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Comment Re:What about Blu-Ray? (Score 1) 316

For a lot of movies, resolution just doesn't matter. Rom-Com, most dramas, who cares? If the story sucks no amount of HD will save it anyway. In the years since Blu-Ray came out, I bought far more DVD's until they started packing DVD+BluRay together for just a little more than DVD, and a little less than Blu-Ray.

Comment Re:yes they should (Score 1) 1081

If you want to see this effect in action NOW, look at NY state and Illinois. Outside of NYC and Chicago, the rest of the state leans right. Doesn't matter though because those 2 left leaning CITIES effectively speak for the entire state.

Cities over a certain size should be treated as separate voting districts (like DC).

Comment Chicken little much? Idiots... (Score 1) 1368

The Trump-phobia is ridiculous. Trump and the Republican establishment have a shaky relationship. Why would you think the Republican party, that was at great pains to distance itself from Trump's ideas and policies, would suddenly reverse course and support them? With Republican control of House, Senate and likely another conservative on the Supreme court, they have all the tools they need to stop Trump from doing anything extreme. Rest assured they WILL use those tools because to go to far out there would be political suicide and these people expect to be in power long after Trump has moved on from the presidency.

tldr; the sky is not actually falling. The biggest risk from Trump is him making embarrassing statements.

Comment Re:He misses the point (Score 2) 675

On the contrary, he understands that point perfectly well. God forbid someone adds 1 TB of storage to the laptop without purchasing an overpriced SSD from Apple. This is all about selling upgrades, or enticing people to buy the next higher priced model. SD cards are a loophole that had to be closed.

Comment Re:Paying customers and age appropriate roles (Score 1) 319

"it doesn't follow that a movie producer has to indulge them"...

When some studio hands you a multi-million dollar budget to produce a film that has to make back at least 2x the budget to not be considered a flop and has to appeal to the broadest possible audience to do so, and the failure of which may end your career, come back and tell me you don't have to indulge the studios desire for specific age/race/gender. Directors and producers that have the clout to do their own thing generally got to that position by NOT doing their own thing for a long time.

I'm not saying there aren't issues in Hollywood, but if you are expecting the movie industry to lead social change you will be waiting a long time.

Comment Re:Smeg (Score 5, Interesting) 153

"Series 10? Not bothering."

Then you lose. 10 was a really nice return to what made earlier Red Dwarf so fun. Was it perfect? No, but it was light-years ahead of 7, 8 and BTE and at it's best was as good as any smeg they ever put out. You're cheating yourself as a fan if you don't give it a chance.

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