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  1. Comment on The term ‘Oriental’ is outdated, but is it racist? in ~humanities

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    Confirmed? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry_needling

    dry needling is the same thing and is confirmed to have health benefits

    Confirmed?

    Dry needling, also known as myofascial trigger point dry needling,[1][2] is an alternative medicine technique similar to acupuncture. [...]

    The efficacy of dry needling as a treatment for muscle pain is still not ascertained and there remains no scientific consensus whether it is effective.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry_needling

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  2. Comment on The most iconic tearjerkers and empowerment anthems in music history in ~music

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    I thought the most iconic break-up song would be The Beatles' Yesterday? I suppose I'm not much for actual tearjerkers. I would have included Peter Hammill's (On Tuesday She Used To Do) Yoga, and...

    I thought the most iconic break-up song would be The Beatles' Yesterday?

    I suppose I'm not much for actual tearjerkers. I would have included Peter Hammill's (On Tuesday She Used To Do) Yoga, and some Leonard Cohen songs (Famous Blue Raincoat comes to mind).

    Bob Dylan's Don't Think Twice will always have a place on such list for me, but so will The Proclaimers' What Makes You Cry, and Cake's version to I Will Survive. Beautiful South's Don't Marry Her (Fuck Me) is a must, and Aerosmith's version to Cry Me A River is always worth a listen.

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  3. Comment on A bunch of updates and fixes from open-source contributors in ~tildes.official

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    You can make your own boxes with packer, even easier if using pre-made templates. I really like Chef's bento boxes, the project is intended specifically for test boxes (as used in their...

    You can make your own boxes with packer, even easier if using pre-made templates. I really like Chef's bento boxes, the project is intended specifically for test boxes (as used in their test-kitchen tool, which is itself really nice). They don't publish libvirt Vagrant boxes, but their templates work (although I only used them for non-free OS's).

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  4. Comment on The night sky will never be the same — Elon Musk’s plan for worldwide internet has sent bright artificial lights streaking through the dark in ~space

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    Regulation is reactive to transgression. What's new is how fast SpaceX was able to get its huge program going, the FCC is not the only one to be taken by surprise; Russia and China, with their...

    anybody with sufficient funds can make such a far reaching, hard to reverse, unilateral decisions without any external input.

    Regulation is reactive to transgression. What's new is how fast SpaceX was able to get its huge program going, the FCC is not the only one to be taken by surprise; Russia and China, with their territories flown over, had nothing to say either - yet.

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  5. Comment on The Trial of Charles I (1649) - Historia Civilis in ~humanities

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    From one of my favorite history channels, Historia Civilis. Impartial, always informative, and the animation adds a little humor to the mix. This is a one-off, but he has a number of long...

    From one of my favorite history channels, Historia Civilis. Impartial, always informative, and the animation adds a little humor to the mix.

    This is a one-off, but he has a number of long playlists focusing on Ancient (mostly Roman) history.

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  6. Comment on The Trial of Charles I (1649) - Historia Civilis in ~humanities

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    From one of my favorite history channels, Historia Civilis. Impartial, always informative, and the animation adds a little humor to the mix. This is a one-off, but he has a number of long...

    From one of my favorite history channels, Historia Civilis. Impartial, always informative, and the animation adds a little humor to the mix.

    This is a one-off, but he has a number of long playlists focusing on Ancient (mostly Roman) history.

  7. Comment on Trump acquitted of two impeachment charges in near party-line vote in ~news

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    I don't understand. Does that constitute legal precedent? (honest question, we don't have common law where I'm from).

    I don't understand. Does that constitute legal precedent? (honest question, we don't have common law where I'm from).

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  8. Comment on Trump acquitted of two impeachment charges in near party-line vote in ~news

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    Isn't it more than that, though? A decrease in personal wealth for a multitude of people, a degree of uncertainty after the 2008 crisis. Traditional politicians don't seem to handle those...

    Isn't it more than that, though? A decrease in personal wealth for a multitude of people, a degree of uncertainty after the 2008 crisis. Traditional politicians don't seem to handle those grievances, or to even care (Obama is an exception). And trust in the "establishment" has been slowly eroding since the sixties (not only in the US).

    Some of that distrust is justified, and honest politicians, old or new, need to fix that somehow. Hunting the trolls to the bitter end might be counterproductive; what those need is attention. Not sure if you followed UK politics lately, BJ had what seemed to be a disastruos start as PM, and finished with a convincing win in the elections...

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  9. Comment on Trump acquitted of two impeachment charges in near party-line vote in ~news

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    You might be right, and I don't have a lot of insight into American politics, but general observation on politics and elections show that there is always a group of undecided, which don't care...

