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  1. Comment on What are some good informative or educational shows? in ~tv

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    Youtube channels are fine ?

    Youtube channels are fine ?

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

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    Yoshiko Sai - Mangekyou, a Japanese singer from the 70's, it's super good, it's a bit romantic/melancholic but at the same time it has this groovy thing of the music of that time (the drums/bass...

    Yoshiko Sai - Mangekyou, a Japanese singer from the 70's, it's super good, it's a bit romantic/melancholic but at the same time it has this groovy thing of the music of that time (the drums/bass probably) :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBeiuhb36RY&t=1180s (the cover is also great)

    Lot's of Kendrick Lamar today too, never really got into it but was missing.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Rangefinder lens on a DSLR camera = macro ? in ~creative

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    Thanks for the precision, my historical description was certainly a bit hasty.

    Thanks for the precision, my historical description was certainly a bit hasty.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Rangefinder lens on a DSLR camera = macro ? in ~creative

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    I'm not too sure about the brightness, I haven't compared to a properly fitted lens, but should have the same effect as an extension tube (didn't knew that was a thing).

    I'm not too sure about the brightness, I haven't compared to a properly fitted lens, but should have the same effect as an extension tube (didn't knew that was a thing).

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Rangefinder lens on a DSLR camera = macro ? in ~creative

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    Rangefinders is an old camera design from the 1930's where you focus by aligning two images on a small viewfinder on top of the camera. Later on SLR replaced this by adding a movable mirror in...

    Rangefinders is an old camera design from the 1930's where you focus by aligning two images on a small viewfinder on top of the camera. Later on SLR replaced this by adding a movable mirror in front of the film, allowing to see through the lens and directly focusing that way. Because the mirror take space, SLR lenses sits further away from the film as in rangefinder. As a result if you put a rangefinder lens on a SLR camera you can only focus very close objects and it works as a macro lens. Here I used a vintage Russian lens (Industar 50mm f3.5) on a Canon 100D DSLR.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on Mastodon - Orion in ~music

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    Sounds like an underdeveloped demo, which as I understand it is :)

    Sounds like an underdeveloped demo, which as I understand it is :)

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

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    I've been a bit sick these last days and listened to King Woman quite a bit, it's some kind of brooding gray rock. Reviews complain that it's a bit uninspired and forgettable but sometimes it's...

    I've been a bit sick these last days and listened to King Woman quite a bit, it's some kind of brooding gray rock. Reviews complain that it's a bit uninspired and forgettable but sometimes it's exactly what I need, goes well with my mood.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdZbKYUSe9g

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Ernesto Schnack - Forty Six & 2 (Tool Cover) in ~music

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    This guy is freaking good.

    This guy is freaking good.

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

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    Not really, the closer that comes to mind is Music for 18 Musicians from Steve Reich, but not so similar. Maybe some Murcof.

    Not really, the closer that comes to mind is Music for 18 Musicians from Steve Reich, but not so similar. Maybe some Murcof.

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

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    A lot of Behemoth - The Satanist, it's considered one of the best metal album of the 2010's and I can definitively see why now. These albums are a bit hard to get into because they are...

    A lot of Behemoth - The Satanist, it's considered one of the best metal album of the 2010's and I can definitively see why now. These albums are a bit hard to get into because they are overwhelming at first, but I actually love the density, it's nice to listen to something you can't digest in a few days:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czx-OIyrQwQ

    Plus dat trumpet !

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

  12. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Love that album, good stuff.

    Love that album, good stuff.

  13. Comment on Can you recommend authors who deal with loneliness? in ~books

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    Charlotte Brontë's Villette.

    Charlotte Brontë's Villette.

  14. Comment on The Batman - Teaser trailer in ~movies

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    Be like me, I have zero expectations for yet another superhero movie, so I'm never disappointed ! I feel like Hollywood is stuck in some kind of purgatory where they have to do the same mediocre...

    Be like me, I have zero expectations for yet another superhero movie, so I'm never disappointed !

    I feel like Hollywood is stuck in some kind of purgatory where they have to do the same mediocre movie again and again.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on What's the most interesting/unique/strange aspect of your country's politics? in ~talk

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    In Switzerland it's certainly semi-direct democracy. Also that the government is composed of people coming from four different parties, that's unthinkable in systems that are bipartisan.

    In Switzerland it's certainly semi-direct democracy. Also that the government is composed of people coming from four different parties, that's unthinkable in systems that are bipartisan.

    7 votes
  16. Comment on Are there any experimental/electronic producers on here? in ~music

  17. Comment on What did you do this week? in ~talk

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    It happens but it's always the circulation thing and comes back pretty quickly, still a bit scary. Sometimes I have both arms going off, kind of awkward.

    It happens but it's always the circulation thing and comes back pretty quickly, still a bit scary. Sometimes I have both arms going off, kind of awkward.

    4 votes
  18. Comment on What did you do this week? in ~talk

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    I went to Luzern with a friend, it's one of the most iconic cities in Switzerland (medieval style with lake and mountains) but I had never been there (that I can remember at least), it's quite...

    I went to Luzern with a friend, it's one of the most iconic cities in Switzerland (medieval style with lake and mountains) but I had never been there (that I can remember at least), it's quite beautiful. Usually there's a lot of tourists but thanks to corona it was pretty chill.

    4 votes