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by commodorejohn
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14675
Views: 2186858

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

It's almost like a currency linked to something that can vanish into the bit bucket at the drop of a hat is kind of stupid or something.
by commodorejohn
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future
Replies: 1772
Views: 268053

Re: The Thread To Remind Me We're Living In The Future

Finally, my dream of an all-monkey Blade Runner can come to fruition!
by commodorejohn
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14675
Views: 2186858

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

But self-driving cars will definitely be 140% reliable!
by commodorejohn
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:54 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 70
Views: 6174

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Yeah, framerate is a dead giveaway. It's also part of why "motion smoothing" on fancy HDTVs mostly just makes movies feel like cheap public-access TV shows. Color balance used to be a noticeable factor as well (at least in NTSC territory, dunno about PAL,) but these days half of everything...
by commodorejohn
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14675
Views: 2186858

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

*trying real hard not to make a joke about "explosive orgasm"*
by commodorejohn
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Winfrey presidency
Replies: 156
Views: 10657

Re: Winfrey presidency

I'm of the opinion that America doesn't need anymore celebrity politicians. Admittedly, I think plenty of Americans would disagree with me here, so I'm also of the opinion that celebrities should stop running for political offices. This. If electing TV celebrities to high office becomes a regular t...
by commodorejohn
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14675
Views: 2186858

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

I mean, of course this is happening in Silicon Valley.
by commodorejohn
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5076
Views: 401404

Re: Trump presidency

ucim wrote:Clinton lied because Truth was important, and he wanted us to buy his version of it.

You, uh...you do understand that lies are, by definition, not the truth, right...?
by commodorejohn
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5076
Views: 401404

Re: Trump presidency

He's not perfect, and I do wish he'd just shut up and be a President sometimes, but he is (so far) by far the best president we've had in 30 years. I especially like that he's one of the first presidents to talk about executing the families of military targets. Very Christian of him. Jesus would be...
by commodorejohn
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5076
Views: 401404

Re: Trump presidency

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/01/03/575295244/steve-bannon-is-quoted-saying-trump-tower-meeting-was-treasonous Going back over this, at first I thought this was mostly crap reporting. However, other journalists are covering it as real. Has anyone been able to find corroborating evide...
by commodorejohn
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14675
Views: 2186858

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

idonno wrote:I'm pretty sure there is no way a 30% CPU hit to this list of cloud services isn't going to substantially harm services that the average user is using.

That's a worst-case, of course, but yeah, this is a rather big deal.
by commodorejohn
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Win 10: reading old hard drive w/USB to SATA cable
Replies: 8
Views: 3069

Re: Win 10: reading old hard drive w/USB to SATA cable

You do want to be cautious with those enclosures, as some of them will leave the disk constantly spinning at full throttle whether the drive's being accessed or not, and I had one hard disk die the death on me as a result of that. But for a one-time rescue operation they should be fine.
by commodorejohn
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 188
Views: 12126

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Did we ever get to see how the Rebellion got from blowing up the first Death Star to being on a base on Hoth under attack by the Empire? Nope, the title crawl just told us that's what happened between movies. But the audience's ability to understand the movie is not meaningfully hampered by glossin...
by commodorejohn
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5076
Views: 401404

Re: Trump presidency

...There are just no words.
by commodorejohn
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5076
Views: 401404

Re: Trump presidency

Hasn't Trump constantly maintained that the Russia investigation was basically a witch-hunt? Firing someone to shut down a witch-hunt is a perfectly legitimate action. I...I am sitting here trying to comprehend the theory of law enforcement where an authority figure can act to shut down an investig...
by commodorejohn
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 5076
Views: 401404

Re: Trump presidency

The entire argument that Toobin makes is that IF Trump was under investigation, and that IF he can be shown to have fired Comey to end that investigation, then there is a case against him. I think my first clue to that end was when Trump said outright that he fired Comey because of the Russia inves...
by commodorejohn
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:49 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Win 10: reading old hard drive w/USB to SATA cable
Replies: 8
Views: 3069

Re: Win 10: reading old hard drive w/USB to SATA cable

Yeah, I'd bet that the drive is getting enough power for the electronics to respond, but not for the drive itself to function correctly. See if you can hook a separate power source to it.
by commodorejohn
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 234645

Re: The worst film you've seen

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians is mostly hampered by having a budget of like five dollars, plus the standard-issue B-movie Odious Comic Relief. But it's at least kind of endearingly crappy in that school-play sort of way.
by commodorejohn
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Win 10: reading old hard drive w/USB to SATA cable
Replies: 8
Views: 3069

Re: Win 10: reading old hard drive w/USB to SATA cable

#1 is the most likely, particularly with a spinning-rust drive. If you have a means to apply a separate power supply, definitely do so. #2 is also quite plausible; I've seen Win10 do all manner of kooky horseshit with drivers for equipment that isn't from a big-name shelled-out-for-MS-certification ...
by commodorejohn
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 188
Views: 12126

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

SecondTalon wrote:
commodorejohn wrote:the direction and editing in Lucas's version are masterful and easily outdo their model.)

