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Old 08-21-2011, 05:48 PM   #121
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O'Bannon was on Blade Runner? didn't know that, if you mean the scriptwriter. Well he probably didn't have that much input anyway. I mean even on Alien he just came up with some ideas and wrote a couple of drafts if i remember correctly. Nottingham script? is that what his Robin Hood was called first? didn't watch it had enough of that character seriously. But anyway don't be so pessimistic Prometheus and BR movie might be good hahah. Have to wait and see.
O'Bannon wasn't on BR, but a lot of the ideas in the movie (like that whole noir cyberpunk style) were inspired by comic/short story he wrote and Moebius illustrated. Alien is pretty much ~90% his idea, and the later revisions by those other dudes just added Ash and revised the dialogue.

yeah, Nottingham was the first name of his RH movie before he came on board. it was basically a total flip over of the RH myth by making the Sheriff the central character and, initially, RH the villain only to later be revealed that RH was framed and then in the finale during the siege of the town, the Sheriff would investigate the murders using investigative techniques from that era (apparently, one of the writers was a history buff). and then Ridley came on and was all "WTF is this shit? i want to do a RH movie so we'll do it the old, boring way just like every other RH movie out there" (except for the excellent humorous take on the matter by mr Brooks). btw, the studio paid something like 1.5mil for the original script. so yeah, fuck you Ridley.. he hasn't made anything decent since BHD 10 years ago
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:26 PM   #122
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I will pay to see any PKD flick, no questions asked. I've read everything he's ever written.

edit - Though now that I read it will be either a prequel or a sequel to a story whose original author is long dead, my hopes have been smashed to pieces and my soul torn asunder. Woe is me.
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:06 PM   #123
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I will pay to see any PKD flick, no questions asked. I've read everything he's ever written.

edit - Though now that I read it will be either a prequel or a sequel to a story whose original author is long dead, my hopes have been smashed to pieces and my soul torn asunder. Woe is me.
What did you think of The Adjustment Bureau? I thought it was pretty shit.
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:43 PM   #124
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It was like Minority Report, a bunch of nonsense trying to stretch a short story into some 2.5hr blockbuster.

but even Minority Report was more faithful to the original...so yeah, I agree with you on it being poor

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Old 08-21-2011, 09:40 PM   #125
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couple of good PKD movies. Obviously (probably) not 100 percent from the page but adapted.



this is great little b movie IMO, nice atmosphere and cool.



this one was good too. Haven't actually read the stories which these were based on yet. Would post more but tired.
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:15 PM   #126
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I can die happy if they can faithfully make VALIS and The Divine Invasion into film.

edit - LOL at them making Impostor into a movie. It's like "Oh God, I need to find this Robot...wait...I AM THE ROBOT." But for over an hour? Oh golly.

Best PKD movies are obviously Blade Runner, Total Recall and A Scanner Darkly though http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_F...uth_%28film%29 that looks cool.

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Old 08-27-2011, 06:47 AM   #127
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14680570

Haven't read yet, but wish I could understand all this properly. If I wasn't so into medicine, and my maths was better, I would have definitely gone into astrophysics.
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Old 08-27-2011, 12:07 PM   #128
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Old 08-28-2011, 01:10 AM   #129
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Human slaughterhouse discovered in Tripoli.. Pretty brutal.

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Old 09-19-2011, 03:15 PM   #131
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:34 PM   #132
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Old 09-22-2011, 06:48 PM   #133
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so... about all that "faster than light" stuff... seems like there's a chance there are particles out there that actually really do travel faster than the speed of light. it would be quite interesting if this finding got confirmed
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Old 09-23-2011, 02:28 AM   #134
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so... about all that "faster than light" stuff... seems like there's a chance there are particles out there that actually really do travel faster than the speed of light. it would be quite interesting if this finding got confirmed
They present and discuss it today. There will be a live webcast:

http://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisp...?confId=155620
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Old 09-23-2011, 04:35 AM   #135
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They present and discuss it today. There will be a live webcast:

http://indico.cern.ch/conferenceDisp...?confId=155620
Fascinating.

Fucking dissection clashes with the webcast though, hope there'll be an archive stream afterwards.
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Old 09-24-2011, 12:30 PM   #137
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Brain Imaging Reveals What You're Watching



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Old 09-24-2011, 06:56 PM   #138
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Pretty interesting.

But fMRI is quite limited in spatial and temporal resolution. And that limitation is not a technological one but a theoretical limit of that particular method of imaging, as it relies on detecting blood flow changes (BOLD).

Also, I suspect that the fMRI information is only providing a small fraction of the information as displayed in the rendering. The brunt of the work is done by the algorithm interpreting the fMRI signals, as it has 'learnt' from 18 million Youtube clips, and this makes it much better at guessing the right answer instead of 'seeing' it directly via the fMRI. I would think that as long as fMRI is being used as the imaging technique, such guessing algorithms will be required in some capacity in order to generate renderings.

What I'd really like to see is higher spatial and temporal resolution DTI imaging with a sensitivity that can detect more obscure neural networks as opposed to huge tracts. Such a method, if developed, could really allow you to directly interpret the visual input without guesswork, and with greater resolution.
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:18 PM   #139
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http://the-diplomat.com/china-power/...0%99s-tragedy/

sad, interesting article on how China is such an utilitarian society. Related to the lady who rescued the little girl hit by that truck. She's been forced to leave her home from being harassed by neighbors, basically saying she did it for fame/money.

China is fucked, needless to say.
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:09 AM   #140
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Wow. Trying to one up Luke Skywalker?

"A dead horse, a naked woman and HER desire to become one with the horse."

...yeah, she was just curious. Or just fucked up.
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Old 12-14-2011, 02:21 PM   #146
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