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#604129
Topic
Disney Acquires LucasFilm for $4.05 billion, Episode 7 in 2015, 8 and 9 to Follow, New Film Every 2-3 Years
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nightstalkerpoet said:

also, the Disney logo at 1:50 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ON-HWsx0aTI&feature=related

Right, so there are "possibilities" 

Quick youtube tip. If you're on a desktop/laptop and click the "share" button under the video and then expand the options drop down you can get a link that starts the video at a specific time frame...just thought I'd share.

(photo to illustrate) http://i.imgur.com/EEwGu.png

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#604115
Topic
Disney Acquires LucasFilm for $4.05 billion, Episode 7 in 2015, 8 and 9 to Follow, New Film Every 2-3 Years
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I know a lot of people are pessimistic about this announcement (and rightfully so for various reasons) but I would like to stay somewhat hopeful that some good may come of this.


Regarding the Disney castle intro replacing the 20th Century Fox intro…Disney did make this for Tron Legacy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNXFJXmkLJ0

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#431027
Topic
R2-D2 Phone
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Some of the best that came out of Apple's incompetence. Competition is a good thing

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL7yD-0pqZg&feature=related (NSFW)

http://gizmodo.com/5592651/iphone-4-decal-adds-function-to-form

http://www.icanhasinternets.com/2010/06/the-idiots-guide-to-holding-the-iphone-4/

http://www.droid-life.com/2010/07/27/new-droid-x-ad-takes-another-shot-at-apple/

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#430548
Topic
R2-D2 Phone
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Motorola Droid 2 is coming with a special edition Star Wars version

From the press release

R2-D2 DROID 2
In honor of the iconic Astromech Droid from the Star Wars™ Saga, Verizon Wireless will offer a limited-edition R2-D2 version of the DROID 2, available only online in September. The special version of the phone will feature exclusive Star Wars content and external hardware designed to look like the trusty Droid from the film saga. Visitors to the upcoming Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando, Fla., can see a preview of the limited edition phone and sign up to receive alerts when the phone is ready for sale.

http://www.droiddoes.com/r2d2/

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#416167
Topic
The Empire Strikes Back "1980 Theatrical version" Reconstruction - Adywan
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doubleofive said:

 


No more fixing, just breaking those the SE fixed. Fixing is for Revisited.

 

So no fixing of bloopers involved in the potential version that would attempt to fix the fixes that the SE tried fixing which would ultimately be the more fixed Theatrical Version of ESB which was fixed from the fixed AVCHD fixed version.

 

Gotcha :p

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#416156
Topic
The Empire Strikes Back "1980 Theatrical version" Reconstruction - Adywan
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doubleofive said:

 It jitters, its blurry, its sad.

Hahahaha that's actually a very accurate description of the GOUT.

 

doubleofive said:


Undoing the SE fixes might prove interesting. Anything besides the shirt you would break back?

Yes maybe correct obvious blooper mistakes only and no SPX effects updates?? eg. "correcting" Luke bouncing back into frame after jumping off the Carbon Freezing chamber and not recoloring laser blasts sorta thing

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#416138
Topic
The Empire Strikes Back "1980 Theatrical version" Reconstruction - Adywan
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Lord__Vader said:

OK, I gave the wampa scene a shot at 720p and I think the results aren't bad.

I used Adywan's AVCHD and the THEATRICAL RECONSTRUCTION to put together the Wampa scene as it was in the original TESB, exept for one shot, which I didn't mind in the SE, who can tell which one it is? :-D

You can check it out on YouTube

 

 

I haven't seen Ady's Theatrical Reconstruction yet but what shots are in his version that weren't in the original 1980's version?

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#391409
Topic
Lucas on The Daily Show
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It is nice to hear his side but at the same time he is so incredibly smug. "Its a work of fiction," sure but its also something that will forever be timeless and has altered history, and many lives. Not only that but don't belittle the trilogy and then pump it for every cent you can by sucking the fans dry who you know love it so much. If it is what it is as he is saying, then move on.

"It's not real" GL...but the money you kept getting from it by clinging to it is real.

