This may be faked, but I like it either way
After taking a couple of years off after watching the first 2 seasons of Justifed, I've binged, watched the rest, and just finished the final (6th season).
Consistently excellent across all series - great writing in terms of both plots and character dialogue. Awesome acting. The two leads Timothy Olpyhant and particularly Walter Goggins are great, but the rest of supporting actors are the best in any series I can recall. The setting of a small town in rural Kentucky, where the mines have closed, and crime and drug abuse are rampant is believable and engrossing, as are the misfit hillbillies/Dixie mafia who inhabit it. Great that they are not afraid to consistently kill off main characters, and introduce new ones.
The series is fun enough that I'll probably rewatch it in a couple of years
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You know what people spend more on regularly than anything else? Groceries. Grocery shopping is basically joyless, so Amazon want to help you remove that almost entirely from your life.
That I think is the Amazon end game. Picture this. Each week you get sent two boxes.
One is full of your weeks groceries. Those are primarily things that Amazon's AI thinks you want, based on your purchase history, plus anything additional you have manually added to that weeks order.
The other box is empty, for you to send back anything you don't want. Anything you send back helps them tweak your preferences, so over time there is less and less you send back each week.
After a while, you become dependent on Amazon, and effectively lose your desire to do your grocery shopping any other way.
The combination of huge computational power behind their AI, leading edge machine learning and a robust distribution network (in large cities which is pretty much all they need to care about), they can do this better than anyone else.
A few years back when I was working at one of the big two supermarkets head office, I wrote a paper on this for the CEO, but the feedback I got from senior management when I did a presentation on this was that NZ was too small for them to worry about. Why not do it ourselves then I asked? Too much investment and not enough certainty on the return was the answer.