A miniseries told around the Soviet Chernobyl disaster.
A tense, decently-paced look at how communist lies spell disaster, and how communism once again cost tens of thousands and almost tens of millions of lives.
Exploring a mix of ideas, and waffling on a bunch. Maybe I'll come back and edit a bit every so often.
It begins as a pro-communist propaganda piece on how socialism didn't do nothin' wrong and real communism has never been tried. It gets good later on, as there are legitimate concerns actually being shown.
You can thank events featured around this time, and the fucktardedness that followed, for plunging 90% of the population into poverty.. and I'm not exaggerating. This is the wealth-generation of socialism.
aka Chávez: Inside the Coup
An operating system most notably on mobile phones, but also found on media boxes.
Fundamentally flawed - It is tethered to Google in as many ways as they've made possible. From a time server, to internet traffic compression. From google play requiring an account requiring your verified phone number. From hoops to download and install software from their store. It's fucking awful.
- An earlier and more naive perspective.
An evil scientist constructs a robot surrogate and transfers his consciousness into it to carry out his plans for global domination by kidnapping a very wealthy sheikh's son.
A watchable moderate-budget movie which somehow still falls into an 80s-cheese style. It's rare to find such a bold movie, even with it being unashamedly graphic to the point of dark comedy. I think that's why I like it.
It's worth watching once.
See also RoboCop - (1987 movie)
- Based on Seven Years in Tibet - (1954 book), by Heinrich Harrer
aka the movie that got Brad Pitt banned from China.
A tactically-minded man creates an instruction manual for action and understanding in the realm of high-lords of kingdoms.
At under 70 pages, this book may be thin but it's incredibly dense. I found myself reading paragraphs three times before moving on. Although nothing in it surprised me, I can still easily recommend it. It's been, somehow, given a bad name. I only found a slight tinge of "evil" creeping in at about the half-way mark, but nothing inexcusable.
I understood it well enough to add strong commentary, and to give much improved explanation in the latter half which draws from the former. It's interesting to me that the author himself didn't catch on to the trends in his own advice.
Like The Art of War - (~476 BC book), by Sunzi, people have interpreted this text for all manner of uses such as the business world.
- 1910 translation by N. H. Thompson
- Originally published in Volume 36 of The Harvard Classics.
- Niccolò Machiavelli