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    Rich people don't care if I grovel in the fucking dirt due to medical expenses, so I don't care if they get taxed 105%. Fuck 'em.
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    Don't look at me: I'm not suggesting in the least that my harsh marginal rate is to pay for green projects. My rate is pretty much intended to make the piggies at the trough squeal a little bit.
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    Moderate independents are overall fans of taxing the rich and a clean environment. If we're suggesting that taxing rich people like we used to in the 50s (actually less than we did IIRC) is communism or close to it, then somehow we were a democratic socialist country in the 50s and I missed it. I don't know why Republicans/conservatives/libertarians always give advice on how Democrats should win and not scare off independents and what not to talk about. Apparently Dems were supposed to lose again to them before nabbing 350 state legislative seats, 8 governors' mansions, and 41+ House seats in the past two years despite a bunch of them touting Medicare-for-All and pro-environment policies to counter the really shitty anti-business/anti-economy/loose regulation policy that's been shitting up the environment and scaring people away from areas that need a good environment to thrive. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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    If the trailer for CIVIL WAR spoiled Gi-ant Man I would have been PISSED. His reveal was one of the most happy surprises I’ve seen on the screen in years.
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    I still remember vividly that when I went to see the Goosebumps movie with my (then) 6-year old son, he turned to me during a scene where they were in a supermarket and whispered in my ear... (here comes the werewolf, I remember it from the trailer). I think the big problem is that they frequently show all the money shots. How much more fun would the giant ant man scenes in ant-man and the wasp have been if they didn't show us every single one in the trailer? I'm not saying they should keep everything a secret, but they've gone too far lately. The needle has swung too far to the left and needs an adjustment. I have a hard time understanding people who seem to be arguing that it's a good thing to show a bunch of spoilers in a trailer.
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    When anti-spoiler culture devolved to considering video game review scores as spoilers, I immediately became a contrarian on the matter. I hope all of your favorite properties are spoiled for you folks.
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    That stuff isn't for him
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    The response of some black folks to black men who are clearly guilty is absolutely in response to being under the unjust yoke of the criminal justice system in this nation for its entirety. It’s a sad situation because the response to injustice shouldn’t be more injustice, but it is understandable that a black person who has quite likely at minimum known a friend or family member abused by our justice system would feel good about undermining it when they get the chance.
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    We can be sure it wasn't Man of -I wasn't good enough to beat Bloodborne- Culture then. Right, @SaysWho?
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    I'm on media blackout for this, the first trailer is all I needed to see. I'm getting this shit day fucking one, my dudes.
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    I've trained Markov Q-learning agents that are more rational than Molyneux. This is a really funny joke if you work in reinforcement learning.
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    I mean... kind of? 2016 sucked and was horrible and we’ve got issues but this whole “the continued existence of HRC and the mere discussion of progressive policies will doom Democrats in 2020” is a BIT much.
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    I hope it's just a video clip of him saying he owns the shutdown every time he's said it. I hope Pelosi calls him a pussy.
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    When I saw that you quoted me, I went to find this exact tweet before you did to show it to you, and now here we are.
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    I agree that a carbon tax plus "soak the rich" is the best combination!
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    Carbon tax and allowing big write-offs for investing in green energy sound like big winners. I'm just tired of removing regulation after regulation to help rich assholes. I don't want vague, "We'll look at it," ideas. We gave Rick Scott a promotion here after he slashes regulations, including on septic tanks, and now those septic tanks are so dirty and disgusting that they contributed to our blue-green algae bloom. Even I've felt more like a populist in recent years with shit like this, especially the more I talk with rich people (who are in high quantities in this state) who grew up with daddy buying boats for them and never lived in an apartment who tell me, "It's not about how much money you have. You don't need it to be happy!" Fuck off. I find more diplomatic ways to tell them that.
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    Americans hate the word socialism, but support many socialist policies. It's the same way they hate being called racist, but love being racist.
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    Rather than tank election prospects it would appear that she’s juiced legitimate discussions over a) what marginal tax rates are, b) what is really appropriate, c) whether it’s enough, d) a reminder of America’s prosperous past with high top marginal rates, and e) skewering Republican’s decades long disinformation campaign to confuse people over how they get taxed. It would seem that rather than harming Democrats chances she eating the republicans for fucking lunch. This is how I want all Democrats talking to the media.
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    On another note, I bought LaunchBox/BigBox and have started setting that up. All those Epic Games Store freebies convinced me to look beyond Steam as a library manager. No regrets at all. It’s so much better than Big Picture Mode. I’ll post a thread about it later.
