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ORPHAN

I thought Orphan was an intelligent and scary horror film and I have been very disappointed in some of the unfair criticisms I have read. Critics who thought it ridiculous that an adult could pass for a small child are simply misinformed. While not common, things like this do happen in real life. Just googling “adults pretending to be children” reveals several creepy real life examples. It is true that some of the scenes in Orphan have been done before. Orphan references several other classic horror films – the body in the road (The Bad Seed and Children of the Corn), the creepy artwork and mysterious foreign adoption records (The Ring). However, critics who give the film a bad review for this reason confuse blatant plagiarism with paying homage to genre classics – which this film has done quite artfully. The body count was fairly low for a horror film of this length. The film did an excellent job of playing on audiences’ fears by placing major characters where they could experience the things people commonly fear: nightmares, stillbirths, drowning, castration, heights, burning buildings, darkness, out of control vehicles, car accidents, icy roads, and losing loved ones. I only have three complaints with this film. First, I find the relationship between the parents and the son to be nearly non-existent from the beginning. I think Esther’s usurpation of the affection due Daniel and the development of her viewing him as competition would have moved forward better if we would have seen Daniel be closer to his parents at the beginning of the film. Second, whoever designed the jump scenes demonstrated that he or she could deliver really good jump scenes. However, they were sometimes placed in the film at awkward moments that did not advance the film. Third, they are showing us too much. We need a little time to wonder if it is Esther or the recovering alcoholic mother who is really the crazy one. They shouldn’t show the kid pushing another kid on the playground. It would be better to just see the fall and see Esther there and wonder. They don’t need to show Esther putting the car in neutral and releasing the parking break. They could just have the car start rolling down the hill and Esther standing next to the school house with an innocent look on her face. Then we could wonder if she did it. The film would have been much better if the mystery had been preserved a little longer. Still though, quite a good horror film. Two thumbs up. Four out five stars.

 

drwxr-xr-x  13 cas     4096 Oct 10 19:57 111
For example drwx   is for yourself which is the user

drwxr-xr-x  13 cas     4096 Oct 10 19:57 111

For example drwx   is for yourself which is the user
-xr-x // is for group and others to access..

r = read

w = write

x = executable.

 

drwxr-xr-x  13 cas     4096 Oct 10 19:57 111

So as a user you have rwx = read/write/executable

for people in your same group of ‘cas’ got r-x = read and executable permission

for other people got r-x = read and executable permission

intellisense || \/ code >>> compile >>>> run >>> success (you think) 😉 /\ || || || ^^ \/ \/ \/ ^^ errors errors customer error report ^^ \ // || ^^ \ // \/ ^^ google <===== try to understand what happend ^^ || \ \/ \<<<<<<< copy N paste

BSG: Caprica

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A few nights ago, Baba and I watched the Battlestar Galactica movie Caprica; a chronicle of the creation of human-consciousness possessing robots. Not mere artificial-intelligence – actual human consciousness that was downloaded into robot bodies. This idea of a non-human non-living being possessing actual consciousness forms the backbone of Battlestar Galactica, the ensuing conflict being: if you have human consciousness without human mortality, what becomes the relative value of humanity as a collection of living, dying human beings?

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The story is thought provoking, but still, as a sci-fi TV show set on another planet in a distant future, the morality is rather predictable and it’s often the stilted dialogue that requires the greatest suspension of disbelief. In the BSG universe, mortality is found to be fundamental to what it means to be truly human and the “cylon” copies are a threat to a linear, progressive future. Caprica goes back fifty years before the start of BSG to detail the ideas behind the initial creation of the cylons.

Caprica details a society torn apart by religious conflict between the polytheistic majority and an emerging group of monotheists, including a terrorist organization which resorts to suicide bombing to “cleanse” the infidels and show them “the way.”  

Opinion: I’m a little concerned that Zoe the Cylon could come across rather hokey. Having the girly voice come from the huge robot was … a little weird. How can her friend possibly save her while she’s in that state? It’s simply fascinating to think that all of what made Zoe Zoe is inside a robotic body. The question of the existence of a soul must come into play at some point.

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The movie is directed by Won Tae-yeon, starring Kwon Sang-woo, Lee Bo-young and Lee Beom-soo. Kwon Sang Woo whose nicknamed Kay (as in letter K in English alphabet) and Lee Bo Young as Cream. They are both orphans. Kay has abandoned by his parents when he was young and Cream lost her family in a traffic accident. They met in High School and lived together. They have mutual feelings but couldn’t get married because Kay has a cancer and didn’t let Cream know about it. Instead, he wished that Cream would live happily with someone that could give her a good life. Cream pretended that he loved Joo Hwan (Lee Beom Soo), a healthy and kind dentist. It is just to grant Kay’s wish for her. But Joo Hwan has a girlfriend so Kay talked to her and asked her to leave Joo Hwan. He told her about his situation and Joo Hwan’s gf agreed but in one condition. If she could take pictures of him. Cream got married and Kay died without knowing that Cream knew about his situation. She got married to grant Kay’s wish. But after the death of Kay, Cream also died. It is to follow Kay and make her promise to him to be with him forever even after death.