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  1. RIP i haven't been here as long and as often as many of you but it's really nice and touching to see the community come together this way. hearing the mozex vocals again brought a wide smile to my face
  2. i've given some thought to how piracy, and most likely cloud services, and the following availability of the content offered makes art less dear to us and how we simply add things to playlists/download and catalogue them without actually enjoying them. maybe because we stream/download things we'd otherwise not buy, or because there's just so much other stuff to go through we feel we don't have time to give to the stuff we've already got. as consumers, we become less picky. or maybe it's just me. i've got so much shit in my backlog i don't feel like going through. what's that supposed to do? working 40h a week is probably the main reason i'm using spotify. if i worked less i'd have more time for my interest in music. but maybe i'm missing your point.
  3. *spotify doesn't pay artists enough, so i'll download their stuff illegally, for free instead* while i wholeheartedly agree with how spotify's business model is as disgusting as daniel ek's quote, i gotta disagree with how a lot of posters seem to think it offers a bad user experience etc. etc. i was a subscriber for several years, tried to do without it for a number of months, and ended up resubscribing because of the convenience offered. (@dcom i've also thought of convenience as a problem, but haven't heard of the article. looks interesting) i'm not an extremely busy person, but finding new music, buying/downloading it and putting it on my 32GB iphone (which, in reality, leaves no more than 15GB for music) actually takes an inordinate amount of time that i simply don't have (or want to spend) on moving, backing up, organizing files etc. not to mention selecting, transferring, "digging", which is done extremely fast on more user friendly, integrated services like spotify. i got other stuff i also want to do. also, you could argue that i'd have to buy a new phone/mp3 player in order to conveniently fit my music onto a portable device, which is also undesirable from an ecological/anti-capitalistic standpoint. finally, you don't have to subscribe to algorithmically generated playlists. you can use the service however you want. call it hypocrisy if you want. i'm sure a lot of you are buying into things you're also opposed to. living in the 21st century is tricky
  4. what did you end up getting? bought and finished disco elysium this month. really immersive and entertaining, despite the choppy gameplay on my 2015 macbook air. am usually disappointed with games that allegedly have a "great story". sometimes i feel like gamers/critics/developers haven't watched a single decent movie. that wasn't the case this time though. great writing indeed. will definitely play through once i've given my poor computer some well deserved rest
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    Shitpiss 15

    *italicized emoji*
  6. i mean, the real credit should go to zeffolia
  7. i mean he's just showing us what everyone else is wearing during their zoom meetings
  8. initially i couldn't decide whether it was somewhat of a tech-bro parody or not, but they really redeemed themselves with the messiah thing and the ending
  9. stoked about this. loved named
  10. citing abstracts isn't really helping. either way neither the abstracts nor the full article by bonetti and costa make any mention of control for socioeconomic status, which correlates with both IQ and level of education. therefore it's very likely to also be predictive of your cultural capital and thus also your taste in music. am not saying this is the case, but that most of the above research and reasoning is flawed. the last article mentions a similar thought
  11. geg

    Dune

    yeah well i painted myself into another corner and i'd rather not ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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    Dune

    finally got around to reading dune and am sad to want to put it down after 200 pages or so. the culture and world building is really exciting, but man, it really does read like a children's book. herbert tells us exactly what every major character is feeling and thinking to the point of leaving nothing up to our imagination. incredibly annoying. am no literary critic, but i suppose "show, don't tell" is really applicable here. excited for villeneuve's adaptation nonetheless. might get around to watching lynch's dune instead of reading this trite writing... also haven't seen the documentary bout jodorowsky's dune being mentioned here. i'd highly recommend it. almost makes you happy his project failed villeneuve really needs to write something of his own eh. i'm okay with scifi epics like blade runner and dune getting adapted/remade though. they make for good movies and to be fair dune has had it coming for a good while
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