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  1. Comment on Muppet a movie in ~movies

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    Having mulled this question over previously, my go to answer is The Princess Bride. In my head cannon I have notions of who would play each role, but I'll leave that exercise up to your imagination.

    Having mulled this question over previously, my go to answer is The Princess Bride.

    In my head cannon I have notions of who would play each role, but I'll leave that exercise up to your imagination.

    6 votes
  2. Comment on After six seasons, Community will get its movie in ~tv

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    Disagree wholeheartedly. The show was forced to evolve as characters started to leave, but the writing for the final two seasons is stronger despite that. Season 5 is consistently hilarious and...

    Disagree wholeheartedly. The show was forced to evolve as characters started to leave, but the writing for the final two seasons is stronger despite that. Season 5 is consistently hilarious and the additions of Paget Brewster and Keith David in Season 6 led to some of the funniest moments of the show.

    I am cautiously optimistic about the movie as I don't think Dan Harmon would do it unless there was a story to tell (as he's said in the past).

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Traveling through movies in ~movies

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    The Before trilogy, The Darjeeling Limited, Samsara are some that immediately come to mind, I'm sure there's plenty of others I can't think of this moment.

    The Before trilogy, The Darjeeling Limited, Samsara are some that immediately come to mind, I'm sure there's plenty of others I can't think of this moment.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Biden signs executive order targeting right to repair, ISPs, net neutrality, and more in ~tech

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    Sounds good, but...

    Sounds good, but...

    The administration claims that the 72 initiatives are being undertaken to promote competition and raise wages. But it will be up to the various agencies, as well as Congress, to provide funding and action to make these things happen.

    8 votes
  5. Comment on Community S03E04 - Remedial Chaos Theory in ~tv

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    It's too bad they didn't share Advanced Dungeons & Dragons considering it was pulled from Netflix

    It's too bad they didn't share Advanced Dungeons & Dragons considering it was pulled from Netflix

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Pre-orders for the Framework laptop are now open in ~tech

  7. Comment on Host of ‘Reply All’ Podcast Takes Leave of Absence After Accusations of Toxic Culture in ~news

  8. Comment on What’s the right way to fix a squeaky controller trigger? in ~tech

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    Just an FYI for other use cases as well: WD-40 is not a lubricant, it's a solvent. It really shouldn't ever be used for squeaks, it'll work in the immediate short term but exacerbate the issue...

    Just an FYI for other use cases as well: WD-40 is not a lubricant, it's a solvent. It really shouldn't ever be used for squeaks, it'll work in the immediate short term but exacerbate the issue long term.

    5 votes
  9. Socializing over video conferencing

    Have you been socializing with friends or family using Zoom, Hangouts, Skype, Facetime or the like during the pandemic? Beyond the typical chats, meals and drinks, what sorts of activities have...

    Have you been socializing with friends or family using Zoom, Hangouts, Skype, Facetime or the like during the pandemic? Beyond the typical chats, meals and drinks, what sorts of activities have you been engaging in over these services? Games? Karaoke? Watching movies? What sorts of activities have been the most successful or lent themselves to working remotely?

    18 votes
  10. Comment on Science fiction movie recommendations in ~movies

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    "Primer" is probably the most realistic example of time travel in film, but it's pretty confusing (not that that's bad). "Predestination" has perhaps the most well tied up and solid time travel...

    "Primer" is probably the most realistic example of time travel in film, but it's pretty confusing (not that that's bad).

    "Predestination" has perhaps the most well tied up and solid time travel premise I've ever seen, it's great.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Science fiction movie recommendations in ~movies

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    You're not alone, I can't believe Snowpiercer gets the praise that it does. Besides some good production design, bleh.

    You're not alone, I can't believe Snowpiercer gets the praise that it does. Besides some good production design, bleh.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    This probably seems rudimentary to most, but it's the most involved programming project I've ever completed. I finally worked up the courage/motivation to try to tackle the arduino coding side of...

    This probably seems rudimentary to most, but it's the most involved programming project I've ever completed.

    I finally worked up the courage/motivation to try to tackle the arduino coding side of my led cloud project, after hemming and hawing for probably a year. Five days of complete trial and error, mostly error, a few questions to forums and such that were only tangentially helpful (perhaps it's me being a layman, but programmers don't seem to be particularly interested in giving direct answers to noobs like me), but I finally got some code that mostly does what I'd like it to.

