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am_Unition  ·  22 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: This Is Not the Apocalypse You Were Looking For

The French would say "ouf!".

It is not for you that I ouf, it is because there are several things that I'm like "oh, same/similar". The "coming over to watch the game" is too real, in particular.

Didn't watch a full 'murican football game last fall, but came in 2nd in my fantasy league. Fuck, that's like only a few months ago, and it seems so petty and stupid now, even though I put very little effort into it. That's over! Sports are over. Good! Let's rethink everything.

am_Unition  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: This Is Not the Apocalypse You Were Looking For

Aww. Trolling the 96,000 round crowd is prohibitively easy. You should make art about it instead.

am_Unition  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: This Is Not the Apocalypse You Were Looking For

It was like Jacobinmag x Wired remix, right? The prose were so good though. Are there as clever rhetorics in right-wing schtuffs? Haven't seen it, but they could exist, I guess.

    The only people who do were already stockpiling [am_Unition].

You know, everyone's a hater, huh? No but there was a guns thread a long time ago (won't link) where I almost bought a gun, but then didn't. I've shot a lotta guns though, as a kid. As a kid. But that's only my pseudonym's homonym, anyway

am_Unition  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What’s in the $2 Trillion Senate Coronavirus Bill

But this is like p2p stuff. Except for the "source", which, I concede could indeed be one, two, or more state-sponsored actors warring, on top of troll attempts.

Still: How exhaustive of a government campaign would be needed to effectively muzzle people in online public spaces? I wish we could figure out a way to beat the crazies back by greater society mocking them, but their echo chambers are deep, and most of us actively avoid their online circles. I genuinely don't know if it's possible to regulate against stuff like QAnon.

Re: the two trillion dolladollabillya'lls already "spent"? Well, now would be a great time for me to begin inquiring who will foot the bill for mass production of the vaccine. Because

    The stimulus package adds $27 billion to an emergency fund that could give a boost to dozens of projects by pharmaceutical companies and academic groups developing drugs and vaccines against coronavirus. The emergency fund received a smaller amount of funding under a coronavirus response act signed earlier in March. There is no Covid-19 vaccine, but dozens are in development.

is definitely not going to cover that.

am_Unition  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hungary government gets sweeping powers

galen nailed it when he called Orban the "first coronafascist".

It's not like we don't already know that 'Dictatorships and authoritarian societies often start in the face of a threat', but we would do well to remind the world, and then all we can do is pray that we remain (a better word here may be "become") vigilant.

am_Unition  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What’s in the $2 Trillion Senate Coronavirus Bill

I more or less agree with Adam Tooze here:

    The left wants reformist change and the right wants to allow the market process to operate unencumbered. Both of them, I think, are operating with a kind of unrealistic understanding of the nature of this crisis. If we’re looking at as many as 10 million jobs lost in a matter of months, these arguments go out the window and the argument for preservation of what we can still preserve becomes absolutely overriding.

    These people saying that we’ve got to bite the bullet and get back to business just don’t comprehend the reality we’re facing, which is a scaled-up version of what we’re seeing in the hospitals of northern Italy. That’s realism. If you can maintain your position in the face of that, then we can take you seriously — not while you’re pontificating from the White House before Americans have really started to die in large numbers.

It's a hard pill for me to swallow that most of America does indeed seem to operate under some motto like "wOn'T hApPeN 'tiL iT hAppEnS, L0L0L". Disregarding forecasts from experts became deeply cultural, especially on one side of the aisle.

We were guaranteed fucked once 51% of 'Boomers made Facebook their primary news source. Prediction: We're going to have several waves of outbreaks directly attributable to successful disinformation campaign on social media. The conspiracy theories are only going to attract more believers once large-scale grief becomes more and more personal.

The FBI should bust QAnon. "WAIT NO THE REASON THEY HAVEN'T IS BECAUSE IT'S AN FBI OPERATION, GUYS!!1". Have you heard any of QAnon covid shit? Not posting it here. I wonder how many weeks away we are from measuring a greater infection rate in QAnon's merry army?

am_Unition  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: It's the International Trans Day of Visibility. I'm Trans. Ask Me Questions?

