Things that are better now than in the past

You don’t have to sit through the entire credit sequence before the film starts

The standard of cooking/quality of food generally in the UK, particularly when eating out.


The NBA is better now than it’s ever been.

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Praise to cameraphones for changing all of our lives



medical science

I don’t think I have ever carried all three items on me at the same time.

If I don’t know how to do something, from cooking a recipe to how to do something in Adobe Illustrator, and beyond, I can look at someone else showing me how to do it on YouTube.

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Upside: the core beliefs of people, particularly young people, have on the whole become more accepting/considerate

Downside: Those who don’t share such views have more platforms than ever to air their bile


Going to leap in here with an observation that I made in another thread a week or so ago :

Growing up as a teenager in the 90s there was so so much more ignorance and stigma surrounding things like sexuality than I see in schools today as a teacher. Yes, there are idiots, of course, but maybe one of the reasons they shout so loudly online is that it’s no longer socially acceptable to say hateful things in real life.

My daughter came out at school a few months ago and has had an overwhelming positive reaction, that just would not have been the case in the past.


I reckon this is really on the money



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I like how I can pay £9.99 a month for unlimited access to thousands of hours of Grateful Dead live recordings.

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The music of Mark Kozelek

Nah. Think his output has been fairly steady over the years (in terms of quality)

Fair enough, I’m thinking 2013 - 2018 Mark vs 90’s & 00’s Mark

90s Mark is great. There is a little dip in the 2000s (although I love April).

he only had three good songs in the 90s!

You’re thinking of Radiohead


Don’t get me wrong, the paradox of choice is terrible; there’s much to be said about scarcity; and I definitely, definitely, definitely prefer physical formats.

It’s just that, every now and then I take stock of just how astoundingly generous streaming services can be.

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