It says it right on the picture. Ki Sawyer AFB
It says it right on the picture. Ki Sawyer AFB
None of the launch platforms we use on a regular basis send anything past an orbit around earth. We would need to build a final stage vehicle similar to what we use for probes that we send to other planets. We don’t have anything like that just lying around, but presumably we could adapt designs that have been used… Read more
hopefully they are not trying to notify us that Earth is scheduled to be demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass.
It sounds like these utilities have excess capacity, and since nuclear is the most expensive source, it’s going to be the first to go when they need to cut costs. So they’re giving a volume discount to the miners to sell that excess capacity. It’s not going to make the nuclear plants competitive on a $ / KWH basis. Bu… Read more
the political will to build nuclear power plants (and to re-develop the ability to do so efficiently) is an extremely important and rare resource. I’m not sure if these deals help or hurt that, but it seems like a waste to use what little nuclear power we have in this country on crypto mining when it should be… Read more
I REALLY love a good terrorist arms bazaar. It’s right up there with a ninja / assassin training camp. There’s no movie that isn’t better with one of the two.
When you hear Tina Turner singing a Bond theme it really makes you wonder why it took them so long to get her to sing one... seriously it could be Shirley Bassey then Turner (I’ll make an exception for Live and Let Die becuase that one kicks ass)
“there’s too much hydrogen! it’s going to explode!” has been an inside joke between my wife and I ever since The World is Not Enough’s opening weekend, and we loved 30 Rock, so that was a genuine laugh out loud moment for us.
Brosnan’s portrayal of Bond was the most “Bond” portrayal to date. The article calls it a compromise but I see it as a synthesis of everything good the previous actors brought to the role. He has the no-nonsense approach to his work from Connery’s bond, contrasted (but not overshadowed by) with Moore’s expert delivery… Read more
they were trying to double the price of water for some third world towns. it was based off of something an American company actually did, only they were successful and they didn’t double the price of water, they tripled it.
It really goes way past what was covered in the slideshow, if you want to look at specific action sequences and not overall themes. Take for example the parkour from the beginning of Casino Royale, which was an absolutely great scene.
Wait how does the DB5 break continuity? I thought that was the same DB5 he won in Casino Royale, he just had Q branch add some of the same modifications.
I was on board with Spectre until that... now I just pretend that part doesn’t really happen (like Star Trek V, in my world they skipped it and went straight to “The Undiscovered Country”). I can tolerate the “bad guy gets caught on purpose” and “MI6 has a traitor for the 10th movie in a row” tropes, but how do you… Read more
hard to argue with that ranking!
Jane Seymour is easily top 5 for bond girls, so you have a point there. And definitely nothing wrong with it being a personal favorite. Everyone has one or two that are personal favorites even if the critical consensus doesn’t agree, which is part of what makes it so great. Personally I love Moonraker even though most… Read more
oh man... I could spend all day in this thread, but I have to get some work done! Bond is my favorite movie franchise by a mile and there’s really only a handful I won’t stop to watch if I see it on while channel surfing (well not technically channel surfing these days but Pluto has a Bond channel so I check that out… Read more
Yeah it’s probably something that they either didn’t need pre-brexit, or possibly a technicality that was rarely enforced, allowing the UK to play hardball with everyone who wasn’t 100% in line with the licensing previously.
I wouldn’t say that it worked; the lawsuit hasn’t gone to court yet and I doubt it was ever intended to to go to court to begin with. My understanding (not an expert on child porn) is there needs to be a sexual aspect to the image in order for it to be porn, and it’s very clearly not a sexual image.
Well I don’t know exactly how old you are, but growing up in the 80's and 90's we were always learning about new technology. In first grade we learned the Dewey decimal system and used a card catalog in the library. In second grade we learned to search for books on the library computer. I could dial a rotary phone if… Read more
I had this discussion with my wife just last week. I actually didn’t know that you use two periods after a period, and she’s shocked that you would do anything different. looking at a couple emails she’s sent me, it turns out she’s been using two spaces all along and I literally never noticed. And the marriage is OK,… Read more