Rogue One

I'm not really clear what all the controversy about Rogue One was. The movie was okay. "It wasn't that bad". It was really in the spirit of the original Lucas movies. I say that not just because I'm a Star War stan. I say that because the new director has a relationship with Lucas. I am clear that he suggests things to the director and the heads about the new iterations of his derivative work. There were people upset that "Rogue One" had a female lead and then there were those who said it was too multiculti. There were also those voices who claimed it wasn't multiculti enough and it reinforced normative gender roles. Everybody is probably right. I'm not going to go there because I really don't care.
What I care about is the writing itself and the acting itself. They didn't use their best actors enough. The movie should have revolved around them. It ended up revolving around characters that came of about as real as a politician. I thought the writers didn't create enough connection with the characters.
For example, Saw Gerrera was a foster father to Jyn, but that was barely explored. That was a missing for me because that relationship turned into a surface relationship. That relationship should have had more screen time and should have been a bigger part of the script. I felt that the characters were kind of one dimensional in their characterization. I actually liked the movie. I just saw different holes in the script. I just thought the actors had so much more to offer. They could have done so much more with what they had.
The Orson character was also way too plastic. Why was he the way he was? They didn't explore that enough to my satisfaction. It didn't make much sense. Why was he that bad? He didn't just wake up one day and start acting that way. And if he did, what made the dark side attractive to him? Then there were all these characters like Cassian or Bodhi Rook that were made out of cardboard. Cassian did absolutely nothing for me. I spent most of the movie wondering when they were going to knock him off. That was the best part of the ending-- spoiler.
To be honest the best character was Chirrut Imwe. Donnie Yen going off was great. That character was worth the cost of admission. K-2SO was a good character as well. All in all, they could have done so much more with that cast. And they didn't.

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Dear Elon Musk,

Dear Elon Musk,

I almost forgave you for wasting my tax dollars on your little empire. I was all set to let AI drive me off a cliff in a new Tesla over the next few years.

Then, I read about this:

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/4b3fa709-428c-331d-98b4-8108aedd3e3f/ss_tesla-is-a-‘hotbed-for-racist.html

So let me get this straight, you have a company built on government subsidies, but figured you didn't need to respect some of your workers' human rights because they're Black.

"Tesla Motors Inc., SolarCity Corp. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, together have benefited from an estimated $4.9 billion in government support, according to data compiled by The Times. The figure underscores a common theme running through his emerging empire: a public-private financing model underpinning long-shot start-ups."

12.3 percent of 4.9 billion dollars is 60 million dollars.
That means that you used 60 million Black dollars to build your cars, your spaceships and whatever else AI induced nonsense you thought was necessary.

Dog, that's kinda fucked up.
You think it's okay to have people that look like me give you money-- along with the rest of the American people who live check to check-- to have a bunch of Black engineers duck A.B. at work.
No, dog, that's really fucked up.
If you want to have an Aryan company, don't take government money which comes from taxpayers. Taxpayers include your Black employees... 

And the taxpayers include Black people.

FUCK OUTTA HERE.

To help, you figure it out. I've contacted my representative and started a petition.
"Do the right thing"

Best,

Mark

PS. Let's ask President Trump to end his buddy's subsidies. 

Here's my petition:

 

http://bit.ly/2zNs0yA

 

Astro AI part 3

At this point due to the amount of email accounts I now have, I have to use Astro.

I am not used by used by AI. I must use AI. I do everything for my companies and I have for the last 14 years. I do the marketing. I do the advertising. I outsource the programming. I am learning programming. I outsource SEO. I do SEO. I do sales. I am beginning to outsource sales. There are many other things I do that I do not remember.

Astro does not help me seek older information from my older accounts. It is restrictive. My favorite thing is the delayed send function. The fact that is forces me to open up Gmail is a bit of a mission.

Other than that, It's something I use normally.

THE IOS 11.0.2 UPDATE

So far, the only thing I don't like is that messes up the calls. It's hard to hear people when they speak. There are problems, but there are important things that I love:

  • Do not disturb while driving is TIGHT.
  • The larger type is awesome.
  • It fixed most of the things I hate about iPhone 7 like the late texts and voicemails.

Samsung S8 best phone ever

We have started to carry cellphones again. From what we hear, Samsung really outdid itself with this Samsung S8 phone. Don't believe us. Check it out for yourself:)