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  1. Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Wuhan Virus)

    29 January 2020 - 04:01 PM

    So since I've not seen many of us talking about this, I thought I'd make a thread to discuss our feelings.

    I'm not in bug-out mode yet, but my wife (in the health care industry) has nabbed us a bunch of N95 masks in case things get rougher in Canada. The things we need to ay most attention to are not the numbers in China (which are clearly bad), but the numbers in our own countries, and how fast those numbers rise or not.

    Apparently Singapore is the litmus test place everyone should be watching. Close to ground zero, 1st class medical system, and a wary/prepared government for dealing with this sort of thing. If those numbers go up, the rest of the world is in for a world of hurt. Sidenote: My sister and her family leave in 5 days to go on vacation in....Singapore and that's fun. Ugh.

    The other aspect of this is the 2-week incubation period. Meaning whole flights of people can be infected and no one would know for 2 weeks...this to me means fast spread simply because of how asymptomatic people seem to be initially while infected. That's pretty scary and makes it scarier than sARS was.

    The good thing I always try to remember about these viruses is that they are NOT trying to kill us. They want to live in us as a symbiotic host (not that such a thing is GOOD either). The deaths that they cause are a result of the host body not being able to handle the infection (which is why older people and people with pre-existing health issues seem to be the ones dying).

    I'm non-plussed about the fact that there is NO WAY the Chinese gov't is being up front about the "official" numbers. I would triple or quadruple them. My wife's co-worker has family in mainland China and they are telling her that the gov't is lying through its teeth. Which I mean...they've battened down some 57 million people in 10+ cities now...that does not bode well.

    I'm glad that those in the know (CDC, Canada's health team ect.) are all expressing a cautious "we are not in major epidemic mode" calm state...but I worry that when this is all done, things are going to be terrible

    Live Map with latest numbers here:

    What think everyone? Are you doing something? Are you not bothering? Anyone here might have more in depth knowledge of the pathology of these things and can chime in with info?
  2. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

    29 August 2019 - 01:29 PM

    BK was lashing out that none of us Olds (who watched the original film as kids) had made a thread yet, so to appease our cajun friend, I've made the thread. Ya welcome BK!

    Note: Show does not drop until tomorrow/tonight at midnight, but it's soon enough for thread.

    For those not in the know, here is a trailer:

    The series is a prequel to the Henson/Brian Froud film from 1982, in which three Gelflings—Rian (Taron Egerton), Brea (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Deet (Nathalie Emanuelle)—inspire a rebellion against the Skeksis when they discover a horrifying secret behind their power that threatens their world of Thra. Also starring the voice talents of: Eddie Izard, Helena Bonham-Carter, Catriona Balfe, Shazad Latif, Toby Jones, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lena Headley, Alicia Vikander, Natalie Dormer, Mark Strong, Jason Isaacs, Simon Pegg, Awkwafina, Benedict Wong, Harvey Fierstein, Andy Samberg, Keegan-Michael Key, Mark Hamill, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, and Sigrouney Weaver....sweet jesus that voice cast in insane!

    Anyways, I'm excited. This movie, and Henson's other main 80's fantasy work LABYRINTH are two of the films I most remember loving from my youth, and I'm really excited to see what modern effects and puppetry and such a stellar voice cast can do with the world! I'm at the cottage tonight, and as such very likely I'll be up at Midnight when the first ep drops, so I might watch it then.
  3. Star Trek: Picard

    23 May 2019 - 05:19 PM

    May as well start a thread about this show as a few of us I assume will be watching.

    So far so good. This looks cool.

    It won't embed, BTW, so you'll have to click THE LINK

    And poster, spoilered for size


    And the "rescue effort" referenced is apparently tied to the opening go JJ's Trek movie from 2009, not the Kelvin timeline stuff, just the Prime universe stuff at the very beginning, with Romulus begin destroyed by the Hobus as Spock chases Nero through the black hole into the Kelvin timeline, we see Picard in charge of the rescue efforts for the refugees from Romulus in the Prime universe and something happens around that that clearly makes him leave Starfleet.

    This is going to be INTERESTING!


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    01 Feb 2019 - 18:04
    Thanks man!
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    01 Feb 2019 - 18:01
    Happy #42 - the meaning of everything!
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    01 Feb 2019 - 18:00
    Happy #42 - the meaning of everything!
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    01 Feb 2018 - 20:08
    Thanks man!
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    01 Feb 2018 - 19:57
    Happy #41
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    04 Dec 2016 - 01:55
    Done, sorry Ando, I didnt realize it was full.
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    03 Dec 2016 - 18:00
    Hey, could you make a little bit of room in your inbox?
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    17 Mar 2016 - 22:32
    lol, I focused right on 'redolent' too! Not sure why, but I felt like it was worth pointing out with my post :P
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    02 Feb 2014 - 13:11
    LOL. Truth. Thanks Sombra.
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    02 Feb 2014 - 08:47
    Wow, you're old. ;)
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    Mrs Savagely Wishy Washy 

    11 Jun 2013 - 11:46
    Where iz you? Haven't seen you for ages on the forum!
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    13 May 2013 - 15:24
    I've not actually watched it yet. I've been awaiting the English dub (and a theatre release in Canada)...but I hear it's insanity and sets some things on their ear.
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    09 May 2013 - 03:38
    Oi, you and I need to talk some Evangelion 3.33
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    Salt-Man Z 

    08 Apr 2013 - 15:40
    Looks like he got in a fight with Illy (not a particularly difficult feat) and decided to take some time off. Miss you, buddy! At least I still see you on FB and Twitter. :)
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    11 Mar 2013 - 22:41
    you discappeared
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