I've always understood a Mary Sue to be a wish-fulfillment character: an avatar for the author that possesses the qualities or courage that she wishes she had and is, often, very sought after, sexually. »
I haven't watched last night's episode yet, but I have to disagree with the headline here: The Kid Bruce Wayne character is and always has been one of the better parts of the show. I never really gave any thought to what Bruce Wayne must have been like as a kid, but watching Gotham, I felt that they NAILED it, almost… »
Republicans make a point of calling valid scientific expenditure wasteful, attempts to commission scientific research based on congressman's fever-dream. »
I haven't seen this since it was in the theater and maybe I need to give it another go, but I didn't care for it at all. I don't even remember what it was about it that I didn't like, I only remember being deeply disappointed. But I never read the Graphic Novel, so that was definitely not a factor. »
First: This will never pass the current Senate.
Second: If they re-introduce the bill after the new Senate term starts, it could pass (and probably would) but would definitely get Vetoed. The republicans won't have enough seats to overturn the veto. »
People Don't understand time, it's not what you think it is. People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect but actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it's actually more like a ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey... stuff. »
I was a full-time, dedicated projectionist for nearly a decade. I never worked with IMAX, mostly just 35mm, but I miss film. Threading up 20 projectors per set puts you in a very zen state. It becomes mostly muscle memory and it was not uncommon for me to have threaded several projectors and not even realize I had… »
I think a large part of it is also that Apple consistently works behind the scenes to make arrangements and partnerships with other companies to ensure that their features have wide support and implementation out of the gate.
Google and Samsung essentially just threw their product out there and let the existing NFC… »
I never thought I would find myself arguing against something written by Neil deGrasse Tyson, but I feel like he was too busy watching the science in the movie to pay much attention to the story, plot and dialogue. So, my rebuttals: »
1. Oh, yes it is. I am one of millions of people who telecommute for work. That means that I live in Florida and work for a company based mostly in North Carolina. The internet is essential for me and people like me, and it is an absolutely integral part of our overall economy. Here's a good measure of whether… »
It is not often that I disagree so much with an io9 article, but I must. Not with the overall conclusion, but with the interpretation of both Interstellar and of Fifth Element. »
Luckily, this is a maneuver to sway public thinking. That's why he did it via Twitter. But no one is going to sway the public into being against Net Neutrality. Especially not the Twitter-using public. »
Then maybe stop electing loonies to be the people who represent you in government. If someone has a picture of republicans as being universally crazy people with no grasp of reality, it's because those are the official representatives of the party, as elected by their constituents, on TV saying crazy things. »