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  1. Comment on Netflix hit with $5M suit over “sexism” of ‘Queen’s Gambit’ line about Soviet chess legend in ~tv

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    Thank you that make sense but it still seems like some blurry lines.

    Thank you that make sense but it still seems like some blurry lines.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Netflix hit with $5M suit over “sexism” of ‘Queen’s Gambit’ line about Soviet chess legend in ~tv

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    I read the article yes, but are they obligated to be factual correct in the show? Would "The Queen" for example be eligible for the same kind of lawsuit?

    I read the article yes, but are they obligated to be factual correct in the show? Would "The Queen" for example be eligible for the same kind of lawsuit?

    4 votes
  3. Comment on Netflix hit with $5M suit over “sexism” of ‘Queen’s Gambit’ line about Soviet chess legend in ~tv

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    Well yeah that's how entertainment shows works isn't it? Did they sign a contract that states everything in the show has to be factual correct or did I miss something?

    Netflix brazenly and deliberately lied about Gaprindashvili’s achievements for the cheap and cynical purpose of ‘heightening the drama’

    Well yeah that's how entertainment shows works isn't it? Did they sign a contract that states everything in the show has to be factual correct or did I miss something?

    5 votes
  4. Comment on Prisoners serving life sentences in Denmark are to be banned from entering new romantic relationships in ~news

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    You seem weirdly focused on pushing this eugenics idea that have no basis in reality in this case.

    You seem weirdly focused on pushing this eugenics idea that have no basis in reality in this case.

    7 votes
  5. Comment on Vihreä liitto become first party in the Finnish Parliament to call for legalisation of cannabis – initiative approved at party conference by narrowest possible majority 183-181 in ~news

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    Hopefully this will nudge the rest of Scandinavia a bit. It's appalling how nothing has happened on this issue especially after the much more conservative US took some big leaps the last couple of...

    Hopefully this will nudge the rest of Scandinavia a bit. It's appalling how nothing has happened on this issue especially after the much more conservative US took some big leaps the last couple of years. So damn frustrating and honestly embarrassing.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Anonymous leaks gigabytes of data from alt-right web host Epik in ~tech

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    Anyone seen or read some of it?

    Anyone seen or read some of it?

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Norm Macdonald dies: Influential comedian & former ‘SNL’ Weekend Update anchor was 61 in ~tv

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    Holy shit, that came out of the blue! What a what loss for comedy. He was really able to tell a joke like nobody else. His roast of Bob Saget (which is fucking impossible to find online with...

    Holy shit, that came out of the blue! What a what loss for comedy. He was really able to tell a joke like nobody else. His roast of Bob Saget (which is fucking impossible to find online with decent audio and video) is legendary. Also that Albert Fish guy seems like a real jerk.

    I found an OK version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-9wo_apQ1s

    2 votes
  8. Comment on What's something that you feel is unfairly criticized? in ~talk

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    This may be all and well but the ONE thing that worries me about tiktok is the uncontrollable doom scrolling which is on another level. We are talking about mere seconds before the next clip...

    This may be all and well but the ONE thing that worries me about tiktok is the uncontrollable doom scrolling which is on another level. We are talking about mere seconds before the next clip starts and you NEVER get the opportunity to stop and think. This might be a general problem (reels on insta/fb etc.) but since tiktok perfected it I blame them for now.

    9 votes
  9. Comment on What's something that you feel is unfairly criticized? in ~talk

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    I have a relative that worked for the sugar industry in the 90s who told me how they deliberately shifted the public discourse and stigma surrounding sugar into fat scare. This also played...

    I have a relative that worked for the sugar industry in the 90s who told me how they deliberately shifted the public discourse and stigma surrounding sugar into fat scare. This also played perfectly into the aspartame scare when sugar free sodas where on the rise. It's downright scary because I myself was afflicted with this mindset and would rather drink regular coke because at least it was "natural" and not contaminated with that untested cancer substance. This way of corporate thinking so fucking evil and makes me boil inside because it touches one of the most fundamental things in our society to make it work. Trust.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on Andrew Yang to launch a third party in ~news

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    You know your country is fucked when you hope Trump makes his own party to save the country.

    You know your country is fucked when you hope Trump makes his own party to save the country.

    9 votes
  11. Comment on The Matrix Resurrections – Official trailer 1 in ~movies

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    This is actually a very interesting point when I think about all the reboots the last 10-15 years. This is were almost all reboots fail but are (ironical) build upon. Remembrance.

    This could actually be fun but I wonder if anyone will care about it 5 years from now. I have doubts.

    This is actually a very interesting point when I think about all the reboots the last 10-15 years. This is were almost all reboots fail but are (ironical) build upon. Remembrance.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    No problem and I'm glad you did. They actually hit it big in the mid nineties with their self titled album with Silverflame as the big hit among other great tunes so that might be worth checking...

    No problem and I'm glad you did. They actually hit it big in the mid nineties with their self titled album with Silverflame as the big hit among other great tunes so that might be worth checking out too.

  13. Comment on The clickbaitification of Netflix in ~movies

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    I hate, hate, HATE this argument. It's a fucking cop-out for something you helped create.

    "But we're just giving the people what they want" some might say.

    I hate, hate, HATE this argument. It's a fucking cop-out for something you helped create.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    The band Dizzy Mizz Lizzy released this epic 22 minute track that I can't recommend enough. Just wow. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT-oPOlXS0w

    The band Dizzy Mizz Lizzy released this epic 22 minute track that I can't recommend enough. Just wow.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT-oPOlXS0w

    2 votes
  15. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    So I've been watching The Chi and it has really changes during the course of 4 season. Some might argue that it suffers from the popular acute wokeness often injected in a lot of recent...

    So I've been watching The Chi and it has really changes during the course of 4 season. Some might argue that it suffers from the popular acute wokeness often injected in a lot of recent movies/shows but I actually think they mostly make it fit in and have made the transition quiet well. I'm really impressed by the dialog and how they manage to incorporate the often missing nuance in them in shows and movies. It's not conflict/misunderstanding driven in the way that every time there is an argument or something leading up to a misunderstanding they manage to present both sides in a somewhat favorable light. Also the camera work is great and the music/score is amazing. That's coming from someone who almost never listen to rap/hiphop. It just fits.
    It all might be a fantasy and a bit unrealistic but I love how someone made a convincing black drama with positive role models of all types that's able to talk about things so the choices they make and actions the take are at least based on a solid foundation and not just plot lines.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on China erases billionaire actress Zhao Wei from history in ~movies

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    Populist politicians and fucked up money men are creaming their pant reading this. I don't have high hopes.

    And how likely is this kind of thing to make it to the West?

    Populist politicians and fucked up money men are creaming their pant reading this. I don't have high hopes.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Yeah I guess that's one of their strengths. They make "brutal" music easy to listen to.

    Yeah I guess that's one of their strengths. They make "brutal" music easy to listen to.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Finally Be'lakors long awaited single Hidden Window came out and I like it. Sounds a bit more like the older albums and I'm fine with that. Actually that's a good thing in my book. They remain top...

    Finally Be'lakors long awaited single Hidden Window came out and I like it. Sounds a bit more like the older albums and I'm fine with that. Actually that's a good thing in my book. They remain top tier melodic death metal. Looking forward to the rest of the album.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on The Reddit COVID blackout has begun in ~tech

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    Yeah how about some more info on what this is?

    Yeah how about some more info on what this is?

    2 votes
  20. Comment on Let’s not pretend that the way we withdrew from Afghanistan was the problem in ~misc

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    Anyone who can post the text here?

    Anyone who can post the text here?

    3 votes