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#384798
Topic
Windows 7
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dark_jedi said:

Thank you very very much again,but it looks like I will just have to buy it for the $289 from Amazon you posted a few posts back,I really want to be able to switch back and forth,and the Pro version is an upgrade,I want the full.

again Thanks for helping me clear this all up.

 

I also just found out earlier my oldest boy is running Win7 Pro 64bit and he has the same powerhouse PC I do and he already has all the 64bit drivers I will need,now I just hope ALL my programs I use will run OK.

He also has 8 gigs RAM and he said his programs fly,so I can't wait to give it a whirl.

No problem man, anytime.

Hope everything works out. Let me know how it is once you get it.

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#384700
Topic
Halloween Movies '09 Thread
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V said:

It's also the only film to have ever featured all five classic monsters, even if only Dracula was necessary to the plot.  The movie's cheesy as hell in a lot of parts, but I like it because it reminds me of my childhood where my love of horror began.

The Monster Squad is great, only "Halloween" movie I watched...and I still love it for exactly the same reason..the childhood feeling haha

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#384662
Topic
Windows 7
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dark_jedi said:

Not really sure I understand the disclaimer,are you ordering a download or the actual package? also I thought both 32 & 64 bit were together,if not now I have to decide which I want,shoot I wanted to try 64 but if had problems switch to 32.

wish you had a screenshot for the next screen after clicking "Need to join your Schools network domain" so I can give these instructions to the lady that will be getting this for me,so there won't be no chance of a screw up LOL.

I really appreciate all the help you are giving me to Ghost,Thanks a lot.

Also was wondering,if she did not actually want to order it could she give me here email and I go through the process and order it for her for me.

 

OK after doing more reading it is a download and make your own iso,but would it be in her name?

What you get when you order the $29.99 Student discount is a downloadable file to Install Windows 7 (.exe file). YOU DO NOT GET A DISK, however last I knew you can order a physical disk for an additional $15 on top of the  $30.  I do not believe that the download is in anyone's name.

You have to select either 32 bit or 64 bit, unfortunately you do not get both.  If you see in my above post the e-mail from Microsoft states that if you forward the e-mail the link to the purchase site will not work.

Here are updated screen shots of the purchase site.

This is what you are first linked to

http://i38.tinypic.com/2liiujp.jpg

This is what it looks like when you want to get the Pro Version

http://i35.tinypic.com/4rsx79.jpg

 

 

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#384654
Topic
Windows 7
Time

dark_jedi said:

Still a little confused,can this student discount be used to purchase at the school,or is it online only? I see that our school is listed and I know a few people that go and are not interested in Win7 Pro,so I might have a shot at this.

 

Online only..the way it works is that you have to have a working e-mail address (a working University address) and that is how Microsoft determines if you are eligible or not. Here's how it goes

1. Enter your e-mail address into Microsoft's site ( http://windows7.digitalriver.com/store/mswpus/en_US/DisplayHomePage?resid=nEUjbgoBAkgAABzVhVYAAAA7&rests=1257209279718 )

2. Check the e-mail address you entered and if you are eligible you will receive the following information from Microsoft 

Congratulations! You are eligible to purchase from the Windows 7 Offer Store

Click on the following link to get started:

When looking-up your order in the future, please use the following password: XXXXXX

PLEASE NOTE: Forwarding this email to others will make you ineligible for the program.

3. In the e-mail you will receive a link that will take you to the Purchase site to get Windows 7 for the discounted price.

4. If you want Windows 7 Professional make sure you click on "Need to join your Schools Network Domain?" at the purchase site. Looks like this.... 

Disclaimer: The file you download is an executable file and it has been reported that people had issues installing Windows 7 using the file. There is a workaround, you have to create an ISO file from the .exe file then you can burn as a bootable disk.

Another option when you are at the purchase site is to get a physical disk which adds about $15 onto the $30.

 

 

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#384335
Topic
Windows 7
Time

dark_jedi said:

So is the College Student discount only for "full time" students or "part time" as well?because I have friends that go to College but still work.

