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2012-11-22 10:02:20 PM

Oysterman:


This is Sparta?
 
2012-11-22 10:04:45 PM
"The closest landmass to the invisible island is the Chesterfields, a French archipelago of uninhabited coral sand cays."

Uninhabited, except for the robot employees of the sofa and cigarette factories located there.
 
2012-11-22 10:04:59 PM

ekdikeo4: This reminds me, we still need to sit down and watch the edit of it that's in chronological order.


Fave show ever. Just started season four of my second rewatch. And in about a year I will watch the chronological edit. Fark the haters.
 
2012-11-22 10:06:54 PM
Walt....

Walt...... WALT!

WAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLTTTTTTTTTTT!!!1!!!1!!1

Oh, there you are
 
2012-11-22 10:07:26 PM
Kinda looks like a disproportionate aircraft carrier.
 
2012-11-22 10:09:05 PM

ekdikeo4: This reminds me, we still need to sit down and watch the edit of it that's in chronological order.


Are you saying this because one exists, or just a future plan? I'd be interested in this.
 
2012-11-22 10:10:57 PM

ktybear: LDM90: Some of us enjoyed it just fine

Decillion: You missed out. Great show.

Well, you never know, I might end up watching it one day, now that you've said that.


Some of the episodes were just fantastic and at times in the series it was absolutely riveting. But yeah, the ending sucked as bad as has been made out
 
2012-11-22 10:12:43 PM

Oysterman: [scrapetv.com image 300x508]


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-22 10:19:51 PM
All joking aside;they send a woman on a trip with a map? It's a wonder they didn't run aground
in Kansas.
 
2012-11-22 10:30:41 PM
High Macha Of Rashpur: We are not lost... we're on a waiting list. As soon as there's an opening on the map, we're next. We are just waiting for a spot to open up.

www.nerve.com
 
2012-11-22 10:35:39 PM
Http:maps.ngdc.noaa.gov/viewers/bathymetry
A bit of panning and zooming would suggest that there is something just below or at the surface similar to the nearby islands to the west. The only mystery is why this little former sandbar is blacked out on The Google
 
2012-11-22 10:42:06 PM

homeless_need_help: Http:maps.ngdc.noaa.gov/viewers/bathymetry
A bit of panning and zooming would suggest that there is something just below or at the surface similar to the nearby islands to the west. The only mystery is why this little former sandbar is blacked out on The Google


It's a high security FEMA camp.
 
2012-11-22 10:42:26 PM
beforeitsnews.com
 
2012-11-22 10:45:01 PM
"A mystery worthy of James Bond"

Seriously? James Bond? How about Sherlock Holmes? Even Encyclopedia Brown would make more sense.
 
2012-11-22 11:12:38 PM

LDM90: ktybear: BronyMedic: ktybear: Still lost

Kind of like anyone who watched that series for a plot.

[denver.mylittlefacewhen.com image 300x300]

Luckily I've never seen even a second of the show. I shudder to think how miffed I would have been if I was a fan :(

Some of us enjoyed it just fine and were able to carry on with our lives afterward. It's just a tv show after all. Oh sorry I forgot this was the Internet. I guess I should be outraged about how Lindelof raped my 30s or something.


And some of us hated that damned show and were able to carry on with our lives.

As always, just because someone or something made tons of money and it's very popular does not mean it's high quality.
 
2012-11-22 11:13:28 PM

homeless_need_help: Http:maps.ngdc.noaa.gov/viewers/bathymetry
A bit of panning and zooming would suggest that there is something just below or at the surface similar to the nearby islands to the west. The only mystery is why this little former sandbar is blacked out on The Google


If you go back to the same map and click "select basemap" and pick the Shaded Relief GEBCO_8 map, it's there as a featureless fake island.

It's also sorta there in the National Geographic basemap, but to a lesser extent.
 
2012-11-22 11:23:56 PM

GungFu: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x507] 

Hurley's lost weight. And beard.


