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    [–] What does this comment mean? RunDNA 6 points ago in NoStupidQuestions

    You are correct. Here is the original unedited comment from the Wayback Machine:

    [–] Report: Possible Arrest in Golden State Killer Case RunDNA 10 points ago * (lasted edited 12 hours ago) in news

    There's lots of info over at this post:

    and at its accompanying Live Thread:

    There will apparently be a press conference at 3 p.m. ET with more details.


    The case received renewed attention this year due to the bestselling I’ll Be Gone in the Dark—a book by the late Michelle McNamara detailing her fanatical search to find the Golden State Killer.

    If the name Michelle McNamara rings a bell, it might be because she is Patton Oswalt's late wife. When she passed away 2 years ago the book was unfinished, so Patton finished it from her notes along with researcher Paul Haynes and investigative journalist Billy Jensen. I'm sure Mr Oswalt will feel some level of satisfaction today, despite his grief.

    [–] "We won" RunDNA 1 points ago in serialpodcast

    I learned a new term today, and it reminded me of your comment:


    [–] TIL that Steven Spielberg wanted to direct a James Bond film but was turned down by Eon Productions. When he told this to George Lucas, Lucas said he had a film that was just like it but even better. The story was about an archaeologist named Indiana. RunDNA 23 points ago in todayilearned

    This section about Indy and Marion:

    George: I was thinking that this old guy [Abner Ravenwood] could have been his mentor. He [Indy] could have known this little girl [Marion Ravenwood] when she was just a kid. Had an affair with her when she was eleven.

    Larry: And he was forty-two.

    George: He hasn't seen her in twelve years. Now she's twenty-two. It's a real strange relationship.

    Steven: She had better be older than twenty-two.

    George: He's thirty-five, and he knew her ten years ago when he was twenty-five and she was only twelve.

    George: It would be amusing to make her slightly young at the time.

    Steven: And promiscuous. She came onto him.

    George: Fifteen is right on the edge. I know it's an outrageous idea, but it is interesting. Once she's sixteen or seventeen it's not interesting anymore. But if she was fifteen and he was twenty-five and they actually had an affair the last time they met. And she was madly in love with him and he...

    Steven: She has pictures of him.

    George: There would be a picture on the mantle of her, her father, and him. She was madly in love with him at the time and he left her because obviously it wouldn't work out. Now she's twenty-five and she's been living in Nepal since she was eighteen. It's not only that they like each other, it's a very bizarre thing, it puts a whole new perspective on this whole thing. It gives you lots of stuff to play off of between them. Maybe she still likes him. It's something he'd rather forget about and not have come up again. This gives her a lot of ammunition to fight with.

    Steven: In a way, she could say, "You've made me this hard."

    George: This is a resource that you can either mine or not. It's not as blatant as we're talking about. You don't think about it that much. You don't immediately realize how old she was at the time. It would be subtle. She could talk about it. "I was jail bait the last time we were together." She can flaunt it at him, but at the same time she never says, "I was fifteen years old." Even if we don't mention it, when we go to cast the part we're going to end up with a woman who's about twenty-three and a hero who's about thirty-five.

    [–] TIL that Steven Spielberg wanted to direct a James Bond film but was turned down by Eon Productions. When he told this to George Lucas, Lucas said he had a film that was just like it but even better. The story was about an archaeologist named Indiana. RunDNA 21 points ago in todayilearned

    I loved reading the transcript of the Raiders of the Lost Ark story conference (PDF link), in which George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Larry Kasdan sit down and work out the details of the story together.

    It's fascinating being a fly on the wall as one of the most iconic movies of all time takes shape before your eyes (though fair warning: you learn something very suspect about Indiana Jones that you can never unlearn).

    [–] The seven deadly sins RunDNA 12 points ago in funny

    Fun Fact: there were originally eight Deadly Sins (and sometimes even nine).

    The list originated with the 4th Century Christian monk Evagrius Ponticus who lists and discusses the Eight Evil Thoughts in numerous works:

    1. Gluttony,
    2. Fornication,
    3. Avarice,
    4. Sadness,
    5. Anger,
    6. Acedia (aka Sloth),
    7. Vainglory,
    8. Pride.

    He even added a Ninth Evil Thought in his work On the Vices Opposed to the Virtues:

    9. Jealousy

    Two centuries later Pope Gregory I revised the list to form the well-known Seven Deadly Sins, combining Sadness with Sloth, and Vainglory with Pride, and including Envy to correspond to Jealousy.

    [–] Made me laugh. Wanted to share with you. RunDNA 11 points ago in funny

    Well, they sometimes hide it with a comb-over.

    [–] Made me laugh. Wanted to share with you. RunDNA 1089 points ago in funny

    It's also no coincidence that neither of theses photos are taken from above. This is to hide the bald eagle's bald spot.

    [–] Does reddit count how many times a post is saved? If so, where can you find this? RunDNA 2 points ago in NoStupidQuestions

    Reddit stores the saved count, but it only releases some of the info in the occasional blog post where they make a list of the most saved comments and posts.

