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Re: We looked at 1,200 possibilities for the planet’s future. These are our best hope.
Dec 6, 2022, 12:48
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Re: We looked at 1,200 possibilities for the planet’s future. These are our best hope. Dec 6, 2022, 12:48
Dec 6, 2022, 12:48
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on Dec 6, 2022, 12:13:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 5, 2022, 13:14:
I can hope to wake up to 100 pure gold bricks stacked in my living room but the probability of that is very low. So low as to be nearly non-existent.

The probability of the entire globe controlling emissions to the point where we will "only" see a 1.5C rise in temperatures to avoid catastrophic climate events is equivalent to those gold bricks showing up in my living room. India and China, for example, are some the biggest air and water polluters in the world and barely pay lip service to climate change. So long as there is money to be made in vast amounts, corporations and governments aren't going to do anything to effectively address the problem of global warming. 78% of all global pollution that leads to climate change come from corporations.

So, in short, we're fucked and we will continue to be fucked until the human race as a whole decides that there are more important things to strive for than the acquisition and hoarding of resource based wealth.
Greed for riches and power is the heroin + crack + meth of humanity.
If unrestrained (don't think it's possible), Earth will turn barely habitable in time.

No matter, with humanity gone, the Earth will mend after millenia.
There are some forces working for good.
Chevron is not only one of the world's largest producers of climate emissions but also is notorious for spreading climate disinformation. Chevron is currently being sued by 20 cities and states for misleading the public about how its products drive climate change. Big Oil companies have engaged in a decades-long campaign of misinformation that has contributed to global warming.
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Re: We looked at 1,200 possibilities for the planet’s future. These are our best hope.
Dec 6, 2022, 12:27
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Re: We looked at 1,200 possibilities for the planet’s future. These are our best hope. Dec 6, 2022, 12:27
Dec 6, 2022, 12:27
 
You guys must be fun at parties.
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- Mahatma Gandhi
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Re: We looked at 1,200 possibilities for the planet’s future. These are our best hope.
Dec 6, 2022, 12:13
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Re: We looked at 1,200 possibilities for the planet’s future. These are our best hope. Dec 6, 2022, 12:13
Dec 6, 2022, 12:13
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 5, 2022, 13:14:
I can hope to wake up to 100 pure gold bricks stacked in my living room but the probability of that is very low. So low as to be nearly non-existent.

The probability of the entire globe controlling emissions to the point where we will "only" see a 1.5C rise in temperatures to avoid catastrophic climate events is equivalent to those gold bricks showing up in my living room. India and China, for example, are some the biggest air and water polluters in the world and barely pay lip service to climate change. So long as there is money to be made in vast amounts, corporations and governments aren't going to do anything to effectively address the problem of global warming. 78% of all global pollution that leads to climate change come from corporations.

So, in short, we're fucked and we will continue to be fucked until the human race as a whole decides that there are more important things to strive for than the acquisition and hoarding of resource based wealth.
Greed for riches and power is the heroin + crack + meth of humanity.
If unrestrained (don't think it's possible), Earth will turn barely habitable in time.

No matter, with humanity gone, the Earth will mend after millenia.
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Re: OotB: Looking ahead
Dec 6, 2022, 11:57
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Re: OotB: Looking ahead Dec 6, 2022, 11:57
Dec 6, 2022, 11:57
 
James Cameron has made amazing and unique films.
Teminator 1 & 2
Aliens
True Lies
Titanic
Avatar
The Abyss

Mind, 1 film only, I wonder if all filmography is considered :

Rank Name Worldwide box office Films Average Highest-grossing film
1 Steven Spielberg ---- $10,640,004,408 37 (Jurassic Park)
2 Russo brothers ---- $6,843,333,916 8 (Avengers: Endgame)
3 Peter Jackson ---- $6,536,773,156 15 (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)
4 Michael Bay ---- $6,495,374,196 16 (Transformers: Dark of the Moon)

5 James Cameron ---- $6,356,104,865 14 (Avatar)

6 David Yates ---- $6,350,846,791 10 (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2)
7 Christopher Nolan ---- $4,955,969,790 13 (The Dark Knight Rises)
8 J. J. Abrams ---- $4,649,045,992 6 (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
9 Tim Burton ---- $4,413,606,915 19 (Alice in Wonderland)
10 Ridley Scott ---- $4,366,275,609 31 (The Martian)
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Re: OotB: Looking ahead
Dec 6, 2022, 08:27
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Re: OotB: Looking ahead Dec 6, 2022, 08:27
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Armengar wrote on Dec 6, 2022, 02:21:
it has an entire disney land section for starters.
LOL. Really? Never heard about it. But not surprising considering how few commercials/ads I see these days.
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Re: OotB: Looking ahead
Dec 6, 2022, 06:16
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Re: OotB: Looking ahead Dec 6, 2022, 06:16
Dec 6, 2022, 06:16
 
1badmf wrote on Dec 6, 2022, 02:13:
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 6, 2022, 00:04:
Jivaro wrote on Dec 5, 2022, 23:25:
I wasn't a fan of the Avatar movie but one thing was true: it sold some serious toys and merch besides selling a lot of tickets/blurays/digital sales. I don't see the attraction but a lot of people did.
They had merch? I thought it was famous simply for the nearly $3 billion in box office.

