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#267738
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Empire dubbed with Radio Drama audio...
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That reminds me of a lot of the clips I watched in my "History of Television" class of shows from the early days of TV.

With the visuals in place, about 80-90% of that dialog is completely redundant, and earth TV writers used to work in radio, and old TV shows were just radio plays with pictures. Cinema stated without sound, and it was added in later, meaning that most Cinema writers were used to writing a for a primarily visual medium. This video is a GREAT example of the different approaches in writing radio vs writing film.
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#266266
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Ep 3 death star !
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My guess is that Palpatine had to line-item away the funding for the Happy Shooty Fun Ball in the military's budget. So it is possible that it sat half-finished for many years when Palpy was trying to hide its existence from nosey senators.

I'm also thinking that the DS1 was a design-by-committee battle station.
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#264832
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Jaffa Cakes
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I heard that Jaffa cakes have little snakes inside that make your eyes glow and you act really evil. confirm/deny?
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#262252
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My First YAGE
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Originally posted by: Obi Jeewhyen
I'm pretty sure [Rob is] a repressed homosexual. Like I said, no straight man is as obsessed with gay as you are, Rob.


I'm still waiting for you to provide evidence for that assertion, Obi.
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#262232
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My First YAGE
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Originally posted by: Obi Jeewhyen
Oh, and well, yeah, I'm pretty sure you are a repressed homosexual. Like I said, no straight man is as obsessed with gay as you are, Rob.


You will, of course, provide evidence to support that assertion.

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#262230
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My First YAGE
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Obi, you ran out on YOUR debate about the JFK assassination, and your refused to provide evidence for your position. I am going to interpret those as a consession of your points on that part. You were the one making the claims, YOU are the one who has to support them.

I accept your consession.
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#262226
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My First YAGE
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Other than that last paragraph, that post was quoted verbatum from Spyda on alt.startrek.vs.starwars. That should give you an idea of how I roll.
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#262223
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My First YAGE
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You befouled, vitiated poltroon. You blighted, malodorous, mephitic recreant. You are a festering boil on the ass of all humanity. You have all the backbone of a jellyfish. You moribific, feculent simpleton. Would that I could change my species, just so that I might not be associated with you. The stupendous, confounding magnitude of your insipidness astonishes me.

I cannot believe that anyone could muster such a prodigious, astounding level of stupidity. If you were any more asinine or incogitant, you would surely have been put to death long ago. Your vapidity has gone so far beyond any previous boundaries of puerility and nugacity as to banish any and all chances of an intelligent thought from your head. Even the most hardened of regulars unquestionably cannot believe your fatuousness and illogicality.

Your opinions do nothing but lend credence to the overwhelming fact that you are such a driveling simpleton that you cannot find your ass with both hands and a road map. You are the very pinnacle of insensateness. You are the model of banality and subnormality. I am aghast at your apparent ability to insert your head into your own rectum at will.

There cannot be even a fragment of intellectuality or perspicacity to be found within the gaping void which should contain your brain. It amazes me that you are able to perform even the most facile of everyday functions with your exorbitantly disadvantaged and gormless lack of intellect.

You swine. You vulgar little maggot. Don't you know that you are pathetic? You worthless bag of filth. As they say in Texas, "I'll bet you couldn't pour piss out of a boot with instructions on the heel". You are a canker. A sore that won't go away. I would rather kiss a lawyer than be seen with you.

You are a fiend and a coward, and you have bad breath. You are degenerate, noxious and depraved. I feel debased just for knowing you exist. I despise everything about you. You are a bloody nardless newbie twit protohominid chromosomally aberrant caricature of a coprophagic cloacal parasitic pond scum, and I wish you would go away.

You're a putrescent mass, a walking vomit. You are a spineless little worm deserving nothing but the profoundest contempt. You are a jerk, a cad, a weasel. Your life is a monument to stupidity. You are a stench, a revulsion, a big suck on a sour lemon.

You are a bleating foal, a curdled staggering mutant dwarf smeared richly with the effluvia and offal accompanying your alleged birth into this world. An insensate, blinking calf, meaningful to nobody, abandoned by the puke-drooling, giggling beasts who sired you and then killed themselves in recognition of what they had done.

I will never get over the embarrassment of belonging to the same species as you. You are a monster, an ogre, a malformity. I barf at the very thought of you. You have all the appeal of a paper cut. Lepers avoid you. You are vile, worthless, less than nothing. You are a weed, a fungus, the dregs of this earth. And did I mention you smell?

