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@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2017 - 05:21 PM)

Just don't try to plug yourself into an outlet. It won't end well.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2017 - 04:57 PM)

Trying to stay awake at work or school is a lot like using your controller when it's on low battery

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 10:31 AM)

If you're used to doing it with tabs, that makes sense. It doesn't feel weird for me.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:28 AM)

Also, it just feels weird if switching between webpages uses the same actions as switching between programs.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:21 AM)

I switch between different things on the browser and click on various plugins and stuff far more often than switching from program to program.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 10:19 AM)

Yeah I'm mostly just venting from frustration rather than trying to convince anyone, though @NotVeryNightly I will point out that the windows for the other programs I'm running are at the bottom of the screen as well.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:09 AM)

Tabs are on the top, near the address bar, browser tools, plugins and whatnot so the cursor will be there frequently anyway. Switching windows would require going down the screen.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 10:03 AM)

I mean, you do you. No bigs. You've just got a fairly unique stance that surprised me.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 09:54 AM)

I haven't seen words on the bottom bar of the screen since XP.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:13 AM)

All of which is put on the point that I don't care if people want to use tabs, I just want the option to not have them present for me on my browser.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:12 AM)

@Shrug- A quick glance at the bottom of the screen shows me what is open and where. Load times are basically so trivial that the load indicator on a tab is something I didn't notice until you mentioned it. The "which instance is playing noise" is a fair point but has basically only really been approaching meaningful for me maybe twice in all the time tabs have existed.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:07 AM)

@NotveryKnightly- I have never encountered a situation where that is true, especially given that tabs are on the other side of the screen to the other things I'm switching through.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:06 AM)

@ Nevermore- The windows at the bottom have the names of the websites on them, presuming you don't collapse them.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:08 AM)

Geez, this is reminding me of the awful pre-tab days.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:07 AM)

I can look at the tab to see if it hasn't finished loading yet. Now you can see which tab is playing sound, so no need to hunt through windows to find a video ad that started playing.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:07 AM)

And a quick glance lets me know whats open and where. No clicking multiple windows hunting for something. No waiting for some window preview to pop up (which wasn't available when tabs first started.)

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 06:03 AM)

Switching between tabs is way quicker than between windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:09 AM)

It's like having a clear structore with sub-directores, instead of just having all files on your computer stored in one giant directory.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:08 AM)

This way, I can switch between windows and then select the tab, instead of always trying to remember which window is for which website.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:07 AM)

I find one browser window with multiple tabs a lot easier to handle alongside other windows than multiple browser windows alongside other windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:06 AM)

I find multiple tabs a lot more comfortable than multiple windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:06 AM)

erm... no?

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 03:26 AM)

On mobile devices and whatever I understand why tabs would be a thing, but on a full desktop browser it's just- "Hey, here's a thing that's kind of like opening a new window, but objectively worse in every practical way"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 November 2017 - 01:41 AM)

Someone remind me again: which versions of the CW Hot Spot mold did not suffer from bad hip ratcheting?

@  BlackMax : (16 November 2017 - 06:33 PM)

Holy crap I just pushed the F11 key for the first time on a keyboard since about 1994.

@  Shrug : (16 November 2017 - 01:11 PM)

tabs being wretched bs is definitely an opinion I've never seen before

@  RC85747 : (16 November 2017 - 08:25 AM)

Vivaldi lets you hide the tab bar

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2017 - 07:45 AM)

Yeah but that gets rid of everything else as well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 November 2017 - 07:33 AM)

Hit F11 Pennpenn

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2017 - 04:15 AM)

I get that people like tabs. Fine. Whatever. I just detest the fact that most current browsers don't let you have the option of just hiding the bar away so I don't have to even think about the wretched bullshit things.

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2017 - 04:06 AM)

Does anyone know of a browser that doesn't force tabs on you? Just... any sodding browser that doesn't have tabs.

@  Telly : (16 November 2017 - 01:59 AM)

being mostly wrong is better than being TOTALLY wrong!

@  BlackMax : (15 November 2017 - 09:26 PM)

ALL HAIL THE BLESSED OCTOBUTT.

@  Strafe : (15 November 2017 - 08:24 PM)

I really hope so. All of my high school drawings and notes (Hand-written notes! God, I'm old.) from girls are in a chest in the attic of my parents house. I'll check when I visit!

