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Well, it took less than 8 hours from your comment for BTC to breach the $20,000 barrier. There was a weak rally back over $19,500 but it’s been drifting downward since then as is back below $19,000 again.
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Sounds interesting. I hope it’s not just a cheerleading exercise. It’s very easy to get hyped up about the future and ignore all the possible risks and downsides involved.
For example, given curing disease and quality of life improvements are critical first steps to extending the human lifespan beyond the current max of 120 years, there will be no shortage of incentive (or money) to get it done. If it’s possible, it’s going to happen eventually.
But you can’t ignore the possible downsides of suddenly having a generation of people living for another 100 years, or perhaps even indefinitely, and what it would look like in a world where wealth inequality is endemic, and the climate crisis is increasingly creating shortages of all kinds of raw materials.
The morality of life extension is a debate we’re going to have to have if it becomes a reality, and it won’t be an easy one.
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That’s not true. Apple reserves the right to remove an app from their App Store should it be found to be in breach of the developer terms and conditions. If inadequate payment security and fraud are not already covered, they certainly can be.
Apple should certainly not be allowed to warn customers that the sky will fall on them if the reality is that the risks of using an app’s own payment system are small to non-existent.
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I’m not finding Anson Mount’s acting chops particularly convincing either now he’s at the helm of a show, though he’s certainly an improvement over Seth Macfarlane.
Overall, ST:SNW can certainly give The Orville a run for its money. Perhaps the biggest problem for both shows is the tendency to see something in one of the shows and immediately think, "Didn’t the other show just do that?" I suspect there’s going to be a lot of that going forward.
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I watched Farscape again after a gap of 20 years, and it’s amazing how well the show holds up today, despite the aging CGI. The creativity of the writers and the production crew was terrific, especially considering the size of the budget they had to work with, and the acting was excellent throughout, which couldn’t always be said for 1990s sci-fi (looking at you B5).
I know some people say they can’t get past the whole puppet thing, but if you persevere, you will be richly rewarded.
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Doctor Who’s Blink is the very definition of a filler episode (or "Doctor-lite" to put it in the parlance of the show) and is widely considered to be one of the best episodes of Doctor Who ever made.
The episode won four awards and instantly resulted in guest star Carey Mulligan becoming the firm fan favorite for the role as the Doctor’s next companion. She was offered the role, but turned it down — probably the right decision given her subsequent success in the industry.
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Could be both. His ego is certainly big enough to want to try everything he can to avoid making this all look like what it is — that he made a colossal mistake.
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The Myth of Musk grows stronger every day…
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How is he not?