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  1. 07.22.2011 – Captain America: The First Avenger

    @ed209AF  The Torch Suit was in a case during the Stark Expo. It can be easy to miss

    I think Cap was a great film that brilliantly portrayed the WWII patriotism and cheesiness of the early Cap Era. But it also managed to mix in the awesome Brubaker-esque WWII scenes. Every single character was portrayed convincingly and I have to hand it to Chris Evans and Hugo Weaving for going all out with the characters. My favorite scene was the end, when he runs out into modern day New York, paralelling his chase scene earlier in 1940s New York. It gave me a sense that the world changed dramatically in the last 70 years and Cap is like a fish out of water. Evans gives a good performance pre-serum and post serum by playing them differently but not drastically. He made me believe that he was the Red, White and Blue boy scout. One last praise goes to Stanley Tucci as Eskrine, who gave depth to the character as well as his views on right and wrong. He was not played as a doomed character, he was played as central figure in Cap’s history, as he is.

    The Avengers teaser was enough to  make me scream with joy. Up until yesterday, I still had a hard time accepting the fact that this is happening. A major milestone in movie history, never before have so many characters from so many different movies been combined into one movie. And obviously, this is a huge turning point in comic book movie history, where the unthinkable is actually being done. The teaser also did a great job of setting a tone. It gave me a sense of an urgency and a sense of an epic scale.

    Overall, I feel that Marvel Studios has done it. They have made a film based on a character with an argueably difficult sense of realism. They made the plot, costume, characters and world seem believeable. And now, we are going to get the grandaddy of the all, and Summer 2012 can not come soon enough

    https://ifanboy.com/podcasts/07-22-2011-captain-america-the-first-avenger/

    —Huffduffed by datenkeller

  2. Special Edition Podcast – Captain America: Civil War

    CONTINUED:

    Turning our heroes against each other is pretty much Lex Luthor’s plan from the first half of “Batman v Superman,” except Zemo is motivated by revenge, whereas Lex is motivated by his massive ego.

    I dunno, it’s just… when Zemo conveniently explains all at the end, it kind of soured it for me.

    – Tony’s blundering.

    Forget about the fact that this is the second Avengers vehicle in a row built on the plot of “Tony’s good intentions get out of hand and wreak havoc for everyone”… let’s just look at what drives him through this movie.

    Tony ushers in the Sokovia Accords because he is sick of heroes acting on their own with no oversight, and recklessly risking innocent lives.

    He even gets guilted out in an entire scene where Alfre Woodard blames him for the death of her young son in Sokovia.

    So what does Tony do?

    He flies to New York, charms/blackmails a 16 year old kid into coming back to Germany with him, and smacks him right down into the middle of a violent, superpowered war.

    Was it fun to see Nu-Spidey, and to see him finally with other Marvel heroes?

    Of course.

    But it also makes me hate Tony even more, who doesn’t know how stable this boy’s (6 month old) powers are – yet he still tosses Peter into the middle of a riot anyway.

    Not for nothin’, but I also cringed when the script had Spidey shout “holy shit.”

    As funny as that is?

    These Marvel superhero films are supposed to be family-friendly :-/

    – No character growth.

    Part of why I bring it up is because BvS was slammed for this (when that film actually did have arcs for each of its three heroes).

    But out of the 12 heroes in Civil War?

    There is only one – Black Panther – who undergoes any definitive character growth by film’s end.

    Even our title character is exactly the same at the end as he was at the beginning.

    Tony – also the same.

    Bucky?

    Well, I guess by film’s end he is more trusting of Cap (not enough to stop from putting himself back into deep freeze though).

    But the end of “Winter Soldier” already showed me that Bucky was opening up to the idea that Cap is a good guy.

    As for everyone else here… I sometimes felt they were just fun, glorified extras.

    Warm bodies for the airport fight, to run at each other in line formation, so we could call this movie Civil WAR and not Civil Duel.

    – Ignoring MCU continuity.

    Why didn’t ANY of our Avengers raise a hand during William Hurt’s big “look what destruction you cause!” speech, and say “In the first Avengers movie, the U.S. government is the one who launched a nuclear missile at Manhattan hoping to destroy all life and every building within a 5 mile radius.

