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2012-08-25 11:45:58 AM
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2012-08-25 11:50:15 AM
"Does this receiver make my thorax look big?"
i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2012-08-25 12:11:32 PM
Wouldn't "transmitters" make more sense?
 
2012-08-25 12:49:42 PM

jasonvatch: Wouldn't "transmitters" make more sense?


No because then you'd need a power source and that would make it heavier.

With a receiver, you can just bombard the area with radio waves and catch the data as you radio signal reflects off the antennae.
 
2012-08-25 01:01:51 PM

phlegmmo: "Does this receiver make my thorax look big?"


No, your enormous THORAX makes your thorax look big!
 
2012-08-25 01:04:41 PM
Great, so next time I'm in Costa Rica in the jungle, when I see a million of them rolling at me, I'll have some warning.

/little buggers
 
2012-08-25 01:16:10 PM
*golfclap*

Nice one subby.

Scared the crap out of me as a kid.
 
2012-08-25 01:21:08 PM

baka-san: Scared the crap out of me as a kid.

 
2012-08-25 01:44:26 PM
Now we'll start having ant carnage because of collisions when they get distracted trying to find a good station

/♫ I'm on a formicidae radio.... ♫
 
2012-08-25 02:40:53 PM
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2012-08-25 02:47:05 PM
I knew I was unforgivably old when I told the young guy at the dealership that my car was making a noise like THEM! and he had no idea what I was talking about.

Mechanics: A car making a noise like THEM! has a slipping belt. Make a note of it.

/also scared crapless by this movie as a kid
 
2012-08-25 03:05:02 PM

Dallymo: I knew I was unforgivably old when I told the young guy at the dealership that my car was making a noise like THEM! and he had no idea what I was talking about.

Mechanics: A car making a noise like THEM! has a slipping belt. Make a note of it.

/also scared crapless by this movie as a kid


Is it bad that I knew exactly what you meant and what the problem was?

/I am not a mechanic
 
2012-08-25 03:42:17 PM

jasonvatch: Wouldn't "transmitters" make more sense?


NO, because we want to use them for our ant army.
 
2012-08-25 04:13:23 PM

baka-san: *golfclap*

Nice one subby.

Scared the crap out of me as a kid.


This. Ants still make me jump.
 
2012-08-25 04:15:18 PM
I'm not ashamed to admit that I have this movie on DVD.
 
2012-08-25 04:16:41 PM
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2012-08-25 04:17:47 PM
Is this Phase I?
 
2012-08-25 04:21:18 PM
+1
 
2012-08-25 04:27:54 PM

whither_apophis: Is this Phase I?


If so, I can't wait until Phase IV.
 
2012-08-25 04:29:55 PM
Add me to the list. Scared the shiat out of me as a kid.

That film must have inspired Aliens, when they ventured into the hive with flamethrowers and find a bunch of newly-hatched queens and roast them. Nightmarish.

/See also - Phase IV. Genuinely unsettling.

//And Lynne Frederick's boobs.
 
2012-08-25 04:32:17 PM
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"Geez guys, save some money and just call me, alright?"
 
2012-08-25 04:37:12 PM

Suede head: Add me to the list. Scared the shiat out of me as a kid.

.


Ditto. The worst part was that my parents didn't let me stay up to watch the ending where they killed the ants. maybe. What a great movie.
 
2012-08-25 04:38:55 PM
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2012-08-25 04:55:35 PM
SUBBY:

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2012-08-25 04:55:38 PM

Pyynk: [blastr.com image 550x476]

"Geez guys, save some money and just call me, alright?"


i was thinking this would be an antman prototype once they got the control circuits made
 
2012-08-25 05:01:24 PM

Pyynk: [blastr.com image 550x476]

"Geez guys, save some money and just call me, alright?"


venturefans.org

"What, are you nuts? Like they'd talk back."
 
2012-08-25 05:02:46 PM

phlegmmo: "Does this receiver make my thorax look big?"
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gammillustrations.bizland.com

I'd hit it
 
2012-08-25 05:06:25 PM
RFID not receiver!
 
2012-08-25 06:11:01 PM
Look at those little devices on the ants. They look like small black rectangles to me. That's a billion more dollars for Apple.
 
2012-08-25 06:13:49 PM

phlegmmo: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]


You really do have the finesse!

