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Topic: Serious Discussion / Music History: Artistic Tastes Changing Over Time

Young people aren’t nearly as fluent in the visual arts as they are in music, and much less aware of cinema (directors and writers) as they are movies (celebrities), and some creative disciplines are overlooked almost entirely by young people (architects, scientists).

Oh I definitely hear you on this. I’ve always found creative directing, writing, and use of special effects one of the make or break things in film and television. Whether it be the filter style that a certain scene have the effect it needs, or the lighting on the set, etc. I was talking with my roommates about why I, as a huge fan of both Star Wars and Star Trek was disappointed with some of the recent films in those simply because of J.J. Abrams’ high energy directing style.

As for architecture, my ability to talk on this point is fairly limited other than knowing that some buildings are attractive, while others simply aren’t. It’s also worth noting that, in my view, new architecture should match or be similar to the existing buildings in the area. While architects should certainly take their own creative approaches when designing buildings, they should also make sure that they compliment the landscape around them.

I’m attempting to become a scientist myself, and I will say that it is disheartening when individuals assume that scientific or engineering types are some form of uncreative logic computers, and totally discredit the amount of creativity taking certain approaches to problems require.

This puts music and games—consumer entertainment—on a high rate of turnover. Those other disciplines are much slower. The rate of generational change is relatively fast-paced.

It may be slower, however if you look at some cinema from even 20 years ago and compare it to today, you’ll see major differences as well. As for the sciences and engineering tastes of generations, I won’t deny it. Where the hype was during the Cold War was physics and engineering, whether nuclear or rocketry. Compare this to today where the everyone is excited about medicine and biotech, and it’s completely different. Career-wise I’m guilty of falling into the hype as well, I’m studying biochemistry with hopes of someday working in the biotech sector; maybe that’s just that I’m living in the current era.

Also, music is inexpensive to develop. This allows music, more than other creative disciplines, to trend more quickly .

I suppose. There’s a lot more that goes into creating a blockbuster movie than there is in marketing a hit song that was recorded over the course of a week.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Music History: Artistic Tastes Changing Over Time

So over time, the entertainment industry changes. Subtly at times, however now and then a few artists will make monumental changes. Such is the case with Rock and Roll, going from names such as Buddy Holly or Bill Haley and His Comets into modern styles like Volbeat, Bring Me the Horizon, and others. Though this is the same genre, this is a single example of how a genre’s definition can change.

What I wanted to talk about is how artistic styles and flavors change with the tides of time. How does the golden days of jazz or old fashioned ragtime compare with the modern pop music? Were many of these rapid rises of a new genre of music, or was it a slow emergence of related sounds?

Also, feel free to discuss your favored musical style, and how it has changed in your eyes when you compare it to older stuff.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Sixth Extinction

Originally posted by BombCog:

We don’t have the technology for massive bioengineering projects on ourselves. Can we stop talking about science fiction and focus on the actual, real, data-supported mass extinction barreling down on us?

We understand how genetic information is handled in our bodies well enough that we could do preliminary experimentation for genetically engineered humans tomorrow if we wanted to. The viability of these individuals would need to be studied as well as any adverse effects from splicing in new genomes. If we’re adding in extra enzymes to allow for different food sources for the next generation of offspring, they’d probably need to also be given significant regulatory mechanisms beyond your typical proteins in prevent any negative side effects or competition of that enzyme with other resources that a cell would have. As such, with experimental data, we’d wind up losing a good number of individuals before they reach maturation.

Of course I haven’t even touched the ethical side of twisting a human’s genome like a ball of yarn while they’re still a zygote, but if you’re the type of person who cares about that, we can’t be friends.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / More evidence that Autism Speaks is a hate group.

I’d rather see their budget go towards research than to family services honestly. Research has lasting impact, and there are plenty of federal, state, and NGO resources available to those suffering from developmental disabilities. I’m more impressed that only 5% of their budget is towards administrative costs, honestly. For a non-profit of their size, that speaks volumes. As for the Fundraising and Awareness budgets, that doesn’t surprise me; any nonprofit needs to keep their name out there and keep people interested in their cause.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Actual Minds in Videogames

If they made a game with infinite replayability and you could have all the playtime you could ever want, then how would the video game industry be able to make money off you buying their next game, the DLC, etc, etc, etc.

