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  1. Comment on Arcade Fire - Rebellion in ~music

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    Funeral is such an incredibly good album! I've listened to it oh so many times. It's also the #36 album of all time on rate your music, which is unbelievably good.

    Funeral is such an incredibly good album! I've listened to it oh so many times. It's also the #36 album of all time on rate your music, which is unbelievably good.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Sufjan Stevens - The Ascension in ~music

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    I was waiting for this! Can't wait to listen to it today.

    I was waiting for this! Can't wait to listen to it today.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on What's something you have always wanted to know about being LGBT (but were maybe afraid to ask)? in ~talk

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    I am a demisexual (so mostly ace, I am not aro though) gay guy. Not really. Basically all my friends are straight. But I would say there are definitely some shared experiences that most LGBT...

    I am a demisexual (so mostly ace, I am not aro though) gay guy.

    Do you prefer making friends with other LGBT people? If so, why? Is it because they'll know what you're going through being part of the same group, for example?

    Not really. Basically all my friends are straight. But I would say there are definitely some shared experiences that most LGBT people experienced that can make connecting with other LGBT people a bit easier.

    Do you think the progressiveness of the LGBT people makes stuff like dates more enjoyable since people tend to have less misconceptions of life or misconceived notion of how things "should" be?

    Maybe? Again, it's hard to say - LGBT people are still people, so you can have a shit date and a good date. I think it is for the best that there are no dumb norms like "the man has to pay the whole restaurant bill". So at least because stuff like this probably a bit.

    What do you think of current dating? (Supposedly as an outsider looking in?)

    So as I said I am not aromantic, so I still date, well at least a bit. The thing I don't like about dating, at least gay dating where I live, is that there is a big expectation to hookup basically right away. Not that everyone does/expects that, but the dating pool of gay people is small enough already and this expectation shrinks it for me to basically nothing.

    When did you realize that you don't really feel the need to find a SO/have sex with someone? How has that affected you?

    Similarly to me being gay, I knew it deep down, but didn't fully admit it to myself until I was about 18/19. A kind of funny anecdote related to this: So one time I hooked up with some guy. He was pretty great, but I still didn't really enjoy the sex. Most of it I felt a bit like "why am I even doing this". After that I cuddled with him and slept over at his place. And I got to say falling asleep cuddling with someone is a great feeling. So that's when I was like yeah, when I enjoy sleeping with someone more than sleeping with someone, maybe I am really kind of not into sex.

    How many people have you needed to turn down because of this? How did they react to you telling them you're asexual? (if you did that, I guess.) Did they believe you?

    Sadly I am not that popular that I would have to turn down people wanting to date me, but that has to feel nice. The only people I tell that I am demi are people on dating sites. Their reaction is either "I don't know what that is", or "ok good luck finding someone". I don't really tell anyone else, I don't really see a reason to tell most people.

    Do you think asexuality is lesser known when compared to other LGBT-GSRM groups? How do you think that affects the discourse and public opinion around it?

    Probably. Asexuality can be even more hidden then being gay, so I would guess most people don't know anyone that's ace. The public opinion is probably mostly like whatever, or worse that's fake and you just didn't have good sex yet. There are some exclusionists in the LGBT community that don't think asexuality is a part of the LGBT community, to which I say: whatever.

    Here's a great video that I still can't believe is a real thing from the 60s (according to the videos description) showing the public opinion of asexuals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AeNTz4lUPs


    I know that most people use activity sorting from all the time, but I still think it might be better to make a new thread for stuff like this, to make everything a bit cleaner, especially when the thread already had 300 responses before.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    Had a grill party with my friends (I am pretty sure there's a better word for that in English). I used my skateboard as transport to get there, which is a ton of fun and super fast and convenient...

    Had a grill party with my friends (I am pretty sure there's a better word for that in English). I used my skateboard as transport to get there, which is a ton of fun and super fast and convenient as always, but this time there was kind of a big hill that I stupidly tried to bomb. So I scraped my knee kind of bad on the way but whatever, that's life! We grilled some stuff we brought, talked a lot and drank a bit - it was a ton of fun. I had some veggie sausages which were actually surprisingly pretty good. Good times.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on The Results of the Actual Unofficial 2020 Tildes Census in ~tildes

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    Thanks for the cool graphics! I noticed you might have forgotten to make a graph for sexuality and the Kinsey scale. Looking at the json data it looks like there is a lot of gayness here, which is...

