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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Deadpan View Post
    @Totenkindly - I was talking about myself.
    ROFL! Oh. Sorry. I forgot. I'm too damn old.
    I was being silly anyway.

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    • Acoustics: Kazutaka Kurihara and Koji Tsukada for creating the SpeechJammer – a machine that disrupts a person's speech by making them hear their own spoken words at a very slight delay.
    Sitting in on lots of office teleconference calls, I would say yeah, that item (when there's a reverb) and my situation with my phone where there is no normal echo from my headset (a regular phone doesn't cause this problem) so it sounds like you're talking into a dead set and wondering whether anyone is hearing you, are both pretty disruptive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Totenkindly View Post
    Not to mention him wiping out an entire bar as a cocky vampire in "Near Dark." (Damn, he owned that scene.)
    Or memorable Master Sergeant Farrell from Science Hill, in "Edge of Tomorrow."

    Bill Paxton was/is a national treasure. Booya
    It was finger lickin’ good! Love Near Dark. No sparkling vampires for yours truly, just Severen and his man-opener spurs.
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    For crazy things, it blew my mind thinking about spaghettification.

    (That's when extreme tidal forces end up stretching things into extremely long, extremely thin forms.)
    ((Kind of like what happens when you fall feet first into a black hole.))
    (((Except people aren't made to stretch like that.)))
    "Hey Capa -- We're only stardust." ~ "Sunshine"

    “Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.” ~ H.P. Lovecraft
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    Quote Originally Posted by Totenkindly View Post
    For crazy things, it blew my mind thinking about spaghettification.

    (That's when extreme tidal forces end up stretching things into extremely long, extremely thin forms.)
    ((Kind of like what happens when you fall feet first into a black hole.))
    (((Except people aren't made to stretch like that.)))
    Saying this without tagging @Stigmata doesn't feel right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Population: 1 View Post
    Weird Science mediocre at best? Kelly Lebrock (In 1985) was not mediocre. And what about the amazing Bill Paxton (RIP) as the dickhead older brother Chet, soon after to portray the immortal wisecracking colonial marine Hudson in James Cameron’s 1986 classic Aliens?

    For shame young lady! For shame.
    The first Alien is the best aliens, sorry. Bill Paxton kind of got on my nerves in the second one. I liked it better when it was just a single creature onboard a claustrophobic- ship with a bunch of truckers (basically) rather than lots of them on a planet with a bunch of marines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Population: 1 View Post
    Entirely subjective on both counts, sorry.

    And 14 year old me watching Aliens and sweating bullets in a theatre in 1986 strongly disagrees with you. It was the second best cinematic experience of my young life. Being 5 in 1977 and seeing Star Wars A New Hope (the Han Solo shot first original cut) being number 1.
    Ha, I've never seen either Alien or Aliens in the theaters. I did see the ANH relelease in theaters in 97, though (but I've seen the original cut on video, also).
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    Guys...

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    A path is made by walking on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julius_Van_Der_Beak View Post
    This is the quality material I am looking for. I am not ashamed to admit that I had a nerdy smile on my face for half of this.

    I feel like if we all flushed a gallon of white vinegar down the drain a week, that this problem would be reduced by at least half.

    "Tangents" sounds like the title of a heavily Ne podcast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Deadpan View Post
    This is the quality material I am looking for. I am not ashamed to admit that I had a nerdy smile on my face for half of this.

    I feel like if we all flushed a gallon of white vinegar down the drain a week, that this problem would be reduced by at least half.

    "Tangents" sounds like the title of a heavily Ne podcast.
    It's just interesting to me that "fat miner" might be a viable career path in the future.

    Aw, who am I kidding? Probably only robots will get to be fat miners.
    A path is made by walking on it.

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