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Re: Out of the Blue
May 30, 2020, 18:58
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Re: Out of the Blue May 30, 2020, 18:58
May 30, 2020, 18:58
 
jdreyer wrote on May 30, 2020, 18:29:
Cutter wrote on May 30, 2020, 15:56:
I like the Boeing spacesuit much better than the SpaceX one.

I'm curious why you like it better. I don't have an opinion one way or the other. Here are the SpaceX ones for comparison.

don't know about cutter's reasons, but with the spacex ones the neck doesn't articulate and the helmet is tight fitting, so to look around they have to turn their whole bodies. the helmets may look cool but functionally they're a failure.
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions
May 25, 2020, 20:28
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions May 25, 2020, 20:28
May 25, 2020, 20:28
 
jdreyer wrote on May 25, 2020, 17:28:
So, he did it not because he wanted to win, but because "video games are for kids?"

seems that way, although it's doubly odd because he paid the gamer to drive for him. so on the one hand, he may think it's just gamers fucking around, but otoh, it's serious enough to pay to cheat at?
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 23, 2020, 18:10
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Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2020, 18:10
May 23, 2020, 18:10
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on May 23, 2020, 14:26:
I hate anime with very few exceptions. I find it boring and childish. Someone recommended "Cowboy Bebop" to me because I do love "Firefly". I hated it. It has the same problem that every anime has and that is there is a decided lack of subtlety and inherent nuance. Everything has to be a caricature taken to the most extreme level.

My notable exceptions are Ghost in the Shell (which is not surprising given my love of cyberpunk), Porco Rosso, and Grave of the Fireflies.

then you completely misunderstood bebop. it has layers and layers and layers of nuance and subtext; seldom is anyone what they say they are, most certainly not the main cast, and what they say and what they actually want are almost always completely different things. i suspect you went in with your anti-anime bias and it acted as a stone wall to any notion of sophistication that tried to present itself.

there's a scene in i think episode 12 where faye is staying with a dude named gren (who's no threat to her), but all she does is whine about how hot it is while sipping vodka and how it feels like she's in a confessional booth, which on the surface makes no sense because gren isn't religious in any way and there's no iconography around. until you consider that she's just abandoned the bebop crew and now her guilt is eating her alive, but she doesn't want to admit that to gren and likely not even to herself. layers and layers my friend, and the show is full of it, though it doesn't really take off until after faye joins the crew.

i also don't get where you saw it as a caricature - it's one of the more realistic anime i've watched in terms of character design and action. ed the hacker maybe toes the line, but she does it in such a charismatic and lovable way i don't see how anyone can say she's not a boatload of fun. no one else of import is a caricature, either in design or personality. they have depth and needs and want to live, if you just keep an eye out for it.

i haven't seen firely, but i've seen serenity, and if it's representative of the show, i'd say bebop is by far the superior work.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 23, 2020, 07:48
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Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2020, 07:48
May 23, 2020, 07:48
 
i was not aware closed borders was a widespread thing. i'd heard italy locked down, but not about anyone else. certainly not about US states. odd - covid19 is the second topic in my daily news feed.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 22, 2020, 21:30
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Re: Out of the Blue May 22, 2020, 21:30
May 22, 2020, 21:30
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 22, 2020, 17:27:
Whenever I see that story of that Fitzek guy I have to laugh, mainly because he is obviously mentally ill, but also because my government has managed to ignore it for 3 decades, and then this decade they finally realized these insane people are a threat to the stability of a country.

Then again, I am governed by a certain Merkel who just 5 years claimed that "closing all borders is impossible" excuse me while I laugh, given I was looking at full closed border to Poland a mere 3 weeks ago... blegh

curious - why do you want to closer your borders? and why is the border to poland closed?
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
May 17, 2020, 18:12
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits May 17, 2020, 18:12
May 17, 2020, 18:12
 
i have 2 200mm fans (one in, one out), and 4 120mm fans (1in, 3out). adequate, i guess.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 17, 2020, 18:01
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Re: Out of the Blue May 17, 2020, 18:01
May 17, 2020, 18:01
 
jdreyer wrote on May 17, 2020, 17:08:
FoxTrot.

Oof. That's hitting a little bit too close to home for comfort.

dreyerdaughter gently reminding you to put some fucking pants on? XD
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 16, 2020, 17:40
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Re: Out of the Blue May 16, 2020, 17:40
May 16, 2020, 17:40
 
blue i've just gotta say i love that you post science and other non-gaming related articles in ootb, helping us all be better people in the long run. in my lifelong quest to be not-a-dumbass, i think the most important thing i've learned is how little i actually know. *my modern take on plato

so thanks for continuing to show us how wonderous the universe can be.
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Re: Into the Black
May 15, 2020, 21:33
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Re: Into the Black May 15, 2020, 21:33
May 15, 2020, 21:33
 
they were the best part of season 2, i just hope the writing will match their talent. can't believe how hot rebecca romijn still is, just a few degrees off her 90s incandescence.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 15, 2020, 00:32
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Re: Out of the Blue May 15, 2020, 00:32
May 15, 2020, 00:32
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 14, 2020, 22:27:
1badmf wrote on May 14, 2020, 22:02:
curious - how many of you guys actually visit the forums? i only ever click on comments links.
You mean other than the News Forum/Comments? Only time I've been in the others is when I followed links from within the News Forum.

there's a discussion forum link under resources. ever click it? nor have i XD
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 14, 2020, 22:02
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Re: Out of the Blue May 14, 2020, 22:02
May 14, 2020, 22:02
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 14, 2020, 19:45:
jdreyer wrote on May 14, 2020, 19:27:
...The Abyss is a fantastic film...
It is -- unfortunately it is almost always aired with critical scenes cut out. The ones showing the pending tidal wave attacks -- seems like there is something else they leave out often, but I can't remember it right now

yeah, the director's cut is the far superior film, even if it dabbles dangerously in left leaning politics for some people's liking.

