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I did NaNoWriMo last year, and spent a week trying to make a video about writing entertaining by ChristianTMI in videos

[–]SomethingIntangible -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

I said nothing about government! Thinking more like a seal of approval from respected sources. spoiler, it already exists.

I did NaNoWriMo last year, and spent a week trying to make a video about writing entertaining by ChristianTMI in videos

[–]SomethingIntangible -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

You're neglecting the psychological component of motivation and determination.

True. I just think if people were serious about stuff like losing weight, they'd do it. It's known that any major lifestyle change like quitting smoking, losing weight, or stopping drinking isn't going to happen unless the person really wants to do it. So in my opinion when people say they want to lose weight but it's really hard, that says to me that they don't actually want to. They may be saying it but haven't actually convinced themselves yet. Same with any goal. If you say you want to do it but are finding it ridiculously hard, it's best to reevaluate why you're saying it.

That's not the point, though. The point is to write a story.

Nope. "NaNoWriMo focuses on the length of a work rather than the quality" straight from wikipedia.

What qualifies you to judge?

Just the same thing that qualifies them to write?

What about the stories in peoples imaginations?

You make a good point. I was thinking more about non-fiction.

I did NaNoWriMo last year, and spent a week trying to make a video about writing entertaining by ChristianTMI in videos

[–]SomethingIntangible -10 points-9 points  (0 children)

wow that was really unremarkable and boring. Isn't writing 50,000 words in a month the easiest thing to do if you neglect quality? I'm very sure I could write 1700 words a day about random topics in a not completely inane and rambling way. But there is one problem I have with people who write novels. What qualifies them to write about things and take up people's time? How presumptuous it is to go "other people should read what I have to say". Nowadays I regard those who say "I'm a writer" as arrogant and narcissistic. Because honestly who the fuck cares? Nobody is special any more and what you have to say about your life is utterly mundane. There should be some sort of recognised standard for being an author. A board should determine whether someone is actually interesting enough to write a book.

edit: I should've been more specific. It's the whole "self-published" author thing that rubs me the wrong way. Just screams "if I sent this to a publisher I'd get laughed at".

Local badminton club struggling to make ends meet. Any suggestions? by 4i6y6c in badminton

[–]SomethingIntangible -1 points0 points  (0 children)

How big is the club? Do you play in the local league?

I've known quite a few clubs with dwindling numbers to fold and the players go off to the other clubs in an area. It seems to just be a mechanic of the system. I'm not sure people are taking up badminton at a high rate and maintaining interest. It's sad but true. Also sometimes clubs stagnate when they've had the same leadership for too long. If you feel that might be the case, get someone else in charge.

One thing you can do is advertise. Host a "no strings" session with plastic shuttles. Put fliers up in schools and community centres.

Best money tip I've got is to give your club attenders a choice; pay more per session, or use cheaper shuttles. Impress upon them that badminton is quite a cheap hobby so it's no big deal to pay a couple more quid.

If you're having trouble with low attendance, try engaging with your subscribers more. Send out a mass text every club day morning saying what time and where, even if it's the same.

Hope that helps :)

One of the most heart wrenching reactions to a movie I've ever seen. by CrabPENlS in videos

[–]SomethingIntangible 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Isn't that just human nature in a nutshell though? The absence of war makes us yearn for the thrill. It's almost as if humans need to fight.

"Democracy" by _Fredder_ in LateStageCapitalism

[–]SomethingIntangible -1 points0 points  (0 children)

The real demagogue is in power right now. Talk about exploiting people and shutting down reasoned arguments!

True democracy would at least give the people a chance to make a meaningful change to the broken systems.

"Democracy" by _Fredder_ in LateStageCapitalism

[–]SomethingIntangible -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

I'm from the UK so unless you are from the UK, then "we" is not relevant.

nation would crumble under a popular vote

So you like having a ruling class in power? In that case you're either part of the ruling class, or are a misguided. There's also a possibility you are both ;)

"Democracy" by _Fredder_ in LateStageCapitalism

[–]SomethingIntangible 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm from the UK so unless you are from the UK, then "we" is not relevant.

nation would crumble under a popular vote

So you like having a ruling class in power? In that case you're either part of the ruling class, or an idiot. There's also a possibility you are both ;)

"Democracy" by _Fredder_ in LateStageCapitalism

[–]SomethingIntangible -9 points-8 points  (0 children)

Ok, but people talk of the US and the UK as if they are democratic societies. Since they are obviously not, we should label them as undemocratic and strive for true democracy. No half measures.

