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#1211128
Topic
The Last Jedi appreciation thread
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So I tell anyone who doesn’t want to participate to leave the thread, and that’s the cue for some of you to debate and push it further?

Frink, you have no business jumping into others’ threads and judging whether they’re worthy of existing or not. Whenever you have the itch to moderate, do it in your own forum.

General Guidelines #2 and #3:

  1. Don’t moderate unless you’re a moderator. If you see problematic behavior, report it. Report new members you suspect to be trolls/socks, but don’t accuse them publicly without proof.
  2. The OP is considered the thread owner and sets the topic and tone for a thread. The mods will defer to the OP’s preference in determining whether posts veer too far off topic.

The only reason I’m leaving all the garbage posts intact in this thread is to demonstrate how not to conduct yourself here.

Any further posts on the subject will be deleted and temp bans will be issued.

Apologies to the OP for the disruption.

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#1210839
Topic
Neverar's A New Hope Technicolor Recreation <strong>(V1 Released!)</strong>
Time

towne32 said:

Stotchy said:

Dwalin said:

What’s the point of color correction if millions of fans don’t know how to download your releases?
So hard to upload on an outdoor torrent tracker and cloud storage?

Can someone ban this guy?

I think there’s a new approach here of not being harsh/terrible to new members, even when they are rude and misinformed in their first few posts. Some might still end up banned, but giving them a chance has proven effective from what I’ve seen.

Not sure if that’s still going on or not. But there were a few people here with much more patience than me that were undertaking the responsibility of gently and politely telling people why we do things the way we do, and pointing them in the right direction.

Here’s my best effort: there is a reason for the methods we use. These projects often take members here hundreds of hours, so they can be a bit touchy when a new person barges in with demands. These things are out there in public and people here can be extremely helpful when asked politely. Once you acquire the files, you are (in most cases) more than welcome to start up a public torrent or file locker upload (you are NOT permitted to post links to those things openly in this forum).

These things are not the responsibilities of the content creators, so please don’t act in an ungrateful way toward said creators. They don’t even need to share these things with the community at all, let alone the outside world.

towne32 said:

Stotchy said:

I respect you position and your thoughtful response Towne, but it keeps happening.

I have no issues with noobs asking questions but there should be penalties for rudeness to keep the forum conversations respectful. Zero tolerance I say.

It’s not necessarily my position, but the forum’s position is definitely not zero tolerance at the moment. That said, I have seen new members turn things around after a thoughtful/informative reply. Otherwise, they just become more irrational and inflammatory in response to kindness, and then they’re banned for sure. Seems like a logical way of dealing with things.

Great posts.

If a new member comes in the front door acting entitled, is asked to adjust their expectations and posting style, and continues acting the same way, they’ll almost certainly be banned if they don’t leave on their own.

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#1210205
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

NeverarGreat said:

Jay said:

TV’s Frink said:

Until they actually meet, NK has done nothing different than they’ve done a bunch of times before. The only difference so far is that the President said yes.

You mean aside from dismantling a nuclear test site, which satellite imagery shows they’re doing?

Yeah, this was a site that had already collapsed and killed over two hundred NK citizens.
Kim is just trying to make a concession that had already been conceded.

Theater. Admitting they’re dismantling it instead of claiming to be building it back up for the next test is what matters.

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#1210170
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

TV’s Frink said:

Jay said:

TV’s Frink said:

Jay said:

TV’s Frink said:

Jay said:

TV’s Frink said:

Until they actually meet, NK has done nothing different than they’ve done a bunch of times before. The only difference so far is that the President said yes.

You mean aside from dismantling a nuclear test site, which satellite imagery shows they’re doing?

I’m not going to claim this is fact, but I swear that on one of the political podcasts I listen to they reported that the site was basically collapsing in on itself anyway so they just did it to get the brownie points.

Maybe 25 years of doing basically nothing got us…basically nothing. Other than a North Korean nuclear weapons program, of course.

Did I say Trump shouldn’t talk with them? I fully support it. One of the very few (possibly only) things I think he’s done right.

