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Old 03-04-2012, 06:36 PM   #19301
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I'll jump in here before Penton does...

As an outside fan I've been very impressed with what Arsene has done over the years. He basically allowed Arsenal to build a new stadium and somehow fielded entertaining/competitive squads at the same time. Even though there hasn't been a trophy in 7 years there is no way I would be looking elsewhere if I was part of the board. The only changes I'd make would be to loosen the purse strings a bit and work on bringing in some older players to support the youthful majority. For my money, he is one of the top 3 coaches in the world.

On a related topic, I hope tomorrow's game is as exciting as the 4-4 draw our respective teams played a couple years ago!
Unfortunately for you, and luckily (at least in the sense of an individual victory) for us, I think the complexion of the game completely changed in our favor after the Arteta injury.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:39 PM   #19302
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Penton,

What do you think will happen first with your thread:

1) 20k posts
2) 2mil views
3) all of the above(simultaneously)
4) none of the above ( yeah right)
...
As long as you guys don’t start posting about when your particular Blu-ray title of current interest has shipped, where exactly it be located in the shipping world of UPS, USPS, or whatever postal service is being used, and when you receive it in your mailbox…...I’m good.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:48 PM   #19303
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Where’s sharkshark?

Did your dive boat hit an unforeseen object, like a reef, and sink like this?....
http://www.makingof.com/film/888/titanic-3d
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:06 PM   #19304
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As long as you guys don’t start posting about when your particular Blu-ray title of current interest has shipped, where exactly it be located in the shipping world of UPS, USPS, or whatever postal service is being used, and when you receive it in your mailbox…...I’m good.
Hah! Fair enough!
The only delivery I'm waiting on is a bit headline on this site that reads something like this:

"SPHE announceds Lawrance of Arabia to be released on...."
 
Old 03-04-2012, 07:35 PM   #19305
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As long as you guys don’t start posting about when your particular Blu-ray title of current interest has shipped, where exactly it be located in the shipping world of UPS, USPS, or whatever postal service is being used, and when you receive it in your mailbox…...I’m good.
I'm not a religious man, but amen.
 
Old 03-04-2012, 08:17 PM   #19306
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How did it position itself as popular in the 1st place?
don't know marketing genius

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Like I said b4, there can be SOME measure of success for SOME measure of time for a SOME products. Fads eventually pass(hula-hoop, pet rock, women's fashion, etc).
agree, but popularity is not only fads and old fads get replaced by new ones, there is always a few fads going on at a time.

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Apple has had a large measure of success and enormous popularity w/ many products over long period.
not that long the iphone hit in 2007 and ipad in 2010, and in the 90's they almost went under and survived by the skin of their teeth because Microsoft thought it is better to have a toothless competitor around in order to keep the gouvernments off their back (monopolies) http://news.cnet.com/2100-1001-202143.html

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I don't believe you could logically or rationally ascribe that to just being a fad or what have you.
I never said it is, will it pass eventualy? everything does, but who realy cares except for fanboys and haters.

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Also, whether or not people buy something "because it's cool" is completely irrelevant.
agree, did I say anything bad about Apple, or even that peoploe should not buy their product? Or anyone else.

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All companies aspire to be that "cool". So why can't they just simply be more "cool" and have the same success as Apple. BECAUSE THEY CAN'T/DON'T KNOW HOW, THAT'S WHY. The premise of fads, cool, etc. is false because it doesn't answer the question as to why Apple is where they're at, and all the other competitors can't get their product be as big a fad, cool, popular, etc.
the only time I discussed Apple was in the spoiler and the only thing I said is that if someone has something they will use it, soi usage of what you own does not say all that much.

PS. Truth is popularity can be its own reason. All my computers (desktops/laptops) are Windows based but it is nopt because I am in love wiith that OS. Why did I go with Windows? because some of the tools I need for work (and others I want for fun) are only available for windows. And why are they on Windows? because the companies making that SW decided to use the most popular platform because that way they can sell more copies.
 
