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by commodorejohn
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Win 10: reading old hard drive w/USB to SATA cable
Replies: 8
Views: 3799

Re: Win 10: reading old hard drive w/USB to SATA cable

#1 is the most likely, particularly with a spinning-rust drive. If you have a means to apply a separate power supply, definitely do so. #2 is also quite plausible; I've seen Win10 do all manner of kooky horseshit with drivers for equipment that isn't from a big-name shelled-out-for-MS-certification ...
by commodorejohn
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:05 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 17095

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

SecondTalon wrote:
commodorejohn wrote:the direction and editing in Lucas's version are masterful and easily outdo their model.)

Be sure you know which Lucas to thank for that. Sure as fuck wasn't George.

This is true; Marcia's contributions have tended to get swept under the rug, but damn if her editing isn't tight.
by commodorejohn
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:23 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 17095

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Okay, now I need to look up what David Prowse actually sounds like. It's definitely jarring looking at on-set photos where he has the helmet off; he looks more like someone you'd want to go to the pub with than run in terror from. David Prowse has a decidedly west country accent, and was nicknamed ...
by commodorejohn
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 17095

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Okay, now I need to look up what David Prowse actually sounds like. It's definitely jarring looking at on-set photos where he has the helmet off; he looks more like someone you'd want to go to the pub with than run in terror from.
by commodorejohn
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 17095

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

So if I say "In TFA the leads are better actors, there's better racial and gender balance and better representation than there was in ANH", I'm not saying ANH is trash. I mean, I'll take your word for it on what you were trying to say. But when you make that assertion in response to criti...
by commodorejohn
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 17095

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Of course people are going to mention Leia's bikini because it is absolutely terrible! "If it weren't for all of the sexualization no one would have said she's sexualized"?? My point is, that's like five or ten minutes out of over six hours in the original trilogy. And even there, it does...
by commodorejohn
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 17095

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

I'm pretty sure your view is heavily-tinged by nostalgia (which isn't to say it isn't valid). First time Star Wars has a woman character that's not sexualized and damseled? Pretty great. First Star Wars to have a person of color in a lead role? Pretty great too. As has already been pointed out, tho...
by commodorejohn
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 189006

Re: Controversial opinions about food

The only things that belong in mac-'n-cheese are mac and cheese.

Bacon is acceptable if it's being served as a snack alongside a nice dark beer.
by commodorejohn
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 17095

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Yeah, you really can't win for losing with that movie.
by commodorejohn
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 17095

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

That is a dilemma.
by commodorejohn
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 17095

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Does ANH lose points for being a partial shot for shot remake of The Dam Busters? No, because even when it's doing an homage, it still brings something of merit to the table. The importance of The Dam Busters in action filmmaking shouldn't be underrated, but ANH's Death Star attack sequence is supe...
by commodorejohn
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 17095

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

7 is less painful than the Prequels only because it's nothing but a reheated hash of bits from the OT strung together with bad fanfic. But it's also more objectionable than the Prequels for exactly that reason; say what you want about them (and Lord knows there's plenty to say,) but I-III were recog...
by commodorejohn
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:25 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What sort of language do you think was used to make Xcom Apocalypse?
Replies: 26
Views: 7518

Re: What sort of language do you think was used to make Xcom Apocalypse?

All this reminds me that I really ought to get back to work on my own game-engine project...
by commodorejohn
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 17095

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Yep. But I'm not going to watch it even harder now.
by commodorejohn
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 17095

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Problems I had with the film: 1. Flying magical jedi space jesus. 2. That the above is Leia. This was literally the strangest, dumbest thing they could have done. The entire sequence was unnecessary, sets up nothing, and was freaking strange. ...holy mother of God. I was done with this at 1, then 2...
by commodorejohn
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:01 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What sort of language do you think was used to make Xcom Apocalypse?
Replies: 26
Views: 7518

Re: What sort of language do you think was used to make Xcom Apocalypse?

I don't want to be limited by what the code can't do that much (I know that's probably unreasonable). So I want as many options as possible even if it's harder to learn it. I want to make a creation kit, be able to make the interface do what I want, add new things into the game. To be fair, I don't...
by commodorejohn
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 14
Views: 10037

Re: Music Fleeting Thoughts

Why does every video on how to play bar-chords have some dude with fucking MASSIVE hands telling me that you don't need big hands or long fingers to play bar chords? Bar chords are bullshit. Noone is able to hold down six steel guitar strings with only their index finger. This sure seems to be the ...
by commodorejohn
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Fish Base is a Thing that Exists
Replies: 12
Views: 2025

Re: Fish Base is a Thing that Exists

by commodorejohn
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:59 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 9864
Views: 1767110

Re: Coding: Fleeting Thoughts

The best thing about std's, there are so many to choose from ;)
by commodorejohn
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:48 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: How do you define..."you"?: Question about Infinite Universe
Replies: 22
Views: 3736

