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#1046433
Topic
<strong>Spaced Ranger</strong> BANNED/Silenced? - <strong><em>Au Contraire!</em></strong>
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Spaced Ranger
A post in “Off Topic - Politics” (then the “moderator hands-off” area) exposing the present day mass-murders of babies (which apparently has the support of higher-ups and lower-lifes of this forum) …
^(WARNING:^ ^this^ ^Google^ ^search^ ^of^ ^actual^ ^abortion^ ^photographs,^ ^used^ ^in^ ^the^ ^original^ ^post,^ ^will^ ^cause^ ^“snow^ ^flakes”^ ^to^ ^run^ ^screaming^ ^to^ ^their^ ^“safe-space”^ ^over^ ^the^ ^dichotomy^ ^of^ ^actually^ ^seeing^ ^the^ ^monstrous^ ^evil^ ^that^ ^they^ ^approve)^
… is echoed from history’s recent past of other deliberate mass-murders:
God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” -German pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer (executed in Flossenburg’s Nazi concentration camp, April 9, 1945)
But suddenly that post was gone, and so was it’s poster.
Spaced Ranger
This user has been banned.
Well, you’d suppose that was the end of Spaced Ranger.
^(WARNING:^ ^the^ ^following^ ^YouTube^ ^video^ ^is^ ^safe^ ^even^ ^for^ ^“snow-flakes”)^
Au contraire mon Original Trilogy! He-e-e-e’s BA-A-A-A-CK !!
I’m forgiven! Jay and his moderators of The Forum have taken me back. I’m immortal again! Omnipotent again!
Oh don’t fret, Jay. My good fortune is your bad pron!
As myself, you have my ever lasting gratitude . . . in this my new icon of Honor, which I will proudly wear (notice my clever overwriting of your “ban symbol” with my original icon) . . .
Spaced Ranger
“Your love of the halflings’ leaf has clearly slowed your mind”
Yes, once again, I’m posting in your forum . . . until your next arbitrary ban. Ah, but before I finish, there’s a debt I wish to repay to our “professor” of forum etiquette . . .
^(WARNING:^ ^the^ ^following^ ^is^ ^a^ ^one-size-fits-all)^

D’oh!

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

What can you do? These things happen.

Your IP address (50.116.49.225) has been banned.

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#1017165
Topic
Politics
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SilverWook said:
Did that video Trumpy said he saw of Muslims cheering ever turn up? Didn’t think so…

You mean this one of Trump?
YouTube - Trump on Muslim 9/11 celebrations: "I saw them, I was there"

Or independent eye-witnesses?
YouTube - American Muslims Celebrating 9/11 - Howard Stern Callers
YouTube - NJ 101.5 callers say they saw Muslims celebrate 9/11 attacks

(I don’t remember seeing anything like this on the TV nightly news. Telling … )

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#1017151
Topic
The Ultimate Super Resolution Technique
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That started me thinking (very dangerous) about the various sized “film grains” of the emulsion, that might hinder your idealized points (would you weight it’s size, which itself is the average of light that originally exposed it?). Those grains are large enough to be on pixel boundaries to have influence on multiple pixels, too. Also, the emulsion is thick enough to have multiple planes of unique clouds that might hide other clouds among the layers. (It quickly becomes complicated.)

I expect you saw this (or something like it), which contains quotes from the originating KODAK “H-1” tech publication:

Film Grain Resolution & Fundamental Film Particles 200704xx Tim Vitale states:

The Kodak publication itself is now only at Internet ArchiveInternet Archive - KODAK Motion Picture Film: H-1. PDF files also have been saved by IA but one is missing - pp.80-85.

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#1017017
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Politics
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thejediknighthusezni said:
The nastiest and most viralantly racist people I know are the ones who run around shrieking about those evil whites.

It’s worse with the muslims (Webwster-Merium dictionary - “muslim: an adherent of Islam”; “islam: Arabic islām submission”; “jihad: a holy war waged on behalf of Islam as a religious duty”).

American Thinker - Why the media don’t want to talk about Muslim support for 9/11 wrote:
The media jumped on Donald Trump for saying that some Muslims cheered 9/11 in New Jersey, attempting to rewrite history to their liking, 1984 style. … It is curious, when the media take on this question, that they carefully skirt the larger issue: did many Muslims in general, worldwide, celebrate the 9/11 terrorist attack? The media did not examine this question because there is a lot of evidence that yes, in fact, many Muslims celebrated all over the world.

