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  1. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~movies

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    It is in the Terms of Use: "Do not post content that breaks the law." Tildes is more about discussion than just content sharing :)

    It is in the Terms of Use: "Do not post content that breaks the law."

    Tildes is more about discussion than just content sharing :)

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  2. Comment on What are your thoughts on Soylent and clones? in ~food

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    I've used Plenny Shake (Jimmy Joy) for a few months as a replacement for breakfast when in a rush or lunches I can't be bothered to cook or purchase. While possible to replace all meals with...

    I've used Plenny Shake (Jimmy Joy) for a few months as a replacement for breakfast when in a rush or lunches I can't be bothered to cook or purchase. While possible to replace all meals with Soylent, I think very few people would and I don't think we should either. Meals are more than just necessary for our bodies, eating together is a social thing. But replacing meals I would eat alone or being able to sleep a bit longer in the morning? Absolutely!

    I think the taste is fine, if it would have a more distinct taste I might get tired of it. It's also possible to put some own ingredients in it, like hot chocolate mix or frozen berries to make it taste more interesting.

    7 votes
  3. Comment on Have you ever had a lucid dream? in ~talk

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    I've had a few. I can remember the first one where I became aware that I was dreaming, or at least the moment I realised and waking up shortly thereafter. The first one where I was somewhat in...

    I've had a few. I can remember the first one where I became aware that I was dreaming, or at least the moment I realised and waking up shortly thereafter. The first one where I was somewhat in control was not very interesting, I conjured up some objects and situations but then either woke up or lost the "lucid" state. After that one I read some more about how to induce lucid dreaming and was able to control it a bit before waking up. Not very interesting but kinda fun.

    Intrestingly, I remember those dreams relatively clearly. I usually never remember what I've been dreaming if it's not a vivid nightmare or something.

    The method I've used that worked is to lay completely still, ignoring any impulses to roll over or to scratch an itch or anything like that, focusing on the "lightning" patterns forming in front of your eyes. After a while you might drift into a dream state while still being lucid.

    It's definitely fun enough to just at least try it. There are some different methods floating around on the internet, I'm guessing what works is quite individual.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Apple has U.S. Customs seize shipment of 20 Macbook batteries to Louis Rossmann in ~tech

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    Wow, would not have posted if I'd seen that. He strongly implied that they were original batteries in the video.

    Wow, would not have posted if I'd seen that. He strongly implied that they were original batteries in the video.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Apple has U.S. Customs seize shipment of 20 Macbook batteries to Louis Rossmann in ~tech

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    Noticed right after posting that I misspelled Rossmann's name. This is a pathetic move by Apple, I'm glad he's willing to take this to court. It is crazy how big companies are doing everything...

    Noticed right after posting that I misspelled Rossmann's name.

    This is a pathetic move by Apple, I'm glad he's willing to take this to court. It is crazy how big companies are doing everything they can to stop people from using their equipment for too long.

    15 votes
  6. Comment on Can we try to talk like normal people? in ~tildes

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    As another non-native English speaker, I agree with you completely. Unlike our mother tounge, second languages are not learnt mainly by casual conversation but by learning it in school (mostly)...

    As another non-native English speaker, I agree with you completely.

    Unlike our mother tounge, second languages are not learnt mainly by casual conversation but by learning it in school (mostly) where we learn more or less formal language. To speak or type using more "casual" language and slang is therefore difficult because you need to have a better understanding of the more implied and nuanced part of the language.

    Edit: Reading through my reply a second time (self-conscious, yeah), I think I confuse two different matters: It is difficult to speak casually because that's not what we are learnt, and slang requires a good understanding of the language and of the culture surrounding it.

    5 votes
  7. Comment on Photography Composition: The Definitive Guide in ~creative

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    As a self-taught hobby photographer this is pretty much what I do. It works fine most of the time but this guide was very helpful in making me understand what actually works and what does not and why.

    As a self-taught hobby photographer this is pretty much what I do. It works fine most of the time but this guide was very helpful in making me understand what actually works and what does not and why.

  8. Comment on Alrighty, show of hands, how many audiophiles do we have here? in ~hobbies

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    It might be my choice of music where mid-range is plenty. I'd say the mid-range is boring, but also "correct". I do not agree with your impression of the treble at all, I've never felt it to be...

    I find the M50x’s bass to be muddy at best. Mid-range is completely dead to me and I find the treble to be shrill.

    It might be my choice of music where mid-range is plenty. I'd say the mid-range is boring, but also "correct". I do not agree with your impression of the treble at all, I've never felt it to be shrill.

    In it’s price range, may I recommend the Sony CD900ST?

    Oh yeah, I think a friend of mine had a (very battered) pair of those. I only listened to them once or twice, but I agree with you there on the bass if i remember correctly.

    That and the stock ear-pads it comes with is simply too thin for me.

    Are you referring to the 900STs or the M50xs? I've worn my M50xs hours on end without discomfort. My PXC 550s are definitely better in that regard though.

  9. Comment on Alrighty, show of hands, how many audiophiles do we have here? in ~hobbies

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    The M50xs are quite flat. The treble is soft but very present. It's never sharp, which is why I'm able to play them at deafening volumes without feeling like it is hurting my ears (though it isn't...

    The M50xs are quite flat. The treble is soft but very present. It's never sharp, which is why I'm able to play them at deafening volumes without feeling like it is hurting my ears (though it isn't very good for the ears, I know).

    Nothing special about the mid-range really. Doesn't stand out, but it's not bad in any way.

    The bass is punchy and controlled. Focus on the lower part of the register, like 100hz and lower. A "fun" bass.