1 more thing,if I were to buy a full version of Win7 Pro,could I put it on my little boys PC and be legit? or do I have to buy 2 full versions?seems kind of dumb to have to buy 2 when both PC's are in the same house using the same Internet and such.

 

Here's what Microsoft Says

Who qualifies for the program?
       1. You must have a valid e-mail address at an educational institution ending with the domain suffix .EDU (ie, leina@contoso.edu) OR have a valid email address at one of the educational institutions listed here. AND
       2. You must be a student at a U.S. educational institution and must be actively enrolled in at least 0.5 course credit and be able to provide proof of enrollment upon request.

 

Link to the Student discount

http://windows7.digitalriver.com/store/mswpus/en_US/DisplayHomePage?resid=nEUjbgoBAkgAABzVhVYAAAA7&rests=1256941980617

 

Regarding your second question, in theory you could install the Full version of Win7 on multiple computers however if you wanted to receive updates and whatnot you would need to activate the license/copy and that would most likely mean Microsoft would notice that one key is being used on two computers and that would create an issue...not exactly sure what happens. I know that with XP if you try to update and they find your key is already in use (or not genuine) they constantly nag you with pop up notifications that your license is not genuine. I may be wrong but I think after a certain time frame if you choose not to activate your copy of Win7 the same thing will happen, so even if you could live without updates you would potentially have issues.  I know you want Win7 Pro, but this is an option

http://store.microsoft.com/microsoft/Windows-7-Home-Premium-Upgrade-Family-Pack/product/87DFFF11

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#384034
Topic
Windows 7
Time

dark_jedi said:

Thank you very much for all your help,I will do some more reading.

Your welcome...anytime

Here is an article about the 64 bit versionyou should check out.

http://gizmodo.com/5133771/why-you-should-go-64+bit-with-windows-7

Obviously the biggest hurdle is the drivers. I would make a list of the programs you use and your hardware you currently have connected to your computer and check to see if they would work on a 64 bit version. That may give you an idea how difficult it would be to upgrade to the 64 bit version. Below is a a list of items Microsoft says to consider when going with a 64 bit version (assuming Vista's 64 bit is similar to 7's 64 bit.)

What to consider when you install a 64-bit version of Windows Vista

  • 64-bit device drivers may not be available for one or more devices in the computer.
  • Device drivers must be digitally signed.
  • 32-bit device drivers are not supported.
  • 32-bit programs may not be fully compatible with a 64-bit operating system.
  • It may be difficult to locate programs that are written specifically for a 64-bit operating system.
  • Not all hardware devices may be compatible with a 64-bit version of Windows Vista.
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#384029
Topic
Windows 7
Time

dark_jedi said:

Thanks for the info Ghost,and if I was a student I certainly would love to take advantage of that discount,any students here want to give a hook up LOL.

1 more thing,do these versions come with both 32 & 64 bit versions on them?because I would love to take advantage of my 8GB's of RAM(I know my XP does not even see it let alone utilize it)and I have a Intel Quad Core @3.0 ghz,but the reason I never tried 64 bit is because I heard of a lot of problems,and a lot of software not working right,anyone have any info on this?

 

"Windows 7 Professional (includes 32 & 64-bit versions) lets you run Windows XP productivity programs in Windows XP Mode, recover data easily with automatic backups to your home or business network, connect to company networks effortlessly and more securely"

That comes from the Amazon link I posted. I've heard some horrendous experiences with the 64 bit version of Vista (lots of program incompatibility) but I think that since Vista there has been some more push to increase the compatibility with the 64 bit versions. However I'm not sure how much easier things have become.

Think about it for a while, you gotta know someone whose in College still.

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#384024
Topic
Windows 7
Time

dark_jedi said:

Yep I was XP Pro all the way but I have been hearing and reading a lot of very positive things about this new Win7,so where is the best place to buy the FULL version of Win7 Pro? seems pretty expensive.

Thanks

plus keep typing your comments,this thread has been pretty helpful to.

 

Amazon 

Newegg 

Depending on what you have currently installed on your computer I would consider the Student discount route.