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Technology & Information / Re: Apple Event 12 September 2017
« on: September 15, 2017, 08:03:32 PM »
I mean, their smartphone prices are in line with other flagships so that isn't really true.

And touchscreen laptops are gross.

Overpricing their products because their competition also overpriced theirs isn't very reassuring.

Gross? The X1 Yoga is amazing, I use it every day for school. Paper notebooks are for peasants.

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Technology & Information / Re: Apple Event 12 September 2017
« on: September 14, 2017, 10:57:08 PM »
iPhone X looks pretty unpolished (aside from being overpriced). The sensor bar up top makes the display look pretty awful.

All Apple products are overpriced, so adding that addendum without at least adding it to every product you mentioned is pointless.

Also, Apple's continued refusal to create a touchscreen Mac is extra lolzy.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: September 08, 2017, 02:59:29 PM »
Also, I'm watching Westworld now. It's pretty good so far.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: September 04, 2017, 12:50:01 AM »
I was right about the undead dragon and Jon/Dany.

Those two details were leaked over a year ago.

How is that relevant? I don't keep up with leaks.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Citizen
« on: September 02, 2017, 02:50:22 AM »
Actually the king of exploration vessels is the Javelin.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: September 02, 2017, 02:47:12 AM »
I was right about the undead dragon and Jon/Dany. Too bad my "Littlefinger wins" prediction is sunk.


Also, for such a long-running Character, the run-up to Littlefinger's death is pretty fast. Hardly any dramatic tension. Just a sort of "you're dead now lol" given from the show.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: August 21, 2017, 12:37:02 AM »
i think robb died to move the plot forward.  it wasn't a judgement about the morality of his decisions.  i don't think this series makes moral judgements in that way.  all of the characters are morally grey.

Some morals are more grey than others.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Public Vice, Private Virtue
« on: August 20, 2017, 08:37:28 PM »
Laziness is what causes environmental damage, not consumption. Lazy consumption is what causes the most damage. The production/consumption cycle, given an ideal state, does not cause environmental damage (at least in the sense that they are "green" processes).

Also, having less children is a problem only experienced by first world nations. Third world nations are having more children than ever before thanks to an impoverished economy that correlates family income to family size in combination with modern medicine. The populations of India, China and West Africa will continue to explode while Western nations wither and die.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: August 20, 2017, 08:30:48 PM »
OMG Rushy shut the fuck up.

rude tbh

Do you not want more Missandei/Greyworm fanfiction?

"shit, we don't have anyone buttass naked at all in any of these episodes, what will we do? Ayy here's an idea, tell Nathalie Emmanuel her clothes are coming right off"

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: August 18, 2017, 02:47:42 PM »
Because the Karstarks betrayed them and the noble thing to do is to behead traitors.
That wasn't a "do whatever the fuck I want" move. That was justice for treason. Just like Jon had the mutineers hanged and beheaded Janos Slynt. Which is the same thing Ned did.

Joffrey beheaded Ned Stark for treason, but I don't think that was very noble, either. Robb made a one dimensional, immoral decision to behead a man for idiotic reasons. When he beheaded Lord Karstark, he caused the deaths of many more men.

Honestly, Rushy. Your idea of morals in this world is so fucking off. Who do you think the most moral person on the show is? Missandei? Do you think she'll win?

Yes, I need more Missandei fanfiction sloppily inserted into the show.

Anyway, I still think Littlefinger is going to win.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: August 18, 2017, 04:02:34 AM »
The Red Wedding happened because Rob stopped being the "good guy", he made several immoral or just plain stupid mistakes in a row and effectively got himself killed. It doesn't go against the "good guy vibe" of the show.
Yes. It really really does. His immoral choice was marrying someone he wasn't supposed to? C'mon.

Many good people have been killed in the show. This isn't a child's cartoon, it's not strict on those rules.

The show always killed people after they made some kind of stupid immoral choice. e.g. it killed Ned when he decided to try and circumvent the law with money which got him killed. The only people who do bad things in the show and get away with it are people are pretty much bad 24/7. The good guys that go down a dark path get whacked within a few episodes.

The next episode just leaked. It was good overall, and without spoiling anything, it confirms one of the more infamous leaks from last year. The biggest problem is Arya. Her stupid grudge against Sansa makes no sense, and neither does her continued creepy, threatening behavior.
Arya is being a stupid smug bitch this season. I'm glad Littlefinger is manipulating her.

Arya was always that way, and pretty much always had a massive dislike of Sansa, it seems that every has forgotten what Arya was actually like because she spent the past few seasons joining the Assassins and fighting the Templar.

That is ridiculous. Robb's death, just like Ned's, was shocking and effective precisely because he was so noble. Their fatal errors lay in their judgment, not their character.

