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Best movie second sequel:

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The Empire Strikes Back
  26% 81 votes
Rocky II
0% 3 votes
The Godfather, Part II
  4% 14 votes
Jaws 2
0% 0 votes
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  54% 166 votes
Superman II
0% 2 votes
Godzilla Raids Again
  2% 7 votes
Other (please specify in comments)
  9% 30 votes
303 total votes.
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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by OrugTor on Thursday July 06 2023, @01:14PM (13 children)

    by OrugTor (5147) Subscriber Badge on Thursday July 06 2023, @01:14PM (#1314738)

    No comment needed except it actually is needed to get past the lameness filter.

    • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Ingar on Thursday July 06 2023, @01:50PM

      by Ingar (801) on Thursday July 06 2023, @01:50PM (#1314742) Homepage

      It's the only way to be sure.

    • (Score: 4, Informative) by DannyB on Thursday July 06 2023, @01:55PM

      by DannyB (5839) on Thursday July 06 2023, @01:55PM (#1314743) Journal

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    • (Score: 5, Insightful) by DannyB on Thursday July 06 2023, @01:59PM (5 children)

      by DannyB (5839) on Thursday July 06 2023, @01:59PM (#1314744) Journal

      Not only was Aliens the best sequel, and IMO the best of the entire Aliens franchise, you have to see the extended edition to enjoy the stuff they cut out of the theatrical release which provides significant additional context about Ripley and what she is struggling with.

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      • (Score: 4, Interesting) by cmdrklarg on Thursday July 06 2023, @07:55PM (1 child)

        by cmdrklarg (5048) on Thursday July 06 2023, @07:55PM (#1314792)

        Alien and Aliens were both amazing films IMHO. 3 and Resurrection were OK but had their moments of brilliance. Prometheus and Covenant were entertaining but unmemorable to me. The two AVP films were also entertaining but unmemorable other than how brutal they seemed.

        My $0.02, YMMV

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        • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 12 2023, @07:09AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 12 2023, @07:09AM (#1315659)
          Prometheus was terrible... People kept doing really stupid things that they shouldn't be doing. It was part of their jobs to know better but they still did very stupid stuff.

          They werem't "space truckers/miners" who aren't expected to know better.
      • (Score: 3, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 07 2023, @08:13AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 07 2023, @08:13AM (#1314879)

        I sort of understand why they cut out some of that stuff since the movie was already over two hours long. But other things made absolutely no sense and changed the movie for the worse. The relationship with Ripley and Newt makes so much more sense in the extended cut, Burke's true motivation is hinted at earlier, the Queen is better established and doesn't appear out of nowhere, their intelligence and the evolution of their attack techniques is much better demonstrated. And those changes would only have added a few minutes that could easily have been swapped for other things.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 10 2023, @07:55PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 10 2023, @07:55PM (#1315460)

        The theatrical cuts of Alien and Aliens are the superior cuts, both edits make use of tension as narrative pacing that additional material diminishes. I prefer Alien to Aliens and both to Empire but the latter upped the ante and broke new ground in every single department.

      • (Score: 3, Insightful) by JoeMerchant on Wednesday July 12 2023, @05:21PM

        by JoeMerchant (3937) on Wednesday July 12 2023, @05:21PM (#1315733)

        I had a tough call between Empire and Khan... Ultimately I went with Empire because part of what made Khan such an amazing sequel is how badly the first (and third, and fifth...) movie sucked. Alien is in another class - with Predator... Alien is better, Predator is still awesome.

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    • (Score: 2) by looorg on Friday July 07 2023, @10:51PM (1 child)

      by looorg (578) on Friday July 07 2023, @10:51PM (#1314995)

      Oh I didn't even think about that one. Yes. That said they are very different films. One is sort of space horror with some action, the second one is just action. The third was sort of ok I think. But the franchise went to crap after that. So just like Star Wars I tend to just want to remember the THREE movies.

      I do enjoy Aliens a bit differently from Alien to. I think I prefer the first half of Aliens to the second half. I like the part where the Marines are all brave and so in the beginning compared to the later part when it all goes to shit. I like the contrast. I find the interaction between the characters more interesting then the actual xenomorph battles. It's been a while now and I can't even remember if the effects aged well. But they where awesome back in ye olden days when I saw it in the cinema, and later the multitude of various directors cuts.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 15 2023, @09:32AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 15 2023, @09:32AM (#1316185)

        When I saw Aliens in the theater, one of the friends I was with made a similar comment about the different tones between the first half and the second half. It was something like "I paid for one ticket and got to see two movies."

    • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 12 2023, @07:02AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 12 2023, @07:02AM (#1315658)
      Nuke parent to 6+ from orbit... It's the only way to be sure.
    • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 22 2023, @06:45AM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 22 2023, @06:45AM (#1317207)

      Even getting beyond the lameness filter is no guarantee of getting beyond lameness itself. This comment is only here to be spam modded by janrinok. He is lameness itself. SoylentNews is Dead. Netcraft would confirm it, but Netcraft is also dead. Google says, SoylentNews is insignificant. That is enough.

      • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 27 2023, @08:09AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 27 2023, @08:09AM (#1317811)

        Citation needed! Even Spam modded comments need to cite their sources! We cannot all be as emotional and random as janrinok.

  • (Score: 5, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 06 2023, @02:12PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 06 2023, @02:12PM (#1314748)

    I'm waiting to see SN II - Revenge of replic8tor.

  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by cmdrklarg on Thursday July 06 2023, @08:04PM (10 children)

    by cmdrklarg (5048) on Thursday July 06 2023, @08:04PM (#1314793)

    Terminator and T2 are great films as well.

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    • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Thursday July 06 2023, @08:54PM (4 children)

      by DannyB (5839) on Thursday July 06 2023, @08:54PM (#1314799) Journal

      I definitely enjoyed Terminator and especially T2.

      T3 and T4 I enjoyed some, but not so much. After that I didn't watch more of the terminator franchise.

      I have still watched T1 and T2 quite a few times. They are a nice story by themselves.

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      • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 08 2023, @02:11AM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 08 2023, @02:11AM (#1315027)

        the last T{i} is actually good, if only because it is nostalga trip to T1,2 territory.

        • (Score: 2, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 08 2023, @09:00PM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 08 2023, @09:00PM (#1315141)

          It was not only nostalgia, it also returned the focus on character development more than BAD SCARY ROBOT. Still lots of scary robot and all that, but well directed and acted with more plot than most after t2. I'd say genisys was decent as well with the whole robot from human mind aspect.

