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having a vehicle’s headlights pulse to inform passers-by that they may be being recorded

Not sure all passers-by are fluent in Morse code.

AI in search engines is like having April Fool's Day all year round.

The Beetlejuice Beetlejuice trailer is here. Can't wait to see Jenna Ortega in the cinema again.
#JennaOrtega #Beetlejuice #BeetlejuiceBeetlejuice
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I know it's only been a few weeks since I saw her in the cinema in Miller's Girl, but the withdrawal is hard.

But anyway, we need more things with Stephanie Leonidas in a leading role. She's way too good an actress for all that supporting role, guest role stuff. And then they need to actually release the films to all countries instead of keeping it in the UK/US.

The film 5lbs of Pressure with Stephanie Leonidas is now streaming in the UK (and was already available in the US). I'm hoping it gets to my place soon too.
#StephanieLeonidas #5lbsOfPressure

Stephanie Leonidas posted some photos of an upcoming film of hers on Twitter and Instagram. The posts don't say which film, but she captioned it "Donna", which according to imdb is her character in 5lbs of Pressure.
#StephanieLeonidas #5lbsOfPressure

I didn't have this on my bingo card, but Christina Ricci is releasing a tarot deck.

On 24 September and preorder is open in her insta bio. Just passing on the info, not into tarot myself.
#ChristinaRicci #CatFullOfSpiders

Ok, got a message from Instagram that they are going to put my data into AI (presumably to decrease the I). There's a link somewhere in the message that you have the 'right to object'. Obviously the link is a dead link.
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The form now works. That is, the link to the form works. You need to enter (required) how being ingested into AI affects you, so I wrote some stuff. Then you also need to enter your country and email. They send a code to the email, which you need to enter. Then they tell you your country doesn't exist.

After many tries I found the trick: don't pick the name of your country from the auto complete. Fill in the abbreviation like NL. It does accept that. Full force dark patterns...
#Meta #Instagram

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And it's approved. My right to object is approved. Thanks Meta for approving my right.

I don't believe at all that they actually read what you write in the reason.

A surprise to some CEOs maybe, but when they reduce the headcount in their organisation, they are also left with less bodies to do the work.
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Just make the ones who are left do more work, duh. /s

I was trying to look into a minor issue with my mother's wifi router, but not remembering the password I attempted to log in a bit too much. When it stopped connecting to the internet at all I had apparently broken it completely and I tried to fix it for quite a while. Two resets and reconfiguring later we had finally internet back. Then we read on that internet that there had been a big outage with several service providers where their routes to Google had been broken, many people reporting problems.

So the conclusion is clear: Google's routes run through my mother's wifi router.

The Masque of Red Death is one of my favourite films.

"Over almost half a century, he took over the B-movie market, which had largely disappeared in the wake of television, and kept it alive almost single-handedly. Well into his nineties, he was producing Bs for $5 million and under and rolling them out for video and television release."

Each time this website asks me for the MF code, I think "language!".
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They say MFA, but I'm not up to date with current slang.

Doctor Who series 1 (yeah, I don't know either, second reboot I guess) starts tonight at 18:20 UK time, 19:20 CEST, on BBC One, with two episodes.
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Episodes 1 and 2, series 1, cohort 3, at your service.

Great interview with Miranda Cosgrove in Bustle magazine, with great photos by Kat Slootsky. She talks about her life and fame and how her life as a celebrity has been somewhat different than others. Miranda's film Mother of the Bride is out now on Netflix.

#MirandaCosgrove #Bustle #MotherOfTheBride

Apparently I still have an account at Dell, because of ordering a pc several decades ago, so I received their notification of a breach. I'm sorry to say to the hackers that accessed this customer information, that none of it is actual anymore.

using your laptop in your lap may prevent proper circulation

You had one job.

Dafne Keen will executive produce and star in a new film called Night Comes. The film's description looks very interesting, being a horror thriller that is both action and character based, set in a world without rules and gender roles. It is further produced by the people behind Get Out.

