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249 points · 1 month ago

I love it because it’s exactly how I would act if I was alone like that. Dedicated and focused on something, and actually doing instead of talking. I abhor videos where the creator has to do an intro and poorly over explain what they’re doing and remind you to subscribe and all that bullshit. Primitive Technology is concise and to the point, where the viewer is free to draw their own conclusions to what he’s doing (with help from subtitles). It’s pure content, no filler.

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I think people respect that approach too, judging by the health of his patreon and his subscriber count. Seems that aggressive marketing loses to quality content and respect for viewers.

Why though? You like the original, imagine it's two videos from the same guy of the same thing instead two people one video each. Suddenly you have no problem with it. It's more of the same but you like the same and dont have enough of it.

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When primitive technology creates great content it has his unique character and makes me want more from him. But because copycats who are opportunists send a flood of pretty much identical videos it doesn't have the same feel. It's just like they saw something popular and copied it which isn't as cool. IF they did something unique with it, changed it, put some of their own character into it, then I'd like it more. Personally I like PT's videos and will wait for them. I won't watch copycats cause they're worth less to me than an authentic PT video. There's something nice about waiting a month and getting a surprise from PT. I don't mind waiting.

I'd actually really dislike it if PT started making too much content. The charm is in the rarity.

it has his unique character

Then dont fucking bitch that it's the same identical cloned same copy. Jeez. Get over yourself. Either it's the same or it's different then dont bitch that it's the same. Fucking authenticity? Worth of a fucking video? Have you ever eaten lobster? Did you stop eating all and any other food because it's "worth less" and can't possibly in the world provide nourhisment? Jesus christ.

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You're not that bright are you.

His videos are great, but the people who copy him are lacking creativity. The problem I have is that they're trying to be exactly the same and as a result are a lot worse. I'm willing to bet the videos they could make without trying to copy PT would be a lot better than their lazy imitating videos.

When trying to imitate something, you set yourself up to fail because you're trying to be something you're not. I know it's human nature to want to do something like someone else, but why does it have to be exactly the same? It doesn't, is the answer. The best way to be inspired by someone is not to copy, but to interpret. To learn from someone but still do things your way.

My point is that imitation is cheap. Originality is always best.

I have no idea what you're talking about lobsters.

Original Poster164 points · 2 months ago

I wish

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at least the sun is free and can't be owned by a corporation.

Probably a stupid question as i'm in no means a computer/software savy person. But what exactly is the difference between 2 and 3? Just from OPs description I'm assuming vst3 is more a program meant to be all encompassing where vst2 is more of a niche program meant to do a specific task so to speak?

To rephrase the question, is the extra "bloat" from making a plug-in surround sound, stereo, and mono compatible when most people are just gonna use it mono?

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Not a stupid question. SDK is software development kit. It's the instructions or blueprint on how to create a plugin. Developers who create hosts such as cubase or live follow the rules and create the necessary connections for vsts to load and work, and vst developers follow the rules so their vst loads in these softwares.

Vst2 is a very simple protocol. Really minimal, really easy to understand, and quite a lot can be done with it. Vst3 is the attempt by Steinberg to modernise vst2 but they complicated it. The design of the protocol is no longer minimal and easy to understand in the same elegant way as vst2. Sure it can do more but they forgot to design it with developers or consumers in mind, it seems. What vst3 can do better than vst2 is niche. Really niche. Not many people are really going to reap the benefits. So all that trouble not for much? It's no wonder developers turned their noses up at vst3. The plugin industry had been booming for years before they tried to complicate it all, so with momentum vst2 just remained. It seems it will remain for years to come because the scope of what can be done with it is endless. The gimmicks that subsequent versions of the technology try to implement won't be widely adopted until they create a way to easily bridge vst2 plugins. Backward compatibility is a must. The same design paradigms are a must.

I would love an open source group to be formed for the creation of a standardised plugin format extending vst2 in a true to the original way. It would make everybody's life so much simpler. One type of plugin = less complicated for users, developers of plugins and hosts, everybody! And the ramifications would no doubt result in amazing products.

Interested to hear your thoughts on the LV2 format.

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wow, thanks! That looks amazing! I'm going to start reading through it now and try my hand at it. Upon first glance it looks like just what I was talking about. It's too bad that the market isn't so interested in a standardised format though. Doesn't seem these plugins have much support outside the open source community.

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Those pads look flatter than my sense of humor
How do they sound?

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Original Poster3 points · 3 months ago

just posted my review. It's an on-ear position instead of around the ear. The sound cancelling is really quite good, comfort is fine (in short <30 minute periods), and the bass you get from proximity effect is lush.

Not sure I could ever own a headphone that got uncomfortable in 30 minutes.

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Original Poster1 point · 3 months ago

Honestly that's only because I have big ears. If you have normal, not Dumbo like ears, you would be fine.

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I'm for the service change. The other two I haven't heard of, but they sound bad.

Man, I was looking into a tiny house until I realized that it’s just a glorified trailer. Tiny house villages is like the hipster word for trailer park.

