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

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    That kinda how I feel about it. I know everyone wants fan service done for their personal favorite character, but if it ended w/ Danny's death, "You will always be my my Queen" J Snow and Drogon...

    That kinda how I feel about it.

    I know everyone wants fan service done for their personal favorite character, but if it ended w/ Danny's death, "You will always be my my Queen" J Snow and Drogon melting the Iron thrown. I think the end would have been more poignant. This meandering epilogue, was just flat.

    Also the most emotional part of the whole episode was Drogon's reaction to Danny death. It is the only part that made me feel something.

    *Edit: Cleaned up wording

    5 votes
  2. Comment on 52 years after the murder of Susan Galvin, Seattle police use family DNA to identify the killer in ~science

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    Why am I so utterly repulsed by these cases using this technique? I really don't understand my own feeling and why it feels so wrong to me. Emotions are weird and contradictory

    Why am I so utterly repulsed by these cases using this technique? I really don't understand my own feeling and why it feels so wrong to me.

    Emotions are weird and contradictory

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 4 discussion in ~tv

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    At this point I just feel bad for the writers, they are so clearly out of their depth in writing ability. They have showed since the end of Season 5 that they cannot write w/o source material....

    At this point I just feel bad for the writers, they are so clearly out of their depth in writing ability. They have showed since the end of Season 5 that they cannot write w/o source material. They are actual great at translating the source material to the screen, but w/o it they are lost.

    I feel bad because there are too many characters, too many plot points, too many interwoven threads and lose ends to tie up. And they are out of time. Everyone wants to move on. The audience, the actors, HBO. There is too much content with no time to develop it, so you have bad writers using short hand to hit plot points that they want to get across to the audience and it's sloppy. You have to insta-travel because there is no time, you have to make large character arch happen quickly. Everyone has plot armor because you don't have time to develop new characters. You have to set pieces in motion w/o proper motivation all because there is no time for proper pacing and development.

    On top of all this everyone has there own side characters and they want/expect to have good fan service done to them.

    There is just a Mountain of content that the writers are trying to plow through in the next 2 episodes.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Lawns are the No. 1 irrigated ‘crop’ in America. They need to die. in ~enviro

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    The real problem to a lot of alternatives landscapes, is that they do not hold up, so if you have kids, grandkids, pets ,etc. You want them to be able to enjoy being outside in your yard without...

    The real problem to a lot of alternatives landscapes, is that they do not hold up, so if you have kids, grandkids, pets ,etc. You want them to be able to enjoy being outside in your yard without worry about them destroying it.

    The real beautiful thing about grass is that it is resilient to being stepped on, jumped on and just generally used. Most alternative landscapes seem to if fail on this one basic feature. So it is nice to look at and lighter water use, but they just do not hold up to being live in.

    7 votes
  5. Comment on Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 3 discussion in ~tv

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    The "writers" of the series are not good at their job unless they have source material to adapt. They do a good job at adapting the material, but any thing else is dreadfully awful. Watch the...

    The "writers" of the series are not good at their job unless they have source material to adapt. They do a good job at adapting the material, but any thing else is dreadfully awful.

    Watch the first season, then watch the 7th season, there is a comical shift in tone, pacing and character development. Also Everyone has plot armor.

    EDIT: Also my personal theory is George decided to let HBO finish the series, so he could take back control and write his own ending. Using the parts that did work, and re-writing the part that didn't. It gives him the freedom to work the story his way, with a little more insight into how others would have done it.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Do you ever feel like you want to learn everything? in ~talk

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    That is such the opposite of me, can you explain more what you like about not knowing? This perspective for me is refreshing and would like to hear more about it.

    That is such the opposite of me, can you explain more what you like about not knowing? This perspective for me is refreshing and would like to hear more about it.

  7. Comment on Do you ever feel like you want to learn everything? in ~talk

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    Be careful, it sounds like you are like me, a collector of information. It is something I struggle with because it is something of a trap. I used to collect books on things I was interested in, I...

    Be careful, it sounds like you are like me, a collector of information. It is something I struggle with because it is something of a trap. I used to collect books on things I was interested in, I then go into downloading "hording" ebooks, pdf's, online courses and other such knowledge repositories. I would feel smarter because I had these things, but I would rarely put in the effort beyond just reading through them to gain more then a surface level of understanding.

    There is a chasm between information and knowledge/experience gained using information and there is an even deeper Chasm between Experience and Mastery.

    Sorry that might be worded horribly, hopefully my point is coming across.

    And remember there is beauty to found in the grind.

    12 votes
  8. Comment on What is something you are reasonably certain is true, but you have no proof for it? in ~talk

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    Time does not exist. I do not believe that Time is a fundamental property of the universe. And that what we sense/measure as time, is actually just movement.

    Time does not exist.

    I do not believe that Time is a fundamental property of the universe. And that what we sense/measure as time, is actually just movement.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Epic Games Store Is Shit - But It's Not Spyware in ~games

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    You realize this is the modified launcher right? This as is after the shitstorm and they "fixed" somethings. So if the above analysis is correct this version of the launcher isn't as bad...

    You realize this is the modified launcher right? This as is after the shitstorm and they "fixed" somethings. So if the above analysis is correct this version of the launcher isn't as bad...

