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@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 November 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.


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#1 Benbot

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 07:58 AM

Can you 3D print something with any sort of precision?  I am designing something with multiple parts and I'm not sure what kind of tolerances I should consider for the various assemblies.  I don't have a printer, so I figured I would use an online service for actually producing the parts.  Anyone have experience with this?  Is it all trial and error?  That's rather expensive trial and error...



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Posted 14 August 2017 - 02:50 PM

I haven't had a chance to mess with 3d printing, personally, but I do try to keep up with it for when I can finally splurge on one

It depends on the printer. Most plastic filament printers aren't nearly as precise as a resin printer would be, for instance.

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 02:58 PM

Depending on materials, you can 3D print something with micron accurate precision.  I assume a lot of us are using ShapeWays and their Ultra High Detail transparent plastic is incredibly precise for 3D printing.


Edited by Spark, 14 August 2017 - 02:59 PM.

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 03:31 PM

I have a 3D printing question.  Is it possible to take a photograph of someone and make a 3D action figure? or Would I need to translate the photo into a 3D rendering software first?



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Posted 14 August 2017 - 03:35 PM

That's a very big and expensive job, generally.  There are some places out there that can reliably translate orthographic photos of someone into a sculpt, but you'll just get a sculpture out of it.


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 03:36 PM

Sculpture is fine actually.. I guess action figure was the wrong word.  I was just thinking of unique holiday gifts.

 

edit>> looking on shape ways site it seems i could even turn them into a mini for RPGs..  they'd love that..


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 03:39 PM

Try running "photo into action figure" on Google and you'll get a chunk of results from places that'll custom print heads to stick on existing bodies or create miniatures.


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 03:40 PM

Depending on materials, you can 3D print something with micron accurate precision.  I assume a lot of us are using ShapeWays and their Ultra High Detail transparent plastic is incredibly precise for 3D printing.

And now their acrylate as well, which is also more durable to my understanding. 

 

But yeah, resin / SLA > sintering / SLS > FDM / home printers with an extruder, generally both in accuracy / resolution and in cost. Some cheaper SLA options like Shapeways' acrylate have been surfacing, though. Not something you want to deal with as a home printer unless you have a semi-professional application with a lot of throughput.


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Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
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Posted 14 August 2017 - 04:00 PM

Can 3D printing produce something smooth enough to pass off as an official toy from a real company? Because all the 3D printed stuff I've seen has visible ridges where the rows of tiny little voxels meet.


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 04:22 PM

Not yet, but they're getting pretty impressively close.  And a lot of that is actually due to the quality of the original model involved.

 

Depending on materials, you can 3D print something with micron accurate precision.  I assume a lot of us are using ShapeWays and their Ultra High Detail transparent plastic is incredibly precise for 3D printing.

And now their acrylate as well, which is also more durable to my understanding. 

 

But yeah, resin / SLA > sintering / SLS > FDM / home printers with an extruder, generally both in accuracy / resolution and in cost. Some cheaper SLA options like Shapeways' acrylate have been surfacing, though. Not something you want to deal with as a home printer unless you have a semi-professional application with a lot of throughput.

 

The black acrylate is pretty good, but it still has microridges, which I'm not fond of, personally.  I still prefer the frosted ultra detail stuff, although you have to be conscious to only use that on models with a relatively high polycount, I've noticed.  Any low poly stuff comes out really faceted.


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 04:28 PM

Ah, good to know.

Not yet, but they're getting pretty impressively close.  And a lot of that is actually due to the quality of the original model involved.


Yeah, what I've got in custom parts in FUD, I can't see an appreciable difference after painting from the injection molded parts, but if course, pricey. And it still has to deal with that ridged surface on the bottom surfaces of the part, right?
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Posted 14 August 2017 - 04:37 PM

Ah, good to know.
 

Not yet, but they're getting pretty impressively close.  And a lot of that is actually due to the quality of the original model involved.


Yeah, what I've got in custom parts in FUD, I can't see an appreciable difference after painting from the injection molded parts, but if course, pricey. And it still has to deal with that ridged surface on the bottom surfaces of the part, right?

 

The frosted stuff doesn't really seem to have ridges, not like the black acrylate at any rate.  On some surfaces, it's just sort of mildly rough and you can polish it off.  More flexible than I'd expected, though.


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 10:14 PM

WIth 3D Printing.  I work library which has it own 3D printer.  From my experience with using it and what coworkers can do.  You can get some pretty precise stuff.  You do have a lot of control of how you want #D object.  Its just making sure the model or when you print it. is all correct in the dimension your going for.

