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  1. Comment on What's the longest running quandary/debate you've had with yourself? in ~talk

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    I've been listening to Megadeth since the 90s and I just stopped listening to what he have to say many years ago. I must say I enjoyed his snarky political comments in his lyrics more when I...

    I've been listening to Megadeth since the 90s and I just stopped listening to what he have to say many years ago. I must say I enjoyed his snarky political comments in his lyrics more when I agreed with him but now I just don't pay that much attention to them.

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  2. Comment on It’s okay to leave your headphones at home in ~life

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    One thing I've noticed about myself is that if I feel offended or triggered by an opinion it's usually because somethings big or small rings true. I can't speak for other people but it seems like...

    One thing I've noticed about myself is that if I feel offended or triggered by an opinion it's usually because somethings big or small rings true. I can't speak for other people but it seems like people here are really taken aback by this article and how the author criticizes the use of headphones. Makes me wonder. Either way I think it's a great thing to reflect upon your own use of headphones. I bike to work everyday and I listen to music and podcast maybe 25-40% of the time deliberately. I want to give my ears a rest now and then and I want to experience sounds around me too.

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  3. Comment on I got a Ring doorbell camera. It scared the hell out of me. in ~tech

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    Great article and great links in your comment. This is so scary to me but at the same time kind of "duh". I'm really trying to convince people around me that cameras are not the solution to...

    Great article and great links in your comment. This is so scary to me but at the same time kind of "duh". I'm really trying to convince people around me that cameras are not the solution to everything and to combat the argument of "security" but god damn it's hard.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on Local Bookstores Have A New Weapon In The Fight With Amazon in ~books

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    This is what I like to see. I really hope this takes off.

    This is what I like to see. I really hope this takes off.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Any bike commuters here? in ~life

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    It should be noted that Aldi has a history of treating their workers like shit and maximizing everything for profit. It's cheap yeah but it comes with a price...and it ain't quality in any sense.

    It should be noted that Aldi has a history of treating their workers like shit and maximizing everything for profit. It's cheap yeah but it comes with a price...and it ain't quality in any sense.

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  6. Comment on How could we regulate biased/lying media outlets and aggregators without encroaching on good ones? in ~talk

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    So in a world with no good media outlets we should be skeptic towards exactly what? Each other and our selves? Where does this end? While I understand your frustration I don't see how this is...

    There are no good media outlets.
    Ths solution is to promote skepticism.

    So in a world with no good media outlets we should be skeptic towards exactly what? Each other and our selves? Where does this end? While I understand your frustration I don't see how this is reality and a solution.

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  7. Comment on There is such a thing as too much technology in ~tech

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    I think it's much more important to be critical about what the actual purpose is for a product or technology. Not specifically this example but in general. I think it's naive to think "Ahh, it's...

    I'm curious to know why you're framing this problem as too much technology, rather than what seems to me the more obvious problem of technology that does not serve the purpose it was created for.

    I think it's much more important to be critical about what the actual purpose is for a product or technology. Not specifically this example but in general. I think it's naive to think "Ahh, it's just in the try out phase" or "We just need to get used to it". No. I do not trust anything coming from commercial interests no matter how great or innocent they make it sound. This may sound over the top but for far too long the "shoulder shrug response" have been imposed upon us and we've been saturated to don't care because it's for our own good.

    If going without the technology serves better than using it, go without.

    There's going to be a time in the near future when this is not an option so this response is on the verge of being annoying and downright ignorant.

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  8. Comment on What's your favourite live album? in ~music

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    Well, Iron Maiden is just spectacular live. As I mentioned in another comment I am very sensitive to music being pitch perfect so I have a natural aversion for live albums in general. I will...

    Well, Iron Maiden is just spectacular live. As I mentioned in another comment I am very sensitive to music being pitch perfect so I have a natural aversion for live albums in general. I will recommend these though that for some reason made an impression on me through the years.

    AC/DC - If You Want Blood (You Got It). I'm a huge AC/DC fan and the intens feeling and sound on this album is just captivating. AC/DC is not particular tight but it feels tight...I don't know how to describe it.

    Children of Bodom - Tokyo Warhearts. I think I'm just impressed about how clean sounding this is considering this genre can be pretty muddy live and it's from 1999. The vocals are great too and very authentic to the album.

    Dark Tranquility - Where Death Is Most Alive. It just seem to catch DTs album sound really well

    As a side note I just listened to Sum 41s live album from the House of Blues and holy shit that's bad. I can't believe they'd wanna release that. I'm seeing them in February and I'm kinda worried.

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  9. Comment on Concepts in music you’re easily impressed by? in ~music

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    Good question. Well, from the top of my head there's of course a lot of harmonies in the more traditional heavy metal and the genres close to that. Orden Ogan for example - the end of this track...

    Good question. Well, from the top of my head there's of course a lot of harmonies in the more traditional heavy metal and the genres close to that. Orden Ogan for example - the end of this track especially. Then there's some Nordic inspired harmonies with Týr from the Faroe Islands. Great band btw.
    Bordering on the ridiculous but catchy as hell there's Van Cantos covers of classic metal songs.
    Finally one of my personal favorites in the folky melodic black metal genre Caladan Brood and as one of the Youtube comments says about this song: "I grew a beard when the ending chorus started."

