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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 23, 2020, 20:48
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 23, 2020, 20:48
Sep 23, 2020, 20:48
 
could you shove some of that cold air socal way? it's gonna be > 100 next week. in october. fuck that noise.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 18, 2020, 21:58
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2020, 21:58
Sep 18, 2020, 21:58
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 18, 2020, 19:52:
Rest in Peace
Ruth Bader Ginsburg


i know this is too soon, but my mind just races forward to all the possibilities trump and McConnell will use this to shove through their own new Justice. and you know he will, 2016 be damned. and it'll be someone even farther right than gorsuch and kavanagh because they proved to not be the republican fanatic lapdogs the republican brain trust hoped they'd be. they'll shit on RBG's legacy as a selfless american servant and cackle in the dark as they know they stole a supreme court seat right before trump gets booted from office. i have no evidence, but i just know she was trying her damndest to hang on until after the election. she really should've retired years ago because of her health, and i think under even a normal republican president she would've. i think she literally died in service and hope of a better america, trying to prevent those monsters from solidifying trump's racist elitism for decades to come. i'll be interested to see who they nominate, if he/she is even remotely qualified. i think they'd be hard pressed to find a veteran judge who's as far right as they'd like. RIP RBG, we were bettered by your limitless courage. and now we're worse off =(
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 16, 2020, 23:12
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 16, 2020, 23:12
Sep 16, 2020, 23:12
 
today, just making conversation, my boss asked a few of us if we'd get the corona virus vaccine, and, shocker, the trump supporters in unison said 'NO'. what. the. fuck.
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Re: Into the Black
Sep 10, 2020, 05:42
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Re: Into the Black Sep 10, 2020, 05:42
Sep 10, 2020, 05:42
 
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 10, 2020, 05:01:
Looks visually impressive. Also, the trailer is tailor made to attract an audience that might not be overly familiar with the work of Frank Herbert. So I don't have much gripes in that regard. However, Timothy Chalamet looks like he is on Xanax for the entire trailer and that's worrying. I hope Im wrong, I've seen his work and think he is an outstanding young actor so Im hoping it's just the scenes chosen for the trailer. An understated performance from him as Paul Atredies would make this very hard to watch.

excellent point. paul doesn't start out the broody emo prince - that transformation from naive noble's son to fierce warrior is the soul of his journey. without the beginning the end is diminished. i thought kyle mclachlan was excellent in that regard.
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Re: Into the Black
Sep 10, 2020, 02:04
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Re: Into the Black Sep 10, 2020, 02:04
Sep 10, 2020, 02:04
 
JD: the atreides were supposedly directly descended from the greek hero Atreus himself, who was the ancestor of agamemnon and menelaus. so, ethnically greek, although how much that's mixed by 20something thousand years in the future is debatable. but yes, assuming they preserve their bloodlines as jealously as the bene gesserit say, they'd be white.
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Re: Into the Black
Sep 10, 2020, 01:58
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Re: Into the Black Sep 10, 2020, 01:58
Sep 10, 2020, 01:58
 
Kxmode wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 23:16:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 22:57:
Kxmode wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 21:39:
Cutter wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 21:29:
The rock opera Pink Floyd however does not bode well. This should be a classically scored work. I also wish he'd chosen some lower profile actors. Tired of seeing Momoa, Brolin, etc. everywhere. I like them yes but they've just all been in way too much stuff of late.

Right. Like they could have hired middle eastern actors. People who were born in the desert countries where they filmed this movie.

While not Arabic, it looks like the Fremen were cast using ethnic actors: Zendaya, Javier Bardem, Babs Olusanmokun, Gloria Obianyo. Since the Atreides are from Caladan, it makes sense that they aren't a "desert" people, although we are again presented with the "white savior" trope. Can you imagine if the Atreides clan was cast using all Japanese actors? Or all Sudanese actors? But that's not how Hollywood works. A shame.

Out of curiosity, which Arabic actors would you have liked to see cast?