If you aren't an idiot, you made a world-class effort at simulating one. Try to edit your writing of unnecessary material before attempting to impress us with your insight. The evidence that you are a nincompoop will still be available to readers, but they will be able to access it more rapidly.

You snail-skulled little rabbit. Would that a hawk pick you up, drive its beak into your brain, and upon finding it rancid set you loose to fly briefly before spattering the ocean rocks with the frothy pink shame of your ignoble blood. May you choke on the queasy, convulsing nausea of your own trite, foolish beliefs.

You are weary, stale, flat and unprofitable. You are grimy, squalid, nasty and profane. You are foul and disgusting. You're a fool, an ignoramus. Monkeys look down on you. Even sheep won't have sex with you. You are unreservedly pathetic, starved for attention, and lost in a land that reality forgot.

And what meaning do you expect your delusionally self-important statements of unknowing, inexperienced opinion to have with us? What fantasy do you hold that you would believe that your tiny-fisted tantrums would have more weight than that of a leprous desert rat, spinning rabidly in a circle, waiting for the bite of the snake?

You are a waste of flesh. You have no rhythm. You are ridiculous and obnoxious. You are the moral equivalent of a leech. You are a living emptiness, a meaningless void. You are sour and senile. You are a disease, you puerile one-handed slack-jawed drooling meatslapper.

On a good day you're a half-wit. You remind me of drool. You are deficient in all that lends character. You have the personality of wallpaper. You are dank and filthy. You are asinine and benighted. You are the source of all unpleasantness. You spread misery and sorrow wherever you go.

I cannot believe how incredibly stupid you are. I mean rock-hard stupid. Dehydrated-rock-hard stupid. Stupid so stupid that it goes way beyond the stupid we know into a whole different dimension of stupid. You are trans-stupid stupid. Meta-stupid. Stupid collapsed on itself so far that even the neutrons have collapsed. Stupid gotten so dense that no intellect can escape. Singularity stupid. Blazing hot mid-day sun on Mercury stupid. You emit more stupid in one second than our entire galaxy emits in a year. Quasar stupid. Your writing has to be a troll. Nothing in our universe can really be this stupid. Perhaps this is some primordial fragment from the original big bang of stupid. Some pure essence of a stupid so uncontaminated by anything else as to be beyond the laws of physics that we know. I'm sorry. I can't go on. This is an epiphany of stupid for me. After this, you may not hear from me again for a while. I don't have enough strength left to deride your ignorant questions and half baked comments about unimportant trivia, or any of the rest of this drivel. Duh.

The only thing worse than your logic is your manners. I have snipped away most of what you wrote, because, well... it didn't really say anything. Your attempt at constructing a creative flame was pitiful. I mean, really, stringing together a bunch of insults among a load of babbling was hardly effective... Maybe later in life, after you have learned to read, write, spell, and count, you will have more success. True, these are rudimentary skills that many of us "normal" people take for granted that everyone has an easy time of mastering. But we sometimes forget that there are "challenged" persons in this world who find these things more difficult. If I had known, that this was your case then I would have never read your post. It just wouldn't have been "right". Sort of like parking in a handicap space. I wish you the best of luck in the emotional, and social struggles that seem to be placing such a demand on you.

Where I roll, we ban trolls, but we also don't enforce arbitrary language rules. I don't give shit if other forums have "No name-calling" and "no personal attacks." rules. This is not one of those forums. The slightest once of respect I had for you has been completely obliterated by your whining temper tantrum in this thread. Since you seem to be so keen on leaving this website, LEAVE ALREADY! You have dragged out your leaving of this place for 3 fucking pages now, I can only hope that you realize the irony in staying in a thread as stupid and idiotic as this. So long, dumbass.
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#261592
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My First YAGE
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"Other message boards have a no-namecalling policy." Guess what, this isn't one of them. If you want to go crying back to your miss-manners board, go right the fuck ahead.

If you can't take the heat, get the fuck out.
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#261589
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"Back and to the left"
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I think that a lot of the JFK CT's overestimate the KE of bullets, or they get their information from TV and Motion Pictures.

Bullets travel slow enough that we can use the formula E=1/2mv^2 to calculate. The rifle that Oswald used had a muzzle velocity of 700 meters per second, and used 128 grain ammunition. Plugging that into the KE formula we get E=(1/2)(0.00829 kg)(700 m/s). When we calculate that, the total Kinetic energy of 2.9015 joules. For comparison, 1 joule is equivalent to 0.000239 kilocalories, the unit of measure used to measure food.

