bedbeard

@bedbeard@kbin.social
bedbeard,

I deleted my account and no longer browse there. I've only looked at posts for niche technical problems as a last resort. I was using libreddit or teddit but both those seem to have died, if there is any other way to view individual posts without giving them traffic please share it!

bedbeard,

My underrated picks would be **Melancholia **(2011) about a planet passing unsettlingly close to the Earth during a wedding, and **Coherence **(2013) about a group of friends gathering for a dinner party on an evening when a comet is passing overhead.

Typing this out I realise they actually both sound quite similar but I promise you they are very, very different and worth a watch.

bedbeard,

I was thinking this also when I saw some thai football (or something) related posts in /m/cats. The sole moderator is @Jay, who has never posted anything. At all. And they are also the sole moderator of /m/iphone and /m/chicagobears.

I know there was talk of reclaiming a magazine abandoned by the mod like this but I think it really needs to be addressed soon, as currently you can spam anywhere quite successfully (like the drug post in /m/fediverse) and even with downvotes the post will be on the front page for quite some time.

If intelligent life is found in the universe will it change religion(s)?

…with the James Web Telescope looking for sources of artificial light to identify potential intelligent life, and the news this week of Perseverance searching for microbial life on Mars it feels like we are getting closer to a major discovery. But what - if anything - would it mean for the religions on Earth if life is proven...

bedbeard,

Yeah if anything they have proven to be incredibly adaptable . Absorbing local pagan rituals to stay popular/relevant: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity_and_paganism#Pagan_influences_on_Christianity. I'm sure they would find a mental-gymnastics way to rationalise intelligent life on another planet and how it's all part of God's plan.

bedbeard,

I really recommend The Wailing (2016), a unique Korean horror that stayed in my thoughts for quite some time.

Alongside that, also check out The Innocents (1961) for some vintage horror, and I see Babadook (2014) hasn't been mentioned yet, that one is also a favourite of mine.

bedbeard,

Yes I'm experiencing the same, seeing lemmy and other communities even though federation is deactivated. I assume just another bug that will be sorted soon enough. I see @Hypx commented in the issues thread about it a few hours ago: https://kbin.social/m/kbinMeta/t/2426/kbin-Issues#entry-comment-530441

bedbeard,

Agree with this. We should remember that doctor-making-150k is far closer to being homeless than they are to a billionaire, with their individual wealth rivaling small countries.

What was the subreddit that represented to you the best example of downspiral of quality? To me it was /r/dataisbeautiful

At first it was all about presenting data in an original looking way. In the end it was about pushing political ideas in your throat using a plain bar graph. It was not about sharing something interesting you found but about taking advantage of a captive audience.

bedbeard,

I remember seeing a literally default excel chart as one of the top posts. And it wasn't upvoted in an ironic way.

bedbeard, to london

it's a bit hot, innit?

bedbeard,

I also learnt this impressive fact from a great book by Merlin Sheldrake, called Entangled Life. I really recommend it if you have even a passing interest in fungi!: https://www.merlinsheldrake.com/entangled-life

bedbeard,

Anyone else around that was originally a Digg user? No matter how huge these sites get they can still implode from dumb decisions like Reddit is now making, even if it might not be overnight.

I do love the idea that this might finally push us into something more decentralised and not onto yet another huge centralised corporation site.

bedbeard,

very strong list, I was concerned at the absence of malted milk from most other's lists and wondered if I were simply a heathen

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