    Anyone who would want to see Trump as a victim already sees him as one.

    You might be right, and I don't have a lot of insight into American politics, but general observation on politics and elections show that there is always a group of undecided, which don't care that much about politics and don't have a lasting choice. These are not the people that you see at rallies. And at least some of them do vote.

    In fact, the whole purpose of a campaign is to catch these votes, not your loyal supporters' (they vote with you no matter what), neither the other side's (which vote with them no matter what). In Romania we have a situation where the new party, young, untainted politicians, have campaigned largely for their crowd - and got their votes, which they already had...

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  10. Comment on Trump acquitted of two impeachment charges in near party-line vote in ~news

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    ... as long as they have a majority in the Senate. But that's always been the case. What's new is that, in these times, populists like Trump or Johnson get elected in the first place, which would...

    ... as long as they have a majority in the Senate. But that's always been the case.

    What's new is that, in these times, populists like Trump or Johnson get elected in the first place, which would have been unthinkable in previous years, at least in countries with a well established democratic system. And a majority of the political class is intimidated into allowing abuse of the democratic institutions.

    And these are ultimately symptoms of the social unrest, at the moment only psychological. Society still tries to fix itself within the democratic framework, as clumsyly as it may seem.

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  11. Comment on Trump acquitted of two impeachment charges in near party-line vote in ~news

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    I'm not from the US, so I'm not that invested in this matter, but I'd risk two cents on the idea that insistence at this moment would be helping Trump. Right now he was "exonerated" in a dubious...

    I hope they do.

    I'm not from the US, so I'm not that invested in this matter, but I'd risk two cents on the idea that insistence at this moment would be helping Trump. Right now he was "exonerated" in a dubious process controlled by his political allies. Another go from the opposition would be just as insuccessfull (as long as the Senate keeps its current composition), but would paint him as a victim.

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  12. Comment on The case of the 500-mile email in ~comp

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    I still had the vm lying around, so I verified for 6251/4 - 5 and 271/3 - 3, similar "almost zero" results.

    I still had the vm lying around, so I verified for 6251/4 - 5 and 271/3 - 3, similar "almost zero" results.

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  13. Comment on The case of the 500-mile email in ~comp

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    In the same vein: OpenOffice doesn't print on Tuesdays (including partial explanation at #28, but the whole thread is worth reading) Root cause of the above The one-page doc that jams your printer...

    In the same vein:

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  14. Comment on Chinese Embassy to Denmark wants Jyllands-Posten to apologize for publishing a drawing that depicts China's flag with virus symbols instead of five stars in ~misc

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    These guys? Good luck with that, Winnie.

    These guys? Good luck with that, Winnie.

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  15. Comment on What are your favorite concept albums? in ~music

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    Gong's Radio Gnome Invisible trilogy! Details (from wikipedia) Flying Teapot: Radio Gnome Invisible, Part 1 (1973) The story begins on the album Flying Teapot (1973), when a pig-farming...

    Gong's Radio Gnome Invisible trilogy!

    Details (from wikipedia)

    Flying Teapot: Radio Gnome Invisible, Part 1 (1973)

    The story begins on the album Flying Teapot (1973), when a pig-farming Egyptologist called Mista T. Being is sold a "magick ear ring" by an "antique teapot street vendor and tea label collector" called Fred the Fish. The ear ring is capable of receiving messages from the Planet Gong via a pirate radio station called Radio Gnome Invisible. Being and Fish head off to the Hymnalayas of Tibet (sic) where they meet the "great beer yogi" Banana Ananda in a cave. Ananda tends to chant "Banana Nirvana Mañana" a lot and gets drunk on Foster's Australian Lager. (This latter development mirrors the real-life experience of band members Daevid Allen and Gilli Smyth who met their saxophonist, Didier Malherbe, in a cave in Majorca.)

    Meanwhile, the mythology's central character, Zero the Hero, is going about his everyday life when he suddenly has a vision in Charing Cross Road, London. He is compelled to seek heroes and starts worshiping the Cock Pot Pixie, one of a number of Pot Head Pixies from the Planet Gong. These pixies are green, have propellers on their heads, and fly around in teapots (inspired by [Bertrand] Russell's teapot).[50]

    Zero is soon distracted by a cat to whom he offers his fish and chips. The cat is actually the Good Witch Yoni, and she gives Zero a potion in return.

    Angel's Egg: Radio Gnome Invisible, Part 2 (1973)

    The second part, Angel's Egg (1973), begins with Zero falling asleep under the influence of the potion and finding himself floating through space. After accidentally scaring a space pilot called Captain Capricorn, Zero locates the Planet Gong, and spends some time with a prostitute who introduces him to the moon goddess Selene.