Nah, he just became a giant in Fairy Tale Land.
 
2012-11-22 11:25:16 PM

ktybear: BronyMedic: ktybear: Still lost

Kind of like anyone who watched that series for a plot.

[denver.mylittlefacewhen.com image 300x300]

Luckily I've never seen even a second of the show. I shudder to think how miffed I would have been if I was a fan :(

Lost

works very well as a character drama and is like an old adventure serial. Not every plot line is resolved, there are a few plot holes, and there are other quibbles, but it's a lot of fun. More fun than the few things done wrong.

I think the entire series is on Netflix.
 
2012-11-22 11:36:30 PM

bubo_sibiricus: homeless_need_help: Http:maps.ngdc.noaa.gov/viewers/bathymetry
A bit of panning and zooming would suggest that there is something just below or at the surface similar to the nearby islands to the west. The only mystery is why this little former sandbar is blacked out on The Google

If you go back to the same map and click "select basemap" and pick the Shaded Relief GEBCO_8 map, it's there as a featureless fake island.

It's also sorta there in the National Geographic basemap, but to a lesser extent.


I haven't seen that one yet, but it wouldn't surprise me. Bathymetric data is often cobbled together from different sources and can be a bit uneven in quality. I just think that it's more plausible that they have a submerged sandbar than a mysterious sixteen-mile-long black fortress island for hiding the leftover gitmo dudes.

Or, it could be a Google screw-up©
 
2012-11-22 11:45:07 PM
Did you find the 100 hours I lost watching that pointless shaggy-dog story of a TV show?
 
2012-11-22 11:45:36 PM
Lost was an ancestor simulation. The Island was the place failed sub-AI's go to be run through various scenarios to find what went wrong with them so the simulation can be corrected.

They said in the first season everything could be explained by science. That is a 100% scientific explanation that explains everything.
 
2012-11-22 11:46:41 PM
Even in the satellite photo it's a black ovoid.

It's a glitch. I just wonder how a glitch could get a name unless it's a Google in-joke. It's not on the Bing map, but that's not saying much. The glitch is on Yahoo's map, but it's not named.

BronyMedic: ktybear: Still lost

Kind of like anyone who watched that series for a plot.

[denver.mylittlefacewhen.com image 300x300]


I never thought I'd be saying this, but I'm proud I've seen minutes of My Little Ponies than of lost. A grand total of 27 minutes.
 
2012-11-22 11:46:52 PM
i1.kym-cdn.com
It's a trap island!
 
2012-11-22 11:57:11 PM
8.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-23 12:13:08 AM

homeless_need_help: Or, it could be a Google screw-up©


Alex Jones territory:

This is just a cover story to make people believe that there isn't actually a 16 mile long prison island.
 
2012-11-23 12:16:17 AM

Now I Is!: baronbloodbath: BronyMedic: ktybear: Still lost

Kind of like anyone who watched that series for a plot.

[denver.mylittlefacewhen.com image 300x300]

Is that some kind of inside joke?

[mycrazylosttheory.files.wordpress.com image 800x420]

What is that image from? I ask because an historically accurate 8-course lute is a rare thing to see in modern media.

/Classical Guitar geek
//Never watched Lost
///I get annoyed at how fantasy illustrators and comic book artists rarely seem to take the time to find out what the instrument actually looked like.
////It's not like the aren't lots of contemporary examples, many of which are considered to be textbook study's in perspective drawing.
//SLASHES 


Episode of lost, probably from an episode during the last 2 seasons.
 
2012-11-23 12:24:58 AM

CygnusDarius: I woke up this morning with a bad hangover
And my island was missing again.
This happens all the time.
It's detachable.


Sexcellent.
 
2012-11-23 12:40:19 AM

arentol: Lost was an ancestor simulation. The Island was the place failed sub-AI's go to be run through various scenarios to find what went wrong with them so the simulation can be corrected.