Faran Tahir as Stilgar (he played Captain Robau in Star Trek [2009])
Sofia Boutella as Chani
Amr Waked or Hossein Mahjoub as Liet-Kynes (Hossein Mahjoub's performance in the Persian film The Color of Paradise is good; the film is good too)

i'm not overly familiar with arabic cinema, but surely there's a role for the good Dr. Bashir? Dr. Kynes maybe? although wasn't he not actually fremen, but a planetary ecologist sent by the landsraad?
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Re: Into the Black
Sep 9, 2020, 22:08
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Re: Into the Black Sep 9, 2020, 22:08
Sep 9, 2020, 22:08
 
not digging momoa as... who is he? halleck? idaho? duncan i think, the way he greets him upon arrival on arrakis. he's such a one dimensional actor. the others i greatly admire, but him - such an odd choice. like if arnold schwarzenneger played him in the 80s dune. but then again they got Sting to play feyd and he was grand, so momoa could totally surprise me i guess.

also, ornithopters!
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 9, 2020, 21:58
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 9, 2020, 21:58
Sep 9, 2020, 21:58
 
El Pit wrote on Sep 9, 2020, 16:31:
Aaaaaaaand... Official news on Ryzen 4000 on October, 8, and official news on Big Navi on October, 28.

By then a lot of people will have already preordered the new Nvidia products and some of them will already be playing games on them for a month or so. AMD should have hurried up in my opinion. They will have lost quite a bit of potential customers by coming 6 weeks (release date of the 3080/90: September, 17) late to the party.

But maybe they got something interesting to offer. I am waiting for 3070 Ti with 16 GB or 3080 Ti with 20 GB but would definitely buy a Big Navi that is on par with the 3070/80 and offering an acceptable amount of video RAM.

people are always upgrading all the time. they're not missing out on anything imo. they will be if they release a garbage product. i'm due for a ray tracing upgrade myself. kinda sad my vega 64 liquid only lasted me 3 years. not cuz it got slow but it doesn't support ray tracing.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 8, 2020, 22:42
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 8, 2020, 22:42
Sep 8, 2020, 22:42
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 8, 2020, 17:07:
Both Cavill and Urban would make great Bonds. I wonder if either would be interested though. Cavill is fulfilling his childhood geek dreams playing both Superman and Geralt of Rivia. And Urban tends towards meatier, more challenging roles like Billy Butcher, Judge Dredd, and his awesome DeForest Kelley imitation as Bones.

Speaking of Daniel Craig, I watched Knives Out on Netflix last night, and it was awesome. Recommend.

Cavill might be too good looking to play bond, i feel. if Craig's done nothing else, he's sortof matured the image of bond from international spy playboy to masculine soldier. i think i'd prefer not to take a step back in that regard, even though i do very much like cavill as an actor and he could pull off bond very well.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 6, 2020, 00:52
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 6, 2020, 00:52
Sep 6, 2020, 00:52
 
so it wasn't watchable?
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 23, 2020, 16:52
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2020, 16:52
Aug 23, 2020, 16:52
 
hiking may be the greatest outdoor activity on earth. you commune with nature, get a good workout in, break away from your computer for a good long time, and (unless you're a complete loser) spend it with good company. i'm fortunate to live in california cuz the hikes here are phenomenal. blue if you ever feel like taking a hiking vacay, go to yosemite. being one of the most popular nature parks in the world, it's very user friendly. the valley itself is run like a theme park with a good mix of hikes form beginner to advanced and a quick free tram that runs all around the valley floor. just gotta make your reservation months in advance. there's even a hotel but it's super expensive. best bet is get a camp ground site.