    Thanks for the cool graphics! I noticed you might have forgotten to make a graph for sexuality and the Kinsey scale. Looking at the json data it looks like there is a lot of gayness here, which is cool, similarly to last year I think. The Kinsey scale results are pretty interesting - there aren't a lot of "strictly heterosexual" people here.

    There are actually three people that put pirate in their political identity - not just one - that's pretty cool!

    5 votes
  6. Comment on The Results of the Actual Unofficial 2020 Tildes Census in ~tildes

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    I won't post it here, but Grzmot did leave it in the json dump :D. Also you need a account on their site to view it so I couldn't look at it :(.

    I won't post it here, but Grzmot did leave it in the json dump :D. Also you need a account on their site to view it so I couldn't look at it :(.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Phosphine discovered in Venus' atmosphere, which could be evidence of microbial life in ~space

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    To me it feels like incredible, very exciting news. I even watched a bit of the press conference. I am not surprised by lots of skepticism, it really is hard to believe that there actually is life...

    To me it feels like incredible, very exciting news. I even watched a bit of the press conference. I am not surprised by lots of skepticism, it really is hard to believe that there actually is life outside of Earth. To me it always felt that it's statistically very improbable that there is no extraterrestrial life, but it also feels like Earth really could be that super incredibly special place. I am also not sure that "we are 99.99% sure is dated and identified correctly" is a accurate thing to say. In the press conference they said multiple times that they aren't saying that this necessarily means that there's life on Venus. They suggested we should do an actual spacecraft flyby and other things. We shouldn't just jump to conclusions immediately. At least for me this is already very exciting, but it will probably take at least a few years to actually confirm or disprove any of this.

    There's been news of this kind so many times before, so some people just ignore it. It's kind of hard to read news like this and be like "guysssss it's actually for realzees this time!!".

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

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    I really need to start working on stuff for school, but I am still procrastinating pretty hard. Other than that - I made two songs over the week, and when I showed them to a friend they didn't say...

    I really need to start working on stuff for school, but I am still procrastinating pretty hard. Other than that - I made two songs over the week, and when I showed them to a friend they didn't say it's terrible. I am also still learning to skate a bit sometimes which is fun.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Being Finnish: A Guide For Soviet Spies – An archived booklet reveals how communist spooks were instructed to blend in with Finnish locals in ~humanities

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    Huh. And what country that Radio Free Europe broadcasts/ed in had this? From what my parents told me when socialism was a thing in my country, they greatly appreciated getting news from the west...

    Huh. And what country that Radio Free Europe broadcasts/ed in had this? From what my parents told me when socialism was a thing in my country, they greatly appreciated getting news from the west that weren't censored by the regime.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Music theory and white supremacy in ~music

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    So I watched the video, it was pretty good, I always like Adam Neely. It felt a bit too drawn out to me - at least to me it feels like it could have been 20 minutes shorter. My thoughts on the...

    So I watched the video, it was pretty good, I always like Adam Neely. It felt a bit too drawn out to me - at least to me it feels like it could have been 20 minutes shorter.

    My thoughts on the actual subject. I am not really sure if saying that music theory is racist is too useful. It definitely makes for a great clickbait title. I think the joke Adam used at the start of the video captures what's actually the problem with music theory. Replace "music theory" with "the harmonic style of 18th century European musicians". That's it. That means that people who study music theory study the theory of classical music... which I think most people understand. And I agree that it's stupid. Because of course some parts of that theory don't help explain hip hop, jazz or rock. Does that mean music theory is racist? I guess you can say that if you want to, I am not sure if it's useful though. I don't know. Yeah, some of those quotes Adam has given were definitely highly yikes. But. Music theory doesn't really help you understand death metal, which I am pretty sure most people would consider to be "white" (god that's stupid). I'd instead say that music theory should study rock, jazz, hip hop, pop, r and b, country and everything. And I think that people definitely have developed tools to help understand these genres, these things, and people probably call those tools a part of music theory. Probably mostly not the tools studied at universities around the world, but I've never studied music theory so what do I know. If we used just north Indian music theory to try understand everything it wouldn't work too. I am not even sure where I am going with this now.

