Quote from: hepcat on October 28, 2015, 06:21:01 PM
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How do you feel about kids who are 3, 4 and 5 and feel they are not the sex they actually are? There's a wave of parents in this country embracing that as a reason to start treating them as the sex 'they feel they are'.
I wasn't aware that choosing to do so was the same as a life or death choice. To many of us, that's more akin to asking a child if they'd like to wear a red shirt or a blue shirt for the day.
You should never let a child wear a Red Shirt, especially on away missions.
Haven't tried it yet..(Might have to wait until weekend), but I bought it when it came out and except for some minor issues, I was able to finish the game... I am interested in the new stuff, however, in the time since I finished it, I went SLI, so not sure if I will have issues now.
Quote from: rittchard on October 20, 2015, 05:24:26 PM
Absolutely loved this last Sunday's episode. So tightly plotted and action oriented, and yet they were able to include some backstory moments and plot movement for Enid. And OMG Carol. Carol. Carol. Wow, just wow. So many great moments throughout the episode, I wouldn't even know where to start. The only irritant for me is Morgan. They are working too hard to have him counter Rick's philosophy. The concept is good, but seriously when psychopaths are literally chopping up your friends with an axe, THEY NEED TO DIE. There's no grey area there and they desperately are trying to create it.
Also, if you saw the Talking Dead afterwards it was absolutely hilarious. Kevin Smith compares the episode to getting a blow job and then having someone keep continuing after you orgasm lol. I also agreed with him that this was probably one of the top 4 episodes of the entire series (he also says top 20 episodes of all TV all time, which I also agree with).
My wife and I feel the same way about Morgan... Like him, but afraid he is going to go all holier than thou... Sometimes, in this environment you have to kill.. He just gave those people an opening to come back...and a gun...
Quote from: Punisher on October 19, 2015, 07:28:45 PM
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Luke is missing.. Red Herring or is he Kylo Ren like some people think?
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I know nothing about SW outside of the movies, but that was my first thought. He's the sith guy in this film.
Nope, Kylo Ren is not Luke. We've seen pictures of both, an official one where Kylo Ren was without his mask, and an unofficial one of Luke in his Jedi garb. I understand why people are jumping to the conclusion that they're doing, but it's just not the correct one.
Where is the unmasked Kylo Ren pic? Must have missed it.. and I have seen the luke jedi pic, but it doesn't mean he could't have became kylor ren or that it was after he was kylo ren..
I picked Gabriel. He's a crazy loose cannon and let's face it, with the addition of Heath and Morgan, they are over their African American male quotient. Not saying the producers are racists, but there does seem to be a glass ceiling.
I'm guessing a lot more than just one will die. Probably Aaron's boyfriend (forgot his name), that annoying Nicholas guy, some more townspeople, maybe Notcop Fistbump chick. Of the core cast, I'd guess the only "safe" characters are Rick, Carl, Michonne, Daryl and maybe Carol and Maggie. Everyone else is high likelihood, since you know they'll want to take out at least one "main" character at some point to kick fans in the nuts without actually causing a massive backlash.
I predict that we will lose one of those safe characters this season.
Seems likely. How many dramas go >7 seasons? Won't surprise me if TWD only has one or two more seasons ahead, especially now that FTWD is waiting to inherit.
I voted for Gabriel, who has seemed expendable from the moment they introduced him. Plus, black male.
I don't know.. They still have a lot of source material to choose from and plenty of room to make up their own stories.
Quote from: rittchard on October 16, 2015, 05:00:43 PM
Quote from: MonkeyFinger on October 15, 2015, 01:51:55 PM
Anyone still on the (green) Arrow train? Thought it was interesting that at the end of the first episode for this new season, they
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show Oliver at a grave site with the inference (all we see is the back of it) that it is Felicity. And then another grave comes into play afterwards but we knew that one was coming for the new show.
I'm still hooked. I'm really enjoying Oliver and Felicity together, I didn't think I'd care but I really like them together. I also like that Speedy finally gets to do some fighting and her red outfit is pretty sweet. The actress needs some work with the bow though lol, the way she holds it looks terribly awkward. But who cares, it's all in good fun!
