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#1132870
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Firefox Quantum
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^Interesting you mention that. I had a feeling my battery was draining a little faster than normal (it’s on its last legs so it goes fast anyway). Glad to know it’s not entirely my imagination.

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#1130915
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Random Thoughts
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^Really? Interesting. I’ve found Firefox near unusable for over 5 years, at least compared to Chrome, but Quantum on Mac OS so far is by and large a huge improvement. Hope it’s a small glitch and they fix it soon.

I’d like to switch from Chrome mainly because the older I get, the less I trust their data mining. It could be said of anywhere online though, to be honest, but Google knows… everything.

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#1124995
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Random Thoughts
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I love the novelization of the movie, Dune. That Frank Herbert really knows how to make a lackluster movie shine.

😛

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#1117785
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Random Thoughts
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The amount of shitposting that’s goin on here is worth a thousand lols.

I wholeheartedly approve. 😛

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#1115294
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The Stoned Thread
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I’ve been getting into edibles after taking a good break from smoking pot. I really should kick the habit, but things are only okay right now so whatever.

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#1112589
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Star Trek: The Original Series (Unaltered in HD)
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ChainsawAsh said:

bkev said:

An official restoration isn’t happening any time soon, as those early DCAU cartoons were edited on video. It’d take a lot of effort to get it done. Maybe they will sometime, but I don’t think the demand is there.

I wouldn’t mind an upscale project, but the DVDs suit me just fine for now.

Think you’re in the wrong thread.

Lol, yes. That keeps happening to me.

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#1112588
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Batman The Animated Series restoration.
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It would take a lot of work they’re probably not willing to go through right now. The editing, as with most of the early dcau, was done on video. It’s stuck in 480 unless they go the TNG route and redo a lot of stuff, though probably not as extensive of a change as in that case.

I’d love to see it but don’t see it happening any time soon. Maybe someone could do an upscale Avatar-style, but I’m perfectly content with the DVDs for now. They even downscale decently on Amazon streaming.

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#1096353
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Episode VIII Discussion *SPOILER THREAD*
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Man, I really want to read these articles–but I made it through the first page of this EW story and thought to myself, “too many spoilers!”

I will likely cave at some point but man. When did marketing and spoilering become so hand-in-hand? Is this across all movies now? Am I just overthinking it because of Star Wars? Why am I asking you all of these questions?

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#1096184
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Random Thoughts
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darth_ender said:

LuckyGungan2001 said:

I’ve been binge watching the Goosebumps show (brilliance), and I can name at least one thing bad about the nineties:

I can: boy bands!

But boy bands gave us Max Martin, perhaps the greatest pop songwriter of all time! Most Top 40 hits from the past 20 years have had his handiwork in them.
I no longer have any idea how to do hyperlinks on this forum, so, here’s an old fashioned link to wikipedia on him https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Martin

Doesn’t make the music better, just a fun factoid I like throwing out there.

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#1094804
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35mm prints coming up for sale
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Colson said:

Man, I would love to watch an open matte version of The Godfather. Since I definitely can’t afford the print, I’ll ask this: was there an open matte DVD?

This might be too old to bother responding to but I wanted to let you know that VHS editions are open-matte!

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#1094473
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Denoise, Regrain And CC of ESB Grindhouse
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Hey folks–hate to be a bother, but I am wondering if v2 has yet to have a public release! Went to the internal organ and had no luck finding it there. Please PM me if it’s available. Thanks in advance.

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#1093184
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Drugs, ranked
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I’ve found in states where pot is illegal, it’s often sativa people have. To most it doesn’t make a noticeable difference, but since I’ve been a patient in CA (+2 years) I’ve become strictly indica. Sativa leaves me anxious days after I’ve smoked it. I can handle the anxiety with the high, but the few days after leave it harder for me to deal with daily stresses - and noticeably more of a space cadet.

Possessed if you can manage I’d recommend sticking to indica if you’re having hard times with pot.