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3 points · 3 months ago · edited 3 months ago

Honestly, I'd love to know the difference between a "tiny house village" and a trailer park. The only difference I can find is that tiny houses are for people with the privilege of choice. I know what you mean, it seems like hipsters trying to rebrand poverty to fit their ego. Rather than get annoyed that the cost of living in a populated area is extortionately high, and jobs that pay a decent wage are either rare and competitive, or will burn you out.

I feel like tiny houses are just a way of accepting the wealth inequality of the world and convincing oneself that squeezing into a shed is ok.

I used to romanticise the idea of a tiny house years ago, until I realised the root cause of my desires. Money. That's when I went for broke and demanded a handsome raise from my job. Now I won't look back, but I am much more politically aware because, rather than become part of the problem, I would like to make a difference. I think the way to do that is to become aware.

it's gorgeous! what a handsome bird. looks full of character.

not really preppy in the sense that it's not the past time of the wealthy. I'm guessing you are in the US by your use of "preppy". In England I've seen all sorts of people play badminton. It's not a popular sport by an means, and a lot of the people on the scene have been introduced to badminton at an early age primarily by their parents.

It has no reputation here. Almost unknown

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where are you?

Do you not understand what the word "rate" means?

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rate is a function of a unit over time. in this case, murders over time.

Yes, and when talking about murders over time, the murders are adjusted to per capita or else the statistic is practically useless.

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to say murder rate is always referred to in a specific way is useless. one can define what they mean in many different ways. there's no one single correct way. murder rate (or any other value) can be absolute or adjusted depending on context.

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Yeah, kinda difficult to admire a man who right now is taking the Scottish Government to court to allow them to destroy the environment and extract a profit.

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There's no point in admiring the rich. We are not all temporarily poor people just waiting for our big chance to make it big. Those are the pipe dreams fed to us as kids but soon enough the crushing reality of the world wakes us up. The rich only get rich by exploiting people and the sooner we look at them with the same disdain some people have for the poor, the better.

The regular person's enemy is not the poor, the unfortunate, the disenfranchised, or the unwell. Wealth disparity, greed, and selfish mean spirit are the root causes of all our grief.

The regular person gets angry about the poor being lazy and taking welfare. The regular person gets angry about immigrants taking our jobs. The regular person gets angry that taxes are increasing. But the regular person doesn't get angry that businesses get more welfare in tax breaks than the actual welfare system? The regular person isn't angry that the company they work for pays them a fraction of what they are worth? The regular person isn't angry that the shareholders of businesses get money for doing actually fuck all?

The rich are just lazy, morally corrupt assholes who have convinced vast swathes of people that if they get welfare, steal, and break the law it's just good business. But if a poor person does any of that then they're subhuman.

2.6k points · 3 months ago

antivaxxers are gonna have a field day with this

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unlikely. they won't pick up on this treatment until it's common knowledge. that's the nature of their ignorance, they don't follow science until it affects them.

That's 100% accurate, but I think the psychology behind it is more complex. I rarely hear of anti-vaxxers rejecting treatments for diseases they themselves have contracted. They may be skeptical about Western medicine, but when it's their pain/discomfort on the line most will get shots/engage in modern medical treatment rather than get into a debate.

The caveat to this is that many of the diseases vaccines prevent have been either nearly or completely eradicated. This means you don't see little babies with smallpox scars or bent spines from polio anymore. What we still do see is Autism, which unlike a disease is a developmental disorder, influenced by environmental and genetic factors. Its like asthma, you can't cure it completely with a shot or a pill.

I think what happens is that when some parents have a child born with Autism an existential crisis takes place. Some parents take it as a personal failing, in their eyes their only job was to create a non-disabled child, and they let everyone down, including their own child. So they start looking for what else could have caused their child's autism, and guess what major medical procedure every child is required to undergo? Vaccination. On top of that kids can have adverse reactions to vaccinations, which generally pass in a day or so, but can leave the parents with the impression they suffered a great deal (light years away from the actual suffering these vaccines prevent, but again we don't see that much these days) n

So what do these parents do? Blame the vaccine. Because then their child's autism someone else's fault, and not considered by themselves a mark of personal failure. Never mind that Autism or any other disorder has nothing to do with personal or biological failings of the parents, it's like any other genetic anomaly. But again, it's not about the logic of the situation for them its trying to find a way to deal with it psychologically.

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wow. bloody well put. blaming vaccines is a coping mechanism. it's so real

fat people are seen as unworthy and ugly because they've brought that condition upon themselves

But they did bring that condition upon themselves

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I'm surprised that it's even up for debate. Can we get a reality tv program about weight loss where a volunteer fatty is forced to exercise for their food which is planned by nutritionists and doctors.

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damn, when did /r/fatlogic get taken over by SJW "safe-space" snowflakes? What was dehumanising? Do you not accept that fat people are called fat? I don't get it.

