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It’s really true. Everyone outdid themselves on that movie, Mr. Deakins especially.

Aug 13
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Right, I guess we shouldn’t even bother with licensing at all since even the best drivers make mistakes sometimes.

Aug 13
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Free testing or not, driving an automobile is already a classist endeavour. Which is why you also expand the public transit network; you’ll need it anyway to haul around all the people that couldn’t pass the test.

Aug 12
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By far the most frustrating thing about vehicle safety is that the absolute, no question, best way in any metric to increase vehicle safety by the largest amount is an overhaul to the licensing system, including tiered licensing, with federal standards. Don’t let people drive SUVs without a commercial vehicle license. Read more

Aug 7
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There was another joke going around that the reason Maslanay didn’t win ALL the acting awards was because nobody realized all the characters were the same person.

Aug 7
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I’m not sure how you expect materials cost to approach zero with higher volume. That is not how scarcity works. Those things are produced by the tens of millions by myriad companies around the world, and are already very close to their fixed minimum cost.

Aug 7
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Emissions no, safety yes. Emissions is pretty much just an engineering cost that isn’t much more than any other engine/model development, and gets amortized pretty easily. Read more

Aug 7
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Kind of ironic that the only cars I’d actually want to buy new anymore are the ones with the fewest features and cost five million dollars.

Aug 7
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It’s a fair question, but could be explained by variations based on gender, age, progression within rank, all sorts of things.

Aug 6
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That’s a great idea. That guest appearance in particular could just be a solid half-hour of Harry just listing things off.

Aug 6
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Only reason I’m on facebook anymore is to promote my photography. I hesitate to join a bunch of groups because it makes your feed and notifications unmanageable, and facebook, to me, historically has been about keeping up with friends rather than inviting a bunch of random assholes to dump nonsense on your screen. Of Read more

Aug 5
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Dammit, I was hoping this would mean the car would be illegal in Germany until they fixed the dumb-ass design. Touchscreens really need to cost somebody something so that they go away.

Aug 5
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[Next time:] US TV Executives: our shows historically have bad financial performance in international markets, so we won’t bother releasing it there.

Aug 5
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Also the fact that comedy doesn’t translate well across cultures, and this show in particular has a VERY “American animation” flavor to it.

Aug 5
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I will never understand this. Having geographic exclusivity for online content makes zero sense and *guarantees* piracy.
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Aug 5
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...which more and more streaming services aren’t allowing you to use.

Jul 28
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The Expanse is one of the best TV shows made in the last decade, how does it get zero nominations every year? The Emmys are meaningless without it.

Jul 21
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Ever since I got that last lens to expand my focal length range to 11-400, I’ve felt like I have GAS licked. Read more