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TV & Movies / Re: Bill Nye Saves the World or Does He?
« Last post by Ah.hell on Today at 03:47:20 PM »
I wasn't interested in the show but the conservative podcasts I listen to it are all of the same opinion so it makes me curious.  They agree its lefty propaganda thinly veiled as science. 
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Skepticism / Science Talk / Re: Any good terms for a Mars like planet?
« Last post by 2397 on Today at 03:30:20 PM »
It could be one of those solid gold death stars planets.
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TV & Movies / Re: Rate the last movie you just saw.
« Last post by werecow on Today at 03:29:11 PM »
There's a lot of King adaptations I like... I always really enjoyed The Night Flyer. It's got a bit of a film noir aspect to it.

Also Graveyard Shift, Salem's Lot and Storm Of The Century were alright. And Silver Bullet was the first werewolf film I ever saw, so that has a special place in my brain for that reason.

And though it's definitely very flawed, I like The Langoliers right up to the point where the horrible CGI shows up (specifically, I like the creep factor of them waking up to a completely empty world)... Though I dislike the cousin Balki going crazy stuff.
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Would a mostly dead world with something of an atmosphere (like Mars) likely always be red?
Trying to see if a natural process might result in a planet other than red?
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Member Creations / Re: Sci-Fi story help
« Last post by Desert Fox on Today at 03:23:32 PM »
Sure. It wasn't a rhetorical question.

Though specifically shooting a gun is one aspect of it, and there might be reasons why you would have different sets of weapons. Some that may become apparent over time rather than with each shot. And maybe there are circumstances where you wouldn't want to be shooting projectiles at all.

As far putting holes in the hull, that is a risk, but you could plug the hole with something like that spray foam you use for household tasks. The formula might be a little different but it would be similar.
Or carry rolls of carbon fiber with adhesive on it.

In any case, far easier to patch than a navy ship at sea.
Ever go to USS Buttercup?
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Member Creations / Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
« Last post by Desert Fox on Today at 03:21:47 PM »
Virginia class submarine (Could be a Sea Wolf possibly)
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Member Creations / Re: Sci-Fi story help
« Last post by Noisy Rhysling on Today at 03:07:19 PM »
Sure. It wasn't a rhetorical question.

Though specifically shooting a gun is one aspect of it, and there might be reasons why you would have different sets of weapons. Some that may become apparent over time rather than with each shot. And maybe there are circumstances where you wouldn't want to be shooting projectiles at all.

As far putting holes in the hull, that is a risk, but you could plug the hole with something like that spray foam you use for household tasks. The formula might be a little different but it would be similar.
Or carry rolls of carbon fiber with adhesive on it.
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Member Creations / Re: Sci-Fi story help
« Last post by Desert Fox on Today at 03:04:14 PM »
Sure. It wasn't a rhetorical question.

Though specifically shooting a gun is one aspect of it, and there might be reasons why you would have different sets of weapons. Some that may become apparent over time rather than with each shot. And maybe there are circumstances where you wouldn't want to be shooting projectiles at all.

As far putting holes in the hull, that is a risk, but you could plug the hole with something like that spray foam you use for household tasks. The formula might be a little different but it would be similar.
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TV & Movies / Re: Rate the Last Documentary you saw
« Last post by Neutral Milk on Today at 03:04:00 PM »
The Seven Five

This doc is about NYC's corrupt Seventy Fifth precinct and the actions of the precinct's ringleader Michael Dowd in the 1980s and early 90s.
It is astonishing just how a-hole these cops were and how many of the cops (both dirty and clean)regard any whistleblower as  being a "rat".

It is also interesting how they complain about their pay--they show a check with  the amount of $615 (after taxes) as a weekly pay (starting salary). In the mid 80s even in NYC that wasn't bad pay at all (and cops then and still now all live in the 'burbs). Plus factor in the health coverage for life and retirement benefits after 20 years. Their complaints make me want to SCREAM at the tv. Talk about snowflakes.

This is also a showcase in the NYC accent--which breaks down into ethnic lines more than borough--most of what you hear is the NYC/Irish cop/fireman accent.

Where did you see this? Is it on Netflix?
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Member Creations / Re: Sci-Fi story help
« Last post by 2397 on Today at 02:55:31 PM »
Sure. It wasn't a rhetorical question.

Though specifically shooting a gun is one aspect of it, and there might be reasons why you would have different sets of weapons. Some that may become apparent over time rather than with each shot. And maybe there are circumstances where you wouldn't want to be shooting projectiles at all.
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