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  1. If you want a more general audience, I'd think "aphex twin albums ranked" is going into the opposite direction as what your intending to do. It's less general than "electronic music". Not sure why you'd even consider this an argument. But whatever. If you want to stick to your perspective, stick with it. I think it's biased. Eg. : whats the general audience of a youtube link with aphex albums ranked and less than 200 views? That's just random.

  2. 1 hour ago, IDEM said:

    Well, you know how it is with the internet -- depends where you look:

    Lets take the first page results on a google search. Pretend we're scientists and all that. Try "Best IDM albums all time" and "Best electronic albums all time" and might as well add "Best ambient albums all time". Report back on what you see in the first ten (non advert) links.

    Instead of cherry picking whatever you want to see. Let the google algorithm decide what is important.

    I also don't think someone on reddit posting a personal list carries the same weight to a list posted on a site like pitchfork or mixmag. But whatever the case, Google-algorithm decides the weight. The most important links will show up first.

    (I've done the work. I know the answer...)

  3. 28 minutes ago, IDEM said:

    Really? I don't see it mentioned nearly as often as SAW2, ICBYD or Drukqs. As I said, I think the problem is that it was overshadowed by its "successor". But maybe that's just me. 🤷‍♂️

    Certainly not at the time of the release of SAWII. To me it even makes more sense to consider SAWII underrated. The initial reaction to Saw2 was a bit underwhelmed, tbh. 

    But anyways, decided to google some all time lists to see whatup. Guess what... duh


    numero uno: saw1


    one aphex twin album in the list. guess which. saw1 duh


    hey, saw2! on second place. Might explain the difference. Saw2 is ambient. Like really ambient. Very much niche ambient. Well within its boxed definition. Saw1 doesn't fit the stereotypical ambient stamp, I guess. Are you a hardcore ambient fan, by any chance?

    Google also burped up the following alternatives list


    No aphex twin here. I guess the relevant aphex albums were in the pitchfork list. Which had saw1 at its peak. Other stuff that google burped also referenced this pitchfork list, btw. 


    winner saw1


    second place saw1; 19th place saw2

    General conclusion as far as i'm concerned: saw1 is more often considered better than saw2. only exception is when narrowing to only ambient.






  4. Please rename thread to "The Zeffolia (or whatev) intervention thread". Here we can try the meaningless venture to talk some sense into the phenomenon named zeff. 

    Let's hope we don't lose our faith in humanity while doing so.

    *inserts moveable goalposts, 22 strawmen and a football*

    Game on!

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  5. 7 hours ago, drillkicker said:

    I don't need rape or existential grief, I just want a movie that actually says something.  Of course there are great movies made in America in the past 20 years (There Will Be Blood or Where the Wild Things Are, Blue Ruin) but the general trend is overwhelmingly in favor of formulaic entertainment because the industry no longer has any reason to take risks:  the monopolies have realized that people will pay to see any action/adventure story as long as it has enough money spent on special effects and advertising.  They may not even like the movie, but if it isn't intolerably bad, then it'll always make a profit.

    Even though I agree with the sentiment of a decline - which btw resulted with more quality stuff being produced for TV - I don't think it's fair to simply blame the industry. They're in the business of making mass products. Don't blame them if thats a succesful model. If people wouldn't turn up at the theaters, they'd stop in a second.

    There are two sides to this "have to make money" coin. Besides the industry it makes sense to put equal blame at the feet of the people paying to see this crap. The mass does have choice. There's nothing to force them to pay their tickets. Apparently, it's the super hero fantasy scifi action stuff that people like to see. I don't think thats because of the industry wants it to be that way.

    If the industry would have the power you seem to give them, they'd be making billions of profit with movies produced for less than 1mln. They don't spend north of 200mln because they just want to. 


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  6. 5 hours ago, ignatius said:

    american society is pretty weird and i think a lot of the population is disconnected from the central ideas of what a country should be. there's a lack of collectivism outside of regional, local etc places. so, a lack of belief in a central truth or group of actual facts.. these days anyway. 



    To me, the only way to make sense of it, is there's quite a number of people who put a lot of value in personal responsibility. Which in itself isn't bad, or anything. It's just something I notice in discussions between conservatives and liberals that keeps coming back without explicitly being talked about. At least, that's what it looks like to me. All this talk about personal freedom and keeping the government out of your back yard, can be seen as talk about personal responsibility. Which, to me, seems like a more useful way to frame the political discussions. As both sides of the isle might be better in finding common ground by framing problems and solutions in terms of personal responsibility. But only in a normal non-corrupt government. In the current situation, it doesn't matter how you frame it. People don't want to solve issues, it seems.

