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81  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [BBC]Sherlock on: December 20, 2013, 03:56:39 PM
Amazon has a release date for the season 3 blurays:  Feb 11th!  Thats pretty quick considering the UK air date isnt until early January. 
82  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 20, 2013, 03:24:49 PM
This is far easier to link than to post an image of.  Its a class assignment where two people write a story, alternating paragraphs.  They can only forward their paragraph to their partners and can provide no other input. 

http://www.quickmeme.com/p/3vqohh



83  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: End of the World celebration! on: December 19, 2013, 12:44:08 PM
Kind of ironic that the guy who predicted the rapture doesnt die by rising but instead dies by falling.
84  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Virgin Atlantic Launches Glass Bottom Planes on: December 18, 2013, 03:34:10 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 17, 2013, 01:35:59 AM

Quote from: rshetts2 on December 17, 2013, 01:29:44 AM

Quote from: rshetts2 on December 17, 2013, 01:26:32 AM

I can see those things in a SyFy movie of the week REAL SOON!


Oh and BTW that article is dated 4-1-13 and the launch of additional flights is expected on 4-1-14.

Spoiler for Hiden:

Spoiler for Hiden:
Oh I dont know, its actually even better this way
85  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Film] Christopher Nolan - Interstellar on: December 17, 2013, 01:31:27 AM

Quote from: kronovan on December 17, 2013, 12:12:15 AM

Gotta love this from the Interstellar movie wiki:
Quote
In January 2013, Christopher Nolan entered negotiations with Paramount and Warner Bros. to direct Interstellar. Nolan intended to write a screenplay based on his own idea that he would merge with his brother's screenplay. By the following March, Nolan was confirmed to direct Interstellar, which would be produced under his label Syncopy and Lynda Obst Productions.Though Paramount and Warner Bros. are traditionally rival studios, Warner Bros., who released Nolan's Batman films and works with Nolan's Syncopy, sought a stake in Nolan's production of Interstellar for Paramount... In August 2013, sources reported that Legendary Pictures was in the process of finalizing an agreement with Warner Bros. to "finance 25 percent or more" of the film's production.

Wow, talk about someone (Nolan) writing their own ticket!  Very much looking forward to this and hope it lives up to all it's $ and promise.

Until Nolan proves me wrong as far as Im concerned they can write him a blank check and tell him to go make a movie.  I have faith that he can deliver.
86  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Virgin Atlantic Launches Glass Bottom Planes on: December 17, 2013, 01:29:44 AM

Quote from: rshetts2 on December 17, 2013, 01:26:32 AM

I can see those things in a SyFy movie of the week REAL SOON!


Oh and BTW that article is dated 4-1-13 and the launch of additional flights is expected on 4-1-14.
87  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Virgin Atlantic Launches Glass Bottom Planes on: December 17, 2013, 01:26:32 AM
I can see those things in a SyFy movie of the week REAL SOON!
88  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sandman: Once planned as a TV series, now becoming a movie instead? on: December 17, 2013, 01:25:35 AM

Quote from: sgoldj on December 17, 2013, 01:08:23 AM

Not looking forward to a Sandman movie, I always thought that the format seems a better fit for Television.  I'll watch it, of course. smile

I almost have an Alan Moore atitude about it, no matter how the movie goes, the original survives untouched. biggrin.   I feel dirty now, agreeing with Alan Moore.

I think it could work as a movie as long as they committed to a series of at least three to do the material justice.
 As far as the book vs movie thing,  I learned long ago not to expect a faithful reproduction of ANY book when put on film.  Books require so much more of our internal theatre and movies, even when true to the source material in a major way, can never live up to that.  Things will always be visualized differently in your mind.  All i hope for with a conversion is that it works with the basics, that its done well and that it entertains.   I find I enjoy these things far more if I dont even try to hold them up to the standards of the source material.  You are almost always setting yourself up for disappointment if you do.
89  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / How Sherlock Holmes Changed the World on: December 16, 2013, 08:22:29 PM
This came a bit under the radar for me. I just heard about this PBS documentary about the influence Sir Conan Arthur Doyles character has had on the field of forensic science. Its narrated by The Walking Dead's Andrew Lincoln and airs on PBS tomorrow ( Tuesday, December 17th ) night. Looks interesting!
90  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Hobbit finds a director on: December 16, 2013, 08:20:35 PM
Fans in a New York theatre got an added surprise bonus as Sir Ian, himself showed up to give the midnite showing a little introduction.

http://www.blastr.com/2013-12-16/watch-fans-go-bonkers-when-ian-mckellen-crashes-hobbit-screening

Now thats a very cool bonus!
91  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Nice Beaver!]Naked Gun to get a reboot on: December 16, 2013, 04:32:36 AM

Quote from: TiLT on December 15, 2013, 10:19:28 AM

Quote from: rshetts2 on December 15, 2013, 01:20:45 AM

Quote from: naednek on December 14, 2013, 11:55:30 PM

Ya I didn't like any of the Monte Python and the Blazing Saddle types of movies.  Just not funny.

