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What could conceivably go wrong?

via The Ultimate Answer to Kings by Joel on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 19:53:54 GMT
I used to really enjoy reading Dave Barry, back when his column was in the Detroit News. That was a long time ago, I kind of lost touch with him as a humorist for several years, and now when I … Continue reading

NOBODY AT THE COURTHOUSE TOOK RESPONSIBILITY.

via The Burning Platform by T4C on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 19:40:25 GMT
The date on the original article by ReDoubt News is December 5, 2017. In the article the authors said: One of the nicer parts of being in Vegas was the art display in the Lloyd George Federal Courthouse. Right in front, they had several photographs displayed of Classic’ Vegas. You might find Frank Sinatra or … Continue reading "NOBODY AT THE COURTHOUSE TOOK RESPONSIBILITY…."

Youre gonna need a bigger Beast

via Armed and Dangerous by Eric Raymond on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 19:32:03 GMT
I’m taking a management-approved break from NTPsec to do a repository conversion that dwarfs any I’ve ever seen before. Yep, more history than Emacs – much much more. More backtrail than entire BSD distributions, in fact about an order of … Continue reading

MEANWHILE.IN ARIZONA

via The Burning Platform by Administrator on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:17:04 GMT
Via CNS News Entire Family Turns Transgender An entire family – man, woman, son and daughter – in Arizona is transgender. The father identifies as a woman. His  fiancée, the mother-to-be, identifies as a man. The son considers himself a girl and, of course, the daughter thinks she’s actually a boy. An entire transgender family, … Continue reading "MEANWHILE….IN ARIZONA"

Facebook Really Is Bad For You, Researchers Say

via The Burning Platform by Administrator on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:16:47 GMT
by Tyler Durden Dec 16, 2017 8:16 AM Apparently, Chamath Palihapitiya was on to something when he revealed earlier this week that he felt “tremendous guilt” for the role that he played in Facebook’s success as a social-media company. To wit, Facebook’s director of research David Ginsberg and research scientist Moira Burke published a blog … Continue reading "Facebook Really Is Bad For You, Researchers Say"

BIG APPLE IS WATCHING

via The Burning Platform by Administrator on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:16:23 GMT
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It should be the last Jedi

via Vox Popoli on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:00:00 GMT
Cataline reviews THE LAST JEDI:
This one sucked, don't see it.

I could end my review there but I suppose you want a little bit more than that.

I intend to deliver many, many spoilers in this review because the producers of this heap of shit have gone to some lengths to destroy a favorite of my childhood.  I can't believe I'm fucking saying this but, "George Lucas, all is forgiven!  Come back to us, I beg you!"

This was a cavalcade of boring, cliched awfulness in every way available to it.  I'm not saying that because I'm a contrarian Alt Right asshole.  I'm saying that because every word of that is true.

A couple of days ago a commenter Shitlord Numéro Uno said...

Wait, so you think the force awakens is a good movie? Holy dear God.

Compared to this, it absolutely is.  This is the first of the fully SJW Converged Star Wars movies.  Force Awakens just tried to score some Diversity Points here and there. But Last Jedi positively panders to the SJWs.  From the Body Positive Asian Chick.  The lectures on social inequality on Rich People Planet.  To Benicio del Toro's monologue that was heavy on nihilist equivocation   This movie turned around, bent over for the SJWs and announced that Star Wars was open for business.  Upside this surrender to all things SJW, guaranteed that critics would prostitute themselves and give it positive reviews.  And they did but we'll get to that at the end of this article.

The Last Jedi will make money but I would be shocked if it doesn't kill the franchise in the end.  The fanbois are over-committed to Star Wars and will try  to convince themselves at it doesn't suck. Now the SJW fanbois will have to pretend that it was really important that Star Wars hands out boring ass lectures for the price of admission but for the rest, the backlash over Last Jedi will make the one over Force Awakens look like a case of very mild buyers remorse.

The writing is incredibly weak.  The tone is inconsistent.  It's boring as hell for the most part and all of the mysteries set up in the last movie got swept under the carpet.

Lets take a look at it, shall we?
I can't say that I'm even remotely surprised. Disney ruins everything; was there really any doubt that they could manage to ruin Star Wars in an even more thoroughly professional sense than George Lucas's amateurism ever permitted?

Critics: 93%, Audience: 57%.

Yeah, you know what that means.

Better 3D Printing Through Holography

via Hackaday by Al Williams on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:00:00 GMT

When most of us think about 3D printing, we usually think about a machine that melts plastic filament and extrudes it through a nozzle. But we all know that there are other technologies out there that range from cutting and laminating paper, to printing with molten metal or glass. Many of those are out of range for the common hacker. Probably the second most common method uses photo resin and some light source to build the layers in the resin. Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and several universities are experimenting with a new technique that exposes photo resin …read more

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via Scripting News on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 17:34:31 GMT
The funniest thing happened. I realized that there are two episodes in the middle of season 2 of The Crown that I hadn't seen. Some kind of glitch in the new Roku? Whatever, it's kind of embarassing, but actually cool. I hadn't seen the great Elizabeth line. "There is no possibility of my forgiving you. The question is how on earth can you can forgive yourself." The thing that alerted me was reading a story about the actress who played Jackie Kennedy. What? And the quote from her is amazing, I never would have forgotten it. So now I get to watch two great episodes I hadn't seen. No wonder in my review of the series I said "It's a little confusing as new characters are introduced without explanation." That was actually a bug report, though I didn't know.

WATCH: Cops Try to Kill Man, Break His Leg Because His Window Tint Was Too Dark

via The Free Thought Project by Matt Agorist on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 17:25:58 GMT
tintBecause a man had dark window tint, police pulled him over, punched him repeatedly in the face, beat him with a baton, broke his leg and kidnapped him.

Lead BLM Investigator Blows Whistle, Exposing Govt Conspiracy Against Bundy Family

via The Free Thought Project by Jay Syrmopoulos on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:41:35 GMT
blmThe lead BLM investigator in the Bundy Ranch case has blown the whistle exposing "far-reaching misconduct, recklessness and unrestrained antipathy toward the family."

LN TV: Net Neutrality Explained

via Liberty Nation by Leesa K. Donner Editorial Director on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:38:44 GMT

By Leesa K. Donner Editorial Director

What Net Neutrality is, what this week's vote means, and what the concerns are of people on both sides of the issue.

Read More - LN TV: Net Neutrality Explained at Liberty Nation.

Space Photos of the Week: Where Stars Go to Live and Die

via Wired by Shannon Stirone on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:00:00 GMT
The universe is full of nurseries incubating new stars—and when they finally explode, their remnants tell scientists about their stellar lives.

In 2018 The US Govt Will Spend Nearly $2 Billion a Day  Solely on WAR

via The Free Thought Project by Rachel Blevins on Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:19:52 GMT
The price tag on the latest National Defense Authorization Act is $700 billion, which will cost American taxpayers nearly $2 billion every day in 2018.

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