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Oh, with Trump climate change just.. goes away? Burying your head in the sand doesn't work. It never has. At some point you have to accept reality, because reality will not pity your ignorance.

You're easily tricked, and likely think yourself clever for seeing through the smoke and mirrors you think are there, but to paraphrase Feynman, "reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled."

Comment Re:If I had my way... (Score 1) 221

Seems like many (if not all) companies no longer care about the long term stability of their company. They have all become so obsessed with short term profits that you have to wonder if any of them care at all about the 'big picture'?

They care just fine. Maybe they looked at the big picture and found this was the way to long-term profitability. Are they wrong? The market has shown no signs of punishing them, most people don't care or just shrug their shoulders when they hear, and after the third-party suppliers die, most people will forget that the company even banned third-party suppliers.

I wouldn't expect the courts to reverse this either.

Comment Re:Nothing is changing (Score 1) 38

Wait, didn't AMC start out as a free cable channel? Why yes, yes it did Anonymous Coward, then it showed old movies, heavy on the westerns.

"Free" as in your cable subscription paid for it, as did commercials.

Used to be when you paid for cable you were paying for commercial-free channels.

I remember cable companies trying to hook us that way too, unfortunately it lasted all of a few months.

Comment Re:The more things change... (Score 1) 38

Does it have the full dvd complete with unskippable preroll ads and warnings or is it a stripped down copy with just the movie?

Unfortunately they often have stripped down versions (no extras), but stripped down doesn't mean it doesn't have preroll ads and warnings. They'll always find room for those.

That said, I can't remember the last time I got a dvd/bluray with unskippable ads. At the very least, I can fast-forward super-fast so they're a blip.

Comment Re:Aww... (Score 1) 38

Because thanks to Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and The Walking Dead they think they are a high-demand channel and they have been jacking up their carriage fees year over year. Now they are afraid of tipping over their cash cow. Problem is 2 of those shows are now history and the third is wearing thin with viewers. Compounding that is the fact that none of their new shows have been big hits

So far Better Call Saul is very highly regarded, and it seems pretty good. But yeah, outside of that...

Comment Re: Huh? (Score 1) 470

no one suggested that you 'pay someone for their mere existence' you fucking prick.

No? We have various people in this thread alone talking about UBI, which is exactly paying someone for their mere existence. There's a lot of theorizing about what to do with jobs that are eliminated by automation, shrinking the job pool.

Comment Re:Poor business (Score 1) 388

Rotten Tomatoes has two aggregate scores. It has an aggregate critic score, which was 27% for Dawn of Justice, and an aggregate audience score which was 63%.

I'll usually trust a critic score over an audience score. The critic score has its biases, but they're a lot less biased than the audience score. IE, the people who went to see Batman v Superman are far more likely to be predisposed to like such a movie than a random sampling of the population, or a random sampling of moviegoers.

It's gotten bad enough where the exit poll of the movie Business, Cinemascore, has an A-F grade. A means a great movie, A- means an ok one, and if you get into the low Bs, you've got a potential bomb on your hands.

Comment Re:Poor business (Score 1) 388

Of course this shows another important point with reviewers: it's important to read the actual review rather than just the star rating

Roger was also honest about the limitations of the star rating system he used, explicitly that they were really only supposed to be compared to movies from similar genres and styles. So a 3.5 star movie is not necessarily a "better movie" than a 3 star movie. It depends on what the filmmakers were going for, how successful and/or imaginative they were at it, and how did it compare to movies which aimed to create something similar.

Comment Re:Poor business (Score 1) 388

I think that sometimes Ebert had a bit of a blind spot with video games (but in his defense, there are very very VERY few video games where I think the quality of the writing and characters is better than your average movie), but overall, he's the best movie review writer I've ever read.

Comment Re:Bullshit. (Score 1) 151

It's just another example of the incredible projection and hypocrisy that infects the Democratic party to its core. Anytime a progressive starts yelling about outlawing something, look closely because she's probably doing a lot of that thing herself.


You didn't really fix that, because it's not as accurate.

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