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  1. 4 points
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    If you get a virus, we will hire the best unpaid university inters we can find to spin up a new cloud instance of your training model.
  3. 4 points
    I don't think you need to be a berniebro to think Clinton is a fucking moron for making those statements, even if you think much of what she said is true.
  4. 4 points
    I thoroughly agree! Hence, my position to declare healthcare as a "public good" and to nationalize the entire economic sector.
  5. 4 points
    I still laugh that Kylo Ren’s big redemption moment in the movie is him pretending his Dad came up and forgave him for being literally the worst person in the galaxy.
  6. 4 points
    What’s there to be confused about? ‘Look how right I always am’ in the face of international conflict is insanely narcissistic.
  7. 4 points
    You DO know that it was other soldiers who reported him, it was the military that convicted him and it was our civilian elected, never served in the military president who pardoned him right? I'm willing to bet most enlisted people and ex-military find this piece of shit to be exactly that while most of his support never put on a uniform of any kind before... except maybe a fast food restaurant's.
  8. 4 points
    By far the most emotional moment for me was when Rey accidentally destroyed the transport ship and killed Chewie. That was thrilling. I was stunned, and audibly said “holy shit”. Then 5 minutes later that was completely undone and it was REALLY hard for me to care about anything else that happened in the rest of the movie.
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    I don’t know what Star Wars “feels” like, but Mandalorian season 1 is flat out a better story than the ST.
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    should have been her answer the first time
  13. 3 points
    I honestly keep forgetting I saw this a couple of weeks ago. Cats made way more of an impact on me than this nothing of a movie.
  14. 3 points
    On the plus side the boards will be able to survive without the extra stress of E3!
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    @johnnyis right that Glasgow from Wild Rose should have won. And more of you guys need to see the film! Beyond that, I will simply remind everyone that the Oscars are just an industry trade show awards banquet and have no relation to the quality of films
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    Disagree. Play how you want and enjoy. #GameGenie4life
  21. 3 points
    This is a hard movie to digest. The movie had way too much going but so little did I actually care about. I kept hearing about the pacing being way too fast, and boy were they right. The emperor’s whole fleet is resurrected within five fucking minutes! I swear there are 10 scenes within the first twenty minutes. The only time the movie settles down is oddly enough the third act because they are no longer planet hopping every five minutes. The pacing was hard for me to get adjusted to at first. For the first hour I had trouble even remembering the scene that came before the previous one because I had barely any time to process an individual scene. After a certain point I gave into this relentless groove. But wow, the pacing alone makes this a bad movie. So little in the movie is blatantly terrible but just seeing a lot of blandness scenes at an unprecedented rate for over two hours was numbing. The culmination of sitting through all of that was way more worse than any individual scene. With that said I still found bits that I enjoyed. The emotional beats towards the end worked. Rey accidentally harming Chewie was a great moment, but it’s too bad that the movie was too safe to commit to a bold choice like that. I do wish more of consequence happened, though. Overall I felt empty as I left the theater. After a few hours passed I began to feel bummed out as I began to realize this is what it the culmination of an entire saga. As an individual film it is bad enough. As the end of not just a trilogy, but a trilogy of trilogies, it becomes even worse. It’s been hours since leaving the theater and my face is still stuck in that position.
  22. 2 points
    If a president can obstruct Congress without Congress impeaching, then Congress can't exercise their oversight roles. Isn't the case where Obama and Holder didn't give documents to Congress under subpoena still making its way through the courts? If if takes months to years to get courts to settle disputes, and that's the only way, then our system can't function. The executive and legislative branch are supposed to have an understanding that they comply with each other as co equal branches. The executive is behaving like it is above the legislative branch. The legislative branch is being shit on and the remedy isn't the courts. The constitution gives the legislative branch its own authority to take action. Given the quantity of subpoenas that Trump has ignored, I think this beyond qualifies for removal.
  23. 2 points
    New year, new list so let's get this thing started! Just as always, it's not necessary for the game to actually be released in 2020 to be discussed in this thread! Now that I've gotten my physical fitness level/health back to where I want them to be, I fully intend for 2020 to be a more...uhhhhh..."productive" year for gaming completion than 2019. First up, I'm gonna finish Quantum Break!
  24. 2 points
    The people have spoken in one, clear, united voice!
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    Somehow the greatest tragedy on this page is that spelling of the word check.
  26. 2 points
    These are confirmed as legit. Jesus Christ, this movie looks so much better than TROS. I know movies don't live up to the art...but just the basic ideas are more interesting (ESPECIALLY Finn becoming a leader of regular people against the FO who enslaved him). There are a few more in the link that I didn't include. @SFLUFAN this artwork is now the official sequel to TLJ, and the ending to the saga.
