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Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


I thought this was coming on at the end of May . Holy poo poo is this a great start to a season.

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Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


No I caught the first episode really drat good. It looks like Samaritan is recruiting people based off IQ and a number of other analytics. Like the guy who cornered Root was kind of offputting in his explanation ,but it made a logical sense.

Samaritan is recruiting based on people who would probably respond well to specific situations like logical situations etc.

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


I guess I'll spoiler this Actually, I think Samaritan isn't running a simulation on Shaw it's using Shaw to test it's weaknesses the Primary Asset, its agents, etc... if it leads to the machine great. Otherwise its just testing itself. Also that sex scene was loving awful. Lol they just grab each other and roll around is that what Samaritan imagines sex like?

Hollismason fucked around with this message at 06:02 on May 17, 2016

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


Why would you ever leave? It's probably one of the better shows on TV.

Seriously, I knew something was up when they got busy cause that was just so loving weird looking.

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


No body worrying about Fusco? For shame.

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


I think that Samaritan kind of hosed up because all it really did was give Shaw 7000 simulations of how to murder/escape/cause havoc. So basically she's just been in a prison escape and murder simulator for a full year. That's kind of crazy.

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


It was really loving crazy when Samaritan spoke to Root through the speaker that was such a pants making GBS threads moment.

Goddamn this season has been firing on all cylinders, they even got the goofy episode with the wedding.

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


I think that Samaritan is going for a full on Gattica style society maybe?

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


That was loving awesome. Team Machine is all together. Also, Samaritan doesn't have the whole scenario what with Fusco now on team Machine and everyone together.

I see that they are keeping with the tradition of naming devastating episodes after NIN songs. Tomorrows episode is "The Day the World Went Away".


4 more episodes :( .

Hollismason fucked around with this message at 06:11 on May 31, 2016

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


Dont worry you are not alone I notice it as well. They have those guns now that are airsoft and do the correct slide motion. Why they don't use them sometimes I dunno, it seems 50/50.


Also, we must get Discouraged God Mode.

That was supposed to say fuscoe but I am leaving it.

New thread title please.

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


No, just no.


gently caress this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmrgN4FuOGQ

Hollismason fucked around with this message at 02:59 on Jun 1, 2016

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


Is there a preview for next episode ?

Fuccccck. This episode.

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


I don't think it's open access yet just that the system is no longer being deleted each night. I think Root was pushing Harold to take off the restraining orders. It's fully open meaning it's fully aware and isn't deleted each night ,but it still has some restrictions. Root wants Harold to remove those restrictions which is what I think he will do.

That's my take on it. Machine is fully aware but still inside a "cage".

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


Yeah that's the impression I got as well was that the machine finally wasn't being murdered every single day at midnight and that if they wanted to could get more information, but Finch doesn't want it that way.

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


Yeah when Root started talking about simulation consciousness etc... I knew she was going to die :( . Also, holy poo poo did they just bring a form of Roko's Basilisk?

For those that are unaware it's this hilarious though experiment.

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/bitwise/2014/07/roko_s_basilisk_the_most_terrifying_thought_experiment_of_all_time.html

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


Hey if that's the machine narrating with Roots voice then that completely changes the context of that promo.

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OFfSf7ukwg

I was talking about this video. If this is Root as the Machine

" Hello, if you're hearing this. I'm probably already dead. Did we win? Did we lose? I don't know. I'm not even sure what victory would mean anymore. We lost you. I thought we couldn't lose anymore. I had no idea ,but either way if your hearing this. Know one thing. It's over. So let me tell you what we did to fight back "

This is a loving weird narration if Root is dead. Unless they decided to just gently caress with the audience.

I think this is the machine talking to Root ( human ) who's in a simulation?

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


UrbanLabyrinth posted:

Pretty sure you're over thinking it and it's start of season Root recording a message for Shaw (who is "lost") about how they're responding to Samaritan" winning" at the end of season 4.

Why would Root tell Shaw she was alone that doesn't really make sense. I am pretty sure that the machine is either talking to it's child that it creates or it's talking to Root.

I'm kind of leaning toward everyone's dead and the machine created a failsafe.

I don't think anyone is going to make it out of this season alive.

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


I don't think anyone is going to survive this season. There's no way Reese makes it out alive or Shaw. Maybe Fusco.

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


What the hell did happen to those other tech guys? Didn't they all get killed?

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


poo poo they are all going to die and then'll it will pull back and we'll see the Machine tracking assets all over the world.

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


I don't think hrs going to kill the internet just infect and purge Samaritan which just doing that would cause harm.

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


Wasn't there a Senator that was a asset of Samaritan. Maybe it didn't protect the president because it was maneuvering that Senator in place for control of the country?

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


Yeah but it'd make sense if that's Samaritan's "end game". Also, the story is soley focused in the USA ,but Samaritan obviously has assets all over the world.

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


Wait was Harold getting the Virus or was he installing it because it seemed like it was the former.

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


Okay which one of you called out the invisible ear pieces because now I can not watch the show without noticing this. GRRrrrrrrrrrrRRr

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


nine-gear crow posted:

Here's the clip in question from the NYCC 2015 preview. The Machine cycles through the following people during its facial recognition meltdown:

  • ADMIN: Finch, Harold
  • AUX_ADMIN: Ingram, Nathan
  • PRIMARY ASSET: Reese, John
  • ANALOG INTERFACE: Groves, Samantha
  • ASSET: Shaw, Sameen
  • ASSET: Carter, Joss
  • ASSET: Fusco, Lionel
  • ASSET: Dillinger, Rick
  • ASSET: Rose, Harper
  • ASSET: Greenfield, Jason
  • POV GAP
  • ASSET: Casey, Daniel
  • ASSET: Daizo, Tatsuro

John being primary is a bit odd.

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


Echophonic posted:

Root's real name is Samantha Groves.

Yeah I remembered

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


Huh I did not expect that.

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


I kind of liked the way he went out.

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


Yeah the impression I got from Reese alternative history was that he drank himself to death.

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


It's probably a intelligent computer virus with built in learning capabilities that Harold probably created when he worked with the government just in case he needed to kill a AI.

There now.wr.can stop.discussing it.

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


Is it starting at the normal time tonight? I figured that they'd at least get a few extra minutes.

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


And so it begins :(

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


:(

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


Well that was a good way to close out a great series.

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


Yeah ,but it did end on a great note.

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


John Ta...

Was best part of the episode TBQH.

We know it is one of these

http://names.mongabay.com/surnames_T.htm

Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


Yeah that was the impression I got.

edit:

Are you sure it was not Greer?

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Hollismason
Jun 30, 2007

My reluctance to enjoy clown-based movies indicates to my friends that perhaps I hold a sinister clown-based secret...


pik_d posted:

TALAMANTES
TALAMAS
TALAS
TALLAS
TALLIS

I''d say due to the spacing, it's gotta be John Talas.

Hrmmmm

http://www.name-doctor.com/name-talas-meaning-of-talas-26466.html

quote:

This name derives from the Greek tals (τάλως), meaning talon, claw. Talōs was a giant man of bronze who protected Europa in Crete from pirates and invaders by circling the island's shores three times daily while guarding it. In the Cretan dialect, Tals was the equivalent of the Greek Hlios, the Sun: the lexicon of Hesychius of Alexandria notes simply "Talos is the Sun". In Crete, Zeus was worshipped as Zeus Tallaios, "Solar Zeus", absorbing the earlier god as an epithet in the familiar sequence.

Seems like it kind of makes sense for this to be it.

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