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Movie awards should be on a 5-year delay

20 February 2015 - 02:29 PM

If you can't watch the video, it's from Cracked today, and they're making the point that the Oscars should have a 5 year delay. For example, it's 2015, we shouldn't be celebrating what came out in 2014, but rather in 2009.

So many past awards look completely ridiculous with historical perspective. 1995 should have been between Pulp Fiction and Shawhank Redemption, but instead Forrest Gump swept the damn Oscars. 2006 (films of 2005) included such films as Good Night, and Good Luck, Munich, and Downfall, but CRASH received SIX nominations, all of which look completely ridiculous now. CHICAGO won Best Picture over Gangs of New York, The Two Towers, and The (fucking) Pianist, not to mention Adaptation, which wasn't even nominated. Lord of the Rings, which swept the 2004 Oscars with Return of the King, should have had awards spread out throughout the trilogy (I think Fellowship actually has the best case for Best Picture of the trilogy)

Putting a 5 year delay on awards would put a huge dulling effect on "Oscar Bait" movies (or might even remove the genre entirely). It would also get rid of a lot of the "lifetime achievement/pity" awards.

Of course, it would never happen, as they quip in the video, no one in Hollywood wants to wait that long to dress up all fancy and give golden statues to each other.

Another Weather Thread

20 February 2015 - 04:29 AM

OP > MAN, it SURE is cold here! I nearly froze my ass off!
Keyser-Soze > Tell me about it! I had to wear a jacket today, and I think it actually rained a little bit :(
NextGen > Fucking pussies, if it's more than -5 outside, I go out wearing nothing more than my boxers and a cape
kittykat > *makes a post mentioning temperatures in celsius that no one understands*

Did I cover all the bases? :thinking:

Post hit songs you think most people have forgotten about

18 February 2015 - 02:24 AM

I enjoy listening to these kinds of things, even if they kinda suck.

My first thoughts:

Which of these best describes your D1P viewing experience?

12 February 2015 - 09:42 AM

This is just for research porpoises (@Kyio , we could really use some research porpoises, how cute would that be?!?)

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Slow media streaming?

09 February 2015 - 10:39 AM

I recently built a new HTPC, and I basically have my main PC acting as a media server. I stream media/files to my HTPC via my wireless network.

I've had this exact setup before, but I've never run into such problems. I'm running into sort of "buffering" for things as simple as streaming a 720p .mkv movie.

Right now I'm transferring a game install folder, it's only transferring at 2.85 mbps.

Any idea what might be causing this? Both PC's get a solid signal from my router.