    The PXC 550s on the other hand are more opinionated. The treble is a bit sharper, but also clearer. I noticed some things in songs that I had missed with the M50xs. The mid is more pronounced. The bass is more focused on the higher range, but that's not to say they can't play the really low as well. I'd say overall the sound is clearer, the separation between instruments is better.

    The noice cancellation is great. Very close to Bose's level, not enough of a difference to really talk about it I'd say. Though I've noticed the nc seems stronger on the right earcup which have the controls, but I'm not sure if it's because of the seal around my ears are a bit different or if the nc actually is weaker on the left. Either way it makes the sound feel a tiny bit lopsided, but it's not bad enough that I've bothered to try to get a new pair.

    If the noise around you is very inconsistent, like sitting next to the engine on a bus, the sound takes a hit because when it tries to keep up with the noise. Not that big of a deal really, I just turn off nc if it gets in the way.

    I mostly listen to rock and metal, so my experience with the two is coloured by that.

    In its price range, the M50xs seem pretty much unbeatable. I'm very happy with both purchases.

  10. Comment on Alrighty, show of hands, how many audiophiles do we have here? in ~hobbies

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    I like to think that I'm rather picky with sound and want high quality while listening to music. Headphones: Sennheiser PXC 550 for most listening when home and out and about. The active noise...

    I like to think that I'm rather picky with sound and want high quality while listening to music.

    Headphones:

    • Sennheiser PXC 550 for most listening when home and out and about. The active noise cancelling is great when commuting.
    • ATH-M50x for critical listening

    I used my M50x's exclusively for about 4 years before getting the PCX 550's. Really love the sound you get for the price. The higher you crank the volume, the better they sound. Can't recommend them enough.

    Speakers:

    • Audioengine A5+
    • XTZ 99 W10.16 subwoofer

    Used together with a 100" screen & Benq W1350, and a computer with Kodi for a good cinema-like experience in my not very big apartment.

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  12. Comment on Reddit — one of the world's most popular websites — is trying to cash in through advertising in ~tech

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    How though? What is the difference between getting depressed from verbal bullying or having your leg broken? Both have a real, physical impact. Not entirely. Society has some moral guidelines for...

    words can definitely hurt your feelings; but they are clearly different from action.

    How though? What is the difference between getting depressed from verbal bullying or having your leg broken? Both have a real, physical impact.

    Being an asshole is subjective

    Not entirely. Society has some moral guidelines for being a "good" person. Hurting other people makes you a bad person (in most cases). Bad persons are probably assholes. I'm pretty sure here on Tildes we have decided that calling people names and other ad hominems makes you an asshole. Using the word asshole is fine, some people are assholes, but I can't call you an asshole (and I don't think you are one either :) ).

    Discouragement is not the same as restriction.

    Not technically, but can be in practice.

    unless you contend that racist or hateful opinions are not opinions at all.

    They are opinions, but they are almost always expressed in a way that hurt people or incentivises the removal of other people's right to free speech or to take part in a community. They therefore cannot be allowed.

    11 votes
  13. Comment on Reddit — one of the world's most popular websites — is trying to cash in through advertising in ~tech

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    Do you believe words cannot hurt? I believe that civility is important to stimulate "free speech", meaning the right to express an opinion. Being an asshole and calling people names adds nothing...

    Do you believe words cannot hurt?

    I believe that civility is important to stimulate "free speech", meaning the right to express an opinion. Being an asshole and calling people names adds nothing of value and discourages people from expressing their opinion, thereby reducing the potential for people expressing their opinion. Banning hate speech and similar therefore does not harm free speech.

    This is of course only applicable on a private level, on a legal level all speech should be allowed if there are no threats involved.

    15 votes
  14. Comment on Rocket League's Anniversary Event Starts July 9 in ~games

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    SARPBC was one of my most played games on the PS3; it's going to be so much fun to play on that arena again. It'll be interesting to see how people will use the non-standard goal position now that...

    SARPBC was one of my most played games on the PS3; it's going to be so much fun to play on that arena again. It'll be interesting to see how people will use the non-standard goal position now that people are so much better than during SARPBC.

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  15. Comment on Why should everyone try your hobby at least once? in ~hobbies

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    I remember the first time I "solved" it with that Youtube video by Pogobat. Even with step-by-step help, having solved it with your own hands was a great feeling.

    I remember the first time I "solved" it with that Youtube video by Pogobat. Even with step-by-step help, having solved it with your own hands was a great feeling.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Gojira - Toxic Garbage Island in ~music

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    Thank you for listening! It's difficult to share this kind of music with friends and family, most just dismiss it as noise and want it turned off. I really appreciate you being open-minded about it!

    Thank you for listening! It's difficult to share this kind of music with friends and family, most just dismiss it as noise and want it turned off. I really appreciate you being open-minded about it!

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Gojira - Toxic Garbage Island in ~music

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    Death of me on the same album is great too, I love the unconventional groovy rythm in the verses overlaid with the growling. Seeing them in concert is on my have-to-do list.

    Death of me on the same album is great too, I love the unconventional groovy rythm in the verses overlaid with the growling.

    Seeing them in concert is on my have-to-do list.

  18. Comment on Gojira - Toxic Garbage Island in ~music

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    Submission statement One of my favourite songs from one of my favourite albums. Part of why I like it so much is the lyrics. Instead of the regular dark tales of pain, suffering, and death...

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    One of my favourite songs from one of my favourite albums.

    Part of why I like it so much is the lyrics. Instead of the regular dark tales of pain, suffering, and death available in the death metal genre, there's a more tangible subject: plastic and its effect on the environment.

    Apart from that, the really heavy riff coming in right after the almost purely rythmical intro is so very satisfying. I also appreciate the technical skill required by the music they make. Everything toghether makes for an awesome experience.

    5 votes