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@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 November 2017 - 01:25 PM)

I could handle going back to not existing. x.x;

@  Bass X0 : (19 November 2017 - 01:14 PM)

Life is the brief recess we get from not existing before going back to not existing.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 November 2017 - 01:10 PM)

Nah.. Life is simply the precursor to death.

@  Bass X0 : (19 November 2017 - 12:41 PM)

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 November 2017 - 08:37 AM)

You won't be at school or work anymore... so mitigated success.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2017 - 05:21 PM)

Just don't try to plug yourself into an outlet. It won't end well.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2017 - 04:57 PM)

Trying to stay awake at work or school is a lot like using your controller when it's on low battery

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 10:31 AM)

If you're used to doing it with tabs, that makes sense. It doesn't feel weird for me.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:28 AM)

Also, it just feels weird if switching between webpages uses the same actions as switching between programs.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:21 AM)

I switch between different things on the browser and click on various plugins and stuff far more often than switching from program to program.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 10:19 AM)

Yeah I'm mostly just venting from frustration rather than trying to convince anyone, though @NotVeryNightly I will point out that the windows for the other programs I'm running are at the bottom of the screen as well.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:09 AM)

Tabs are on the top, near the address bar, browser tools, plugins and whatnot so the cursor will be there frequently anyway. Switching windows would require going down the screen.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 10:03 AM)

I mean, you do you. No bigs. You've just got a fairly unique stance that surprised me.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 09:54 AM)

I haven't seen words on the bottom bar of the screen since XP.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:13 AM)

All of which is put on the point that I don't care if people want to use tabs, I just want the option to not have them present for me on my browser.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:12 AM)

@Shrug- A quick glance at the bottom of the screen shows me what is open and where. Load times are basically so trivial that the load indicator on a tab is something I didn't notice until you mentioned it. The "which instance is playing noise" is a fair point but has basically only really been approaching meaningful for me maybe twice in all the time tabs have existed.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:07 AM)

@NotveryKnightly- I have never encountered a situation where that is true, especially given that tabs are on the other side of the screen to the other things I'm switching through.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:06 AM)

@ Nevermore- The windows at the bottom have the names of the websites on them, presuming you don't collapse them.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:08 AM)

Geez, this is reminding me of the awful pre-tab days.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:07 AM)

I can look at the tab to see if it hasn't finished loading yet. Now you can see which tab is playing sound, so no need to hunt through windows to find a video ad that started playing.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:07 AM)

And a quick glance lets me know whats open and where. No clicking multiple windows hunting for something. No waiting for some window preview to pop up (which wasn't available when tabs first started.)

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 06:03 AM)

Switching between tabs is way quicker than between windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:09 AM)

It's like having a clear structore with sub-directores, instead of just having all files on your computer stored in one giant directory.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:08 AM)

This way, I can switch between windows and then select the tab, instead of always trying to remember which window is for which website.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:07 AM)

I find one browser window with multiple tabs a lot easier to handle alongside other windows than multiple browser windows alongside other windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:06 AM)

I find multiple tabs a lot more comfortable than multiple windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:06 AM)

erm... no?

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 03:26 AM)

On mobile devices and whatever I understand why tabs would be a thing, but on a full desktop browser it's just- "Hey, here's a thing that's kind of like opening a new window, but objectively worse in every practical way"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 November 2017 - 01:41 AM)

Someone remind me again: which versions of the CW Hot Spot mold did not suffer from bad hip ratcheting?

@  BlackMax : (16 November 2017 - 06:33 PM)

Holy crap I just pushed the F11 key for the first time on a keyboard since about 1994.

@  Shrug : (16 November 2017 - 01:11 PM)

tabs being wretched bs is definitely an opinion I've never seen before

@  RC85747 : (16 November 2017 - 08:25 AM)

Vivaldi lets you hide the tab bar

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2017 - 07:45 AM)

Yeah but that gets rid of everything else as well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 November 2017 - 07:33 AM)

Hit F11 Pennpenn

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2017 - 04:15 AM)

I get that people like tabs. Fine. Whatever. I just detest the fact that most current browsers don't let you have the option of just hiding the bar away so I don't have to even think about the wretched bullshit things.

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2017 - 04:06 AM)

Does anyone know of a browser that doesn't force tabs on you? Just... any sodding browser that doesn't have tabs.

@  Telly : (16 November 2017 - 01:59 AM)

being mostly wrong is better than being TOTALLY wrong!

@  BlackMax : (15 November 2017 - 09:26 PM)

ALL HAIL THE BLESSED OCTOBUTT.

@  Strafe : (15 November 2017 - 08:24 PM)

I really hope so. All of my high school drawings and notes (Hand-written notes! God, I'm old.) from girls are in a chest in the attic of my parents house. I'll check when I visit!