The two actresses playing sisters trying to survive the horror also rather look like they could be sisters. This explains Dafne's Instagram story of yesterday, where she posted an extreme closeup of her with another young woman, but they looked so alike and it was so closeup, that you couldn't tell who's who. Dafne must have known the announcement was coming today and wanted to skirt around the edges of what the embargo would allow...
#DafneKeen #NightComes

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Dafne's Instagram stories the day before and on the day of the announcement of the film where she and Samantha Lorraine will be sisters.

#DafneKeen #SamanthaLorraine #NightComes

Wow. I've had this personal clevo laptop for four years, it's great, the only disappointment is that it doesn't have a display signal over its USB-C connector, meaning I need a separate mini-Displayport cable to my monitor, where all other work laptops can just use the USB-C cable. It not supporting a video signal over USB-C is confirmed both in practice by my monitor, as well as by rereading the specs on the website which I didn't do properly before buying it.

Turns out, four years later, that I just need to turn on this feature in the BIOS? It could do this all along?

The setting is called "DDI to Thunderbolt" which was set to "DDI to mDP". This disables the mini-Displayport (you can't have it both ways) but sends the 'digital display interface' over the Thunderbolt/USB-C connector. This should also allow me to use my MHL cable to watch Netflix on my mother's tv (USB-C to HDMI), which previously involved a more complicated screen mirroring setup with my tablet.

I have arisen. Oh sorry, that's Easter. Anyway, today it's the day to ascend the database version.

Apparently there is (going to be) a film called Latency. No need to hurry to the cinema since it will probably start a bit later.

I only know 'The Jennifers' from Big Time Rush and thought it was a reference to Heathers...

A thing I sometimes wonder if I hallucinated is a brief national panic in the late ‘80s over “the Jennifers,” because that was when the first wave of Gen X women started entering the workforce, and lots of those first-wave Gen X women were named Jennifer so the media started referring to them collectively as “the Jennifers,” and Boomer women were panicking that their Boomer husbands would meet a young Jennifer at work and run away with her.

I swear I remember this “issue” being agonized over in national magazines

Mary dropped off.

Since I posted earlier about Jennifer as an archetypal Gen X name, if that subject interests you, you may want to check out this tool that lets you visually explore how different names have waxed and waned in popularity in the U.S. over the last 140 years:

A post-truth, post-copyright, post-scruples world.

I was super-confused for quite a bit more than a bit...

Where do Americans put the documents they're discussing if not on the table? If their table is full of documents they're not discussing, is anything they've taken off the table, what they are discussing? Where do these land? On the floor? Ah, is that what 'bringing something to the floor' means?

I was confused for a bit:

"In parliamentary procedure, the verb to table has the opposite meaning in the United States from that of the rest of the world:

In the United States, to "table" usually means to postpone or suspend consideration of a pending motion. Generally, to avoid spending time on debate and consideration.
In the rest of the English-speaking world, to "table" means to begin consideration (or reconsideration) of a proposal."


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Wednesday season two has started production this week, so lots of promo coming from everyone involved. Thing has posted his first grwm on TikTok.
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Looks like this time they avoid the harsh Romanian winter by starting filming in spring and by not being in Romania. They film in Ireland this time if I remember correctly. Last time they were filming over eight months including winter, while living in an apartment building with a permanently broken hot water boiler.

I saw several British actresses as new additions to the cast, notably Billie Piper and Frances O'Connor. The decor for some bts photos was Wednesday's and Enid's dorm room, so it seems to still include Nevermore Academy.

Hey, TikTok has landscape videos!

Hey, the trailer for Hotel Cocaine is out! Corina Bradley plays in this series on MGM+, she's the daughter in this trailer. Here's the link on her TikTok:
#CorinaBradley #HotelCocaine

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There's these marketing departments desperately trying to fit their trailers in vertical format by using some extreme pan-and-scan, including this very series in their Instagram reel. Then there's gen-z Corina who just knows the features of her platform and straight up posts the full landscape trailer on her TikTok.

"We're unhappy that other people are abusing this system, we want to be abusing it ourselves"

I've been there! Climbed all the way to the top benches and sat there for a while. The acoustics are truly impressive. It's not at all loud and echo-y as I expected, but perfectly clear.

Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, Peloponnese - Greece :

It is regarded as the best preserved ancient theatre in Greece in terms of its perfect acoustics and fine structure. It was constructed in late 4th Century BC and it was finalized in two stages. Originally theatre had 34 rows of seats divided into 34 blocks by stairs and walkways. Due to its incomparable acoustics, the actors can be perfectly heard by all 15,000 spectators, as you can even hear the sound of a pin dropping.


