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  1. Comment on Linux Distro for an old PC in ~comp

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    Certainly; you can PM me here anytime.

    Certainly; you can PM me here anytime.

  2. Comment on What are some of the most emotionally affecting or resonant games you've played? in ~games

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    Nope. I looked it up, it's called "Far Away" by a José González. I see there's more than 1 game now, but this is from the original title that just says 'Redemption'. It happens this way: don't...

    Nope. I looked it up, it's called "Far Away" by a José González. I see there's more than 1 game now, but this is from the original title that just says 'Redemption'. It happens this way:

    don't expand if you want to play it yourself You're crossing the Rio Loco or something like that, on a raft. Suddenly there's bandits on the other riverbank, and you spend "hours" shooting at them. When you're finally done, fingers tired from all the action, you notice there's a horse waiting. The way it happened with us was she was tired, about 3am, same time in the game, so she just gets on the horse and pushes forward, no gallop. After a few seconds looking at the new scenery along the path this song comes up that fits the mood so incredibly well, we looked at each other and went wow, better than any film, because it corresponded exactly to our state as well, tired and done with the action I mean.

    Looking for the song I saw several links referring to that scene in a similar way, so it's not just me purple prose'ing or blowing it up. It's really a bullseye moment, you'll see.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on What did a fictional character say that stuck with you? in ~talk

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    "Never trust a stranger."

    "Never trust a stranger."

    1 vote
  4. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    Okay, I understand. Plus you'd need to cut the top and back inside like a violin, right? I forgot that. Cigar Box Nation looks fun, thankee.

    Okay, I understand. Plus you'd need to cut the top and back inside like a violin, right? I forgot that. Cigar Box Nation looks fun, thankee.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on What are some of the most emotionally affecting or resonant games you've played? in ~games

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    I didn't play it myself, but watched a classmate play Red Redemption - a realistic cowboy game, very impressive - in the middle of the night. She finished shooting and such, then climbs on a...

    I didn't play it myself, but watched a classmate play Red Redemption - a realistic cowboy game, very impressive - in the middle of the night. She finished shooting and such, then climbs on a horse, and a song, the only one in the game I think, begins to play that fits the setting and time (was night in the game too) perfectly as she trots along a new coastline. For some reason all of that together really hit the spot.

    4 votes
  6. Comment on Turkey Information Thread: AmA you're curious about Turkey in ~talk

  7. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    Oh wow. Could you make a traditional jazzguitar, you think?

    Oh wow. Could you make a traditional jazzguitar, you think?

    3 votes
  8. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    People send me music for me to sing on it. Often it's just a guitar or piano, so when they're done and send me the mix it's fun to be surprised.

    People send me music for me to sing on it. Often it's just a guitar or piano, so when they're done and send me the mix it's fun to be surprised.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on What personal goals are you working towards? in ~life

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    Playing guitar like Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, or Brian Setzer; keeping my current physical form forever; finding a place far away from modern hooplah, but with electricity - plumbing a plus but not...

    Playing guitar like Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, or Brian Setzer; keeping my current physical form forever; finding a place far away from modern hooplah, but with electricity - plumbing a plus but not indispensable.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Turkey Information Thread: AmA you're curious about Turkey in ~talk

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    Thanks a lot! Is it all right if I ask something via PM? It's not something that would be interesting to the thread, but that I'd like to know soonish.

    Thanks a lot! Is it all right if I ask something via PM? It's not something that would be interesting to the thread, but that I'd like to know soonish.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on School uniforms are on the rise — even for toddlers — and it’s changing back-to-school shopping in ~life

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    You're perfectly right. Same here. The kind that frequents this school aren't the fickle nose-in-the-air type fortunately, but when I see them get ready for long weekends and vacations there's the...

    You're perfectly right. Same here. The kind that frequents this school aren't the fickle nose-in-the-air type fortunately, but when I see them get ready for long weekends and vacations there's the equivalent of several hundred $/€ on every one of them. We don't have strict uniforms but a dresscode not to deviate from that specifically says what's allowed, and no brand/label/designer rubbish. I don't see those make this kind of clothes anyway, but still, it's nice. It's as you said, it renders everybody outwardly equal (no make-up or weird hair either); and forces expression by personality instead of Hey I just got a $2,000 haircut, look at meeee.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Turkey Information Thread: AmA you're curious about Turkey in ~talk

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    That's a very thorough reply, thank you very much. Personally I think Turkey should be in the EU, as it really is very different from its neighbouring countries and always had that drive similar...

    That's a very thorough reply, thank you very much. Personally I think Turkey should be in the EU, as it really is very different from its neighbouring countries and always had that drive similar to countries like Germany and Japan if I understand correctly. I mean tradition as a basis but modernisation and innovation on top of that, i.e. the best of both worlds.

    I've been talking to the turkish girl a lot, because I've been wondering for a while if it could be a place for me to live. I was born in a 3rd-world country and had to come here 2y ago, and the differences are just too great. So when I saw pictures of the turkish countryside, no telephone poles or ugly concrete, nature intact, people seemingly contented, I thought hmmm.

    I learn languages quickly, so that's not a problem, and dress very conservatively anyway, but I'd be very obvious as a foreigner by looks, and the turkish girl said there's no chance a female my age could get anything done in the deep rural areas. Where I'm from I was able to sell the house and sign the deed at not even 9 1/2, because all that counts is money, the rest they don't care. But she says people wouldn't even talk to me.

    I'm not joking or just toying with the idea. Been reading your posts about Ankara and Istanbul, looked at pics and articles, but that's too modern and hectic for me. The people who hold my money have been looking into possibilities since December, but can't get a conclusive answer about residence rights for someone in my position.

