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  1. Comment on Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6 Discussion in ~tv

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    I think it's completely fair to be disappointed, but how "bad" the later seasons are is ridiculously overblown. I say this in my most objective voice possible…

    I think it's completely fair to be disappointed, but how "bad" the later seasons are is ridiculously overblown. I say this in my most objective voice possible…

  2. Comment on Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6 Discussion in ~tv

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    Yah that's a much more reasonable post than your previous one tbfh :P Recommending other shows instead of GoT is fine, but saying "don't bother with Thrones" is overkill. That was my point. I...

    Yah that's a much more reasonable post than your previous one tbfh :P Recommending other shows instead of GoT is fine, but saying "don't bother with Thrones" is overkill. That was my point.

    I don't think I've lost any respect for HBO though. Yeah, this happened on their watch, but what are they gonna do, hold George at gunpoint? Hold off 6 more years on the final seasons of GoT?

    Also re bezos… has Amazon produced anything of remotely high quality? Netflix at least had a bunch of sleeper hits in its "throw shit at the wall" strategy (Stranger Things, BJH, first seasons of OITNB, early House of Cards…)

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6 Discussion in ~tv

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    ?!?! Holy moly you are far too emotionally involved with this stuff. Like, really… don't do that. I still recommend Dexter, I just tell people "hey, don't watch the last few seasons". Game of...

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    Holy moly you are far too emotionally involved with this stuff.

    I've already told some of the people I know who asked 'how was the ending' not to bother with Thrones

    Like, really… don't do that. I still recommend Dexter, I just tell people "hey, don't watch the last few seasons". Game of Thrones is one of the most exceptional works of television available out there. S07E07 is quite possibly the highest quality television work in existence so far (that's definitely how I rank it, and I don't throw that lightly).

    Man, I get it. I get being upset that the ending was botched. I also would like a do-over and I also agree there were many fan-made scripts that blow the D&D stuff out of the water. BUT, the following is also true:

    • There's 4 outstanding seasons of one of the best shows on TV
    • There's 7 really, really good seasons of GoT out there
    • Season 8's writing was not that bad. It was disappointing and mediocre, but it wasn't "bad". It was awful only in comparison to the rest of the series. Also, E01 and E02 were both pretty fucking great IMO (even though you can feel E01 is rushy as well as it tries to blow its load early).
    • As you said, there is a lot of high quality non-writing work out there in those last few episodes. It doesn't make up for the writing, but it means the episodes are very enjoyable nonetheless (Same way you can enjoy Avatar for the eye candy).

    And I'm tired of people saying D&D were running on zero source material. GRRM did consult and they were given the highlights at the very least (and IMO more). It's clear they've had to make up a lot of shit on their own but TWOW will likely have a lot of the same story as the last few seasons of GoT did, just… more context.

    If that makes me a 'bad person' I'll wear that badge gladly

    It doesn't make you a bad person, it just makes you wrong. That impacts no one but you. I'm very fucking upset at how Dexter was ruined (if you couldn't tell…). I still don't want to nail anyone to a cross. I just won't watch any more crap produced by the people behind that televomit.
    I mean, reading your post I'm getting a seriously off-putting "fanboy-taking-it-too-far" vibe. Don't be that.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6 Discussion in ~tv

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    I've seen the drop in quality but it's not that bad… it's just that book readers are disappointed to see stuff being changed and that increases the quality drop from their POV. From the POV of...

    I've seen the drop in quality but it's not that bad… it's just that book readers are disappointed to see stuff being changed and that increases the quality drop from their POV.
    From the POV of someone who's just watched the show (and is very in tune with the whole universe book-included what with wikis existing), clearly the last 4 seasons weren't as good, and Season 5 was especially bad, but… come on. GoT is a good show. This was a good finale, and even though the final season was very rushed you could see it work out with more episode.

    What I did in the final two episodes was play along and make-believe more context between scenes. People teleporting from Winterfell to King's Landing and back isn't an issue if you imagine "hey, this happened in the 6 in-between episodes that were cut from the show". Same with Dany going nuts all of a sudden.

    I know it's not ideal, it sucks to have to do that, and I'm angry that the final season for such a masterful show was botched. But hey, come on.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6 Discussion in ~tv

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    That's only because of how hyped GoT is. Realistically, the last GoT episodes were a reasonably-high-quality letdown for a massively overhyped and incredibly high quality show, whereas Dexter's...

    That's only because of how hyped GoT is. Realistically, the last GoT episodes were a reasonably-high-quality letdown for a massively overhyped and incredibly high quality show, whereas Dexter's last seasons were massive, massive drops in quality (= atrocious pieces of crap) for an otherwise excellent and very high quality show.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6 Discussion in ~tv

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    Dexter had a far worse drop in quality than GoT.

    I can't think of another show which has such a dramatic drop in quality.

    Dexter had a far worse drop in quality than GoT.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Simply elegant, Morse code marks 175 years and counting in ~misc

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    There are standard lengths of time to spend between letters, words, and sentences. I believe Wikipedia has all that information, but I'm on a phone so can't link it easily.

    There are standard lengths of time to spend between letters, words, and sentences. I believe Wikipedia has all that information, but I'm on a phone so can't link it easily.

