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Ok, seriously, Internet, the word "trope" is not a smarter sounding synonym for "cliche." A trope is a figure of speech, or a figurative use of language. For example, saying "light as a feather" is a trope. Saying "I could eat a horse" is a trope. Metaphors, similes and hyperbole are tropes. The cop who catches the bad guy because he returned to the scene of the crime, is a cliche, not a trope!

There is really nothing more painful in all of existence (hyperbole, a trope) than watching people prove how ignorant they are, by failing to make themselves sound more erudite, using fancy words they don't actually understand. Stop it. Please, just stop throwing out the word "trope," when what you actually mean is "cliche, formula, motif, element" or some other term of reused standard set piece.
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So it took longer than it should have, thanks to having to learn new software, but I finally have my wall plate designs cut out of prototype board. After just a little hand cleanup, it should be ready for mold making.
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I guess I missed something. When did Call of Duty go from a German Shepherd simulator, to a cyberpunk zombie combat mech shooter?
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No real need, even if PvP worked flawlessly, I would still see it as a stupid waste of time. It was fun "fragging" people 20 years ago, when games were primitive, and shooting things was the depth of interaction you could expect from everything. Now, it's just lazy game design, and a cheap way to claim you are adding value, when you are actually just punting.
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Really Adobe? You still only have a couple apps for Android, the OS with over 80% of the market share, but you are making versions for the Apple watch? So glad to see you are making good use of all that Creative Cloud subscription money! Is "get bought out by Apple" the top item on your product roadmap?
Despite the underwhelming release of the Apple Watch – particularly due to a lack of initial stock and an overly-hyped, adjective-heavy marketing campaign – it still managed to sell in...
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I have been uncomfortable with this whole "quantified self" movement since the first fitness trackers hit the market, because I knew sooner or later we would get to this point. Up next, look for discounts from your healthcare provider for customers willing to wear a sensor package (that you have to pay for) 24/7, followed not too long after by penalties for those who aren't willing to wear them. Eventually, your employer might even require it "for insurance purposes."

Oh isn't the future wonderful?
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It is well worth the watch, though last time I checked, hard to find. I have the DVD boxed set though.

And while it didn't exactly get the Internet right, showing it instead more like interactive cable TV, it definitely nailed binge watching, Vloggers, and reality TV!
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I usually cringe at the use of the phrase "nanny state," but in this case it would appear to be a case of a literal nanny state!

Seriously? This really happened? As someone who walked home from school alone since elementary, and wandered my neighborhood unattended as long as I can remember, I am just completely shocked by this. 
SILVER SPRING, Md. — Maryland parents accused of child neglect for letting their kids roam around their neighborhood had to retrieve them from the county's Children's Protective Services after police removed
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I think those are perfectly valid points, but I think it leaves out a broader point. Across all of society, there seems to be a general trend to narrow the band of acceptable behavior, by labeling anything outside the currently 'desirable' norms as harmful, dangerous, or irresponsible. Not just when it comes to child safety, but in all of society, we are steadily restricting people's rights to live and believe as they wish, by claiming that any behavior that strays from the currently prevailing political or social dogma of the day, must be stopped because even the tolerance of such outliers is harmful to individuals or society. It really strikes me as moving backwards to a more puritanical America.
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I can't help but notice over the past several years, this has become an exceedingly popular argument. "There's nothing new about..." or "oh, people always say..." as though an argument has to be novel to be true. The problem is, there is just no logical basis to that. People have, for all of human history, for example, commented on the dangers and destructive power of fire. It does not make it any less true, nor does it render fire safe, to dismiss those comments with "oh, people always say that."

I can't believe I need to explain this, but I have come to realize that the Internet is making people dumb enough that those things that you think can go unspoken, definitely can't go unspoken. Just because something has always been an issue, does not invalidate that sometimes it is a more serious issue, and sometimes it is a less serious issue. Sticking with the earlier example, while warnings about the dangers of fire are eternal and persistent, they are of less import when swimming at the beach, and a bit more pressing while in a house that is on fire.

