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Posted in: Reaching for the universe See in context

How anyone can look at this picture and then still find something to complain about is beyond me.

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Posted in: James Cameron says 'Avatar' sequel delayed until late 2017 See in context

The first few minutes, when they're still in space, is OK. After that the rest of the story is preposterous.

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Posted in: France arrests 54 in crackdown on hate speech; Charlie Hebdo's new issue sells out See in context

Glad they arrested that very unpleasant man Dieudonne. Don't think it will dent his popularity much though, and its worrying that a man like that can be so popular in today's France.

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Posted in: France declares war on terrorism after attacks See in context

This far-right construct was most recently spewed by a Fox News "terrorism expert" about Birmingham, England. Said "expert" subsequently apologized for not doing his homework.

The general point he was trying to make is true though. I think his apology is a bit tongue-in-cheek.

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Posted in: Australia, South Korea reach Asian Cup quarterfinals See in context

So the upshot of that is there will now be a dead rubber between Kuwait and Oman in the final group game. Has international tournament football ever thrown up a less interesting match? How are they getting people to attend these games?

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Posted in: Rooney voted England player of the year See in context

Jimizo

He's gone to three world cups as our "main man" and got one goal. The same number as Matthew Upson. Time to give someone else a chance.

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Posted in: Britain's MI5 chief warns militants are planning mass attacks against West See in context

Call for "more powers" while people are hysterical. Here's the real threat to freedom.

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Posted in: Rooney voted England player of the year See in context

Should've been John Terry.

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Posted in: 'The Interview' becomes Sony's all-time online hit See in context

How many have they done in the past then?

Quick search on amazon instant video suggests 438, but some of them are TV dramas etc., but probably more than 100 on there.

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Posted in: U.S. asks Poland to extradite director Polanski See in context

At 81, he's lived his life and is now too old to ever pay for his crime. I once paid to watch one of his films, at a time when I was ignorant of who he is, and very much regret doing so.

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Posted in: Yakiniku sauce poured into post boxes See in context

Crime? This should be in the "high jinks" section.

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Posted in: Chelsea, Man City held as Arsenal wins See in context

falseflagsteve

beloved Red Dealers

Seriously, did you make this up yourself? You should be doing stand-up and getting paid instead of giving gems like this away for free. Most supporters I know are bothered about high ticket prices, something I've never heard you complaining about. You're more bothered that people abroad might be watching games or that Neil Warnock being sacked isn't world news. The degree to which you feel the need to proclaim to be a real supporter.. sets off my BS detector.

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Posted in: Chelsea beats Stoke 2-0 in Premier League See in context

@falseflagsteve

Genius! Never gets old.

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Posted in: 'Team America' screenings also pulled from U.S. theaters See in context

Probably the funniest movie ever made.

Hopefully this could bring the wrath of Trey and Matt, I'd love to see Kim Jong-un: The Musical.

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Posted in: Sony cancels Dec 25 U.S. release of 'The Interview' after threats See in context

Ha ha - its up to 96% "want to see it" on Rotten Tomatoes despite a 50% critics score. When I get to see it I'm going belly laugh at every lame joke on principle.

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Posted in: Sony cancels Dec 25 U.S. release of 'The Interview' after threats See in context

I don't watch many kill-the-country's-leader films

Well then you shouldn't assume they're all like the one you happen to have seen. The British film Death of a President is about an assassination where the president doesn't save the world and isn't played by Harrison Ford.

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Posted in: Sony cancels Dec 25 U.S. release of 'The Interview' after threats See in context

If only this were all viral marketing by Sony, it would be legendary genius. Alas, it is the pathetic, weak decision it seems to be.

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Posted in: Stiff upper lip: 007 carries on after script leak See in context

Isn't the script the same as all the other Bond movies? All that usually changes are the product placements.

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Posted in: McDonald's Japan rations french fries due to strikes on U.S. West Coast See in context

Harsh times. Let's hope the airlifts succeed and we're not three french fry deficient happy meals away from anarchy.