    7 votes
  8. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    BSG really is a treasure. The early episodes are so insanely stressful and thrilling. Then it turns a bit into Battlestar Politica but I quite enjoyed that as well. Agreed that after the episode...

    BSG really is a treasure. The early episodes are so insanely stressful and thrilling. Then it turns a bit into Battlestar Politica but I quite enjoyed that as well. Agreed that after the episode "Earth", it gets .. weird. I initially stopped watching there and then, but I eventually picked it back up and finished it and I'm glad I did.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Westworld III - HBO 2020 in ~tv

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    You have a choice to make. Either you decide Westworld is not for you and you don't watch it, or you should just fcking watch it. You can't really do the in-between thing. It's just not a series...

    You have a choice to make. Either you decide Westworld is not for you and you don't watch it, or you should just fcking watch it.

    You can't really do the in-between thing. It's just not a series that works well when you skip random shit and read spoilers.

  10. Comment on My Video Went Viral. Here's Why in ~tech

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    Wow, Jesus... When he told the story of the guy who said "are you still making them?", my heart just broke. It's crazy to think YouTubers have to deal with this. And it's crazy to think users have...

    Wow, Jesus...

    When he told the story of the guy who said "are you still making them?", my heart just broke. It's crazy to think YouTubers have to deal with this. And it's crazy to think users have to deal with this.

    More and more I think rational decisions that drive up satisfaction actually drive it down, and we just don't understand the full cause and effect. This is something I see a lot in video games I work with as well.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on What should be done about synonymous tags? in ~tildes

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    @Deimos yeah about that specific tag I agree with @Algernon_Asimov. I'm actually filtering out poem but not poetry. But I agree with the body of your post.

    @Deimos yeah about that specific tag I agree with @Algernon_Asimov. I'm actually filtering out poem but not poetry.

    But I agree with the body of your post.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Alabama Senate passes nation’s most restrictive abortion ban, which makes no exceptions for victims of rape and incest in ~news

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    Don't worry, I don't think there's anything worthwhile to actually say. We're all thinking it, most republicans included. There's no debate to be had, it's just inhumane and disgusting.

    Don't worry, I don't think there's anything worthwhile to actually say. We're all thinking it, most republicans included. There's no debate to be had, it's just inhumane and disgusting.

    12 votes
  13. Comment on The OnePlus 7 Pro has a 90Hz screen, three cameras, and costs $669 in ~tech

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    It seems very similar to the OnePlus 6T, other than upgraded camera + upgraded CPU. I'm not saying that as a bad thing, I'm insanely happy with my 6T, so if it's anything like that then that gets...

    It seems very similar to the OnePlus 6T, other than upgraded camera + upgraded CPU.

    I'm not saying that as a bad thing, I'm insanely happy with my 6T, so if it's anything like that then that gets my recommendation.

  14. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    Hahaha yes, I love them. My favourites are probably "Happy birthday Diane and use a pretty font", and "Oh, also I have a groupon".

    Hahaha yes, I love them. My favourites are probably "Happy birthday Diane and use a pretty font", and "Oh, also I have a groupon".

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Roughly, how many people are contributing to the development (writing code) of Tildes? in ~tildes

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    The very nice thing with docker is you can reuse most (if not all) of it in Gitlab CI for testing etc. I'll get back on the 23rd, I'll try to remember to give it a shot when I'm home. Feel free to...

    The very nice thing with docker is you can reuse most (if not all) of it in Gitlab CI for testing etc.

    I'll get back on the 23rd, I'll try to remember to give it a shot when I'm home. Feel free to cc me (@jleclanche) on Gitlab if there's an issue about dev setup…

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Roughly, how many people are contributing to the development (writing code) of Tildes? in ~tildes

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    Having worked with vagrant a lot during my previous setup I really advise against it, it's suuuuch a hassle in Dev and you end up spending tons of time setting it up, resetting it, helping others...

    Having worked with vagrant a lot during my previous setup I really advise against it, it's suuuuch a hassle in Dev and you end up spending tons of time setting it up, resetting it, helping others set it up, debug cross platform issues, etc.

    Docker Compose is my current favourite. Is it something you'd be interested in pursuing? I may be able to help with it when I get back from holidays ...

    8 votes
  17. Comment on [Nostalgia Critic] Is Weird the New Brilliant? in ~tv

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    Right?! He made me want to rewatch the series, such a great and heartwarming review of the series.

    Right?! He made me want to rewatch the series, such a great and heartwarming review of the series.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on [Nostalgia Critic] Is Weird the New Brilliant? in ~tv

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    Maybe their old work. I also get annoyed at it. But more recent videos are just pretty chill reviews. I liked AVGN's review of breaking bad for example: https://youtu.be/5EOmNXjvBNQ

    Maybe their old work. I also get annoyed at it. But more recent videos are just pretty chill reviews. I liked AVGN's review of breaking bad for example:

    https://youtu.be/5EOmNXjvBNQ

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Pokemon: Detective Pikachu discussion in ~movies

  20. Comment on Pokemon: Detective Pikachu discussion in ~movies

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    Was it in every country? I'm in Belgium, figured it might be a US only thing ...

    Was it in every country? I'm in Belgium, figured it might be a US only thing ...