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3D was the worst thing to have ever been done to movie making - even worse than CGI. *Good* movies are no longer made - now all movies are simply "visually stimulating".


Good flms are still made, just not in North America. Foreign film is alive and well and as a rule more reliant on good writing that gee whiz effects.

 

I thus far think I am the only person who has made the connection to the decline of American cinema occuring at the same time as the rise of the music video.

 

I think that's a topic for another threadwink_face.gif

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I still believe that sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar... wink.gif
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I still believe that sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar... wink.gif

 

 

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post #4264 of 9498
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Car racing. Vroom, vroom! Our Labor Day 100 miler was fun, I placed 1st in class this time (NA 3.0L and under) and 4th overall, out of 17 entrants, and also won the manufacturer's award for the highest placing Porsche. Was sort of a hollow victory however, my main class competitor didn't show up. However, I did beat out quite a few cars in the >3.0L class, so that was great. Next time though, I'm thinking I'm going to bring out the heavy artillery and we're going to put a cage and harness in something Italian with a V12, to try and win all the marbles or at least have a podium finish. After mentioning it to the guys in that class, they smiled and nodded their approval, but there was the slightest hint of fear in their eyes too. Or maybe it was just the adrenaline from the race, who knows? biggrin.gif


Olivia Wilde looks so much like Kathleen Turner right there, so hot.




3D is horrid and is ruining modern, mainstream cinema (what was left of it), all the pandering to that format by the studios is annoying the s*** out of me. It's bad enough that almost all movie plots are paced for ADHD, over-caffeinated lab rats, and action films are now 80% CGI (RDJ wasn't even in many of his own scenes for IM3, they simply plastered his face on a body double), but now everything is IN YOUR FACE AND SCREAMING FOR 2 HOURS. Yeah... damned right it's depressing. confused_face(1).gif
Edited by Magick Man - 9/2/13 at 10:40pm
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Car racing. Vroom, vroom! Our Labor Day 100 miler was fun, I placed 1st in class this time (NA 3.0L and under) and 4th overall, out of 17 entrants, and also won the manufacturer's award for the highest placing Porsche. Was sort of a hollow victory however, my main class competitor didn't show up. However, I did beat out quite a few cars in the >3.0L class, so that was great. Next time though, I'm thinking I'm going to bring out the heavy artillery and we're going to put a cage and harness in something Italian with a V12, to try and win all the marbles or at least have a podium finish. After mentioning it to the guys in that class, they smiled and nodded their approval, but there was the slightest hint of fear in their eyes too. Or maybe it was just the adrenaline from the race, who knows? biggrin.gif


Olivia Wilde looks so much like Kathleen Turner right there, so hot.




3D is horrid and is ruining modern, mainstream cinema (what was left of it), all the pandering to that format by the studios is annoying the s*** out of me. It's bad enough that almost all movie plots are paced for ADHD, over-caffeinated lab rats, and action films are now 80% CGI (RDJ wasn't even in many of his own scenes for IM3, they simply plastered his face on a body double), but now everything is IN YOUR FACE AND SCREAMING FOR 2 HOURS. Yeah... damned right it's depressing. confused_face(1).gif


Gosh, haven't heard that Falco song in yearsbiggrin.gif

 

Congrats on the class win. Italian and V12'd hmmm did I ever mention the BB made one damn pretty race car.............

 

3d is today what Ted Turners colorized classics was for yesterday. Tripe for those without imagination, and I guess generation ADD qualifies there. Painfully loud seems to be the rule for sound recordists and I have no idea why that is.

 

I can hardly wait till some dumass gets round to 3Ding Citizen Kane and Lawrence of Arabia.

post #4266 of 9498
The electronics manufacturers also had a hand in the 3D'ing of the world - The price of 1080p had dropped to the basement and 4K wasn't yet ready for primetime, so what to do?? Hey, I know! Let's revive 3D and make everyone wear stupid glasses in their own home for no real benefit!! Brilliant! Everyone that bought the kick@ss 60-65" flatscreens for $2K will now feel like yesterday's toast unless they pop for a new 3D-capable TV, and then a few years later, we'll hit them again with 4K!! Nice job Product Marketing!! BMWs for everyone! rolleyes.gif
post #4267 of 9498
I agree with Hutnicks - it seems like the 512 was already half-way to a track-day car when you bought it. The mileage is unknown, it's not stock - I say go all the way - lighten it up, uncork the mufflers, put slicks on it, and let the gutters run red with marinara sauce...
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The race really isn't impressive at all, these guys mostly come to show their cars and goof off, I attack it more vigorously than they do. The modern sports car classes are more fun for me, because I love the speed. I can get to over 140MPH on the back. biggrin.gif Some of the historic pre and post-war runs get pretty competitive, but I prefer watching those.

