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Lucy

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« Reply #640 on: 03-22-2012 14:09 »

Yeh well, plfff! :P
I bet you didn't consider that! Did ya!? Ha ha! smile

I meant I proper computer, like a PC or Mac. One that you have on a desk and can't easily take with you out of the house.
Svip

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« Reply #641 on: 03-22-2012 14:12 »
« Last Edit on: 03-22-2012 14:18 »

That's called a desktop computer (even if they are a laptop), or alternatively a personal computer to avoid the confusion.  Note: PC is only a brand when abbreviated and spelt with capital letters.  For all purposes, a Mac (and any variation thereof) is a personal computer.

Some say though, but isn't a smartphone a personal computer then?  It's a computer and it is personal.  And you would be correct, hence why desktop computer is usually preferred (even for laptops).
Lucy

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« Reply #642 on: 03-22-2012 14:18 »

Thank you, that's it! big grin I couldn't think of the proper term. (I haven't slept much recently, my sleeping pattern is all over the place so I've got tired brain.)

But phones are still mostly refered to as phones rather than computers. Even if they are more computery than phoneish.
Except amongst very old people who get mixed up about technology and still say things like trick photography when they should be saying special effects or CGI. smile
Fnord
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« Reply #643 on: 03-23-2012 09:01 »


The term "trick photography" was in use before "special effects" and "CGI"; it's what "very old people" learned when they were young.

Just like when YOU turn 80, and your grandkids will make fun of all the terminology that YOU use (like "phone", instead of "uvvie").
Lucy

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« Reply #644 on: 03-23-2012 14:37 »

I know that, I wasn't making fun. I don't make fun of people, I don't enjoy it. I just meant that it isn't trick photography anymore and some people (including myself) use the wrong names for technology when they get confused about it. My dad (he's in his 70s) says stuff like trick photography. I think it's interesting how a lot of people don't or can't learn about new technologies as they get older.
What's this uvvie thing you speak of? Who made it up? smile
totalnerduk

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« Reply #645 on: 03-23-2012 18:25 »

I just meant that it isn't trick photography anymore and some people (including myself) use the wrong names for technology when they get confused about it. My dad (he's in his 70s) says stuff like trick photography.
Technically, CGI is trick photography. Think about the definition and origins of the portmanteau word "photograph", and what CGI means when you see it on a cinema or TV screen.

Cinema/television is essentially "motion photography", and CGI is a cunning trick perpetrated by computer wizardry (called into being by computer wizards) that makes you think something unreal is actually really happening in front of the camera.

Therefore, strictly speaking, the term "trick photography" is accurate when applied to modern CGI.
Lucy

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« Reply #646 on: 03-23-2012 18:46 »
« Last Edit on: 03-23-2012 18:52 »

Fair enough. I didn't think of it like that.
Of course it's still applicable then, although a lot of people like to differentiate between the special effects in newer and older films with the 'computer generated' bit.
As 'phone' will probably still somehow be an applicable name for the mind reading brain chips that we'll all have in a few decades time when scientists invent magic. smile That is, if they haven't already...
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #647 on: 06-18-2012 08:53 »

This is more season 5 but whatever...
Behold! Leela's amazing disappearing wrist thing-y!
Jezzem

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« Reply #648 on: 06-18-2012 11:54 »

This is more season 5 but whatever...

That's not season 5, that's the first episode of season 6!
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #649 on: 06-18-2012 11:56 »

The Australian DVD cover likes to lie to its audience. (I'm assuming that's what the confusion's about. If not, disregard this post entirely.)
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #650 on: 06-19-2012 01:37 »

I think you're right Unreal, Rebirth is in the dvd case that looks like this:

I spose I never really thought of the movies as fifth season, they were just movies to me. Well that's confusing. Stupid tricksy cover.
Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #651 on: 06-20-2012 04:08 »
« Last Edit on: 06-20-2012 04:09 »

"5" refers to boxset number, not season number. That, and the fact that their playing episode count+ by inexplicably counting the movies as a "season" makes this all pretty confusing.
Jezzem

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« Reply #652 on: 06-20-2012 04:26 »

the fact that their playing episode count+ by inexplicably counting the movies as a "season" makes this all pretty confusing.

They wrote each movie in four parts, with some parts of the movies being written by different writers (hence each movie having four production codes at the end of the credits) so they could be aired as sixteen episodes. Explained.
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #653 on: 06-20-2012 17:47 »

Going back a few months, I'd like to address the issue of the usage of the word "phone".

The popular terminology has shifted. Casually use the phrase "Cellular telephone" in normal conversation. People will probably look at you funny, because they're used to hearing called a "cell" or a "phone" (or "celly" if they're British, or "woogonga" if they're Aussies) . Even the word "telephone" is becoming less and less frequently used.

And Jezzem is exactly right. Futurama's movies were intentionally made to be aired piece by piece as broadcast episodes (when/if they got a network to buy the content later on). They had to make them work as individual movies as well, so that they could market them directly to the fans as four separate purchases. They didn't have any advertisers supporting them after all, as it was direct-to-dvd.
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #654 on: 06-20-2012 18:02 »

I often use the term 'cellphone telephone' just to get annoyed looks from people, and also just because it makes me laugh inside every time I think about it.

