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@  Cybersnark : (13 August 2020 - 06:36 PM)

Can we just let them have him?

@  Bass X0 : (13 August 2020 - 06:18 PM)

The president has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:08 PM)

At first, I obviously thought I was correct.  Then I thought perhaps the spelling had changed for some reason.  Copyright/trademark law is weird, ya know?  Now I just accept I goofed. XD

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:07 PM)

See, that one directly applies to me.  Apparently, I'd been misreading and mispronouncing it wrong for over 30 years... and I still slip and do it the wrong way much of the time.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

for the Internet age its the "Berenstain" Effect.

@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)


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#61 Telly

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 11:31 AM

i do. i dont like my viewing to be controlled by corporate execs/streaming rights. i could be in the middle of binging something then POOF! it gone. with dvds, itll always be there whenever i want to see it. and if i DO watch something from streaming and i like it, ill buy it on dvd if i can for the same reason

 

im old and like my physical stuff :p


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#62 Exatron

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 12:23 PM

I assumed that was a dig at the idea of buying DVDs rather than Blu-Rays. Personally, I still prefer combo packs myself. I've pretty much moved on to the point of having Blu-Ray players wherever I'd want to be watching movies, but it's still nice to have the DVD for compatibility with older players.

 

As long as I'm on the topic, I have no use for 4k. Wake me up when there's a technology advancement that doesn't involve having to watch a larger-than-practical TV from closer than is comfortable to see any real improvement.



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Posted 30 October 2019 - 12:47 PM

A lot of people still use the term "DVD" as shorthand for a physical copy regardless of specific disk format.  



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Posted 30 October 2019 - 01:08 PM

i usually buy some older, awesome movies and the big, effects heavy, tent-pole stuff movies of today on bluray (endgame, lord of the rings etc). everything else i get on regular dvd, especially tv shows (unless its VERY special, like firefly, trek or monty python). except for some nuwho seasons. it was cheaper to get em on bluray than regular. cant beat capaldis entire run on bluray for $80!


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#65 Pale Rider

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 04:53 PM



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Posted 05 November 2019 - 02:19 PM

New video and details about Ming-Na Wen's previously unseen character.

https://video.vanity...he-mandalorian/

https://www.vanityfa...rs-fennec-shand


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#67 Cybersnark

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 08:03 PM

Her character's name is Fennec?!?

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 03:55 PM

Another new video:  https://www.reddit.c...embed&ref=share


Star Wars The Mandalorian FX Exclusive Look Trailer from r/StarWarsLeaks

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 04:20 PM

I don't buy a BluRay if a DVD is cheaper.  I can see the difference on my TV, but the difference isn't important to me.



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Posted 06 November 2019 - 04:34 PM

I seriously doult this will stay exclusive to Disney + for long, maybe some point next year its likely to hit non Streaming services, then again, I could be wrong but I suspect its likely to evenly end up on home media because the mouse wants MONEY, and lots of it so they can recoop their investment in the series and in setting up Disney + in the first place, so evenly I suspect the cost of that service will rise to meet the mouse's cooperate greed.


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#71 Steevy Maximus

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 07:34 PM

That's a given.  Everything hits home video eventually, even streaming exclusives.  However, people may be more inclined to spend $7 a month for Disney Plus than wait a year (or more) for a $40-50 BluRay set.



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Posted 12 November 2019 - 02:18 AM

I really enjoyed Episode 1, and the music was just staggeringly good. I hope they release it on a platform I can buy it on.



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Posted 12 November 2019 - 03:44 AM

Oh yeah that started. Well I'm off to wait for The Clone Wars to come back.

 

You know when they first announced this show, I was sure they were going to have a reveal that The Mandalorian was actually a woman. 

 

 

Oh look I accidentally read a spoiler. Now that Lucas isn't in control we can see another one of those.


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Posted 12 November 2019 - 06:00 AM

I thought it didn't start until 9 Eastern.



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Posted 12 November 2019 - 08:07 AM

I thought it didn't start until 9 Eastern.


Same, but the app launched at Midnight here and it was available.

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 08:09 AM

I thought it didn't start until 9 Eastern.

 

It was up before 6 EST, which was the time it was supposed to be available by.

 

Definitely some server / load issues to start with the service.


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Posted 12 November 2019 - 09:16 AM

Yeah, the Disney+ app on Amazon Fire is kind of wonky - it'll load the wallpaper but not the interface to watch the video 75% of the time.

I did get through it.  I feel like they could have had some music playing in the cantina (not the token Modal Nodes song from EpIV, mind) - it was just really quiet - it felt incomplete.  All the reused OT SW sound bytes were a little off-putting.  Like the Garindan (whatever that species is) - do they only say the same four-five lines?  Same for the huttese-speaking door droid - although, I guess "Kwite bee duza" means "Just one moment."  But still.

 

I like IG-11.  It really made the droid seem like a capable assassin (or bounty-hunting) droid.

 

Bummer that the episodes are getting staggered releases.  I guess they don't want all of the SW fandom binging the series during the 7 day trial and then jettisoning the monthly subscription.

 

I'll give it a chance - not too impressed so far, but not bad for a pilot, either.



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Posted 12 November 2019 - 10:44 AM

Was not expecting the bounty at the end. Definitely an interesting hook to keep watching.

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 02:50 PM

 

I thought it didn't start until 9 Eastern.

 

It was up before 6 EST, which was the time it was supposed to be available by.

 

Definitely some server / load issues to start with the service.

 

Yeah,  I got things up and going around 12:30am Central.  I was able to load the service and watch the first episode, but I did have a couple of buffering instances while watching it.  Can't imaging how loaded it got this morning.



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Posted 12 November 2019 - 04:59 PM

Great first episode. I hope it keeps it up for the subsequent ones.

 

I caught a glimpse of the Shadowcaster (or another Lancer-class ship) when he was making his landing approach.

 

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Also, it's hard to tell but that ship in the lower right corner sort of looks like the McQuarrie concept Falcon that later became basis for the Tantive IV.


 
 
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