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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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    Interesting, never heard of that (except as a "normal" adjective). Thanks for the link, seems like there are more people like me.

    Interesting, never heard of that (except as a "normal" adjective). Thanks for the link, seems like there are more people like me.

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

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    I just realized that I don't have anything like that. I don't involve myself in basically anything, if I do it's more of a curiosity, not that I actually care. A question posted in this thread was...

    I just realized that I don't have anything like that. I don't involve myself in basically anything, if I do it's more of a curiosity, not that I actually care.

    A question posted in this thread was about how to (and if you should) separate art from the artist. It is incredibly easy to me, it is my normal stance. If I don't think about something, it's out of my mind. If Hitler wrote The Great Gatsby nothing would stop me from reading and enjoying it except other people's judgments.

    I don't get angry. I'm not apathic, I get sad and can feel sympathy and empathy. But I feel like my emotions are under my control, not the other way around. I've never been paralyzed with fear or hit/wanted to hit someone in anger. I've never even screamed or shouted in anger. The angriest I've felt is "upsetness", from what I've seen other describe feelings as, and as soon as I stop thinking about it I stop feeling upset.

    I forgive people immediately. I have no hard feelings to literally anyone. People I meet seem to not believe me when I say things like this. "There must be something/someone you're angry at." But no.

    I am happy. I live a fulfilling life and I am content. But I am curious, I want to know everything, and... feel everything. I feel like my body and mind are separated, like I'm looking out into the world, like I'm a passenger on a train. I go with the flow and I'm satisfied. Is that normal? (The worst thing (or maybe the best) is that I'm not even bothered if it is normal. I'm me, and I'm content.)

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Why “rape games” are worse than violent games in ~games

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    I have no data for this, but I'm 99% sure that more people think murder is ok than people who think rape is ok.

    I have no data for this, but I'm 99% sure that more people think murder is ok than people who think rape is ok.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Phoebe Bridgers – “7 O’Clock News / Silent Night” (Simon & Garfunkel Cover) (Feat. Fiona Apple & Matt Berninger) in ~music

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    Phoebe Bridger's is great, and I love her and Conan Oberst group Better Oblivion Community Center. But now she, Fiona Apple and Matt Berninger are together on one track!? This is basically a dream...

    Phoebe Bridger's is great, and I love her and Conan Oberst group Better Oblivion Community Center. But now she, Fiona Apple and Matt Berninger are together on one track!? This is basically a dream come true. They're all fantastic in their own right, it's great to hear them together, even though Berninger doesn't sing in this track.

    And all that combined with them doing a Simon and Garfunkel cover: that's too much to comprehend for me. Just fantastic.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Spotify Wrapped 2019 is out! What were your top artists? in ~music

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    I apparently listened to music from 52 countries, and 672 new artists. My most listened were Kate Bush, Frankie Cosmos and Fleetwood Mac.

    I apparently listened to music from 52 countries, and 672 new artists. My most listened were Kate Bush, Frankie Cosmos and Fleetwood Mac.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    Indigrid seems pretty cool (and it seems like you know a lot about it). Why should one use it instead of a normal offline wiki, like Zim? It's website is cool, but doesn't say a lot. (Well,...

    Indigrid seems pretty cool (and it seems like you know a lot about it). Why should one use it instead of a normal offline wiki, like Zim? It's website is cool, but doesn't say a lot. (Well, there's a manifesto, but I don't have time to read it right now.)

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Domino's Pizza will pull out of three Nordic countries and Switzerland after sustaining significant losses in ~finance

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    This is most likely because of the pizza culture in the Nordics (at least in Sweden's case). Independent pizzerias are very common. Like, ridiculously common. My small town of 5000 has four...

    This is most likely because of the pizza culture in the Nordics (at least in Sweden's case). Independent pizzerias are very common. Like, ridiculously common. My small town of 5000 has four pizzerias, and in larger cities there's a pizzeria on nearly every block. The vast majority of all pizzerias are independent and owned by an Arab or Turkish immigrants. It's pretty difficult to break into a market like that.

    9 votes
  8. Comment on Is Tolkien's prose really that bad? in ~books

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    Just because they are remarkable (I don't know who'd deny that Shakespeare's works were remarkable) doesn't mean the prose/poetry/stories are good. Good is subjective.

    Just because they are remarkable (I don't know who'd deny that Shakespeare's works were remarkable) doesn't mean the prose/poetry/stories are good. Good is subjective.

    6 votes
  9. Comment on What if we nuke a city? in ~humanities

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    A bit off-topic: that is not what "the exception proves the rule" means. If it would, you could "prove" any rule. The proverb means that the said (the exception) implies that the unsaid (the rule)...

