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Frank your Majesty

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#1171312
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2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games
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Warbler said:

Frank your Majesty said:

Warbler said:

There is physical exertion involved in cooking/baking competitions are they now to be considered sports?

I would say a sport needs to have clearly definded rules, so that there are objective criteria to determine a winner. Winning a cooking competition has a lot to do with creativity, which cannot be objectively measured, so I’d say it’s not a sport. You could make a sport out of certain aspects of cooking, though. For example, who can cut the most onions in a given time.

there are multiple sports that are left to opinion to decide the winner. gymnastics, figure skating, boxing(if there is no KO or TKO). These things are left to judges to decide.

Ok, but I would say that objective winning criteria can qualify something as a sport. Chess, darts, car racing and also video games do have objective criteria, that’s why I would call them sports.

Baking and figure skating don’t have such a clearly defined goal, so in order to call them sports, there have to be more aspects. A baking competition has a lot to do with creativity, which is impossible to objectively judge. In figure skating, you can at least look at the difficulty of the jumps and how well they are executed and they are trying to be make the judging more and more objective and transparent.

Another important difference between a baking competition and a sport with a jury is that in a baking competition, the final result is judged, while for the sport, the overall performance matters. That’s why the physical extortion during figure skating is an inherent part of it, while physical extortion during baking is more of a side-effect.

In the end, every sport relies on the interpretation of the rules by a referee, so there is no 100% objectivity.

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#1171068
Topic
2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games
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Warbler said:

There is physical exertion involved in cooking/baking competitions are they now to be considered sports?

I would say a sport needs to have clearly definded rules, so that there are objective criteria to determine a winner. Winning a cooking competition has a lot to do with creativity, which cannot be objectively measured, so I’d say it’s not a sport. You could make a sport out of certain aspects of cooking, though. For example, who can cut the most onions in a given time.

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#1170949
Topic
Which has more CGI: Phantom Menace or Force Awakens
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I think it depends how you define “more CGI”. Do you compare the amount of shots with CGI to CGI-free shots? Then I would assume TPM has more. If you want to compare the number of objects created with CGI, I would say they are about even. If you want to take into account how detailed the CGI is, maybe by comparing the computer hours spent on rendering, I guess TFA has more, simply because it is newer and had more resources available (correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t it also done in 4K? Compared to the HD resolution of the TPM effects, that would add a lot of computer time).

When people say “the prequels have too much CGI”, what they really mean is “the prequels rely too much on CGI”. It doesn’t matter if TPM uses more miniatures than the OT or if TFA uses more CGI than TPM. In TPM, the practical effects like miniatures are hidden in the background, while the CGI is very prominent. In TFA, the practical effects were very prominent, while the CGI was mostly in the background.

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#1170253
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What instruments do you play?
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When I was 16, I took lessons from the bassist of a friend’s band. I never really learned to read sheet music fluently or got much into music theory, but my technique wasn’t too bad. I then played in the school band for the graduation party. The drummer of that band also asked me to play the Pink Panther theme with her percussion ensemble for a concert of the local musical association. A few months later, I performed a Blue Man Group inspired piece with some of them on a wedding. Then, I played with another drummer for a while and he started to bring in more people, but before this could go anywhere, I had to leave town to go to university. I didn’t have too much time since then, so I’m a bit out of practice.

I also bought a guitar at a point when I was somewhat happy with my bass skills, but never took lessons. I can do basically the same things I can do on my bass, but I always struggled with playing chords.

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#1169283
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2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games
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dahmage said:

TV’s Frink said:

dahmage said:

Warbler said:

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/speed-skater-shani-davis-hot-not-flag-bearer-team-usa-dishonorably-tossed-coin-152445823.html

I liked to know how race plays a factor in a coin toss.

me too. quite a lack of facts. It sounded to me like he thought race played a factor in a toin coss being required. IE, he didn’t think it should have gotten to the point of requiring a toin coss.

but he could also be crazy.

Why not both?

YOU MUST TOSS A COIN / FLIP A BIT. YOU CANNOT HAVE BOTH 0 AND 1.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qubit

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#1168259
Topic
Random Thoughts
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I think there might be a correlation between your two observations.

