For me it’s just the constant feeling that every movie in this series is an advertisement for the next one, what with all of the hints and allusions and teasers. It makes me feel like a chump for having paid to see the one I’m at now. » 5/04/15 1:16pm Monday 1:16pm

I mean, this is essentially the entire history of Wired magazine, too: over-promising, under-delivering, and browbeating anyone who expresses skepticism as a Luddite or out of touch. And it’s only going to get worse, since the dictates of clicks-based online media means that there’s no incentive for publications to… » 5/04/15 12:42pm Monday 12:42pm

I built my own HTPC, so I’m OK, but I do want to say that part of the problem with a lot of these boxes is that there’s no opportunity for an optical drive. That’s a shame because, though we’ve moved to a streaming-dominant model, a Blu-Ray still looks far better than your average stream. » 5/03/15 11:59am Sunday 11:59am

Everybody here gets that, because the left is unpopular and powerless in today’s America, if we ban certain speech the speech most likely to be banned is ours, right? If we pass hate speech legislation, I promise - I promise - we will see immediate use of such legislation to silence, for example, protests of Israel.… » 4/27/15 12:52pm 4/27/15 12:52pm