i actually went on a hiking vacation to oahu which is even better if you can believe that. rain forests, walkable streams, mini waterfalls, simply gorgeous. but takes a lot more planning and money. if you plan on doing any more challenging trails, it's a prerequisite for both of you to get in better shape. even the intermediate trails in yosemite were hard for me cuz of the elevation (4000ish feet) and elevation changes, and i've been an athlete my whole life. also on long hikes you have to carry your necessities with you. i was carrying probably 30 lbs of food, water, and camera equipment with me XD
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
Aug 20, 2020, 22:43
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 20, 2020, 22:43
Aug 20, 2020, 22:43
 
whoa they're actually gonna go after a corporate fat cat with prison time instead of just letting the company pay a huge fine. color me shocked. i only wish obama had the balls to go after goldman sachs execs the same way after the housing crash.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 16, 2020, 19:08
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 16, 2020, 19:08
Aug 16, 2020, 19:08
 
pretty safe to assume he means this site since he's commenting here. same here. pc, no connection fuckery going on. i don't even run adblocker. not ever. pops up like once a week for me.
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Re: A Total War Saga: TROY Reviews
Aug 13, 2020, 02:47
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Re: A Total War Saga: TROY Reviews Aug 13, 2020, 02:47
Aug 13, 2020, 02:47
 
SunnyD wrote on Aug 12, 2020, 23:59:
Cutter wrote on Aug 12, 2020, 12:36:
Get up, Prince of Troy. Get up. I won't let a stone take my glory.

Brad made that old-timey up close 'n personal killing style of warfare look good in that flick, no two ways about it. Only thing wife hadta say after seeing it first time together was 'mmm, brad butt good.' She just doesn't understand the important things, y'know.

~Finis~

haha he definitely looked the part of a greek demigod. too bad his accent was fucking terrible. not his best performance.
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Re: Morning Interviews
Aug 12, 2020, 14:19
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Re: Morning Interviews Aug 12, 2020, 14:19
Aug 12, 2020, 14:19
 
fuck EA up their stupid asses.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 11, 2020, 21:51
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 11, 2020, 21:51
Aug 11, 2020, 21:51
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 11, 2020, 18:09:
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 11, 2020, 17:56:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 11, 2020, 17:37:
Great pick. I've been watching the West Wing (awesome show BTW).
Aaron Sorkin, king of dialogue. Several times I have been watching a movie and thought, "Damn, there is some great dialogue in this movie". Each time it was Aaron Sorkin.

Yeah, the dialog is so awesome. Just finished S3 though, and Sorkin departs the show then, so we'll see how it holds up after that. I tried Sorkin's Newsroom, and just bounced off though. I think the characters were just unlikable.

early seasons were some of the greatest political drama in tv history. later seasons... not so much, particularly went down hill after rob lowe left. which is not to say it ever got bad, just... went nowhere for 3 or so seasons. focused too much on interpersonal office drama instead of the grandeur of running the greatest country on earth. would somewhat salvage 2020 if out of nowhere they revived the show with sam seaborn running for president like bartlett predicted, josh as his chief of staff.
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Re: Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition Released
Aug 7, 2020, 23:36
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Re: Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition Released Aug 7, 2020, 23:36
Aug 7, 2020, 23:36
 
so if i haven't bought it yet, should i wait for them to debuggify it for a bit?
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Re: Outage Update
Aug 6, 2020, 21:07
Re: Outage Update Aug 6, 2020, 21:07
Aug 6, 2020, 21:07
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 6, 2020, 20:16:
Frans wrote on Aug 6, 2020, 15:27:
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 6, 2020, 15:20:
And we are back...
Some bot running on Amazon EC2 was hammering the server. Just returned home after several hours to find an IP-block ban was in order... Annoyed

Bad Bots. Bad Bots. Whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when Frans comes for you. Policeman

so does that mean someone was ddosing the site?
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Re: Outage Update
Aug 5, 2020, 21:01
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Re: Outage Update Aug 5, 2020, 21:01
Aug 5, 2020, 21:01
 
lotta unfamiliar names popping up well wishing. guess this place is internet home to a lot more of us than i realized.
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Re: Outage Update
Aug 5, 2020, 14:18
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Re: Outage Update Aug 5, 2020, 14:18
Aug 5, 2020, 14:18
 
so boys, i brought the nachos. anyone wanna go in on a stripper or two?
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