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Blade Runner 2 Script Done, Harrison Ford Says "the Best Ever"

Wain13001 Re:Why does this need a sequel? (299 comments)

One question - please take into account that I am not suggesting with this question that I believe Deckard is a replicant, athough it may sound like it.

Why does everyone who drags out the whole 'The screenwriter and Harrison Ford deny it and Ridley didn't start saying it until later' argument ignore the fact that in the actual shooting script and at least some versions of the screenplay Deckard was clearly and specifically a replicant? There were lines about it in the script. Harrison Ford and Ridley Scott actually fought about it during filming...all of this is documented. Also it is an argument that presents itself as ignorant of the fact that there were 3 screenwriters who worked on it at different times. Regardless of whether Deckard is intended to be a replicant or not, this particular argument is ignorant at best, and disingenuous at worst.

This argument of Deckard's humanity having a definitive answer is tired and pointless...the reason the film is as good as it is is in part due to the ambiguity of this very question. DADoES and Blade Runner both explore the concept of an android that does not in fact know it is an android quite thoroughly, which is what makes this particular ambiguity important to the film. "Questions are interesting, answers are boring."

I would much rather talk about what is uniquely beautiful about the film IF Deckard is human, and then talk about how that changes IF Deckard is a replicant and what that means in order to actually examine the real beauty of the film as a work of art...rather than a bunch of chest beating neanderthalic yelling about who's got the better source for their argument and thumping about how they're right and the other group is dumb and somehow ruining the movie by having a favored opinion.

Watching people have this argument is like sitting in an audience during a performance of Waiting for Godot and having no-one around you understand why it's a comedy.

about a week ago
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Blade Runner 2 Script Done, Harrison Ford Says "the Best Ever"

Wain13001 Re:Deckard (299 comments)

Rachel's lack of expiration date is only mentioned in the original theatrical release. Not in DC or Final Cut.

Point being: There's going to be canon issues with this movie, and most likely nobody who likes any version of the original is going to be totally happy with it, even if it is amazing.

about a week ago
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Blade Runner 2 Script Done, Harrison Ford Says "the Best Ever"

Wain13001 Re:Best Script Ever? (299 comments)

Just a small nitpick...we don't know that he said this about Blade Runner 2 either, we only know the Ridley Scott is saying that Harrison said it.

about a week ago
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Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System?

Wain13001 Re:College admissions is not a life-value system (389 comments)

Not only *all of the above*, but also you have to do it in what for many is the fiercest, politically motivated, cruelest, pettiest, most vicious social environment we could engineer for you.

about 2 months ago
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Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

Wain13001 Re:The obvious retort (575 comments)

Back then we didn't have the propaganda machine on full blast trying to convince you that every child who plays outside is going to be kidnapped, raped, and mutilated by a stranger they chatted with online once.

about 3 months ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

Wain13001 Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

Huff post version, no paywall- references both the American Association of University Women and US Dept of Labor studies that showed the 23 cent distinction nearly vanishes when you control for Job Role, and the number of women working full time.

about 3 months ago
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Three-Year Deal Nets Hulu Exclusive Rights To South Park

Wain13001 ALL episodes? (138 comments)

Does this mean we'll finally get to see episode 201 again? Seeing as how it's not allowed to show on southparkstudios.net

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2...

about 5 months ago
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Tech Workforce Diversity At Facebook Similar To Google And Yahoo

Wain13001 wtf does baseball have to do with anything? (265 comments)

wtf are you even talking about? No, it's not surprising that not many black USians work for facebook. Seeing as how not that many Black USians work for tech companies of any sort. Wouldn't you think the latter has a lot more to do with facebook's potential diversity, or lack thereof? Wanting to be diverse doesn't mean refusing to hire white men if that's the majority of the available pool of applicants (not even getting into who's better qualified).

about 6 months ago
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Kids With Operators Manual Alert Bank Officials: "We Hacked Your ATM"

Wain13001 Re:The real crime is... (378 comments)

When it uses the same combination as my luggage!

about 6 months ago
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UK Ballistics Scientists: 3D-Printed Guns Are 'of No Use To Anyone'

Wain13001 "...yet" (490 comments)

You in fact SHOULD be concerned about this technology now, even if it's currently ineffective...because it won't be ineffective or useless forever.

about 7 months ago
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Oklahoma Botched an Execution With Untested Lethal Injection Drugs

Wain13001 Re:What's the problem? (1198 comments)

>The alternative says to the criminal that he is free to commit all manner of mayhem.

Legal punishment as a deterrent has been proven not to work.

about 8 months ago
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Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Officially Announced

Wain13001 Re:Certain Disappointment (325 comments)

It's not like Harrison Ford needs the money, so I can't imagine he'd sign on if it wasn't a good part.

Did you watch Kingdom of The Crystal Skull?

about 8 months ago
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Indie Game Jam Show Collapses Due To Interference From "Pepsi Consultant"

Wain13001 Re:Horrible reactions to predictable problems. (465 comments)

He picked the wrong year to ask his questions in the manner in which he did...also the wrong people. Zoe Quinn has been harassed to the point of blatant abuse by a particularly nasty part of the gamer community...death threats, forum-organized raids, and sexually harassing phone calls to her cell among other things. How she presents herself to the indie community as a woman and a developer is a very big deal at the moment. The indie teams are protective of each other and extremely protective of their individual images among their fans and supporters....this is a very big deal.

Also the show wasn't originally conceived of as the craptastic mess Matti turned it into once they got started. So okay, this wasn't quite as bad as Matti walking up to a female rape victim and asking her on camera if she thinks "women are asking for it..." but I'm pretty sure from some of the dev's standpoints, it wasn't too far from that either.

about 9 months ago
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Indie Game Jam Show Collapses Due To Interference From "Pepsi Consultant"

Wain13001 Re:Drama queens... (465 comments)

The "gender nonsense" was not a real question. It was an insult...and it came at a time when a significant portion of the gamer community has just begun recovering from an uproar about women developers...and it's been such a hot-button issue that one of the women on this show not that long ago was receiving death threats from the members of the gaming community. Jimquisition has some great thoughts and insights on this issue.

The question of women's contributions and the benefits or disadvantages of women in a dev team is completely valid to extremely ignorant masses, and the answers could be very interesting and inspiring, but Matti's questions amounted to "What do you think Chett? Do women suck at this?" "What about you? You're a Woman...do you suck at this? or do you think the fact that you're pretty might help your team with the judges?"

fuck him, the worthless fucking fuck.

about 9 months ago
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MtGox Finds 200,000 Bitcoins In Old Wallet

Wain13001 Re:If MtGox hadn't been hacked... (227 comments)

...Or Ballmer.

Well if it had gotten lost in the cushions of a chair, I can imagine it.

about 9 months ago
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MtGox Finds 200,000 Bitcoins In Old Wallet

Wain13001 Re:Smelling more fishy every day. (227 comments)

At the time of the Black death, popular meant "prevalent among the populace"...so in fact, The Black Death was pretty popular.

about 9 months ago

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