BURN HIM!  He's a Witch!   Torches and Happiness!

Shouldn't we weigh him first?

This new learning amazes me, Sir Bedevere. Explain again how sheep's bladders may be employed to prevent earthquakes.
92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2013 -- Week 15 on: December 16, 2013, 04:25:48 AM

Quote from: Kurt Stevens on December 16, 2013, 02:55:13 AM

Quote from: Teggy on December 16, 2013, 02:00:25 AM

Quote from: Kurt Stevens on December 16, 2013, 01:49:19 AM

Quote from: Teggy on December 16, 2013, 12:48:43 AM

I give up.

Somebody needs to get fired in Dallas.  After averaging over 7 yds per carry, they stop running the ball in the second half.  Unless there is a rule that you cant run the ball after the second quarter, I have no clue why they did this.   Maybe the worst clock management I've ever seen.  Maybe I'm just bitter since Demarco Murray was one of my starting backs in fantasy.  smile

Well they needed an excuse for Romo to throw another incredibly poorly timed interception. Although the loss was hardly his fault.

I didn't see the press conference after the game but read that Garrett said "Romo, meet the underside of the bus".  

FTFY
93  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Film] Christopher Nolan - Interstellar on: December 15, 2013, 02:49:19 AM
They had me at Nolan.  He has been my favorite director since the first time I saw Memento.  He doesnt always get it right but hes willing to take chances and when he does get it right its usually fantastic.  Looking forward to this one!
94  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Nice Beaver!]Naked Gun to get a reboot on: December 15, 2013, 01:20:45 AM

Quote from: naednek on December 14, 2013, 11:55:30 PM

Ya I didn't like any of the Monte Python and the Blazing Saddle types of movies.  Just not funny.

BURN HIM!  He's a Witch!   Torches and Happiness!
95  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Wheel of Time beginning to the end. on: December 14, 2013, 04:36:42 PM

Quote from: Scraper on December 13, 2013, 07:59:07 PM

I just finished book 12. All I can say is thank god for Brandon Sanderson. He literally saved this series. 12 is easily the best book since book 3. So many things happen and a ton of things are (wait for it....) actually wrapped up. This has me really looking forward to the last 2 books and the eventual end.

Spoiler for Hiden:
I really hope they bring Taim back into the story soon, he hasn't been seen since around book 7 or 8 and I know he's up to something evil. Also, I really hope the Seanchan get what is coming to them, they're a bunch of delusional bastards Tuan included.

Sanderson does an excellent job of wrapping up the series in a satisfying way.  He does manage to reach back into the entire series and even some fairly innocuous characters play a role in the finale.  Picking Sanderson to finish the series was a very smart move by Jordan's heirs.   
96  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Terminator 5 + a TV series? on: December 14, 2013, 04:27:05 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on December 09, 2013, 08:47:08 PM

apparently the new movie will be called...




Terminator:Genesis

Well I guess the Terminator wont be dancing in the new movie.
97  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Nice Beaver!]Naked Gun to get a reboot on: December 13, 2013, 05:50:48 PM
This is like when they tried to reboot the Inspector Clouseau movies with Steve Martin taking Peter Sellers role.  Even with an accomplished comedian like Martin, it was a bad idea.  Some roles are so firmly tied to the original actor that its senseless to even try.   Lt Frank Drebin is one of those roles.
98  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Almost Human on: December 12, 2013, 06:04:52 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on December 12, 2013, 06:01:06 PM

I loved the writing in this most recent episode.  I'm liking it quite a bit...which means it'll inevitably be cancelled.  :/

So youre to blame eh?  Quit watching show I like, dammit!   icon_wink
99  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: College Football 2013 kickoff on: December 11, 2013, 06:10:52 PM
Yeah theyve been pimping out bowl naming rights for quite some time.  Even the last hold out, The Rose Bowl, is now officially "The Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio" 

