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« #360 : 09-27-2017 15:51 »

What was the story?
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« #361 : 09-27-2017 16:41 »

Oh, it was just about how they had not yet directly been told by Fox that the show was being canceled, but one day they were all in the writers' room and a real estate agent popped into the room to show a client this great office space that would soon be available. Which was, you know, a not-subtle hint that Futurama's days at Fox were numbered. DXC tells it better, of course, but that's the gist.
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« #362 : 09-27-2017 17:10 »

Wow, f'ed up.  Plus how did Fox know the lease wouldn't be paid up?  Maybe they wanted to keep the office for other purposes.  Maybe I like office space.  Maybe Fox doesn't know everything maybe perhaps.

Thanks for sharing.
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« #363 : 10-03-2017 18:12 »

Futurama Coming to SYFY With Deal for All 140 Episodes of the Original Series

It's not new episodes, of course, but it does do my heart good to know I can find the show on cable during my late-night channel surfing. It airs at oddball times on Comedy Central, I've found, so a dedicated block of six(!) hours two nights a week is impressive. I mean, obviously I own all these episodes on DVD, but I still get sort of a kick from seeing it on "actual" TV, with occasional promos and commercial interruptions and such, so this is pretty neat.
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« #364 : 10-03-2017 18:37 »

There is now a 44% chance Futurama will begin producing new episodes in the next 19 months.  In this timeline.
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« #365 : 10-03-2017 20:52 »


Wow, thanks for sharing that, Gorky!  It takes a lot to get me to sit down and watch a program or movie.  I'm much more likely to notice something interesting when flipping channels and then tune in and mostly watch.  Last night I was having supper when winna mentioned that he wasn't very impressed with an ep of ST Voyager that was on, so I flipped to the BBC and ended up watching one of the more interesting Voyager episodes (it was not the same one winna was watching).

The more airtime Futurama gets, the more interest generated and the slightly greater chance of new material.  I'd love to see another deal with three or four movies.  It's very unlikely, I think, but more exposure is good.

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« #366 : 10-03-2017 21:48 »

I've seen some speculation that SyFy could produce new content if this goes well, but could they even afford to? The SyFy productions I've seen have been incredibly cheap affairs and Futurama's fairly expensive to produce as far as TV goes.
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« #367 : 10-03-2017 21:50 »

Oh, by the way, David X. Cohen just appeared on the Nerdist podcast and did a huge interview as part of the whole Futurama podcast thing. It's well worth listening to.

In it, he essentially says that he felt like they had unfinished business when they were cancelled by Fox but now he feels like they've said what they have to say with the show - which is how I feel, too. He also goes on to say that he'd definitely be open to coming back and that there's no reason why they couldn't - it's just less pressing than it used to be.
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« #368 : 10-03-2017 22:02 »

Agreed.  And yes, anybody can produce Futurama now.  47% chance new episodes on this timeline.
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« #369 : 10-03-2017 23:04 »

Oh, by the way, David X. Cohen just appeared on the Nerdist podcast and did a huge interview as part of the whole Futurama podcast thing. It's well worth listening to.

Yeah, it was definitely a good listen. I'm glad to hear he and Josh Weinstein are writers on Matt Groening's new Netflix show. That sounded faintly familiar to me--like maybe it had been mentioned in one of the press releases or during Comic Con or something--but I was glad to hear his confirmation of that fact. As a rule I don't love fantasy stuff, but if DXC is on board (albeit, not in a show-running capacity, as he notes) then this show can't be all bad.
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« #370 : 10-06-2017 07:43 »

Oh, by the way, David X. Cohen just appeared on the Nerdist podcast and did a huge interview as part of the whole Futurama podcast thing. It's well worth listening to.

Yeah, it was definitely a good listen. I'm glad to hear he and Josh Weinstein are writers on Matt Groening's new Netflix show. That sounded faintly familiar to me--like maybe it had been mentioned in one of the press releases or during Comic Con or something--but I was glad to hear his confirmation of that fact. As a rule I don't love fantasy stuff, but if DXC is on board (albeit, not in a show-running capacity, as he notes) then this show can't be all bad.

