Shoutbox archive
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^ MUSE players are disappearing fast. No more spare parts!
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Techmoan did a pretty good look at the MUSE LDs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkQEobE2RUk&t=900s
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This is a great video. And yeah, it shows much of the problems with the social media... well.. better the problems with persons using them... but... you should have put a trigger warning.. Big Grin
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So true. *nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more* Wink
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It was just a video I found that reminded me of why boundaries can be so important.
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^ So much truth in The Dave Cullen Show's 9 minutes of commentary: "Alright, alright. Just, just calm down, okay?" "Now you're tone-policing us!" Big Grin
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plRQPAwxP2w .... saw this and knew exactly why I don't miss some things.
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So ... Ocean's 2018, then? Dodgy
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And you can upgrade it to a XENA for $29.5K. Tongue I know you know that but just in case others are interested- http://digitalcinemasystems.net/?page_id=356
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I remember when these cost over a million dollars. Now yours for $2500 Smile https://www.kitmondo.com/rank-cintel-mk3.../ref148654
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Too bad our community (and the community at OT) isn't big enough to crowd fund one of those
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Poita that is one of the best mastering monitors currently available not made by Dolby. There are a couple options at half the price but none reach 3k nits.
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It's not the real deal it's the workprint remastered with some edits from other sources found online
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I found an even better vesion of T23D: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfvD6UlKSWw This really is the only decent sequal after T2!!
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Lol that's a sweet ride
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When i win the lotto (that i never play) i'll buy us both one, and maybe one other person here, you know who you are. Wink
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https://www.shopfsi.com/XM310K-p/xm310k.htm who wants to buy me one of these monitors?
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Like the Gladiator remix, they were probably done in house by the french DTS team at whatever facilities that was authoring those early DVDs.
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Here's another I noticed, Taxi 2 (french film) the Blu-ray have a DTS-HD MA track, but it's different from the DTS early DVD edition, that one is much more agressive. I think it might be the same for Taxi 1 as it had an early DTS release. I think most of these might be french films like Crimson River and probably La Haine.
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Gladiator's mix was made by Mia Casa specifically for the DTS-ES discrete 6.1 format
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The idea I believe was to convert people into buying DTS friendly players and amps.
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So the "agressive mix" remains only on DVD. Example: Gladiator.
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Just discovered it seems some early DVD releases with DTS soundtracks were doctored so that DTS sound way more agressive. When BR comes along, they revert to just encoding the soundtrack in DTS-HD.
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"If you were hoping to see all of your favourite Marvel characters under one roof, we have some bad news. If you didn't like the idea of Disney owning the whole Marvel universe, well, it can always get worse. Comcast is backing a dump truck of cash up to 21st Century Fox's doorstep, besting Disney's previous offer to buy the company. And the merger floodgates are officially open."
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^No but it looks like they're having some sort of 2-for-1 sale ATM
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Anyone have access to DVD fab they would like to share?
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Caps SDR conversions are broken, they used to be the best and they have issues with the conversions.
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LOTR EE has a bunch of visible, badly tracked power windows. Very rough regrade for the bluray.
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I've just discovered the Netflix "Test Patterns" channel, it is really great. 4 seasons of useful test patterns.
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WOW! What a great "behind the scenes" so-to-speak: https://youtu.be/YEGhKwpEKEw
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Whoa! What is that?! "HDR -> SDR" ... one small step forward for technology, one giant leap backward for the consumer? Eek
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I think I've found another true believer! Can we sign up Tom Cruise? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDyeJwSTA3s
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@ Chewtobacca (VLC 3.0.3) -- After endlessly searching it's webpages, like a vast desert with no road-signs, I finally tripped over a "changelog" (for this version!) and it's all fixes (that's a good thing!) but no mention of user-friendly interface updating (that's a bad thing!).
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@ Chewtobacca -- "HELP: How is the Kaleidescape Movie Store different from a streaming service? >> Movies and TV shows purchased from the Kaleidescape Movie Store are collection-grade. 4K HDR and 4K Ultra HD titles are delivered with audio and video quality that is far better than conventional streaming options. Blu-ray quality and DVD quality downloads are delivered with audio and video quality that matches that of a Blu-ray Disc or DVD. Many movie store titles also feature bonus material, such as deleted scenes, documentaries, production featurettes, and directors’ commentary. Downloads integrate with your catalogued or imported disc library, supporting favorite moments (thanks to Kaleidescape Scenes and song bookmarks in concerts and musicals). Perhaps most importantly, your purchases remain playable, even when you aren't connected to the Internet."
