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Comment: Re:It looks like a friggin video game. (Score 1) 345

by mrchaotica (#48664035) Attached to: Ars: Final Hobbit Movie Is 'Soulless End' To 'Flawed' Trilogy

Also, if young people really were going to favor super accurate realistic imagery why is every selfie and instagram photo on internet put through a ton of filters to make it look like a mix of some old super 8 film from 1968 crossbred with a polaroid photo?

Because people who use social media have no taste.

Comment: Re:Blah (Score 1) 345

by mrchaotica (#48663997) Attached to: Ars: Final Hobbit Movie Is 'Soulless End' To 'Flawed' Trilogy

It's similar to how the Star Wars prequels could be edited down to one or two actually decent movies

There's absolutely no reason why 20-something years worth of Anakin Skywalker's life pre-Vader couldn't have provided enough worthwhile material for three movies. George Lucas just sucked too much to figure it out.

Comment: Re:How is this a crime (Score 1) 69

No, a chop chop receives the stolen cars (acting as an accomplice of the thief), disassembles them, and then sells the parts.

That part in parentheses is important: if the shop simply bought cars from whoever brought them in and then parted them out, that's a legitimate business.

Of course, cars are a little bit of a bad example because transferring ownership requires registering the title and whatnot. Let's talk about cellphones instead, since they don't: are those automated kiosks in the mall that let you trade in old cellphones illegal? After all, somebody could steal a cellphone and then turn it in at the kiosk. Does that make the kiosk owner a huge criminal?

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