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PSA: Your DVD's Are Dying.
In case you weren't aware, DVD's are only meant to last ten years or so. I've started ripping mine to the hard drive, something I've meant to do for a while, and some of them are difficult to read, giving errors, because they are dying. DVD just passed 20 years old and if you've got DVD's that are a decade old or more, you should consider ripping them, because they might not be readable in another decade.
As FYI, Blurays were designed to last longer, there's no guarantees of course, but Blurays and the new UHD Blurays should last several decades, you'll probably be buying everything in digital and streaming before your blurays die.

As a tech note, I'm using a custom build of the latest version of Handbrake that supports x265 Main10 (10bit), which is what I am ripping everything to. And I must say, its VERY impressive. Using advanced deinterlacing and 10bit encoding on slow settings/high quality, I'm getting files that look better than I ever thought DVD's could look (at about half the storage size of the original dvd). I'm serious, I'm all about the Bluray, HD and 4k, but with these settings I'm getting ripped dvd's that look almost HD. I mean, I'd never confuse it for a bluray, but it looks like a well encoded 720p file, its amazing to me that dvd can even look this good.
For instance: Fruits Basket is a wonderful anime, but it will likely never be rescanned in HD and released in HD, so the dvd is all we will ever have. Well, before I could hardly stand to watch it because I'm so used to Bluray now that the dvd quality was almost unwatchable. But using 10bit x265 with Bob deinterlacing, I've converted it into something approaching HD quality, which blows my mind.
(I'm mostly ripping dvd's that I don't think will ever get HD releases. I'm also tossing out a few dvd's that I know I'll never rewatch, so why bother ripping and storing it.)
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So, I'm in Walmart checking the discount Bluray bin (there's good stuff in there, but I already owned it all)
And there is a DirectTV guy with a table and he asks people as they go by what tv service they have. When they say cable, uverse, etc, he goes into selling mode: have you ever tried Direct, it's a good deal, there's a discount for new subscribers, yada, yada. Well, he sees me digging through the discount bluray bin and asks, "hey, who's your tv service provider."
So I say: "SlingTV."
His response, a sullen: "oh, nevermind." and thats it. It was hilarious. He knew he couldn't offer me a better deal so he didn't even try! And I suspect he didn't want anyone around to hear and start asking me what SlingTV is, I'd take all his potential customers, ha!
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I think at long last mp3 is officially dead.
For years I've ripped everything to both FLAC and mp3, so I could have the mp3 wherever FLAC wouldn't play. And if I bought albums on Bandcamp or other places I would download both the FLAC and mp3.
I went to a show this weekend and got a couple demo cd's and went to rip and realized... I don't need mp3 anymore. Everything supports FLAC now. I don't need to bother with making the mp3 at all.
I'm free! I'm free!
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Just watched Jason Wisdom in his new band, Death Therapy. Playing in Little Rock, At.
It was pretty frakin awesome
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I don't normally talk about politics. So I won't, haha.
No this article is actually more about psychology. I stumbled on this and found it to be surprisingly eye-opening. For many of us, the continuation of Trump beyond the initial period (when we thought it was a funny joke... but then it stopped being funny when he kept going) is confusing to say the least, and downright scary in truth. Worse, its not really Trump that is scary, its the very surprising amount of support he's been able to gather, seemingly out of nowhere. But this is a fear of the unknown, and understanding, while it can't eliminate the issue, can at least lessen the fear factor.
That's what this article has done for me, by giving a platform from which to view and understand Trumps supporters, I feel much more comforted just understanding better, even if it doesn't make it go away.
Then again, if this article is to be believed, the problem is much worse and won't go away after the current election. Most interestingly is the historical context, in specific the correlation to the meteoric rise of support for the Nazi party in pre-WWII Germany. I'm not saying Trump supporters are Nazis... but I'm not not saying it either.
A niche group of political scientists may have uncovered what's driving Donald Trump's ascent. What they found has implications that go well beyond 2016.
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ONE DOLLAR.
Update: all unlocked!
That's all it takes to back the Rifftrax kickstarter, they're not even interested in money anymore, they just want backer numbers!
It's currently just over 7,000 backers with 24 hours to go and here's what one dollar can get you (seriously, just a dollar and they will give you all of these!):
7,000 backers: already unlocked! Gravity riff by Bridget Nelson (Mike's wife and Mr B Natural from MST) and Mary Jo Pehl (Pearl Forrester from MST). Note: new riffs will work with the new Rifftrax app which does all the syncing for you, no hassle, just click and it works, you can use it with a dvd, bluray or streaming rental of Gravity!
8,000 backers: already unlocked! riff of Netflix Daredevil Episode 1
9,000 backers: already unlocked! riff of The Walking Dead Episode 1
9,500 backers: already unlocked! riff of Jurassic World
10,000 backers: already unlocked! they'll go back and re-riff the one that started it all: Roadhouse, this time with all three riffers! And you'll get it for just contributing one dollar!
Hello again Backers!We're super thankful for the generosity we've been shown up to now, and so we wanted to do something fun for the ones helping make this all possible. (That's YOU!)There’s just ONE DAY left in this campaign, but with your help in spreading the word to friends, relatives, and frenemies, we can make some really cool things happen. We’ve already met and exceeded our monetary goal, and so now it’s about spreading the MST3K Reunion ...
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If you hadn't heard yet, basically all of the original MST main cast are going to join the Live Reunion show in June (plus the new "the guy" from the MST 11th season currently in production). If you back the kickstarter at the $50 or above levels, you get a drm-free download of the once-in-a-lifetime reunion show to keep forever!
Only 3 days left in the kickstarter!
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PHEW! I was really worried about that... We can all rest easy now.
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The cult-classic soft-drink Ecto Cooler returns to stores to promote this summer's new Ghostbusters film.
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Just watched Jason Wisdom in his new band, Death Therapy. Playing in Little Rock, At.
It was pretty frakin awesome
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Goes to show that the MSTies come out when theres a reunion show to support: all three previous Rifftrax Kickstarters raised about $250,000 with 3,000-6000 backers.
This years kickstarter raised $620,000 with over 11,000 backers!

