r/MapPorn 18h ago

Human Rights? Do you Agree?

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r/WeAreTheMusicMakers 13h ago

The truth is not always what you wanna hear - just a reminder.

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I've seen a lot of people asking questions lately like how do I get on this or that playlist on Spotify or Apple Music, etc. There's a 1% chance that I'm wrong, but 99% of the time, a person who posts something like this, your music just isn't good enough to be on any playlist. There's maybe a 1% chance that you're really good, and for some very unfortunate reason, people haven't discovered it, and it truly needs a platform. But usually, posts like this are just made by people who have very subpar product (music).

You can think of it as a Michelin-starred restaurant. If the reputation of your food and your restaurant precedes you, Michelin inspectors will show up at your doorstep unannounced. Your audience, however small or big it is, will root for you and make noises for you. You must have already met the standard of a Michelin restaurant BEFORE you are awarded a star. You can spend all your time seeking out a Michelin inspector and beg them to come check out your restaurant, but if you're serving up the same old greasy burger as the next shack around the corner, it's not gonna get you a star.

If your music is subpar, being on a playlist is not going to help you. And why should it? Why does your crusty burger deserve to get more exposure more than the next guy? Your music should be elevating the playlist, not the other way around. Think what you can do for them, not what they can do for you.


r/formula1 18h ago Helpful

Misc Why Mercedes have betrayed Lewis Hamilton by choosing Kingspan as a sponsor - Long Post

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There are links at the bottom of this post for those wanting more depth.

I know it is ethics is big discussion in F1 at the moment, and with Hamilton being so vocal about LGBT rights, and other issues like BLM, the ethical stances that teams and F1 itself have taken have been under the spotlight.

So why am I particularly angry about Kingspan? What makes it different from the usual complaints about Petronas , and other dubious relationships that Mercedes and all the other organisations in the paddock may have?

It’s simply this. The Kingspan sponsorship is a DIRECT betrayal of Lewis Hamilton and who he is. Why is this?

Let’s talk a little about background. Kingspan were the company that supplied cladding for a tower called Grenfell which erupted in flames on 14th of June 2017. It has been acknowledged in the investigation that followed that Kingspan’s cladding ( stuff that goes on the outside of buildings ) was not safe and they had been warned about the fire risks associated with it.

Most of the victims were poor or middle income. It was a diverse tower, and its victims were everyone from a young Italian couple to elderly people who lived there for decades. Entire families perished together. This was social housing, so the people that lived there weren’t rich. Many of them were receiving help from the local authority.

In short, they were EXACTLY the kind of family that Hamilton came from, and they were in social housing. EXACTLY the kind of housing Hamilton grew up in.

In the UK, especially in minorities and black neighbourhoods, the example of Grenfell sent a shudder down everyone’s spines. Black neighbourhood have long had issues with social housing not being up to standard, with and issues with. I grew up in social housing. I still know people who live in tower blocks like Grenfell which have been refurbished with similar cladding done by Kingspan.

If you grew up on social housing, you knew those people that perished. You knew their lives and felt their presence. When the last messages and pleas for help came through from mobile phones that would soon be burnt out by the flames, it went to your heart. I haven’t lived in social housing since the last millennium and even then, after all the upward trajectory of my life, the cries of those in Grenfell Tower destroyed me that night.

It has become part of the consciousness of all those minorities in the UK, who know that it could have been them, and they would be left without justice. There is an ongoing enquiry and very few in the local area round Grenfell give it their full trust. It has also become a symbol of continued injustice within the system. A very visible one, as you can see it on the London skyline, covered in it’s shroud.

Rappers like Stormzy and Dave have rapped about it. Dave’s “Black” explicitly talks about the injustice , so do Lokey , Aklala and others in their music. Hamilton grew up the Peartree Way in Stevenage. That is social housing.

Hamilton was part of the commemoration himself, with social media messages and vocal support for Justice for Grenfell. I know of very few minorities that don’t know about Grenfell, and don’t suspect that lives were lost because their lives were considered cheap enough to skimp on safety.

So , after all that, after knowing what Grenfell meant, and what it would mean to Hamilton as Black man who grew up in social housing, and knowing his connection to people who obviously cared about it, how does /u/Mercedes-AMGF1 manage to accept Kingspan as a sponsor?

It's not just a standard due diligence issue. It’s not choosing to race in Saudi. None of those things are DIRECTLY related to the values, experience, personal history and symbolic importance of Lewis Hamilton as a Black Briton.

It’s a complete disregard for him as a Mercedes drivers and human being, who’s activism Mercedes are using to boost themselves. A weeks Wolff was quoted as saying that he understood Hamiton’s fight against adversity due to actions of those is power.

If anything, Kingspan’s involvement shows us that Wolff and /u/Mercedes=amgf1 are dangerously clueless, and utterly callous when it comes to the lived experiences of their own superstar .