Cis-whitemale-hetero as hell, here. Wanted to comment how, on top of everything else, I have the privilege of not really having to figure out anything this complex about myself. Would you say that addressing gender dysmorphia costs a lot of time and effort? Like you say, individual results may vary widely, but I imagine it to generally be the case. I sympathize with people wrestling with that sort of thing, because it seems inherently difficult, and then while you're doin' this soul-searching, society heaps a buncha bullshit on top of you.

Props. :)

am_Unition  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: There will be bread.

Hey, you're not Daniel Day! Looks good though.

I'm not really sure where to get yeast. I should order a bunch of weird shit, all at once. Yeast, psilocybin spores, maybe some Sea-Monkeys™, a solder station, a shakeweight, etc., currently taking suggestions. We can race shipments or something. kleinbl00 says I'm already on "the gov't list", because particle physics, but I'm trynna get on every list, ya know? Really get my name out there.

Currently trying to figure out how many days I'll need to write and shoot content before shaving male pattern baldness into my hair, what's everyone else up to?

am_Unition  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Big Money Salvia is here to help us make it through

ya got me this time, been

am_Unition  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Big Money Salvia is here to help us make it through

I really, really do not recommend salvia for unwinding. It's a little too intense for that. Like, imagine your friend's face becomes several thousand coke can pixels for 9 seconds, intense. And you're still laughing, when you come to, but you don't know why, and then decide 0.02 s later that it's probably from social anxiety, but the alternating colors of infinite ice chest lines mean that you should chill out, probably. Probably.

Actually, birthing the idea of a salvia cigar means that you have never done salvia. But shit, now I'm imagining a thing where 30 people get together, pass around a salvia cigar, and see how many people want a second or third puff. Like, if they're physically and mentally capable of that. Ugh, social distancing

am_Unition  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: DOOM: Behind the Music

I have seen some incredibly intricate arrays of oscillators, resonators, jump wires, knobs, mixer slides, and I just don't understand how it came to that. Like yeah I want gear, but when it becomes so esoteric and untransportable that I worry about proper configurations late into the early morning hours, I've lost the game, I think, in a way.

There's some great plug-ins, but man, I'm just not gonna simulate that array of effects and sounds without an appreciable delay unless it's a lotta analog gear. But that's ok, the lay(wo)man(s) can do other things well enough. Even iOS garageband surprised me. Not terrible for just getting like a melody or chord progression out of the brain.

am_Unition  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: DOOM: Behind the Music

not a "duh", I hadn't noticed that! Yeah I guess that's the most obvious glissando-like bit, because it's the most gradual, and the others kinda oppose each other in frequency space while drawing the pentagram borders, one sweeping up, while the other, down, but kinda symmetric in time. I kinda wanna load it up, but my DAW is DONE :(

It's putting a black and white image into a reverse-Fourier signal added on top of the mix. Sounds like white noise, some of it, I think. What's truly weird is that we like noise in our mixes a lot of the time.

This is just worshipping satan so hard right now. Of course we use maths to do it

am_Unition  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 376th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

The ultimate demo tape:

edit: if you start at 1 hour, 9 minutes in, yes. Continually, yes.

No surprise, that guy produces bigtime, sometimes ghostwriting for monies, whatever. He has access to like a warehouse o' synths. But I can still steal some of his mixing techniques, no worries.

am_Unition  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: DOOM: Behind the Music

I made another post on this, which I'll leave as a comment here, I guess.

I usually don't enjoy lengthy lectures, but this one had some good stuff in it, like (lel) encoding images into the audio:

Already taken some advice and started building new processing chains. And I'm not in my native DAW (Ableton), so my process is already upended from the getgo. I'm in a new place physically, too.

I'm excited to get back into production. It's happening.

kleinbl00, I think you hate funk, so I'm worried you won't like a lot of stuff I make. No worries, there should still be some weird things I get up to that you might dig. Currently characterizing latency for different configurations of gear, 'cuz there will be some form of live performance. I think I'm in a trio, but that was before covid. It's mostly me, for now. Been writing new lyrics, and got some old unused stuff. Do you have any fave hardware builds, like custom? mics, amps, pedals, mixers, synths, etc.? Let's not even start to get into plug-ins again, or else more of my covid check could wind up spent on software.

Anyone can post demo reels here. Please do. Yep, during times of crisis, some may solicit demo reels from internet strangers.. But nil, PM me something, if you don't wanna post it in public domain