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09 Nov 2012 09:30 AM   |   5325 clicks   |   Digital Spy
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WhippingBoy     
I hate things that aren't funny.

09 Nov 2012 09:33 AM
EVERYBODY PANIC     
We can house Hurrican survivors there?

09 Nov 2012 09:33 AM
ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  
Brazillions...and how many parsecs is that?

09 Nov 2012 09:34 AM
Interceptor1     
The average house is 2500 square feet with 12 foot high ceilings? Really? Not funny, not accurate.

09 Nov 2012 09:35 AM
EVERYBODY PANIC     
Somehow, this will become a political thread.

09 Nov 2012 09:35 AM
ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  

EVERYBODY PANIC: Somehow, this will become a political thread.


BOOYAH!!!

09 Nov 2012 09:36 AM
The Muthaship     

EVERYBODY PANIC: Somehow, this will become a political thread.


And it will be your fault.

09 Nov 2012 09:37 AM
ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  

ChipNASA: EVERYBODY PANIC: Somehow, this will become a political thread.

BOOYAH!!!


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09 Nov 2012 09:37 AM
Langdon Alger     
3 licks and CRUNCH you hit the center

09 Nov 2012 09:38 AM
Grapple     
Cue the Clerks dialog about the Death Star and subcontractors.

09 Nov 2012 09:38 AM
Pair-o-Dice     
That's an ass-load of foreclosures.

09 Nov 2012 09:40 AM
Savage Bacon     
Emperor = Targaryen

Vader = Lannister


/Solo = Bronn
//Chewie = Shagga?

09 Nov 2012 09:41 AM
StrangeQ     
Something that always bothered me about the death star...why did it need to be so damned big? Is all that space needed by the support equipment for the primary weapon? Otherwise it seems like it is creating lots of extra vulnerable surface area that all needs to be protected simply for its own sake.

Also, why didn't the rebels just fly their fleet to the OTHER side of the damn thing in the final battle in epVI? Conservation of angular momentum is a biatch, and unless that thing had rotational hyperdrives it wasn't going to turn around fast enough to fire on them.

09 Nov 2012 09:43 AM
ObscureNameHere     
Depends. If George RR Martin is the architect, then the house will have:

- have very long, meandering hallways that ultimately lead nowhere,
- stairs that circle on themselves and lead back to basically the same place you were 5,200 stairs ago
- lots of noise and hurry from the construction workers that does not actually progress the work on the house at all
- then the random killing of the construction workers
- old lecherous men have graphic sex with underage women
- endless arguments from the zoning board over what the heck the house is actually supposed to be

09 Nov 2012 09:45 AM
ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  
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09 Nov 2012 09:47 AM
WhippingBoy     

ObscureNameHere: Depends. If George RR Martin is the architect, then the house will have:

- have very long, meandering hallways that ultimately lead nowhere,
- stairs that circle on themselves and lead back to basically the same place you were 5,200 stairs ago
- lots of noise and hurry from the construction workers that does not actually progress the work on the house at all
- then the random killing of the construction workers
- old lecherous men have graphic sex with underage women
- endless arguments from the zoning board over what the heck the house is actually supposed to be


Heh. Can't argue with you there...

09 Nov 2012 09:50 AM
EVERYBODY PANIC     
Oh dear Lord. I am so sorry now to have suggested that this would become a political thread. Too late to take it back?

09 Nov 2012 09:51 AM
wherewolf-therewolf     
If she's in charge, who cares?

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/ trying to move this from a political thread to a hot women of Games of Thrones thread
// hot linked like her dragons

09 Nov 2012 09:56 AM
ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  
Equal Time....even though he didn't win...

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09 Nov 2012 09:58 AM
ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  
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09 Nov 2012 09:59 AM
Saberus Terras     

StrangeQ: Something that always bothered me about the death star...why did it need to be so damned big? Is all that space needed by the support equipment for the primary weapon? Otherwise it seems like it is creating lots of extra vulnerable surface area that all needs to be protected simply for its own sake.

Also, why didn't the rebels just fly their fleet to the OTHER side of the damn thing in the final battle in epVI? Conservation of angular momentum is a biatch, and unless that thing had rotational hyperdrives it wasn't going to turn around fast enough to fire on them.


IIRC, the main reactor that powered the hyperdrive, sub-light engines, and the main weapon was about half the diameter of the Death Star. Honestly, if the Empire was going to go that far... just hollow out Coruscant and fly a planet around the Galaxy, pew-pewing other planets. Guarantee you a reactor core the size of Coruscant's core would be nigh impossible to destroy fully, unless you somehow set a course for a black hole or a star and locked everyone else out.

