Out of the Blue

My Twitch Impersonator is back, now typo-squatting my name. The user is reportedly again soliciting streamers for paid exposure, which is just not how things work here. If you're a Twitch user and you don't mind taking the time to report that profile, that seems to be how I got action last time. Thanks.

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Re: OotB: Twitchy
Dec 9, 2023, 12:40
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Re: OotB: Twitchy Dec 9, 2023, 12:40
Dec 9, 2023, 12:40
 
Thanks BoP! Never heard of that show before, but it's hilarious. Subscribed.
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Re: OotB: Twitchy
Dec 9, 2023, 11:45
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Re: OotB: Twitchy Dec 9, 2023, 11:45
Dec 9, 2023, 11:45
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 9, 2023, 09:57:
Does anyone else watch "Have I Got News For You"? The most recent episode was hilarious.
Now that's depressing, i love shows like that and have never heard of it. Watched an episode when Richard Ayoade hosted and I'm hooked.
this channel has several https://www.youtube.com/@vivahd2120
Hard to believe it's been on for over 65 seasons. (Brit tv seasons are different than ours)

Now off to find the most recent episode ...
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Re: OotB: Twitchy
Dec 9, 2023, 09:57
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Re: OotB: Twitchy Dec 9, 2023, 09:57
Dec 9, 2023, 09:57
 
We've always taken our shoes off when entering the house. Have an area in the entry to put shoes. That seems normal to me. Even trained the dog to wipe her paws on the outside and inside mats at the back door before coming in. Keeps the floors so much cleaner and the wood doesn't scratch as much.

Does anyone else watch "Have I Got News For You"? The most recent episode was hilarious.
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Re: OotB: Twitchy
Dec 9, 2023, 09:36
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Re: OotB: Twitchy Dec 9, 2023, 09:36
Dec 9, 2023, 09:36
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 8, 2023, 20:30:
stepehenheaslip is still on twitch
Isn't the internet grand?🤬
No longer... He gone! Allthumbsup
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Re: OotB: Twitchy
Dec 9, 2023, 03:21
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Re: OotB: Twitchy Dec 9, 2023, 03:21
Dec 9, 2023, 03:21
 
shoes off isnt just a japanese thing (i too have lived and worked in Japan). We dint require guests to remove their shoes but people do walk through a dedicated shoes area with crocs for inside if you wish. we are hapoy with socks or barefoot if you prefer.

outdoor shoes are for outdoors.
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Re: OotB: Twitchy
Dec 9, 2023, 01:38
Prez
 
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Re: OotB: Twitchy Dec 9, 2023, 01:38
Dec 9, 2023, 01:38
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1badmf wrote on Dec 8, 2023, 22:22:
Prez wrote on Dec 8, 2023, 18:21:
It's kind of telling that to this day some of the most impressive CGI I've ever seen was in the original Jurassic Park when they first encountered the dinosaur. It's not that CGI has not advanced greatly since then, it's just that to do it at an excellent level that is required for a good scene costs a lot more money now, and even then results can very wildly.

I like practical effects (to this day nothing is more impressive to me than the practical effects in John Carpenter's 'The Thing') but CGI obviously is necessary to do things like dinosaurs or Godzilla chasing the boat in Godzilla Minus One. But to drive home the point that throwing money at something doesn't make it good, at a $15 million budget, Godzilla Minus One looked vastly superior to almost anything that, for example, Disney has done with budgets that start at 10 times that size and only get more increasingly insane from there.

To simplify the issue somewhat, I would say that good directors like George Lucas and James Cameron have gotten lazy because of the prevalence of CGI. They were actually far better when they had to rely on it much less because of the limitations at the time.

huh. i thought that scene was terrible; even my high school self thought so. the brachiosaur looked flat and shaded wrong to my eye.

That's fair. But to my mind it looked far better than, say, the battle rhino in Black Panther, and that was many years before.
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Re: OotB: Twitchy
Dec 9, 2023, 00:59
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Re: OotB: Twitchy Dec 9, 2023, 00:59
Dec 9, 2023, 00:59
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 8, 2023, 14:58:
ZeroPike1 wrote on Dec 8, 2023, 13:36:
I swore off Twitter over a year ago. So nothing I can do.
It was actually Twitch, but I think you're probably not on that either.