    We’re the ones who neutralized your death missile, staved off the alien attack, and saved hundreds of billions of dollars in property damage let alone countless human lives, so… why are you blaming us again?

    Also, in Avengers 2, would you have preferred it if we let the near-omnipotent robot destroy Sokovia and then all life on Earth, instead of us intervening and killing the robot?”

    – Other things that bugged me:

    While you guys on the podcast thought the movie successfully walked the line of overstuffed-ness, I do think there was way too much on this plate.

    Avengers sequel + Cap sequel + Civil War subplot (too sub, imho) + Black Panther setup + Setup/maintenance of other MCU characters.

    It was all done well.

    But it often felt like a Vegas buffet to me, instead of a perfect three-course meal… Also, who exactly shot that convenient video of Bucky killing Howard and Maria Stark?

    How on earth could Zemo know Tony would joining Cap & Bucky in Siberia toward the end, so he could show Tony the convenient video? Tony’s arrival was totally spontaneous… Am I the only one weirded out by Cap’s romance with the 25 year old niece of the love of his life??

    haha

    Okay, that’s it.

    Regardless of all my gripes above, I truly did have a blast with “Civil War.”

    I give it a B+ 🙂

    https://ifanboy.com/podcasts/special-edition-podcast-captain-america-civil-war/

    —Huffduffed by datenkeller

  3. Deconstructing Comics #588: We love Peter Bagge’s “HATE” – COMICON

    We welcome back the Deconstructing Comics Podcast tonight, this time with guest Tom Spurgeon and a discussion on 90’s classic Peter Bagge’s HATE.

    Peter Bagge’s HATE was an amazing hit for a ’90s indy comic, outselling some Big Two titles. Tim, Kumar, and Tom Spurgeon talk about some of the amazing aspects of this strip, and discuss whether it’s accurate to classify it as a comic about slackers.

    Listen up below!

    http://traffic.libsyn.com/stingpin/180319.mp3Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterLinkedInTumblrPinterestGoogle

    http://www.comicon.com/2018/03/16/deconstructing-comics-588-we-love-peter-bagges-hate/

    —Huffduffed by datenkeller

  4. How safe is our democracy?

    Jon Favreau talks to former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power and legal scholar and editor of the new book "Can It Happen Here?" Cass Sunstein about whether or not authoritarianism can happen in the United States. 

    gid://art19-episode-locator/V0/g8SxcpJ-GjDJsjUQNpmi0uCkDR7jXH8Qgp-LZKyYMNQ

    —Huffduffed by datenkeller

  5. http://media.libsyn.com/media/ifanboy/iF…

    I was out of town over this weekend in Arkansas and I took my 3 sons and also my brother-in-law to the movies to see Iron Man on Saturday night.  My kids were super-excited (twin boys who are 14 and also an 8 year old) to see the movie and were afraid that it would be sold-out when we got there.  I told them, "Surely not, we are in Arkansas after all…I am sure that the movie won’t sell out."  Much to my surprise the 6:20 showing we originally went for was in fact sold out.  So we had to wait for the 7:00 showing.  About 15 minutes after buying our tickets for that…it sold out as well.  We had to wait in an extremely long line just to get into the theater.  And we were at a decent sized theater with 10 screens and about 300 seats in each theater.  So…if it goes down like that enough times at a majority of other theaters across the country it should do well.

    Having said that, it was of course awesome.  And it was interesting to get my brother-in-law’s opinion of the movie.  Because he is about the farthest thing from a "comic book fan" and he loved the movie.  So it was good to see it catered to both audiences very well.

    https://ifanboy.com/podcasts/05-04-08-iron-man/

    —Huffduffed by datenkeller

  6. Special Edition Podcast: Spider-Man 3

    Downloadhttp://media.libsyn.com/media/ifanboy/iF...(Right-click and choose "Save As…" and save locally)SubscribeSubscribe…iTunesRSSGet InvolvedDoing the podcast is fun and all, but let’s be honest, listening to the 3 of us talk to each other can get repetitive, so we look to you, the iFanboy listeners to participate in the podcast! "How can I get in on the fun?" you may ask yourself, well here’s how:E-Mail us at contact@ifanboy.com with any questions, comments or anything that may be on your mind.Please don’t forget to leave your name and where you’re writing from and each week, we’ll pick the best e-mails to include on the podcast!

    https://ifanboy.com/podcasts/special-edition-podcast-spider-man-3/

    —Huffduffed by datenkeller

  7. Pod Save America’s Jon Favreau on Trump’s first year, the GOP’s “rot,” and the left’s failures

    Jon Favreau was President Obama’s chief speechwriter. In those days, he was a frequent critic of the political media, frustrated, as many in the Obama administration were, with its focus on conflict, on ephemera, on appearing even-handed even when reality was persistently skewed.

