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#1  Edited By north6

Ya'll that say you would pay $30 to stream a movie... How many of you own a bunch of 4k blu-rays? I'm guessing the number is 100%, if not, I am very confused about how you make financial decisions, and/or what makes you interesting in buying movies. I'm also guessing that those of you who say "yes, I do! and would also pay $30 to stream a movie", you would pay like, 2x, 3x as much for 4k blurays?

I mean, I own a handful, and this is *waaay* to much. I can also appreciate the difference between streaming 4k and 4k blurays.

Just buy disney stock and wait two months.

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I hear Kingdom Hearts is pretty good.

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Disney is delusional. Yes, I'm sure some people will pay this. Yes, I'm sure those people should be separated from their money.

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@ntm: Great song. Now you're making me want to change my vote to Death Stranding.

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@colourful_hippie: It's a politically prickly subject to discuss actual enforcement of mask policies at the law enforcement level, as a lot of people on both sides of the aisle are theoretically for mask mandates, but realize the hardest hit people would be minorities and poorer people in general. Anything that increases the encounter rate with law enforcement is tough.

Some interesting ideas around this, such as cops carrying masks with them and offering them before citing a ticket (which is probably what I would go with). I don't know what the right answer here is, but anytime there are rules that are not enforced it's pretty quickly going to be overlooked. I don't think there have been any documented arrests or fines for mask violations in the three months our state has had a mandate, at least I couldn't find any.

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@sethmode: As a response to your random aside, believe it or not the CDC hasn't listed asthma as a known co-morbidity factor, only a possible one. The thing that confuses me the most is how little it seems like we know after so much time. For instance, I am pretty sure we still don't know for sure if someone can be re-infected... this seems like it should be an answerable question after 6 months.

I am encouraged by the improving treatment options, for instance, I know an older person (in mid 70s) who got covid, felt horrible, got plasma and was feeling fine 2 days later. Still low energy, but fine otherwise, and they were in rough shape. There is good news in all of this, we're learning what actually does work to treat people, thankfully.

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Horses have left the barn. Train has left the station... etc. But yeah, I'm doing this too... but I did buy TLOU2 and oh wow is it great you should really buy it now you know you wanna! come on

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@mikewhy:Just curious, do you agree with this twitter poster that China doesn't engage in forced technology transfer? I'm trying to understand why you like the bit at the end, it seems to ride on this assumption. Also, I'm sure you know this, but your twitter thread starts with "overheard at..." so that isn't the greatest source.

In any case, fuck Bytedance. Look into what Bytedance does on the other side of the curtain, Douyin. They're among the biggest willing chinese government tech stooge companies.

WaPo article

Business Insider (if you can't read wapo due to paywalls)

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And since we're posting random twitter users, here's Anonymous (back in 2020!) swooping in deus ex machina style to shit on tiktok as well. When the U.S. Government and Anonymous both think your app sucks, it probably sucks.

https://twitter.com/YourAnonCentral/status/1278204068175818752?s=20

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@onemanarmyy said:
@warpr said:
a lot less hugging and kissing cheeks in northern Europe :)

Personally i think the response to the virus was mostly based on the scarcity of masks instead of scientific studies. Especially when you look at all the countries around us using masks liberally. Surely they're not all wrong, right?

Yeah, this wasn't limited to your country. It wasn't even until early June that the WHO said anything other than "there is no need for healthy people to wear masks", flatly contradicting our CDC (which didn't even recommend masks until April). Granted, most places were in full lockdown then, but it was a message delivered about as poorly as can be imagined by all involved. As you say, initially it was driven by an extreme scarcity in masks, and a really confusing lack of nuance around "Just wear a cloth mask, don't hoard n95 / medical grade". It's only recently that it's turned into the most bizarre political wedge I can think of.