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Nickname Bodolza
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Description Overworked and Underpaid
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Signed On Apr 18, 2003, 16:27
Total Comments 569 (Apprentice)
User ID 16753
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 21, 2015, 15:29 Bodolza
 
A mobile site would be nice, as long as Blue avoids "Responsive Web Design". That stuff is a plague on the internet.  
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Date Announced
17. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Announced Apr 17, 2015, 19:02 Bodolza
 
pleasedon'tsuckpleasedon'tsuckpleasedon'tsuck

No space battles?
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
36. Re: Into the Black Apr 17, 2015, 13:14 Bodolza
 
I continue to be underwhelmed by what I'm seeing. People constantly complain about George's dialog, but his dialog is one of the primary factors in making something "feel" like Star Wars. It's why the TV shows and games always seem a bit off. Without Lucas's script, I think the movie is going to seem more like EU material than another Star Wars film.

My main concern, though, is Abrams - who has a bad habit of dumbing everything down. The giant plot holes in the Star Trek movies ruined them for me, and I don't see much to indicate that things will be different. Lucas spent years working out the stories and scripts for his films. I doubt we're going to be seeing the same level of care with the new movies.

I mean, look at this design: http://media.aintitcool.com/media/uploads/2015/merrick/tfacel14_large.jpg
Stormtroopers had a hard enough time seeing as it was. How is that even remotely functional? And the lightsaber. http://media.aintitcool.com/media/uploads/2015/merrick/newkylo1_large.jpg He's about 2 inches from skewering himself.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 3, 2015, 12:56 Bodolza
 
Congress already requires all video distributors to include close captioning, and all IP distribution to include CC on television content. Basically, the only major thing left out was movies over IP delivery. This lawsuit was trying to close that loophole. Do you really consider that abusurd?  
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News Comments > Into the Black
27. Re: Into the Black Mar 17, 2015, 12:41 Bodolza
 
Creston wrote on Mar 17, 2015, 11:55:
F is a fucking stupid system, as is literally every other unit of measure used in the US. We are a base-10 species. Not using base-10 as your default units in everything is retarded.

Both F and C are base-10. The only difference is what sets the range. In Celsius, 100 is the boiling point of water. In Fahrenheit it's the temperature of the human body (which they missed by a bit).

Since I'm a human, and not a pot of water, I prefer the F scale.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
14. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 6, 2015, 17:09 Bodolza
 
Rocksmith is where it's at, at least for guitar and bass. Especially considering the ridiculous quantity of free community tracks on customforge. Somewhere north of 5,000 last time I looked.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 3, 2015, 13:38 Bodolza
 
They're suing over the chord progression, which AFAIK, you can't copyright.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 30, 2015, 16:10 Bodolza
 
PropheT wrote on Jan 30, 2015, 14:01:
I don't know how he could sit there and say with a straight face that it wasn't the circus he's talking about.

Because he knows the work that went behind creating them. If you want to educate yourself, there's volumes of material on the subject.

Here's some good ones to start off with.
Power of Myth
The Magic Myth
Making of Star Wars
Making of ESB
Making of TPM
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 30, 2015, 13:11 Bodolza
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 30, 2015, 11:52:
Meesa no think so, George.

Yes, there was.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
8. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 23, 2015, 13:17 Bodolza
 
The right-wingers on this board have been oddly quiet so far.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
24. Re: Into the Black Jan 14, 2015, 14:36 Bodolza
 
I watched all 6 over the holiday break for the first time. I can honestly say that ROTS is currently my favorite of the bunch. Best opening, best effects, best light-saber fights. Watching ROTS and ROTJ back-to-back, I also noticed for the first time how similar the Emperor's performance is between the two.

Creston wrote on Jan 13, 2015, 23:19:
...And Anakin just going "Well shit, I'm confused, let me just go murder Jedi children because this dude who both Jedi Masters said was evil told me so."

This criticism bugs me. It's like people are ignoring that ROTS is part of a series. Lucas spent 5 and half movies establishing and explaining Anakin's fall to the dark side, but people claim it was abrupt?

