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  • Regarding the latest podcast: if anyone wants to understand the more intricate details of the debate over the gold standard and fiat money at the end of the 19th century, I highly recommend the article "The color of money and the nature of value: Gr…
  • Instead of the "is this situation real" part of the discussion, let's start from the opposite, "what can be done" part of the discussion. The OP isn't alleging a personal offense. they are not claiming that someone disrespected their culture, their …
  • Because the characters went from being quirky "real" people to irredeemable terrible people. It was still funny and it was still a great show, but I don't know how anyone can compare season 1 and 2 Britta, Troy and Chang (to cite the most extreme ex…
  • The entire business model of silicon valley is spend a lot of money and lose a lot of money with the goal of one day becoming a monopoly.
  • Yeah, having just rewatched this, my take is:season 1: starts out as a standard sitcom, plays it pretty straight, but by the end of season 1 some of the better quirks of the show start to come inseason 2: best season by far, the quirkiness and the h…
  • The problem with community is that it becomes clear that the writers end up hating the characters. It's still pretty funny from start to finish, but the way they portray, say, Britta in s1 and later seasons is completely different.
  • adampasz said: I am rewatching TLJ, I find a lot of the criticism around "ret-conning" the previous film perplexing. Rey being nobody or Rey being the most important person in the galaxy are two sides of the same coin, and they create an inte…
  • RyanReeseman said: joepinetree said: I think even if it had a good process, the odds were stacked against this trilogy living up to potential. Hamill, Fisher and Ford are all in their late 60s, early 70s. The conclusion to the Skywalke…
  • I think even if it had a good process, the odds were stacked against this trilogy living up to potential. Hamill, Fisher and Ford are all in their late 60s, early 70s. The conclusion to the Skywalker saga that people would want would feature the thr…
  • This is not a great movie. It is not a terrible movie either. It is certainly better than 2 of the prequels. There's two ways you can go with a project like this. You either really play up the nostalgia factor (think the Force Awakens, AHS 1984, etc…
  • chrisk said: bizmarkiefader said: I like that they decided to take a risk and hand over creative freedom for these movies, but don't you kind of want a planned arc at least if you know it's going to be a trilogy? Giving one person the …
  • cdrive said: But that’s not true. There were in fact players in that 13-0 that scored a goal where it was their first goal in their first World Cup. Wasn’t just those 3 veterans on the field.  Case in point the Pugh goal making it 11-0…
  • Hatorian said: OldGriswold said: For those of you who think it's okay because it's their dream, what about the Thai dream? I'm not clear on whether they're all pros or whether like the Andorran men's team they are part timers, teache…
  • Elisa said: joepinetree said: Looks like the US put mostly reserves today against Chile. Looks like that whole "we gotta score as many goals as possible in case of a tie breaker" wasn't really a sincere argument. I think they were …
  • Looks like the US put mostly reserves today against Chile. Looks like that whole "we gotta score as many goals as possible in case of a tie breaker" wasn't really a sincere argument.
  • Yeah, lots of people celebrated the dream team and lots of people criticized them for poor sportsmanship. Much like with the  uswnt.The story has a quote about how Barkley hated the media for all the criticism.
  • cdrive said: joepinetree said: cdrive said: The ‘92 Dream Team beat Angola 116 to 48 in their first game as “The Dream Team.” At the end they were still doing shit like bouncing alley oops to themselves off the glass, hot doggin…
  • cdrive said: The ‘92 Dream Team beat Angola 116 to 48 in their first game as “The Dream Team.” At the end they were still doing shit like bouncing alley oops to themselves off the glass, hot dogging and laughing about all the globetrotter shi…
  • These were not in any way findings and ideas restricted to that article. That at least a few of the astronauts were conscious is a pretty good certainty:http://www.nbcnews.com/id/3078062/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/chapter-eternity-descent/ An…
  • I don't think that the fear of humiliation is that specifically Soviet. Here's the best example: most people's knowledge of what happened to Challenger is completely wrong. https://gawker.com/thirty-years-ago-the-challenger-crew-plunged-alive-and-17…
  • CarsonGraham said: Guys, just think how much the Soviet socialist machine did not appreciate people. As far as the arms race was more important than human life. https://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2017/12/atomic-tests-during-the-1950s-…
  • As for whether the divers are fine or not: https://what-if.xkcd.com/29/
  • chrisk said: Anominal said: chrisk said: I don't see any reason to think the Iron Islands are in any position to bargain. They had already pretty easily submitted to Dany's demands in changing their whole culture (which is a sep…
  • Just a side note here about some of the things that we are seeing on screen: it's not a feature of communism or capitalism, but a feature of organizations.Two "iron laws" to consider:The iron law of oligarchy:https://www.csun.edu/~hbsoc126/soc1/chap…