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    [–] M Night Shyamalan Says Bad Reviews of Glass Made Him Cry GeekAesthete 2 points ago in movies

    I showed The Happening in a film reviewing class, for the week when we talked about reviewing bad movies. The students had a blast watching it, but not necessarily for reasons that M Night intended.

    [–] Bernie Sanders releases 10 years of tax returns GeekAesthete 3 points ago in politics

    I’m hoping she’ll be a slow-and-steady kind of candidate in the polls. With so many candidates, there’s going to be a lot of flavors-of-the-month—Beto was hot when he announced, now Mayor Pete’s getting a lot of press.

    I’m not sold yet on anyone, but I like Warren and hope she sticks around as the field narrows.

    [–] I'M FREEEE!! GeekAesthete 2 points ago in Unexpected

    They called it a “Spanish style fried egg” when I first learned to cook them this way, and they’re super-good. Pro-tip: hold the pan over the burner and tilt it to one side so the oil collects in the corner, which lets you use less oil while still keeping it in the olive oil bath.

    [–] The moment Notre Dame's spire fell GeekAesthete 2 points ago in gifs

    My parents have had renovations going on at their house for 18 months, and were finally almost finished. My mom was looking forward to it finally having the workers out of her house. And since they were close to finished, they were working on the electrical...

    Long story short, they woke up to their house on fire, and half the house ended up burning to the ground. And since they were working on the electrical, the fire alarm had been disconnected.

    It’s always the electrical, man.

    [–] There are officially too many damn video streaming services GeekAesthete 1 points ago in technology

    That's like saying McDonalds and Burger King aren't competing because they don't both offer Big Macs.

    [–] There are officially too many damn video streaming services GeekAesthete -7 points ago in technology

    Then pay for the ad-free version. I like having the option of two different pricing tiers—when I’m only watching it occasionally, I can downgrade and still have access to the couple shows I might watch.

    [–] There are officially too many damn video streaming services GeekAesthete -1 points ago in technology

    This is why it’s a good thing that there’s so many services—there’s competition. The biggest thing preventing HBO or Netflix from requiring a long-term commitment is that Disney Plus and Showtime don’t.

    Given a choice between 20 different streaming services or one streaming service, I’ll take 20 every time, because at least that means competing with one another.

    [–] How do I make Fallout New Vegas more fun? GeekAesthete 3 points ago in patientgamers

    Also worth keeping in mind that Caesar's Legion was originally supposed to be more nuanced, but deadlines made them cut down a significant chunk of their content. As a result, it's a really one-dimensional faction, and probably the least interesting of them.

    [–] Frostpunk: Console Edition | Official Announcement Trailer GeekAesthete 2 points ago in Games

    I've been a little confused on descriptions of this, between being described as a city builder, a survival game, and/or a game with some narrative and moral-choice elements. Is it a strategy game in the sense of a game that you play multiple times over? Or is it a game with a scripted campaign that lends itself to a single playthrough? Gameplay videos generally lead me to think the former, but some things I've seen and heard seem to indicate the latter.

    [–] Star Wars Episode IX – Teaser GeekAesthete 29 points ago in movies

    I suspect that it's not a person. It's going to be something named after Luke and/or the Skywalker family -- a new order of Jedis, a new government, a capital city, something like that. Kinda like the way we use "Washington" today, not in reference to George Washington but a place named after him.

    [–] Star Wars Episode IX – Teaser GeekAesthete 6 points ago in movies

    I suspect in this case, Skywalker is not a person, but something else that's being named for Luke -- the new order of Jedis, a new galactic capital, a new name for the rebellion, something like that. Kinda like when we refer to "Washington" today, we don't mean George Washington, but a place named for him.

    [–] His facial expressions change 7 times GeekAesthete 303 points ago in BetterEveryLoop

    This guy looks like someone I could hang out with all damn day. Nothing but totally mellow reactions.