/u/Mercedes-AMGf1 – let your bosses know that by doing this you’re demonstrating you have not changed

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grenfell_Tower_fire

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-55986486

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/construction/kingspan-could-face-uk-levy-in-grenfell-fallout-1.4725057

Dave’s Black – Grenfell in the last verse ( I think)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXLS2IzZSdg

Akala on Grenfell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9NWK7VOLig

Stromzy calling out the British Gov on Grenfell

https://youtu.be/6rAvHnCO6yk?t=94 Lokey on Grenfell ( Long)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKrUiHX2ay8

Hamilton’s Insta on Grenfell:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBaoVMiAHRQ/?hl=en

For the doubters here is Hamilton's este where he grew up (from what sources I can find):

https://www.google.com/maps/@51.8935482,-0.179098,3a,75y,283.23h,73.58t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sgjVlFgc-4_5pIEh-JgKDiQ!2e0!6shttps:%2F%2Fstreetviewpixels-pa.googleapis.com%2Fv1%2Fthumbnail%3Fpanoid%3DgjVlFgc-4_5pIEh-JgKDiQ%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D65.43414%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656


r/Conservative 18h ago

Alec Baldwin's claim he didn't pull trigger on 'Rust' questioned by sheriff: 'Guns don't just go off'

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r/Battlefield 14h ago Helpful

Battlefield 2042 OMG Dice stop ruining the series 😭😭

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r/knives 18h ago Platinum

This Spyderco Yojimbo2 is one of my favorites. 💕

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r/newworldgame 11h ago Silver

Discussion Read the whole damn thing... [Dev Blog] End Game Update

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People just read the headlines and start making posts to complain and whine, before fully understanding the meta framework behind it. The upcoming changes are awesome for the game and the community. Finally a system that makes sense. If you don't see it, step back, think about it again. Exclude the impact on your personal experience. Step back, think about it again. Now sleep a night before posting something on the internet.

Yes, it somehow hits the people that already grinded to GS600, but actually not. Because your perfect gear is still perfect gear. You just need to raise your expertise.

Finally you can raise your watermark with crafting! You don't need to kill a single enemy. Awesome! All crafters out their should be praising this upcoming update.

The system is also a great framework for upcoming content, because it will not nullify the existing content into insignificance. I love it.


r/Cringetopia 15h ago

3x Non-Cringe / 7x Cringe / 0x Satire / 7x Chad / 1x Meta I don't even know anymore.

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r/pathofexile 21h ago

Discussion The Endless Delve Event Starts Soon - Cursed Supporter Pack Available on Nexus

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r/Twitch 20h ago

Guide (OC) For those putting all their effort in becoming a partnered/full time streamer asap please watch this

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r/OntarioCanada 20h ago Silver Tree Hug Evil Cackle Snek I'll Drink to That Dread Shocked Helpful Take My Energy Ally Heartwarming Yummy 'MURICA

lmao

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r/AmericanHorrorStory 22h ago Helpful

Discussion My ranking after rewatching the entire series. It’s changed a lot lol.

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r/funny 22h ago

Local pharmacy poking fun at anti-vaxers.

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r/chile 23h ago

Shitposting Gabriel Boric: "Que desde ya, se organicen debates en todos los temas, con JAK"

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r/nba 17h ago

Is it debatable that Trae Young is better than Luka Doncic?

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I mean a couple years ago, this was unfathomable but props to Trae for proving all the haters wrong.

I still remember when Trae got drafted, the amount of bullshit being spewed was on another level, especially for a guy who has yet to play an NBA game.

Is it debatable that Trae Young is better thank Luka?


r/canada 5h ago

Paywall Poilievre runs over facts in his race to make inflation case

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r/Libertarian 19h ago

Shitpost Laid-Off Journalist Trying To Learn To Code Horrified To Discover The Code Is Binary

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r/MarriedAtFirstSight 20h ago

Ryan threatening 21-year-old college girls with the law

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Not ok and incredibly misogynistic. Elena is basically a kid and she has no contract with Kinetic Content.


r/battlefield2042 5h ago

Discussion We get it. Enough is enough.

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We get that you all are disappointed but there are a few of us that are actually enjoying this game.

Despite the buggy launch which is not a new thing for a bf game. While it shouldn’t be the norm, it is what it is.

A few of you literally feel like we shouldn’t enjoy the game at all. You spend all of your time trying to zap the fun or bring others down just because it isn’t what you wanted it to be.

If you truly hate the game then dip. There are plenty of other good FPS games to enjoy right now. You can decide to come back after a few patches, but spending all of your time making negative posts is really getting old. You all post the same “jokes” and we get it, social media works best when your negative.

Even when ppl criticize the game, they have to completely bomb on it for you all to be satisfied. There are many good things here, and if you are unable to see them then move on.

Plenty of great games had rough starts. These days it’s becoming more common as companies do more ambitious things with their products.

