Banking on Bitcoin (2016) - IMDb

Movie Review: This Giant Beast That Is the Global Economy: Why the lack of seriousness? - By Joanne Laurier - 26 March 2019

An Amazon Prime original, This Giant Beast That Is the Global Economy is an eight-episode documentary series that purports to make sense of the complex global situation. An admirable goal.
However, the political and social orientation of the writers and producers, who are distant from the conditions facing masses of people and circulate in the orbit of the Democratic Party, seriously limits if not fatally damages the series. In the end, This Giant Beast attempts to maintain or restore confidence in the ability of the existing economic and social order, perhaps reformed or recalibrated, to address the problems facing humanity. Amazon's This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy
Suffice it to say this is a documentary that manages to discuss the world economy without serious reference to capitalism, the working class, social revolution or any other indispensable concept—and this at a time when great numbers of youth are consciously rejecting capitalism in favor of socialism. The overall result is unserious and misleading.
Directed by Lee Farber and David Laven, and produced by Adam MacKay and Will Ferrell, among others, This Giant Beast That Is the Global Economy uses interviews, cartoons, graphics and skits involving a number of well-known actors, to make its case. The series features appearances by Ted Danson, Zach Galifianakis, Colin Hanks, Joel McHale, Ed O’Neill, Patton Oswalt, Rob Riggle, Mary Steenburgen, Jason Sudeikis, Meghan Trainor and Sasheer Zamata. Kal Penn in This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy
Comedian and actor Kal Penn serves as host and guide throughout the series. In fact, there are very few moments without him. His presence has a certain significance. Penn, a star of the Harold & Kumar film series and House on television, went to work in the Obama White House as Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement—i.e., he was a public relations shill for the Obama administration. In 2012, he was co-chair of the incumbent president’s reelection committee, and in 2016, he supported Bernie Sanders. This is the politics of the series.
Each of This Giant Beast ’s segments begins with a voiceover, “Whether you like it or not, we’re all connected by money,” and then goes on to focus on one feature of economic life the creators believe is important. However, there is no apparent rhyme or reason to the order or selection of phenomena.
For example, one episode treats money laundering, another concerns the fate of the rubber industry and a third, superficially and ahistorically, discusses the role of money. The most substantial episode centers on artificial intelligence, and the most juvenile asks whether rich people have to be “dicks.”
Some of the facts or peculiarities (there is an element of sensationalism here) are interesting, potentially significant, but the series’ basic approach is to take up this or that economic ill or dilemma as an isolated phenomenon entirely removed from its historical and social context—so the filmmakers’ supposed attempt at demystifying, in point of fact, mystifies.
Circumstances that involve the impoverishment of millions or the looting of the economy by the ruling elite are essentially played for laughs. In Episode 1, devoted to money laundering, Penn banters flippantly about the Panama Papers, the leaked documents that provided a glimpse into the criminal world of tax avoidance carried out by the globe’s banks and billionaires, with journalist Jan Strozyk.
The second episode, “Are Rich People Dicks or Do Dicks Get Rich?,” epitomizes the crass and superficial outlook of its creators. We meet Belarusian American entrepreneur and “Internet personality” Gary Vaynerchuk, who enthuses that “Capitalism is awesome.” Are we meant to derive an unfavorable impression? Penn simply laughs along with Vaynerchuk.
In a brief portion of this episode on Thomas A. Edison and Henry Ford, Penn lets us know: “I think I’m starting to get it. A capitalist structure channels the power of dick [bad, evil] energy, and can actually help us all get better goods and services.” After all, Ford, a ferocious anti-Semite as Penn acknowledges, “improved lives for the next 100 years.” The segment ends up, ridiculously, offering a successful sex toy manufacturer in California as an example of a rich individual who is both good to his employees and not a psychopath.
The series’ buffoonish tone speaks to two issues: (a) the creators and performers believe ( à la Michael Moore) they cannot retain the viewers’ attention in any other way and (b) in any event, these issues are not life-and-death for them. One online commentator offered what he meant to be praise for This Giant Beast: “It should be an imposing documentary, but it never is thanks to the light tone that makes its big, imposing questions feel manageable. This Giant Beast never feels like a severe and complex search for the truth. It feels like a surprisingly informative conversation with your buddy over beers.”
“A.I. Is the Future. Will it Keep Us Around to Enjoy It?” is the fourth and weightiest of the segments. One commentator makes the claim that artificial intelligence taken to its conclusion will mean full unemployment. Arguments are therefore put forward in favor of a universal basic income and a more “social democratic society,” as though such measures would be accepted by the world’s ruling classes, who are rolling back what’s left of the welfare state and social reform everywhere. In this section, too, we hear from a couple of Indian entrepreneurs about “capitalism for good…business used to create a greater good.”
AI expert Andrew McAfee argues that the enormous challenges facing society—such as climate change and feeding people—are too complex and overwhelming for human brains, and that AI and more advanced computers by themselves will solve these issues. But the problem is not the complexity or scope of the issues—all of them could be solved rationally and decisively in the absence of a profit-driven ruling class.
Technique and science do not develop in thin air, but in class society. As Leon Trotsky noted, “Technique in itself cannot be called either militaristic or pacifistic. In a society in which the ruling class is militaristic, technique is in the service of militarism.”
“In a socialist society, the artificial intelligence and robotics revolution will create the circumstances for a massive elevation of not only the economic well-being of the population, but also its cultural life. The replacement of tedious and back-breaking occupations will mean not mass unemployment and destitution, but rather greater leisure and an expansion of workers’ opportunities for education, family life and cultural enrichment.”
“Is Money Bullshit?” is the inane question asked in Episode 7, which starts with a bartering community in Spain and ends up musing about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as the potential wave of the future. Along the way, commentators opine that money is a “system of trust” and treat in passing President Richard Nixon’s 1971 decision to unlink the dollar from gold, a milestone that meant the end of fixed currency relations and was part of the unraveling of the mechanisms put in place after World War II to regulate the global economy.
The objective contradictions of the profit system are a closed book to the series’ creators.
Episode 8, “A Global Corruption Tour,” presents the academic Robert Reich as one of the series’ heroes, “a man of integrity.” Reich served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. He was Clinton’s secretary of labor from 1993 to 1997 and was a member of President-elect Barack Obama’s economic transition advisory board. Reich pontificates about corruption, and Penn’s voiceover boasts that he even made a film about social inequality. Of course, in practice, the various administrations Reich served facilitated social polarization and further enriched the super-wealthy.
Most disturbingly, this segment of This Giant Beast touts Singapore, albeit with some reservations about its lack of “press freedom,” as one of the least corrupt countries in the world. In reality, as the center of finance capital in Southeast Asia, the Singapore ruling elite relies on a police-state to protect its assets. According to the Wall Street Journal, “what really checks all the right boxes for many of the world’s ultra-rich is Singapore’s obsession with order.”
Overall, this confused hodge-podge, with its recipe book of reformist or utopian measures, none of which will ever be implemented under capitalism, emerges out of “progressive” Democratic Party circles in Hollywood and the media, the circles ecstatic about Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the “Green New Deal.”
The series is a reaction in part to the growing radicalization of young people in particular and an effort to corral it within the confines of the existing system. However, This Giant Beast’s very unconvincing quality, rooted in the unstable and politically inconsistent social milieu that produced it, is unlikely to have the desired effect.
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Weekly Roundup

