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virtualbri

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VFX Supervisor for Star Trek
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This is what I'm thinking at any given moment

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virtualbri, to politics
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Reading about French EU elections.

virtualbri, to cars
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Ok so…
1: 4pm Tire blows out in off city area of LA.
2: New spare doesn’t fit.
3: Wife calls 30 min service place pay $400 for new tire and install
4: 60 minutes later they say “another 60 minutes.”
5: Another 60 minutes, guy arrives in Prius with used tire.
6: Used tire doesn’t fit
7: Guy leaves with blown tire to buy new one
8: It’s past 7pm all the local stores are closed
9: He calls to say he is “going downtown” to get a tire, will take 50 minutes.

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virtualbri,
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Oh yeah this is because my wife didn’t want to wait 3 hours for a AAA tow.

virtualbri,
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Reappears 8:30Ish, new tire,
5 minutes to put on, our “let’s do Monty Python, but badly” evening is over. Takes 5 minutes to drive home.

virtualbri, to random
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There is nothing quite like getting your spare tire out for the first time and discovering it doesn’t fit.

I don’t even know how that’s possible.

I mean it came with the car….

noellemitchell, to movies
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Sony Will Use AI to Cut Film Costs, Says CEO Tony Vinciquerra

"“We are very focused on AI. The biggest problem with making films today is the expense,” Vinciquerra said at Sony’s Thursday (Friday in Japan) investor event. “We will be looking at ways to…produce both films for theaters and television in a more efficient way, using AI primarily.”"

Wow. So I expect the quality will go way down.

#movies #film #AI #tech #news #media #press #entertainment #cinema #tv

https://www.indiewire.com/news/breaking-news/sony-pictures-will-cut-film-costs-using-ai-1235010605/

virtualbri,
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@noellemitchell The studio that brought us Madame Web and Morbius thinks cost is the problem with making films.

AI is just the shitty kitchen remodel on the house that really needs to be condemned in the first place.

virtualbri, to Dogs
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Get smart dog automatic throwing machine so you don't have to throw by hand for an hour to him and can try to do other things.

Teach smart dog to use it.

Realize smart dog knows how to use it, and can use it, but only wants to use it if you put the ball in for him.

virtualbri, to random
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This is one of those days you smell a coconut flavored sunblock and you need to be anywhere but inside

arstechnica, to random
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How to build a DOA product: Humane AI Pin founders banned internal criticism

Questioning the design and dev progress was apparently "against company policy."

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/06/report-humane-ai-pin-did-7-million-in-sales-wants-to-sell-for-1-billion/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

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verge, to random
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk could leave if $56 billion pay package not approved, shareholders warned https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/6/24173064/tesla-board-chair-warn-elon-musk-leave-pay-shareholders

virtualbri,
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@verge I wonder what it must be like to be so deranged that you say things like "Honoring our commitment to Elon demonstrates that we support his vision for Tesla and recognize his extraordinary accomplishments" with a straight face.

virtualbri, to random
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Late Capitalism

virtualbri, to random
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80th Anniversary of D-Day, the kind of planning and sacrifice for good Americans are entirely incapable of today.

StillIRise1963, to random
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Are white Americans going to elect a nazi?

virtualbri,
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@StillIRise1963 I don't know, but there are a lot of people who want to break the system so he gets elected regardless of a vote

JoshuaHolland, to random
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Obsessing over the polls is pointless. These people are going to pull out all the stops to steal this election.

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/trump-think-tank-lawsuit-election-officials-refuse-certify-results-1235032235/

virtualbri,
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@huntingdon @JoshuaHolland @DemocracyMattersALot “Should” is doing a lot of work here, especially seeing how things have been going since 2016.

virtualbri, to random
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Sorry, way too late for that sale.

TheSpaceshipper, to random
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Nicholas Meyer's Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan was released 42 years ago today.

With one of the best space battles around.

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virtualbri,
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@TheSpaceshipper Still the best Trek film

virtualbri,
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@mattgriffin @TheSpaceshipper It's flipped for me, but a Nicolas Meyer Trek film is an amazing thing

virtualbri, to scifi
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzY2r2JXsDM

Woah.

As a UCLA student I was brought in for a test screening of Alien 3 (they got students all the time), which I thought was terrible, and I haven't watched the sequels since.

This I may watch.

virtualbri,
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@mattgriffin I may investigate. Starting off the movie killing off Newt and Hicks offscreen pretty much killed my interest in the film right off.

They could fuck right off with that bullshit.

virtualbri,
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@lauren Well, this is more horror than scifi really. And I wouldn't say the first ones were brightly lit.

virtualbri,
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@mattgriffin I always find him good in everything I've seen him in.

virtualbri,
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@lauren Well the original is a straight up horror film in a scifi setting.

virtualbri,
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@kurtsh Alien 3 was at Fox. But I saw that Jacob's Ladder showing at Ackerman too!! Man, good times, and crazy movies.

Ackerman was such a vibrant exciting place then. So much going on all day and night. Now it's all at the dorms, and the building closes down early evening!

virtualbri, to soda
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https://wapo.st/4aMQnw2

We used to be a country. A proper country

(LOL, I'm a Coke Zero person anyway, it's just fascinating.)

radicalrobit, to random
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honestly feel like I'm losing my fucking mind reading this shit. how does this make any fucking sense? you send an AI bot to a video meeting you're not attending where presumably other coworkers will also send their bots?????? to what fucking end? what is the point of this? why are we having NPCs video chat with eachother? what gets done with this? what is the purpose? how is this not just a fucking email? is this what jokerfication is? this doesn't make any fucking sense!

virtualbri,
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@radicalrobit People whose profitability is arcing downward are throwing AI at the wall hoping for more money somehow.

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