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Yeah, I tried it, and I think it needs a little more development time. Uninstalled, but I gave it four stars. I think it'll be way fun in... six or eight months?
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I'm writing a fifteen page paper on slipstream fiction for a class, and I'm enjoying the hell out of it. My favorite part so far (that still needs editing, but you get the point):

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Echoing Sterling, she states that "science fiction's history as a distinct genre may be approaching its end." Science fiction, it seems, it becoming a mode rather than a genre (Hollinger 1999). 

These discussions and assertions leave one with a few questions whose answer may never be fully illuminated: First, is slipstream being subsumed as a subgenre into an evolving science fiction? Second, as mainstream literary writers are utilizing the tools of sf more frequently, is science fiction being subsumed into mainstream fiction? Trends certainly appear to be supporting both of these notions, creating an Ouroboros that make the labels in bookstores less and less relevant." 
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Hooray, BSing about literature!
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Seriously, I want to live on the moon. Or Mars. Or a generation ship to somewhere? Sign me up!
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I started watching this out of curiosity, and ended up finishing the entire hour long video in one go.
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This is pretty amazing.
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This, friends, will make you feel wonderful about both the world AND the internet. TED, you're the best.
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hahaha what's the problem anyway?
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Nope. I also don't really open applications in "groups". I like it anyway, though. 
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Also, you could play sweet guitar solos in outer space?
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+Dathan Brown, I'm pretty sure this was taken at your house.
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Why I Totally Love Netflix, an essay.

So, Netflix has gotten a lot of flak. Remember when they wanted to split the DVD service into Qwikster? I don't think that was wrong; I think that was premature. You know how there's nothing on? I want to pose a question: How, exactly, is that different from cable TV?

All right, I don't know about you, but I was thinking: How many channels do I want to watch? Maybe five. How many shows do I want to watch? Ten. Fifteen.

And how do cable companies try to cater to me? They want me to subscribe to a package of a hundred channels (or more), and then they want me either to get a schedule and watch a TV show when it's broadcasted (a very old-fashioned idea, in my opinion), or get a DVR. Listen: I already have a hard drive and a computer. Stop trying to make my TV into one, you suck at it. (Sorry.)

It's like listening to the radio, when you could be listening to Pandora. Now, Pandora isn't perfect, but it's SO much better than the radio. Why listen to the generic local rock station when you can listen specifically to your 90s grunge/freestyle jazz/gangsta rap mix?

Okay, so there's Netflix, and there's cable. And Netflix, my friends, has a dream. It's not perfect, but they have a couple of amazing ideas. They want you to be able to watch what you want, when you want. It's a TV buffet where EVERYTHING* is available ALL THE TIME, INSTANTLY.

Do you know why they wanted to split their DVD service from their streaming service? 'Cause DVDs suck. I want to watch stuff, and I don't want to have to be in front of the TV at a particular time, and I don't want to have to wait for something to be mailed to me. I want to tune in, pick something I want, and watch it. And that, friends, is what Netflix is trying to do. And that, friends, is why I'm planning to keep watching Netflix and NOT subscribe to cable, even if I don't get to watch Game of Thrones.

I vote with my wallet, and Netflix gets my money. Not because its service is perfect, but because its idea is the better one.


*They're working on getting everything, at least.
#netflix #votewithyourwallet #technology #cable
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