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They definitely set that flashforward up to imply it's Felicity, but I highly doubt this show would kill her based on her popularity and the energy she brings to the show. I'd say a higher chance is for Speedy to die for real this time, given her psycho tendencies. Plus her death would have similar impact on Oliver as Felicity's, if not even more.
Quote from: rittchard on September 17, 2015, 08:31:50 PM
Quote from: YellowKing on September 17, 2015, 08:08:05 PM
Ok, I found some clarification on the whole "zombie" thing via the Walking Dead Wiki.
Apparently the word zombie, as it relates to a person rising from the dead via voodoo, is a known term. It's apparently used once in the comics and in the Telltale game. However, Romero's zombie films *do not* exist - so essentially the popular concept of zombies we have today is unknown.
Ahhhh that's pretty interesting. I wonder if they could work that into a script somehow to clarify it for the TV series. I also wonder what percentage of the TWD audience are/were not zombie show/movie fans and maybe just have some vague awareness of the word/concept. Seems like something that could/should be addressed, even if it were just in passing.
how could that work? "Hey guys, you ever hear about someone named George Romero?" "Nope, never heard of him."
Quote from: jament on September 16, 2015, 09:11:30 PM
Maybe they're going for real reactions but - the guy who wanted his knife back at the school? He's a guy that's definitely shouting "zombie"! And those with bites being treated with injuries, sure, but if I see the cops shoot a guy 10 times and he just keeps shuffling forward, the word 'zombie' is the only thing I'm thinking. And screaming.
As mentioned above it looks like zombies never existed at all in the universe, so that could explain it.. but even in our universe, it is not necessarily an instant reaction... The girl at one point says it's fake for the video on the interwebs... plus many people may assume body armor is being used or some weird advertising thing... I think that by the time it is confirmed as a zombie outbreak it would be too late. I mentioned the bath salt guy from a few years ago and a few people jokingly mentioned zombies, but even having someone confirmed as eating another person in a zombie like manner didn't get the public in general to think zombie.
Quote from: jament on September 15, 2015, 05:33:29 PM
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or why, when the husband pulls up to the house, the family meets him by running out the back door through the iron maze instead of just walking out the front door to meet him. Huh?
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for the truck thing, I think they were looking out the back window, so going through the front door would mean that they were actually around the block. the iron maze was probably for grapes or something. that being said, that backyard must be huge and it was obviously a plot device. plus if it was a maze, how did the zombie figure it out so fast?
My wife and I are still enjoying it and I could see many parts of the show playing out the same way in real life.
I do wonder if this is a case of the uiverse they are in not knowing what a zombie is or is it more, yes we heard of zombies, but they don't exist so I refuse to even think of these people as zombies...
While my wife and I were watching this somewhat came up and I asked her what would she do if our son came in with a bite saying some crazy guy bit him...She said take him to the hospital.. This is the reality of what would happen if something like this happened..
Quote from: forgeforsaken on September 06, 2015, 04:57:50 PM
The tanker was carrying mostly water along with breast milk. Also they weren't hurting for resources like in Road Warrior, they've established a sustainable ecosystem between Gastown, the Bullet Farm, and the Citadel. The Citadel provides food and water, while Gastown fuel, and the bullet farm weapons for defense from bandits.
I don't remember it being filled with milk, just water... they were on the way to gastown to trade it for gas. It seems that there is plenty of gas and water, just not in the same place, hence the need for trade.
Quote from: Ironrod on August 18, 2015, 09:51:35 PM
Quote from: Punisher on August 18, 2015, 05:10:17 PM
what happens if it is somewhat curable? Will people then be able to kill zombies willy nilly?
One could write a quasi-comical riff on only being allowed to kill zombies who were legally pronounced dead. The medical profession would have quite a quandary on its hands.
I would guess that this wouldn't too far off.. majorly damaged zombies would probably be ok, but minor damaged ones would be different... and would society last long enough to be able to safely capture and cure them in the first place.