Little wonder that the NPR reporter Asma Khalid, who’s ideology mandates her to cold-blooded mass murder, meets suspicion and resistance from the intended targets … everyone else. And if she (and others like her) doesn’t believe or approve of jihad and islam, then get out of that muslim organization. Oh, but wait, there’s that little issue of anyone leaving islam also gets to be murdered. Hmmm … telling.

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#1016822
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Politics
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SilverWook said:
I think that text was added by someone else?

moi ? 😉

The name of that picture file was “America 8 years later”.
The “text” on the Obama Time was from Newsweek,

the text on the Trump Time was from Donald Trump,
and I was playing the role of Jiminy Cricket. 😄

As that famous statesman once said:

“It’s as plain as the nose on your face” and “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety”.
Okay, okay … that was really from Benjamin Franklin … the second quote …

addendum: Note that Obama gets only The Title, while Trump gets The Title and Time’s commentary Subtitle. They meant it as a dig against their present pick, but it’s more telling about their previous pick.

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#1016744
Topic
The Original Trilogy restored from 35mm prints
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poita said:
Look at the top corners of Luke’s canopy, there [is] … a failed attempt to address the transparency issue?

There’s another bleed-through after the rebels identify the Empire’s spy-droids.


Space is filled with the Empire’s Star Destroyer fleet, exhaust ports flair bright white. Another ship moves into view and eclipses all of them by it’s shear size. As the other ships are blocked from view, their engines flair are weakly visible through the new ship.


Is this on the original film … or is the scan pulling image from other frames (for noise reduction, or such)?

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#1014962
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Single Pass Regrade of Grindhouse ESB
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poita said:

I’ve talked to Ben Burtt and those scenes never even had the score laid down, or proper sound effects done, … when I ask if another cut could have been made with extra scenes added or removed from Star Wars, they literally laugh out loud.

Okay, you can tell us then … Luke did throw his grappling hook … twice, right? First time he missed and stepped back to reloop as the Princess traded shots with the storm troopers. Second time he hooks it. Right?

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#1014792
Topic
The Ultimate Super Resolution Technique
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poita said:
I’ll whip up a quick example for a scene I have multiple prints of.

About that before/after demonstration … S T U N N I N G! I knew of this technique (from motion-compensated temporal “frame stacking” – but with the downside of noticeable temporal “grain crawl” at too-wide a range) but never thought to apply it in your manner (for multiple-source frame stacking). Absolutely stunning.

Even still, the blue layer always seems to be the worst hit …

Would any pre-processing (maybe some temporal stacking) help on the worse layer(s), while not negating the source stacking effectiveness?

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NeverarGreat said:
In this example, there are only about 6 dye cloud centers, meaning that only 6 pixels are assigned values. With enough sources, the entire pixel grid can be filled in. … I’m the 1% inspiration guy …

That is excellent (and I love your visualizations)! The interesting thing is that this approach also might be useful in things like up-rez via vector reconstruction (must hit the math books for that one) or sharpening via vector calculus boundary redistribution (more math books).

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#1013598
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Tables &amp; Markdown-it
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It seems that advanced tables structure is now being applied to OT. I was using them as to how they previously worked. Now, all those tables, organizing posted content, look totally different. 😮

Looking at the markdown-it demo noted on each new-post entry page, their demonstration table follows the previous design. (Even then, only a few features worked on OT.) I guess they haven’t updated that old demo.

Is there a design doc, to post, which is the target implementation for OT? It would be helpful to future-proof postings while the tables are transitioning.

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#1013590
Topic
Searching ...
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Until such time (if ever), a make-do solution can be used. Enter the site: parameter, with your other search terms, on search-engines that support it (Google, Startpage, and such), for them to do the heavy lifting. For example:

"Spaced Ranger" vignette site:originaltrilogy.com

will search only Original Trilogy for these search terms.

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#1013282
Topic
The Original Trilogy restored from 35mm prints
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poita said:
I got a weird message from a user … that it was clearly just the GOUT with noise added …

Ah, the secret’s out! That is awesome quality you pulled out of GOUT with your proprietary process®! Seriously, hire the best lawyers you can to market this! And when you’ve made your billions please remember your poor friends over here at OriginalTrilogy.

here is Reel1 of the UK print with sprockets, soundtrack and audio.

My favorite extras! Thanks for an early Cyber-Monday gift.

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#1013267
Topic
Politics
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SilverWook said:
Apparently Fidel Castro finally kicked the bucket.