I fully expect to see GoDaddy.com printed on the cheeks of cheerleader panties real soon.
100  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: RIP Nelson Mandela on: December 09, 2013, 04:15:35 PM
Putting this in R&P guaranteed the thread to be less active.  It has nothing to do with F&F and everything to do with location.    That being said one of the most disgusting things Ive seen else where is the way Mandela's death is being used as a political football.  After what he endured in life, how about respecting him enough to let him rest in peace? 
101  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Mysterious Glowing Creature Filmed in Bristol Harbor on: December 08, 2013, 01:56:17 AM

Quote from: Turtle on December 08, 2013, 12:56:10 AM

You can tell it's CG because the glow is directly around the creature, and it's uniform, like it's overlayed on top of the 2D image on screen. If it was really glowing, the water would scatter some light, and it's own glowing form would occlude various parts.

Creatures that glow also tend not to glow uniformly, having cells in certain parts that glow.

You would think that until you realized that alien glow does not reflect off water and it is generated in a uniform glow intentionally.  This way when the aliens get caught on film you will think its CG.  Its the perfect camouflage!
102  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 06, 2013, 06:13:43 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 06, 2013, 05:39:35 PM



 icon_biggrin
103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 06, 2013, 01:11:47 PM
and you have offended spider-dog as well:   
104  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Hobbit finds a director on: December 05, 2013, 05:23:01 PM
I enjoyed The Hobbit but wasnt blown away by it.  It was about what I expected.  I figured with the added storylines that jackson has filled out, that the first movie would be mostly set up.  From the trailers, Desolation is looking like it will be a stronger movie.  Im looking forward to this one.
105  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Paul Walker dead in car crash on: December 04, 2013, 06:16:39 PM
With those guys, driving at high speed doesnt have to be about impressing someone.  It is far more likely that, with their hobbies and life styles, they were out having some fun.  Sometimes that just doesnt end well. 
106  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox One Discussion on: December 03, 2013, 06:22:32 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 03, 2013, 05:35:16 PM

Show my Stuff is nice biggrin

Just be careful around school zones,  you can get a lot of time if convicted!
107  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: December 03, 2013, 06:14:50 PM

Quote from: Roguetad on November 26, 2013, 08:52:07 PM

I need to devote more play time in the next beta opportunity to hopefully appreciate the good things that some of you are seeing.  My impression after this weekend was really bad.  I know my play time barely scratched the surface of the ESO world, but what I saw was not on par with current FTP or Buy to Play MMOs.  I'm not sure I would play it even if it was free, and I'm a fan of the ES games and lore.  Maybe the 3 faction RvR is really good? 

     

This is pretty much how I felt coming away from the last beta.  I was underwhelmed.    I will state that I didnt get too far into the game but there was a lot of things I didnt like ( like having to camp quest NPCs ) and nothing that made the game stand out. 
108  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 02, 2013, 03:32:00 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 02, 2013, 12:57:32 AM

Scully, Batman and Bruce Lee.  We'll be OK.  smile

But Bruce Lee is dead... and everyone whos dead comes back as a zombie and OH SHIT!!!!  ZOMBIE BRUCE LEE!  Youre so screwed!
109  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 01, 2013, 05:40:29 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on December 01, 2013, 02:08:40 PM

I do believe my Zombie Apocalypse Team is awesome!!

Daryl Dixon,Darth Vader and Angelina Jolie  dude


Mine is Dr. Who, Superman and President Obama.  I feel pretty safe with that group.
110  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Paul Walker dead in car crash on: December 01, 2013, 05:18:28 AM
you beat to it by a minute, I was coming back to correct the info on the car. 
111  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: College Football 2013 kickoff on: December 01, 2013, 05:15:20 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on December 01, 2013, 05:02:07 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on December 01, 2013, 04:51:41 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on December 01, 2013, 04:38:13 AM

Didn't Alabama lose at home and not even play in their conference championship game, but still play for the national title only 2 years ago?  If anyone loses in the next couple weeks and Alabama wins, they'll go right back.  Does anyone see them dropping below 4 with how the votes go?

Please explain, logically, a scenario where if one of undefeated FSU (which WILL be ranked #1) or OSU (which should be ranked #2) loses that Alabama makes it in over the other to play the winner of Auburn/Missouri.

Go ahead.  I'm waiting to see how Alabama will jump an undefeated team to play for the title.

