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      Orphan Attachments   07/31/2018

      I have been doing some housekeeping lately and I've noticed that I had a lot of orphaned attachments. Attachments get orphaned when the PM or post is deleted without removing the attachment first. Deleting a PM or post does not delete the attachment and the file or image remain on the server. I'd like to ask all members to go through their attachments and delete any attachments you don't need anymore or those that have been orphaned. Where can I get a list of my attachments? Click on your display name in the upper right corner of the forums and pick "My Attachments" from the drop-down list. How can I tell an attachment is orphaned? If the PM has been deleted, you'll see a message like this in your attachment list: Unfortunately there is no message if the post has been deleted, so please check your old posts. We do purge old birthday threads every once in a while. Also some hosted projects have been shut down, so you may have orphaned attachments on one of those locations. Thanks!


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Posts posted by Schtearn

  1. Who watches free to air these days? Epic Movie mentioned back here seriously wanted a script rehash and remolding of ideas. Casting wasn't so much of a problem as the roles were not well typed nor delineated. Still, the actual production was passable and there were a couple of laughs on tap. The Rotten Tomatoes 2% was awarded by folks who probably expected something better. I always try to keep an open mind. :P

  2. 10 hours ago, AndalayBay said:

    I wish Star Trek had more female writers. Then we might see a more realistic representation of women.

    A good writer transcends gender- if one is able to infer gender readily from the content alone, switch to another channel.

  3. Well, it came across as not being complete drudgery for the director and crew. Novelty these days, as we well know, wears thin in a sitting- this movie is worth at least a look, a second viewing is for action fans only.

  4. Another way of putting it:  A hybrid Sword & Sorcery styled "reboot" of the Dracula franchise with the emphasis not so much on fangs & milky white necks but wham bam super undead prowess.

  5. Kathryn Janeway ticked all the boxes, but was she too perfect to be believable? (Harping back again to Servillan who was a lot more mongrel- but infinitely more entertaining)


  6. They mashed & ballzed up a lot of the content for sure,- for a heroic/action movie, it's not for the overly discerning customer. They could have thrown in Frankenstein's monster or the Incredible Hulk or even Rin Tin Tin, as long as they did not disrupt the pace of the movie or upset the development of its internal plot line.

    However, thankfully, Hammer and others kept close to Stoker's Dracula and the likes of Le Fanu's Carmilla.

  7. Initial impression of Dracula Untold was about 7/10- somewhat more than the general reaction. A problem with the movie was the opening intro (or lack of it). along with monotones in the rhythm and sameness of the sound effects. Doesn't work with formulaic content. The music was good, however. And the sets, camera work & flow of the story. Didn't see anything glaringly wrong with the mythos, a new light on the traditional representations. Nothing wrong with the acting or the CGI. In summation, the movie made a positive contribution to the Dracula brand. Perhaps time will be kinder than the critics.

  8. How low can they go? There is an impetus in many large financial organizations to do away with interest altogether, and just charge for the upkeep & maintenance of accounts. If one wants interest, go with an investment bank or buy bonds.

    If we become completely cashless, then no more money under the pillow. And retrenched mint workers lining up on the cashless dole queues!

  9. Is it possible to verify the game installation through Steam?

    It isn't long before Windows 7 becomes legacy. Can you launch the game from Explorer? In any case, a chkdsk wouldn't be a bad idea.

  10. :) It's like pleasantly revolving around the nucleus of some kind of time warp.


    With a bit of a mind flip
    You're into the time slip
    And nothing can ever be the same
    You're spaced out of sensation
    Like you're under sedation

    It's likely that, as age increases, the faster we spin! Will it be a bumpy ride?

  11. 6 hours ago, AndalayBay said:

    I don’t think we have anything worth keeping.

    I think the contributions of some here are invaluable, although they may not so much for some as to others. We could also say most of the stuff at Archive.org is of no use to us in the short term- but it might be of use for someone sometime.

  12. Just curious as to the recoverability of the lost content from that site. It was a good resource. There were some interesting tutorials on texturing and scripting and the like that may or may not have popped up elsewhere.

    Archive.org can take care of that, but it wants a page saved before any archiving happens. Fliggerty has done that that with his site. Are you interested in doing anything like that for AL, Anda?

  13. Back in the day was a collector of sorts, but never got anywhere near the #1s or #2s. Although I think there was a Phantom #6. And a fan of Jack Kirby who worked for DC as well as Marvel.

    For me, MAD magazine never goes out of fashion. :)