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  • in reply to: KAR120C on Ebay #77564
    MuadDib
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    I’ve always wanted to make my own; since watching The Prisoner when I was 12.

    in reply to: Screen Resolution – What do you use? #77489
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    1280×1024

    in reply to: CERN to measure Higgs boson this August #77464
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    They had some problems with the LHC earlier this month; the supports for the primary accelerator had a structural failure. Essentially when the magnets in the accelerator were powered up for a test, they created a massive amount of force which the supports couldn’t take. According to engineering documents published for the unit; the Fermi lab (their biggest rival in the search for the Higgs particle; from where CERN bought the equipment) engineers who designed the unit didn’t take into account, or foresee as a problem the asymmetric loading that occurred. They should have it fixed by June.

    Various Clickies:

    SciAm article on the Incident
    SciAm article on the causes
    And the El Reg article on it[/url]

    in reply to: Why is good stuff cancelled? #77432
    MuadDib
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    Because modern TV execs couldn’t find their arses with a one to one scale map, a torch, a compass and a mirror.

    in reply to: Were back! #77418
    MuadDib
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    It’s good to be back ๐Ÿ˜€

    in reply to: Best Sci Fi Film Ending #77298
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    Always loved the ending of Serenity, it has that “it doesn’t matter we’re still flying” vibe that I loved from Firefly, and that my friends never understood.

    Or the ending of Cube, for its weird “wow I didn’t expect that” kind of feeling.

    in reply to: Dem Wu Warns of Klingons in WH #77283
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    Nahhh, they’re definitely the Borg:

    “You will be assimilated”: Yep, Starbucks and Mac Donalds will arrive shortly,

    “Your culture will adapt to service ours”: Yep, the whole oil thing,

    “Freedom is irrelevant self determination is irrelevant”: Yep, *COUGH* Florida *COUGH* 2000 Elections,

    and as for the neocons referring to themselves as Vulcans, “That captain is not logical”

    in reply to: European geezers – how is the weather? #77282
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    Aside from being a bit wet and windswept, the worst that happened to me was that a 43 mile car journey that normally takes 45 minutes took three hours on Thursday.

    in reply to: Happy Birthday Lexxrobotech! #77260
    MuadDib
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    Yes, happy birthday!

    in reply to: worst movie you bothered to watch? 2006 #77236
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    It’s going to have to be Ultraviolet, I have never sat through a film that has made me say “You stole that idea/sequence/whatever from…” so many times.

    in reply to: Atlantis SG-1 and loads of other points (Spoilers) #77216
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    I know this was an old post, and

    SPOILER ALERT

    those who are watching season 3 have been aware of the Asurans for a while, but yay, I was nearly right! Okay, so the Asurans aren’t Milky Way replicators but they are little tiny self replicating machines who want to kill us all ๐Ÿ˜€ . This is fun, ok for my next prediction, it would be cool if they ran a Firefly verse crossover ๐Ÿ˜€ (Yes I know, that’s about as likely as Captain Hero’s twelve year old girl and a donkey prediction, but I can hope).

    End Spoilers;
    End Rant of a Browncoat still gunning for Fox executive blood.

    in reply to: Christmas Card Alert!! – Public Announcement #77181
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    Most people liked them, a couple didn’t get the joke and had to have it clarified ๐Ÿ˜† can’t please everyone I guess.

    in reply to: Happy Birthday to me! #77177
    MuadDib
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    Huzzah for the birthday, huzzah! ๐Ÿ˜€

    in reply to: Terry Pratchetts’ Hogfather TV Special #77150
    MuadDib
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    Glad to be of service ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: Terry Pratchetts’ Hogfather TV Special #77148
    MuadDib
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    bonnee wrote:

    Anybody watch this? Is it worth downloading? I can’t even find reviews for it…

    Yes, I did watch it, and yes it is worth downloading (IMHO), as to reviews, well here goes:

    I won’t describe the story, as I’m going to assume that anyone interested in watching will probably have read the book anyway, so this is mainly a review of how the show stands up as an adaptation of the book. Pretty convincing would sum it up in two words, there are differences, and minor scenes from the book that are not present in the series (for example: Death’s discussion with a child about their gloves, the “Good King Wenceslas” scene, the Beggars guild rejects caroling, and Hex’s Fluffy Teddy Bear), but overall these scenes are minor enough that they can be ignored in favour of continuing the story.

    The only other problems I had were in believing some of the cast; as a major example, the actor playing Corporal Nobby Nobbs seemed a bit to clean and not the sort of person who would be “fined a weeks pay for being a disgrace to humanity”. On a positive note for this, Bilious was exactly how I imagined him, even down to the rotting garland on his head.

