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  1. Comment on ABBA's Waterloo has been named the greatest Eurovision song of all time by BBC viewers in ~music

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    I'm not sure how one measures "greatness" in a song, I suppose people voted for their favorite. In terms of perennity I'd say Volare (which didn't reach nr. 1) did better than Waterloo, it was...

    I'm not sure how one measures "greatness" in a song, I suppose people voted for their favorite. In terms of perennity I'd say Volare (which didn't reach nr. 1) did better than Waterloo, it was covered by everybody from Louis Armstrong to David Bowie, and covers are still being issued 60 years on. While I much prefer Waterloo, I'd say I hear Volare 2-3 times a year, as background music in a restaurant or some Mafia movie where it's played at a party.

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  2. Comment on Labs are euthanizing thousands of mice in response to coronavirus pandemic in ~science

  3. Comment on "You don’t look autistic": The reality of high-functioning autism in ~health

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    Delete the cookies for washingtonpost.com, then choose the free scheme.

    Delete the cookies for washingtonpost.com, then choose the free scheme.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Peter Hammill - Hemlock in ~music

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    From In A Foreign Town 1988. Here it comes up on the screen, The propaganda of the military-industrial machine. By now we find there's little choice: When our masters tell us "smile" we rejoice....

    From In A Foreign Town 1988.


    Here it comes up on the screen,
    The propaganda of the military-industrial machine.
    By now we find there's little choice:

    When our masters tell us "smile" we rejoice.
    With the nuclear shield safely in place
    We're assured of the survival of the human race.

    The earth is flat and pigs can fly –
    Swallow hard and believe the lies.
    In these alleys all are blind:
    Skittles fall for the dreams of humankind.

    And nuclear power is safe as hell –
    Swallow hard, young William Tell.
    The earth is flat and pigs can fly –
    If you swallow hard you believe the lies.

    In the banks the deals are made –
    Of course there's no profit in lending the Third World aid.
    If the larder shelves are bare let the people eat cake
    And thank the governments for the air.
    Meanwhile, in the cells, secret police
    Champion freedom, offer justice, keep the peace.

    The Pope talks to God, the Ayatollah too –
    Swallow hard and believe it true.
    The earth is flat and pigs can fly –
    If you swallow hard you'll believe the lies.
    It's a hemlock world.

    It's a hemlock world that we must drink –
    Swallow hard and don't try to think.
    It's a hemlock world that we all face –
    Swallow hard on the bitter taste,
    Swallow hard on the bitter taste,
    Swallow hard on the aftertaste.

    It's a hemlock, it's a hemlock world.

    1 vote
  5. 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

    7 votes
  6. 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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  7. 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).

    1 vote
  8. 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.

    12 votes
  9. Comment on The trial of Charles I (1649) 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.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on <deleted topic> 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.

  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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...

    3 votes
  14. 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.

    8 votes
  15. 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.

    4 votes
  16. 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.

    3 votes
  17. 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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