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  7. I'm still not happy with the upgrade. Biggest issues seem to be resolved, but there's still a notable drop in performance. It runs hotter. And some unpredictable beachballs when you do stuff like browsing the web with safari.

    Could be there's still some legacy software not working gently with the new macos. But I've noticed that developers are less keen to jump through the Apple-hoops nowadays.

    If I were you, I'd stick with your current install. If it runs fine, keep it that way. But that's coming from someone who is starting to lose faith in Apple. Never had these experiences with macos after an upgrade. Or rather "upgrade".

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  8. If your government doesn't do what its supposed to do, don't blame capitalism. Blame your government. 

    If the us government/democracy (federal/state/local) maintains it current level of corruption, nothing will change. As far as I'm concerned, relatively speaking the "capitalism monster" is a red herring. There's an underlying corruption present which keeps the democracy from functioning properly. You/we can talk endlessly about financial institutions and what not, but if you address those, you don't necessarily solve this disfunctioning aspect of government. And without a functioning democracy, what the hell are you going to achieve?

    Put differently, without a properly functioning democracy, things turn corrupt. You can blame "capitalism", but that won't fix your democracy. You need to fix your democracy in order to be able to tame this capitalism monster. Which isn't really a monster, btw. But with the amount of people being triggered by the term capitalism, I'm not going to bother having that discussion, tbh. 

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  9. 56 minutes ago, xox said:

    You mean teenagers?

    Big production usa movies are being made these days exclusively for teenagers (and others that feel like that)

    I'm of the impression the masses are emotionally stuck at being teenagers. Teenagers with more life experience, who look older than they are. I might be wrong though. If you're wondering about godel sitting on an unreasonably high horse, well...perhaps I'm just projecting my under-developped emotional state on the rest of the world. Or rather, it's highly likely...still though. Despite all this, I still think there's a point to be made here 😜

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  10. Looks like an attempt to make a movie for the big audience. Or in other words, a mix of Dune with Marvel Comics and Transformers. Secretly, I'm still hoping for an improved Lynchian kind of Dune. But that's not going to happen

    edit: at trailer


    13 hours ago, cloud capture said:

    I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way.  Show them all the beauty they posses inside.


    13 hours ago, timbre monke said:

    Let's teach them compassion and open-mindedness too while we're at it. We have enough jingoistic assholes running around who were spawned in the vats of 4chan.

    The worst thing? When I read "I believe the children are our future" I just knew it was a f-ing copy paste from the lyrics of a Whitney Houston song. Couldn't remember which one. But Google knows. 

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    Look at those colours! Autechre going back to their TR-808 roots on this new album? Actually can't remember an AE track where they used an 808, btw. Don't have obvious examples. So perhaps it's a new approach for them. 😜 

    edit: pic came from psn's post in the trump dumpster thread

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  13. 3 hours ago, rhmilo said:

    Devil’s advocate, but who on earth calls 911 for their autistic child throwing a tantrum?

    Reading between the lines: a single mother without a sufficient support system who was about to leave for her first workday since years. (repeat: without support system for her son)

    And the question also is how severe case of autism we're talking about. Some people need care 24/7. And some people consider themselves casually autistic because they feel socially awkward. Meanwhile the psychiatrists consider it a spectrum. (I think they don't know what they're talking about. Sorry guys. Very low confidence in the science psychiatrists practice. To me they're a bunch of medieval alchemists of the brain. To put it bluntly.)

    But I agree. Lots of WTF's in this story. There should have been a support system for her son. And those cops are most likely a bunch of losers. 

  14. 6 minutes ago, zero said:

    his obsession with Obama is so bizarre. I mean everything the guy does is bizarre, but this one sticks out a little. I can't even remember what led to the whole birth certificate debacle in the first place. did Obama enact some law that was going to affect one of his casinos or something? or is it just that Obama is like the antithesis of everything donald stands for - he's intelligent, articulate, and thoughtful, none of which are adjectives I'd say anyone has ever used to describe trump.

    and I bet he was into the fake Obama porn that was floating around pornhub years ago. watching fake Sarah Palin ride fake Obama reverse cowgirl style must have been quite appeasing for young donald...

    I'm guessing it has something to do with this


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