Michael_GR
Michael_GR
Michael_GR
Jan 5
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Wells’s point in giving them three legs was to convey their alienness. another martian war machine had five. He added other details to convey how their technology (and by inference their way of thinking) was alien - for example, they appear to have never invented the wheel.

Nov 25
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Musk is a software developer with a physics degree whit a unique talent for optimization of complex systems and processes, an almost supernatural ability to tell ahead of time which risky technologies are worth pursuing, and a great businessman. Is his team doing most of the design work? sure. But that’s also true for Read more

Nov 21
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What do you mean “hold up”? It was a badly made cartoon the day it came out. You could praise it for intentions (personally I beleve it was just an attemp to cash in on environmentalism) and inclusiveness but it was always too preachy and transparently educational in a way that even kids could easily pick up on.

Oct 11
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I’d call this animation mediocre... if the year was 1997 or thereabouts. Or worse: The daleks have all the surface properties of a gunstar from 1984's The Last Starfighter. Read more

Aug 10
4

So, we had Gravity, The Martian, Ad Astra, Lucy in the Sky, Proxima, and now this. I think it’s time for Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer to direct “Astronaut Movie”.

Jul 24
1

As much as I love the original - and I’m not even against the idea of a US remake - There’s a greater issue at stake. The world is going through a global pandemic at the moment. Pharmaceuticals companies are working on a number of vaccines that should be rolled out, hopefully, next year. During this time, releasing a Read more

May 5 2020
12

Look, if Musk says his son’s name is “X AE A-12" on twitter, then it must be true. Musk is not known for ever joking on twitter.

Apr 29 2020
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14 - the ship from Predator. visible for all of two seconds in the very beginning of the film.

Apr 16 2020
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Not gonna happen. Liet Kynes is not a character anybody gives two shits about.

Apr 1 2020
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Boeing, Lockheed Martin, ESA, JAXA, Roscosmos, CASC and ISRO all have talented engineers. None of them had been able to replicate what Spacex has done routinely for five years. Almost none have even tried. There were many elecric car startups as well as private launch startups in the early 2000's. Only SpaceX and Read more

Mar 31 2020
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That would be wrong to assume. Musk *is* brilliant - as a systems engineer/optimizer and businessman. He’s already achieved things that were considered impossible by the established space industry. That does not make him brilliant in every field though, or a very deep thinker

Mar 31 2020
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I’m really disappointed with Musk. I’m such a huge SpaceX fan and it’s just so sad seeing this guy unable to correctly interpret clearly marked graphs and make asinine observations on things he clearely knows so little about. When even a soccer manager (Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp) has more sense than you when Read more

Mar 5 2020
5

For a website or a phone OS, sure. For cars? Car’s badges are 3D real-world objects. It makes sense for the print/online identity to also use the same badge, and almost all carmakers / marques, in fact, do.

Feb 18 2020
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Roslin did many things we would consider terrible, but we don’t live in a world in which there are 40,000 people left and humanity is in danger of being completely wiped out. She saved humanity in the first, like ,5 minutes of her presidency (by deciding to run away rather than stand and fight a hopeless battle), and Read more

Feb 11 2020
4

Teslas use an AC motor connected to the batteries through an inverter.

Feb 11 2020
10

Tesla is named thus because they use an AC motor (invented by Tesla).
But Tesla had nothing to do with hydrogen fuel cells. I read the Wikipedia article to see who invented the fuel cell and while it wasn’t any one person’s invention, and its evolution took more than a century, one name stuck out: Francis Thomas Bacon. Read more

Feb 10 2020
5

Exactly. a mobile art instillation at best, shaped like a Buck Rogers rocketship. 

Feb 10 2020
6

It’s a genre film. Just not “our” genre - it’s a musical. Musicals operate by their own rules, which have very little to do with the (unwritten) rules of SF/F. We share no blame in the monstrosity that is Cats.

Jan 29 2020
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Don’t forget Cyberdyne, the japanese company that develops exoskeletons.