          • (Score: 2) by acid andy on Monday July 10 2023, @02:18PM

            by acid andy (1683) on Monday July 10 2023, @02:18PM (#1315399) Homepage Journal

            Yeah at least Genisys tried to introduce an interesting idea. I'd still rank it a little below even T3 though. The biggest let down for me in that and Dark Fate is the ridiculous cartoony superhero style action sequences. But that seems to be the fashion now.

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      • (Score: 2) by mcgrew on Saturday August 05 2023, @06:30PM

        by mcgrew (701) <publish@mcgrewbooks.com> on Saturday August 05 2023, @06:30PM (#1319265) Homepage Journal

        When T2 came out I said "how in the hell could they spend that much money making a movie?" Then I saw the movie. It seems the wrecked vehicles alone should have cost that much!

        I think it's clear that if they had added "The Matrix 2" it would have gotten zero votes

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 07 2023, @08:25AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 07 2023, @08:25AM (#1314883)

      Terminator is a great film that didn't need a sequel, but if you are going to give it one I'm glad it was that movie. The only problem I have with it is that it breaks the causal loop of the first one (I do enjoy a properly executed Pogo paradox). I understand that breaking it sort of fits with the message they wanted, but I feel it detracted from the franchise in a way I can't seem to articulate.

    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by acid andy on Monday July 10 2023, @02:24PM (1 child)

      by acid andy (1683) on Monday July 10 2023, @02:24PM (#1315401) Homepage Journal

      Yep. I voted for TWOK but T2 is right up there. T1 is more chilling whereas T2 is the crowd pleaser. It sucks that Cameron dropped out of the project after that and the movies seemed to lose their way. I wish they'd stop recycling the same plot points. Even T2 was guilty of that but gets away with it. I mean things like the crashed truck burning the terminator's flesh off versus freezing the T1000 in T2 and the whole luring them into a factory that contains machinery that can target their few weaknesses (The terminators are kinda stupid falling for that, aren't they?).

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      • (Score: 2, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 10 2023, @10:03PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 10 2023, @10:03PM (#1315470)

        (The terminators are kinda stupid falling for that, aren't they?)

        Clearly wasn't in their training set.

    • (Score: 2) by NateMich on Wednesday July 12 2023, @11:39PM (1 child)

      by NateMich (6662) on Wednesday July 12 2023, @11:39PM (#1315802)

      Terminator and T2 are great films as well.

      Aren't they basically the same thing though? I mean think about the premise.

      • (Score: 2) by cmdrklarg on Thursday July 13 2023, @09:36PM

        by cmdrklarg (5048) on Thursday July 13 2023, @09:36PM (#1315986)

        Perhaps in a basic sense, but they are different enough movies to be distinct entries in the same story. Either way, both are excellent movies.

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  • (Score: 4, Interesting) by istartedi on Thursday July 06 2023, @08:05PM (6 children)

    by istartedi (123) on Thursday July 06 2023, @08:05PM (#1314794) Journal

    It was Empire or Wrath, and I chose Empire because equaling the first release (IV in modern parlance) seems like a much more difficult job. Compare with Star Trek where the 1st movie was widely regarded as a "WTF was that?" experience, they had almost nowhere to go but up.

    Speculation: Would a bad 2nd Star Trek movie have killed the franchise, and prevented Next Generation from appearing on TV? If so, there was a lot more on the line with it; but no way for them to know that.

    So if you think in terms of absolute enjoyment, I'm still going with Empire but if you're thinking of how important it was for a movie not to suck, Wrath is a great choice.

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    • (Score: 4, Interesting) by cmdrklarg on Friday July 07 2023, @05:43PM (4 children)

      by cmdrklarg (5048) on Friday July 07 2023, @05:43PM (#1314948)

      Compare with Star Trek where the 1st movie was widely regarded as a "WTF was that?" experience, they had almost nowhere to go but up.

      Maybe to non-Trekkies. I for one love that movie. STTMP would have been a fantastic two parter were it on TV. TWOK was just amazing, in no small part due to Ricardo Montalban's performance.

      Your speculation has merit. Hard to say, but I am glad that it didn't turn out that way. :)

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      • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 08 2023, @05:10AM (3 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 08 2023, @05:10AM (#1315045)

        STTMP has a similar problem to many movies at the time, which is the inclusion of a number of psychedelic scenes. For those watching outside of either the Trekkie or psychedelia cultures, they derail the film unnecessarily and are also very memorable. Adding on the standard padded cinematography, thin and philosophical plot, some questionable performances, and other production choices, I don't think it surprising that people have wildly different reactions to that movie.

        • (Score: 2) by acid andy on Monday July 10 2023, @02:31PM (2 children)

          by acid andy (1683) on Monday July 10 2023, @02:31PM (#1315402) Homepage Journal

          I'll have to give it another watch sometime. The biggest disappointment for me was some scenes in space that just seemed to drag on too long. It's years since I last saw it but for example I vaguely remember a long, boring sequence with crew members moving around in space suits outside the ship. I figure the viewers were supposed to be wowed by the scale and the special effects but those scenes could've used some work to maintain my interest or add suspense.

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          • (Score: 2) by bzipitidoo on Sunday August 06 2023, @01:08AM

            by bzipitidoo (4388) on Sunday August 06 2023, @01:08AM (#1319310) Journal

            I find that tour around the exterior of the Enterprise a lot more watchable when played at 4x speed.

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 06 2023, @05:01AM

            by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 06 2023, @05:01AM (#1319334)

            The scene is about six minutes long, with Scotty flying Kirk over to the refit Enterprise. Transporters aren't working, so a shuttlepod is needed. Kirk hasn't seen the refit yet, and the scene begins with Kirk talking to Scotty about getting command back after being head of Starfleet operations. Here's the scene with the dialogue removed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGbAcQk6Zso [youtube.com]. I don't mind this scene at all. The refit Enterprise is completely new to the audience. In my opinion, the refit Constitution class is the most beautiful ship in all of Star Trek, and it's not close. Jerry Goldsmith scored that scene very well, with the pacing of the music, and how it builds to the moment where the shuttlepod turns, letting Kirk and the audience see the full ship for the first time.

            Almost immediately following this is another scene with limited dialogue, where the Enterprise departs drydock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdBmYcMMHJw [youtube.com]. Goldsmith's score really helps this scene, too. It conveys a sense of urgency, that the Enterprise is leaving as early as possible to go intercept V'Ger. Some of the visuals give that feel, like the crewman squeezing between the closing doors, and the sun rising over the Earth. The latter has the feel of leaving in the middle of the night instead of waiting for morning, to try to reach V'Ger as quickly as possible. Although slow, both scenes have a sense of anticipation, where they're building toward something, and hopefully giving the viewer an emotional reaction.

