My thoughts upon first seeing the show were almost exactly like Katherine’s. It was good, I liked it, but it was not the Second Coming that everyone on the internet had promised it would be. »
Given how Root changes identities so frequently, the Machine must have some sort of connection back to Samaritan's compromised server blades. We also know that it has access to some truly insane compression algorithms. I wouldn't be surprised if it had transmitted a full copy of itself into Samaritan and is in the… »
I don't know, I sort of hope that the next episode just begins with Gonzalez saying "A hand dryer? He eluded you with a HAND DRYER?" Maybe it gets referenced a few more times, but I'd rather never see how it actually goes down.
I'm a grad student in ecology and evolutionary biology who should really be spending more time writing papers and less time writing comments.
I'm half expecting for it to be revealed that the Machine has used the backdoor Harold installed to upload itself onto Samaritan's own servers.
Best audience reaction I've seen was at a showing of Scott Pilgrim when the trailer for Devil said "from creator M. Night Shyamalan." The entire theatre just started laughing.
There's still definitely some of that going on in the show, currently. Fusco's emotional arc is more or less played out, but the others are all still trying to cope with self-inflicted wounds by helping others. The most recent episode in particular did a really good job with this. »
When I'm grading student worksheets that don't require huge amounts of attention (i.e., most of them), I like to play Stargate SG-1 or How I Met Your Mother episodes. I've seen most of them a large number of times already, so I can follow along just enough to distract my mind from an otherwise banal process. »
I haven’t looked at the study yet, but it seems a bit premature yo be calling this an adaptation. If they’re just looking at diet composition, then that’s probably saying more about food availability than preference. I’d like to see some choice experiments done on this. »
I've always swept that whole discussion under the rug by assuming that A) midichlorians are cellular commensals that essentially feed off the energy of the force, meaning that a powerful force user will be able to support a larger midichlorian population, and B) Qui-Gon doesn't know jack shit about biology. »
Eh. Phlebas is one of my least favorite Culture novels precisely because the characters were all a bunch of assholes I had trouble caring for. If you're going to do a villain movie, they need to either be very charismatic or going up against even worse people. »
Dreamfall: Chapters has Europolis, which covers most (but apparently not all) of continental Europe.
I'd have no problem eating one (assuming they got the taste part right), but I'd prefer to wait until they manage to get it to work without fetal bovine serum. These still require cows to function, which rather severely limits the associated ethical and environmental gains. »
Is there a particular reason we’re getting an “exclusive clip” of the Arrow episode that ran last night?
She's only had powers for a few episodes, and is clearly making progress on understanding how to use time. I'd much rather have them build up to it than just suddenly turn her into an expert. »
I first watched both 2001 and Blade Runner on crappy projector in an old, musty gymnasium that had poor AC in the middle of summer. Fell asleep for both. »