Users have to select an account when watching any show on Netflix, and this is something Netflix can leverage by personally addressing you - the viewer - and introducing you to the protagonist.,If the show automatically makes a decision in absence of user making a choice (passive) and makes the show move on, then it seems like there is no additional reward for the viewer to make an actual Active choice.,For Netflix's Bandersnatch currently looks like:

Now again, like games, there is no immediate prospect of Netflix offering a virtual currency as a reward for active user choice (maybe a future prospect).,Done cleverly, Extrinsic rewards work as well as Intrinsic rewards read more

It came down to the wire, but the Los Angeles Chargers and Eaton's Austin Ekeler survived to advance on Sunday in the National Football League playoffs.,Not only did Ekeler – an undrafted free agent from Western Colorado State in 2017 — arrive at the game in this splashy shirt but he had 43 yards from scrimmage — rushing and receiving.,Ekeler, after a standout career at Western from 2013-17, found his way to Los Angeles after the 2017 NFL Draft.,This season, Ekeler had 958 yards from scrimmage with six touchdowns this season including one TD last week in the season finale in Denver in front of family and friends.,He tweeted a photo on Sunday morning, hours before the Chargers' win and last week Ekeler talked about his journey to the NFL in a conversation with national sports radio host Jim Rome.

The Padres’ $1.26 billion worth may be No. 17 in baseball and only No. 69 in pro sports, but that’s up $145 million in a year or 13 percent — the biggest percentage jump in Southern California.,Despite one of the league’s top win-loss records in the past decade, the team’s value was unchanged in the past year at $460 million, a middling No. 18 in the league and a low No. 110 out of 123 pro teams.,Take the average league-wide team values: football is No. 1 at $2.5 billion, followed by the National Basketball Association at $1.65 billion; Major League Baseball at $1.64 billion and the National Hockey League at $620 million.,Expenses such baseball’s long season and the lower stadium costs of indoor sports juggle the rankings by “profit margin” — operation income vs. sales: football’s still No. 1, averaging 23 percent, then there’s basketball at 21 percent and hockey at 16 percent before baseball’s 9 percent.,The Padres’ $1.26 billion worth may be No. 17 in baseball and only No. 69 in pro sports, but that’s up $145 million in a year or 13 percent — the biggest percentage jump in Southern California.

Nor is it likely to end well for a lot of Lakers, some of whom could be New Orleans-bound in a trade for Anthony Davis … or cut for salary cap space, like the eight of them who are on one-year deals, to bring in more free agents like Klay Thompson … or unemployed like Coach Luke Walton if Magic Johnson holds him responsible for any shortfall.,I don’t see a second-round loss going over well with Johnson, not after he read Walton the riot act seven games into the season, then, in as close as he felt like coming to reassuring everyone publicly, said Luke would, “finish this season unless something drastic happens, which it won’t.”,It’s still emerging with last week’s report by ESPN’s uber-connected Adrian Wojnarowski that Magic has wanted a new coach since he took over, but has yet to convince Jeanie Buss, who is “fiercely loyal” to Walton.,Despite his cachet, James hasn’t been a behind-the-scenes schemer … aside from all his player recruiting … although Riley, whom LeBron left high and dry, late revealed that LeBron hinted that he would like him to fire Coach Erik Spoelstra during LeBron’s first season in Miami without coming out and actually asking him to do it.,A recent report from ESPN’s uber-connected Adrian Wojnarowski indicated that Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson has wanted a new coach since he took over in February of 2017, but has yet to convince team owner Jeanie Buss, who is “fiercely loyal” to Luke Walton, left.

Action on climate change has been stymied by politics, lobbying by energy companies and the natural pace of scientific research — but one of the most significant barriers is our own minds.,Making the future tangible is only one of the psychological barriers that have made climate change into an elusive problem — one for which we must cut global carbon emissions in half within the next 12 years to prevent serious devastation.,Gifford’s lab has found this cognitive tension runs alongside another barrier known as discounting, wherein people undervalue climate change because its hazards don’t feel immediate or nearby.,Consumers in Canada and the U.S. are “aware that electric vehicles exist as a thing, but don’t understand anything beyond that,” said Jonn Axsen, who directs the Sustainable Transportation Action Research Team at Simon Fraser University.,But in what might be the biggest misconception about the transition to electric vehicles, many respondents assumed that they need abundant access to charging stations before they can invest in an electric car to help the climate, Axsen said.

And it should serve as a reminder to the rest of the  AFC playoff field that even though the Patriots may have looked vulnerable at times this season, and even though Brady himself may not be the MVP quarterback he was a year ago, and even though New England has some shaky losses on its record, the fact is that Bill Belichick’s team is back where it always is: playing meaningful football in January.,Over the past seven seasons, the Patriots have gone 7-0 in the divisional round, winning by an average of 17 points per game.,But if the Texans can come up with a timely interception or two — the way they did in Foxboro during a playoff game two years ago — then it could lead to some tense moments in Foxboro for the home team.,They led the AFC with over 150 rushing yards per game and 19 rushing touchdowns on the season.,They ranked first in the NFL in yards allowed (293/game), second in points allowed (17.9/game), fourth in rushing yards allowed, fifth in passing yards allowed, third in third-down defense and second in opponent passer rating.

WOODBURY, CT — Town officials and residents are dealing with the loss of First Selectman William Butterly who died after a suspected heart attack over the weekend.,Before becoming first selectman Butterly served on the Board of Finance, was a state representative in the 76th district, chaired the Watertown Town Council and was a police and fire commissioner for the Town of Woodbury.,In the ensuing years Bill became the Chairman of the Watertown Town Council, rejoined the Watertown Fire Department, served as a Police Commissioner and opened his successful real estate company, Butterly Realty.,Bill is survived by his wife Judy; his sister Judy (Don) Schmaling; brothers Barry (Reenee) Butterly, Sean (Dinah) Butterly, Chuck (Sheila) Butterly; former sister-in-law Judy Butterly of California; brother-in-law Charles Collins of Torrington; nephews Patrick (Wanda) Butterly, Timothy Butterly, Donald (Britanny)Schmaling; Jeffrey (Amanda) Schmaling.,As parking is somewhat limited, please check their website for parking options

Donations in Bill's name may be made to Woodbury Community Services Council, P.O. Box 585, Woodbury CT 06798; St. Vincent DePaul Homeless Shelter, P.O. Box 1612, Waterbury CT 06721; or either the Woodbury or Watertown Volunteer Fire Department. read more

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Following their six-game loss to the Los Angeles Kings in the 2011-12 Cup finals, the Devils missed the playoffs the next five seasons, equaling their longest run without a postseason appearance since relocating to New Jersey from Colorado prior to the 1982-83 season.,He then ramped up his game dramatically last season, finishing with 93 points, including 39 goals, and became the first Devil to win the Hart Trophy, awarded to the league’s most valuable player.,Head Coach Barry Trotz of the New York Islanders instructs his team against the Washington Capitals during their game at the Barclays Center on Nov. 26, 2018.,The team went 6-21 to finish the season, and didn’t waste any time jettisoning head coach Jeff Hornacek with a year left on his contract.,Rookie Managers For Mets, Yankees, With Mixed Results read more