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@  wonko the sane? : (24 May 2020 - 12:30 PM)

Welcome. I just came into that trick myself recently, so happy to share.

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 12:05 PM)

Thanks, wonko the sane? for the tip with the cloning. That helped a lot!

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 12:02 PM)

Heheh.... yes... I don't think a sniper would be very good at making a vaccine... 0.0

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 11:48 AM)

All right! Cloning my old HHD to an SSD and then swapping out the drive was successful, it would appear. Finally.

@  Bass X0 : (24 May 2020 - 11:30 AM)

Scientist Perceptor is. Sniper Perceptor less so.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 10:51 AM)

Perceptor would be more responsible.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 10:48 AM)

Oof x~x

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 10:45 AM)

He'd cure the virus, but he'd probably commit at least two crimes against nature and weaponize a third in the process.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 09:39 AM)

'Horrible consequences' would most likely happen with Brainstorm...

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 08:16 AM)

Totally. And Percy's not even human. XD

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 06:50 AM)

Can't do much worse than our current government, I say go for it.

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 10:13 PM)

Little do we realize that the Perceptor in question is the Mini-Con combiner. :p

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

He would!!!

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

Horrible consequences? I... Doubt that would happen.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 May 2020 - 09:55 PM)

Even if he would come up with the answer by tomorrow.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 May 2020 - 09:54 PM)

I'd rather not deal with the horrible but unintended consequences of that.

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 09:52 PM)

Lets let Perceptor make a vaccine for COVID-19. Who agrees with me :)

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 08:43 PM)

I'll take your word for it. =D

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 May 2020 - 08:42 PM)

Although the TV edits of Robocop do contain some hilarity

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 May 2020 - 08:41 PM)

I can't think of any instance where sanitizing a film is a good thing.

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 06:42 PM)

.... and thats a good thing? :doh

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 May 2020 - 06:39 PM)

I'm watching Predator on Starz! That means it has all the language and gore uncensored!

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 04:23 PM)

*grabs popcorn*

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 12:49 PM)

*watching everyone argue* O^O

@  fourteenwings : (23 May 2020 - 10:22 AM)

By that logic we might as well just get rid of the Shoutbox wholesale! I'd rather have like 3 or 4 things stuck for a week or so than one person dominating the whole thing (no offense Nevermore).

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 May 2020 - 03:30 AM)

I would argue that "full of something one doesn't read" and "devoid of reading material" are functionally identical at the end-user level. :D

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2020 - 07:58 PM)

If it emptied, it would become empty.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 07:53 PM)

It would be the same effect as if the shoutbox simply emptied once or twice a week.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2020 - 07:27 PM)

I don't see how having walls of the same guy on top whenever I go to any page on this site is "refreshing".

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 06:10 PM)

I don't know, I find the occasional flushing of the box to be refreshing.

@  Telly : (22 May 2020 - 04:20 PM)

but its gets annoying seeing a wall of text from him that takes up most of the shoutbox

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Eh, that's just Nevermore.

@  fourteenwings : (22 May 2020 - 12:11 AM)

@Nevermore: Good rule of thumb is if you feel like you need not just multiple statements but also multiple shouts to make a point, best just make a thread.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Dude, do you just, not know when to stop?

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:35 PM)

Instead of "I have only ten hours to get all my stuff from place A to place B", it's more like "I temporarily stored 90% of my stuff in easily accessible place C in my spare time, so now I have ten hours to get the remaining 10% of my stuff over to the new place before permanently saying goodbye to the old place".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2020 - 03:33 PM)

At these point you two are just repeating what you already said.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:32 PM)

Again using my "moving apartments" analogy. If you can store the stuff you don't immediately need for everyday life somewhere else, it reduces the critical time of permanently switching your primary base of residence over to the new place because there's less stuff to move when the time comes.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:30 PM)

Well, my main point is that it will speed up the system migration so I have A) less system downtime because there are fewer files to transfer before the new system can be up and running and B) it reduces the risk of something going wrong during the system migration.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 May 2020 - 06:19 AM)