    For example in this blog post from 5 years ago they list the Top 20 Saved Comments on Reddit in the Past Month (this comment was Number 1) and the The Top Ten Saved Posts of All Time (this post was Number 1).

    Or 3 years ago in this blog post for Reddit's tenth anniversary where they listed the Most Saved Reddit Comments Of All Time.

    [–] The best-seller that's not for sale. How censorship works in 2018. RunDNA 8 points ago in books

    Here's the opening paragraph of the Forward from Google translate:


    LSD? Crack? Stechapfeltee? Cocaine? Crystal Meth? With the coverage of our quality media, people are increasingly asking themselves which drugs are being consumed in newsrooms. They do not seem to be very close. What are the mornings in the morning only in their cereal? Obviously, many journalists have lost touch with reality. While tens of millions of people out there are worried about not being able to cope with rising rents and food prices, certain journalists seek to be close to the very elites responsible for the suffering of more and more people. And while the EU can only delay sovereign default by incessantly printing money, our leading media, in the spirit of the financial elite, are calling for the inclusion of more bankrupt crisis countries in the EU. Too much crack? Too much LSD? Or is it because of cocaine in the editorial offices? While citizens are fed up with the dead of missions abroad, certain media outlets put on their steel helmets and cheer Americans on planning new war missions. Are these the consequences of Crystal Meth?

    And here's the first page of the first chapter, complete with conspiracy theories, anti-immigration rhetoric, and the Bilderberg Group secret elite network pulling the strings:

    The truth - exclusively for journalists?

    How can it be that our leading media celebrate the European Union and the Euro as a future project, even though millions of people across Europe are critical of the EU and the Euro? Jean-Claude Juncker, longtime head of government of Luxembourg and today head of the European Commission, tells us how this works:

    "We decide something, then put it in the room and wait a while for what happens. If there is no loud shouting and no uprisings, because most do not understand what has been decided, then we will continue - step by step, until there is no going back."

    Why do our lead media cheer such politicians instead of denouncing them? The answer: They get along with them. They stick to these elites. How can it be that our leading media all over the world are calling for ever more military deployments abroad of our soldiers, even though the majority of the population is clearly against it? The answer: Our alpha journalists are nothing but the extended arm of the NATO press office. We will also prove that very well in this book. How is it that our lead media continue to praise mass immigration from all kinds of countries as "enrichment," even though the masses of the population would rather close the borders for certain migrants today than tomorrow? The answer: Industry and financial elite want that because masses of cheap labor serve their interests.

    One could endlessly continue the listing of probing questions. However, the most important question in the background is: who really rules Europe? The citizens of the EU are certainly not. Because with democracy, all this has hardly anything to do. It is more an illusion of democracy, a well-made hallucination. But if not the citizens have the say, who will? Is it perhaps a cartel of opinion, a group of the most important and influential heavyweights from industry, finance and politics, which pulls the strings in the background and controls our thinking via the leading media?

    That sounds like conspiracy theory. But one finds amazing statements about it in renowned newspapers, which make thoughtful. For example, the Frankfurter Rundschau (FR) tells us that the euro is going back to the Bilderberger's secret elite network. This statement, which according to FR is confirmed by an honorary chairman of the Bilderbergers, is just one example of many for how Elite networks evidently direct our lives out of the background. In this book we will see in a separate chapter, using the example of the euro, how this network propagates in order to assert the interests of politics and the financial elite - against the population. But all this can not be done without the supremacy over the flow of information. And that is influenced by a few opinion makers.

    [–] Avalanches songs listed on APRA RunDNA 5 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago) in theavalanches

    Very good write-up.

    If anyone is interested, a while ago I organized all the songs on APRA and BMI chronologically by their work numbers:



    [–] TIL if you have a bar with a gang problem they'll be gone within three weeks if every third song played is from a female vocalist, according to Jon Taffer from Bar Rescue. RunDNA 5714 points ago in todayilearned

    This part of the interview was surprising:

    I don’t make any money off the frickin’ dance floor. I make money when the cash registers ring.

    Every 15 minutes a DJ, to be effective, he must make a left hand turn. That left hand turn must be a shift in music type to the point that one audience that likes one type of music walks off the dance floor as the other type walks on. That left turn causes a surge at the cash register that will make my night successful.

    DJs have to learn that their job is not to play to dance floors but to play to rooms; their job is to move people on and off the floor – not keep them on the floor all night long.

    [–] Why does reddit's webpage not get a design update? RunDNA 1 points ago in NoStupidQuestions

    The redesign is being rolled out. Visit /r/beta to sign up for it, or go to this link for a preview:

    [–] In 2019 when Bond 25 comes out, Daniel Craig will be 13 years in the character of James Bond, surpassing Roger Moore, who was the greatest spy for 12 years (1973-1985) RunDNA 10 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago) in movies

    Fun Fact: in 2015 all of Ian Fleming's works entered the public domain in countries that adhere to the "life plus 50" rule of copyright duration, including Canada, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa and Thailand.

    So there's nothing stopping anyone from making a James Bond movie in any of those countries, as long as it is not released in a country where James Bond is still under copyright.