@  MEDdMI : (15 November 2017 - 06:39 PM)

Do you still have those drawings?

@  BlackMax : (15 November 2017 - 06:31 PM)

I think lesbian ninjas is just an unmitigated good idea. *shrug*

@  Devcon : (15 November 2017 - 05:56 PM)

well, that and Balloon Doggies, Mr secretary

@  Strafe : (15 November 2017 - 04:12 PM)

It's my crowning Allspark achievement! You're welcome.

@  Strafe : (15 November 2017 - 04:05 PM)

"Someone" being me. No mystery to it, I used to draw a lot during class when I was in high school. I came up with lesbian ninjas, which were a specialized team of assassins with amazing hair and impeccable style. I scanned some of my drawings and mentioned them a few times on the ezboard 17 years ago, and people seemed to like the idea.

@  Copper Bezel : (15 November 2017 - 01:05 PM)

Thanks in any case!

@  Copper Bezel : (15 November 2017 - 01:05 PM)

Oh, wow. That is ages ago. 

@  Telly : (15 November 2017 - 01:03 PM)

ages ago meaning when the spark was still on ezboard

@  Telly : (15 November 2017 - 01:02 PM)

i think maybe it was part of a title of a movie someone posted ages ago and the "lesbian ninja" part stood out and people just latched on to it. please note this is possibly totally and completely wrong cause my memory is terrible anymore

@  Copper Bezel : (15 November 2017 - 12:11 PM)

I don't think it's a fandom thing, I think it's an Allspark thing. Or that's been my perception. Mayhem has some lesbian ninja regulars now but I think the reference is much older. = ] 

@  Robowang : (15 November 2017 - 11:02 AM)

Who knows. I always thought it was stupid.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 November 2017 - 10:31 AM)

What is this fandom's deal with lesbian ninjas? Is it some fantheory about Nightbird or something?

@  OrionPax44 : (15 November 2017 - 08:26 AM)

Huh my phone didn't even alert me for some reason. Guess it only does on the Mayhem Discord Hangouts??

@  BlackMax : (14 November 2017 - 09:41 PM)

Telly, you are FIRED as my PR agent. :D

@  Telly : (14 November 2017 - 09:05 PM)

you all dont know what you missed. there was fun. there were games. lesbian ninjas. tang and even a couple human sacrifices.

@  Telly : (14 November 2017 - 06:54 PM)

a total 3 people are there right now. come on folks! talk to us!


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#1 Automan2000

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 03:09 AM

Forgive me if I have a hard time seeing how The Thing is going to fit the new Hollywood movie making style. This is not a story that will lend itself to shaky cam and crazy action scenes. It depends on its deliberate pace to set up the tension and suspense of being isolated and not knowing who you can trust. On top of that, its one of the greatest horror movie ever made in all of everness!! I really don't want "New Hollywood" to taint this film. icon-screamer.gif

You know... maybe all hope isn't lost. If they got some really solid talent to play the lead roles it will work. So, let me look.....

Mary Elizabeth "I am going to spend the whole movie talking in a disinterested monotone voice because it's cool" Winstead?? icon-primal.gif Let me just say that Scott Pilgrim vs. The World was about the only movie that I have ever see in which the leads were incredibly boring and/or annoying but the supporting case was so much fun it totally made up for it. So, this choice doesn't fill me with hope.. in fact she is in the screenshot on the imdb page and she manages to look fairly wooden while wielding a freaking flame thrower!!

Joel Edgerton?? Eh.. he hasn't been big but thats not necessarily a bad thing. He could pull it off but being that he hasn't had any big roles yet its hard to tell.

All in all.. I am expecting this to turn out to be an over-cgi'd, shaky cam mess that totally urinates on everything that made the '82 film great. I dream of a day when Hollywood decides that something can be left alone.




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Posted 17 April 2011 - 03:22 AM

Supposedly, ADI is doing some really cool practical gags for this one, so you probably only need to fear what happens in post, FX-wise. Practical has a way of exiting stage left during post these days.
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Posted 17 April 2011 - 02:46 PM

So if this is a prequel taking place at a different research station, does that mean flamethrowers are standard issue for all Arctic outposts?

