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am_Unition  ·  18 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 484th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

    no way anyone's hitting those harmonics consistently

So. I guess some of the harmonic notes in this single take don't ring as long as intended, but that was the last time I'll ever doubt Tim Henson:

am_Unition  ·  20 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Is an unknown, extraordinarily ancient civilisation buried under eastern Turkey?

I'm not sure why the title is posed as a question. The article only supports an answer of "yes". At what point does an archaeological hypothesis reach five sigma?

Dick-centric to the point of absurdity. Gotta wonder if the sixth "finger" on each hand represents one's spiritual, metaphorical handdick or something. Maybe they buried these monuments after a matriarchal revolution? More likely they were conquered.

Looking forward to learning more about this in the years to come.

am_Unition  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 484th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

Polyphia - Playing God. Obscene musicianship, and they can do this live. Fairly well, at least, because some of the guitar parts, nah, there's no way anyone's hitting those harmonics consistently. Planning to go to one of their shows sometime within a year or so.

Darius - Feels Right ft. Duñe. This kid's come a long way. He used to make french house by filtering stolen samples in his parents' basement, and now he's making all original productions in his parents' attic, looks like. Promotion.

Uppermost - Street Flash. In-flight wifi crapped out yesterday and I was forced to browse my purchased Apple Music library (OH THE HUMANITY). So many forgotten gems. Here's one perfect for when you're angry that e.g. in-flight wifi craps out, and the only infant on the plane, in the seat next to you, shit himself an hour ago.

am_Unition  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 483rd Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

Achromatic jazz keys improv on a 7/8 timescale, LOL

am_Unition  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why Does Pepperoni Curl?

Pepperoni curls on biceps day

am_Unition  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Finland must apply to join Nato without delay, say president and PM


I hope things are going alright. Feel free to unload. I can't imagine :/.

am_Unition  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Milky Way’s Black Hole Comes to Light

@33:36 in the embedded press release vid is so dope.

I expected the accretion disk to align with the plane of the galaxy, meaning that they would at least roughly share an axis of rotation.

Aaaaaand as I'm typing this comment, he makes that point. Waaaaaay under-emphasized. It's not even close! The two rotation axes are almost orthogonal!

What in the fuck?! Turn on James Webb, stat!

am_Unition  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Finland must apply to join Nato without delay, say president and PM

Judging by Ukraine, there's like a 5% chance Vladdy Puty's got more than about 5 nukes that would actually work properly.

The United States is forever indebted to Ukraine for revealing that the tiger is made of paper.

Nonetheless, happy to hear this news.

am_Unition  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: My first orchestral composition was performed by a college ensemble

Is there any artistic medium that you're not working with?

am_Unition  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Elon Musk says he would reverse Twitter's permanent Trump ban

Zuckerberg sweating profusely

"If the humans, Dorsey and Musk, advocate for an un-ban..."

am_Unition  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Elon Musk says he would reverse Twitter's permanent Trump ban

If a tweet(s) led to organized chants of "Hang Mike Pence!", and his supporters have been systematically primed to hate Biden since Joe won the dem primary... no magic required. He could probably accomplish the same with TRUTH Social, but why not increase his odds with a bigger audience?

am_Unition  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Elon Musk says he would reverse Twitter's permanent Trump ban

"Twitter Banned in Florida"

am_Unition  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Elon Musk says he would reverse Twitter's permanent Trump ban

The bromance is heating up!

am_Unition  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A Martian Eclipse: Phobos Crosses the Sun

Nah, capturing this is a legit science and engineering flex. Inspiring, yes, to boot.

My bitchin' mostly stems from working on projects with very little relatability. No pics. Line plots and rainbow-colored wave spectrograms (etc.) are all we produce, visually. But there is immense scientific yield. We can and should go for both.

(but it's not fair, the planetary atmospheres people do very advanced science with pretty pics alone, wahhhhhh)

Maybe Clarence divorces Ginni by overturning interracial marriage protections sometime in 2024. Seriously though, I fully expect them to go for gay marriage next, simply because it doesn't affect any conservative SCOTUS member personally.

Just to say it one. more. time, the GOP is a political party now seemingly untethered to popular opinion. I'm worried that everyone thinking "SCOTUS dog caught the car!" or "GOP going to pay this November!" is stuck in a mythical American past when we had a society much more capable of righting itself against minority rule.

am_Unition  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Five original paintings I haven't shared on Hubski yet

As someone who has taken mushrooms and seen eerily Mayan-esque art come pulsating out of the carpets, walls, trees, or pretty much anything with a texture... It makes me wonder if my knowledge (though admittedly lacking) of the history and culture of shamanism is to blame, or if there is something like chemically-induced geometric associations that drove that style of art. What do you think? No wrong answers :).

Love the red-blue, out-of-focus water lilies. How much for a print of that second artwork?

Not sure of the odds, but I think it's possible that the leak could be traced back to a conservative justice, or at least their staff, who leaked to allow for the GOP to preemptively redirect accusations of de-legitimacy. Let them investigate.

Either way, it is the aspiring dictator who benefits from a de-legitimized judicial branch.

am_Unition  ·  14 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

    fucks them as a victory

Unclear. It'll help mobilize some of the GOP voting base, and it may be too late in the year for the coming repeal to make much of a real-life impact on democrats by this fall, especially outside of the 26 or however many mostly-safely-red states where the repeal may go into effect almost immediately.

If the GOP is unworried how this will affect their election odds, it might reflect an increase in their estimation of how much more of the election process they've captured, and plan to capture. Or, it's a reflection of right wing media's success in still mainlining Trump while successfully sabotaging many Biden policy attempts. Or both. And more.


edit: I'm sorry to make another State of the Media thread, but this is where Fox is at (currently the #3 feature spot on the foxnews.com homepage under their banner announcement of the Roe-Wade overturn news). If you combine the headline and the only three paragraphs related to it...

    AOC botches facts in viral tweet attacking Texas abortion law


    "‘The extreme left is taking over’ WHERE. In Texas, Republicans passed a law allowing rapists to sue their victims for getting an abortion," Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter.


    The Texas Heartbeat Act, also known as Senate Bill 8, was originally signed into law in May 2021 and took effect in September. The law empowers private citizens to sue anyone suspected of aiding or abetting an abortion after fetal cardiac activity is detected, usually after six weeks of pregnancy.


    Contrary to Ocasio-Cortez's tweet, however, women who obtain abortions after fetal cardiac activity has been detected are specifically exempted from the law.

This is no op ed, this is Fox's online political news section, currently unable and/or not required to string together an argument supporting its own headlines. Seriously, there is nothing else in the article connecting rapists being allowed to sue their own victims to the fetal cardiac activity legal exemption statute of the abortion ban. (and you're not gonna believe it, but) None of the popular comments beneath the article seem to have addressed this.

Last line, no context, suckerpunch:

    Since taking effect, abortions have plummeted in Texas, one of several states dominated by conservatives that have passed similar restrictions on abortions.

Easy peasy, waves wand Fetus-Deleteus! Re-Elect Greg! HE DID IT