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Lucas Promises Star Wars on Blu-Ray in 2011

brightmal Re:Sorry, but many of us disagree (420 comments)

Dude, I think you missed the point of the sig of the guy you were replying to. Which kind of undercuts you trying to discredit based on minutae, doesn't it?

I'll have to watch it again. I totally missed this "Anikan" character.

Oh wait - did you just write a thousand words of drivel and not even bother to spell Anakin correctly?

Also, it's "midichlorians". Kind of undercuts your credibility as a Star Wars fan, doesn't it?

more than 4 years ago

Lucas Promises Star Wars on Blu-Ray in 2011

brightmal Re:Culturally relevant? (420 comments)

Now that's not fair. You can't go bringing logic into a discussion relating to fandom, that's just not fair. You know someone's gonna hold their breath 'til you take it back. :)

They're good movies,

Not really, no.

I hardly need to argue that point for the newer three.

As for the original three, they are bad movies made just about bearable by (a) Harrison Ford and/or (b) being 15 or under.

Outside of nerd circles this is obvious. Inside nerd circles this is obscured by (somewhat ironically) the very same mindset that the very same nerds loudly decry in the smuggest possible terms whenever they observe it in anybody else: such as fans of sports teams, Bieber, American Idol, or whatever else. Namely, it's something people have in common. Drivel, but because it's shared drivel, it provides a platform for conversation, in-jokes, feelings of group identification and so on.

The actual quality of what is in common is irrelevant, only that it is in common. But once something becomes key to a tribal identity, it's impossible to get people to analyse it objectively, and because nobody likes to admit they base their tribal identification upon childish drivel, they will come up all sorts of long-winded justifications for why it is not.

more than 4 years ago

1-in-1,000 Chance of Asteroid Impact In ... 2182?

brightmal Re:We don't need to worry about it (326 comments)

Robot-body? Piffle! With pluri-potent stem cell therapy and genetic engineering I intend to have a full carbon nano-fibre weave through my skin and bones, and a nice set of Sony/Carl Zeiss eyeballs by then!

more than 4 years ago

1-in-1,000 Chance of Asteroid Impact In ... 2182?

brightmal Re:I'll probably be dead by then, right? (326 comments)

But before that the vast Right-wing Conspiracy run by the Bush Clan and the Zionist Elders will get us. Oh yeah, and it's all 'cause of the evils of Capitalism and the banking system.

more than 4 years ago

The Future of Wind Power May Be Underground

brightmal Re:Unwater Bags (223 comments)

For these purposes, high pressures are interchangeable with low temperatures. I don't remember the formulas from school (many years ago now) but for a given mass of gas, temperature, pressure, and volume all relate to each other, either proportionately or inversely.

more than 4 years ago

ChromeOS Zero Released

brightmal Re:Wow. (232 comments)

Amen to that, brother. Who crapped in this guy's breakfast?

more than 4 years ago

Major Cache of Fossils Unearthed In Los Angeles

brightmal Re:The pope? (215 comments)

Uh, folks, if I answer this here, would that be hijacking? Perhaps there's somewhere else on slashdot for this particular arguement to be thrashed out?

more than 5 years ago

Major Cache of Fossils Unearthed In Los Angeles

brightmal Re:The pope? (215 comments)

Actually, I always thought of Creationism as the Raving Right's version of the Loony Left's Anthropogenic Global Warming. Both systems work if looked at through the eyes of a four year-old child. However, when looked at a bit more critically, Biblical Theology and Natural Philosophy both turn out to be a bit more complicated, and not quite so easily turned to political ends. Or condensed into media friendly sound-bites.

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Update Slips In a Firefox Extension

brightmal Aargh! Is it on me?! Get it off! (803 comments)

Given that I am almost the archetypical luser (too thick to run linux on my desktop), how do I find if this piece of crud in on my system? I'm a tad nervous about messing about with the registry if I don't have to.

more than 5 years ago


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