09 Nov 2012 10:02 AM
grinding_journalist     

wherewolf-therewolf: / trying to move this from a political thread to a hot women of Games of Thrones thread


The cut of your jib, I approve of it.

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09 Nov 2012 10:05 AM
iheartscotch     
Winter is coming.

09 Nov 2012 10:06 AM
BigBooper     
So If we compare the recently completed elections to the original Star Wars Trilogy, did the Democrats just destroy the first or the second Death Star?

09 Nov 2012 10:06 AM
Cheron     
So this would make Luke the galaxy's biggest mass murderer

09 Nov 2012 10:16 AM
hdhale     

09 Nov 2012 10:18 AM
Deep Contact     
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Parked in orbit, waiting further instructions.

09 Nov 2012 10:19 AM
The Irresponsible Captain     
So I looked up our moon on Wolfram and it is 2,160 at the equator. I thought that 75 miles seems tiny, but then I looked up Phobos, the biggest moon of Mars, and it is only 13.8 miles. So I guess it is moon-sized, with a little "m".

09 Nov 2012 10:19 AM
Matthew Keene     
how many houses, and will there be, wait.....an HOA

09 Nov 2012 10:19 AM
Icetech3     
man the worst shiat keeps getting through

09 Nov 2012 10:21 AM
JackieRabbit     
The most common sentence issuing from the mouth of 30-year old virgin males: "One ticket for Star Wars please."

09 Nov 2012 10:21 AM
ashinmytomatoes     
Let us not forget the guys. Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) is cute.

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/Hot

09 Nov 2012 10:27 AM
unchellmatt    [TotalFark]  

iheartscotch: Winter is coming.


According to a different thread, it's the robots, not the Winter.

09 Nov 2012 10:41 AM
ronaprhys     
One more thing about how poorly done that calculation is. It's comparing houses, generally rectangular in shape, to the total available space inside. Pack them that closely and you can't have people moving. They also left out silly things like HVAC, food growing areas, recreational areas, and so forth. Not to mention the things power plant, landing docks, the red light district, and where we'd keep the minorities so someone can do the cleaning and yardwork.

09 Nov 2012 10:42 AM
ciberido     

ChipNASA: Brazillions...and how many parsecs is that?


Less than 12. Duh.

09 Nov 2012 10:44 AM
rogiesangel     

ashinmytomatoes: Let us not forget the guys. Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) is cute.

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/Hot


I don't know about HOT, but he definitely has nicely coiffed hair.

09 Nov 2012 10:53 AM
Girion47     
Most houses do not have 12 ft ceilings, they're usually 8-9 feet.

09 Nov 2012 11:03 AM
ronaprhys     

Girion47: Most houses do not have 12 ft ceilings, they're usually 8-9 feet.


It's amusing to hear the poor talk.

09 Nov 2012 11:32 AM
WhippingBoy     

ronaprhys: Girion47: Most houses do not have 12 ft ceilings, they're usually 8-9 feet.

It's amusing to hear the poor talk.


Indeed.

09 Nov 2012 11:42 AM
LDM90     

StrangeQ: Something that always bothered me about the death star...why did it need to be so damned big? Is all that space needed by the support equipment for the primary weapon? Otherwise it seems like it is creating lots of extra vulnerable surface area that all needs to be protected simply for its own sake.

Also, why didn't the rebels just fly their fleet to the OTHER side of the damn thing in the final battle in epVI? Conservation of angular momentum is a biatch, and unless that thing had rotational hyperdrives it wasn't going to turn around fast enough to fire on them.


On that note, I always thought it was interesting how we never saw the other side of the Death Star. They only shot one angle for some reason. I always wanted to see inside the unfinished parts.

09 Nov 2012 12:10 PM
iheartscotch     

unchellmatt: iheartscotch: Winter is coming.

According to a different thread, it's the robots, not the Winter.


Winter, robots or Methodists; it doesn't matter which, we're still screwed.

09 Nov 2012 12:45 PM
ashinmytomatoes     

LDM90: StrangeQ: Something that always bothered me about the death star...why did it need to be so damned big? Is all that space needed by the support equipment for the primary weapon? Otherwise it seems like it is creating lots of extra vulnerable surface area that all needs to be protected simply for its own sake.

Also, why didn't the rebels just fly their fleet to the OTHER side of the damn thing in the final battle in epVI? Conservation of angular momentum is a biatch, and unless that thing had rotational hyperdrives it wasn't going to turn around fast enough to fire on them.

