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  • in reply to: Voyager thoughts #27170
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    Which leads to the question…. does OSHA exist in the future?


    “All parts should go together without forcing. You must remember that the parts you are reassembling were disassembled by you. Therefore, if you can’t get them together again, there must be a reason. By all means, do not use a hammer.” —IBM Manual, 1925

    in reply to: Voyager thoughts #27102
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    But I realized how much I truly loved it a few years ago when I converted all of the episodes to mp3 format and listened to all of them in my car as one listens to audio novels or podcasts.

    It was a simpler time, when we were more dependent on plot and actor’s performances rather then special effects to deliver the story. It’s too bad that Plex in Android Auto will only do music and podcasts. Oh well, there is always the feature request.


    “All parts should go together without forcing. You must remember that the parts you are reassembling were disassembled by you. Therefore, if you can’t get them together again, there must be a reason. By all means, do not use a hammer.” —IBM Manual, 1925

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    For me, the problem with “binge viewing” has been…. finding several undisturbed hours to watch a series on end. That has not been my life for over a decade now.

    Nowadays, there are multiple streaming services available. I personally subscribe to Amazon Prime, HBO Max (free with my broadband), Hulu (1 year promo), and Criterion Channel. (Not that I watch them at the moment.) But, there are also folks who will subscribe to a particular streaming service for a particular series, then cancel the service. From a business perspective, that means I’m only getting one month of subscription fees, and less if they are on a promo.


    “All parts should go together without forcing. You must remember that the parts you are reassembling were disassembled by you. Therefore, if you can’t get them together again, there must be a reason. By all means, do not use a hammer.” —IBM Manual, 1925

    in reply to: J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars Episode IX #27002
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    The Star Wars movies were the last movies ripped in my existing library. Not so surprisingly, the last movie was Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. No, I didn’t acquire any titles after that. And, to make matters something (because better or worse doesn’t work here), I have no desire to find those titles.


    “All parts should go together without forcing. You must remember that the parts you are reassembling were disassembled by you. Therefore, if you can’t get them together again, there must be a reason. By all means, do not use a hammer.” —IBM Manual, 1925

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    Then, this won’t help. From CinemaBlend:

    Why Alyson Hannigan Hasn’t Shown Her Kids Buffy The Vampire Slayer Yet

    Alyson Hannigan’s Willow from Buffy the Vampire Slayer remains an iconic character within action and supernatural storylines almost 20 years after the series’ finale. ‘90s and early ‘00s kids and teens had the WB show at a time when TV was beginning to explore kick-ass girl power in new ways. Nowadays, Hannigan is raising two daughters of her own with her Buffy co-star and husband Alexis Denisof and plays the mother in Disney+’s latest movie, Flora and Ulysses.

    FULL ARTICLE HERE


    “All parts should go together without forcing. You must remember that the parts you are reassembling were disassembled by you. Therefore, if you can’t get them together again, there must be a reason. By all means, do not use a hammer.” —IBM Manual, 1925

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    From Page 6:

    ‘Buffy’ alum Nicholas Brendon explains silence on Joss Whedon claims

    Former “Buffy” star Nicholas Brendon is defending his right to not comment on the allegations of abuse against director Joss Whedon as he battles health issues.

    The 49-year-old, who played Xander Harris on the ’90s-2000s WB series, shared this week that he was hospitalized after a visit to the emergency room because of nerve damage in his spine.

    FULL ARTICLE HERE


    “All parts should go together without forcing. You must remember that the parts you are reassembling were disassembled by you. Therefore, if you can’t get them together again, there must be a reason. By all means, do not use a hammer.” —IBM Manual, 1925

    in reply to: Ready Player One #26921
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    I will admit that I went into the book “blind” partially because I pre-ordered it to take advantage of a Audible promotion. Yup, there are more 80s references, including one where I was heading off to Wikipedia to look up Ninja Princess and the artist Rieko Kodama. Is it better than the first book? No, and I see where the criticisms are based upon. I still enjoyed it, but if, at the end, I’m really not wanting more, that’s a bad sign.


