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  1. Comment on 65daysofstatic - Wreckage Systems (2021) in ~music

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    This is a constant live stream, not one song per se. To quote the video description:

    This is a constant live stream, not one song per se. To quote the video description:

    Welcome to the Wreckage Systems stream from 65LABS. All music you hear is being generated live, endlessly.

    Wreckage Systems is what you will wake up to in the mornings and fall asleep to at night. It is your digital noise comrade. It is the end point of electronic musicians alienating themselves. It is the dark heart of a collapsing music industry. It is the cold, numbing embrace of data centres. It is audio anaesthetic to accompany your doom scrolling. It is the future without future. It is everywhere. All that is solid melts into air. It is weaponised ephemerality. It is 65daysofstatic stretched into a life time.

    Wreckage Systems is open to everyone in cyberspace as both audio-only and video streams. But 65LABS cannot maintain this stream without your financial support. Please consider becoming a 65LABS patron today.

  2. Comment on What's something that was ahead of its time? in ~talk

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    I think this is the first time I've mentioned it hehe! But I highly recommend it, and it's on HBO Max now. Stick through the first season/season-and-a-half, and the payoff is real!

    I think this is the first time I've mentioned it hehe! But I highly recommend it, and it's on HBO Max now. Stick through the first season/season-and-a-half, and the payoff is real!

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  3. Comment on What's something that was ahead of its time? in ~talk

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    I always thought the TV show Person of Interest was a bit ahead of its time. Usually, its lack of popularity is attributed to it being procedural in the first few seasons but I think that’s also...

    I always thought the TV show Person of Interest was a bit ahead of its time. Usually, its lack of popularity is attributed to it being procedural in the first few seasons but I think that’s also because the core idea was ahead of its time, and network execs wanted to package it into something they understood. I’m speculating of course...

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  4. Comment on Social media platform Parler is back online with new hosting in ~tech

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    If it did, I’d be very very concerned. Edit: I’m not even close to a conservative, I’m not even American

    If it did, I’d be very very concerned. Edit: I’m not even close to a conservative, I’m not even American

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  5. Comment on We Lost The Sea: Challenger Part 1 - Flight (2015) in ~music

  6. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I have not! I will once I finish the book.

    I have not! I will once I finish the book.

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  7. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    It was brought to my attention that I never read The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo when I was younger, so I'm currently remedying that. I've finished Part 1 of the first book, and I'm all strapped...

    It was brought to my attention that I never read The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo when I was younger, so I'm currently remedying that. I've finished Part 1 of the first book, and I'm all strapped in. :)

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  8. Comment on Your favorite vegetarian recipes in ~food

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    Yikes! Apologies for the slow response, I've been rather occupied with things. I hope I'm not too late for the lockdown and you're still able to get supplies. Most Indian curries you hear about...

    Yikes! Apologies for the slow response, I've been rather occupied with things.

    I hope I'm not too late for the lockdown and you're still able to get supplies.

    Most Indian curries you hear about are typically from the Northern part of the country. I hail from the south where the cuisine is quite different. But also, a good curry isn't hard to make at all, and you can usually make something that's good and healthy with practically any vegetable. My go-to usually includes bell peppers, cottage cheese (paneer), mushrooms etc (really, it can be anything) cooked separately from the curry base. I make that by frying some onions with cumin seeds and ginger-garlic paste, then adding a tomato puree and a bunch of spices - chilli powder, garam masala (in moderation - this is honestly great to have for most simple recipes), turmeric. I also use yogurt to thicken it up a bit and then mix in the vegetables I cooked separately. We eat this with rotis or rice, depending on how we're feeling that day.

    Now this is quite Indian, so I'm also finding some recipes that are more westernised.

    https://olivemagazine.production.wcp.imdserve.com/recipes/vegan/jersey-royal-bombay-potatoes/

    https://www.olivemagazine.com/recipes/vegan/maharashtrian-amti-dahl/ - most dal (lentils) dishes are absolutely delicious and ridiculously easy to make. They go well with rotis and rice.

    https://www.olivemagazine.com/recipes/entertain/vegetable-and-paneer-dum-biryani/ - more work than the average dish, but I adore biryani.

    Apologies again for the delay, let me know if you get a chance to try any of these out! Always excited to introduce people to the cuisine, though I'm far from an expert. Stay safe!

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  9. Comment on Your favorite vegetarian recipes in ~food

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    Indian cuisine has a lot of absolutely delicious vegetarian food - a significant number of Indians are vegetarians. A lot of things are actually reasonably straightforward. A great and easy recipe...

    Indian cuisine has a lot of absolutely delicious vegetarian food - a significant number of Indians are vegetarians. A lot of things are actually reasonably straightforward. A great and easy recipe that a lot of students make for example is: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/236564/chana-masala-savory-indian-chick-peas/

    If Indian food is your thing, I'm happy to think of other easy/quick recipes!

    4 votes
  10. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    It's the end of the year and I had a tough semester, so I'm "comfort reading" James Herriot. It's been a while since I last read them, and I loaded them up on my Kindle as, for the first time, I...

    It's the end of the year and I had a tough semester, so I'm "comfort reading" James Herriot. It's been a while since I last read them, and I loaded them up on my Kindle as, for the first time, I don't have access to our decades-old copies.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on The Tildes Best of 2020 Music Dropbox - please bookmark, or ignore in ~music

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    Bombay Bicycle Club - Everything Else Has Gone Wrong; All platforms Released: January 17, 2020 Genres: Indie Rock Recommended tracks: Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing but You) Everything Else Has Gone...

    Bombay Bicycle Club - Everything Else Has Gone Wrong; All platforms

    • Released: January 17, 2020
    • Genres: Indie Rock

    Recommended tracks:

    1. Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing but You)
    2. Everything Else Has Gone Wrong
    3. Get Up
    4. Is It Real

    This is the latest album from Bombay Bicycle Club. I think people may be familiar with some of their other work, their other albums that I usually recommend are the debut I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose, and So Long, See You Tomorrow. I also find it especially funny that this album is called "Everything Else Has Gone Wrong" and it was released in January, right before things got a lot worse.

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  12. Comment on I just got accepted to do a Master's degree! in ~life

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    Congratulations! I finished my Master's earlier this year (yay for a virtual graduation) and went straight into a PhD program in the same lab. My MS years were fantastic, and very satisfying. I...

    Congratulations! I finished my Master's earlier this year (yay for a virtual graduation) and went straight into a PhD program in the same lab. My MS years were fantastic, and very satisfying. I think an MS at least allows you to shape it the way you want, we have the option of just taking slightly more advanced classes than a Bachelor's, all the way up to not taking many classes at all and instead spending time on research. No two people really had the same experience, IMO. I unfortunately have no idea what things are like in UK, nor your chosen field. But exciting!

    Good luck!

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  13. Comment on What were the best games you played this year? in ~games

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    Honestly, I don't want to know how many hours I've put into Hades, and it only came out in October on the Switch. I also picked up Bastion and Transistor but I haven't played them as much. I also...

    Honestly, I don't want to know how many hours I've put into Hades, and it only came out in October on the Switch. I also picked up Bastion and Transistor but I haven't played them as much. I also just picked up Civ VI and it'll be my first Civ game, but I haven't had a chance to really play it because of finals. :(

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