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Glóin the Dark last won the day on January 13 2015

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  1. I'm not sure whether you're being serious or not, so I'll assume that you are. Of course the number of deaths per day is increasing. What has been consistent is the quantity log(2) / [ log(today's total) - log(yesterday's total) ], the "doubling time" implied by the current rate of increase. For the last ten days (in consecutive order) this works out as 6.4, 6.0, 6.1, 5.5, 5.2, 5.9, 5.8, 5.1, 5.8, 5.6. It may be a crude estimate of what's going on, but gives a clearer picture of how the situation is changing than the raw totals.
  2. One day later: 23,029 You could at least do the sums for us! log 2/(log 23029 - log 20494) = 5.9. Seems to have been pretty consistent for a week or so...
  3. Same here (except that we use the phrase "couldn't care less" to mean the same thing). Is there something in the actual film that indicates an aspiration to a loftier level than is achieved?
  4. I don't think so at all! I find it to be one of the most potent and resonant films of the century so far. The fact that it doesn't spoon-feed the viewer in the matter of the thematic connection to French-Algerian history is a virtue rather than a failing. I also remember that, the first time I saw it, I felt there was a genuine possibility that the tension might give me a heart-attack.
  5. The crisis has brought out his altruistic side in this leap year at the end of his first term.
  6. Coincidentally, I'm also addicted to beer and haven't worked out since the autumn of 2017; I didn't work out before or during the autumn of 2017 either. I don't eat many crisps, however. When I do, they come out of a packet like one of these.
  7. Don't bet on it. He's probably writing the Complete History of Tarth...
  8. Ah. Then I misunderstood your reply to Alexcremers as suggesting a narrow range of interests in general, as opposed to a narrow range of interest in films.
  9. Is that not primarily due to the subject matter of the message board and this forum in particular ("Film music, movies, television, other music...")? Surely one wouldn't expect posters' experiences of quantum mechanics, mountaineering and morris dancing to enter into the arguments on the state of Hollywood film-making?
  10. There's nothing wrong with being unmoved by a particular medium, or a certain aspect of a medium. A poetry fanatic might be completely immune to the virtues of prose. That's fair enough; there should be enough poems in the world to keep them happy for the rest of their life. But they would obviously be wrong to deny the existence of the virtues of prose, and to declare all literature not in verse form an automatic failure, when it's really just outside their area of interest.
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