News roundup for the previous week.
In International news
  1. Behind the Belt: Short Documentary featuring China’s cultural and economic relationship with Kenya through the eyes of the younger generation
  2. China’s Top Ideologue Calls for Tight Control of Internet
  3. Shinzo Abe: Japan ready to cooperate with China on Global trade plan, hopes to have trilateral meeting with Chinese premier and SK president before end of this year.
  4. Illini Shuttle launches a racist attack on Chinese international students. They protested. Scummy racist van company gets destroyed on review sites.
  5. Mistrust of Australia is growing in China
  6. Puerto Rico's Desperate. China Can Help.
  7. Silk diplomacy of the Celestial Empire against the Turkistan Islamic Party: The civil war in #Syria and growing TIP in the world's jihadist movement forced Beijing to make adjustments to foreign policy. Today, several dozen Chinese military advisers are training the Syrian military in Damascus
  8. China pushing billions into #Iran economy as Western firms stall: China financing billions of dollars of Chinese-led projects, making deep inroads into the economy while European competitors struggle to find banks willing to fund their ambitions, Iranian government and industry officials said
  9. Xi calls for promoting China #Myanmar economic corridor: "We have a long history of friendly friendship and close cooperation with mutual trust and mutual respect in recent years" said Suu Kyi. Xi proposed economic corridor with Myanmar to enhance trade investments and explore new cooperation areas
  10. Ad promises students 'You won't feel like you're in China when you're on our buses': "These types of racist and bigoted statements...deserve nothing but condemnation from all of us" - University of Illinois. Suburban sent a second email it titled "Apology" -- but the message didn't sound apologetic
  11. Asian American Doctor Put on Probation After Revealing He Gets Bullied at Work
  12. Air China To Launch Beijing-Panama Flights in 2018
  13. Budapest Summit: The Silk Road Comes to #Europe. China has comprehensively expanded its relations with the 16 states of the region, offering loans and construction support for a variety of infrastructure projects that are expected to facilitate the Silk Road's expansion into Europe
  14. China's animation wins first prize of Anilogue International #Animation Festival in Hungary: "Big Fish and Begonia" won the first prize of the full-length film category
  15. International forum analyzes evil nature of #FalunGong: Michael Kropveld, Founder and Executive Director of Info-Cult/Info-secte, said though China and western countries differ in culture, religion, history and law, the behavior of Li Hongzhi his followers are no doubt promoting a cult
  16. Panama builds "China team" to improve bilateral ties
  17. After ditching Taiwan, China says Panama will get the help it needs
  18. 'It's just a waste of money': Chinese students regret enrolling in US universities
  19. China, Maldives to increase Belt and Road cooperation: Yameen said the #Maldives viewed China as "amongst our closest friends, most trusted and most dependable partners." "The Belt and Road Initiative has greatly helped the development of many small and medium countries," he said
  20. Dragon of Afghanistan: Bruce Lee lookalike reviled by Extremists (Trailer) Premiere 12/6
  21. China’s ban on imported plastic leads to ‘impending crisis’ for UK waste recycling
  22. Russia-China bond market play could kick-start new dollarless financial system: The Moscow stock exchange will soon issue nearly $1 billion-worth of yuan-denominated bonds. It could become the start of a new financial system not based on the US dollar, analysts say
  23. China, Russia seek closer military cooperation: Military cooperation plays an important role in #Russia-China relations and the two countries should continue to strengthen their partnership in joint military drills, army games and personnel training, Putin said
  24. Trump fiddles with phone as US burns out in Asia, and China gives a lesson in leadership
  25. China offers to help get Israelis and Palestinians talking. Beijing calls for restraint as violence follows US decision to move embassy to Jerusalem.
  26. If U.S. Navy vessel docks in Kaohsiung, China will attack: PRC embassy minister
  27. 澳洲人民站起来了
  28. The China-Russia-Canada-America Train / Tunnel Link?
In Domestic news
  1. Chinese manned submersible with pinpoint accuracy officially commissioned: Shenhai Yongshi, or "deep sea warrior," control system enables the submersible to locate an item with a diameter of less than 50 cm some 3,500 meters underwater
  2. Gas shortage for winter heating sparks outrage
  3. What’s wrong with China’s kindergartens?
  4. At home and abroad, the swaggering Lu Wei, China’s now disgraced chief censor, won all his battles. Whether publicly cowing the country’s “Big V” bloggers or extracting homage from Western media and technology executives. Some speculate Mr. Lu’s didn’t go far enough to satisfy his boss, President Xi
  5. 中华人民共和国反间谍法实施细则
  6. English Teacher at Top School in China Fired Over Sexual Abuse Allegations
  7. Chinese per capita energy consumption expected to double by 2040
  8. Arrest warrant issued for 2nd HK Localist Rioter who skipped out on bail
  9. 中国驻美公使:美军舰抵达高雄日就是我军武统之时
In SciTech news
  1. China to power WuXi NextCODE, the Google of human #genome data: WXNC’s “genomically ordered relational database” was designed to store and analyse huge amounts of genetic code and index new genetic variations from genomes sequenced by the company, its partners and in every public data resource