            The wormhole scene has a clear purpose, though it feels far more tedious: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5QIoKvlgvY [youtube.com]. It tries to show how unprepared the Enterprise was to launch, beyond Scotty's protests. When Spock shows up to help correct the issues with the warp engines, the viewer sees why he's essential to the mission. Perhaps say there's one minute to impact, but without the time distortion. Or have the engines overload and require an emergency shutdown to avoid a warp core breach. It's also a bit redundant, because the horrific transporter accident scene earlier also shows the Enterprise's unpreparedness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIiNbDVQMRE [youtube.com].

            The Enterprise intercepting the cloud, being attacked by V'Ger, and making contact takes twice as long as the wormhole, but it doesn't feel that way: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWF_V8JDN40 [youtube.com]. There's a real sense of imminent danger here, for the first time in TMP, after seeing three Klingon battle cruisers get destroyed in the opening scene, which also is helped by Goldsmith's score: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbG3N51MEjM [youtube.com]. The dialogue is helpful to explain the cloud's size and power, and V'Ger's motivation. This works well, though it would have benefited from the cut scene where Spock cries when he senses how empty V'Ger's existence is.

            I don't mind any of these scenes except for the wormhole. To this point, the viewer could easily follow along despite the slow pacing. This changes when the Enterprise enters the cloud and does a close flyover above V'Ger. Yes, they're directly examining V'Ger for the first time, but it's tedious, and the viewer doesn't really get any information about what they might be learning in the process, and the visuals are too unfamiliar to be intuitive. If there was some discussion between Kirk, Spock, and Decker about what they're finding during the flyover and how to proceed, much more focused on the bridge than exterior shots, it would have worked much better. This is really where TMP starts to feel tedious, despite the long scenes earlier.

    • (Score: 2) by JoeMerchant on Wednesday July 12 2023, @05:24PM

      by JoeMerchant (3937) on Wednesday July 12 2023, @05:24PM (#1315734)

      I commented nearly the same above, Khan was awesome, but Empire had a really strong act to beat and it did.

      >no way for them to know that. (TNG, etc.)

      I'm not so sure... Hollywood does a lot of research, sometimes, and by the time they were making Khan they knew the Trek franchise had potential legs... I'd say, rather, that they took a long hard look at everything they did wrong in 1 and said: we're going absolutely opposite in II.

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  • (Score: 5, Interesting) by Gaaark on Friday July 07 2023, @03:03AM (9 children)

    by Gaaark (41) on Friday July 07 2023, @03:03AM (#1314849) Journal

    'Trinity is still my name'. (Follow up to 'They call me Trinity')

    'For a few dollars more'. (Follow up to 'A fistful of dollars')(Then, of course, 'The good the bad and the ugly').

    I'll throw in 'My name is Nobody': it's not a sequel, just probably one of the best spaghetti westerns.

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    • (Score: 2, Interesting) by shrewdsheep on Friday July 07 2023, @08:30AM (3 children)

      by shrewdsheep (5215) on Friday July 07 2023, @08:30AM (#1314885)

      Please provide movies people have actually watched, you insensitive clods (I only watched the Empire Strikes Back).

      I thought Bud Spencer/Terence Hill were only popular in Europe. "My name is Nobody" is the best, however, you need to watch it in German for all the added humor (the dubbing was more all less freely reinventing the dialogues). You can consider "My name is Nobody" a prequel which is an inverse sequel, so it's fine to discuss it here.

      • (Score: 2) by Gaaark on Friday July 07 2023, @05:28PM (2 children)

        by Gaaark (41) on Friday July 07 2023, @05:28PM (#1314946) Journal

        I laughed the first time i saw, i think it's at the beginning of 'They call my trinity', during the opening credits he's being pulled on his horse on a (damn my memory: it's a stretcher type thing he is laying on) and the horse poops and drags him over it.

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        • (Score: 1) by BlueCoffee on Monday July 10 2023, @09:53PM

          by BlueCoffee (18257) on Monday July 10 2023, @09:53PM (#1315468)

          Shit, I missed that! And I just rewatched those movies over the winter.

        • (Score: 3, Informative) by Reziac on Friday July 14 2023, @02:27AM

          by Reziac (2489) on Friday July 14 2023, @02:27AM (#1316019) Homepage

          Travois, you mean?

          Damn, now I gotta see that. :)

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    • (Score: 4, Funny) by kazzie on Friday July 07 2023, @01:59PM (3 children)

      by kazzie (5309) on Friday July 07 2023, @01:59PM (#1314921)

      Or, for the SN crowd, 'My name is Anonymous Coward'?

      • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 07 2023, @10:56PM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 07 2023, @10:56PM (#1314996)

        AC Redux: The Rebanning.

        • (Score: 2) by looorg on Friday July 07 2023, @10:59PM (1 child)

          by looorg (578) on Friday July 07 2023, @10:59PM (#1314999)

          Nah. The story was kind of shit, filled with plot holes and the actors was just phoning it in. They should have stopped after the first one.

          • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 08 2023, @02:14AM

            by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 08 2023, @02:14AM (#1315028)

            phoning it in

            doxing it in

            FTFY.

    • (Score: 2) by DeathMonkey on Tuesday July 18 2023, @05:42PM

      by DeathMonkey (1380) on Tuesday July 18 2023, @05:42PM (#1316695) Journal

      'For a few dollars more'. (Follow up to 'A fistful of dollars')(Then, of course, 'The good the bad and the ugly').

      I don't care what anybody says there is no man with no name "trilogy!"

      Fistfull of Dollars and a Few Dollars More are sequels but the Good the Bad and the Ugly is a standalone movie. The fuckin' guy's name is Blondie in that alleged third no-name movie!

      They literally don't call him anything in the other two and they are clearly comedies.

      I think they just needed a 3rd movie to go into the valu-pak.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 08 2023, @02:24AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 08 2023, @02:24AM (#1315032)

    ... because SW epIV. could have been a prequal, even with the reveal, the same would not work inthe other two franchise. because Alien was a horror and needed the mystery, whereas Terminator would have lost something with foreknowledge about how kickass Sarah became. Empire was a standalone space opera, and Star Wars always an origin mover for everyone except the badies.

    • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Wednesday July 19 2023, @01:19PM

      by tangomargarine (667) on Wednesday July 19 2023, @01:19PM (#1316845)

      Aliens, T2, and The Dark Knight were the ones I thought of that weren't in the list.