Well for one, the Big 10 is pure shit and Ohio State is a fraud.  If Auburn wins out they will play for the National Championship, even if Ohio St and FSU do not lose.  When the computer rankings come out this week, Auburn will barely be behind Ohio St and if they win the SEC title game, they will jump them no problem.  If there are loses from Ohio St, Auburn, FSU then Alabama will be right there if they win out.

EDIT: And for the record, when did CFB ever have to make sense?  It's senseless every single year. 

I will have to disagree with you about all of the Big Ten being pure shit.  Michigan State went 8-0 in conference, winning all the games by double digits.  They have the best defense in the nation and have given up just 1 touchdown in their last 6 games. Their only loss is by 3 points on the road vs ranked team.  Most teams with those credentials would be in the top 5, MSU isnt in the top ten.  Even with the Big Ten being allegedly down this year, thats biased bullshit. 
112  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Paul Walker dead in car crash on: December 01, 2013, 05:04:46 AM
Holy shit!  Stimpy over at OO posted this pic of the accident scene:


That used to be a Porche.  I liked Walker in the F&F and am sorry about what has happened.  Unfortunately jokes are already flying on the internet about this.  Its kind of an easy mark.

edited to correct info on car.
113  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: College Football 2013 kickoff on: December 01, 2013, 04:55:29 AM
Bottom line, with Missouri winning tonite it effectively ends Alabama's chance at the NC game.   There is a ridiculous set of circumstances that could get Bama in but it would require losses by Florida State (to Duke... not gonna happen) Auburn (to Missouri) and Ohio State ( to Michigan State )   I can see OSU losing to MSU, I doubt Missouri will beat Auburn and Duke beat FSU would be insane.  Bama needs all three to happen.  You have better odds on the lottery.
114  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Paul Walker dead in car crash on: December 01, 2013, 03:47:57 AM
Its true, Happened earlier tonite:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/30/paul-walker-dead_n_4366214.html   Shocked about it.
115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What is the worst game you've ever played? on: November 28, 2013, 04:15:15 PM
The truly sad thing about Temple of Elemental Evil was its potential.  If it wasnt so badly bug ridden, there was conceptually, an awesome game in there.  Thats a game that could really benefit from a remake.
116  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Job Promotion: What Would You Do? on: November 28, 2013, 04:02:31 AM

Quote from: Zarkon on November 28, 2013, 03:54:12 AM

Also, can you negotiate the raise at all?  I mean, point out the fact that when you factor in the extra hours that you're essentially making less money per hour for more responsibility and work.
With the bonuses and stock his pay is increasing by 18k a year minimum.  I dont know what his actual pay is but that pays out the extra 208 annual hours at a rate of over $86 an hour.  Hes single and has a chance to step up, increase his pay and have 3 day weekends?  Id take it in a heart beat.

ps: I worked a 4 day 10 hour schedule for about 4 years and loved it.  I would kill to be back on that kind of schedule right now.
117  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: November 23, 2013, 12:30:43 PM

Quote from: Gratch on November 23, 2013, 01:06:10 AM

90 minutes later, still can't log in.  Gotten a whole host of errors, have yet to even see a server list.

Ain't betas fun?  smile

EDIT:  Was able to log in and play for a couple hours, and came away entirely unimpressed.  The graphics are bland (far closer to Oblivion than Skyrim), the character animations look totally unnatural, combat is floaty and quite unsatisfying, the VO work (with one notable exception) was laughable, and the entire thing just felt completely...meh.

Maybe I'm just burned out on TES in general, but this did nothing to get me excited about a $15/month subscription MMO

I managed to get a few hours in myself and came away feeling the same way.  I understand that I basically played through a tutorial portion of a game beta so Im inclined to give it some slack but it felt kind of uninspired and questing seemed very un-intuitive.  Hopefully things improve because I agree with Gratch on this one, so far this is not a game I would drop $15 a month on.
118  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: November 21, 2013, 05:46:03 AM
I got in for this one as well.  Glad its running thru the weekend, the last one ran during my work shift and was so time limited I didnt get a chance to check it out. 
119  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is this true? (Samsung pays Apple 2 Billion $ with nickels) on: November 21, 2013, 05:33:42 AM
This was debunked by Snopes.  Bottom line, it was determined once the math was done that it would take far more than 30 trucks to hold 1 billion in nickles. 
120  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Need for Speed on: November 20, 2013, 04:51:48 PM
I realize its difficult to come up with original concepts for Hollywood movies these days but holy crap!  That trailer is quite possibly the most cliche' ridden piece of film ever produced in the history of mankind.
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