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I think that if you share something from games to a circle with non-google+ people in it, it automatically goes to their email, even if you don't normally share things to their email. bad google.
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I have been wondering about that the entire time. It has a list of suggested people to add on the side, including addresses who barely even use the internet and I got the feeling I would, in effect, be signing them up for email spam by putting them in a circle.
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anyone else refreshing somewhat regularly to see if the games tab has appeared?
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yeah, i got the games some time last night
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ok, so I just discovered that if you post a youtube link in a comment here, it will turn it into a hyperlink with the text of the title of the youtube video
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For example, Flight of the bumblebee
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+Jamie Noguchi posted a blog last week where he brought up an issue that comes up frequently amongst folks who frequent movie theaters: the seeming glut on the market of remakes, and the general absence of original screenplays. I decided to do some math, and y'know what? If you thought there were fewer original screenplays making it big, you're right. Of the yearly top 10 highest grossing movies from 1981-2010, there is a clear, significant decline in original screenplays.

At some point, I might take a look at the full yearly releases to get an idea of the larger picture of Hollywood's releases, but I thought this was interesting enough to post already.
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the wikipedia "YYYY in film" pages for the top 10 grossing movies, and then checked the movies' wiki pages themselves to see what category they fit
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That I can't +1 things while using google reader still blows my mind
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But I can comment and tag too. Are tags public?
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Does anyone else who uses Google Chrome and Google Reader ever notice that posts with embedded video or other frames (e.g. Slashdot) have this weird glitch where a single video will end up showing up as the video in any other posts that also embed videos/frames?
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i've seen this in firefox as well, with google reader
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I have nothing to say about this other that "heh"
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I started checking the original vs. adaptation vs. remake vs. franchise question again with regard to all wide release (>600 theaters) movies in the US to get a better picture of what Hollywood is actually making. I've only done the last 3 years so far (and it's based on wikipedia, which isn't completely consistent in their format for presenting things), but what's clear is that remakes really aren't as dominant as they seem to be.

A few wide release movies were documentaries or spoofs, and I decided to not count them toward any of the groups.

Green = franchise movies (prequel/sequel or later) from original scripts
Purple = franchise movies from sources in other mediums

Here's the data table as well
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So then was the previous graph demonstrating that fewer original movies are being made or that moviegoers pay to see recycled ideas more often? And I'd suspect that the declining # of original movies in your graph is due to a lag time in people making articles about them. That, or the recession.
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So I started a new tumblr account...
Google Reader has an odd quirk where embedded videos often propagate down through the feed, replacing other videos and embedded frames. Some of them are occasionally rather amusing.
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