    Today, Favreau is changing the media from the inside. He’s a co-host on Pod Save America, and co-founder of Crooked Media, both of which have seen tremendous growth in 2017.

    In this conversation, we look back on 2017, talk through the first year of the Trump White House (“a day-to-day shitshow”); the Democrats he’s watching for 2020; the mechanics of building a podcast empire; Favreau’s concern about the left (“we need to take the time to persuade other people of what we believe”); and the rot in the Republican Party.

    To Favreau, the right-wing media is “the real center of gravity in that party; it’s not the Republicans in Congress, it’s not even really Donald Trump, although I guess you could say that he is, in some ways, a creation of that media machine.”

    Books:

    What Happened by Hillary Clinton

    The News: A User’s Manual by Alain de Botton

    All the Truth is Out by Matt Bai

    https://art19.com/shows/the-ezra-klein-show/episodes/bf95a040-a918-4f89-a152-7e5368f68457

    —Huffduffed by datenkeller

  8. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ifanboy/iFanbo…

    Before I start let me say this: HERE THERE BE SPOILERS.

    Many a time I catch myself reading something I know has spoilers hoping

    I’ll manage to read the bits without spoilers and skip the rest. Don’t

    do it to yourself. Its not worth spoiling the ride cos the unanswered

    questions about what happens next is really what holds the film

    together. Once you know the plot you’ve really spoilt the whole

    experience. Hence ‘spoilers’. So don’t read this til you’ve seen the

    film. Thats all.

    So I went and saw Thor a few weeks ago but

    avoided posting my review until I’d had time to consider it more. It

    begins with the tale of a man and his girlfriend who has agreed to see

    Thor about 4 times with him but due to her coursework piling up had to

    cancel. He didn’t mind but decided enough was enough and when he

    discovered she saw it with friends he made his move. And saw it alone!

    So, as you can guess, he had high expectations and had been waiting a

    long time for it. And the results of his cinematic excursion

    where….mixed.

    All in all a fun film. Sadly that is more or less

    it. Now don’t get me wrong there was emotion and there were stellar

    performances and some interesting aspects. But it felt very…80s. I

    enjoyed it. I love Thor, especially the more recent stuff since his

    rebirth that really took the Asgardian elements back to a tough, gritty

    warriors in the snow caked in blood type roots. The film did Asgard

    well. VERY well. Bifrost and Heimdal and the whole end of the Rainbow

    Bridge, physically and metaphorically, were genius. The interlinking of

    the worlds by that whole system was executed well. The Jotun and

    Jotunheim were spot on, the Frost Giants both intimidating but not

    wildly outlandish. Hemsworth nailed the young immature Thor (he wasnt

    the grown warrior we know it comics but in terms of Thor’s ‘origin’ it

    was more or less how I wanted it to be). Odin was sublime as were Sif

    and the Warriors Three. The whole interaction with the earthlings and

    the four Asgardians was very cleverly done and genuinally funny and

    heartwarming. SHEILD were done well, Hawkeye was an interesting mystery

    for those who might not know to take away and ponder and for those who

    know it was a welcomed nod to what is still to come (though those

    sequences had flaws I’m focusing on the positives first). Sleipnir was

    there and had SIX LEGS! Well done guys that made me smile a heck of a

    lot. Some of the shots were beautifully cinematic and luxurious. The

    character relationships (Thor and Loki, Thor and Odin, Jane and her

    pals) were absolutley perfect and very touching. But…

    There

    were two words I could use to describe what let the film down for me.

    They didnt ruin it but they let it down. These words are:

    cringeworthyness and lackofdepthitude. And, yes, these are both words.

