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Hey, he’s like, just this guy, you know?

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  • jordanlund ,
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    +1 for the Dark Tower books.

    But I’d note, there’s a dramatic tonal shift between the first half and the last half.

    After book 4, you lose the flashbacks to Roland’s youth and it’s a straight through narrative for books 5, 6 and 7.

    I think the accident that almost killed him put the fear of god in him.

    jordanlund ,
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    It’s a little bit more than that, but we won’t know what until the trial on Monday.

    Possible outcomes:

    Trump org is dissolved.
    Assets are seized.
    Trump, Jr., and Eric are banned from ever being corporate officers in NY.
    5 year ban on obtaining loans.

    jordanlund ,
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    Found liable for sexual assault and defamation in civil court isn’t quite the same as “convicted sex offender” in criminal court.

    For example, he doesn’t (yet) have to join a sex offender registry.

    jordanlund ,
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    “I demand summary judgement!”

    “GRANTED!”

    “No… not like that…”

    IIRC this is the case where his lawyers neglected to ask for a jury trial, so it’s all on the judge and he IS NOT having it…

    Is broadband essential, like water or electricity? New net neutrality effort makes the case ( qz.com )

    Landmark net neutrality rules rescinded under former President Donald Trump could return under a new push by U.S. Federal Communications Commission chair Jessica Rosenworcel. The rules would reclassify broadband access as an essential service on par with other utilities like water or power....

    jordanlund ,
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    Pretty much. Try getting a job without online access, or applying for state and federal benefits. Or getting a doctor through your insurance plan.

    jordanlund ,
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    I recognize that Christie isn’t exactly Shakespeare, but why adapt a book and change literally everything about it?

    en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallowe'en_Party

    It’s not in Venice, the house is not haunted, there’s no seance… I guess some of the names are the same?

    jordanlund ,
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    He’s forgetting movie history…

    Back when television got big, cinema had to evolve to survive. The aspect ratio went wide.

    This Is Cinerama was more of a tech demo than anything else in 1952, but it was followed by widescreen movie, movies in 1953 with “The Robe” being shot and shown in Cinemascope.

    Technicolor too gave a more vibrant color scheme even than previous color film processing that actually came a generation prior, in 1932.

    But the widescreen/Technicolor combination provided a must see experience that were the event films of the era and they couldn’t be duplicated at home.

    Roll forward 50 years… home theater technology has evolved to a point where theater has to compete with 65" 4K television displays and 7.1 Dolby Atmos surround sound. People need a reason to leave their homes and deal with noisy, disease infected, crowds, high concession prices, expensive tickets, and annoyances like having to pre-pick your own seats instead of just walking in and sitting down.

    Streaming is keeping people at home, being able to binge long form content, pausing when necessary. Cinema can’t provide that experirnce.

    So it’s going the other way, the “theme park ride experience”. It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that the first Pirates of the Carribean movie hit in 2003, pre-dating the wave of comic book movies by, what? 5 or 6 years? 50 years after the first Cinerama movies?

    But even that has roots going back to Jurassic Park (1993), Star Wars (1977), and Jaws (1975).

    Now, don’t get me wrong, I dearly love “small” films like Scorsese’s After Hours, or even modern stuff like Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City, but there is ZERO compelling reason to see them in a theater. I can get the same experience viewing them on my home theater setup without, you know, blowing $50 to sit in a noisy, uncomfortable theater.

    To do THAT, I NEED a spectacle. I need to see something that demands I see it right away, in a theatrical environment. It needs to be a theme park ride.

    If your end goal is to make a tight knit drama full of people in rooms talking to each other, well, Downton Abbey and Bridgerton are over there ->

    jordanlund ,
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    Now, when it comes to “Marvel regurgitation”, yeah, they could, and should, be doing better. They essentially re-use the same basic plot over and over again and will keep doing it until they hit one that doesn’t make a billion dollars.

    I’m a lifelong comic book fan and I love that nerd culture is finally taking over, but I swear to god, I don’t need another superhero movie where the hero and villain have a joined origin story and the villain is just a bigger, badder version of the hero.

    Seriously.

    Iron Man - Iron Monger
    Incredible Hulk - Abomination
    Iron Man 2 - Whiplash
    Thor - Loki (both sons of Odin)
    Captain America - Red Skull
    Avengers - Loki + Alien Invasion

    Iron Man 3 - Extremis
    Thor: Dark World - Dark Elf invasion
    Captain America: Winter Soldier - Bucky
    Guardians of the Galaxy - Ronan - First one to break formula.
    Avengers: Age of Ultron - Ultron joined origin with Vision.
    Ant-Man - Yellow Jacket

    Captain America: Civil War - Avengers vs. Avengers
    Doctor Strange - Kaecilius
    Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 - Pete’s Dad
    Spider-Man: Homecoming - Vulture, Pete’s girlfriend’s dad.
    Thor: Ragnarok - Hela, evil firstborn sister.
    Black Panther - Killmonger
    Avengers: Infinity War - Tying it all together.
    Ant-Man and the Wasp - Ghost, a victim of Pym tech.
    Captain Marvel - Yon-Rogg
    Avengers: Endgame - Tying it all together.
    Spider-Man: Far From Home - Mysterio (Stark Tech villain vs. Stark Tech hero)

    jordanlund ,
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    Gosar is such a tool.

