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(on Wikipedia)
https://vivaldi.com/

Based on Chrome's open-source components (Chromium), but with real-browser functionality added.

Spectacular. It has all the pieces missing from Chrome. I'd strongly consider switching to it from Pale Moon if it had proper ScrapBook X support.



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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0974015/
http://www.justiceleaguethemovie.com/

Some superheroes are assembled, wielding the power of deus ex machnica, and and defeat bad guys that make no sense.

A bad movie, only made passable by Gal Gadot being so ridiculously good looking I lack the words to word about her looks.



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Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5691552/
http://www.fox.com/the-orville

Its first impression is that it's sort of Star Trek parody-thing, it quickly unfolds into its own unique space-adventure-drama.

Fantastic originality and mood. Recommended, rapidly approaching highly recommended.

Like other shows these days, I became interested in this purely because "those people" "hate" it.

I darken its background colour
I darken its background colour

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Chocolatey: babun
https://babun.github.io/

A customized Cygwin for Linux on Windows: Zsh, Bash, git and other Linux software, all pre-configured.

Can install other software provided by Cygwin.

  • 712, 774 - apparently abandoned, last updated 2016-05-02.

    • The main contributors are still alive, I see them posting on their Twitters.
    • I'll likely move to pure Cygwin, and get my common applications installed. That should be easy, but who the hell knows with Linux.

My configuration specific to Babun is currently scattered throughout my git repository, just findinall Babun (using my findinall() )



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Conan the Barbarian - (1982 movie) poster

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082198/
http://www.universalstudiosentertainment.com/conan-the-barbarian/

With the power of Nietzsche, a barbarian-turned-warrior seeks revenge on those who killed his people.

I love it, but I'm biased because of this movie's significant influence on my early self.

Being "from back in the day", this movie is unashamedly-specific about its audience.

More recent sword-and-sorcery movies are watered-down to broaden their audience. Think The Lord of the Rings, which is a phenomenal movie in its own right, but its stark contrast has pushed movies like this one into a "classic" sub-genre. To fans of the recent movies, this one will seem crude.

For fans of the classic style, I'm confident in strongly recommending this. I think it stands out as good, and won't need to be considered "good, but only because of its historical significance".

  1. Conan the Barbarian - (1982 movie)
  2. Conan the Destroyer - (1984 movie)



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Commando - (1985 movie) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088944/

An ex-commando's daughter is kidnapped in a ploy to have him help overthrow a foreign government, but this single father will instead fight to rescue her.

This is a movie that gets to the god damned point. It's full of tension and action, and every other line is memorable. It holds up exceptionally well, only being unsurprisingly limited by the lack of mobile phones in 1985.

I really hope you like steel drums.



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As Good as It Gets - (1997 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119822/

A quirky and grating writer finds himself pulled into the lives of ordinary people.

A really great, well-rounded, unique movie, especially for guys, as it has a single moment of clarity that will help them understand women.



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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091203/
www.Highlander-Official.com (archived)

A centuries-old man is embroiled in a sword-fight between other immortals.

This is one of those movies which forged my young self, but I cannot recommend to others. It definitely feels dated, and I doubt its ideas would be particularly shaping to others compared to the other movies created since this one.



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That borg-eye is never seen.
That borg-eye is never seen.

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114746/
http://www.uphe.com/movies/12-monkeys

From a future destroyed by plague, a prisoner "volunteers" to be sent back in time to fetch pre-infection samples.

A great movie that stands apart both from its contemporaries and even from movies of today. It touches upon a lot of topics I find interesting in movies.



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