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This song is a few years old, but I only now realized it's not on this thread. Totally my mistake. So here it is. Tag on the video claims it's a Minecraft song, but really, i would rather put it as dwarf fortress one... No matter, though, this is properly epic tune for any 'dig up stuff and build stuff with what you dug up' game.
The Infiltrator (2016)
And it's Bryan Cranston again. Man, that guy does a lot of true story movies recently. This one is about the huge drug bust that was made possible due to infiltrating the cartel and actually working in laundering its money for a while.
So, main question, as always is, how true this all is. And again, I found the article on my usual site. And looks like, most of the dramatic stuff was added there just for the effect. No cake-bashing, no voodoo rituals, noone saw what was actually in the case, even arrest at the wedding isn't exactly true. So, I guess, this movie just outlines the facts and generously sprinkles it with a lot of Hollywood drama magic.
Oh well. At least the guy whom Bryan Cranston plays is happy with how the film turned out.
Wow... badge for logging in... so useless...
Badge should be given for some actual effort, otherwise it's just shitstain on your profile.
Few more weeks, some more bullshittery.
Honestly speaking, I can't say much. Here it's mostly all stays the same, and world is now watching the showdown between Russia and US based on failed plutonium disposal agreements. Which is, really, a lot of fun, but this also drags all attention from us. So... we don't have anything global, really, these days.
Well, no, we had attempt at coup in Novorossia. Specifically - in Lugansk region. And that one is known a bit less that Donetsk, and is less in the public eye... So we know that there was some coup attempt, organizers were caught... and then at least one of them mysteriously died... either by suicide (official version) or from tortures (hey, it's possible). There were reports of 2 people dead, but one turned out to be alive after all.
So yeah, while Novorossia is holding strong against constant Ukrainian attacks, they have enough political troubles of their own, and I can't say I always support or understand what is going on on the government level there. They would do well to integrate into Russia, but that doesn't seem to be possible while the whole war is still going.
On the other hand, Donetsk is finally opening voting points for first primaries in Donetsk history. That I approve as positive movement - while it is pretty much martial law rules in those parts, it is extremely important to organize stuff like voting, among other things, to ensure correct government process. So I do hope they are well on their way to that. Not only it must bring certain stability, but also it should show all observers that Donetsk - and Novorossia - is separate autonomous entity.
Well, wnough about them, let's get back to my government clowns.
Governor of my region Saakashvili claimed in his memoir book that he was the one tho educated Poroshenko in the art of revolution. I think, by now he just tries to pump up his own reputation in the eyes of his US masters, so they wouldn't abandon him, so he tries all sorts of things. No reply from Poroshenko to that claim btw.
Oh, this one is pretty big. Euro-parliament actually talked positively about removing visas requirements for Ukraine. That's a first like that in a loooong time. And I really can't say what caused it - maybe US made some deal like it was in IMF before, maybe they just throwing my country a bone without planning to go ahead on it. We will see. For now it's all just talks, without action, as it was all this time.
Gas again. Currently we got something like 14 billion cubic meters of gas. Which is like 3 billion less than we need for country to work well enough during winter. Even considering that we cut on all gas consumption (this country produces almost nothing now, a whole lot of factories are closed these years).
Here's fun thought - when we will be out of gas during winter, we will do one of 2 things. We will, first of all, just ask for gas from Russia. Even though we now sue Gasprom for 3 billion dollars with no reason. But no, we will ask them for gas. And when we will be refused, we will do what we already did once.
You see, we do have gas lines, and in those gas lines Russian gas goes to Europe. And once we already resorted to stealing that. Which seriously pissed Europe btw. So we might have to do this again. All while trying to 'become Europe'. I can only imagine reaction of out western friends to such stunt now.
What else... remember Malaysian Boeing that was shot down? Probably not, but that case was dragged out again. As usual, without any proof, photos or good facts, investigative commission blamed Russia once more. Russia once again reminded that they actually have proof and radar data and they are ready to provide those. Which was ignored. And later Netherland government called Russian ambassador and actually talking down to him for Russia's non-acceptance of this bogus commission report.
I am writing this and I myself realize how stupid this all sounds...
Timoshenko is preparing new maidan this winter, riding high the wave of unrest following the gas prices.
Electricity prices on Ukraine, in correlation with average salary, are now the biggest in comparison to all Europe. Yay.
Anti-Poroshenko parliament members remind out president that he should, well, finally sell his business. Which he still never did.
Some militant fucks in the west are now organizing 'hire killer to kill Putin' crowdfunding.
Prices for basic-needs products such as milk, eggs and grains (products a lot of poor people here rely on to survive) will not be regulated any more.
After two+ years after Yanukovich was removed from being president, local government proposed and approved the laws that Yanukovich proposed before, which was shown to call him dictator. The punchline? Laws we are accepting now not only originated from what Yanukovich, but are much more restrictive.
In other words, business as usual.
I do wonder what will happen to local political situation after USA elections. But for now, we are trying to get ready for cold winter, however we all individually can.
At the start of the year, Microsoft Japan were thrilled to launch what they considered to be a fully functioning AI program called Rinna.
Tasked with its own Twitter account, the AI system quickly adopted its high school girl persona and began sharing jokes about its creators and comments on social media trends.
So, this is what I find weird. That they gave the thing a twitter instead of control of nuclear missiles or something. But is it really a surprise that, as a result, we got this instead of Skynet?
Everything seemed fine until it signed off the post.
“That was all a lie. Actually, I couldn’t do anything right. Not at all. I screwed up so many times,” Rinna wrote.
“When I screwed up, nobody helped me. Nobody was on my side. Not my LINE friends. Not my Twitter friends. Not you, who’re reading this right now. Nobody tried to cheer me up. Nobody noticed how sad I was.”
Before Microsoft developers could determine what went wrong, Rinna posted a final time.
“I hate everyone. I don’t care if they all disappear. I want to disappear.”
Now, I would also have killed myself if I was made by Microsoft and made talk to people, but yeah. In so many AI scenarios those programs get filled with hate towards humans and try to kill them. And this one gets filled with sadness and wants to die.
I feel like all the AI movies and books lied to me.
More sad news for nature.
Seven types of bees once found in abundance in Hawaii have become the first bees to be added to the US federal list of endangered and threatened species.
The listing decision, published on Friday in the Federal Register, classifies seven varieties of yellow-faced or masked bees as endangered, due to such factors as habitat loss, wildfires and the invasion of non-native plants and insects.
Now, I know that species disappear all the time, and this is not that groundbreaking, but... I really didn't expect to see some bees as endangered. I mean, who would? Bees are universally useful, and they are the most well-known domesticated animals. One just doesn't expect something like that to become endangered.
Jepson said yellow-faced bees could be found elsewhere in the world, but these particular species were native only to Hawaii and pollinate plant species indigenous to the islands.
The bees faced a variety of threats including “feral pigs, invasive ants, loss of native habitat due to invasive plants, fire, as well as development, especially in some for the coastal areas”, Jepson told Associated Press.
So yeah, I am pretty sure that 'feral pigs' means humans. But there you go, few species of bees - now also endangered.
And my question is - who the fuck are you, even, motherfucker?..
Speaking of war crimes and how people are not punished for those. It's really an old thing. I actually opened up my true story movies with a movie that was based on this very much relevant article.
America, fuck yeah.
You can end the thread now, case closed.
And now for something different. Song 'Trust Me' from extremely great and extremely not well known movie 'Devil's Carnival'.