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Ludwig
Keen Reader | Occasional Writer | Co-creator of . Written for and .
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Ludwig Jan 20
Replying to @RomanCabanac
+Enemy
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Ludwig Jan 13
Replying to @valhallventer
Eat some spinach and lighten up...
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Ludwig Jan 9
Replying to @RyanCoetzee
Du Preez arguably peaked in the decade prior ('09 probably being his best season).
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Ludwig Jan 5
The belief that hypocrisy should disqualify you from publicly speaking about injustices is as widely held as it is wrong.
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Ludwig Jan 3
Replying to @sashintweets
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Ludwig Dec 29
Replying to @BerghShaun
Problem arises when environmentalists view the *instrumental* goal as having *intrinsic* value, and start sacrificing the inhabitants for the sake of the habitat (e.g. environmental antinatalists). That's getting it the wrong way around.
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Ludwig Dec 29
Replying to @BerghShaun
That's the right way to view it (although the metaphor remains a terrible one imo). Keeping the environment habitable is an *instrumental* goal that enables the flourishing of its inhabitants -- our *intrinsic* goal...
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Ludwig Dec 28
Just a friendly reminder that the planet doesn't need saving -- it's residents do. Don't adopt practices and policies that might conserve the *aesthetics* of nature but come at the cost of those who inhabit it.
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Ludwig Dec 27
Replying to @mark_ledwich
Your work is getting shared by high-profile people. Well done, Mark.
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Ludwig Dec 23
But spotify doesn't pay those podcasters. I want to support my favourites -- and get access to their content -- by making one payment equivalent to a Netflix subscription.
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Ludwig Dec 22
Who is going to create the "Netflix" of podcasts? Where you pay ~ $13 and get access to a bunch -- , , , etc. I gladly support my favourite podcasters, but paying *each* of them the equivalent of two (expensive) cups of coffee is adding up.
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Ludwig Dec 11
Replying to @valhallventer
"You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words, *yet I’m one of the lucky ones.* People are suffering. People are dying."
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Ludwig Dec 8
Replying to @StellMun
Could you please make sure the municipality's generator (corner of Plein & Ryneveldt Street) doesn't kick in tonight at 22:00? It's a genuine noise disturbance.
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Ludwig Dec 5
Replying to @realveryserious
I agree with everything you said there. But Kate's point may still be *descriptively* true. Not?
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Ludwig Nov 30
That's just not true, though. Denying one's attractiveness =/= Denying the privilege that comes with being attractive. The former may be modest, but the latter isn't.
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Ludwig Nov 30
Replying to @valhallventer
That's just not true, though. Denying one's attractiveness =/= Denying the privilege that comes with being attractive. The former may be modest, but the latter isn't.
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Ludwig Nov 27
Replying to @RomanCabanac
Why share this with no comment? I'm actually curious to know what you think about this story. Ramaphosa doesn't come across great here, even though he's following capitalistic instincts -- instincts you should welcome, not?
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Ludwig Nov 26
Replying to @ChrisRoper
Anyway. Just thinking "out loud". Let us know what the experts say.
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Ludwig Nov 26
Replying to @ChrisRoper
Sure. But even if the video looks incredibly convincing -- which photoshopped images can do too -- we'll use different criteria to judge its legitimacy -- e.g. the source. If my 12-year-old cousin sends me a video of him playing putt-putt with Tiger Woods, I know it's fake.
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Ludwig Nov 26
Replying to @ChrisRoper
Once everyone can do them, won't that make deepfakes *less* of a concern? Sincere question. I've seen people make the point that worrying about the dangers of deepfakes may be akin to having worried about the dangers of photoshop in the past.
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