    You know it’s bad when his own family said “Yeah, don’t vote for this guy.”

    youtu.be/j1W7lx6IsnY

    jordanlund ,
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    Calm Rick sounds spot on, angry Rick not so much.

    Morty sounds pretty good generally but there was one line that sounded off…

    Still, given the circumstances, I don’t know what else they were supposed to do…

    “Hey, it’s us, Rick and Morty! From a dimension where our voice actor wasn’t caught grooming children!”

    jordanlund ,
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    Weird choice of graphic. Why flip the US and place it on the left?

    The Chinese map isn’t flipped, so it’s not a case of the entire graphic being mirrored…

    jordanlund ,
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    “Additionally, Mr Biden’s age remains a problem for many who believe at 80 years old, he is too old to run again.”

    Trump will be the same age Biden is now in 2026.

    jordanlund ,
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    Pointless survey since we don’t have national elections.

    We won’t have a real understanding until we can count Trump primary votes and compare that to the state by state results in the 2016 primary and general.

    Then it’s matter of following state by state polling until election day.

    jordanlund ,
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    “Gaming”

    “Sub $1,000”

    My gut reaction is “choose one”.

    You might be able to get a gaming laptop under $1K but get ready to replace it in 2 years.

    jordanlund ,
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    I could see a purpose for it:

    “This is ‘propaganda’ kids. It’s designed to teach you things that aren’t true. Here’s how to learn it isn’t true, and here’s how to learn who is behind it and why they want you to be taught things that aren’t true.”

    jordanlund ,
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    Hard disagree. The first season was just awful.

    Every fucking episode:

    (Something weird happens)
    “Walter! Could this be related to your research?”
    (Walter acts twitchy)
    “WE HAVE TO GET THIS BACK TO MY LAB!!!”
    (More weirdness)
    Walter: “This is just like when x in the y in 19-dickety.”
    “Oh Walter! You so crazy!”
    (Walter was right)
    (Alien eating hot sauce)

    jordanlund ,
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    I really didn’t like how they disrespected Walter most of the time. If you weren’t interested in his opinions, why do you ask him?

    It just got super tiresome super quickly. I never finished the first season.

    jordanlund ,
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    & is how & is represented in HTML.

    hammockforums.net/…/105012-What-does-amp-amp-mean…

    If you need a literal &, then preceed it with an escape character like “\”.

    jordanlund ,
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    OP noted: “Don’t get me started on how this messes up linux commands and scripts”

    If you’re running linux commands and scripts, you’re not a normal user and should know this already. :) It’s only been the standard for 30 years or so.

    jordanlund ,
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    Not in HTML. Never has worked that way.

    Special reserved characters have always been handled this way because you don’t want to accidentally interpret something the wrong way.

    Same for URL encoding. You upload “Clever Name.PDF” to a website and it generates a URL of “Clever%20Name.PDF” because spaces aren’t valid in URLs. %20 is the code for a space.

    jordanlund ,
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    Text encoding is SUPER basic and anyone looking to get involved in Linux or scripting absolutely should know that stuff FIRST.

    Source: I was teaching Linux 23 years ago before it was cool.

    Here’s a good primer:

    ASCII:
    techtarget.com/…/ASCII-American-Standard-Code-for…

    URL encoding:
    www.w3schools.com/tags/ref_urlencode.ASP

    Entity encoding:
    www.w3schools.com/html/html_entities.asp

    Really, ALL of the W3Schools stuff is just fantastic. Anyone remotely interested in this stuff should start at the beginning there and work up.

    jordanlund ,
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    As a cat owner, this doesn’t even look like a real print. It’s too deep. Most likely a manufactured print done as a gag by whoever made the bricks.

    theodewere , to Politics
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    if you voted for Trump, you go out of your way to prove what an ignorant asshole you are, all day long, every day

    jordanlund ,
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    “He doesn’t know anything! He’s just like me!”

    Fits Trump and all the candidates since the Tea Party.

    Taylor Swift asked fans to register to vote and did they ever ( www.dailykos.com )

    Taylor Swift is currently one of the biggest stars in the country. She is still on her record-breaking “Eras” tour, ranks as the second-most-played artist on Spotify this year, and, in July, scored the biggest week of sales for an album this year with “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version).” She’s using that cultural clout to...

    jordanlund ,
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    Can you imagine Beyonce? They would need new servers.

    jordanlund ,
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    It would be interesting measuring field of view.