      Interestingly, all 3 also had disappointing #3s in my opinion. People seemed to like The Dark Knight Rises, but it really didn't work for me: managing to trap literally the entire police force underground was just eyerollingly easy, Bane's motivation was dumb, and even the title sounds lazy.

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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by The Vocal Minority on Saturday July 08 2023, @12:31PM

    by The Vocal Minority (2765) on Saturday July 08 2023, @12:31PM (#1315074) Journal

    The Road Warrior - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082694/ [imdb.com]
    sequel to the original Mad Max https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079501/ [imdb.com]
    Really interesting looking at the themes of this one against those of Fury Road (and realising both were written and directed by the same person, albeit many years apart).

    Also...Dawn of the Dead...

  • (Score: 5, Touché) by requerdanos on Saturday July 08 2023, @03:38PM (1 child)

    by requerdanos (5997) Subscriber Badge on Saturday July 08 2023, @03:38PM (#1315094) Journal

    Best movie second sequel:

    Well, the movies on the list are the second installments in their series, but each is the first sequel, before any subsequent sequels. Math.

    • (Score: 2) by maxwell demon on Tuesday July 18 2023, @08:37AM

      by maxwell demon (1608) on Tuesday July 18 2023, @08:37AM (#1316618) Journal

      Glad I'm not the only one who noticed that.

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  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 09 2023, @05:30PM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 09 2023, @05:30PM (#1315250)

    Clearly true, but for some reason no one likes admitting it.

    • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 17 2023, @11:49PM (3 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 17 2023, @11:49PM (#1316562)

      It is so obvious that it doesn't even have to be said out loud. Now, if only he could be banned for bigotry, suckpuppetry, and all around arseholery. #SaveSoylentNews!!!!

      • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 26 2023, @07:03AM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 26 2023, @07:03AM (#1317646)

        #CanJanrinokNow!!!!!

        • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 27 2023, @07:46AM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 27 2023, @07:46AM (#1317806)

          Janrinok has closed access to community article on the front page. We can't get rid of him, unless NCommander cuts him off at the nub. I suggest that this does happen. No progress is possible otherwise.

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 27 2023, @05:41PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 27 2023, @05:41PM (#1317906)

            "Genocide? What can one do, freeze peach!"

            "Sounds like aristarchus! Ban hammer!"

            Site is a joke, guess the name shows it always was.

  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 09 2023, @05:33PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 09 2023, @05:33PM (#1315252)

    Rules and definitions are twisted and bent to suit arguments, facts ignored

  • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 09 2023, @05:36PM (11 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 09 2023, @05:36PM (#1315254)

    Applying hidden and biased rules while protecting filth and propaganda under the umbrella of Free Speech.

    Abandon all hope ye who might criticize Deer Leader!

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 09 2023, @06:25PM (9 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 09 2023, @06:25PM (#1315262)

      Somewhat explained here [pewresearch.org].

      Those who choose to get their news off of social media tend to be predominantly republican. For everyone else, there is main stream media. Conservatives hate those guys.

      So if you are surfing social media for news, it is likely you will see a preponderance of conservative bias. How could SN possibly be immune?

      Might as well blame the sky for trending blue.

      Peace, amigo.

      • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Sunday July 09 2023, @06:40PM (8 children)

        by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Sunday July 09 2023, @06:40PM (#1315263) Journal
        I am not even an American, let alone a 'republican'.
        • (Score: 2) by krishnoid on Sunday July 09 2023, @07:18PM

          by krishnoid (1156) on Sunday July 09 2023, @07:18PM (#1315269)

          It's ok, you have a whole lot of other choices [youtu.be] as an Earthican.

        • (Score: 2, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 09 2023, @07:40PM (4 children)

          by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 09 2023, @07:40PM (#1315270)

          Sorry - I had not intended to jump in between you two. Nor was I intending to lay blame. Only noting a correlation observed elsewhere which shows how futile his laments are. So long as anyone sojourns here at SN there will likely be a conservative bias - not due to staff, but rather by the predominating population and their penchant for moderating as they are so predisposed.

          In america, "republican" is a bit like "czarist". God save the king!

          • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 09 2023, @08:06PM (3 children)

            by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 09 2023, @08:06PM (#1315272)

            When staff allow moderation abuse with a bias for specific users, when the rules are unevenly applied, then staff are liable. Big money funds rightwing propaganda, and leftwing ideology only ever receives lip service. Basically people seem to appease violent assholes because normal people try and reduce harm, sadly this leads populations into supporting rightwing monstrosities like Hitler because not enough people stand up for the truth. Or against rightwing lies if that is less controversial than what is Truth. Sad times for SN, other sites seem capable of telling the violent propagandists NO and it is supremely sad SN, news for nerds, allows such ignorance. Shouldn't a science focused site have some measure of debunking and refusal of misinformation? Should not bigotry be anathema to any educated individual?

            • (Score: 0, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 09 2023, @08:14PM (2 children)

              by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 09 2023, @08:14PM (#1315274)

              Leftwing propaganda is a trillion dollar industry and the default output of the West. You are truly delusional.

              • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 09 2023, @08:55PM

                by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 09 2023, @08:55PM (#1315278)

                Ah yes, that is why leftwing politics has *checks notes* Bill Maher as the biggest mainstream outlet. As usual the rwnj lies to make themselves feel like a martyr. Can't fix crazy rightwingers, without some padded walls anyway.

              • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 10 2023, @10:55AM

                by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 10 2023, @10:55AM (#1315373)

                a trillion dollar industry and the default output of the West.

                You forgot to say "Lamestream Media", or Richard Spencer's favorite Nazi term "Lugenpresse", or even cite Sarah Palin, but we know you just mean the real media, with actual reporting of things like "facts". Instead of pushing narcotics (Oxy-what?) or colloidal silver, or horse de-wormer.

        • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 10 2023, @10:57AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 10 2023, @10:57AM (#1315374)

          Really? But a tyrant nonetheless? Amazing!

        • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 27 2023, @07:48AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 27 2023, @07:48AM (#1317807)

          Not even human, it appears. David Ickes has identified janrinok as one the the top enchelon lizard people! Right up there with the allegedly dead Queen Liz and Hilary Clinton, and Amy Winehouse.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 14 2023, @08:43AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 14 2023, @08:43AM (#1316047)

      I liked how "Reservation Dogs" portrayed the mythical "Deer Lady". Careful, retribution for your sins may come in the form of a beautiful woman, with hooves.

  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Mykl on Sunday July 09 2023, @09:37PM (1 child)

    by Mykl (1112) on Sunday July 09 2023, @09:37PM (#1315283)

    I actually came here to say Aliens and T2, but since these are taken...

