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MilitantNegro  ·  2735 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What Happened to The London Stone?

I've got to say, I've passed that hundreds of times and never knew about it. Thanks! I shall check in on the stone should my journeys take my by it again as they often do.

MilitantNegro  ·  2736 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A Hedonist Bar In London Where The Air Itself Is Alcoholic

    This is madness...

Yet I'm totally going!

MilitantNegro  ·  2736 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 00000000000000000000000000000000000000

In the main announcement there's a LOT of whining about the ban, a lot of false equivalence like you say to SRS, a lot of bizarre arguments for animated child sex...and these from people who preface their comments with "I don't like CoonTown, but..."

MilitantNegro  ·  2737 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How To Stop Windows 10's Spying Ads

For anyone who likes mainstream AAA gaming titles Linux is sadly not an option yet.

MilitantNegro  ·  2737 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A critique of racial bias within the publishing industry

That whole passage reminded me of Ridley Scott's dismissive comments when confronted about the lack of diversity in his movie Exodus: Gods and Kings.

His imagination couldn't stretch to envisioning studios giving him financing for his movie with "Muhammad so-and-so from such-and-such" as the lead. This obviously due again to him not being able to imagine audiences flocking to see a movie that didn't have a well known white face in the lead role.

The funny thing with imagination is it rarely tallies with real life. In real life his great white hope of a movie lead my the great Christian Bale and featuring giants of cinema like Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley was a bit of a flop. In fact it made less in the box office in the US as well as worldwide than both Life of Pi and Slumdog Millionaire, two movies lead by unknown brown faces from one of the dark regions of our little planet.

It's almost as if second guessing the audience and their reactions based entirely on your own hubris and personal biases isn't a great idea after all. If the book, movie or music is good enough people will flock to it.

MilitantNegro  ·  2737 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 00000000000000000000000000000000000000

Can't say I'm not pleased, but from the comments in the announcement thread I still feel the culture of the whole community there is rotten all over. Just glad the ladies over in /r/blackladies finally got their victory, no matter how symbolic.

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MilitantNegro  ·  2790 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Anyone else aggravated by the surge of leaks and spoilers in the digital age?

Well, when you're dealing with something like a small blog, they're fighting for their lives. If they get the script to the Harry Potter prequel, where a bigger site might use that to get exclusive interviews by leveraging their contacts in Hollywood, a small site will simply go for the pageviews and post the full script without a care in the world. They're not part of the machine so the machine can't help or hurt them.

But we also go to them because that same freedom means they're more honest with us. They can shit all over a bad movie without risking pissing off some publicist contact they rely on.

MilitantNegro  ·  2790 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Anyone else aggravated by the surge of leaks and spoilers in the digital age?

In terms of movies, tv shows books etc...yeah, but most legitimate sites that handle the media will warn you or avoid spoilers. It's the free wheeling discussion forums like this one where random people decide they're going to be dicks and blurt out crucial storyline details to mess with people that you have to be weary of.

With something like games, where the action is interactive and in some way up to my actions, I don't really care.

MilitantNegro  ·  2792 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Welcome to Hubski, redditors! Tell us about yourselves.

But...we have poop jokes.

MilitantNegro  ·  2792 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Dog Dang Reddit Links! Stop breaking my happy place! (Data thread)

That one was interesting. The people who started the sub abandoned it 2 years ago and the people who ran FPH took it over a year ago. So it's not as arbitrary as it seems.

MilitantNegro  ·  2792 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are some good Android apps?

One of the things I always hated was those discussions on /r/android as if we all have the same needs and use cases. You get too much group think and a very narrow consensus on what people should and shouldn't use based on fanboyism and favouritism.

What do you want to do? What are you into? What do you do for a living? Do you like music? Reading? Sports? Do you live in the US or Turkey?

It all depends on who you are.

So, you have this phone in your pocket...what do you want it to do?

MilitantNegro  ·  2792 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: PSA: Welcome to Hubski, Redditors.

I think what you're seeing is other from Reddit bringing little bits of Reddit over with them. I haven't seen anything like that in the almost 1 year I've been here.

What you shouldn't do, in light of your complaint no one engaged you in conversation about the things you wanted to talk about, is rub people up the wrong way, which will only get people to mute or hide you and then, well no one will respond because no one will see your content or discussion. You're effectively shadowbanning yourself, to use Reddit terms you'll be more familiar with.


MilitantNegro  ·  2792 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Dog Dang Reddit Links! Stop breaking my happy place! (Data thread)

The last thing this place needs is the angriest and most reactionary that Reddit has to offer finding their way here.