It was at best a bad story, but still it rang a bell for me. As a young kid I thought being a Native American prior to the Europeans showing up seemed like it would have been cool. Hey, I was a kid... still even though my actual life has been almost a complete opposite to that living with nature thing the prospect of that idea still resonates in a corner of my mind...

if dances with wolves wasn't a thing, avatar would've been brilliant. visually it was still brilliant.

Really? My impression of it was that there were no characters - everyone was a over-the-top caricature of cartoon people and villains. The good guys were white-hat wearing puritans, and the bad guys might as well have worn capes and black hats and evilly laughing while twirling their mustache. In a summer blockbuster I understand there will be some over-simplifications in the characters but this was beyond the pale.
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Re: OotB: Looking ahead
Dec 6, 2022, 02:21
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Re: OotB: Looking ahead Dec 6, 2022, 02:21
Dec 6, 2022, 02:21
 
it has an entire disney land section for starters. The merch is huge. And for a single unique film outside core disney thats quite something.
Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.
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Re: OotB: Looking ahead
Dec 6, 2022, 02:13
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Re: OotB: Looking ahead Dec 6, 2022, 02:13
Dec 6, 2022, 02:13
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 6, 2022, 00:04:
Jivaro wrote on Dec 5, 2022, 23:25:
I wasn't a fan of the Avatar movie but one thing was true: it sold some serious toys and merch besides selling a lot of tickets/blurays/digital sales. I don't see the attraction but a lot of people did.
They had merch? I thought it was famous simply for the nearly $3 billion in box office.

It was at best a bad story, but still it rang a bell for me. As a young kid I thought being a Native American prior to the Europeans showing up seemed like it would have been cool. Hey, I was a kid... still even though my actual life has been almost a complete opposite to that living with nature thing the prospect of that idea still resonates in a corner of my mind...

if dances with wolves wasn't a thing, avatar would've been brilliant. visually it was still brilliant.
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Re: OotB: Looking ahead
Dec 6, 2022, 00:04
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Re: OotB: Looking ahead Dec 6, 2022, 00:04
Dec 6, 2022, 00:04
 
Jivaro wrote on Dec 5, 2022, 23:25:
I wasn't a fan of the Avatar movie but one thing was true: it sold some serious toys and merch besides selling a lot of tickets/blurays/digital sales. I don't see the attraction but a lot of people did.
They had merch? I thought it was famous simply for the nearly $3 billion in box office.

It was at best a bad story, but still it rang a bell for me. As a young kid I thought being a Native American prior to the Europeans showing up seemed like it would have been cool. Hey, I was a kid... still even though my actual life has been almost a complete opposite to that living with nature thing the prospect of that idea still resonates in a corner of my mind...
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: OotB: Looking ahead
Dec 5, 2022, 23:25
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Re: OotB: Looking ahead Dec 5, 2022, 23:25
Dec 5, 2022, 23:25
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Prez wrote on Dec 5, 2022, 19:52:
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 5, 2022, 19:13:
Prez wrote on Dec 5, 2022, 19:02:
Cameron long since lost his ability to produce a movie that people want to see. I suspect that we won't get to Avatar 3 much less 6.
Well, they have been making 2, 3, & 4 simultaneously. So, I'd guess there is a reasonable chance those three will get finished...

Ah, didn't know that. Thanks.

I wasn't a fan of the Avatar movie but one thing was true: it sold some serious toys and merch besides selling a lot of tickets/blurays/digital sales. I don't see the attraction but a lot of people did.

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Obituary: Bob McGrath Dead: 'Sesame Street' Star Was 90.
Dec 5, 2022, 21:22
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Obituary: Bob McGrath Dead: 'Sesame Street' Star Was 90. Dec 5, 2022, 21:22
Dec 5, 2022, 21:22
 
Not a name I recognized but the attached youtube clip brought back memories.
90 is a great run. RIP.
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Re: OotB: Looking ahead
Dec 5, 2022, 19:52
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Re: OotB: Looking ahead Dec 5, 2022, 19:52
Dec 5, 2022, 19:52
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 5, 2022, 19:13:
Prez wrote on Dec 5, 2022, 19:02:
Cameron long since lost his ability to produce a movie that people want to see. I suspect that we won't get to Avatar 3 much less 6.
Well, they have been making 2, 3, & 4 simultaneously. So, I'd guess there is a reasonable chance those three will get finished...