If your primary is getting cleaned up anyway cause you were backing stuff up, then yeah, no reason not to. But largely, it's not a necessary step.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:33 AM)

It's like you find out that there's a fire going to break out in the house you live in soon, so you find a new place, get your entire Transformers collection into safe storage, and now all that's left are the empty cabinets which you intend to move over to your new place soon. If the fire breaks out before then, sure, you'd need to get new cabinets, but your toys are already out of the danger zone.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:27 AM)

At this point, I'm in a "if the old system crashed before the new drive arrives, it will be slightly annoying, not a complete disaster" mood.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:26 AM)

I've mostly just backed up my personal files and stuff on the external hard drive. The existing Windows installment is supposed to be directly cloned to the new drive once it arrives.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 May 2020 - 01:44 AM)

Who else has ever been so out of it that you've gotten into the shower with your glasses on?

@  Echowarrior : (20 May 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Nope. We've been forced to go with Eclipse. It sucks, and I will continue to call the people in charge of the website fascists until they give me reason to do otherwise.

@  CORVUS : (20 May 2020 - 10:20 PM)

Yeah, I'm not a fan of the new layout either. Fortunately you can stay with the old one though.

@  Liege : (20 May 2020 - 08:57 PM)

So now it matches 90% of the content.

@  Trpodeca : (20 May 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Wow the new Deviantart layout is terrible.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 May 2020 - 10:39 AM)

Are you referring to cloning your drive to install into your computer as the replacement, or are you creating an image to restore from should something unforseen occur?

@  Nevermore : (20 May 2020 - 06:36 AM)

Backing up the data not necessary for running Windows on an external drive for safekeeping, trimming down the old drive to a bare minimum, then migrating the old drive to the new one.

@  Nevermore : (20 May 2020 - 06:35 AM)

Yes, but it will make direct migration faster, no?


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Star Wars General Discussion - What will the future of the franchise look like?


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#321 Exatron

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 06:01 PM

Question, is anyone actually hyped/excited for Ep9?

 

It's a tossup what gets the bigger meh from me between Episode IX and Endgame. The question though gets me to wondering what's coming up that does get me excited. And looking ahead, I see... nothing. Nothing I see releasing this year gets me excited. Nothing I can think of coming after this year gets me excited. I'm sad now.

 

Interestingly, looking at the Rotten Tomatoes list of upcoming movies reveals they still haven't removed Justice League Part 2 from their list. I've now also had my anger at how badly WB has botched the DCEU renewed.

 

At least there's Netflix.



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Posted 27 March 2019 - 07:00 PM

I'm super excited for IX. I'm just not thinking about it yet cause Endgame comes first. One awesome super exciting Geek Epic conclusion at a time.

-ZacWilliam, but once that's past, I loved Force Awakens lots and Last Jedi was even better. Amazing stuff. Can't wait to see how it all ends.

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 08:06 PM

I'm looking forward to IX.

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 08:07 PM

I feel like there will be some parts of this film I really like, and some parts of this film I won't like.

I say that because its been my general view on the Sequels, I like them but I get the feeling they could be better.


Edited by Trpodeca, 27 March 2019 - 08:10 PM.

I sure wish I hadn't misspelt my username.....


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Posted 27 March 2019 - 08:34 PM

Here's a problem with IX it's the last movie in a trilogy.  That's supposed to be the end.  Answer all the questions and finish things off but it feels like The Last Jedi did that so what is supposed to happen in IX.



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Posted 27 March 2019 - 08:44 PM

The Phantom Menace turns 20 in a couple of months.

How excited were you when you heard that the Phantom Menace was coming out? Did you camp out in front of the theater? What did you think when you finished watching it in the theater?


Edited by CastletonSnob, 27 March 2019 - 08:45 PM.


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Posted 27 March 2019 - 08:48 PM

I camped out for tickets (3rd in line)

 

Attack of the clones I camped out even longer (1st) and made a bit of splash on National TV


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Posted 27 March 2019 - 09:02 PM

I was in kindergarten at the time, and I don't think I comprehended the plot of the movie at all.

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 09:14 PM

I'll be very excited for IX when we get closer. First I've got Endgame and GOT.