Old 03-04-2012, 08:54 PM   #19307
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Do you now have to go back and re-read your posts, as well? This is why I asked you to verify what you were saying, Peter (which you did).
You mind actually quoting the words?
 
Old 03-04-2012, 09:22 PM   #19308
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You mind actually quoting the words?
A little bit, yeah. I already went to the trouble of asking you to verify your outrageous statement so as to avoid exactly what's happening here. Meanwhile, you seem unwilling to lift a finger to support your own claims with evidence when others challenge them. So, scroll back a couple pages and read your own words yourself. You can read them from the first time you said them or the second- take your pick.
 
Old 03-04-2012, 10:25 PM   #19309
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can you tell me in what context that makes sense? did he ask you about some fictional universe where rental places don't exist because people just buy films and all the rental places went out of business?
I will type slow for you, so you, the only one to not understand will understand.
I said "everyone is doing it", keeping with the theme of fashion or what's in at the the time. I have no idea the exact numbers of home media collectors vs. renters, neither do you I'm sure....that wasn't the point. Are you with me so far? I can't type much slower for you.
Have you ever heard of a "Syencdoche"?
When something as 2 meanings: a literal meaning(like Anthony) and an implied meaning(like everyone else in the world)
Example:
■Everyone is doing it.
■Literal meaning: All people are doing it.
■Intended meaning: A large group people I know are doing it.
■The term for the whole, Everyone, is actually referring to certain part of itself, a large group of people.

I know it's difficult for you, but in order to keep up in the grown up conversations, sometimes you have to read between the lines. Which is something you have proven, numerous times, you're unable/unwilling to do.

Are we clear now...everyone is doing it!
My goodness, man...stop taking everything post so literal. This is what I was trying to explain to you in UV thread, but you fail to get it.
I eagerly await you're total breakdown of this post, a worn out Anthony P debate tactic, that is 99% fluff.
 
Old 03-05-2012, 01:06 AM   #19310
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Where’s sharkshark?

Did your dive boat hit an unforeseen object, like a reef, and sink like this?....
http://www.makingof.com/film/888/titanic-3d
No, just tired and sick. Plus, the Apple love/hate BS is boring.

So, here's an amusing article I wrote today that you might want to pass on to some of your colleagues:

http://twitchfilm.com/reviews/2012/0...ulfillment.php
 
Old 03-05-2012, 02:48 AM   #19311
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Plus, the Apple love/hate BS is boring.

+1

Penton...what are you going to SF for?
Former antagonist.
 
Old 03-05-2012, 12:01 PM   #19312
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There is tech news regarding new technology
http://news.discovery.com/tech/augme...es-120203.html

And there is tech news…more on PeterTHX’s fruit of choice and the 1st degree murder of a laptop -
http://link.brightcove.com/services/...=1467259131001

Stee, I’ll see if any of my buddies from Rancho Bernardo (Sony Electronics) spoke at the annual US FPD Conference down San Diego ways last week and ask if there is a link or pdf for folks here to read.
Thank you, you are a gentleman.
 
Old 03-05-2012, 12:09 PM   #19313
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Steedeel, I'm counting no chickens with Van Persie. "Where would Arsenal be without (player x)?" has become a familiar refrain over the last few seasons. Vieira, Henry and Fabregas each put the same end on the story and it's a bit tough to imagine Van Persie will be too different.
Yes, as i mentioned previously, i feel Arsenal are lacking some steel and grit at the moment. The difference between 'very good' and excellent.

As you know, Arsenal have been blessed with some tremendous defenders through the years and they all had a tough, no compromise attitude. That is lacking at the moment. also, all the greats have a midfield general. Roy Keane for Man U and like you mentioned, Vierra for Arsenal. Very hard to find though, those types of players. They are very rare.

However, i am very jealous that you guys have a player like Van Persie. I hope he stays with you though, just entertaining to watch from a neutrals point of view.

