Cethin

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  • Cethintomovies@hexbear.netDune 2 is awesome holy shit
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    21 hours ago

    The lack of showing us Fremen society I think is the biggest loss in translation. The books have a lot more of it. There’s a Dune and Children of Dune (which includes Messiah) miniseries from the Sci-fi channel out there (I don’t think you can watch it legally anywhere) that has a lot more if you don’t want to read the books. The Dune one is approximately as long as the new movies, but it gets so much more done with its time.

    The new movies spend a lot of time on action that could have been spent elsewhere. Herbert was against glorifying fighting, so he wrote minimally about it. This is great because specifics about what happens in a battle doesn’t really matter, so it saves time that can be spent elsewhere. The new movies, especially part 2, adds new fights that aren’t even in the book while expanding on the ones that are. They cut so much out in order to do this. It honestly really bothers me.


  • Cethintomovies@hexbear.netDune 2 is awesome holy shit
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    21 hours ago

    Uncritical support to the Fremen Jihad in their heroic struggle against the illegitimate cracker empire

    Just a heads up, that’s not really true. It’s absolutely against the empire, but it’s also against the Jihad, which goes much further than just freeing the Fremen. There’s a part in Dune Messiah where Paul is comparing himself to Hitler and Genghis Khan.

    “What little information we have about the old times, the pittance of data the Butlerians left us, Korba has brought it for you. Start with the Genghis Khan.” “Genghis . . . Khan? Was he of the Sardauker, m’Lord?” “Oh, long before that. He killed . . . perhaps four million.” “He must’ve had formidable weaponry to kill that many, Sire. Lasbeams, perhaps, or . . .” “He didn’t kill them himself, Sil. He killed the way I kill, by sending out his legions. There’s another emperor I want you to note in passing — a Hitler. He killed more than six million. Pretty good for those days.”

    Dune is largely a warning against following charismatic leaders. What Paul does he does for all the right reasons, but he can’t prevent the Jihad from continuing in his name. Later his son gives up his humanity to oppress all of human kind in such a way that they remember the lesson to not put one person above all others.




  • Cethinto196@lemmy.blahaj.zoneI didn't know where else to ask rule
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    1 day ago

    I trim things with an electric trimmer, but to actually shave I use a double edged razor. Some people are scared of them, and even a lot of the people who use them on their face are scared to shave their pubes with them. It’s really not that hard though. I also don’t see why you’d want more blades (which I think every disposable is like 5+), because that means if you fuck up and move your blade sideways your cut will be that many times worse.

    The key thing, and this applies to all methods, is you have to keep the skin taut. You have to pull the skin that is being shaved, not just drag a blade across the loose skin. If you don’t, you’ll likely cut yourself. Along with applying to all blades, this applies to all skin also.



  • Cethinto196@lemmy.blahaj.zoneRule
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    I enjoyed my time, but I was a horrible student for the same reason. I remember in one of my course (something about computer logic) that was fairly early in the morning. I would fall asleep almost every lecture. I never opened the textbook or studied anything. Near the final approaching the professor looked me straight in the eye and told the class that you wouldn’t pass if you slept in the coming lectures. I still did and got a B in the course —which was apparently on the high end. Meanwhile I failed several easy courses because I just didn’t do the work.

    We really need to figure out how to make highschool function properly for us who have an easy time with it.


  • I don’t agree with them but this:

    But they are still terrorists, right?

    That’s a loaded question.

    Terrorism: the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.

    The first part that needs to be dealt with is “unlawful.” Who’s laws? The issue is states get to arbitrarily define terrorism. If a state does terrorism, they get to say it’s something else.

    Second: “violence and intimidation… in the pursuit of political aims.” OK, so all militaries do this part. That’s the point of a military. If this part is wrong then all states are wrong.

    OK, so essentially the issue is defining “terrorism” as a bad thing. It isn’t necessarily. It’s using the means of the state against a state. That is all. It can be bad, but so can the actions of a state. It can also be good. If only states are allowed to use violence then they will use violence to suppress voices they disagree with, and there’s nothing that can be done about it.

    We’ve got to stop using the term terrorism. It’s a term of the media. It isn’t useful in a real discussion. It is a term used to drive hatred and fear even if the ones using it are the ones on the receiving end of most of the violence. The media will never use the word to refer to state actions that they agree with. Stop using their language.




  • dehumanizing people by stating they have no value is pro-kindness. News to me.

    What? Quote me where I did that. I did not do that.

    No, still think you are wrong. Have you heard black folk talk to each other, do they feel bad?

    Wow, the “but they use that word!” argument. Context is important. Just like retard in music just means to slow down, how, when, and who uses words can change things.

    I know someone who would have been described as retarded in the past. I asked him, he doesn’t mind, he doubts any sane person with his disability would mind.

    Also, the “but I have a ___ friend” argument. Hitting all of the classics right now, aren’t you? One person does not make rule. I’ve heard from others that they don’t appreciate it.

    So stop being retarded yourself and stop advocating for groups you are not a part of that don’t want none of your screeching.

    Nice insults. Good argument. Which one of us is “screeching?”

    I’ll advocate for every group. All people are valuable

    Coming into this instance, and stinking up the place. Other admins would have defederated, good thing we have a great admin.
    (yes, hyperbole)

    Other admins would have defederated from what? All other instances? I’m from a pretty small technology focused instance. You think your admin should defederated from us? Why? Because you don’t like one person who’s trying to get you to be a better person? Doesn’t that seem a but much? Are you OK? You can talk about whatever’s bothering you.



  • Yeah, both have pros and cons. I have Steam installed through pacman and flatpak also. For me I have the Flatpak version because it contains its own version of glibc. This mostly doesn’t matter, except I play Squad and it’s doing something with it’s anti-cheat that isn’t supported in the most recent versions of glibc, so I use the Flatpak version for Squad only.

    Flatpak is essentially a more controlled environment. It will contain everything it needs to work, which is good for ensuring it works but bad because you’ll have duplicates. It mostly doesn’t matter which you use, but occasionally it does.






  • CethintoGreentext@sh.itjust.worksAnon interviews for a job
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    3 days ago

    I think I have heard enough. Careful you might be a case for /c/meanwhileongrad

    I’m anti-authoritarianism, so no I don’t fit there. Sorry. I’m just pro-kindness.

    If you truly think I have to listen to you you’re more delusional than I thought.

    Where did I imply you have to listen to me? I’m pretty sure I explicitly said to make a choice for yourself. I just also said you can choose kindness and empathy, or you can choose selfishness because you are mad about change.

    I believe in IDIC. Just because I don’t understand the way you think doesn’t mean you aren’t valuable.

    Good. People will assume you don’t think they’re valuable if you use their condition as an insult though. They’ll assume that you think they’re lesser, because you’re saying being who they are is a bad thing. You understand how that could feel bad, right?


  • Cethintomemes@lemmy.worldMom Burn
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    3 days ago

    Not attracted to the look of a penis but still like penetration? I’m sure most are fine with a penis shaped dildo, but maybe some would prefer something more abstract or differently shaped? Idk. I’m a straight man.