They said in the first season everything could be explained by science. That is a 100% scientific explanation that explains everything.


I find your ideas intriguing and wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
 
2012-11-23 12:48:43 AM

elchip: [8.media.tumblr.com image 404x500]


Matt Lauer really looks like shiat.
 
2012-11-23 12:49:53 AM

ktybear: LDM90: Some of us enjoyed it just fine

Decillion: You missed out. Great show.

Well, you never know, I might end up watching it one day, now that you've said that.


Seasons 1, 2 and 3 are superb. 4 is mediocre. Half of 5 is great. Let's pretend 6 never happened.

But 1 to 3 are worth watching.
 
2012-11-23 01:13:55 AM

toejam: "A mystery worthy of James Bond"

Seriously? James Bond? How about Sherlock Holmes? Even Encyclopedia Brown would make more sense.


I was thinking Dirk Pitt perhaps...
 
2012-11-23 01:15:34 AM

CygnusDarius: davidphogan: It's a detachible island.

I woke up this morning with a bad hangover
And my island was missing again.
This happens all the time.
It's detachable.

This comes in handy a lot of the time.
I can baffle geologists, when I think it's gonna be hilarious,
or I can rent it out, when I don't need it.
But now and then I go to a party, get drunk,
and the next morning I can't for the life of me
remember what I did with it.
First I looked around my apartment, and I couldn't find it.
So I called up the place where the party was,
they hadn't seen it either.
I asked them to check the medicine cabinet
'cause for some reason I leave it there sometimes
But not this time.
So I told them if it pops up to let me know.
I called a few people who were at the party,
but they were no help either.
I was starting to get desperate.
I really don't like being without my island for too long.
It makes me feel like less of a planet,
and I really hate having to move the tectonic plates without no islands to sink.
After a few hours of searching the house,
and calling everyone I could think of,
I was starting to get very depressed,
so I went to the Sun, and ate breakfast.
Then, as I walked down Venus towards Mars,
where all those planets orbit around the Sun,
I saw my island lying on a blanket
next to a broken pastry company called Hostess.
Some guy was selling it.
I had to buy it off him.
He wanted twenty-two bucks, but I talked him down to seventeen.
I took it home, washed it off,
and put it back on. I was happy again. Complete.
Planets sometimes tell me I should get it permanently attached,
but I don't know.
Even though sometimes it's a pain in the ass,
I like having a detachable island.


Definitely a +1 internets for you.
 
2012-11-23 01:42:41 AM

BronyMedic: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 850x637]

The last contagion free zone on earth....a living paradise...

[www.hollywoodreporter.com image 648x365]


I actually saw that turkey in the theater. Not only was it not a great movie, despite having a pretty good cast, but the product placement was so extreme that it came off as more of a feature length commercial than a movie.
 
2012-11-23 03:16:44 AM
The Kraken must have submerged again...

No reference to Apple maps yet?
 
2012-11-23 03:22:06 AM

thornhill: ktybear: LDM90: Some of us enjoyed it just fine

Decillion: You missed out. Great show.

Well, you never know, I might end up watching it one day, now that you've said that.

Seasons 1, 2 and 3 are superb. 4 is mediocre. Half of 5 is great. Let's pretend 6 never happened.

But 1 to 3 are worth watching.


ha OK sounds pretty much in line with the other comments I've seen
 
2012-11-23 04:03:56 AM

Mega Steve: BronyMedic: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 850x637]

The last contagion free zone on earth....a living paradise...

[www.hollywoodreporter.com image 648x365]

I actually saw that turkey in the theater. Not only was it not a great movie, despite having a pretty good cast, but the product placement was so extreme that it came off as more of a feature length commercial than a movie.


I saw it as Parts the Clonus Horror. BTW the people that were involved making "The Island" were successfully sued by the creators of "Parts the Clonus Horror".
 