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    I worry more about the future, when subscriptions start splintering more, as they have already with video streaming content and PC gaming storefronts. There’s also the possibility of further price hikes, subscription tiers, etc, once things are more established. How the next generation of consoles handles this will be a major topic of conversation. The big 3rd party publishers are hungry for it, and won’t want to get screwed over.
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    So I recently finished Zombi, the PS4 port of ZombiU, twice in a row because it's a fucking great and fun mid-tier game and felt like I should recommend this to fans of Survival Horror titles here because it seems to have gone all but unnoticed. Maybe it's because I didn't have a WiiU and didn't pay attention but...whatever. It's currently on sale for $8.99 and very much worth it. A bit janky and flawed here and there but atmosphere and gameplay-wise, this is one of the best Horror games I've played in quite some time. Apparently the PS4 version isn't as cool as the OG WiiU version with the obvious lack of a second screen which used to function as the map and inventory system but since I never had the pleasure of playing it, I didn't miss it. It kind of reminds me of Condemned with less finicky controls, the addition of firearms and great level design. There are many unique little touches, creativity and ambition to be found here. It is slightly held back by its budget and more on the short side (although first run did take me 12 hours approximately), especially graphics-wise. One unique mechanic it has going that I should point out is the way death works. The game revolves around a safe house in the London subway system and you play as a random survivor dropped into the middle of an apocalyptic scenario. A little info card, like a driver license screenshot kind of, is provided for some basic details of your current character. If you're killed, that's it for that character and "you" wake up back at the safe house as a new survivor/person entirely without any of your collected gear. It's up to you to make it back to the now-dead survivor you had previously played and pick all your shit up again. By this time they may have turned into a zombie, or not, and you may have to kill your previous self first. It creates a really tense attachment to your "life" somehow, which I was surprised by. You're quite fragile and various zombie types, environmental hazards and you yourself with molotovs etc. can get really dangerous quickly and while not incredibly difficult, it's no walk in the park either. Resources are on the scarce side and each bullet counts in good Survival Horror tradition. The ugly is mainly on the technical side as the game did freeze on me three times during my initial playthrough and saves are manual at the safehouse only. Some janky-ass bugs happen like not being able to pick up an item on a stair incline and typical mid-tier type nonsense like that but gladly the core mechanics are quite tight and work as intended albeit a bit stiffly. There are hardly any cutscenes at all and story is mainly told via documents strewn throughout the world and environmental clues and it's actually quite cool and highly atmospheric. Anyway, its reception seems to have been lukewarm but I personally think it's a truly great and unique, if slightly flawed, game that I can't help think was a bit misunderstood. The marketing I do remember paints it more as an Action title, especially considering it's first person and yeah...it's not.
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    Supreme Court refuses to block mystery grand jury subpoena
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    @legend https://assassinscreed.ubisoft.com/game/en-us/news-updates/342412/this-month-in-assassins-creed-odyssey-january2019 ENEMY SCALING One of the most community-requested features since launch is coming this month. With the next update you will be able to adapt enemy scaling settings to your preferences. As soon as the update hits on January 10, visit the options menu and find the Level Scaling setting. From there you'll be able to customize how drastically the enemies will scale to your level. Heavy – All enemies remain at your level. Normal – No change in the difficulty settings. Light – Content is around two levels below your level. Very Light – Content is around four levels below your level. Please bear in mind that this option won't be available in Nightmare Difficulty Mode in order to maintain that mode's challenging nature. Edit: nvm, i saw it got posted on the other one.
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    I did a little more reading. The port *is* the same. Higher bandwidth support is achieved by two means: increase the clock rate on each channel (the most straightforward thing you can do) *and* allow for a new data format that allows embedding the timing information in each respective channel. By changing to that data format, they're able to use a channel that was previously dedicated to timing information for data. The clock rate isn't an issue (in that we don't need to transmit on a higher clock rate since we've resigned ourselves to low-bandwidth). The data format might be depending on how flexible Nvidia made their GPUs. However, even then that's only an issue *if* using VRR requires transmitting data in the new format. It need not, but I haven't yet found an answer to that.
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    "So I need to get monster cables? Got it."
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    It was more specifically that they played the "I know him from work!" scene. I know I personally would have been fine with Hulk being in the trailer if they hadn't played anything from the arena sequence.
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    I didn't see it posted already, so here's the Lawfare article on the legalities of declaring a national emergency to build a wall. Here are the key points: -The President can declare a national emergency for basically whatever he wants. -Not all national emergencies allow redirection of DoD funds, only emergencies that "require the use of the armed forces." -Even then, you're only allowed to spend money on "military construction projects" that "are necessary to support such use of the armed forces." -It's unclear who would have standing to challenge such a move, and unclear what it would take to win. Basically, if the President says we're in an emergency that requires the use of the armed forces, who is even allowed to disagree? To me, that reads like the travel ban. It seems like something that lower courts will block, probably on the basis of the easily disproved lies that he'll tell in announcing this, but if the order itself is worded correctly it would probably be upheld by the supreme court.