I think I went from Usenet to MySpace to Twitter to Tumblr to Mastodon to Pleroma to Friendica, never deleted any of these accounts...

Now I'm thinking of what a federated form of a Tumblr blog, posting in a MySpace site, to a Usenet group, would look like...

Whats your internet journey? Mine is like 2009 (10 years old): kongregate chat -> 2011: reddit and minecraft forums -> 2013? reddit only -> 2015: discord -> 2018: mastodon

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If AI was so intelligent, it would be able to count to five for the number of fingers on one hand.

The Instagram app now also supports landscape. I don't know when this changed, but they were one of the last holdouts of the portrait only gang. End of an era.

Jenna Ortega's film Winter Spring Summer or Fall will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Festival (New York) on 6 June 2024.

#JennaOrtega #WinterSpringSummerOrFall

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I love this photo of Helena Gualinga (from her Instagram). She's a human rights and climate activist from Ecuador fighting to stop fossil fuel exploration in the Amazon.


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I thought I had posted about her before. Anyway, I like, besides everything she stands for of course, also the contrast between her looking tribal one moment (when at home) and highly fashionable the next (for speaking engagements and such) (the things you have to do to save your land...) but especially how she combines the two.

I found some more photos on her own Instagram that illustrate that point.

Stop mining the Amazon! Protect this woman's land, and actually our whole planet.

Great interview with Claudia Jessie (Eloise in Bridgerton) about acting, her life and the class chasm. Eloise is my favourite Bridgerton character...
#ClaudiaJessie #Bridgerton

Turns out the new Doctor Who companion Varada Sethu will not replace the 'current' one but be in addition to her in the 2025 series. And I say 'current' in quotes because that 2024 series also still has to start for real (in May).

They say she played previously in Hard Sun, which I saw six years ago, so now I've got to try to remember what character that was.

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Her showreel is good though. Also helped me remember who she was in Hard Sun. I liked her, I quoted her character back when I was still doing that on Tumblr (now on @randomlinesfromtvandfilm ):

She was also in Doctor Foster in a small role, but I remember liking that one.

Get yourself an actress who can do both...

The new series of Beyond Paradise has a new actress (Melina Sinadinou) that I didn't know before. As you can see in the first photo (from her Instagram) she seems totally my type. Weird is very ok for me... But maybe for others the second photo (her professional headshot from Spotlight by Harry Livingstone) is more conventionally convincing?

They're advertising the series to start on BBC First this Monday 21h00. But it already runs on BBC One and I caught a glimpse. Her character seems interesting and she's worth watching for the acting too.

#MelinaSinadinou #BeyondParadise

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Content warning: Extreme close-up of an eye

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Apologies to people on Mastodon that are using software that doesn't hide images in posts that clearly have a content warning set. I did try.

The Wednesday blu-ray doesn't have the "[barely restrained seething]" subtitle... That's a Netflix-only feature... The disc has the much less inspired "[breath trembling]". It's not all advantages to owning the disc...

I loved how that subtitle captured Jenna's Wednesday.
#Wednesday #JennaOrtega

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I can't wait for season two! But I'll have to...

It's a shame Emma didn't get to use her werewolf training this season, maybe next? Wednesday got knocked unconscious a disconcerting amount of times, it's a good thing she has Goody now, might help with the healing.

It's weird how they seemed to have special events every single day, Harvest Festival, Outreach Day, Poe Cup, Raven Dance, Parents Day, etc. Hardly any actual lessons seemed to be happening. Still, instead of more school, I'm hoping for the next season to be set outside the school. And have more Goody Addams, I like a powerful witch.

They managed to make geoblocking of films even more irritating: I get a specific mail from Amazon Prime Video, telling me that Finestkind with Jenna Ortega is now available for rent. That's great, because I still want to see it, since Paramount+/SkyShowtime is not carrying that film in my country.

I go to their page, only to be met with the popup that this film is not available in my location.

Then why send me that email?!

Anyway, dear Americans, Finestkind is available for rent in your country!
#Finestkind #JennaOrtega