I know this will receive a bunch of downvotes because of ratio, but at the end of the day, the question is: why are your even here?


r/Fallout 14h ago

Discussion Fallout 3 > New Vegas

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Personally, I think Fallout 3 is a bit better than New Vegas. I love both games a ton, but something draws me toward 3 a little more than New Vegas.


r/MkeBucks 16h ago

[POSTGAME THREAD] Our Milwaukee Bucks (14-9) are defeated by the Toronto Raptors (10-13) on the road by the score of 93-97, Raptors to raise regular-season championship banner postgame - 12/02/2021

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Box score:

93 - 97
Box Scores: NBA & Yahoo
 
GAME SUMMARY
Location: Scotiabank Arena(19800), Clock:
Officials: Pat Fraher, Curtis Blair and Cheryl Flores
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Milwaukee Bucks 23 17 28 25 93
Toronto Raptors 26 22 25 24 97
 
TEAM STATS
Team PTS FG FG% 3P 3P% FT FT% OREB TREB AST PF STL TO BLK
Milwaukee Bucks 93 32-85 37.6% 11-31 35.5% 18-25 72.0% 16 47 16 12 4 13 4
Toronto Raptors 97 37-88 42.0% 14-40 35.0% 9-14 64.3% 15 47 23 24 10 13 7
 
PLAYER STATS
Milwaukee Bucks MIN PTS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/-
Khris MiddletonSF 35:08 22 8-20 2-5 4-5 1 7 8 2 0 1 3 1 +2
Pat ConnaughtonPF 30:44 7 2-7 1-5 2-2 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 -3
Bobby PortisC 30:06 15 3-11 1-3 8-10 4 7 11 0 1 1 3 5 +1
Grayson AllenSG 32:17 10 4-10 2-6 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 +8
Jrue HolidayPG 37:17 26 10-19 4-5 2-5 2 4 6 8 0 1 5 5 +3
George Hill 27:52 5 1-5 1-5 2-3 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 -5
Sandro Mamukelashvili 22:39 8 4-8 0-1 0-0 6 4 10 1 0 0 0 0 -12
Rodney Hood 8:27 0 0-4 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 -8
Thanasis Antetokounmpo 10:59 0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 -7
Jordan Nwora 4:28 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 +1
Giannis Antetokounmpo - - -
Georgios Kalaitzakis 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Javonte Smart 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Toronto Raptors MIN PTS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A ORB DRB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/-
Scottie BarnesSF 38:48 13 5-9 3-6 0-0 2 5 7 4 3 1 0 5 +1
Pascal SiakamPF 35:19 20 9-18 1-4 1-2 3 5 8 4 0 1 6 6 +6
Precious AchiuwaC 34:30 6 3-8 0-0 0-2 5 3 8 2 1 2 1 3 +7
Gary Trent Jr.SG 34:54 8 3-16 2-10 0-0 0 8 8 3 2 1 1 0 +5
Fred VanVleetPG 38:44 29 9-17 5-10 6-6 0 5 5 4 0 1 3 4 +9
Chris Boucher 11:30 6 2-6 0-2 2-2 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 -3
Dalano Banton 13:58 2 1-4 0-0 0-0 3 1 4 2 0 0 1 0 -4
Svi Mykhailiuk 18:32 7 3-8 1-6 0-0 1 3 4 3 2 0 0 1 0
Yuta Watanabe 10:26 6 2-2 2-2 0-2 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 3 0
Isaac Bonga 3:16 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 -1
Justin Champagnie 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Malachi Flynn 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
David Johnson 0:00 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
rnbapgtgenerator by /u/f1uk3r

Like a moths to a flame, every time.

Edit:

Raptors fans, feel free keep the downvote brigade going as usual, but if you need to tell people you have thin skin, keep it to your own sub. Thanks, friends. (edit two: there is no other fanbase out there that so frequently has people shamelessly posing as opposing fans to attempt manipulating comment sections.)


r/OldSchoolCool 23h ago

My mom in 90s. Total smokeshow!

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r/gaming 12h ago

Sure, the game is broken and the tone is inconsistent but the release of cosmetics that were planned and made ages ago is a bigger issue

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r/britishproblems 11h ago

Ok I know I'm an old fart, but current youth speak is really annoying.

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I'm not your "Brah/Fam/Cuz"

"Amirite?" is not a word

"ya na wot I mean" doesn't need to be at the end of every sentence.

"Literally" doesn't need to be used to elevate an event.

Saying "Omigod" repeatedly at an accident scene doesn't help.

Can t think of anymore right now. Just talk like a fucking adult you dopey oik.


r/unpopularopinion 17h ago

Referring to someone you’re in a relationship with as your “partner” instead of bf/gf/fiancé/wife/husband is unnecessary and overcomplicated.

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However, I understand that it makes sense in certain contexts. Some people who aren’t in serious relationships may use the word partner, but my unpopular opinion is more in the vein of people in committed, serious relationships.