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    Raycevick is also another good one. His very first video was on how Call of Duty lost its identity And one of his most recent ones is a look back at Call of Duty 4 and what made that game so great Also his retrospective on the Mass Effect trilogy is superb. Definitely worth a watch.
  28. 2 points
    Consoles used to be where you had to go to play 70%+ of major releases. Today it’s less than 10% of them. So I’d actually say the PC’s reversed course at this point. Like the consoles now, the biggest draw of its library used to be exclusive games like Starcraft, Unreal, Counter-Strike, etc. Now it’s become the catch all platform with the broadest library. What is ironically implied with ”console exclusive” now says everything about how much the PC market has boomed.
  29. 2 points
    I've realized that the best combination for me is a gaming PC and Nintendo for the exclusives. 😍
  30. 2 points
    Not what I'm saying at all... I'm just saying who TRUMP sees as the bigger threat and I'm sure there are reasons behind that.
  31. 2 points
    This really bums me. One of their best shows. But I agree with those opinions regarding The Last Kingdom.
  32. 2 points
    Poor The Onion, they still try to parody the news, but so often now they are just stating facts with their headlines.
  33. 2 points
    I’d also suggest getting game pass for PC, it’s like a buck for two months or something to start and you can try out a handful of PC games with very little risk / cost.
  34. 2 points
    A concrete example that Sony used when they first started talking about the PS5 is that Spider-Man's top speed in the PS4 game was limited by the speed they could stream the game world from the disc at. However, as the article that @AbsolutSurgen linked points out, it's unlikely that even something like that couldn't be solved by motivated devs. If you really wanted Spider-man's top speed to be higher, you could do it, you'd probably just have to make a non-SSD console really turn down the details when you're moving over a certain speed. So my actual answer is that it's unlikely to be true that a game designed around an SSD couldn't be ported to a console without one, it's simply a matter of how much effort it would take.
  35. 2 points
    This was not exactly the Warren campaign's "finest hour". Still not as terrible as the Native American ancestry DNA test though!
  36. 2 points
    Nuke toxic accounts and this isn’t necessary. But you know, that would take work and reduce “engagement” so it’ll never happen.
  37. 2 points
    I think you’re underestimating the powers of human technological creativity. This is why the ‘doomsday’ view of climate change always strikes me as naively Malthusian in nature. I won’t deny that we might be in for some pain—humans can be a little slow on the uptake. It might be that the average Joe has to see the oceans rising up and burying a good third of the city or village he lives in before he gets truly motivated. But once humans are motivated to address a problem en masse—I.e., once it’s do-or-die for the average Joe—they tend to find an ingenious, didn’t-see-that-coming way to solve it. Maybe not overnight—but given enough time, they tend to find an answer. That’s how we got the horse and plough, weights and measures, vaccines...all the accumulated wonders of technological innovation that saved us not just from a Malthusian apocalypse, but innumerable others that ought to have done us in, but didn’t.
  38. 2 points
    you know...for kids! plenty of great flicks listed. Did anyone mention
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    This isn’t a remotely new action and has happened a lot in the post Korematsu US. White folk just don’t have to deal with it, so it seems shocking when it happens.
  41. 2 points
    They'd have a nuke if they weren't, lol. At the very least a nuclear power plant.
  42. 2 points
    I feel like Amazon, Hulu and Netflix do. Every month several websites publish what's coming and going to Netflix and I don't think they're just pulling the info out of their ass. Not to mention on your streaming list it will say "leaving netflix on..." https://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/new-on-netflix/
  43. 2 points
    I really hate that the refs called that illegal block.
  44. 2 points
    But there is a disturbing amount of voters that are fully on board with Trump. It’s different than how the GOP supported previous presidents. This is more like religious devotion to a man.
  45. 2 points
    Perhaps, but if we're ranking them as disappointments, then you're taking the context into consideration. TDKR, Godfather III, and T3 were all sequels to instant classics, and Revolutions was slightly removed from one. Watch Godfather III by itself and it's a fine film, but watch it after the first two makes it a rather disappointing experience. With that in mind I'd put Alien 3 on this list as well. It's not terrible, but it's a big disappointment after the first two. Maybe it's just recency bias, but Glass should also probably be on this list. I wouldn't consider either of the first two classics, but as a culmination to a trilogy that wasn't obviously a trilogy, it was a real let down.
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    Hamill had some serious Yoda playfulness in this scene. I loved it.