Re: How do you define..."you"?: Question about Infinite Universe

In almost all of the other histories, one of your ancestors would have died before reproducing, would have fallen in love with a different person, would have been rejected by their love, would have gotten a boy instead of a girl, would have gotten a single child instead of twins, would have decided...
by commodorejohn
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14780
Views: 2293374

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

I wanted to respond to CorruptUser but couldn't think of anything suitably funny. Thank you, Soupspoon, for fulfilling my dream.
by commodorejohn
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: New Mario animated movie
Replies: 6
Views: 1873

Re: New Mario animated movie

Yeah, Illumination's output ranges from bad to middling-okay at best. This is not particularly auspicious.
by commodorejohn
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1913: "A �"
Replies: 65
Views: 7564

Re: 1913: "A �"

Steve the Pocket wrote:We need to make a push for every legitimate website to get these, and switch to HTTPS as well.

Translation: "We need to push for every website that doesn't shell out to a certificate authority to be branded as illegitimate."
by commodorejohn
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1913: "A �"
Replies: 65
Views: 7564

Re: 1913: "A �"

My desired behavior if I give the browser a malformed URL is for it to tell me I gave it a malformed URL. The most common scenario for this to happen is that I either mis-typed or I got ahead of the UI waiting for it to bring up the brower-history autocomplete dropdown and left just the first few le...
by commodorejohn
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1911: Defensive Profile
Replies: 47
Views: 6180

Re: 1911: Defensive Profile

Well, for starters, the very choice of words in that term implies that someone doing those things is an aggressor, i.e. acting with malicious intent, so it's hardly surprising that someone might take exception to that.
by commodorejohn
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1913: "A �"
Replies: 65
Views: 7564

Re: 1913: "A �"

There are computer courses where people get taught to type the address of any website they want to look up into Google and then click on the first search result that isn't an advertisement. I know, because my parents (who were in their sixties at the time) have been to one of those courses. As some...
by commodorejohn
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1913: "A �"
Replies: 65
Views: 7564

Re: 1913: "A �"

One would be a fool to let a � get away without retrieving the coin or powerup from it first.
by commodorejohn
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14780
Views: 2293374

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

I've been wondering how the Paul thing could get any stranger. And...yuuuup.
by commodorejohn
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1912: "Thermostat"
Replies: 18
Views: 4996

Re: 1912: "Thermostat"

From a security viewpoint, there exist useful versions of devices that require neither firmware nor internet connectivity. As an added bonus, many of them continue to function after 2 years of use, or if a malfunction does happen the instruction manual along with the spare parts it came with are en...
by commodorejohn
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6626
Views: 508509

Re: Trump presidency

by commodorejohn
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14780
Views: 2293374

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

I just want to point out that the pictures feature a thin white girl with long blond hair a.k.a. society's impractical ideal of beauty that causes thousands of young girls to starve themselves and become bulimic. What a very strange thing to say. Is she wrong for being svelte and blond? Should she ...
by commodorejohn
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:38 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6626
Views: 508509

Re: Trump presidency

The indictment says the money laundering continued through 2016. At least 2016, in fact. And smart money says the Manafort/Gates indictment is more about pressuring them to flip and start cooperating on the main investigation, anyway. As far as the Papadopolous thing being "nothing," well...
by commodorejohn
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4084
Views: 534545

Re: The Darker Side of the News

orthogon wrote:A factor of two in under-representation is definitely bad news, but statistics ought to be expressed in a way that's meaningful and allows us to get a proper handle on the problem.

Well now you're just talking crazy.
by commodorejohn
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Was the Moon Lander or Space Shuttle harder to fly?
Replies: 8
Views: 1997

Re: Was the Moon Lander or Space Shuttle harder to fly?

If you want a neat read about the computer systems in the LEM, here is a pretty extensive article on it.
by commodorejohn
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4084
Views: 534545

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Same issue as those who keep rebuilding on floodplains. good luck getting people to stop doing that, too. Knowing how terrible building there is a start. Right now, everyone wants to rebuild exactly where it burned/flooded. It's a good chance to buy them out or get them to move. There's already mov...
by commodorejohn
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:26 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4084
Views: 534545

Re: The Darker Side of the News

sardia, have you been to north-central California? You have to drive for hours just to find a proper forest. The real issue with these fires is major grass growth from a very rainy winter coupled with sudden die-off and dry-up due to another dry, hot, drought-ey summer basically turning miles upon m...
by commodorejohn
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4084
Views: 534545

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Clickbait news has been an ever-growing plague for the last three decades and change. Network just keeps getting more prescient by the year.
by commodorejohn
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Automatic updates
Replies: 9
Views: 2871

Re: Automatic updates

Anyway, what john totally forgets in his doomsday scenario is that companies have a different way of getting updates to their machines: the computers can't download updates from microsoft, they have to be allowed and distributed by the company's servers . Yes, there are workarounds. However, if you...
by commodorejohn
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1899: "Ears"
Replies: 31
Views: 4502

Re: 1899: "Ears"

Earbuds are the work of Satan.

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