September 27th, 2004

Ahh! Babies!

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Have we ever gotten all the way to a hurricane with a z name? How do you think they come up with the list of names for hurricanes each year? They always seem to be such old and outdated names. Also, why do they recycle a lot of the names they use each year? Why not be creative and come up with new ones?
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This morning I was going to ask a question about an old, old movie, but I figured everyone here was too young to even know who the actor was that I wanted to ask about. So I did my own research, both through my memory and imdb.com and found my answer. Which leads me to this question...

Why do so many people here ask questions that anyone with a working knowledge of the internet could find the answer to themselves? This isn't a complaint, just an observation/question.
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    Power of Love - Huey Lewis
hellsing

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Do you have songs for characters (specifically in literature), that when you listen to the music you go "OMG!!! That is SO ____________!" (Harry Potter, Legolas, Joslyn, Yossarian, whatever).

Please do share the song/character pairings?
Shadist (Wasp)

A question of the Soul. (Names of Characters who have sold theirs)

Ok don’t worry this isn’t a question of your beliefs or of religion.


Can anyone give me some idea’s of names of characters who, in myth, legend or whatnot, sold their soul for X. (where X is anything).



You see once upon a time I worked a 20-hour shift on thanksgiving and new years and a 24-hour shift on Christmas to allow me to build my computer.




In honor of the hours I worked I named it Faust as I felt I had sold part of my soul (or at least my sanity) to build it.


Now I am working 2 jobs (75.5 hours a week), which will allow me to build a better, stronger faster one.

I have been casting about for a proper name in keeping with Faust.


Any ideas?
lempicka

computer/network problems...

my school's network has basically been down the whole weekend. this morning, i went to a place (off campus) to go online via a wifi network at a cafe...but the internet (or AIM, for that matter) still wouldn't load. my computer showed that there was a wifi connection, but no websites would load...
i have a mac ibook.
any help?
leave your turntable on

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Do you ever think of the different ways that a certain song could be interpreted? With that said, how would you interpret Don Henley's "The Boys of Summer"? I always saw it as being about a guy who lives in a resort town who is in love with a girl who comes into town for vacation, and he still cares for her, even though she's gone after the summer, blah blah blah.
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default - I link therefore I am

Starvation

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Being jacked into the Matrix, anything that happens within the system to your RSI (virtual self) effects your real body. Like that old axiom that dying in a dream will kill you in life.

You get hit = bloody lip
Shot = tore up inside
Break a limb = body spasms to break the bone
Die = die

You get the idea.

By the same token, good things effect your real body the same way...which begs the question: what happens to a person if they're having sex while jacked in? I don't suppose operators wander around with spare towels...

The point, or question, I'm dancing around here is this hypothetical; a ship crashes and its operator and pilot are killed but all the other equipment still fundamentally works. The only survivors of whatever happened are all jacked in. Eating within the Matrix, to some extent, staves off hunger in the actual body but without actual nourishment, the body will eventually start to atrophy and starve.

How long do you suppose they could survive like that?
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    Stargate SG-1
Ryu face

Wmv-Gif

Ok i had a quick question, is it possable to change a wmv file to a gif? so it can be altered in such programmes as animation shop?
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    Neil Diamond~ Mr Bojangles
xmen

Movie dubbing

How are movies generally dubbed? Is there a code of ethics, unwritten rules, etc...?

Reason I ask is because I’ve been watching X-Men 2 on HBO Latino, and although I used to be semi-fluent in Spanish, I can’t tell if they’re using accents or not. I’ve seen X-Men 2 in English many times, so I can follow all the action, but are all the characters given standard accents? Does Nightcrawler have a German accent? Does Magneto have a British accent? (Although I noticed he pronounced the last “r” in “Stryker.”) Is maintaining accents commonplace in dubbed films?

Also, when movies are dubbed, is the entire audio track wiped out and then re-recorded, or just the parts that have dialogue in them? I’d think the sound effects and soundtrack would be stored on a computer and then just replayed for the dub, but I figured I’d ask instead of assume. :-) I also noticed that the use of the dubbed voices seems to be inconsistent. In the Wolverine/Lady Deathstrike fight, it's all Kelly Hu and Hugh Jackman’s screaming and grunting, but in the scene after the -- for lack of a better term -- universal mind attack (I’ll be vague here to avoid spoilers), all the gasping is coming from the dubbed actors. Is that how it often goes in dubbed action movies?
Christmas'd!

tye-dye

i have a friend who swears up and down that tye-dye is a color. i, on the other hand, swear up and down that it is not.
so i come to you folks to settle the dispute once and for all: is tye-dye a color?
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Has anyone ever taken a class in school that either they had to take because of pre-registered class or the only one that fits into your schedule to realize you have no idea what you are doing there?

I do not know why this course was needed but I am not taking anything pertaining to this course and I have no clue what is going on..lol..

Anyone know what I am mean?
books = good

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Though there's probably a more specific community somewhere for this, I'll toss this out here. I'm a huge reader of fantasy and horror anthologies, and I love short stories more than any other form of writing. Collected anthologies of various authors, though, seem to invariably be culled from assorted magazines, which I am unable to locate or really find much information about. Does anyone know of any good horror/fantasy story magazines, and maybe sites where I could find out more or get a subscription?

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Where do fruit flies come from? I mean My mom left a banana peal in a bag of grabage for like 2 days in her car and we didn't use it and when we got in it smelled like banana no big deal but when we went out of the garage into light the car was full of fruit flies...
I mean how did they get into the car? Where do they come from? Live mostly? Born?
lol.... curious...
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