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Old 01-22-2017, 08:18 AM   #5701
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Haha. This is for anybody I got to watch even one episode of black mirror.

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The Waldo Moment was the worst episode IMO... but it seems to be the most prescient.
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Old 01-22-2017, 09:38 AM   #5702
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The Waldo Moment was the worst episode IMO... but it seems to be the most prescient.
For sure. It didn't feel realistic enough to really encaptivate me, but it seemed really possible and perhaps did happen. A meme pushing the same type of joke/rant got elected
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Old 01-27-2017, 12:01 PM   #5703
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I needed this in my life

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Old 01-30-2017, 11:03 AM   #5704
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I saw that, but the thing is.... they already sound that way. They don't need any work.

I was more excited before I clicked the link; I was hoping they were being redone as "Plain, Simple Garak" which could be hilarious.
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Old 02-10-2017, 08:13 AM   #5705
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A great read showing just how badly our oligarch lords are fucking us at every turn

http://slatestarcodex.com/2017/02/09...-cost-disease/
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Old 02-10-2017, 08:23 AM   #5706
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Another step closer to black mirror

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Old 02-10-2017, 08:55 AM   #5707
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A great read showing just how badly our oligarch lords are fucking us at every turn

http://slatestarcodex.com/2017/02/09...-cost-disease/
Interesting subject, but a lot of bad logic and false assumptions in there. I gave up when he digressed and claimed that the reason he couldn't buy a 1 bedroom house was zoning. Really dude? Not because of market forces? No zoning in Houston and I bet there aren't a lot of 1 br homes being built.

I assume at some point he got to the obvious common thread, that administrative costs have exploded. Which gets to the even more fundamental common thread, that our modern society is much more complex and perhaps traditional measures of inflation fail to capture the resulting multiplier effect; e.g., it would cost so much more to build the NY subway today because everything involved is more expensive, so it's not as simple as comparing it to the rate of inflation.

Things cost more today because we've made countless choices to mitigate risk, and many of those choices require middle management to oversee them. Those choices don't necessarily contribute to improved outcomes that are easily measured (i.e., higher test scores shouldn't be the only goal for schools - not getting shot by a classmate matters too) but that doesn't mean they don't have value.

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Old 02-10-2017, 04:21 PM   #5708
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It defies all logic and common sense but season 11 of supernatural is actually amazing

Every episode has some slam dunk monologues at a minimum

All the characters who never seem to die because reasons are still not dying, but the way it's being done doesn't make you feel that it's the same old shtick

Never seen a sci-fi show turn it around like this so late

Supernatural has its ups and downs and pretty much it's all gradually downhill until stabilizing at meh after season 6, with some notable but temporary peaks.

But from like episode 4-6 on this season is just slaying it
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Old 02-10-2017, 04:27 PM   #5709
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It's especially ridiculous because the writing challenges at this point are insane due to power creep

It's gone from fighting ghosts to monsters to demons to the devil and angel fights to gods sister

But somehow monsters, lucifer, and everything on up feel scary and important again without being cliche but still having just the right amount of throwbacks and feeling such that you know it's still the same characters

I had this show relegated to background cleaning noise but it's getting promoted

Again, never seen a turn around like it so deep in the run
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Old 02-10-2017, 05:15 PM   #5710
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Damn I almost checked out after finishing season 10. Guess I'm coming back for a double fist of Sam and Dean with some Castiel for dessert.
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