    6 votes
  10. Comment on Why these 6 baseball teams still won't let you watch their games online in ~sports

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    I use the college version of this for basketball and football, and it keeps me connected to my team. I would LOVE a legit away to be able to watch all my teams games since I moved out of my home...

    I use the college version of this for basketball and football, and it keeps me connected to my team. I would LOVE a legit away to be able to watch all my teams games since I moved out of my home state, but with games being split between ESPN, traditional Broadcast Networks, and Conference Streaming, there is no one service I can subscribe to, that will allow me to see all the games.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Trump says he has signed an order to ground Boeing 737 MAX 8 in ~news

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    I cannot tell from all this is it the FAA grounding the aircraft and Trump announcing it, or if Trump is supplanting any FAA decision on the matter

    I cannot tell from all this is it the FAA grounding the aircraft and Trump announcing it, or if Trump is supplanting any FAA decision on the matter

  12. Comment on All Spotify Premium Users Now Get Free Hulu in ~tv

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    Can I just get Spotify Premium cheaper instead of getting Hulu for free? Cause that's what I want.

    Can I just get Spotify Premium cheaper instead of getting Hulu for free? Cause that's what I want.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~news

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    One word: Recession It will take awhile for the data to all come out and the current administration is going to doctor the F* out of those numbers, but I think we have currently entered one.

    One word: Recession

    It will take awhile for the data to all come out and the current administration is going to doctor the F* out of those numbers, but I think we have currently entered one.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on The "Disney Vault" is open - Disney’s new streaming service will include "the entire Disney motion picture library" in ~movies

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    Good luck, we killed cable but created a multi-headed Hydra of individual content silos all peddling their own services. Wonder how long it will take to get some of the smaller ones to start...

    Good luck, we killed cable but created a multi-headed Hydra of individual content silos all peddling their own services.

    Wonder how long it will take to get some of the smaller ones to start bundling together to compete with the big boys

  15. Comment on The "Disney Vault" is open - Disney’s new streaming service will include "the entire Disney motion picture library" in ~movies

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    Piracy isn't as easy as it used to be. You also need a VPN service which can cost as much as one of these content services.

    Piracy isn't as easy as it used to be.

    You also need a VPN service which can cost as much as one of these content services.

  16. Comment on Another economic downturn is just a matter of time and will be harder to fight than the last one in ~misc

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    The Fed is doing 2 things right now to get itself back on equal footing , one is raise interest rates, two Quantitative Tightening, (Selling assests it bought after the Great Recessions [1] Now if...

    The Fed is doing 2 things right now to get itself back on equal footing , one is raise interest rates, two Quantitative Tightening, (Selling assests it bought after the Great Recessions [1]

    Now if you believe the above story, then look into how to protect your assets.[2]

    If you really want to dig into what the next downturn might look like, Ray Dalio released a book called Big Debt Crises where he defines and explores the different type of economic down turns from history. You can get a free pdf of the book from his website [3]

    5 votes
  17. Comment on The US Air Force Has Spent $326,000 Replacing Broken Coffee Cups in the Last Two Years in ~news

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    Because it is literally impossible to transfer that money into the VA. Congress sets the VA's budget, so when ever you see the head of the VA get pulled up in-front of congress with hat in hand...

    Because it is literally impossible to transfer that money into the VA.

    Congress sets the VA's budget, so when ever you see the head of the VA get pulled up in-front of congress with hat in hand give testimony because it takes forever to get some service for Vets , or that they where unprepared for the influx of new veterans to the system. It is always done w/ a wink and a nod, because congress knows why it isn't getting done and who is responsible. It is those who controls the purse. If you look at every yearly report from the VA, it will say they need more money because of some knowable future event is coming down the pipe.

    The head of the VA would love to spend more on providing services to Vets, hell if they are career and not a political appointment, they have spend their whole adult life trying to do just that. If it is an appointment, then the person under them is career gov employee who is advising the appointee and steering much of their decisions.

    The other great thing about those Air Force/military spending, they are working with use it or lose it budget, so if they don't use their budget they lose it for next year.

    8 votes
  18. Comment on Help me understand why suicide is so taboo? in ~talk

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    Suicide, is the removal of Choice/Chances/Change from individual by the individual.

    why is it taboo?

    Suicide, is the removal of Choice/Chances/Change from individual by the individual.

    3 votes
  19. Comment on What are your thoughts on the BAT system? in ~talk

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    Basically if you are not taking Blockchain seriously you are going to looked like a dinosaur in many fields. Now that is not to say that people are not taking advantage of those in the...

    Basically if you are not taking Blockchain seriously you are going to looked like a dinosaur in many fields.

    Now that is not to say that people are not taking advantage of those in the cryptocurrency realm, but block chain is going to be a core technology in may sectors moving forward.

    1 vote
  20. Comment on 'We need to know the sex. If it’s a girl we are going to terminate it' in ~life

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    This reads as a scare piece, you've got immigrants and abortion, and a study with marginally significant which I cannot find because the link in the article does not work. It is also interesting...

    This reads as a scare piece, you've got immigrants and abortion, and a study with marginally significant which I cannot find because the link in the article does not work. It is also interesting to note that much of the Missing Girl Phenomenon has been disproven which is the lynch pin of this propaganda piece

    It starts w/ articles like this, which are used a lever to curtail or restrict and then they are built upon to farther restrict.

    2 votes