I was already really excited for a new Groening show, but knowing that some of the other creative minds behind Futurama are involved is even better news.

I hope it's good. Futurama's one (?) attempt at fantasy wasn't exactly met with acclaim.
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« #371 : 10-07-2017 00:17 »

Fantasy's not a flavour I'm particularly into either but with more or less the same core writing staff of Futurama and The Simpsons (before it went shit), I can't imagine it'll be anything less than brilliant.

I'd be downright amazed if it was as good as those other two shows but it doesn't need to be.

Also, I liked Bender's Game and I expect it'll be better than that.
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« #372 : 10-07-2017 00:28 »

Agreed.  I also like fantasy a bit sometimes though.  It's usually a bit better when the fantasy elements are downplayed in favor of realism, but I don't think this will be a drama.  As a comedy, it'll probably be a love letter to D&D enthusiasts and Tolkien fanatics.  I can dig that, even though I'm not technically a tabletopper myself, in practice, anyways.
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« #373 : 10-13-2017 16:24 »

Just saw the SyFy news and agree it's better to do it occasionally in blocks as opposed to daily, though I think six hour blocks might burn through the somewhat limited episode count pretty quickly
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« #374 : 10-13-2017 18:48 »

Yeah, at this rate they'll burn through every episode in less than five weeks. I'm wondering, though, if the Saturday morning blocks will just be repeats of stuff that's already aired earlier in the week during the Monday and Tuesday marathons. Alternately, those six-hour weeknight blocks might function similarly to how the Adult Swim airings did, where you have three hours of "primetime" content that then gets repeated on the back end.

The end result would wind up being essentially the same, but no matter. I suppose it's also possible that they'll do, like, themed marathons instead of showing the episodes in production order or something. The possibilities are...well, not endless, but at least myriad.
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« #375 : 10-13-2017 19:13 »
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How many different combinations of Futurama episode  orders, which only contain one unique episode through a full series showing, are there?
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« #376 : 10-13-2017 20:42 »

At uni I purchased a large number of books for my classes. And out of all those books, there's only one I didn't keep, which was the book for my statistics class. That class annoyed me to no end, for reasons that have mostly faded completely. :p

But I seem to recall that there's a simple formula for calculating permutations.

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« #377 : 10-14-2017 02:32 »

I'm inclined to tell you guys to take this to the math thread, but factorials are actually one the few mathematical concepts I still remember from high school. There's a pretty straightforward explanation of the appropriate formula on the misleadingly-titled "Math is Fun" website, with an accompanying calculator. I'd do the math for you myself, but where's the fun in that? :p
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« #378 : 10-15-2017 07:19 »
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13,462,012,475,717,524,605,876,073,858,
941,615,558,355,851,148,193,967,190,
051,391,468,057,460,367,090,535,696,797,
920,946,629,681,836,680,869,
097,041,958,983,702,264,048,370,902,
871,114,013,579,941,370,766,400,374,327,
741,701,139,895,604,871,545,254,810,
788,060,989,321,379,
840,000,000,000,000,000,000,
000,000,000,000,000?

Well... there went my day.  And all of the paper. :rolleyes:
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« #379 : 10-15-2017 08:53 »

Well... there went my day.  And all of the paper. :rolleyes:

You also broke PEEL :(
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« #380 : 10-15-2017 18:02 »

That's not news Mr. Peanutbutter.  We break peel all of the times.  :rolleyes:
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« #381 : 10-15-2017 19:07 »

It is also apparently expressible as the far more forum-friendly 1.3462012475e+241, but that's just what the fancy-pants online calculator told me.
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« #382 : 10-15-2017 21:01 »

140! would've been acceptable for my question, Gorky. Great link though, danke.
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« #383 : 10-24-2017 22:16 »

I miss Futurama. I want to write episodes & bring it back for one last hoorah.

I NEED CLOSURE, DAMMIT.
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« #384 : 10-25-2017 05:17 »

What closure do you actually need from the show?