    It would be perfect though; no ostentatious signs of modern civilisation, traditional customs, easy pace, good climate, etc., just like at home. I'm not christian either, don't have any modern habits. Well, one; I play jazzguitar, but not connected to an amp most of the time anyway. Otherwise I wouldn't be any different from locals except in appearance. I'm trying to get someone to come with me later this year for an exploratory visit. I only sailed past the southern coast (Antalia?) on arriving here and remember being charmed.

    This was a bit rambling, but I hope you get the idea.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on What's your favorite obscure and/or archaic sports rule? in ~sports

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    'Gentlemenne should divest þemselves of þeir Rapiers ande Hand-cannones ere entering ye noble Pastime of Whist'...

    'Gentlemenne should divest þemselves of þeir Rapiers ande Hand-cannones ere entering ye noble Pastime of Whist'...

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Turkey Information Thread: AmA you're curious about Turkey in ~talk

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    Hey cadadr, nice! I'm in Europe at the moment and you know there's been quite a bit of talk about Turkey joining their club. Is that talked about much over there? If so, how do people feel about...

    Hey cadadr, nice!

    I'm in Europe at the moment and you know there's been quite a bit of talk about Turkey joining their club. Is that talked about much over there? If so, how do people feel about it after seeing what it did to countries like Greece and Portugal? I mean places with a pretty large rural population with traditional occupations, products, mores and such. And aren't people afraid they may just become the next cheap holiday destination for unruly foreign drunkards like in Malta or lately the Czech Republic?

    What about travel or just normal circulation for girls or women by themselves? I don't mean hitch-hikers/'backpackers' in hotpants but soberly dressed non-tourists? And foreigners in general, would they be welcome/accepted in the provinces on extended stays?

    A turkish girl here spoke of where her family lives and showed some photos; it's stunningly beautiful in the countryside, unspoilt. If foreigners plopped down there without making waves and observing local custom, would that be tolerated? She thought nope...

    p.s. turkish coffee is delicious

    5 votes
  15. Comment on LGBTQ individuals, how's life? in ~lgbt

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    Eva, I sent you a PM, but perhaps you have them off? Can I ask your friend a few things about what you said re. Africa? I was born there (south, but not RSA) and my father had units in the SW and...

    Eva, I sent you a PM, but perhaps you have them off? Can I ask your friend a few things about what you said re. Africa? I was born there (south, but not RSA) and my father had units in the SW and SE. He knew lots of people in that position and I'd love to know if your friend knew (of) him. Or even my mother who did IT for him/his branch.

    Nothing intrusive, I promise. It's just a long shot, but I'd really love to know.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on LGBTQ individuals, how's life? in ~lgbt

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    Try 10 1/2. Or younger even. Not every place has safetynets you know. (edit) Sorry, didn't want to sound abrupt; here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emancipation_of_minors - depending on country...

    Try 10 1/2. Or younger even. Not every place has safetynets you know.

    (edit) Sorry, didn't want to sound abrupt; here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emancipation_of_minors - depending on country of origin this can go pretty far, although it's usually only partial, enough so you can move around and such; and when you move elsewhere their civil-law system may not recognise it entirely (or at all)

    3 votes
  17. Comment on Do you ride your local public transit system? in ~talk

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    I'll just say what I know personally, okay? This is going up to Stuttgart, Koblenz, Frankfurt, Saarbrücken, Mannheim, Freiburg, etc.: groups of 6-8 young men in the train hassling girls and women;...

    I'll just say what I know personally, okay? This is going up to Stuttgart, Koblenz, Frankfurt, Saarbrücken, Mannheim, Freiburg, etc.:

    • groups of 6-8 young men in the train hassling girls and women;
    • swarms of same in and around the train station doing same, calling and following (incl. girls as young as 10-11);
    • not so nice neighbourhoods are basically Sperrgebiet if you're by yourself (problem is cultural stuff often takes place in those);
    • same for main shopping areas on weekends, have to scan for clusters of youths in their 20s constantly.

    I've had to defend myself several times on 10-15m walks from hotel to theatre/cinema/etc. Fortunately they didn't expect that from someone my stature, but I don't dare go there again. Won't dramatise or list details, but it wasn't very nice and I'm not going back anytime soon.

    But up north it's a lot quieter, so depending on where you go, perhaps ask user cwagner.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Do you ride your local public transit system? in ~talk

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    Well, so far only the northern towns seemed relatively safe compared to cities under Frankfurt, Saarbrücken. Especially in a public transport context, as in some trainstations you'd better prepare...

    Well, so far only the northern towns seemed relatively safe compared to cities under Frankfurt, Saarbrücken. Especially in a public transport context, as in some trainstations you'd better prepare for a speedrun. I thought Paris was the worst until I went to Stuttgart, holy moly...

    1 vote
  19. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    ? Nobody asked back home, and here in Europe they think it's because I'm a foreigner. Would you really ask someone that?

    ? Nobody asked back home, and here in Europe they think it's because I'm a foreigner. Would you really ask someone that?

    1 vote
  20. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Okay I see, thanks for explaining. So you dress a certain way to feel a certain way and vice versa? I may sound like a halfwit, but I'm from elsewhere and saw very few other women; who dressed for...

    Okay I see, thanks for explaining. So you dress a certain way to feel a certain way and vice versa? I may sound like a halfwit, but I'm from elsewhere and saw very few other women; who dressed for conditions, not fashion. Here in Europe, suddenly it's sense overload, because I was used to sameness.

    About your 1st link (https://www.pinterest.ca/owlpinemoon/style-fashion/), you should go to a big french city, they're like that there. I was in Bordeaux a few times and saw lots of people who looked like that; very nice, I thought. It's such a contrast with baggy sportsstuff and plastic sandals, stretchpants and such.

    3 votes