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Message 934693 - Posted: 20 Sep 2009, 3:04:03 UTC - in response to Message 934683.  

Me I'll wait to see the movie with an open mind, But then It's a movie and It's meant to be mere entertainment, Not realism.


I saw it with an open mind as well, not knowing what to expect. Of course no movie is supposed to represent realism, that's why we watch them! To suspend our disbelief and become enthralled and entertained in the writer's story they have for us.

Some good points about the movie was that the actors were great, fun to watch and enjoyable. The story had plenty of action and decent graphical effects.

Of course, the exceptions to movies not representing reality is documentaries, which are indeed supposed to represent reality.


In that case, I don't call them "movies", just as I wouldn't call a TV series a "movie" either.
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Message 934701 - Posted: 20 Sep 2009, 3:24:39 UTC

I saw the movie and i did like it. I thought the actors were pretty damn good at doing there characters.
I agree with Oz that hollywood is getting lazy. look at all the remake crap that has come out the last few years.

TV shows on the 3 networks are just as lazy, thats why I watch the miltray,discovery and the history channels for the most part.
I also agree with OZ that they could have introduced a new set of characters for the new star trek movie.

Now if hollywood needs new ideas i suggest they read some of the authors who have been writing great books, David Drake, David Weber, Steven White, William C. Dietz, and a host of others.
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Message 934884 - Posted: 21 Sep 2009, 1:17:02 UTC - in response to Message 934701.  

I have never heard of the miltray channel before.


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Message 934906 - Posted: 21 Sep 2009, 2:41:13 UTC

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Message 934916 - Posted: 21 Sep 2009, 3:21:32 UTC - in response to Message 934884.  

I have never heard of the military channel before.

The Military channel? It's on Dish Network and I'd think on Direct TV too, Cable who knows, they vary all over the place.
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Message 934931 - Posted: 21 Sep 2009, 4:12:20 UTC - in response to Message 934916.  

I have never heard of the military channel before.

The Military channel? It's on Dish Network and I'd think on Direct TV too, Cable who knows, they vary all over the place.

The post I was responding was talking about the miltray channel, not the military channel. I was just wondering what a miltray was. BTW, you should not fix the spelling when you quote.


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Message 934934 - Posted: 21 Sep 2009, 4:27:40 UTC - in response to Message 934931.  

BTW, you should not fix the spelling when you quote.


Why not John? We all would like to improve our english/genglish in my case.

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Message 934947 - Posted: 21 Sep 2009, 5:33:40 UTC - in response to Message 934934.  

BTW, you should not fix the spelling when you quote.

Why not John? We all would like to improve our english/genglish in my case.

It is considered bad manners (bad netiquette) to correct someone's errors when quoting them. Not because you are fixing an error, but because the author may have intended to misstate the information that way--to make a point, or to poke fun at someone, or just because it is their personality to do things that way. As you see, John asked about the spelling, in order to see if JS was alluding to something by spelling it that way (or if he's a bad or sloppy speller or some other reason). By correcting the misspelling, one may be stepping on the original poster's whole point. For example, what if "miltray" was the way military is pronounced in some regional dialect?

I think it's alright to highlight (underline?) a particular phrase in quoted text, if that highlighted phrase needs to be pointed out, but I have been told this is also bad netiquette. I intend to continue this practice if it makes my point clearer and does not change the content of the quoted passage.
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Message 934954 - Posted: 21 Sep 2009, 6:37:41 UTC

Sorry to disagree, english is my second language and I would very much like for any poster to correct my spelling. How can I improve otherwise my language skills? Or grammar?
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Message 934990 - Posted: 21 Sep 2009, 13:49:31 UTC - in response to Message 934954.  

Sorry to disagree, english is my second language and I would very much like for any poster to correct my spelling. How can I improve otherwise my language skills? Or grammar?


I think we both a very special in this case Uli.

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Most people dont like to get corrected.



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Message 935070 - Posted: 21 Sep 2009, 19:06:52 UTC - in response to Message 934954.  

Sorry to disagree, english is my second language and I would very much like for any poster to correct my spelling. How can I improve otherwise my language skills? Or grammar?

I'm sure people would be happy to correct your grammar/spelling/etc. now that you have said you would like that. Please don't assume others want this service, since, as I tried to point out, they may have reasons for getting the grammar/spelling/etc. wrong.

