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  #2203270 22-Mar-2019 11:20
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Just finished DC's Titans on Netflix NZ

 

Interesting and not exactly family-friendly. 

 

 

 

I'm looking forward to season 2 when it eventually gets made. 





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  #2203438 22-Mar-2019 16:19
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F1 drive to survive on nz Netflix 8/10

I enjoyed Senna several years ago but have gone off f1 generally as not as much drama with not enough overtaking.

This programme interesting because focused on the smaller teams rather than the big two of Ferrari and Mercedes.

 
 
 
 


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  #2203449 22-Mar-2019 16:46
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martyyn: After Life. Netflix.

Up to S01E04 and I think it's some of the best television I've ever seen. Just brilliant.


I watched 1 episode, its a bit like this umbrella company thing, I guess Im not a fan of comic book movies. Which brings me on to love death + robots, I looked at the episodes and wow does it look weird. Do you need to watch each episode or are they all short films as some look good?


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  #2203458 22-Mar-2019 16:52
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afe66: F1 drive to survive on nz Netflix 8/10

I enjoyed Senna several years ago but have gone off f1 generally as not as much drama with not enough overtaking.

This programme interesting because focused on the smaller teams rather than the big two of Ferrari and Mercedes.


Yep I agree. but this was well done. What about that ferrari going over Charles head when he was with Sauber rofl. I think those cages after, oh remind the man who died from the Tyre, brain fog, he was awesome. Also what about Kimi Räikkönen when asked why he was leaving Ferrari for Sauber? It was like F you press I can do what I want, look at my career rofl.

 

 

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  #2203759 23-Mar-2019 10:25
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Netflix's "Love, Death & Robots" - Loved it 8/10

 

This is a collection of 18 animated short stories that span various genres including science fiction, fantasy, horror and comedy. Caution R16-18 with Severe Language, Nudity, Drug and Violence & Gore.





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  #2203761 23-Mar-2019 10:33
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FineWine:

Netflix's "Love, Death & Robots" - Loved it 8/10


This is a collection of 18 animated short stories that span various genres including science fiction, fantasy, horror and comedy. Caution R16-18 with Severe Language, Nudity, Drug and Violence & Gore.



I agree, a great variety of stories, some I would love to see made into a full series of their own. Cats seem to play a role in a lot of the stories, wonder if it was intentional or just a coincidence?

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  #2204208 24-Mar-2019 12:48
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New series of Line of Duty coming up in the next day or two on iPlayer.





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  #2205744 27-Mar-2019 16:06
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I just watched Behind the Curve on Netflix, after it was mentioned somewhere on Geekzone (forget which thread).

 

It's about flat earthers, specifically a guy called Mark Sargent.

 

I'm not really sure why I watched it - curiousity about the kind of people that believe in this kind of thing, perhaps - but I kind of wished I hadn't.

 

The documentary itself is pretty good, and it tells a coherent story.  But I just feel really sad after watching it.  I feel sad for those people who seem to be so desperate to feel part of something, so desperately in need of a community, that they have committed substantial parts of their life to something which is fundamentally wrong.  There was a part which covered the first Flat Earth International Conference, where a 12 year old kid trotted out, a FE believer, brought there by his parents, and I felt so sad for what this means for generations to come, people who aren't just "hurting" themselves, but those who are impressionable.  The "ringleader", Mark Sargent, proudly recounted a story where two flat earth kids in a science class, when being taught by their teacher that the earth is a globe, shouted back (along with a third of the class) "no it isn't."  I began to despair for all those people who are growing up feeling proud for rejecting science.

 

There was another piece about a section of the FE group that were doing experiments to prove there is no curvature to the planet, but despite using reasonably sophisticated equipment, they keep proving that there is a curve to the planet, but each time they come up with an excuse for why that can't be.  Despite putting up a facade of objectivity, they are still people looking for evidence to justify their beliefs, rather than accepting the results they have found.

 

There are talking heads who talk about the Dunning-Kruger effect, confirmation bias, and all the other explanations for how people justify their beliefs.  But I still found the whole thing so depressing, especially in this environment where people prefer to label things that they don't agree with as "fake news" and what seems to be a growing mistrust of "experts" and evidence.  One of the talking heads spoke compassionately about these people as potential scientists who have fallen through the cracks, on account of their inquisitiveness, albeit misguided and misdirected, and how science needs to be more accessible.  But I can't help but feel that the ship has sailed, and for some there is no hope.  Having two pre-schoolers, I guess the only thing I can do is help them to be critical thinkers, foster interest in the sciences and technology, and set a good example.

 

On a more facetious note, perhaps we should take the Golgifrincham's lead and pack all these flat earthers and "fake news"ers and put them on the B Ark...