The negotiations will continue. I wouldn’t be surprised if these “cancellations” were prearranged.

You’re veering off into conspiracy talk there.

Although Trump is our first reality show / nothing is real / only ratings matter President, so what the hell, you’re probably right.

There are the public negotiations, and then there are the private negotiations over how the negotiations will be presented to the public and the rest of the world.

I take it you’re involved it the private negotiations then.

Even basic business negotiations involve setting the stage and making sure everyone comes out looking good. I’ve never been involved in a political negotiation, but I’m assuming the basic concepts are the same.

Have you been involved in basic business negotiation with the two craziest people on the planet?

Although that may be unfair to the North Korean guy I suppose. Not really sure.

We’ll see how it all plays out.

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#1210162
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

TV’s Frink said:

Jay said:

TV’s Frink said:

Jay said:

TV’s Frink said:

Until they actually meet, NK has done nothing different than they’ve done a bunch of times before. The only difference so far is that the President said yes.

You mean aside from dismantling a nuclear test site, which satellite imagery shows they’re doing?

I’m not going to claim this is fact, but I swear that on one of the political podcasts I listen to they reported that the site was basically collapsing in on itself anyway so they just did it to get the brownie points.

Maybe 25 years of doing basically nothing got us…basically nothing. Other than a North Korean nuclear weapons program, of course.

Did I say Trump shouldn’t talk with them? I fully support it. One of the very few (possibly only) things I think he’s done right.

The negotiations will continue. I wouldn’t be surprised if these “cancellations” were prearranged.

You’re veering off into conspiracy talk there.

Although Trump is our first reality show / nothing is real / only ratings matter President, so what the hell, you’re probably right.

There are the public negotiations, and then there are the private negotiations over how the negotiations will be presented to the public and the rest of the world.

I take it you’re involved it the private negotiations then.

Even basic business negotiations involve setting the stage and making sure everyone comes out looking good. I’ve never been involved in a political negotiation, but I’m assuming the basic concepts are the same.

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#1210153
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

TV’s Frink said:

Jay said:

TV’s Frink said:

Until they actually meet, NK has done nothing different than they’ve done a bunch of times before. The only difference so far is that the President said yes.

You mean aside from dismantling a nuclear test site, which satellite imagery shows they’re doing?

I’m not going to claim this is fact, but I swear that on one of the political podcasts I listen to they reported that the site was basically collapsing in on itself anyway so they just did it to get the brownie points.

Maybe 25 years of doing basically nothing got us…basically nothing. Other than a North Korean nuclear weapons program, of course.

Did I say Trump shouldn’t talk with them? I fully support it. One of the very few (possibly only) things I think he’s done right.

The negotiations will continue. I wouldn’t be surprised if these “cancellations” were prearranged.

You’re veering off into conspiracy talk there.

Although Trump is our first reality show / nothing is real / only ratings matter President, so what the hell, you’re probably right.

There are the public negotiations, and then there are the private negotiations over how the negotiations will be presented to the public and the rest of the world.

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#1210147
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

TV’s Frink said:

Until they actually meet, NK has done nothing different than they’ve done a bunch of times before. The only difference so far is that the President said yes.

You mean aside from dismantling a nuclear test site, which satellite imagery shows they’re doing?

Maybe 25 years of doing basically nothing got us…basically nothing. Other than a North Korean nuclear weapons program, of course.

The negotiations will continue. I wouldn’t be surprised if these “cancellations” were prearranged.

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#1209925
Topic
<em>Solo: A Star Wars Story</em> — Official Review and Opinions Thread — <strong>SPOILERS</strong>
Time

This thread contains spoilers

This is the official spoilerific review thread for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Please post all reviews and opinions containing spoilers in this thread. There’s no need to preface your post with spoiler warnings.

You may also want to take a look at the long-running spoiler thread started prior to the film’s release:

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Han-Solo-Movie-Spoilers/id/18006

And the spoiler-free thread here:

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Solo-Han-Movie-NON-SPOILER-thread/id/57503

WARNING: Any behavior that requires a mod to intervene in this topic and potentially ruin the movie for them before they’ve had a chance to see it will result in an instant and permanent ban for all offending parties.