On that note, I always thought it was interesting how we never saw the other side of the Death Star. They only shot one angle for some reason. I always wanted to see inside the unfinished parts.


I just had a thought that the size could have been for the intimidation factor, maybe?

09 Nov 2012 12:46 PM
iheartscotch     

ChipNASA: Brazillions...and how many parsecs is that?


Never mind that; how many Rhode Islands is it?

09 Nov 2012 12:50 PM
ObscureNameHere     

WhippingBoy: ObscureNameHere: Depends. If George RR Martin is the architect, then the house will have:

- have very long, meandering hallways that ultimately lead nowhere,
- stairs that circle on themselves and lead back to basically the same place you were 5,200 stairs ago
- lots of noise and hurry from the construction workers that does not actually progress the work on the house at all
- then the random killing of the construction workers
- old lecherous men have graphic sex with underage women
- endless arguments from the zoning board over what the heck the house is actually supposed to be

Heh. Can't argue with you there...


The sad part is, having invested the time to slog trough the damn things, I guess I kinda have to stick with it. Fortunately, I just borrowed the books from a friend so I am not out money to read them.

I will grant that Martin writes character traits very well (Sandor Clegane, Brianna of Tarth, for example). I just hate the way he does 'gotcha' bullshiate with the "plot" (if a plot ever forms I'll let everyone know) and pushes the characters through large amounts of actions and incidents that are ultimately meaningless for advancing a "plot" (if there was one).

The other thing I do like is that each chapter has a character name as the title so I know when to skim ("Sansa") and when to pay more attention ("Jon", "Ayra").

09 Nov 2012 01:10 PM
ronaprhys     

ObscureNameHere: Heh. Can't argue with you there...

The sad part is, having invested the time to slog trough the damn things, I guess I kinda have to stick with it. Fortunately, I just borrowed the books from a friend so I am not out money to read them.

I will grant that Martin writes character traits very well (Sandor Clegane, Brianna of Tarth, for example). I just hate the way he does 'gotcha' bullshiate with the "plot" (if a plot ever forms I'll let everyone know) and pushes the characters through large amounts of actions and incidents that are ultimately meaningless for advancing a "plot" (if there was one).

The other thing I do like is that each chapter has a character name as the title so I know when to skim ("Sansa") and when to pay more attention ("Jon", "Ayra").



Maybe I'm odd, but I do enjoy the longer series like this (Jordan, etc). Basically, if I'm going to invest in characters and like them, I want to have more time reading about it. However, considering the time he's taking between books, there's zippy chance I'm buying them as soon as they come out. Fark that - I'll pick up the paperback when it hits, or if I luck out and see it used I'll do that. Maybe even Kindle.

09 Nov 2012 01:58 PM
ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  

iheartscotch: ChipNASA: Brazillions...and how many parsecs is that?

Never mind that; how many Rhode Islands is it?


Long Ones.

09 Nov 2012 02:21 PM
ObscureNameHere     

ronaprhys: Maybe I'm odd, but I do enjoy the longer series like this (Jordan, etc). Basically, if I'm going to invest in characters and like them, I want to have more time reading about it. However, considering the time he's taking between books, there's zippy chance I'm buying them as soon as they come out. Fark that - I'll pick up the paperback when it hits, or if I luck out and see it used I'll do that. Maybe even Kindle.


I like investing in characters as well. I just pissed off at random killing off of characters for no particular reason other than cheap shock value. The 'gotcha! The "Didn't see that coming did you reader? Aren't a I a Smart author? Aren't I a Clever author?"

No, Mr. Martin, not really.

If I want to read good authors I might reach for Guy Gavriel Kay or Robert Silverberg. When I want the fantasy equivalent of a endless teen sex/slasher movie, then I guess the Game is the thing.

09 Nov 2012 03:19 PM
brantgoose    [TotalFark]  
The HUD has imposed rent-controls on the Death Star. Death stars can take a pounding from lasers, but nothing escapes the HUD.

You'll never get Yoda out of his 115,000 square foot apartment now. He's only paying 350 Republic Credits a month. That's pre-Empire rent! And the apartment has hardwood floors, 18 foot ceilings and something called a kitchen, although nobody in the Empire remembers what it is for.

09 Nov 2012 03:36 PM
Lt. Cheese Weasel    [TotalFark]  
This is stupid.

09 Nov 2012 04:15 PM
jerky on the veldt     
That's a lot of room for boiled leather.

09 Nov 2012 06:05 PM
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