Ah, didn't know that. Thanks.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
- Mahatma Gandhi
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Re: OotB: Looking ahead
Dec 5, 2022, 19:13
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Re: OotB: Looking ahead Dec 5, 2022, 19:13
Dec 5, 2022, 19:13
 
Prez wrote on Dec 5, 2022, 19:02:
Cameron long since lost his ability to produce a movie that people want to see. I suspect that we won't get to Avatar 3 much less 6.
Well, they have been making 2, 3, & 4 simultaneously. So, I'd guess there is a reasonable chance those three will get finished...
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: OotB: Looking ahead
Dec 5, 2022, 19:02
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Re: OotB: Looking ahead Dec 5, 2022, 19:02
Dec 5, 2022, 19:02
 
Cameron long since lost his ability to produce a movie that people want to see. I suspect that we won't get to Avatar 3 much less 6.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
- Mahatma Gandhi
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Re: OotB: Looking ahead
Dec 5, 2022, 15:58
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Re: OotB: Looking ahead Dec 5, 2022, 15:58
Dec 5, 2022, 15:58
 
A buddy had a prostatectomy almost a week ago and still hasn't had a bm. A PA said get some Magnesium Citrate Saline Laxative if he could find any, but none is available anywhere. https://www.drugs.com/drug-shortages/magnesium-citrate-oral-solution-859
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Re: Trash truck explosion
Dec 5, 2022, 15:18
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Re: Trash truck explosion Dec 5, 2022, 15:18
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The Flying Penguin wrote on Dec 5, 2022, 14:42:
Okay, I was curious so did a deep dive. First off driver is okay and walked away. That trash truck was probably fueled by CNG (compressed natural gas). And no, unlike what someone says in the comments, the tanks are not on the roof. That bulge on the roof is a roof mounted trash compactor, which is becoming more common. An example of a CNG truck with a roof compactor: https://youtu.be/BXfEKF1ZkNE
OK, how did this one happen. https://youtu.be/66QfAw4nB_k
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Re: OotB: Looking ahead
Dec 5, 2022, 15:08
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Re: OotB: Looking ahead Dec 5, 2022, 15:08
Dec 5, 2022, 15:08
 
Holy cow. There are reports the Saudis signed Christiano Ronaldo to a two year contract for $517 million. Crazy if accurate.
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Trash truck explosion
Dec 5, 2022, 14:42
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Trash truck explosion Dec 5, 2022, 14:42
Dec 5, 2022, 14:42
 
Okay, I was curious so did a deep dive. First off driver is okay and walked away. That trash truck was probably fueled by CNG (compressed natural gas). And no, unlike what someone says in the comments, the tanks are not on the roof. That bulge on the roof is a roof mounted trash compactor, which is becoming more common. An example of a CNG truck with a roof compactor: https://youtu.be/BXfEKF1ZkNE
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We looked at 1,200 possibilities for the planet’s future. These are our best hope.
Dec 5, 2022, 13:14
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We looked at 1,200 possibilities for the planet’s future. These are our best hope. Dec 5, 2022, 13:14
Dec 5, 2022, 13:14
 
I can hope to wake up to 100 pure gold bricks stacked in my living room but the probability of that is very low. So low as to be nearly non-existent.

The probability of the entire globe controlling emissions to the point where we will "only" see a 1.5C rise in temperatures to avoid catastrophic climate events is equivalent to those gold bricks showing up in my living room. India and China, for example, are some the biggest air and water polluters in the world and barely pay lip service to climate change. So long as there is money to be made in vast amounts, corporations and governments aren't going to do anything to effectively address the problem of global warming. 78% of all global pollution that leads to climate change come from corporations.

So, in short, we're fucked and we will continue to be fucked until the human race as a whole decides that there are more important things to strive for than the acquisition and hoarding of resource based wealth.
"Just take a look around you, what do you see? Pain, suffering, and misery." -Black Sabbath, Killing Yourself to Live.
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Re: OotB: Looking ahead
Dec 5, 2022, 12:51
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Dec 5, 2022, 12:51
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"James Cameron already has plans for Avatar 6 & 7. Okay, time to bust out the calculator. 13 years between films puts the launch of Avatar 7 in 2087. Hope it doesn't interfere with the release of The Winds of Winter."
You made me laugh Blue.

Star Citizen (well Squadron 42), The Winds of Winter, Avatar. I wonder if they should all hire Brandon Sanderson to carry on their legacy after. He did a good job wrapping up Wheel of Time.
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