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Unesco Probing Star Wars Filming In Ireland

NotDrWho Re:Good... (158 comments)

They clone them in a lab in Orlando. Using DNA from seedless grapes, they've supposedly even created some recent experimental lines who are pushy-stage-parent free.

13 hours ago
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Unesco Probing Star Wars Filming In Ireland

NotDrWho Re:Good... (158 comments)

I heard a story that at one of the recent conventions, Jake Lloyd showed up to sign autographs. And the autograph line for one of the guys who did some minor FX stuff for the original trilogy was reportedly much longer than the line to get his autograph (which was almost non-existent).

I almost feel sorry for him. He probably had typical stage parents who pushed him into acting, and had no idea as a little kid what he was getting himself in for. He was basically exploited by all the adults in his life and is still paying the price for it. Of course, he's 25 years old now and still choosing to whore himself at conventions instead of going back to college or getting a real job. So my sympathy fades a little more every day.

yesterday
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Countries Don't Own Their Internet Domains, ICANN Says

NotDrWho Re:Working hard (102 comments)

Typical U.S. bashing aside, I don't know why the parent was modded down. I don't particularly like the idea of the internet being controlled by ANY country (or group of countries), but the thought of a country like France or Germany having ANY say in what is or is not allowed on the internet scares me way more than any U.S. bullshit.

This is the same EU, mind you, that has already forced Google and other search engines to erase sections of the internet just because some individual didn't like what was being said about them. Do you really want THEM in charge?

yesterday
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Unesco Probing Star Wars Filming In Ireland

NotDrWho Re:Good... (158 comments)

So true. As much as people rag on Christensen, it sure beat the shit out of casting an 8-year-old in the role. The second film in that trilogy was no masterpiece compared to the originals, but it was compared to the abomination that was The Phantom Menace.

yesterday
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Unesco Probing Star Wars Filming In Ireland

NotDrWho Re:Good... (158 comments)

Disney's past their peak awfulness of the late 1990s and early 2000s

Weak-minded fool! They've used the Jedi mind trick on you!

yesterday
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Unesco Probing Star Wars Filming In Ireland

NotDrWho Re:Today I Learnt that... (158 comments)

I just thank god that UNESCO is looking out for our precious guillemots and kittiwakes, and in no way just seeking publicity for themselves.

yesterday
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University of Michigan Solar Car Wins Fifth Straight National Title

NotDrWho Re:Michigan (25 comments)

Detroit doesn't like change. But, then again, neither do most of its customers.

2 days ago
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University of Michigan Solar Car Wins Fifth Straight National Title

NotDrWho Re:Michigan (25 comments)

Anyone remember that this was the humorous subplot of the otherwise godawful Robocop 2? The city of Detroit had went bankrupt and the mayor was holding a pathetic telethon to try to raise money to save the city from being bought outright by OCP. Today's joke becomes tomorrow's reality, I guess.

2 days ago
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The Hobbit: the Battle of Five Armies Trailer Released

NotDrWho Re:That has to be the most garbled summary.... (153 comments)

It wasn't the "uber geeks" that ruined this trilogy. Jackson built up an incredible amount of "cred" with LOTR. The speed and decisiveness with which he obliterated his cred with The Hobbit is rivaled only by George Lucas and the disaster of Episodes 1 & 2.

I'll concede that The Hobbit movies have been boring-as-fuck. But, then again, I found the LOTR movies to be boring-as-fuck too. I pretty much concur completely with the Randall Graves interpretation of LOTR: Just a bunch of boring movies about walking. And at least the Hobbit has a dragon. He's a boring-as-fuck dragon, mind you, but at least he can fly instead of walk.

2 days ago
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Free Copy of the Sims 2 Contains SecuROM

NotDrWho Re:Which Anti-Virus Suites detect that Trojan Hors (230 comments)

I hope there is a special place in hell reserved for every EA employee (yes, even the guys in the warehouse)--preferably one where Hannibal Lector runs the place and the rednecks from Deliverance are the guards.

2 days ago
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The Oculus Rift DK2: In-Depth Review (and Comparison To DK1)

NotDrWho Re:When does the consumer version actual arrive? (54 comments)

They are probably just being cautious in order to avoid the situation wherein they get off the pot and then shit.

Lol! best.metaphor.ever.

3 days ago
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Valencia Linux School Distro Saves 36 Million Euro

NotDrWho Re:LINUX ON DESKTOP HAS SAVED; ME! (153 comments)

Actually, 2023 will actually be the year of Linux on the desktop. Unfortunately, it will also be the year of the alien invasion.

3 days ago
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SLS Project Coming Up $400 Million Short

NotDrWho Re:According to Wikipedia (132 comments)

SpaceX doesn't have to build facilities in every state to appease Congress.

about a week ago
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Earth In the Midst of Sixth Mass Extinction: the 'Anthropocene Defaunation'

NotDrWho Re:no problem (333 comments)

Eh, it's a living.

about a week ago
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Earth In the Midst of Sixth Mass Extinction: the 'Anthropocene Defaunation'

NotDrWho Re:But what IS the point they're making? (333 comments)

It's not an open sewer, it's a mutli-household composting stream and cholera species sanctuary.

about a week ago
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Long-range Electric Car World Speed Record Broken By Australian Students

NotDrWho Re:Australia? (120 comments)

Yes, but there is also a 290% higher chance of hitting a kangaroo than on cooler continents, which could really slow you down. So I think it balances.

about a week ago
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How a Solar Storm Two Years Ago Nearly Caused a Catastrophe On Earth

NotDrWho Re:news for nerds in the speculative future(or pas (212 comments)

Every time I see one of these new doomsday scenarios pop up, I know there is a media-savvy researcher somewhere looking to score a big grant.

about a week ago
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Lawrence Krauss: Congress Is Trying To Defund Scientists At Energy Department

NotDrWho Re:Price of using scientists as political pawns (296 comments)

If you don't believe AGW, then you do NOT understand science at all. SPORT.

And it is precisely that attitude that makes AGW a religion, NOT a science.

Real science doesn't have an unassailable, unquestionable dogma. SPORT

about a week ago
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Dutch Court Says Government Can Receive Bulk Data from NSA

NotDrWho Re:Bright side (109 comments)

Yeah. You just keep telling yourself that your government would never do anything like this, that it's just an American thing.

about a week ago

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