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Old 11-01-2019, 09:46 PM   #136
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IDK

Now you do.
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Old 11-02-2019, 04:26 PM   #137
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No, I don't.

I now know what the pattern is called...
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Old 11-17-2019, 11:09 PM   #138
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This is knot art.

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Link, w/video
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Old 11-18-2019, 07:06 AM   #139
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Is that a Maplethorpe?
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Old 11-18-2019, 09:48 AM   #140
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I was amazed the way he glued the sections together using scotch tape. He'd obviously beveled the edges but never mentioned that.
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Old 11-18-2019, 10:17 AM   #141
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What is art?

Something that does nothing but look pretty, and is somehow still worth money.

Like those Kardashian people.
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Old 11-18-2019, 10:36 AM   #142
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I was amazed the way he glued the sections together using scotch tape. He'd obviously beveled the edges but never mentioned that.
Gorgeous. The edges were beveled from the start; that's why at 2:00 he used two chopsaws.
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Old 11-18-2019, 04:41 PM   #143
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I thought it was because the angle had to be dead nuts and he had to do so many, but I sure you're right that's where he did it.
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Old 11-23-2019, 12:59 AM   #144
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Science article: The World in Song - summarizes new findings about music.

Scientists find that, first, music is universal. It's used in every known human culture. Not only that, but, it's used in similar ways in different cultures. There are lullabies, love songs, healing songs, dance songs. Not only that, but all these types of songs have similar musical features. Some of which you'd figure (dance songs are faster) some you wouldn't (ritual healing songs are "less melodically variable" than dance songs).

Musics seem wildly different across cultures - across some remote cultures, you can barely identify it as music. But the approach they used (Bayesian analysis) was able to find relationships we can't easily find. So, science confirms it, music is deeply built into humanity - may even be something we evolved.

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Additionally, the authors found that the principle of tonality (building melodies from a small set of related notes, built upon a base tonic or "home" pitch) exists in all cultures. This suggests the existence of a universal cognitive bias to generate melodies based on categorical building blocks.
Not gonna lie, I understood the first sentence (and I'm proud) but not the second one.
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Old 11-23-2019, 01:01 AM   #145
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Does it mean all toes tap?
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Old 11-23-2019, 11:08 AM   #146
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Not gonna lie, I understood the first sentence (and I'm proud) but not the second one.
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This suggests the existence of a universal cognitive bias to generate melodies based on categorical building blocks.
It just means humans instinctively prefer simple patterns. They went out of their way to use obtuse terminology because it makes them sound smarter. It's a stunningly common feature of (bad writing in) scientific papers--state the actual evidence, and then hit the reader over the head with what the evidence means in more general terms, except drag it out so it sounds like a brilliant conclusion rather than a derivative rehashing.

"Ketchup is available at 95% of American restaurants. This suggests people like ketchup. The widespread presence of tomato-based reductions demonstrates the successful incorporation of colonial agronomy techniques with modern ludic promotional functionality."
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