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Star Trek: Lower Decks to Conclude with Fifth and Final Season
  • We're good, dude! I told someone elsewhere in the thread that you're very passionate about this and I think that's a good thing.

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  • That is fair enough, that's something we will just have to disagree on. But for both of our sakes, I hope you turn out to be correct. I really do. The last thing I want is to be right. Honestly.

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    Gulf states warn US not to launch strikes on Iran from their territory or airspace.
  • It's amazing, isn't it? It's like they have blackmail material against the whole west. Like some sort of universal western governmental kompromat.

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    Iran's Revolutionary Guard seizes a container ship near Strait of Hormuz amid tensions with West
  • The very first sentence of what they pasted in it says that it is an Israeli-affiliated ship. That it's owned by a billionaire really goes without saying.

    As for the headline, it is the headline of the article, which is what is required in the community rules.

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    Israeli settlers storm West Bank village, setting cars and homes ablaze
  • So you're saying this was lawful violence and intimidation?

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    Israeli settlers storm West Bank village, setting cars and homes ablaze
  • You are correct, but this particular event isn't even happening in Gaza.

    I think we've reached the point of no return for Palestine as a whole without serious international intervention.

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    Oh no! Charlie is lame!
  • Aww! I want to give him lots of pets!

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    Florida blocks heat protections for workers right before summer
  • is there a good reason for having the rule made at the state level rather than the local?

    Basic human anatomy doesn't change from place to place. It needs to be made on the national level.

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    Florida blocks heat protections for workers right before summer
  • It's very rational when you are a Republican bigot and you know that basically all of those workers are poor and most of them minorities, many of whom are immigrants. Fucking over poor and brown people is the rational thing to do when you want a white ethnostate with chattel slavery.

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  • I started watching Prodigy this year and I was honestly surprised at how good it was considering I don't generally go for shows about kids.

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    Oh no! Charlie is lame!
  • I do tell her that.

    But she really isn't, she's evil. And she knows it. And she loves it.

    I tell her she's a good girl anyway because it's cute when her tail wags.

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  • I think you are mistaking Stamets' passion with aggression.

    If you look at our discussion, I think you can see that, while he vehemently disagrees with me, he's not attacking me. And he wasn't attacking you either.

    Stamets feels very strongly about this and when he feels very strongly about something, he argues about it with a lot of passion. And I think that's a good thing.

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    Defeated CEOs are now conceding hybrid working is here to stay
  • The juniors just out of school and interns are invariably stuck in something trivial that can often be solved with looking at their stuff for a few seconds.

    If only there were a way to share your screen remotely...

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    Oh no! Charlie is lame!
  • She. And she's actually mean for a living. She's dubious for a hobby.

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  • I think you keep missing me saying that I hope it's good, I'm just not optimistic that it will be.

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  • I already said I was speculating. But I my speculation is based on the fact that every new Trek show so far has gotten five seasons or fewer. I don't know that SNW would be an exception to that.

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  • Okay, fair enough. It would make me instantly suspicious. Hopeful since it would represent me, but very suspicious.

    Let me use a different example to explain why I would be suspicious. But I also used an example that you were too close to.

    Let's use the example of "Black Star Trek." A Star Trek that represents the black experience? Wonderful idea! Look at the explorations of it on DS9 already!

    But until these questions were answered, I would be very suspicious:

    How much black representation would there be behind the scenes? How much would it lean into stereotypes? Would this be a 1950s "romance stories written for women by men" scenario? Would "Star Trek" be put on the back burner over "black" to the point that it is only a Star Trek series in name and it isn't really "Black Star Trek?"

    So yes- LGBT+ Star Trek with a lot of queer input behind the scenes and with actors like Anthony Rapp representing the community on camera, that would be great... but that is not guaranteed and I was in the entertainment industry too long to not be cynical about this sort of thing. And in the case of YA Star Trek, I am not convinced yet that it will not be a bunch of sappy romance bullshit written by people who aren't Star Trek fans and don't understand sci-fi rather than exploring strange new worlds and seeking out new life and new civilizations.

    I am never optimistic about these things when they're announced this way until I find out exactly who will be involved in putting them together. I've seen this sort of thing go south way too many times now.

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    Defeated CEOs are now conceding hybrid working is here to stay
  • I worked hybrid 18 at home, 22 at the office and it sucked.

    It showed me three things:

    • It showed me that I was far more productive when I was at home and I was comfortable and not distracted.

    • It showed me that I was coming into the office for absolutely no logical reason (even while there, all discussion was via Slack and Zoom).

    • It showed me that the company's leadership was incompetent.

    This wasn't even a 'we paid for the space, we have to use it' issue. This was an office job at a light industrial facility where no one had to be in the office. If they didn't have us come in, they could have knocked down the office area and put in another line or two. Just incompetence.

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  • I agree. I'm entirely speculating. But I am not hopeful, I'm just not. I'm sorry.

    Would you react the exact same way if another Trek show was made for the middle aged, white, straight audience?

    If it were sold by Paramount as "Middle Aged Star Trek" or "White Star Trek" or "Cis Star Trek" or whatever, yes. I have, aside from Prodigy, never heard Paramount, Vicacom, whatever, sell a Star Trek show as 'we're designing this show around this group of people.'

    It instantly raises my suspicions.

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  • www.cnn.com French woman found dead in Italian church was searching for ghosts in possible Tik Tok stunt, police say | CNN

    A 22-year-old French woman whose blood-drained body was found in an abandoned church in northern Italy’s Aosta Valley over the weekend had been looking for a haunted house believed to contain ghosts, according to police.

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    What a liar! He just wanted sympathy!

    Ghost was dubious from the beginning.

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    > At the turn of the century, the following letter was sent to Dr. Laura, a US radio personality who regularly and publicly deemed homosexuality to be a “mistake of nature.” A copy of the letter soon reached the masses, and now we bring it to you. > > Comedian and writer Sara Pascoe joined us to read it at Letters Live at London's Royal Albert Hall in March 2023.

    I was laughing and laughing at this. The private family gathering part is my favorite.

    Incidentally, the whole channel is amazing. Live readings by notable people of interesting letters of all sorts. Apparently it's produced by Benedict Cumberbatch. He does read more letters than anyone else on the site.

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    www.theguardian.com Vatican calls gender fluidity and surrogacy threats to human dignity

    Infinite Dignity declaration reaffirms church’s position on gender reassignment, abortion and euthanasia

    I am so tired of the whole "cool pope" thing with Francis. It's 100% PR.

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    Too many "doctors" have told me that I'm just whining and the Mayo Clinic is just some expensive place for privileged people and the reason I haven't eaten for months is because I don't want to.

    This entire time I have said over and over that I didn't want any medical advice. I have said that I only gave updates because people asked me to.

    Frankly, I wanted to do one single rant and be done with it.

    Now I'm sorry I ever said anything because people would rather harass me over it.

    I really didn't expect to be harassed on the day that I finally got some good news about my health. Thanks, Lemmy.

    I'll just stick to my normal communities where people don't pretend to be doctors.

    Edit: if you actually want to know how I'm doing and do not want to lecture me or tell me your theories or give me treatment suggestions, feel free to send a private message.

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