The 512BB is what I plan on running, with some modifications, or maybe the Pantera.
Edited by Magick Man - 9/3/13 at 8:00am
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The race really isn't impressive at all, these guys mostly come to show their cars and goof off, I attack it more vigorously than they do. The modern sports car classes are more fun for me, because I love the speed. I can get to over 140MPH on the back. biggrin.gif Some of the historic pre and post-war runs get pretty competitive, but I prefer watching those.

The 512BB is what I plan on running, with some modifications, or maybe the Pantera.

 

You set up the Pantera with a 428 Windsor, right? I bet that would sound pretty sweet down the straight as you blow by the competition. biggrin.gif

post #4270 of 9498
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That's the problem, however, there's a restriction of 5.2L and 100bhp /liter at the wheels (no AWD in this class), which is actually a simplified metric of the actual specs, but those are pretty complicated so my mechanic sort of dumbed it down a little for me. That keeps people from coming out with literally anything and getting themselves or someone else killed. After all, we're amateurs, not professionals. Also the car must be equipped with a certified roll cage and harness, and must be a hardtop. Plus the driver has to wear a full-face helmet and fire protection, of course.
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That's the problem, however, there's a restriction of 5.2L and 100bhp /liter at the wheels (no AWD in this class), which is actually a simplified metric of the actual specs, but those are pretty complicated so my mechanic sort of dumbed it down a little for me. That keeps people from coming out with literally anything and getting themselves or someone else killed. After all, we're amateurs, not professionals. Also the car must be equipped with a certified roll cage and harness, and must be a hardtop. Plus the driver has to wear a full-face helmet and fire protection, of course.

Given the choice which you have there is really no choice. T double B wins out every time. You couldn't pay me enough to get into a Pantera on a populated race track.

post #4272 of 9498
Thread Starter 
BTW, the new model Nexus 7 makes an awesome audio source, best tablet or phone I've ever listened to. eek.gif

Like, very, very good, I'm talking non-existent noise floor and amazing DR. Proverbial "audiophile" grade, here.
Edited by Magick Man - 9/3/13 at 6:14pm
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BTW, the new model Nexus 7 makes an awesome audio source, best tablet or phone I've ever listened to. eek.gif

Like, very, very good, I'm talking non-existent noise floor and amazing DR. Proverbial "audiophile" grade, here.

Have you ever had any Cowon gear? If so, how does it compare? What about comparisons to modern portable giants like the X3 and DX100?

 

EDIT: I was reading up on the Nexus 7, and I see that it uses Binaural sound processing software designed by the firm that holds copyrights for the MP3 and AAC formats. However, general consensus seems to be that the physical DAC isn't that great, unless it's undergone a revision since the sources I'm looking at were published.

 

I need to find myself a good high-capacity tablet with a Wolfson DAC.


Edited by ssrock64 - 9/3/13 at 6:40pm
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

BTW, the new model Nexus 7 makes an awesome audio source, best tablet or phone I've ever listened to. eek.gif

Like, very, very good, I'm talking non-existent noise floor and amazing DR. Proverbial "audiophile" grade, here.

:biggrin:

 

Using an old I9000 here running Neutron and backended by Viper4android. (Insert usual overused superlatives here) sound. I have yet to hear it's equal in any portable source.

 

If you are not already I cannot recommend getting the device rooted and running Viper enough.


Edited by Hutnicks - 9/3/13 at 7:12pm
post #4275 of 9498
Ughh htc one v has quite a bit of background noise.You get what you pay for a 290$ phone :/ upgrading to nexus 4 hopefully.
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