"Democracy" by _Fredder_ in LateStageCapitalism

[–]SomethingIntangible 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Because both the US and the UK operate in a similar manner, the "post" is not the overall percentage or proportion of votes. The "post" is actually Colleges in the US, or Constituencies in the UK.

My point is that FPTP may have different definitions in different countries but in the US and the UK it is currently called FPTP. It is also extremely flawed and lets garbage politicians like Donald Trump into power.

In England, I feel that my vote is worthless because I live in a stronghold area. Many other people feel the same way. If ones vote does not matter, is it true democracy? If a government can be put in power by a minority, is it true democracy? I think not. Not by a long shot.

"Democracy" by _Fredder_ in LateStageCapitalism

[–]SomethingIntangible 45 points46 points  (0 children)

I'm not american, but the problem is First Past The Post. The system doesn't take into account the majority. Only constituencies matter in FPTP. If there were true democracy, surely the majority would get proportional representation. England has the same bullshit system.

Looking For Some Developers/Graphic Designers/Freelancers to Co-Work in My Kitchen in Horndean by stueytaytay in Portsmouth

[–]SomethingIntangible 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As someone who works from home but has never heard of "co-working" this is interesting. But I can't help thinking of the awkward part of the day where you kick everybody out of your house because you have to go to the shops. Sort of defeats one of the benefits of working from home doesn't it? Having the freedom to do whatever you want.

BRAIN FREEZE by SlimJones123 in StoppedWorking

[–]SomethingIntangible 0 points1 point  (0 children)

funny how it's not the same person and the "The King Of Dub" doesn't appear on the featured channel's of "Talking Animals".

BRAIN FREEZE by SlimJones123 in StoppedWorking

[–]SomethingIntangible -1 points0 points  (0 children)

nah. whoever does this is just freebooting videos for money, but doing enough low effort bullshit to constitute fair use and avoid a copyright strike. clever criminal.

True Geordie reacts to Logan Paul's deleted video. Honestly, this is a great watch and perfectly sums up how we all feel about the disgusting prick. by IssaMadness in videos

[–]SomethingIntangible -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

All I see is someone capitalising on "moral outrage views". When someone does something shit there's always a video for someone to make. He said it himself, some guy did something stupid looking for attention because it means public exposure. Turns out it also means other people can get public exposure by stating the bleeding obvious and preaching to the choir. Hating on a video that everybody hates - yeah good content bro. This is the video equivalent of "dae hate logan paul amirite!?"

enough youtube drama.

Video Games and Getting Older by peedypapers in CasualConversation

[–]SomethingIntangible 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My friend and I were talking about this exact phenomenon the other day. We both used to sink hours upon hours into games from childhood to early adulthood. Now we don't have time for games. Both of us have girlfriends, jobs, families, hobbies, goals and dreams, etc. Putting any time into a game seems like a waste.

My personal perspective is that I lost certain skills in gaming but gained skills in other areas of my life that are more important to maintain. Being good at a game isn't as important as being good at a sport, for instance, because my sport is not only my hobby and exercise, it is also my social time too. I can justify spending time on that.

Another aspect I find frustrating is that I remember playing games that were fun and since trying them again they have changed and are not fun. Minecraft was very fun back in the alpha days. My friend and I would piss about on there for hours. But now it just seems so empty. Something frustrating is looking at a game and thinking "wow that looks fun", then trying it and not being able to do anything. Then you realise that the time it takes to get good at it could be better spend getting good at something else, or getting better at something you're good at.

Really, it's just probably your subconscious saying "come on, man. you can do something better than this."

8.47kgs OpenCycle Up custom build by ktrezzi in Bikeporn

[–]SomethingIntangible 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Hang on... being a very light bike I would've thought this would be a lighter alternative to telescopic shocks. No?

Analog Synths by Ckek21 in synthesizers

[–]SomethingIntangible 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No. It doesn't matter that your analog sound source will be converted to digital. It will still retain the characteristics of the sound source as long as your sampling rate and bit-rate are high enough. Technically speaking, converting to the digital domain should be done at as high resolution as possible to reduce noise and increase accuracy. That is the accuracy of comparing the Digital signal to the Analog one. The concept is simplified if you think of the Analog signal as a continuous signal that is infinitely variable with infinite points between any two points. The digital signal is sampling this continuous value at regular intervals of time thus massively (relative to infinity) reducing the resolution of the signal. However this digital signal still has a lot of information in it. Enough to supply your ears with a sound signal with enough frequency content to fill the human range of hearing.

tl;dr No. It doesn't matter because digital recording should be high quality - enough so that you don't hear the difference.