Also, to add more evidence to the pile, they wouldn't have added the '100' banner to the opening credits of TMAR or made such a big deal out of the '100th delivery' if they didn't count the movies as 4 individual episodes each.  We would only be reaching that milestone today with AFtA otherwise.
Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #655 on: 06-20-2012 20:46 »
« Last Edit on: 06-20-2012 21:21 »

That's a valiant effort to explain it Jezzem, but I still say there's no way it should count as a season. TV shows are supposed to be premiered on TV, not DVD. I guess you can technically call it a season (as they are), but in that case they should lower the price- around here each Futurama movie costs $25-$28...$100 is a bit much for one season. As Mo would say, we might as well count the video game as an episode too.

Louis: I know they're counting it as a season, the debate here is whether they should. My only real issue is the cost. If they wanna count it all as one season that's fine; but sell it like a single season too. It's bad enough we gotta buy these crappy "half season" 12-episode DVDs of most of our favorite shows. Having to pay $25 for 4 episodes is insane. Anyway...sorry for the rant haha, I'm just a frustrated poor person. tongue
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #656 on: 06-21-2012 04:40 »

(... or "woogonga" if they're Aussies)


You do realise that only Americans call their mobile phones a 'cell' when Cellular is the name of the network, not the phone itself? Why is that?

Also to pull it back to topic a bit...


If Bending Units are dangerously outdated and meant to be thrown away, why then in Overclockwise does Mom order Bender to be downgraded as opposed to disposed of?

Also, random idea having just watched the episode (I can't seem to just framegrab and go, I end up watching whole eps darnit!) They should have a sort of sequel to this ep and make an eyeBot security system - meaning Mom can spy on anybody  shifty
Jezzem

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« Reply #657 on: 06-21-2012 07:07 »

That's a valiant effort to explain it Jezzem, but I still say there's no way it should count as a season. TV shows are supposed to be premiered on TV, not DVD. I guess you can technically call it a season (as they are), but in that case they should lower the price- around here each Futurama movie costs $25-$28...$100 is a bit much for one season. As Mo would say, we might as well count the video game as an episode too.

Louis: I know they're counting it as a season, the debate here is whether they should. My only real issue is the cost. If they wanna count it all as one season that's fine; but sell it like a single season too. It's bad enough we gotta buy these crappy "half season" 12-episode DVDs of most of our favorite shows. Having to pay $25 for 4 episodes is insane. Anyway...sorry for the rant haha, I'm just a frustrated poor person. tongue

If you're going by how they air the episodes, then the movies still count as a season because they were aired as a season (although, in broadcast seasons, the movies were season 6 and this current season is season 9).

Also, you can buy all of the movies in a box set, it's just called "The Collected Epics" rather than "season/volume 5".
Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #658 on: 06-21-2012 08:13 »

Is TCE a Region 2 exclusive? I can't find any links to buy it that say otherwise. frown
Jezzem

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« Reply #659 on: 06-21-2012 08:26 »

Well I've seen it in shops here so it must be Region 4 as well.
Tofu_Lion

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« Reply #660 on: 06-23-2012 03:10 »

Damn, I'm region 1. But I was lookin' at Amazon and it seems like buying used movies there would be the best idea for a tightwad. Thanks for the info though.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #661 on: 04-23-2013 22:25 »

2 goofs I noticed in Law and Oracle:

When Fry accidentally shoots Bender, there is no way whatsoever that the fake bottle of Maltese Liquor could fall off of the table. I know it was shown in the Oracle's prediction, but Bender falls straight to the ground, he doesn't like swipe his arms across the table and knock it off, nor does he make contact with the table, he just falls down. And you could say the impact of Fry's bullet on the invisible safe made the table wobble or whatever, but you can see the table is perfectly still after it bounces off the safe and the bottle is stable. Plus, even if the shot did make the table wobble, the bottle would have fallen in front of/around the Oracle, not near Bender.

Second, when the Oracle shows Fry the fake prediction of Bender sharing the liquor with the crew, you can clearly see the PE ship in the hangar in the background, yet when Fry replays the footage to the Oracle at the end, the PE ship isn't there.
SolidSnake

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« Reply #662 on: 04-23-2013 22:26 »

Funny, I am currently watching Law and Oracle!
Fnord
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« Reply #663 on: 04-24-2013 07:38 »


The Oracle didn't predict that he'd get caught, either.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #664 on: 04-24-2013 07:53 »

The Oracle also said Neo wasn't The One.

Hold on, I may be getting a bit mixed up here...
DannyJC13

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« Reply #665 on: 04-24-2013 19:39 »

The Oracle didn't predict that he'd get caught, either.

That was explained, URL and the Chief were behind prediction-proof glass. laff
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #666 on: 04-26-2014 00:01 »

I just noticed this:


Someone must have already pointed out Bender's missing lines there, but so did I now.
LadyBender

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« Reply #667 on: 04-26-2014 14:56 »

It looks like a belly button XD
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