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Re: The Off Topic Topic
« Reply #69090 on: January 15, 2019, 10:34:52 am »
There's a movement to ban one-use pods over here, it's getting some traction and IIRC some Spanish regions have passed or are considering laws to that effect.

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« Reply #69091 on: January 15, 2019, 10:39:29 am »
What's so special about pods?  There's billions of other plastic package thingys out there.
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« Reply #69092 on: January 15, 2019, 10:40:41 am »
What's so special about pods?  There's billions of other plastic package thingys out there.

A lot of one-use plastic packaging and tools (i.e. plastic dishes, forks, straws) are getting banned in Europe.

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« Reply #69093 on: January 15, 2019, 10:44:01 am »
Are you banning the spork?? :o
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« Reply #69094 on: January 15, 2019, 10:46:14 am »
What's so special about pods?  There's billions of other plastic package thingys out there.

A lot of one-use plastic packaging and tools (i.e. plastic dishes, forks, straws) are getting banned in Europe.

I hope that impacts how things are packaged over here. It is crazy how much packaging junk you have to deal with.
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« Reply #69095 on: January 15, 2019, 10:47:31 am »
Are you banning the spork?? :o

If they are one-use, yeah.

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« Reply #69096 on: January 15, 2019, 03:08:10 pm »
What's so special about pods?  There's billions of other plastic package thingys out there.

A lot of one-use plastic packaging and tools (i.e. plastic dishes, forks, straws) are getting banned in Europe.

Good. Plastic forks piss me off so much. They should be taxed to oblivion to force shops to use wood ones.
I miss old fashioned wooden chip forks.
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« Reply #69097 on: January 15, 2019, 03:17:44 pm »
They should be taxed to oblivion to force shops to use wood ones.

Maybe if they can get them to not feel like a tongue depressor going in one's mouth. Mostly make me feel like gagging.
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« Reply #69098 on: January 15, 2019, 03:33:42 pm »
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« Reply #69099 on: January 15, 2019, 03:52:36 pm »
Who was watching musicals in the silent film era?
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« Reply #69100 on: January 15, 2019, 03:55:49 pm »
The IEEE Spectrum had a couple articles on Minitel; the French Bulletin Board Service from the 80s:

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« Reply #69101 on: January 15, 2019, 04:02:08 pm »
Who was watching musicals in the silent film era?

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« Reply #69102 on: January 15, 2019, 04:06:50 pm »
Who was watching musicals in the silent film era?

One can argue that the music video was invented during that era. Many companies shot short films to accompany popular songs that were played live in cinema parlors.

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« Reply #69103 on: January 15, 2019, 04:07:55 pm »
A lot of one-use plastic packaging and tools (i.e. plastic dishes, forks, straws) are getting banned in Europe.

Good. Plastic forks piss me off so much. They should be taxed to oblivion to force shops to use wood ones.

The EU has already banned them for 2021.

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« Reply #69104 on: January 15, 2019, 04:16:11 pm »
Who was watching musicals in the silent film era?

From what I remember, in the very early days of silent movies they'd film music hall acts and record the music separately. They didn't have a way to synchronize the sound and music; so it didn't catch on.  The relatively high percentage you're seeing around 1910 is before movies really took off as a commercial art form, so even a small number of experimental films would make for a decent percentage.
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