I was used to just wearing my shoes through-out my home in the US. Knew it was making the carpet dirty, just did it anyways. Moving here, its automatic shoes off at the door. I love it myself, my carpets are super clean, outside dirt is restricted to the main entryway. Its really a good way to keep ones floors clean!
Same. After living in Japan for six years, no more shoes in the house. Where'd you move to?

Germany, I do not know how wide spread it is here officially. I know for Japan it is a cultural thing however. I wish I had that habit back in the states, the carpets would have been so, so much nicer kept.

And yeah, my bad I guess, I speed read sometimes. And Twitch can be miss-read as twitter for me, this would not be my first time making that mistake.
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Re: OotB: Twitchy
Dec 8, 2023, 23:34
Xil
 
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Re: OotB: Twitchy Dec 8, 2023, 23:34
Dec 8, 2023, 23:34
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Reported
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Re: OotB: Twitchy
Dec 8, 2023, 22:22
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Re: OotB: Twitchy Dec 8, 2023, 22:22
Dec 8, 2023, 22:22
 
Prez wrote on Dec 8, 2023, 18:21:
It's kind of telling that to this day some of the most impressive CGI I've ever seen was in the original Jurassic Park when they first encountered the dinosaur. It's not that CGI has not advanced greatly since then, it's just that to do it at an excellent level that is required for a good scene costs a lot more money now, and even then results can very wildly.

I like practical effects (to this day nothing is more impressive to me than the practical effects in John Carpenter's 'The Thing') but CGI obviously is necessary to do things like dinosaurs or Godzilla chasing the boat in Godzilla Minus One. But to drive home the point that throwing money at something doesn't make it good, at a $15 million budget, Godzilla Minus One looked vastly superior to almost anything that, for example, Disney has done with budgets that start at 10 times that size and only get more increasingly insane from there.

To simplify the issue somewhat, I would say that good directors like George Lucas and James Cameron have gotten lazy because of the prevalence of CGI. They were actually far better when they had to rely on it much less because of the limitations at the time.

huh. i thought that scene was terrible; even my high school self thought so. the brachiosaur looked flat and shaded wrong to my eye.
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Dec 8, 2023, 21:58
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 8, 2023, 21:58
Dec 8, 2023, 21:58
 
Contact had really good use of CGI in some scenes --- the opening scene and the medicine cabinet.
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Re: OotB: Twitchy
Dec 8, 2023, 20:52
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Re: OotB: Twitchy Dec 8, 2023, 20:52
Dec 8, 2023, 20:52
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 8, 2023, 20:30:
stepehenheaslip is still on twitch
Isn't the internet grand?🤬
That is so weird this is happening to Blue.
Is this 'a thing', on twitch to impersonate others, it seems like this person is Targeting Blue?
I've still never ventured into Social Media, so no idea how these sites work.
I've been trying to figure out if it's some russian bot or just someone with a grudge.
Maybe there's a Lawyer who specializes in this sort of thing and can subpoena it's Mac Address.
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Re: OotB: Twitchy
Dec 8, 2023, 20:30
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Re: OotB: Twitchy Dec 8, 2023, 20:30
Dec 8, 2023, 20:30
 
stepehenheaslip is still on twitch
Isn't the internet grand?🤬
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Re: OotB: Twitchy
Dec 8, 2023, 18:38
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Re: OotB: Twitchy Dec 8, 2023, 18:38
Dec 8, 2023, 18:38
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Reported.

Those two (so far) "No CGI" videos are excellent. Who knew that marketing was full of shit?!
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Re: OotB: Twitchy
Dec 8, 2023, 18:21
Prez
 
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Re: OotB: Twitchy Dec 8, 2023, 18:21
Dec 8, 2023, 18:21
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It's kind of telling that to this day some of the most impressive CGI I've ever seen was in the original Jurassic Park when they first encountered the dinosaur. It's not that CGI has not advanced greatly since then, it's just that to do it at an excellent level that is required for a good scene costs a lot more money now, and even then results can very wildly.

