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

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    It's been a goooooooood week in music. Ott - Heads Bandcamp link Youtube I've listened to this (at least) 7 times this week, one for every year of waiting. It feels so warm to me, like he's turned...

    It's been a goooooooood week in music.

    Ott - Heads
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    I've listened to this (at least) 7 times this week, one for every year of waiting.
    It feels so warm to me, like he's turned down the quirkiness a bit - maybe spent a bit less time twiddling the sound design - and turned the warmth up to 11.

    Maybe my current favourite:
    Ott - Brookside Hybrid 23

    There aren't many artists who make me genuinely happy releasing material but Ott is one of them.

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  2. Comment on Where is the Marvel Cinematic Universe going? Only Kevin Feige knows for sure in ~movies

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    It's a personal thing obviously. As a casual fan I enjoyed the lead up to what I think of as the peak. Daredevil, Punisher, Agents of Shield etc. on TV and those loosely tying in with the movies...

    the MCU becoming oversaturated

    It's a personal thing obviously. As a casual fan I enjoyed the lead up to what I think of as the peak. Daredevil, Punisher, Agents of Shield etc. on TV and those loosely tying in with the movies leading up to the climax of Phase 3.

    Since that none of the new shows have sparked much interest. It feels like a TV show factory. The movies have left me even colder.

    For me it's so oversaturated it's hard to care about any of it any more. I don't know what's worth paying attention to and what isn't.

    I think I'll just pick the occasional movie that looks interesting to me and ditch the shows altogether.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Who made these circles in the Sahara? in ~humanities

  4. Comment on What's something that you're pretty sure of, but can't really prove or demonstrate? in ~talk

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    The world is full of wonderful, kind and thoughtful people. Unfortunately we focus incessantly and almost exclusively on the relatively small amount of "bad actors". That includes despotic...

    The world is full of wonderful, kind and thoughtful people.

    Unfortunately we focus incessantly and almost exclusively on the relatively small amount of "bad actors". That includes despotic autocrats and dictators as well as that asshole at the coffee shop around the corner. the thoughtless woman next to you on the bus, or the car driver that just cut you off.

    We're made more aware of these thanks to the internet and modern media, but I think if you could measure and plot the graph of all the interactions you have daily, you'd see that the majority are neutral or above the "line of decency".

    I like the idea of a gratitude diary, where you force yourself every day to actively find and list and think about the things that happened to you today that you are grateful for.

    It's extremely hard at first. You feel awkward as hell and you strain to think of a single thing, but that's the whole point. We've been trained into putting attention on our base, instinctual, animalistic and emotional responses and not giving ourselves a chance to choose to let our higher cognitive faculties overcome them and to choose to focus on the brighter things instead of the darker.

    Like most habits, practise makes perfect.

    To re-iterate the question - this is my hunch but I have no proof.

    20 votes
  5. Comment on Occlusion Grotesque. An experimental, organic typeface in ~design

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    I find it very difficult to appreciate typography. I can't understand why people are so passionate, I just can't appreciate what it is they see. I don't think this is a good looking typeface but...

    I find it very difficult to appreciate typography. I can't understand why people are so passionate, I just can't appreciate what it is they see.

    I don't think this is a good looking typeface but it is good art in my opinion and art doesn't have to look good.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on Why does this lady have a fly on her head? in ~arts

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    This is what I like about ~s and what I miss about the earlier days of the internet. Something Interesting or unusual that's obviously important to someone whose clearly passionate about the...

    This is what I like about ~s and what I miss about the earlier days of the internet.

    Something Interesting or unusual that's obviously important to someone whose clearly passionate about the subject that you wouldn't ordinarily have stumbled across.

    Thanks for posting.

    2 votes
  7. Two pieces of music news I heard about just today

    The first regards a legend (amongst a certain genre) 33 cassette tapes were released, all accounted for, and the band don't want them released in another form. Then, against all odds or...

    The first regards a legend (amongst a certain genre)

    33 cassette tapes were released, all accounted for, and the band don't want them released in another form.

    Then, against all odds or expectations, it gets leaked... and apparently it's official.

    Godspeed You! Black Emperor - All Lights Fucked on the Hairy Amp Drooling


    The second is the sad death of another legend, Klaus Schulz.

    Timewind is probably his "classic" album

    I heard his collaborations with Pete Namlook and Bill Laswell, The Dark Side of the Moog, and scoured soulseek for them - gotta get 'em all!.

    This was during the nascent and formative time in my exploration of electronic music, which I think directed me away from the more commercial or mainstream side. I really liked the humour and seeming lack of ego or self-absorption they displayed.