  2. China is catching to the USA, while Japan is being left behind
  3. Fossil of a 'strange' sea creature discovered: with long spines along its wormlike body and a shell that covers its head like a helmet. The 2-centimeter-long creature, whose scientific name is Orthrozanclus elongata, lived during the Cambrian period
  4. Chinese scientists develop liquid metal 3D printing technique
  5. China's Dark Matter Space Probe Just Detected...Something Very Interesting: haven't found #darkmatter yet, but found what could be an indicator of it. Technically, it's called a spectral break, and while we've seen indirect measurements, this is the first time such a blip has been directly spotted
  6. Inside Baidu’s Bid to Lead the AI Revolution
  7. Better mastery of heat flow leads to next-generation thermal cloaks: #Thermalcloak is designed to hide heated objects from infrared. Materials for such cloaks would need to offer zero thermal conductivity. Fudan University a new mechanism for designing such materials
  8. U.S. and China Satellite Cooperation Means Better Service for Civilian GPS Users: The United States and China have negotiated compatible signal characteristics that will both protect and enhance service for users of the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) and the equivalent Chinese system
  9. Long March 2D lofts latest Yaogan Weixing satellite – named LKW-1: The Jianbing-6 electro-optical satellites carry high resolution optical sensors and reportedly have a resolution of between one to three meters and are placed in orbits that provide favorable illumination for the imaging missions
  10. China shows off drone brigade at Guangzhou Fortune Forum gala. 1180 drones weighing a ton and controlled by a console and one operator.
  11. China gets big boost in semiconductor equipment localization
  12. China is racing down the path of global digital domination, with Xi Jinping in the driver’s seat. China is already spending the equivalent of 2.1 per cent of its 2016 economic output on technology research and development, more than the European Union’s 2.08 per cent.
  13. Chinese Scientist discovers Perfectly Preserved Dinosaur Feathers trapped in amber in unprecedented find
  14. First small unmanned cargo ship in pipeline: loading capacity of 500 metric tons and be able to sail 500 nautical miles (930 km) with its battery fully charged. Such unmanned vehicles are expected to lower the number of human-error incidents at sea, reduce labor costs and cut emissions
  15. Shanghai subway to use Alibaba voice and facial recognition systems in #AI push: Passengers would be able to tell their destination to ticket machines, and the machines would then recommend the best route
In Economic news
  1. China’s Auto Industry Accelerates in Race Against Foreign Rivals: Lynk & Co. upscale vehicles capable of matching foreign rivals. “Local (Chinese) cars are now the ones that really offer the best value for money,”
  2. To counter NAFTA risks, Trudeau seeks to initiate FTA negotiations with China
  3. Economic Watch: Why the U.S. rejection of China's market economy status is wrong - Xinhua
  4. Chinese manufacturing may not be moving to Africa all that soon - The most common response to rising wages, however, was not relocating to countries with cheaper labor but turning to automation
  5. China Will Lead an Electric Car Future, Fords Chairman Says
  6. Iran & China seek to eliminate US dollar from bilateral trade
  7. China’s Agricultural Imports Will See Continuous Increase
  8. JD.com plans to build nearly 200 drone airports in rural China
  9. China’s phone market is now dominated by five companies, none of which is Samsung
  10. Business Opportunities from Consumption Upgrade in China
  11. The coming trade war over data
  12. Beijing’s bitcoin ban ‘helped China dodge a scary cryptocurrency bubble’: Despite China’s ban on #cryptocurrency exchanges, the government said it was looking into issuing its own sovereign digital currency
  13. China may top US as the world’s biggest consumer by 2022: Chinese imports from Asia, Africa, Oceania, South America and Eastern Europe have already topped those by the US
  14. Ford and Alibaba sign deal for 'car vending machine' sales in China Wants to 'reimagine vehicle ownership experience'
  15. Nvidia’s Shield TV offers Wii and GameCube games in HD in China: running in 1080p resolution, including New Super Mario Bros. Wii, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and PUNCH-OUT
  16. Oil Prices Rise On Solid Chinese Demand
  17. China dominates top economies in patent applications. Last year accounted for more applications than US, Europe, Korea and Japan, combined.
  18. China's e-commerce retail over 40% of global market in 2016, doubles US
  19. Ford recruits #Alibaba to help break into China’s electric vehicle industry: The scope of alliance is fairly broad and vague at this point, but a large chunk of the”strategic collaboration” appears to be based around developing a direct sales channel to reach consumers in China
In Military news
  1. China confirms deployment of fighters to South China Sea island for first time: China had sent J-11B fighters to Woody Island in #Paracel. Thermostabilized hangar boosts the jet fighters’ durability and resistance to the island’s humidity and high temperatures,” for longer-term deployments
  2. China Has a Plan to Make America's Stealth Aircraft Obsolete