2012-11-23 04:12:35 AM

BronyMedic: ktybear: Still lost

Kind of like anyone who watched that series for a plot.


I see what you did there....ewwww
 
2012-11-23 04:47:52 AM

encyclopediaplushuman: BronyMedic: ktybear: Still lost

Kind of like anyone who watched that series for a plot.

I see what you did there....ewwww


They had a lot of loose ends, but technically it did have a plot...

Also, I kinda liked the ending. I realize that puts me in a minority though.
 
2012-11-23 05:25:24 AM

CPT.Goodlaw: ekdikeo4: This reminds me, we still need to sit down and watch the edit of it that's in chronological order.

Are you saying this because one exists, or just a future plan? I'd be interested in this.


One does exist. A quick google for Lost in Chronological Order would probably return some links.
 
2012-11-23 06:19:20 AM
I can explain what it is, but first a question. How do you copyright a map? After all, you're representing what is there, so anyone else can just copy your map and claim they also just represented what was there. The answer is to create a few 'false' items in the map. A fake street here, a cul-de-sac there, and thus if these features show up on anyone else's map, they're busted for stealing your map.
Now, geographic data is the same. All that information is copyrighted, but you can't copyright the source of the data. Thus they stuck an island in the middle of nowhere, and anyone who has that island on their map has thus infringed on the copyright of the map. The reason it 'disappears when you zoom in close' is that it switches from one set of map data to another (more detailed), and only that top layer had the copyright marker island.
 
2012-11-23 06:44:41 AM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: CygnusDarius: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Yes, draw him out of hiding so my snipers can spare us any more of his "creativity".

Eh, I'd go with Michael Bay. Although it would have to be on a distance, to avoid any collateral damage from the explosions.

First things first. Abrams is a fandom darling in some quarters, so the sooner he is out of the way, the sooner we can stop him doing to other shows what he did to Star Trek.


What? Make it watchable?
 
2012-11-23 09:54:05 AM
 
2012-11-23 10:10:27 AM

Securitywyrm: I can explain what it is, but first a question. How do you copyright a map? After all, you're representing what is there, so anyone else can just copy your map and claim they also just represented what was there. The answer is to create a few 'false' items in the map. A fake street here, a cul-de-sac there, and thus if these features show up on anyone else's map, they're busted for stealing your map.
Now, geographic data is the same. All that information is copyrighted, but you can't copyright the source of the data. Thus they stuck an island in the middle of nowhere, and anyone who has that island on their map has thus infringed on the copyright of the map. The reason it 'disappears when you zoom in close' is that it switches from one set of map data to another (more detailed), and only that top layer had the copyright marker island.


Sure, but do we actually expect every mapmaker to go out there and collect original data?
 
2012-11-23 11:40:36 AM
Here's what Lost was...to me. Any other fans feel free to chime in...

Someone set Abrams and his writers down in front of a huge trough filled with cocaine, mescaline, and weed. Then they told them: "Come up with the coolest, creepiest, most strange and sinister plot constructions you can think of...we'll use anything that works!"

...and for years, they did just that. And, God help us, it was beautiful and magical. Real amazing stuff.

But then, eventually, the production company decided that it was about time to move on. So they went into The Temple (as the writers' room came to be called) and told them - "Look, you guys have 2 months to end all this...sorry...but...yeah..."

And so the writers and Abrams, realizing there was no way on God's green Earth to tie all these plotlines together (and there never was, really), decided..."Ah fark it...we'll just have it all end with [EDITED TO PREVENT SPOILER]" and if you look at Abrams' face as he turned off the light and was closing the door, you can see it:

[trollface] "Problem?"

/and that's why Abrams should never be allowed to do TV again.
 
2012-11-23 11:47:54 AM

FeatheredSun: /and that's why Abrams should never be allowed to do TV again.


Fringe is actually quite good. First season is slow to start, and the skip ahead they did to do this last season (to wrap up their storylines) was a little weird, but it's still a solid show full of a wonderful amount of pseudo science.
 
