That was a fun week. Nothing much happening in the world, everything postitive…politics taking a summer break. Sigh.
I’ve binged on Defenders over the weekend and really enjoyed it. Liked it more than Iron Fist and Luke Cage but I’ve only a couple of episodes to go. Boo for an 8 episode run.
Game of Thrones this week was double the fun. I got a small spoiler after HBO accidently showed episode 6 so I downloaded and enjoyed it as well. What a series and I can’t wait for the last episode and some of the possible events that could happen.
Alien: Covenant – Art References on Vimeo
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I thought the film had a few flaws but one of them wasn’t the looks. This video highlights the references from many many sources throughout the film.
Action Video Games May Affect The Brain Differently : Shots – Health News : NPR
Not a massive surprise.
Temperature anomalies arranged by country 1900 – 2016.
Why didn’t the BBC show this alongside the Nigel Lawson interview?
The reality of post-Olympic Rio
The Olympic legacy isn’t so great for Brazil. Kudos to London for what they achieved.
Charlottesville: Race and Terror – VICE News Tonight on HBO – YouTube
Really well put together video on the Charlottesville Nazi march.
Holly O’Reilly on Twitter: “That Nazi who said he was “trying to be MORE violent” on the @vicenews special is out here bawling about being arrested for…being violent. https://t.co/LAaycdlIn3”
And the follow up to that Vice video was the same guy crying on video as he is threatened with arrest. Life comes at you fast.
ATTN: on Twitter: “.@Schwarzenegger has a blunt message for Nazis. https://t.co/HAbnejahtl”
Arnie for president…except he’s a Republican.
Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle Interview with Brad Thomas GOES OFF THE RAILS (8/17/17) – YouTube
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I want to see journalists do more of this. Stop letting politicians and pundits push their fake news.
Near mint: A conversation with game collectors • Eurogamer.net
Pride of place in Jason Lindsey’s game room is a stacked shelf of big-box PC games. In the days before Steam homogenised the purchasing process, packaging w…
If you have to ask how much this article isn’t for you.
Hollywood, Apple Said to Mull Rental Plan, Defying Theaters
I love seeing the big blockbusters in the cinema but generally don’t like the experience so I’m interested in seeing what Apple will do with this.
Subscription Software – Matt Gemmell
More app’s moving to this model and it’s interesting to see people’s reaction. I’ve got a couple of subscriptions at the moment, but there’s only so many I can grow to – can’t buy them all.
Essential Phone review – The Verge
Great review of a really interesting phone. Love the screen, no branding and the design/materials but it looks like a poor (relative) camera and some buggy software. Good luck to them.
Cambridge University Press accused of ‘selling its soul’ over Chinese censorship | World news | The Guardian
Academics and activists decry publisher’s decision to comply with a Chinese request to block more than 300 articles from leading China studies journal
More fake news.
A stupid gamble on evil machines | Victoria Coren Mitchell | Opinion | The Guardian
Fixed-odd betting terminals ruin lives, yet the chancellor still wants the tax revenues they bring
Couldn’t agree more with this. Evil machines preying on the most vulnerable. Industry can’t self police either.
The Wire – Characters Saying the Opening Quotes – YouTube
Need to re-watch this at some point.