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    The Dark Tower

    The Very End of the book, is what I understand explains why it seems there are some discrepancies in the story / characters and allows them a little artistic freedom to modify things a bit, if this is a prior or later incarnation of the endless quest of Roland. That may just be fan speculation, but it would make sense to me so they don't end up trapped in a GRRM like " you didn't copy page 48 exactly like it was in the book" sniveling festival of the hyper fans.
  2. I haven't checked the chemical formulation but this may be one of these rare places where model makers can benefit from women's products at a cheaper price, I buy acetone / thinner by the gallon from beauty supply store for less than a small bottle of paint, but my girlfriend buys men's razors and shampoo because it costs half as much. I think this is the same or a similar formulation that is used for UV Gel fingernails, not the paint color they use, but it's a two part powder / gel mixture that when applied and dried under a mild UV light for a few minutes hard as a rock and transparent. I tried playing with this stuff a few years ago to make some canopies and failed miserably but to be honest I only spent a few dollars, it didn't work and I gave up.
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    The Nintendo Switch

    Switch Hunting If you have a couple Target stores in your area, I got mine Monday, checked the stock online, the first time I went in they were sold a few minutes earlier than I arrived, even though they showed limited stock, but when you go, you can ask about their shipments, my stores get their trucks Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, so you know when to check the stock checker and drop by the store first thing in the morning.
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    LIFE

    I saw some early harsh reviews giving it the "Alien Wanna-be" rip off of a lifetime award, from the trailer I can already see a lot of it's shortcomings but I'll still watch it, I'm a hopeless space / sci-fi / horror fan, it's got to be better than 80% of what's floating around on the internet that I haven't already seen.
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    The Nintendo Switch

    They would have would a million or so more in the US if they had stock at the stores.
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    The Walking Dead

    Yeah, they should have taken a scripting note from the fan reaction to Cloud Atlas, the "true true" nonsense just sounds stupid, having a bunch of people develop a whole new regional dialect ( We talk like the trashpile people of the ancient garbagian empire! ) in the span of a few years is just silly. Maybe their leader has autism and it will explain the shorthand, but if they spontaneously developed the "Junkyard Engrish" it's going to grate on my nerves every time they appear.
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    Weapons Banter Thread

    News article in the local paper here in Tennesee two days ago. Our state legislators have put forward a bill to negate the need for a tax stamp for silencers and to open them up for any legal gun owner at retail. It was put forward as a health issue for hunters. Since guns are loud and can damage hearing and hunters need their senses, they indicate it makes sense to allow sound suppression. Next few years might be interesting times in the U.S.
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    The Walking Dead

    I'm betting they are a plot vehicle for Alexandria to re-arm. Either soul-less villain types that Rick and company can dispatch with abandon to remind the viewers how tough they are, or like-minded victims of the Saviors with a just cause and willingness to re-arm the Alexandirans on the down low in return for creture comforts and a few houses in Alexandria with hot showers and bottle of chianti.
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    Weapons Banter Thread

    Thanks for the tip, I'll do some research on Atlas and LRA models.
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    Weapons Banter Thread

    Any recommendations for a good picatinny rail compatible prone style bipod for an AR. The cost ranges vary so dramatically, from 30 to 50 dollars US, up to several hundred bucks?
  11. LoL to each their own, I don't particularly care for The Fast and The Furious series, but who cares, what equate to fun, like beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I love the Final Destination movies, my friends think they are idiotic, I don't give a fart. This isn't fine art, it's just a fun diversion for an hour or two. Life's short, find stuff that makes you laugh and happy, who cares what other people think
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    Gundam Plamodel Thread IV

    Oh I'm sure I'm out of date, but my LHS charges exorbitant prices and has limited selection, the last convention the PG kit I wanted was 300 bucks, I just got back from Thailand, the mall hobby shop was charging converted 400 US, and I got it 10 bucks less than HLG and free shipping saving over 50 dollars total, just throwing it out there. In the past when I searched amazon it was only scalpers charging a thousand bucks a perfect grade kit, now they are selling some retail.
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    Gundam Plamodel Thread IV