More to the point though, I find it both interesting and concerning that our society has become so thoroughly neophilic, so relentlessly technocratic, that we feel an observation must have no basis in history, must have never been uttered by anyone before, to have validity. The idea that wisdom has a shelf life, that something must not be true, if too many people have said it for too long, is a recipe for shallow, uninformed, ignorant thought, because human lives are short, and our brains tend to favor only on what is in our immediate self interest. It is only by stepping outside ourselves, and our petty and short lives, and gaining the wisdom of history, that we can gain perspective more meaningful than what is in front of our face this exact moment.
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Well, that is certainly one way to look at it... I guess. Honestly, I'm kind of shocked to see a pro-rioting piece in a mainstream publication. I am also utterly confused at the choice of issue to decide to plant your flag on. A decade of declining standard of living at the hands of Wall Street, growing wealth inequality, families ending up homeless and starving, but just shrug and move on, run another story about the Apple Watch, and laugh at the poor. But a black person is killed by police? BURN IT ALL TO THE GROUND!!!

Ok, whatever, have fun with your Social Justice Glorious Revolution, I'm getting the fuck out of this country!
It's crucial to see non-violence as a tactic, not a philosophy. If it fails to win people over it's a futile tactic
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Wait, are you saying that I've been brainwashed into my own oppressor? No wonder I hate myself. That's why I get up so early! I have to put my own boot in my own back. DAMMIT
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Seriously? I try to keep my eye on smaller software programs, instead of sticking to just Autodesk and Adobe, but at times like this, I don't know why I bother. This is the fourth time now I have had either Adobe or Autodesk buy out a program I use.
It could be Adobe Nuke CC one day soon, if a report that appeared Saturday in the London business press pans out. According to The Telegraph, Adobe is prep
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If people on the Internet spent as much time and energy examining and deconstructing everything they said, as they do on analysing a Star Wars trailer, the world would probably be a much better place.
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Yes, indeed! Well played Turkish Airlines, well played.
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Ok, that looks pretty awesome! I was kind of lukewarm on the first reboot, but it looks like it will be a good collection of cutscenes if nothing else.
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I should really say it exists as both? Eidos Montreal considers it a reboot of the franchise though I think that terminology is used loosely. I think the correct wording should be revitalize of the franchise.

Either way HR takes place 25 years prior to the original Deus Ex with Mankind Divided taking place 2 years after HR.
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Forget all the ridiculous politics that come up any time someone mentions this chain here in California. If where you eat is how you express your politics, then what are you doing eating at any fast food chain? Anyway, great chicken sandwich, and a lot better than KFC.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Poor - FairService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Really great burger, for the money. This is easily my favorite place to get a good cheap burger, and they have sweet potato fries. These guys have totally stolen me away from In-N-Out when I want to grab a cheap burger.
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I will admit up front, the name and the hipster vibe gave me a bad feeling about this place from the beginning, but I was willing to give it a try. Unfortunately, it turned out to be just like practically every other 'hot' Hollywood restaurant, which is to say mostly atmosphere, bolstered by the obsequious praise foodies have to heap on any place that caters to 'alternative diets' with things like turkey and veggie burgers. Actually really boring food though, at a really high price. While we were there eating, my wife claimed they had the best turkey burger she had ever tasted in her life. But given that she never went back again, and has since found several other places that she says have the best turkey burger ever, I think that was just her justifying the high price. As far as their actual beef burger, it wasn't even in the top 20 burgers I've ever had, and nowhere near worth the price. Service was poor, we had to wait to be seated, it was loud and crowded, the prices were high for what it was, and I've had much better burgers, at half the price. Do not recommend it.
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Food: GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Poor - Fair
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Their BBQ Pork Buns were very good, much bigger than I expected, and a great bargain. Unfortunately the same can not be said for the Broccoli Beef. It was pretty much flavorless. My wife said she liked the Garlic Chicken, but then her idea of good Chinese is Panda Express. At least the portion sizes are generous. We both had plenty of bland leftovers for tomorrow. The place is relatively clean and nice, at least compared to all the scary doughnut/Chinese/burger/chicken places that litter the area. All in all, there are much worse Chinese places in Hollywood, but Hoy's didn't really stand out as anything but your average generic Chinese, in any way but their Dim Sum. It is passable for grabbing quick food in the neighborhood, but not somewhere I would make a special trip to visit.
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Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
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This is my favorite cheap burger place in all of LA. The food really is fantastic for the price. Throw in some sweet potato fries, and I'm sold. Really like this place.
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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reviewed 2 years ago
For Hollywood it isn't bad Chinese food. Nothing to write home about, but if you live in the area, it is a viable option for picking something up. Can't really say I understand the reviewers who say it is either really great, or really horrible, because it seems like run of the mill Chinese food to me. Nothing special, but not bad either.
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
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