2012-11-23 12:25:33 PM

FeatheredSun: Here's what Lost was...to me. Any other fans feel free to chime in...

Someone set Abrams and his writers down in front of a huge trough filled with cocaine, mescaline, and weed. Then they told them: "Come up with the coolest, creepiest, most strange and sinister plot constructions you can think of...we'll use anything that works!"

...and for years, they did just that. And, God help us, it was beautiful and magical. Real amazing stuff.

But then, eventually, the production company decided that it was about time to move on. So they went into The Temple (as the writers' room came to be called) and told them - "Look, you guys have 2 months to end all this...sorry...but...yeah..."

And so the writers and Abrams, realizing there was no way on God's green Earth to tie all these plotlines together (and there never was, really), decided..."Ah fark it...we'll just have it all end with [EDITED TO PREVENT SPOILER]" and if you look at Abrams' face as he turned off the light and was closing the door, you can see it:

[trollface] "Problem?"

/and that's why Abrams should never be allowed to do TV again.


Not bad, except people seem to insists on forgetting that Abrams had almost nothing to do with Lost beyond the pilot.

If you have a problem with Lost, blame Damon and Carlton instead of Abrams.
 
2012-11-23 12:53:21 PM

NeoCortex42: FeatheredSun: Here's what Lost was...to me. Any other fans feel free to chime in...

Someone set Abrams and his writers down in front of a huge trough filled with cocaine, mescaline, and weed. Then they told them: "Come up with the coolest, creepiest, most strange and sinister plot constructions you can think of...we'll use anything that works!"

...and for years, they did just that. And, God help us, it was beautiful and magical. Real amazing stuff.

But then, eventually, the production company decided that it was about time to move on. So they went into The Temple (as the writers' room came to be called) and told them - "Look, you guys have 2 months to end all this...sorry...but...yeah..."

And so the writers and Abrams, realizing there was no way on God's green Earth to tie all these plotlines together (and there never was, really), decided..."Ah fark it...we'll just have it all end with [EDITED TO PREVENT SPOILER]" and if you look at Abrams' face as he turned off the light and was closing the door, you can see it:

[trollface] "Problem?"

/and that's why Abrams should never be allowed to do TV again.

Not bad, except people seem to insists on forgetting that Abrams had almost nothing to do with Lost beyond the pilot.

If you have a problem with Lost, blame Damon and Carlton instead of Abrams.


I remember watching Alias with someone who followed it. When I mentioned it seemed convoluted, they agreed reluctantly...which is the same way I used to defend Lost. I don't know who wrote that show (briefly checked Wikipedia), but it was Bad Robot plot thoughtlessness...all thrills, no accounting...all the same.

/REALLY loved Lost...but the creators had no real plan besides confusion
 
2012-11-23 01:05:09 PM

FeatheredSun: /REALLY loved Lost...but the creators had no real plan besides confusion


I still enjoy watching the show. I disagree about them not having a plan, though. I think it was the opposite. Based on a lot of the online discussions as the show was airing, I think they had a pretty good plan, but viewers were able to figure things out quicker than the writers expected. They responded by making extra twists simply for the sake of saying the show was unpredictable.

While I would have preferred a more "science" than "faith" direction for the last season of the show, I still thing it got wrapped up a lot better than BSG. Even the BSG writers have admitted that they barely planned ahead at all and it showed.
 
2012-11-23 01:14:59 PM
Obvious answer:


Also I was a huge Lost fan and I could care less about whether or not it had a perfect plot. It was interesting, fun to go back and watch still and even more entertaining to look back on how myself and other fans speculated on every little detail. I think a few butthurt "fans" just need to accept that they didn't get to write the show themselves and stop going off about Hurley Birds and purgatory.

DNRTFA
 
2012-11-23 01:17:02 PM
Curse you, farked image address! 

/turtle, island
//I give up
 
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