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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Bernie 2020
« on: February 27, 2019, 02:26:32 AM »
tfw Junker is copping that reddit guy's schtick

Technology & Information / Re: junker gets a new phone 2018 edition
« on: February 27, 2019, 02:24:41 AM »
Faster phone.

tbh I'm not even confident about that

Is that the processor's performance, or real-life performance on the S10? Because I specifically mentioned Samsung's bloat.

So is my phones camera.  I took a night sky picture and got stars in it.  As well as a few other that looked gorgeous.  What makes the google pixel so great?

What phone do you have? I've not seen a single phone camera that works wizardry like Night Sight does.

Huawei Mate 20 pro.  Which basically stole the camera and reverse charger from google and samsung respectively.

I may be blind, but I didn't see anything there about the phone's low-light performance being anything near the Pixel's Night Sight.

Technology & Information / Re: junker gets a new phone 2018 edition
« on: February 26, 2019, 03:33:40 AM »
So is my phones camera.  I took a night sky picture and got stars in it.  As well as a few other that looked gorgeous.  What makes the google pixel so great?

What phone do you have? I've not seen a single phone camera that works wizardry like Night Sight does.

Faster phone.

tbh I'm not even confident about that, given Samsung's wondrous reputation for bloated phones that very rapidly become glorified slugs.

I actually got to play with the S10+ a couple weeks before it was announced when our Samsung rep held a secret backroom meeting with management that I got to join in on, and while it was pretty neat I wasn't super impressed. Samsung's still got it in their mind that they can make Bixby happen, the camera was good but not mind-blowing. The display was really nice, though, and I guess using it to charge other people's phones is a neat gimmick.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Bernie 2020
« on: February 21, 2019, 03:57:30 AM »
“At the time a presidential candidate announces their candidacy publicly, they must publicly affirm that they are a Democrat,”

Maybe I'm missing something obvious, but how is this incredibly lenient rule going to stop Bernie from running?

Arts & Entertainment / Link’s Awakening 2019
« on: February 13, 2019, 11:22:04 PM »



Link’s Awakening is such a gem and this is SO CUTE and I’m pretty much dancing at work and oh mah gawd

Technology & Information / Re: junker gets a new phone 2018 edition
« on: February 13, 2019, 11:47:55 AM »
The camera is in fact worth it, so I answered my own question.

mmmmm it's so nice

I'm guessing you've tried out Night Sight? That shit is magic.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: January 31, 2019, 01:28:28 AM »
I said IRS are the tax experts and then you went on to say experts don't analyze his taxes. It's pretty clear by now that when you say "experts" you really mean "BuzzFeed". I'm sure your erroneously narrow view of what an expert is makes sense to you, but it doesn't make very much sense to me, or anyone else, I imagine.

While I may not agree with everything Saddam's said, I can at least pop in and say it's pretty much 100% clear what he's saying, and it's hard to believe you're genuinely this confused. You can have two different contexts within a post, especially when both are replying to completely different subject matter.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Superhero Movies & Comics General
« on: January 06, 2019, 02:39:02 PM »
a slapdash sequence of action beats, quips, and worn-out tropes just isn't sustainable

inb4 "ha ha you just described Marble movies"

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Just Watched
« on: December 28, 2018, 07:13:01 PM »
Aquaman (James Wan, 2018)

Second-best DCEU film, still not a very good film. I was cautiously optimistic that Momoa's (lack of) acting abilities in films prior was due to a shitty script and directing but, no, he just can't act. Same with Amber Heard, at least according to this performance. Story was bleh, CGI ranged from good to ew, Patrick Wilson's hairline was upsetting. Honestly, Wilson was probably the closest to "good" the film got, since he put his all into every dumb line, but it couldn't save it.

I need to stop watching these.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Superhero Movies & Comics General
« on: December 20, 2018, 12:59:23 PM »
When I say "complete strangers" I mean critics reduced to homogeneous mush in the form of an aggregate score, which is what both of those sites do as far as I'm aware. I think it has been a long time since I looked at either, so maybe I'm forgetting something, but what I remember both of them doing is replacing individual voices with a hard number that tells you whether a thing is good or bad.

Yeah that's fair. I'd still say it's pretty safe to say that if a movie is sitting at 20/100 I'd probably be safe staying away from it, but whether or not a movie looks good to me personally will always outweigh whatever "score" it's gotten. But the scores are more important in that audiences and studios pay attention to them (movie studios less so than game studios, I think), so keeping track of them is a way to follow that I guess.

All I'm saying as far as the Metacritic thing goes is that if there's a movie that an overwhelmingly majority of critics liked, as in a percentage in the eighties or nineties, and then I check a website that's meant to aggregate critical reviews and discover that the overall score is something mediocre in the forties or fifties, something is most likely very wrong with that website and its apparent goal of measuring the critical response of a movie.

