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In the 80s computers weren’t snitches — if they detected an illegal operation they just looked the other way

Now they take a crash dump and send it automatically to The Man

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i really want a clippy plug-in that's like

"it looks like you're replying on a toxic web forum. would you like to delete and go do anything else instead?"

snopes has it as "mixed" which essentially means some kids did in fact go to the hospital but it's not clear how many of them actually had photosensitive epilepsy or if it was just a panic

snopes.com/fact-check/pokemon-

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did pokemon really give epileptic kids seizures from a flashing light or was that an urban legend from my youth

iirc the reason that 64-bit windows can't run 16-bit windows programs, while 32-bit windows can, is that 32-bit windows kept the 16-bit windows limits on resource handles for backwards compatibility, while 64-bit windows raised the limits in a way that would still work with 32-bit programs (since the type was already larger)

wtf right

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Right, I've put the angel on the Christmas tree. (ꙮ)

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actually this episode isn't half bad, as jenna gets to play double-agent and gets to do some badass stuff, reminding us that she's a celebrity smuggler in her own right in this world

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oh no the episode with the arab-looking bad guy doing space sex trafficking

**la la la i can't hear you**

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did cally get this coat from 101 dalmations wtf

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the mutoids' hair is replaced with some sort of smooth surface that looks roughly like the bottom half of a bell pepper

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wait i just remembered that in the first episode jenna finds a room full of clothes, and they haven't stopped at any *peaceful* trading posts yet so

all of them, unless they're wearing what they came with on the ship to cygnus alpha, are wearing some random-ass clothes they found on an alien ship

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like watching government troops massacre people on tv feels like entertainment, but it's also like, history and perhaps a warning about the future

maaaaaaaaaaaaaaan

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midway through the first season they introduce the mutoids, people who have been 'modified' through some ghastly mad science, forced to forget their old life entirely, and becoming a totally loyal servant of the federation.

the evil commander travis prefers to staff his ships with mutoids over regular human officers because humans make mistakes...

the federation in this series is really pretty effed up and does atrocities on like every level

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because they filmed everything in england, every planet is either a forest planet or a rock quarry

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the bad guy has a handgun. or a gunhand? he had a gun installed in his artificial hand.

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instead of madly cutting from explosion to reaction shot and on and on, we saw several minutes of tense, time-sensitive life-and-death arguments between the crew about how to proceed with best chance of survival

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they're having a space battle (travis has caught up with the liberator) and rather than do visual effects of the spaceships flying around they're describing their tactics

brilliant: play to your strengths as a low-budget show *and* as a thinking person's space show

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they have a unit of distance called a "spacial" or "spatial", of rather unclear magnitude

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the blobfish thrives under pressure

they don't know how to decompress

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