    For me they really pulled me out of the experience and made me aware I

    was watching a film. Perhaps had I had lower expectations I wouldn’t

    even have noticed but the fact is I really admire Branagh’s work (Hamlet

    and Frankenstein are genius) and so for me I was shocked that he could

    remove me from being fully connected with the film.

    To explain

    what I mean I shall start with my first by-no-means-madeup-word.

    Cringeworthyness: sometimes I felt it was, as I have experess, watching

    an old 80s action film. Or playing Streets or Rage. The noises made when

    combatants clash invoked those ridiculous overly-masculine tropes or,

    on the flip-side, women’s tennis. The grunts were not butch, they were

    not the shouts of a warrior seen in something like Gladiator there were

    half-hearted groans the actors were seemingly forced to express. You

    could sense they had been given direction which you never want, you

    always want an organic experience. Poor Hiddleston is not a grunting

    action hero, nor should Loki be. I could understand cries of pain or

    chuckles or the odd yell as he thrusts but there were, I swear, squeeks

    and yelps that held no power or gravitas from both men. This was a pity.

    Similarly cringeworthyness was found, for me, after the breaking of the

    bridge. From the point that Jane looks up and the sky and gives her

    cliched line the music was so counter-evocotive (almost attempting to

    hold the immensity of the LotR score and come across as a cheap

    imitation) that I looked around the cinema to see if anyone was

    laughing. Oh, Kenneth. This said the idea to leave Thor in Asgard was

    not expected, very clever and very, very appreciated. Gave me some hope

    and the film was vindicated in that moment.

    Now, to

    lackofdepthness: I was never afraid. I never got the sense that anything

    was really at stake. I never truly believed anything was threatened,

    not because I was aware Thor would come through but because nothing was

    ever really threatened. If we take Loki’s actions, which are somewhat

    intergral, that is where I saw the big lack of depth. I appreciate we

    are fleshing out his character in this film and he is not yet the

    villian we all know but he really didn’t seen up to an awful lot. yes he

    lied alot and when he did it he did it bloody well; convincing Thor to

    go to war and explaining why he couldn’t renounce his throne to Thor for

    example were sensational bits of acting with no hints of

    wink-wink-nudge-nudge. However prior to these moments Loki had no

    context. We never knew why Sif and the Warriors Three were so scared of

    him in power. We’d never seen why he’d earnt the title god of mischeif.

    Fandral mentions he had always been one for mischief but we never saw

    it. We saw magic tricks but never the manipulation we know him for (save

    the scene mentioned above). Evil or not, even when simply for fun, Loki

    controls the players like chess peices. He doesn’t learn it or fall

    into it it is simply his nature. And its not that that is missing as it

    is implied by people’s reactions we just simply never see any examples

    of why he is so terribly scary. He just seems a tad whiny. Now I must

    say based on what he was given Hiddleston was fantastic. But I really

    wanted Loki to flex his scheming mind muscles. I never want to see the

    peices connecting in one of Loki’s plans; he always needs to be smarter

    than me and for the revelation of what he’s up to to take me by suprise.

    For now I’m happy to believe they are saving that for Avengers and I’ll

    leave it at that.

    Going back to threat: why didn’t he point the

    bridge at Earth like he threatened. If we had seen that then I would

    feel like there was genuine threat and would have been totally

    enraptured. There is a scene where Thor regains his hammer and Loki is

    using the Bifrost to basically destroy Jotunheim. I suspected him to see

    Thor and when Heimdall summons him back I expected Loki to leave the

    bridge open to begin destroying Earth only for Thor to stop him. Instead

    we get a threat that is not follow through followed by the women’s

    tennis tournament (admittedly with scary hammers and spears, which IS

    cool). I do think an opportunity was missed. They could have wiped out

    the town and the film could have concluded with Jane and the guys

    helping rebuild as Thor would have done. Destroyer was cool but not big

    enough to be the ultimate threat and Loki at the end just didn’t pose

    one as they turned him into a physical threat which simply ought not to

    be his trump card.

    Hawkeye needed to appear later on just to

    clarify he had a purpose rather than one scene. One scene is too forced,

    bring him back and given him some character even if only to wink and

    Jane or something. Or to try and take a shot at the Devastator before

    being knocked out with the other agents who weren’t killed.

