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  1. Comment on Tildes Pop-up Book Club: Roadside Picnic, by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky in ~books

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    It's a great suggestion for a book club book! I won't comment further here, but will pop back in a month.

    It's a great suggestion for a book club book! I won't comment further here, but will pop back in a month.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Monster (2023) | Teaser in ~movies

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    The post has tags and they tell you who the director is. It's okay not to recognise the director, but that just means this post probably isn't for you and you can safely ignore it. He's pretty...

    The post has tags and they tell you who the director is. It's okay not to recognise the director, but that just means this post probably isn't for you and you can safely ignore it. He's pretty significant in film: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirokazu_Kore-eda

    The YouTube video has a description. Machine Translation isn't very good, but here's the translation of the description text. It's pretty clear that this is a teaser trailer that tells you who the director is, who the actors are, and invites curiosity about the film.

    "Director Hirokazu Kore-eda of "Shoplifters" and Yuji Sakamoto, screenwriter of "I fell in love like a bouquet" "Towako Soyameda and Three Ex-Husbands" collaborated on the music of this much-talked-about work, "The Last Emperor". Ryuichi Sakamoto, who has won the Academy Award 🄬 Composition Award for the first time in Japan, and has been active on the front lines both in Japan and overseas, such as "The Revenant: The Resurrection" and "Rage", is a truly monstrous creator. I did. In addition, please look forward to the acting chemistry of the talented casts announced this time.

    In the special video, Ryuichi Sakamoto wrote a new song for this work, "Kaibutsu", and the children's voices, "Kaibutsu da-reda!" The names of prominent creators emerge, and the impressive expressions of the cast members (Sakura Ando, ​​Eita Nagayama, Soya Kurokawa, Yota Hiiragi, Yuko Tanaka), who are revealed for the first time this time, continue. And the blood dripping near the school shoes. The title of "monster" that follows this meaningful cut further arouses the curiosity of the audience.

    What role do they play? What kind of story will unfold? What does the word "monster" refer to? Please stay tuned for further news. The film will finish filming in the spring and summer of 2022 and is currently in post-production. It will be released on Friday, June 2, 2023.

    Cast: Sakura Ando, ​​Eita Nagayama, Souya Kurokawa, Yota Hiiragi, Mitsuki Takahata, Akihiro Tsunoda, Shido Nakamura / Yuko Tanaka
    ■Director/Editor: Hirokazu Kore-eda "Shoplifters"
    Screenplay: Yuji Sakamoto "I fell in love like a bouquet"
    ■ Music: Ryuichi Sakamoto "The Revenant: The Resurrected"
    ■Planning/Producing: Genki Kawamura Kenji Yamada
    ■ Production: Toho, Gaga, Fuji Television, AOI Pro., Bunpuku
    ■ Distribution: Toho GAGA
    ©2023 "Monster" Production Committee
    ■ Official site: gaga.ne.jp/kaibutsu-movie/
    ■ Official Twitter: @KaibutsuMovie 
    ■ Official Instagram: @kaibutsumovie"

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Emergency measures needed to rescue Great Salt Lake from ongoing collapse in ~enviro

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    Genuine question: at what point does a local eco system become unfixable, and you just have to give up and let nature take its course? I see lots of people taking out low-head damns and weirs, and...

    Genuine question: at what point does a local eco system become unfixable, and you just have to give up and let nature take its course?

    I see lots of people taking out low-head damns and weirs, and fixing industrially controlled rivers by fixing the riparian systems, and those projects seem to work quite well. But in those systems you start with something that's sort of working but not nearly as good as it can be, and you're letting nature do its thing by taking out the man-man artificialities.

    But this lake? I mean, it's fucked. Without nuclear powered desalination and massive pipes crossing states there's no hope, is there?

  4. Comment on Theater audiences shrank by half in the last four years. Can movies get them back? in ~movies

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    The snacks thing is so weird. They have these signs up saying "don't bring your own snacks", but it's an open secret that they don't care so long as you pretend you're not bringing in snacks, so...

    The snacks thing is so weird. They have these signs up saying "don't bring your own snacks", but it's an open secret that they don't care so long as you pretend you're not bringing in snacks, so you have a queue of people awkwardly shuffling in because they have snacks stuffed in all their pockets.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on The hard truth about the cost of providing free ROMs and monthly updates… in ~tech

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    I was trying to understand this and I think he might have been using torrents with now dead trackers, and a client that makes it hard to add extra trackers. When I moved to a different torrent...

    I've been using public trackers for over a decade and never have run into this specific problem. If anything, it's not enough seeders and the only connection seeding is available overnight for me. Big whoop, my PC is on and downloading overnight.