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Wow, this looks way better than those "new paradigm" daleks. I really love his design! https://www.mudgeeguardian.com.au/story/...om-dr-who/
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Piano ... THAT'S IT!! Why haven't I seen this all along? GL really is a genius! Big Grin
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@BT Maybe no one shot at the beginning.. or the end.. or in the middle.. Greedo just got hit by a dropping piano...
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@ MrBrown -- Blast GL and his revisionism! He's got me remembering Greedo shooting, too! Now, wait. That means Greedo shot first and then Han shot. But, wait. Then they both shot at the same time. That means they both shot first. Or does that mean neither shot first. ... SOMEBODY HELP THE TITAN! Confused
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Are there any good 21:9-enchanced Unaltered Star Wars editions?
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Use a VPN then.
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The Kaleidescape Store is unavailable in your territory.
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Can anyone verify that there's genuine HDR content available?
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Star Trek on Kaleidescape:
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@BT... Well actually it is not quite correct... Shooting first could imply that there ever was any second... But in the end, only Han Solo shot... Big Grin
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^ ^ [spoiler alert] . . . Han Solo shoots first. . . . (I KNEW it!)
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I wish someone would rip whole Bond collection in 4K from that iTunes thingie Sad
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The entire trilogy remastered: https://youtu.be/TE8TQ1fYawk
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If it's better designed than their website (just where is their wegpage hawking all the new and reworked features anyway?) and the micro-settings lists in their previous players (I hate spending 5 minutes NOT finding what should be a simple setting -- I end up SEARCHING the Internet for someone else who knows and spreads the word), then that would be a positive step up. Smile Sad BTW, I'm using 3.0.2 and loving-hating it. Big Grin
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The new version (3.0.3) of VLC sounds promising.
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That was Goldblum-tastic Smile
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I love when Jeff Goldblum goes full Jeff Goldblum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K9g18kEx-0
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BTW, part of the early copyright law required a deposit of a copy of the author's work at the copyright office. Guess who had THAT written out of the "regulations"? ... (tick, tick, tick, bing!) .... Time's up! It was ... (wait for it) ... Hollywood (just follow the money)! Shocked
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"What this means—contrary to many people's understandings of what copyrights are for—is that copyrights and patents don't simply exist to enrich their authors and inventors; rather, the idea is to allow these people to have "exclusive right" to created works "for limited times" only insofar as this is necessary "to promote the progress of science and useful arts." Copyright, in other words, is a means to an end, not an end in itself." -- THE FOUNDING FATHERS HAD COPYRIGHT RrIGHT ( https://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/the-fo...id=1215805 )
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So WW, who is doing all this "stealing" you talk about? I would suggest it is ... you.
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And now ... the U.S. Constitution (Article I): "to promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries."
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Ah that's better. Okay, where was I? Oh, yes ... WW wrote: "My take on the antiquated Public Domain statute is not the same as many others who freely squeeze every dime out of Public Domain films. ... Just because a film has fallen into the Public Domain does not mean someone does not own it. ... PUBLIC DOMAIN is a license to steal other peoples work without paying them royalties. This includes music and books along with audio visual subjects. ... In plain english, the US government under the Public Domain statutes steals your property- movies-books-songs and gives them away freely to every country in the world for FREE. ... The PUBLIC DOMAIN statute must be abolished and the owners of music, films and other intellectual property works must be allowed to keep their creations and leave them to their children."
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Page 1 and I thought WW sounded like another HERO! Page 4 and that shock EXPLODED my big bronze head off my shoulders!! Forgive my pause while my bigger bronze body goes on all fours across an island of Crete searching for the rest of me ...
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n.b. don't confuse that guy with the actor of the same name.
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You want to see something to make your heads spin, start here and work your way through the thread: https://www.hometheaterforum.com/communi...st-4403901
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He basically got prosecuted for what all those ebayers selling copies of despecialized are doing.
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"All these exchanges, whenever they did a major junk, I got to go in and cherry-pick everything. I might take 20 or 30 prints, and pay them 15 or 20 bucks for each. And then I'd sell them for 75 [each]." But Wise was getting more than $US75 ($100). Records obtained by Gizmodo show that he was making as much as $US575 ($763) per copy back in 1966.
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I agree BronzeTitan. Copyright law as well as trademark law is ridiculous the way we have it.
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Those guys were heroes. They saved much of our cultural history. The FBI should've tracked down those heroes and presented them before The President for decoration! But everyone in government has itchy palms for Hollywood's big bucks. Paid-off Congress voted to further alter and extend the "copyright laws" for Hollywood to keep them forever. What is it now ... 1 or 2 lifetimes of the original author? Legal theft! Copyright law was instituted to offer government protection, for a short time, for the author to profit from his work. IN EXCHANGE, the work would thereafter become "public domain" for the spread and use of those works to ... if I may coin a phrase ... "make America great (again)" and be of value to the rest of the world! Instead, we've got a POLICE STATE tracking down heroes for fines and prison. Disgraceful.
