EscReality's recent activity

  1. Comment on Police didn’t spend millions on awesome tank just to let protests stay peaceful in ~misc

    EscReality
    Link Parent
    Honestly the one that really got me was the byline that popped up on the screen at the end; Its basically exactly what happened.

    Honestly the one that really got me was the byline that popped up on the screen at the end;

    Hillary Clinton announces she has "not ruled out" 2016 run. Orb instantly quadruples in size.

    Its basically exactly what happened.

    6 votes
  2. Comment on Police didn’t spend millions on awesome tank just to let protests stay peaceful in ~misc

    EscReality
    Link
    2020: The year the satire in the Onion became 100% indistinguishable from reality. The amount of MRAPs that local leos have across the country is disturbing. They should stay the property of the...

    2020: The year the satire in the Onion became 100% indistinguishable from reality.

    The amount of MRAPs that local leos have across the country is disturbing. They should stay the property of the National Guard stored away in some warehouse somewhere, not sold to law enforcement for cheap furthering their militarization.

    12 votes
  3. Comment on Colorado Democrats unveil sweeping police accountability bill in response to George Floyd’s death in ~news

    EscReality
    Link
    I do hope my state pushes this through as fast as possible. It will be a good precedent moving forward for other states.

    Democratic state lawmakers on Tuesday began to unveil a sweeping bill aimed at increasing law enforcement accountability in Colorado by collecting racial profiling data, ensuring officers hold each other accountable and making it easier for the public to file lawsuits against police.

    The measure, which could be introduced as soon as Wednesday, also would beef up how law-enforcement involved deaths are investigated, prevent problematic officers from moving to different police departments and sheriff’s offices, and require agencies to use body cameras while giving them guidelines on how and when to release footage.

    I do hope my state pushes this through as fast as possible. It will be a good precedent moving forward for other states.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Tesla sues Alameda County to force California factory reopening in ~finance

    EscReality
    Link Parent
    From what I understand (take this with a grain of salt because my only source is reddit) the state gave Tesla the go ahead to start slowly reopening, so they did. Not all of their operations are...

    From what I understand (take this with a grain of salt because my only source is reddit) the state gave Tesla the go ahead to start slowly reopening, so they did. Not all of their operations are in this county, only the one plant.

    Granted, with Elon who knows what actually is going on, I like him but he definitely functions in a very different reality than the rest of us.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Tesla sues Alameda County to force California factory reopening in ~finance

    EscReality
    Link Parent

    What about the peak?
    You’ve already had it.
    We’ve had one, yes. What about second peak?
    I don’t think he knows about second peak, Pip.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on Tesla sues Alameda County to force California factory reopening in ~finance

    EscReality
    Link Parent
    Sure, never said we were not going to get hit again, and I am not the one that has decided to have states start reopening. We can toss around our opinions on the subject all we want but ultimately...

    Sure, never said we were not going to get hit again, and I am not the one that has decided to have states start reopening. We can toss around our opinions on the subject all we want but ultimately it's never going to be our choice to make and it's already happening.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on Tesla sues Alameda County to force California factory reopening in ~finance

    EscReality
    (edited )
    Link Parent
    It literally is. Your ideal for the future aside, that's just now how things work. What you are listing are essentials for the survival of humanity on a basic level, what we are looking at now is...

    That is simply not true.

    It literally is.

    Your ideal for the future aside, that's just now how things work. What you are listing are essentials for the survival of humanity on a basic level, what we are looking at now is the survival of our society and nation.

    We are past peak in the US now and states are starting to procedurally reopen. Your (and mine, and anyone's) personal opinion topic is inconsequential, it's already happening. The focus on basic essentials is past, we are now looking to stablazing things. Stabilizing the economy is the next goal so that the we can either avoid or soften the recession that is coming. The goal the nation is working towards now is a return to normalcy.

    Some states are almost fully reopened at this point (not saying Texas and Florida are making good choices).

    You are welcome to have an optimist view of what a utopian future could look like coming out of all of this, but I do not think that will be the reality. The country will return to mostly the same as it was before. What you are saying is a great idea in concept, but it is very naive to think even a small part of it is going to actually happen.

    5 votes
  8. Comment on Tesla sues Alameda County to force California factory reopening in ~finance

    EscReality
    (edited )
    Link Parent
    Keeping the economy moving as best we can and easing the blow of the coming recession is vital. But that aspect of the argument doesn't matter, California has already allowed for manufacturing to...

    Except for Tesla's bottom line.

    Keeping the economy moving as best we can and easing the blow of the coming recession is vital.

    But that aspect of the argument doesn't matter, California has already allowed for manufacturing to start slowly opening back up. California has made the choice that manufacturing is a vital part of their economy that they want to start back up. Both the Governor and Tesla have plans in place to do it safely and slowly.

    This is one local government singling out a manufacturer that employees over 50k people in the region, going against the states order and there is no logical reason for it. I think the lawsuit and the threat to move to a different state on Tesla's part is completely justified.

    8 votes
  9. Comment on Tesla sues Alameda County to force California factory reopening in ~finance

    EscReality
    Link
    Here is Tesla's official statement; https://www.tesla.com/blog/getting-back-work It seems weird to me that Alameda County would not follow the state's plans when it comes to this.

    Here is Tesla's official statement;

    https://www.tesla.com/blog/getting-back-work

    It seems weird to me that Alameda County would not follow the state's plans when it comes to this.

    8 votes
  10. Comment on What are your internet time sinks? in ~talk

    EscReality
    Link
    Here, Reddit, Youtube and window shopping Amazon.

    Here, Reddit, Youtube and window shopping Amazon.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

    EscReality
    (edited )
    Link Parent
    Nope, Tolkien wrote entire story as a single, giant tome and wanted it printed as one book divided it into a prologue, six volumes, and five appendices. The volumes would be printed in separate...

