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#1050622
Topic
Video Game Thread
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The firmware is up to date, the regions are correct. It’s apparantly a known issue, particularly with certain games (The Last of Us being the most notorious) https://goo.gl/sUzin5

I had fun with some games yesterday but I don’t want to get too comfortable knowing I will have to take this particular console back again.

I might have to get a brand new PS3 if such a thing is still around. Replacing the blue ray unit is beyond my techical skill set.

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#1050299
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Video Game Thread
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On Monday I thought I’d treat myself to a PS3. MISTAKE
I got the console with a fair wack of memory and quite a few games and plugged it in.
More than half the games didn’t work.
I thought that if it were some of the disks it could just be bad disks but more than half sounds like laser problems so I took it back and the guy was very apologetic and replaced it with another console. I took it home and the same games didn’t work so clearly it’s a disk problem after all so I took the disks in. They all got replaced and I took the alternate versions home and put them in the alternate console. Still didn’t work.
I reformated the hard drive, tried tilting the console. Nothing works. The same games don’t work on different disks in different consoles. I really wish I got a Wii U now.

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#1048517
Topic
All Things Star Trek
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SilverWook said:

Why can’t you do that in here?

It’s not as much fun. Rubbish threads are like old cardboard boxes. You can bin them or you can turn them into giant robots that conquer the universe. This is a good thread with humpbacks.

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#1048344
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All Things Star Trek
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I wish the original thread was left open as was going to discuss the difficulty of gauging the sound of things in outer space.

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#1048297
Topic
Video Game Thread
Time

I finally got myself a PS3.
I intend to eventually get a Wii U and that will be me sorted out for a few years.

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#1048295
Topic
The Unofficial Complete REVISITED SAGA Ideas and Random Discussion Thread
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shanep2 said:

Bingowings said:

Canon Editor said:

Does anyone have any idea on how Adywan and his team will treat the “a lightsaber… a Jedi weapon” dialogue phrase for the Prequels? Is there any way Palpatine will not use a lightsaber but only the Force in his duel against Mace Windu?

Maybe he will steal one from a Jedi, use it for a bit for giggles and throw it out the windu.

Out the windu? LOL! Was that a typo? Hehe. 😄

Throw it out the windu with windu.

Sadly not accidental.

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#1048093
Topic
Random Thoughts
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Sougouk said:

Bingowings said:
I’m sure Burton thought he was being clever casting Keaton but Batman is a tall intimidating character. Keaton is an average build comic actor who at no point feels like Batman.
He is okay as Bruce but that suit only underlined how inappropriate he is in the role with it’s thick unmoveable rubber neck and the stupid biker gloves. The script is awful too.

True, it was bad that the suit had no neck movement. Atleast Burton’s Batman suits didn’t have “Bat Nipples”.
Maybe it’s the nostalgia, but I liked Keaton as Batman. If Keaton’s not your cup of tea, then to each his own.

Do you like Adam West’s version of Batman?

Yes because he is a pretty accurate representation of the character at that time in the comics. I wish someone would do a version of Superman where the title character is a complete dick to Jimmy Olsen and drives him to do some pretty bizarre things. It would be more fun than the current movies.

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#1048053
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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I love them too.
Particularly the Rathbone films as I had read the short stories when I was realy little. The shift to the wartime setting was a bit confusing.

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#1048049
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Warbler said:

Bingowings said:

DominicCobb said:

A fascinating read about why some people thought it’d be a great idea to elect a meme as a president:
https://medium.com/@DaleBeran/4chan-the-skeleton-key-to-the-rise-of-trump-624e7cb798cb#.6qk6dp66s

1chan said:

number 1 chan
Hello again I am 1chan, eldest of my father’s four sons.
As I said earlier, unlike my youngest brother I do not approve of the plethora of memes, photoshop fueled visual puns and puerile humour polluting the internet.

I ask again, please keep your posts reasonable in my presence from now on.

You just do not understand! Western society do to Mogwai what it has done to all of nature’s gifts.

I didn’t realize you were a fan of Charlie Chan.

As a child the BBC used to show everything, Silent comedy greats like Chaplin, Keaton and Lloyd, Early serials like Flash Gordon, King of the Rocketmen and Buck Rogers and Charlie Chan, Rathbone Sherlock Holmes, The RKO Saint series, Weissmuller’s Tarzan, Champion the Wonder Horse etc all in marvelous monochrome.

I would have no problem paying for a television license for that sort of material.
They are of their time but Chan in those serials is taken as seriesly as Holmes is in his. His ethnicity is on display but doesn’t impact the integrity of the character. Quite progressive in it’s way.
The pace is slow for modern audiences but I would like a revival of the character as a period piece.

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#1048019
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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DominicCobb said:

A fascinating read about why some people thought it’d be a great idea to elect a meme as a president:
https://medium.com/@DaleBeran/4chan-the-skeleton-key-to-the-rise-of-trump-624e7cb798cb#.6qk6dp66s

1chan said:

number 1 chan
Hello again I am 1chan, eldest of my father’s four sons.
As I said earlier, unlike my youngest brother I do not approve of the plethora of memes, photoshop fueled visual puns and puerile humour polluting the internet.

I ask again, please keep your posts reasonable in my presence from now on.

You just do not understand! Western society do to Mogwai what it has done to all of nature’s gifts.

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#1048015
Topic
The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Smithers said:

Bingowings said:

As much as I’m going to get punished for this I would really like to see an edit where Grevious is replaced with Darth Jar Jar just to see what it’s like.

