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Comment Indie Movies are the way to go (Score 1) 395

Sure, the Super Hero block busters are fun, they are like roller coasters. Not much intellectual stimulation, no real plot to speak of, no real story either. I hesitate to call them "movies," I think "blockbuster" is perfect.

Don't get me wrong, I like "blockbusters" sometimes, but there are so many really really good films being produced that have to go to netflix or amazon because there is no screen space at the theaters. "Beauty and the Beast?" are you f*&^&*king kidding me? Sure, its good to see Hermione with a day job, but its on every damned screen in the theaters.

We need to differentiate between "big" movies and all the others. The "big" movies need to cost more. The other movies should cost less. Then there will be openings for better "movies."

Comment Re:It's all hogwash (Score 1) 234

Dismissing something as useless is a public service (and quite helpful) if it is, in fact, useless, as this stupid list assuredly is. There may be one or two useful pearls of wisdom embedded in what is otherwise sea of nonsense. So much so, maybe the wisest thing a person can do is read the list and understand why it is stupid and wrong.

I have tried reading them and they are all trite and poorly thought out.

Comment Its just history (Score 1) 1592

The UK, well England, Scotland, Whales, and N Ireland, its all going to be all right. These states have been at war, at peace, for centuries. The UK was only in the EU since the '70s. The events of history will unfold as they will, the people of the UK will push through and succeed. They always have, there is no reason to believe that won't now.

Comment Dirk Gently (Score 3, Insightful) 299

Sherlock Holmes: "Once you have discounted the impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth"
Dirk Gently: "The impossible often has a kind of integrity to it which the merely improbable lacks."

I'm not ready to give up on a plausible answer based on physics we understand, it may be that it is doing something we understand and we are simply not realizing it.

Comment Re:Question (Score 1) 281

Obviously there is no way to respond to this as "syntax" is a mater of taste. I can say this, though. Java and C type languages clearly delineate "punctuation" and special characters in to well known uses. Secondly, logical flow is wrong in perl, as in, "do_something unless foo" It is a brain dead way of expressing: if( ! foo) do_something. Most languages do not support this type of expression, and switching from java, to c, to python, to (yuck) perl it makes perl especially onerous to read.

Comment Should be actionable (Score 1) 421

There needs to be a law, if one can not be found that already can already cover this, but "faithful" generation of object code from source code is, by definition, what a compiler does. There MUST be *some* product law that covers intentionally inserting functionality without the user's knowledge.

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