  3. US defense companies facing increased competition from China
  4. China building more Yuyi-class LCACs: Five Type 726As that appeared to be nearly completed could be seen at the yard on 24 November. The first of these 20,000-tonne amphibious assault ships was commissioned in 2007
  5. Is China chipping away at the Asean bloc? Diplomatic observers say that by pulling its neighbours closer, Beijing is stretching ties between other countries in the region, testing bonds within the Asean bloc on big issues like the South China Sea
  6. Combat ready: Chinese air force puts new Y-9 transport planes through paces in South China Sea drill. Flew thousands of km to simulate an airdrop over an island in the contested waters. The exercise was conducted in mock combat conditions and without weather data or guidance from a command centre
  7. US Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten has alleged that China and Russia have reportedly been developing capabilities, including jamming and laser weapons, that can target military assets of the United States, based in space
  8. China’s Type 001A Aircraft Carrier to House 40 J-15 Fighter Jets: The Type 001A carrier, which is close to completing its mooring test, fifth generation jets such as J-20 and J-31 are meant for flight operations from China's future aircraft carriers with the electromagnetic launcher system
  9. China and Iran carry out naval exercise near Strait of Hormuz as US holds drill with Qatar
Other Notables
  1. Asia's first fully-automated port sets new record
  2. Does anyone have English subtitles for the show "In the name of the people" (人民的名义)?
  3. West meets East: An American girl’s bond with China. Chinese social media have fallen in love with an American teenage girl, after listening to her reciting of an ancient Chinese poem. Happy Rogers, daughter of US investor Jim Rogers, recited a poem written by a Chinese poet of the Song Dynasty
  4. Traditional Han-style group wedding ceremony held in Hunan
  5. Forgotten Japanese POW camp recalled in Chinatown exhibition: The display of 200 enlarged images, along with wall text and illustrations smuggled out by the POWs themselves, comes from China’s Site Museum of Shenyang POW Camp of World War II Allied Forces, and this is its North American premiere
  6. Westerner totally gets it about China
  7. uo'aXy'an Lesson One: Introduction and Greetings (TIL Star Citizen scifi game has a made up alien inspired by Han dynasty and there's a made up language to go with it)
  8. How is the UCLA Basketball team theft being portrayed in China? What are the reactions?
  9. Apple CEO backs China’s vision of an ‘open’ Internet as censorship reaches new heights
  10. Russian election interference: Western leaders hypocritical in manufactured outrage against Russia and China
  11. Chinese Teen Cancer Patient Begs Parents to Stop Her Treatments Because They Can't Afford It
  12. 印度美女漂泊14年,一心只想嫁个中国老公
  13. Homeless Hong Kong man wearing junk metal trinkets [3572 × 4000]
  14. Live: Xi'an-Chengdu HSR puts into wide operation西成高铁实现全线开通运营
  15. LSE Research in Mandarin: Chinese political thoughts | London School of Economics @uToob
  16. China showcases jet fighters at South China Sea island
  17. The Subversive Power of Chinese Internet Slang
  18. 馬雲空降魔都:不愛喝咖啡,但愛星巴克!】全球最大星巴克落戶上海,「星粉」評價:環境很贊,出品很棒,價格不便宜
  19. The day my Chinese dad was declared a ‘bona fide’ #Indonesian and given a new name: I couldn’t imagine what it must have been like living with the continuous, forced assimilation policies in the era of former president Suharto, whose ‘New Order’ regime enacted laws to counter the “Chinese problem”
  20. China and the American Revolution
  21. The Story Behind Lavish Chinese Dance Extravaganza Shen Yun
  22. Traditional Chinese Wedding Hanfu in the style of the Ming Dynasty. Hanfu from 明华堂/Minghuatang.
  23. Chinese Film Sector Charts a Course for a #SciFi Blockbuster to Call Its Own: There are now no less than 10 high-profile such projects targeting release over the coming 12 to 18 months, and many of the country's most esteemed film figures have caught the bug
  24. Ningxia under imperial rule ‘centuries earlier’: excavation of 3,000-year-old tombs. The jade mantis provides evidence of the tomb owner’s relationship with imperial governments. Discovery suggests Ningxia part of the imperial empire from the late Shang, 1,000 years earlier than previously believed
  25. 年度“開光”神曲舞蹈大匯總!【最新 中國搞笑視頻合集+中國社交網絡熱門視頻集錦 10
  26. Wedding photo on cliff face in central China
  27. Ancient China: Colossal Waterway System Built by 5,000-Year-Old #Liangzhu Civilization Discovered by Scientists. Took an estimated 3,000 people nearly a decade to build, and pushes back the date of China's earliest known large-scale water engineering project to about 5,100 years ago
  28. The Rock Springs Massacre
  29. The Child Stars Putting China’s Adult Actors to Shame: “Dream of the Red Chamber” became an overnight sensation. “The acting is really good. To be honest, it’s better than that of some superstars,” read one of hundreds of enthusiastic bullet screen comments searing across the series’ first episode
  30. Netflix acquires three more popular web dramas from China
  31. Inside the China National Acrobatic Troupe with star performer Di Hui
  32. Globe editorial: Does Justin Trudeau get China?
  33. Commentary: It's time for Australia to decide what kind of relationship it wants with China - Xinhua
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11/29/17

