personal reply policy Show more
I’m okay with strangers interacting with me on this account, but if their replies sound like something a concern troll or a sea lion would say, I will drop the conversation and mute and/or block them. No second chance given.
I’m not here to waste time with people who are obviously in bad faith, and I don’t owe them an answer.
(This is not a subtoot, but I wanted to say it after a couple of bad interactions in the past months.)
Hello to all newcomers! I see everyone is doing #introductions again — mind if I join?
Some of the stuff I'm interested in: #photography, #travel, #flânerie, #geocaching, #publictransport, #cinema (especially the oldies), #reading (mostly nonfiction), #podcasts, #selftracking, #geography, #linguistics, #typography
random interpersonal thoughts Show more
it would be amazing if everyone came with a manual of "what's the possibility space of activities with $PERSON"
It might sound a mundane activity, and it actually is – but the fun begins when you have something unusual to put in your luggage. That's when you have to say goodbye to all your certainties and start experimenting: Is it okay if I don't roll? What should I put to protect this item? Where will the weight be distributed?
Good read on the UK’s age verification porn block: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/apr/18/age-verification-block-porn-ethical-sites-sex
[it] mal giornalismo, abilismo, ageismo Show more
Come nazione, dovrebbe farci riflettere il fatto che ci siamo rassegnati ai titoli urlati di Libero e che ormai non battiamo più ciglio neppure quando se la prendono con una sedicenne.
Uh, there's an abandoned tower in Valencia called Torre Miramar. Should I go and see it?
Eurovision prelistening, part 3/3 Show more
I listened to all the songs at least once, and I still haven't found a song I am really rooting for – there are some I like better, of course, but nothing really picked my interest. Maybe I'll find one after listening to them again (and I will, to make a final ranking).
If you're hoping for the usual peppy #Eurovision songs, you'll be disappointed, even Moldova is bringing a ballad. This is truly the darkest timeline.
poll commentary, armchair psychology Show more
I wonder if it is connected to the well-known fact that most people believe to be better than the average at any particular task.
After all, not voting for the 60% answer is a self-appointed task (if there is no coordinated strategy), and some people might choose to be “less gregarious” than the mass and avoid the 60% option. But that's just my hypothesis.
And of course, 127 people is a small sample, not enough to get significant results. But it was fun!
The poll is closed. Thanks to all the people who took part in it (way more than I anticipated ) and to all the people who boosted it!
The results are quite interesting, because (1) even though the percentages are wrong, the rankings of the four answers are correct, and have been during most of the three days, and (2) the main takeaway is that the majority of people did *not* vote for the answer that required the majority of votes.
[Poll] Let's do a wisdom-of-the-crowd experiment.
If we were to choose a random answer among four, each of them would get ~25% of the votes.
But are we able to distribute our votes according to the percentages shown below? (If you can't see them, they are 5, 10, 25, and 60%.)
Don't cheat by using your alt accounts Boosts are welcome!
Well, there is one thing that improved due to my Marvel marathon, and that’s the percentage of movies that passed the Bechdel test. But that’s only because several Marvel movies have just a few seconds of dialogue that let them pass the test, while still lacking meaningful interactions among their female characters.
Someone 👀 challenged me to catch up with the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe before watching Avengers: Endgame.
It’s messing with my viewing quotas: I am keeping track of the movies I have watched this year and count how many of them are in black and white, are not American productions, have a female director, etc., and all these Hollywood productions are driving those percentages down