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Michael Vaughan
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So, Daredevil was pretty good.  Can't wait for another season, and I hope Marvel puts more of its lower-publicity characters into series like this.  X-Force series, anyone?  I enjoyed pretty much everything about it, but there's one tiny thing I take issue with.  Spoilers follow, fairly warned be ye.

Throughout the season, Matt struggles with the idea he might have to kill Fisk.  He doesn't want to become a murderer, he'll do everything short of killing someone.  In the final episode of the season, Fisk's prisoner transport was intercepted by his people, and he's on his way to fully recovering from the setback he faced in losing all the people he'd paid off.  The driver of his intercepted transport is just straight up shot in the forehead.  Killed.  Presumably by Matt, to bring the truck to a stop and get to Fisk.  The guy that won't kill the biggest adversary on his list just without a second thought kills his getaway driver, for the sake of expedience?  I don't buy it.  Or rather, I don't buy that he left Fisk for the cops after seemingly getting over his idealism about murder.  These things are incongruous with eachother.  Matt could have put down spike strips, or jumped on top of the truck and thrown the driver out, or something comic-book heroic like that, but instead, his elaborate plan involves a bullet to the brain of the driver.
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So I bought GTA V yesterday, and I've been putting up with no Youtube for this whole time, waiting for it to download as it chokes out all my bandwidth.  Interestingly enough, Netflix worked okay for me, though.  That service is solid.
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Looking forward to some day playing GTA V as well. Just making myself finish Far Cry 3 first. It's too good a game to just drop it half way through.
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Maybe the reason Wheeler went into the FCC was because he was sick of the shit he'd had to lobby for.
An anonymous reader writes: After Friday's news that the Comcast/TWC merger is dead, the Washington Post points out an interesting fact: FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, who was instrumental in throwing up roadblocks for the deal, used to be a lobbyist for the cable and wireless industry. "Those who predic...
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Maybe he finally had to pay for his own cable and found out had bad it really is.
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Skype for Linux has recently updated to very tightly conform to the native desktop UI.  Normally, I'd be applauding this, but it's proving problematic for mum.  The old UI was brightly coloured, great contrast everywhere, click targets were large, text was reasonably large.  It was really easy for her to use, because her vision isn't the greatest, and her coordination makes smaller buttons more difficult to click.  Despite it making no effort to blend in with the desktop, it was a good design overall.

Does anyone know if reverting the Skype update will break it?  Does Skype enforce a latest version only policy?  Otherwise, is there a good way to theme or skin Skype on Linux?  I doubt there's an alternative client, my googling has brought up a Pidgin plugin that still requires Skype to be running, but I'd welcome any suggestions in that vein, too.
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Not being open source, the theme isn't available for me to hack.  I do have one hope:  in the appearance, it seems to be able to conform to KDE as well.  If that's truly the case, and it's not just a clever mimicry, I can configure the KDE theme to be what I need...  Huge waste of resources just for that, but it's a plan.  I was planning on installing KDE anyway, because mum is finally sick of Unity, so I might just change the GTK settings.
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I was working in a phone shop when the iPhone 4 came out, and I saw this video back then.  This is basically how it was for the months preceding and following the launch of the iPhone 4.  I had people asking me for iPhone 5s before the iPhone 4 shipment was even unloaded!  That's when they could articulate "iPhone".  I was asked for "four-phones", "iApples", "G3phones" (I can only assume they mangled 3G into it", "4Gs" (despite the iPhone 4 not being 4G.  Apple knew they could do that and people would think it was, because of the 4 in the name, and the fact the 3G was called a 3G).
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It looks like what Jazz Jackrabbit would have been if it weren't trying to slyly disguise its Sonic influences, but instead embraced them and expanded on them.
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That man is stone cold.  The impassive expression didn't crack once listening to Key ranting for him.
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I had to search it on YouTube. Too funny. The prez is one disciplined dude!
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I can't believe the pluses and reshares are still going on that Xtra Normal video.  It's not even mine, I just commented on it!  311 pluses, 106 reshares!
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Just shows how pervasive that kind of stupidity is. You probably get most of those people reading your posts, but that one touch a common nerve. Everyone has to chime in. Didn't know you were so popular, huh?
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I can't believe the amount of attention, compared to my usual posts, the video I shared yesterday has gotten.  53 comments, 78 reshares, and some 233 +1s.  I'm going to have to start making infographics to accompany my rants, I think, otherwise they'll continue falling into obscurity.
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That's cause it was hilarious
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I have literally only just realised why everyone is all about "420" today.  4/20 in the US.
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It means the stoners here got to spend a whole day saying "... what?"
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This picture is almost as cool as the one of Matt Smith in the DeLorean
 
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LOL I met Robert Picardo back in the 90's just after ST:Voyager kicked off. He even did a little song and dance for us during his Q&A. What a champ! :D
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  • Mackay North State High Schcool
    2001 - 2005
  • Central Queensland University
    Education, 2006 - 2006
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