Keep it civil and be on your best behavior. If you disagree with someone’s opinion, do so politely. We’re not kidding about banning people.

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#1209774
Topic
Single Blue Pixel in the Message Icon
Time

TV’s Frink said:

Jay said:

I only see it on low-dpi displays. Not visible on mobile or Macs.

Lol…?

Nothing with a high DPI (“Retina” in Apple parlance) display showed it in my testing, which includes most mobile devices made within the last 10 years and most Apple products.

While high DPI displays are becoming more common for Windows-based PCs and laptops, many still ship with low DPI displays. I have one hooked up to my gaming PC, so I was able to verify the existence of the Single Blue Pixel there.

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#1209768
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

moviefreakedmind said:

Jay said:

You respond to what you infer rather than what you read. I can’t productively debate that mindset.

I’m going to take my own advice that I’ve often handed out to others here and not respond further.

That’s unfortunate. My post was totally reasonable though, so I’m disappointed that you can’t address what I said, especially since only one small part of it was commenting on your defense of the right. I really wanted to hear your comments on the deaths of the supposedly Hamas children that made up 15% of the death toll in the Israel killings, but I guess that isn’t worth responding to either because I made a rational inference about your political leanings. As for that inference, when the only thing you’ve done in all of my interactions with you in this thread is defend the right and attack the left while using conservative talkings about the media and socialism, I can assume that you are more opposed to the left than the right. There’s nothing irrational about that inference. It’s totally reasonable and I actually would argue that I’d be incredibly imperceptive to not see or comment on that obvious implication. You also made several inferences about me that were far less linear when you were defending Jordan Peterson and I didn’t walk away from the conversation.

I also would’ve liked to hear you address my point on why the Democrats will not continue to lose in future elections, but I guess I won’t get an answer to that either.

Nope, you won’t.

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#1209709
Topic
Most current posts from all forums on one page?
Time

TV’s Frink said:

Incidentally I went looking for my first post and there’s a weird thing happening where a bunch of my post history pages at the end are blank. Example:

https://originaltrilogy.com/user/TVs-Frink/id/6930/page/2999

There’s a bug in the pagination that determines page count based on your total number of posts (including those in private topics), even though posts in private topics aren’t displayed within your profile.

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#1209706
Topic
Most current posts from all forums on one page?
Time

TV’s Frink said:

I’ll live without it. I’ve been using this site for nine years without it. It’s fine.

With that said, it’s a feature on literally every other forum I’ve ever used, and I asked for it nine years ago. Which is to say I don’t think it’s an unreasonable request at all.

#continuetokeephopealive

I agree. It’s not unreasonable, and it’s planned for the next major update.

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#1209701
Topic
Most current posts from all forums on one page?
Time

dahmage said:

if only there was a
https://originaltrilogy.com/posts page, that functioned exactly like https://originaltrilogy.com/subscriptions, but it simply removed the ‘subscriptions’ filter, and instead showed everything.

and if only there was a way to view all the threads i have created, and that others have created. it seems dumb that my profile page doesn’t give me a way to find threads i created.

If Only…
A poem

If only the posts page were as “simple” as removing the subscriptions filter, and not a matter of creating completely new controllers, models, and views, designing a caching strategy so the database isn’t completely overwhelmed, writing a security model to make sure your private topics and posts don’t end up in a public space, and then testing it all across a myriad of devices and browsers

If only someone had thought of all this before, and desperately wanted to do it, but, you know, priorities, and life, and other stuff happened

If only everything we use had everything we wanted all at once, because nothing that exists took any time or effort to create

If only everything we desired were waiting for us in the exact moment we needed and wanted it

If only life were Amazon

If only

Fin

I’m going to ponder this philosophy further instead of writing code today.

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#1209691
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

moviefreakedmind said:

Jay said:

TV’s Frink said:

I know you said you’re no longer hard left, but you sure sound hard right when you go on about the mainstream media like this.

I can be center-left in my beliefs (having single-payer healthcare, providing a social safety net, enacting sensible gun control, etc.) and also call out liars.

