|Bort - 2016-02-26 |
And Suey bends the truth right out of the gate, when she claims she immediately recognized the Colbert tweet as satire. It makes me wonder how much of the rest of her account is true, how much is spin, and how much is embellishment.
Nevertheless, I don't at all doubt she was subjected to some unknown degree of online harassment, and there is never any call for that.
|memedumpster - 2016-02-26 |
This is not superior media to SS Doom Trooper, Dark Evil, Alien Apocalypse, or even Epoch (which Mission to Mars ripped off so hard they should have been sued). Go back to your roots, sifi, people just make bad movies now hipstrionically, we miss your sincerity.
As for the subject matter of yon video, we all know the only reason Russia doesn't crash the Internet is because it is what keeps us the weaker nation.
I thought it was SyFy?
Also, I don't believe you ever told me which positions you'd give Boomer, Apollo, Starbuck et al on your starship.
Also also, the Russians have internet too, the only difference being that Internet.Ru consists mainly of car crashes, parkour videos, and softcore CP. The Russians don't want to crash the internet because, if they did, they'd have no way of trading pirated video games; they are being kept weak just as we are, albeit through slightly different mechanisms (we are weakening due to decadence, they are weakening due to concussions).
I was writing it how I pronounced it. If you would like me to write it syfy, that's okay, I can go sifi-less.
Well, if it's a TNG ship, basically the soccer mom mini van of starships, it will run itself with holograms or something, so the jobs would be specific to the individual mission goals. Depending on the nature of the environment, the seeking out of strange new booze, new whores and new vacation destinations would require different team loadouts. As such, all of my officers would have to have cross-training in all job roles to ensure the proper amount of presence is introduced to overcome terrain difficulties. They will all have to know how to fly a shuttle while drunk. They will all have to know how to shake a bottle of moonshine to judge its proof by the bubbles. They will all be fluent in recognizing an entire database of alien words for "food, bed, taxi" and "clinic." If one passes out on a mission, the others must be able to take over their role immediately to maintain party time. Holodeck drills will have to be around the clock to get them all up to the proper rank of Party Commanders, but I'm a hard partying captain, so they better not pass out first.
Also, America gots concussions too! If Russia has more, we'll have to up our game though. Mutually assured head-trauma keeps the peace.
And if we all pass out, that's why I want the sober Colonel Tigh, to be DD.
Normally I'd defer to your expertise on all things Star Trek, but "run itself with holograms"? Really? We've all seen Voyager. We all know how badly things get cocked up when even a single hologram is allowed to run something on a ship.
Somehow I don't think Apollo would be seeking out new booze or hookers; maybe booze, especially if you take Fat Apollo and then get him really depressed, but in general he's too straight-laced; you'd have more luck making HIM your DD. Boomer might go for booze but I doubt she'd go for hookers, and even if she did, Starbuck would hog everything, leaving nothing for anyone else. The only person who could even hope to keep up with Starbuck is Drunk Tigh, so assuming you want your crew to excel in the field of space parties, then you really need Drunk Tigh on your team. Also Dr Baltar, because come on.
Sure, the technology has bugs, but if you had to choose between :
A.) Buggy, mostly okay, usually wont turn on you holograms
B.) Yowling drunks
to fly a starship, you'd probably choose the drunks, then immediately switch the holograms.
And yes, differences in character is a problem for the training program, but with the proper application of partying, the old square can be torn down and a Party Commander built in their place. Sure, it's always nice to get someone eager and with a talent towards losing their virginity and vomiting in their own eyes, but space partying takes numbers, and there just isn't enough talent available. Skill must be the aim, and the untalented non-partying masses the raw materials to forge with method into that talent, like a sweaty, beefy, Hephaestus hamming over and over at his anvil until an explosion of cadets launch forth into deep deep space carrying with them the seed of adventure. At Starslut Command, we know heroes aren't born, they're made.
Still, there are those who wash out. It isn't a life for everyone and there is no dishonor in choosing to party alone.
