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aesthetikx  ·  1329 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 263rd Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

Edit: WTF kleinbl00 I just saw your response from last week after I posted this, very serendipitous in my opinion!

Diving deeper into the 90s once again, this time with WARP records et al. Discovered SeeFeel in a big way with

even though I was already familiar with
years earlier on the same album (only in the context of Aphex Twin). Funny how that works. Also Bowery Electric with
even though I had heard Fear of Flying somewhere in my early childhood. Again, always makes me think about that time I heard Beware of the Friendly Stranger in a salad fingers video in 2004, though it would take 9 more years for me to discover the love of my life Boards of Canada.
aesthetikx  ·  1839 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Looking for a book recommendation about finance / macroeconomics

Haha I can see where you are coming from. Like I said, I'm not well versed when it comes to novels, and ZatAoMM is not really a great example. What I meant was that although it wasn't a manual on motorcycle maintenance, I learned what a 'Tappet' was, and a bit about combustion engine behavior in different altitudes. I'm looking to learn about interest rates, optimum currency area, etc. Perhaps I should just spend a while on wikipedia :)

aesthetikx  ·  2514 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Obsessed with Boards of Canada

Yeah fosho. I'm so mad they closed Studio Liverpool, there has been a wipeout game for every single ps device launch up until the ps4, devastating man. Wipeout pure really inspired me, that was my first.

aesthetikx  ·  2514 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Amelia Earhart Plane Fragment Identified?

Late to the party, but here is an old site that I found crazy interesting.


aesthetikx  ·  2514 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Boards of Canada - The Campfire Headphase (Full Album)

What do you think so far? The songs on this album are hit or miss for me, the acoustic guitar was a new addition for this album. Seems like people like Dayvan Cowboy the most, although its my least favourite song on this album. Perhaps its more accessible because of the guitar.

If you haven't listened to Music has the Right to the Children yet, I really think that is a masterpiece.

aesthetikx  ·  2514 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Obsessed with Boards of Canada

My first experience with FSOL was when they did a track for, I think, Wipeout Fusion (We have explosive). Great 'choon'. Maybe I'll dive into this next. Thanks klein, you probably stole 2 more months of my productivity haha.

aesthetikx  ·  2515 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Obsessed with Boards of Canada

Yeah -- I was on one of those forums, where they were discussing this album (warning creepy baby) http://bocpages.org/wiki/Play_by_Numbers . So, this one guy recalls frequently coming across this album with a picture of a baby every week in the early 90s when he would finger through the new promos that arrived that week. Then, a few weeks later, another user on the forum correctly identifies the town and record store, and also remembers seeing the legendary cd. The tldr of the post was something along the lines of "Hello, my name is Jim, I'm the guy who didn't buy Play by Numbers". Guys were kicking themselves.

aesthetikx  ·  2641 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Looking to try a new Linux distro. Suggestions?

I would go with arch linux if you are bored. You will learn a ton while installing it, and the install guide is very easy to follow. Because there is no guided installer, you will have to learn how to mount, partition, and format filesystems from the command line, which is an invaluable skill. You will also have to install a bootloader, etc, and the entire process takes place on the command line. Back when I started, completing an Arch install felt like a great accomplishment. TBH I fell like a default arch install is pretty stable, although you will likely run into issues. That being said, debugging problems is how you learn.

I used ubuntu for about 2 years, then got bored, then used arch for about 2 years, and now I am using gentoo. Eventually, I may use slackware or openbsd.

aesthetikx  ·  2672 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer


aesthetikx  ·  2718 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How does the heartbleed attack work?

It is my understanding that this type of exploit would typically cause a server to crash (modern operating systems won't allow random memory access in this way), however in this case OpenSSL uses a custom memory allocation method for performance reasons. Still, surprising that the overflow isn't checked for, it's one of the most common sources of vulnerability.

aesthetikx  ·  2783 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Could you live 'off the grid'?


aesthetikx  ·  2788 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Could you live 'off the grid'?

Yes, it does seem that few people will realize the harmful effects. I see Faber's wife in Farenheit 451 all over the place (she was constantly listening to her in ear radio or immersed in her wall to wall tv set than communicating with her husband). I kind of cringe when I see people at the dinner table, both on their phones, not talking to eachother :/.

Also, if you dont mind me asking, does your occupation / lifestlye warrent having a smartphone? If so, do you feel left out / behind at times?

aesthetikx  ·  2806 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Netflix dumbs it down

The part about the average VHS store having equivalently more films now days than netflix really hit home... If you would have asked me a year ago if netflix was better than blockbuster, well, 'obviously it is, just wait until they can afford all the good movies!'

But really... do you remember how great it was as a child to run through the aisles of blockbuster looking at all the movies? Really a much better experience. Even the smell of the store and watching like waynes world previews on those tvs all over the place. And the game section. /we have to go back/

aesthetikx  ·  2806 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Creepypasta

Reddit user 1000Vultures wrote 6 short stories that later became a short book. Easily my favorite from nosleep. Start with 'footsteps', and then each story has a link to the next one at the bottom.


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