I really don't see what's so bizarre about loving triangles

For the last two weeks I have had a problem that made it impossible to wear shoes… today I wore shoes again… amazed by the life-improving qualities of this new invention… shoes…

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What I'm listening to today ("best techno on Youtube" 9/13): "Ambient jam with the Arturia PolyBrute", Jay Hosking

The Minibrute is my favorite monosynth, really full sounds. In this video Hosking sat down to do a product demo of the absurdly-expensive polyphonic Brute, but wound up just incidentally composing an independently gorgeous piece of music.

What originally fascinated me about this is it's the only song I can think of that has no drums yet still has a drop.

youtube.com/watch?v=5dAyO_ndHf

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What I'm listening to today ("best techno on Youtube" 9/13): "Ambient jam with the Arturia PolyBrute", Jay Hosking

The Minibrute is my favorite monosynth, really full sounds. In this video Hosking sat down to do a product demo of the absurdly-expensive polyphonic Brute, but wound up just incidentally composing an independently gorgeous piece of music.

What originally fascinated me about this is it's the only song I can think of that has no drums yet still has a drop.

youtube.com/watch?v=5dAyO_ndHf

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The important thing about this idea is it should apply on services where you normally have 3-4 posts visible on screen at once so that you never hear the ambience from only a single post at a time, always several at once

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Imagining a world where posts on Twitter or Facebook or whatever are allowed to make noise as long as they are visible on screen so that scrolling down a social media feed sounds like being in a Pachinko parlor

Honeypot ideology / kill screen / death plane / participation atrophy / I have decided to become a verb

See also: This absolutely amazing size picker I saw on one of the listings, which lists
3' x 5'
and
3'x5'
as two separate sizes, but helpfully indicates that the "3' x 5'" is no longer in stock and only the version with no spaces is an option (I think what happened here is the version with spaces will enable if I pick one of the different color options).

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Today in the "Google isn't a very good search engine anymore, Amazon isn't a very good bookstore anymore" category: I need a rug that is about 3 feet by 4 feet. Amazon.ca has tons of rugs but there's no way to search by size. You can textually search "3x4" but this won't help due to the products listing a mix of feet, inches, and cm and formatting their dimensions differently, plus most product pages have a size picker that doesn't seem to be accurately captured by the text search.

I use hg-git, which is a bridge that lets you push and pull to git repositories while using Mercurial for your local checkout, and it has a slightly nonstandard push message that always says something like "added 271 commits with 1134 trees and 734 blobs" and this is always very evocative to me, I always get the mental image of the forest with all the trees and blobs

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@mcc there's an article floating around about how the problem with C is that it's designed to run efficiently on the PDP-11 and modern CPUs don't remotely resemble the PDP-11, and IMO this is broadly true, but even the PDP-11 has an overflow flag.

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What I'm listening to today ("best techno on Youtube" 8/13): "Sempervirens", r beny

Here beny uses a Roli Seaboard MPE controller (a kind of squishy keyboard that records how hard you press and how you slide your fingers around the keys) to play a violin sample synth with the expressiveness of real violins. Run thru chunky reverb, each note becomes a stuttery chorus of violins. Result is an intense feeling of floating in viscous air, slowly orbiting an indistinct point.

youtube.com/watch?v=IFGpIWZZgH

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What I'm listening to today ("best techno on Youtube" 8/13): "Sempervirens", r beny

Here beny uses a Roli Seaboard MPE controller (a kind of squishy keyboard that records how hard you press and how you slide your fingers around the keys) to play a violin sample synth with the expressiveness of real violins. Run thru chunky reverb, each note becomes a stuttery chorus of violins. Result is an intense feeling of floating in viscous air, slowly orbiting an indistinct point.

youtube.com/watch?v=IFGpIWZZgH

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A frequent source of frustration to me is that there's no way in C to say "perform this math operation, but if it overflows branch to do this other thing". The actual CPUs generally do have specific ways to do this, but C doesn't expose them.

Real thing / the scroll prophesies doom / because society does not know how to think about femininity except to sexualize it, the motivations of the transwoman are assumed always to be inherently sexual / "But now, with the help of AI-controlled magnets to help confine the fusion reaction," / the graveyard of empires

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