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@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 06:25 PM)

grinding wheel on a dremel and a lot of patience.

@  Darkstream : (07 April 2020 - 06:11 PM)

What do you use to sharpen it? I was debating buying one of those kits on Amazon

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 11:49 AM)

Wasn't the first time. I probably did it one of the times the chain jumped the blade, or when I was cleaning it or sharpening it.

@  Darkstream : (07 April 2020 - 11:38 AM)

Sounds like something I'd do. I always install things backwards first.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 07:32 AM)

Not while I'm outside working with the chainsaw. If it's working fine: then I don't need it. If it's NOT working; I use hand tools cause there is a job that brought me out there. No time to read.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 April 2020 - 03:07 AM)

You can Google manuals these days.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2020 - 06:06 PM)

I can't. One: we don't know where dad hide the damn manual. Not that he read it either. And 2.) I'm congenitally incapable of reading it, being as I'm male.

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 April 2020 - 01:52 PM)

Lesson learned: RTFM.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2020 - 11:45 AM)

It's time for todays lesson! Did you know there's a wrong way to install a chainsaw blade? I didn't. I thought the damn thing was just blunted, but nope. Backwards.

@  CORVUS : (05 April 2020 - 06:41 PM)

CONTAGION is on my current watchlist. I'm kicking it off with OUTBREAK, and I have a whole lineup of pandemic-based films. I treat this stuff as a fear-innoculant.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:52 PM)

My point is that of late, Taiwan's government executed lockdown procedures to great success. Vietnam has done similarly.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (05 April 2020 - 03:34 PM)

Didn't SARS just suddenly stop before it got very far?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:24 PM)

*raises eyebrows due to familial knowledge of SARS*

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:43 PM)

It was uncomfortably real in 2011, it's downright scary in relation to the current pandemic.

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:42 PM)

It is, almost to an uncomfortable point.The virus portrayed in that film was FAR more aggressive and fatal than Coronavirus, but the sourcing and spread and impact hit REALLY close to home compared to what we're dealing with now

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 04:50 AM)

Actually on the subject, I've hard a lot of people refer to a 2011 film called Contagion that they think is relevant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 01:11 AM)

Ah well, I'll stick to the classic British sitcoms: One Foot in the Grave, Til Death Do Us Part and They Think It's All Over.

@  TM2-Megatron : (05 April 2020 - 12:53 AM)

There's always the original, cheesy as it is

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (05 April 2020 - 12:10 AM)

Dunno... Tonight one of the major networks showed a movie with plagues.. including that listening to their leader causes the first born to die. ;P So nah.. I think the Stand could work. :D

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 April 2020 - 09:18 PM)

That's probably the last thing anyone needs to see, at the moment. Maybe when we get to the end of June/beginning of July and we can venture back out, it might be possible to find some enjoyment in The Stand.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 April 2020 - 02:08 PM)

I suppose the CBS adaptation of Stephen Kings The Stand will be delayed.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:26 AM)

We'll always be together. Together in electric dreams.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Please remember that in these times of social distancing, we'll always be together however far it seems.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 12:41 PM)

It arrived! Yay!

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Given how the virus lasts about 3-4 days on metals and plastics, it's about the only way to go about getting stuff right now. I ordered a monitor mount for my desk and the delivery has been pushed back twice already.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 11:04 AM)

He ordered it online, says it was to keep those delivery boys in business. I did the same a week ago with some Transformers Studio Series figures off Kapow. Don't know if it's wise or not considering.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 09:12 AM)

You'd be the first. Everyone else has either been frustrated cause the one they wanted was sold out (like during boxing week.) or rushing to replace something broken.

@  RYNO : (03 April 2020 - 08:53 AM)

I actually walked into a store the other day and just randomly decided to buy at 32inch TV. It was just a Vizio, and grabbed a Mounting Bracket for it. No duress. Just a spur of the moment wanted a TV for my master bedroom.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:31 AM)

Conversely: I've never met a person who wasn't buying a TV under duress... so... yeah.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:20 AM)

I think I've met maybe two people other than myself who count cables before buying a TV.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (03 April 2020 - 05:33 AM)

Seriously.. HDMI splitters and switches are so bloody finicky, but most tvs don't have enough inputs.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 05:09 AM)

Just spent a hour trying to get my brothers new Samsung TV to read his Playstation and Blu Ray player only to find he was using a HDMI splitter.