    The Winter Soldier (technically a Part 2 because it's the second Captain America movie, even though it's #9 in the overall MCU) ended up being the best Marvel movie of all time for me. It had a much more interesting plot, didn't set up the standard 'fight the big boss at the end after a journey of self-discovery' that most of the others end up being etc. IMHO, its pace, themes etc set it apart from every other Marvel movie. One of those sequels that's better than the original film.

    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by JoeMerchant on Wednesday July 12 2023, @05:26PM

      by JoeMerchant (3937) on Wednesday July 12 2023, @05:26PM (#1315735)

      Nothing in the Marvel franchise, except maybe Iron Man 2, should be eligible for competition - the whole thing is a huge self referential joke of a sequel machine. Every "new" movie is still a sequel, it's like a soap opera in big-screen theater release format.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 10 2023, @07:50PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 10 2023, @07:50PM (#1315458)

    I have always been a fan of the Spiderman films. No other franchise quite captures the same depth of dilemma faced by a superhero and the concept that no good deed goes unpunished.

    Spiderman 2 (2004) was perhaps the best in show of that collection and won numerous awards. It might be argued that it was the movie that made the Marvel Cinematic Universe possible.

    And who could fail to love seeing an operational fusion reactor!

  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by ChrisMaple on Tuesday July 11 2023, @04:45AM

    by ChrisMaple (6964) on Tuesday July 11 2023, @04:45AM (#1315524)

    Sequel to The Pink Panther.

  • (Score: 2) by mhajicek on Tuesday July 11 2023, @05:24AM

    by mhajicek (51) on Tuesday July 11 2023, @05:24AM (#1315525)

    The Return of Goncharov?

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  • (Score: 3, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 11 2023, @05:57AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 11 2023, @05:57AM (#1315527)

    I read in another comment that Star Wars should win this because Star Trek TMP was a bad movie, and they had nowhere to go but up with the second movie. Let's make the case for STII.

    TMP was a very grandiose production, with a lot of money spent on visual effects that just weren't possible with the TOS budget. It had an outstanding score, composed by Jerry Goldsmith. An arrangement of the TMP main title was used for the TNG theme, but the TMP arrangement is probably better. It's musically more interesting, and the budget was there for things like a larger orchestra. The Klingon Battle theme from TMP has been used elsewhere, including in Star Trek V, First Contact, and by Ron Jones in the TNG episode The Defector. Ilia's Theme is also very moving. TMP suffered from pacing issues, and the plot wasn't as clear as it really should have been. But the director's cut does address some of these issues. There are some really interesting ideas, particularly a really advanced AI that doesn't understand or recognize its creator any longer, and the implications of this. TMP isn't as bad as people think. It was actually profitable, despite costing $44 million to produce.

    Gene Roddenberry wrote a sequel for TMP, which involved the Guardian of Forever from TOS, and a time travel plot. Paramount rejected it and was pissed about the cost of TMP. Roddenberry was pushed out of his production role, and Harve Bennett took over. The budget for STII was far more constrained, costing only $12 million. Some things were reused from TMP including sets and some footage. For example, the Klingon ships in the Kobayashi Maru are reused footage of the Klingons from TMP. Still, there had to be a lot of cutbacks. For example, Jerry Goldsmith was much too expensive, and the film was scored by James Horner, who at the time was a young composer who hadn't been involved in any big productions. Harve Bennett and Nicholas Meyer weren't involved with Star Trek previously and were unfamiliar with TOS. They chose a villain from TOS and constructed a really good story about Khan's desire for revenge against Kirk. The special effects were a bit limited, and I suspect that's due to budget constraints. Still, it's a really good film.

    TMP was more about the characters doing their jobs and responding to the situation around them, especially dealing with V'ger. The actual characters aren't particularly important, though Spock is particularly alien after failing to achieve Kolinahr, and Kirk's desire to get back in command even if it means stepping over Decker. STII is much more about the characters and Khan's desire for revenge. Spock is a much warmer character in this film, probably even more so than in TMP. This is a big improvement. One of the scenes cut from TMP was when Spock senses V'ger's thoughts, he cries because he recognizes how empty its existence is, and why purging all of his emotions would not be satisfying. Unfortunately, this got cut from TMP, but it really explains a lot of Spock's transformation. The characters are much more important in STII, and they're written better.

    If STII hadn't been successful, I find it hard to believe that Paramount would have been interested in any additional films. It might well have been the end of the Star Trek franchise, especially since Paramount was also no longer interested in Phase II. The task was more difficult because STII had a much smaller budget than TMP, so a lot of sacrifices had to be made in the film's production. It's a great film, and I can't imagine any of the later series like TNG and DS9 would have happened if not for STII. If anything, Harve Bennett and Nicholas Meyer had a much tougher job with STII because of the budget limitations, while needing the film to be successful for the franchise to continue.

    I also want to point out that STII is really the first part of a trilogy. STIII is a very underrated film, where Kirk has a personal obligation to help both McCoy and Spock, even if it means ending his career in Starfleet. At the end of STIII, Kirk is a renegade, facing some very serious charges for his actions. STIV resolves these issues and puts Kirk back as a captain where he belongs. It's a very fun film with a different tone from its two predecessors, but it should be considered part of this trilogy because it resolves the issue of Kirk being a renegade. It's an excellent trilogy, and it lays some of the groundwork for STVI, with Kirk developing a hatred for Klingons because a Klingon killed his son.

    • (Score: 2) by JoeMerchant on Wednesday July 12 2023, @05:38PM

      by JoeMerchant (3937) on Wednesday July 12 2023, @05:38PM (#1315736)

      There was a lot of merit in TMP - academic, deep thought, deep appreciation kind of merit. Not the kind of merit that would outsell Smokey and the Bandit II in a head to head competition. Khan had that, and that sells tickets, and that's what makes the franchise live on.

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  • (Score: 4, Touché) by RamiK on Tuesday July 11 2023, @06:14PM (2 children)

    by RamiK (1813) on Tuesday July 11 2023, @06:14PM (#1315585)

    e.g.
    1. Movie: Star Trek: The Motion Picture
    2. First sequel: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
    3. Second sequel: Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
    4. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
    etc...

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    • (Score: 1) by pTamok on Wednesday July 12 2023, @04:32PM

      by pTamok (3042) on Wednesday July 12 2023, @04:32PM (#1315720)

      I'm not sure you are correct.

