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  1. Comment on A Backward Glance On A Travel Road - Eponyme [France, 2009] in ~music

    Staross Link
    This album is an interesting mix of acoustic instruments with ambient elements, with some punchy parts (it's a side project from a metal band).

    This album is an interesting mix of acoustic instruments with ambient elements, with some punchy parts (it's a side project from a metal band).

  2. Comment on Donald Byrd - Cristo Redentor in ~music

    Staross Link
    This album is great, I don' know why there's not more jazz with a choir. I would have posted this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0LDIxfHXTI

    This album is great, I don' know why there's not more jazz with a choir. I would have posted this one:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0LDIxfHXTI

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Do you enjoy programming outside of work? in ~comp

    Staross Link
    When I had no job I loved to program at home, but now that I program at work, not so much (I have enough of it). That said I do work on open source projects at work now (when nobody is looking).

    When I had no job I loved to program at home, but now that I program at work, not so much (I have enough of it). That said I do work on open source projects at work now (when nobody is looking).

    3 votes
  4. Comment on The OpenAI team are holding an AMA on /r/Dota2, after their bots defeated the current champion team of the game in ~tech

    Staross Link Parent
    Training against the bots would probably be a bad idea, they have inhuman reaction times and cheat in some ways (e.g. they see everything at once), but at the same time they are really dumb in...

    Training against the bots would probably be a bad idea, they have inhuman reaction times and cheat in some ways (e.g. they see everything at once), but at the same time they are really dumb in some other areas (e.g. vision game). So to beat them you have to play in a peculiar way that doesn't translate to humans vs humans games.

    They also play a limited version of the game (only 17 heroes + item restrictions) which has its own meta.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on This week's album and EP releases in ~music

  6. Comment on This week's album and EP releases in ~music

    Staross Link
    New EP by Nihiloxica, their first was really good. It's drums from Uganda mixed with dark electronic, resulting in fresh techno music....

    New EP by Nihiloxica, their first was really good. It's drums from Uganda mixed with dark electronic,
    resulting in fresh techno music.

    https://daily.bandcamp.com/2019/04/11/nihiloxica-biiri-feature/

    Sound not as good as their previous one from first impression, but I need to listen to it more.

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

    Staross Link
    Some great Russian folk: https://soundcloud.com/ko66mel/01a Sadly she stopped posting music since a while.

    Some great Russian folk:

    https://soundcloud.com/ko66mel/01a

    Sadly she stopped posting music since a while.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Manipulating the YouTube Algorithm | SmarterEveryDay in ~tech

    Staross Link
    I don't like how he tries to shield youtube from criticism. Like they said technical solutions don't work, and hoping for human nature to change is naive at best. Plus there's other sites like...

    I don't like how he tries to shield youtube from criticism. Like they said technical solutions don't work, and hoping for human nature to change is naive at best. Plus there's other sites like wikipedia that are better at dealing with that kind of issues, it's just not in google $$$ interests to implement real solutions.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Text, don't call: the new phone etiquette in ~life

    Staross Link Parent
    I just switch off my phone all the time, unless when I expect a call. Works fine enough.

    I just switch off my phone all the time, unless when I expect a call. Works fine enough.

  10. Comment on What are you playing this week? in ~games

    Staross Link
    Dark Souls 3 I'm having a blast with it.

    Dark Souls 3 I'm having a blast with it.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Young Algerians have only known one president. Many are hopeful that will soon change. in ~news

    Staross Link
    Let's hope they can manage a peaceful transition, the history of the country is incredibly bloody, and a large portion of the terrorism in France and Belgium in the last decades is linked to it in...

    Let's hope they can manage a peaceful transition, the history of the country is incredibly bloody, and a large portion of the terrorism in France and Belgium in the last decades is linked to it in some way.

  12. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

    Staross Link Parent
    It's more the personalities yes, Kuro, Ceb, etc. I don't care too much about brands, although liquid is nice I guess.

    It's more the personalities yes, Kuro, Ceb, etc. I don't care too much about brands, although liquid is nice I guess.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

    Staross Link Parent
    Favorite teams ? I usually cheer for underdogs, but I like OG and TL.

    Favorite teams ? I usually cheer for underdogs, but I like OG and TL.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on What are you an "expert" on? in ~talk

    Staross Link
    Some domains of biology, scientific programming (Julia mainly nowadays), some domains of statistics and physics, a few subjects in philosophy. I know well some genres of music and some aspects of...

    Some domains of biology, scientific programming (Julia mainly nowadays), some domains of statistics and physics, a few subjects in philosophy. I know well some genres of music and some aspects of music production.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on We've been sure that the Earth is round for a long time, so what's driving the recent resurgence of flat-Earthers? in ~science

  16. Comment on What are your dreams like? in ~talk

    Staross Link
    Dreams also happen in other phases of sleep. AFAIK everybody dreams, it's just that you don't remember them: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jsr.12323

    And as far as I know, dreams only happen in REM sleep

    Dreams also happen in other phases of sleep.

    AFAIK everybody dreams, it's just that you don't remember them:

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jsr.12323

    1 vote
  17. Comment on We've been sure that the Earth is round for a long time, so what's driving the recent resurgence of flat-Earthers? in ~science

    Staross Link Parent
    It probably lower in most countries, it's linked to extremist Christians, creationists, which you don't find as much in Europe for example.

    It probably lower in most countries, it's linked to extremist Christians, creationists, which you don't find as much in Europe for example.

    4 votes