    Nope, Tolkien wrote entire story as a single, giant tome and wanted it printed as one book divided it into a prologue, six volumes, and five appendices. The volumes would be printed in separate books, but released at one time together as a set. They were separated out to ease reading, not because he regarded them as separate novelizations.

    But because of post-World War II paper shortages, it was originally published in three books released at different times. This was not at all his choice.

    It was done solely for ease of publishing and not at all how it's meant to be read.

    Thats where people get the 6 books thing from, but he wrote it and always meant for it to be a single novel. This is why the "one book edition" exists today and there is actually a note in the front explaining all of this.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian trailer - 8-episode behind-the-scenes documentary series debuting May 4 on Disney+ in ~tv

    EscReality
    Link
    The amount of passion that went into making the Mandalorian really comes through in the show. You can tell that the people working on it are not only invested in their jobs but really are fans of...

    The amount of passion that went into making the Mandalorian really comes through in the show.

    You can tell that the people working on it are not only invested in their jobs but really are fans of Star Wars and its universe (a massive contrast to the people making the new Star Trek shows right now).

    I am actually really excited to see this, it will be a great hold over until season two comes out.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

    EscReality
    Link
    Because of COVID my current reading rotation is kind of big; Utopia by Thomas More This is a reread for me, I read it back in school and honestly just powered through it at the time. I have found...

    Because of COVID my current reading rotation is kind of big;

    Utopia by Thomas More

    This is a reread for me, I read it back in school and honestly just powered through it at the time. I have found that books that I have read as required reading in school did not get fully appreciated by younger me. Something about being "forced" to read a book and reading it on my own seems to change how I approach it.

    Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance

    I am fascinated by Elon. I cautiously hopeful that his actions will be the catalyst that moves both our nation and humanity forward into a better future. This can already be seen in how Tesla has affected the automotive industry, even Ford is completely restructuring their company and I bet a lot of that is a direct result of Tesla's impact.

    The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen by Jacques Pépin

    Jacques is by far my favorite classically trained chef, this memoir came out in the early 2000s and is a great look at how he got his start and the 70 years he has spent in the industry.

    Exodus: A Novel of Israel by Leon Uris

    I am a sucker for historical fiction. Exodus does a really great job of telling a story while remaining accurate to the historical events of the period. I had seen the Paul Newman movie when I was younger but it really does not do the book justice, I am only about one third of the way into it but so far it's a fabulous read.

    Neuromancer by William Gibson

    So I am a massive science fiction fan, but for some reason missed this book. I picked it up recently after being recommended it by a friend and am just now getting started.

    Star Wars: Ahsoka by E. K. Johnston

    Recently started watching through the Clone Wars series after caving and buying Disney plus out of pandemic boredom. I had in the past written the show off as just another childrens cartoon but wow was I wrong. I would go as far as to say the writing and plot development on the show is better than most of the movies. Throughout my viewing I have fallen in love with the character of Ashoka Tano and had to have this book when I found out it existed. I am very excited for her to make an appearance in the Mandalorian.

    The Road by Cormac McCarthy

    I was looking for a darker dystopian book to read and via recommendations I came to The Road. I am currently only a chapter into it but so far the writing is exquisite.

    EDIT: Oh I almost forgot to add, I am rereading the LOTR one book edition for like the millionth time. I read it once a year, sometimes twice. Tolkien meant for it to be read as a single book and it reads so much better as a single volume. I will fight anyone that disagrees =)

    5 votes
  14. Comment on Cirque du Soleil has stopped all shows and laid off 95% of all employees, but remains optimistic that it can recover once the pandemic ends in ~arts

    EscReality
    Link
    Cirque use an almost entirely IATSE based crew, I cannot speak to their talent but their union staffers will be fine. The entire entertainment world is in the same boat, but the IA has actually...

    Cirque use an almost entirely IATSE based crew, I cannot speak to their talent but their union staffers will be fine. The entire entertainment world is in the same boat, but the IA has actually done a really amazing job fighting for both union and non union people in the industry. I worked a few Cirque road shows back when I was in college and it was an amazing experience.

    Ultimately after the dust has settled I don't see COVID19 affecting the arts as badly as they are decimating the restaurant industry and small businesses.

    5 votes
  15. Comment on What does your ideal society look like? in ~talk

    EscReality
    Link Parent
    Universal income, giving me the ability to pursue my own interests at will is literally all I desire from life.

    Universal income, giving me the ability to pursue my own interests at will is literally all I desire from life.

    6 votes
  16. Comment on What does your ideal society look like? in ~talk

    EscReality
    Link Parent
    I would agree. Having a humanity that is entirely focused exploration and the betterment of society and one's self is the ultimate future for our species. A humanity when we have conquered space...

    I would agree.

    Having a humanity that is entirely focused exploration and the betterment of society and one's self is the ultimate future for our species.

    A humanity when we have conquered space travel, conquered clean energy production and done away with a internal monetary system.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on What does your ideal society look like? in ~talk

    EscReality
    Link Parent
    Not sure what you are talking about, they stopped making Star Trek after Enterprise aired, nothing new has come out at all, not a single thing, nothing at all.

    Not sure what you are talking about, they stopped making Star Trek after Enterprise aired, nothing new has come out at all, not a single thing, nothing at all.

    4 votes
  18. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

    EscReality
    Link Parent
    Yea I grew up on 2d Scrollers. Only one that I own right now is Yoshi's Crafted World and I love it. I just don't play them very often.

    Yea I grew up on 2d Scrollers. Only one that I own right now is Yoshi's Crafted World and I love it. I just don't play them very often.

    2 votes