"If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny"

"Your father... was seduced by the Dark Side of the Force. He ceased to be Anakin Skywalker and "became" Darth Vader. When that happened, the good man who was your father was destroyed."

"Hmm. Much anger in him, like his father."

"His mind is twisted and evil."

"do not underestimate the powers of the Emperor or suffer your father's fate you will."

"The hate is swelling in you now. Take your Jedi weapon. Use it. I am unarmed. Strike me down with it. Give in to your anger. With each passing moment you make yourself more my servant. "

"Your hate has made you powerful. Now, fulfill your destiny and take your father's place at my side!"

"Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. I sense much fear in you."

"I... I killed them. I killed them all. They're
dead, every single one of them...Not just the men, but the women and the children too. They're like animals, and I slaughtered them like animals... I hate them!"

"I will be the most powerful Jedi ever! I promise you, I will even
learn to stop people from dying."

"The fear of loss is a path to the Dark Side."

"I won't let her die. I want the power to stop death."

"Do what must be done, Lord Vader. Do not hesitate. Show no mercy. Only then will you be strong enough with the dark side to save Padme."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 2, 2015, 14:54 Bodolza
 
Loving that TCM is now actually HD. I also watched one of the movies last night, but recorded the others.

To quote the wife, "Marx brothers are a lot funnier than I expected."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 3, 2014, 13:31 Bodolza
 
That oak sticks kickstarter is a first class scam. Not because they don't work, but because the things have been available for many, many years.  
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
4. Re: Sunday Consolidation Oct 13, 2014, 12:51 Bodolza
 
That does not look promising. Besides the cheap look of the productions, I don't see much resemblance to the characters, either, and I'm not talking physically. Lots of over-acting, too.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
20. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 3, 2014, 15:31 Bodolza
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Oct 3, 2014, 13:46:
Yet there are people who still insist that a UI that was designed for a single screen running at 800x600 is still the greatest thing ever.

I was running X-windows on multi-monitor 21" high-res displays in computer labs more than 20 years ago. There were plenty of tablets around then, too (although mostly pen based). There's more horsepower for prettier graphics, but the actual human-computer interface has changed very little over the past 30 years.

We ran xeyes for a reason.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 25, 2014, 17:05 Bodolza
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 16:28:
meat and meat byproducts as they're not compostable

Yes, they are.

Seattle Compost Guidelines
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Sep 19, 2014, 14:19 Bodolza
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 19, 2014, 10:56:
So why doesn't Californy ban all violent media in that case?

For those not familiar, Marin County is politically controlled by old, rich hippies. Sort of the anti-Orange County.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 19, 2014, 14:08 Bodolza
 
If you hadn't told me it was a different band, I would have assumed it was Best Coast. Almost exactly the same sound.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 10, 2014, 17:14 Bodolza
 
I live in California and those prices are straight off of shop.safeway.com. Feel free to look them up yourself if you don't believe me. If I went to an Asian or Latino market, it'd be even less.

I'm also willing to admit it's entirely possible I'm spoiled by cheap produce here, but I didn't think the price differences would be that drastic around the country.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 10, 2014, 14:09 Bodolza
 
PHJF wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 11:34:
I use a simple salsa recipe (roma tomato, green onion, garlic, salt, lime juice, cilantro, hot sauce) that costs significantly more than simply buying a jar of Pace.

Some stuff, like ice cream or cheese, is cheaper to buy than make, but produce is cheap. These are the prices from my local store:

Pace:
$3.00 24 oz
$.125 per oz

Homemade salsa:
0.68 2 lb tomatoes
1.09 1 bundle green onions
0.10 1/2 head garlic
0.30 1/2 bundle cilantro
0.20 1 lime
0.20 2 jalapeno peppers

That's around $2.50 for about 40 oz of salsa, or $0.0625 an oz -- about half the price of Pace. You could use all organic ingredients and still come in a bit cheaper.
 
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