/Good for you
 
2012-08-25 06:28:59 PM
Them! remains one of the best movies of the SF genre. It's one of the few that depict scientists as caring, intelligent, patriotic and, well, scientific, people. Well done all round. Only a handful of 50s SF movies are of high quality. Forbidden Planet is another good one, seeing as it is based on the plot to William Shakespear's popular play, The Tempest. Leslie Nielsen, the Canadian dramatic and comic actor made his début in it, and Walter Pidgeon, who was born in Saint John, New Brunswick (home also to Donald Sutherland) played the "Prospero" role. Forbidden Planet inspired Star Trek and has much of the same look and feel with a bigger budget. Pidgeon's character was a good scientist but suffered from hubris as many of the mad scientists do.

When they are done tracking the ants with tiny radio devices, maybe they should give them tiny cellphones and see if they get any work done.

I did some genealogical research on Walter Davis Pidgeon and his family to see if they were related to some cousins of mine, but they seem to be from quite different backgrounds. Caleb Burpee Pidgeon was a merchant taylor, who owned a couple of clothing stores in Saint John, and apparently for a time in Cape Breton for some reason.

Pidgeon began as a singer on the stage at 12 and then moved to Boston, then New York and Broadway and the movies, back to Broadway, and so forth. He made a tremendous number of Hollywood movies, about 140, IIRC. He had a good singing voice but he made his name playing well-spoken Englishmen, so much so that many people thought he was English.

His other claim to fame appears to be that he was once the youngest paper boy in Saint John, NB, due to the same tremendous work ethic that resulted in 140 movies (see above).

You know who else has a tremendous work ethic? Well, the ant with the tiny brief case pictured above, I imagine.
 
2012-08-25 06:38:42 PM
Empire of the Ants

Link
 
2012-08-25 07:23:08 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Now we'll start having ant carnage because of collisions when they get distracted trying to find a good station

/♫ I'm on a formicidae radio.... ♫


I wish I was in Tijuana,
Eating roadkill iguana...
 
2012-08-25 09:04:38 PM

brantgoose: Them! remains one of the best movies of the SF genre. It's one of the few that depict scientists as caring, intelligent, patriotic and, well, scientific, people. Well done all round. Only a handful of 50s SF movies are of high quality. Forbidden Planet is another good one, seeing as it is based on the plot to William Shakespear's popular play, The Tempest. Leslie Nielsen, the Canadian dramatic and comic actor made his début in it, and Walter Pidgeon, who was born in Saint John, New Brunswick (home also to Donald Sutherland) played the "Prospero" role. Forbidden Planet inspired Star Trek and has much of the same look and feel with a bigger budget. Pidgeon's character was a good scientist but suffered from hubris as many of the mad scientists do.

When they are done tracking the ants with tiny radio devices, maybe they should give them tiny cellphones and see if they get any work done.

I did some genealogical research on Walter Davis Pidgeon and his family to see if they were related to some cousins of mine, but they seem to be from quite different backgrounds. Caleb Burpee Pidgeon was a merchant taylor, who owned a couple of clothing stores in Saint John, and apparently for a time in Cape Breton for some reason.

Pidgeon began as a singer on the stage at 12 and then moved to Boston, then New York and Broadway and the movies, back to Broadway, and so forth. He made a tremendous number of Hollywood movies, about 140, IIRC. He had a good singing voice but he made his name playing well-spoken Englishmen, so much so that many people thought he was English.

His other claim to fame appears to be that he was once the youngest paper boy in Saint John, NB, due to the same tremendous work ethic that resulted in 140 movies (see above).

You know who else has a tremendous work ethic? Well, the ant with the tiny brief case pictured above, I imagine.


I...I'm not even sure what all that was, but I am sure that

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2012-08-26 12:12:09 AM
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2012-08-26 12:14:23 AM
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2012-08-26 02:12:08 AM

Fursecution: whither_apophis: Is this Phase I?

If so, I can't wait until Phase IV.


Just what I was looking for. I'm out.
 
2012-08-26 02:15:40 AM
Loved it. Own it. Might have to watch that the next rainy day we have.
 
2012-08-26 05:41:21 AM
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I strongly suggest you leave THEM the f*ck alone.
 
2012-08-26 08:34:26 AM
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'Oh hai! What's for breakfast?'
 
2012-08-28 04:06:01 AM
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