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Books & Comics / Re: Comics you are excited about in 2017
« on: 02 July, 2017, 04:15:41 pm »
Satania by Fabian Vehlmann and Kerascoet. Loved Beautiful Darkness so really looking forward to this.

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 20 March, 2017, 07:59:15 pm »
As guilty as he was with decompression, Ellis did some neat one-shots with Avatar, like Crecy and some of the Apparat books.

Books & Comics / Re: Old Vertigo Comics (With New Publishers)
« on: 17 February, 2017, 09:17:21 pm »
I wonder what the story is DC's ownership rights these days - I can't imagine many Vertigo titles were creator owned.

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 06 February, 2017, 11:37:42 pm »
Devoured Voice of the Whirlwind by Walter Jon Williams, going to start Captain Alatriste before reading another early novel by Walter Jon Williams, Hardwired.

Books & Comics / Old Vertigo Comics (With New Publishers)
« on: 26 January, 2017, 10:13:57 pm »
Seen a few old Vertigo titles popping up with different publishers - War Stories by Garth Ennis to complete the tpbs put out by Avatar, Seekers into the Mystery & World Without End by Dover Publications and The Other Half and User to come from Image Comics.

Film & TV / Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
« on: 26 December, 2016, 08:13:54 pm »
Anyone else think the robot was channeling Sheldon Cooper?

I did a bit too.

When it came to the names of the planets in the film - did I miss the name of the planet where Darth Vader lived or was it not shown?

General / Re: Slaine - TIME KILLER
« on: 26 November, 2016, 10:57:02 pm »
Wasn't it Bryan Talbot who introduced Pat Mills to Fabry's artwork?

I was four years old when read I the first part of Time Killer in The Best of 2000AD Monthly No. 33 back in June 1988 - the first time I can clearly remember reading 2000AD, so a big life-changing moment!

Games / Re: The Board Game Thread
« on: 01 September, 2016, 09:47:47 pm »
Star Relams got  turned into a app game, so if you can't the a game of the card version in....

Books & Comics / Re: Comics to be excited for in 2017
« on: 18 August, 2016, 09:20:26 pm »
Caravaggio by Milo Manara

Final volume (?) of Grandville by Bryan Talbot

and Demon by Jason Shiga.

Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 15 August, 2016, 10:11:39 pm »
Ye all got the new Cam Kennedy Battle collection that is out right now, right?

Thought it was out next week? Has it reached the shelves already?

Arrived for me in my local bookshop in Friday.

Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 15 August, 2016, 09:27:42 pm »
Ye all got the new Cam Kennedy Battle collection that is out right now, right?

Books & Comics / Re: Brian Wood - Rebels / Starve
« on: 15 August, 2016, 09:25:56 pm »
Am I really wrong on my Irish history or was Clontarf really Irish verus Vikings  as depicted in Northlanders? I always viewed Clontarf as an Irish civil as Vikings fought on both sides.

Books & Comics / Re: Moebius!
« on: 06 May, 2016, 10:01:24 pm »
Ok, now that my 2000ad collection is complete, I'm gonna attempt a complete Heavy Metal collection (I would love to try Metal Hurlant; but my french just isnt up to it). So guys, advice and tips?? Z

A complete Heavy Metal collection? Like all of the magazines?

Off Topic / Re: Future Stuff
« on: 04 April, 2016, 09:40:49 pm »

Self Driving Cars - I reckon we've 5-10 years before we start seeing these on the road. Though there's some suggestion that Elon Musks Tesla 3 cars ARE self driving and we'll see these within a year (certainly his previous tesla's had a software option turned on that allowed a certain amount of self driving).

(I only ever buy second hand cars, which means I've only in the past few years had a car with electric windows, so god knows when I'll ever afford one of those - and, it may well be that by the time I do it'll be pointless because...

UBER - destabilising taxi companies everywhere (except in Norn Iron, because our taxi drivers come with their own balaclavas). Uber want to buy self driving cars though, and are pursuing this themselves.

I can see an inflection point coming, where self driving cars have low to zero insurance requirements (either insurance underwritten by the car company as a way to show that these things are safe or insurance companies themselves realising that self driving cars have low costs) in either case, I can then see normal cars having skyrocketing insurance, which will reach an unaffordable point very quickly.

At some point it may well be cheaper to have an Uber self-driving car account than it will be to have any kind of car. (And tbh, I welcome that - I know others like driving, but for me nothing but a pain).

Universal Basic Income - a flat amount of money handed out to everyone. Could be this isn't the solution, but it feels like - at least - an alternative for when the jobs all vanish.


I heard one guy reckon in the USA a million people will lose their jobs as taxi drivers/delivery drivers/truckers as a result of the self-driving vehicles, so if you have a job as a driver it might be in a high-risk area that it'd be hard to program a AI for, like Ice Truckers.

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