I animate in flash, but I'm slow and lazy in the project department.  I did consider making our own episodes many years ago (first cancellation).

Biggest issue in my opinion is voices.  I had a really cool 3d intro someone did for a cartoon in the futurama universe.  It was really cool and well done, but it's likely I lost it when I tanked my historical hdd a few months ago.
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« #385 : 10-25-2017 05:28 »
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It's good to see you, Frida! Come back down into offtopic for a bit; a handfull of us are keeping the place alive. :)  Your tone suggests that you've seen every episode. Are there any you've not watched, yet?

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« #386 : 10-25-2017 07:05 »
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Agreed. It's always nice to see an old avatar around here.

Besides, we need as many captives willful participants as we can get in Offtopic.

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« #387 : 10-25-2017 16:02 »

Awesome to see you, Frida! :)
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« #388 : 10-26-2017 01:39 »

Awesome to see you, Frida! :)

Great to see you all too.

I've graduated onto Reddit & now 4chan for discussion. You guys prepared me for 4chan.
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« #389 : 10-26-2017 04:45 »


You guys prepared me for 4chan.


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Not sure whether...

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« #390 : 10-26-2017 07:44 »

I think small forums like PEEL are better for casual conversations compared to the monolith that is reddit. The way comments are sorted there makes it impossible for them to be seen unless they're posted early in the thread's lifespan.
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« #391 : 10-26-2017 13:31 »

What boards do you lurk/post on on 4chan, Frida?
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« #392 : 10-26-2017 14:14 »

I agree with your assessment UrL.  And 4chan is really ugly and difficult to navigate.  By comparison, PEEL is like a neatly organized binder.

Reddit is okay to read it, and 4chan is a lot of fun, I must say.  There's a lot of useful information put on 4chan depending on your hobbies.
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« #393 : 10-26-2017 21:02 »

I think small forums like PEEL are better for casual conversations compared to the monolith that is reddit. The way comments are sorted there makes it impossible for them to be seen unless they're posted early in the thread's lifespan.

This is obviously off-topic, but on the subject of Reddit: I've taken to consulting archived threads on the site when I have some kind of oddball technical question ("Why is my car making this weird noise?" or "How can I most effectively kill all these pesky ants in my home?") or a query related to the city in which I live ("Where are the best bars in Columbus?" or "Why can no one in this oddball burg fucking drive like a normal human person?"), and I am often frustrated by how difficult it is to read through an entire thread in chronological order. I had assumed I was just too much of a n00b to figure things out for myself, but is there in fact no way to sort the comments on Reddit in a logical, linear fashion? (I'm also none too fond of the embedded reply format that seems so popular there--but, again, I had assumed there was some way to bypass that nonsense of which I just was not privy.)   
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« #394 : 10-26-2017 21:52 »

I think small forums like PEEL are better for casual conversations compared to the monolith that is reddit. The way comments are sorted there makes it impossible for them to be seen unless they're posted early in the thread's lifespan.

This is obviously off-topic, but on the subject of Reddit: I've taken to consulting archived threads on the site when I have some kind of oddball technical question ("Why is my car making this weird noise?" or "How can I most effectively kill all these pesky ants in my home?") or a query related to the city in which I live ("Where are the best bars in Columbus?" or "Why can no one in this oddball burg fucking drive like a normal human person?"), and I am often frustrated by how difficult it is to read through an entire thread in chronological order. I had assumed I was just too much of a n00b to figure things out for myself, but is there in fact no way to sort the comments on Reddit in a logical, linear fashion? (I'm also none too fond of the embedded reply format that seems so popular there--but, again, I had assumed there was some way to bypass that nonsense of which I just was not privy.)   

There's a little drop-down menu that gives you a few options; with "new" and "old" being among them.
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« #395 : 10-27-2017 01:33 »

It's still irritating.  Basically, each comment chain is its own thread.  The whole post is a thread with subthreads in tree fashion.  Only when the post is new will you get heavy response action, but the comment chains stay alive for a few days (people check responses to their comments).