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This is hilarious: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elEp1L4J1QU "when was the last time you cleaned in here?" "all the time I cleaned it this morning"!
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@poita: from what I can see on DVD beaver, Mishima looks beautiful
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Wondering?
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Anyone tried to overlay both copies of Predator? I was wondering.
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Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters is out now on Blu-Ray, I hope criterion did a good job on it.
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You do know you can write your own CSS code just edit my css code if you're not satisfied, yes? Tongue
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Looks good. Thanks! Remember, anytime you need to do more work ... I'm there! Big Grin
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I've updated the userstyle, the logo will now only "turn on" once per page. And I also made some improvements to both the graphics. https://imgur.com/a/vd3yt5a https://userstyles.org/styles/160165 I think I'm finished with it now. Enjoy.
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Okay, for free then ... https://s31.postimg.cc/ncjuw0h7f/Fan_Res_logo.gif (the 1st post apparently got lost ... or so they say ... $$$ Wink )
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LMMFAO@poita Smile
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@all - Just tried some other PostImage images and they're not there. ... Sorry! Sorry! See what I mean? I just get caried away. Sorry! Sorry everyone!
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@all - Hmmm. PostImage access seems to be timing out. I hope I didn't burn it out ... that last GIF was pretty hot. Shocked
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@Valeyard - Oh, I thought it was to change the FanRes defauts for everyone. Rolleyes But good to have those extra options available. Thanks!
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@all - Oops, silly me ... pressed the wrong ("send") button. Blush -- But for a few $$, I can tell you where to get some of the real stuff. Dodgy
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@BronzeTitan - if that's what you want. https://userstyles.org/styles/160165/sma...for-fanres Big Grin (select customise settings when installing).
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I don't want to shower with me. My shower is rubbish.
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Those flirty slavic girls want to shower you with ooomph too, lol.
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That link shows me a lot of flirty slavic girls.
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@Valeyard - Actually the Monty Python finger is "silly". Big Grin Something more like this probably is better -- https://s31.postimg.cc/oxokac863/Fan_Res_logo.gif ... I just grabbed the demo pix and mashed them down into a few frames with various lightness & repeats & timings. I expect you have the source artwork to recreate something at higher quality. I still like the idea of the original size for the main page and the smaller (non-animated) size for every other page. But, go with your best design. Smile
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@Jetrell Fo: *pfff * Copy that. *pfff * https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTNWSJ2NKy4 See? PacMan works!
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@Valeyard - Cool! Monty Python tapping next? Big Grin Really wasn't expecting that, but an animated .GIF file set to a run-once, with suitable pauses (to allow a user to see the setup), might complete the coolness.
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@BronzeTitan "pfff" Perimeter check done. All is clear. "pfff" "pfff" Moving on to next sector. Tower is still quiet, over. "pfff"
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My Stylish installation must be F'd up. I even tried to install it directly from within the plugin, still doesn't do anything. Sad
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@BronzeTitan - bulb off as requested: https://i.imgur.com/1Zh9xR1.png I haven't changed the size of the logo at all, it's just scaled down by CSS, and converted to a transparant background logo.
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LOL ... Who says the Shoutbox is not fun? (Can someone make it a FPS with mouse controller? Again, not volunteering. Smile )
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"pfff" Copy that. "pfff" "pfff" Got eyes in the sky and boots on the ground. Tower is a null worry, over. "pfff"
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@Jetrell Fo: *pfff * Negative that. Repeat, negative. *pfff * ... *pfff * Videogame are good for the psyche. *pfff * ... *pfff * Watch that sniper fire from the tower! *pfff * ... *pfff * Do you copy? *pfff * Big Grin
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BTW, nice logo fit into the background(s). The big one looks good as the Main Entrance logo, but the smaller ones are nice for all the rest of the "sub-pages". Adjust the main logo to match, and I'd give that a double-thumbs-up!
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How about a motion logo? A .SWF player. With the bulb off and a Monty Python finger that comes down and taps it on the top and it springs to light! And it lights up the 3-dimensional title letters! And music! Something cool! Some inspirational! With a repeat button ... for infinitely playing music! Not that I'm volunteering ... Smile
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I just updated it with some improvements (namely I tweaked the logo graphic). I just tested it in both Chrome and FireFox. Maybe you installed the theme but the Stylish extension is disabled?
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@Valeyard Good idea. Sadly I can't install it for some reason. When I click Install it says "Installed", but when I reload it offers the Install button again and this site still looks normal
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"So we want to know if you could make that swing using a cable and grappling hook while holding onto your sister who you have the hots for" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hn2XgzrDkbs