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Random Raves 40: Happy new year

Discussion in 'Picture Threads Archive' started by Lohrenswald, Jan 1, 2017.

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  1. MagisterCultuum

    MagisterCultuum Great Sage

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    Isaac Newton included 7 colors mostly for numerological purposes.

    It is also worth noting that in his day "indigo" referred to what we would now just call blue, whereas "blue" referred to cyan.
     
  2. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    I dare you to say this to someone who knits, crochets, does cross stitch, needlepoint, or paints.

    Oh, wait, you already did. I'm an experienced cross-stitcher and needlepointer who is quite aware that blue and cyan don't look anything alike.
     
  3. choxorn

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    I don't follow your logic, explain?

    That's not what Mansplaining means...

    A rave, the sort of thing you'd post about in this thread, is something you're positive and happy about, as opposed to the random rants thread for things that upset or anger you, or the random thoughts thread for things you're neutral about.
     
  4. hobbsyoyo

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    Yeah that really isn't what mansplaining is. It's much less sinister than that.

    It is usually meant to mean the tendency for men to try and explain everything to a women (but not other men) because they subconsciously assume they must not know things because they are female.
     
  5. Owen Glyndwr

    Owen Glyndwr La Femme Moderne

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    Most particularly it's the tendency to explain things to a woman that the man would have no basis for knowing or understanding themselves.

    "Let me tell you why sexual harassment in the work place is really not that big a deal"
    -Said to a woman who was complaining in the break room about the creepy boss that's been making passes at her
     
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    I literally didn't realize the difference between the rants and raves threads until just now. :wallbash:

    Yeah, I'm just wondering if you would agree if that article is exactly that, with the genders reversed.
     
  7. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    You're also not knitting in the mid-17th Century, so I can't imagine it matters.
     
  8. Valka D'Ur

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    What does that have to do with anything? I'm talking about the ability to discern subtle differences in shades of color.
     
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    Another example would be a man with minimal scientific knowledge condescendingly explaining, say, something about climate change that he has lots of false misconceptions of, to a woman with a PhD in Atmospheric Science.

    I'm still not following your logic. For one thing, the article is largely made of quotes from former redpillers, how can it be womansplaining or femsplaining or whatever if it's largely men doing the talking in the article?
     
  10. Mouthwash

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    Um, no. That's (at best) very idiosyncratic.

    What is the author trying to convey? What is her point in writing the article?
     
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    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    You appear to be taking issue with Newton's perception of various shades of blue. I don't understand why.
     
  12. Valka D'Ur

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    You appear to be telling me that indigo doesn't exist, that Newton made it up.

    I have numerous skeins of indigo embroidery floss and yarn that say otherwise.
     
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  14. Arakhor

    Arakhor Dremora Courtier Moderator

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    I already gave the exact wavelength of indigo light, so of course it exists. Whether or not our indigo is the same shade as Newton's indigo is a different question.
     
  15. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    Just finished another video!

    Consider this the official launch (or don't)

    Spoiler :
     
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  16. Valka D'Ur

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    Well, at least we agree that the color indigo exists. It's often used in needlepoint and counted cross-stitch for night sky designs - much more subtle than plain black, given the number of shades available.
     
  17. Valka D'Ur

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    1. Please, please start a Norway thread! Your video links and comments are scattered all over the place, mostly in the serial threads, and most of those are archived.

    2. What was that guy in the green jacket saying?

    3. I noticed a shorter video... heckuva place for your shoelaces to stop cooperating!
     
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    Some late Valentines Day cards for my favourite CFCers.

     
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    :clap::clap::clap:
     
  20. Arakhor

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    So, six dictators, a Russian revolutionary and... Karl Marx. Someone seems out of place there. :shifty:
     
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