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Postby Omphalos » Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:51 am

According to Yahoo, that paragon of journalistic integrity.
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:20 pm

Jurrassic Park eh? :lol:
Though scientists are a long way off from cloning dinosaurs-they haven't gone much past Dolly the cloned sheep-the scientific fundamentals are there.


Yup, allll the fundamentals. Except... um... dino DNA. :roll:

Oh well, at least the guy knew enough to put Clarke at the top of the list.
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Postby Omphalos » Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:19 pm

Didn't B just say somewhere that scientists have removed still viable pollen from a mosquito trapped in amber from loooooong ago, and have bred it and are now using it to brew beer?
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Postby The Phantom » Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:32 pm

Omphalos wrote:Didn't B just say somewhere that scientists have removed still viable pollen from a mosquito trapped in amber from loooooong ago, and have bred it and are now using it to brew beer?
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Postby Liege-Killer » Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:10 pm

While legions of sci-fi nerds debate that question, here's are flicks that stand out:


"Are" = "our"?

Or should it be: "here are the flicks...."?

Why do people have so little self-respect that they willingly put their inability to create grammatical sentences in their own native language out there for others to see? :roll:

Iron Man is one of the 5 most plausible sf movies? Yeah..... whatever. Maybe it's more plausible than most superhero movies, but I wouldn't put it up against sci-fi movies in general.

And I never considered The Truman Show to be science fiction at all.
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Postby Omphalos » Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:33 pm

I was more bothered by the "legions of Sci-Fi nerds..." part of the comment. I personally make stupid mistakes like "here's are" quite a bit. Everytime I see that I think "Well then. Fuck you!"

And I never considered The Truman Show to be science fiction at all.


Do you consider utopia/dystopia to come under SF, or to be a separate and distinct category?
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Postby SandChigger » Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:08 pm

Liege-Killer wrote:Why do people have so little self-respect that they willingly put their inability to create grammatical sentences in their own native language out there for others to see? :roll:

Oh, your being too critical. You can't blame them. Usually their just "typin' like lightning" and trying to get the ideas out. ;)
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Postby Omphalos » Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:06 pm

Omphalos wrote:I was more bothered by the "legions of Sci-Fi nerds..." part of the comment. I personally make stupid mistakes like "here's are" quite a bit. Everytime I see that I think "Well then. Fuck you!"

And I never considered The Truman Show to be science fiction at all.


Do you consider utopia/dystopia to come under SF, or to be a separate and distinct category?


Oops! See, I just did it here. Here is what that post above should have looked like:

Some dipshit who forgot to proof should have wrote:I was more bothered by the "legions of Sci-Fi nerds..." part of the comment. Everytime I see that I think "Well then. Fuck you!"

I personally make stupid mistakes like "here's are" quite a bit.


I usually make that kind of mistake not because I fat-finger the keys, or because I type on the fly. Its because I rethink what I am saying half-way through, and forget to go back and clean up.

Sorry if you thought I was saying "fuck you," L-K. I promise, it was just a stupid mistake, and I really was not! :oops:
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Postby SandChigger » Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:01 am

I don't think he would have taken it that way.

I just thought it was kinda surreal. :P (Shuru, as my students say. :lol: )
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Postby Liege-Killer » Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:26 pm

Omphalos wrote:Sorry if you thought I was saying "fuck you," L-K. I promise, it was just a stupid mistake, and I really was not! :oops:


Well..... I admit, I was wondering for a minute there, before I read your correction. Some people do get pretty bent out of shape towards grammar nazis like me. :lol:

About that, though: I can understand typing errors, but I can't understand not self-editing before publishing something for the world to read. The more formal the setting, the more I hold these errors against people. In a forum post, no big deal. But in an article on a large site like Yahoo, by someone who claims to be a writer and columnist? Yeah, I'm gonna poke fun at someone like that misusing language.


Omphalos wrote:Do you consider utopia/dystopia to come under SF, or to be a separate and distinct category?


Well, few things in life actually fit into distinct categories; almost everything has fuzzy boundaries and overlaps with everything else. Let's just say I think utopia/dystopia stories are very closely related to sf at the very least. But maybe I never paid much attention to The Truman Show, because I never thought of it as utopia/dystopia, I thought it was more of a movie about media manipulation and people's addiction to soap operas and "reality tv."
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