jdreyer wrote on Jul 2, 2020, 18:22:Cutter wrote on Jul 2, 2020, 13:40:
Kinda cool about those power balls. Doesn't make nuclear waste any less of a problem however.
It's not just the waste issue. It's also that uranium and plutonium are limited, extremely rare and valuable substances with a multitude of applications that probably shouldn't be wasted producing electricity when we have so many other options to do so.
WannaLogAlready wrote on Jun 30, 2020, 20:41:jdreyer wrote on Jun 30, 2020, 17:08:
The best of the new movies is Rogue One for precisely this reason. Which is odd since it had the most unlikable characters.
Concur. Rogue One was the only movie I liked.
And of the new saga, Ren was the only credibly epic character I was interested in.
In that line I´d totally watch "Rise of the Jdreyerdaughter" !
wtf_man wrote on Jun 30, 2020, 14:26:Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jun 30, 2020, 14:13:
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that Star Wars just isn't that great of a setting. It produced two great films (Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back) and some memorable video games, and that's about it. The rest is passable at best genre fare dressed up in nostalgia. Even the original trilogy ran out of ideas by the end of the first act of Return of the Jedi.
Yeah... 2 out of 9 films that wasn't utter crap. Pretty bad ratio.
jdreyer wrote on Jun 29, 2020, 18:52:
New DNA Analysis Reveals Ancient Scythian Warrior Was a 13-Year-Old Girl.
At 13 Dreyerdaughter was 5'6" and 130 pounds of solid muscle. When she was shopping for her freshman year of high school (still 13), people were asking her which college she was going to. Given that Scythians were horse mounted warriors, I could easily see a 13 year old female warrior with the strength and skill to participate if not in actual battle, then in the realistic training these warriors practiced on their way to becoming fighters.
jdreyer wrote on Jun 24, 2020, 14:39:Beamer wrote on Jun 24, 2020, 13:04:
I was dying to try durian when I was in Singapore, but didn't have the chance in part because I was there only about 18 hours. Every shop has durian biscuits for tourists, but I couldn't find actual durian anywhere.
I hear it's delicious, and figured it was going to be my best opportunity to try it.
It's really good. Cloyingly sweet, so best in small doses.
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 22, 2020, 07:59:
Never heard of the "AvE channel" prior to this...
jdreyer wrote on Jun 22, 2020, 23:13:
If you haven't seen The Lost Boys in a while, check it out. Still holds up. It's amazing that the film is basically the origin and influence for so much popular entertainment: Buffy, True Blood, Blade, What We Do in the Shadows, etc. Before this movie, vampires were basically "Dracula" and that was it. After this we see lots of movies and TV where vampires are a race and a culture. Before this vampires were old and staid. After this, vampires become hip and dynamic. Even Stranger Things shows this film's influence with its dual storylines of the younger kids and the teens.
Another aspect of this film is that it shows what can be done with a limited budget and no CG. There are some great scenes that are effective by what's left off camera for the audience to fill in. Also, the set design and cinematography create great atmosphere.
And that soundtrack. So good.
Lastly, a very young Kiefer Sutherland totally steals the scenes that he's in.
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 20, 2020, 21:20:
In true Jonestown style the New York times has photos of the Tulsa rally. Nobody was wearing masks and no one was practicing social distancing.
The stadium was not full, the outside arena was never needed, people were handed masks and they immediately threw them away,
And the lies, the lies were never ending.
Spektr wrote on Jun 16, 2020, 06:03:Slick wrote on Jun 15, 2020, 22:41:
Frostbite already runs incredibly well with something ultra-detailed like SWBF2, when you're in space there's no terrain.
Game will still look better than just about any space-type game, but it will also run really well.
Are you saying there will be no combat on the surface of planets? Why make a Starwars Fighter game in 2020 with no fight in the atmosphere of planets when we had games like No Man's land? Only Space, a few fighters and capital ships to take down.. That sounds very bland and repetitive.
jdreyer wrote on Jun 15, 2020, 18:06:The Half Elf wrote on Jun 15, 2020, 17:53:Kxmode wrote on Jun 15, 2020, 16:50:
Not interested in an Overwatch clone set in Star Wars.
Because Overwatch and Star Wars Star Fighters are pretty much the same thing?
What's the rebel starfighter equivalent of Mercy?
Beamer wrote on Jun 13, 2020, 19:51:
It's odd to me that some people think being called racist is worse than saying something bigoted, so they try to reduce the definition of "racism" to a cartoon villains in a movie. Someone twirling their moustache and saying "I'm racist!"
Racism is only intentional to them, and only covert. Overt racism, accident racism, well meaning racism, and racism from ignorance all exist, as well. That Avenue Q song covers the latter well, when someone says something racist not because they want to be racist, but that they're unaware how and why it's racist.
Today, though? Some people just want to make the claims that your dad complaining about the Orientals are too good at math isn't racist because he just doesn't understand the issue with the term and because it's actually a compliment.
opie wrote on Jun 12, 2020, 22:50:
"Star Wars game that will come to PC and consoles"
it will be on rails, but shitty.... why is it so hard to get another Xwing or Tie fighter or Xwing vs Tie fighter...
jdreyer wrote on Jun 9, 2020, 20:33:Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 9, 2020, 16:37:jdreyer wrote on Jun 9, 2020, 16:28:It is all one instance. Solo play is the same universe as Open play, you just don't see the other players. What country do you live in? Or are you just on a rotated schedule?
Usually past midnight for your timezone.
Also, my main character is in SP mode. Can that be migrated to the full multiplayer servers?
Redeye knows, I'm in HI. So I usually can get on around 9PM, but by that time most of you mainlanders are asleep, or should be.