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    By: dodob
     
    Netflix made a Greek mythology cartoon movie!
    Blood of Zeus
    https://youtu.be/9JAQh544RHE

    Hades the movie.
       
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    By: Conan
     
    It's this one:
    https://www.bdiusa.com/products/corridor-8173-low-profile-modern-tv-stand-entertainment-center
       
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    By: riptyde
     
    Trump Dump

    "It's not something that meets my journalistic standards," one Post reporter told New York Magazine. Another Post reporter called it "very flimsy," adding that the article "just makes you cringe and roll your eyes, and it's hard to stomach, but at the same time we kind of know that you're signing up for stuff like that. ... It's disappointing. It sucks to, like, work for, like, a propaganda outlet."

    https://theweek.com/speedreads/944548/giuliani-gave-hunter-biden-story-new-york-post-because-nobody-else-take-face-value
       
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    By: EvilDolemite
     
    Courant Presidential Endorsement: You probably think you can vote for Donald Trump but not support racism; here’s why you’re wrong

    https://www.courant.com/opinion/editorials/hc-ed-presidential-endorsement-2020-20201018-rqapfry7zvejdesonlcwzpwu7a-story.html

    That’s why you can’t support Trump without supporting the racism that forms the bedrock of his political persona. The politics of grievance — the backbone of the Trump presidency — is built on the notion that if there is something wrong in your life, there’s someone to blame for it. With racism against Black people deeply embedded into our history and institutions, it is painfully easy to evoke that hatred when seeking a target for your anger. Trump is counting on that anger to get him elected again.

    But in evaluating a candidate, racial hatred cannot be set aside for the sake of political compromise. Supporting the reelection of Donald Trump validates and supports those who would mine America’s deep legacy of racism to feed their own grievances. You may not think of yourself as promoting racism if you vote for Trump, but you are giving comfort and aid to the hateful among us.


    Millions of Trump voters will say that they don't condone racism, are not personally racist, and disagree with Trump's racism, but will vote for him anyway.
       
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    By: Shadowdane
     
    TV Calibration

    Anyone used this tool HCFR to calibrate a TV?? I own a X-Rite i1Display Pro colorimeter which was using to measure/calibrate.

    https://sourceforge.net/projects/hcfr/
    https://www.avsforum.com/threads/hcfr-open-source-projector-and-display-calibration-software.1393853/

    Ran through it last night and I can't tell if my HDTV just sucks or maybe just don't know WTF I'm doing. I got kinda close to a good calibration but Red was still way off the mark no matter what setting I adjusted on the TV. The meter was showing it at 251, 6, 0 for RGB. And adjusting the Red higher would never bring it above the 251 mark for Red. All the other colors primary & secondary were below < 0.6 delta E and Greyscale was < 0.3 delta E so those were spot on. But Red was at 4.1 delta E and it was pretty noticeable too that it was off the mark.

    I'm kinda thinking I might restart from the beginning and reset everything to defaults. I'm kinda thinking maybe something I did early on screwed shit up. And couldn't get the color targets correct. Maybe something with the white balance as the guide I was following said to do white balance and gamma first.
       
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    By: MPLStagger
     
    The Chai Spot, the guys who did that video, run an awesome joint with the profits going to support women and children in Pakistan.

    https://www.thechaispot.com/
       
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    By: greenbergMD
     
    EVIL If you are looking for a great show to binge during the Halloween season, I can't recommend Evil enough. This ran on CBS last fall. 13 episodes and a single season. It was renewed for a 2nd. Whole first season became available on Netflix on Oct 1st.

    Core premise has a strong X-files vibe, with one "true believer" and one skeptic investigating paranormal events. Leads are Katja Herbers (West World), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), and Michael Emerson (Lost, Person of Interest). Emerson is delightfully smarmy and vile. One of the best SciFi writers of the generation, Rockne S. O'Bannon, is executive producing and wrote or co-wrote many of the episodes. Then the show just looks remarkable for a CBS prime time show. Go watch it! Do eet!
       
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    By: FormerHPB
     
    Let that sink in: the top infectious disease scientist in the US government in the midst of a pandemic needs a security detail because the president’s supporters, egged on by the president - his boss, head of the government - hate him and want him gone.

    https://twitter.com/mehdirhasan/status/1318002767173222403?s=19
       
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    By: kartooner
     
    $900 million.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2020/10/19/trump-will-have-900-million-of-loans-coming-due-in-his-second-term-if-hes-reelected
       
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    By: mysled
     
    If I had studied people instead of trees I would understand it more probably, but it does seem like the Information age didn’t make us smarter, it just made us more prone to confirmation bias and tribalism. I guess Gen Z is the first to truly grow up with the internet, and I’m encouraged by them in some ways and o.O in others. I think their complete lack of privacy growing up as made them really prone to the whole purity test hive mind thing. Their childhood mistakes were put on blast so why should x person have ever been allowed to do x or believe x.