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Seval Gunes
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Urgent crap movie warning: High-Rise (2015).
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0462335/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
It is based on a dystopian sci-fi novel by J.G Ballard.
It is supposed to show hierarchy and class divisions in a High-Rise building with the poor living on the lower floors and the rich on top. Reminded me of "Snowpiercer" but as a B or C movie/student project with wasted actors (Tom Hiddleston (Loki from Thor/Avengers), Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller and Luke Evans).
It may have been a good read as a book but the movie was just god-awful. Very slow, showing Loki showering about a dozen times, low-quality gratuitous nudity, extreme smoking, lots of drinking and some cocaine use.
None of the characters is likable.
You have been officially warned.
If anyone here likes the movie, please explain it to me.

Here is the most-liked IMDB review (if I had read that before, I wouldn't have watched it): "Eight people - about half the audience - walked out of this; usually I think, big deal, let them leave, some people have no taste. ..I think they were just bored. I was. I should have walked too. As another reviewer here has written, JG Ballard can't be adapted for the screen. He's about right. That's the main problem - the script is a mess, both pretentious and trite, also very pleased with itself. Performances are uneven, and nothing much happens - for example, there is talk of a lobotomy, but that's about it. It's cobblers. Never has anarchic behaviour seemed to tedious and naff. Well worth avoiding, despite a couple of promising moments - the costume party, for example, and the thug who says 'You won't be needing that' - both of which director Wheatley fails to capitalise on. Oh, and it features an annoying intelligent kid, which is a big no no."
Life for the residents of a tower block begins to run out of control.
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Just watched "Automata" by Gabe Ibáñez with Antonio Banderas in the lead. Excellent dystopian Sci-Fi thriller that reminded me a little of Ex Machina. 
Highly recommended. I give it a 8/10. 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1971325/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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In preparation for the new Terminator Genisys: 
The Terminator Saga in 5 minutes.
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All trailers are the same!
Excellent compilation and analysis of blockbuster movie trailers. 
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May the fourth -- "Star Wars" Day -- has arrived. With that in mind, we thought it was an ideal date to continue our look back at the Los Angeles Times' original reviews of the first "Star Wars" trilogy.
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NBC found 10 more embellishments by him. 
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I heard today about another death due to anti-vaxxer attitude.
28 year old female patient whose parents were vehement antivaxxers. She had some upper respiratory infection, felt weak and had a headache. Her friend checked on her at noon and she was o.k. Coming back at 3 pm she was already ashen looking and non-responsive. She went into full sepsis and multi-organ failure and died in the ICU. It turned out to be bacterial meningitis and the health department contacted everyone involved in her care to get a dose of rocephin PO. She leaves behind a 15 month old baby. Her husband (son of the person telling me this) had been vaccinated for meningitis and did well. The baby ended up in the hospital for 4 days (lumbar puncture, blood cultures, iv antibiotics) and never tested positive for meningitis. 
You won't read stories like this one vactruth or naturalnews but people die unnecessarily of vaccine-preventable diseases. 
Sorry, no link, picture or video, just retelling of a grieving mother-in-law (RN) and grandmother.  
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Anybody here know more about this case? The antivaxxers are going gangbusters about it. Apparently the mother has epilepsy and other health issues. Autopsy results are pending. 
A healthy one year-old Indiana boy recently died in his sleep, after receiving six vaccines doses, including the MMR, and Tylenol, a dangerous combination.
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Nothing on the net yet, except quack reposts.
Yes, tylenol after babies vaccines is not recommended.
http://www.webmd.com/children/vaccines/news/20091015/tylenol-may-weaken-infant-vaccines
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/study-avoid-tylenol-after-vaccinations/

Nobody says it kills, but may reduce vaccine efficiency.
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Review of Interstellar by an astronaut. From Quora.
What do the astronauts think about the movie Interstellar?
Garrett Reisman, Former NASA Astronaut
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A few days ago, a group of us from SpaceX took the afternoon off to watch Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’. We loved it. Then again, we don’t get out very often. We probably could have sat through ‘Gigli’ and loved it.

