Out of the Blue

Today is an autumn milestone in these parts, as we have our first snowfall of the season. At various points this has threatened to become a heavier storm, but so far it's remained what you'd describe as a dusting. If we needed to go out it would be no problem. But since we don't, we're happy we can just hunker down and ignore it. I hope the weather is better near you, and if it isn't here's hoping your travel plans are as nonexistent as ours.

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Re: OotB: Snow(ish) Day
Dec 2, 2021, 15:23
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MattyC wrote on Nov 29, 2021, 21:18:
Greentiger wrote on Nov 29, 2021, 03:10:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 28, 2021, 14:31:
Sorry, Ridley Scott, we just don’t think it’s safe to go back into the cinema.

In fairness, The Last Duel would have bombed regardless of COVID. The last historical epic he did, Kingdom of Heaven, made $47M on $130M budget. And that was arguably a more accessible film.

I really enjoyed Kingdom of Heaven

If you haven't already seen it, I recommend the extended / director's cut of Kingdom of Heaven. It won't win anyone who didn't like the original, but it does bring more of the same and some interesting subplots.

Thanks. I actually own it already. I put on "family movie night" for my wife and kids and I showed it to them. They weren't impressed but I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. Smokie and the Bandit was apparently more their speed (it's not a bad movie, but I am trying to show them all the American films I consider classic in one way or another). Although my son did enjoy The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. We haven't done it since he left for the army, but I'm hoping to show them The Cannonball Run this weekend.
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Re: OotB: Snow(ish) Day
Nov 30, 2021, 21:42
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Re: OotB: Snow(ish) Day Nov 30, 2021, 21:42
Nov 30, 2021, 21:42
 
MattyC wrote on Nov 29, 2021, 21:18:
Greentiger wrote on Nov 29, 2021, 03:10:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 28, 2021, 14:31:
Sorry, Ridley Scott, we just don’t think it’s safe to go back into the cinema.

In fairness, The Last Duel would have bombed regardless of COVID. The last historical epic he did, Kingdom of Heaven, made $47M on $130M budget. And that was arguably a more accessible film.

I really enjoyed Kingdom of Heaven

If you haven't already seen it, I recommend the extended / director's cut of Kingdom of Heaven. It won't win anyone who didn't like the original, but it does bring more of the same and some interesting subplots.
Wow
I started watching Kingdom of Heaven Directors Cut last night and 2 hours flew by, I'll finish the final hour this evening.
Thanks for the recommendation.
I can see where the 144 minute theatrical version could have left a person hanging.
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Re: OotB: Snow(ish) Day
Nov 29, 2021, 21:18
MattyC
 
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Nov 29, 2021, 21:18
 MattyC
 
Greentiger wrote on Nov 29, 2021, 03:10:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 28, 2021, 14:31:
Sorry, Ridley Scott, we just don’t think it’s safe to go back into the cinema.

In fairness, The Last Duel would have bombed regardless of COVID. The last historical epic he did, Kingdom of Heaven, made $47M on $130M budget. And that was arguably a more accessible film.

I really enjoyed Kingdom of Heaven

If you haven't already seen it, I recommend the extended / director's cut of Kingdom of Heaven. It won't win anyone who didn't like the original, but it does bring more of the same and some interesting subplots.
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Re: OotB: Snow(ish) Day
Nov 29, 2021, 13:02
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Nov 29, 2021, 13:02
 
Simon Says wrote on Nov 28, 2021, 20:51:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 28, 2021, 18:56:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 28, 2021, 17:23:
Another one for the Sorry Antivaxxer site.

Except this time, it's a two-fer!
Animal loving vegans are the original anti-vaxxers.

By that definition, I should've been anti-vax too.

https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/composition-division

The difference between him and I, is that I trust science and when my ideas conflict with science. I just let science guide my way to new ideas depending on the evidence.

Old habit I got back when I rejected religious and Cult-ural taboos, dogmas and beliefs, reprogrammed myself so to speak by kicking as much of those out of my skull ( some linger still despite my best efforts, tough old birds ), in favor of ever evolving ideas.

I based this approach as much as possible on the scientific method.

The approach also has the added benefit of putting "trust in politicians" out of the equation. I wish more people would use that approach when I see studies showing such a strong correlation between trust/approval rate in their government pre-covid and vaccine coverage.

I lost track of how many times I got "guilty by association'd" to the "bad" Quebec government ( or big pharma ), when I advocate for vaccines, as a rationalization/defense mechanism to avoid putting into question their own beliefs.

