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1161  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: And I thought sleeping bags smelled bad, on the outside.... on: April 07, 2009, 08:29:47 PM
Doesn't look very warm. Looks quite thin.
1162  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Good and Bad TV Series finales on: March 27, 2009, 06:57:55 AM
Seinfeld's coming back, sort of. Larry David's said he plans to do a new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, and he wants to have the actors come back for a reunion. Wether they'll be in character or not, it hasn't been said.
1163  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Naked Gun: What 4? on: March 22, 2009, 07:11:09 PM
Leslie Neilsen is getting old. It would be better seeing him as Chief and having new people run missions.

Hmm, well, I guess I should have read the article first. Looks good. I would hope that Paramount would change their mind about it being a DVD release. I think Get Smart showed that people were still hungry for that type of humour, and if successful, would encourage the genre to come back.
1164  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: SyFy Channel on: March 18, 2009, 08:49:34 PM
Yeah, it definitely helps. For instance when G4TechTV changed to G4, in Canada it stayed as G4TechTV and then we got Leo in the form of Call for Help and then The Lab with Leo.

Although there's still A LOT of crap on TV and the CRTC has gotten somewhat lax in their restrictions. For example, showing CSI: New York on the History channel, and the reasoning behind it was due to 9/11.  The CRTC slapped them and told them they couldn't do that though.

Still, you get a lot of crap that doesn't fit on the channel, like Sci-fi movies appearing on Lonestar.

What happens with having so many channels and not much that we actually produce ourselves is that, stuff just tends to get shoved wherever they want to put it and the usefulness of the channel tends to go away as it's the same stuff you can see on every other channel. We tend to import a lot of American programming, and so a lot of these channels are reruns ad infinitum. Also, half the time I turn on the TV, 90% of the stuff on it is reality programming which sucks when I want to find something with more depth.

The only thing Canadian on G4TechTV anymore is Electric Playground and its number of different versions such as EP Canada, EP Weekend.
1165  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: MacGyver the Movie on: March 18, 2009, 07:45:18 PM
Exactly. I wouldn't exactly call him marginally known. He's actually quite well-known.
1166  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: MacGyver the Movie on: March 18, 2009, 05:39:33 PM

Quote from: farley2k on March 18, 2009, 04:20:33 PM

I am not going to say I am going to look as good or will but if you are trying to make a big budget hollywood blockbuster you probably wouldn't pick him as the leading man. 

And why not? He looked as good as ever in Stargate SG-1.
1167  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: SyFy Channel on: March 18, 2009, 06:14:08 AM
Yeah, I'm glad Canada has its own instead of like other countries having versions of the Sci-Fi channel.
1168  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: MacGyver the Movie on: March 18, 2009, 01:38:55 AM
Actually, I happen to think he looks a lot better now than he did on Macguyver. I'd say he's aged well.
1169  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: SyFy Channel on: March 17, 2009, 07:43:39 PM
At least the Space channel here in Canada has actual Sci-Fi. Star Trek, Star Trek: TNG, DS9, Voyager, Stargate SG1 & Atlantis, Eureka, and just recently added to the schedule, Dr Who and Torchwood, and many more.

And you seriously can't beat their TV commercials. Good stuff there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrMk9hP4OnY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpp9t9svpdk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH_C4Of1KvY
1170  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Robot teacher smiles, scolds in classroom on: March 17, 2009, 02:54:37 AM
I was given a Pleo for Christmas and it's pretty cool. You definitely tend to see it more of a pet rather than a robot.
1171  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: SyFy Channel on: March 17, 2009, 02:44:52 AM

Quote from: Ironrod on March 16, 2009, 11:18:55 PM

Do you suppose somebody got a fat bonus for dreaming up "SyFy"?  nod

No, cause someone else already dreamt it up as posted earlier in this thread.
1172  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: SyFy Channel on: March 16, 2009, 06:37:53 PM
Interesting. I guess that explains why Syfy Portal changed their name. Maybe they were kindly nudged to change it.

Looks like I was right: http://www.airlockalpha.com/news426164.html

The logo looks horrible. Like someone created something in photoshop. Not unique enough to market.
1173  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NBC goes Sci-Fi over the summer with Merlin, Meteor & The Storm on: March 15, 2009, 06:37:30 PM

Quote from: mori on March 15, 2009, 03:53:40 PM

What happened to Top Gear? I thought that was coming as a replacement show.

They didn't pick it up. They commissioned it knowing what it was, but after seeing it, they said, Nah.
1174  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Live Action TV Series begins casting on: March 11, 2009, 06:33:16 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on March 11, 2009, 05:17:36 PM

Star Wars: The Young Han Solo Chronicles.   drool  Now THAT, I would watch. 

I reserve judgment until I see a trailer.

