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ghsotword

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  1. I was a fan of Nirvana and punk rock before I started listening to electronic music (20 years ago). The often recommended transition of [rock music -> rock music with electronic elements -> industrial -> electronic music] absolutely didn't work for me. I had heard bands such as NIN, Skinny Puppy and Prodigy and didn't like them. The tracks of Aphex that are usually recommended as the first things to listen to also didn't work: I was unimpressed with Windowlicker, Come to Daddy and SAW1. The things that caught my interest were the things that sounded the most unfamiliar to me: Confield and post-Confield Autechre, the weirdest BoC album interlude tracks, and glitchy minimalist music from netlabels such as Autoplate.
  2. I have dabbled in this. Processing audio in Python seems interesting indeed and has endless possibilities but I haven't had enough free time to build anything substantial
  3. synthwave aesthetic pizza Alexander Lukashenko drinking gasoline
  4. Obviously, a chip has to be really small to fit through a vaccination needle but bigger and therefore more powerful chips fit in pills. And tech companies keep telling consumers that there is a global shortage of chips. It's like a large proportion of chips got diverted away from their intended use and are now used in some secret project. OMG, it all makes sense!!!!!111
  5. The freedom argument applies equally well for justifying drunk driving. "My car, my body, my vodka, my choice!"
  6. Yes. Here is a video where Ben Levin demonstrates the same thing on a guitar. He is playing wacky out of tune pitches but it still sounds like it makes sense because he has solid rhythm. This resembles Kurt Cobain's antisolos. https://youtu.be/U77fhSExv9U?t=142
  7. Wow, this is the shittiest song I've heard in a long time. Not only are the lyrics lame, the chords and melodies are also very unimaginative
  8. It's unfortunate that the way karma works here is mainly that the boomer generation screws up the environment and the generations after them take the punishment
  9. I've never posted much on Facebook but have been skimming the news feed daily. My Facebook news feed was quite vibrant and entertaining 10 years ago but now it is increasingly becoming like a ghost town, as more and more people either close their accounts or stop posting. It definitely feels like it's following the death trajectory of MySpace.
  10. There is still some chance that the number of new COVID cases per day in the UK will not hit a new all time high before the grand reopening on July 19th
  11. In computer games, when the map has a fixed size, it's done to save computational resources (e.g. the CPU power it takes to compute everything that happens within the map and the memory and disk space to keep track of it). But of course, if our universe is a simulation, I would expect the that external universe that is running the simulation does not have the exact same laws of physics as the simulated universe, so it's impossible for us to tell what kind of computational resources are needed to run the simulation. The simulated universe having an expanding map or a fractal-like map are possibilities too. The idea of a limited map fits especially well for explaining the Fermi paradox, though. I think humans will never find out whether we live in a simulation or not, and if we are in a simulation, what's outside of it.
  12. One possible explanation for the Fermi paradox is that the universe we live in is a simulation, and distant stars or distant galaxies do not actually exist in the simulation. The entities running the simulation may have created a universe with a limited map in order to save computational resources. This would be similar to an open-world computer game where when you get to the edge of the map, you will run into a barrier that cannot be crossed, e.g. an endless ocean or mountains that cannot be climbed. When you are at the edge of the map, you will still see something at the horizon but the territory at the horizon cannot be reached because it is outside the map of the game.
  13. People who refuse to get vaccinated increase the spread of COVID and thereby make it more likely for someone who is vaccinated to still catch COVID
  14. Where's this quote from? I tried googling but nothing comes up
  15. Yes, I think stealing people's money and then quickly disappearing was his plan. And it's pretty stupid anyway but that's what he did
  16. It happened in the BoC fans community. Some guy called Jason Dowd ripped some artists off and sold the music pretending it was his own. Here is a Twoism thread about it: https://www.twoism.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=13672
  17. I think Claudius t Anuuslim posted in a wrong thread by mistake. Mods, can you move his post to the flat earth thread?
  18. I think being boastful is quite a harmless character flaw compared to other kinds of character flaws. Most people have some kind of a character flaw, so if that's her worst trait, that's not that bad at all
  19. Music theory doesn't really say that all your notes have to be on the same scale. Theory tutorials for beginners might say something like that but that's just oversimplification of theory that's done with the aim of making it easier to digest. Music theory has concepts e.g. passing notes, chromatic harmony, borrowed chords and modulations for describing the off notes. I'm sure whatever you come up with by moving the notes by 2 semitones, theory actually already has names and concepts to describe it.
  20. Not necessarily. Music in some melodically and harmonically complex styles like jazz or classical is generally made by people who use theory while constructing the music. Music theory is less relevant of course for making three chord punk rock, or techno where the only element that's not a percussion is a three note bassline
  21. Is it known for a fact that Aphex doesn't know music theory? To me, his early 90s stuff sounds like it's been made by someone who doesn't know music theory but I would guess he has picked up the theory later
  22. Anti-maskers, anti-vaxxers, COVID deniers and too early releases of lockdowns increase the spread of the virus and make the return to normal take much longer than it otherwise would
  23. Are you trying to insult me for my valid concerns right now?
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