      1) Movie, directed by Alan Smithee
      2) Movie II, directed by Alan Smithee (Sequel)

      The second sequel would be the remake of Movie II, possibly by a different director e.g. Movie II, directed by David Agnew

      An example of this would be the British TV series Nobody's Perfect, which was a remake of the American TV series, Maude, which was a sequel to the American TV series All In the Family. So Nobody's Perfect would be the second sequel of All In the Family. All In the Family was the American remake of the first British series Till Death Us Do Part, which had it's own sequel In Sickness and in Health, which probably corresponds to the American Archie Bunker's Place. If you are not confused yet, you should be.

    • (Score: 2) by JoeMerchant on Wednesday July 12 2023, @05:44PM

      by JoeMerchant (3937) on Wednesday July 12 2023, @05:44PM (#1315740)

      Are we in denial of the Voyage Home?

      I liked the Voyage Home, not as Science Fiction (as if any Star Trek really qualifies as "hard" Science Fiction), but... as a Marvel style fun romp about town with a bunch of familiar characters, the Voyage Home wasn't a waste of my time - unlike the Search for Spock....

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  • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 11 2023, @09:19PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 11 2023, @09:19PM (#1315607)

    No "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo"???

    (see, this fine level of wit is what you miss out on when you ban ACs.)

    • (Score: 2) by Mykl on Tuesday July 18 2023, @03:56AM

      by Mykl (1112) on Tuesday July 18 2023, @03:56AM (#1316590)

      Right behind "Killer Piranhas 2: The Flying Menace"

  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 12 2023, @07:27PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 12 2023, @07:27PM (#1315752)

    https://soylentnews.org/comments.pl?noupdate=1&sid=56475&page=1&cid=1315741#commentwrap [soylentnews.org]

    Not saying VLM is an anti-semite, but if it quacks like a duck and walks like a goose then you found a nat-c!

  • (Score: 2) by VLM on Thursday July 13 2023, @01:22AM (2 children)

    by VLM (445) on Thursday July 13 2023, @01:22AM (#1315828)

    Feel free to suggest poll ideas if you're feeling creative. I'd strongly suggest reading the past polls first

    How's this work? Not as intuitive as you might think.

    My idea, for anyone to use, is "how many pins did your first CPU have?" Including ha ha my first processor used discrete devices, my first processor used hundreds of ICs, 40 pins from us gen-Xers using the only civilized CPU the 6809 or z80 or the LOL 6502, the PLCC era, the slot era, the 500 pin era, all the way up to the 1000+ pin monsters today.

    Anyway whatever have a great day and stuff.

    • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 13 2023, @06:52AM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 13 2023, @06:52AM (#1315885)

      CPU pin count made VLM an anti-semite? I do not understand this. I thought he was just a Knot see that wanted to lock brown children up in cages.

      • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 26 2023, @07:06AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 26 2023, @07:06AM (#1317647)

        I think he was racist from the beginning, since, like Hitler and that Prayer Fucker guy in Vancouver WA, he is full of Saracen blood. A half-breed, a mud-blood, a Metis, a Mulatto, an American: and he cannot tolerate it.

  • (Score: 2) by jasassin on Thursday July 13 2023, @02:26AM

    by jasassin (3566) <jasassin@gmail.com> on Thursday July 13 2023, @02:26AM (#1315846) Homepage Journal

    My favorite sequels are:

    1. Space Jam: A New Legacy

    2. Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2

    3. Caddyshack II

    4. Son of the Mask

    I'm eagerly anticipating Gigli 2!

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 13 2023, @06:43AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 13 2023, @06:43AM (#1315883)

    The second LoTR movie was better than the first: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lord_of_the_Rings_(1978_film) [wikipedia.org]

    And I prefer Batman Begins etc to the Michael Keaton Batman ones.

    Similar for the Spiderman movies. The ones before the 2002 one were bad.

  • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 14 2023, @05:50AM (11 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 14 2023, @05:50AM (#1316034)

    Just wanted to say, that the, oh, crap, I forgot by the time I got here. There is some front page article, that is lame, and I would like to comment there, but cannot, so I am commenting here in the Poll thread.

    Oh, chemical weapons, like the ones Runaway has stored up in the bunker at 148 Wallaby Way 119 Small Stream, NSW, Sidney, Arkansaws. Banned for a long time. About time to get rid of them? And clusterbombs, and Willy Pete, and Nukes, for that matter. What is wrong with these people?

    • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 14 2023, @08:45AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 14 2023, @08:45AM (#1316048)

      I, too, wanted to comment on the front page, but then I realized no one does that any more, and in any case I am banned from that. So sad, too bad.

    • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16 2023, @12:26AM (2 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16 2023, @12:26AM (#1316277)

      Front page, Year of the Linux Desktop: We seriously have soylentils that do not know that Android is linux? Really? Bad enough that we have Editors running Windows, but this is just too much.

      • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 17 2023, @12:00AM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 17 2023, @12:00AM (#1316391)

        And now it piles on? Wayland? Open source hardware giving up? What is with all the Linux bashing on SoylentNews? Even Slashdot never sunk to this!

        • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 20 2023, @06:20AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 20 2023, @06:20AM (#1316959)

          Was going to post an interesting anecdote on air compressors, and related explosions of the same, but the front page does not allow me, as a pure an noble AC, to contribute. So I am not. The AC ban is killing SoylentNews, most front page articles have 4 comments, or at most 20. This is not sustainable.

    • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 24 2023, @08:48PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 24 2023, @08:48PM (#1317500)

      I, too, no longer have a nick, and post only as a pure AC. But the Front Page article on Global Warming is the usual shitshow. Khallow cannot help himself, NotSanguine is driven to satire against his better angels, LizGreen waxes reasonable, and Runaway1956 and VLM go full blown MAGA. This is what SN is reduced to. Not helpful, not interesting.

    • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 25 2023, @06:47AM (4 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 25 2023, @06:47AM (#1317542)

      Currently, on the AI bias on race, the khallow has come full out against the mud-bloods.

      Except that one can still get a lot of information about said race through genetic and morphological tests [soylentnews.org]. Having said that race is becoming an increasingly diluted concept due to the large and still growing number of mixed ethnicity people.

      Obviously House Slytherin, and Team Rowling. Time to ban this pathetics neo-Nazi fucker. I am tired of his repeated idiocy.

      • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 26 2023, @06:20AM (3 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 26 2023, @06:20AM (#1317641)

        Unlike Runaway1956, who is old school fucking cracker racist, khallow is so deep racist that he cannot even apprehend how racist he is. And how gay. And how much a serial killer. Waiting on the streaming.

        • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 26 2023, @07:00AM (2 children)

          by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 26 2023, @07:00AM (#1317645)

          Fucking such a fucking brit janrinok into Paki bashing and other sorts of English racist mother-fucking playing-fields-of-Eton boarding school shit! What is wrong with these goddamned Englishmen?

