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16  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Reaperwatch 2014: Can't be as bad as last year on: September 30, 2014, 12:32:59 PM

As television moves towards On Demand being the preferred model for many viewers, this sort of thing is only going to become more common. Why get up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons when you can sleep in and watch the same shows a little later (and without the ads, if you're lucky)?
17  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Idiot Box: TV News, Reviews & Reactions 2014 on: September 29, 2014, 05:21:49 AM
Huh? It's pretty clear from the previews that the main character of the show is C1-10P / Chopper - the sassiest astromech droid in the galaxy. The show's really about his day-to-day struggles as he puts up with an at times barely competent crew of humans and aliens trying to fight the good fight against the evil Empire.
18  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: September 25, 2014, 12:50:15 AM
Typical. I finally learn to drive and now self-driving cars are becoming a thing. Gah.
19  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Life, the World, and Everything. (Social Issues) on: September 15, 2014, 06:00:57 AM
I'd love to hear from any Scots, Scot-ish folk, or whoever has a stake in this.

I don't have a personal stake, my family emigrated from Dunfirmline to Dunedin around 1850. That said, we didn't leave our culture behind, so I'm hoping the Scots turn their backs on the English, bend over, and show them what Scotsmen wear under their kilts. Also, the Scottish pledge to make the country nuclear-free warms my Kiwi heart.

And if the vote does fall on the side of 'better together' it will be interesting to see which concessions, if any, the Scots end up getting.

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George Zimmerman's back in the news, but I don't really care. Someone else is welcome to tackle this if they want.

I would, but I don't want to be shot in 'self defense'.
20  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Reaperwatch 2014: Can't be as bad as last year on: September 11, 2014, 04:01:52 AM
Thanks to YouTube...

Richard Kiel in "To Serve Man"
21  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: September 03, 2014, 04:37:27 AM
Civilisation: Beyond Earth gets an 80% Steam price hike

Looks like 2K are borrowing from Games Workshop's playbook when it comes to dealing with NZ and Australia.
22  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Reaperwatch 2014: Can't be as bad as last year on: August 15, 2014, 12:39:07 AM
Even though the situation in Ferguson has calmed down with the removal of the police and SWAT teams, here's something to consider...

Imagine if this had been the initial response to the standoff at the Bundy Ranch.
23  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Gencon 2014 - Who's going? on: August 12, 2014, 03:57:06 AM
The best option might be for someone to live tweet the panel, or make notes and post them up later. Video is nice, but this is GenCon, not Comic Con.
24  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Reaperwatch 2014: Can't be as bad as last year on: August 12, 2014, 03:55:39 AM
And it looks like suicide is the cause - untreated depression.  Cry

Here's the thing, it wasn't untreated. He was in therapy/rehab just a few weeks ago. Sometimes, though, it's just not enough.
25  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Silver Screen: Movie News, Reviews & Reactions 2014 on: August 11, 2014, 01:03:52 AM
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26  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Video game news and reaction on: August 06, 2014, 01:36:34 PM
Anybody interested in a free (and legit) copy of Wing Commander III?
27  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Silver Screen: Movie News, Reviews & Reactions 2014 on: August 02, 2014, 12:09:06 AM
Wow. Why is that movie not made yet?

Four words...
Wolverine: Origins
Green Lantern

We all want a Ryan Reynolds Deadpool movie, but after the confusing mess of Origins and the failure of Lantern, I don't think anyone's in a hurry to give it a green light.
28  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Silver Screen: Movie News, Reviews & Reactions 2014 on: August 02, 2014, 12:06:19 AM
Nick Fury used to be white.
Falcon could talk to birds.
Alexander Pierce was a good guy.
The Mandarin was not an actor.

Yes, they've changed things in the movies. Some for the better, some not so much. The movies are their own reality (617?) and I'm going to enjoy them for what they are.
29  Community / Off-Topic / Re: Cool Non-Video Links (Quizzes, Tests, Illusions, Etc..) on: July 25, 2014, 07:07:17 AM
Deadpool questioned by police in Sydney
30  Community / Off-Topic / Re: The Silver Screen: Movie News, Reviews & Reactions 2014 on: July 22, 2014, 01:32:51 AM
Looks more like a Headhunter to me.

Nah, the double blasters on the end of each wing are a dead giveaway. Definitely an X-Wing, perhaps a 'newer' model than those in Eps 4-6.
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