Post# Title Subreddit Url Upvotes
1 The Progression of Alzheimer's Through My Mom's Crocheting /pics link 145970
2 Nice editing, dad /funny link 114443
3 Every Christmas, I have to buy the exact same toy truck for my brother /pics link 112800
4 My wife is smokin' hot so I picked the shower curtain. /funny link 91207
5 Scientists call for ban on glitter, say it’s a global hazard /worldnews link 84464
6 EA’s day of reckoning is here after ‘Star Wars’ game uproar, $3 billion in stock value wiped out /news link 81708
7 Skylight reimagined, eh? /gifs link 78123
8 TIL it is illegal under German law to deny the holocaust, which is punishable by up to 5 years in prison. /todayilearned link 76645
9 The Goodest of Boys /aww link 72563
10 Max must NOT be allowed in the library. Cross posted from cats /funny link 75036
11 Trump account retweets anti-Muslim videos /worldnews link 53485
12 Matt Lauer fired from NBC News for sexual misconduct /news link 51829
13 This GIF of Matt Lauer seems inappropriate now /gifs link 49677
14 It's official! 1 Bitcoin = $10,000 USD /Bitcoin link 46837
15 What a time to be alive! /gaming link 57866
16 Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill recreating the Star Wars poster in 1977 /OldSchoolCool link 46480
17 Dammit man, there's a war going on! [BF1] /gaming link 46467
18 Never forget that 2001 MLB game where Randy Johnson killed a bird /sports link 45840
19 Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War Teaser Trailer /movies link 47519
20 Avengers Infinity War Official Trailer /marvelstudios link 44635
21 Whole gang in a bucket /aww link 44378
22 I am also greeted everytime I come home from class. Meet Butters! /aww link 41452
23 The FCC is Lying When It Claims Net Neutrality Hurt Investment /technology link 41413
24 TIL When Tim Schafer, co-designer of Secret of Monkey Island was being interviewed for LucasArts, he said he was a big fan of LucasArts' game "Ballblaster". The interviewer told him the game was named "Ballblazer" and only the pirated copies were named "Ballblaster" /todayilearned link 43489
25 This afro! /oddlysatisfying link 36207
26 The Mods are asleep! Here's a High Quality Jif! /HighQualityGifs link 36285
27 Smoky Mountain, Edgar Davey, Digital, 2017 /Art link 35166
28 Boy runs into neighbor's garage to hug dog /MadeMeSmile link 35704
29 What's a fucked up movie everybody should watch? /AskReddit link 33077
30 me👉irl /me_irl link 32966
31 What an Einstein this guy! /facepalm link 32572
32 A student gave me a koozie for my apples. /mildlyinteresting link 32611
33 He is getting married so he made this with his best friend and future wife. cross post from india /indianpeoplefacebook link 30490
34 Merry Chrispmas /WhitePeopleTwitter link 31961
35 It went over her head /Tinder link 28632
36 Donald Trump's UK state visit should be withdrawn over Britain First retweets, MP demands /politics link 28513
37 Girl I hooked up with tries desperately to get me to hang out and eventually fakes a pregnancy in an attempt to hustle me for drugs/money /cringepics link 30398
38 Free Disappointment /pcmasterrace link 28081
39 That Cuphead cosplay /gaming link 27668
40 Yoko Ono calls lowered 3 octaves might be what Yoko Ono dinosaurs actually sounded like. Haunting yet beautiful! /videos link 26243
41 Diamonds are much, much more common than you think and, in fact, are relatively WORTHLESS ! Diamonds are Worthless (1994) /Documentaries link 25902
42 Dog misses the handshake /aww link 24733
43 Feeding time for baby red pandas. /aww link 33368
44 After a tumor and lymph node removal, a skin graft, two severe infections, eight chemo sessions and over 20+ vet appointments, we are cancer free! /dogpictures link 23578
45 [Shitpost] Literally an image of the punisher If this shit makes the frontpage, then we've truly lost all hope for this show again. /arrow link 23951
46 I didn't even know they sold haircuts /BlackPeopleTwitter link 23160
47 I have lost nearly 300 lbs in two years. Yesterday I met up with the nutritionist who got me on the track to reclaiming my health. Her look says it all. /happy link 25746
48 Hair Loss Treatment Coming? New agent not only prevents hair loss but actually promotes the growth of new hair, and when applied to the bare skin of mice for a period of 28 days, led to the growth of new hair follicles, as reported in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. /science link 23873
49 China’s vow to shut down its ivory trade by the end of 2017 is a ‘game changer’ for elephants /UpliftingNews link 25792
50 Deploying plane evacuation slide from passenger POV /mechanical_gifs link 22378
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Newsdumps issue 2 (text)