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 April 2020 - 11:07 AM)

I could never master oral bullshittery. But in my day I was quite adept with the written word.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 April 2020 - 11:32 PM)

You have mastered the art of Bulljive. You must use this power only for good, or entertainment.

@  Sabrblade : (01 April 2020 - 08:58 PM)

This morning, for one of my online classes, I had to give a positive oral presentation about a play that I hated having to watch. I went into it completely unprepared and just winged it. My professor LOVED my presentation and thought it was excellent. She believed every word I said and honestly thought that I enjoyed that miserable play. Best April Fools ever!

@  ▲ndrusi : (01 April 2020 - 10:06 AM)

Happy Everyone Thinks They're A Comedian Now Day!

@  Donocropolis : (31 March 2020 - 05:45 AM)

Who, I might add, has never been photographed together with Byteman. Just sayin'.

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 10:27 PM)

Bruce Wayne's cyberpunk cousin?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 09:27 PM)

Laser Wayne

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 09:08 PM)

Luther Unum

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 07:09 PM)

Or Lee Derwon.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:51 PM)

Not to be confused with Leader I

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was Leader Uno

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was the OTHER Leader 1

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 March 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Or Sideways.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 05:26 PM)

On the other hand, this is Armada we're talking about. It could have actually been Metroplex.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 March 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Oh yeah, that was Fort Max. My bad.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:12 PM)

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Peritus_Maximus

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:11 PM)

Christmas Maximus?

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 March 2020 - 01:13 PM)

At least the ozone layer is healing. unless this is a 0.0000000001% thing it's sounds like good news.


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#1 Tyranno

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 09:09 AM

This premiered on Netflix several days ago, on the 23rd, and it caught my eye. I ended up tearing through it over the Holiday weekend before finishing it last night. I ended up really, really enjoyed it.

 

Here's the basic run-down of the story: the main character, Jim Lake, lives alone with his mother in Arcadia Oaks, which happens to be built on top of a mystical city inhabited by trolls. The trolls are protected by the "Trollhunter", a warrior wielding a mystical amulet that allows him to don armor and wield the power of daylight, which has the power to turn trolls into stone. What follows is Jim having to learn how to wield his new powers and stop a conspiracy of evil trolls from summoning their leader Gunmar back into our world.

 

My thoughts essentially turned into a review, and as it gets rather long, I'm putting it under a spoiler cut:

 

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Long story short, I strongly recommend "Trollhunters". Between this series and stuff like "Voltron: Legendary Defender", as well as others, Dreamworks and Netflix have an incredibly strong animation line up, and I personally feel like they're filling a void in animation that channels like Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon have left unfilled.

 

EDIT - One thing I forgot; this series also stands as one of the last things that Anton Yelchin (who you may recognize as Pavel Chekov in the new Star Trek movies) worked on. After his passing, del Toro refused to recast him or erase his work from the final product, and I'm incredibly thankful for that, because he brings a lot of heart and earnestness to his performance as Jim throughout the series. While I'm confident that the crew will find a suitable replacement for him in the second season, I feel neither Jim or "Trollhunters" as a whole will feel quite the same without Anton.


Edited by Razorsaw, 28 December 2016 - 09:12 AM.

"Disabled people donít have special needs. We have very reasonable human needs. Our needs include freedom from abuse, violence, and mistreatment, the right to autonomy and self-direction, the right to represent ourselves, equal opportunity for education and employment, the right to accommodation, and societal inclusion and acceptance.

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 09:55 AM

I've really been meaning to set aside some time for this, that feeling grows more urgent with each positive impression.



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Posted 28 December 2016 - 10:01 AM

The title gives me a wonderful vision in my head of Guiliermo smashing Twitter eggs in MAGA hats.

 

 

 

but the actual premise sounds interesting enough; I'll have to check this out...


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 10:13 AM

The title gives me a wonderful vision in my head of Guiliermo smashing Twitter eggs in MAGA hats.