    That

    said I have admitted the film vindicated itself somewhat in those final

    moments. Odin’s return could have felt like a massive deus ex machina

    but didn’t as it felt like a father rescuing his quarrelling sons from

    each other. Which was exactly what it should have been. Leaving Thor is

    Asgard I’ve said I liked. But this was the same time as the lousy music

    and second gratuitous shot of Asgard (wasn’t sure if it was recycled

    from early) so I was still a tad removed. And after the credits was

    faultless and exciting.

    All in all good but not nearly great and

    it certainly wasn’t, as some say, as good as Iron-Man or Batman Begins. 7

    out of 10. Maybe a 6. A bit more than average but alot less than I

    hoped or expected. It wasn’t even that it didn’t ‘say’ something, I CAN

    appreciate fun for fun’s sake but bits of it were just cringeworthy and a

    tad lacking.

    The worst part is the trailers for GL are giving

    off a similar sort of vibe and I’m not so keen. Thankfully Cap and First

    Class seem to have a bit more meat on there bones

    https://ifanboy.com/podcasts/05-06-2011-thor/

    —Huffduffed by datenkeller

  9. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ifanboy/iFanbo…

    Before I start let me say this: HERE THERE BE SPOILERS.

    Many a time I catch myself reading something I know has spoilers hoping

    I’ll manage to read the bits without spoilers and skip the rest. Don’t

    do it to yourself. Its not worth spoiling the ride cos the unanswered

    questions about what happens next is really what holds the film

    together. Once you know the plot you’ve really spoilt the whole

    experience. Hence ‘spoilers’. So don’t read this til you’ve seen the

    film. Thats all.

    So I went and saw Thor a few weeks ago but

    avoided posting my review until I’d had time to consider it more. It

    begins with the tale of a man and his girlfriend who has agreed to see

    Thor about 4 times with him but due to her coursework piling up had to

    cancel. He didn’t mind but decided enough was enough and when he

    discovered she saw it with friends he made his move. And saw it alone!

    So, as you can guess, he had high expectations and had been waiting a

    long time for it. And the results of his cinematic excursion

    where….mixed.

    All in all a fun film. Sadly that is more or less

    it. Now don’t get me wrong there was emotion and there were stellar

    performances and some interesting aspects. But it felt very…80s. I

    enjoyed it. I love Thor, especially the more recent stuff since his

    rebirth that really took the Asgardian elements back to a tough, gritty

    warriors in the snow caked in blood type roots. The film did Asgard

    well. VERY well. Bifrost and Heimdal and the whole end of the Rainbow

    Bridge, physically and metaphorically, were genius. The interlinking of

    the worlds by that whole system was executed well. The Jotun and

    Jotunheim were spot on, the Frost Giants both intimidating but not

    wildly outlandish. Hemsworth nailed the young immature Thor (he wasnt

    the grown warrior we know it comics but in terms of Thor’s ‘origin’ it

    was more or less how I wanted it to be). Odin was sublime as were Sif

    and the Warriors Three. The whole interaction with the earthlings and

    the four Asgardians was very cleverly done and genuinally funny and

    heartwarming. SHEILD were done well, Hawkeye was an interesting mystery

    for those who might not know to take away and ponder and for those who

    know it was a welcomed nod to what is still to come (though those

    sequences had flaws I’m focusing on the positives first). Sleipnir was

    there and had SIX LEGS! Well done guys that made me smile a heck of a

    lot. Some of the shots were beautifully cinematic and luxurious. The

    character relationships (Thor and Loki, Thor and Odin, Jane and her

    pals) were absolutley perfect and very touching. But…

    There

    were two words I could use to describe what let the film down for me.

    They didnt ruin it but they let it down. These words are:

    cringeworthyness and lackofdepthitude. And, yes, these are both words.

    For me they really pulled me out of the experience and made me aware I

    was watching a film. Perhaps had I had lower expectations I wouldn’t

    even have noticed but the fact is I really admire Branagh’s work (Hamlet

    and Frankenstein are genius) and so for me I was shocked that he could

    remove me from being fully connected with the film.

    To explain

    what I mean I shall start with my first by-no-means-madeup-word.

