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  • I'm not saying that I have serious doubts about whoever created the program at Netflix that matches patterns and likes to suggest new material I might find enjoyable, but when I read my "interest" in the light comedy Dutch was the basis for their recommendation for Oklahoma City, a documentary about the 1995 bombing and Timothy McVeigh, let's just say it began to make me wonder...a little.
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    • Originally posted by Town Heretic View Post
      I'm not saying that I have serious doubts about whoever created the program at Netflix that matches patterns and likes to suggest new material I might find enjoyable, but when I read my "interest" in the light comedy Dutch was the basis for their recommendation for Oklahoma City, a documentary about the 1995 bombing and Timothy McVeigh, let's just say it began to make me wonder...a little.
      I have this problem too It has not had enough time to 'get to know you' It is corrupted by it's Netflix masters constantly being whipped to fill your page with the latest 'best film'

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      • Originally posted by Town Heretic View Post
        I'm not saying that I have serious doubts about whoever created the program at Netflix that matches patterns and likes to suggest new material I might find enjoyable, but when I read my "interest" in the light comedy Dutch was the basis for their recommendation for Oklahoma City, a documentary about the 1995 bombing and Timothy McVeigh, let's just say it began to make me wonder...a little.
        Originally posted by Saxon Hammer View Post
        I have this problem too It has not had enough time to 'get to know you' It is corrupted by it's Netflix masters constantly being whipped to fill your page with the latest 'best film'
        Has to be.

        My YouTube account knows me like a T and gets most of it right (occasional oddities, but like 1 in 50). Netflix just doesn't have the amount of content to actually hit all of our preferences. Imho, a nice idea they may grow into, but not yet. I laugh when about the only family programming they shoot my way is preschool.

        So we also have a Hulu Account which does a bit better. It is hard to mess up classic tv suggestions. And I also use YouTube which does really well at knowing my preferences.
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        Omniscient without man's qualification. John 1:3 "Nothing"
        Colossians 1:17 "Nothing" John 15:5 "Nothing"
        Mighty, ALL mighty (omnipotent). Revelation 1:8
        No possible limitation Isaiah 40:25 Joshua 24:15
        Infinite (Omnipresent) Psalm 145:3 Hebrews 4:13

        ? Yep

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        ... when I became an adult, I set aside childish ways. Titus 3:10 Ephesians 4:29-32; 5:11

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        • Teaching Netflix

          You have to spend a few hours teaching Netflix and you will see them getting things better:

          https://www.netflix.com/MoviesYouveSeen

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          • There was a subtle shift in my cosmos recently. I'm getting ready to leave in a couple days to go on a trip with my son who's an experienced traveler, and he's been checking with me regularly.

            I'd get a text: "Mom, do you know where your passport is?" (Yes...)

            And then another: "Do you have travel adapters?" (No...)

            So then the next text was a link to adaptors on Amazon.

            Then he made up a packing checklist for me , which took me back to when he was a little boy and was always the first one to pack for a camping trip, and I also remember when he packed his backpack when he was four years old and had decided to run away from home. He had his blanket, a book, and his favorite stuffed animal... so then we sat on his bed and worked everything out and thankfully, he decided to stay.

            So in all this trip preparation, I had this brief moment where I felt I'd crossed a Rubicon of sorts, in that our roles had reversed in the ways they can do when the child is grown, independent, self-sufficient, and often has more and different life experience to share than the parent did at the same age. He was the one giving advice and I was the one listening, following instructions. And it was okay.

            And then a couple days ago he had a minor injury to his arm and the cosmos flipped back again, because there I was cleaning out the wound and applying ointment and bandages just like I'd done so many times when he was a little boy. And that was okay too.

            Tried and waited then got tired, that's about it

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            • Scientists have noted the merging of two massive black holes over 3 billion miles away, sending gravitational waves rippling across creation.

              Speaking of holes, the Trump administration started digging another one today by announcing the U.S. will be withdrawing from the Paris accord.

              Also withdrawing today, Elon Musk from Trump's advisory panel.
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              • A miscellaneous joy. I've discovered an online channel to play for both enjoyment and study. If you like classical music (and if you don't you just haven't exposed yourself to enough) it's at yourclassical.org and is a godsend. You can choose from a number of streams to fit your mood. I just finished listening to Dvorak's Song to the Moon, which was wonderful. I think Dvorak is more accessible than many of the masters. He has a commanding sense of and respect for melody.

                Anyway, pick a theme/stream or try out the Favorites stream to get a broader sense of the music available. It's a great find.
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                • A Record-Setting Climb Up El Capitan, Without Ropes
                  On Saturday, the elite climber Alex Honnold became the first to climb the nearly 3,000 feet up El Capitan, Yosemite National Park’s iconic granite wall, without ropes, called free soloing.

                  He made the climb in 3:59 - an incredible time, an incredible feat. I've stood in Yosemite Valley looking up at that behemoth. I find it hard to believe that any human could climb the face of it without ropes, let alone do it in less than four hours while looking like he just got back from a stroll to the corner market. Unbelievable.









                  Great set of climb photos here.

                  Tried and waited then got tired, that's about it

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                  • Thinking about states...potential mottos...that sort of thing.


                    Arizona: where oven mitts are an automotive accessory.

                    Vermont: No, Mass. is that way.

                    Rhode Island: All the accent of Boston without the clutter of culture.

                    Indiana: the crossroads of America (or, a place you are passing through to actually go somewhere).

                    Minnesota: who needs the oceans when you've got 1000 lakes? (Everyone. Everyone needs the ocean).

                    South Dakota: where North Dakotans go in the winter.

                    Michigan: we used to sell cars.

