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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #660 on: January 22, 2020, 02:39:45 PM »
Every few months, for fun, I imagine what Michael Jackson might look like if he were still alive today.
He still tweets from his Verified account, so who's to say he isn't still alive?  ;D :P

Yesterday, he apparently quoted himself, saying:
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“That’s life. To grow and become more. You plant a seed and it grows into something beautiful and it never dies, really. I think people should be that way.” – Michael Jackson
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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #661 on: January 22, 2020, 02:57:39 PM »
Every few months, for fun, I imagine what Michael Jackson might look like if he were still alive today.
He still tweets from his Verified account, so who's to say he isn't still alive?  ;D :P

Yesterday, he apparently quoted himself, saying:
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“That’s life. To grow and become more. You plant a seed and it grows into something beautiful and it never dies, really. I think people should be that way.” – Michael Jackson
:o
Twitter can be so creepy.
^I had no idea!

His music will certainly live on until the extinction of intelligent life, but if he himself is still kicking somewhere..he's hiding about a decade of new material that he ought to share with us A.S.A.P.
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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #662 on: January 31, 2020, 07:49:58 PM »
Got a can of circuit board cleaner (flux remover) from Jaycar... seriously unimpressed. Sure, you can't see the flux now... but that's because it's spread across the whole jolly board as a thin, board-wide smear of chemicals. Ewwww.
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« Reply #663 on: January 31, 2020, 09:19:40 PM »
Got a can of circuit board cleaner (flux remover) from Jaycar... seriously unimpressed. Sure, you can't see the flux now... but that's because it's spread across the whole jolly board as a thin, board-wide smear of chemicals. Ewwww.

I still just flick/pick off the hardened flux with a stainless steel dental pick, then go over the board with a small cheap artist's brush that i've trimmed the bristles down so they're pretty short and stiff.
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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #664 on: February 02, 2020, 11:25:07 PM »
Incoming rant:

I hate how new games keep cutscening it up all the time. Tomb Raider 2013 was bad for this. (I'm using new for anything in the last decade... I must be getting old.) I started playing Middle Earth: Shadows of War and they should have included a warning that, before getting to play, you had to watch Monolith Production's attempt at a Lord of the Rings film, runtime and all.
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« Reply #665 on: February 03, 2020, 03:37:11 AM »
Incoming rant:

I hate how new games keep cutscening it up all the time. Tomb Raider 2013 was bad for this. (I'm using new for anything in the last decade... I must be getting old.) I started playing Middle Earth: Shadows of War and they should have included a warning that, before getting to play, you had to watch Monolith Production's attempt at a Lord of the Rings film, runtime and all.

Mmmm, ingame cutscenes. I remember the first game that had ingame cutscenes, Wingcommander III. What a sight it was to view Luke Skywalker and have him scour aboard the TCS Victory looking for conversations/cutscenes. And you basically won Wingcommander IV based on the choices you made in the final cutscene. What a revolution that was. And with real actors. In incredibly low resolution of course, but hey, it was the 90's. I do hate it that the first time you play a game you have to watch a lengthy intro film though that you can't escape by pressing a button. I imagine that that gets annoying real fast.

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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #666 on: February 03, 2020, 04:11:50 AM »
I do hate it that the first time you play a game you have to watch a lengthy intro film though that you can't escape by pressing a button. I imagine that that gets annoying real fast.

Every time I re-install Skyrim, I start playing, then quit out, and install a mod that lets me skip the looooong slow plodding intro of the game.

I always forget to do it at first, and then boom, I'm spending 5 minutes sitting in a cart, waiting in line, etc.

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« Reply #667 on: February 03, 2020, 09:57:34 AM »
There's a mod somewhere that is basically just someone saving the game riiight before the race selection, etc, starts.
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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #668 on: February 04, 2020, 12:39:30 AM »
Watched a few "How To Drink" videos on youtube (the Skyrim and Big Lebowski episodes are pretty good), and if you go through his past videos, you can definitely tell that Greg films entire seasons in one day. In the first episode of a season, he's pretty sober and straight, but by the end of the season, he's near swinging on the rafters drunk.
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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #669 on: February 15, 2020, 08:02:24 PM »
Ignoring the TV series, how common is the insult "Jack ass" ? I see it here and there in stories by USAian authors, but almost never on the internet.

I'm mostly asking 'cos on one of Tim Pool's videos, his autocensor actually censors "jackass", implying that it's a commonly used strong insult. But it's not used at all in NZ.
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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #670 on: February 16, 2020, 03:28:51 AM »
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Mmmm, ingame cutscenes. I remember the first game that had ingame cutscenes, Wingcommander III.

I upgraded my pc to a 486DX4/100 just for that game.  The game was a big deal at the time, as it had the largest budget (over 1million, iirc) for a video game ever back then.

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« Reply #671 on: February 16, 2020, 06:30:42 AM »
Ignoring the TV series, how common is the insult "Jack ass" ? I see it here and there in stories by USAian authors, but almost never on the internet.

I'm mostly asking 'cos on one of Tim Pool's videos, his autocensor actually censors "jackass", implying that it's a commonly used strong insult. But it's not used at all in NZ.
It is common enough that it doesn't sound archaic or perplexing when someone uses it.  Most often used when you want to shout at someone for being an inconsiderate idiot, like, "Move it, you jackass!"

Less common than "asshole", which is widely censored.  I'd say the two are roughly on par in terms of offensiveness to those who are sensitive to words, but jackass is cleaner.
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« Reply #672 on: February 16, 2020, 06:46:41 AM »
That's because a "jackass" is an animal, rather than a part of our filthy shameful human anatomy.



Note it only works if being directed at a male, as technically the female should be a "Jenny" ass. 

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« Reply #673 on: February 16, 2020, 12:57:53 PM »
RATP....

Thats Rage Against Ticket Prices!

Always been a HUGE fan of Rage Against The Machine. That has changed in the last week or so. Now that they are touring with Zach and it is a nostalgia tour, apparently the "anti-Capitalistic" band is OK with charging outrageous prices for their concerts. Those who waited endlessly for initial relaease tickets got the priviledge of paying $125/ea. for nosebleed seats  :o If you try to get tickets NOW... you are looking at anywhere from $300/ea. for nosebleed to around $800/ea. for floor seats.

I guess they are Killing in The Name of... Money  :-\

And please don't say "Well.. its the companies, production, etc. that is charging and why prices are so high." We all know the band can have a say.

I would have more respect for them if they refused to do the shows unless prices were respectable.

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Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« Reply #674 on: February 16, 2020, 01:45:24 PM »
Alan, I think Jackass was more common back in the seventies and eighties. I remember hearing it much more when I was a kid. There was a popular sitcom here called That 70's Show maybe 15 years ago. The dad in that show said jackass all the time and it was never censored. Prime-time, network TV and it definitely wasn't a problem.

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