News dumps issues 2#

 
Date: 14/10/2016
 
Welcome to newsdumps issue 2 All the links is dump into one text file
https://play.spotify.com/use1137507342/playlist/4AEZBA8C3SpVXK3DzxWTPJ
Movie of the week:French Connection
 
SJW section
 
technology section
 
Gaming Section
 
local London news
SJW Section :
Monday
 
 Feminist film-maker criticised for making 'balanced' men's rights documentary 
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/nov/11/cassie-jaye-red-pill-feminism-mens-rights
 
 CNN Caught on Tape telling "unbiased" debate watchers what answers to give 
https://www.reddit.com/KotakuInAction/comments/56qaxcnn_caught_on_tape_telling_unbiased_debate/
 
Woman screams at Reporter to leave because he is a "fucking white male". Isn't it sad that this considered fairly normal now 
https://www.reddit.com/KotakuInAction/comments/56rti2/woman_screams_at_reporter_to_leave_because_he_is/
 
 Female Cop Was Afraid to Pull Gun in Fear of Backlash. She Staggered Away Nearly Beaten to Death... thanks blm thanks for screwing everything 
4.http://ijr.com/2016/10/709373-female-cop-was-afraid-to-pull-gun-in-fear-of-backlash-she-staggered-away-nearly-beaten-to-death/
 
Tuesday
 
 Chris Kluwe-less(blacklist from the nfl), whose locker room talk included jokes about Penn State rape victims & about fellow player raping underage girls but didn't report) lectures Trump on how nicer "real" locker room talk 
http://web.archive.org/web/20161010212034/http://www.vox.com/first-person/2016/10/10/13230346/donald-trump-locker-room-talk-chris-kluwe
 
 Man on tram labelled 'sexual predator' by viral feminist witch hunt is actually just a harmless autistic guy who wants a high-five 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3830176/Man-Melbourne-tram-labelled-lowlife-creep-autistic-loves-giving-strangers-high-fives.html
 
 HIPSTERS 
https://www.reddit.com/KotakuInAction/comments/56xkb7/socjus_this_sjwfriendly_nyc_pharmacy_is_illegally/
 
 In light of Trump and Faraci, this is more relevant than ever: Unapologetic NeoGAF owner EviLore sexually assaults a woman in 2012, defends his actions, bans dissenting Gaffers, threatens anyone else who dares bring it up 
https://www.reddit.com/KotakuInAction/comments/56yiuin_light_of_trump_and_faraci_this_is_more/
 
 reddit world news is cernsoring hate speech 
https://www.reddit.com/KotakuInAction/comments/56ygfd/rworldnews_mods_censoring_views_as_hate_speech/
 
 milo wants to buy 4chan 
http://archive.is/DVaF5
 
Wednesday
 
 TWO MORE MEMBERS CONFIRM AUTHENTICITY OF CRASH OVERRIDE NETWORK LEAKS 
http://www.oneangrygamer.net/2016/10/two-more-members-confirm-authenticity-of-crash-override-network-leaks/13917/
 
Black Lives Matter’ Protesters Block Bridge, Delay Child’s Medical Emergency 
http://www.dailywire.com/news/7442/black-lives-matter-protesters-block-bridge-delay-amanda-prestigiacomo
 
 Canadian Students Demand Censure of ‘Bigoted’ Professor Who Refuses to Use ‘Correct Gender Pronouns’ 
http://heatst.com/world/canadian-students-demand-censure-of-bigoted-professor-who-refuses-to-use-correct-gender-pronouns/
 
*Thursday *
 
 People Are Upset Bob Dylan, Another White Man, Won Nobel Prize for Literature 
http://heatst.com/entertainment/people-are-upset-bob-dylan-another-white-man-won-nobel-prize-for-literature/
 
 CUNY Prof Accused of Sexual Harassment Because His Syllabus Says Effort Is 10% of Grade 
https://reason.com/blog/2016/10/13/cuny-prof-accused-of-sexual-harassment-b
 
