15.4k post karma
177.4k comment karma
account created: Mon Oct 01 2012
1 day ago
Not for me. Two Towers is when the plot starts to diverge significantly from the books, for no apparent reason. Aragorn falling off a cliff and being left for dead, and then showing up again. Faramir taking the hobbits to Osgiliath (Sam was right: they are not supposed to be there) and then letting them go. The Ents deciding NOT to go to war, and then Treebeard having to be tricked to get them to change their minds. Oh, and elves showing up at Helm's Deep, and then all getting killed.
I will give it points, however, for an epic opening scene.
2 days ago
3 days ago
When it works, it works well.
Though where I went to university they had a building that had rusted siding like this. Unfortunately they got it wrong and large pieces of rusted metal began peeling away from the building and crashing to the ground. The entire outer facade of the building had to be redone.
5 days ago
Somebody needs a visit from u/Bugs_and_Biology
6 days ago
Top Gun would work great with balloons. Just play Danger Zone at half speed and you'll get the idea.
Making music together with a group of people.
7 days ago
I am reminded of this: https://imgur.com/gallery/fPUUf
Battle Royale: Chess Edition —every piece vs every other piece. May the best piece win.
8 days ago
You have skulls on your caps.
But the Elders of the Internet assured me that it's wireless!
Things tech employees need to know
9 days ago
Just name any Disney song and let the copyright lawyers fuck them up.
I knew what that video would be without clicking on it :)
11 days ago
At my job you can choose from Mac, Windows, or Linux. Linux is offered by unsupported.
Most devs have MacBooks, as it is the path of least resistance. A small few run Windows and leverage WSL, and there is a significant crowd running Linux (various flavors) and supporting each other.
Do you know where this ad is posted? Contact the site (they likely have a fraud and abuse contact) and have the ad taken down.
I will also add that I am astonished by the number of people who will put money down over the Internet without even seeing any merchandise.
12 days ago
Cycling. Once of the only benefits I enjoyed back when I needed to commute was the opportunity to cycle to work.
Now I work mostly from home, and my office is too close to where I live to get in a good workout. Sometimes, in the summer, I go out for a 15 to 20 km bike ride anyways before I start work in the morning. I bought myself a spin cycle for the winters.
My grade 8 science teacher told the class that there is no day or night on the Moon.
I immediately called him out on it, and he proceeded to engage in a 20 minutes debate with me in front of the entire class. I eventually prevailed, but he hated me from then on.
You laugh, but way back in the day, when I was working with OS/2, I once saw a system cheerfully delete its own OS because it encountered a bad disk sector while booting.
I do this because I am impatient. I skip over boring bits of description to get to the action.
Can the results vary from individual to individual? Cats, I think, are known not to pass the mirror test, but I am thinking of that well known video of a cat discovering it has ears.
I am willing to bet that somebody looked at a scale model prototype—like 12" in size—and since they could walk around it to see different angles, the effect was obvious. Unfortunately the effect at a larger scale was not considered.
13 days ago
Somehow makes me think of the movie "Breaking Away" when the main character is on a bicycle keeping up with a truck on the highway.
I suspect they are doing you a favor...
I bet this made sense as a 12" prototype, when you could easily walk around it so see different angles.