Actual:
--2013/Twilight (actually Starship Troopers):
6113 backers $264,860
--2014/Godzilla and Anaconda:
4887 backers $265,011
--2015/The Crappening (The Room, et al):
3842 backers $250,303
--2016/MST Reunion and Time Chasers:
11,686 backers $620,999
An MST3K reunion with the cast members from the original show simulcast LIVE to theaters nationwide! Plus a Live riff of Time Chasers!
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Goes to show that the MSTies come out when theres a reunion show to support: all three previous Rifftrax Kickstarters raised about $250,000 with 3,000-6000 backers.
This years kickstarter raised $620,000 with over 11,000 backers!

Actual:
--2013/Twilight (actually Starship Troopers):
6113 backers $264,860
--2014/Godzilla and Anaconda:
4887 backers $265,011
--2015/The Crappening (The Room, et al):
3842 backers $250,303
--2016/MST Reunion and Time Chasers:
11,686 backers $620,999
An MST3K reunion with the cast members from the original show simulcast LIVE to theaters nationwide! Plus a Live riff of Time Chasers!
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48 hours left to get in on this years Rifftrax Kickstarter. $50 or more gets you downloads of both Live shows!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rifftrax/rifftrax-live-2016-mst3k-reunion-time-chasers-live/
Presumably due to their common trauma of having been held captive aboard the Satellite of Love, Joel Hodgson and Michael J. Nelson (a.k.a. Joel and Mike) have been supportive of each other’s respective efforts to revive Mystery Science Theater 3000 lo this past year or so. But they haven’t done a MS
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Lazarus: Named after the biblical character, raised from the dead by Jesus. I, too, was dead and decaying, but by accepting the free gift of salvation, I was raised from death by Him.

Xavier: Named for Professor Charles Xavier, leader of the X-Men (my face tattoo was also inspired by the X-Men character Cable)
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One of the best new Little Rock restaurants. Great staff and owner and management and even better food. Not one bad thing on the menu, you cant go wrong, also decent quantities for the price. Lunch is affordable, though there is a lunch crowd in the week. Several different items means everyone in a group can get what they want just about.
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Better tasting and better priced with better quantities than Buffalo Wild Wings. Come here like twice a month.
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Nothing bad here. Great for grabbing a fancy birthday cake, far better than regular grocery cakes. Also great for grabbing one or two pieces to take home for dessert after a nice dinner out or when cooking a nice romantic home dinner. The summer fruit cake (nothing like fruitcake) is in my top ten desserts ever.
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Friendly and welcoming to all. Very diverse crowd from grandparents to young folks with face tattoos like me and any ethnicity. Pastor tells it like it is but has a good sense of humor and definitely knows his stuff, every once in a while he'll break out the Greek or Hebrew origin of a word or verse.
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Best steak ive had outside of Texas. The family style dinner is awesome. The tamales are also possibly the best I've ever had.
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No complaints. Fresh sushi is pretty good for a quick lunch or snack. Deli and cheese selection is pretty nice. Clean and updated.
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Steam buns are amazing! Noodles are great too. Love the atmosphere too.
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