 6 Ways The Fight For Trans Rights Is Civil Rights Repeating 
http://archive.is/of6YF
 
 Black-owned Portland cupcake shop accused of racism 
http://www.oregonlive.com/foodday/index.ssf/2016/10/black-owned_portland_cupcake_s.html?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark
 
Friday
 
 MATT HICKEY, ANTI-#GAMERGATE JOURNALIST CHARGED WITH RAPE 
http://www.oneangrygamer.net/2016/10/matt-hickey-anti-gamergate-journalist-charged-with-rape/14088/
 
 GEARS OF WAR 4 MAY HAVE USED STOLEN ART ASSETS, PROMPTS MICROSOFT TO INVESTIGATE 
http://www.oneangrygamer.net/2016/10/gears-of-war-4-may-have-used-stolen-art-assets-prompts-microsoft-to-investigate/14059/
 
 YouTube censoring videos from conservative group 
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/youtube-censoring-videos-from-conservative-group/article/2604384
 
 Popular YouTuber Casey Neistat Wants His Viewers to Harass Other YouTubers That Aren’t With Hillary 
https://heatst.com/tech/popular-youtuber-casey-neistat-wants-his-viewers-to-harass-other-youtubers-that-arent-with-hillary/
 

technology section

Monday
 
 LinkedIn now lets you look for work without your boss finding out 
http://venturebeat.com/2016/10/06/linkedin-now-lets-you-look-for-work-without-your-boss-finding-out/
 
 T-mobile wants to recall sumsung s7 note 
https://newsroom.t-mobile.com/news-and-blogs/samsung-note7-update.htm
 
 In the UK, running a blog over HTTPS is an act of terrorism, says Scotland Yard 
https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/2016/10/uk-running-blog-https-now-act-terrorism-says-scotland-yard/
 
 Google Releases an open source font that supports 800 languages 
https://tech.slashdot.org/story/16/10/09/2046256/google-releases-an-open-source-font-that-supports-800-languages?utm_source=feedly1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed
 
 Biz Stone: How Jelly Integrates A.I. Into Its Search 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kCvMAD7_fY
 
Tuesday
 
 elon musk open ai is using reddit 
http://futurism.com/elon-musks-openai-i-using-reddit-to-teach-an-artificial-intelligence-how-to-speak/
 
Sumsunng Stops s7 
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/10/11/world/asia/ap-as-skorea-samsung-halting-note-7.html?_r=0
 
Yahoo turned off emails 
https://consumerist.com/2016/10/10/yahoo-turned-off-e-mail-forwarding-just-when-people-might-want-to-leave/
 
Scum centers has been raided IRS 
https://blog.malwarebytes.com/security-world/2016/10/multiple-scam-centers-raided-in-india-for-irs-fraud/
 
Sumsung tells users turn off your phones 
http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/10/technology/samsung-galaxy-note-7-turn-off/index.html?adkey=bn
 
google problem 
http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/10/13234558/google-defamation-takedown-deindex-scam-reputation-management
 
Wednesday
 
Future of Java 
https://dzone.com/articles/executive-insights-on-the-state-of-the-java-ecosys
 
Sumsung profits is slashed 
http://www.wsj.com/articles/samsung-slashes-profit-forecast-due-to-galaxy-note-7-recall-1476257350
 
Thursday
 
World's Largest Solar Project Would Generate Electricity 24 Hours a Day, Power 1 Million U.S. Homes 
http://www.ecowatch.com/worlds-largest-solar-project-nevada-2041546638.html
 
Samsung will credit you with $100 if you exchange your Note7 for another Samsung phone 
http://mashable.com/2016/10/13/samsung-note7-incentives/?utm_cid=hp-n-1#k6dJ4tIMXEqF
 
NL Parliament makes open standards mandatory 
https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/community/osonews/nl-parliament-makes-open-standards-mandatory
 
 DARPA may borrow blockchain tech from Bitcoin to secure military networks 
http://www.extremetech.com/computing/237461-darpa-may-borrow-blockchain-tech-from-bitcoin-to-secure-military-networks
 
 Hyperloop One and Dubai Future Accelerators will build the first ‘hyperloop for cargo’ 
https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/12/hyperloop-one-and-dubai-future-accelerators-will-build-the-first-hyperloop-for-cargo/
 
 WHAT 
https://www.planetoftheapps.com/
 
Friday
 
 Windows 10’s next major update to debut in March 
http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/14/13283102/microsoft-windows-10-march-2017-update-redstone-2
 
Google's memory-boosted AI could help you navigate the subway https://www.engadget.com/2016/10/13/google-neural-network-with-memory/
 
Facebook Pays Indian Hackers The Most For Its Bug Bounty Program 
http://www.breakinggnews.com/facebook-pays-indian-hackers-bug-bounty-program/
 
 IBM, Google, others to unveil new open interface to take on Intel 
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-technology-consortium-idUSKCN12E0C5?il=0
 

Gaming Section

 
Monday
 
 NEW STAR CITIZEN CAMPAIGN AND GAMEPLAY DETAILS REVEALED 
http://www.keengamer.com/article/14377_new-star-citizen-campaign-and-gameplay-details-revealed
 
 Star Citizen's single player campaign will miss 2016 launch date 
http://www.reportfeeds.com/2016/10/Star-Citizen.html
 
