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sandemon  ·  1568 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: You know that smartwatch you didn't buy? Nobody else bought it either.

> foldable, rollable, projection, smoke and mirrors


sandemon  ·  1584 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Sun Kil Moon: Richard Ramirez Died Today of Natural Causes (live)

Don't think the band was able to believe it when he tuned his guitar out like that - gives it a sense of unease. You can't see it there but the guy is a brilliant guitarist too (source: seeing him live).

sandemon  ·  1591 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Please give Samantha Bee the Daily Show

She totally has got this. Problem is, she's started making them all look bad - all the Late Nite men in grey suits - worse, she's made them look safe.

sandemon  ·  1622 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Bernie Sanders just changed the Democratic Party

Trump needed an exit strategy now he's got one - the joke is coming to an end. All the action is on the Democrats side though - Clinton is being outflanked on the left.

sandemon  ·  1625 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: ISIS wants own sea power to carry out attacks in Mediterranean – NATO naval chief

You could say anything you want about ISIS someone would lap it up. ISIS harvest human organs for sushi trade etc

sandemon  ·  1629 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "...Russia can’t be Athens. It must be Sparta..."

It's a very interesting analysis. Those of us in the west are in danger of viewing Russia through a particular prism - our view of Putin is distorted by the naked torso pics that form a caricature view of a clever and determined leader - a lawyer and a spook who has been in situ for decades. Russia's incursion into Crimea maintains access to the sea and shores up the western border. The action in Syria positions Russia as a geostrategic player and also keeps a port open on the southern side. I ain't saying he's a nice guy but the West has underestimated him and right now he is having a moment there.

sandemon  ·  1649 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Director Roundtable With Quentin Tarantino, Ridley Scott and More


sandemon  ·  1650 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Remember #dieselgate? VW is probably wishing the Feds forgot

This is the end of fossil-fuel-based car manufacture by VW. There's no way back from something like this - their brand is mud, their product is a wash out. They should go EV-only, and fast, and sue for peace.

sandemon  ·  2139 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Nato to create high-readiness force to counter Russian threat

Don't think Vlad is going to lose any sleep over 4K forces but as Nato builds capability it could perhaps to swell into 40K in 12 months time.

He needs to work on his compassionate side.

sandemon  ·  2185 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Middle East Friendship Chart

#2 Kurds are missing which are red for 90% AFAIK.

sandemon  ·  2230 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: New Andrew Bird: Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of...


sandemon  ·  2252 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: MY EYES THEY ARE BLEEDING


sandemon  ·  2259 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: WriterKata: A site for writers to practice their craft

She wondered if the yellow spots on her forehead would ever clear up and continued to bathe them in salt mix every night.

sandemon  ·  2259 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why Writers Are The Worst Procrastinators (Are They?)

I'll read this later.

sandemon  ·  2261 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Largest Vocabulary in Hip Hop

That's a frikkin' masterpiece. If the author does not get picked up by Nate Silver/Vox.com/Guardian Data Blog then they don't know diddly - he's begging them to take it and it is superior to much of their output.

sandemon  ·  2261 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Sand Noise Device

OK so I don't know what that is really - the dudes need to refine their pitch (that comes off as a pun) but it looks and sounds awesome. Great, eh, sandbox toy (that's not actually a pun, although, it is kinda).

sandemon  ·  2261 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Sixty-Ninth Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

War on Drugs' Red Eyes is the best 80s softrock song The Cars never wrote.