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« Reply #3100 on: 27 Jan 2020, 05:44 »

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« Reply #3102 on: 28 Jan 2020, 11:10 »

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« Reply #3103 on: 30 Jan 2020, 07:38 »

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« Reply #3104 on: 02 Feb 2020, 06:44 »

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Re: This thread is like a broken pencil: pointless.
« Reply #3105 on: 03 Feb 2020, 07:44 »

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« Reply #3106 on: 03 Feb 2020, 08:58 »

Gotta love dog politics.   :lol:
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Re: This thread is like a broken pencil: pointless.
« Reply #3107 on: 03 Feb 2020, 12:49 »

Ha! That is hilarious. I should really film for you guys what feeding my cats is like.

We have eight.

It's a fucking bloodbath.
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« Reply #3108 on: 03 Feb 2020, 13:00 »

How do you manage to still have eight at the end of it?
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Re: This thread is like a broken pencil: pointless.
« Reply #3109 on: 03 Feb 2020, 14:17 »

They're resilient.
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« Reply #3110 on: 04 Feb 2020, 01:49 »

Ha! That is hilarious. I should really film for you guys what feeding my cats is like.

We have eight.

It's a fucking bloodbath.

Doooo eeeettT!!!!!!
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« Reply #3111 on: 05 Feb 2020, 09:57 »








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« Reply #3112 on: 09 Feb 2020, 11:51 »

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« Reply #3113 on: 10 Feb 2020, 01:59 »

Image from Australia doing the rounds right now.



That's enough rain for now kthx
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Re: This thread is like a broken pencil: pointless.
« Reply #3114 on: 10 Feb 2020, 14:51 »

"Sure we needed that rain ... BUT NOT ALL IN ONE PLACE!"
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« Reply #3115 on: 10 Feb 2020, 21:44 »

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« Reply #3116 on: 10 Feb 2020, 22:52 »

That story snippet got spun further, and the whole thing got me chuckle a bit.
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« Reply #3117 on: 12 Feb 2020, 06:24 »





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Re: This thread is like a broken pencil: pointless.
« Reply #3118 on: 12 Feb 2020, 11:11 »

That's the only Bond movie I have any interest in watching
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Re: This thread is like a broken pencil: pointless.
« Reply #3119 on: 12 Feb 2020, 19:17 »

...Uh, hasn't that kinda been done already?

But the "real" Bond was played by David Niven...
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« Reply #3120 on: 12 Feb 2020, 20:09 »

It's the Leslie Jones part that sells it for me.
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Re: This thread is like a broken pencil: pointless.
« Reply #3121 on: 13 Feb 2020, 00:33 »

Even though the whole 'you have no idea which character is really Bond' thing is totally spoiled now.
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« Reply #3122 on: 13 Feb 2020, 07:08 »

Spoilers don't really bother me, otherwise I'd never see a film more than once.
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« Reply #3123 on: 13 Feb 2020, 07:09 »

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« Reply #3124 on: 13 Feb 2020, 07:26 »

Even though the whole 'you have no idea which character is really Bond' thing is totally spoiled now.

Its just a pitch, who knows who it would end up being, and thats the part that should be intriguing. The problem is as soon as it comes out, you know people are going to go on social media and try to spoil it for as many people as possible. So I think they should go the Clue route and release different endings randomly to the theater on who Bond is.
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« Reply #3125 on: 13 Feb 2020, 09:05 »

Imagine like 20 different edits with no way of knowing which version went to which theatre.
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« Reply #3126 on: 13 Feb 2020, 18:59 »

I agree with both of you, which is why I was confused when you patched onto the Lesley Jones bit specifically.
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« Reply #3127 on: 13 Feb 2020, 20:56 »

1. I like her.
2. It would piss off the film bros.
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Re: This thread is like a broken pencil: pointless.
« Reply #3128 on: 14 Feb 2020, 01:41 »

You misunderstand me. I mean, I'm down with it. I'm also down with the original idea posted. But obviously you can't have a film where you both don't know who Bond is and where you also know from the outset it's Lesley Jones. They are fundamentally incompatible ideas.  :psyduck:

And this has ended up requiring way too much explanation for an offhand observation.
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« Reply #3129 on: 14 Feb 2020, 06:04 »

Happy Valentines day everyone:
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« Reply #3130 on: 17 Feb 2020, 19:11 »

I feel this way about One piece. Its just too much! It has over 900 episodes and just seems to daunting to undertake.

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« Reply #3131 on: 17 Feb 2020, 22:44 »

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« Reply #3132 on: 18 Feb 2020, 10:08 »



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« Reply #3133 on: 18 Feb 2020, 16:20 »

What a cliffhanger! Where is this from?
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« Reply #3134 on: 19 Feb 2020, 07:50 »

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« Reply #3135 on: 24 Feb 2020, 21:04 »

apropos of nothing....  there are 850 lunar months in  25101 days.  (more accurately than Gregorian calendar tracks the solar year).

It's difficult to design a geared mechanism (a mechanical clock with a 'phase of the moon' hand) that gives exactly that ratio because any straightforward design will need at least one gear with 2789 teeth (an uncomfortably large prime which is a factor of 25101).

But, after some analysis, I discovered some more tractable identities.  The gearing design is no longer exactly 'straightforward' because it will require some differential gearing, but it's buildable.

one day is  also (1/183 + 1/154) x 17/6 lunar months.  That's a ratio you can get pretty easily with an input gear that moves 17 teeth every 6 days.  Honest to god, it only takes three gears.  183,154, and your differential gear.

But what if you want the smallest possible number of gear teeth? Even if it makes your mechanism more complicated?  In that case, one day is also (1/61 x 17/18) + (1/77 x 17/12) lunar months. Now you need 5 gears, but only 4 axles (one of them is fixed directly to the drive gear and just has a different radius/number of teeth).  The biggest gear is 77 teeth.  You could carve that out of _wood_.

I have a nice little diagram of it on a sheet of typing paper in front of me.

This is the sort of obsessive distraction thing my brain does when I'm avoiding thinking about something.

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« Reply #3136 on: 25 Feb 2020, 00:31 »

You could make a business out of that kind of thinking. I know some people did.
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« Reply #3137 on: 25 Feb 2020, 11:38 »

You misunderstand me. I mean, I'm down with it. I'm also down with the original idea posted. But obviously you can't have a film where you both don't know who Bond is and where you also know from the outset it's Lesley Jones. They are fundamentally incompatible ideas.  :psyduck:

I am interested in the film as an idea and a concept and would enjoy it if it was made.

I, as an outside observer, who has either seen the film already or knows about the pitch before having seen it, could know that she is Bond without the film itself revealing such until the end of it. As with any other film/story with a surprise reveal at any point in it, it won't be a surprise to someone who has experienced the work before, but the text of the work still will not have revealed it up until that point.
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« Reply #3138 on: 28 Feb 2020, 16:14 »

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« Reply #3141 on: 03 Mar 2020, 22:43 »

A decade later, still so on point.


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« Reply #3142 on: 04 Mar 2020, 06:29 »

Wow that's a real slap in the nostalgia



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« Reply #3144 on: 15 Mar 2020, 07:53 »







The Enterprise was always a silly place.
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« Reply #3145 on: 18 Mar 2020, 04:40 »


Extra funny now after floods, a cyclone, and COVID-19. and it isn't Easter yet...

On the bright side, Peter Dutton has caught the virus...
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« Reply #3146 on: 18 Mar 2020, 05:57 »


Extra funny now after floods, a cyclone, and COVID-19. and it isn't Easter yet...

On the bright side, Peter Dutton has caught the virus...

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