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BountyHunter

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#355981
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When was the turning point for TF.NET?
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SilverWook said:

Didn't they lose a lot of credibility when one of the people who used to run the site started the Yoda breaks wind in Episode III rumor?  And then further fueled speculation that they had been permitted to read the script and see an early cut of the film? ;)

 

LOL! I remember that rumor. Wasn't Yoda supposed to avoid capture by acting like a nutjob (and farting) -- so they assumed he wasn't a jedi?

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#355976
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2004 - Special Edition Return of the Jedi ending is a wtf moment
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Sorry, I'm not seeing a problem here.

 

As said earlier, Star Wars is an elaborate fairy tale. Once the evil space wizard is defeated, poof, that's it, it's over. Good guys win and live happily ever after....

 

If you want an "in universe" answer, well, it's directly stated in ANH that the Emperor dissolved all of the political bureaucracy (the Senate). The Emperor controlled everything. There was no other political institution to link all the systems. And The Emperor wouldn't be able to maintain control of all the systems without fear. Fear kept the the galaxy in line, certainly not loyalty. Once the Death Star II was lost, the Emperor defeated, the Empire embarrassed by ewoks -- and no more galactic senate to provide central organization -- it's not hard to imagine that each system was now on it's own. No more Emperor to answer to. No consequences for acting unilaterally. Essentially, each system would be no different than if it were in the outer rim. Maybe there was a small Imperial garrison to deal with on each system. But as we saw in the SE clips, strom troopers were literally being over thrown, so I doubt it was a big deal. And maybe some of the Imperial fleet remained...but so what? There was no centralized rule. There was no political power to back it up. What are they going to do? Re-conquer every system one-by-one? The Empire was smoke and mirrors. The only thing keeping it together was fear. By the end of RotJ, that was no longer a problem...

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#278276
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STAR WARS: the alt.binaries.starwars thread
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Originally posted by: MoveAlong
Originally posted by: BountyHunter
Alright....I've got Comcast and I use Outlook Express as my newsreader. I'm looking at a.b.sw right now and I can see bh012 - A Long Time Ago... The Story Of Star Wars.

BUT! How the hell do I download it(or anything really)? I'm new to this stuff...so what do I do?

#1 - Don't use Outlook Express

#2 - Go here.

Good luck...

That is an excellent guide, thank you.

But if I shouldn't use Outlook Express (why?)....then what should I use? I mean, what is the most popular on this site? Or better yet, which is noob friendly?



Originally posted by: lordjedi
Originally posted by: BountyHunter
Alright....I've got Comcast and I use Outlook Express as my newsreader. I'm looking at a.b.sw right now and I can see bh012 - A Long Time Ago... The Story Of Star Wars.

BUT! How the hell do I download it(or anything really)? I'm new to this stuff...so what do I do?


Doesn't Comcast still use GigaNews for their feed? They limit you to 1 gig per month, so you may find yourself hitting your limit pretty fast. If you want a cheap news server, check out AstraWeb. They have pretty good retention (at least 30 days) and either a flat fee per month for unlimited or you can pay for a certain amount and use it until it's gone.


Yes, Comcast is powered by GigaNews....but it's free so I think I'll use it till I at least know what I'm doing. But I'll keep AstraWeb in mind.

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#258464
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Star Wars HD coming in November! All SIX movies!
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Originally posted by: boba feta
I believe the 9100 does have Firewire. You'll need a cable next and it looks like it only comes factory with a measley 60 Gig HD though, do you have plenty of space on that thing?


So I'll need a firewire cable?

And you'd have to define "plenty" of space. And then I'd have to check my notebook (which is back at the dorm, not with me).

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#258441
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Star Wars HD coming in November! All SIX movies!
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Originally posted by: digitalfreaknyc
Originally posted by: BountyHunter
Alright...I really want to help out so what exact info do you need from me, if any?


Bountyhunter,

Unless your DVR has firewire out and you know how to run it from the DVR to your PC plus be able to rip the TS files from the DVR, I don't think you'll be able to handle it. The resulting file will probably be about 12-15GB. It's not a quick one-shot deal.


Firewire? The outputs I see are USB and Ethernet and SATA...

BTW - I have 16.7 free GB if that helps...

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#258329
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Star Wars HD coming in November! All SIX movies!
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Originally posted by: tweaker
So Bountyhunter, you were to record the movies on your DVR, off of Cinemax, despite the 5c encryption?

Yeah, I haven't the slightest clue as to what you are talking about...all I did was hit the "record" button and everything came out fine. I'm actually home for Thanksgiving and I watched ESB last night...it looks stunning.

Please tell me I'm not the only one who actually bothered to record these films...cause I'm a total noob, and if I'm your only hope then we are all pretty much screwed. Really.