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Comment Re:Sad (Score 4, Interesting) 142

I remember first seeing that scene in the theater and laughing and hearing audience members already repeating his line right there, because while we had seen plenty of situations in movies and tv where the characters were in hopeless situations, it was the first time we saw a character lose it like that. I think we, in the audience, were thinking, "Finally someone reacting like a real person would in a crazy movie scenario."

Comment Re:But, but, we have alternative facts! (Score 1) 366

Then Trump, who is a master and leading the public around by the nose, tossed back some halfassed bullshit that he flat out didn't CARE if it was true, and the Liberals proceeded to go into a full-on nervous breakdown while foaming at the mouth.

I can't wait to see what he does to distract everyone from the Muslim Travel Ban. It will take something truly batshit crazy. At this rate he's going to be fucking a pig on stage to distract us. (Yeah, I know, Black Mirror reference. That blue bear episode hit the nail on the head, didn't it?)

Comment Re:Welcome to the future of capitalism (Score 1) 726

The end game is near: the 1% will have everything, and you will have the clothes on your back, if you're lucky.

Naw, the 1% will need about 5% with military training to protect them and another 5% with technical skills to keep the robots working. Throw in another 9% for 3S (servants, sex slaves, and sycophants) and you have 20% with actual cash to spend. I plan on keeping the robots working.

Comment Re:Better options these days (Score 1) 90

I hope they don't change it too much, I'm happy with the way it is. I have this little Minecraft world I play locally on my computer, I've had it for years. If I get stressed at work I can just go into this world and do a little more building and exploring. There's always something that needs to be done and it is satisfying and stress free (except for the occasional creeper blowing stuff up.) I'm not a fan of the mods, if it got much more complicated it would become stressful. It's my little escape I plan to retire to someday, maybe pass on to my kids.

Comment Re:Time for war (Score 5, Interesting) 406

This is what a slow motion train wreck looks like.

The Chinese will want the United States and Trump to lose face because of what Trump said about Taiwan. Because Obama is still in power, Trump will make fun of him for being a weakling in his response to China, whatever it is. Then, once Trump becomes President, he will have to respond in a way that escalates the problem, to differentiate himself from the "weak" Obama. China will do more of these types of actions to make Trump lose face. Trump will continue to escalate the crisis by tweeting insults to China, because Trump will rather start a war than lose face. Add to this the fact that the Chinese government needs to distract its population from its own failures and corruption, and what is better to do that than a potential war with the United States? This is a perfect storm of stupid, needless crisis, and it will end very badly.

Comment Re:Obama has no right to do this (Score 1) 557

You have 2 opposing sides. One side uses far more lying and deception to delude its base than the other side. The lying side makes greater gains,because its lies are more attractive than the truth, but its base is so deluded that it can't see that it's electing a leader who is completely incapable of leading the nation. Our present day situation is going to be used as a morality tale about the excessive use of propaganda.

Comment Re:Obama has no right to do this (Score 2) 557

When everyone thought Trump was going to lose Trump said the election was rigged. After he won the election but didn't win the popular vote Trump said the election was rigged. HRC never said the election was rigged, but the fake news people are saying she said the election was rigged. Who here has less faith in American democracy?

Comment Re:Show of hands (Score 1) 262

When a company controls so much of the screen real estate, this actually moves beyond what they're allowed to censor. Otherwise they can create their own views, tell you what's acceptable, and of course how to vote.

Is your solution to have governments punish companies for not posting everyone's posts? Do you really want the government to have that much power over media companies? Think of the oversight necessary to enforce this law. You would have thousands, perhaps millions of people complaining to the government that these companies aren't posting their content, and if the media companies deny that this content was ever posted on their platforms, the government would have to have permanent access to the servers to monitor if the posts are in fact ever made. Who is to determine how big a media company is before the government takes control of it?

Comment Re:So (Score 2, Funny) 262

The issue is people will choose to go with whomever filters content they don't like and promotes content they do like even if it is wrong.

Just look at fox entertainment news.

To be fair MSNBC does the same damn thing.

Exactly. And the info bubbles will become info force fields. So you'll have two populations, one that is skewed slightly left of reality, and the other that is skewed to an alternate dimension where Donald Trump is competent enough to be President of the United States. Oh wait, we already have that.

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