• Zeb Stark

    that almost back to back SF situation looks stupid.

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  • Zeb Stark

    Fast train would be nice. I want that Hyperloop shit though. Portland to Seattle in 15-20 minutes? That would be an absolute game changer.

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  • Zeb Stark

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/28/business/daimler-bmw-car-sharing.html

    FRANKFURT — The German carmakers Daimler and BMW said on Thursday that they will merge their car-sharing businesses as they try to compete better with Silicon Valley companies out to upend the traditional automotive industry.

    Daimler, the maker of Mercedes-Benz cars, and BMW said they would put their respective mobility services — an array of apps and services that provide transport options for people who may not own cars — into a joint venture in which they will own equal shares.

    The alliance is a major departure for BMW and Daimler, longtime rivals for the affections of affluent car buyers. Along with Volkswagen’s Audi division, the pair dominate the global market for luxury vehicles. Still, they are in danger of being overwhelmed by the superior financial firepower of new competitors from the tech world. Alphabet, Google’s parent company, which has invested in autonomous car technology, has a stock market value 10 times Daimler’s.

    This is pretty interesting. This is like if McDonalds & Burger King started opening joint restaurants or Coke & Pepsi developing a line of sodas together.

    The future of urban transportation, driverless cars, taxi drones etc, interests me very much as somebody who doesn't own a car. I'm always looking for newer, more efficient, cheaper ways to get around town. I'm excited for what's to come and I'm thankful to live in the time where we get to watch this stuff unfold in real time.

    Now, if we could just get going on an express travel system between Portland & Seattle, that would truly excite me.

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  • Zeb Stark

    Some minor spoilers and interesting information has come out in the last couple days. (No plot spoilers)

    https://www.inverse.com/article/42818-solo-star-wars-han-villain-enfys-nest

    The upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story movie will re-canonize a villainous group that first emerged more than 40 years ago in Star Wars comics, and with that comes a badass new leader called Enfys Nest.

    Late last week, photos of a new Solo: A Star Wars Story toy emerged that confirmed a character named Enfys Nest would indeed appear in the upcoming movie. But this character is also a deep-cut reference to a very old comic from Marvel called Star Wars 8: Eight for Aduba-3. Which means that Solo will essentially re-canonize the Cloud-Riders after they became non-canon Star Wars Legends in 2014.

    Some stuff from Funko: https://dorksideoftheforce.com/2018/03/26/solo-funko-pops-secret-spoilers/

    And a little insider (and encouraging) info: https://www.inverse.com/article/42855-solo-reshoots-star-wars-rumor-ron-howard

    The story of how Han Solo became the charming rogue everyone loved in the original Star Wars wasn’t rewritten when Ron Howard took over directorial duties from Chris Miller and Phil Lord. According to a new secret interview published on Monday, the script for Solo: A Star Wars Story didn’t change at all. All the scenes just had to be reshot with a cockier vibe.

    According to Vulture an unnamed actor who claims to have worked on Solo dished the dirt on the behind-the-scenes drama on the film. According to this Star Wars version of Deepthroat, Ron Howard’s directorial tenure on Solo has nothing to do with rewrites of the Lawrence Kasdan/Jon Kasdan script. “It’s exactly the same script,” the source said. “They’re filming exactly the same things.” And according to some chatter in Los Angeles, that script is actually pretty damn good. On Monday, long-time sci-fi critic and journalist Mark A. Altman tweeted that the film is “apparently quite good.” This is notable only because Altman is a tough critic. To be clear, he hasn’t seen it yet himself, the relevant thing here is that the insider buzz around Solo is starting to turn positive.

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  • Zeb Stark

    So Mike's layer is basically saying this never happened, he didn't touch anybody. Could get interesting!

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  • Zeb Stark

    If he really hurt the lady, and it sounds like he did a little bit, inadvertently or not, then he should at the very least pay for any medical expenses and whatever else, apologize and pay her some money and whatever, and if he's a decent person like I think he is, he should have no problem doing that.

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  • Zeb Stark

    http://fox5sandiego.com/2018/03/23/san-diego-lawmaker-proposes-making-it-harder-for-cops-to-buy-military-weapons/

    “State and local law enforcement are a public safety service, not an occupying force,” Gloria said. “Militarization is not necessary in order to keep our neighborhoods safe.”

    The bill defines military equipment as manned and unmanned aircraft, armored and tactical vehicles, weaponized vehicles, wall-breaching weapons, firearms and ammunition of .50 caliber or greater, all explosives, long-range acoustic devices and riot gear including batons, helmets and shields.

    “Our streets in California are not war zones, and our citizens are not enemy combatants,” Chiu said. “Law enforcement in California are our partners in public safety. They are not military generals, and the weapons they carry should reflect that reality.”

    This is a step in the right direction IMO.

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  • Zeb Stark

    Has anybody seen the video his sister took? Doesn't really show much except that they were clearly very excited and that they were running on the field in a manner that tells me that if somebody accidentally (or otherwise) got in his way a shove or collision would be likely, for better or for worse.

    Remember when Richard Sherman hugged Erin Andrews way too hard before the now infamous interview following the 2013 NFCC game? I don't think anybody here thinks of him as a violent guy. Emotional though, yes, obviously. And just like Bennett, a big, strong man. Not at all out of the realm of possibility that a charged up dude like one of those could accidentally be too physical with a smaller, more frail person without having any ill intent.

    If those security guards were really trying to block their access to the field and they decided they were getting on the field anyway, and made physical contact with the lady while doing so, then it's not at all outside the realm of possibility that what may have felt like an assault to the lady probably felt much more harmless to Michael. And again, if he really caused her harm then he should be held responsible for it, to the degree of the harm itself. But my point, and to sort of echo Veta's point, is that just because some harm may have been caused doesn't mean that harm was the intent, and it doesn't make Michael a "horrible" person.

    On the other hand, maybe he said "fuck you bitch" and karate chopped her right in the throat, and that would obviously be unacceptable. But it seems like that would be an easy one to get him on, and charging him 14 months later tells me that's probably not what happened.

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  • Zeb Stark

    Seems like a pretty silly situation for a felony indictment. But I guess since she was technically a "security guard" that automatically advances it from a misdemeanor to a felony in the state of Texas. Seems like the cops trying to stick it to him IMO.

    Sounds like he was being an entitled jerk, and if he really hurt that old lady then yeah, he should be on the hook for all her medical expenses and whatever else, but a felony assault charge? More than a year after the incident? C'mon. That's silly. Likely they saw what happened in Vegas and decided to pursue criminal charges.

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