The problem is that the people who follow what Trump says are not the sort who care about facts. They aren't actually interested in London or knowing about matters pertaining to London. Actually they are people who probably dislike other cultures. They have their twisted idea of London and Europe, and if someone with authority can tell them how it is then the damage is done. Their opinion is not going to be changed afterwards because they are not looking for it to be changed. Now they have an assertion in their mind, they will believe it.

This is why Trump can "get away" with lying. Because he's telling people exactly what they want to hear so they don't ask questions. The rest of the global community can look in disgust but unless we hold Trump accountable for lying and defaming our cities and countries, he will continue to paint a fucked up picture of the world to the huge amount of less-traveled, ignorant Americans.

so glad i dropped out of college and went the trade school route. small business owner at age 28.I wake up to no alarm work 25-30 hour weeks and gross well over six figures. my first job paid for the training so no debt there.

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living the dream bro. keep killing it.

Learn learn learn about financial management. Listen to podcasts, read books. Do not make any big decisions any time soon.

Get £20k into an isa and £40k into a SIPP and £4K into a LISA. Do this now and do it every year

That’s a starting point for you

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good advice. start small. work up

4 points · 3 months ago

Don't tell anyone - I inherited 10k that was enough to ruin my life

- keep working -

- If I was you, I would buy a property that would last your life time and I would probably give a large chunk to charity.

If you asked me 10 years back I would of blown the whole lot.

- Don't go off the deep end partying and ruining your life

don't tell anyone, don't suddenly start dressing better and wearing expensive shit- you will attract users, criminals and fake friends.

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don't give to charities, they're just scams.

OMFG! Would you people stop trying to quick fix everything you fuckers!

We don't need cash.

We need a fair, healthy economy full of opportunities.

We need people to pay us enough to live.

We need inheritance tax to be reformed so that it is fair for everybody.

We need a government that doesn't suck businesses dicks for loose change.

We need a government of professional, wise leaders who are experts in their areas.

The tax payer has already suffered enough at the hand of large businesses. All we hear about nowadays is government subsidy this, and incentive scheme that. Development contract this, and stimulate that. What you fuckers need to do is realise that if you pawn off all your problems on the tax-payer you make people hate each other.

We know the only reason you don't fix the welfare system is because it makes the middle class despise the poor and infirm. Distraction tactics at their finest, but we all see the real problem now. It's bleeding obvious. Rich people are disproportionately rich, and if you don't fix the system that lets them get ludicrously rich at our expense then it will end in a violent revolution. Squeeze the middle class and blame poor people for it. You cunts.

The sheer amount of government "welfare" given to businesses in the name of saving the economy could have literally ended poverty in this country by now, and as a result might have actually saved the economy. All without any handouts... how about that?

Stop taking our money and giving it to the wrong people. Lay down the law. Then stop taking so much from us. Then we'll be able to live. You fucks.

What if those jobs pay less because they're dominated by women?

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They don't pay less because of gender. Those job markets are completely different and are driven by market forces. If there are many people willing to do something easy it will pay less. If there are many people fighting to do something hard it will pay more.

and therein lies the "gender pay gap" lie. Women don't get paid less, they just mostly do jobs that pay shit.

it makes sense though in a weird way. "who do you think you are" is like a "you're too big for your boots" kinda thing, but if you were to say "I am who I think I am, I am as badass as I think I am" with proof then it's like saying "who do you think you are? 'cause I am who I think I am. Your move motherfuckers."

Kind of a weird way to stick a middle finger up to the universe but I like the turn of phrase.

I think he was trying to say "WHO DO YOU THINK I AM" but accidentally said "YOU ARE" and then followed up with the correction. Only one who would know for sure is Pete Weber.

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sure, but i actually prefer this turn of phrase. it's creative.

seriously? this works for me. the morons i've seen using these things and saying "it doesnt dry its just moving water up and down my hands". I'm sitting there feeling like I'm taking crazy pills cause i'm the only one who realised the water is supposed to come off your finger tips. It's so easy... my gaaahd

I use the Voltric 5 (though I'm moving to the astrox 2 and possibly 6 since they're newer) and after a while I got very used to the head heavy action in tandem with the flexible shaft. Once your muscle memory gets used to it, it's effortless power from wrist flicks. Now if I go back to stiff shaft or even/light head I can't get nearly as much power. I'm never changing from head heavy/flexible.

Focus on developing good habits in your stroke. Utilise your wrist pronation just before the apex of your stroke to get the most flex in the racket. Store as much energy in the shaft of the racket as possible and it'll amplify and snap like a whip. Start slow and you'll get the technique. One thing that helped me develop the wrist snap technique to get the most power out of my racket was to try "hold-and-flick" shots, a bit like deception shots.

If you have smaller hands like me, one of the best things I ever did was to remove the grip tape completely and only put over-grip on. This allowed a looser more natural grip. Also if you're an intermediate player try getting your racket strung below 25lbs for some increased sweet spot while learning shot accuracy.

I dunno mate, but my One is doing pretty well ;)

You check if it sounds better and use a meter to make sure it's not getting any louder. Pretty simple really.

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