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Geekville / Star Trek: Discovery
« on: Today at 05:22:16 PM »
Anyone following this:

Michael Burnham = Kara Thrace

Captain Lorca = Admiral Cain

Klingons = Cylons

Discovery = not based on Trek, but on another character based space drama.


Maybe not a perfect fit, but is anyone else seeing more in common with Galactica Reimagined then with Trek?

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General Discussion / Re: More things that annoy me..
« on: October 13, 2017, 09:52:32 PM »
Mysterious hidden "fees" from this or that..

And the shitty customer service systems to contest them.  I think they make those as hard to negotiate as possible on purpose.

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General Discussion / Re: More things that annoy me..
« on: October 13, 2017, 08:58:08 PM »
While I'm waxing political knife in the back, lets talk capitalism:

The theory:  Demand = profit.  Give people what they want, and you make money.

The reality:  Gave people a half assed, stripped down thing they demanded. 

I see it a lot in the game industry with "retro games", especially.  Sometimes you get a good effort, but more often then not it seems like they just throw the project at someone who doesn't know what they're doing, doesn't really care, and doesn't get the resources they need even if they did.

I guess it's not totally fair to blame that on "capitalism", though, because there's a difference between true capitalism and "corporatism".

Indy game developers focused on nothing else but satisfying demand and then profiting, now THAT is capitalism.  And it's beautiful.

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Geekville / Re: Supergirl Season 3 - CW
« on: October 13, 2017, 01:35:41 PM »
She is pretty selfish.  Wonder if that's the point, layering up your sjw themes to not only show same sex relationships, but to make a point they could have unhealthy relationships, too.

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Geekville / Re: Supergirl Season 3 - CW
« on: October 12, 2017, 11:01:01 AM »
Agree with everything said.

And yet, thought Legends managed to be even worse then Supergirl.  :(

Rip is suddenly a jerk, with a bad Men in Black parody full of other jerks, all wearing business suits.  And the Legends crew all tried getting jobs, for some reason.  You know, like how the League of Assassin's all works at Wal-Mart or Taco Bell?

Even Ray Palmer the billionaire tech mogul.  That's like Bill Gates or Steve Jobs years after establishing success joining a startup.

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General Discussion / Re: More things that annoy me..
« on: October 11, 2017, 05:59:25 PM »
Senior care.

The general logic from the conservative side, is seniors who don't plan, suffer later.

In my own experience, neither of my well off grandparents could afford to pay for care when struck down without help..  It's simply not possible.  Health care costs too much, and the services are hard/impossible to tap into.

Basically, end of life care is a luxury only the rich can afford, apparently.

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General Discussion / Re: The Orville (Fox)
« on: October 06, 2017, 10:59:04 PM »
I really liked it.

The time travel thing reminds me of Chrisopher Priest's work on The Ray (Writer most known for Black Panther.)

Basically, this kid who can transform into an energy being is raised by as asshole superhero father that's way too hard on him. So he ends up going back in time accidentially, and assumes his dad has something to do with it, recklessly confronts him and scares the crap out of him, accidentially gives him his powers, which he uses to fight the nazi's.  The kid confronts him again and begs him not to screw with time, and his younger old man just tears into him:  "THIS ISN'T HISTORY TO ME, YOU DUMBASS!  If you screwed up time, THAT'S ON YOU."

And suddenly his father being a jerk all his life makes perfect sense.

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General Discussion / Re: More things that annoy me..
« on: October 05, 2017, 06:08:55 PM »
Long line at the customer service desk of a local supermarket.  I ask the lady at the desk why the sudden long lines, and she says they just started this new policy where if items that qualify aren't fresh, you get double your money back.  And, they're not allowed to check it because of a "no hassle" policy.  And, they take items from competing store brands..

None of this makes sense to me.  Yeah, I hate waiting in line, but now I'm trying to work out why they'd even do this.

Money laundering?

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General Discussion / Re: RIP 2017 edition
« on: October 02, 2017, 10:37:56 PM »
All the victims of the recent tragedy.

And my soul for discovering people still won't stop arguing politics, even for something like this.

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General Discussion / Re: Gotham (Season 4)
« on: October 02, 2017, 11:45:30 AM »
Azrael had a much better outfit.

Too bad they blew that one way too early.

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General Discussion / Re: More things that annoy me..
« on: September 30, 2017, 04:06:17 PM »
Anyways:

Never a pen around when you need it.  It's never you that takes them either, you'll put them back, which is why you never even think about it until it's time to write down an insurance confirmation number or phone number, and suddenly "Where's the damned pen??"


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General Discussion / Re: More things that annoy me..
« on: September 30, 2017, 04:02:58 PM »
Sorry, you're right.  :)

I was single digits in the 1980's, but couldn't tell you anything outside if the movies I saw, like Transformers..



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General Discussion / Re: More things that annoy me..
« on: September 29, 2017, 02:50:59 PM »
So, googling up how to take care of dog pee on a bed. 

