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Mac Dude

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#1196723 Blade Runner 2049

Posted by Mac Dude on 08 October 2017 - 09:46 PM

but i think thats part of the reason its so overrated.  it entices one to read into it far more than was ever really there.

More than you think is there, that is :). Both Blade Runner movies are about what people we accept and those we think of as 'beneath us'. That attitude is as old as time, with my tribe being better than your tribe, white better than black or asylum seeker worth less than everybody else.

The story isn't new, but the time and place are. Even though the story isn't original, I don't think that means there is nothing to it.

#1196688 Blade Runner 2049

Posted by Mac Dude on 06 October 2017 - 12:05 PM

I want to see it quite badly, but have never finished watching the original, because 9 yr old me could never stay awake.

Is there a particular cut of the original you'd suggest I watch?



The 'Final Cut' is probably my favourite,  anything but the US cut :).


When they remastered it for all the remakes they cleaned it up a lot so as long as it's not the original and it's on blu ray you'll be fine.  I have the 5-disc blu ray set if you want to choose a specific version :)  

#1196610 What's on your mind?

Posted by Mac Dude on 02 October 2017 - 02:26 PM

In terms of significant AFL grand final droughts broken in fairly recent times :

Sydney - 72 years(broken in 2005 and said to be the longest drought in professional sport)
Bulldogs - 55 years(broken last year)
Cats - 44 years(broken in 2007)
Tigers - 37 years(broken on the weekend

All clubs in order of how long they have had since winning their last GF :

Demons - 53 years
Saints - 51 years
Dockers - 23 years(sort of - they have been in the comp for 23, been in 1 GF and never won one)
Blues - 22 years
Crows - 19 years
Roos - 18 years
Bombers - 17 years
Lions - 14 years
Port Power - 13 years
Eagles - 11 years
Magpies - 7 years
Suns - 7 years(again, they have been in the comp for 6 years but haven't won one)
Cats - 6 years
Giants - 6 years(as above - in it for 5 years without a GF win)
Swans 5 years
Hawks - 2 years
Bulldogs - 1 year

#1196323 how crap is this government ?

Posted by Mac Dude on 22 September 2017 - 11:25 PM

I think the charity organisers should be thanking the man for all the free publicity the charity benefited from.

I guess we could all thank Hitler for reducing the population of the planet as well... :P

More importantly, Roberts is on the way out it seems.


#1196275 how crap is this government ?

Posted by Mac Dude on 21 September 2017 - 03:05 PM

Looks like there is some good that can come out of Cory Bernardi being a homophobic moron.


#1196274 What Did You Watch Lately ?

Posted by Mac Dude on 21 September 2017 - 02:15 PM

I used to be a Catalyst fan before they started down the 'fake science' path.

I recorded the last few episodes of the rebooted Catalyst in the faint hope that they might have picked up their game.

The first one I watched was on cardiac surgery and heart disease. After a few minutes I realized that the reporter wasn't just a reporter but a current cardiac surgeon. Her insight and the show was fantastic. It looks like they are going with the approach of one topic per show to do it justice.

Last night I watched the episode on the Cassini mission which we also enjoyed.

It looks like they have picked up their game...

#1196211 What's on your mind?

Posted by Mac Dude on 18 September 2017 - 09:16 PM

We have a friend who has MND. Unfortunately it started in her tongue which has quickly made it more and more difficult to communicate. She's a fucking trooper though, as are the rest of the family.

We are on a roster to make meals for them, works out about once a month and being the one with more time at home I throw it together. Tonight's was a Guinness stout beef casserole with Heineken beer bread(the beer bread is great with the casserole but even better if you make it with a craft beer). Though the one that appears to be a fav is the coq au vin with brown butter and sage mash.
It puts a smile on my face to make it but not so delivering it :(

#1196097 What's on your mind?

Posted by Mac Dude on 14 September 2017 - 08:56 AM

Adding to the list of stupid things I've said - "That bag of potato gems is way bigger than we need."

#1195902 Same-sex postal survey is a go

Posted by Mac Dude on 09 September 2017 - 11:26 AM

I see the postal survey and the NBN as two completely different types of stuff ups of completely different magnitudes. :)
In the end you're right though, they are both stuffups.

