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ChainsawAsh

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#1120243
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Warbler said:

Jeebus said:

Moving over to this thread just in case.

Warbler said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Warbler said:

Seriously, I am growing very concerned about the improvements in computers and computer intelligence. It is not out of the realm of possibility that computers will able to replace every human at every job. Imagine what it will do to the economy if humans are no long employable? What if computers do take over. I’m serious.

Universal basic income. It’s going to happen. It should happen way sooner than it’s going to though, and it’s going to carry a sigma similar to welfare for far too long after it’s implemented, too.

communism?

No, not at all. And frankly, this kind of misunderstanding frustrates me because it happens too often. Not every social program is Communism—universal healthcare isn’t Communism, free college isn’t Communism, universal basic income isn’t Communism. They may or may not be good ideas, but I wish people would argue about that rather than throwing out “sounds like Communism to me!” However, I trust that you were genuinely asking, and not just throwing the word out as a “gotcha,” so I’m going to respond.

Universal basic income, if it were implemented, would serve only as a safety net. It would be a way for the Government to say “here is a bit of money so that you can meet the basic standards of living; you’ll have food and water, and you’ll have shelter, now go do with your life what you will.” This is in no way the complete abolition of private property that Communism is. Private property still exists, and capitalism is still very much in place.

We would need more than just a safety. We are talking about going to a society where computers and robots have taken over every job and made humans obsolete and unemployable. That video linked to in the Random thoughts thread showed that computers and robots are eventually going to take over for doctors. No occupation is safe.

Which is why I see universal basic income as an inevitability and a stepping stone to a post-scarcity society.

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#1120189
Topic
Random Thoughts
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Jeebus said:

ChainsawAsh said:

Warbler said:

Seriously, I am growing very concerned about the improvements in computers and computer intelligence. It is not out of the realm of possibility that computers will able to replace every human at every job. Imagine what it will do to the economy if humans are no long employable? What if computers do take over. I’m serious.

Universal basic income. It’s going to happen. It should happen way sooner than it’s going to though, and it’s going to carry a sigma similar to welfare for far too long after it’s implemented, too.

Not in America, it’s not.

It will eventually, because it will have to. But it’ll take way, way, way too long and America will suffer greatly for it. Like we are right now with healthcare.

(I firmly believe that single-payer/Medicare for all will happen here, too, but not for another decade or two at the absolute best.)

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#1120185
Topic
Random Thoughts
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Warbler said:

Seriously, I am growing very concerned about the improvements in computers and computer intelligence. It is not out of the realm of possibility that computers will able to replace every human at every job. Imagine what it will do to the economy if humans are no long employable? What if computers do take over. I’m serious.

Universal basic income. It’s going to happen. It should happen way sooner than it’s going to though, and it’s going to carry a sigma similar to welfare for far too long after it’s implemented, too.

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#1120184
Topic
Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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solkap said:

This time I must disagree with ChainsawAsh.

He is correct if you are looking for SW 2.5 or 2.7, ESB 2.0, or ROTJ 2.5.

But anything earlier than that probably won’t be very easy to find. I wouldn’t worry about it though.

About the only reason you’d want to find earlier versions is for comparison purposes. Each subsequent release is just a more highly polished edition of the films.

Oh, my bad, I misread. I thought he was looking for 2.7/2.0/2.5, not earlier versions.

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#1119692
Topic
Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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I seriously doubt any anthology movie will have a crawl unless it’s part of its own self-contained series (like, say, the Old Republic trilogy that I’m still convinced they’ll do between Episodes IX and X).

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#1119577
Topic
Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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Thing is, “A Star Wars Story” was only used for marketing for Rogue One. The movie itself is just Rogue One on the title card, not even Star Wars: Rogue One. Like how Die Hard 2 is just Die Hard 2 - the “Die Harder” part was just a tagline for marketing purposes that was always put right under the title so everyone calls it that. Or the first X-Files movie - “Fight the Future” doesn’t appear in the movie itself, just The X-Files.

If Solo follows suit with Rogue One, the title will just be Solo. “A Star Wars Story” is just a marketing tagline.

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#1119574
Topic
STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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DominicCobb said:

Snaketibe said:

ray_afraid said:

I don’t think these flipped shots were being pointed out as needing to be flipped back, but that certain elements in the shots can be corrected.

…Boba Fett’s flipped shots in Jabba’s Palace leap to mind…

That one’s easy, just cut Boba out entirely.

I know Ady has said he won’t be doing this, but I’m still 100% for cutting Boba out.

As for the flipped shots - I agree that they were flipped for a reason, but if the inconsistencies introduced by the flips can be fixed, they should be.

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#1119572
Topic
Doctor Who-&quot;Rose&quot; (Eight to Nine Edit)
Time

I think he means he cut it so Nine doesn’t come back to get Rose at the end, he just leaves.

Interesting idea, I’ll probably check it out whenever I get my internet connection issues sorted out.

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#1119571
Topic
The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Time

New trailer looks good, but do they have to keep using that same car-flip shot over and over?

Also, not sure how I feel about the new suit.

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#1118880
Topic
NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
Time

You have to download every file before you can unrar any of them. They’re partials, not full files.

So, for example, for ANH, you’d need to have all 83 RAR files fully downloaded first, then you open the first one of the 83 and it’ll unpack all of them. But if you only have 82 and are missing 1, it won’t work, and you’ll get the “incomplete” message you’ve been getting.

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#1118825
Topic
NJVC Custom Bluray Set of Harmy’s Despecialized Editions now available on Mega
Time

Well, if the downloads can’t be completed, of course they won’t extract. So it’s not an unarchiver issue, it’s a download issue.

Can you give us more specifics on the problems with jdownloader? Are you hitting Mega’s daily 5gb limit for free users?

I don’t use Mega often and don’t have a Mac anymore, but the more information you can provide the better we can help you. Just saying “It’s not working” isn’t going to get us anywhere, as there’s about a million reasons it could be failing. More info helps narrow it down.

Which parts have completed downloading? Which parts haven’t and what kind of message are you being given about the parts that are incomplete? Are they showing as still downloading, are they showing as completed but corrupted, are they showing as stalled…?

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#1118612
Topic
Episode VIII Discussion *SPOILER THREAD*
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CarboniteSolo said:

It will be PG-13 in the end. Disney wants as many viewers as possible. There will never be a R rated Star Wars film. If anything, there could be something darker, once they get their own streaming service up an running by 2019.

I mean, I was never trying to say that a Star Wars film would ever be released with an R rating. Just that it’s possible that the MPAA might require some elements to be dialed back to ensure a PG-13. It’s not likely, but it’s possible. Let’s not forget that AOTC is censored in the UK, and (not Star Wars, but it’s another PG-13 example) Casino Royale is censored in the US and censored differently in the UK.

It’s not likely, but it’s possible, and the disclaimer on the TV spot is giving me Temple of Doom vibes, which carried the same disclaimer and ended up causing the creation of the PG-13 rating.

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#1118562
Topic
Episode VIII Discussion *SPOILER THREAD*
Time

Actually, I think I remember hearing once upon a time that the MPAA did require some cuts to that scene, but I don’t know for sure. I’ll see if I can do a quick Google while work is slow.

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