    [–] Obama white house counsel Gregory Craig Charged GeekAesthete 341 points ago in news

    That's my biggest gripe here. I get that his work as White House council is what makes this news -- fine. And you can only fit so much info into a headline -- okay, I get it.

    But he only worked for the White House in 2009, the first year of the Obama administration, and left January 2010, more than two years before he worked in Ukraine. There's no reason not to include that information within the body of the article, but the article never clarifies that. It seems to want to make this sound more scandalous by implying that the two things overlapped.

    [–] Obama white house counsel Gregory Craig Charged GeekAesthete 474 points ago in news

    The relevant timeline:

    • Craig worked as White House council from January 2009 to January 2010, the first year of the Obama administration
    • He then worked for the Yanukovich government in Ukraine in 2012 and 2013
    • He was questioned about that work during the Mueller investigation in 2017
    • He is now being charged with lying during that questioning.

    [–] Obama white house counsel Gregory Craig Charged GeekAesthete 16 points ago in news

    He was White House council from January 2009 to January 2010. He did work for the Yanukovich government in 2012 and 2013 -- two years later. He was questioned during the Mueller investigation in 2017, lied during that questioning, and that's what he's being charged for.

    [–] Number of visits to each state by a presidential candidate during 2016 Presidential Election GeekAesthete 5 points ago in MapPorn

    But those are for primaries, which is a different animal. Once the primaries are over, and the two major party candidates are selected, no one's going to be bothering with New York or California.

    This map, according to OP, shows post-convention visits (i.e., campaigning for the presidency, not for the party nomination).

    [–] It's safer to be a cop in the U.S. today than 50 years ago, finds a new study. Despite increases in violent crimes, the hazards of policing has dramatically declined since 1970 with a 75 percent drop in police officer line-of-duty deaths. GeekAesthete 321 points ago in science

    From the article:

    “The researchers attribute the declines in officer deaths, at least in part, by the increased use of body armor and advances in trauma care that also have undoubtedly saved officers’ lives. Moreover, enhanced training, better policy, better supervision, and technological advances have likely played a role in the declines described in this study.”

    [–] It's safer to be a cop in the U.S. today than 50 years ago, finds a new study. Despite increases in violent crimes, the hazards of policing has dramatically declined since 1970 with a 75 percent drop in police officer line-of-duty deaths. GeekAesthete 229 points ago in science

    From that article (on mobile, don’t know how to format quotes):

    “The researchers attribute the declines in officer deaths, at least in part, by the increased use of body armor and advances in trauma care that also have undoubtedly saved officers’ lives. Moreover, enhanced training, better policy, better supervision, and technological advances have likely played a role in the declines described in this study.”

    [–] Netflix Entering the Movie Theater Business - Negotiations Have Begun for the Purchase of Hollywood's Historic Egyptian Theater - Will be Netflix's First Movie Theater GeekAesthete 3 points ago in movies

    The DOJ stopped enforcing it in the 1980s under Reagan. Columbia bought up some theaters in 1986, no one pushed back, and soon all the studios started doing it. US vs. Paramount hasn't been enforced in over 30 years.

    [–] Once Upon a Time in America is Sergio Leone's Magnum Opus. GeekAesthete 5 points ago in TrueFilm

    That's all well and good. I was simply disputing his use of the term magnum opus, which typically connotes someone's most "important" work.

    mag·num o·pus

    /ˌmaɡnəm ˈōpəs/

    noun

    a large and important work of art, music, or literature, especially one regarded as the most important work of an artist or writer.

    It sounds like you're making a similar argument as OP -- the film is your favorite, so you want to say that it's his most important, and I think those are the two things being incorrectly conflated here. Your claim is "it is impossible to judge OUaTiA on it's cultural impact or popularity because it was never had a proper release ", but that is, in fact, a very cut-and-dry matter. It did not have a big cultural impact, as you openly acknowledge. That's not to say that it's fair, or that in another reality where Warners didn't re-edit the film that history wouldn't have been different, just that it's reality. And "overlooked" and "most important" don't gel.