Great to see quality TV but where are the movies?

Agree with this:

Tweet from Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias)
It’s an unfashionable view but I don’t think the rise of prestige cable drama compensates for the decline of movies.
https://twitter.com/mattyglesias/status/782608548861775872

I’m seeing some pretty good shows like Narcos, Kingdom, Sillicon Valley, and a host of other shows I hear people talking about that I haven’t checked out. The ones I’m familiar with are good tv… but aside from comedies (Sillicon Valley) I’d almost always rather see a quality movie and that’s increasingly rare in my opinion.

Why does everything always need to be either 2 hours long or 1 x 12 hours long? Vote here for 6-8 hour movie format films. Give me all of Kill Bill in one shot.

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Ontario s*its the bed again with the wrong type of green spending

I don’t normally retweet anything and this is at the risk of being very politically incorrect (in my circles) but I think it’s important to speak out against this new climate change sinkhole of a plan from the Ontario Liberals. We do not want a repeat of the disastrous Green Energy Act. There are good and bad investments in environmental protection spending by government. To pull one recent example of something reasonable, here’s a recently announced federal government investment in ocean and freshwater science. By contrast, the Ontario climate change plan looks ludicrous.

The $7b spending is bad enough but worst part is the Maoist central planning https://t.co/gVGAOuV53m

— Ross McKitrick (@RossMcKitrick) May 16, 2016

Ross McKitrick is on the money in his ongoing analysis of spending on climate issues.

Update: Globe and Mail chimed in a week later echoing the same sentiment again. Apparently Ontario’s Auditor General estimates we’ll pay $170-billion extra in Green Energy Act premiums between 2006 and 2032, not even including these latest ideas. Can you imagine what we could do for our forests, wildlife, waterways, and fisheries, with that kind of money? Sad.

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Used motor oil spilled into Grand River, cleanup continues

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My first introduction to Camille Paglia

Wow what an interview.. I am impressed.

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F.lux twilight etc. optimal coordinates

I’m a fan of Paul Jaminet’s underrated take on circadian rhythms, boiling things down to generally having a day to day lifestyle with 12 hour days and (12 hour) nights year-round. He gives a good overview of his take in this podcast episode transcript here. Interesting what he says about a strategy with his newborn which I think makes more sense than anything I’ve heard from what I read on the subject when my daughters were < 1 year.

Tools like F.lux for computers and Twilight for Android etc. are quite popular but I think most people use the default approach of syncing to the users specific location to mimic sunrise/sunset. Alternatively in both of these that I use you can manually set the coordinates to for example for me on EST time I can use 0.00, -111.0 to use the equator’s latitude and adjust the longitude depending on the best 12 hour daytime hours around my schedule.

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