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SlowbeardiusOfBeard48 karma

Not to mention that no-one was furloughing staff back in January....

SlowbeardiusOfBeard8 karma

Its funny the kinds of things that aren't universal, but because they're not directly observable we can assume everyone is the same.

I have aphantasia - I have no visual imagination. I can't voluntarily bring up people's faces (even family members), can't mentally see how a room would look if I shifted furniture around, can't manipulate objects in my head.

It really freaked my friend out when I was explaining to him, and he refused to believe me for a long time as I'm pretty good at solving puzzles and filling up a removals van.

Whereas he will stop and imagine things before he does them, I just have to trust my brain is doing it "under the hood" so to speak and do what feels right.

The only way I could explain it to him is its like when you're watching a film and can eat popcorn without looking at your hands or thinking about it... but just for everything :/

SlowbeardiusOfBeard4 karma

How can they tell if the images genuinely break TOS if they aren't seeing the unadulterated images? I can easily forsee the use of false-positives where the system censors an image, and the mod bans it for "gore" or whatever reason without seeing the full ontext.

I watched a video of yours quite a while back and couldn't understand how you seem so oblivious to how insidious this technology is.

I genuinely can't think of a legitimate use case.

SlowbeardiusOfBeard2 karma

YouTube is my go to for finding all sorts of obscure and traditional music these days, its absolutely amazing.

Can you recommend any YouTube channels/vids @auralarchipelago?

I love sundanese gamelan particularly, but fascinated by all Indonesian music.

Reading your story, I just wish that I'd had the confidence to follow my dream to do something similar to you - I was really close, then chickened out as didn't believe I could make it work. Its really cool you're doing it though - I'm looking forward to going through your website later tonight :)

As for Indonesian rap, there's been a scene for years, which I've been meaning to try and catch up on for a while. This is an absolute earworm that's been stuck in my head for months now. Its pretty poppy, but its quite catchy and I just like the fact that he is proud of his dialect.

I actually think I might have seen him about 8 years ago when he was first starting off at a rap festival in Jakarta. I think he had another comedy song about bajaj (Indonesian tuk-tuks) if I'm not mistaken.

This while thread is telling me its time to go back to visit Indonesia :)