I Know… I Run Win 10

According to AI Now co-founder Kate Crawford, digital brains can be just as error-prone and biased as ours.

Oops! Her iPhone now claims it was just microaggressed.

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That Hypothesis Seems to Fit the Data

[High Praise! to Freedom Is Just Another Word]

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Straight Line of the Day: Trendy! Among the New Costumes You’ll Likely See This Halloween…

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Trendy! Among the new costumes you’ll likely see this Halloween…

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The Illustrated Frank J: Putting the “O” in “Oh No”

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Random Thoughts: Blade Runner and Gold Star Families

If a bunch of country singers sang against Trump, that would be news, but I don’t get how Eminem alters the balance.

Trump is not the problem. He is the symptom.

Anyone who takes Sean Hannity seriously should be institutionalized.

When Hollywood moralizes in the future, reaction will be, “Thanks for taking break from ignoring rape to lecture us on lightbulbs or some crap.”

Rewatched Bladrunner. You could shave about 20 minutes of nothing happening from it.
Great art direction and interesting ideas, but man does it take its time. I’m okay with slow pace when there’s tension, but not here.
The whole movie feels like a Voigt Kampff test.

You kinda gotta wonder what the people hesitant to condemn Harvey Weinstein are guilty of.
If there’s a full reckoning of Hollywood, there are not going to be a lot of survivors.

Right might listen to left on Trump’s sexual assault allegations if they framed it as “Here’s how you can be better than we were with Bill Clinton.”

So the Wakandans have a futuristic utopia in the middle of Africa and just keep it to themselves? Are they the villains? #BlackPanther

One thing that surprised me in rewatching Blade Runner was that the famous theme only appears at end. Was waiting for that the whole time.

I’m actually surprised Trump has not tweeted a conspiracy theory about the Vegas shooting.

So is The Snowman a parody of the typical serial killer movie?

I don’t think I’ve watched a Netflix original movie, just their original shows.
Shows are so much more convenient. Who has two or more uninterrupted hours to watch a movie? But you can watch an hour long show.
I guess we could watch a movie in pieces, but a show is already broken up into those logical pieces for you.

Don’t 22 episode seasons seem like such a slog now? With serial shows, no one has that much story to fill up all that time.

I missed the most recent Trump controversy. There’s not enough time in the day to understand them all.

I hate in Win 10 how hard it is to boot to safe mode or straight to command prompt. You’re Windows; I’m going to need to do that a lot.

One day we’ll regale our grandchildren with stories of how we survived living through the dumbest of times.

I guess I’m still #NeverTrump because I continue to not vote for Trump.

Been sympathetic with Trump on this gold star family thing because:
1. Not easy thing to do
2. We already know he’s not great off the cuff

I’m terrified at regular funerals on what to say to the grieving. Would hate to have that scrutinized.

Since it does seem like Trump is kinda of a sociopath, we should be more supportive at his attempts at things like comforting the grieving.

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Didn’t They Have Those In Terminator 2?

The LAPD says it will now use drone aircraft to help police, but says they “will not be weaponized“.

You know, except for all the propellers whirling around at 5000 rpm.

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Cartoon of the Day – Iran


[Bob Gorrell]

Nation of peace.

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Thursday Night Open Thread

Harvey posted the Honest Trailer for it the other day. This is just a list of everything wrong with it.

What’s it? Blade Runner. The original. Well, one of those seven originals.

[The YouTube]

Not sure if I’m going to see Blade Runner 2049. At least, not sure if I’m going to a theater to see it. I saw the original in a theater. I was underwhelmed. Watched it since then on TV (Showtime or something) and it kinda grew on me. I now own both the original theatrical release and the Final Cut version.

Maybe I’m just lacking in culture, but I’d just as soon stick to the original theatrical release. To me, they aren’t two completely different films. The whole “Deckard might be a Replicant” thing was made apparent with the Rachael question to Deckard about if he ever took the Voigt-Kampff test. The scene with Tom Cruise’s unicorn didn’t add anything. On the other hand, taking out Stanley Kubrick’s driving scene didn’t remove anything. I thought the narration helped understand Deckard more (his attitude about Bryant, for instance). Harrison Ford and Ridley Scott hated it, but it did give it a film noir feel.

Enough about Blade Runner. What’s been on your mind? Got something you’d like to share? It’s Thursday Night Open Thread and time for you to take control of things.

Who wants to start?

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If She Were President, She’d Now Be Trying to Ban “Assault Coffee”

Hillary Clinton fell down and broke her toe because “I was running downstairs in heels with a cup of coffee and fell backwards!”

Uh huh. What really happened? Secret Service too rough tossing her into the back of the van again?

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The Best Video for One of My Favorite Pieces of Classical Music

[Line Rider – Mountain King] (Viewer #1,401,747)

Play Line Rider here.

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Link of the Day: Some I Get, Some I Don’t, Some of the Ones I Get, I Liked. Also, 13:3 Really Needs an Answer

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Sci-Fi Universe Logic That Falls Apart In Three Steps

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“So… When Are They Greenlighting the ‘Flipper’ Reboot?”

New scientific studies show that dolphins actually gossip with each other.

That’s nice. I just really hope they’re not gossiping about when to thank us for all the fish.

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They Go Hand in Hand

[High Praise! to Freedom Is Just Another Word]

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Straight Line of the Day: Hollywood’s Newest New Scandal…

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Hollywood’s newest new scandal…

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The Illustrated Frank J: It’s Like the Guy Can’t Take a Hint

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