This is a true story that just happened to me: I was watching an episode of “Clone Wars” on my iPad on a plane, and the passenger next to me asked me, “is that the new show, The Midichlorian?”
Hey, they got the universe right.
The last episode of Creepshow was kind of weak, but I loved the season as a whole and am excited for season 2!
The new Addams Family movie is, among other things, a satire on the town of Celebration, Florida. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been to Celebration and it richly deserves the satire. But isn’t that kind of a deep cut, especially for a kids’ movie?
Also, in reference to the same #DS9 episode, I deeply do not believe that a virus could cause aphasia in multiple different species. Star Trek frequently talks about how different the anatomies of alien species are; there's no way a virus, no matter how genetically-engineered, could affect all of those different brains to achieve the same effect.
Why can't they use transporter beams to repair stuff? If they can scan a working version of a machine, it seems like they should be able to dissolve the non-working one and replace it with a working one at the push of a button.
Trying again with hashtags, since I didn't get any bites last time...
Are there any artists on here who can do a plausible rendition of late 19th-century commercial art? Something like this:
I'm looking to commission a piece.
Tagging @Curator in case you can think of anyone.
Dream, video games, VR
I had a dream last night where someone had remade the original Deus Ex in VR, in the vein of Skyrim VR, and now that I'm awake I really want them to do that.
I asked this a couple of years ago, but I'm trying again, because I haven't had a terribly spooky October this year. Can anyone recommend a video game that's "spooky" rather than scary, like being a kid on Halloween? The Costume Quest games captured that, but I haven't found others. (Doesn't have to be literally set in Halloween like CQ is).
Could run on Mac, iOS or consoles.
Has anyone ever done a Transformers knockoff as a horror movie? As I envision it, it would basically be The Thing, but instead of other people who might secretly be the monster, it's any nearby pieces of technology. Could be pretty scary.
(And no, we're not going to bring up Maximum Overdrive in response to this.)
I’m not going to say you should pay $5 a month just to access the Creepshow reboot on #shudder. I will say that you should pay $5 this month to access it, because it’s brilliant, and then keep paying $5 a month because Shudder is worth it.
But even if you don’t want to do that, go for the one month and watch Creepshow. It’s great.
I had a few minutes free, so I wrote an RPG for the 200 Word RPG Design Challenge.
You should make a game as well, if you haven't already.
I once accidentally hacked someone's account
I was trying to log on to my power company's website to pay my bill. I put in my username and password, and the password was rejected. After a couple more tries it asked for my grandmother's first name, which was a very common name in the US. I put it in, and was taken to someone else's account details.
And that's when I realized I had typoed my username. I logged out and sent a sternly-worded e-mail to the power company.
TL;DR "Security" questions aren't.
Me: I have so many subscriptions already, I really don’t need another.
Also me: $5 a month for a bunch of genuinely good mobile games with none of the micro transaction BS...damn it.
I haven't seen any conversation building up to this anniversary anywhere and I'm kind of surprised.
This upcoming November will mark the 30th anniversary of the opening of the very first commercial Internet service provider offering dial-up access to the general public.
That ISP is The World, and they still offer dial-up connections.
Proud geek. I love games in all their forms, but I'm not a "gamer" in the obnoxious sexist sense. Cyberpunk fan since William Gibson.
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