    I have a 65" 8K television in my living room with 7.1 Dolby Atmos/DTS:X and in general, I prefer that to the movie going experience.

    jordanlund ,
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    I blame the dumbass little kid for getting himself killed, but you’re right, she set it up.

    But here’s the thing… she’s REALLY hateable in the sequel. Not sure what they were going for there.

    jordanlund ,
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    If you knew the waterfall was safe, why not deliver the baby behind the waterfall?

    Really easy questions that the script fails to answer.

    jordanlund ,
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    If you’re doing this in a business environment, I wouldn’t fool around with a home rolled option and would just go straight with a Websense subscription:

    www.websense.com/content/support/…/dic_wcg.aspx

    jordanlund ,
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    I don’t get the surprise… Apple has ALWAYS been like this. They don’t want “normies” screwing around with “their” gear.

    Heck, you needed a case cracker tool to open the OG Macintosh machines, they were specifically engineered to keep people out.

    archive.org/…/mac_Mac_case_cracker_instructions_b…

    jordanlund ,
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    My work software kept seeing weird bugs in Chrome, so I switched permanently.

    jordanlund ,
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    That’s only 1/2 the stat though…

    What countries are the international students coming FROM?

    jordanlund ,
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    You’d want a 2nd chart I’d think with the #1 “from” country for each European country.

    jordanlund ,
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    Probably what it is. Someone on a student Visa or some such.

    jordanlund ,
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    Makes sense:

    Xbox - 2001
    Xbox 360 - 2005
    Xbox One - 2013
    Xbox One S - 2016
    Xbox One X - 2017
    Xbox Series S|X - 2020

    4 years, 8 years, 3 years, 1 year, 3 years.

    2028 would be on the long side but not unheard of. The reason for the big gap between 2005 and 2013 was the 2008 economic crisis.

    2020 was the covid/supply chain crisis.

    jordanlund ,
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    Historic generations were about 5 years…

    The big problem with the Xbox One was that it was underpowered because of the Kinect requirement, so they ditched Kinect then rebranded as the Xbox One S, throwing in a 4K Blu Ray player.

    Still wasn’t enough, so the One X had full 4K capabilities.

    If they had launched with the One X things would have looked a lot different.

    jordanlund ,
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    I just thought it was bad, probably AI generated, concept art.

    jordanlund ,
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    Because the 360 refresh was functionally the same, both the One S and One X added new functionality (4K Blu Ray, 4K Gaming).

    jordanlund ,
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    Microsoft required 10% of system resources be reserved for Kinect support, even in games that didn’t support Kinect features.

    eurogamer.net/how-the-xbox-one-gpu-reserve-unlock…

    That reduction in horsepower for the actual games showed up in reduced resolution and framerate.

    Lifting that restriction allowed the Xbox One to reach parity with the PS4.

    jordanlund ,
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    People won’t pay for something that used to be free… OTOH, neither will bot farms.

    Either case will end Twitter, so I say go for it!

    jordanlund ,
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    It’s not just the conservative media that’s the problem. Even CNN in 2016 would run breathless live coverage from a location where a Trump event was scheduled for hours later, or had happened hours previously.

    Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders filled a basketball arena in Portland with thousands of people crowded around outside. CNN? Silence.

    I joked that Trump couldn’t pass gas without live CNN talking heads discussing if it were more “fruity” or “nutty”, but really that’s only half kidding.

    The media has already decided that they want Trump/Biden again.

    jordanlund ,
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    Possible to take the hardware, wipe it, install Linux and not worry about expiration?

    jordanlund ,
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    Oscar.

    youtu.be/QbfVZBsgC4s

    Directed by John Landis (Animal House, Blues Brothers, Trading Places, Coming to America)

    Starring:

    Sylvester Stallone
    Don Ameche
    Tim Curry
    Marisa Tomei
    Linda Gray
    Chazz Palminteri
    Kurtwood Smith
    Yvonne De Carlo
    Martin Ferrero
    Harry Shearer
    Arleen Sorkin
    Kirk Douglas

    jordanlund ,
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    Oscar.

    youtu.be/QbfVZBsgC4s

    Directed by John Landis (Animal House, Blues Brothers, Trading Places, Coming to America)

    Starring:

    Sylvester Stallone
    Don Ameche
    Tim Curry
    Marisa Tomei
    Linda Gray
    Chazz Palminteri
    Kurtwood Smith
    Yvonne De Carlo
    Martin Ferrero
    Harry Shearer
    Arleen Sorkin
    Kirk Douglas

    jordanlund ,
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    Oscar is one of the funniest movies ever made.

    jordanlund ,
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    No, I’ve just seen the movie probably a dozen times since it came out, it’s a joy each and every time.

    jordanlund ,
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    It’s actually VERY well regarded. You just have never watched it.

    youtu.be/Bvlvq7f1mxg#t=54s

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