I'd watch a Boba Fett: Body Hunter series.
1175  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What are the "must-watch/must-have" television series on DVD? on: February 27, 2009, 08:30:35 PM
No mention of Corner Gas? It's one of Canada's best and I can safely say it's better than most American sitcoms on TV these days. No laugh track to remind you that you have to laugh.

Here's an episode example from one of the best episodes: World's Biggest Dirty Cracked Hoe
1176  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: WTF is up with the forum at the Wing Commander CiC? on: February 24, 2009, 09:51:29 PM
Not to mention that the Freespace engine is now open source, isn't it? Maybe they're still bitter over the Wing Commander movie  icon_lol
1177  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Most disturbing movie you've seen? on: February 24, 2009, 07:57:05 AM

Quote from: Gratch on February 23, 2009, 10:17:25 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on February 23, 2009, 10:02:36 PM

Pan's Labyrinth. Seriously. I hated that movie because it seemed so cruel and unnecessarily violent. Left me feeling numb.

Same here, but I think that had to do more with my personal expectations.  I thought it was a fantasy film with a bit of real-world war movie thown in, rather than the other way around.

Yeah, that's the same reason for me, actually. It's all due to the marketing they had for it, both the trailers and the website. They played it off as a dark adult fantasy, with very little mention of the war.  It's categorized as fantasy/horror, and I simply don't watch horror. Well, you know, they had to get people into the seats somehow; people who wouldn't normally see movies of that type. I doubt it would of had as much reception if it were really honest. And to be honest, it was an average movie. The story was interesting, but the violence and the gore was so over the top that it distracted me on what otherwise could of been a good story. None of the things that were supposed to give hope to the girl in a dark time, ie Pan, gave any hope at all. I just found them to add insult to injury; ie Pan was cruel to her when he shouldn't have been, and the movie had bad thing happen one after another.  Made me numb for days.
1178  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Most disturbing movie you've seen? on: February 23, 2009, 10:02:36 PM
Pan's Labyrinth. Seriously. I hated that movie because it seemed so cruel and unnecessarily violent. Left me feeling numb.

Other than that, The House of Sand and Fog. There's a truly disturbing scene where the main character commits suicide by suffocating to death by putting a bag over his head.
1179  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Night at the Museum 2 on: February 21, 2009, 06:44:53 PM
Ok, I might be one of the few, but I thought the first one sucked. Doesn't help that I can't stand Ben Stiller.
1180  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Coldstone Creamery on: February 18, 2009, 06:34:17 PM
They've now made a deal with Tim Horton's to start selling donuts and coffee at their locations.
1181  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Coffee Addiction on: February 17, 2009, 09:50:05 PM
If you can find Maté tea, it's one recommended for coffee drinkers that want to switch to tea as it gives you the around the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee, except that it doesn't make you jittery or give you withdrawals. And actually, Maté doesn't have caffeine. I know that contradicts my earlier statement, but it has herbs that simulate the effect of caffeine, hence the lack of jitter. Celestial Seasonings makes a good one called Morning Thunder.

http://www.celestialseasonings.com/products/detail.html/black-teas/morning-thunder
1182  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Whats that in the sky? on: February 17, 2009, 09:06:14 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on February 17, 2009, 06:48:11 AM

I have to set mine on something tall and add rocks or something under them so they are pointed right and are steady. I just cannot keep then steady held up to my eyes. also i have what i call ghost vision. Its like the old tvs with gosted images. Even with 1 eye closed. I see the object then see a ghost to one side thats even with the real one and then another on the other side thats a little lower than the real thing. It sucks. If I blink it clears up mostly. At night I have starshines and such fromn bright stuff. didn't used to. I blame 14 years of sitting in front of this computer.

Get a tripod and one of these:  http://www.escience.ca/telescopes/RENDER/5/2035/1041/14265.html
1183  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: WWII photos in color. on: February 17, 2009, 08:53:05 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on February 17, 2009, 01:30:51 PM

Also, I've always found Nazi pagentry remarkable- but to see it in color as the citizens would have, I can see why it was so easy to get a caught up in it. Just wow.

Yeah, no kidding. It's almost as if they were living like royalty despite the theatrics of war.

I saw a pretty interesting documentary about Hitler once. It was actually about his like of cars, and how he'd attend races before the war, how he commissioned the VW Bug, and how all of that translated to the machines of war when it came time to it. It was fascinating. An aspect of him you don't often get to hear about.
1184  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Whats that in the sky? on: February 17, 2009, 06:12:58 AM
You'd be surprised how well binoculars can work. Some prefer them to telescopes and even build special tripods for gigantic binoculars.
1185  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Whats that in the sky? on: February 17, 2009, 01:34:02 AM
Most likely Venus. I'll have to ask my Dad later.
1186  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: WWII photos in color. on: February 16, 2009, 08:53:09 PM
Incredible. There are a few that do look colorized, like the one mentioned earlier in the thread, and the 2nd to last of the gun firing. The explosion on that one looks like it's been painted on and doesn't look realistic at all. And if you look to the right of the image, you can see blue splotches which are different from the rest of the background, like if someone had been trying to fix the background using the same paintbrush as the one used for the explosion.
1187  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: PC Keyboards on: February 14, 2009, 09:28:06 PM
That almost looks like a Klingon keyboard if you'd put Klingon symbols on it lol.