My team were very unfortunate to not come away with all three points against the mags (Newcastle) yesterday. A typical lucky goal deep into injury time against ten men.

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Old 03-05-2012, 12:14 PM   #19314
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No, just tired and sick. Plus, the Apple love/hate BS is boring.

So, here's an amusing article I wrote today that you might want to pass on to some of your colleagues:

http://twitchfilm.com/reviews/2012/0...ulfillment.php
Can anyone guess my name and favorite football (soccer) player from my forum name? If anyone is bored enough, give it a try!

(It's a slow work day for me!)
 
Old 03-05-2012, 01:59 PM   #19315
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There is tech news regarding new technology
http://news.discovery.com/tech/augme...es-120203.html
Interesting approach. The contacts basically take some of the burden off of the optics in the "glasses". Would make for lighter, cheaper VR glasses, though nothing fundamentally different functionally from what is in development. I wonder how long before there are contacts that build full Fourier transformed images (instead of a focal shift) that don't need accompanying glasses? Would hate to think of how uncomfortable the cable will be on the early prototypes.
 
Old 03-05-2012, 04:37 PM   #19316
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Hah! Fair enough!
The only delivery I'm waiting on is a bit headline on this site that reads something like this:

"SPHE announceds Lawrance of Arabia to be released on...."
Pics of puppies and full grown adult dogs watching either 2D or 3D on the couch are also acceptable to me…
http://hstrial-jrodriguez996.homeste...OR-REVIEW.html
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:43 PM   #19317
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No, just tired and sick. Plus, the Apple love/hate BS is boring.
So, here's an amusing article I wrote today that you might want to pass on to some of your colleagues:
http://twitchfilm.com/reviews/2012/0...ulfillment.php
Well, we’ve got to get you engaged in some discussion but, I aint talkin reli-gin cause that’s frowned upon given how passionate some members are and it always ends in hurt feelings.

I’m lucky if I can write or type over 20 words when I’m tired and sick. You are a true journalist. ‘Jewiest’ aside, that is quite an endorsement, “GOON is not only by far the best hockey movie since SLAPSHOT”.

I wonder if there are any old school hockey fans here who ever watched arguably the quintessential ‘GOON’ of all time -….http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldie_Goldthorpe ‘play’ the game.

My cousin, who was born and bred in Syracuse told me that watching a few games in which “Goldie” ‘played’ was something he has never forgotten since….and that comes from someone who went on to become a grizzled homicide detective in a major metropolitan city in the N.E. and apparently, on the other hand, has forgotten about some of his old cases over the course of time but not Goldthorpe on the ice.
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:46 PM   #19318
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^
Commentary by Bob Costas…

Man, there’s a gall-durn Youtube video for everything these days.
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:49 PM   #19319
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+1

Penton...what are you going to SF for?
Been and Back. It was a short business trip and I tacked on a visit to relatives while up there. In no particular order, my three most favorite cities in all of North America are S.F., San Diego, and Vancouver. If my wife and I had to choose one, it would probably be San Francisco.
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With the recent release of the Hugo 3D Blu-ray, I’ve received a couple PMs as to whether it is a good idea to calibrate your 3D display, who I could personally recommend, etc. This is not necessarily in reference to trying to correct any display dependent crosstalk, which is inherent in a 3D television. Ghosting 101, and then some, all covered on this page….http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread....ng#post5853238

I’m referring more to the brightness of the picture in the 3D mode and to the PM’ers, I’ve answered that before from over a year ago, see… http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread....mi#post4203827

In essence, yes it’s a good idea to calibrate if you desire the most accurate 3D picture. Marty, Bob R. and the lesser known filmmakers on Hugo utilized regularly calibrated 46” 3D LCD HD monitors on-set to view their footage and of course all D.I. suites are carefully calibrated for dailies viewing as well as post.

I don’t know if Jeff still does calibrations.
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