Quote from: Ironrod on August 18, 2015, 03:54:59 AM
If it's a good point, then I was serious.
Glad I could help! But I really do think it is a good point. If we had never heard of zombies, we would never even think about how we really needed to handle it if an Outbreak happened. It would be treated as any other illness. Contain and treat. Another thing that I have never seen a Zombie story do is what happens if it is a treatable, curable, and/or preventable illness? The Dead Rising games touch on this somewhat in that it is preventable, but what happens if it is somewhat curable? Will people then be able to kill zombies willy nilly?
Quote from: Ironrod on August 17, 2015, 10:42:25 PM
TWD exists in some parallel universe where John Romero never made a movie, the word "zombie" is never uttered, and the very concept of reanimated dead seems to be completely novel. Nobody ever says "Holy shitsnacks, zombies!" because they lack any frame of reference. Apparently that gives the outbreak more time to spread than if they were arguing about which zombie lore is pertinent.
not sure if you were serious or not, but it is a good valid point and explains why an outbreak could expand quickly.. if you have never even heard of zombies, then it goes a step further towards what i said we would do, even knowing about zombies..
I don't know if anything has been been set in stone for any Zombie Outbreak, but I think it usually falls into 1 of 2 options. 1) The bite kills you and spreads the virus. If you die without getting bit (natural cause or lead poisoning), you stay dead. 2) The virus is in most/everyone by some method and all death results in re-animation. Bites and/or scratches from Zombies kill you due to infection of some sort. This seems like the Walking Dead style.
However, the WD style could be a combo of the 2. Everyone is a reservoir of the re-animation virus. Once you die and it activates, this generates a 2nd stage or mutation, that creates the new deadly version of the virus which the bites transmit.
My personal opinion on new OS's is that I would never upgrade with production equipment until it has been out for a while. even at home, my main PC still runs Win 7 and I just upgraded my somewhat used laptop to Win 10. I'd roll back.
Quote from: Ironrod on August 14, 2015, 03:33:20 AM
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Of course the writers can change the rules to make it happen faster or slower however they'd like, but either way, I'm intrigued.
That is my biggest fear for this show. TWD sometimes does things that don't seem consistent with the backstory to me and it drives me nuts. If they throw out what we learned in the other show just to make it more interesting, I don't think I will watch.
Check me if I'm wrong, but didn't the change take longer in the early seasons of TWD? Maybe some time elapses before everyone is infected and turns within minutes of dying.
I think that you are correct and that the timing also depends on the person.. Every sickness reacts differently to people. There are also probably people that are immune as well.
Quote from: rittchard on August 13, 2015, 08:12:49 PM
Both Lee and Punisher's comments/questions are I think what can/will make the new show interesting. I don't think it was ever officially established how long Rick was out in a coma. Even though it didn't quite gel, I was under the impression that it was over a month, maybe a couple months?
I believe that Rick was in a coma for over a month...however I don't think that's what you are really asking.. You are probably wondering how long Rick was left in a coma after being abandoned... I would guess only a few days at most. His IV fluids wouldn't last that long, even if they hit him up with new bags right before leaving. but even then, it is conceivable that the LA outbreak starts about 2 weeks or so before Rick wakes up. Again, it would take time before we found out the real threat AND released the info to the public. I can't think of a situation where anyone with clout (media, politician, emergency services, or military) would want to come out and say Zombies... They would want to quadruple check their facts and that takes time...(Especially if this coincided with the Halloween season!)
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Quote from: Isgrimnur on August 12, 2015, 06:48:20 PM
Seeing as I stream music constantly at my desk, my wife (3GB plan) and I are averaging 8GB a month. Per AT&T's site, I could save a whopping $5/month to move to a 10GB plan with unlimited talk and text.
I think I'll pass.
Do you not have wifi you can use for that? Or stream directly through whatever computer you're using a that desk?
I'm gonna guess he has a work restriction thing going on. I've had that issue in the past. desktop and wifi locked down.
Quote from: rittchard on August 13, 2015, 12:19:30 AM
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I'm certainly in despite the awful title. I enjoy TWD but it will be nice to get away from rednecks in the wilderness.