"Buggy, mostly okay, usually wont turn on you holograms" ... except the record indicates a very different statistical propensity for holograms. Of the numerous holograms let loose upon Star Fleet (Moriarty, The Doctor, Minuet, etc), the only one who did not turn on humans almost immediately was The Doctor (I haven't seen much of Voyager, because BLEEEGGHH, but I strongly suspect that he eventually turned on his ship, too). Even Klingons are more trustworthy than they are.
Worse still, holograms are perfectly suited for manipulating human emotions and taking advantage of human failings. You give a hologram an inch, and it'll ruin your life through holodiction; this is the way they operate, this is just their nature. Put holograms in charge of a ship full of drunks, and it'll take all of two episodes before they're cleverly seducing those drunks, alternately enslaving the humans or leading them to their doom!
Ah, right, so I just did some research on Memory Alpha, and it turns out The Doctor led an all-hologram insurrection against his own ship (VOY "Flesh and Blood").
Not looking good for this plan, I'm afraid...!
Careful, don't let them hear you say that. You don't want them to simulate us to the corn field, do you?
|Caminante Nocturno - 2016-02-26 |
I wasn't prepared for how goddamn ludicrous this was going to be. This is either the product of shameless lying or paranoia, and I'm not sure which one would be funnier.
The makeover-and-clubbing montage is astounding.
|NewHeavenSockman - 2016-02-26 |
the breathless editing technique of every Investigation Discovery show as applied to the story of a girl who got yelled at too much doesn't really work, sad to say
my personal favorite moment is the slow fade out of the "in a relationship" facebook status to "SINGLE"
|Nikon - 2016-02-26 |
This was the funniest thing I've seen in a while.
|BHWW - 2016-02-26 |
Arthur Chu as "Suey's friend and internet activist" ha ha ha ha. The only such activist dopier and more unhinged than Suey, besides her former "friend" and fellow "activist" Lauren Chief Elk.
It's really rich to see these people condemn clickbait and mob mentalities.
|chumbucket - 2016-02-26 |
|TheOtherCapnS - 2016-02-26 |
She tried to use it like a weapon, and it turned on her.
There is some irony in that she tried to use the Internet to ruin someone else's life -- Colbert's -- and ended up doing herself more harm. I stilll don't know how much of this is made-up BS and how much is based in reality, but one way or another I don't think she prospered from the exercise.
|Anaxagoras - 2016-02-27 |
"I didn't actually want the show to be cancelled." mm-hmm So you said that because... you... umm.... You decided to shoot off your mouth because... umm... fuck, I can't even come up with a joke reason.
What a moran. < Insert moran jpg >
|Old_Zircon - 2016-02-27 |
If you're historically minded, there are some unsettling parallels between Internet activism and the (unfortunately scant) accounts of the atmosphere in Beijing i the years immediately before the Cultural Revolution.
Except it's playing out online so it's more about character assassination, smear campaigns and doxing than about physically assaulting people, but the underlying psychology seems a bit close for comfort. Certainly different, but not as different as it should be.
Good call. I hadn't noticed that.
You've got the self-righteous stupidity of the accuser trying to bring the mob's fury down upon the transgressor, and the unreasoning & unfair fury of the mob when it turns on the accuser.
Ah, mob justice. Such a reliable tool.
Does that mean they will eventually erase the content of the Internet in an attempted break with the past?
Because I hope so!
|spikestoyiu - 2016-02-27 |
Yeah this will definitely make people forget about it
|Ugh - 2016-02-27 |
|John Holmes Motherfucker - 2016-02-27 |
I gave up on Suey Park when she went from railing against whites to railing against "mainstream Asians".
she wasn't a zany caucasian rapecase
ha ha yeah she was totally reasonable up until that point!
Is there a woman you WON'T defend, JHM? Weren't you sticking up for Ayn Rand at one point?
|American Standard - 2016-02-27 |
I don't have any background on whatever this is about. Will watching it be a waste of time without the backstory? Please advise.
It's worth understsanding the story as it unfolded. Let me give you some links.
These Taiwanese animators sum it up nicely:
To get a look at how dumb Suey Park really is, check out this interview:
Seriously, take a minute to read the whole interview. I promise it's worth it.
The ultimate summation is when her video cast was interrupted by her mom coming home.
Jesus Christ. That woman is even dumber than I thought.
The mind boggles.
|lotsmoreorcs - 2016-02-27 |
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