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@  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.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 March 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Oh yeah, that was Fort Max. My bad.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:12 PM)

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Peritus_Maximus


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#8801 Daith

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Posted 26 January 2020 - 10:00 PM

This episode was a blast. I had some of the dots connected by the time of the 3rd act but I didnt quite see this coming.

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This episode is the first of 13s run I can say my attention was kept throughout the entire episode.

Also picked up the first issue of a 10 and 13 crossover comic. Its set in the 60s after 10 and Martha got sent back in the first Weeping Angels episode. 13 was trying to get her gang to Woodstock and the Tardis banked back to 10 for some reason much to Grahams disappointment at missing Woodstock again. 10 is unaware of it for now, but 13 had an interesting chat with Martha.

 

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 03:06 AM

Ahem.

W H A T



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Posted 27 January 2020 - 05:35 AM

I say that is an alternative 6th Doctor.



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Posted 27 January 2020 - 10:19 AM

Well, once more a fantastic episode. This season is shaping up nicely now.

 

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 10:43 AM

eventually they're going to find enough forgotten incarnations to be able to cast me as a version of the Doctor...

 

I'll see where they go with this, but things are getting a little contrived with all this backstory stuff at this point



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Posted 27 January 2020 - 11:21 AM

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 03:22 PM

So, been thinking a bit and my theory on this season is:

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 04:35 PM

It does kinda seem that way yeah. Then again inconsistencies are hardly a new thing in Dr. Who canon. Still waiting on that Valeyard that was supposed to be a few incarnations ago.



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Posted 28 January 2020 - 08:21 AM

Hrmm. That was definitely a thing.

 

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Still, despite all of that, I'm eager to see where this goes next, which is something I've not felt in quite a while. Even if I ultimately believe that it's going to be 'somewhere uninteresting again'.



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Posted 28 January 2020 - 08:36 AM

I don't have too much hope for Chibnall, but at the same time it seems that since Resolution, he's trying to up his game. He still has to prove himself, but I'm slightly more willing to give him the benefit of the doubt that this could end well; since Resolution shows he CAN do a really good episode. Spyfall was also a really nice opener. Maybe the lukewarm reception to season 1 and the much more positive reception of Resolution, along with a year to basically develop the story might add up to him finally proving himself as a show runner. I like I said, I don't have much hope for that but so far I AM mostly enjoying this season more then his last.


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Posted 28 January 2020 - 10:55 AM

So yeah. I enjoyed that episode but, it has got to be,

 

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 12:06 PM

Speaking of Jack

 

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 12:12 PM

This season is reminding me of the Carmell Master Plan for 7.

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 03:16 PM

Speaking of Jack

 

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His immortality is from Bad Wolf, but I don't think they ever said what causes it.


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Posted 28 January 2020 - 04:05 PM

This season is reminding me of the Carmell Master Plan for 7.


This would be the plot where the Doctor was really one of the ancient founders of Gallifrey society or a reincarnation therof, right?

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 04:54 PM

So yeah. I enjoyed that episode but, it has got to be,

 

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So according to CC..

 

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 05:24 PM

 

This season is reminding me of the Carmell Master Plan for 7.


This would be the plot where the Doctor was really one of the ancient founders of Gallifrey society or a reincarnation therof, right?

 

Correct. And how the Doctor was grooming (In the good way to use that term, not the bad way) Ace to be his successor/first Non-Gallifreyian Time Lord/Lady.

 

It's just with this latest episode, I'm getting a lot of the more esoteric story vibes from that era. And I'm not really sure how to feel about that. Making the Doctor out to be Important is a nice switch from the decade plus of the Doctor seemingly picking up the Most Important Person In All Of Creation™ as their companion, but I can't help but remember it was that overall story direction that ended up putting the show on hiatus.

 

Doctor Who is at its best when it's telling fun adventures. Emphasis on fun. My internal jury is still out as to whether or not this season is going to be that, and I worry about a plot being too cute for its own good. Part of what makes the Bad Wolf retcon-reveal work is the season leading up to it stood on its own two feet perfectly fine. Part of what made "Last of the Time Lords" so utterly appalling is it literally face planted an hour away from the finish line of probably it's most impressive and consistently fantastic stories since the show's revival (Yes even Daleks in Manhattan. I will die on that hill, it was a great play on the traditional Dalek story with the lone survivors of their species forced to deal with that fact and operate outside their usual M.O.).

 

What I'm ranting about overall I guess is Doctor Who feels like it's trying to justify its existence. And I get any production has to do that, but it's an established franchise with a known identity - misadventures in Time and Space, Worlds and Creation in Peril, Witty Dialogue and sometimes Scary Monsters/Situations. Jodi's run has been one of what I'd feel out of a freshman show, trying to prove it has the chops to compete with the big boys. And I really don't think that's fair to the franchise or Jodi in particular.

 

I don't know, maybe I'm just rambling. But paradoxically (And yes, I realize the irony of using that word in relation to the current story), this season both feels a bit too adventurous, while simultaneously feeling far too cautious. That hesitancy of really embracing the overall story for the season makes me worried they won't have the confidence to really just go for it.

 

The Astronaut arc during 11's run might not have been a great story all told, but at least it had the "confidence" in its own story that as a viewer you didn't question the writing staff's intentions are were willing to see it through to the end (Even if that end was the Wedding of River Song). This arc I just find myself asking if the writing staff is even comfortable with where this story is taking them.

 

Kind of like the Master Plan, and how Seven's run just feels like this weird split personality where they want the Doctor to be the Doctor but also more then the Doctor, and they never really dedicated the theme so much. Hence why you get the strange "Greatest Show in the Galaxy", which features a lot of hints at the Doctor combating eldritch abominations beyond the realm of space and time...through the lens of a traveling galactic circus.

 

Or the one where the Doctor is revealed to be Merlin in a story about literal Knights in Armor from a parallel world trying to steal a Nuke and ends with the Brigadier shooting a Demon.

 

And then Delta and the Bannermen. Or having The Curse of Fenric followed up by Survival, involving the Master turning into a feral Cat Person.

 

Story Quality bouncing all over the place. I think that's also why I'm getting that vibe from this season.


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Posted 28 January 2020 - 09:37 PM

Fell behind and still haven't made it past part one of Spyfall, but gosh. I liked the episode, but I expected to because I loved Jodie's first season. 

 

And I don't have much to go on yet, but Spyfall 1, for my money, is probably the most tolerable the Master has been since Survival. I'm keen to see where they take him. 


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Posted 29 January 2020 - 02:02 AM

This season is reminding me of the Carmell Master Plan for 7.


Cartmel, Andrew Cartmel.

And I wasn't a fan of work Cartmel was going with all of that either, nor was I a fan of the fact that the new adventures novels decided to take that ball and run with it.

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 04:05 AM

I loved the Cartmel era and I would have loved the entirety of his Masterplan. I loved the NAs too - far more than I enjoy the bulk of Neo Wheo - though they did occasionally turn the dial too far.

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