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  #2206122 28-Mar-2019 10:09
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Lizard1977:

 

I just watched Behind the Curve on Netflix, after it was mentioned somewhere on Geekzone (forget which thread).

 

It's about flat earthers, specifically a guy called Mark Sargent.

 

 

Didn't I read somewhere that a few flat earthers were going on an expedition to find the edge of the world? I have the feeling that they might be walking for a long time...


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  #2206129 28-Mar-2019 10:33
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In the documentary there is a "faction" that believes that antarctica is just a big ice wall (i.e. like Game of Thrones), so I suppose they would assume once they get to a big chunk of ice that they can't traverse, they will claim to have found the edge of the world there.  If the documentary showed one thing, it's their willingness to find explanations for evidence that doesn't fit their belief.


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  #2206792 29-Mar-2019 07:35
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MurrayM:

Lizard1977:


I just watched Behind the Curve on Netflix, after it was mentioned somewhere on Geekzone (forget which thread).


It's about flat earthers, specifically a guy called Mark Sargent.



Didn't I read somewhere that a few flat earthers were going on an expedition to find the edge of the world? I have the feeling that they might be walking for a long time...



They will conclude it must be somewhere in the ocean.

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  #2208339 31-Mar-2019 21:20
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Yesterday finally finished Mad Men x 7 seasons. Had heard a lot of good things about, would i recommend it? Not sure on that, was ok.

 

Tonight finished After Life, really enjoyed that.





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  #2208342 31-Mar-2019 21:38
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Lizard1977:

 

I just watched Behind the Curve on Netflix, after it was mentioned somewhere on Geekzone (forget which thread).

 

It's about flat earthers, specifically a guy called Mark Sargent.

 

I'm not really sure why I watched it - curiousity about the kind of people that believe in this kind of thing, perhaps - but I kind of wished I hadn't.

 

The documentary itself is pretty good, and it tells a coherent story.  But I just feel really sad after watching it.  I feel sad for those people who seem to be so desperate to feel part of something, so desperately in need of a community, that they have committed substantial parts of their life to something which is fundamentally wrong.  There was a part which covered the first Flat Earth International Conference, where a 12 year old kid trotted out, a FE believer, brought there by his parents, and I felt so sad for what this means for generations to come, people who aren't just "hurting" themselves, but those who are impressionable.  The "ringleader", Mark Sargent, proudly recounted a story where two flat earth kids in a science class, when being taught by their teacher that the earth is a globe, shouted back (along with a third of the class) "no it isn't."  I began to despair for all those people who are growing up feeling proud for rejecting science.

 

There was another piece about a section of the FE group that were doing experiments to prove there is no curvature to the planet, but despite using reasonably sophisticated equipment, they keep proving that there is a curve to the planet, but each time they come up with an excuse for why that can't be.  Despite putting up a facade of objectivity, they are still people looking for evidence to justify their beliefs, rather than accepting the results they have found.

 

There are talking heads who talk about the Dunning-Kruger effect, confirmation bias, and all the other explanations for how people justify their beliefs.  But I still found the whole thing so depressing, especially in this environment where people prefer to label things that they don't agree with as "fake news" and what seems to be a growing mistrust of "experts" and evidence.  One of the talking heads spoke compassionately about these people as potential scientists who have fallen through the cracks, on account of their inquisitiveness, albeit misguided and misdirected, and how science needs to be more accessible.  But I can't help but feel that the ship has sailed, and for some there is no hope.  Having two pre-schoolers, I guess the only thing I can do is help them to be critical thinkers, foster interest in the sciences and technology, and set a good example.

 

On a more facetious note, perhaps we should take the Golgifrincham's lead and pack all these flat earthers and "fake news"ers and put them on the B Ark...

 

 

 

 

A good friend of mine was at Warwick University many moons ago. Whilst there, he was a member of the WU Flat Earth Society. Still has the T Shirt.

 

 

 

It was a drinking club...!






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  #2208343 31-Mar-2019 21:39
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Just on Season 3 of The Man In The High Castle. Intriguing.






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  #2208352 31-Mar-2019 22:52
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Lizard1977: I just watched Behind the Curve on Netflix, after it was mentioned somewhere on Geekzone (forget which thread).

 

It's about flat earthers, specifically a guy called Mark Sargent.

 

I'm not really sure why I watched it - curiousity about the kind of people that believe in this kind of thing, perhaps - but I kind of wished I hadn't.

 

You did well. I got about 9 or 10 minutes into it and couldn't stomach any more of the stupid. Don't feel sad for these people - they go out of their way to be obtuse and unreasonable, just like anti vaxxers who say things like "oh I've read those studies but I don't believe them. I've being doing my own research on Facebook..."


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