 

 

 

but the actual premise sounds interesting enough; I'll have to check this out...

 

to be fair I would totally watch that


"Disabled people donít have special needs. We have very reasonable human needs. Our needs include freedom from abuse, violence, and mistreatment, the right to autonomy and self-direction, the right to represent ourselves, equal opportunity for education and employment, the right to accommodation, and societal inclusion and acceptance.

The need for accommodation isnít a ďspecial needĒ. Itís a basic human right. Itís a leveling of the playing field that allows us the same opportunities and chances as non-disabled people."


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 10:16 AM

I've had this recommended to me recently. Or rather, I mean, my mother texted me to say "I found something by that guy you like".


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 08:25 PM

I watched the first two episodes last weekend, wasn't really impressed.  Is it a slow-starter, or are the first two episodes a good gauge of the series?

 

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 09:16 PM

Just finished episode 19.

 

 

It's a fun show with some eye rolling moments, but it's still fun nonetheless.



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Posted 28 December 2016 - 09:42 PM

Sad this thread wasn't in reference to ...  https://en.wikipedia...ki/Trollhunter

 

It's little known and ultimately GLORIOUS!!!


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 09:56 PM

I watched the first two episodes last weekend, wasn't really impressed.  Is it a slow-starter, or are the first two episodes a good gauge of the series?

 

---Dave

 

I'd say yes. Like I said, it's pretty typical at the start, but things build up pretty steadily. I think by episode 5, the elements have all started to come together and the show starts making good on its potential. That's where we start getting more perspective on Troll society and the duties of a Trollhunter and what all it entails.


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The need for accommodation isnít a ďspecial needĒ. Itís a basic human right. Itís a leveling of the playing field that allows us the same opportunities and chances as non-disabled people."


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 10:29 AM

Huhn. Okay, I was of the opinion to check this out anyway, but you've pushed it up a bit on my list. Thought it was a movie though... But then I wasn't looking overly hard at it either.


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 03:40 PM

I just finished the run of it last night and Razorsaw's assesment is pretty well on the nose. I'll admit the first few episodes are a slow burn but once you get into the larger world of it all it gradually becomes fleshed out more and more and keeps you watching. Especially as the dynamic between Jim and one of the unmentioned villains continues to build across the season. Plus he mentioned Yelchin and Perlman but the rest of the voice cast is pretty good too. Tom Hiddleston, Kelsey Grammer, Fred Tatasciore,and minor roles for Clancy Brown and Steve Yuen.

 

I one nitpick is that there is one thread left hanging into the next season that seemed like it should have been addressed so much sooner but oddly is only started into as the season ends. I'm sure you guys will pick up on it and it makes some sense as to why it's not immediately concerning but the scope of it seems like it should of been priority one.


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 09:37 PM

... I'm not sure what plot point you mean. Could you say what it is under a spoiler cut?


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 03:47 AM

Really it's explained in the series.

 

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 05:05 AM

Really it's explained in the series.

 

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Edited by Razorsaw, 31 December 2016 - 05:05 AM.

"Disabled people donít have special needs. We have very reasonable human needs. Our needs include freedom from abuse, violence, and mistreatment, the right to autonomy and self-direction, the right to represent ourselves, equal opportunity for education and employment, the right to accommodation, and societal inclusion and acceptance.

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 11:48 AM

I watched up through the 16th birthday episode last night.  There's some good stuff in there, but also way too much Sitcom Cringe for my tastes (and no, I almost never watch Sitcoms because anxiety-driven humor just annoys me).  

 

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 10:05 AM

I killed the show last night. Awesome series... when's season 2? :)


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Posted 03 February 2017 - 10:23 AM

I finished this a while ago. IT is indeed a very good series.

 

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 11:00 AM

I tried watching the show, but the first episode was exactly how NOT to get me hooked: microscopic hint of something amazing followed by endless highschool drudgery. I tried fast-forwarding, but that caused Netflix to crap out and I haven't bothered since.



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 03:29 PM

Good news: Netflix has ordered a second season!

 

http://www.ign.com/a...ed-for-season-2

 

 

"Bad" news: it's only half as long as the first season.


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 03:31 PM

Huhn... I wonder why?


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