    Cringeworthyness: sometimes I felt it was, as I have experess, watching

    an old 80s action film. Or playing Streets or Rage. The noises made when

    combatants clash invoked those ridiculous overly-masculine tropes or,

    on the flip-side, women’s tennis. The grunts were not butch, they were

    not the shouts of a warrior seen in something like Gladiator there were

    half-hearted groans the actors were seemingly forced to express. You

    could sense they had been given direction which you never want, you

    always want an organic experience. Poor Hiddleston is not a grunting

    action hero, nor should Loki be. I could understand cries of pain or

    chuckles or the odd yell as he thrusts but there were, I swear, squeeks

    and yelps that held no power or gravitas from both men. This was a pity.

    Similarly cringeworthyness was found, for me, after the breaking of the

    bridge. From the point that Jane looks up and the sky and gives her

    cliched line the music was so counter-evocotive (almost attempting to

    hold the immensity of the LotR score and come across as a cheap

    imitation) that I looked around the cinema to see if anyone was

    laughing. Oh, Kenneth. This said the idea to leave Thor in Asgard was

    not expected, very clever and very, very appreciated. Gave me some hope

    and the film was vindicated in that moment.

    Now, to

    lackofdepthness: I was never afraid. I never got the sense that anything

    was really at stake. I never truly believed anything was threatened,

    not because I was aware Thor would come through but because nothing was

    ever really threatened. If we take Loki’s actions, which are somewhat

    intergral, that is where I saw the big lack of depth. I appreciate we

    are fleshing out his character in this film and he is not yet the

    villian we all know but he really didn’t seen up to an awful lot. yes he

    lied alot and when he did it he did it bloody well; convincing Thor to

    go to war and explaining why he couldn’t renounce his throne to Thor for

    example were sensational bits of acting with no hints of

    wink-wink-nudge-nudge. However prior to these moments Loki had no

    context. We never knew why Sif and the Warriors Three were so scared of

    him in power. We’d never seen why he’d earnt the title god of mischeif.

    Fandral mentions he had always been one for mischief but we never saw

    it. We saw magic tricks but never the manipulation we know him for (save

    the scene mentioned above). Evil or not, even when simply for fun, Loki

    controls the players like chess peices. He doesn’t learn it or fall

    into it it is simply his nature. And its not that that is missing as it

    is implied by people’s reactions we just simply never see any examples

    of why he is so terribly scary. He just seems a tad whiny. Now I must

    say based on what he was given Hiddleston was fantastic. But I really

    wanted Loki to flex his scheming mind muscles. I never want to see the

    peices connecting in one of Loki’s plans; he always needs to be smarter

    than me and for the revelation of what he’s up to to take me by suprise.

    For now I’m happy to believe they are saving that for Avengers and I’ll

    leave it at that.

    Going back to threat: why didn’t he point the

    bridge at Earth like he threatened. If we had seen that then I would

    feel like there was genuine threat and would have been totally

    enraptured. There is a scene where Thor regains his hammer and Loki is

    using the Bifrost to basically destroy Jotunheim. I suspected him to see

    Thor and when Heimdall summons him back I expected Loki to leave the

    bridge open to begin destroying Earth only for Thor to stop him. Instead

    we get a threat that is not follow through followed by the women’s

    tennis tournament (admittedly with scary hammers and spears, which IS

    cool). I do think an opportunity was missed. They could have wiped out

    the town and the film could have concluded with Jane and the guys

    helping rebuild as Thor would have done. Destroyer was cool but not big

    enough to be the ultimate threat and Loki at the end just didn’t pose

    one as they turned him into a physical threat which simply ought not to

    be his trump card.

    Hawkeye needed to appear later on just to

    clarify he had a purpose rather than one scene. One scene is too forced,

    bring him back and given him some character even if only to wink and

    Jane or something. Or to try and take a shot at the Devastator before

    being knocked out with the other agents who weren’t killed.

    That

    said I have admitted the film vindicated itself somewhat in those final

    moments. Odin’s return could have felt like a massive deus ex machina

    but didn’t as it felt like a father rescuing his quarrelling sons from

    each other. Which was exactly what it should have been. Leaving Thor is

    Asgard I’ve said I liked. But this was the same time as the lousy music

    and second gratuitous shot of Asgard (wasn’t sure if it was recycled

    from early) so I was still a tad removed. And after the credits was

    faultless and exciting.

