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Police Investigate Offensive Wi-Fi Network Name

Spudtrooper Re:SSID (890 comments)

People called Romanes go the house?

about 3 years ago

Top Authors Make eBook Deal, Bypassing Publishers

Spudtrooper Re:A good idea (297 comments)

That still doesn't change the fact that I can't put Kindle files on my Sony Reader. Even though I don't have a Nook, I can still use B&N's ebooks (ePub) on my device.

more than 4 years ago

PCLinuxOS 2009 Goes Gold

Spudtrooper Re:How It's Different (90 comments)

Tried it for a while. Got tired of having Amateur Hour on a computer my wife has to use and went back to a rock-solid Ubuntu LTS install.

more than 5 years ago

LucasArts Embargoes "Clone Wars" Reviews

Spudtrooper Re:Save the Franchise? (603 comments)

The midichlorians make perfect sense if you think about what happens to Vader. As a whole-body person, he was supreme. The Emperor turned him to the Dark Side because of his power with the Force. Then Obi-Wan laid the smack down on Mustafar, reducing his body mass (and, thus, his midichlorian count) by 50%. After that, Vader was a mechanical wretch, the Emperor's little whipping boy unable to live up to his full potential. That's why the Emperor wanted Luke. He wasn't stunted like Vader was. He had the potential to be far more powerful than Vader. Vader is a truly tragic character. He turned to the Dark Side due to the promise of power, then he lost it all. Also, Dooku and/or Palpatine arranged for his mother to be kidnapped and tortured by the sandpeople. Anakin's fall was set up right away from his introduction. The prequels aren't as ham-fisted as people like to make out. But Jar Jar still sucks.

more than 6 years ago


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