                    Georgia: (looks at shoes)

                    Alabama: beach out front, mullet in the back

                    Mississippi: giving Alabamians a reason to still feel superior since 1865.

                    New York: show us your tats!

                    Louisiana: rookies...

                    Florida: Americas graveyard with a view.

                    Pennsylvania: you like chocolate? Football? Chocolate footballs? You're welcome.

                    Maryland: we've got crabs.

                    New Jersey: we feel you, Maryland.

                    Georgia: aka Waffle House (oh yeah, drive through and see).

                    California: mountains, beaches, and a Denny's every quarter mile by law.

                    Idaho: yes, we've heard the joke. Tell Montana it's still not funny.

                    Missouri: show me (where we are on a map).

                    Kentucky: where the horses are fast and genealogy is rocket science.

                    West Virginia: where teeth are family heirlooms.

                    Nevada: where craps isn't just a game, it's a lifestyle.

                    Oregon: especially in Portland.

                    Wyoming: why not?

                    Montana: have you heard the one about Idaho?

                    Wisconsin: like Minnesota, but with cheese.

                    More to follow...maybe...it's that sort of day.
                    Last edited by Town Heretic; June 25th, 2017, 11:16 AM.
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                    • So a recent set-back...no, realization had me thinking about something I learned observing a diminishing amount of time and concentration I give to sports. When I was a kid I didn't care for it unless I was playing it. By the time I got to high school I was a sports junkie, football, basketball, baseball, I followed it. By college I was elbow deep into the numbers and by my late twenties I was creating algorithms for predicting outcomes.

                      But something happened between then and now. I started winnowing. Jack's arrival really accelerated the process and had me realizing that it wasn't only sports. All sorts of things I'd spent time and attention on were barely hanging on by a thread. And they weren't shoved out of the way by an equal number of interests. My interest pool was shrinking, though my attention to what I focused on was deepening. So I didn't listen to half the music that I once did, but I spent a lot more time with the music that moved me. And I wasn't reading anything that seemed interesting, but looking and diving into works that wouldn't let go of me, and letting go of the rest. This year I just watched the NBA finals. I don't think I caught a single game before the Championship series all year. I don't have a team in the NFL that I'm committed to rooting for going into this year, my Colts being something else now, and I'm okay with that too.

                      I suspect that's part of the aging process. We realize on some fundamental level that the time we have is getting more precious as we age. I'm not willing to spend much of it on something that doesn't really exchange value. I think it's important. I suspect it's inevitable.
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                      • Originally posted by Town Heretic View Post
                        I suspect that's part of the aging process. We realize on some fundamental level that the time we have is getting more precious as we age. I'm not willing to spend much of it on something that doesn't really exchange value. I think it's important. I suspect it's inevitable.
                        That's a good realization to come to. Wishing you all the best on your summer endeavors TH, both work and family. And try to endeavor down at the coast when you can - there's nothing like salt air.

                        Tried and waited then got tired, that's about it

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                        • Originally posted by Town Heretic View Post
                          A miscellaneous joy. I've discovered an online channel to play for both enjoyment and study. If you like classical music (and if you don't you just haven't exposed yourself to enough) it's at yourclassical.org and is a godsend. You can choose from a number of streams to fit your mood. I just finished listening to Dvorak's Song to the Moon, which was wonderful. I think Dvorak is more accessible than many of the masters. He has a commanding sense of and respect for melody.

                          Anyway, pick a theme/stream or try out the Favorites stream to get a broader sense of the music available. It's a great find.


                          Free downloads of copyrighted material?

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                          • Originally posted by ok doser View Post
                            Free downloads of copyrighted material?
                            "Reddit" hosts way more (in every way imaginable, conceivable, possible, etc.) illegal links than TOL would be able to even fit on the server, and "Reddit" seems to be staying afloat. So there's something a bit odd in the accusation that somehow TOL could possibly be liable for anything. But IANAL, it is only a layman's measured observation.

                            Also, Tor could be litigated into oblivion based on the illegal transactions enabled solely by their network of proxy relays. But they're still around.

                            'Could be wrong.

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                            • Originally posted by Nihilo View Post
                              ... there's something a bit odd in the accusation that somehow TOL could possibly be liable for anything.
                              Seemed that way to me, too


                              But then, i don't pretend to be a legal "expert" on the internet

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                              • Originally posted by Nihilo View Post
                                "Reddit" hosts way more (in every way imaginable, conceivable, possible, etc.) illegal links than TOL would be able to even fit on the server, and "Reddit" seems to be staying afloat. So there's something a bit odd in the accusation that somehow TOL could possibly be liable for anything. But IANAL, it is only a layman's measured observation.
                                In and out like a burger and saw this and my idiot stalker's love letter and felt like taking a moment before I go back into finals mode.

                                If you facilitate an illegal act, knowingly, then you can bear some responsibility and liability for the act. The motion picture industry tends to be a little more aggressive than most. But you never know and it isn't worth the risk. I had someone I know recently sued by a European concern over copyright infringement display of material relating to a nonprofit event hosted by a local library. She's settling for a few thousand.

                                Sod was posting a link to a site that facilitates the sharing of stolen goods. Even if no one comes after TOL it's not an activity that should be promoted and is, in fact, a plain violation of the rules of the joint.

                                As to Sod's weak sister attempt at parallel, the site I noted is run by the NPR of Minnesota and they tend to pay whatever licensing fees are appropriate, as do most licensed radio concerns. So absent some specific evidence that they're up to an illegal transaction his complaint is mostly what his complaints tend to be, an empty sleeve waved like a victory flag.

                                Hope this cleared some things up for you. Back to work then.
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