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  1. Comment on I attempted to cross Norway in a completely straight line (Part 1) in ~misc

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    Yeah Norway seems pretty easy, no property, no people, no bushes and dense forests.

    Yeah Norway seems pretty easy, no property, no people, no bushes and dense forests.

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

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    Yeah it's good for the garbage as it is, so I could try to mod it.

    Yeah it's good for the garbage as it is, so I could try to mod it.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    Released a track in collab with a vocalist, quiet happy with the result. My cheap Yamaha guitar is now completely dead (bridge is cracking), so it's time to get a new one (thinking of the Taylor...

    Released a track in collab with a vocalist, quiet happy with the result. My cheap Yamaha guitar is now completely dead (bridge is cracking), so it's time to get a new one (thinking of the Taylor 214ce).

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Question for the European contingent regarding teenage/minor nudity in ~tv

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    IIRC, the director explained she wanted to film them as they would film themselves, it's supposed to be from the point of view of the girls, and reproduce youtube/tiktok videos that they would do.

    IIRC, the director explained she wanted to film them as they would film themselves, it's supposed to be from the point of view of the girls, and reproduce youtube/tiktok videos that they would do.

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

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    A lot of Violet Tears, it's a gothy darkwave band from Italy. I've had one of their album for years and I would listen to it from time to time without really paying too much attention, but lately...

    A lot of Violet Tears, it's a gothy darkwave band from Italy. I've had one of their album for years and I would listen to it from time to time without really paying too much attention, but lately I've listened to their whole discography and most of their albums are pretty good. The compositions are really solid, it's quite punchy with big drums and bass, and it has this nice goth feel, they also have a couple of songs in Italian that adds a bit of variety.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJKti6YDnmE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAdAf1HQ5EY

    2 votes
  6. Comment on This is Neoliberalism in ~humanities

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    Seems interesting. It's funny that neoliberalism seems not a very popular concept in the US, in France it was the standard enemy of the left for a long time (not too sure nowadays). Maybe because...

    Seems interesting. It's funny that neoliberalism seems not a very popular concept in the US, in France it was the standard enemy of the left for a long time (not too sure nowadays). Maybe because we don't have "liberals" like in the US, and the heritage of post-WW2 economics (linked to the Resistance) is more significant.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on M1 MacBook Pro and Air review: Apple delivers in ~tech

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    Maybe not as impressive as some of the marketing numbers made me believe, but their laptops were already good value, now I would find it hard to justify getting anything else than one of these (if...

    Maybe not as impressive as some of the marketing numbers made me believe, but their laptops were already good value, now I would find it hard to justify getting anything else than one of these (if you need a new laptop that is).

  8. Comment on Looking for albums/artists with a rough, imperfect production style in ~music

  9. Comment on What do you think about the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights? in ~talk

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    Looks good to me overall, I like article 23-24, there's some work to be done on those :

    Looks good to me overall, I like article 23-24, there's some work to be done on those :

    Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection.

    Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Borat 2 exposes a racist, sexist, but still ultimately inspiring America in ~movies

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    The movie was very meh, it made me cringe more than laugh.

    The movie was very meh, it made me cringe more than laugh.

  11. Comment on How we make our traditional bread roti in ~food

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    I also know him for the Reactistan channel, they did a really good job casting these people, they are genuine and funny, while having quite distinct personalities. The Burger King episode is...

    I also know him for the Reactistan channel, they did a really good job casting these people, they are genuine and funny, while having quite distinct personalities. The Burger King episode is hilarious, so many good quotes (“Half of the money goes to these restaurants the other half to doctors”).

    2 votes
  12. Comment on How we make our traditional bread roti in ~food

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    Not quite the same vibe ;)

    Not quite the same vibe ;)

    1 vote
  13. Comment on youtube-dl's GitHub repository has become inaccessible due to a DMCA takedown from RIAA in ~tech

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    I usually go bandcamp, then soulseek if it's not available (or I don't care much about the artist).

    I usually go bandcamp, then soulseek if it's not available (or I don't care much about the artist).

    4 votes
  14. Comment on How we make our traditional bread roti in ~food

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    A pretty authentic glimpse into the life of modest people in Pakistan.

    A pretty authentic glimpse into the life of modest people in Pakistan.

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

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    A lot of Aziza Mustafa Zadeh's last album, she's an amazing jazz pianist and singer from Azerbaijan : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKeQkkl0XXg

    A lot of Aziza Mustafa Zadeh's last album, she's an amazing jazz pianist and singer from Azerbaijan :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKeQkkl0XXg

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Proving the Earth is round at home in ~science

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    I was wondering how the sunset is supposed to look in a flat earth model and I stumbled upon that pretty cool method that uses the reflection of the sun on water :...

    I was wondering how the sunset is supposed to look in a flat earth model and I stumbled upon that pretty cool method that uses the reflection of the sun on water :

    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Robert_Vanderbei/publication/228958090_The_Earth_Is_Not_Flat_An_Analysis_of_a_Sunset_Photo/links/0c960514b687116b2f000000.pdf

    4 votes
  17. Comment on Proving the Earth is round at home in ~science

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    If you're willing to drive a bit you should be able to use Eratosthenes method, this guy did it with a bike : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaPa4esJJx4

    If you're willing to drive a bit you should be able to use Eratosthenes method, this guy did it with a bike :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaPa4esJJx4

    6 votes
  18. Comment on What did you eat today? (pictures) in ~food

  19. Comment on Looking for songs like Kentucky Route Zero soundtrack in ~music