    Careful with that AKS Peter - VI

    8 votes
  8. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of April 25 in ~health.coronavirus

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    I remember the panic starting to set in after the Diamond Princess left Hong Kong and was stuck outside Japan. One of the first global dashboards to monitor covid cases (at least that I knew...

    I remember the panic starting to set in after the Diamond Princess left Hong Kong and was stuck outside Japan.

    One of the first global dashboards to monitor covid cases (at least that I knew about) was made by Johns Hopkins University.

    I find it hilarious that they still include the Diamond Princess.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Crimes of the Future | Official teaser in ~movies

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    This looks deliciously nasty. Returning to his signature body horror?

    This looks deliciously nasty. Returning to his signature body horror?

    1 vote
  10. Comment on New David Lynch film to be announced at Cannes? in ~movies

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    You think he might be doubling down and bluffing his way through? If so that would make the whole story much spicier. Hope Springs Eternal :)

    You think he might be doubling down and bluffing his way through? If so that would make the whole story much spicier.

    Hope Springs Eternal :)

    2 votes
  11. Comment on New David Lynch film to be announced at Cannes? in ~movies

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    Update: No announcement given, and plenty of public denials directly from Lynch himself including the daily weather report. Many at r/davidlynch are still grasping desperately at straws lol. I'm a...

    Update: No announcement given, and plenty of public denials directly from Lynch himself including the daily weather report.

    Many at r/davidlynch are still grasping desperately at straws lol. I'm a bit disappointed at Variety and it makes me wonder what led them to believe it enough to choose to report it.

    Lost Highway or Eraserhead this weekend to make up for my disappointment.

    Here's to blue skies and golden sunshine.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on New David Lynch film to be announced at Cannes? in ~movies

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    After the disappointment post Wisteria hysteria*, for Variety to publish a rumour of this magnitude gives me hope. I think they announce the full program on Thursday. Fingers crossed. * There was...

    After the disappointment post Wisteria hysteria*, for Variety to publish a rumour of this magnitude gives me hope. I think they announce the full program on Thursday. Fingers crossed.

    * There was apparently a (credible) Netflix project named Wisteria that was postponed due to the pandemic.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of March 14 in ~health.coronavirus

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    I was shocked to see the US drop to 8th place and South Korea, Germany & Vietnam in the top 3 places (ordered by case numbers over the last month). It strikes as odd that the death rate is so...

    I was shocked to see the US drop to 8th place and South Korea, Germany & Vietnam in the top 3 places (ordered by case numbers over the last month).

    It strikes as odd that the death rate is so comparatively high in the US. I imagine it's vaccine avoidance causing that.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Little 12ft.io bookmarklet in ~tech

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    Thanks for that suggestion, I'll try that instead.

    Thanks for that suggestion, I'll try that instead.

  15. Comment on Little 12ft.io bookmarklet in ~tech

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    I've been using a couple of firefox extensions to bypass paywall (edit: not firewall) but they're old and sites (like economist.com or scmp.com) detect and block them with a big scary message....

    I've been using a couple of firefox extensions to bypass firewalls paywall (edit: not firewall) but they're old and sites (like economist.com or scmp.com) detect and block them with a big scary message.

    I've been meaning to do something about that for a while now so thanks for prompting me to act and also for providing some easy to use code to save me the bother 😁.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on I have no capslock and I must scream in ~comp

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    Made me think of Ella Minnow Pea. I loved the creativity behind it but it's strange how much you have to concentrate to decipher words spelled out with phonetic replacements or substitutes.

    Made me think of Ella Minnow Pea. I loved the creativity behind it but it's strange how much you have to concentrate to decipher words spelled out with phonetic replacements or substitutes.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on Wordle | Game of words in ~games

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    I like this one a lot. (I just RTFA) There's no way to win with a lucky guess! Example game I just played STARE ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ FOUND ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ HILLY ⬜🟨🟨⬜⬜ BLIMP ⬜🟩🟩⬜⬜ CLING 🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜ CLICK 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

    I like this one a lot.

    I saw a similar version on HN where the author said it doesn't choose a word to start. Rather for each guess, it keeps as many words as it can given the letters you've used so far, starting with the full word list. (I just RTFA)

    There's no way to win with a lucky guess!

    Example game I just played
    STARE ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ 
    FOUND ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ 
    HILLY ⬜🟨🟨⬜⬜
    BLIMP ⬜🟩🟩⬜⬜ 
    CLING 🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜ 
    CLICK 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
    
    2 votes
  18. Comment on Wordle | Game of words in ~games

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    Love the humour of the name "hello wordl".

    Love the humour of the name "hello wordl".

    3 votes