@  MEDdMI : (15 November 2017 - 06:39 PM)

Do you still have those drawings?

@  BlackMax : (15 November 2017 - 06:31 PM)

I think lesbian ninjas is just an unmitigated good idea. *shrug*

@  Devcon : (15 November 2017 - 05:56 PM)

well, that and Balloon Doggies, Mr secretary

@  Strafe : (15 November 2017 - 04:12 PM)

It's my crowning Allspark achievement! You're welcome.

@  Strafe : (15 November 2017 - 04:05 PM)

"Someone" being me. No mystery to it, I used to draw a lot during class when I was in high school. I came up with lesbian ninjas, which were a specialized team of assassins with amazing hair and impeccable style. I scanned some of my drawings and mentioned them a few times on the ezboard 17 years ago, and people seemed to like the idea.

@  Copper Bezel : (15 November 2017 - 01:05 PM)

Thanks in any case!

@  Copper Bezel : (15 November 2017 - 01:05 PM)

Oh, wow. That is ages ago. 

@  Telly : (15 November 2017 - 01:03 PM)

ages ago meaning when the spark was still on ezboard

@  Telly : (15 November 2017 - 01:02 PM)

i think maybe it was part of a title of a movie someone posted ages ago and the "lesbian ninja" part stood out and people just latched on to it. please note this is possibly totally and completely wrong cause my memory is terrible anymore

@  Copper Bezel : (15 November 2017 - 12:11 PM)

I don't think it's a fandom thing, I think it's an Allspark thing. Or that's been my perception. Mayhem has some lesbian ninja regulars now but I think the reference is much older. = ] 

@  Robowang : (15 November 2017 - 11:02 AM)

Who knows. I always thought it was stupid.


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#861 Echowarrior

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 10:30 AM

 

Besides, it's not like a death in the family gets brought up THAT often. "Hey, remember when your Uncle Ben got shot?"

 

well, I suppose you've not heard of Uncle Ben's teaching of "With great power comes great responsibility". It's okay, it was never important enough in the comics to warrant its inclusion in Homecoming. It was just me who thought it was. Nobody else cares enough.

 

 

...pretty sure it was shown rather than told. Bare minimum, it's been implied.

 

Look, they didn't need to show us Uncle Ben dying again. We know that backstory. Everyone knows that backstory. We had pretty much the same logic going when they never showed Thomas and Martha Wayne getting shot in BtAS - why bother wasting time telling us something that we already know?


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 01:47 PM

 

Besides, it's not like a death in the family gets brought up THAT often. "Hey, remember when your Uncle Ben got shot?"

 

well, I suppose you've not heard of Uncle Ben's teaching of "With great power comes great responsibility". It's okay, it was never important enough in the comics to warrant its inclusion in Homecoming. It was just me who thought it was. Nobody else cares enough.

Right, because audiences are totally too stupid to be able to read into characters and their behaviors without having to have their hands held for them and be spoon-fed everything on a silver platter. :rolleyes

 

It's called "show, don't tell". The whole lesson of "With great power comes great responsibility" is all over this movie. It's at the very heart of Tony's whole speech about "If you're nothing without the suit, you shouldn't have it." It's the underlying message integral to Peter's growth in this movie that completely goes without saying because any idiot who knows Spider-Man's backstory doesn't need to have the phrase be said to them out loud.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 02:02 PM

I agree about his origin not needing to be covered. It's been gone over TWICE in the past decade, not including Cartoons, that its just as well know as Batman's to the point where we no longer need to see the damn pearls drop. Besides if a person really doesn't know Pete's origin story by now, just point them toward Weird Al:

 


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 08:22 AM

Anyways, they did mention Ben subtly. When Peter is talking to Ned about why he doesn't May to find out he says it's because "She's been through so much".

 

That's a reference to Ben.



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Posted 15 August 2017 - 01:18 PM

i knew spideys origin long before i even picked up a spidey comic


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 10:46 PM

 

Besides, it's not like a death in the family gets brought up THAT often. "Hey, remember when your Uncle Ben got shot?"

 

well, I suppose you've not heard of Uncle Ben's teaching of "With great power comes great responsibility". It's okay, it was never important enough in the comics to warrant its inclusion in Homecoming. It was just me who thought it was. Nobody else cares enough.

 

 

Which is a misplaced quote anyways because in the original telling of Spidey's origin, Uncle Ben never actually said the famous line.  It was told through narration.


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Posted 26 August 2017 - 07:14 PM

Finally got the chance to see this today...and I was pleased with it. Not the most spectacular film that Marvel's made, but still a solid entry.