I like practical effects (to this day nothing is more impressive to me than the practical effects in John Carpenter's 'The Thing') but CGI obviously is necessary to do things like dinosaurs or Godzilla chasing the boat in Godzilla Minus One. But to drive home the point that throwing money at something doesn't make it good, at a $15 million budget, Godzilla Minus One looked vastly superior to almost anything that, for example, Disney has done with budgets that start at 10 times that size and only get more increasingly insane from there.

To simplify the issue somewhat, I would say that good directors like George Lucas and James Cameron have gotten lazy because of the prevalence of CGI. They were actually far better when they had to rely on it much less because of the limitations at the time.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
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Re: OotB: Twitchy
Dec 8, 2023, 17:34
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Re: OotB: Twitchy Dec 8, 2023, 17:34
Dec 8, 2023, 17:34
 
Oh I agree. I love going into a movie knowing that they used minimal CGI. It makes me appreciate it more. When I first saw Daniel Craig's Casino Royale, I didn't know the building collapsing in Venice was a practical model. I just assumed it was very good CGI. When I saw the behind the scenes and found out how minimal the CGI use was in that movie, I did a re-watch and enjoyed it all the more.

The problem with CGI is, it's still not 'perfect or indistinguishable', most of the time. Even if you are not conscious of it, your subconscious will pickup on things that just don't look right. The tech has gotten very good, but it comes down to money and time. You can't spend the money or time to make every CGI shot perfect. So you have to pick and choose, as a director, or bean counter, or the CGI team, which scenes are good enough, and which scenes need the love.

CGI, when done right, should be there to help make practical effects look better.

Obviously there is no such thing as 'No CGI' anymore, certainly not in an action flick, and I'm sure he'll discuss that in his video series (I've yet to watch, but downloaded the first two to watch on my TV). Even movies that are famous for 'No CGI', at the very minimum, use some CGI to 'airbrush' out wire work, or fix minor issues like someone forgetting to swap out a real license plate on a parked car for a fake one.

One of the best examples, I think, of CGI used to supplement a practical scene is the 'knife museum' fight in John Wick 3. Those guys are really fighting it out, in a real set, and it's mostly a practical fight scene, but ALL of the glass and thrown knives are CGI, for the safety of the actors, and because candy glass would have looked fake. So the cabinets were really open, and all the glass was added in post. and if you look at it carefully - watching the glass reflections - it's beautiful CGI work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0Oz76OJu_U
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Re: OotB: Twitchy
Dec 8, 2023, 16:49
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Re: OotB: Twitchy Dec 8, 2023, 16:49
Dec 8, 2023, 16:49
 
Apart from the whole CGI almost always looks fake thing, there is a meta aspect to it where it does enhance the experience if I believe a stunt or effect was done practically. That's what made Jackie Chan so fun to watch. And Fury Road was so much more fun because I knew those were real cars (mostly) being flipped and destroyed. Do the same in CGI, even if it's perfect and indistinguishable from practical, and I've lost interest.
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Re: OotB: Twitchy
Dec 8, 2023, 16:24
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Re: OotB: Twitchy Dec 8, 2023, 16:24
Dec 8, 2023, 16:24
 
Was surprised to find out I have a Twitch account. Must have signed up for some giveaway or event.

Reported as scam impersonator, and linked to this post as evidence.
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Re: OotB: Twitchy
Dec 8, 2023, 15:47
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Re: OotB: Twitchy Dec 8, 2023, 15:47
Dec 8, 2023, 15:47
 
Reported and blocked. scummy people out there....
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Re: OotB: Twitchy - reported your clonish android
Dec 8, 2023, 15:39
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Re: OotB: Twitchy - reported your clonish android Dec 8, 2023, 15:39
Dec 8, 2023, 15:39
 
dirty nasty impersonator
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Re: OotB: Twitchy
Dec 8, 2023, 15:05
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Re: OotB: Twitchy Dec 8, 2023, 15:05
Dec 8, 2023, 15:05
 
Time to set up the Blues News Twitch stream. Point the web cam at the coffee maker and stream 24/7.
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