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#1093161
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[fill in the blank] Just Died!
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TV’s Frink said:

bkev said:

Iconic voiceover artist June Foray, just shy of her 100th birthday, passed today.

Rest in Peace to the woman behind Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Witch Hazel, Granny, and so many other iconic voices. What a career she had. I would have loved to shake her hand and thank her for the years of endless entertainment.

You might be interested in the post directly preceding yours.

Oops. I know I checked the thread to make sure I wasn’t a repeat, but I guess not well enough.
My point stands though nowhere near as well articulated as FF.

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#1093130
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[fill in the blank] Just Died!
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Iconic voiceover artist June Foray, just shy of her 100th birthday, passed today.

Rest in Peace to the woman behind Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Witch Hazel, Granny, and so many other iconic voices. What a career she had. I would have loved to shake her hand and thank her for the years of endless entertainment.

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#1091903
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All Things Star Trek
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Know the thread’s moved into Discovery territory again but wanted to comment on the recent DS9 talk. I’m a little surprised to see people not be fans of Dukat’s S7 antics. He clearly had a Savior complex, and it seemed logical for him to take the recent Bajoran strife as a personal opportunity. It’s obvious he’s not 100% back to normal, especially given how mad he goes in “Waltz” again.

I admit him disguising himself as Bajoran is is a bit of a stretch, but the rest of the plotline makes up for it. I loved seeing him manipulate a certain Kai.

Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion of course, but of all the sloppiness there is in S7, Dukat is not where my complaints lie.

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#1087720
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When Did The Star Wars Prequels Become Cool?
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Thought dump about this topic because I’ve wanted to post here since the first page but never got around to it. Rambles a bit.

Personal feelings explained first. I’ve been on OT.com a long time now, and have made no secret of the fact that I don’t care for the prequels as films. However, what I also make no secret of is how I’m fond of many of the designs. The ships, the planets, the world they build all have that Star Wars-y feel to me. Don’t care for the films, but they still give me some of that familiar feeling of a Galaxy Far, Far Away I love so much about the better movies. Even with all the fake politics, there’s something magical about it. They are a piece of my heart/childhood/etc. in a way that I imagine everyone here feels for the OT.

I think there’s a lot of people out there who take that feeling of “it’s Star Wars” I can still get from movies I don’t enjoy a lot farther than I do. For some people, any new Star Wars is great… even the prequels. Working with kids I can tell you if they enjoyed the series at all, they knew 1-6, even if they preferred one set of movies over the other.

Some people liked Rogue One, I didn’t, but that’s cool! Star Wars means so many different things to so many people. That’s part of what makes it so large a universe, it’s not just the planets, it’s that people in our world connect to each other through their love of this Galaxy. This and many other online communities with long-term members attest to that.

As for the article in question that started this thread? Eh. I think it’s overstating its points but there’s some that’s valid. There’s a point in the article about how if the PT isn’t the absolute last of the story, it stings less. There’s no desire for me to reevaluate them as they go on to suggest, but I vibe with that. Knowing I’ll have more Star Wars does kind of make the prequels leave a less distasteful feeling, if only because there’s more to come.
But overall it’s just a piece of clicbait on ScreenRant, not a super serious piece of journalism. The author obviously put some thought into it, but it serves a purpose. Clicks and reads. They knew that when they wrote it, too. It’s a job (and I know a few people who are quite damn good at it actually!)

Don’t put too much stock into it, but also remember, this is a bubble. There’ve always been lots of people who loved the prequels even back then.

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#1085916
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Recommended Editions of Disney Animated (and Partially Animated) Features
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I think we may be confusing compression for grain and detail here with the 2008 release. To my knowledge and memory, that’s when the restoration occurred–it’s when they did brief theatrical re-releases of the movie, and when it was first released on Blu.

But yes, the 2002 DVD is pre-modern restoration. I imagine it matches whatever work they did in the 90s to their catalogue, though.

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