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@  TheMightyMol... : (23 May 2019 - 12:45 PM)

Have they made a sliver planeswalker yet?

@  RichardT1977 : (23 May 2019 - 10:29 AM)

"DECOMPOSE!"

@  Paladin : (23 May 2019 - 06:29 AM)

will they next evolve into Inhumanoids?

@  Ashley : (23 May 2019 - 02:42 AM)

the original slivers were spikey monsters. then the evolved into humanoids. now they're back to spikey bug monsters.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2019 - 10:42 PM)

Wait. Slivers were bishies???

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2019 - 10:40 PM)

They haven't necessarily looped yet. It's possible they're stuck in "yaoi anatomy"

@  Ashley : (22 May 2019 - 10:35 PM)

I think Slivers in MTG have crossed the bishonen line and looped back around to monstrous

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 09:48 PM)

Maxi, provigo, loblaws.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2019 - 09:42 PM)

Which store brand is it?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

I need to buy more "no name" foods. This pizza is freaking awesome.

@  Bass X0 : (20 May 2019 - 11:16 AM)

SEND THE BOOKS!!

@  Cybersnark : (20 May 2019 - 08:52 AM)

So, now that Game of Thrones is over, when can we get back to The Dragon Prince?

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:19 AM)

Like, half of them nowadays are montages of tweet screencaps from the writer's inbox

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:18 AM)

lol you expected integrity from internet news

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:33 PM)

I'm mostly confused how news sites went from "Analysing all the amazingness of Game of Thrones" to "Fans sure don't like this season!", like... way to prioritize clicks over a solid editorial opinion

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:30 PM)

[and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site"] is this like the Toei Quarry?

@  MEDdMI : (19 May 2019 - 11:17 PM)

@Foffy and then that giant lasagna just tipped over and killed everyone, to be later known as the infamous Bad Monday event.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

Ahahaha!!! Go read the reactions for yourself. To say anything more here risks spoiling the finale for subscribing Allsparkers, the quality of this season notwithstanding.

@  Foffy : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

pretty wild how heathcliff was in the game of thrones finale, i was not expecting that crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

were they still super pissed?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

Well, as someone who is not into Game of Thrones, it sure was entertaining to open up social media this evening to unexpectedly see headlines about fan reactions to the finale. Lmao.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:12 PM)

But it's also a SUPER-well known location in my region, so these extensive exterior shots without any post production alterations completely ruin the illusion for me.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:11 PM)

I mean, I get why they did it: It's an existing location that fits the purpose, it's open for the public, and they had to shoot some scenes in my home state anyway to due a subsidizing deal.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Needless to say, it's not in Berlin, and even what's seen onscreen is waaaaay too modern for something that's supposed to exist in 1929 (even moreso as a derelict site in 1929). The structures seen haven't even been built until the 1960s!

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:07 PM)

I'm currently in the process of watching season 2 of Babylon Berlin, and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site" or whatever it's supposed to be on the show, and I easily recognize it as a place only a few minutes from where I live (it's actually a former ironworks site that's been turned into a public park).

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Ever since I went to Japan last year, I have friend who dread watching anime with me due to that...

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Not hugely, but I am the type to notice places once I have been there and say "Hey, I've been there!"

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

Half of new york city (on tape.) is actually montreal.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

I watched Death Wish 5 last night and clearly recognized Toronto streets; didn't pull me out of Bronson's 1-man war on drugs or fashion or whatever it was that pissed him off that time

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:49 PM)

it's nice to finally be thought of as exotic by somebody! lol

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:48 PM)

In an "I cannot possibly make my brain ignore the location I'm familiar with and pretend it's whatever the story claims it is" way?

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:42 PM)

Question for those of you living in exotic locations such as the US or the UK: If you watch a movie or a TV show that features a real-life location as a stand-in for someplace else, and you recognize the real-life location due to having been there in person, does that pull you out of the story?

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:15 PM)

Maybe you should have installed macOS in your house instead.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 May 2019 - 04:40 PM)

Nothing like coming home after a long day to find a bird in the house. And then once you sit down for a well-earned rest after leading the bird back outside, you find it had a friend. A friend who *really* doesn't understand how windows work...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:26 PM)

Bingo. The big polls don't tell people what's actually happening because that doesn't sell.

