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Comment Re:Thanks, SJWs (Score 1) 158

It sounds like a lot of this is due to Millennial SJWs and the fact that there's a war on masculinity.

I can't believe it took this long for some cuck to blame "SJWs" for this story.

MRAs, you are slipping. A story like this should have been an "all hands on deck" moment for you, and the best you can come up with is one pitiful anonymous coward who thinks this is "anti-masculinity".

Comment three-page spread (Score 1) 158

I don't think anyone has bought Playboy for the nudes in a long time. For over a decade, anyone literate bought Playboy for the articles. In the '70s, it was nice to check out Miss November, but by the time I was in college, and I found the stories by Nabokov, Marquez, DeLillo, David Foster Wallace, and articles by the top essayists, journalists and fiction-writers in the world (and coincidentally found out about web porn), the nudes in Playboy had ceased to be much of a draw.

Comment Re:The federation needs to be united. (Score 1) 90

I liked Pilgrim of Eternity too. I thought it felt true to TOS, which seemed to be what they were going for over everything else. I was okay with that. It's a fan piece for and by fans, it'll do what the fans involved want to do. Which isn't necessarily broadcast-quality, but for the budget they've got? that's okay. If they had fun doing it, it's a success.

There are probably a dozen or so ongoing fan productions now, and all those I've seen have their merits. Some are more true to one or another incarnation of ST; some have better stories and/or acting or CGI. I haven't felt any were a waste of my viewing time, and some were downright excellent.

Regardless, I think these small productions are the future of entertainment; the big budget approach is tough to sustain. And I can think of any number of TV series I'd have loved to see continue at this level rather than die entirely when the network pulled the financial plug. If network productions could operate on a fan budget, maybe they'd be slower to nuke that show you love but costs more than it brings in advertising.

Comment Re:This is how the Borg get their start (Score 5, Informative) 68

How much longer before you get your iPhone embedded in your head?

Funny that you mention that. Last night at the theater, there was a guy who kept getting texts on his iPhone during the movie. I was thinking of how much longer before I embedded his iPhone in his head. His girlfriend finally took his phone away and turned it off. I thanked her on the way out.

Comment Re:Irrelevant (Score 1) 198

He did a LOT of things that a lot of people didn't like, almost all of which were for the longterm good of the country...

Like raise 90% of the population's taxes?

Like sign an amnesty bill for illegal immigrants?

Like give arms to Iran?

Like send death squads to Central and South America?

Like crap his diaper in the oval office?

Yeah, I'd say that Reagan did a lot of things that a lot of people didn't like. I would have to respectfully disagree about the "good of the country" part, though.

Comment Re:Sorry, Bernie... (Score 1, Troll) 198

Bernie has a snowballs chance in Death Valley a in mid summer heat wave... Shame though, as a republican it sure would be fun to watch him as the democratic contender...

I don't know if you remember about this time in 2007, but Republicans said the exact same thing about Obama. How "Americans would never vote for a guy with the middle name "Hussein"" and "America wasn't ready for a black president". The entire campaign season, through April of 2008, was "Hillary is the presumptive nominee". Remember how Fox News had the "Stop Hillary Express"? Just don't be surprised if a filthy pro-gun socialist hippie is gonna drink up your milkshake.

Be careful what you wish for, Republicans. You might want to look at the turd logs in your own eye before howling about the speck in someone else's.

Comment Re:Hipsters fight over limited supplies of juice (Score 1) 533

The batteries will not in fact last as long as the gas engine will in a normal car.

Pure BS, the battery packs in the first generation Prius were good to hundreds of thousands of miles, far beyond the average ICE, and battery tech has only advanced since then.

As far as the greenness, that depends on where you are, a Prius plugin run in San Fran produces .06g/mi of NOx, well below the CARB limit for ICE vehicles and the CO2 per mile is also lower than almost every ICE vehicle. If you throw up some solar panels then the NOx per mile is nearly zero as is the CO2 (there is most likely some embedded pollution in the panels but with an eROI of months and a panel life of decades it's going to be negligible). The batteries can be almost 100% recycled, Toyota has a significant bounty on the old packs and still turns a profit on their recycling program.

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