This is why I hate house sitting:  Just because it's not your fault if something goes wrong, doesn't mean you're not responsible.

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General Discussion / Re: More things that annoy me..
« on: September 29, 2017, 07:52:45 AM »
So Bobby, were things much different in the 60's?

Near as I can tell, every single protest/counter-protest is nothing more then thin skinned kids, and the media catching the hysterics on camera and acting like it's a bigger deal then it really is.

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General Discussion / Re: More things that annoy me..
« on: September 28, 2017, 09:22:11 PM »
sounds like a good thing

IT DOES!

But the cling peach's belgium waffle with whipped cream is good, too.

This local place called Hidden Kitchen I go to once a week has all sorts of off beat, yet amazing stuff.  Pulled pork eggs beni, topped with onion rings is a personal favorite.

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General Discussion / Re: More things that annoy me..
« on: September 28, 2017, 04:35:06 PM »
Me too. 

When you lose a lot of weight, think of rewarding yourself with something decadent, get to the restraunt, and just can't bring yourself to do it.

I guess the Wooster Street Pancakes will have to wait (Banana-chocolate chip ricotte..  Yeah, I may wait forever on those, frankly ordering something like that past the age of 10 is kind of embarressing..)

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General Discussion / Re: More things that annoy me..
« on: September 25, 2017, 09:19:35 AM »
Sorry if this is too close to politics, but the talk about some schools changing names because Confederate is kind of annoying.

Not surprising though, when you consider most board of trustee's have the governor and other politicans on it  (Look up Yale and Uconn board of trustee's, that fuckwit prison bitch Malloy is on both..)

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General Discussion / Re: The Orville (Fox)
« on: September 24, 2017, 09:05:54 AM »
And some of the complaints from the nerdier Trek people sound suspiciously like ones leveled at Firefly.

The companion/high class prostitute with real political power/respect got argued up and down as being impossible/impractical, with a list of why societies couldn't ever develop such a profession under capitalism.  Different but simlarly nitpicky arguments are being leveled at an all male society, and how they felt it didn't measure up to Trek standards..

Of course, Firefly wasn't up to "Trek standards" either, and glossed over a lot of things about their universe in favor of the character interactions..  Which was the point.  The characters and the drama, with the universe as just a backdrop for that instead some ridiculously details Star Wars abomonation that becomes its own thing..

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General Discussion / Re: The Orville (Fox)
« on: September 23, 2017, 06:10:35 PM »
I like it.

The critics are being unfair, basically complaining when they were expecting poop jokes and got a sincere homage of a sci fi drama.

Even the obvious political bias doesn't bother me, because classic Trek was known for that, and Seth has been surprisingly even handed about it.

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General Discussion / Re: More things that annoy me..
« on: September 23, 2017, 09:32:02 AM »

http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-lishan-wang-yale-doctor-sentencing-20170922-story.html

An infamous case where a man murdered a doctor and shot at his pregnant wife because he felt he was unfairly dismissed from a prominient medical center, is finally coming to a close.  It took seven years, forcing the man to take anti-psychotics, and a plea bargain from the murderer.  And the bastards not even doing life.

He did it, he admits he did it, everyone knows he did it.  Yet it took seven years.  The murderer himself tied up the proceedings with nearly 400 defense motions.

I don't get it..  Is this an example of a broken system, or is there really something uniquely complex about this one case that required the murderer himself to agree it's time to end it? 

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General Discussion / Re: More things that annoy me..
« on: September 14, 2017, 02:42:17 AM »
The way every state has to copy off California or New York when they make their laws..

Like no fault divorce.  Cali did it, and it suddenly spread to other states..  Or the hippie movement spreading out from there.

If I wanted to live in California, I'd move to California..

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Gaming Forum / Re: Currently playing thread
« on: September 11, 2017, 06:15:37 PM »
Last day of sale.

If anyone has/gets it, hit me up for some pvp/coop.  Debtlesspuma2.

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Gaming Forum / Re: Currently playing thread
« on: September 09, 2017, 03:55:51 PM »
Guardian Heroes on sale for under two bucks, and Xbox One backwards compatible.

At that price, it's kind of like piracy.  :)

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General Discussion / Re: Walter White vs Tony Soprano
« on: September 05, 2017, 07:07:28 PM »
So between Walt, Tony, Mike, or Jimmy, would you label any of them as genuinely sympathetic, or even "A good man"?

Because I've heard arguments for all four..  And don't buy calling three violent murderers and one accomplice "good"..

"They only whacked people in the business who chose that life", "They did it to put food on the table", ect ect..

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General Discussion / Re: More things that annoy me..
« on: September 05, 2017, 02:27:42 PM »
There's no way to directly transfer itunes podcasts from an i-device to non apple devices without using a pc as an intermediary, is there.

Why do people even buy these Apple things..?  Or make their podcasts strictly available through Itunes? 

Want to make sure no non I-thing user hears your podcast?  Use Itunes.

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