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  1. Comment on Spotify Wrapped 2021 in ~music

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    I don't use spotify much but my last.fm account basically has the same information. Don't have listening time yet but should be around 90'000 minutes. Top songs (definitively shows I listen to...

    I don't use spotify much but my last.fm account basically has the same information. Don't have listening time yet but should be around 90'000 minutes.

    Top songs (definitively shows I listen to albums and not songs...) :

    1. Alcest - La nuit marche avec moi
    2. Alcest - Voix sereines
    3. Alcest - L'Eveil Des Muses
    4. San Salvador - Enfans de la campagna
    5. San Salvador - La Grande Folie

    Top artists :

    1. Alcest
    2. William Parker
    3. The Notwist
    4. San Salvador
    5. Cellar Darling

    That said these stats usually are biased toward album with short songs.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on Björk – Bachelorette (1997) in ~music

  3. Comment on The sticky issue of consent in street photography in ~humanities

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    Here's it's not legal to distribute or even take pictures without people's consent (there's some exceptions like for events, or the person clear isn't the subject). I don't think that poses any...

    Here's it's not legal to distribute or even take pictures without people's consent (there's some exceptions like for events, or the person clear isn't the subject). I don't think that poses any issues for journalistic freedom.

    I've done a bit of street photography but I only share images privately. It's a bit frustrating but that's the rules around here. That said I think many photographers still do it, since most people don't know the law or really care about it.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Saez - Jeunesse lève-toi (2008) in ~music

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    A nice French song. I don't watch TV anymore but for some years that TV show was the last one worth watching (was more intellectual/politics with just a bit of music at the end). It was slowly...

    A nice French song. I don't watch TV anymore but for some years that TV show was the last one worth watching (was more intellectual/politics with just a bit of music at the end). It was slowly phased out and the host took refuge in Putin-land (Russia Today).

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Puparia in ~anime

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    Youtube randomly recommended this to me today, some of the shots are next level. Good use of Steve Reich's music too.

    Youtube randomly recommended this to me today, some of the shots are next level. Good use of Steve Reich's music too.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    Yeah I've seen it, Takahata was so good, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya really blew me away. I love this where he explains he messed up the melon cutting in Grave of the Fireflies :...

    Yeah I've seen it, Takahata was so good, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya really blew me away. I love this where he explains he messed up the melon cutting in Grave of the Fireflies :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzeyWsy-RlE

    1 vote
  7. Comment on DMD mirrors in a DLP-projector moving in slow motion in ~tech

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    Didn't knew projectors were so complex.

    Didn't knew projectors were so complex.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    I (re)-watched pretty much all the Ghibli movies recently, so many good ones, but I specially liked The Wind Rises. Probably the best historical movie I've seen, there's a mastery in depicting...

    I (re)-watched pretty much all the Ghibli movies recently, so many good ones, but I specially liked The Wind Rises. Probably the best historical movie I've seen, there's a mastery in depicting everyday life that traditional movies can't quite replicate.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Illusionism fixes the hard problem of consciousness in ~humanities

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    That seems dubious, the whole field of psychology is about analyzing feelings and experiences scientifically (since the fall of behaviorism at least).

    but you can't observe and analyze feelings and experiences scientifically

    That seems dubious, the whole field of psychology is about analyzing feelings and experiences scientifically (since the fall of behaviorism at least).

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Danny Carey | "Pneuma" by Tool (live drum cam) in ~music

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    I must have watched this 20 times, he's so fucking good.

    I must have watched this 20 times, he's so fucking good.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Squid Game and the “untranslatable”: The debate around subtitles in ~tv

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    Form that article it doesn't seem I've missed much (I mostly understood the "Sir" thing), although the "babe" was a bit strange. That said in Japanese animation (mostly the fan-made ones I think)...

    Form that article it doesn't seem I've missed much (I mostly understood the "Sir" thing), although the "babe" was a bit strange. That said in Japanese animation (mostly the fan-made ones I think) they sometimes have notes in the subtitles when the cultural context is important, I think it's the right way to do it.

    6 votes
  12. Comment on What are you procrastinating on today? in ~talk

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    Finding a new flat Opening my mail Paying my bills I really hate administrative stuff I think.
    • Finding a new flat
    • Opening my mail
    • Paying my bills

    I really hate administrative stuff I think.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on What delicious foods don't photograph well? in ~talk

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    It's also a matter of platting, if you go to a Michelin restaurant they can make anything look good, it's an art.

    It's also a matter of platting, if you go to a Michelin restaurant they can make anything look good, it's an art.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Windows 11: The Ars Technica review in ~tech

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    AFAIK you can move the start menu to the right and just remove Teams (it's a good app, makes sense to include it by default). But yeah it seems there's no point in switching right now since...

    AFAIK you can move the start menu to the right and just remove Teams (it's a good app, makes sense to include it by default). But yeah it seems there's no point in switching right now since there's not many new features, maybe in a year or two. The android app integration is appealing but not there yet.

    7 votes
  15. Comment on African researchers say they face bias in the world of science. Here's one solution in ~science

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    That's pretty cool. Maybe one thing people don't know about scientific journals is that they have an editorial line ; the editors will often reject outright papers when they think it's not a fit...

    That's pretty cool. Maybe one thing people don't know about scientific journals is that they have an editorial line ; the editors will often reject outright papers when they think it's not a fit for the journal, or they don't like the subject or approach, etc.

    Looking at some the publications in Scientific African they often seem very "local" and limited in scope (e.g. "Exploring the perception and impact of helicopter noise: A case study of Mgbuoshimini community, Nigeria") so I think creating a new journal is indeed a good solution.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on I got asked out today in ~talk

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    Go for it yeah, often times I'm not in the mood but just going out and seeing people cheers me up a bit, and also gives me energy to take care of myself (you've got something to do it for). And...

    Go for it yeah, often times I'm not in the mood but just going out and seeing people cheers me up a bit, and also gives me energy to take care of myself (you've got something to do it for). And chances this will lead to a serious long term relation are slim anyway, and you've got plenty time to disclose your health problems if the case may be.

    how long do you all think I should wait before texting her?

    Unless you take under 5s to send her a text anything is fine, send her a text when you feel like going to meet her. Don't overthink shit.

    4 votes