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Cumol  ·  9 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 393rd Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

This was one of the highlights of a recent trip. They first caught my attention when an older friends sent this track to me. Long forgotten, my mother resent me the same track about a week ago. With a hunch, I asked our MC to add it to the playlist, leading to a transcendental visit to the Silk Road.

Sometimes I wonder how our world would look like if copyright was never a thing.

For example. Inventions. It does not make any sense for me that someone that "invents" something should own the right to that thing. Isn't the invention something that is inevitable due to how knowledge and spreads from person to person over time? An invention is only a snapshot of that process that is then attributed to a single person/entity. What about all the people, the institutions, and the circumstances that lead to that knowledge being channeled through that person for the "invention" to happen?

Other bullshit with copyright in music. How can bands like Metallica or Rolling Stones sue people for using chord progressions they have used in their songs. Did they invent chord progressions?? That is insane. Music is, like science, also an evolutionary process. Every musician is influenced by people before them and that is found in their music.

I feel like this can be applied to everything, even novels or art.

I wonder if there would have been a better way to compensate writers, musicians, artists etc. for their works than patents and copyright

Cumol  ·  12 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Fruit fly biologist gets "cancelled" on twitter for making fun of roundworms

This was one of the most fun threads I ever read on twitter. I was getting references to it on my feed from the whole spectrum of scientists.

I am very surprised that some people took that seriously or were "offended" by it. What the hell???

Cumol  ·  19 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 15, 2020

Thanks :)

It feels more like a wobbly staff than a rope dart. I come from poi so all the basic movements come natural to me.

And yeah, it's not very common. It was built a few years ago and the community is still growing.

Cumol  ·  20 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 15, 2020

Quick communication. Lit up my first fire puppy hammer (yes, they are called like that :D) last week:


Since then I also managed to burn a considerable amount of hair on the right side of my face. No injuries though. It's so much fun!

Cumol  ·  20 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Laziness Does Not Exist

I could really relate to a lot of what he said. The fear of doing something because it might not fulfill the expectations that I (actually they) have of myself.

It's crippling.

Cumol  ·  23 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Watch What Happens When Scientists Tickle a Rat

I need to check the original paper, but I guess one question/problem that one could ask is whether the activation of these neurons are invoking the sound directly rather than "mimicking" being tickled.

Cumol  ·  25 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 8, 2020

Yaaaaas, come to Germany! Where will you end up at?

Cumol  ·  26 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: First song I recorded in my new home -- if you are a musician, add to it


Cumol  ·  27 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Soon we’ll all be cancelled

"if all you do is casting stones, you probably ain't gonna get that far"

Cumol  ·  27 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My new coup de coeur of a series

Pose (first season only)

The Wire (of course)

Sex education (its fun and well made)

Unorthodox (great attention to detail, of you even wondered how ultrorthodox jews live)

Avatar the last Airbender (it is as good as people say it is)


Babylon Berlin (fantastic German production)

Sense8 (I liked it. Give it 3/4 episodes and see how you like it)

Cumol  ·  28 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Soon we’ll all be cancelled

I still feel that for me, personally, hubski is still that safe place where I can be vulnerable and be met with compassion, even if it in the form of criticism. Sometimes more than I would to anyone I know. And it has helped me a lot in these times.

Cumol  ·  32 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Abstract Wikipedia/June 2020 announcement

Thought about the same for Arabic.

Arabic Wikipedia is soooo lacking :(

Cumol  ·  33 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: PSA regarding user bans

For the islands to happen, hubski might need much more users, I guess.

Now it feels like we are all in the same archipelago. Or a mainland and some islands you can see from the shore

Cumol  ·  33 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: PSA regarding user bans

I have no clue what is happening there LOL

Sounds like some reddit drama-baggage shipped all. The way to hubskiverse

Nobody got time for that shit

Cumol  ·  34 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: PSA regarding user bans

Hmmm, never heard about these

Cumol  ·  35 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: PSA regarding user bans

I was wondering. Technically, hubski could have multiple communities that do not interact.

Let's say a group of the Donald refugees kpojs hubski.

They get muted and filtered by the whole website except for themselves. And they keep posting their stuff between each other and have their own little hub.

I wonder if something like this ever happened or is happening. Do hubski-verses exist?

Cumol  ·  35 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Tragedy of Benny Gantz

Good article. Thanks for sharing.