pirana6
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In fairness, I believe it was getting phased out by the mid-70s and on it's way out by the mid 80s. It may have still been around in the early 90s but only barely.
lil_droo
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pirana6 wrote:

In fairness, I believe it was getting phased out by the mid-70s and on it's way out by the mid 80s. It may have still been around in the early 90s but only barely.
most of the shit isn't even a big deal unless you're constantly being exposed to it. lead accumulates in the blood and dissipates over time u need a lot of exposure for it to start having effects on you. and asbestos is similar. genetics play a big part too. some people are more susceptible to getting mesothelioma. there's people that worked with that shit all day and never got sick from it.

say what u will about the boomers and older people but a lot of them were pretty damn tough and resilient
gang shit
unnamednewbie13
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[multiple citations needed]

Lead exposure over time is precisely the concern here. In dust, in water, in the decaying paints of old houses. Especially insidious for younger children. Writing it off as "not a big deal" leans over into anti-environmentalist, even anti-PPE sentiment (I recall lots of stuff from "give me back my freon, leaded gas, good old fashioned tough guy stuff back when everything was a thing and they just worked; let the pansies worry about seatbelts and helmets," to "ha ha, did you see Reagan took down Carter's effete solar panels").

As long as asbestos is undisturbed it should be fine, but really who wants to live in a place built with it, or build one for some dumbass DIYer without the right equipment to later go ham on a wall with a saw. Who the heck wants to gamble with genetic susceptibilities on the off hand chance that stuff is free in a building?

Probably some survivorship bias on that "tough and resilient" comment. The sheer amount of crap caused by toxic exposures will never be fully measured.

Rush Limbaugh died of lung cancer after making smoking (and second-hand smoke) minimization a part of his routine. So much I guess for the occasional 90yo chain smoker proving that it's harmless or whatever.

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unnamednewbie13
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Hocus Pocus: 1993
Hocus Pocus 2: 2022
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
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lil_droo wrote:

say what u will about the boomers and older people but a lot of them were pretty damn tough and resilient
Well not the ones who died well before their time, but if you factor those out then yes.
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unnamednewbie13
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Some of them are tough and resilient, just with developmental disorders, mental illness, and old concussions from boys being boys.
SuperJail Warden
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unnamednewbie13 wrote:

Hocus Pocus: 1993
Hocus Pocus 2: 2022
They couldn't remake Hocus Pocus 1 these days.
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
uziq
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unnamednewbie13
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What's sad is that apart from satire there are so many people who are legitimately very concerned with Buzz Lightyear's 'legacy,' whatever that was. Who hate Disney and Pixar very much yet are subscribed and closely follow all their stuff.
pirana6
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Has anybody seen Pig? Heard it was actually good

Dilbert_X
The X stands for
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Aniara - 8/10

It was basically Passengers with a massive dose of Nordic depression and lower production values.
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unnamednewbie13
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I'm not sure how a giant, luxury colony ship with room and requirement for so much critical redundancy spontaneously 'lost steering due to a (singular?!) malfunction' on what should be a more or less predictable trip to Mars at that point. But maybe I'll give it a look anyway, or borrow the book. I think I glanced at it in high school but don't remember paging through it.

Ironically it might be easier/nicer to survive in a sufficiently advanced deep space station than terraform mars or spend your life in an empty lava tube.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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I was watching a YouTube channel which takes older video game trailers and cutscenes and upscales them to 4K.

Japanese 90s/2000s video games is where movies will go after superhero movies stop making big money.

This could be a dope movie.

https://youtu.be/3CEeWtusltQ
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
unnamednewbie13
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I think an HD game made in up-framed, up-polied, moderately up-textured old PS art style has the potential of being pretty decent, but I am not otherwise a fan of upscaling for detail and frames. Strong preference for the "before" panel.

Could use more games where you take control of a non-human character. It feels like stuff like "dragons, but there's humans on them with sniper rifles" and "check out our glorious environment, now go defile the untouched wilderness with industrialization and your cattle prod," while they have their place, are just done to a crisp.

Jurassic Park for Sega was rad. Take control of a raptor and just mow your way through everything. A bit Jaws-y of a grudge for a wild animal, though. I barely touched Grant's campaign. The Isle (I think it was) looks extremely cool, but I haven't played it for reports of exhausting overmoderation and some of the ways devs have told off the community. Divinity: DE struck a neat balance and remains a favorite, although what you could interact with as a dragon was a bit limited. I feel like more could have been put into that aspect of the game. Savage remains on or near the top of underutilized FPS/RTS. Asymmetrical, very satisfying to club a human out of the map with a tree trunk. Even moreso if your team coordinated an assault on their stronghold with a bunch of siege beasts spawning out of a hidden outpost near their base, just lols with everything going flying. Good community, hands-on devs.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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This came across my desk. I might actually watch it.
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
+591|3148
My favorite movie scene ever. Please take 5 minutes to watch Nick Cage.
https://i.imgur.com/xsoGn9X.jpg
Dilbert_X
The X stands for
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Moonfall - 0/10 Do not watch.
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unnamednewbie13
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I had my doubts that it would be worth it, and trusted the reviews on that one.

Imagine that though, you telling people to not watch a movie, like we should pay attention to a review.

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