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 02:50 PM

The humorous thing to this is The Thing is a remake itself (Well...maybe Re-imagining is a better term then straight up Remake). At the same time, I'm not sure a Prequel is needed.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 03:21 PM

I dunno...I remember the thing's prequel team up with Wolverine to be pretty good.


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Posted 17 April 2011 - 04:21 PM

The thing that gets me, is the movie ended with enough ambiguity that a sequel would not be out of the question. I can respect filmmaker's desire not to just flat out remake the original movie, but it doesn't have to be a Prequel when a sequel would work just as well and not be forced to work to tie events in the prequel's climax to those of the first film.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 04:39 PM

But a sequel would kill the delicious ambiguity of the first movie's ending!
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Posted 17 April 2011 - 06:16 PM

Not to mention the original short story! Everybody forgets it (it has a different title. "Who Goes There?", IIRC).

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 09:10 PM

Thinking about this more, I wonder what they're going to call the movie? I'm hoping nothing like The Thing: Beginning. If they titled the sequel "The Thing From Outer Space" I would approve, or even "The Thing's Arrival".

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 09:24 PM

QUOTE(Rust @ Apr 17 2011, 10:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thinking about this more, I wonder what they're going to call the movie? I'm hoping nothing like The Thing: Beginning. If they titled the sequel "The Thing From Outer Space" I would approve, or even "The Thing's Arrival".

Not John Carpenter's Thing.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 09:24 PM

I have high hopes for this. Everything I have seen seems to imply that this team has a lot of respect for the source material. The name of the prequel is just "The Thing" from what I have seen. It is suppose to take place at the Norwegian camp.
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Posted 17 April 2011 - 09:32 PM

QUOTE(Cirno @ Apr 17 2011, 09:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Rust @ Apr 17 2011, 10:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thinking about this more, I wonder what they're going to call the movie? I'm hoping nothing like The Thing: Beginning. If they titled the sequel "The Thing From Outer Space" I would approve, or even "The Thing's Arrival".

Not John Carpenter's Thing.


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Posted 17 April 2011 - 09:37 PM

QUOTE(Rust @ Apr 18 2011, 07:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The thing that gets me, is the movie ended with enough ambiguity that a sequel would not be out of the question. I can respect filmmaker's desire not to just flat out remake the original movie, but it doesn't have to be a Prequel when a sequel would work just as well and not be forced to work to tie events in the prequel's climax to those of the first film.


There was actually a comic book sequel where the black guy disappears and the main guy ends up on a japanese ice-breaker. He escapes and goes after his compatriot, but the thing has infected a US military team who capture him, and then they all end up in a larger base, and then a nuclear submarine shows up... I forget how it ends, but it was pretty fitting to the original film in character, but it's way more action-y.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 09:40 PM

QUOTE(Rust @ Apr 17 2011, 10:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Cirno @ Apr 17 2011, 09:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Rust @ Apr 17 2011, 10:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thinking about this more, I wonder what they're going to call the movie? I'm hoping nothing like The Thing: Beginning. If they titled the sequel "The Thing From Outer Space" I would approve, or even "The Thing's Arrival".

Not John Carpenter's Thing.


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The Rise of John Carpenter's Thing.
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Posted 17 April 2011 - 09:41 PM

3D Thing.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 09:44 PM

QUOTE(Fishbug @ Apr 17 2011, 09:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Rust @ Apr 17 2011, 10:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Cirno @ Apr 17 2011, 09:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Rust @ Apr 17 2011, 10:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thinking about this more, I wonder what they're going to call the movie? I'm hoping nothing like The Thing: Beginning. If they titled the sequel "The Thing From Outer Space" I would approve, or even "The Thing's Arrival".

Not John Carpenter's Thing.


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The Rise of John Carpenter's Thing.



QUOTE(Choc Chip Mint @ Apr 17 2011, 09:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
3D Thing.


Merge these two for absolute hilarity.

"The Rise of John Carpenter's Thing"
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Posted 17 April 2011 - 09:48 PM

Wasn't there a thing sequel video game?

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 09:48 PM

Done very bronzely.

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 09:50 PM

QUOTE(Rust @ Apr 17 2011, 10:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"The Rise of John Carpenter's Thing"
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Posted 17 April 2011 - 10:52 PM

QUOTE(Database @ Apr 17 2011, 10:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wasn't there a thing sequel video game?

Yeah, and it kinda sucked.