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#1167890
Topic
The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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DrDre said:

Frank your Majesty said:

Collipso said:

Frank your Majesty said:

Collipso said:

Frank your Majesty said:

In that case: An unmanned kamikaze ship still needs the mass and size of a capital ship, it needs sublight engines and a hyperdrive and it needs an advanced piloting system. It has to stay with the main fleet in case it’s needed, so it costs additional money to operate. Why not buy a regular ship for the same price, which is much more versatile and not limited to one single use? And don’t tell me “it’s just a joke”.

I’m pretty sure a small TIE Fighter could do some damage to the Rebel cruiser.

In Rogue One, we see that the smaller rebel ships didn’t do much damage to the Stardestroyer, when they crashed in hyperspace, so no.

I was talking about the bridge.

So, you assume they can aim their hyperspace jump to directly fly into the bridge?

They can make calculations to avoid stars and what not en route, I think a bridge should not be much of a problem.

Because avoiding a huge star is the same as aiming at a tiny bridge.

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#1167882
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Collipso said:

Frank your Majesty said:

Collipso said:

Frank your Majesty said:

In that case: An unmanned kamikaze ship still needs the mass and size of a capital ship, it needs sublight engines and a hyperdrive and it needs an advanced piloting system. It has to stay with the main fleet in case it’s needed, so it costs additional money to operate. Why not buy a regular ship for the same price, which is much more versatile and not limited to one single use? And don’t tell me “it’s just a joke”.

I’m pretty sure a small TIE Fighter could do some damage to the Rebel cruiser.

In Rogue One, we see that the smaller rebel ships didn’t do much damage to the Stardestroyer, when they crashed in hyperspace, so no.

I was talking about the bridge.

So, you assume they can aim their hyperspace jump to directly fly into the bridge?

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#1167876
Topic
The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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Collipso said:

Frank your Majesty said:

In that case: An unmanned kamikaze ship still needs the mass and size of a capital ship, it needs sublight engines and a hyperdrive and it needs an advanced piloting system. It has to stay with the main fleet in case it’s needed, so it costs additional money to operate. Why not buy a regular ship for the same price, which is much more versatile and not limited to one single use? And don’t tell me “it’s just a joke”.

I’m pretty sure a small TIE Fighter could do some damage to the Rebel cruiser.

In Rogue One, we see that the smaller rebel ships didn’t do much damage to the Stardestroyer, when they crashed in hyperspace, so no.

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#1167865
Topic
The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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In that case: An unmanned kamikaze ship still needs the mass and size of a capital ship, it needs sublight engines and a hyperdrive and it needs an advanced piloting system. It has to stay with the main fleet in case it’s needed, so it costs additional money to operate. Why not buy a regular ship for the same price, which is much more versatile and not limited to one single use? And don’t tell me “it’s just a joke”.

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#1167840
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The Last Jedi: Official Review and Opinions Thread ** SPOILERS **
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DrDre said:

Frank your Majesty said:

DrDre said:

Frank your Majesty said:

But not contributing much. If he wants to make a point, he should write down his point, not post some stupid comic.

Jeez, relax…it is a joke. I thought it was funny, whilst also making a point, which is really obvious, and does not require written text. I don’t know how many off-topic “funny” remarks have been posted in this thread, and you’re raging against an on-topic cartoon? The forum rules allow image only posts if they are on-topic btw, and the cartoon makes a good point regarding the application of TLJ’s in-universe logic. It’s a nitpick to an extend, but it is also a valid criticism, considering the film features both a slow chase, where the bad guys somehow cannot get in range to kill the good guys for the reason of plot convenience, and a ship, that is used by the good guys as a lightspeed torpedo against the bad guys at a critical point in the film. It does make it seem, like RJ wanted to have his cake and eat it.

Ps. I should add, that I feel the cartoon is more entertaining than this post.

I’m not raging. And the rules say “No image-only posts unless the image has a direct bearing on the topic at hand and it adds value to the discussion.” I agree that the pic was on-topic, however, whether it adds value to the discussion is very debatable.

You might not feel so, but I do, so there you go. I’m not in favour of disagreeing with an opinion, and then to pass it off as not having value, or something even less pleasant. There’s too much of that going on around here. I would rather discuss the point being made.

I’m not saying the opinion in the comic has no value, I’m saying expressing your opinion by posting someone else’s comic without context is bad form. People have to assume your exact opinion and you can brush off any criticism with “it’s just a joke”, which is a pretty bad excuse in general.

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