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I don’t understand the hypocrisy of the fact companies are collecting data on your location in stores, on their own cameras (loss prevention) and the consumer cannot easily opt out.
Actually, it’s very easy to opt out: don’t shop there. Most places require stores to warn customers that they are being video monitored.
Also, that’s not actually hypocrisy. A hypocrite is someone who promotes a view that they don’t actually follow or believe. Most businesses are just fine with video surveillance and data collection.
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Hybrid watches are just the worst solution in every direction. The fail at being smartwatches because the core problem with smartwatches is battery life, which this doesn’t really fix. This solves just one problem: how do I tell the time when the smartwatch part is out of juice?
On the flipside, having two hands that are in front of the display and an even more reduced display area means less info and having to fight around the hands to read it. Also sub optimal unless you’re showing very little info.
A better solution all around would be to make a smartwatch that uses eInk. Then it only has to update once a second and can power down the rest of the time, but even OLED displays are figuring out ways to extend battery life.
Hybrid smartwatches were very much a solution for a moment in time. Their time has passed.
Intel’s 12th gen seems to have broken a LOT of things.
Oculus Rift Home (which can be used by Quest and Quest 2 users) also broke with 12th gen CPUs due to an incompatibility with OpenSSH which Unreal uses to do DRM. Intel has a ‘fix’ page that requires setting a system environment that disables the feature that breaks.
In the law test case, the two types of cores can be seen as a real core and a virtual core to some software and that trips DRM systems that look for VMs.
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DC has an entirely different problem, that oddly Marvel (mostly) avoided. DC wants to let creators be free to interpret characters as they want. Problem is, these are iconic characters everyone knows, so when you tinker too much, your core fanbase only puts up with it so much then they walk. Unless you can build up a new fanbase quickly, yer screwed.
Marvel, on the other hand, stuck closely to the known characters and really only tinkered around the edges or with details. So, for example, Iron Man is more or less the same character as in the comics. Feige has worked hard at enforcing consistency and connection to comics.
Now, they’ve been drifting further and further from it – and it shows, but they now have a fan base that’s NOT comics based, and can to a degree get away with it.
You are aware she isn’t coming back, right?
Just checking to see if you actually watched the movie.
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For me the problem was that the movie is basically about loss, grief, anger and vengeance. Jane’s cancer and impending death. The godkiller’s loss of his daughter and then his faith and then his need for vengeance. The loss of multiple cultures of their gods and their faith. Thor’s lost relationship with Jane. And so on.
And this is the backdrop against which the constant buffonery of Thor, who, like everyone in this movie, seems to have lost 10-20 IQ poimts over the last few movies, basically flails around like drunken school kids. In fact, the ACTUAL school kids in the movie consistently acted more mature and wiser than any of the adults.
I appreciate this was supposed to be a comedy with a serious tinge, but it felt more like a tragedy done by a comedy troupe. And that CAN work – Cowboy Bebop and Space Dandy are excellent example of it, but here it just felt like someone handed Watiti a serious script and he didn’t really know what to do with it, so went with his usual comedy tropes.
In the end, it wasn’t a bad movie, it just wasn’t a particularly good one either.
Side note: the whole intro sequence for the movie where we meet the godkiller was SO out of character and had so little introduction that I thought it was a trailer for a God of War based movie and was actually surprised when the Marvel logo popped up and realised we were actually five minutes into the movie.