    “All parts should go together without forcing. You must remember that the parts you are reassembling were disassembled by you. Therefore, if you can’t get them together again, there must be a reason. By all means, do not use a hammer.” —IBM Manual, 1925

    in reply to: Ready Player One #26915
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    I still haven’t watched the Ready Player One movie. However, I did download the Ready Player Two audiobook on release day (November 24th), and thanks to work, I wasn’t able to listen to until this past week. I took a trip to Uncertain, TX and back, then to Tulsa, OK to the Center of the Universe and back just for some alone time to listen to the book. Yes, it does build upon from the first book, although it does take put away some of the possible plot crutches from the first book. The is a very interesting twist that occurs in the middle of the second book that I won’t spoil here. Needless to say, if you enjoyed the first book, you will enjoy the second book. I’m just hoping there isn’t a Ready Player Three.


    “All parts should go together without forcing. You must remember that the parts you are reassembling were disassembled by you. Therefore, if you can’t get them together again, there must be a reason. By all means, do not use a hammer.” —IBM Manual, 1925

    in reply to: Texas Pinball Festival 2021 – in jeopardy…. #26904
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    A year without conventions, a year without travel, a year without events…. Sigh…. I moved to Texas to get a fresh start, I paid a premium to have a home close to work, and I’m spending a majority of it working from home. They say we’re going to return to the office by the end of June, I’ll believe it when I see it.


    “All parts should go together without forcing. You must remember that the parts you are reassembling were disassembled by you. Therefore, if you can’t get them together again, there must be a reason. By all means, do not use a hammer.” —IBM Manual, 1925

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    From Ars Technica:

    NSF releases footage from the moment Arecibo’s cables failed
    Two different cameras, with one capturing a close-up of the cables snapping.

    (On December 3rd), the National Science Foundation released video taken at the moment the Arecibo Radio Observatory’s cables failed, allowing its massive instrument platform to crash into the dish below. In describing the videos, the NSF also talked a bit about the monitoring program that had put the cameras in place, ideas it had been pursuing for stabilizing the structure pre-collapse, and prospects for building something new at the site.

    A quick recap of the collapse: the Arecibo dish was designed to reflect incoming radio radiation to collectors that hung from a massive, 900-ton instrument package that was suspended above it. The suspension system was supported by three reinforced concrete towers that held cables that were anchored farther from the dish, looped over the towers, and then continued on to the platform itself. Failure of these cables eventually led to the platform dropping into the dish below it.

    FULL ARTICLE HERE


    “All parts should go together without forcing. You must remember that the parts you are reassembling were disassembled by you. Therefore, if you can’t get them together again, there must be a reason. By all means, do not use a hammer.” —IBM Manual, 1925

    in reply to: Texas Pinball Festival 2021 – in jeopardy…. #26875
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    Just received a few minutes ago…

    TPF2021 is Canceled

    It is with great sadness we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Texas Pinball Festival scheduled for this coming March 26-28, 2021. We were going to wait until January 5th, but we believe the inevitable is obvious.

    Web Page post


    “All parts should go together without forcing. You must remember that the parts you are reassembling were disassembled by you. Therefore, if you can’t get them together again, there must be a reason. By all means, do not use a hammer.” —IBM Manual, 1925

    in reply to: Save Arkadia! #26736
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    Like this. There are several arcade-restaurants in this local area which I wanted to go to that are struggling.


    “All parts should go together without forcing. You must remember that the parts you are reassembling were disassembled by you. Therefore, if you can’t get them together again, there must be a reason. By all means, do not use a hammer.” —IBM Manual, 1925

    in reply to: 2020 Emmy nominations #26679
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    It should be noted that Netflix’s 160 nominations exceeds NBC, CBS, ABC, and Fox combined nominations.


    “All parts should go together without forcing. You must remember that the parts you are reassembling were disassembled by you. Therefore, if you can’t get them together again, there must be a reason. By all means, do not use a hammer.” —IBM Manual, 1925

    in reply to: Grant Imahara has passed away #26668
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    Dammmnnn…. and I had the opportunity to see him on-stage during the White Rabbit Project tour.


    “All parts should go together without forcing. You must remember that the parts you are reassembling were disassembled by you. Therefore, if you can’t get them together again, there must be a reason. By all means, do not use a hammer.” —IBM Manual, 1925

    in reply to: Look out 2020 we may have a nearby star go supernova #26659
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    It may already have happened.


    “All parts should go together without forcing. You must remember that the parts you are reassembling were disassembled by you. Therefore, if you can’t get them together again, there must be a reason. By all means, do not use a hammer.” —IBM Manual, 1925

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