lovingly reminding my devices that if they turn on Autoplay I will kill them

I can also now run for 10 minutes uninterrupted which for me is a huge achievement, having done shorter intervals only for most of my life.

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Treadmill was acting funny. Some mild noise, but after about 11 minutes the motor would stop.
Got fed up so I opened it up and discovered the problem is that I love with cats.
(Cleaned it up and it seems to work way better now)

cleaning out some old images and here's a classic

if you want a slow, meditative film that is beautifully shot, acted, and directed, but that will slowly suck out any feeling of hope or healing from you, I highly recommend Nomadland.

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another snag is that this film isn't about poverty so much, as it is about despair. She has multiple offers of residence on the table. She has offers of companionship.
She chooses death. Her trauma is never confronted, and instead drags her on her long slow oblivion.
and as such the accolades about "how the poor live" and all that writing seem to really miss the mark and just hype it as poverty spectacle.

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one of the major trappings of the film is that it is expressly made for an American audience, and the landscape and scenery changes are meant to convey distance.
None of this makes any sense to non-Americans, and the edits offer no clues to distances and time unless this iconography makes sense to you already.

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so much of the setting of the film seems content to just sit and show us itinerant poor, and feels contented that this living is somehow novel enough to carry most of the scenes. But it's not interesting because it's not novel, for many of us at least.

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at it's core it's a film about a woman who has given up on hope. Her losses have paralyzed her and she's chosen the road and is waiting for death.
There is no hope in this film. Even when she is told a story of hope, the best scene in the film, we quickly realize she is incapable of finding hope.

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watched Nomadland and now I just kind of want to die. I'm very frustrated with this film for a number of reasons.
Disclaimer: yes it was beautifully acted and had great filmwork and whatever

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Racism, pinball, white supremacy 

@Austin_Dern @cpi Pinball people are geeky enough to be susceptible to the five geek social fallacies, but don't think of themselves as geeks, so they haven't read them, and it REALLY SHOWS. They'll always prioritize civility over safety, so pinside deleting the post pointing out the white supremacy but not the white supremacy itself doesn't surprise me at all.

Racism, pinball, white supremacy 

ahhhhhh they deleted my response
well then

Oh wait they deleted my quip about white supremacy, but left up the original white supremacist text

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Got the AZ VAX yesterday. Still tripping balls 4/5 CEV pls tell erowid

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