(Between those and IDW ending, it really has been a season of pruning a lot of interests. I read all of the Expanse books, watched all of Rick & Morty and The Americans. Am I supposed to pretend to care about the DCCU's hints of Darkseid? Cos I don't....)

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 11:07 PM

I was 10 or so when Phantom Menace came out, which was like the perfect age to be. Old enough to have seen the originals (both pre and post Special Edition) but young enough to be rather forgiving of the prequels' flaws. I can only imagine how thing would've been if I were just a few years older...


IX I have no interest in, apart from hearing how JJ deals with what TLJ did. I mean how do you wrap up a trilogy (much less a nine film saga) when the penultimate episode basically tosses out any potential plot threads?

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 06:51 AM

Here's a problem with IX it's the last movie in a trilogy.  That's supposed to be the end.  Answer all the questions and finish things off but it feels like The Last Jedi did that so what is supposed to happen in IX.

 

That's just one of the many, many, many problems that film has, its plainly obvious that the writer didn't have a clue what they were doing and it shows in the final product!


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Posted 28 March 2019 - 07:09 AM

Oh so you've gone and already seen IX?  Tell me how was it?  Any good spoilers?

 

Ironbite-I'm really curious to know how you got into the premiere. 


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Posted 28 March 2019 - 12:39 PM

Question, is anyone actually hyped/excited for Ep9?

 

Not at all.  I thought Force Awakens was a disaster, and Last Jedi obliterated any chance to redeem the story for me, so I've written off the franchise.  



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Posted 28 March 2019 - 01:40 PM

Im halfway convinced Shadows of the Empire was the last great Star Wars story


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Posted 28 March 2019 - 01:44 PM

I'm really excited for episode 9.  I love the story so far being told through episodes 7 and 8.  Interested to see the conclusion of this.



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Posted 28 March 2019 - 01:47 PM

I'm terribly afraid that IX is going to backtrack on the great things that happened in TLJ.

 

I'm also afraid that the story is going to be contorted around the repurposed Carrie Fisher footage.


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Posted 28 March 2019 - 02:15 PM

The Phantom Menace turns 20 in a couple of months.

How excited were you when you heard that the Phantom Menace was coming out? Did you camp out in front of the theater? What did you think when you finished watching it in the theater?

 

We lied to ourselves for a while.  It wasn't until it came out on home video 6 months later that we began to realize how awful it actually was.  But new Star Wars anything was a huge deal back then.  It wasn't just a given there would be a new movie every year, so it was a special event.  The hype was beyond anything before.



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Posted 28 March 2019 - 03:09 PM

Im halfway convinced Shadows of the Empire was the last great Star Wars story


I liked it fine originally, but revisited it recently and in retrospect the Shadows of the Empire novel was terrible. Absolute garbage. Toys were neat for the era. Video Game had some very cool bits on Hoth but not much after that. The Main story in the novel though is worse than the worst of the Prequels.

Now "Knights of the Old Republic" is a video game with an Awesome story. It's easily up there with Empire and Last Jedi as some of the best Star Wars storytelling anywhere ever.

-ZacWilliam, hopefully someday it gets remastered.

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 06:12 PM

Man so many down on the sequel trilogy. I get that the movies are polarizing but are they really the worst that's come out? I still think the prequels are still there for me.


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Posted 28 March 2019 - 06:24 PM

Man so many down on the sequel trilogy. I get that the movies are polarizing but are they really the worst that's come out? I still think the prequels are still there for me.


The sequels are great. Prequels less so. I've probably posted this before. But Star Wars rated IMO:

-Best Star War-
Empire Strikes Back - 100
Star Wars - 100
Last Jedi - 099
Force Awakens - 098
KotOR (Bioware) - 097
Return of the Jedi - 095
Solo - 095
SW: Rebels - 094

-Ok, But not my personal Fav-
SW: Clone Wars - 085
Rogue One - 080
Resistance (S1) - 075

-Really should have been better-
Phantom Menace - 057
Attack of the Clones - 048
Revenge of the Sith - 046
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