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Old 07-30-2010, 04:41 PM   #1
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Fun Facts

I learned something that blew my mind today. I dunno if I'm getting all the specifics right, but that's why I made this thread.

Blu-Ray vs. HDVD
Blu-Ray won this competition a few years ago a large part because of the porn industry, which dwarfs the movie industry almost 10:1....all the other industries followed.

I was blown away! Had no idea the influence porn had.

Post your fun fact here too!
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:11 PM   #2
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Didn't WalMart have something to do with this, or is that a different orange ?
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:44 PM   #3
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It was the same with Betamax vs VHS.

Porn backed VHS, VHS proved the winner.

The adult film industry is incredibly huge. They spew films into the market as if it were a cheap, Asian hooker, asking only ¥1 for a facial.

Hollywood, by comparison, is an Amish Mormon (say what?!) who doesn't plan to wed, as he's taken a vow of eternal chastity, to better his understanding of the teachings of Buddha.

Whatever the adult film industry backs, in short, will win... because they release so much, on that format, that it saturates the market, leaving no room for the other format, whether it be superior, or not.

(However, they always back the correct media format, so, good for them.)
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:24 PM   #4
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(However, they always back the correct media format, so, good for them.)
Says who? Betamax was a superior product, and even after it "lost," it remained the default choice for professional video editors for a decade and a half. (Record/edit the whole thing in Beta, only downgrade to VHS copies after you've finalized the master.)
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:30 PM   #5
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I thought it was mostly because "Blu-Ray" is a much cooler name than "HDVD".
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Old 07-31-2010, 08:26 AM   #6
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Actually, the influence of the porn industry goes back further than VHS vs Betamax. Porn was the first to popularize Polaroid photography. Also digital photography, membership websites, motion pictures and even the printing press.

CNN.com recently had an article on this.
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Old 08-10-2010, 07:27 AM   #7
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Can you imagine in the next few years a guy on his couch masturbating in front of a Blu-Ray 3d HD porn movie naked save for a pair of 3D glasses ?

What a sight !
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:42 AM   #8
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Fun fact: if you lined up all the Volkswagons ever made along the autobahn, some idiot in a Porsche would pull out and pass the lot.
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Old 08-13-2010, 07:46 PM   #9
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Fun fact: the expression "To give someone the third degree" comes from the Freemason initiation to the rank of Master Mason, the third degree of Freemasonry. True!
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Old 08-15-2010, 12:38 PM   #10
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Fun Fact: "On the level" is also a Masonic phrase. So is to "blackball" someone.
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Old 08-15-2010, 12:50 PM   #11
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so far - none of these facts are particularly "fun" -


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Old 08-16-2010, 10:41 AM   #12
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FUN FACT from kisrael: Space-sickness is measured in "garns", a unit named for Rep. Senator Jake Garn, who politicked his way to a space trip and upchucked like mad...
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Old 08-16-2010, 01:28 PM   #13
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so far - none of these facts are particularly "fun" -
I've been wondering that: What qualifies a fact as "fun?"
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:59 PM   #14
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I've been wondering that: What qualifies a fact as "fun?"
If it entertains Bri.
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:01 PM   #15
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I'm on pins and needles, hoping I've pleased Mistress Brianna.
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