*****

I can only have compassion for this guy, he looked like a good man.
A poor characterization on my part. I was thinking of the "hippie," pro-homeopathy, "my-body-is-a-temple" vegans. Most vegans are pro science, which is why they're vegans in the first place.
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Re: OotB: Snow(ish) Day
Nov 29, 2021, 09:08
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Re: OotB: Snow(ish) Day Nov 29, 2021, 09:08
Nov 29, 2021, 09:08
 
Dragon's Blood was amazing as well.
Guess MOBA are better as animated series.

The Witcher Nightmare of the Wolf wasn't as good as the game, but still another great watch.
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Nov 29, 2021, 07:24
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Nov 29, 2021, 07:24
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 29, 2021, 03:21:
I don't know if he was an anti-vaxxer per se, or just vaccine hesitant (sounds like the latter), but MMA star Diego Sanchez was unvaxxed, got COVID, and is in the ICU.
People who get kicked in the head for a living probably should not get medical advice from gym rats.
So he would not get vaccinated because he was waiting for a better one, but when offered an experimental drug in the hospital he took it. (Regeneron)
sigh
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Re: OotB: Snow(ish) Day
Nov 29, 2021, 06:52
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Re: OotB: Snow(ish) Day Nov 29, 2021, 06:52
Nov 29, 2021, 06:52
 
The Last Duel - The trailers left me with zero interest in it. The presented it as mainly about a medival he said she said involving lords and ladies that after 2 hours of finger pointing culminates in one simple duel.

I would never have gone to see Gladiator if the trailers focused on the final dual and the royal politics.

PS - Marionettes - of any size give have always given me the creeps.
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Re: OotB: Snow(ish) Day
Nov 29, 2021, 06:09
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Nov 29, 2021, 06:09
 
1badmf wrote on Nov 29, 2021, 00:54:
just finished watching Arcane on netflix and man, it is outrageously better than it has any right to be. it's an adaptation of league of legends but you don't need to know anything about the game to watch; i didn't. explores themes of wealth inequality and conflict resolution, and family dynamics that can break bonds to the limit. so well written, and the voice acting is first rate too. and the CG is so stunningly good, i was only 99% sure it was CG heh. seriously, every frame could be a work of art. highly recommended.

Yep, one of the best shows in a LONG while and even Kojima praising it sealed the deal for me This is the future of animation with CG - extremely well done, superb animations and effects, this is what this medium CAN do.

And to top it off, the story is actually pretty great Who would have ever guessed. Arcane rules
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Re: OotB: Snow(ish) Day
Nov 29, 2021, 03:21
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Re: OotB: Snow(ish) Day Nov 29, 2021, 03:21
Nov 29, 2021, 03:21
 
I don't know if he was an anti-vaxxer per se, or just vaccine hesitant (sounds like the latter), but MMA star Diego Sanchez was unvaxxed, got COVID, and is in the ICU.
I'm a smoldering volcano of virility. At least, that's what I tell myself.
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Re: OotB: Snow(ish) Day
Nov 29, 2021, 03:12
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Nov 29, 2021, 03:12
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 28, 2021, 17:23:
Another one for the Sorry Antivaxxer site.

Except this time, it's a two-fer!

Have you tried r/hermancainaward?
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Re: OotB: Snow(ish) Day
Nov 29, 2021, 03:10
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Re: OotB: Snow(ish) Day Nov 29, 2021, 03:10
Nov 29, 2021, 03:10
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 28, 2021, 14:31:
Sorry, Ridley Scott, we just don’t think it’s safe to go back into the cinema.

In fairness, The Last Duel would have bombed regardless of COVID. The last historical epic he did, Kingdom of Heaven, made $47M on $130M budget. And that was arguably a more accessible film.

I really enjoyed Kingdom of Heaven
"Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying." ― Arthur C. Clarke
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Re: OotB: Snow(ish) Day
Nov 29, 2021, 00:54
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Re: OotB: Snow(ish) Day Nov 29, 2021, 00:54
Nov 29, 2021, 00:54
 
just finished watching Arcane on netflix and man, it is outrageously better than it has any right to be. it's an adaptation of league of legends but you don't need to know anything about the game to watch; i didn't. explores themes of wealth inequality and conflict resolution, and family dynamics that can break bonds to the limit. so well written, and the voice acting is first rate too. and the CG is so stunningly good, i was only 99% sure it was CG heh. seriously, every frame could be a work of art. highly recommended.
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Re: OotB: Snow(ish) Day
Nov 28, 2021, 22:33
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Re: OotB: Snow(ish) Day Nov 28, 2021, 22:33
Nov 28, 2021, 22:33
 
If confirmed, the stem-cell-derived treatment is an amazing scientific breakthrough. As Mr. Tact mentioned, the immediate medical utility is less certain. T1D is a pain (literally) to manage, but for most people that seems preferable to being immunosuppressed in the Covid Era.

