My all-time favorite practical effect: the wireframe city in "Escape from New York". It was beautiful, nuanced "CGI", all the more so because it wasn't CGI at all; they built a model of the city and then outlined the entire thing with glow-in-the-dark tape, shut off the light, and just filmed the flyover with a crane.
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The MPAA and the cable industry have a monopoly on mass media, exploiting not only consumers but low wage actors and stage crew.
The only ethical way to consume mass media is to share it.
Trust me, there really isn't much of an explanation for most of #StarTrekTOS beyond "Let's do THING IN SPACE!"
Random Masto thought: I see a lot of people try to replace "instance" with different, non-technological metaphors to try to explain it, but honestly, the term I've had the most success with is "server", especially with people used to playing stuff like Minecraft where it's common for people to run their own servers for online multiplayer. I've never read up on the technicals enough to know if this is exactly correct, but.
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I'll stop describing myself as "bisexual" when my biggest health risks are no longer directly tied to biphobia and bi erasure.
I was reminded of this image.
Bi, geek, genderqueer, sf&f fan, in no particular order. Pronouns: he or they. I blog at https://www.bigeekfan.com
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