Random Thoughts... [Entertainment Edition]

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So I just significantly updated my computer for the first time since I built it. New R7 370 4G, 12GB of RAM, and an SSD. Time to see how well it works it GTAV.
 

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You might be able to run Arkham Knight... At 3FPS, but that's not your PCs fault.
 

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Guys, can we sit around and talk about how horrible American Horror Story Hotel is?
 

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It's been 8 years since HL2 Ep2...
And I only bought the Complete Half-Life collection on steam 2 days ago. I also started playing Portal (1!) only this week. The good news is that my laptop with no dedicated videocard should be able to play everything decently.
 

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What's this then? Where's this chap gone?



Oh, there he is.


Found this guy standing on his bed, I'd say that he was probably jumping up and down on it but he'd bang his head on the ceiling. In what was my own house too, ungrateful bastard.
 

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Rise of the Tomb Raider has bombed sales wise, same release date as Fallout doesn't help.

Also my Wii U downloads patches faster than PSN
 

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I am not sure if this is annoying or brilliant. There is a video at the link that explains the text below while he paints a wall.

Make the Censors Watch 'Paint Drying'

Help me send my new film to the British Board of Film Certification.

The British Board of Film Certification (previously known as the British Board of Film Censors) was established in 1912 to ensure films remained free of 'indecorous dancing', 'references to controversial politics' and 'men and women in bed together', amongst other perceived indiscretions.

Today, it continues to censor and in some cases ban films, while UK law ensures that, in effect, a film cannot be released in British cinemas without a BBFC certificate.

Each certificate costs around ?1000 for a feature film of average length. For many independent filmmakers, such a large upfront can prove prohibitively expensive.


Submission Fee: ?101.50 Per Minute Fee: ?7.09

Luckily, there?s a flipside to all of this: while filmmakers are required to pay the BBFC to certify their work, the BBFC are also required to sit through whatever we pay them to watch.

That?s why I?m Kickstarting a BBFC certificate for my new film Paint Drying ? a single, unbroken shot of white paint drying on a brick wall. All the money raised by this campaign (minus Kickstarter's fees) will be put towards the cost of the certificate, so the final length of the film will be determined by how much money is raised here.

For instance, if we raise ?108.59, the film will be one minute long. If we raise ?526.90, it'll be an hour long. And so on.

Update: Here's a brilliant website built by Jon Ginn that tracks how long the film is, in real time.
Risks and challenges

I've shot fourteen continuous hours of footage, on crisp 4K digital video. This should provide enough material for the film, as long as this campaign doesn't raise more than ?6057.

If the campaign surpasses that figure, I'll reshoot the film with a longer runtime ? which would also allow Paint Drying to overtake Jacques Rivette's Out 1 (with a runtime of 775 minutes) as the longest film ever rated by the BBFC.

I get that this is a protest of sorts, but it seems somewhat lame, and definitely ineffective.
 

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I'm a sucker for those tow truck shows on TV. Who else has seen Ice Road Rescue on National Geographic? IMDB doesn't have it at all so not sure if US gets this show? Seems to air in most of Europe tho.
 

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I'm a sucker for those tow truck shows on TV. Who else has seen Ice Road Rescue on National Geographic? IMDB doesn't have it at all so not sure if US gets this show? Seems to air in most of Europe tho.
Not the Norwegian version, but I've seen the Canadian Version, Highway thru hell, like all reality shows the faux 'danger' and 'extreem urgency' of every single wreck they seem to do gets on my nerves, but apart from that pretty cool....wreckers are freaking badass.
 
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