Robb was killed precisely because he stopped being so noble. He married some hot nobody just because she had great tits, completely ignoring his pledge to the Freys, then before that he beheaded the lord of the Karstarks for some menial bullshit that his mother advised against entirely (reminder that this is literally the same thing Joffrey did). Robb was going down a path of "do whatever the fuck I want" and discovered that it actually doesn't work that way.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: August 16, 2017, 12:47:07 PM »
The Red Wedding happened because Rob stopped being the "good guy", he made several immoral or just plain stupid mistakes in a row and effectively got himself killed. It doesn't go against the "good guy vibe" of the show.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: August 16, 2017, 12:35:12 AM »
Edit: also something really bugs me about the whole half-dragon thing of the Targaryen ever explained? How is it that they're half-dragon? I'm betting the Lord of Light gave them this ability somehow, otherwise we have to assume the biological route, which is, uhh, well it's better than the incest I guess.

lore lore lore

They're not literally half-dragon. The ruling families of Valyria had a sort of intuitive magic that allowed them to communicate with and control dragons, which the Targaryens have managed to preserve in their bloodline through hundreds of years of inbreeding. The same magic is what gave Dany her invulnerability to fire. Also, R'hllor, the Lord of Light, doesn't have any real connection to Valyria, the Targaryens, or dragons beyond the shared use of fire.

This is book lore and has very little impact on show lore.

Also, for being born "intuitively magic" they sure do have a lot in common with dragons. Being able to communicate with dragons and also being fireproof sounds awfully "half dragon" to me.

Jon Snow is not fire proof.

You don't know this for sure, unless he got burned or something and I don't remember it.

Also, the "Jaime kills Cersei" path might not happen because Cersei is prego. I mean it's possible he'll kill her anyway, she's nuts, afterall.


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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: August 15, 2017, 01:45:25 AM »
fuck that episode was dope as fuck af

The white walkers are going to win.

nope

This is Game of Thrones, not Lord of the Rings.

You have to admit that Game of Thrones has always had a general "good guy wins" vibe to it. There's a lot of bad things happening to good people, and sometimes the villain gets away with it, but ultimately the "good" tends to win out despite the odds.

Just take a look at Dany. A completely inexperienced 14 year old who gets out of situation after situation sitting on what is (usually) the moral high ground. The stars line up for her to get out of any and all situations, including the burning of a small hut that was filled with the most powerful warlords in the region who just sort of stood around and got burned up inside a hut with nothing but a wooden door holding them in.

I can see it now:

One, or all of Dany's dragons are going to die. One will likely die fighting the nightking and be turned into some kind of undead ice dragon. It will then fight the other two, likely killing all three in the process.

Dany and Jon are going to get married. Probably after they find out they're related. Dany is already suspicious of Jon because her dragon obviously liked him, something that wouldn't occur were he a normal human.

Jon is fireproof, at some point he'll probably get stuck in a fire with Dany and all of Emilia Clarke's clothes will come right off (oh no!)

The Lord of Light is some kind of dragon god.

And my favorite: Cersei gets eaten by a dragon.

Edit: also something really bugs me about the whole half-dragon thing of the Targaryen ever explained? How is it that they're half-dragon? I'm betting the Lord of Light gave them this ability somehow, otherwise we have to assume the biological route, which is, uhh, well it's better than the incest I guess.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: August 15, 2017, 01:36:00 AM »
The only place the Republicans and Trump have been supporting the KKK/Naizis are in the imaginations of Antifa and all who agree with them. Antifa/BLM/KKK/Nazis all agree on what tactics to use to get what they want, they just disagree on what they want.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: August 12, 2017, 01:22:04 AM »
Who wants to bet Cersei gets eaten by a dragon?
Nah, Jaime is totally going to kill her.

That'd be pretty boring compared to eaten-by-dragon.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: August 11, 2017, 01:41:32 PM »
The real game of thrones has always been between Littlefinger and Varys. Everyone else is just a piece on their board.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: August 10, 2017, 06:54:32 PM »
I can't wait for those Scorpions to go to work on Dany's dragons. Everyone is expecting her to just sweep the Westeros armies, but this is Game of Thrones. Tragedy will befall her uppity, delicious, Targaryen butt soon.

I want Littlefinger to win just because of all the nonstop bawwing it will create.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: August 09, 2017, 09:47:13 PM »
the arya thing is actually super simple.  brienne is lvl 50.  arya was lvl 50, but then she went to bravos and got that early-release dlc with the bumped level cap, solo'd a few dungeons, and now she's lvl 55 with rare gear.

Nah, the problem is that Brienne is a paladin and Arya is a rogue. All things being equal, paladins and warriors will always lose to rogues in single combat.

Also, while I like the idea of Bran being more fatalistic and detached, they went a bit overboard turning him that autistic.

Bran is the equivalent of an innocent child being shown the depth of the internet. He is trapped in the spirit internet and he has lost all concerns for real relationships. He probably has a time-waifu somewhere.

Dany attacking Westeros with her dragons is something I've been waiting years to see, and seeing it actually happen was extremely satisfying. Well done.

Yes, it was about time they splurged on the CGI budget and actually showed what people want to see. Who wants to bet Cersei gets eaten by a dragon?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: August 01, 2017, 02:25:18 PM »
At first we gave you Ron Paul. A slightly strange career politician who could intelligently give us a small government and you said "no!"

Then we offered Rand Paul. Who was much of the same, and then you said "no!"

Now we give you a Trump, who will incompetently tear at big government until there's nothing left. You should have listened.

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