Looks like a nice keyboard though. Wouldn't mind having one.

I have the original Saitek Eclipse, in red. I love it as I find red easier to see in the dark than blue, but like you, some of the keys have worn off.
1188  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A picture of irony on: February 11, 2009, 07:25:06 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on February 11, 2009, 06:17:32 PM

My biggest issue with ginormous SUVs isn't their fuel efficiency, but with the driver's inability to negotiate parking lots and parking spaces.  If you can't park it you shouldn't be driving it.  Suburban Arizona housewives who drive 19 passenger SUVs to the local grocery drive me absolutely mad with their inherent inability to simply park their vehicle.  Things only get worse when they try to leave their parking space.   

Heh, I think the US should have their own version of the Canada's Worst Drivers show. It's so entertaining to watch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICJ19S1lF1M
1189  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fences, by Stardock on: February 07, 2009, 12:14:43 AM
Reminds me of Windows 3.1 lol.
1190  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Land of the Lost on: February 04, 2009, 02:47:25 AM

Quote from: Scuzz on February 02, 2009, 04:30:45 PM

Quote from: ericb on February 02, 2009, 02:01:30 PM

I hate to say it but the trailer actually looks pretty good.



i thought that looked terrible....not a Will Farrel fan..

Same here. He's like Jim Carrey. You see him in a movie, you've seen them all. I've only liked about 2 Jim Carrey movies that I liked  and they were Fun with Dick and Jane, and Man on the Moon. The one I liked with Will Ferrell was Elf. I've liked those because they're different enough, but for the most part, there's not enough variance between each of their characters, and they always WAY overact, even for a comedy.  In fact, I'm surprised there hasn't been a Jim Carrey/Will Farrell movie yet as their styles seem to compliment each other.
1191  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: "What if Britney Spears was 100 feet tall and belly fat?" - I love Yahoo Answers on: January 31, 2009, 03:08:41 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 31, 2009, 12:55:12 AM


Ben Kingsley all the way. He even wears earings.
1192  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hope for Narnia? on: January 30, 2009, 08:37:11 PM
That's good news. I liked both, even though Caspian was a little more action oriented than the first. And visually, they looked really good.
1193  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I love it when a plan comes together! on: January 29, 2009, 11:20:33 PM
I'd be much more interested in a Magnum P.I movie with the original cast. Not a reboot, but a continuation.
1194  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is there reason to hope?! on: January 29, 2009, 11:18:27 PM
Nope, you'll forever be let down. I continue to be let down by some of my favourites.
1195  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's a good digital video camera? on: January 29, 2009, 08:20:39 AM

Quote from: Crux on January 17, 2009, 09:26:31 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on January 17, 2009, 07:14:15 PM

If you want one that's easy to edit, I recommend getting Mini-DV, otherwise you're going to be pretty limited with the amount of video you can record.

?

The hard drive cameras allow you to record up to 30 hours of footage. All your editing is done digitally. It's easy as cake.

My bad. You're right. What I really meant to say that while digitally, you might get more storage space, Mini-DV still has better quality. You get many more hours out of HDD because the video is compressed a lot.
1196  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Foundation Trilogy Movies..... on: January 20, 2009, 10:24:49 PM
Exactly, because even though it's science fiction, there's enough science in it to make it plausible.
1197  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Foundation Trilogy Movies..... on: January 20, 2009, 08:09:12 PM
I hope it's not dumbed down. If the psychohistory aspect of it is dumbed down for the audience, it would easily break it.
1198  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We Are One concert on: January 20, 2009, 02:10:42 AM
I do find it odd how such a big event is on HBO when it should be on a regular cable channel. I found the audio to be terrible, which was particularly noticeable during Tom Hanks' speech, like it was corrupted or something. It kept breaking up.
1199  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Outlander..a Chris roberts movie..ya the Wing Commander guy on: January 17, 2009, 07:17:48 PM
Almost seems like the opposite of this, which was based on a Poul Anderson novel.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110024/

Book was awesome. Movie not so much apparently.
1200  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's a good digital video camera? on: January 17, 2009, 07:14:15 PM
If you want one that's easy to edit, I recommend getting Mini-DV, otherwise you're going to be pretty limited with the amount of video you can record.
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