The actual article is from the New York Times; the linked site "dnyuz.com" is a sad, plagiarizing aggregator. If you want a legitimate non-paywalled version of the original article, go here: https://www.yahoo.com/news/cure-type-1-diabetes-one-153117186.html.
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Re: OotB: Snow(ish) Day
Nov 28, 2021, 20:51
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Nov 28, 2021, 20:51
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 28, 2021, 18:56:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 28, 2021, 17:23:
Another one for the Sorry Antivaxxer site.

Except this time, it's a two-fer!
Animal loving vegans are the original anti-vaxxers.

By that definition, I should've been anti-vax too.

https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/composition-division

The difference between him and I, is that I trust science and when my ideas conflict with science. I just let science guide my way to new ideas depending on the evidence.

Old habit I got back when I rejected religious and Cult-ural taboos, dogmas and beliefs, reprogrammed myself so to speak by kicking as much of those out of my skull ( some linger still despite my best efforts, tough old birds ), in favor of ever evolving ideas.

I based this approach as much as possible on the scientific method.

The approach also has the added benefit of putting "trust in politicians" out of the equation. I wish more people would use that approach when I see studies showing such a strong correlation between trust/approval rate in their government pre-covid and vaccine coverage.

I lost track of how many times I got "guilty by association'd" to the "bad" Quebec government ( or big pharma ), when I advocate for vaccines, as a rationalization/defense mechanism to avoid putting into question their own beliefs.

*****

I can only have compassion for this guy, he looked like a good man.
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Nov 28, 2021, 20:12
Wolfen
 
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Nov 28, 2021, 20:12
 Wolfen
 
This Unhealthy Behavior Will Make You Miserable.

As a manager myself I tend to take responsibility for most things as it was my job to make sure things were done correctly or if I made the decision to something that didn't fly. It's healthy to just own up to mistakes and learn from them.
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Nov 28, 2021, 19:19
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Nov 28, 2021, 19:19
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 28, 2021, 18:36:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 28, 2021, 17:23:
Another one for the Sorry Antivaxxer site.

Except this time, it's a two-fer!
SorryAV has removed at least one person (Ben Garrison, the right wing cartoonist) and they turned off the comments on a couple others, including a dude mentioned here. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/27/style/anti-vaccine-deaths-social-media.html
Steel ain't on it yet but he's been submitted. wink
I love how these stories are about how mean the SAV commentariat is, and not how wrong and injurious anti-vaxxers are spreading misinformation, disease, and death.
I'm a smoldering volcano of virility. At least, that's what I tell myself.
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Re: OotB: Snow(ish) Day
Nov 28, 2021, 18:56
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Nov 28, 2021, 18:56
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 28, 2021, 17:23:
Another one for the Sorry Antivaxxer site.

Except this time, it's a two-fer!
Animal loving vegans are the original anti-vaxxers.
I'm a smoldering volcano of virility. At least, that's what I tell myself.
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Re: OotB: Snow(ish) Day
Nov 28, 2021, 18:36
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Nov 28, 2021, 18:36
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 28, 2021, 17:23:
Another one for the Sorry Antivaxxer site.

Except this time, it's a two-fer!
SorryAV has removed at least one person (Ben Garrison, the right wing cartoonist) and they turned off the comments on a couple others, including a dude mentioned here. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/27/style/anti-vaccine-deaths-social-media.html
Steel ain't on it yet but he's been submitted. wink
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Re: OotB: Snow(ish) Day
Nov 28, 2021, 17:48
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Nov 28, 2021, 17:48
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 28, 2021, 14:25:
A Cure for Type 1 Diabetes? For One Man, It Seems to Have Worked.

N of 1, but that's pretty awesome. I hope they can scale it.
It is a good step, but a lifetime of taking immunosuppression drugs raises other problems. Hopefully, they will eventually figure out how to use stem cells to create others cells in such a way that the target/receiving body does not attempt to reject them. I actually think they will eventually achieve that goal, it just might be a long time away.
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Re: OotB: Snow(ish) Day
Nov 28, 2021, 17:23
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Nov 28, 2021, 17:23
 
Another one for the Sorry Antivaxxer site.

Except this time, it's a two-fer!
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