The Remake of IT (A Non-Political Commentary)

And I saw IT.

After all the commotion in the media it had to be watched sooner or later. I don’t really know what my opinion is. It was good I guess.

The original IT was a bona fide story (Stephen King WROTE it and was not manifactured to fit a formula) and as the story was told one felt it. This IT is a “designed” piece. I don’t think the story had a definite Protagonist as was done in 2017. That made it interesting too. The flow of the story was not obvious as one searches for the lead person and what to expect. All the characters were strong. It is funny I am in Chinatown surrounded by and none of the kids in the movie were Chinese. Racist movie?

The characters in our movies today are representative of whom we want to watch in the movie hence males and females, blondes and brunettes, variety of races and to be politically correct (the mentioned are no longer for diversity) we have variety of sexual orientations too AND always all of them appear in the cast. 

The story of IT is from another era so to sell it in Asia they added a Chinese (if he is not from China then I am definitely racist for calling all Asians Chinese, right? You are so smart) Cinematographer. He is supposed to be good and his name pops very strategically in the opening credits too (China number one deal with State Department requires this?)

The bathroom scene was good (yes many scenes are borrowed from other movies but was done very well) and details of Pennywise features available for fun and slow perusing were done well also. 

Most horror movies delay or hide the scary stuff until a major effect. IT shows off Pennywise (maybe because everyone knows the story of IT so well) in wrinkles, drolls and skin spots for as long as you care to look at them. The camera is in no rush to leave  IT. 

Politics wins again. China was represented in IT even if the original story wouldn’t let them in.

And I did read a review on IT also prior to viewing. I had recently asked about the fastest way to catch up in wine tastings because I am a few vintages behind and best advice I got was to read on the wines I be tasting and in no time will be known as an arrogant Sommelier again. I do the same for the movies because I am a few sequels behind. 

Telegraph had the highest Google standing and “appeared” as THE review on IT when searched. It was OK. The review did not say one good thing about IT though there was no bashing either UNTIL the very last sentence when credit was given for bringing the characters to life successfully. 

I learned that in college. If the content is not worth reading in a publication ALWAYS read the last sentence (if not pragraph) for something worth reading. This review had a one sentence admittance as the last sentence that basically had a different tone than the entire review AND said IT was good. 

Newspaper articles about war and politics are good for this too. You read an entire biased article and at the very end is mindbugling to also read what sounds like “everything just read were lies or 40% true etc.” How it is expressed may vary but the last sentence is always interesting. And that is a good reason to read Tabloids and not big news. RAW stories as called can be “interesting” and worth reading. The other stuff is so controlled that kills you to read the damn thing.

And let’s not forget the political joke of the day on IT also that the kids here are in fact a young Clinton, Bush and Obama, Trump and Hillary who meet General Uncle (Pennywise the clown that lives to scare the shit out of everyone or as he says “lives off the fear”) in their younger days. Things don’t get better when they grow up some may say.

IT is good to watch. The movie definitely moves though has nothing to say you don’t already know about the movie. It is a remake and is made for an audience expected to know way too much about the movie except for the warning to Trump not to mess with General Pennywise. Pennywise only LOOKS like whatever Trump wants him to look like. He is a totally different breed than “imagined.” Ask Hillary. She learned well the hard way “I lost the election??? But it is fixed. How can it be lost? IT)

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Battery Cases And Styli

Battery cases for Galaxy Note 8 begin to appear. eBay has a lot already but I don’t see Zero Lemon yet. Then it is also true that Note 8 has amazing battery. It definitely needs a partial charge sometime during the day but as far as holding itself the Note 8 battery is amazing. 

The other interesting thing is the stylus. As a stylus it hardly differs from the Note 5 but in some cases it is interesting. Squid is a handwriting note taking app which is very useful. I just happened to opt for using the Galaxy Note 8 stylus as input method AND changed the settings so doesn’t need pressure by the Stylus. It is amazing. The ease the stylus moves and draws (writes) is incredible. It is like writing on the soft skin of a person. There is that little friction. There is no fraction but doesn’t slide off either. I am very impressed by this experience. Did Galaxy Note 5 do the same with same ease? How would I know. Verizon has my Note 5 and if stories we are told are true it goes back to the government. I don’t know. I do know Galaxy Note 8 is a God-sent. It is needed beyond belief. And it never feels big unless I leave it facedown and looking at it in it’s case I have to say “that is a big phone.” It never does so experience-wise.