4chan is difficult to navigate in a different way.  Each thread is purely chronological, but you can respond to previous posts in the thread, and it embeds some weird secret code that forces you to take satanic trips.  Also, most of the members there try to trick one another to sticking their dicks in things dicks shouldn't be placed into, and mixing the stuff that comes from their dicks with small creatures and eat it, snort it, or anal it, and lastly they try to trick each other into chopping off their dicks.  After you chop off your dick you have to eat it, or stick it up your bum, or snort it.  If you roll quads you get to try and cut your dick off again, and dubs gets to watch.

On top of that, all of the threads get deleted there.  Which is both a good thing and a bad thing.  It's like a chatroom with racist, gay, black people, but a lot of people there are really friendly and helpful.  They're a little strict on the rules, like rule 34, but most of the culture there is really about freedom.  Also, although everything I've just said sounds like I made it up, all of that is actually a very accurate description.  I guess I could warn people not to go there, but everyone with a peel account is 18 now.  420chan is pretty laid back too.

When I first came to PEEL, I hated it.  It really is one of the cleaner speech forums on the web though, and for the most part it has some sort of magic shield protecting it from retardation, which is like radiation that makes you retarded.  TheHipJoint isn't a forum anymore, and who the fuck knows where Jason went?
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« #396 : 10-27-2017 12:34 »

There's some degree of irony to us busting on other forums' thread layouts when this particular page of this particular thread is an elongated monstrosity right now.

I mention this both because it is true, and because this post gets us one post closer to the 40 needed to start a new goddamn page.
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« #397 : 10-27-2017 17:43 »

:laff:

(I hope this helps in your mission, Gorky.)
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« #398 : 10-27-2017 17:49 »

Totally agree.  Why didn't the page get fixed more quickerly?
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« #399 : 10-28-2017 03:16 »

I think small forums like PEEL are better for casual conversations compared to the monolith that is reddit. The way comments are sorted there makes it impossible for them to be seen unless they're posted early in the thread's lifespan.

PEEL is a community. I have always recognized PEEL as being the most upper-brow forum I know of. Before I was on PEEL I lurked for like three years. The etiquette was quite intimidating back then. PEELers are astute & blunt. We didn't dick around in on-topic conversations (unlike the current conversation, but PEEL is more of a graveyard nowadays).

Reddit is kind of like tumblr, just not a total circlejerking cesspool. After twenty-four hours, activity in a thread dives as it loses its relevance to the timeliness. People don't quote others in a greater conversation of a thread like here; they reply to each other & expand the conversation outward instead of upward. The indentation set-up allows for conversations to flow with the topic which in turn invites tangents.

What boards do you lurk/post on on 4chan, Frida?
I've been a regular on 4chan for over a year now.

/co/ (Comics and Cartoons), /vp/ (Pokemon), & a little bit of dabbling in /pol/ (Politically Incorrect), but I can only take it in small doses with all the Neonazis cramping up the place.

4chan is the internet at its top potential & humanity in the raw. 4chan is wonderful because everybody there is anonymous. You can post anything you want & people will either believe you or belittle you & call you a hack. Under the guise of anonymity, it doesn't matter what you do or say. You can voice your opinion or thought, be scrutinized harshly, then say something the exact same somewhere different & have the thought appreciated. It allows for the any thought, be it soft or brash or extreme, to be heard. And when somebody validates your thought or comment on 4chan, you know that they are being judgment yet genuine because there's nothing stopping the individual otherwise from berating you. The creatives, the hidden forces that sway society mingle on 4chan. Brilliance has no face there. You gotta have a thick skin & thick stomach for 4chan. I never really went onto 4chan before last year because I knew I wouldn't be able to handle it emotionally. PEEL developed my confidence in participating in forums. I doubt I could ever give back what I got from PEEL, but if I am the greatest Futurama fan in the world, maybe I can give a little bit of my life & experience to the series.

Wow, I sound fruity. Like, fruitier than my namesake.

Thank you winna for editing your post that was hurting my neck. I've been playing Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow as I type this post while my kitty cat steps on my keyboard.
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