Be sure you know which Lucas to thank for that. Sure as fuck wasn't George.

This is true; Marcia's contributions have tended to get swept under the rug, but damn if her editing isn't tight.
by commodorejohn
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:23 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 188
Views: 12126

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Okay, now I need to look up what David Prowse actually sounds like. It's definitely jarring looking at on-set photos where he has the helmet off; he looks more like someone you'd want to go to the pub with than run in terror from. David Prowse has a decidedly west country accent, and was nicknamed ...
by commodorejohn
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 188
Views: 12126

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Okay, now I need to look up what David Prowse actually sounds like. It's definitely jarring looking at on-set photos where he has the helmet off; he looks more like someone you'd want to go to the pub with than run in terror from.
by commodorejohn
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 188
Views: 12126

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

So if I say "In TFA the leads are better actors, there's better racial and gender balance and better representation than there was in ANH", I'm not saying ANH is trash. I mean, I'll take your word for it on what you were trying to say. But when you make that assertion in response to criti...
by commodorejohn
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 188
Views: 12126

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Of course people are going to mention Leia's bikini because it is absolutely terrible! "If it weren't for all of the sexualization no one would have said she's sexualized"?? My point is, that's like five or ten minutes out of over six hours in the original trilogy. And even there, it does...
by commodorejohn
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 188
Views: 12126

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

I'm pretty sure your view is heavily-tinged by nostalgia (which isn't to say it isn't valid). First time Star Wars has a woman character that's not sexualized and damseled? Pretty great. First Star Wars to have a person of color in a lead role? Pretty great too. As has already been pointed out, tho...
by commodorejohn
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1028
Views: 179056

Re: Controversial opinions about food

The only things that belong in mac-'n-cheese are mac and cheese.

Bacon is acceptable if it's being served as a snack alongside a nice dark beer.
by commodorejohn
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 188
Views: 12126

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Yeah, you really can't win for losing with that movie.
by commodorejohn
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 188
Views: 12126

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

That is a dilemma.
by commodorejohn
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 188
Views: 12126

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Does ANH lose points for being a partial shot for shot remake of The Dam Busters? No, because even when it's doing an homage, it still brings something of merit to the table. The importance of The Dam Busters in action filmmaking shouldn't be underrated, but ANH's Death Star attack sequence is supe...
by commodorejohn
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 188
Views: 12126

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

7 is less painful than the Prequels only because it's nothing but a reheated hash of bits from the OT strung together with bad fanfic. But it's also more objectionable than the Prequels for exactly that reason; say what you want about them (and Lord knows there's plenty to say,) but I-III were recog...
by commodorejohn
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:25 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What sort of language do you think was used to make Xcom Apocalypse?
Replies: 26
Views: 6164

Re: What sort of language do you think was used to make Xcom Apocalypse?

All this reminds me that I really ought to get back to work on my own game-engine project...
by commodorejohn
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 188
Views: 12126

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Yep. But I'm not going to watch it even harder now.
by commodorejohn
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 188
Views: 12126

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Problems I had with the film: 1. Flying magical jedi space jesus. 2. That the above is Leia. This was literally the strangest, dumbest thing they could have done. The entire sequence was unnecessary, sets up nothing, and was freaking strange. ...holy mother of God. I was done with this at 1, then 2...
by commodorejohn
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:01 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What sort of language do you think was used to make Xcom Apocalypse?
Replies: 26
Views: 6164

Re: What sort of language do you think was used to make Xcom Apocalypse?

I don't want to be limited by what the code can't do that much (I know that's probably unreasonable). So I want as many options as possible even if it's harder to learn it. I want to make a creation kit, be able to make the interface do what I want, add new things into the game. To be fair, I don't...
by commodorejohn
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9
Views: 8964

Re: Music Fleeting Thoughts

Why does every video on how to play bar-chords have some dude with fucking MASSIVE hands telling me that you don't need big hands or long fingers to play bar chords? Bar chords are bullshit. Noone is able to hold down six steel guitar strings with only their index finger. This sure seems to be the ...
by commodorejohn
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Fish Base is a Thing that Exists
Replies: 12
Views: 1688

Re: Fish Base is a Thing that Exists

by commodorejohn
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9848
Views: 1720713

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

The best thing about std's, there are so many to choose from ;)
by commodorejohn
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:48 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: How do you define..."you"?: Question about Infinite Universe
Replies: 22
Views: 2865

Re: How do you define..."you"?: Question about Infinite Universe

In almost all of the other histories, one of your ancestors would have died before reproducing, would have fallen in love with a different person, would have been rejected by their love, would have gotten a boy instead of a girl, would have gotten a single child instead of twins, would have decided...
by commodorejohn
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14675
Views: 2186858

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

I wanted to respond to CorruptUser but couldn't think of anything suitably funny. Thank you, Soupspoon, for fulfilling my dream.
by commodorejohn
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: New Mario animated movie
Replies: 6
Views: 1644

Re: New Mario animated movie

Yeah, Illumination's output ranges from bad to middling-okay at best. This is not particularly auspicious.

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