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Film & TV / Re: The Expanse
« on: 17 January, 2022, 12:17:01 PM »
Then there's Dennis Quaid, who was in sci-fi classics such as Enemy Mine and Inner Space

Or possibly Doug Quaid, Arnie's character in Total Recall.

Also Colin Farrell's character in Total Recall.

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Film & TV / Re: The Expanse
« on: 17 January, 2022, 12:13:34 PM »
I'm pretty sure the top left one is a reference to the character Betty Draper from the popular series Madmen.  Below her is Star Wars' own Admiral Ackbar, whom many rappers would tell you is the original G. Then there's Dennis Quaid, who was in sci-fi classics such as Enemy Mine and Inner Space, followed by everyone's favourite Avenger, Da Bowman. At the bottom is the ambiguously gendered Commander Shepherd from Mass Effect. At the top of the next column is a reference to the Actor who played Geordie Laforge, none other than levAr Burton.

That's as far as I've got.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 16 January, 2022, 06:58:35 PM »

 a movie younger me would have loved but man


I find myself thinking this more and more, about books, telly and films. I'm not sure how it makes me feel

I find myself thinking something similar, younger me did like this, but older me doesn’t appreciate this new version that’s been repackaged for a larger audience.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 16 January, 2022, 01:21:12 PM »
The last marvel movie I watched was the one where Bobby California was a robot who tried to destroy the world after he went on the internet for five minutes. After that I realised I couldn’t really be fucked with these films and stopped watching them. I have heard the one with the big brother from Goonies is good, but the FOMO hasn’t got the better of me yet. Still, I wouldn’t go around telling people their fun is wrong. Like, I enjoy the Fast and Furious Universe, or the Double Eff U, if you will.

TLDR: I’m the best at watching movies.

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 15 January, 2022, 03:12:01 PM »
Not to be confused with Shed 17

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 14 January, 2022, 04:56:01 PM »
Linking it to "the day before Prince Philip funeral" is a genius idea to remove any remaining support flag shaggers have for him.

On the other hand, if you're not a flag shagger, it just highlights how the UK has an elite class who are above the rest of us. No doubt the Tories were partying on the eve on hundreds of funerals (no doubt a higher than average number), that the bereaved had to pay for out of their own pockets.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 13 January, 2022, 04:28:06 PM »
I'm reminded of an Onion headline that went something like:

"Americans Predict Impending Dystopia as a Way to Cope with Already Living in One"

I wouldn't worry too much about a second American civil war. It won't last long unless these "well regulated militias" have access to drones and the like.

I read somewhere that if California, New York and Texas seceded, the remaining US GDP would plummet to third-world* levels. That may be an urban myth though.

*Technically Ireland would be considered third-world, being neither a member of NATO nor a signatory to the Warsaw Pact

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 11 January, 2022, 10:43:43 PM »
I don't wish any harm upon the Prime Minister, but I do find myself increasingly curious about the comparative durability of his teeth compared to the palm of my hand.

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Film & TV / Re: Fallout TV show.
« on: 10 January, 2022, 02:28:47 PM »
This franchise peaked with New Vegas, if this TV show wants to be any good, it needs to match that standard of writing.


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Off Topic / Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« on: 08 January, 2022, 07:30:25 PM »
After thirty odd years and a fortnight of squeaky bums, NASA has confirmed the James Webb Space Telescope is fully deployed!

I remember first hearing about it during my undergrad, which is a lot longer ago than I like to admit.

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 07 January, 2022, 08:35:31 PM »
Had to google him - shameless self-publicist would be my take.

Rationally, yeah.

I watched this interview with him recently - he comes across as genuine, if a bit too slick;
https://youtu.be/4yX6ETCKyPo

Hard to completely dismiss him as a loon based on his former employment though.

Anyway, it's a topic that piqued my interest, based on the relatively large amount of coverage it's received in recent years.

Emphasis mine.

High Office in the US is more concerned with right-wing christian demagoguery slick presentation than rigorous scientific scrutiny.

Bonkers personal beliefs do not exclude you from prestigious jobs in 'merca

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 06 January, 2022, 03:38:09 PM »
Novax Djokovic is one of the strangest examples of nominative determinism I’ve ever heard.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 02 January, 2022, 06:20:42 PM »
Rogue One...I'm no expert on SW-lore, it's nice to see a little plot-hole plugged (So that's why the Death Star had such an obvious weak point!).

I am also no expert in SW-lore, although I do enjoy the fact that wookiepedia exists, but I never considered that a plot hole. I always assumed it was just Imperial arrogance, also it wasn't an obvious weak point. They desperately needed to get the schematics to reveal it, you might have missed that because it was just a throwaway line in the opening scroll of Star Wars. Maybe that's why they made this pointless movie, in case you missed how important the Death Star plans were from that one sentence from Star Wars.

And the entire first act of Star Wars.

So they made a whole movie about a doomsday weapon, where a load of forgettable characters get slaughtered for the big pay-off of a dodgy CGI Carrie Fisher getting a USB stick.

I didn't much care for this movie. Can you tell?

The Darth Vader bit was good though.

Fair enough, each to their own. Tbh I hadn't really considered the Death Star weak point a plot hole as such and probably used the wrong term.   But I did think it was a bit weird that the Death Star would be so vulnerable and R1 went some way toward explaining it.

Yeah, different people like different things and that's fine. I liked bits of the movie, just not the characters or plot.

I didn't think the Death Star having a single point of catastrophic failure was odd at all. Would it surprise you to learn the recently launched James Webb Space telescope has about 350? That's for something the size of a Tennis court with a limited scope* of tasks. I can totally see the Empire cutting corners with safety and system redundancies on a project that size.

*totally intended

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 02 January, 2022, 01:44:54 AM »
Rogue One...I'm no expert on SW-lore, it's nice to see a little plot-hole plugged (So that's why the Death Star had such an obvious weak point!).

I am also no expert in SW-lore, although I do enjoy the fact that wookiepedia exists, but I never considered that a plot hole. I always assumed it was just Imperial arrogance, also it wasn't an obvious weak point. They desperately needed to get the schematics to reveal it, you might have missed that because it was just a throwaway line in the opening scroll of Star Wars. Maybe that's why they made this pointless movie, in case you missed how important the Death Star plans were from that one sentence from Star Wars.

And the entire first act of Star Wars.

So they made a whole movie about a doomsday weapon, where a load of forgettable characters get slaughtered for the big pay-off of a dodgy CGI Carrie Fisher getting a USB stick.

I didn't much care for this movie. Can you tell?

The Darth Vader bit was good though.

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Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 31 December, 2021, 03:39:13 PM »
There's an idea called the Peter Principle; the constant drive for progress and development drives competent people to get promoted to roles to which their skills don't transfer all that well, making them less competent, and this repeats until they're too incompetent to be promoted further. Teaching was mentioned upthread and that's a good example, the ability to relate information in an engaging way to children is not so useful to a headmaster, a role which is mostly admin and talking to adults who think they know it all.

As for middle managers, I've heard a few anecdotes of some who are having a hard time justifying their salaries after nearly two years of work from home.

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