But the right wing in America is opposed to all three of those things.

Did I say I was right wing?

When what is reported in the media directly contradicts, or at the very least, actively omits, observable fact, I have to wonder what the hell is going on. I think the mainstream media has done us a terrible disservice with its 24-hour news cycle consisting of endless panels populated by “experts” and “analysts” who editorialize everything and provide little actual reporting. When the NYT tells me a person is one thing and actually listening to that person tells me they’re something else, I naturally question the rest of the NYT’s reporting and the filter through which it’s being run. I think we’ve passed the point where we can trust the big media companies to give us a fair representation of reality. Nobody wants to be a mere reporter anymore; they want to be an influencer, gain followers, and spread their message.

How is this unique to the left? Fox News, Breitbart, Infowars, the Rebel, and pretty much all of talk radio along with vast segments of YouTube are right-wing examples of exactly this.

Did I say it only applied to the left?

Read what’s there man. Please don’t infer something and then base your arguments upon it as if your inference is fact.

There’s tons of content out there that never makes it into the popular discourse because it’s not covered by the major media outlets. The danger is separating fact from fiction/conspiracy and not allowing yourself to fall into a very deep, dark place.

This is very vague. You’re generally right on this particular concept but I’m curious, what are you referring to?

I’ve mostly been focusing on trying to get the full story. If I see something in the news that interests me, I’ll dig beyond the 5-second video clip we’re shown and see if I can find the complete video or accounts from people who were there. Doesn’t sound like much, but when we’re being told Israeli soldiers are killing scores of “protestors”, it didn’t take much digging to find out most of the Palestinians at the border were actually Hamas — basically because Hamas admitted it, but I never saw that followup reported in the US. Or you’ll see a clip on the news of a Palestinian woman being dragged from her home in the middle of the night and arrested like it’s some police state type stuff, when a separate video from a day earlier clearly shows her slapping and kicking Israeli soldiers in an attempt to get a reaction out of them. (Please don’t turn this into an Israel vs. Palestine discussion, because I won’t claim any kind of expertise on that mess of problems and won’t engage in a debate. It’s just an example of a tiny part of a story vs. a more complete story.)

Maybe I’m still not necessarily getting the complete story, who knows. My point is that the garbage that passes for news today isn’t cutting it. We get a brief clip or a quote taken out of context, and then an hour of analysis from people who weren’t there talking about what it may or may not mean. Just absurd. If we’re going to reference anything in the news and defend it, we have an obligation to do our research first.

The reason I defend people like Peterson, aside from agreeing with some of his views (certainly not all), is that he was the same guy saying the same things before he got famous. If I felt he was modifying his message to suit a particular audience in order to gain followers and make more money, I’d lump him in with the rest of the opportunists and set him aside. And now that he is famous, people have a lot to say about him and his ideas. Some of it is justified, and some of it is patently dishonest.

I can’t speak to who he was before

He has lectures online from way before he achieved any notoriety. Not hard to watch and formulate an opinion.

As far as me moving more to the right, I’ve tried to be more honest with myself about the hypocrisy I see on the left. I told myself for a long time that the left was “better” than the right, but I no longer believe that. Both sides have their virtuous members and their loons. The Rs still probably have more loons, but the left’s loons are starting to catch up. I’d like to see a strong center that pushes outward and squeezes the loons on both sides.

The great irony here is that there was a centrist in the 2016 election, and her name was Hillary Clinton.

I know. I voted for her. Certainly not my first choice, but I chose from the options I was given.

Also, if you’re gay then the left certainly is better than the right. That’s just a fact for gay or lesbian people. They have their interests more in mind than the right does. If you’re a poor person with a sickly kid that you can’t afford to take care of, then the left is better than the right. It’s subjective, of course, but the whole notion that all sides are equally bad is not an idea that most people will or even should accept.

I used to see things similarly, but there are more conservative and libertarian gay and trans folks than you think. Despite all its problems, one of the good things about social media is interacting with people who have different views and recognizing that identifying people as voting blocks based on gender, race, age, sexual orientation, etc. is counterproductive. I believe it’s one of the primary reasons the Democrats will continue to lose.