    These are just some diverse examples and there's plenty more if you start digging.

  10. Comment on You get to reboot any TV show, and give it a twist. What gets made? in ~tv

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    Really? Interesting. I guess he's got the experience with this kind of writing so maybe it's harder than you think.

    Really? Interesting. I guess he's got the experience with this kind of writing so maybe it's harder than you think.

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  11. Comment on You get to reboot any TV show, and give it a twist. What gets made? in ~tv

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    There's probably 20 seasons of material on RedditWritesSeindfeld so it practically writes itself.

    Seinfeld. Kramer becomes an Instagram celeb, Elaine is a feminist, George and Jerry hate and love the new Superman movies and everyone has crazy Tinder adventures.

    There's probably 20 seasons of material on RedditWritesSeindfeld so it practically writes itself.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Gadgets for Life on a Miserable Planet: At the Consumer Electronics Show, the only solution for technology-induced stress is more technology in ~tech

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    Well said. I feel exactly the same. Like everything else in our capitalist world tech has finally been overrun by profit and nothing else. It's exhausting and disheartening because I was so...

    Well said. I feel exactly the same. Like everything else in our capitalist world tech has finally been overrun by profit and nothing else. It's exhausting and disheartening because I was so thrilled and optimistic about tech 10-15 years ago and the endless possibilities to solve or at least better some of these problems.

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  13. Comment on Concepts in music you’re easily impressed by? in ~music

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    I'm right there with but I'll take it a step further. While I love Beach Boys and the like I have a soft spot perfectly produced vocal harmonies. To the point where (mostly music enthusiasts)...

    I'm right there with but I'll take it a step further. While I love Beach Boys and the like I have a soft spot perfectly produced vocal harmonies. To the point where (mostly music enthusiasts) think it's too much and it loses its "authenticity". Like some of the Glee covers and the more poppy vocal ensembles like Pentatonix and Home Free. I seriously think I suffer from a perfect pitch curse because my whole body explodes when it hits just right.

    Funnily enough 85% of my listening time is spend with metal so whenever I bring the former up in the metal communities all hell brakes loose.

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  14. Comment on Which movies had a major influence in your formative years? in ~movies

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    The morality in 90s American TV shows showed me why I love being where I'm from. I wasn't stupid and knew it wasn't all representative and real but deep down you could see it came from a real...

    The morality in 90s American TV shows showed me why I love being where I'm from. I wasn't stupid and knew it wasn't all representative and real but deep down you could see it came from a real place and that honestly scared me.

  15. Comment on Which movies had a major influence in your formative years? in ~movies

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    Oh boy...you're lucky. To this day I still have bad dreams about this movie. That and god damn Chucky.

    I saw Alien when I was around the same age

    Oh boy...you're lucky. To this day I still have bad dreams about this movie. That and god damn Chucky.

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  16. Comment on 50 countries ranked by how they’re collecting biometric data and what they’re doing with it in ~tech

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    This is really scary shit in the long run. I recommend the book Data Dictatorships for the full picture of where we could be heading.

    This is really scary shit in the long run. I recommend the book Data Dictatorships for the full picture of where we could be heading.

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  17. Comment on What are your unpopular movie opinions? in ~movies

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    Dear Zachary is emotional porn at its absolute worst. I'm pretty easy to get emotional when watching TV/movies but this provoked me so much that I had to turn it off halfway through. It did...

    Dear Zachary is emotional porn at its absolute worst. I'm pretty easy to get emotional when watching TV/movies but this provoked me so much that I had to turn it off halfway through. It did nothing for me and I am to this day baffled that so many people think it's the most heartbreaking and draining doc ever. How can they expect to get invested in a doc where the main characters just cry from the beginning with no context whatsoever. It pisses me off to no end that nobody seems to "feel" the same way but there you go.

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  18. Comment on reCAPTCHA: Is there method in monotony? in ~tech

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    I have no doubt that there is good people working for Google doing cool and important stuff and just to be clear reCaptcha is actually one of the better projects IMO. The problem for me is that...

    I have no doubt that there is good people working for Google doing cool and important stuff and just to be clear reCaptcha is actually one of the better projects IMO. The problem for me is that whatever comes from Google (high up or on the ground level) have a build in mistrust by default. I can't differentiate between these two and honestly I don't think other people should either just because they have friends working there. If you continue to work for a company that behaves the way Google does you must come to terms with that a lot of people won't automatically trust your intentions.

  19. Comment on reCAPTCHA: Is there method in monotony? in ~tech

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    Word. The amount of trust people here give these mega corporations is baffling. This subject might not be the worst and as I understand it it actually does some good to society but how people just...

    Word. The amount of trust people here give these mega corporations is baffling. This subject might not be the worst and as I understand it it actually does some good to society but how people just take what these corporations say at face value is disheartening.

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  20. Comment on Ring camera used as nanny cam for 8-year-old hacked, hacker talks to child in ~tech

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    I see the difference it's just interesting when you use "spying" and "keeping an eye on them" as two altogether different things. I completely get where you're coming from and I'm not accusing you...

    I see the difference it's just interesting when you use "spying" and "keeping an eye on them" as two altogether different things. I completely get where you're coming from and I'm not accusing you of doing anything out of the ordinary. The semantics here are just striking because this is what people/corporations/governments who really spy like to say to underplay its significance.