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I feel like such a fake fan. This is obviously one of his most personal and sincere artistic offerings as a film maker… but I was just bored the entire way through. It was beautiful and whimsical, but the story left me so cold and unsatisfied. Nothing resolved, nothing really mattered, nothing felt like subtext. And I know I’m wrong, it MUST be something I missed.

I guess I’m just basic, but hit me with that Porco Rosso or Wind Rises or Laputa vibes. But thats art, there’s no accounting for taste. I’m going to watch Heron again and see if it takes a second viewing for it to hit home.

Regardless how I feel about it, I was so happy to finally catch a Miyazaki film in theatres with my kids. That was great.

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Just finished rewatching season 4 of Babylon 5. Definitely seems relevant in this age.

Starting to get the hang of exterior renderings (lemmy.world)

Got this design and was asked to produce an outdoor riverside rendering. Im not fully happy with it yet but I’m liking how its going. It needs more refinement and stochasm to help drive the realism, but for my first real blender archviz attempt with all assets and shaders my work I’m pretty happy with it so far.

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Cool thanks for letting us know. I gave it 5 bags of popcorn, and a little gold ring.

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I have very little to add to the overall discussion regarding SW being fantasy. But I think its important that you bring up the Tricorder as to me that one piece of Treknology DEFINES Trek as a scifi film/tv series and I want to add my completely unsolicited take on it.

Of all the popular science fiction franchises out there you often see the usual components; space ships, FTL travel, sophisticated weaponry of some kind. And usually these elements all get lots of screen time and attention. They have special names, special abilities, rules and constraints. Time is taken to explain these to you either through dialogue or on screen examples. They get nice big close ups either of the prop itself or of the actor using it.

And its true that most scifi I’ve seen has featured some form of handheld sensor data acquisition and display device, but never is it a main stage prop. Its usually just a repainted PDA or UMPC, or failing that just a box with some lights and a screen that some extra waves over something in the background. I can’t think of any show or movie that gives the lowly scanning device as much love as Star Trek. Right from 1969 its been an integral part of Star Trek storytelling. Sure usually just as plot conveyance, but still. It has a name, it has abilities that are reasonably explained. Its a device which has a singular purpose of using technology to demystify the unseen world around us.

I think the Tricorder tells you everything you need to know about the difference between Wars and Trek. Im a bit obsessed with them, tbh.

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I always thought the reason gold became so valuable to many human societies was that its really unreactive and doesnt corrode over time as easily so it seems ageless, and you can easily determine its quality without advanced tools (touchstones).

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You know that’s a true story? Lady lost a kid. You’re about to cross some fuckin’ lines.

Hi, Borg. (startrek.website)

I just had a paranoid thought that Ronald Moore has done a deal with Paramount so that when For All Mankind hits the 2020s in Season 6, we’ll get the Bell Riots and the start of World War III, then jump ahead through the war years until we introduce the character of Zefram Cochrane, with the last shot of Season 7 being...

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Yeah FAM 100% feels like Expanse: The Prequel to me but totally different in tone and format. Just this last season I think we witnessed the genesis of the OPA and MCR.

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Babylon 5 knew what was up.

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In Babylon 5 an alien race destroys their enemy’s homeworld with “mass drivers”. Ship mounted mechanisms that accelerated captured asteroids towards the surface of the planet, completely decimating it. In the show they are regarded as heinous weapons of mass destruction for their merciless destructive power.

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A medievel game, obviously. Obviously a JOUSTING game.

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I was that dude who brought his iMac g4 to an all PC LAN party

Big time loser, but I regret nothing!

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Facing Worlds too. Solid map.

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Recently started rewatching babylon5 and man is it great but also wow can you totally tell each Babylon 5 EP is like half the budget of a DS9 one.

Cardboard sets, bad lighting. But the acting and writing totally make up for it. You get a scene with g’kar or londo and it’s easy to suspend your disbelief. Definitely a great show that still holds up.

PSA: Try FreeCAD Link Branch (it's a big improvement!) (lemmy.world)

Recently I’ve been having feelings about moving away from Fusion 360. The combination of cloud app / filesystem and their demonstrated willingness to remove features and add arbitrary limitations (eg. 10 editable model limit) makes me feel uneasy about using it. To be clear I’m grateful that AutoDesk provide a free license...

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Im not going to try and convince people who have already made their mind up, but I ditched Fusion for Blender ages ago and haven’t looked back. Its completely usable for CAD and precision design for 3D printing or what have you. Its not built for it, but its capable if you learn how.

The lack of pure CAD focus is a drawback, but it is largely made up for in blenders absolutely amazing general purpose tool set. Its not just mesh manipulation, with geometry nodes you can create complex intricate shapes that are also precise to your requirements. There are countless workflows and plugins that allow you to make blender adapt your needs. You can remix existing STLs and bring in reference photos/models/etc. Simply put IMO there is no need to use any other program for almost any aspect of 3D design, and so it has become my go to.

I don’t recommend it for beginners, but it really is an incredibly powerful tool if you put the work in. Is it better that FreeCAD or Fusion? I am not qualified to say, but I’m pretty confident there are few features either package has that blender does not.

Made an enclosure for my beepy. I think enclosures are my favourite part of printing (lemmy.world)

I grabbed a beepy a little while back (if interested BE ADVISED: they’ve since gone dark and left a bunch of people holding out for one, I got really lucky and ordered super early) so I could work on some python stuff on the go. I didn’t like having all the parts exposed, and the cases available seemed too flimsy for my...

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the keyboard is definitely “fine” to type on, its just a blackberry keyboard. The driver for the keyboard is also in development so theres not much support for using the trackbutton as a mouse. The display is difficult for practical use, its a monochromatic screen, there is no backlit, and the pixel density isn’t amazing so you can’t see full lines of code, lots of wrapping. It’s better than having NO display in the field though. I actually really like it, its quirky, but with some struggle it is very usable.

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It was $79.00 USD before shipping/etc.

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Whatever. Treknobabble is great, you’re all just command division slouches who dont know anything about EPS grids.

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I dont get the hysteria, personally.

I came here to escape the crowds, not migrate with them.

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Battlefield 1942 - Desert Combat mod.

I still play it with just bots to kill time. Its just so good. The apache flight model is a thing of pure beauty.

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