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About jennegatron

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  • Birthday 07/09/1991

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    Sacramento, CA
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    Sailor Moon, Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors, the Green Bay Packers, the Dallas Mavericks & the NBA at large, Gilmore Girls, JJHO, MBMAM, Chance the Rapper, Shad, sad indie pop from the 2000's, Jigglypuff.


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    Woodland, CA
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    Spelunky, WoW, The Sims, PvZ, Pokemon (red, yellow, TCG, silver, crystal, ruby, platinum, x) Harvest Moon, Story of Seasons, Hatoful Boyfriend, Norn9

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  1. Idle Thumbs Readers Slack & Discord

    @Chance Telly -
  2. Three Moves Ahead Episode 495: Sports

    where are all these losers crawling out of the woodwork from? Literally all of college athletes, the WNBA, even end of the bench guys in the major male team leagues make very little given how much money is poured into sports and doesn't make it into the hands of the people whose labor make leagues and teams rich. LeBron James is under paid by the NBA given how much money he makes the league world wide. Paying health care workers, retail workers, teachers more money doesn't have to come at the expense of fairly compensating athletes for the money their bodies make their organizations & it's disingenuous to argue otherwise. You're not brave for thinking nurses should be paid more, and you're kind of a jerk for creating a false dichotomy when there is none. I wish I could only talk to you when nurses were paid as much as athletes, but you inserted yourself into a week old thread to grandstand.
  3. Three Moves Ahead Episode 495: Sports

    Lots of sports teams have been investing in esports for years now which lends credibility to the idea that this is just accelerating & bringing those investments to the fore. People develop affection and like for players for their favorite teams/their favorite athletes. People will watch them stream their sport's game, but they'll also watch them stream COD or Fortnite or whatever game, because there is a lot of demographic overlap between mainstream/popular video game ass video game players and sports fans.
  4. Three Moves Ahead Episode 495: Sports

    LOLOLOLOLOLOL. I can't even imagine looking at the landscape of sports and saying this. College athletes, female athletes, even end of the bench guys in majors. The ones that do manage to ever make any money out of it are well paid because they have like 5 years to make all the money they're going to make in their entire careers, especially because most of them have no prospects for a career after dedicating the first 20 years of their life to being a professional athlete. The average athlete is drastically underpaid , especially given how much money leagues as a whole make. The best players in the world don't even make the bulk of their money from their salaries, they make their money from external endorsement deals.
  5. Life

    hell yeah, pretzel life.
  6. Other podcasts

    My favorite podcast right now is dunktown, a basketball podcast hosted by 2 women who are new to taking their fandom seriously, but not too seriously. Great banter, great guests, super fun to relive learning about basketball for the first time plus they have the great url
  7. Broken Age - Double Fine Adventure!

    'Sprints' is a concept that comes out of a software design/programming/implementation methodology called 'agile.' The idea is that you think about the work you can complete in the amount of time that's in a sprint (2 weeks in many cases) and then have larger goals to accomplish over the course of larger amounts of times, usually called releases (4 to 5 releases per year, so roughly quarterly). So you break down features you want to implement (a map system, a specific menu, music, etc) into accomplishable tasks: make a proof of concept, estimate the amount of work things will take, debug a problem, implement part of a feature, etc. The idea is that you can mark your progress toward implementing features by breaking down larger tasks into smaller ones and it facilitates collaboration with your teammates when you can point to a specific task that you're 'blocked' on, or that you can't make progress on without help/feedback with someone else. For the record I think the agile methodology is a really good way to think about problems and breaking them down into smaller pieces that you can deliver on in reasonable amounts of time. It is unfortunately applied to lots of non-software work and it doesn't work as well there. This is a very inside baseball thing.
  8. Life

    I'm so glad that you got a happy ending out of this gorm! You worked so hard and accomplished something great!
  9. Marvel movies

    I went and saw Peter Spiderman Far From Home this weekend. I liked it! Favorite parts: - Non-spoilers 1. I was absolutely immediately impressed with this movie when the open happens and the Columbia pictures logo superimposes and then transitions into the statue to open the movie. A+ 2. Lots of great jokes! Spoilers I have skipped multiple marvel movies that didn't interest me. the last few have been at least interesting enough that I haven't felt the desire to skip one, but I don't really feel like outside of infinity war + endgame there's any set of movies you have to see in order to see any of the others, as long as you're willing to just trust that anything you don't get was addressed by one of the many other films. They do a fairly good job, I think, of letting the audience dip in and out at will. You don't have to watch the dr strange movie to understand his character, you just need the 30 second intro at his house. i'm a very easy movie watcher though. i just walk into a movie and let it wash over me for however long it takes and then do all my critical thinking afterward. i'm willing to give up a little handholding in exchange for multi franchise world building. you can do more interesting and complicated things if every movie doesn't have to reintroduce you to the world and characters every time
  10. Movie/TV recommendations

    Long Shot is the best romantic comedy I've seen since The Big Sick. I'm so glad you watched and enjoyed Minding the Gap. I want everyone to watch it because it's so good. I also watched Minding the Gap back in December. These kids are from a hometown 2 hours from mine in Illinois and this movie made me feel so much. here's what I wrote about it at the time:
  11. Movie/TV recommendations

    my husband and I went and saw Long Shot this weekend, and if you have any affection at all for romantic comedies, I couldn't not recommend it more. It does what Knocked Up failed to do: make Seth Rogan an interesting, believable, and endearing male romantic lead. I already want to watch it again. Up there with Say Anything & To All The Boys I've Loved Before as my favorites.
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  13. Marvel movies

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