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  1. Making Mr. Remo Uncomfortable

    There are still posters available. Swing by and they'll probably hook you up.
  2. Making Mr. Remo Uncomfortable

    Done. He continued walking for a bit while he processed what I said, then he laughed.
  3. Feminism

    Every weekend, for the duration of this year, my wife is hosting an online movie-night featuring a female directed film. We use a service to synchronize the video, allowing us to enjoy the film simultaneously, and chat if you want to. Each show includes a relevant pre-show, a post-show, and discussion of the film is encouraged! Anyone interested in joining us?
  4. Just finished listening, and with regards to the Robot News section, it didn't sound like it fully sunk in: the DARPA contract with Boston Dynamics has ended entirely. Big dog was too loud, and attempts at quieter versions were too weak to be useful. So, sorry, no nuclear dog or electric dogs are on the way. On the bright side, , and this recently blew me away (skip to 50 secs):
  5. Making Mr. Remo Uncomfortable

    Oh man! Haha! I hadn't yet. Yes, that was totally me!
  6. Making Mr. Remo Uncomfortable

    Haha, no. But that sounds amusing. My fans have all been running quite well for like 8 years now in my build. Go Cooler Master!
  7. Making Mr. Remo Uncomfortable

    Well in that case, you got a new bus buddy! ...and thanks. This made me feel better.
  8. Movie/TV recommendations

    I recommend Anomalisa! Don't watch it on your computer though, it's too pretty. It's also definitely not for everyone. I talked to a coworker who was also a Charlie Kaufman fan, and he was not impressed. For me it's my movie of the year, though - over The Hateful Eight, Star Wars, Ex Machina, and The Revenant. I loved it for the artistry, the novelty, and for how damn real it was.
  9. Star Wars VII - Open spoilers

    Someone elsewhere make the astute point that actually the whole Bowcaster thing was to add significance to the blast Kylo takes from Chewie, and thus how much of a handicap he had in his duels with Finn and Rey. Also, Wookiee*.
  10. Powerball Fantasies

    I'm winning $2 by not buying any tickets like the rest of you suckers. My wife participated in a $350 office pool, though. I'll spend my $2 on half a cheese pizza slice.
  11. Making Mr. Remo Uncomfortable

    Well. That's nice.
  12. So, I've discovered I take the same bus home as Chris. Maybe it's just a coincidence, but I've bumped into him twice in the the past three days. The first time (Tuesday night), I noticed him literally right before he was about to step off, and kinda mumbled to him "Chris Remo?" to which he stopped and said "What's up?". I was excited and shook his hand and told him I'm a fan and he said nice meeting you and got off. The whole exchange lasted about 5 seconds and I wasn't entirely sure it was actually him or just some random lookalike. I wanted to confirm, so I shot him a couple Tweets asking if it was indeed him, but he didn't reply. Just like thirty minutes ago I got on the same bus and he was already there. So I got to have a quick chat, confirmed it was really him, and tried to keep it casual, quick, and pleasant. He seemed a little uncomfortable though, and I was really worried that he felt cornered or something, so after a couple of minutes I excused myself. As much as I'd love having an occasional 5 minute chat on the ride home, I think I will leave him alone next time I see him. I consider myself a pretty even keeled and agreeable guy (vs being super socially awkward and neckbeardy or whatever), but the last thing I want to do is make the guy uncomfortable on his commute. This makes me pretty sad, though. After listening to the Podcast for about two years, and only having moved down to San Francisco two months ago (my wife got a job at Industrial Light and Magic) I'd be lying if I didn't totally daydream about running into Chris and the rest of the gang. I've daydreamed about playtesting at Campo Santo. Running into him after only being in the city for two months almost feels like a daydream manifested, but it's really hard to not feel like a creepy stalker. What do?
  13. I watched the series finale of TNG last night. Great episode. Great series. Looking forward to watching the movies now. Wife and I are also considering starting Deep Space 9, but I'm a little sad because I don't see the characters even coming close to how likeable and awesome the TNG cast was.
  14. If you want to give it a test drive I'd be happy to swing by the studio and sit in a corner for a cast.
  15. Social Justice

    Well, yeah... Sorry, I should have given more context. I was hoping to get a feel for you guys. Personally I say Black and I say White, but mostly I try to just say "Man" or "Woman" because I don't think race is (or at least should be) a necessary qualifier. But I really try not to say African American anymore these days because it GENERALLY just feels like a cringeworthy level of faux political-correctness and like a misplaced and undesired attempt at sensitivity. Maybe it's just me but I think we're in the 'people is people' time, and if I gotta say white/black or Asian or whatever it just needs to be said and African American is just too much of a mouthful and furthermore inaccurate - as Jentron or whoever said - I mean I'm not European American and goddamnit it's been long enough that black people are not African Americans. We're all American Americans. Amirite? Have I offended anyone? But yeah, mostly I was just dropping the question as a conversation-starter and to get a general flavor of the Readers. Edit: wat