    A bit off-topic: that is not what "the exception proves the rule" means. If it would, you could "prove" any rule.

    The proverb means that the said (the exception) implies that the unsaid (the rule) is true. For example, if there was a sign outside a bakery saying "Croissants available on Mondays", the rule would be that croissants aren't available on any other day. Ergo, the exception proves the rule. The original saying, coined by Cicero, is a bit clearer: "the exception confirms the rule in cases not excepted".

    5 votes
  10. Comment on What is a subject you could talk for 2+ hours about with a great degree of accuracy and no preparation whatsoever? in ~talk

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    Thanks for your in-depth response. I mostly agree with you, but the thing that stuck with me from Barthes was the idea of studium and punctum, both of which can be applied outside the field of...

    Thanks for your in-depth response. I mostly agree with you, but the thing that stuck with me from Barthes was the idea of studium and punctum, both of which can be applied outside the field of photography. And I was a fan of his before I read Camera Lucida, especially his idea of Death of the author, which can also be used as Death of the photographer. But I love color in photography, and definitely disagree with him on that.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on What is a subject you could talk for 2+ hours about with a great degree of accuracy and no preparation whatsoever? in ~talk

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    Art photography seems interesting! What do you think about Roland Barthes?

    Art photography seems interesting! What do you think about Roland Barthes?

    2 votes
  12. Comment on What are you reading these days? #29 in ~books

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    It's very cool! Your question is phrased in such a way that any way I answer it will be a spoiler:) But yes, it turns out to be true, and it's not a massive spoiler.

    It's very cool! Your question is phrased in such a way that any way I answer it will be a spoiler:) But yes, it turns out to be true, and it's not a massive spoiler.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on What are you reading these days? #29 in ~books

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    Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco. It's a thriller set in the eighties, three overly educated publishers interested in free masons, knight templars and medieval and renaissance history get tired...

    Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco. It's a thriller set in the eighties, three overly educated publishers interested in free masons, knight templars and medieval and renaissance history get tired of manuscripts littered by ridiculous conspiracy theories. Half mockingly, and half seriously they start developing their own theory, equally ridiculous but historically plausible. Of course, this spirals out of control. Other themes include Kabbalah, iterations, symbolism and bravery. Also, what defines reality? It's basically the Da Vinci Code written by an intellectual. If you have read anything by Eco you know what I'm talking about. I can promise you that you will learn quite a bit about Jewish beliefs, Christianity, conspiracies and associative thinking. I highly recommend it!

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Pronunciation Help - Latin in ~humanities

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    That's all right! Save it for later. Algernon's advice is very good.

    That's all right! Save it for later. Algernon's advice is very good.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Pronunciation Help - Latin in ~humanities

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    Okay, fair point. It's just useful in general to know the IPA (when looking foreign words up), do I got a bit overexcited:). Latin is easy enough to just go for.

    Okay, fair point. It's just useful in general to know the IPA (when looking foreign words up), do I got a bit overexcited:). Latin is easy enough to just go for.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Who is "John Smith" in your country? in ~talk

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    Sven Svensson in Sweden. Sven is cognate to Swede and also a common (but declining) first name.

    Sven Svensson in Sweden. Sven is cognate to Swede and also a common (but declining) first name.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Pronunciation Help - Latin in ~humanities

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    IPA isn't a language, it's an alphabet. And OP doesn't need to learn the whole alphabet, only the characters used in Latin. It's very useful in my opinion, even though your advice is good too:...

    IPA isn't a language, it's an alphabet. And OP doesn't need to learn the whole alphabet, only the characters used in Latin. It's very useful in my opinion, even though your advice is good too: Latin has very regular pronunciation, just say what it reads.

    9 votes
  18. Comment on Pronunciation Help - Latin in ~humanities

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    Learn the IPA! Wiktionary usually has the pronunciation written in IPA. Also check out Wikipedia's Latin phonology page. Especially under the examples section.

    Learn the IPA! Wiktionary usually has the pronunciation written in IPA. Also check out Wikipedia's Latin phonology page. Especially under the examples section.

    12 votes
  19. Comment on How many users are here now? in ~tildes

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    Even that seems like a lot. But I'm sure Deimos has statistics for this.

    Even that seems like a lot. But I'm sure Deimos has statistics for this.

    2 votes
  20. Comment on Programming Q&A Thread in ~comp

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    My method for making larger programs is to go through the designing phase first. Figure out what data structures you'll need, how to puzzle them together and then make a flowchart. Write pseudo...

    My method for making larger programs is to go through the designing phase first. Figure out what data structures you'll need, how to puzzle them together and then make a flowchart. Write pseudo code if you need, the flowchart is usually enough for me. Then implement everything in code. Make sure to keep every function simple and only do one thing.

    6 votes