As for myself, I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, but there were a few things that struck me as inaccurate. First and foremost – the casting.  I mean, is it really necessary to fill every astronaut movie with actors like Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, George Clooney, Sandra Bullock, Tom Hanks, and Kevin Bacon? How am I supposed to live up to that? I’m only 5 foot 5 inches tall, for crying out loud! Once, just once, can’t someone make a blockbuster space action-adventure movie starring Paul Giamatti or Wallace Shawn? Please?

There were lesser flaws worth noting. (Spoilers follow!) For example, there is no way a big government bureaucracy like NASA has a meeting with less than a dozen participants. Secondly, as with many movies that depict artificial gravity achieved through a rotating spacecraft structure, the Endurance’s diameter was much too small to create a non-nauseating equivalent of Earth’s gravity. Finally, if an advanced civilization can create a time-space bookshelf tesseract, why can’t they equip it with a whiteboard? I know that using flying books, misbehaving watches, and binary dust patterns are much more dramatic means of communication, but explaining a completely new unified theory of gravitational force would be much easier with equations and diagrams than with a seemingly random set of binary data.

But there were a lot of things that ‘Interstellar’ gets right. Many of the relativistic effects were spot on. (Or at least so I am told by some of my old Caltech buddies.) It was interesting to see many examples of space hardware that were familiar. The deep freezer that holds the frozen embryos of our progeny looks just like the one we have on the International Space Station. (Although we don’t have genetic material to populate a planet in there, yet perhaps that would be a good idea…) The hemispherical windows on Endurance look just like the Cupola on the International Space Station and many of the switch panels would have seemed at home on Endeavour. And as we all know, Love truly transcends time and space.

It was particularly interesting for me to note how often Cooper takes manual control of his spacecraft. Bucking the real-world trend toward ever-increasing automation, it seemed like every 5 minutes he was grabbing the stick and taking manual control. As metaphor, clearly this represents the characters’ desperate attempts to control their own destiny, and the destiny of their species. ‘Interstellar’ is an expression of our very strong American notion of free will – that we are all free agents able to make choices that shape our destiny. With this free agency comes a heavy burden of responsibility; witness the crushing defeat in Professor Brand’s vain struggle to enact the destiny he so desires for the human race. But free will is an essential ingredient of the quintessential American hero archetype – the explorer, the pioneer – the lone individual who rises to the challenge and saves the day through skill, grit, and initiative - Cooper. While other cultures place value in collective group effort or trust in fate rather than cherish individual achievement, we do not. We accept the burden of our choices as well as their rewards. This archetype is part and parcel of our national character and it is important to hold fast to this mythology to inspire our next generation of Coopers as we confront the new frontier of space. 

Of course, the other main theme of ‘Interstellar’ is the relationship between fathers and their children. This aspect of the movie definitely rang true to me too.

A short while ago, I returned from a speaking engagement wearing my blue NASA astronaut flight jacket. When I arrived at home to tuck my 4-year old son into bed for the night, he looked up at me and asked if I had just been to space again. When I told him no, he asked, “Well, are you going to space again soon?”

“Not without you,” I replied sincerely.

At first a look of reassured contentment came over his face only to be followed by the furrowed brow of concern and worry.

“But I don’t have a flight jacket,” he said.

I love that kid. I’d definitely fly into a black hole in order to save him.
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The Onion reviews the new Avengers movie. 
I didn't watch it as I am afraid of spoilers. I guess folks who have already seen it can watch it now.
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It showed some fighting scenes but no real spoilers.
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Personally,  I do think Type I modic changes have some correlation to discogenic back pain.   But you are right.  There is never 100% sensitivity or specificity.    There continues to be plenty of research on so called biomarkers of pain.  It would be great if someday we will confidently have an assay that will determine the significance of the presence of the so called biomarker.  At the same time,  you and I both know that Pain has more than just physical origins.  
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Working in a sweat shop until I can win the Jackpot.
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Can smell bullshit from a mile away.
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  • Tobacco Farm, Germany
    Picking tobacco leaves, 1984
  • Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen, Germany
    Worked in manufacturing W201 series, 1985
  • NSW Railroads, Sydney, Australia
    Inventory Clerk, 1988
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Already using Google search, Gmail, Google Docs (now Drive), I may as well try G+.
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