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Comment Re:The Widow (Score 1) 182

I'm still trying to figure out how I didn't know about it until just recently.

Oh, I'll tell you why. Because season one only recently came to Netflix. It's the same as with Preacher, and Hap & Leonard and other cool shows. The target demographic (idiots like me) don't watch cable TV, but when it comes to Netflix, we're all over it.

Comment Re:What happens? (Score 2) 182

Consider this: a late night host shows up on TV and does a 5 minute monologue 5 nights a week. Most comedians spend about 3-6 months writing and testing material to do 15 minutes.

Using writers is the only way to create more than a small fraction of the TV time people demand.

Well, there are talented people out that that *can* do it. Hell, Robin Williams (rip)...could pretty much riff off anything any time anywhere....

There's talented folks out there that can do it daily and don't need a ton of writers behind them.

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Journal Journal: Gone Again!

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She was gone again, shortly before my elderly cat died. I refer to my muse, of course.
I looked everywhere I could think of, to no avail. Stolen again? I went for a walk, on the lookout for that aged black aged Lincoln with that blonde and that brun

Comment Re:This is retarded conservatism to help 'coal' (Score 1) 447

The advantage for Americans is we expend our labor making other things,

Except we don't. That's partially automated, so we don't need as many people as before anyway. It doesn't help preserve jobs, so/because it doesn't require more labor.

That is to say: the import of cheap goods from China has made every single American--from the poorest class to the richest class--more-wealthy, improving our standards-of-living immensely.

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Comment Re:TV show writers on strike. So? (Score 1) 182

Quite frankly, a monkey could write the garbage we get fed these days. "Scripted reality", yeah, right, what kind of drugs do you have to be on to consider this to be in any way even remotely close to "reality"? In between we got court TV and other garbage that needs zero writer or talent by the actors, sorry, "genuine people presenting real cases".

Even the most lame reality TV show is scripted. In fact, that's one of the things the Screenwriters Guild is fighting about. Currently, if you write a script for a reality show, you are treated differently than if you write for a drama or comedy.

You didn't think Honey Boo Boo was spontaneous, did you?

Comment Re:What happens? (Score 1) 182

...at the very least this will display to the world what anyone who watched SNL in the early 00's will tell you, that Jimmy Fallon is the unfunniest person on tv.

Well, he *was* quite adept at laughing at everyone else's jokes and bits on SNL when he was a cast member.

LOL..that guy could NOT keep a straight face during any skit....

Comment Re:bloat (Score 1) 51

I hear ya.

When I want a music player...I want a music player.

When I want video or streaming, I used the appropriate app.

I find with most things in life, the products that try to do all-in-one usually do none of them in a premium fashion.

I find it is usually best to buy dedicated units for most things, that are each engineered to do one thing and do it right.

Comment Re:We already had this sales pitch... (Score 1) 144

It seems fairly limited to me. Only Intel CPUs, only Windows 10, special drivers needed.

And only worth the money, I presume, if you have a HDD. If you're building a new system, which is highly likely given all the required specs, it seems unlikely that you would spec one. I'd much sooner get a slow-by-SSD-standards SSD.

If only they had developed a product which would somehow work with any system with a M.2 slot (which by extension could be slapped into PCI-E) then it would seem there would be a lot more potential takers.

Maybe Intel developed this product in response to a specific customer's demand, and commercialized it in an attempt to recoup R&D costs?

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