Mozilla and Creative Commons want to reimagine the internet without ads, and they have $100M to do it by Mnemonic in Internet

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Meanwhile, saidit has no ads. And my browser has adblock plus installed. The future is here. lol

Israeli election too close to call: exit polls by Mnemonic in WorldPolitics

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I would be extremely, extremely surprised if Netenyahu lost

16 Levels of Piano Composition: Easy to Complex by magnora7 in videos

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I agree. Too much complexity (as she defined it) ended up being more of a demonstration, than actually being listenable and interesting. Or perhaps it's just because she crammed too much complexity in to such a short piece, and if that level of complexity was spread out over a 3 minute piece, it'd be better?

I think in the end, each type of complexity is just another tool that can be used. And just like carpentry, you don't have to use every single tool every single time you build something.

Hello, just wanted to say, I appreciate our diversity of thought here. by One_Jack_Move in Introductions

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This thread makes me happy, I agree completely. I see stuff on here I disagree with and I'm glad we have the full spectrum of opinions while avoiding the gutter stuff that's low on the pyramid of debate

Hurdy Gurdy (The medieval wheel instrument) by magnora7 in music

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From wikipedia:

Later on, the organistrum was made smaller to let a single player both turn the crank and work the keys. The solo organistrum was known from Spain and France, but was largely replaced by the symphonia, a small box-shaped version of the hurdy-gurdy with three strings and a diatonic keyboard.

In the eighteenth century, the term hurdy-gurdy was also applied to a small, portable barrel organ or street organ (a cranked box instrument with a number of organ pipes, a bellows and a barrel with pins that rotated and programmed the tunes) that was frequently played by poor buskers, street musicians specifically called organ grinders.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the mid 18th century origin of the term hurdy-gurdy is onomatopoeic in origin, after the repetitive warble in pitch that characterizes instruments with solid wooden wheels that have warped due to changes in humidity or after the sound of the buzzing-bridge.[11] Alternately, the term is thought to come from the Scottish and northern English term for uproar or disorder, hirdy-girdy[7]:41 or from hurly-burly,[7]:40 an old English term for noise or commotion. The instrument is sometimes more descriptively called a wheel fiddle in English, but this term is rarely used among players of the instrument. Another possible derivation is from the Hungarian "hegedűs" (Slovenian variant "hrgadus") meaning a fiddle.[12] In France, the instrument is known as vielle à roue (wheel fiddle)

The CIA can remote-control cars and cause "accidents" suspiciously similar to dozens experienced by the establishment's political enemies. by HibikiBlack in conspiracy

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Not to mention controlling airplanes, and "fly-by-wire" systems, which have existed in airplanes for decades now. The planes from 9/11 that were perfectly steered in to the buildings comes to mind