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  1. Comment on Roadburn Redux was the best pandemic festival!!! in ~music

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    Regarding Lingua Ignota, you can check GOLD's performance "This Shame Should Not Be Mine" - which talks about abuse - it was praised by so many people in the chat and the facebook group!

    Regarding Lingua Ignota, you can check GOLD's performance "This Shame Should Not Be Mine" - which talks about abuse - it was praised by so many people in the chat and the facebook group!

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Roadburn Redux was the best pandemic festival!!! in ~music

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    I regret not posting about this before it started and it's already ended, but still available today (April 20). For those who don't know, Roadburn is one of the best European music festivals. It...

    I regret not posting about this before it started and it's already ended, but still available today (April 20).

    For those who don't know, Roadburn is one of the best European music festivals. It started as a stoner rock/metal festival, but expanded so much that now it includes experimental electronica and new folk and so many other great stuff.

    One of the specifics for Roadburn is having a curator for every edition. The curators are almost always playing artists themselves and they promote bands and projects they like, often getting commissioned music/work from them. One other great thing is bands playing full albums (some bands playing 2-3 albums in different days during the festival).

    There's also a great sense of community, not only during the festival, but also between editions - on social networks especially, with people discussing new findings and so on.

    But enough with the "presentation". As with other festivals and events, Roadburn has been canceled in 2020 and then in 2021, but the organizers came up with the "Redux" idea: getting bands and artists a platform for sharing their ideas and playing their latest albums.

    And it was INSANELY GOOD! They had a lot of pre-recorded pre-recorded exclusive sets and talks, but there were also live streaming concerts from the 013 venue, the main venue for the festival. I was a bit skeptical at first, as were a lot of people, as to how it would work, but there were no issues at all. The organizers had a timetable with events showing up on the website as scheduled, but being available from their posting until tuesday, April 20.

    There was also a chat window on the website and people were great there - with moments where they reminisced past editions, discussed weed and drinks, came up with jokes and so on. I've seen the same level of community as with the live festival. And all of us appreciated the quality of the shows - both artistic and technical. I've had no issues watching live streaming in 1080p and some of the pre-recorded sets were at 4K resolution, but all of them had something in common: great sound!

    As for discovery, because that's one of the reasons we go to Roadburn, I got into Kairos; IRSE, Steve von Till, Knoll, Wayfarer, etc.

    So, if anyone here too part in this, what's your opinion? And for those who still have some time to get to see some of the performances, please go and do it!

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Psychonaut live at Studio Scampi (2021) in ~music

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    Belgian post-metal band. They sound insanely good - at least to me. For this live session they are joined by saxophonist Dieter Vaganée, who adds a great layer to their music.

    Belgian post-metal band. They sound insanely good - at least to me.

    For this live session they are joined by saxophonist Dieter Vaganée, who adds a great layer to their music.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Oona & Gage Brown skate to Metallica - Nothing Else Matters in ~sports

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    This is not Metallica.

    This is not Metallica.

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

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    Baroness, all discography on loop. Great band!

    Baroness, all discography on loop. Great band!

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

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    Wow! You brought up some good memories. I'm from Romania and at the beginning of the '90s, as we just got rid of communism, there were a lot of new things up on TV. One of the shows, airing weekly...

    Wow! You brought up some good memories. I'm from Romania and at the beginning of the '90s, as we just got rid of communism, there were a lot of new things up on TV. One of the shows, airing weekly on friday/thursday afternoon (I can't remember the time exactly) was about computers - a new thing for us at the moment. The only personal computers at the moment were Sinclair ZX80 clones with BASIC.

    This TV show would present news about technology at the time and there were some BASIC lessons for kids - explaining a bit of algorithms and programming - but at the end of the show (maybe for 10-15 minutes) they would broadcast/upload games and other software (very rarely though). Most of the kids that had one of these computers would record the signal through their cassete tape recorder's microphone - which was a bad idea. My dad, being impassioned with electronics, made a DYI audio out which I would connect to the recorder and I had the best quality. Of course, the worst part was that if the show was airing during bad weather the signal wouldn't be that great - and I remember a lot of whining because I couldn't dowload Dan Dare :-D

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

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    Same for me. I have 94 days uptime on my last session. I just get there from time to time to check the activity on some favorite channels.

    Same for me. I have 94 days uptime on my last session. I just get there from time to time to check the activity on some favorite channels.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on What are some of your favorite music videos? in ~music

  9. Comment on How a dumb hat threw me in a tailspin in ~tech

  10. Comment on How a dumb hat threw me in a tailspin in ~tech

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    Haven't seen ads for more than 15 years. Adblockers do their job!

    Haven't seen ads for more than 15 years. Adblockers do their job!

    11 votes
  11. Comment on Great foreign shows? in ~tv

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    I know it will worth the wait. The plan is to get at least one month of vacation there. I hope I'll get to see most of what I like.

    I know it will worth the wait. The plan is to get at least one month of vacation there. I hope I'll get to see most of what I like.

  12. Comment on Great foreign shows? in ~tv

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    One of the best series I've seen. My wife and I watched it as we were planning our first trip to Japan. Only now our plans are dead. Maybe in 2-3 years we'll be able to go.

    One of the best series I've seen. My wife and I watched it as we were planning our first trip to Japan. Only now our plans are dead. Maybe in 2-3 years we'll be able to go.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Where to get music in a downloadable format (other than itunes) ? in ~music

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    You get to keep the files. The only thing that keeps me from leaving spotify and using Deezer 100% is that the latter doesn't have the possibility to listen to music on other devices, like you do...

    You get to keep the files. The only thing that keeps me from leaving spotify and using Deezer 100% is that the latter doesn't have the possibility to listen to music on other devices, like you do with spotify connect.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Where to get music in a downloadable format (other than itunes) ? in ~music

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    Deezer lets you download albums in FLAC format if you get premium.

    Deezer lets you download albums in FLAC format if you get premium.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Google acquires Neverware, a company that turns old PCs into Chromebooks in ~tech

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    Not many acquisitions like these are going well in time. The most recent example is CentOS, bought by Red Hat. The project ended up destroyed and replaces with something that the community doesn't...

    Not many acquisitions like these are going well in time. The most recent example is CentOS, bought by Red Hat. The project ended up destroyed and replaces with something that the community doesn't really want.

    And google is no stranger to buying and destroying companies/products.

  16. Comment on Alan Dean Foster—author of novelizations of Star Wars: A New Hope, the Alien franchise, and more—says that Disney has not paid any royalties since acquiring the rights to his books in ~books

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    Greed. No more comments needed.

    Greed. No more comments needed.

  17. Comment on Google Photos will no longer have unlimited free storage after June 1 in ~tech

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    Do you know of any way of making the photos available with a self-hosted app? I didn't do any research yet, but I'd be interested in that.

    Do you know of any way of making the photos available with a self-hosted app? I didn't do any research yet, but I'd be interested in that.

    3 votes