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I highly recommend it. They sound even better live than in the studio!

It was similar to this.

Also new album in September!

Saw these guys in June at a small venue in PA. Great show, if you get the chance definitely see them!

Pez  ·  1967 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, what's your wallpaper?

I've had my wallpaper cycle through the different start screens from the game Ikaruga, http://imgur.com/a/LAxmS

Though right now I'm just using a simple gradient.

Pez  ·  1979 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What album has had the most influence in your life?

Many mewithoutyou fans tend to overlook this album due to its departure from the more aggressive sound of their previous albums. It's my personal favorite of theirs though, some really calming songs on here.

Pez  ·  1979 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are some nice HTML5/Flash/Web games I can play on my computer?

I recommend Agar.io

It's a fun little multiplayer game where you eat cells smaller than you but avoid bigger ones. It's reminiscent of the first level of Spore if you've ever played it.

Pez  ·  1979 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 130th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

Woo Knuckle Puck! Stoked for their new album!

Pez  ·  1979 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski on Chrome on Galaxy S5 (though likely applies for Chrome on other devices!)

Awesome! Keep up the great work!

Pez  ·  1979 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why I Disagree With The Removal of The Confederate Flag From A Federal Building

My main problem with the whole Confederate flag fiasco is should we really be pushing to ban something because some find it offensive? I can understand how some people can feel uncomfortable about having it fly over a federal building, but trying to get rid of it entirely seem a bit dangerous to me.

Also on the subject, is the flag not part of the state's history? South Carolina wasn't just one of the Confederate states, it was the first state to secede from the U.S. to form the Confederacy. It is a major part of the state's history and whether you agree with the politics of the Confederacy or not, it has its context in the history of our nation.

Pez  ·  1979 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, what are your hobbies, and how did you discover them?

Do you use Bandcamp by any chance? I too love discovering music and I find myself killing time by plugging in a genre in the search bar and just listening to everything I can.

Pez  ·  1979 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are your favorite Windows 95/98 era video games?

I spent many hours on the numerous Sim games that Maxis put out around that time. Sim Earth, Sim Ant, and of course Sim City. It's a shame what eventually happened with the company. Hopefully a new developer will come along and give the genre a much needed reboot.

Pez  ·  1980 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: If you play Super Smash Bros, comment here!

I was rooting for PP all of Apex, so glad he won. Him taking EVO would be great as well, but I also wouldn't mind Mang0 getting the 3peat.

Pez  ·  1980 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What album has had the most influence in your life?

Deja Entendu by Brand New

After I heard this for the first time, something just clicked and I saw the beauty that can be found in music. I realized that an album is more than just 10 or so songs put together, it's more like a snapshot of an artist's life at that one point in time. And everything from the lyrics to the instrumentation to every subtle note has a purpose of being there. Today I listen to a wide variety of genres and I have this album to thank for exposing me to music I could really connect to.

I'd highly encourage anyone who hasn't heard this album to give it a shot. I don't expect it to change your life or anything, just some good music.

Pez  ·  1980 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: High school graduate here, I'm stuck on figuring out what to do with my life!

Hi, first off it's fine to take a year to try and figure out what you want to do in life, especially if you have a job currently. Nothing wrong with taking a year off if you're being productive! When you do decide to start college, I'd highly recommend enrolling in your local community college. Even if you still don't have a direction, you'll be able to get your gen eds out of the way at a fraction of the cost of university. They should also have someone to talk to or email to help you find a general direction to head in.

Don't worry too much about not knowing what to do in life, many high school graduates find themselves in the same position. Just remember that you will eventually find something that you are passionate about. Unfortunately there's no trick to finding out what that thing is. You could find out tomorrow or a year from now. Your best bet is to expose yourself to as many new things as you can, you've just been thrown into the real world, so go explore it! Also try not to hang too much on finding something that can also support yourself. Find what you love first, then take it from there.

Pez  ·  1980 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski on Chrome on Galaxy S5 (though likely applies for Chrome on other devices!)

Just checked on my phone, I don't see a follow option either. Seems to be an issue with the mobile site.

For reference I'm using a Nexus 4 on 5.1.1 using both Chrome and Firefox

Pez  ·  1980 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Systemic Racism and Standing Up To It (AKA Violence Is Almost Inevitable)

    The only people capable of doing this is the government itself.

Could you talk about what you'd have the government do to solve the issue of racism? Did you have certain laws in mind that you'd like to be passed? I personally think the issue is well beyond what the government can do but I'd love to hear your ideas.

Pez  ·  1980 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: If you play Super Smash Bros, comment here!

I see it a bit as a more refined Brawl. Better balance, not quite as floaty, no tripping. Not nearly as fast as Melee though.

Pez  ·  1980 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: If you play Super Smash Bros, comment here!

One of my favorite gaming series. I've been loving the recent rebirth of competitive Melee over the past few years.

Lobby Boxer!

I also highly recommend TV Girl.

Pez  ·  2049 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What was the last album you heard that was amazing start to finish?

He's flown under my radar for a while. So glad I finally checked him out.

Pez  ·  2049 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 120th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

Beach Fossils, starting to feel those summer vibes:

Saw these guys last week:
Also Brand New's recent single:
Pez  ·  2049 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What was the last album you heard that was amazing start to finish?

This album came out recently and took me by surprise, Jeff Rosenstock's We Cool?

Very solid album front to back.
Pez  ·  2051 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Two huge magma chambers spied beneath Yellowstone National Park

I believe you're correct. I don't know much about volcanoes but I think the shallow chamber he mentioned is the part that is closest to the surface of the volcano. So when it empties we have an eruption. These two additional chambers just mean that the volcano has more magma than previously thought.

Pez  ·  2051 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Smart guns: They're ready. Are we?

Very interesting concept, and I understand its intended purpose of cutting down on unnecessary deaths. However, I feel that the real issue here is people not adhering to proper gun safety, mainly keeping them out of a child's reach. And while the safety features are nice, a child should not have access to the gun regardless. I fear that the extensive safety features may cause an even larger lack of safety regarding firearms. This technology is very cool though and I find the fact that we even have a "smart gun" fascinating.