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Quote from: Balls Wellington on August 19, 2013, 07:31:32 PM
I'd rather have to __________ than spend a weekend at a furry convention.

I'm not sure there's anything you could put in the blank spot to make the statement untrue.

Bring and Brag / Re: my mixes
August 19, 2013, 08:30:39 PM
Yeah sorry about that, I'll remember to bump when Soundcloud has stopped being glitchy. In the mean time, people with more time on their hands can try the reload trick (it works for me after 2-3 times).
Not sure if strictly related, but as a kid I grew up in a rather small, very white village. And I was taught these, or very similar things. Most importantly that discrimination is bad. When I moved to larger places, the first couple of times seeing or meeting a coloured person, I felt this anxiety: SHIT BE CAREFUL I MUST NOT DISCRIMINATE THEM. Fortunately it got less with more exposure, to the point I'm pretty sure that thought it hardly even there (even though that test from the other thread showed there's still a "slight" effect. though I think there's more factors to that than what I was taught about equality when young).
Bring and Brag / Re: my mixes
August 19, 2013, 08:17:21 PM
yeah I know, I got that same message. Then after reloading I get all sorts of not-quite-playing pages, usually Soundcloud is a great place to host your tracks. But they're also very into tweaking their code, I've seen outages before. Reloading a couple of times until it works, especially my profile page from which you can click and play all tracks, seems to do the trick.

And otherwise use the dropbox link.

But be sure to check the soundcloud profile page later, because it's got way more cool stuff than just that track :) (and also a few shitty experimental thingies but they are short. I didn't yet upload my "DRONING POWERPOINT PRESENTATION" ambient drone + vocoder track yet. that one is experimental but also long.) (I should probably upload it anyhow, some day)
Aneristic Illusions / Re: How We Protect At-Risk Kids.
August 19, 2013, 08:12:21 PM
if it wasn't for the phone number I'd think that was one of our O:MF fuckeries ...
Bring and Brag / Re: my mixes
August 19, 2013, 08:07:56 PM
until Souncloud gets its act together, here's that track on my dropbox:
Bring and Brag / Re: my mixes
August 19, 2013, 08:07:02 PM
well, they could do worse for their choice :)
Bring and Brag / Re: my mixes
August 19, 2013, 08:03:57 PM
addition: it seems soundcloud is acting weird right now. I'm not sure what is up, but I think it's glitches on their side. retrying to load the page a few times seems to hit a working page after a while, did the trick.
Bring and Brag / Re: my mixes
August 19, 2013, 07:53:45 PM

So I have a Soundcloud stream. Check it:

In particular check my latest tune:

the new tune is based on the fact that you can have a kitten walk across your keyboard and as long as all notes are in the blues scale, it will SOUND AWESOME

the blues scale is ridiculous.

6 notes, any order, instant cool. music has never been so easy.

(as I said, I've been trying to learn about music theory. it's interesting. but it's also stupid (staff notation!! :argh!:). but if it helps me make more cool musical shit, in the styles of musical shit that needs to be made more of, so be it!) (these musical styles are in particular a couple of very specific chemical beats styles, and I'm nowhere near that yet, because currently I'm learning about notes and chords and scales and keys, while I should be learning about drums and breakbeats and tension, very much tension. but I'll get there)
Sounds like you'd SHOW them how to groove! ;-)
Regret usually hates it when I pun at meetups :) Maybe I infected him? :) :)
(Ixxie is the guy that ate Regret's face in my recent WOMP. I passed him the link to this thread because his what I understood about his math research is about something similar researching spreading of beliefs in networks, except way more mathy)
Two vast and trunkless legs of stone / Re: Spagbook
August 19, 2013, 06:55:53 PM
That, and also having a really great time. Cool!
Quote from: Junkenstein on August 19, 2013, 01:29:34 PM

QuoteThe police will be asked to justify the detention of a journalist's partner under terror laws, the chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee has said.

Keith Vaz said the full facts of David Miranda's nine-hour detention at Heathrow must be established quickly.

Mr Miranda's partner is the Guardian's Glenn Greenwald, who has written about US whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed Mr Miranda was held but has not explained why he was detained.


Greenwald wrote about this on a more personal note :
Quote from: GreenwaldThis is obviously a rather profound escalation of their attacks on the news-gathering process and journalism. It's bad enough to prosecute and imprison sources. It's worse still to imprison journalists who report the truth. But to start detaining the family members and loved ones of journalists is simply despotic. Even the Mafia had ethical rules against targeting the family members of people they felt threatened by. But the UK puppets and their owners in the US national security state obviously are unconstrained by even those minimal scruples.

And please to note that Miranda was at the moment paid by the Guardian (or rather the trip was), so, they went there: bad move, bad move.

(paraphrasing some comments I've read on this story here)

QuoteDetaining partner of journalist: bad.

Detaining newspaper employee, possibly journalist: very bad.

Once journalists will feel that they are in danger of no longer being free to do their reporting this story will get a lot more attention than it does at the moment.

QuoteThere's a large measure of difference between detaining a private citizen (bad), and detaining somebody under the employ of a journalist organisation (far, far worse). One is harrassment, the other is political intimidation in an attempt to censor.

See the public might not really care enough (except that they do, across the political spectrum, across the globe), piss off the journalists however, and they'll make the public care. As far as I understand this thing is all over the news, even the Daily Mail.

QuoteIt's a mistake because targeting a journalist's family member is quite likely to piss the average journalist the fuck off. The Washington Press corps can make Obama's life fucking miserable if they so choose, and absolutely drown his agenda in press about Snowden, Greenwald, how and when the White House communicated with the UK about this, and a million other things.
They can make an oxygen-sucking scandal out of nothing. This could devour the rest of Obama's second term if it gets out of hand (and the Republicans decide there's more mileage in beating him up about it rather than supporting the security state).

The public does not have to care for this to be a huge negative for the gov't. The only people who need to care are precisely the ones most likely to--folks rather like Greenwald.

QuoteIt took nearly half a year of revelations before people began to care about Watergate. I figure that it would take that this time as well.