Yes,they're completely different in character, but my point was that they're both indicative of an inability to perceive consequences of their actions.

Yeah, nah. :)

I don't think they realised how bad the NBN decision was/is but I don't think they care about the path to SSM they have taken. I'm guessing, but I think the 'small l' libs see the postal survey as the only way to get SSM through a finely balanced party room, while the 'big L' libs see it as a possible way to delay it.

Having said that, without being on the inside I'm only guessing...

#1195864 Same-sex postal survey is a go

Posted by Mac Dude on 08 September 2017 - 01:20 PM

i think it will be a lowish number disproportionate to the real sentiment of the people.


i suspect potential negative voters are fairly homogeneous in terms of being highly motivated to participate, whereas potential positive voters sit on a much wider spectrum between enthusiasm and indifference, not to mention those who are antagonistic towards the whole damned sham of a process.

It's the indifferent folks that worry me. More and more I've come across people who are marginally yes because they can't see any reason same sex couples not to be married. However they may not have many/any friends who are impacted and it's these folks who may just forget to respond.

If it were a mandatory vote I wouldn't be concerned for the Yes campaign, but it's not for obvious reasons.

Great, all the churchy people will be petitioning on the streets. I hate those people.

You mean like these folks :


Yeah, bastards.

#1195779 how crap is this government ?

Posted by Mac Dude on 07 September 2017 - 02:23 PM

Let's keep this coal power plant running because the private market doesn't says the LNP

And because the market regulator says we could be in the shit over the next few years if we don't.

We are a victim of the short political cycle. Given the time it takes to plan and build base load generators this is a problem that should have been addressed by Howard and Rudd(v1.0).

#1195704 Is George Brandis right ?

Posted by Mac Dude on 06 September 2017 - 08:28 AM

I love how I've not a put enough thought into this because someone else is thought to have the "right" of the situation ;).
And this question here ... " Why not adults too? " ... says to me that you don't really discern the import of an assault on children as opposed to those of an adult.

Or, it begs the question as to why you draw the line at sex offences against children?

If we don't give them passports so they can't go overseas to reoffend, what are we going to do to then protect Australian children from them, if they're so likely to reoffend?

This is the important question, and it leads to the obvious conclusion: This isn't about pedophiles, it's about controlling movement.
If it was about pedophiles, we'd have kept these people in prison, or required that they be detained for psychological evaluation. The fact that they're allowed in general society tells you that they're not considered a threat.

It is about paedophiles. It is that our laws do not deal with these criminals properly, because putting them in prison for a time and letting them out does not " cure " them.
The fact that they're allowed back into general society does not mean they're not considered a threat anymore, It means they have served the time our court system has allotted them for the crime of assaulting and fucking up our children. it's also, that we have no real idea how to properly curb their assault on children. And certainly letting them have clear access to travel to other countries to offend their kids is not " curing "  them either.

I'm still not sure why confiscating their passports so that they can only continue to abuse Australian children is preferred to allowing them overseas.

If the treatment/sentencing of paedophiles is lacking we should look at changing that not confiscating passports.

#1195695 Is George Brandis right ?

Posted by Mac Dude on 05 September 2017 - 10:16 PM

How about normal sexual assault against adults rather than children?

Do you not discern any difference between the assault of a child and one of an adult ?

I think the point of Nich's question is to prompt the thought, 'where do you draw the line?'.

Do you say sexual assault of a child is so bad that you can't leave the country but sexual assault of an adult is 'only bad', so once you've done your time you can leave.

Generally I have a problem with people doing their time then being arbitrarily punished once they have paid their debt to the community(sic). It's basically saying the current sentencing doesn't fit the crime so we will make it up as we go along.

#1195603 What's on your mind?

Posted by Mac Dude on 03 September 2017 - 11:05 PM

Looks like we have a new Father's Day tradition in our family - preping and cooking a roast while drinking margaritas.

#1195579 What's on your mind?

Posted by Mac Dude on 03 September 2017 - 02:51 PM

Lol, kids gave me American Truck Simulator for Father's Day.