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6/10/16
2:02 PM
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I know CNBC originally assets would be auctioned, but USA Today says they’re reorganizing, so it may be more of a legal maneuver. Read more

3/7/16
1:57 AM
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That’s art. Between it and some of the others on her feed, she could probably get an exhibition at the RISD or someplace in Austin, at least.

2/29/16
6:49 PM
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Maybe I missed it, but I’m not seeing a rate for part-time writers. Full-time at $50k seems a bit steep, but generally those who are on the masthead as staff positions have a little more experience than those I assume they categorize as part-time, who are often straight out of college. Still, based on the rest of the Read more

2/16/16
11:51 AM
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Personally, I’d rather stay in Comfort, but mostly for the points.

2/6/16
4:05 PM
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One of the comments to the Engadget post was about how an algorithm could mess with meteorologists. Their info is much more useful when it’s in a chronological line. I could imagine. Read more

2/6/16
1:17 PM
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I guess... at least they’re not going to make it go sideways like one incarnation of Kinja. #RIPtwitter

2/6/16
12:40 PM
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Though I’m concerned about the whole opt-in/opt-out thing and do think it could be harmful to the product. I was amused by the following reply, among others. Read more

1/28/16
10:27 AM
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It’s from the 80s, but Fame was a great show about teens with a diverse cast. It used to stream for free on Hulu. I remember re-watching the first few episodes to decide whether it was age-appropriate for my daughter a couple of years ago, but I’m not seeing it on Netflix or Hulu now. Two seasons do stream from Read more

1/26/16
11:24 PM
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While not space tourism, if anyone is going to drive across that part of New Mexico, depending on which way they go, I strongly suggest taking a few minutes to read the placards along the road in Lincoln to get a good visual for the Lincoln County War and maybe stop for lunch or a rest room break at the Smokey Bear Read more

1/26/16
8:07 PM
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That’s what you get for winning. Everything else is a result of that win, not the actual prize and I said so much in the sentence that came next. Read more

1/26/16
7:09 PM
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It hasn’t seemed like it’s going anywhere because we agree. The only point of disagreement that I can see is that in my initial comment, my “by itself it doesn’t mean a lot” could be read as me saying it has little value. Perhaps it was poorly phrased, but I just meant that other things are also taken into account. Read more

1/26/16
6:44 PM
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Again, I’m not getting the argument. There’s no money in the Oscar envelope. If you win or are nominated, the union does not dictate that you must be paid more and you must be given any role you’d like. An actor (or director or cinematographer) can put on their resume that they have won or were nominated for an award, Read more

1/26/16
4:59 PM
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I don’t really think we’re disagreeing that much. We’re both saying that someone who has won or has been nominated for an Oscar can usually raise their price because they’d be in greater demand, but there’s no cash in the envelope and they’re not guaranteed someone would meet their ask. Read more

1/26/16
4:19 PM
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A person can parlay their win into a payout, but it isn’t something they hand you with the award. If say, you win your Oscar and then take the next two years off to sail around the world or if leaving the after-party you drunkenly run over a pedestrian, you probably won’t be offered better roles.

1/26/16
4:13 PM
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I never said that winning an Oscar has no value. A good agent can usually turn it into money and roles, especially if the person has a body of work. It’s just not a guaranteed payout like a MacArthur or a Nobel.

1/26/16
3:11 PM
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But, like, why do movie trailers include things like “5-time Academy Award winner Joe Blow” or “Oscar-nominated actor So-and-So”? Read more

1/26/16
2:45 PM
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Winning would certainly get a person recognition and they may be able to parlay that into something more, but going back to my example of a Gold Award, a lot of young people bust their butts to get things to put on their college apps. I’m sure all are considered and it makes some more competitive in their college Read more

1/26/16
2:10 PM
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Winning an Oscar doesn’t get you anything except a trophy, an envelope and a permanent place in the World Almanac. Perhaps one could leverage their winning for more money or another role, but that’s similar to a high school student putting their Gold Award on a college app. It’s something that would be considered, but Read more