    All in all good but not nearly great and

    it certainly wasn’t, as some say, as good as Iron-Man or Batman Begins. 7

    out of 10. Maybe a 6. A bit more than average but alot less than I

    hoped or expected. It wasn’t even that it didn’t ‘say’ something, I CAN

    appreciate fun for fun’s sake but bits of it were just cringeworthy and a

    tad lacking.

    The worst part is the trailers for GL are giving

    off a similar sort of vibe and I’m not so keen. Thankfully Cap and First

    Class seem to have a bit more meat on there bones

    https://ifanboy.com/podcasts/05-06-2011-thor/

    —Huffduffed by datenkeller

  10. Alternativlos!

    Alternativlos, Folge 41

    20.12.2017

    Thema

    In Alternativlos Folge 41 reden wir über Kryptowährungen, künstliche Intelligenz, Verantwortung und die Weltlage.

    Anhören, Download

    Die Folge gibt es als mp3, als Ogg Vorbis und als als Ogg Opus. Opus ist mit Abstand der kleinste Download, dann Ogg Vorbis, dann mp3. Von der Audioqualität sind die alle vergleichbar, Opus > Vorbis > MP3. MP3 bieten wir vor allem für antike oder schrottige mobile Endgeräte an. VLC kann Opus abspielen, alle modernen Browser (außer IE/Edge und Safari) auch (Edge soll es demnächst kriegen).

    Mit halbwegs aktuellen Browsern könnt ihr das direkt im Browser hören

    (Dauer: zwei Stunden, 56 Minuten):

    [Browser zu antik]

    — Patreon

    Aus 34C3-Stress-Gründen hat diesmal Frank die Audiopipeline durch ein

    Shellskript ersetzt. Die Minderqualität gegenüber der gewohnten manuellen

    Optimierung bitten wir zu entschuldigen.

    Das Coin-Spenden-Game

    Die Regeln für unser Coin-Spenden-Game (Subject to arbitrary change, it

    is the crypto currency wild west after all…):

    Wir wollen herausfinden, welches die beste Crypto-Währung ist. Dafür

    benutzen wir als Metrik, über welchen Coin wir in den nächsten 12

    Monaten am meisten reinbekommen. Da wir eine halbwegs seriöse

    Vergleichswährung brauchen benutzen wir den Gold-Kurs als Maßstab, d.h.

    der Coin, der

    am Ende das meiste in Gramm Gold reingespült hat,

    gewinnt. Wir werden da noch je nach Bedarf ein paar Coins dazutun,

    wobei das dann natürlich keinerlei Empfehlung ist. Das ganze ist

    schamlos geborgt von der Idee hier: https://imgur.com/kNCQe3t

    Bitcoin (BTC) 387x87fbbtyeghGiUtvBYBDtHFgziy8VG9

    Bitcoin Cash (BCH) 1ec2QWHVFHapJNXgsKoBquzt6n1hEmmSL

    Bitcoin Gold (BTG) APX7iDhwwE2NGNoB3u33ozCLEBzyrPuCcJ

    Dash (DASH) XgnNfLDXw2hRJHnuo8Zj1S3FeYyomyGDjd

    Litecoin (LTC) MGvgVes2YpKrnuGQvvjr39JsQuvi8SGhrN

    Zcash (ZEC) t1W7Fe7ztxrtGxgWab6Jw3wqC6iQ12v8t3t

    Ethereum (ETH) 0x63320233661F4Baab58d190b16D5bf7F6fF1B327

    Ethereum Classic (ETC) 0x767699679214e35826d4C7A7a601c520571b4D24

    Buchtipps

    William Cronon, „Nature’s Metropolis“, W.W.Norton, ISBN 978-0-393-30873-0Wie Futures und Commodity Markets entstanden sind (und auch ansonsten eines der grundlegenden Werke zum amerikanischen Kapitalismus)

    John Kenneth Galbraith, „A short history of financial euphoria“, Random House, ISBN 978-0140238563Buchtipp für den adäquaten Genuss der Coin-Bubble.

    Linkliste

    Wird nachgereicht.

    Hauptseite, Impressum

    http://alternativlos.org/41/

    —Huffduffed by datenkeller

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