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Posted in: Brutal CIA questioning didn't work, Senate report says See in context

Sounds like some folks tortured some folks. Are any folks going to prison?

President George W. Bush approved the program

How about this folk?

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Posted in: Australian retail giant pulls Grand Theft Auto V after protests See in context

I play the US versions when possible too. The only non-censored version of the last South Park game was the North American version, because of an alien anal probe scene. As I said, some people just want to spoil our fun.

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Posted in: Australian retail giant pulls Grand Theft Auto V after protests See in context

Virtually everyone who slates GTA has never played it. Some books have inspired violence, suicides etc. Of course if you talk about banning books you'd rightly be thought of as extremist or oppressive.

There are people out there who just want to spoil other people's fun.

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Posted in: Hawking warns artificial intelligence 'could mean end of humanity' See in context

Last time he was warning us about Aliens. Assuming any of the far more likely existential threats (asteroids, nuclear war, etc.) don't get us, we'll merge with machines. Its already happening. You're doing it in a crude way right now by using a computer to read this. I doubt a completely separate machine intelligence will ever be created, we've had no success trying so far, if it happens it will incrementally evolve from us.

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Posted in: Britain may turn into Europe's most politically unpredictable country See in context

Its easy to just say "he's a fool" with no justification. What evidence is there that Miliband could run the country any better? Who can trust career politicians who've spent their whole time within the political system climbing the ladder for the sake of it? Farage was a successful trader back in the day, made serious money, and now the leader of a party that is scaring the pants off Lib/Lab/Con. Runs rings around anyone who gets into a debate with him (poor old Cleggers). Not bad for a fool.

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Posted in: Dark and epic 'The Hobbit' finale premieres See in context

They've stretched this out beyond all credibility. Its just a short adventure novel. And its fun, these films are too serious and try to be Lord of the Rings all over again. I'm surprised turning it into an "epic" trilogy didn't alienate the fans. Next a 12 hour Adventures of Tom Bombadil trilogy.

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Posted in: Britain may turn into Europe's most politically unpredictable country See in context

Well no amount of rationality will matter if the only things that are important are abstract concepts such as "social cohesion" which cannot be quantified and for all intents and purposes doesn't really exist..

But I didn't say they are only things that are important, far from it.

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Posted in: Britain may turn into Europe's most politically unpredictable country See in context

I think you'll find that virtually every single British study on the effects of immigration on the UK has been incredibly positive, so much so that immigrants are actually subsidizing UK residents more than the other way around

There may be a small positive effect on GDP and tax revenues because almost all migrants are of working age. So big business gets more cheap workers and their cash reserves get larger. It doesn't improve living standards. Its the effects on infrastructure and services that are the problem. Unless you build houses, schools, hospitals, roads and train lines like crazy - things the UK has never been, and never will be, able to do. There's also less quantifiable things such as social cohesion and identity - the things people have been told they're racist for caring about, hence the popularity of UKIP.

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Posted in: 'Star Wars' trailer sparks fan frenzy See in context

It looks great. I'm just going to pretend the prequel trilogy didn't happen.

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Posted in: Britain may turn into Europe's most politically unpredictable country See in context

Yes, next years election is unpredictable, which means almost all of this article is completely random guesswork. The writer seems convinced whatever government is formed will collapse within 2 years, but people said that of the current coalition and it never happened. A minority government could work. I'd like to see MPs vote more freely based on their convictions rather than party allegiance.

Hopefully Nigel Farage can help put an end to this era of career politicians who say what they think people want to hear. He's the only party leader at the moment who you can be clear what he stands for, and thats really helped him connect. Cleggers will get into bed with anybody and Miliband doesn't know whether he's coming or going. Farage will annihilate them in the TV debates.

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Posted in: Common habits of Japan’s low earners - What this survey tells us, and what it doesn’t See in context

salarymen earning less than 3 million yen a year

Salary man is an oxymoron here.

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