    Overall, this is a pretty good adaptation that is well worth watching, and a good way of introducing a non-Pratchett reader into the universe of Discworld. The few niggles you might get will probably come from being a die hard Pratchett fan, who got out of a weeks detention by having him sign a book for you (long story ๐Ÿ˜€ ), and having your own way of seeing the discworld.

    in reply to: I just passed my driving test! #77080
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    theFrey wrote:

    Congrats.

    Now, how long have you been driving before getting the license? ๐Ÿ˜€

    ’bout a year, but bearing in mind I passed first time, with only two minor mistakes, I’m still feeling shiny ๐Ÿ˜€

    in reply to: Follow the Titinium Brick Rock #77063
    MuadDib
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    I don’t know why, but the idea of this strikes fear into my very soul.

    in reply to: Christmas Card Alert!! – Public Announcement #77062
    MuadDib
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    A while back, I bought one of those “Create your own card” programs, so I’ve uploaded the images to that; and then can print them out as either quarter fold or on a single sheet of card folded in half (after the printing of course), and for printing material I’m happy to say that I live near a stationery store so they have greeting card stock on sale there ๐Ÿ˜€

    Incidentally I’m trying to put together an animated gif version (to put on any web forums I visit).

    in reply to: Christmas Card Alert!! – Public Announcement #77055
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    theFrey wrote:

    Done!

    Yeah me!

    Yay! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    in reply to: Christmas Card Alert!! – Public Announcement #77008
    MuadDib
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    Anyone who wants to can use the design, in fact I’d be pretty flattered if they did ๐Ÿ˜€ .

    in reply to: Christmas Card Alert!! – Public Announcement #76993
    MuadDib
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    By popular request, I present, version 2 of the card design:

    Front:

    Back:

    The insides remain the same.

    in reply to: Christmas Card Alert!! – Public Announcement #76983
    MuadDib
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    Et voila!

    The insides:

    Inside left:

    Inside right:

    and the back:

    I’m planning on doing a second version, same insides and back, with the “Ginger Person” image as a watermark on the front behind the text, I’ll post it when I finish it.

    in reply to: Christmas Card Alert!! – Public Announcement #76982
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    theFrey wrote:

    You might think about shrinking them down and using them on the back of the card…

    Good idea, I’ll give that a go.

    in reply to: Christmas Card Alert!! – Public Announcement #76980
    MuadDib
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    Well, after several hours of 2am googling for a funny image to add on the front, toying with either something politically correct, eg:

    Or some really politically incorrect image (IE anything), I decided I liked the Frey’s Simple Flowing Text idea (mainly because it means I don’t have to show off my poor Photoshop skills ๐Ÿ˜€ ).

    Here’s the front of the card as it appears in my first draft:

    No insides yet, as I’ve remembered it’s a friends birthday and I need to get him a card, so I’m now focusing on creating a Firefly card based on the River Tam quote from Out of Gas:

    ”River wrote:

    ”Day” is a vestigial mode of time measurement based on solar cycles. It’s not applicable… I didn’t get you anything.

    I’ll post the insides as soon as I’ve finished them (which should be soon).

    in reply to: Christmas Card Alert!! – Public Announcement #76968
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    theFrey wrote:

    Makes me sorry I am not making my own cards this year. ๐Ÿ˜€

    I’m going to make my own now because of this ๐Ÿ˜€

    in reply to: Richard Dean Anderson, once so youthfull #76539
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    Hollydays wrote:

    For Amanda Tapping pics that are….more revealing check out

    Or watch Atlantis Season 2, #14 (Grace under Pressure)

    Whoa I’m back, exams went okay by the way. Bring on the gap year.

    in reply to: Atlantis SG-1 and loads of other points (Spoilers) #76045
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    Hollydays wrote:

    I think these all sound like good possibilities. What about another “Sam” clone replicator?

    Too bad the pretty bad guy died…(and I mean pretty, not pretty bad)

    Hmmm…another human-form replicator could be cool, say either a replicator O’Neill or a Replicator Daniel would be funky.

    in reply to: Its not what you do with your starship, its how big it is! #76009
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    in reply to: The Trials of being a Sci-Fi Parent ; ) #75973
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    Hollydays wrote:

    Teaching your child to kill honerably is looked down upon by child welfare.

    And God help you if they’re caught saying “there’s no artistry in killing with the tip, that it should be done with the edge.”
    ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: Life on Mars #75961
    MuadDib
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    Yes, tuned in to it thinking it was going to be one of those awful “science” programs the BBC puts on at those times of night, when they drag some crackpot out from wherever the University or Government agency he works for has hidden him, so he can expound his views on why we’re all decended from aliens. (If you’re wondering why I would watch something like that think MST 3000).

