I just acquired one of the most desirable Walkmans for half the price it usually goes for when broken. This one works - I can't wait!
Tetris is like Smash: Everybody thinks they are good at it.
Besides from being a digital silo, Medium isn't even a good service by those standards.
The incredibly manipulative ways in which some companies use Twitter is alarming, but here in Germany our police has joined in on it. It has been going like this for a few years now.
They are appealing to the online public with #relatable content, memes, and occasionally also the tweeting of police work.
Is this also the case in other countries? It's quite disgusting honestly.
GerPol Show more
There is a scientific consensus that nitrogen oxides in the way they are currently emitted by diesel cars are damaging to everyone's health. Yet the anti-scientific narrative of some dozen 'experts' prevails and is put on equal grounds in political 'debates' with the actual science, recognised by any proper scientific body.
Reminds me a lot of the gun 'debate' in the US.
Contrapoints discourse I guess Show more
I find it quite ironic when most people criticise "The Aesthetic" , that they assign Natalie's personal views from the character that is portrayed as calm, collected, dressed in a hyper-feminine way and making arguments from authority.
So they think that she would want to be the one that is perceived as AESTHETICLY superior.
Art has layers you know?
Taking those as her views is nonsense, because the same person also played Tabby for the video.
Assigning intent like this is not only a dead end in terms of art criticism, but it also just makes it look like you wanted an excuse to attack Natalie personally.
I would understand an argument saying that multilayered art like this is a bad fit for being primarily online and especially on YouTube, considering the nature of that platform.
But that is not what people are saying however - instead they are running with the most surface level analysis of the work and think they've got the whole thing (including the author's views) figured out.
We need to perfect pitches to convince artists to release a portion of their work under CC licenses the way corps perfect pitches to convince them otherwise.
Please CW your posts fediverse, I've seen so many recently that need to be CW'd but weren't. These posts can be genuinely triggering, upsetting, angering or a reminder of horrible, difficult times or their current life and having at least sympathy for that isn't too difficult or if you don't at least try to understand. The CWs are there, please use them.
*finally understood probability spaces after an entire semester because they misread ℘ as 𝒑 on the blackboard*
Exam crunch time 😫
"Not taking a side is taking a side" is only valid when there are power imbalances at play.
Yeah no, I'm putting this on ice.
I'm rather thin-skinned on certain issues and as it is right now I wouldn't feel safe expressing myself in that sphere.
Racism, Mysoginy, Harassment, Sexual abuse Show more
People harassing a black woman in the online leftist community, for associating with someone who associates with someone who they consider to be a sexual abuser (without any verifiable proof) is something I couldn't have imagined in my wildest nightmares.
To make it extra fucked that person, that is so bad to associate with according to them, has collaborated with many others, but none of them have received this level of harassment for it. Most of them men and/or white.
But racism and misogyny have been dealt with among us, right?
About two years ago I decided that I wanted to enter the "leftist video creator" sphere. It seemed nice and a good way of channelling a lot of my personal quirks into something useful.
I have been collecting ideas, written and scrapped video scripts and done a ton of reading and research over the past few months.
I have yet to put anything out, but considering all the bullshit that has happened in that community lately, really makes me question if I actually should do that at all now.