 WTF Activision explains why Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will need 130 GB 
http://gametransfers.com/activision-explains-why-call-of-duty-infinite-warfare-will-need-130-gb/
 
Tuesday
 
 Mafia 3 comes with Patch 
http://steamcommunity.com/games/360430/announcements/detail/814414949508697159
 
 METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE DEFINITIVE EXPERIENCE TEASER TRAILER and Konami close likes lol 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnKBWZc3_Is
 
 Despite what Sony says, the PlayStation 4 Pro cannot compete with PC 
http://www.geek.com/tech/despite-what-sony-says-the-playstation-4-pro-cannot-compete-with-pc-1673999/
 
 WHY WHY ! 
http://vgpwn.com/gears-of-war-movie-coming-from-microsoft-and-universal-pictures/
 
Wednesday
 
 Shadow Warror Gameplay 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv8lkl7obrY
 
 EA LIMITS PRIVATE GAME SERVERS FOR BATTLEFIELD 1 
https://server.nitrado.net/usa/news2/view/ea-limits-private-game-servers-battlefield-1-massively/?f=home
 
 'League of Legends' pro suspended and fined $2K for racist language 
http://mashable.com/2016/10/10/league-of-legends-esports-worlds-player-fined-suspended/#ZIzQW3ktFaqP
 
Thursday
 
 Valve shows off new VR controller prototypes 
http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/12/13264950/valve-vive-vr-controllers-new-prototype
 
 KONAMI DROP METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE DEFINITIVE EXPERIENCE ON XBOX ONE, PS4 AND PC 
http://www.thexboxhub.com/konami-drop-metal-gear-solid-v-definitive-experience-xbox-one-ps4-pc/
 
Hitman news 
https://www.blotgaming.com/news/hitman-finale-location-announced/
 
Friday
 
 PS4 PRO WILL SUPPORT SATA 3.0 INTERFACE ON IT'S HARD DRIVE 
http://www.keengamer.com/article/14428_ps4-pro-will-support-sata-30-interface-on-its-hard-drive
 
WHAT http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Silent-Hill-Downpou66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d8024b4e0823?DownloadType=Game#LiveZone
 
PlayStation VR Works On PC Afterall, Along With Other Consoles 
http://mp1st.com/2016/10/13/playstation-vr-works-on-pc-afterall-along-with-other-consoles/#.WABoqeArLIU
 
 Looks like xbox is coming up 
http://venturebeat.com/2016/10/13/xbox-one-outsold-playstation-4-again-in-septembe
 
 Theme Park GETS VR 
http://powerupgaming.co.uk/2016/10/13/theme-park-studio-vr-retail-release-announced/
 

Local London News

 
Monday
 
 Man find hundreds for dumping waste near Wanstead Flats 
http://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/news/man_find_hundreds_for_dumping_waste_near_wanstead_flats_1_4730166
 
 Chigwell businessman jailed for £4.75m VAT fraud 
http://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/news/crime-court/chigwell_businessman_jailed_for_4_75m_vat_fraud_1_4727084
 
 Google expedition takes Snaresbrook pupils on trip around the world 
http://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/news/google_expedition_takes_snaresbrook_pupils_on_trip_around_the_world_1_4728239
 
 Gentrification Gentrification Gentrification Gentrification Gentrification has hit ilford as of late 
http://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/news/work_begins_on_new_141_home_development_in_ilford_town_centre_1_4729021
Tuesday
 
 Stephen Port murder trial: Man 'awoke sore and naked' at flat 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37621960
 
 clowns has hit university campus in the uk 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37616160
Wednesday
 
 ‘Drugged-up, urinating youths’ are tarnishing Woodford Green estate, says councillor 
http://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/news/crime-court/drugged_up_urinating_youths_are_tarnishing_woodford_green_estate_says_councillor_1_4732802
 
 Police siege in Woodford Green as man barricades himself on roof of flats 
http://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/news/education/police_siege_in_woodford_green_as_man_barricades_himself_on_roof_of_flats_1_4732205
 
 The clown Problem takes place in Brunel University 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37628634
Thursday
 
 Motorbike crash in Wanstead causes congestion on A12 
http://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/news/motorbike_crash_in_wanstead_causes_congestion_on_a12_1_4735085
 
 23 things you only know if you grew up in Redbridge 
http://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/news/23_things_you_only_know_if_you_grew_up_in_redbridge_1_4734398
Friday
 
 Harimbe Brother is going to his brother Finueral 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37652212
 
 Hainault Business Park sends warning to would-be burglars at SmartWater launch 
http://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/news/hainault_business_park_sends_warning_to_would_be_burglars_at_smartwater_launch_1_4735113
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Producer/Director of Bitcoin documentary - my casestudy with all data on distribution and piracy

Hey /Filmmakers, We (partially) crowdfundend a documentary about the controversial technology Bitcoin and released the film six months ago. After winning a few awards and various attempts to self-distribute I am now sharing all data and some other thoughts on lessons learned here: https://3dcontentblog.wordpress.com/2016/02/03/crowdfunding-distribution-piracy/ Here is the link to our Trailer and TVOD: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/bitcoin Happy to answer any and all questions here, too.
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