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#1209636
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

moviefreakedmind said:

Jay said:

moviefreakedmind said:

I don’t understand why people are so quick to assume that the reason people don’t like Peterson is because they’ve been tricked into not liking him rather than because his philosophies are unlikable.

If you parrot what the mainstream media says about him, I don’t see why I should come to any other conclusion. It sounds to me like you made your mind up about him based on listening to him speak, which is great, but then were happy to incorporate negative reporting that reinforced your conclusions, like the enforced monogamy topic, rather than investigating it further.

I posted that article because I didn’t want everyone to just take my word for what he said.

Why not stick to his own content if it proves what you say about him instead of referencing an article you knew to be dishonest?

Jay said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Jay said:

Mrebo said:

TV’s Frink said:

Jay said:

some folks who binge-watched The Handmaid’s Tale and were looking for stuff to be angry about

Sheesh.

I have no idea what that show is about.

It’s a warning about a future that will never happen, but gets people riled up anyway.

By that logic, 1984 is just fear-mongering rather than an incredibly intelligent allegorical depiction of how potentially dystopian the future can be.

I didn’t say The Handmaid’s Tale was fear-mongering. I said it was a fictional future dystopia and made fun of people for binge-watching it and getting riled up over its contents.

If someone read 1984 and then smashed their smart TV because it was “watching” them, I’d laugh at them, too.

I’ll need a citation of a similar reaction to The Handmaid’s Tale.

Christ dude, it was hyperbole to illustrate a point. The fact that some of you are getting so riled up over the reference to the show only proves me right.

Post
#1209634
Topic
If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
Time

moviefreakedmind said:

Jay said:

moviefreakedmind said:

I think it’s just a corporate way to throw a bone to people asking for real stories involving sexuality while simultaneously not actually doing that.

More like the screenwriters trying to be “subversive” and get some street cred, while the suits pat them on the head and let them get away with it as long as it doesn’t cost them money.

It’s actually their way of pretending to be subversive. We also don’t know if it’s even the screenwriters or not. For all we know it isn’t even in the film. I don’t know how it would cost any money, though.

Yeah, I wasn’t referring to the film’s content, just some recent interviews with Glover and Kasdan where they discuss it.

Post
#1209630
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

TV’s Frink said:

I know you said you’re no longer hard left, but you sure sound hard right when you go on about the mainstream media like this.

I can be center-left in my beliefs (having single-payer healthcare, providing a social safety net, enacting sensible gun control, etc.) and also call out liars.

When what is reported in the media directly contradicts, or at the very least, actively omits, observable fact, I have to wonder what the hell is going on. I think the mainstream media has done us a terrible disservice with its 24-hour news cycle consisting of endless panels populated by “experts” and “analysts” who editorialize everything and provide little actual reporting. When the NYT tells me a person is one thing and actually listening to that person tells me they’re something else, I naturally question the rest of the NYT’s reporting and the filter through which it’s being run. I think we’ve passed the point where we can trust the big media companies to give us a fair representation of reality. Nobody wants to be a mere reporter anymore; they want to be an influencer, gain followers, and spread their message.

There’s tons of content out there that never makes it into the popular discourse because it’s not covered by the major media outlets. The danger is separating fact from fiction/conspiracy and not allowing yourself to fall into a very deep, dark place.

The reason I defend people like Peterson, aside from agreeing with some of his views (certainly not all), is that he was the same guy saying the same things before he got famous. If I felt he was modifying his message to suit a particular audience in order to gain followers and make more money, I’d lump him in with the rest of the opportunists and set him aside. And now that he is famous, people have a lot to say about him and his ideas. Some of it is justified, and some of it is patently dishonest.

As far as me moving more to the right, I’ve tried to be more honest with myself about the hypocrisy I see on the left. I told myself for a long time that the left was “better” than the right, but I no longer believe that. Both sides have their virtuous members and their loons. The Rs still probably have more loons, but the left’s loons are starting to catch up. I’d like to see a strong center that pushes outward and squeezes the loons on both sides.