You also seem to be forgetting about Newton's 3rd Law of Motion. Even if there was a 2nd gunman who shot Kennedy with enough force to visibly knock his head back, that same amount of energy would have also been exerted on the shoot as well. Meaning that your second gunman would have had a broken collarbone, and several ribs, if he had used a rifle roferful enough to exert enough energy to knock Kennedy back and to the left.
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#261478
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"Back and to the left"
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The JFK Conspiracies are utter BS, and most of them fail the Occam's Razor. They all seem to lack any kind of evidence to substantiate them.

If you want to see what a real conspiracy would look like, I invite you to look at this page: The 1979 VELA 6911 Incident.

To sum it up, One of the US detection satellites detented a double-flash off the coast of the Prince Edward Islands in the south Atlantic. The official panel to investigate it, set up by President Carter, said that the flash was from a meteoroid, because of a discrepancy in the bhangmeter readings on the satellite. Despite the conclusion by carter's Ad hoc presidential panel, the Central Intelligent Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, Los Alamos Lational Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratory all agreed that the incident was a nuclear detonation. However, that same discrepancy was also seen in confirmed nuclear tests.

In addition to the bhangmeter readings, the US Navy's network of underwater microphones detected shockwave travelling through the water from the save area at the same time as the incident. That year, a professor in Australia reported increased amounts of iodine-131, a product of Uranium fission, in sheep thyroids in Western Australia.

Despite all that evidence, which both Carter's Ad Hoc panel and the intelligence community and the DOE had access to, the offical panel set up by Jimmy Carter said that it was a meteoroid hitting the satellite. This could have been the Carter administration covering up a nuclear test, but nobody really knows or cares.

It is infinitely more likely, however, that this is simply a case of shoddy research on the par of the Ad Hoc panelt.
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#226325
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How Star Wars Should had ended
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Repost from the other thread:

It most likely wouldn't work that way. Yavin is 2.72 times more massive than Jupiter[1], which in turn makes it approximately 886.7 times more massive than Alderaan was, and the Death Star would have to be about 10,000 times more powerful than what was seen in the destruction of Alderaan.[2] Additionally, the Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels descibes the DS1 as requiring several hours to recharge after firing its Superlaser[3], which would have made it a sitting duck in front of the Rebel base during that period.

I Win.

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1: Saxton, Curtis C., Star Wars Technical Commentaries, Planets: http://theforce.net/swtc/orbs.html#yavin
2: Saxton, Curtis C., Star Wars Technical Commentaries, Death Stars: http://www.theforce.net/swtc/ds/index.html
3: Wong, Michael, StarDestroyer.Net, Imperial Power Generation: http://www.stardestroyer.net/Empire/Tech/Power/Power2.html
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#226222
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How Star Wars Should Have Ended
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It most likely wouldn't work that way. Yavin is 2.72 times more massive than Jupiter[1], which in turn makes it approximately 886.7 times more massive than Alderaan was, and the Death Star would have to be about 10,000 times more powerful than what was seen in the destruction of Alderaan.[2] Additionally, the Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels descibes the DS1 as requiring several hours to recharge after firing its Superlaser[3], which would have made it a sitting duck in front of the Rebel base during that period.

I Win.

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1: Saxton, Curtis C., Star Wars Technical Commentaries, Planets: http://theforce.net/swtc/orbs.html#yavin
2: Saxton, Curtis C., Star Wars Technical Commentaries, Death Stars: http://www.theforce.net/swtc/ds/index.html
3: Wong, Michael, StarDestroyer.Net, Imperial Power Generation: http://www.stardestroyer.net/Empire/Tech/Power/Power2.html
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#225315
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Super 8 preservation?
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Have there been any preservation projects of the Super 8 prints of ANH?

I have come across someone on another board who has a Super 8 print of A New Hope. Link to original thread at StarDestroyer.Net.

Darth Fanboy wrote:
My uncle's father used to run a hotel that had old Super 8 movies, one day he was throwing out some old stuff of his and my aunt rescued a copy of Star Wars in the old Super 8 format. Film is in excellent condition and the box is in great shape also. I can't find out much about what it is worth value wise but since I don't plan on selling it it is a moot point. My brother was given the copy of the original Godzilla movie.