    I guess I am just trying to say that I don't think calling things like this racist is very useful. I know it's kind of a trend now, but to me it kind of just feels like click bait. It's controversial, which makes it extremely effective. I don't care at all that calling stuff racist always triggers some actual racists, but that doesn't make it useful. But I am a white guy. I also don't really know any "music theory". I don't really listen to classical music or hip hop. So yeah I am kind of talking about stuff I know nothing about.

    9 votes
  11. Comment on Maybe we should talk about the weather in ~talk

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    This has actually been like a pretty ok year for weather so far where I am from. It wasn't too hot, nor too dry. I didn't look at the news too much the past few days so I had no idea that so much...

    This has actually been like a pretty ok year for weather so far where I am from. It wasn't too hot, nor too dry. I didn't look at the news too much the past few days so I had no idea that so much of the US is turning into hell on earth again.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on A tildes thread for toki pona, the minimalist conlang in ~humanities

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    toki! mi ken toki pi toki pona kin! ni li pona tawa mi: mi lukin e toki pona lon lipu ni! mi wile e kulupu pi toki pona lon lipu ni kin. sina li pona tan ni: sina li pali toki ni pi toki pona lon...

    toki! mi ken toki pi toki pona kin! ni li pona tawa mi: mi lukin e toki pona lon lipu ni! mi wile e kulupu pi toki pona lon lipu ni kin. sina li pona tan ni: sina li pali toki ni pi toki pona lon lipu Tetesu :).

    mi li jan Tygrak. mi li sin tawa toki pona, taso toki pona li pona en namako! toki namako li musi. mi pali e lipu pi toki pona: https://tygrak.github.io/NimiTokiPona/ (for non toki pona speakers (and for toki pona speakers): this is a toki pona dictionary and phrasebook I made, wouldn't recommend opening it on mobiles, it loads about 8 mb of data when opened! also it's pretty slow because of that! but I think it's pretty cool, I would love anyones thoughts on it). ni li lipu Github tawa mi lipu: https://github.com/Tygrak/NimiTokiPona .

    tenpo ni la mi wile lape, taso mi pali e sitelen toki lili. lape pona!

    I'd love to see if you can translate what I wrote, I don't use toki pona as much as I would like to and I started learning it just about 4 months ago :).

    4 votes
  13. Comment on In 100 years' time, what do you think society will look back on and view with distaste? in ~humanities

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    Optimistic: -Us not doing more about global warming earlier, for example viewing coal power plants as insanity -The world being mostly ok with incredible wealth inequality -People taking...

    Optimistic:
    -Us not doing more about global warming earlier, for example viewing coal power plants as insanity
    -The world being mostly ok with incredible wealth inequality
    -People taking unnecessary risks, for example not using self driving cars

    Pessimistic:
    -People not living in mega cities, causing inefficiency
    -People taking lots of unnecessary risks, taken to the extreme, for example - using basically every drug (alcohol, smoking and everything else)
    -People being individualistic and unique, thus selfish, everyone should be the same to not cause any conflicts and to maximize efficiency
    -Not pursuing genetic engineering to make everyone "perfect", because of ethics
    -People "wasting" most of their days not working, not being productive - spending their time playing videogames, watching movies, taking walks, basically most hobbies, slacking off in their work not actually working

    4 votes
  14. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    Not much. I went on a short skateboard cruise around my town in the evening on Saturday, which was incredible - there was basically no one around, the streets were empty, it really felt awesome. I...

    Not much. I went on a short skateboard cruise around my town in the evening on Saturday, which was incredible - there was basically no one around, the streets were empty, it really felt awesome. I couldn't imagine myself doing this a month ago, which is pretty cool! For some reason though, my pushing foot started to hurt after skating the past few days, so I should probably wait for a bit before going again. Can't wait to ride around more though! Other than that, just enjoying my free time procrastinating. During the week I started watching Twin Peaks and I got to say... it really is something haha.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on In what small ways are you considerate towards others? in ~talk

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    I guess nothing really. Well nothing I wouldn't consider ordinary. I guess I might be more efficient and no bullshit when dealing with service workers and stuff - I am pretty anxious when dealing...

