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  1. John Chow

    Transformers (2007)

    Another child of the 80s checking in...caught this movie on Saturday (premiere being on Thursday in Taiwan). Definitely rocking, the CG is pretty much as good as it gets, and the sound FX were rocking as well. Don't take things too seriously or go in with fanboy goggles on and I think you're...
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    Impossible Dreams (Hugo Award Nominee)

    I came across this short story that is being nominated for the short story Hugo award and thought you guys might like it, since it's HT related... http://www.asimovs.com/_issue_0704/I...ledreams.shtml btw, some of the other novels, short stories, etc. that are up for nomination are linked...
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    Heroes season 1 thread

    I'm sorry if it's already been discussed, but why didn't they just let Claire shoot Peter to stop the bomb? Just didn't understand why they were making such a big deal out of shooting him when he's practically invincible. I'd say it's actually much more questionable as to whether or not he can...
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    *** Official CASINO ROYALE Discussion Thread

    Wow...looks like I got lucky, as the version I watched had pretty much all of the scenes mentioned by Bryan still intact. Probably had something to do with the fact that it was on a personal screen rather than a shared screen and maybe since it was on JAL(Japanese Airlines). I still find the...
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    *** Official CASINO ROYALE Discussion Thread

    So I just caught this movie for the first time on the airplane (btw, I hereby tender my HTF resignation) and was wondering, why does Vesper commit suicide?
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    *** Official The Prestige Discussion Thread

    Actually, I seem to remember there was a line in the movie where Hugh Jackman's character was discussing getting his hands dirty, with reference to the beginning of the movie where he was unwilling to kill the birds. Anyway, I seem to remember him mentioning the courage that it took not knowing...
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    What were or still are, your favorite arcade games ?

    The first game for me was definitely Galaga. My brother was Pac-man all the way though. My next addiction after that was probably a side scroller called Side Arms. After that I was pretty fond of the side scrolling beat 'em up type games like Final Fight, TMNT, Spider-man, Simpsons etc...
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    Why can't I get DD audio?

    Hm...I'm not really familiar with the Fortissimo sound cards. However, since you are getting sound out of it, I would assume that the S/PDIF output from the sound card perspective should be working properly. You might want to check sound card settings to make sure there aren't any specific...
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    Single Channel vs. Dual Channel RAM

    Not really sure what jeff.m means. SethH pretty much has the proper description of what dual channel is. Think of dual channel as adding a second lane to a single lane highway. If your single lane highway was extremely busy/congested, then adding a second lane would definitely speed things up...
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    *** Official CONSTANTINE Discussion Thread

    Damn...I just saw this today, but didn't stay for the credits although I normally do. Can someone fill us in? btw, having no prior knowledge of the comics, I thought this movie rocked. Story flowed together pretty well, special effects were good, and quite a few creepy moments. I thought...
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    need an opinion on some fencing

    Dang, and here I thought that this was going to be a fencing thread, like with swords and stuff.
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    A few things that bother me...before I forget

    I was at a solo guitar performance by Christopher Parkening. After the last song and everyone was applauding, he came back out and said he wasn't going to do an encore because for the last song he had specially tuned his guitar and he didn't want to tune it back :p)
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    NOW, can someone explain DVD+R?

    I've got one example of +R compatibility being better. I've found that my Sony PS2 which was purchased at launch cannot read -R's, but can read +R's.
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    Backing Up Large File

    Just split the EXE into 2 or more separate files, and then burn them to CD. There are tons of utilities to do this, but the one that I have used is WinRAR, which is normally just used for file compression. Alternatively, just get a second hard drive, or borrow a USB hard drive to store the...
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    Help me propose marriage...

    Hm...with frogs I tend to think Kermit the frog. If she's a muppet fan, maybe you can find a way to work in kermit and Miss Piggy. Although maybe she wouldn't like to be compared to a pig...;)