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Kill Switch - (2017 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5464234/

An alternate energy generator is invented, and a test pilot goes through as a fail-safe.

It might have been good, but the perspective was awful and it amplified already-poor writing. The secondary perspective of hopping around in time was aggravating.

  • See also TODO for this same point-of-view movie.
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Groundhog Day (1993) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107048/

An asshole anchorman is sent to a little town to do a fluff story on Groundhog Day, but karma bites him in the ass when the town gets snowed-in.

A fantastic movie not just for the usual things, but for the execution of its idea. Unlike so many movies that have its elements, this one stays grounded and accessible. This movie is well-loved and highly recommended.

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Andromedia - (1998 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0303658/

A girl is digitized, becoming a valuable commodity for people seeking power and immortality.

This might be interesting for fans of science fiction history, but it's dumb in too many places for me to enjoy it.

If you end up watching this, here are my edited Andromedia subtitles.



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Of Mice and Men - (1937 book), by John Steinbeck cover

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A too-forgiving man and his stupid brute of a friend travel as farm hands to scrape together money for the dream of owning their own land.

A thriller, a gripping tale ... that you will not set down until it is finished. Steinbeck has touched the quick.

-- The New York Times, who are about as smart as Lenny.

An unforgivably-terrible book. Awful almost beyond reason. Plodding and boring, it's only a "page turner" because it's tauntingly short enough to tear through like ripping off a bandage. But on the plus side, although it's littered with written-accents, it's not difficult to read.. plus the ending is great!

2019-08-07 - Wow, this was so forgettable that I couldn't actually remember reading it until I read the first few paragraphs..

Much Ado About Nothing - (1623 play), by Shakespeare - Signet Classic image

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An man works to undermine his brother's happiness by meddling with his son's marriage. Also two smart people dual with words.

A pretty good book, though my reading of the Signet Classic was seriously interrupted by footnotes. Not because of the shifting up/down to read them, but because the footnotes are crammed all together. Given that this book is 1/4 commentary, axing one for clearer footnotes would have been amazing. Maybe another edition will be better. I intend to collect many of this particular play.



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Versus - (2000 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0275773/
movie.softgarage.com/versus/ [ 1 ] This appears to have never been successfully archived: https://web.archive.org/web/20050403160529/movie.softgarage.com/versus/

In a forest where any who die rise as zombies, an escaped convict does something something.

I got 1/3 in and got bored. It's too over-the-top.



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Disgaea-cover-image.jpg

Disgaea - Hour of Darkness - (2003 game) >

Yes, it's a very old game, but I decided to make a little project out of it so I don't miss out on unlocking anything and I otherwise have an efficient path for my characters.

Though this has general advice, I only made it to teach the basic things, and for unlocking new characters.

Update! -- It's been re-released as Disgaea PC, so I have renewed interest in this project.



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Real Genius - (1985 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089886/

A boy-genius is brought into an elite university to work on a laser project with a genius-misfit, but after its spectacular success they learn of its nefarious purpose.

While old, it holds up perfectly. A great movie, with a bunch of laugh-out-loud moments. Unlike the "frat boy" movies which are all about booze and boobs, this one shows genius with its hacker spirit.



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Software >

https://github.com/DeaDBeeF-Player/deadbeef
https://deadbeef.sourceforge.io/

An audio player.

Straightforward, with few dependencies and a lot of audio format support.

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