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  1. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Team Fortress 2, as always. Stardew Valley in Korean to practice and learn daily vocabulary / idiomatic expressions.

    Team Fortress 2, as always. Stardew Valley in Korean to practice and learn daily vocabulary / idiomatic expressions.

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  2. Comment on Bernie Sanders hospitalized for blocked artery, had two stents inserted; campaign events canceled until further notice in ~news

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    78 is way too fucking old for presidency (and 76). I like Bernie but he's just too old this time around.

    78 is way too fucking old for presidency (and 76). I like Bernie but he's just too old this time around.

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  3. Comment on Fall 2019 Premiere Reviews - Anime Feminist in ~anime

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    FWIW at least on /r/shitpostcrusaders we're sick and tired of the kono dio da / it was me dio meme. Some of the newer ones have been driven into the ground as well.

    FWIW at least on /r/shitpostcrusaders we're sick and tired of the kono dio da / it was me dio meme. Some of the newer ones have been driven into the ground as well.

  4. Comment on Fall 2019 Premiere Reviews - Anime Feminist in ~anime

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    Her question made me rethink of what I consider to be "weeby". I personally don't consider Jojo's to be weeby, as I explained above. It seems that "weeby" is one of those words that isn't really...

    Her question made me rethink of what I consider to be "weeby". I personally don't consider Jojo's to be weeby, as I explained above.

    It seems that "weeby" is one of those words that isn't really precisely defined (because weaboo is such a general term) and thus can vary for people.

  5. Comment on Fall 2019 Premiere Reviews - Anime Feminist in ~anime

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    The word I would use is flamboyant. I'll admit the jojo fanbase must be annoying due to how much it's talked about–but that's because, in my opinion, the manga is fantastic and the anime...

    The word I would use is flamboyant.

    I'll admit the jojo fanbase must be annoying due to how much it's talked about–but that's because, in my opinion, the manga is fantastic and the anime adaptation is very good. /r/shitpostcrusaders is also quite an active subreddit, I think it eclipsed /r/stardustcrusaders (the main sub) a while ago. Note that I'm gonna be a bit biased, even my handle here is a reference from Part 7 (Steel Ball Run).

    Jojo's has been in publication since ~1987 so Hirohiko Araki has changed a lot in terms of his art style and writing. It went from ridiculously beefy dudes to a much more realistic, slender artstyle. The writing also went from "jonathan gud boi, dio evil boi" in part 1 to more eerie villains and nuanced cast.

    I guess I've considered weeb anime to be typical anime that falls into heavy tropes like the protagonist is a guy who can't talk to girls and inexplicably is involved in some romance plot, that sort of stuff. If weeb is just heavily into anime in general then sure, Jojo's is a weeb anime. It's an extremely stylistic anime that doesn't really fall into those typical tropes. Not that it's perfect, of course.

    I like some other anime like One Punch Man, Cowboy Bebop, Mob Psycho 100 but I can't stand like most other anime.

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  6. Comment on Fall 2019 Premiere Reviews - Anime Feminist in ~anime

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    I still can't stand weeby anime so I'm just rewatching Jojo's and re-reading the manga.

    I still can't stand weeby anime so I'm just rewatching Jojo's and re-reading the manga.

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

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    Again, no one is telling anyone that they aren't experiencing happiness. I'm talking about which word is the correct one to describe the feeling, not saying that it isn't happening at all....

    Again, no one is telling anyone that they aren't experiencing happiness. I'm talking about which word is the correct one to describe the feeling, not saying that it isn't happening at all.

    Reminiscing about halcyon days or experienced things? Nostalgia. Idealizing about something that you never actually experienced? Romanticization (is that even a word?), or just idealization.

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  8. Comment on An interview with a guy who wears the same thing every day in ~life

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    It's not about people knowing you or not. Unless one is "out there", wearing the same things every single day, once noticed, is strange.

    then how many people of import in your life will catch that you wear the same thing every day, but also know so little about you that they rely on this to negatively judge you as eccentric?

    It's not about people knowing you or not. Unless one is "out there", wearing the same things every single day, once noticed, is strange.

  9. Comment on The electoral college doesn't need to be abolished. We just need to apportion it. Discuss! in ~talk

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    Who says that would actually be the case? A candidate that populous areas would want might be elected, but that's hardly "everyone". Rural areas would become nonexistent to politics, despite a...

    Who says that would actually be the case? A candidate that populous areas would want might be elected, but that's hardly "everyone". Rural areas would become nonexistent to politics, despite a not-insubstantial amount of the populace living there, and farmers, etc.

  10. Comment on The electoral college doesn't need to be abolished. We just need to apportion it. Discuss! in ~talk

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    Please re-read: Parent comment said "yield extremists from both major parties". In our dual party system, the more extreme a candidate is, the more likely that they will get voted. Please leave...

