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

Meh. Since we felled the big one (managed to drop the bulk of the trunk less than two feet from the pool. on purpose!) it's almost exclusively been used to speed up work that could have easily been done by hand.

@  Darkstream : (09 April 2020 - 04:24 PM)

My wife had that same concern..and yet trees keep falling

@  wonko the sane? : (08 April 2020 - 08:42 AM)

It is. Thankfully, we don't use the thing too often. It was purchased to help take down one tree and spends about 362 days a year sitting in the shop.

@  Darkstream : (08 April 2020 - 08:23 AM)

Sounds tedious

@  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.


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#1 Teufel

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 02:44 PM

 

Kind of plays like a greatest hits from the original, which after all these decades I hope there's a little more to it, but it still got me excited and I'll be there opening weekend.

 



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Posted 18 July 2019 - 02:56 PM

Looks good.


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 02:57 PM

Air Force recruitment numbers must be down.


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 03:11 PM

Could be fun. I am cautiously optimistic for a good story.

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 03:40 PM

Some of those scenes look like they trying to recreate the original film but it doesn't look to bad of a film, could be worth seeing next year thou i wonder will they have a dog fight in the air towards the end and who the enemy will be, the original it was the Rusians but these days they aren't as serious treat as believed, I'm kind of on the sidelines about this film, the original was a product of its time at the tail end of the Cold War.


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 03:49 PM

I'm a sucker for jets, aircraft carriers, and jets taking off aircraft carriers so... I'm interested.

 

I mean. I don't at all care about the characters or anything from the original movie outside of the fighter jet stuff, but, it at least looks not terrible?

 

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 03:52 PM

Air Force recruitment numbers must be down.

 

You mean Navy?

 

Anyway, gotta say this could be fun. Top Gun is such an unmitigated cheese fest in the aviation world - there are two types of pilots, those that take Top Gun seriously and those that make fun of them. I'm kind of looking forward to it.


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#8 tec

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 04:43 PM

Yes!!! Saw this with a friend who is in the Navy when this dropped earlier and we both screamed during that last shot 

 

I am ready


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#9 Cybersnark

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 06:51 PM

But will it have cautionary heterosexual subtext?

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 07:29 PM

Not overly fond of the F-18, but I imagine they had to make do with what the Navy actually uses now.

 

I hope this exchange exists somewhere in the movie...
 

Iceman: "Hey Mitchell, what are you gonna do when the Navy retires your wrinkly old butt?"

 

Maverick: "Whatever keeps me in the air, Kazansky.  Maybe I'll get a job flying a cargo plane full of rubber dogs#!t out of Hong Kong."



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Posted 18 July 2019 - 07:33 PM

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 07:47 PM

 

They DID show some shirtless volley-ball.


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 07:58 PM

Did the trailer neglect to mention that Maverick and Iceman are a happily married couple?



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Posted 19 July 2019 - 07:16 AM

But will it have cautionary heterosexual subtext?


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Posted 19 July 2019 - 09:34 AM

Will Starscream be returning for this one?  :p


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Posted 19 July 2019 - 09:43 AM

Will Starscream be returning for this one?  :p

 

Maybe, he might be bringing along his fellow seekers, the ones from Cybertron, AKA the Rainmakers!


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Posted 19 July 2019 - 10:53 AM

Starscream (F-15) wasn't in the first one.

 

That being said, there is a shot near the end where we see an F-14 flying off over the mountains, so that's weird since it's been retired for 13 years. Maybe the movie starts with a flashback segment... or spoiler! Maverick goes to fly for Iran. :D


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Posted 19 July 2019 - 10:53 AM

A neat trailer. I will have to check this out, but I honestly can't remember the last time I saw the original film.


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Posted 19 July 2019 - 12:42 PM

Starscream (F-15) wasn't in the first one.

 

That being said, there is a shot near the end where we see an F-14 flying off over the mountains, so that's weird since it's been retired for 13 years. Maybe the movie starts with a flashback segment... or spoiler! Maverick goes to fly for Iran. :D

 

It was a reference to the scene where Goose goes to meet his family and his son has Starscream in his hand the entire time. *feelingoldnow*


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Posted 19 July 2019 - 01:44 PM

yep there is  G1 TF in Top Gun

 

 

Also just because the F-14 retired does not mean that we don't have any that are working in the States


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