    I was trying to understand this and I think he might have been using torrents with now dead trackers, and a client that makes it hard to add extra trackers. When I moved to a different torrent client and had the ability to auto-add a few trackers I found that fixed a lot of problems I had been having.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Theater audiences shrank by half in the last four years. Can movies get them back? in ~movies

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    Last ti e I went to a Cineworld cinema it was ludicrously expensive to buy tickets, the snacks were ridiculously priced, and they got the sound wrong so it was deafeningly loud. There's so many...

    Last ti e I went to a Cineworld cinema it was ludicrously expensive to buy tickets, the snacks were ridiculously priced, and they got the sound wrong so it was deafeningly loud.

    There's so many articles where they're talking about the films and ignoring the basics like cost and customer experience.

    Films may be part of it. People are starting to catch on that Marvel only have three movies and a bunch of reskins. But even though Marvel have dominated the discussion for the past however many years other films were being made and shown. It feels like we're comparing the mood at the height of MCU catnip headiness and the comedown now, and obviously things are going to be a bit deflated.

    6 votes
  7. Comment on Why not Mars in ~space

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    Yes! It happens on Mars as well as the Moon, and it's going to make things like solar panels a bit tricky to use and maintain for a long time.

    Yes! It happens on Mars as well as the Moon, and it's going to make things like solar panels a bit tricky to use and maintain for a long time.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Phone advice for a flip phone parent in ~tech

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    Doro make a range of phones with various accessibility features. The phones can be expensive, and I'm guessing they're expecting people to use tax breaks and state funding to buy the more...

    Doro make a range of phones with various accessibility features. The phones can be expensive, and I'm guessing they're expecting people to use tax breaks and state funding to buy the more accessible phones. (EG, this one for £180 https://www.doro.com/en-gb/shop/mobile-devices/easy-phones/doro-780x-iup/?variationCode=7978&gclid=CjwKCAiAh9qdBhAOEiwAvxIok6gENwtsOzzdh8205YrMUT9mdhZK_7zlDWngeUJCWIDgFa5ty3ymdRoCRRUQAvD_BwE)

    But they also have solid, more normal, phones at much cheaper prices that have clear buttons and clear displays. Eg, this https://www.doro.com/en-gb/shop/mobile-devices/easy-phones/doro-1380-bb85e067/?variationCode=8319&gclid=CjwKCAiAh9qdBhAOEiwAvxIokyXFugjQ4b8F8k6S3dQJyKJRkTGamudH7WPjr1ib3rh1pavM2k97CBoCCqEQAvD_BwE or this https://www.doro.com/en-gb/shop/mobile-devices/easy-phones/doro-2404/?variationCode=7354&gclid=CjwKCAiAh9qdBhAOEiwAvxIok89hB9hFW7IpQdswb2N-qG4w3MaXxbc86bTW3VejzN9IoyjVKyNbJhoCv8sQAvD_BwE

    Some of the Doro phones can work with hearing aids which can be a handy feature for some people.

    There's some reviews here: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/uk/product-reviews/tech/g33440915/best-dumb-phones/

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Why not Mars in ~space

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    Nobody ever mentions the electrostatic dust. I can't use it as a shiboleth because even NASA rarely mentions it. But I'd like to see someone tackle it.

    Nobody ever mentions the electrostatic dust. I can't use it as a shiboleth because even NASA rarely mentions it. But I'd like to see someone tackle it.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    I watched "Super Pumped" which is a dramamentary about Uber. It's fun. They don't immediately portray Travis Kalanick as a cartoon villain, they allow that aspect to build and develop over the...

    I watched "Super Pumped" which is a dramamentary about Uber. It's fun. They don't immediately portray Travis Kalanick as a cartoon villain, they allow that aspect to build and develop over the show. I liked this more than the thing about We Work, and perhaps a touch less than the thing about Elizabeth Holmes (but maybe they're tied). I very much prefer watching Joseph Gordon Levitt than Jared Leto which may be influencing my ranking.

    I am also re-watching The Newsroom to see if they predicted anything (they were right that the need for organisations like The Tea Party would diminish when the principles are absorbed into the party; they're a bit too supportive of traditional journalists and the whole "we only publish with two credible sources" thing, which may well be true in the US but is not at ll true in the UK.) I am finding it enjoyable if a bit earnest.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Critical incidents being declared across English hospitals in ~health

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    Hospital flow has many complex causes. The simplistic explanation is that social care has been defunded, and so people who are fit enough to be discharged from hospital but not fit enough to go...

    Hospital flow has many complex causes. The simplistic explanation is that social care has been defunded, and so people who are fit enough to be discharged from hospital but not fit enough to go home will need to wait in hospital until a care package (either in a nursing home, a care home, or their own home with support) is created. And since those packages do not exist it means there's a bunch of people in hospital who'd get better care elsewhere.