    Anyway, I thought it was quite good, kind of hard to put it into a category though, is it Sci-Fi, comedy or a police drama?

    in reply to: Happy New Years to ‘geezers near and far! #75921
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    Happy New Year everyone!

    in reply to: Seasons Greetings everyone! #75812
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    Merry Christmas everyone!

    in reply to: Poll: Want to live forever? #75867
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    The question no one’s really asked is “is it eternal life and eternal youth, or just eternal life?” because the later could be very scary.

    Secondly it also depends on what type of immortality, standard “keep your body”? yep that’s okay, copying over to clone bodies? yep okay with that despite the fact that there would eventually be errors, converted to energy the whole “higher plain thing”? yeah thats okay, downloaded into a machine? I could go for that. Head in a jar? Uhh no thanks, I remember Leonard Nimoy’s “Simple life of dignity” on Futurama.

    in reply to: CGI Versus Traditional effects #75844
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    I think it was better with CGI when it was new, novel and far more expensive to include. Take Wrath of Khan as a picture book example, the ships are all models, the Mutara nebula is a cloud tank (yet they still use those scenes they took then) and they only used CGI for the “Genesis effect” were the original effect would have been poor (they were going to show a brick going into a microwave and coming out as a flower), the point is the technology was to expensive and time consuming to use for anything other than that.

    And with regard to sounds, 2001 anybody? beautifully filmed, no CGI, no sounds in space (unless you count the Blue Danube).

    in reply to: Best Sci Fi Film of 2005 – Poll – We Need Your Vote #75703
    MuadDib
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    Star Wreck, definitely.

    in reply to: My new forum #75678
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    I’d completly forgotten about that ๐Ÿ˜€ What name did you try?

    in reply to: Nominations for best film of 2005 #75643
    MuadDib
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    I can’t believe I was so un-hoopy as to forget “Star Wreck: In The Pirkinning”

    For those who haven’t seen it you can download it from: http://www.starwreck.com (It’s in Finnish with subtitles)

    in reply to: Nominations for best film of 2005 #75632
    MuadDib
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    I was kinda thinkin’ along those lines as well

    in reply to: Nominations for best film of 2005 #75628
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    Episode III I guess is one that should be there

    in reply to: Convention Geeks on TV? #75619
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    Soylent Green is people to! ๐Ÿ˜€

    in reply to: Convention Geeks on TV? #75617
    MuadDib
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    Talking of this, its time to mention a fun little game I play:

    1.) Think of a concept (philosophical or ideological works best) from a Sci-Fi show eg: The Prime Directive from Star Trek.

    2.) Next time you’re talking to Ha Ha friends and the conversation moves to something that your concept is linked eg: (for our example) international relations would work.

    3.) Outline the concept from the show, but on no account mention were it comes from (this is the most important part).

    4.) Observe the reaction of your friends, if they say that it’s a good idea mention that the concept comes from the Sci-Fi show you originally chose.

    5.) Observe their new reaction to the concept after they’ve realised that they agreed with something they usually mock.

    in reply to: Convention Geeks on TV? #75585
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    theFrey wrote:

    But what do you think?

    This

    For those with no clicky: http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=19990516

    in reply to: Something to make anybody laugh #75529
    MuadDib
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    Search your peelings!

    in reply to: Something to make anybody laugh #75522
    MuadDib
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    First one does and the second one,
    Try again:

    http://www.storewars.org/flash/

    in reply to: Something to make anybody laugh #75471
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    in reply to: Something to make anybody laugh #75462
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    Also Clicky[/url]

    in reply to: Its my birthday! #75458
    MuadDib
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    Thanks for all the messages everybody, yeah I had a great time I had a group of friends over for a lan party and kicked butt ๐Ÿ˜€

    in reply to: Moveis that are soo bad they are good…. #75455
    MuadDib
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    I love Mars Attacks its one of my favourite films,

    “Don’t run we are your friends!”

    in reply to: Its my birthday! #75433
    MuadDib
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    I always preferred They Might Be Giants “Older”

    You’re older than you’ve ever been
    And now you’re even older
    And now you’re even older
    And now you’re even older
    You’re older than you’ve ever been
    And now you’re even older
    And now you’re older still

    Time
    Is marching on
    And time
    Is still marching on

    This day will soon be at an end
    And now it’s even sooner
    And now it’s even sooner
    And now it’s even sooner
    This day will soon be at an end
    And now it’s even sooner
    And now it’s sooner still

    You’re older than you’ve ever been
    And now you’re even older
    And now you’re even older
    And now you’re even older
    You’re older than you’ve ever been
    And now you’re even older
    And now you’re older still

    in reply to: The Atlantis Stargate #75417
    MuadDib
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    I tend to prefer the original gate, the sound is warm and fuzzy to me, also they’ve left themself with a bit of a problem, if anything goes wrong with the DHDs there how are they going to manually dial?

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