Alas, too late to save his victims …

Babalú Blog - an island on the net without a bearded dictatorFidel Castro’s Greatest Atrocities And Crimes – Part 1:

Fidel Castro is often portrayed as the “benevolent” dictator of Cuba, such portrayals are unarguably wrong. The evidence of his bloodthirsty and murderous nature is unequivocal and available for anyone who wants to know the truth. Unfortunately such evidence is rarely discussed by the news media and at schools. There’s perhaps no more grizzly atrocity committed by Fidel Castro than the firing squads which he implemented. Beginning as a rebel, before he would eventually take power in Cuba, Fidel Castro used firing squad executions to enforce discipline, punish followers deemed disloyal or intimidate potential opposition.

The Cuba Archive which documents deaths and disappearances resulting from Fidel Castro’s Cuban revolution has documented 3,615 firing squad executions conducted by the Cuban state since Castro took over on January 1, 1959.

Introduction -Fidel Castro’s greatest atrocities and crimes
1: Fidel Castro’s firing squads in Cuba
2: Fidel Castro sank the 13 de Marzo tugboat killing Cuban women and children
3: Fidel Castro’s shoot down of American civilian aircraft killing 4 people including 3 American citizens
4: Fidel Castro’s Cuban political prisoners
5: Fidel Castro’s Cuban forced labor camps, the UMAPs
6: Fidel Castro’s religious repression against Cubans
7: Fidel Castro separates Cuban families
8: Fidel Castro restricts the movement of Cubans
9: Fidel Castro’s foreign interventions resulting in thousands of deaths
10: Fidel Castro’s espionage

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#1013052
Topic
Politics
Time

TV’s Frink said:
Anyone who voted for Trump was completely conned unless their reasoning was “not Clinton.” Who knows what the hell this guy actually thinks about anything.

Dead Abe Lincoln knows …

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#1013002
Topic
Forbidden Planet 16mm Scope print for sale on eBay
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Yes, I see this happen to allot of movies. I once tried a Forbidden Planet releases compare and it was just like this compare (I thought it was LD-to-DVD but couldn’t find the LD cap online; maybe it was an MGM-to-WB DVD compare).

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#1012926
Topic
THX Italian 35mm - Feedback thread
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Doing this section, I noticed that when the 35mm-Italian substituted their Italian text graphics, they did not fully cover the original graphics frame-count. In this instance, which I noticed (difficult because the scan levels vary between the two films), they let the original “blank screen” continue for many frames before inserting their graphics; same thing when the original graphics stopped – they eventually stop their graphics and let the original’s blank screen continue into the next shot. My guess is happens all the time – so be on the look-out for it in all my previous (and probably wrong) divisions when the inserted Italian graphics are involved.

BTW, the forum’s table structure programming is being worked on. Just bear with it however it displays. 😃

This new section:

sync 35mm to 16mm - as 2 parallel streams matching where they can
10th 1000+ frames
[note: each 1000-frame section begins exactly on the new shot and ends on the completed final shot]

35mm frames description
89890-95926 match @ insides_missing
95927-95930 begin original LUH_location_readout
95931-96180 begin 35mm-Italian LUH_location_readout
96181-96212 ending original LUH_location_readout
. 00000-00288 spacer for 16mm-English LUH_location_readout
96213-101000 match @ THX_looking
(end of shot = 100084)
16mm frames description
91497-97533 match @ insides_missing
. 00000-00003 spacer for segment LUH_Lacation_readout
. 00000-00249 spacer for 35mm-Italian LUH_Lacation_readout
. 00000-00031 spacer for segment LUH_Lacation_readout
97534-102000 match @ THX_looking
(end of shot = 101694)
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#1012879
Topic
Forbidden Planet 16mm Scope print for sale on eBay
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I didn’t think it’d be this wide, but …

green border = Blu-ray
yellow border = expanded 16mm

Too bad I couldn’t find a laserdisc letterbox cap of this, which I’d estimate would be somewhere in between these two.

.

BTW, in my search, I came across this title of a YouTube video:

FORBIDDEN PLANET - Capt Adams gets nude Altaira then burns her best cat friend alive!.HD

Must be a different Forbidden Planet

.

AND, could this be a long lost concept picture of Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek?

AR15 Forum - Forbidden Planet:

Star Trek owes a hell of a lot to this movie. There are more than a few similarities

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#1012517
Topic
Forbidden Planet 16mm Scope print for sale on eBay
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Of course, the snapshot could have been better (too bright a background light caused blow-out in the picture), but a quick color-correction (2nd frame) moved everything closer to normal:

But with 6 days to go, why is there a bidding duel? No one can win an auction at day 6 ! Don’t they know they’re only driving up the price? Snipe, people! At the last 10 seconds, take your best shot!

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