As a serious plot point or for irony? Maybe if both were dubbed by a new voice it could be a good twist.

Either as an extension of the existing apparent Stepin Fetchit buffoon character or as the conclusion of the arc of an altered character. I just want to see how this fan theory would look as an edit.

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#1047931
Topic
The Place to Go for Emotional Support
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Warbler said:

Bingowings said:

Possessed said:

I’ll probably calm down and back off the booze soon anyway. I’ve gone back and forth a few times anyway.

That doesn’t need to cost anything.
It would be dangerous for you to immediately give up but keeping a record of your consumption and carefully reducing the trend of consumption (you will have bad days where you will drink more but if you can get the direction to point away from drinking you will make progress).

Why would it be dangerous for him to immediately give up the booze? You sound like you are talking about more than just the odds of failure of successfully going cold turkey.

Some people don’t like AA, some of it’s methods are a bit cultish to be honest but it can be a good way of getting support from other people.

I didn’t know that it was cultish. I do know it helped someone I know.

As I said before no two people are identicle but resigning yourself to being soon dead is unfair on the guy you may be in the future.

I agree with Bingo here. When Bingo and I agree on something, you know there must be some truth to it.

If being dead was a goal in life I doubt you would bother to tell people about it much. You sound more like you want to live without the reliance on the liquid holiday a glass can give.
Am I wrong?

I don’t know think you are.

Going cold turkey on booze can be lethal.
It’s best to slowly reduce the trend until the habit is broken and always with medical consultation and monitoring.
And yes while some people find AA to be helpful for others there are cultish elements so it’s not for everyone but other options are out there.

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#1047916
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Random Thoughts
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Sougouk said:

Bingowings said:
The Keaton one is crap too.

But, he is, Batman! Come on, Billie Dee “Lando” Williams, was in the first Keaton movie.
Sure it was a small role, but it was a great addition.

I’m sure Burton thought he was being clever casting Keaton but Batman is a tall intimidating character. Keaton is an average build comic actor who at no point feels like Batman.
He is okay as Bruce but that suit only underlined how inappropriate he is in the role with it’s thick unmoveable rubber neck and the stupid biker gloves. The script is awful too.

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#1047911
Topic
The Place to Go for Emotional Support
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Possessed said:

I’ll probably calm down and back off the booze soon anyway. I’ve gone back and forth a few times anyway.

That doesn’t need to cost anything.
It would be dangerous for you to immediately give up but keeping a record of your consumption and carefully reducing the trend of consumption (you will have bad days where you will drink more but if you can get the direction to point away from drinking you will make progress).
Some people don’t like AA, some of it’s methods are a bit cultish to be honest but it can be a good way of getting support from other people.
Most areas have something like a buddying system for people in recovery to monitor each other as for some people a group is not good fit.
As I said before no two people are identicle but resigning yourself to being soon dead is unfair on the guy you may be in the future. If being dead was a goal in life I doubt you would bother to tell people about it much. You sound more like you want to live without the reliance on the liquid holiday a glass can give.
Am I wrong?

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#1047755
Topic
STAR WARS: EP V "REVISITED EDITION"**ADYWAN** - **Suggestions now closed**
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doubleofive said:

teharri said:

adywan said:

exitzero said:

You mentioned rolling back the Revisited Death Star Plans because of Rogue One. Just wondered if you plan on going back to the pink X-Wing engine glow too.

Yes, the engines are now pink.

Progress on the Wampa;

Started layering the fur onto the mask. A very time consuming task as this has to be done in small sections at a time. I’ll be gluing the fur onto the mask as much as possible and then hair punching the rest to blend in the edges to give a more natural look.

What made you decide to go back to the pink engines?

Rogue One having pink engines, without any excuse of film age or bad color balance. It’s purposeful and undeniable now.

If it’s because after studying the colour sources that pink is authentic then I’m behind it but if it’s just to tie in with Rogue One I’d rather Rogue One was changed to rouge. Red looks better to me but I’m a consumer not a creator.

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#1047735
Topic
The Place to Go for Emotional Support
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Recovery is like a fingerprint or a tree. It’s unique to everyone because dispite the exterior of the brain looking superficially identical to any other the network of neurons inside is a complete one off. It has the same first step though. Mercy, compassion, that sort of thing. There is a potential human being who is reasonably contented, functions in acceptable way and wants to live. They live in the future. You can save this person from certain destruction. If this person was someone with a name different from yours in immediate peril you would probably do the necessary. So why is it different for your potential future self? A detox centre is one of many routes to saving this person. Not all of them cost money but they all take commitment, patience and self mercy. It starts with you saying to yourself I want to save you. Then finding out what is available with the resources you have. All the best.

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#1047730
Topic
Last movie seen
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doubleofive said:

When I first watched Blade Runner, I went in knowing I was supposed to wonder if he was a replicant or not. Turns out that I didn’t care either way. 😕

I don’t think he was originally intended to be. We know that Tyrell was. It is an interesting idea that the confirmed synthetic human is becoming more human because of his impending mortality and the death of his friends balanced against the supposed natural born human mechanically killing creations so human that he falls in love with one. The possibility that he might be artificial adds something to Roy’s taunts and Rachel’s questions about her memories and Deckhard`s profession. Making it obviously one way or the other was a mistake.

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#1047561
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The Prequel Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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As much as I’m going to get punished for this I would really like to see an edit where Grevious is replaced with Darth Jar Jar just to see what it’s like.

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