RedEye9 wrote on Nov 23, 2021, 15:42:
another one bites the dust
Poes Law strikes again. snicker
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 23, 2021, 12:28:
file under Poe's Law
Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse is celebrating his recent court victory with the launch of his own Twitch gaming channel.
Ben & Jerry's is honoring Kyle Rittenhouse shooting victim Joseph Rosenbaum with a new limited edition flavor, 'Rosenbaum's Heroic Hazelnut'
NKD wrote on Nov 17, 2021, 20:35:
They snubbed my anime porn games, not a single nomination! SJWs!!!! /s
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 12, 2021, 17:36:
The point I was trying to make is that there is no longer any reason to have live rounds on a movie set.
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 11, 2021, 22:49:
Shit, their headquarters would have been bombed Oklahoma City style if there had been an American Flag on the ground.
FloodAnxiety wrote on Nov 11, 2021, 20:25:
Huawei and ZTE ban appears to be due to nothing but "connected to government", with zero evidence that there is anything wrong with the tech. This is the same trade war that Trump started. Not using a less secure tech makes sense if it is less secure, but in this case the "less secure" thing about it appears to be political affiliation in nature only.
Would love to be wrong and for there to be a legitimate reason to ban this stuff other than "made in china" being the reason. But if there was a legitimate reason found, that news would be so sensational I'm pretty sure it would not escape the reporting, so this pretty much is just the US political leaders doing trade war things with China again.
Jonjonz wrote on Oct 23, 2021, 06:54:
Anyone half a brain cell can see that all of socially irresponsible media craft their AI to promote whatever engages eyeballs. The fact that lynch mobs, insurrections, and all manner of racist hate when promoted generate huge mobs is no surprise. The platforms spew disingenuous PR BS about how they will try harder to fix this, but what they really mean is they will try harder to supercharge their AI to promote anything without judgement that foments mobs as long as it means engagement.
Still clinging to the fallacy that 230 is worth this amplification of hate for profit (the very core of fascism)?
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 22, 2021, 23:56:
I worked for a gunsmith and we went to the range one day to test fire a gun he had been massaging for a customer.
We were shooting the customers supplied hand loads which were low power 9mm rounds used for race guns.
He wanted to look at my form as I shot a few rounds and good thing he did.
I had shot about two or three rounds when he said stop.
I asked him why and he said that was a squib, sure enough there was a round stuck in the barrel.
I guess if I’d been experienced I would’ve noticed it myself but my take away was never trust anybody else’s hand loads.
Dev wrote on Oct 22, 2021, 18:19:RogueSix wrote on Oct 22, 2021, 17:59:One of the interviews I watched today mentioned exactly that, that a netflix film they told the props guy they would be adding the shots and muzzle flashes and go full digital on that and don't worry about the blanks. The main reason why that's not done in more movies is the cost. It's still cheaper to get blanks currently. I mean there's also some realism parts too. But like for pure realism purposes you can get special recoiling prop guns that their only moving parts are a bit of compressed air you charge up and they pop the slide back with a little pop sound, they don't actually shoot anything.
The "solution" I liked the most though was one previously suggested in the thread which was to go full digital. Scrap any type of ammo. Use prop guns (still carefully examined ones) and edit in the shot/smoke effects later.
A good summary from ole freddiew on the levels of props that they used in their youtube video creating: