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@  TM2-Megatron : (16 December 2018 - 04:39 PM)

They may have had it earlier than that; Risa uses weather control tech to maintain its resort-style climate, and it was shown to already be established in the late 22nd century

@  wonko the sane? : (16 December 2018 - 03:13 PM)

By next gen they had weather control on earth, and were even in the process of upgrading the geologic stability network. So yeah: habitat maintenance on the next level.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 December 2018 - 02:51 PM)

Something something invert polarity something technobabble something.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 December 2018 - 02:38 PM)

I imagine World War III managed to decimate enough of the industrial economies that they inadvertently managed to exceed their carbon reduction targets from the Paris Accords, and then by the time Earth got back on its feet after the development of warp drive and first contact with the Vulcans, electricity was able to be generated cleanly and much more efficiently

@  The Doctor Who : (16 December 2018 - 01:48 PM)

I mean, they have futuristic weather control satellites and everything, I would imagine that global warming is a thing of the past in Trek.

@  unluckiness : (16 December 2018 - 09:39 AM)

How's that unrealistic? Not even the ocean wants it.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 December 2018 - 01:35 AM)

The most unrealistic thing (from a U.S. perspective) is that Florida isn't underwater!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 December 2018 - 01:35 AM)

I was reminded today of a funny thing about Star Trek:

@  Pennpenn : (15 December 2018 - 09:58 PM)

Whatever they can sell it for?

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 December 2018 - 09:48 PM)

Geez, WTF do those China sellers on eBay need my phone number for?

@  Pennpenn : (15 December 2018 - 09:44 PM)

Does the PotP voyager Starscream's chest stick out so far in combiner torso mode? It's kinda weird how much Elita Infinite's back seems so empty up top but very... protruding lower down.

@  Pennpenn : (15 December 2018 - 01:26 AM)

Trying to fit Elita One's combiner head back into her torso is a pain in the arse (and not just because her torso becomes her arse in combiner torso mode)

@  RichardT1977 : (14 December 2018 - 10:04 PM)

Power corrupts and corruption empowers.

@  Echowarrior : (14 December 2018 - 07:10 PM)

Welcome to real life...at least until enough people get fed up and they break out the guillotines.

@  Pennpenn : (14 December 2018 - 06:58 PM)

It's almost as if the people with the most money have funneled money into making the systems of government and law serve their purposes in retaining their wealth, no matter how harmful, counterintuitive, or just flat out evil they have to be. Huh.

@  Rycochet : (14 December 2018 - 02:49 PM)

https://www.motherjones.com/media/2015/10/mother-jones-vandersloot-melaleuca-lawsuit/

@  Rycochet : (14 December 2018 - 02:45 PM)

Some states have laws against that, but they're in a tiny minority. There are plenty of cases where rich people have gone after journalists and their employers for accurate reporting, lost, but still left their targets saddled with hundreds of thousands ofdollars in legal fees and no hope of recovering anyof the money because a partisan judge has decreed that while they're innocent, they're not innocent enough.

@  Rycochet : (14 December 2018 - 02:43 PM)

The american system is as bad, there are plenty of cases of billionaires or corporations filing libel suits purely to kill reporting or activisim against their activities. SLAPP suits. Strategic Lawsuits against public participation.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 December 2018 - 12:48 PM)

e.g. British libel laws place the burden of proof on the accuser, which is how we wind up with Emirati billionaires suing Western journalists in British courts

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 December 2018 - 12:46 PM)

Never visited the UK in my life, but reading about British laws in the news gives me the vibe that British culture inherently protects the wealthy and established.

@  Anonymous X : (14 December 2018 - 12:39 PM)

Sounds a lot better than labour law in the UK. It's bare minimum standards here, you don't get any employment rights as such in the first two years of employment (and the employer can arbitrarily reset the clock). Unions are limited to a few public sector professions as well; in the private sector, there basically aren't any unions.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:25 PM)

Bonus points if your company has a works council. The employer is required by law to hear the works council prior to giving you your termination. The works council cannot prevent your termination if the employer really insists on going through with it, but if the employer failed to hear the works council, didn't wait for the works council to respond, or failed to tell the works council *all* the relevant details, the termination is legally invalid due to a technicality.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:23 PM)

The employer has to tell you the reason for your termination if you explicitly ask for it, and if you can prove the reason is factually incorrect, the employer may lose the case.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:21 PM)

For all its flaws, I really like a lot about our German labor law. Here, if you're under a permanent contract and have been continually employed for over six months, employers can only fire you for reasons that fall into one of three categories defined by law, and the burden of proof is on the employer's side in a potential court case.

@  Paladin : (13 December 2018 - 05:38 PM)

in brightest day or blackest night?

@  Bass X0 : (13 December 2018 - 05:25 PM)

Finally we get a Greenlight toy.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 December 2018 - 04:58 PM)

See.. In America they would just fire you for having the wrong color shoes on or some BS reason.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:13 AM)

And hey, in addition to the clocked extra hours, I earned an additional 50% overtime bonus.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:12 AM)

This past Saturday, in full expectance of a strike this week, I worked a full extra shift. They assigned me and some of the other volunteers to a totally pointless task, while some ladies were seriously sweeping the floor. When asked how long I was planning to stay, I smiled and said "a full shift!"

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:10 AM)

"You were asking for volunteers, right? I'm staying." - "But we have no more work for you!" - "I don't see how that's *my* problem..."

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:10 AM)

It's possible to use that to troll the employer a little, though... Once they allow voluntary overtime, they cannot backtrack from that. So once you notice you're rapidly running out of work, you just decide to do overtime out of spite.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:08 AM)

Now if there's *no* strike... people eventually run out of work.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:07 AM)

Amazon is prepared for strikes... they just hire way too many people for the Christmas season. If there's a strike, they still have enough (albeit inexperienced) workers.

@  Steevy Maximus : (12 December 2018 - 07:49 PM)

Not one bit :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 December 2018 - 06:46 PM)

@Steevy Did you read TM2's post? "Amazon.de".

@  Paladin : (12 December 2018 - 06:37 PM)

just wait until the European economy collapses up its Brexit-shaped asshole.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 December 2018 - 06:22 PM)

Probably not a ton of people, no. Although I'd say I order from one European Amazon site once every month or two, myself. Usually UK, but sometimes Germany as well. France and Italy a couple times, too. There are some good Blu-Ray releases that are exclusive to Europe

@  Steevy Maximus : (12 December 2018 - 06:00 PM)

I'm not sure a European strike is going to impact North American customers.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 December 2018 - 04:13 PM)

Well, somebody must've been working 'cuz I had an order in with Amazon.de that got shipped out the other day

@  Echowarrior : (12 December 2018 - 01:29 PM)

Amazon.

@  Benbot : (12 December 2018 - 01:01 PM)

AOL?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2018 - 08:22 PM)

Also, strike has been extended. So no working for 50 minutes. Would have been fun, though.

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2018 - 08:21 PM)

I said numerous times already that I work at that big American corporation that begins with "A".

@  Waspinator : (11 December 2018 - 07:21 PM)

Preferably the equivalent of Lara Croft or Indiana Jones a thousand years from now

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 December 2018 - 02:26 PM)

The turkeys... The answer is always the Turkeys.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 December 2018 - 02:05 PM)

Who would be the heroes in this situation?

@  Waspinator : (11 December 2018 - 02:03 PM)

When I die, I want my body to be part of a puzzle solution. Like, have my skeleton pointing at the clue the heroes are supposed to find.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (11 December 2018 - 12:38 PM)

Can you say where you work at? Or is that private?

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2018 - 02:49 PM)

It's completely pointless... whch is exactly the point. Hundreds of workers showing up 50 minutes before their shift is over.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2018 - 02:49 PM)

We're on strike until midnight tomorrow (Tuesday->Wednesday). Which means I will clock in at midnight and work until my shift is over... 50 minutes later.


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Posted 30 September 2015 - 02:24 AM

Disney seems determined to make movie adaptations of all their famous animated movies, it seems. Next up is Jungle Book, directed by John Favreau (Iron Man 1).

 

 

Mowgli is an unknown newcomer, but the movie some good voice talent - Bill Murray as Baloo, Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Idris Elba as Shere Khan and Christopher Walken as King Loui!

Though... was the best choice for the voice of Kaa... a rather bored-sounding Scarlett Johannson? It's like she doesn't even try altering her voice. I don't mind that she is female now, but the voice just doesn't seem to match her appearance. Of course, I'll still forgive that if they stay true to the book and NOT make her a villain like in the animated movie, though we know Hollywood loves its "reptiles are abhorrent" trope.

 



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Posted 30 September 2015 - 12:44 PM

Christopher Walken as King Louie sent this from "I'll see it eventually" to "OPENING WEEKEND!!!"  If he sings, it'll be "Midnight premier!!!!"



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Posted 30 September 2015 - 01:33 PM

"I wanna..walk like you...talk...like you..oo-oo-OO-oh."

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 02:19 PM

Considering that King Louie's song in the original is considered offensive these days, I am not expecting to see it sung in the new movie.



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Posted 30 September 2015 - 02:27 PM

That Kaa voice just is not right. Though I'll consider it an improvement if they don't give her moving eyelids for no reason this time.

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 06:42 AM

It's quite a bit more... hypnotic than the original.  :love



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Posted 01 October 2015 - 07:30 AM

Considering that King Louie's song in the original is considered offensive these days, I am not expecting to see it sung in the new movie.


What is offensive about it?

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 08:51 AM

 

Considering that King Louie's song in the original is considered offensive these days, I am not expecting to see it sung in the new movie.


What is offensive about it?

 

 

EVERYTHING is offensive nowadays, becuase the past 20 years has ensured everyone has the thinnest skin possible.


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Posted 01 October 2015 - 09:00 AM

 

Considering that King Louie's song in the original is considered offensive these days, I am not expecting to see it sung in the new movie.


What is offensive about it?

 

Many people consider it a racist stereotype. 

 

Here's a quote about it:

 

"Many cultural scholars (including Anthony Edward Schiappa, Susan Miller, and Greg Rode) have singled out the King Louie character as a particularly offensive racial stereotype for appearing to be "African American", especially given the political and civil rights climates in America during the time this film was released."

 

The biggest issue I have heard brought up that it is about how a black stereotype wants to be a white man.



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Posted 01 October 2015 - 11:18 AM

And how he's currently a, er, monkey.



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Posted 01 October 2015 - 03:31 PM

I'm a bit leery of the fact that except for Mowgli they've stuffed the cast with big names.

I've seen too many films get pulled down by the weight of too many stars.

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 09:11 PM

 

 

Considering that King Louie's song in the original is considered offensive these days, I am not expecting to see it sung in the new movie.


What is offensive about it?

 

Many people consider it a racist stereotype. 

 

Here's a quote about it:

 

"Many cultural scholars (including Anthony Edward Schiappa, Susan Miller, and Greg Rode) have singled out the King Louie character as a particularly offensive racial stereotype for appearing to be "African American", especially given the political and civil rights climates in America during the time this film was released."

 

The biggest issue I have heard brought up that it is about how a black stereotype wants to be a white man.

 

 

Those scholars do understand that he's modeled on his voice actor, Louis Prima, who is noticeably not African American?  Which wasn't lost on the movie audience of the era?

 

And that everyone in the movie is Indian?


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 07:43 AM

Regardless, in this movie King Louis will be modeled to look like a real ape and will be voiced by Christopher Walken. I don't think any of that business applies.



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Posted 07 February 2016 - 10:24 PM

The Jungle Book Superbowl trailer


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Posted 07 February 2016 - 10:45 PM

I'm looking forward to it!  :thumbsup


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Posted 07 February 2016 - 11:55 PM

best birthday present Disney's given me in a while



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Posted 08 February 2016 - 07:30 AM

Digging this. It WAS a little odd to hear "Bare Necessities" as an uplifting inspirign score rather than a jaunty tune.



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Posted 21 February 2016 - 06:32 PM

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 08:32 PM

Did anybody else see this yet?

 

I just got back. I'd read the reviews and heard it was going to be good, but I didn't think it would be THAT good. Easily the best movie thus far this year, slightly edging out Zootopia for having musical numbers. The actual action movies I typically watch are going to have to work hard to top the family flicks this year.

 

Plus Scarlet Johannson singing 'Trust in Me' over the credits was amazing.


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Posted 02 May 2016 - 08:38 PM

Girlfriend thought I lost my mind with how hard I was laughing when King Louie started singing.

 

It was great.