Posts by Danneskjold

    I think this was the third one dunked on the video:


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    Still need to do hand sanding, etching (I'm going to try a new method this time), and handling it. Plus have to do the other 2 knife's grinds.



    On a side note, I think it's time to upgrade my grinder. This old, 1/2HP belt grinder is obviously the bottleneck in the process. The good (expensive) grinders are 1.5HP at least.

    Who needs to advance when you can go hunting and fishing whenever you want? With only 4 to 5 million people estimated to be in what is now the USA and Canada, the fishing and hunting must have been pretty good.


    You'd be wrong. There's archaeological evidence that a lot of indian tribes would hunt, farm and fish the land til there was nothing left. Til the land was barren. Then they'd pick up stakes, move to a new place, and do the same thing over again.

    I think it will help. It will change things. If Arizona proves that the election was fraud and Biden is a fraudulent president, then that means every state that did not, or refuses to investigate the fraud is protecting the scam.




    But as I've said elsewhere, you can't just "decertify" the election. We need hard numbers. I.E. Here are 70K fraudulent ballots, 100% of which went to Biden. Here are 5K illegal votes, and the names of those voters.

    Fun with flammable oils and red hot steel.



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    I'd like to watch Greyhound but that will never happen as long as the only place to watch it is via Apple


    There are a handful of movies sprinkled throughout all the streaming services that I want to buy outright on Bluray, but everyone is hoarding stuff on their own channels and won't even sell individual shows or movies.

    My grandparent's pool was right in the path of the landing pattern at Cherry Point, North Carolina. Got to see everything low and slow.




    But back to DCS:


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    Actual ornithopters! Denis Villeneuve is one of my favorite directors. Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman is one of my favorite actresses. I'm sooo looking forward to this...




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    I'm cautiously optimistic. It will be a tall order to be better than the SciFi channel series they did.

    Like I said, one 2 minute scene creates a plot for the rest of the movie. Suddenly everytime the crew looks at him funny, it has meaning. Everytime he feels embarrassed, it has meaning. Everytime he makes a major decision, it has meaning.



    All because of an extra 2 minutes run time.

    You wanted more drama... gotcha. Even though it's not relevant to the film, it would have made it more enjoyable for you.


    They were telling a story of a battle. They weren't taking artistic license for the sake of making more of a story and back-story and sub-plots. Why you'd be disappointed that didn't happen is beyond me.


    Not Drama, purpose. Even a movie has to have purpose. That's called the plot.



    Ah, beginnings of a good argument!


    He had to drag his XO out of earshot because he was asking if they should radio for help. (The converse being that asking for help tells the U-Boats exactly what you're doing.) You can't drop a panic bomb like that right on your crew.


    I saw the few times that the crew hesitated, too. But the difference between Story and Plot is that they never established that the crew didn't trust him. It wouldn't take long to establish, either. Take the 2 men fighting. One says they're in trouble having the New Guy. The other says to trust the navy giving them a good captain. It builds, they fight. They get taken to the Captain's mast. 2-3 minutes extra run time on a 90 minute movie, and you've established a plot. You could do more than that, (you should) but that extra little scene establishes the dynamic between the Captain and the Crew for the rest of the movie.



    Again, the depth charges and other maintenance could have been another plot, or subplot. These sailors are battling just as much with their ships as they are the U-Boats. But by not establishing the problems beforehand, it's not plot as it happens, it's just story. It's just a reenactment.

    “There's no drive for the captain to get home to his girl shown in the rest of the movie


    No, just to do his job, save lives and survive.


    You don't understand. txmom would. She's smarter than you.



    There's no impetus shown in the movie. The captain isn't shown that he's missing his girlfriend, or that he wants to get home. Or that he feels his duty outweighs his desire to be with her. NONE OF THAT IS SHOWN. Or even exposited.



    There's no driven plot to the story. Take, for example, the fact that this is the Captain's first trip. At one point two crewman are brought to Captain's Mast for fighting each other. Why were they fighting? Were they nervous about going into one of the most dangerous areas of the entire war, and just lashing out? Was everyone waiting for the Captain to prove himself? None of that is shown. It's almost hinted at, if you maybe try to read between the lines. But then YOU, THE VIEWER are inventing backstory necessary for a plot that isn't there.


    And this happens for many aspects of the movie. Many things could drive a plot, but just don't. The girlfriend. The germans on the radio. The inexperienced captain. The boat's maintenance. The Mess Hall Staff. The Captain's religion. Not even base survival is a thing driving the plot.

    Jumped on the Free Trial of Apple TV.


    Watched Greyhound. There's almost no plot* to the movie at all. But the story is real and fascinating to watch. From having played around with WoWs and WT, the intensity was cranked up even higher.



    *Even the beginning felt bolted on and pointless. There's no drive for the captain to get home to his girl shown in the rest of the movie. They even lean into the Captain being religious, but don't really do anything with it. After that, it is the Captain's first trip, yet there's no portrayed tension between him and his crew as they may doubt his intelligence or leadership skills. There's practically 0 plot for the whole movie. It's basically the world's best and most expensive History Channel reenactment.



    Past that, I'm going to try "For all Mankind" before the trial runs out.

    One summer in College I spent some time working as a Buffet Waiter / Room Service at a nice hotel / conference center.



    The messiest, grossest people that came through were always the government conferences.


    It would NOT surprise me in the least if the Fleebaggers were both unvaccinated and practically coughing into each other's mouths. The rules and standards are only for other people.

    Fucking devil metal.




    Spent all morning fixing an issue with my belt grinder. It was making a funny noise. Took it apart, put it back together. Didn't see any problem other than the starting motor (which I already knew was bad). But putting it back together seems to have fixed it.



    Then spent hours grinding. This shit is so damned hard that I ain't getting more of it til I get a more powerful grinder. Enough to drive me crazy and I ain't even done the rough grind.

    The point here is that the branches have and can share a common frame. It will evolve, even within a branch.


    There are enough advantages to sharing a common frame to make it worth trying, repeatedly.


    Swing and a miss again. What are we up to, strike 24?



    There's a difference between a separate branch buying an ESTABLISHED AND SUCCESSFUL DESIGN and branches working together to design a single airplane. The first is wildly successful. The second fails everytime, the F-35 being no exception (so far).