 

Honestly, I found this film's take on Adrian Toomes to be one of the most human villains the MCU's offered. He's not some mustache-twirler or some Machiavellian schemer, he's a guy trying to provide for his family, and that's something you can relate to.

 

For the record, though, I feel like a lot of the trouble in the film could've been avoided if Happy had been a little less dismissive of Peter, or if Tony had taken a little time to talk to Peter personally. The latter I can forgive - Tony's a busy man and he did give Happy the job to keep tabs on Peter - but the former...Happy should've known better.


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Posted 26 August 2017 - 10:47 PM

To be a little fair, Peter did keep pestering Happy over the phone throughout the film more often than he needed to.


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 03:46 PM

To be a little fair, Peter did keep pestering Happy over the phone throughout the film more often than he needed to.

 

...eh, true.

 

Also, another thing that could've prevented the whole plot of the film (potentially); the government starting up DODC, rather than employing and supervising Toomes and his crew. Granted, I can get them wanting to avoid any Chitauri tech falling into the wrong hands, and federal concerns probably override those of city, county or state, but the way they handled things definitely caused some trouble.


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Posted 27 August 2017 - 11:19 PM

Honestly, I found this film's take on Adrian Toomes to be one of the most human villains the MCU's offered. He's not some mustache-twirler or some Machiavellian schemer, he's a guy trying to provide for his family, and that's something you can relate to.

 

and he lives to cause trouble another day! we all know dont see that too often


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Posted 28 August 2017 - 12:20 PM

 

Honestly, I found this film's take on Adrian Toomes to be one of the most human villains the MCU's offered. He's not some mustache-twirler or some Machiavellian schemer, he's a guy trying to provide for his family, and that's something you can relate to.

 

and he lives to cause trouble another day! we all know dont see that too often

 

 

It really depends upon the villain, at least with this franchise. By my count, we've got nine central villains dead, one central villain presumed dead, and a number of supporting villains dead. Most, however, tend to make it out alive and show up in future stories, with Loki and Thanos being the biggest examples. Most of the ones who survive tend to have sympathetic motives, work with the heroes, or just tend to be not as bad as the major villains.

 

This film, however, had the vast majority of the antagonists either end up incarcerated or potentially get away scot free (it's possible the Tinkerer didn't go to jail). The only one who died was Jackson Brice, and not only was that an accidental killing on Toomes' part, but he wasn't all that nice a guy to begin with.


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Posted 28 August 2017 - 12:42 PM

Honestly, I found this film's take on Adrian Toomes to be one of the most human villains the MCU's offered. He's not some mustache-twirler or some Machiavellian schemer, he's a guy trying to provide for his family, and that's something you can relate to.

 

I thought it was a good change of pace and shows that perhaps they are listening to some complaints about the villains in these films.

 

He's a fully fleshed out character with relatable motivations.  And he doesn't die at the end!  That's pretty rare in a Marvel film.

 

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 10:17 PM

 

Honestly, I found this film's take on Adrian Toomes to be one of the most human villains the MCU's offered. He's not some mustache-twirler or some Machiavellian schemer, he's a guy trying to provide for his family, and that's something you can relate to.

 

I thought it was a good change of pace and shows that perhaps they are listening to some complaints about the villains in these films.

 

He's a fully fleshed out character with relatable motivations.  And he doesn't die at the end!  That's pretty rare in a Marvel film.

 

Randy

 

Shucks, that's pretty rare in a Spider-Man film!


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 03:48 PM

We watched this, and loved it! Keaton is a great antagonist and really makes Vulture work well in this film. I love the Car scene, as you feel that this is a real person and an interesting character. All the MCU characters stuffed into this film are perfect. Add to that the reference to the fallout of first Avengers film, and it really makes you feel like this is in the same world and not relying on just Ironman showing up. His friend does a great job at being a side kick but not be too annoying about it. I really didn't care about the love interest angle or the obvious switch that was coming at the end. However, that might be because I am old. I loved the humor in this, and Karen is my favorite new AI. I can't wait to see more from this series.

The film looked and sounded great to me! Granted I don't have HDR or ATMOS, but on my 5.1 Yamaha powered Polk speaker Vizio 55" P-series SDR UHDTV setup, the UHD was awesome!


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:03 PM

i was disappointed that there wasnt a commentary for this :(


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 01:31 PM

No commentary, but a heck of a lot of deleted scenes.  The Vulture was probably one of the MCU's best villains so far... I love how he's actually kind of relatable, has real-world motivations that aren't entirely based in delusion, and not a complete asshole.

 

The UHD transfer was definitely fantastic for this... looking forward to more MCU movies released on UHD Blu-ray.  I can only imagine how much Thor: Ragnorak will benefit from the expanded color gamut of UHD.


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