And I got a Ringke case for my Galaxy Note 8. I get tired of cases mostly because I take them off and clean my phone blah blah. This one definitely beat the TPU and had a little surprise too. The tempered glass won’t fit with this case on. I would say it is about half a milimeter too long and that is all it takes not to fit. I don’t care. I will be changing cases in no time and I will make sure the next one can fit a tempered glass.

Galaxy Note 8 is an awesome phone. It is recommended over any phone.

Long Live Samsung Themes?

I finally found a Samsung Theme that works for me. 

Them folders are so small and the apps inside are so much tinier you cannot see jack. Fortunately the naming system for the folders is friendlier now hence you look for the name. It works. 

What doesn’t work is the name blends into background and you are screwed. The right Theme can save the day BUT what the heck is infinity effect? Any wallpaper theme I downloaded warned me Infinity Effects are gone if I use and finally I said the heck with it and did it. I can see my folders now and I have no idea what I have lost.

I got my Gboard back too. I was wondering what was wrong with my keyboard. I was using default Samsung keyboard. Back to Gboard. 

The battery is good so far. And I am used to the Google search on every page so I just installed the same widget on every pane! And I moved it down where is close to keyboard. Why reach to top of screen? 

So far so good. I am waiting to see which world leader adopts this world phone first. When the very first Galaxy came out (hadn’t come out yet) I used to utilize some incredible info in my sales pitch. Someone asked me one day how do you know these things and I have never heard from anyone. Samsung Galaxy whatever with it’s fat keyboard. Consumer something magazine phone of the year. How did I know? I also announced the Galaxy as the phone all countries adopt as THE world phone not to pay American prices for iPhone. Was I right or was I right? 

And now we await President Trump the boldest of them all to show off his Note 8? He doesn’t have the webbo to do it either. He has a Galaxy S3. I have a free screen protector for it if he wants it. I think I have a spare charger too if his stopped working. 

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 the phone that survived the jealousy of PINK America, RED China, RABBID North Korea and the rest. A phone for World Leaders (Must have Webbos) and on a historical note it was yours truly who made stupid ass Motorola Startac the mandatory celebrity phone of it’s days. I think cost $400 then. And the stupid Motorola V3 or V6 for being so tiny and Hollywood loved it at $600. I cannot believe for those stupid phones. You couldn’t buy a car for $600 then but you CAN buy a car for $1000 as price of a phone today? Everything is so weird. 

Get your Note 8 if you are a world leader before those dirty celebrities pick it up. Hurry.

It is No Superphone

Keyone has been doing well. LG X Power got replaced by Keyone and not much else.

Blackberry Keyone is an Android phone. Keyboard is different but unless I can learn the BlackBerry features it is an Android phone. And it tried to cheat and stop me at 2 GB. I don’t think so. Background activities blah blah. One advantage of Sprint has been Unlimited Data. I switched 2 to 1000 GB as when my data runs out. 

Somebody show me how to use my BlackBerry as a BlackBerry not Android. Them apps. I am afraid to use them…

And time to get a Note 8. I hope I can use it as a Note not an Android…. 

And Keyone is no Superphone. Pandora and a few apps open and is “slow times“ close to freezing. Where is my Note 5. Never slow.

The Return of Dr. Evil…

The technology revenge blog continues. It only took one day after the last blog of similar content was password locked as this no longer is needed and same stuff returned right away and cynics named it Dr. Evil Returns. Well, he is back and he ain’t Dr. Evil. He is the best friend you never had. Who else would know and dare tell you for instance today is second day of National Security sweep operations nationwide. The ops expected to reach climax by middle of next week and everyone will get a piece publicly. They call the man Dr. Evil because would tell you or as NY Times once said “we know same information but is classified and cannot share” and not fair that Dr. Evil does it and great NY Times have to be careful. Then again classified is basically defined as what is bad for our interests in government. Dr. Evil is here. He is supposed to be reporting technology but as his advisor told him or whispered him “anything popular culture” is good. That is to regain old reputation via Hollywood. They sell pop culture in as many forms and good or bad talk is same to them so mud slinging can happen in a tech blog. Politics is about interests and pure fraud so fits pop culture under fiction. The current ops were to end by weekend next. However is said a second round begins then. Dr. Evil has no complaints. As Russians put it Evil was unhappy because pure military ops don’t gain in political warfare theater when secret so adjustments have been made and political scores will be gained too. Evil likes political scores. Enjoy the nice weather!!!!!