    I guess nothing really. Well nothing I wouldn't consider ordinary. I guess I might be more efficient and no bullshit when dealing with service workers and stuff - I am pretty anxious when dealing with service workers and people in the public in general. So whenever I have to interact with people in the public in anyway I have everything I need from them fully prepared and rehearsed. I just try to avoid any friction in these interactions, I try to make them as easy for both parties as possible. Also, when in public transport I never ever do things that might annoy others, again because I really don't want to avoid any confrontation - for example when I am on a crowded bus, tram or train I never take a seat, just in case someone needs it they don't have to ask.

    On the other hand, when a stranger approaches me in the city asking for something, I ignore them, walk past them pretending I didn't understand or hear them. Or when someone tries to hand me some leaflet, or wants to get my signature for a petition, anything like that, I ignore them. I know they are just doing their job, but I am sorry. So I am kind of an asshole in that way.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Do you have any quirks/idiosyncracies in how you use the English language? in ~talk

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    That's so funny. It looks so incredibly wrong when, the actual uppercase "I" is serifed!

    That's so funny. It looks so incredibly wrong when, the actual uppercase "I" is serifed!

    3 votes
  17. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    So I randomly decided I want to learn skateboarding, not only does it look pretty cool, but it will help in forcing myself to exercise more. So last week I bought a skateboard, I picked a...

    So I randomly decided I want to learn skateboarding, not only does it look pretty cool, but it will help in forcing myself to exercise more. So last week I bought a skateboard, I picked a "cruiser" because I don't really want to do tricks. On Friday it arrived, so I went to buy some skate shoes, and right that evening I went to try learn a bit. There's basically no good quiet place to learn at, so I've been going to the parking lot of a local store at about 8 pm - which is when it closes. The first night I managed to fall down only like 4 times, didn't get beat up too hard haha. But I am already quite a bit better after the 4 days. I can push, get on the board, turn (carve), I can't really break properly yet though. Going down a tiny hill on the way to my house is incredibly scary and I have to stop like 3 times each time I try doing it, but it's still fun.

    Kind of weird to start learning to skate as an adult, but I am still young enough so why not haha. I can't wait until I am much more comfortable skating. It is really really hard and strange so far, but I am mostly loving it. Such a goofy way of transportation, I love it. When compared with scooters, and roller blades, skating is so much cooler, at least in my opinion. As with many many things, I just wish I started when I was much younger.

    Other than that, I haven't been doing too much. Still got more than a month of summer break, that I am going to enjoy mostly procrastinating through.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on What are your thoughts on more nuanced sexuality labels and their relationship with lgbt? in ~lgbt

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    I think having more specific labels isn't bad. There are times where you don't need them, so you don't use them, and times when they can be useful. For most people I am probably straight, or...

    I think having more specific labels isn't bad. There are times where you don't need them, so you don't use them, and times when they can be useful. For most people I am probably straight, or unknown if they don't assume I am straight. A much smaller group of people knows I am gay. And for a even smaller group and on my dating profiles I use gay demisexual. It's just two words that explain to others kind of what they can expect. Or would you say that if I wrote "hey, I am mostly not really into sex, but maybe if we really hit it off we could maybe have sex sometimes, but no guarantees" on my dating profile that it would be better? In ace circles I might use homoromantic demisexual/gray asexual. Context is important.

    Another debate is if asexual people are just straight people trying to invade LGBT places, which I think is pretty dumb. But I kind of don't care, exclude them if you want to, what counts and doesn't count as LGBT is kind of arbitrary since the beginning, so I guess you can say asexual people don't belong in there. But please, at least don't say that the A in LGBTQIA stands for ally...

    4 votes
  19. Comment on If you have pets, what is it like? in ~talk

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    That picture is so cute!

    That picture is so cute!

    1 vote
  20. Comment on Tips for falling asleep in ~talk

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    Thank you for your replies! I already use f.lux, it's great and recommend it to everyone!

    Thank you for your replies!

    I already use f.lux, it's great and recommend it to everyone!

    1 vote