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Dear Hollywood: Do a Mash Reboot

By Shamus
on Sunday Dec 28, 2014
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Nerd Culture




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Project Button Masher

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My Music

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No, self-aware robots aren't going to turn on us, Skynet-style. Not unless we designed them to.