    Anyway, I'm glad to have this one under my belt. I really do have a ton of respect for people that do this kind of thing. It's still VERY foreign to me, but I'm a little further on my journey to it all not seeming completely alien, so yay.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on What are you following this week? Weekly sports round-up thread in ~sports

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    It also helps to have a front office and coaching staff on the same page. So often the shotgun marriages of GMs and coaches past meant that players were constantly square pegs being forced into...

    It also helps to have a front office and coaching staff on the same page. So often the shotgun marriages of GMs and coaches past meant that players were constantly square pegs being forced into round holes and turning over with every organizational change. Props to Kevin Stefanski for lacking the ego and fitting the system to his players strengths.

    Also nice to see another Browns fan on here. Go Browns!

    2 votes
  14. Comment on What were the best games you played this year? in ~games

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    Control I'm honestly not much of a gamer, but I was completely enthralled by Control. It completely sucked me in literally within the first couple of minutes, and although the story may have...

    Control

    I'm honestly not much of a gamer, but I was completely enthralled by Control. It completely sucked me in literally within the first couple of minutes, and although the story may have turned out to be perhaps the weakest part of the game, the lore, design, and sheer delight I had becoming a practical god throughout the course of the game left me in awe, and feeling pretty bittersweet once it ended. One of those pieces of media that I wholly wish I could eternal sunshine out of my memory so that I could experience it for the first time again, just for me to go through withdrawals once I finished it. I haven't been able to pick up another game since because they just pale in comparison. What a game.

    6 votes
  15. Comment on Scientists identified a green, poisonous gas used by Federal agents on Portland protesters in ~news

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    To analyze the unknown chemicals, CWRC enlisted the help of a local laboratory, Specialty Analytical. The results, first published in a press release on October 10, confirmed suspicions that federal law enforcement was using a new compound on Portland protesters. Canisters collected from protest areas contained trace amounts of hexachloroethane (commonly HC), a white powder that, when heated in the presence of metal salts, reacts to form a dense cloud of green or white smoke that smells like camphor and wreaks havoc on biological systems.

    HC is a highly regulated toxin, labeled as a “likely carcinogen” and skin irritant by the Environmental Protection Agency. Eye masks and gloves are recommended for people who handle the chemical. Defense Technologies, an imprint of Pennsylvania-based security equipment manufacturer Safariland, markets the HC canisters as “military-style” smokers, even though the U.S. military actually stopped using HC in grenades in the 1990s due to its extreme toxicity.

    Activists are more concerned about the chemicals that leave the canister than those packed inside it. Firing an HC grenade triggers a two-stage reaction in which the chlorine in HC rapidly combines with metallic zinc, resulting in zinc chloride, a toxic metal fume that appears as a greenish-white smoke. “It’s a chemical reaction in a can,” says Simonis. “The zinc chloride is an intentional product of the grenade’s design.” The Material Safety Data Sheet supplied by Safariland, however, doesn’t mention zinc chloride at all.

    Gaseous zinc chloride, also known as hexite, is more than an alternative type of tear gas. Because it contains the super-hot gaseous forms of both chloride ions and zinc, a heavy metal, hexite plumes are highly mobile and extremely dangerous to most forms of life. The chloride ions increase the uptake of zinc particles by exposed cells on the skin or mucous membranes. Zinc can accumulate in tissues and organs, then mobilize later and cause a new set of symptoms. The most striking effects of zinc chloride toxicity in the street — vomiting, burning skin, coughing — are only the first onslaught of a chronic, unpredictable respiratory condition that can cause severe liver damage, fatigue, weight loss, and anorexia, in addition to difficulty breathing.

    Zinc toxicity sharply contrasts with the effects of tear gas, which tend to be excruciating but short-lived, with dangerous exceptions. “[Conventional tear gas] causes pain through a specific mechanism,” says B. Zane Horowitz, PhD, an emergency toxicologist in the Portland area and author of a recent op-ed decrying the city’s use of tear gas on protesters in the journal Toxicology Communications. Tear gas shorts the nervous system’s pain response, essentially creating the experience of pain without doing lasting damage — most of the time. Still, says Horowitz, “There’s no reason to have pain inflicted on you if you haven’t done anything wrong.”

    10 votes
  16. Comment on Vimeo is not very good in ~tech

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    It's unfortunate then that, to this day, I've never had a video hosted by Vimeo load without interruption. I've wanted to love Vimeo for as long as I can remember, but I've more or less completely...

    It's unfortunate then that, to this day, I've never had a video hosted by Vimeo load without interruption. I've wanted to love Vimeo for as long as I can remember, but I've more or less completely given up on even watching anything hosted on their platform.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on Share a link to a cover song with an unusual instrument! in ~music