    That's true, but it's only part of the story.

    Some people have complex illness and they need a mutli-disciplinary team to discuss a treatment plan, and those teams only meet once or twice a week, which means someone can be in for a few extra days. That doesn't sound like much, but if you're running the system at 95% capacity rather than 80% capacity those extra days do have knock on effects.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Critical incidents being declared across English hospitals in ~health

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    There's not a huge difference between declaring and not declaring, it's mostly a bureaucratic flag-wave to say "oh boy things are rough". But it means thing like: Planned operations are cancelled...

    There's not a huge difference between declaring and not declaring, it's mostly a bureaucratic flag-wave to say "oh boy things are rough".

    But it means thing like:

    Planned operations are cancelled while they deal with the emergency backlog

    Patients are being cared for in corridors, not ward bays

    Ward bays are being doubled up, so instead of 6 people to a ward you now have 8 (and those two extra beds don't have a real bed space with access to things like oxygen so it feels like a kludge.

    Training and meetings are cancelled to free up staff

    There's no room in the hospital so patients wait longer in emergency departments

    There's no room in A emergency departments so patients wait longer in ambos

    All the ambos are queueing outside ED, so patients needing an ambo are waiting longer at home.

    I'll try to find some numbers to illustrate.

    9 votes
  13. Comment on Critical incidents being declared across English hospitals in ~health

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    (This is a link to a thread of twitter posts, not just to a single twitter post). Some notes: In England the NHS is split into different geographic regions which are controlled by ICSs (Integrated...

    (This is a link to a thread of twitter posts, not just to a single twitter post).

    Some notes: In England the NHS is split into different geographic regions which are controlled by ICSs (Integrated Care Systems). NHS England takes money from central government, and distributes it to the ICSs, and the ICSs buy care from local provider organisations. Those are mostly NHS Trusts or NHS Foundations Trusts, but they don't have to be NHS organisations, they can be private providers. (We see that a lot in MH care).

    Care is split between:

    acute hospitals - this is a what you'd normally think of if you think of a hospital, it often has some kind of emergency department and provides emergent surgical and medical care, and it also provides planned "elective" care (Elective just means planned rather than emergency), and it often provides some kinds of outpatient clinics.

    community hospitals - these provide ongoing care to people who don't have severe surgical or medical need, but who are too poorly to be discharged home.

    mental health hosptials - these provide care to people who have a diagnosable mental illness.

    Some trusts double up, so you may find a trust does acute and community hospitals, or it does mental health and community hospitals. It's a complex mix.

    So, anyway, back to the thread: this is catastrophic. This is the worst it's been since forever, there has never been anything like this. People are being harmed by it. People are dying preventable deaths because of it. I'm not using hyperbole, it's a shit show. This is what collapse of the NHS looks like.

    Frustratingly, it's the inevitable result of ten years of mismanagement by people who do not believe in public utilities funded by central taxation.

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

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    I completely agree with you about both The English and SASetc, they wanted to be more than they were. I haven't beard of Banshee and I'll give that a look, thank you! I think with all these series...

    I completely agree with you about both The English and SASetc, they wanted to be more than they were.

    I haven't beard of Banshee and I'll give that a look, thank you!

    I think with all these series that are based on real life I just substitute in "sort-of kind-of based on real life in some places" and treat it as fiction. Which is wild! They just make tv shows and say what they like! Out there just saying almost anything so long as it's not too blatantly defamatory.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on 'Hallowed space': Divers pull 275 artifacts from 2022 excavation of Franklin ship in ~humanities

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    Submitting this because I find it interesting that they're pulling stuff up now. I love some of the names of the old British ships. Erebus is I think from Greek mythology, meaning roughly "God of...

    Submitting this because I find it interesting that they're pulling stuff up now.

    Erebus and HMS Terror

    I love some of the names of the old British ships. Erebus is I think from Greek mythology, meaning roughly "God of Darkness, son of Chaos".

    3 votes
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  17. Comment on Beauty gap: How the cost of living crisis is ruining women’s confidence in ~life

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    There's a lot of sexism and misogyny in discussions around things like handbags / purses, wedding rings, or the beauty industry and I really hope Tildes can avoid that garbage. I'm submitting this...

    There's a lot of sexism and misogyny in discussions around things like handbags / purses, wedding rings, or the beauty industry and I really hope Tildes can avoid that garbage.

    I'm submitting this because...

    For many women, the cost of living crisis has highlighted the societal pressures to maintain a beauty routine and adhere to an increasingly unattainable standard they can no longer afford to meet. While the financial freedom to participate in beauty culture has dissipated for many, the pressures to present a certain way have not.

    ...is something worth discussion.

    12 votes