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  1. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    good casting for Bishop, right? I really hope they stick with this series, ultimately leading to her detective agency. I doubt it'll happen, but it'd be fun.

    good casting for Bishop, right? I really hope they stick with this series, ultimately leading to her detective agency. I doubt it'll happen, but it'd be fun.

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

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    holy smokes. That was neat. The glass bridge was my fav.

    holy smokes. That was neat. The glass bridge was my fav.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ exits Netflix; will launch on Paramount+ globally in ~tv

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    exactly! There's no nuance or real teamwork. Everything is Burnham, Burnham, Burnham. Leadership is all 'this is against the rules!' in one breath, then turns around and makes her captain. The...

    exactly! There's no nuance or real teamwork. Everything is Burnham, Burnham, Burnham. Leadership is all 'this is against the rules!' in one breath, then turns around and makes her captain. The ultimate Mary-Sue.

    Even if someone else gets their time to shine and save the day, she always has a major part to play in that success -- where that person couldn't do whatever task without her direct involvement.

    I also hate how the last fifteen minutes of each episode is pretty much 'sorry for hurting your feelings' or 'I'll try and be a better person' --- barf. We need a hard limit of ONE reconciliation / lesson per episode! :)

    I checked out of Disco for the second season, but decided to catch up a few weeks in due to my TV club sticking with it. I think I'm actually done now.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ exits Netflix; will launch on Paramount+ globally in ~tv

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    It'll be a bit, but Kurtzman confirmed the other day that they're still going ahead with the Section 31 series, starring Yeoh.

    It'll be a bit, but Kurtzman confirmed the other day that they're still going ahead with the Section 31 series, starring Yeoh.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ exits Netflix; will launch on Paramount+ globally in ~tv

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    I like Lower Decks the most out of the new trek series. Disco is good, but I really wish they'd get away from this 'Burnham saves the day!' stuff. A little is fine, but it feels like its every...

    I like Lower Decks the most out of the new trek series. Disco is good, but I really wish they'd get away from this 'Burnham saves the day!' stuff. A little is fine, but it feels like its every episode.

    The show is pretty, though :)

    4 votes
  6. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    Hawkeye posted and it's decent. The lighter tone is great for the franchise. I love how this opens up. No post credit sequences so far. exciting edit: The Beatles miniseries, GET BACK is out....

    Hawkeye posted and it's decent. The lighter tone is great for the franchise.

    I love how this opens up.

    No post credit sequences so far.

    exciting edit: The Beatles miniseries, GET BACK is out. Three nights of the Beatles -- and I couldn't be more excited.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Monophonics - It's Only Us (2020) in ~music

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    so good, right? Its amazing how rich this and related genres are. I got into Colemine by discogs stalking Lee Fields and Aaron Frazer.

    so good, right? Its amazing how rich this and related genres are. I got into Colemine by discogs stalking Lee Fields and Aaron Frazer.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Kyle Rittenhouse acquitted on all counts in ~news

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    yeah, that makes sense. I'm surprised he wasn't dinged on the firearm thing, but that's such an unbelievable loophole with the short barrel thing, if that was really all that saved him.

    yeah, that makes sense. I'm surprised he wasn't dinged on the firearm thing, but that's such an unbelievable loophole with the short barrel thing, if that was really all that saved him.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Kyle Rittenhouse acquitted on all counts in ~news

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    its very much a chicken or the egg scenario. If he wasn't armed up, he most likely wouldn't have been in these confrontations at all. But he was --- and the testimonials, like you said, show that...

    its very much a chicken or the egg scenario. If he wasn't armed up, he most likely wouldn't have been in these confrontations at all. But he was --- and the testimonials, like you said, show that he was responding.

    The whole thing is a mess. As a non-American, its still difficult to fully grasp the extent of the gun culture in the US.

    10 votes
  10. Comment on Apple announces self service repair in ~tech

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    I really hope this influences future designs for apple products. For a time I was deep into the iPod modding scene -- and nothing could be easier to work on. It'd be great to see the most common...

    I really hope this influences future designs for apple products. For a time I was deep into the iPod modding scene -- and nothing could be easier to work on. It'd be great to see the most common components easily replaceable.

    At least with the 12 mini, it wouldn't have taken a lot of work to shuffle things around a bit to make the replacement a lot easier.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Aidan Knight - Sixteen Stares (2020) in ~music

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    This record has been on loop today. Spotify Bandcamp

    This record has been on loop today.

