite thread on some subreddits but they got removed. I guess you have to invite people one...

    I think we need to make some efforts to invite people from different demographics. I tried to open an invite thread on some subreddits but they got removed. I guess you have to invite people one by one...

    9 votes
  19. Comment on Flammekueche in ~food

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    I never add issues with one of these being to greasy, but I do like fat. I guess it depends on which bacon you use too.

    I never add issues with one of these being to greasy, but I do like fat. I guess it depends on which bacon you use too.