  49. 2 points
    The only reason it pushes anyone's disbelief is because you grew up with the OT, and despite how many ways the Force was expanded to get somebody out of trouble, only now that we're boring adults with no imaginations is expanding the use of the Force considered a joke or impossible! The Force complaints are so weird because it goes back to the same thing: people's "solutions" to movies are to remove conflict and tension, regardless as to how much they have to bend that that's not really what they're saying. It's literally to the point where Star Wars fans find it to be affront to their sensibilities that new powers could be introduced whatsoever that were in the OT despite the fact that the OT did it already in its own three movies. A New Hope We know the Force exists but only knew vaguely that it's an energy that binds the universe together. But wait! Imperial troops stop our heroes, but Obi-Wan is able to use a Jedi mind trick to fool them into thinking that R2 isn't the droid they're looking for. Holy shit, Vader can choke someone without even touching them. And then, we see that if you use the Force, you can block laser fire with your laser sword, AND you don't even need to use your eyes to do it! Yo, Vader can just sense Obi-Wan is there (but strangely can't sense Luke even though they're related). Hold up, Obi-Wan can speak while dead. The Dead Speak! And using the Force allows Luke to fire into a tiny hole without the use of a computer. The Empire Strikes Back Now we've established what The Force can do. WRONG! Because Luke is captured by a monster with no means of escaping, so Force Pull becomes a thing, allowing him to get his light saber and escape. Hold up, now Obi-Wan can show himself to Luke. wtf, Vader can choke people THROUGH A SCREEN now? Hold up, now Luke's ship, which he needs to escape, can be lifted from the water. Hold up, Obi-Wan can actually appear and walk and move even though he's dead. He doesn't even have to be alive to walk around and talk to Luke! But wait! Luke gets put into a freezing chamber but now he can jump REALLY high to get out of it. VADER can cause Force Hurricanes and throw a bunch of shit at Luke by just concentrating somewhat. Damn, Luke's dangling in Cloud City, but he can call out to Leia and she can hear him call out to her. HOW BLOODY CONVENIENT. Return of the Jedi Okay, I guess that's it. Wait, Luke can flip in the air now? Hold up, NOW Vader can sense Luke is near while he's on the ship even though that wasn't a thing two movies ago? Luke can backflip?! Vader can sense that he has a sister by getting in Luke's thoughts?! WTF? LIGHTNING?! In order to enjoy Star Wars, you have to realize that none of this is weirder than the PT (wtf, they can just zoom through space instead of running? Sidious can just throw things willy-nilly instead of focusing? Even Dooku has lightning powers? Why didn't Vader get lightning powers?) or ST. It became normalized for you through decades or soaking in every Star Wars movie rewatch after rewatch, it became normalized after we've soaked in every video and essay about the Star Wars films, it became normalized after just seeing that was a thing in a movie for 40 years. You know what The Last Jedi actually does better than the OT, and there's a whole list of things it does better? Putting stakes and consequences behind a new Force Power. The big one that was introduced is set up, it's described, the consequences of its use are briefly mentioned but not lingered (so if you're paying attention to the script, you know that Luke is doomed after its use), and it's not a deus ex machina as Luke has to die in order to do it and with no way to use his ship. And he does it by using the Force like Yoda: “A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack." He never even tried to hurt Kylo with it (and couldn't in order to save the illusion); it was used to save people, and there were actual clues to its use by his light saber and footprints and hair. Kylo literally was fighting a ghost of his past using this Force Power in a phenomenal climax, and all the vocal minority can complain about is how they've never seen it before and is somehow an unrealistic use of a fictional religious force that has never established overarching rules for what the Force can do. It's one of the best uses of the Force that prompted applause from the audience when I watched the movie and everyone saw Luke concentrating far away. And thus, a well-written and dramatic use of the Force needs to go despite hurting a movie's conflict and story and character arcs so we can try to find a grounded approach to the fucking Force. Obi-Wan says his sister was hidden during ROTJ, not ESB, so we had no earthly idea that two kids were hidden from him as we didn't even know Vader was his father until the end of Empire. The only thing we knew then was that she could just sense him to save him. That was it. The only reason it doesn't push your suspension of disbelief is because you grew up with it, so now you just accept it as being normal, not even as a deus ex machina.
  50. 2 points
    I finally got a job in IT! I just got hired for an L1 service support position. Just had my first week there and I have been enjoying it. A refreshing environment than what I am used to. Everyone is super friendly. Even when I went to my interviews I noticed people just making conversations in the elevator even when on different floors and departments. I'm really glad that I chose to make the career change sooner than always holding it off because I didn't feel ready to go back to school. I definitely recommend anyone that wants to find a better place to work to make that effort.
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