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    The Ragnorok trailer is basically a 2-minute cut of the film.
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    You might laugh but he is the world’s premier defender of logic and rational debate.
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    But what's the definition of moderate? In the 2000s, being "moderate" meant voting for the Iraq War, opposing gay marriage and marijuana legalization, and not even pursuing health care. In the late 2000s, being "moderate" meant opposing the Affordable Care Act. Now that's a moderate and normal thing to do with its significantly higher levels of support that easily outnumber opposition now. Unless there's a specific thing 'moderate' means, it just seems like Dems being try-hard and saying what feels good since so many who go, "I agree with a little bit over here and a little bit over here," are usually extremely liberal and don't realize it from my experience.
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    If the end result is they have less to control all the wealth and that their failure doesn't necessarily mean we're fucked since 11 men won't control half the economy, then I'll be thrilled. We already went through that in 2008.
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    Being from Canada, you should know that what the Americans here are hoping for is still to the right of what Canada has had for what, 50+ years? True our university isn't totally free, but it's very heavily subsidized (and free in many provinces if you are under a certain family income), and we have universal healthcare. Canada is a much better place to live as a result, on average.
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    Throw this trash out. The rich benefit most from government. They need to pay more.
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    Into the Spider-verse - 10/10 - The animation style was innovative and unique. The movie itself was the best Spider-man movie I've ever seen. As a life-long Spider-man fan, this felt like a Spider-man movie, made by Spider-man fans FOR Spider-man fans. They just "got" what Spider-man is all about at its core. Mary Poppins Returns - 7.5/10 - The original is such a classic, that there was no possible way for this to measure up, but I think they did as good a job as was possible. I think with repeat viewings my appreciation for it will grow. The musical numbers were good to great. The tone was on point. The emotional scene hit the heart strings. Not the disaster I expected. Mamma Mia Here We Go Again - 8/10 - This is a massive improvement over the original movie. The musical numbers feel more polished and are more worthy of a soundtrack listening. The acting takes a big step forward. The movie is highly rewatchable. The tone is happy and light. The kids, from my 9-yo to my 20-yo all enjoyed it. The UHD has some fantastically colourful images to work it's HDR magic on. It was visually very pleasing. Being digitally filmed, it is a very clean image as well, with no film grain. Everything is crystal clear and the type of thing you see on demo reels on TV's in store displays. Popping in the standard Blu-ray disc for comparison, everything feels so flat and muted. The visual punch is just not there after watching the same scenes in HDR. The Dolby Atmos mix is very enjoyable. There is consistent immersion from the musical numbers, though the material doesn't afford them many opportunities to really make use of directional sound, but there were a couple of moments throughout where sounds were clearly and appropriately placed in the surrounds or heights that made me smile for having the setup to appreciate them. Star Wars The Last Jedi - 8/10 - I'd seen the movie twice in theatres and I like it a lot. This was the first time watching it on UHD at home though and despite having been forewarned, I was still disappointed in the presentation. As a result of sticking firm to the director's intent on visual aesthetic, this movie really does not take advantage of HDR. Certainly there is more detail afforded by the 4K resolution, and that makes it superior to the standard Blu-ray, but the blacks are not as deep as they could be and the brights are not as bright as they could be. Everything seems to fall within a standard dynamic range. When you see a shot of space, there is such a difference between the "black" of space versus the "black" of the letterbox bars surrounding the movie that space looks grey by comparison. And the sorts of specular highlights usually found in HDR presentations (including the recent Solo UHD) are nowhere to be found. There are a few standout moments in the visual presentation - notably the scenes in the throne room. The deep reds are vibrant, to be sure. The Atmos sound mix was... good... but not demo-material. In the Heart of the Sea - 7/10 - It was kind of neat to see Chris Hemsworth and Tom Holland sharing the screen here, in this setting. I found the movie to be a little bit predictable, but well-executed. The UHD disc I had heard good things about and at first was a little underwhelmed. In the earlier parts of the movie, I felt like the 4K resolution was actually hurting the presentation due to the fact that visual effects on locations was so much more readily apparent and artificial looking than would have been ideal. As the film unfolds, however, there are some demo-worthy scenes, particularly one where there is a lot of fire on screen that had me revoking my early doubts. The Dolby Atmos track was good throughout, though I struggle to think back on any truly amazing moments. I had to have the sound tuned down a couple notches while watching this one though, so that is hardly a definitive verdict.
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