I think it could be worth it to preserve these prints. If the print is in as good a condition as the OP says it is, we may have some high quality reference frames for other OoT projects.
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#223126
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Help me get BANNED on SW.COM!!!
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If you want to get banned, just sya that you think the 3 million figure for clone troopers is wrong, and doesn't match the scale of Star Wars that was established in the movies. Especially when compared to the quintillions of droids stated to be fighting for the CIS.
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#223125
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The Non-Biased PS3 Thread
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Originally posted by: ricarleite
This Save Anywhere thing would make games too easy. Save every five seconds, made a mistake? Just load it back. No challenge at all.


Sure helped with beating Water Temple... ;-)
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#217413
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Politics
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I never knew that planes were gigantic rectangles. Only the fuselage penetrated the Pentagon. The wings, which have fuel tanks inside them, exploded on impact. The wings were outside the building when that happened.

Critical Thinking, try it.
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#216345
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Luke's rope-throwing talents in EP4
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IIRC, Coruscant was first mentioned in one of the Timothy Zhan books. I can't remember which one though.



Of course, I haven't actually READ any of the EU books, but that is for another time.
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#216333
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Ri-iiidge Racer!!!
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Originally posted by: ricarleite
LOL priceless. 599 dollars! 599 dollars! 599! 599! It's Ridge Racer! Riiiiidge Racer!

* sigh * Can you imagine how the gaming industry would be without Nintendo?


There wouldn't be a gaming industry at all.

In 1983/84 the entire industry crashed. It took the release of the NES in 1985 to bring the industry back.

If it hadn't been for Nintendo, the gaming industry as we know it, most likely would not even exist.
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#214823
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HDMI & DVI Vs Component Video
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DVI can carry HDCP protection over it as well.

YCbCr is simply the 3 components of an NTSC signal split, it is what is stored on a DVD and does not usually leave the player, YCbCr is usually carried over a single cable and is digitally encoded. YPbPr is used to carry HDTV and progressive video, it is analog, and are the familiar 3 wires we all know and love.

YCbCr inputs or outputs are usually mislabled YPbPR. However, the terms are used to interchangably, nobody really cares at this point.
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#214810
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HDMI & DVI Vs Component Video
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HDMI is simply DVI with audio and a differently shaped plug(No Thumbscrews! Yay!). You CAN run HDCP over DVI. The fact that the signal is digitally encoded means that the image is less prone to noise and crosstalk.

Component takes a video signal and give each part of it its own wire. Brightness(Luma, Y), and Both color channels(Chroma, Cr/Pr and Cb/Pb). Often times component video is referred to as YCrCb or YPrPB. Component is an analog signal, which means that the image is more prone to noise and crosstalk from other cables.

The only problem with HDMI is that anything that involves it is HORRENDOUSLY expensive. $80 for an HDMI cable is way too common.
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#214082
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The Non-Biased PS3 Thread
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Originally posted by: Jay
Originally posted by: skyman8081
My concern with Blu-ray is that so much of it is riding on the PS3 right now. And since there is a lot of consumer badwill towards the PS3 at the moment. If that carries over until 11/17, Blu-ray could look mightily fucked.


I think gamers are overestimating the potential effect of the PS3 on BluRay's success in much the same way they often overstate the PS2's effect on DVD's success. DVD would be exactly where it is today even if the PS2 hadn't supported DVD playback.

If BluRay is to survive, it'll be on its own merits as a home video platform.


I agree with you that Blu-ray needs to survive on its own merits as a video platform. Unfortunately Sony also seems to fallen into that same mentality that the PS3 is going to magically sell Blu-ray like they think the PS2 did with DVD. Sony is assuming that the PS3 will sell Blu-ray, when Blu-ray needs to sell the PS3.

For the purposes of a game console this generation, Blu-ray is too much. I would wager that DVD-9 is an upper limit for size for practicality reasons alone. It is not cost effective for studios to create content that justifies going beyond DVD-9. The PC Version of "The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion" only uses 4.5 GB, and that game is considered one of the biggest games on the market. It was even rumored to span 4 DVD's. The marginal utility of making larger textures and worlds is not enough to justify the cost of a Blu-ray drive in the PS3.

Sony seems to have bet the farm on the success of the PS3. If the PS3 doesn't sell, which is a very likely possibility now, than their strategy for Blu-ray is sunk.
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#214015
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The Non-Biased PS3 Thread
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My concern with Blu-ray is that so much of it is riding on the PS3 right now. And since there is a lot of consumer badwill towards the PS3 at the moment. If that carries over until 11/17, Blu-ray could look mightily fucked.
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