Why, though? I don't understand how you reach that conclusion. I forget what the threshold is for a "fresh" from RT, but if every critic in the world rated numerically and gave a film a 5.5 or 6 out of 10, Rotten Tomatoes would say it was at 100% fresh. Whereas Metacritic would say it's at 55/100 or 60/100. Rotten Tomatoes is literally only good for seeing if most critics agree that a movie is at least okay-ish. Is Metacritic perfect or even great? No, but I'd say it's a far better indicator of critics' general opinions. 6/10 and 10/10 are very different scores.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Just Watched
« on: December 17, 2018, 02:46:55 PM »
I agree on Spider-Man but not on Fantastic Breasts.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald (David Yates, 2018)

I thought this was one of the worst movies I've seen in a long time. I tried really hard to like it simply because I wanted to, but the script was disgustingly bad and the pacing felt like the film was thrown together in a few days by first-year film school students. Halfway through I started to wonder if I was dozing off because of the strange, bizarre lurches in plot and location the film took, and how quickly things would be brought up or resolved. I didn't even find the spectacle engaging or interesting, which is terrible because that was one of the few parts of the first film I enjoy. All I really got coming out of this movie was that J.K. Rowling should not be allowed to write a screenplay.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Bob Perischetti, Peter Ramsey & Rodney Rothman, 2018)

This, on the other hand, was both an absolute visual feast as well as an actual great piece of cinema. The comic-book-brought-to-life animation style worried me at first, but by the end I couldn't imagine it working so well any other way. This movie felt like it was made by die-hard Spider-Man fans, and is absolutely chock-full of easter eggs and references, but none of them in your face or blatant. I was worried the gimmick of multiple Spider-Folk would quickly wear thin, but they let the premise last exactly as long as it needs to and just as far as it's amusing. I'd probably, at least as I feel right now, rank this as my second-favourite Spider-Man movie, right behind the fantabulous Spider-Man 2.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: December 15, 2018, 11:27:32 PM »
*Has not clicked link*
It's CNN.  The baias is gonna be strong. 

I'm curious what you think this adds to the discussion, especially admitting you didn't click the link. From my point of view, it's essentially the same as if you hadn't posted at all.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Superhero Movies & Comics General
« on: December 15, 2018, 11:24:18 PM »
It's almost like relying on complete strangers to tell you if something is good or not is a stupid thing to do.

I mean, not inherently. You shouldn't take their word as gospel or be Saddam and take it as your own opinion even if you haven't seen it, but if you tend to share tastes with a critic (or critics) and they say something's shit, it's not necessarily dumb to think you probably won't like it. And avoid it thusly.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Superhero Movies & Comics General
« on: December 14, 2018, 07:02:47 AM »
Yeah lol wtf. Metacritic isn't perfect, but Rotten Tomatoes is ass. Telling me what percentage of people thought something wasn't shit doesn't do me many favors.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Superhero Movies & Comics General
« on: December 13, 2018, 04:56:25 PM »
53/100 on Metacritic so far. Rated a little better than Batman v Superman and slightly worse than Man of Steel. That's...well, that's something.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Superhero Movies & Comics General
« on: December 06, 2018, 04:21:05 PM »
I hope it is moist, but I'm not convinced by the enthusiasm of early audiences. They'll cheer anything on. Also, behold a terrible fight scene:

Ugh! How nauseating!

I wish I could find the article I read this morning praising that fight scene to the high heavens. When really that just reminded me of the fight scene at the end of Black Panther, grossly clunky CGI and all.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Citizen
« on: November 29, 2018, 01:27:32 AM »
Fortuna, for whatever reason, thought that ships slow down after their engines are turned off. I was fairly certain this is incorrect but I wanted to make sure:

and sure enough the ship keeps exactly the velocity you had while being powered off. You can even orbit planets thanks to this. Keep in mind turning the throttle to zero is NOT the same as turning the engines off. If IFCS is still on, it will slow your ship to a stop with the throttle at zero, which is what I think Fortuna was actually doing and then complaining about the "unrealistic" flight model.

I refuse to play until asteroids are no closer than a few hundred thousand miles away from each other.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: November 28, 2018, 12:27:48 AM »
And apparently being a legal, permament resident of America, married to an American with American children, doesn't help stop you from being deported.
I am genuinely interested about how someone can explain this away.

All legal systems should be dismantled because sometimes they punish people who did nothing wrong.

Is there a post I missed or is this an epic strawman?

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Just Watched
« on: November 25, 2018, 07:36:46 AM »
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee, 2000)

Absolutely exquisite.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Fallout 76
« on: November 20, 2018, 03:27:37 AM »
I'm more survived that the games survive a single nuke, or even running for extended periods.

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