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My boss at the time was also really keyed in, so it was something that we were all talking about at work, being like "man, idunno wtf is gonna happen."

Maybe I was just more tapped in, or maybe it's just because I've played the original Pandemic game a few too many times, but sometime after things started to go south in Italy I knew that shit was bad and the world was going to change.

coffeesp00ns  ·  25 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Rupi Kaur is Not A Poet

This is such a shit take, to be honest.

Bad poetry that resonates with people isn't bad poetry, it's just poetry. So you don't like it - neither do I. It's still poetry. Don't be butthurt that the brown woman who learned how to market herself because society doesn't just do it for her like to does white men has succeeded in finding a broad audience - learn to market yourself as more than a misanthrope, Sizemore.

Ugh.

coffeesp00ns  ·  25 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Yoko Ono covers “Big Shot,” by Billy Joel

It's 60% because chords make more sense to me like this - they're built more like classical harmony is - 20% because the low end helps me sing in more comfortable keys, 10% because it's weird and I like weird, and 10% because 4 fingers 4 strings just makes sense to me.

It's a 30" scale length bass, and I'm using a combination of Baritone guitar strings and fender Bass VI strings.

I'll try to post a clip or something today. In the meantime, I also have an acoustic guitar tuned like a cello (CGda), and I have recorded it - link to the tune here

coffeesp00ns  ·  25 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Yoko Ono covers “Big Shot,” by Billy Joel

I think she'd love it too!

Bass playing it going well, I have a while at the beginning of the ol' Backstreet Boys Reunion Tour we've been living through where I could barely play at all, but I feel like some of my music is coming back - the songwriting too.

I'm also using a short scale bass guitar tuned to Bb-F-c-g (a whole step below a cello) as a sort of guitar-ish accompanying instrument for myself. I figure, four fingers, four strings = less complicated heh.

coffeesp00ns  ·  25 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Yoko Ono covers “Big Shot,” by Billy Joel

oh yeah, for sure. Yeah, sorry, I realized after I posted my comment it might come off as shade in your direction, but I didn't mean it that way.

I would describe Yoko Ono as ... an experience. lol.

coffeesp00ns  ·  27 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Yoko Ono covers “Big Shot,” by Billy Joel

Well, for one thing, this is the actual original:

So that helps the context quite a bit, probably.

I'm sorry but if it wasn't already obvious the man had lost it, this would be the moment.

coffeesp00ns  ·  40 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I have one of the most advanced prosthetic arms in the world — and I hate it

I've been thinking a lot about prosthetics recently, because I have a character I'm tossing around in my brain who has a prosthetic arm, and I want it to be as usable as possible without it being "magic" or "future technology" (read: future magic). So, this article was very interesting to me, and was good info to think about.

I came across this guy a while back, who has been working on his own hand/finger prosthetic that is really interesting and practical. I don't know if you could expand it out to larger things like an entire half of an arm, or even a whole arm, but it's an interesting way of addressing his own particular problem.

coffeesp00ns  ·  44 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: David Brooks’s Side Hustle Was Funded By Facebook And Jeff Bezos’s Father

GOOD.

The shit we let rich white men just ... get away with? Madness.

coffeesp00ns  ·  58 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Rush Limbaugh Dead

I'm this lady, but for Rush Limbaugh instead of Margaret Thatcher.

coffeesp00ns  ·  84 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 418th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

coffeesp00ns  ·  96 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Memo from the Joint Chiefs of Staff

these pictures are strangely baroque.

coffeesp00ns  ·  124 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Money talks - Pornhub Just Purged All Unverified Content From the Platform

    But it also raises major questions about how much power payment processors hold. It's always unpopular speech that is targeted first.

This is what I'm concerned about. PornHub rightly deserves to burn.

coffeesp00ns  ·  126 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Money talks - Pornhub Just Purged All Unverified Content From the Platform

I fully concur that Pornhub (and its ilk) deserves to burn. It's a shitty company with shitty ethics.

My primary point in posting this is that you couldn't get them to move until the credit card companies did something about it. That should be, of course, unsurprising, if perhaps something that has continually surprised everyone as it's occurred over the past century that is 2020. See also - sports teams with racist logos not doing a damn thing until their sponsors threatened to pull funding.

my other reason to post this is that I do have a concern that social conservatives have used this strategy before, and will again, with success. Yes, PornHub deserves to burn, but it only existed in a form as shitty as it was because of all the restrictions we impose on sex workers of all kinds. We make them deal with shitty companies if they want to make a living, and we do it over and over again. Filing taxes as a sex worker sounds like a fucking nightmare.

Imagine, however, if we just like ... decriminalized it and put in health and safety regulations like any other job?

We'd have way fewer companies that are able to host child pornography because they're supported in the main by people who just want to get off. If you set the industry up like any other, it makes it much more difficult to traffic people, to film sell and distribute child pornography, to abuse actors, to engage in non-consensual acts.

But social conservatives aren't actually interested in those things. They just want to control people. Just like they're also not actually interested in the aborted fetuses of women, they just want to control the women. Same shit, different pile.

And that's why this shit worries me.

coffeesp00ns  ·  126 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Money talks - Pornhub Just Purged All Unverified Content From the Platform

Absolutely. I definitely have content I source from OnlyFans or Patreon because they are people I actively want to support - Ethical porn consumption is something I think about quite a bit.

But the problem is that this issue doesn't go away if everyone migrates to OnlyFans - these groups just target OF instead. then Mastercard, Paypal, et al pull their support for OF, and all these people are left in the lurch. That's the issue that really concerns me.

coffeesp00ns  ·  139 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: An Important Failure - Rebecca Campbell

Ever read something that, when you finish it, you get an incredible need to show someone, anyone?

This was one of those.