Open Thread

Tonight is the season premier the final season of Eureka on SyFy. Also watching The Voice with Soonerwife. The 1.2 update to Star Wars: The Old Republic is OK–not horrible, not great.  Special thanks to John for turning me on to Game of Thrones.

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    [spoiler alert]
    Winter is coming.

    And everyone you are rooting for dies.

    [/spoiler alert]

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    rikyrah says:

    I am so happy about EUREKA!!!

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    Dee Loralei says:

    I’m sad Eureka is ending, I love silly sci fi. I’m sick, I have 6 hours of dvr on Monday nights. Ugh. Plus I watch 3 hours of MSNBC every weekday evening.I prolly watch 10 hours of non news tv a week, and more than half of it is on Mon.

    Oh, and if any front pager can get the entire 2 hours of yesterdays Up with Chris Hayes, it was one of the best discussions on the economy, taxes etc I have ever seen.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Comrade Javamanphil: I am rooting for the Others. And I like winter.

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    Per Laura Ingrahm a couple of months ago before she reluctantly sort of got on board. “Dear GOP you picked the guy who lost to the guy who lost to the POTUS” Good Job!

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    lamh35 says:

    Ann and Mitt proving class has nothing to do with how much money you have.

    If this interview was supposed to “soften” Romney it sure as hell didn’t. I really disliked McCain and Palin, but I didn’t “hate” them. But ugh, I really dislike Mitt and Ann Romney more than I disliked Palin or McCain.

    Romney To Obama: ‘Start Packing’

    Can anyone imagine if in ’08 how wingnut head would have exploded if candidate Obama had said this when asked what he had to say to GWB? ugh, these people have no class.

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    Was it just my TV or were the night scenes in the last couple episodes of Game of Thrones really really dark to the point of “couldn’t see a goddam thing” dark?

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    Mr Stagger Lee says:

    I can’t wait for Alphas myself.

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    Citizen_X says:

    Remember that bit a couple of days ago about Virginia Foxx insulting anyone who built uo student loan debt? There’s an article in (which I’d LINK TO if the mobile version had BUTTONS for HTML, hint hint) about her crusade to protect scammy for-profit colleges from nasty govt. regulation. And hey, guess what? She gets a lot of cash from those same for-profit colleges! Surprising, huh?

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    Soonergrunt says:

    @The Other Chuck: haven’t seen them yet. Will start on season two tomorrow.

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    Bostondreams says:

    Tupac Shakur a hologram. This is freaking cool.

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    ruemara says:

    can’t wait for Eureka, even with the rather meh follow up of Lost Girl. Saw the Tupac hologram. Found it rather creepy.

    Gonna spend the night vegging out in Azeroth and enjoying the cables.

    Absorbing the news that the house is up for auction tomorrow at 9 am, so I wonder if I can pull a “Big Night” and invite all my worthless, practically fucking invisible friends to say good bye to the place. I still have no plan on what or where to take myself. Gonna miss this place. I’ve never had a say in what color my walls are before. First time it wasn’t white in decades.

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    Nutella says:

    The brave intellectual Newt Gingrich frightened by a college student asking a question.

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    Cathy W says:

    Loved Eureka. Spent a moment or two shaking my fist at the universe and cursing Siffy for canceling the show. (And I found out about it by accident – happened to be browsing the channel guide and there it was. Lucky break, I guess!)

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    Joseph Nobles says:

    Whoever recommended BBC’s Survivors on NF Instant yesterday, thanks! The first episode packed an entire half-season of a US series’ story-telling all together, and it was just lovely. Looking forward to the rest.

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    Joseph Nobles says:

    @The Other Chuck: I’m going to go with your TV. I didn’t notice anything off in the night scenes. Except for one shot right at the end of the first episode, but that felt like a choice to obscure exactly what was happening.

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    Hobbes says:

    Nice to see holographic projector tech getting some more attention. I wonder if making Tupac slide on the stage was deliberate. He seemed less well grounded than Hatsune Miku.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @The Other Chuck:

    You may need a new TV. We still have a 20″ tube TV and the show looked fine. The scenes with Jon Snow sneaking through the woods were a little obscure, but I think that was by design, especially when you finally got a glimpse of … something and realized, “Holy fuck, I don’t think that’s human!”

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    PaulW says:

    Re: The Old Republic. I still haven’t gotten anyone to Level 50 to see what the high-end content is like. My first character – Jedi Sentinel – is still mired on Voss unable to team up and unable to finish off PvE opponents he’s +3 above their level. Is it me or is Doc the worst of the Healer companions you can get among the builds?

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    opium4themasses says:

    I dunno about Doc. Make sure his equipment is relatively up-to-date. My toon is a tank-spec jedi shadow and I plodded along just fine in Voss. I spammed my interrupts when needed.

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    Medicine Man says:

    I liked SWTOR until I reached max level — then it was just a little too much like WoW.

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    Neurovore says:

    Speaking of open threads, I have been hearing a lot about the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Information Act (CISPA) bill that is going to be voted on in the House of Representatives on the 23rd of April. It seems to be causing a panic as it looks like it is SOPA and PIPA’s bigger and nastier brother. Not only does it allow the federal government to enlist private companies to collect any and all data on you that they want without a warrant, it also gives private companies the ability to shut down websites that they feel infringe on their copyright in the name of stopping “cyberterrorism”. Does anybody here know much about this proposed bill? If so, I think it deserves a post on it, since the ramifications for the internet could be very serious indeed.

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