          • (Score: 0, Spam) by Oralstarchus on Tuesday August 01 2023, @06:13AM (1 child)

            by Oralstarchus (34004) on Tuesday August 01 2023, @06:13AM (#1318575) Journal

            Noticed the proposed members of the committee to overthrow the committee of the standing committee are all complicit in the derogation of SoylentNews into a pit of alt-right political bias. At least chromas declined, given his pending indictment for the January Sixth attempted insurrection. And CMN, some numbers, congrats on getting out of prison!

            • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 04 2023, @08:44PM

              by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 04 2023, @08:44PM (#1319195)

              It's really not going to get any better, then, is it? Oh for what could have been! Pax vobiscum, SoylentNews.

    • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 27 2023, @07:20AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 27 2023, @07:20AM (#1317800)

      Just noticed, we have a Front Page article, upon which the cred of the SoylentNews depends, from the source of "firstpost.com"? Seriously? Editorial staff needs to be replaced en masse. Either that, or from orbit. Only way to be sure.

  • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16 2023, @09:19PM (17 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16 2023, @09:19PM (#1316380)

    Aristarchus is a previous user on Soylent News.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16 2023, @10:49PM (10 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 16 2023, @10:49PM (#1316385)

      Moderation test ;)

      • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 17 2023, @12:02AM (9 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 17 2023, @12:02AM (#1316392)

        c0lo? That you? At long last, you have mod points again?

        • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 17 2023, @11:43PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 17 2023, @11:43PM (#1316557)

          Hmm, troll mod. Guess c0lo did not get any mod points, and is still shadow mod-banned in a way no one understands. Got to hand it to the Ol' Buzztard!

        • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Tuesday July 18 2023, @03:30PM (7 children)

          by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday July 18 2023, @03:30PM (#1316683) Journal
          No, it wasn't c0lo.
          • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 19 2023, @06:33AM (6 children)

            by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 19 2023, @06:33AM (#1316801)

            Are you sure? How do you know? Could be a stealth c0lo. I mean, if you do not even know how he is mod-banned, can we trust you correctly identify him as an AC? Face it, janrinok, your credibility here is shot.

            • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Wednesday July 19 2023, @06:52AM (5 children)

              by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday July 19 2023, @06:52AM (#1316804) Journal

              ...because I can see who DID post it.

              • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 19 2023, @09:27PM (1 child)

                by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 19 2023, @09:27PM (#1316907)

                Super Secret Squirrel Spy janrinok strikes again! Whoo-hooo! YeeeeHaaa!

                • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 26 2023, @07:09AM

                  by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 26 2023, @07:09AM (#1317648)

                  I am sad to hear that c0lo still has not regained his moderation privileges. It would do so much to correct the wildly right-wing moderation we have now. Oh, you want to spam mod me? I am AC, hear me roar! But know I have no karma, and your moderations affect me naught. If only c0lo could come back?

              • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 26 2023, @05:09PM (2 children)

                by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 26 2023, @05:09PM (#1317706)

                Congratulations you made dalek ragequit!

                • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 27 2023, @07:56AM

                  by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 27 2023, @07:56AM (#1317808)

                  I feel, that we need, more spam mods. Just to make, janrinok feel better. Spam mod this, if it will help.

                • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 27 2023, @05:36PM

                  by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 27 2023, @05:36PM (#1317905)

                  Site is run by white supremacist sympathizers. Is SN the only place that hasn't figured out that nazis need to be shown the door? Tolerating any and all opinions in the name of free speech is how you get infested with nazis. There is no 1A guarantees on SN so what speech is allowed and what is forbidden explains everything.

    • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 17 2023, @01:55PM (5 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 17 2023, @01:55PM (#1316460)

      One thing is for sure: Aristarchus really likes abusive conduct. In fact, he enjoys abusive behavior so much that his favorite sequel is Fifty Shades Darker.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 17 2023, @03:18PM (4 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 17 2023, @03:18PM (#1316471)

        Show us on the doll where the mean bytes hurt you

        • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 17 2023, @06:57PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 17 2023, @06:57PM (#1316517)

          Aristarchus certainly abused me! Abused me all nigh long! He pointed out I did not know the population of China, showed that my understanding of international law was flawed, and exhibitioned my somewhat bent and kinked hypocritical sexuality. All this hurt my fee-fees. I demand retribution, and possible criminal charges!!

        • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 18 2023, @11:34AM (2 children)

          by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 18 2023, @11:34AM (#1316642)

          Well, obviously it is where the quack cosmetic surgeon injected the stuff that killed me? What the FUCH is STUFF LIKE this DoINg On THE fRONT pAGE OF SoylentNews? Huh? Can anyone explain this too me? Is janrinok looking to get a butt lift? Is this STEM? Or even of any interest to a tech crowd at all? Can the community not vote out the completely incompetent editorial staff, at long last? Or, well, we just stop commenting on the lame front page articles. Unless they involve boobs.

          • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 20 2023, @05:58AM (1 child)

            by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 20 2023, @05:58AM (#1316954)

            Just noticed that all the aristarchus submissions in the queue have disasspeared. Some (OK, one) of them looked interesting. Do we reject submissions on the source, and not the quality of their character? Fucking pre-civil rights movement Brits!

            • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 26 2023, @06:18AM

              by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 26 2023, @06:18AM (#1317640)

              Wot? There are still aristarchus submissions? That is so 2014! Janrinok, let it go, give it up. Listen to some Taylor Swift.

  • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 22 2023, @11:10AM (8 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 22 2023, @11:10AM (#1317228)

    Mostly, it is just the lines from Melville's Moby Dick that seals it. Janrinok, "with my last breath, I spit at thee! From hell's heart, I stab at thee!" Truer words were never written, to describe a totally berserk response to having your leg bit off, or being banned from SoylentNews. But like the Crocodile in Peter Pan, janrinok can hear the "tick-tock" as his demise approaches. This is why I voted for the "Wrath of Aristarchus", just seemed to be the right choice, given the circumstances.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 22 2023, @12:32PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 22 2023, @12:32PM (#1317237)

      If I could moderate my own post as spam, I would reply to you. There is something that feels normal about seeing you knocking around this site like a recurring case of jock itch. In some fashion, It's good to see you hanging in there.

      In fairness to all those who are not consumed by ill-will in their activities here, though, it's obligatory that I add this link:

      LINK [quotegeek.com]

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      FIFA women's world cup soccer - those girls can really kick balls.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 22 2023, @03:19PM (5 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 22 2023, @03:19PM (#1317250)

      At the end of the day, you are failing to learn from the cautionary tale that Wrath of Khan presents.

