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CGI has failed the moment you notice its use: the willing suspension of disbelief is the contract between artist and client needed to make the show/film work, and the moment I sense an alien fakery the contract gets shredded

The Healing Power of Patient Stories

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@douginamug In my opinion, there is huge problem of mixing the "we need to talk about utopias"-discurse and the discurse about commoning. Commoning is a very practical thing and we need tools and methods to support the process - there is nothing utopian about it. And, sanctions are an essential part. So, yes: we should openly talk about this too.

In a stimulation mapping study, Lu et al. highlight the critical role of the ventral precentral gyrus in the speech circuit, and of two distinct functional peaks in the posterior superior temporal gyrus and the pars triangularis in the naming circuit.

Finally, I thought I might as well play Dune II over again before jumping into Dune 2000, so yesterday I built the DuneLegacy source port through . I'll recommend this one over OpenDune: texture replacements, multi unit selection, queued base building, good scaling at higher resolutions, make it overall a better fit for modern PCs, even if this comes at the expense of a lower adherence to the vanilla DOS game.

I also decided to re-read my very old Italian edition of Dune, from Nord Editor, as part of the golden 'Classic of Scientific Fiction' series, dated 1973

Also, I've come to appreciate Timothรฉe Hal Chalamet even more. To me, he had already given proof of his talent when he played the starring role in Call Me by Your Name, and it's interesting to see him maturing and evolving as an actor

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I went watching Dune (2021) at theater, and I won't deny being really impressed: in the of wake Blade Runner 2049 and Arrival, Villeneuve managed to gift the spectator with an immersive cinematic journey into wide-angle framed landscapes of Arrakis. He successfully reinvented Dune, while still keeping as true as possible to the novel and Lynch's movie.

As a side note, I had the chance to get a cool poster for free.

Yesterday I went to Vintage Market Roma, host inside a an former warehouse for the local public transports unit.
Tons of old goodies, used and new, handmade accessories, indie and retro art, alternative and sustainable initiatives. Even met a young man who was printing his photos in cyanotype on handmade paperback!
Eventually bought a poster featuring a story of About Today song, by the National, designed by a local artist.

This is interesting:

The development of adenovirus vectors, as employed in some SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, follows a very long trail of research. A long-standing researcher in the field reviews here the lab-scale safety research of decades.

One excerpt:
"A decision in favor of vaccination against life-threatening disease appears prudent. Informing the public about the complexities of biology will be a reliable guide when having to reach personal decisions about vaccinations."

So, the adventure begins? I signed for the SDF Fall 2021 Plan9 Boot Camp. I had never used a Plan9 system before. It feels different, maybe not as much as something like VMS, but definitely a different beast.
Thanks @SDF for this initiative and the precious learning opportunity they're offering to users

Took Dad and Brother to see #Genesis. I have a real love/hate relationship with the band. Through the 70s and early 80s they made brilliant records but on the flip side, I don't like what they became and by all accounts, Phil Collins is **** (pay Earth Wind and Fire horns ffs). From a production point of view the show was incredible but musically less satisfying, PC was frail and set favored hits but Nic Collins was an absolute beast on drums.

Most importantly, Dad had a great time. x

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