    This may be old news, but I just found that Amazon has started importing Bandai Gundam kits and selling them from their prime service forwhat appear to be very reasonable prices if you get them from either themselves or a competitive vendor.
  14. I didn't read the books, I was enticed by a review on NPR over the weekend, I ended up watching the first six episodes Sunday. So far I enjoy it very much, I'll probably go ahead and read the books as well. Patrick Warburton's deadpan delivery as the narrator amuses me greatly.
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    The Walking Dead

    It will be interesting to watch the next few seasons to see how the characters evolve based on what we just saw.
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    The Nintendo Switch

    Third party developer support looks good for Nintendo finally, hopefully they learned a lesson. I'm convninced we've hit or passed "peak graphics" where the cost to produce games has created such a high barrier to the console market that we're going to keep getting really pretty, crappy games with a few exceptions, while lots of game developers will focus on the shallow, crap mobile market. If Nintendo can get great game developers to make really good, solid games and help with cost control by limiting the insane graphics arms race, I'm in. Final Fantasy 15 might look like a playable HD anime, but if the gameplay is a drag or the story is blah, who cares. Super Mario or Pokemon Switch might look like any other Nintendo Game, but if it's actually fun, I'll play it a hell of a lot longer.
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    Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary

    I watched it a few days ago, I had a few laughs, but as a "re-boot" in my book it was a total failure, it didn't do anything to improve upon the original, it wasn't as funny as the original, and the attempts to jazz it up with the eccentric "Q" type ghostbuster was just not worth the effort they expended IMO. I think this is another great example of why the re-boot phenomenon needs to die, if you cant' take the original idea and add something new and clever, and/or if the original or previous incarnation of the story wasn't a turd, just stop. They should have made this as a late / modern day sequel, payed homage to the original and written this one around their new ghostbusters with an original storyline, the team that made The Heat, Bridesmaids, Spy, those are some of the funniest movies I've seen in years, NuGhostbusters wasn't. I can't imagine how anyone who loved, or even liked the original movie, would watch this as think, "Wow, this was way better than that old version of this story." Let's all look forward to the Back to the Future re-boot starring "insert slightly different main character" and a time travelling "insert different unique car type here", to go back to the year ( Insert random 1980's year) with slightly different soundtrack. Yay, money!
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    The MW Automotive Thread 5.0 GT

    LOL, I was totally on the voodoo with my RX-8 I was pre-mixing my fuel every fill up and had near perfect compression testing after 5 years and 60,000 miles, mine was a 2007 before they added the third oil injector in what was it 2011? to help protect the seals. I lived by the red-line a day rule, which meant I had to have fun driving the car at least once a day. The maintenance routines actually made me a lot closer to that car than any other I've ever owned. I was always terrified of someone stealing my Cat, for a while there was a huge surge in people having their catalytic converters stolen off their 8's because of the obscene fuel /exhaust problem, the cat in those cars was designed with a platinum plate that helped burn off excess exhaust material to pass emissions testing, depending on your location they cost $2,000 to $3,000 to replace if yours got stolen. I have no idea what the platinum in them was actually worth, but they were apparently worth enough that people learned how to cut them off cars and steal them from cars with only a few inches clearance off the street.
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    The MW Automotive Thread 5.0 GT

    If Mazda made an RX- ( Rotary Experiment) without a Rotary engine, the Rotard community ( myself lovingly included) would converge on Hiroshima and riot at the manufacturing plant
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    Don't Breathe

    Sorry if I muddied the water, I think this is an original movie. The director that made this made the Evil Dead remake a few years ago.
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    The MW Automotive Thread 5.0 GT

    I sold my RX8 a few years ago and have regretted it every day since to get a pickup for utility purposes. I'm starting to see some chatter that the RX-9 might actually become a reality in the next few years. Saving my pennies, I loved that car so much
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