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Everything posted by TychoCelchuuu

  1. I don't know if Chris was referencing this article when talking about the eagles trained to take down drones, but if he was, I think he made a big mistake when he neglected to read the first sentence out loud:
  2. Idle Thumbs Streams

    https://clips.twitch.tv/idlethumbs/DullOryxFunRun https://clips.twitch.tv/idlethumbs/SmoggyJayFUNgineer
  3. Idle Thumbs: A Patreon

    Fuck Chris!
  4. Movie/TV recommendations

    The best part of Wadjda is that at one point the English subtitles say something like [Speaking in Arabic]. It's like, thanks subtitles! I know it's Arabic! What I'm really looking for is a translation of that Arabic! After all, I don't speak Arabic! That's why I have English subtitles turned on!
  5. Idle Thumbs !!: With Bagblast

    Three Moves Ahead is still mostly a video game podcast.
  6. The McElroy Family of Products

    I listened to the first ~10 episodes of 90% Invisible a few weeks ago and I don't recall any particularly intrusive ads, although maybe my brain simply blanked out the memories. So maybe things have changed since the dark days.
  7. No, the joke is that the Groupon's title fits perfectly as a lyric in Wonderwall. It's literally the same joke this entire thread is devoted to, but for a different song.
  8. https://clips.twitch.tv/idlethumbs/DarkOkapiArsonNoSexy https://clips.twitch.tv/idlethumbs/FriendlyPorcupineKappaRoss https://clips.twitch.tv/idlethumbs/PlainTroutOSfrog
  9. https://clips.twitch.tv/idlethumbs/AgreeableChinchillaWinWaker https://clips.twitch.tv/idlethumbs/GiftedLemurAthenaPMS
  10. I'm gratified that the opinion I expressed back then is identical to the one I've expressed now. It makes me feel confident that I'm not making shit up: I actually have a consistent viewpoint over time!
  11. Indiana Jones as a cranky old man is great, Marion is always amazing (although she didn't have much of a part), Cate Blanchett hamming it waaaay the fuck up, aliens moving the series on from 30's and 40's serial adventures to 50's pulp sci-fi, Mutt was legitimately good, the scene between the greasers and the Socs was worth the price of entry, the chase in the university town was exciting and had great music, and that's a wrap. I'm also not bothered by stuff that probably also bothers lots of people, like the godawful CGI in parts (I mean come the fuck on, what even happened there?!) or the fridge, which I was fine with - mostly I just liked that scene because realizing he was on a nuclear test site was pretty funny and exciting.
  12. Arrival

    Saw this movie recently. Enjoyed it, but I wasn't head over heels for it. Spoilers:
  13. I've only seen 14 Spielberg movies, so my ranking can only be very partial. I've included the scores out of 100 that I give to each movie so you have cardinal in addition to ordinal ranking information: 1. Raiders of the Lost Ark (100) 2. Jaws (95) 3. Schindler's List (91) 4. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (90) 5. Munich (87) 7. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (84) 8. Saving Private Ryan (81) 9. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (80) (yes I liked this movie a lot) 10. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (79) 11. Minority Report (77) 12. Jurassic Park (68) 12. Catch Me If You Can (68) 13. The Terminal (62) As you can tell, Jurassic Park wasn't my favorite in the world. It has good music and the Goldblum but not much else, really.
  14. Criticker is probably one of my favorite websites in the entire world. You rate a bunch of movies and then it calculates what rating you'd give to movies you haven't seen by finding people whose tastes are similar to yours and using their rankings to estimate your ranking. I've rated 1048 movies and by this point it's eerily accurate, and it has been for a while. You can customize the numbers that you use, but I use a 1-100 ranking system, and it's rarely more than about 5 points off from what I actually rank a film once I've seen it. It's super helpful in terms of finding new stuff to watch, deciding what to add to my Netflix queue, etc. That's really just the beginning, though. There's a bunch of other cool stuff it can do. So for instance I can search through the database, find all the movies from the 1950s that I haven't seen, rank them according to how much I'll probably enjoy them, filter them by genre, etc. I can see a list of every director who I've seen more than 3 movies by, or more than 4 movies by, or more than 5 movies by, or whatever, and see them all ranked according to how much I enjoyed their movies. I can search through my own rankings and find my favorite movies released in 1993 or my favorite romance movies or my favorite actin movies from the 80s or anything like that. It has lots of user created lists, too, so for instance here are all the lists I've made: Notice how I can see that I've seen 31 of the 91 films in the "They Shoot Pictures Neo-Noir" list, 4 of Rian Johnson's top 10 Criterion Collection films, ZERO of Steve Buscemi's top 10 Criterion Collection films, etc. All these lists are viewable by everyone, so in addition to all these lists there are plenty of lists by other users that I keep my eye on, like a list of every film by a female director or Martin Scorcese's 85 films you need to see to know anything about movies. You can show your profile to other people, so that they can for instance see all your rankings. Anyways, it's pretty cool. Ranking stuff is fairly easy, once you get a ranking system you like: the default is 1-100 I think, but you can change it to basically anything, like 1-5, by going to your profile, scrolling to near the bottom, and clicking "Manually control the colors & quips applied to your rankings with this tool."
  15. Obsidian's Kickstarting their next game. It's a party based isometric fantasy RPG. Tim Cain, Chris Avellone, and Josh Sawyer are all in on the fun, it's set in a brand new fantasy universe, and they've made $100k in like, 30 minutes or something. Pretty nuts. I'm super pumped - Obsidian makes my favorite RPGs and I'm looking forward to seeing what they can do without the constraints of a publisher telling them that it won't sell if they don't put in enough blood to let the marketers make a trailer set to Marilyn Manson's declarations that "this is the new shit." There's a bit more info in this interview with Feargus Urquhart and this one with Chris Avellone which includes this gem:
  16. Criticker: It Tells You If You'll Like a Movie

    It's not an algorithm based on what you already know, it's an algorithm based on what other people similar to you think about the movie. It doesn't suggest you anything other than things it thinks you'll like. I don't know about Letterboxd's suggestions but I've gotten suggestions from Criticker that I would never have heard of otherwise, because it just randomly picks movies that it thinks you'd score high, rather than picking based on popularity or something. Like, there's no way I would ever have added "As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty" to my "to watch" list outside Criticker, I bet.
  17. Two-Factor Auth available on the forums

    7 factor auth plz
  18. Criticker: It Tells You If You'll Like a Movie

    The nice thing about the ratings is that you only need to make them as accurate as you want the predictions to be. No need to stress out as long as you're cool with somewhat vague predictions.
  19. Shaving My Thumbs

    Chicks dig a lack of finger prints.
  20. Criticker: It Tells You If You'll Like a Movie

    Those are the average tiers people sort things into, and yeah, it breaks it down into 10 tiers. I guess it's getting scored low by crazy people who don't know brilliance when they see it.