    1 vote
  12. Val (2021)

    I watched Val tonight. Its mostly old footage that Val filmed himself. He was quick to have a video camera and seemed to carry it with him everywhere. If you're unaware, Val Kilmer lost his voice...

    I watched Val tonight. Its mostly old footage that Val filmed himself. He was quick to have a video camera and seemed to carry it with him everywhere.

    If you're unaware, Val Kilmer lost his voice during his treatment for throat cancer. He can still speak, but with difficulty.

    Anyway, even if you're a mild fan of Kilmer's work, this is worth a watch. I much prefer this format for documentaries to the talking heads we get with other documentaries like Velvet Underground (2021)

    Val is from Amazon Studios and A24.

    6 votes
  13. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    American Crime Story: Impeachment ended tonight... but it feels like it needs another episode. With that out of the way, Dopesick has got to be the most frustrating and depressing show on...

    American Crime Story: Impeachment ended tonight... but it feels like it needs another episode.

    With that out of the way, Dopesick has got to be the most frustrating and depressing show on television. The series is all about Oxy and the efforts to end the opioid epidemic. The performances are outstanding. Michael Keaton is always great, but he's a fantastic dramatic actor.

    The series is seven episodes in and every week leaves me totally heartbroken.

    On a more positive note, Fairfax came out from Amazon. Its all about teenagers, influencer culture, etc -- and its really fun. It's got a Bojack feel without the sadness.

    late edit: Ken Jennings is back on Jeopardy, which is nice. Blossom wasn't too bad, overall. It's a shame she's got some controversy in her past. I think she would have been alright full-time.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Reddit adds "Community Points" on the Ethereum blockchain - used for purchases, memberships, tips, and reputation-weighted voting (in polls) in ~tech

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    haha -- that would explain it. Like they have a list of top searches for Google and say 'we gotta build these things.'

    haha -- that would explain it. Like they have a list of top searches for Google and say 'we gotta build these things.'

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Reddit adds "Community Points" on the Ethereum blockchain - used for purchases, memberships, tips, and reputation-weighted voting (in polls) in ~tech

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    I'd love to see the meetings that lead to these reddit announcements.

    I'd love to see the meetings that lead to these reddit announcements.

    5 votes
  16. Comment on Reddit adds "Community Points" on the Ethereum blockchain - used for purchases, memberships, tips, and reputation-weighted voting (in polls) in ~tech

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    to save some clicks through their little story about what I believe to be gold 3.0.

    to save some clicks through their little story about what I believe to be gold 3.0.

    What are Community Points?
    Community Points are a way for Redditors to own a piece of their favorite communities. As a unit of ownership, Points capture some of the value of their community. They can be spent on premium features and are used as a measure of reputation in the community.

    Get rewarded for your work

    People earn Points by contributing to the community, for example by submitting quality posts and comments. Based on these contributions, the community ultimately decides how many Points each person receives.

    Hoard your Points, or put them to use

    Save your Community Points, or use them to access exclusive community features such as badges, custom emojis, and GIFs in comments.

    Complete control, like Bitcoin

    Your Community Points exist on the blockchain, independently of Reddit, where they can only be controlled by you (just like Bitcoin!). Neither Reddit nor moderators can take your Points away or decide what you do with them. It’s all up to you.

    For the community, by the community

    Community Points are a tool for communities to customize in their own way. They choose what to call their Points, what they look like, and how they are used in the community. We are looking forward to working with communities to see what is possible for them to do with Points.

    6 votes
  17. Comment on I am a volunteer on a project that may interest you in ~comp

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    This is incredibly vague. what is the social issue you're addressing? are there any technical details? what is it?

    This is incredibly vague.

    1. what is the social issue you're addressing?
    2. are there any technical details?
    3. what is it?
    9 votes
  18. The Sopranos Commentary Tracks -- worth it?

    I started tracking down commentary tracks for The Sopranos. Has anybody gone through them? If so, are they worth it? I try to do commentary tracks for everything I watch, but sometimes they're...

    I started tracking down commentary tracks for The Sopranos. Has anybody gone through them? If so, are they worth it? I try to do commentary tracks for everything I watch, but sometimes they're lame 'oh, I love this actor' 'this day was fun <no story or context>'

    I'm mostly interested in backstory, technical details, etc.

    3 votes