      You see, once Khan had escaped his exile on planet Ceti Alpha VI, he could have begun to rebuild his evil empire a thousand different ways, maybe by running for governor of Florida, or by invading Ukraine or, better still, by getting involved in a land war in Asia. Instead, by focussing his efforts on wreaking revenge upon his banisher, he actually hastened his own demise and only succeeded in motivating Spock to sacrifice himself to save his shipmates from the detonation of the genesis device.

      Likewise, you might recreate your evil empire in any of a thousand different ways, but you stubbornly insist on directing your energies toward the destruction of Janrinok who is playing you the way Kirk played Khan, and ultimately you will discover that you have authored your own destruction with your two-dimensional thinking and only succeeded in motivating dalek to sacrifice himself here to save the community here from whatever device you imagine might destroy Soylent News.

      Then we might expect, that like Spock, dalek will be brought back from the dead, and we can have a whale of a good time in San Francisco. But that is another story for another time.

      Does it not occur to you that you could become the Khan Noonien Singh of Meta's Threads?

      --

      If it makes you happy
      It can't be that bad
      If it makes you happy
      Then why the hell are you so sad?

      -Sheryl Crow

      • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 25 2023, @06:22AM (4 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 25 2023, @06:22AM (#1317538)

        aristarchus is a philosopher, not one to build an empire. Perhaps re-reading Plato's Republic is in order, with close regard to the initial description of a just state, not to the later feverish state impelled to conquest and banning disruptive debaters and master (de)baters. Janrinok is so jealeous. Typical for a Brit.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 26 2023, @04:47AM (3 children)

          by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 26 2023, @04:47AM (#1317635)

          Speaking of a just state, what if a country was headed by some nut-on-yahoo, and he decided to kneecap the judiciary...what would a philosopher say?

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 26 2023, @06:10AM (2 children)

            by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 26 2023, @06:10AM (#1317638)

            He would probably say We Love and Support The Great Nation Of Israel, And We Will Send Our Children To Die For It.

            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 26 2023, @06:16AM (1 child)

              by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 26 2023, @06:16AM (#1317639)

              Greeks tend to not be so pro-Zion homeland-displacing-original-inhabitants, but of course any academic cannot say that on an open channel.

              • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 27 2023, @04:39AM

                by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 27 2023, @04:39AM (#1317786)

                And while I can understand that New York City is something of an unsafe place, does anybody really need "approximately 279 guns" [cbsnews.com]?

                FTFA:

                ...police found "approximately 279 weapons" in the "cluttered" residence, including "quite a few long guns" and 92 handgun permits.

                And how is it that the cops can't count them precisely? Were there a few fractional firearms that could not be numbered?

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 27 2023, @08:54AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 27 2023, @08:54AM (#1317814)

      Just pointing out, that having "aristarchus" in the title of the post does not signify that the post is authored by said aristarchus. If aristarchus had authored it, I am sure he would have signed it.

      aristarchus

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 23 2023, @08:28PM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 23 2023, @08:28PM (#1317359)
    • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 24 2023, @01:43AM (3 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 24 2023, @01:43AM (#1317388)

      Does sound like a certain right-wind nut-gerbil. Same stalking points. Obviously a suckpoppet.

      • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 27 2023, @08:15AM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 27 2023, @08:15AM (#1317812)

        Pretty sure "someguy" (5632) is a Runaway1956 sockpuppet. Why does janrinok let stuff like this go, FFS? (Note: the FFS is a tell.)

        • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Thursday July 27 2023, @02:37PM (1 child)

          by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Thursday July 27 2023, @02:37PM (#1317872) Journal

          Because it is not a sock puppet of Runaway1956 or anyone else for that matter - it is just somebody else you disagree with and will probably now harass. Looking at the uid you have quoted he has been with the site since late 2014 or early to mid 2015.

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 27 2023, @10:12PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 27 2023, @10:12PM (#1317953)

            Yes, of course, janrinok! Not the first time you have been wrong. Pay attention on IRC, and the alternate nicks Runaway operates under. There is a pattern.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 25 2023, @06:18AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday July 25 2023, @06:18AM (#1317537)

    Freeman's journal link does not link. I was interested in what he had to say about Satan, now.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 26 2023, @04:31PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday July 26 2023, @04:31PM (#1317698)
  • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 27 2023, @07:27AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 27 2023, @07:27AM (#1317802)

    Curious, how kolie left this open to all members of SoylentNews, but after some, um, "unfortunate" comments, only janrinok approved comments, but registered and traceable soylentils are now allowed. Well, if that is how it is going to be, shut the whole place down. If we can't get rid of janrinok, there is no here, here.

    • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 27 2023, @08:01AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 27 2023, @08:01AM (#1317809)

      Curious, how an observation of the totally wacked administration of SoylentNews gets Spam modded. Maybe we need more Spam mods. Perhaps, Nuclear Spam Mods with -100 points! Janrinok equivalents of mod-banning someone for decades. Or mod-banning c0lo forever, just because no one can figure out how he was mod-banned in the first place. Or, aristarchus. But we know how that played out, all the evidence in public, or not.

  • (Score: 0, Troll) by arustarchus on Saturday July 29 2023, @11:52AM

    by arustarchus (33804) on Saturday July 29 2023, @11:52AM (#1318164)

    ACs are still banned from important Meta posts on the Front page? This strikes me as being wrong.

  • (Score: 2) by nostyle on Tuesday August 01 2023, @06:06PM

    by nostyle (11497) on Tuesday August 01 2023, @06:06PM (#1318635) Journal

    Nearly a full month, 225 votes and 130 comments, and no mention of After the Thin Man.

    Sad.

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    They were askin' if you were around
    How you was, where you could be found
    Told them you were livin' downtown
    Drivin' all the old men crazy

    -Thin Lizzy, The Boys Are Back in Town

  • (Score: 2) by dwilson on Friday August 04 2023, @02:08AM (2 children)

    by dwilson (2599) on Friday August 04 2023, @02:08AM (#1319045)

    "Best movie second sequel."

    All the options listed are the second movie in a series. A sequel. But a second sequel would be the third movie in a series, no?

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    - D
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 04 2023, @09:43AM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 04 2023, @09:43AM (#1319103)

      That is what I thought originally too. I was expecting Revenge of the Sith, Return of the Jedi, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, or LotR: Return of the King.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 04 2023, @02:10PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 04 2023, @02:10PM (#1319135)

        ...or maybe Another Thin Man.

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