    Please re-read: Parent comment said "yield extremists from both major parties". In our dual party system, the more extreme a candidate is, the more likely that they will get voted. Please leave your bias at the door.

    The reason they mentioned democrat is because it's known that the most populous cities are blue. It's almost guaranteed a democrat would win if a popular vote were in place. I'm not saying this is good or bad, I am saying that I believe this to be case due to how the demographics would play out.

  11. Comment on The electoral college doesn't need to be abolished. We just need to apportion it. Discuss! in ~talk

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    Not agreeing with the EC doesn't mean it doesn't make sense. The Electoral College is one of things that that the founders made that was incredibly wise and had foresight.

    Not agreeing with the EC doesn't mean it doesn't make sense. The Electoral College is one of things that that the founders made that was incredibly wise and had foresight.

  12. Comment on The electoral college doesn't need to be abolished. We just need to apportion it. Discuss! in ~talk

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    It is absolutely fair. Politicians have limited time, why would they waste it on states that could give them next to nothing in terms of support? Let me remind you that in the 2016 election, a...

    I don't think it's entirely fair to say, as a nation, that we're not going to listen to X or Y state just because they don't have a ton of people.

    It is absolutely fair. Politicians have limited time, why would they waste it on states that could give them next to nothing in terms of support?

    Let me remind you that in the 2016 election, a certain candidate didn't even visit certain states. And that's just visiting–what do you think will happen with real issues and representation?

  13. Comment on The electoral college doesn't need to be abolished. We just need to apportion it. Discuss! in ~talk

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    Do you have any proof of this? Rural states are disproportionately represented–by conscious design. Where do you go from that to "the stranglehold that these low-density states' interests have on...

    The framers made a hell of an allowance for rural states in the form of the United States Senate. Issues impacting rural voters are dramatically overrepresented in the Senate and this is only going to get more and more pronounced over time. As long as that exists, there is no reason to further harden the stranglehold that these low-density states' interests have on our politics.

    Do you have any proof of this? Rural states are disproportionately represented–by conscious design. Where do you go from that to "the stranglehold that these low-density states' interests have on our politics"?

    Also, what is your solution, then? A national vote? So you mean highly populous areas would instead have a stranglehold on politics, giving less populous states no representation whatsoever? After all, why waste time on politics for states where no people except some farmers live?

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

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    I'm not telling people what they're feeling–do not misconstrue my words. Nostalgia is for something that you experienced. Romanticizing things works for both. The first example sentence I found: I...

    I'm not telling people what they're feeling–do not misconstrue my words. Nostalgia is for something that you experienced. Romanticizing things works for both.

    The first example sentence I found:

    "I was overcome with acute nostalgia for my days in college"

    I have nostalgia about my childhood tv shows and my days in college. I romanticize '50s diners because those are an emulation of something that maybe existed 45 years before I was born. I can also romanticize about my prior relationships–in other words, look at them with rose-tinted glasses.

    The study that defined collective nostalgia itself mentions that the term "collective nostalgia" is different from personal nostalgia, the latter being what is almost always referenced.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on PSA: Disinformation and the over-representation of false flag events on social media. in ~misc

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    Outrage sells. Why do you think PETA is the way that it is? Obviously they planned on criticizing a well known and liked community figure (Steve Irwin) who died suddenly, since it would push...

    Outrage sells. Why do you think PETA is the way that it is? Obviously they planned on criticizing a well known and liked community figure (Steve Irwin) who died suddenly, since it would push peoples' buttons and get them talking about PETA.

    This tradition is as old as time itself, I believe. If you've ever interacted with a small community, gossip happens quite often because people eat it up.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on An interview with a guy who wears the same thing every day in ~life

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    This happens in every. single. minimalism. thread. Ad infinitum on /r/minimalism. Minimalism means different things to different people. Here, it's quite obviously about reducing the variety of...

    This happens in every. single. minimalism. thread. Ad infinitum on /r/minimalism.

    Minimalism means different things to different people. Here, it's quite obviously about reducing the variety of clothes he has, and maintaining minimalism in how he dresses.

    Your outlook (which is totally fine, by the way) is that of financial/economic/environmental minimalism. In that people should use what they own as much as possible. This is also how I tend to see minimalism, but I have to remember that it means different things for different people.

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  17. Comment on An interview with a guy who wears the same thing every day in ~life

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    A film alone shouldn't be a basis for lifestyle changes. Streetwear is actually a big aesthetic right now, maybe less so in the states though. You're describing an OCBD shirt. Plenty of people...

    many of which I'm starting to dislike because of a line from a movie which deeply influenced me: "Nobody wants to read your shirt".

    A film alone shouldn't be a basis for lifestyle changes. Streetwear is actually a big aesthetic right now, maybe less so in the states though.

    I wish there was more clothing that dances the gradient between "nicer than a t-shirt, more casual than a button down, and not at all slob-like like a polo".

