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    Minions - Despicable, Indeed

    When a reviewer pans a film that many people like, particularly by claiming to be annoyed that it wasn't a more intellectual film, then it comes off as pretentious and a failure to perform their job effectively. If you can't like a movie a little, then you don't understand it at all.
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    Hothead Gamer Flips Out, Burns Warhammer Fantasy Army

    He could have given these toys to poor/sick children who would have appreciated them. The only message in his act is that a single Warhammer player is a selfish, thoughtless jerk.
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    Escapist Podcast: 182: Is Mad Max the Best of Post-Apocalypse?

    Justin was thinking of the Chtorr series by David Gerrold.
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    Trauma, Healing, and Gaming Part One - Games as Lifelines

    Yes. But the tragedy of it is that passing along abuse in one form or another is a coping mechanism for many people. They are not callously inflicting harm on others for simple amusement, but as a means of establishing a sense of control. And people will escalate their abuse (or neglect or...
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    8 Bit Philosophy: Time is a Flat Circle? (Nietzsche + Mega Man)

    Suffering will happen. It will not be fun. And you will not enjoy it. And you are not supposed to. You can't avoid it. You can't prevent yourself from making other suffer. It's part of life. Feel the pain, but don't wallow in it. Don't cause pointless suffering and don't make yourself...
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    Escapist Podcast: 170: Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore A Fedora

    I bought Hot Tin Roof because I enjoyed the discussion of it. I think it's clever & fun. The discussion of drones was not interesting.
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    8 Bit Philosophy: Why do Haters Hate?

    This video series is propaganda. It opens with the phrase "In a wealth-obsessed world...", and that is treated as if it were a fact-beyond-questioning, so that the viewer will accept it as one. That's how propaganda works -- placing ideas into contexts where people will accept them without...
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    8-Bit Philosophy: Is Capitalism Bad For You?

    I would have to view more of this video series to see if it addresses the gaps left open here. Like, "What is capitalism?" People get into these "Capitalism vs Communism/Socialism" arguments, without actually saying what they mean by any of the words. As if "capitalism" means "You know...
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    Escape to the Movies: Blackhat - Haxxor

    Because he attributes the effects of the film on him to the film instead of to himself, as if it were an objective truth and not a subjective experience.
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    Escape to the Movies: Blackhat - Haxxor

    Yes. As engaging as playing tag in a phone booth. I think you have identified the solution, but not the problem. Bob's "positive" reviews are very cogent, well-presented and insightful. When talking about things he likes, Bob will wax introspective, identify nostalgia and sentimentality...
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    Escapist Podcast - Movies and TV: 027: Sony Hack 2 - The Sequel

    While I know you are well intentioned, you have reached an level of casual ineptitude that makes listening this podcast further uninteresting. The comments about the developers of 'Hatred' are absurd -- particularly from people working around game-journalism who should know that developers of...
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    Escape to the Movies: American Sniper - An Empty War Film

    Bob, your review was poorly made. That's unusual, because you know better. You didn't like the film, but rather than just say that, you claimed that there was a problem -- that the film didn't show you want you wanted to see or tell you what you wanted to hear. As if that was required of any...
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    Escapist Podcast - Science and Tech: 029: The Great Frame Rate Debate

    If anyone holds that films play at 72fps, despite knowing that's due to flashing same frames three times, then they should have nothing to complain about with so-called 30fps games. Because everything on a 60Hz monitor is 60fps, so long as you don't care about the same frames being displayed...
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    Escapist Podcast - Science and Tech: 029: The Great Frame Rate Debate

    Regarding net neutrality, people should read and consider that this is not "the people vs evil corporations", but rather "some corporations tricking people into protesting other corporations so the first...
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    Escapist Podcast - Science and Tech: 027: Is Space Exploration Worth the Risk? Is Your Mind F***ing with You?

    Space Travel: None of you presented any positive reason for putting people into space. The benefits of GPS and communication satellites are obvious, but can you name any benefit of putting a human into space? (And no, "To see if we can" and "To get better at doing it" are not valid answers...