NB: the word "English", which I have underlined in your post, is normally capitalized in English . . . since you asked.
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Message 935092 - Posted: 21 Sep 2009, 20:58:30 UTC - in response to Message 934931.  

I have never heard of the military channel before.

The Military channel? It's on Dish Network and I'd think on Direct TV too, Cable who knows, they vary all over the place.

The post I was responding was talking about the miltray channel, not the military channel. I was just wondering what a miltray was. BTW, you should not fix the spelling when you quote.

I read "miltray" and I started thinking that'd be a tray designed to military standards, and I was thinking of the days when I was a glorified draftsman while working through College, and then I started thinking that it'd be more like MIL-TDD-41 ("Make It Like The Drawing, Dummy, For Once").

... and then I started thinking it'd be a tray for use in the Officer's Club on a base, and it'd be like an olive-drab colored cocktail tray.

... then I realized that I was thirsty, and while it wasn't 5:00pm here, it was 5:00pm in a different time zone, so I went looking for a nice Adult beverage.

None of which would have happened without the odd spelling.

So it can be a good thing.
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Message 935159 - Posted: 22 Sep 2009, 0:51:16 UTC - in response to Message 935092.  

I read "miltray" and I started thinking that'd be a tray designed to military standards ...


Of course you refer to the MIL-T-1234/6 Type 4 Category 6 Class 3 "Tray - Bevvies, for the serving of". I still have the QPL somewhere ...

I see we shared a common job in our early days Ned. I did "Castings - structural, tanks, for the holding together of". How about you?

BTW, the sun is always over the yardarm somewhere in the British Empire. Gentlemen - to the Queen!

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Message 935182 - Posted: 22 Sep 2009, 2:47:43 UTC - in response to Message 935159.  

I read "miltray" and I started thinking that'd be a tray designed to military standards ...


Of course you refer to the MIL-T-1234/6 Type 4 Category 6 Class 3 "Tray - Bevvies, for the serving of". I still have the QPL somewhere ...

I see we shared a common job in our early days Ned. I did "Castings - structural, tanks, for the holding together of". How about you?

BTW, the sun is always over the yardarm somewhere in the British Empire. Gentlemen - to the Queen!

When I was (bored and) finishing up High School, I started looking for something to do that was more on my career path, and less along the line of selling auto parts.

I stumbled (rather literally) into a job with a major mainframe manufacturer (a member of "the BUNCH") as a CAD operator. Most of the work there was PCB design and schematics and the early stages of design automation. Slightly odd if you're a software type. I left there and worked for Rockwell (our division was originally Collins Radio, fun place for someone with a ham license) where most of the work was MIL-SPEC (and not always our military).

Then they loaned me to Space Division, where I got to work on OV-103 and OV-104 mostly.

... at the same time, I was carrying just shy of a full class load at college.
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Message 935234 - Posted: 22 Sep 2009, 11:59:27 UTC - in response to Message 935182.  

Hate to reveal my age, but I started out with pencil on vellum for rough work, and ink on linen for production drawings. CAD came much later.

I'm quite familiar with Rockwell-Collins, installed a lot of their little boxes in various helicopters and seized-wing stuff.

Those were all full time post-degree jobs. Working my way through university involved tutoring, and fixing news vending machines for the LA "adult weekly" industry. The trade shows were a hoot.

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Message 935267 - Posted: 22 Sep 2009, 16:15:01 UTC - in response to Message 935234.  

Hate to reveal my age, but I started out with pencil on vellum for rough work, and ink on linen for production drawings. CAD came much later.

My brothers and sister took mechanical drawing in school. I didn't.

Of the four, I'm the only one who worked full time as a "draftsman" of sorts, but I never learned the traditional tools. When I did ink on vellum, the pen was carefully held by the plotter.

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What am I a doctor or a moon shuttle conducter? Dr Mcoy in ther corbomite maneuver.
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Message 936313 - Posted: 27 Sep 2009, 20:13:26 UTC - in response to Message 934954.  


Sorry to disagree, english is my second language and I would very much like for any poster to correct my spelling. How can I improve otherwise my language skills? Or grammar?


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sorry to disagree, english is my second language and I would very much like for any poster to correct my spelling.

How can I improve my language skills otherwise? Or, my grammar?
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Forgive the slip into horror genré, from Dog Soldiers...

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