    You're describing an OCBD shirt. Plenty of people wear them, and it's not a bad outfit style by any means.. but it's a really basic uniform that tends to get worn by guys when they start becoming conscious about their clothing choices. See /r/malefashionadvice's unofficial "uniforms", one of which is clark desert boots, chinos, and an ocbd. Or some offwhite shoe like Nike Killshots, chinos, and an ocbd.

    You can find your own appropriate style–and sometimes tshirts work well too. Not graphic tees necessarily but just plain or muted ones.

    Personally I've come very close to reaching "one outfit", but when I tried it it was extremely boring. I need variety, and I'm also a 20 something guy that isn't an eccentric artist or a movie character. Wearing 1 outfit is just cartoonish.

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  18. Comment on An interview with a guy who wears the same thing every day in ~life

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    The thing though, is that You are unlikely to be a Famous or Renowned Person. For example, I'm simply a programmer and an average individual in terms of being recognized—that is to say, I'm not...

    The thing though, is that You are unlikely to be a Famous or Renowned Person. For example, I'm simply a programmer and an average individual in terms of being recognized—that is to say, I'm not recognized at all. If I wore the same thing every day, it would be seen as eccentric, in the bad and weird sense. Not in the cool, sophisticated sense. If I were a famous composer or entrepreneur or something, then it would be different.

    What I'm getting at is, I dislike comparisons to renowned people (especially artists) because it's quite different when you're a roughly average, non-artist person.

    Also I've tried slimming my wardrobe down as much as possible, but it's... boring. So boring. Even adding a few extra articles and pairs of shoes created so much variety.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on The Teens Who Listen to ‘Mallwave’ Are Nostalgic for an Experience They’ve Never Had in ~music

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    Ah my apologies then. Yes, there is a resurgence in the literal retro games market for sure.

    Ah my apologies then. Yes, there is a resurgence in the literal retro games market for sure.

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

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    There are many flaws with the notion of vinyl LPs having better quality. I will sum up here but I recommend looking at several myths being debunked in more detail here. [0] For starters, we...

    There are many flaws with the notion of vinyl LPs having better quality. I will sum up here but I recommend looking at several myths being debunked in more detail here. [0]

    For starters, we actually -can- sample sound with a high enough resolution that fidelity isn't lost, at least to human ears. [1] And we do track (record) sounds at multiples beyond that. I recommend looking into signal processing & sampling theory. [2] Also, this article goes over why 24bit/96khz tracks aren't necessary at all for listening purposes, but it expounds on audio theory. [3]


    You may be thinking of issues related to mp3 compression and the amount of data streamed per second (kilobits per second). 192kbps is where mp3 starts to cross the threshold of sounding like flac/pcm/raw audio files. 320kbps is virtually undistinguishable. Many, many double blind tests have been taken, and people/supposed audiophiles have about a 50% guess rate on whether a song is 320kbps or flac. There are good reasons to prefer FLAC over MP3, but being objectively better sounding is not one of them.


    CDs actually have a higher dynamic range than LPs (and thus are objectively higher quality). In addition, CDs do not lose data every single time the user listens to the album, unlike LPs. The needle gets quite hot, and every time an LP is listened to, it degrades. If you listen to LPs that have been played a few times you will hear that distinct crackle and pop.

    Digital raw audio files are a perfect recreation (exactly as made) and cannot degrade unless one uses lossy compression algorithms, like mp3 or AAC.


    The other major flaw is that these days albums are tracked digitally to begin with. When I worked in a studio we tracked in Pro Tools. Writing to an LP by definition reduces audio quality, since it has a more limited dynamic range than CDs or just raw PCM files.


    Lastly, many so-called audiophiles or vinyl enthusiasts do not use any science whatsoever in their basis. They just say "it feels warmer/<other abstract adjective>". Which is why it can be annoying to broach this subject. I would like to note that it is possible for something to "feel warmer", but that has to do with your acoustic listening setup rather than just pure LP vs digital. It's not uncommon to have turntable preamps or amps that use tubes, which can "color" the sound, changing it from the original. You can see this with Schiit's products: the Vali [4] is a tube-hybrid while the Magni [5] is a solid state headphone amp/preamp.


    So where do I stand here? I listen to both digital audio and collect LPs. But I know full well that LPs do not provide any qualitative improvements, and only provide drawbacks regarding quality. Despite this it's fun to collect LPs, hold them in my hands, and get to listen to albums uninterrupted.

    [0] https://wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Myths_(Vinyl)
    [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyquist%E2%80%93Shannon_sampling_theorem
    [2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sampling_(signal_processing)
    [3] https://people.xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/neil-young.html#toc_s
    [4] https://www.schiit.com/products/vali-1
    [5] https://www.schiit.com/products/magni-1

    9 votes