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 AM)

IIRC there are good polls but data is easily manipulated so they give people what they want to hear

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 10:58 AM)

The only way to get people interested in politics is to make into reality TV. So they lie to do it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!

@  unluckiness : (18 May 2019 - 08:53 AM)

ow the edge

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 07:03 AM)

a reminder that life is an unrepentant hellscape where everyone & everything you know will eventually betray you.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:45 AM)

You know, this election is what has finally broken me of any confidence at any point of pre-polling data. I mean, it's always been sketchy, but this is just... aaaargh!

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:08 AM)

I was going to make an Auspol election thread in P&R, but the outcome so far has made me feel physically ill.

@  Gamma V : (18 May 2019 - 03:28 AM)

Haven't been here in a long time.


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#1 2019

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 08:47 AM

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http://pluto.jhuapl....page=20150701-2

 

Well sort of.

 

In about 12 days the New Horizons probe, launched in 2006, will finally arrive at the last planet minor planet Pluto, and many a childhood dream will be fulfilled. This is one of the first good looks at the planet, and notably there's a line of weirdly uniform black splodges on it. Bizarre.

 

Are you excited? I am!


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 09:25 AM

Ah yes the planet... I totally didn't come in here thinking I'd see a naked green haired chick... 

 

Actually I am excited. I personally believe Pluto shouldn't have been removed as a planet in the first place.


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#3 wonko the sane?

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 09:28 AM

I had no idea this was happening. This is awesome, of course, I'm usually pretty excited by anything that adds to our communal knowledge.

 

I also want to see pluto. Cause... you know, it's in our backyard, might as well map it out.



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 02:57 PM

Those splotches are actually the Charon Relay. Get ready for ADVENTURE!

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 03:11 PM

Cool.  Science and astronomy never fails to amaze.


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 03:23 PM

We'll have to see what we can see.  Cause honestly, I really want this to be a planet.

 

Ironbite-my childhood wouldn't feel so betrayed.


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 03:45 PM

YES!!!!
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Posted 02 July 2015 - 04:02 PM

IT'S STILL A PLANET TO ME, DAMN IT.


But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 04:09 PM

Oh. ow. Ow. I think I sprained a muscle I rolled my eyes so hard.

 

Geez, it's surprising Pluto even still exists, nostalgic crybabies made it sound like astronomers blew it up.


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 04:31 PM

I've been following New Horizons intently for the past several months....mostly because the actual first fly by will happen on my Birthday which is the best dang birthday present EVER.

 

If people aren't aware, there's another probe exploring the dwarf planet in the Asteroid Belt, which has also revealed surprises - specifically very bright "dots" that glimmer from a great distance.


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 04:32 PM

maybe if it had a best friend you'd feel our pain

 

 

lol :rolleyes



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 07:28 PM

Didn't get very close did they.



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 07:30 PM

Didn't get very close did they.

 

What?


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 07:48 PM

It's not there yet man!


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 07:51 PM

I just think its amazing that we can fire a projectile from Earth and hit a moving target almost 5 billion miles away. I have a hard enough time trying to parallel park.  



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 08:26 PM

Seriously. I can't parallel park worth a damn.


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 10:30 AM

interestingly enough... the preorders did just drop for the figuarts Sailor Pluto

 

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 12:21 PM

Oh. ow. Ow. I think I sprained a muscle I rolled my eyes so hard.

 

Geez, it's surprising Pluto even still exists, nostalgic crybabies made it sound like astronomers blew it up.

You don't understand.  When they declared that Pluto wasn't a true planet our childhoods were RUINED FOREVER. They can only be un-RUINED FOREVER if Pluto gets to be a real planet again.  It's our only hope.

 

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at least we got to have Brontosaurus again



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Posted 04 July 2015 - 05:35 PM

I, personally, view this as an opportunity. Mostly because no one will want to stake a claim to a dwarf planet, which means you could probably scoop up the rights to the entire planet dirt friggen cheap.



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Posted 04 July 2015 - 06:26 PM

All thread silliness aside, I can't wait for the fly by! I've been following New Horizons via email and social media for the better part of a year, and the next few weeks are going to be incredible. I really wish circumstances were different and the probe could enter orbit and study the Plutonian system the way we've been able to study Saturn, but I'll take what we can get at this point.
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