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    Commentary,  Culture

    The Contemptible Citizen Kane

    Where we expose the insipid Orson Welles movie, as a rankling propaganda piece. It is surprising they were able to get away clean, with this cover-up and whitewash, and hardly a soul seems to have jumped in to condemn the rotten pestilence. But nothing should surprise you any more. In fact, the people who did step up were censored, mocked, and subjected to all the usual hysteria and cover-ups.

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    Commentary,  Culture

    Why Nots

    A few useful products and ideas we need in the world. Instead of talking about problems, create and implement some solutions. Here's a varied list, let's see what comes of them, and also look at some of the reasons we don't have these things, or take these sensible measures.

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    Culture,  Media

    At the Movies…

    Reviews: the good movies, the bad movies and the ugly movies. Here’s a list of nearly 300 movies viewed over the years, with numeric ratings and summaries. These are, for the large part, films that were on someone’s “recommended” list. This makes for a nice reference that can be expanded over time. A good resource if you want to see something but don’t know if it’s a waste of time.

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    Culture,  Media

    Rating the James Bond Movies

    You can't expect movie critics to be reliable guides, if only because they aren't truly unbiased, but what a disappointment when you go see some dud on a critic's recommendation. It's still irritating to think of some of those stinkers, many years later. Why do we even have critics, when most of them can't figure out the meaning of some movies?

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    Computing,  Culture

    Stop Killer Robots Now!

    Artificial Intelligence "experts," crawling out of the woodwork, seem intent on driving us mad with uninformed talk about A.I. These so-called experts level of understanding and explanations are on par with bad science fiction. This is significant because the "new" A.I. is another trick to fool people into thinking the discipline is more advanced than it really is. It has been making slow progress for years, but suddenly the level of hype has gone into the stratosphere.