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haymakers9th  ·  1819 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: All 173 Confederate flag rallies since the Charleston massacre, mapped

so a big racist massacre happens and these guys come out of hiding?

haymakers9th  ·  2048 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: BBC to publish 'right to be forgotten' removals list

so we can full on Streisand this? I like it!

haymakers9th  ·  2072 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: December Photo Challenge Day 4: "food"

I made some REALLY good pasta, and took a picture to brag about it

and a friend of mine pointed at how hipster it is to take a nice photo of your food for the night so i hipstered it up even more


haymakers9th  ·  2468 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, when do you experience flow?

Gaming is a big one, but since it's been mentioned, a much less fun flow was back when I worked at Subway - working a long line of people during a lunch rush, there's so many different things you have to do between handwork and communication that you'd fall behind if you weren't completely immersed in your motions. I'm really glad I'm not working there anymore.

haymakers9th  ·  2469 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why I'm not here for #WhiteGirlsRock

    just like it sucks that BET has to exist.

this might be sort of away from your point (which was good), but man weren't there all kinds of problems with BET? The narrative I had been given was that things got bad with Viacom in charge. Basically instead of being any kind of positive thing, it's become the result of a bunch of white guys in a room strategizing how to make money off of a black audience (that image in my head probably has a lot to do with the boondocks episode).

BET on wiki, #criticism

    In a 2010 interview, BET co-founder Sheila Johnson said she herself is "ashamed" of what the network has become. “I don’t watch it. I suggest to my kids that they don't watch it," she said. “When we started BET, it was going to be the Ebony magazine on television. We had public affairs programming. We had news... I had a show called Teen Summit, we had a large variety of programming, but the problem is that then the video revolution started up... And then something started happening, and I didn't like it at all.

again, your comment is right and everything, it just reminded me of this and I'm not sure what other people think.

haymakers9th  ·  2476 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Police: Man in clown makeup dangled child from railroad overpass

Happy Halloween!

haymakers9th  ·  2477 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Social Media Is Redefining 'Depression'

I really wish psychology was more commonly taught in high school, especially with the apparent rise lately in people who identify as having depression/anxiety issues. Having an actual understanding of those conditions instead of treating it like beautiful suffering could positively impact a lot of lives.

I do think that we're seeing a growth in awareness for mental illness, how to approach it in others, how to identify it, etc, and maybe part of it being a bigger thing is you have kids in high school picking it up and turning into what the article was talking about. It's a bad thing, but maybe it's a symptom of a larger positive thing.

haymakers9th  ·  2478 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Tags and Hubski

You're right about the being able to follow specific people part, though I think in some cases subreddits are helping to fight bad signal-to-noise ratios in the content stream. For example, the /r/gaming subreddit over the years and general eternal september that any default sub gets to see, devolved into a mess of memes and inane posts about a popular game with the superimposed impact font joke etc

So, some people got together and wanted a gaming discussion subreddit without the memery, so they made an /r/games (which is the most popular one, theres also an /r/truegaming) with the goal of having better quality posts and discussions through more involved moderator actions, and it's worked pretty well.

There's not really any crapposting going on in Hubski right now, but if some day this place hit critical mass, it might be difficult to contain.

haymakers9th  ·  2478 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Tags and Hubski

Yeah, Hubski isn't yet big enough to have the kinds of problems that subreddits/moderators solve, but it will be very interesting to see how it's tackled if it ever gets to that point.

in this case, "tv ready" meaning "not cartoonishly evil and racist"

I saw the "voting makes you gay" thing floating around the internet for a bit but then finally found and watched the whole interview and everything, and holy shit the anti-republican-voting-ad thing is so the least important half of that segment.