The other big thing is it will be the opposite of TWD in the sense that there are a vast majority more humans than zombies, and in a much more densely packed environment. How does that play out to get to the point where TWD is? Does it happen in a period of days, weeks or months? Or, for that matter, does it necessarily get equally bad in LA (to the point where essentially everyone is dead), because there's no way to know for sure.
I would say it breaks down very quickly. a week or 2 at most.. The primary reason for this is that realistically, Zombies do not exist. This means that nobody would be treating the Zombies as Zombies for a bit and would instead treat them as patients, so they would be intent on capture and treating, which as we know, is not a good idea. Look at the bath salt guy a few years ago.. that was as close as we have come to something looking like a Zombie attack and the first reaction is to capture and treat. If it had been a Zombie outbreak, it would have quickly have escalated. Nobody really expects a Zombie outbreak which is why it would multiply quickly if it ever did.
Quote from: Soulchilde on August 10, 2015, 05:37:53 PM
Quote from: ATB on August 10, 2015, 05:19:45 PM
If you're okay knowing that you will NEVER EVER get it again, then do it.
I'm not, so I keep mine and abuse it every chance I can.
I actually talked to a rep that stated I can change back in within 60 days if I don't like it. It would have to be escalated to the Retention Team, but she assured me that it could be done.
Still debating if I want to do this or not
I would get multiple confirmations from different people.. The rep may either not know, or may just be trying to feed you a line. I have had Verizon reps telling me that I can upgrade my phone and still keep my unlimited plan, which I can't do. I've had to buy phones outright.
Sorry to hear that. I had a similar disaster near to closing on my old house. We were about 1 week out from closing and had already moved out. This was in the winter and we left the heat on about 65F. I am at work and get a call from my realtor... PSEG were there for a meter reading and heard running water. When they went to the meter on the side of the house, they saw the running water coming out of the side entrance. They called the realtor who called me. I rushed home and found out that somehow a pipe had frozen on the 2nd flow and burst. I have an indoor rain forest on the first floor and basement and the basement already had about 1 foot of water in it. It must have been running for a while. So.. 1 week out and the 1st floor is totaled with water damage and the basement has water damage with all the electrical. It was unfinished, so that was a minor consolation. Good news was that the insurance covered everything. What we did was postpone the closing only 1 week to get a confirmation letter from the insurance and then signed a legal document with our lawyers stating that they would get the money. This turned out good for them because they got to gut the first floor and replace everything and also do some remodeling. So you may be able to do something similar for the damages and still close relatively soon.
Quote from: rittchard on July 27, 2015, 08:27:07 PM
I actually saw Pixels, took my nephew to see it (though arguably it was me who really wanted to watch) - not sure why the intense hate. It was actually fairly enjoyable with your expectations in check. Of course they started out with a strong appeal to someone more or less exactly my age who grew up playing in the arcade. And there were some clever ideas and effects throughout the movie using arcade classics like Centipede, Donkey Kong, etc. mixed with a wannabe Ghostbusters kind of atmosphere. Tyrion definitely seemed miscast or misplaced but Josh Gad made up for all the cast issues, really enjoyed him.
I wouldn't necessarily recommend seeing this at the theater, but I also don't get why it got so severely skewered.
My wife said the same thing when we came out. We both thought it was quite fun and entertaining.. I don't think it's getting any Oscars, but that's not why we went and saw it either. My son saw it over the weekend and he thought it was fun as well. Don't feel like we wasted our time or money.
While I haven't had any major issues with the game myself (Some minor slow downs at some points, but nothing I can't deal with), I am thinking about refunding my season pass. Mostly because of 2 reasons. 1) I don't know if the 6 months starts now since it gives you the costumes now. 6 months from now the new DLC may just be starting. They already postponed BatGirl DLC for the PC. 2) Even if it doesn't start now, who knows what will happen or even when the game will be released.
I am liking the game though. I am at 90% completion and only have the Riddler stuff left. This may be my first 100% completion game even!