 

Some stuff that can be helpful for everyone. To try 3d printing and at low cost.  See if any libraries in your state offer 3D printing.  For Ohio, Cleveland Libraries, have few branches that offer it.  Where they can do 3D print at the cost of $.05 per gram of the objects weight.  With a variety of plastic color to choose from.  Plus their 3 ways they take 3D request. 1. You can e-mail them file with instruction to them.  Where its usually stl file.  2. E-mail a file from thingverse you want printed.  Thingverse is the free 3d files sharing community people use.  For us this were we got the bulk of all files for our print requests.  So if your having trouble making something or want to see a completeled file.  As reference to mae your own.  I would recommend this. 3 Scanning an object.  Some places allow you to scan an object and the machine can convert into 3D file.  I know with my branch we can do this but we have one that isn't good for small things so we never since I only want to scan small detail stuff. So ugh.

 

General tips. For small detail objects.  Depending on who you go to can determine if it can be made or not.  Some 3D printers can't do small things correctly.  Especially if they have curves.  Like I had this made.  https://www.thingive...g:2304808/#madea 3d object of custom Titan Return Wheelie slingshot.  That flat side when I had mine printed was bit warped and you can see the plastic lines mush together instead of smooth object. So be careful with that.  I know with Trent Troop's shapeway heads.  Those come out great from them even with small detail so shapeways good with that.  Try to get the high quality since the default ones can be bit fuzzy off base of plastic quality.

 

Some detail can break off 3D figures.  Becareful with certain thin details.  I had printed the eevee and its evoled forms from pokemon .  Out of the 8 print.  # had their ears and tail broke off because the plastic was paper thinish.  So do becareful if you print like that.

 

Plastic quality.  Shapeways should be ok with this but for libraries and if your getting your own plastic be aware. 3D printed plastic can go bad. So don't be afraid ask and check on this.  Now I don't me the plastic will go bad in the sense the object with crumble into dust after you printed.  I mean the plastic can go bad for crafting purposes.  Like their is a shelf life.  Where if the 3D printer plastic isn't used up or is left exposed to the air too long.  It can become a few thing but mainly difficult to use with the 3d printers.  Like for us we had it gunk up our printed, not sticking together as it should on certain objects, and being too hard to use right. So e cautious on sale of older 3d printer plastic.

 

Other then that go to town on this stuff.  Their is a lot out their and it just becoming more common.  Theirs a lot of cool 3d prints out their.  Between Shapeways and thingverse you can have a field day.  So find what you think is cool for you.



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Posted 15 August 2017 - 09:14 AM

I had no idea libraries had 3D printers.  I had no idea a library near me had a 3D printer.  That is cool as hell.


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 09:26 AM

Yeah, MakerSpaces have been a big tend in the last five years or so and the 3D printers have been the flagship service for them (alongside graphics workstations, sewing machines, photography mini-studios, even small milling machines.)
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Posted 15 August 2017 - 12:01 PM

Looks like my local library has one too..   interesting.



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Posted 16 August 2017 - 01:01 AM

The local library's had one for a year or so now. 

 

Unfortunately, it appears to be a low-grade one, as the items they've put on display have been rather rough. 



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Posted 16 August 2017 - 01:57 AM

I have a 3D printing question.  Is it possible to take a photograph of someone and make a 3D action figure? or Would I need to translate the photo into a 3D rendering software first?

 

 

Try running "photo into action figure" on Google and you'll get a chunk of results from places that'll custom print heads to stick on existing bodies or create miniatures.

 

The term you want is "photogrammetry".


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 03:32 AM

The local library's had one for a year or so now. 

 

Unfortunately, it appears to be a low-grade one, as the items they've put on display have been rather rough. 

It's a mix of a number of things. 

 

First, the kind of 3D printer used in library MakerSpaces is an FDM printer, which is the safe and friendly 3D printing technology that involves extruding layers of PLA plastic onto a bed, and it has a much lower resolution than the technologies used by Shapeways and other services. Libraries - and most home users - need something safe and nontoxic that doesn't smell funny, involve chemicals that can go bad, or only work at volume. You have to moderate your expectations a little and approach it with the kinds of projects that it can realistically be used for. 

 

Second, the slicer software and configuration can make an enormous difference in the quality of an FDM print, as can experience and tricks in learning to model for 3D printing. With practice and experimentation, you can pull a much more impressive piece out of the same FDM printer. 


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 11:13 PM

Wait. Only work at volume?
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