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    Post  GrinfilledCelt on Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:30 am

    New Year's Eve I watched the South Park episode where the boys try to stop Steven Spielberg and George Lucas from remaking films like Saving Private Ryan (guns are replaced with walkie-talkies) . How very prescient. Look what they've done with High Noon!
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    Post  sweetnsassy on Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:41 pm

    Apparently, there are a number of remakes coming down the pipeline. Off the top of my head, I'm reminded of a preview for the new Clash of the Titans. When I first saw the trailer my first thought was "Well...at least the kraken looks cool..."
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    Re: Random Thoughts

    Post  Alistair on Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:21 pm

    Howdy,

    Hollywood's "Originality Machine" has broken.

    That's all I have to say,
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    Post  GrinfilledCelt on Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:54 pm

    Has anyone else noticed this?

    I've been seeing this googlebot here a lot lately. Anyone know what it is or what it's up to?
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    Post  Alistair on Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:24 pm

    Grin,

    It's their "Search" spider, so it can tag posts into their engine if that makes sense to you.


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    Post  GrinfilledCelt on Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:35 pm

    Yes, someone beautiful, wise and elsewhere pointed me at this Wikipedia article. So know I know more than I ever wanted to about what the slimy thing does.
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    Post  GrinfilledCelt on Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:08 am

    Has this ever happened to you?

    Today whilst I was oot ana boot, I heard a car alarm going off in the parking lot. I don't know why anyone bothers with those things anymore. No one even turn their heads when one goes off. Anyway, it was one of those that just uses the car's horn, "BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! ..." Somewhere in the back of my head began, "I don't feel a thing, and I stopped remembering. The days are just like moments turned to hours ..."
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    Post  GrinfilledCelt on Sun May 23, 2010 11:08 pm

    Fake Science: For when the facts are too confusing.

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    Post  GrinfilledCelt on Tue May 25, 2010 12:21 pm


    My secret is out.
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    Post  GrinfilledCelt on Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:05 pm

    Taking the Trolley Down Market Street 1906

    The email that this came with claimed that this is the first known 35mm film and that it was taken four days before the great earthquake. I wasn't able to verify that but it is a fascinating film nevertheless. I keep expecting to see Laural and Hardy go by.

    Also, this could be improved by rifling the barrel. I fear such a weapon would increase the likelihood of war.
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    Post  GrinfilledCelt on Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:32 pm

    The Best Game Ever

    If you haven't heard of Improv Everywhere, they are a group of people that pull amazing stunts in public. They're always entertaining and never mean to anyone. This is one of their best.
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    Post  GrinfilledCelt on Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:11 am

    Bacon or Beer Can? You Decide.
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    Post  Alistair on Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:59 pm

    How's everyone doing?

    I'm doing pretty good, just working, and kickin' back while trying to start my own business!

    If anyone is curious, the site is not done as of yet, but end of the month I hope it is!

    Going to be a hard market, but I'm ready for it. =D

    www.scottsphoto.net
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    Post  GrinfilledCelt on Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:19 am

    Woah! How have you been, Alistair? It's good to see you're still kicking.

    I'll be checking that website. What'll you be selling?



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    Post  Alistair on Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:20 am

    Grin,

    The site isn't done yet, and it should be done by end of the month. It all depends if my code monkey can finish in time, but I do have a quick gallery. Thanks, I'm glad your still around too, Grin!

    I'm doing photography and I'm in for the long haul! Currently saving for studio equipment, and a better body right now. =D

    Here is a few shots, and I have gotten a lot more technical then, which you can see "Show your Desktop" thread.



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    Post  GrinfilledCelt on Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:03 pm

    Wow! Italian cowboys. Are those the mountains of Tuscany in the background? Laughing
    Seriously, those are good pictures. I don't even want to know what kind of camera you have. It would just make me jealous.


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    Post  Alistair on Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:17 pm

    Grin,

    Hahaha. Thanks. It's just the Organ Mountains here in Las Cruces, and they chose the location, FYI. I used to flash guns, triggered wireless using a entry level dSLR. Currently looking getting L Lens, two of them, and a 7D. I used a Rebel XS for this. As someone has said, "Lighting will make or break your photo." This is very true. =)

    Thanks again!
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    Post  GrinfilledCelt on Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:31 pm

    To relive your toska, I found two links that aren't my usual jayus:

    20 Awesomely Untranslatable Words From Around the World

    So you think it started with Photoshop? Historical Photo Tampering


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    Post  GrinfilledCelt on Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:24 pm

    Other than Alice Cooper, whom I just saw Saturday (he still puts on a good show), nobody good ever comes within 500 miles of my town.


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    Post  GrinfilledCelt on Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:56 am

    now?


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    Post  GrinfilledCelt on Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:45 pm

    I would like to share an experience with you, about drinking and driving. A couple of nights ago, I was out for a few drinks and eats with some friends at the steakhouse and I had a couple of cocktails and some rather nice red wine. Knowing full well I may have been slightly over the limit, I did something I've never done before: I took a bus home. Sure enough, on the way home, I passed a police road block, but as it was a bus, they waved it past. I arrived home safely without incident, which was a real surprise, as I have never driven a bus before and am not sure where I got it.


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    Post  Alistair on Sat May 05, 2012 12:57 pm

    Good job! Smart thing to do! How's it going anyways? Ya should drop me a line sometime, via email: Alistair120 at gmail dot com
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    Post  GrinfilledCelt on Sat May 05, 2012 10:31 pm

    Got your addy. Will be in touch.

    I'll be doing much better in about a week. Been stressing here. Landlord quit paying the mortgage so I got evicted. Had a terrible time finding a new place. After three months of looking, ended up taking the first place available which turned out to be not too bad - just small. Much of my stuff won't fit the new place. They change the locks at the old place on Monday and I still have a ton of stuff there. Held a Moving Sale* today. Practically giving the stuff away. Made $120+ without making much of a dent in the pile. One more day. What's going to happen?

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    Not a dry eye in the house.
    *I was there all day and it didn't go anywhere.



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    Post  GrinfilledCelt on Wed May 09, 2012 2:06 am

    Radio-Controlled Robot Transforms Into a Car, Walks, Punches


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    Post  GrinfilledCelt on Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:13 am

    I just got back from a spending a few weeks Up North. My friend who lives in St. Ignace just got the coolest gadget I have seen in a long time. It is an (Link:---->) AR Drone 2.0 which is a remotely controlled "quadrocopter" that uses whatever touch screen device you have (Droid, iPhone, iPad, etc) as it's controller while streaming high quality video to it which can easily be recorded.

    Unlike a regular r/c helicopter, the thing has a micro-controller which flies it and you just tell it where you want it to go so it is very easy to fly.

    After a few practice flights around the house, we took it down to the Bridge Park for a work out. It was a bit too windy for it which made it hard to control. Here is a link to one of the shorter videos we took there. I'm not in it much so hopefully you won't have to be cleaning puke off of your keyboards. A little explanation is in order. There are two calibrations you do when you fly it. One just before take off that lets it know where flat and level is. Then you hit the "Take Off" button and it jumps about three feet (one meter) into the air and hovers. Then you do the second calibration where it turns rapidly around once. This is easy to spot in the video.
    After that he flies it around. Watch the trees to see how windy it is. Looking South at the bridge the wind is coming from the picture's right and the drone leans heavily that way trying to maintain it's position. There is no sound because the machine itself makes too much noise. The thing isn't very stealthy.


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