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  1. Comment on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to intensive care in ~news

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    I hope he gets out of it and somehow become a better person & PM after that experience with death, that would be a nice story.

    I hope he gets out of it and somehow become a better person & PM after that experience with death, that would be a nice story.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on Daniel Schmidt and the Berkeley Gamelan - And the Darkest Hour is Just Before Dawn in ~music

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    I'm not very familiar with Gamelan but this sounds fantastic, there's a slight dissonance in the sound that makes it extra tasty.

    I'm not very familiar with Gamelan but this sounds fantastic, there's a slight dissonance in the sound that makes it extra tasty.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - April 6 in ~health.coronavirus

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    I'm not sure you'll find much rationality in market prices.

    I'm not sure you'll find much rationality in market prices.

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

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    I've been playing for 3 years and I still have problems with some chords, my fingers really don't like some of them. That said I don't practice them as much as I should. The first "fun" thing I...

    I've been playing for 3 years and I still have problems with some chords, my fingers really don't like some of them. That said I don't practice them as much as I should.

    The first "fun" thing I was able to play was that riff from Electric Wizard. There's couple of songs that just have a main riff that you can sing along (e.g. https://youtu.be/vvMMEX_7Dlw?t=15) but chords will give you access to much more songs, since most pop songs are based around chord progressions.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on What did you do this week? in ~talk

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    Yesterday I went out to eat in a field, near the forest. I was a bit late so I had to hurry up but I managed to catch the sunset. There's a lot of birds there and the light was beautiful. I made...

    Yesterday I went out to eat in a field, near the forest. I was a bit late so I had to hurry up but I managed to catch the sunset. There's a lot of birds there and the light was beautiful. I made some kind of Indian dishes, it was still warm, I also had a little bit of red wine. Eating that while watching the sunset, sitting in the grass was super nice, got me out of myself for a little while.

    I took some blurry pictures :

    https://imgur.com/a/4On6VnD

    (freaking imgur insists that the moon pic comes second and ruins the progression)

    4 votes
  6. Comment on Now is not the time to lose our humanity: Some DOs and DO NOTs in ~talk

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    A colleague actually asked me to go to her place to "party" (wasn't a real party I guess, just having a drink) yesterday evening. I only saw the message this morning, so I didn't have to decide,...

    A colleague actually asked me to go to her place to "party" (wasn't a real party I guess, just having a drink) yesterday evening. I only saw the message this morning, so I didn't have to decide, but honestly I would probably go if she asked me again, even though I think it's a dumb idea. I'm usually a model or rationality and measure, but when it comes to her I'm dumb af.

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

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    I made a track for KVR's one synth challenge, it's a monthly challenge that is organized on KVR forums (famous music plugin website) , in which you have to make a song using a single plugin (this...

    I made a track for KVR's one synth challenge, it's a monthly challenge that is organized on KVR forums (famous music plugin website) , in which you have to make a song using a single plugin (this month was a weird string synth), it's a lot of fun. I also never had so many listens on one of my tracks.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Since the beginning of the confinement I've been doing some yoga moves, push-up's, etc. every other days at home, it feels pretty good (I'm usually a couch potato). I should try to keep at it once...

    Since the beginning of the confinement I've been doing some yoga moves, push-up's, etc. every other days at home, it feels pretty good (I'm usually a couch potato). I should try to keep at it once it's over.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on DakhaBrakha - Alambari in ~music

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    A new DakhaBrakha album dropped out of nowhere this morning. Confinement was never so sweet !

    A new DakhaBrakha album dropped out of nowhere this morning. Confinement was never so sweet !

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Is the human race ever going to desist from putting profit over people? in ~talk

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    I agree there's been some progress on that front.

    I agree there's been some progress on that front.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Is the human race ever going to desist from putting profit over people? in ~talk

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    Arguably the balance shifted more towards profit since the neo-liberal revolution. In France for example a lot of things have been privatized since the 80s ; things that were public services with...

    Arguably the balance shifted more towards profit since the neo-liberal revolution. In France for example a lot of things have been privatized since the 80s ; things that were public services with explicit aims to serve the people became for profit organizations.

    I think also in the past profit wasn't necessarily the main motivation, for example Christianity was a huge force that had it's own logic, we do live in a time were material profit is explicitly touted as the ultimate goal.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Is the human race ever going to desist from putting profit over people? in ~talk

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    I'm not sure the human race is doing anything ; there's plenty of individuals that puts people over profit, and others that don't. It's a political struggle and the balance might shift one way or...

    I'm not sure the human race is doing anything ; there's plenty of individuals that puts people over profit, and others that don't. It's a political struggle and the balance might shift one way or the other, but I don't see a reason why it couldn't go more in people direction.

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

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    I've been listening to Vektor's Terminal Redux, it's supposed to be one of the best metal album of the 2010s, and I tend to agree now, I really like that's it's so substantial. It's progressive...

    I've been listening to Vektor's Terminal Redux, it's supposed to be one of the best metal album of the 2010s, and I tend to agree now, I really like that's it's so substantial. It's progressive thrash metal, it sounds modern but it also has this energy and catchyness at times. Here's the ballad track on the album, it starts a bit slow but wait for it :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0ij3L7GhDw

  14. Comment on Why don't we just ban targeted advertising? in ~tech

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    Ban advertisement altogether and replace it by publicly subsidized consumer information, review magazines, etc. stuff like Consumer Reports (I don't know if it's good, but you get the idea) :

    Ban advertisement altogether and replace it by publicly subsidized consumer information, review magazines, etc. stuff like Consumer Reports (I don't know if it's good, but you get the idea) :

    Consumer Reports (CR), formerly Consumers Union (CU), is an American nonprofit organization dedicated to unbiased product testing, investigative journalism, consumer-oriented research, public education, and consumer advocacy.

  15. Comment on White House, Senate agree to $2 trillion coronavirus rescue package in ~finance

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    I'm not too worried about the US, the Fed is doing its job. In the EU because of their dumb ideology the central bank cannot directly intervene and states and companies will have to borrow money...

    I'm not too worried about the US, the Fed is doing its job. In the EU because of their dumb ideology the central bank cannot directly intervene and states and companies will have to borrow money on the markets, possibly leading to an Euro crisis 2.0 in a year or two.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Have you ever watched a zeitgeisty show a long time after it finished? What did you think? in ~tv

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    I watched Seinfeld twice and I loved it, but I was already a fan a Curb your Enthusiasm. Seinfeld has a more homely feel though, you get more attached to the characters.

    I watched Seinfeld twice and I loved it, but I was already a fan a Curb your Enthusiasm. Seinfeld has a more homely feel though, you get more attached to the characters.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on What browser do you use? How have you customized it? in ~tech

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    Vivaldi (opera successor), I just have adblock, since it comes with everything I need.

    Vivaldi (opera successor), I just have adblock, since it comes with everything I need.

    1 vote