the cop will not be prosecuted - the perp wasn't just running from the police. he began to weave and swerve dangerously, threatening the safety of others. i get enraged by police brutality as much as you guys, but in this case, i'd have to agree with them - when you endanger the safety of others, your own safety is forfeit. the outcome probably wasn't what they wanted, but rather an unfortunate probability of the necessity to stop the perp.

curious - how many of you guys actually visit the forums? i only ever click on comments links.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 11, 2020, 00:32
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Re: Out of the Blue May 11, 2020, 00:32
May 11, 2020, 00:32
 
hyperion spoiler-y:

it was a magnificent work of imagination, lacking the plot to really coalesce the whole thing into a masterpiece. i felt it meandered while simmons went on a showoffy tour of his imagination, and the last bit about how love was the force that was the fundamental principle of the universe (or something like that) was... barfworthy. which is not to say that i don't believe in love, i really do, but that was a stretch. i mean, maybe i misunderstood it, so feel free to correct me if i'm wrong, but it was the same issue with his ilium books. staggering work of imagination; weak plot.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 10, 2020, 22:36
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Re: Out of the Blue May 10, 2020, 22:36
May 10, 2020, 22:36
 
Verno wrote on May 10, 2020, 21:33:
1badmf wrote on May 10, 2020, 19:04:
jdreyer wrote on May 10, 2020, 18:10:
So yesterday there was a list of most read sci fi books. Interestingly, none of the ones on the list were the ones that are occasionally discussed here. So what are y'all's favorite sci fi books or book series?

i'm probably not as well read in scifi as i should be. any recommendations for an engrossing adventure that also opens one's mind?

Hyperion by Dan Simmons. A masterpiece of the genre.

haha that's one of the few on the list i have read. thought it was overrated tbh. dan simmons' best work was The Terror imo, a horror reimagining of the lost Franklin expedition that went in search of the northwest passage. they made a quite good tv series out of it, but the book was still far superior, though maybe a bit slow for thrill seekers who eschew character development.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 10, 2020, 19:04
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Re: Out of the Blue May 10, 2020, 19:04
May 10, 2020, 19:04
 
jdreyer wrote on May 10, 2020, 18:10:
So yesterday there was a list of most read sci fi books. Interestingly, none of the ones on the list were the ones that are occasionally discussed here. So what are y'all's favorite sci fi books or book series?

i'm probably not as well read in scifi as i should be. any recommendations for an engrossing adventure that also opens one's mind?
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Re: Bond Girls
May 9, 2020, 20:57
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Re: Bond Girls May 9, 2020, 20:57
May 9, 2020, 20:57
 
HoSpanky wrote on May 9, 2020, 18:28:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on May 9, 2020, 15:06:
Famke Janssen as Xenia Onatopp, Janssen at her ultra hottest, no contest.

It's a bit of a shock remembering just how many shitty Bond films there were, hehe.

Janssen is STILL bonkers hot. The show itself is iffy, but SHE is on fire in Hemlock Grove.

i always thought her peak hotness was her guest role on star trek tng, but that might be because that was my first sight of her as a hormonally overwhelmed youngling.
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Re: Ubisoft Apologizes for Assassin's Creed Valhalla
May 8, 2020, 19:40
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Re: Ubisoft Apologizes for Assassin's Creed Valhalla May 8, 2020, 19:40
May 8, 2020, 19:40
 
mirthy wrote on May 8, 2020, 15:59:
I really liked Assassin's Cred Odyssey. It's a far cry from their old formula. More open world, more action and combat, less stealthy. It's evolved quite a bit over the iterations and I think this is a good direction for it. It's also good for short sessions -- easy to pick up and put down.

As for Ubi, I may hate some of their practices (e.g. their DRM and marketing) but they really do make a lot of fun games.

i had a great experience playing odyssey but i hate that it's not a stealth game anymore. they should've had more night time sneaky sneak missions with more robust stealth gameplay than just 'stick to the rooftops'.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
May 8, 2020, 19:37
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Re: Morning Consolidation May 8, 2020, 19:37
May 8, 2020, 19:37
 
halo won't be an xbox exclusive though. it's also coming out on pc which is certainly where i'll be playing it.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 8, 2020, 19:34
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Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2020, 19:34
May 8, 2020, 19:34
 
JD conspiciously absent. wonder if he banned himself messing with his newfound god powers XD
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 3, 2020, 08:04
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Re: Out of the Blue May 3, 2020, 08:04
May 3, 2020, 08:04
 
jdreyer wrote on May 3, 2020, 02:05:
What's the best small-a alien movie? Some possibilities:
- Arrival
- Close Encounters
- Contact
- Under the Skin
- The Thing
- Men in Black


E.T. is really kinda garbage isn't it. ooh i know. the steve gutenberg classic Cocoon!
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Re: What is the best Alien movie?
May 2, 2020, 22:25
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Re: What is the best Alien movie? May 2, 2020, 22:25
May 2, 2020, 22:25
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 2, 2020, 22:02:
1badmf wrote on May 2, 2020, 20:13:
...have none of you heard of coyote peterson? the bite zone? no? nothing?

the future is bright my friends
Not until now. Just based on the titles of his videos, he is one of those brilliant idiots.

oh there's nothing idiot about him. he fully leverages his own willing risk taking with the youtube generation's hunger for shock content to grow his fame and subscriber numbers. enough that he got his own show on one of the big nature channels now.

i've never been a big fan of general gun ownership, but goddamn, might need a pump action and some buck shot to take care of one of these giant bastards.
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