The entertainment industry gets its check by being able to sell you new games, if they fully 100% satisfy you on a game, then you won’t necessarily be a repeat customer, will you?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Share Your Plans For the Future!

Now that sounds fun. Any particular sub-specialisation in mind, or just a general overview?

Nothing concrete yet, thinking maybe something relevant to synthetic proteins or biophysics in some capacity. Really, I think I may stick to the general overview just to keep myself flexible from an employment standpoint. Honestly any PhD programs in nanotech or polymer chemistry would make me happy, if I even have the desire to after I get my PSM.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Share Your Plans For the Future!

I’m currently looking forward to finishing up my time in the Army Reserve in 2018, as well as finishing my undergrad and starting my master’s degree in the next few years. Hopefully planning on getting into a PhD program focusing on medical nanotechnology after that, but we’ll see where I’m feeling at that point.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / AIDS Emergence

What factors led to the eventual recognition of AIDS as a serious epidemic?

Straight people and white people started getting it.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / What was your biggest FMA moment?

Originally posted by amaintheyoua:
Originally posted by aguspal:
Originally posted by amaintheyoua:

Mine is when Edward fights Father

Originally posted by amaintheyoua:

Mine is when Edward fights Father

Literally who?

Stop double quoting, you autistic fuck.

What does autism have to do with being a fuck of a person?
Who someone was born as isn’t cool to insult. Try to be nice and respect who people are.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / It's snowing here

It snows here all the time, get gud nigga.

 

Topic: Off-topic / What was the last time you wore pants?

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Topic: Off-topic / Protip: Don't wake, excercise, eat, shower, go downtown, get to school, smoke 2 blocks away before heading in baked

lol420stonerpower xDDD

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Modern Feminism and SJW's.

The Butthurt Sorta Guy here is complaining about a forum that has historically always sucked. Not to mention that he just quadruple (though I believe intended only to triple) posted some worthless name calling bullshit.

On topic, though.

Feminists and social justice warriors are obnoxious and expect to have things handed to them in place of putting forth the effort to work for the things they want in life. Frankly, if you have time to stand around and protest all day about the fact that you’re a minority, then you have time to put in extra hours at work and try to go beyond your current position.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / An Ideal Democracy

Under true democratic principles, all decisions and public offices would be elected/voted on. That’s really hard to do, because it creates all sorts of problems to do anything in government. That being said, representative democracy solves that issue, but representation is a disconnect from democratic rule.

Myself, I don’t see democracy as a necessarily perfect or ideal system, so “an ideal democracy” is a misnomer in my mind.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / The Tinychat Thread: OT Edition

I’m drunk, lets be friends.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / If I post 1 post a day

I’ll have posted a post every day until I stop.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Pancake Tuesday

Alright, I’m going to Perkin’s.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / [Petition] Don't Let Off-Topic Die #SaveOT

Killitkillitkillitkillitkillitkillit

WE DONT NEED NO WATER LET THIS MOTHERFUCKER BURN

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Kongredate (signs until 12 II)

I will fuck your mouth mute if you show up at my house looking for a candlelit dinner.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Wuts ur favorite pi(e)?

anjum, fuck off.

My favorite kind of pie is probably either strawberry-rhubarb or apple. Otherwise meat pies and chicken pot pie are awesome in another sense.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Black Students: "Give us separate but equal segregated dorms!!"

Pete has changed my mind. Let’s make intraracial marriages illegal and force people to date strictly outside their race. In fact, I believe that even befriending someone who is the same ethnicity as you should be institutionally discouraged. Furthermore, if you don’t actively support the cause of diversity and equality, your loyalty to the human cause should be called to question and possibly you should see jail time.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / What's your kink?

Bondage with a spice of whipping now and then.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Hypothetical: You can now sell your post count at the value of 10$ each post

I think you should be charged $0.10 for every post you make on this forum, that way shitposting gets cleaned up REAL goddamn quick.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Black Students: "Give us separate but equal segregated dorms!!"

I can’t wait until some racially charged white supremacist group claims white people need a safe space from black people. Time to crack open a beer and let the dumb-dumbs duke this one out.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Any good Book suggestions?

The 500 by Matthew Quirk was a good book. I’d say I liked East of Eden, but that’s very much a period piece, much like most of Steinbeck’s stuff. I’ve been on-and-off again reading The Lord Of The Rings when I’ve had time.