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Comment: Re:Five stars for.. (Score 1) 212

by camperdave (#49790855) Attached to: In a 5-star rating scheme, the new Mad Max film ...

Flamethrowers (in a fuel starved world, no less)

I think you're not watching the right movie. The Mad Max world is starved of a lot of things, especially water, but Guzonline is definitely not one of them. That's actually what they call it. It's about the only thing they have.

That doesn't square with The Road Warrior and Beyond Thunderdome.

Comment: Re:Five stars for.. (Score 1) 212

by camperdave (#49788747) Attached to: In a 5-star rating scheme, the new Mad Max film ...
I've only seen a couple of trailers, but the visuals look far too contrived. Symmetrical explosions and crashes? Fireworks? The vehicles don't look like they've been hacked together with the purpose of fighting in a dog eat dog world. They look like they were hacked together to merely to look cool. It smacks of taking the visuals of The Road Warrior, redoing them but with things cranked up to eleven: Doing battle around a tanker trailer? Check. Guy strapped to front of vehicle? Check. Big Bad with mask? Check. Flamethrowers (in a fuel starved world, no less)? Check. I don't know. I'm not going to see it in the theatres, unless the gang decides to go. I doubt I'll catch it on TV, since I've cut the cable. Maybe in a few years I'll fetch it via torrent and watch, but for now - It looks like a typical Hollywood dime-a-dozen, over-hyped rehash, plotless special effects film.

Comment: Re:North Pole (Score 1) 494

by camperdave (#49740671) Attached to: The Brainteaser Elon Musk Asks New SpaceX Engineers
You are misunderstanding the starting point. The starting point is one mile north of these rings.

The other, less common answer, is that there are an infinite number of places on the Earth, where you would end up at the starting location if you were to travel one mile south, west, then north. And that is anywhere 1.159 miles north of the South Pole. You would travel south for one mile, putting you at .159 miles north of the South Pole. Then travelling one mile west would cause you to make a complete circle around the South Pole, ending where the westward mile started. Then travel one mile north and that would put you back at your original starting point.

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