    Zero's drug-induced trip to the Planet Gong continues, and the Pot Head Pixies explain to him how their flying teapots fly: a system known as Glidding. He is then taken to the One Invisible Temple of Gong.

    Inside the temple, Zero is shown the Angel's Egg, the physical embodiment of the 32 Octave Doctors (descendants of the Great God Cell). The Angel's Egg is the magic-eye mandala that features on much of the band's sleeve-art. It is also a sort of recycling plant for Pot Head Pixies.

    A grand plan is revealed to Zero: there will be a Great Melting Feast of Freeks which Zero must organise on Earth. When everyone is enjoying the Feast, a huge global concert, the Switch Doctor will turn everybody's third eye on, ushering in a New Age on Earth. The Switch Doctor is the Earth's resident Octave Doctor, who lives near Banana Ananda's cave, in a "potheadquarters" called the Compagnie d'Opera Invisible de Thibet (C.O.I.T.) and transmits all the details to the Gong Band via the Bananamoon Observatory.

    You: Radio Gnome Invisible, Part 3 (1974)

    In the third instalment, You (1974), Zero must first return from his trip. He asks Hiram the Master Builder how to structure his vision and build his own Invisible Temple. Having done this, Zero establishes that he must organise the Great Melting Feast of Freeks on the Isle of Everywhere: Bali.

    The event is going well, and the Switch Doctor switches on everyone's third eyes except for Zero's, for he is out the back, indulging in Earthly pleasures ("fruitcake").

    Zero has missed out on the whole third eye revelation experience and is forced to continue his existence spinning around on the wheel of births and deaths and slowly converging on the Angel's Egg in a way which, to a certain extent, resembles Buddhist reincarnation.

    Gong is a seventies band playing progressive / jazz / space rock. If you don't know them, spare a little time to get into the style, they may be hard to appreciate in the beginning.

    Spotify playlist of the trilogy (the last seven songs are extras... it was the best I could find online).

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  16. Comment on Castle in the clouds: celebrating the eclectic, DIY designs of Ukraine's status symbol balconies in ~design

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    The author makes it sound like this is the rule. Yes, there's even one shaped like a boat - at the back of a building. Otherwise... A quick look around Kyiv will show that the vast majority are...

    a bespoke balcony becoming a local status symbol.

    The author makes it sound like this is the rule. Yes, there's even one shaped like a boat - at the back of a building. Otherwise...

    A quick look around Kyiv will show that the vast majority are just iron-framed glass, and some with insulated PVC windows (one, two, three). The fact of the matter is that "closing" one's balcony is primarily utilitarian: the concrete walls offer poor thermal isolation, and the extra layer of glass (even the simple iron framed ones) add some comfort against either excessive cold in winter or heat in summer.

    They look much the same as their counterparts in Sofia, Bulgaria, Budapest, Hungary, Bratislava, Slovakia, Warsaw, Poland, fewer and less obvious in Prague, Czechia, or East Berlin.

    In this place in Bucharest, Romania you can see how the sense of individuality (nothing more than each person doing their own changes) has been "lost" after the block was refurbished uniformly (change the view from 2009 to 2012+).

    It is also interesting to note that Bucharest and Sofia (and Kyiv) have more such buildings than the rest. This has to do with Romania and Bulgaria being less industrialized before the communist regimes came along; large numbers of people were moved to the cities and a lot of housing had to be provided in a short time. Quality and internal area were sacrificed, so the balconies came to be repurposed, mostly as storage space, sometimes as kitchens (freeing the original kitchen for an extra bedroom), and yes, sometimes the fresh city dwellers would keep poultry in them, as they used to back home.

    But castles in the clouds they were not, except for the occasional mad hatter. I may not know much about Kyiv directly, but neither the substance of the article, nor street view, make me think it's in any way different to the rest of Eastern Europe.

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  17. Comment on David Bowie - It's No Game pt. 1 (1980) in ~music

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    "It's No Game (Part 1)" features a shouted Japanese female lyric, interspersed with Bowie singing the translation. The female Japanese singer is Michi Hirota, who was at the time a member of Japan's Red Buddha Theatre, who were performing in London. Bowie desired a strident female vocalist: "I wanted to break down a particular type of sexist attitude about women. I thought the [idea of] the 'Japanese girl' typifies it, where everyone pictures them as a geisha girl, very sweet, demure and non-thinking, when in fact that's the absolute opposite of what women are like. They think an awful lot, with quite as much strength as any man. I wanted to caricature that attitude by having a very forceful Japanese voice on it. So I had [Hirota] come out with a very samurai kind of thing."

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