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  1. Comment on What re-recording or variation of a classic song do you believe beats the original? in ~music

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    I like Luther & Little Eva's "Love Is Strange" better than the original Mickey & Sylvia version, or any of the others I've heard (Buddy Holly, etc.) I also like The Beach Boys' "I Can Hear Music"...

    I like Luther & Little Eva's "Love Is Strange" better than the original Mickey & Sylvia version, or any of the others I've heard (Buddy Holly, etc.)

    I also like The Beach Boys' "I Can Hear Music" better than the Ronettes' original.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Reddit has banned r/watchpeopledie in ~tech

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    That's self-evident to pretty much anyone who came of age before the dawn of social media. The younger generation has a different overton window.

    That's self-evident to pretty much anyone who came of age before the dawn of social media. The younger generation has a different overton window.

    5 votes
  3. Comment on An All-Neural On-Device Speech Recognizer in ~comp

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    Good. Cloud-based speech recognition is an abomination, in terms of privacy, reliability, and - in certain regards - performance.

    Good. Cloud-based speech recognition is an abomination, in terms of privacy, reliability, and - in certain regards - performance.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Tildes mobile app in ~tildes

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    When it comes to news sites, like Reddit or HN, what compelling reasons are there for a "reader" app to exist? Such apps may help a website operator market or monetize, but I've never found any...

    When it comes to news sites, like Reddit or HN, what compelling reasons are there for a "reader" app to exist? Such apps may help a website operator market or monetize, but I've never found any added value as a user. Do these apps provide extra functionality that people, aside from myself, use?

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Potential issues with catch-all terms for all non-white races? in ~talk

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    By chance, I just came across the term "racialized people". I think that succinctly expresses that racial categories are in the eye of the beholder.

    By chance, I just came across the term "racialized people". I think that succinctly expresses that racial categories are in the eye of the beholder.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Oops! Famously Scathing Reviews of Classic Books From The Times’s Archive in ~books

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    The "oops!" rubs me the wrong way. As if to say "that book is in the canon now, so your opinion is wrong."

    The "oops!" rubs me the wrong way. As if to say "that book is in the canon now, so your opinion is wrong."

    4 votes
  7. Comment on The Teens Who Listen to ‘Mallwave’ Are Nostalgic for an Experience They’ve Never Had in ~music

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    There's a lot of metadata about published songs out there upon which you could build: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_Genome_Project

    My other dream is to make an algorithm to recommend music based on feeling.

    There's a lot of metadata about published songs out there upon which you could build: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_Genome_Project

    2 votes
  8. Comment on G.G. Tonet - Dedicated to Norbert Wiener, 1980 in ~music

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    I should have written "a trend" instead of "the trend." I love Tom Lehrer. New Math and the Elements Song would fit in nicely, too.

    I should have written "a trend" instead of "the trend."

    I love Tom Lehrer. New Math and the Elements Song would fit in nicely, too.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on G.G. Tonet - Dedicated to Norbert Wiener, 1980 in ~music

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    The late '70s, early '80s were great for this sort of thing. I imagine Kraftwerk started the trend of referencing STEM in pop music (eg: mentioning "Madame Curie" in their song "Radio Activity")....

    The late '70s, early '80s were great for this sort of thing. I imagine Kraftwerk started the trend of referencing STEM in pop music (eg: mentioning "Madame Curie" in their song "Radio Activity"). Granted, Norbert Wiener is more specific than most!

    Edit: also amusingly specific is this song riffing on The Manhattan Project Landscape - Manhattan Boogie Woogie, 1982

    3 votes
  10. I have a feature request: could we get a "display theme" option that removes some of the borders and zebra stripes? Tildes is already less cluttered than some sites (eg: Reddit), but I find it...

    I have a feature request: could we get a "display theme" option that removes some of the borders and zebra stripes?

    Tildes is already less cluttered than some sites (eg: Reddit), but I find it harder to focus on the text here than on a sparse layout (eg: HN). I tried removing the 1px "left-border" in conversation threads, and the zebra striped background... to my mind, it's easier on the eyes.

    9 votes
  11. Comment on Ultradance- Vuela Vuela in ~music

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    Cheers. Markdown link syntax gets me every time.

    Cheers. Markdown link syntax gets me every time.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Synthwave in ~music

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    I can't help with recent music. In terms of '80s music, you might like JSR.

    I can't help with recent music. In terms of '80s music, you might like JSR.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Alan Smithee in ~movies

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    Nothing very spectacular. I just learned of the "Alan Smithee" film industry convention today, and thought others might find it interesting. This is my second day on Tildes. Maybe I'll "read the...

    Nothing very spectacular. I just learned of the "Alan Smithee" film industry convention today, and thought others might find it interesting. This is my second day on Tildes. Maybe I'll "read the faq" now to make sure I do things more appropriately in future. Cheers

  14. Comment on Alan Smithee in ~movies

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    Nice. I wasn't aware of that. Thanks!

    Nice. I wasn't aware of that. Thanks!

  15. Comment on Alan Smithee in ~movies

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    Indeed, it's a habit I have from HN. Thanks for the explanation. I'll make sure to provide more detail in future.

    Indeed, it's a habit I have from HN. Thanks for the explanation. I'll make sure to provide more detail in future.

    1 vote