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Comment: Re:Maybe because the movies were not that good? (Score 5, Informative) 360

by Buchenskjoll (#49384391) Attached to: Why More 'Star Wars' Actors Don't Become Stars

Alec Guinness was already big before this movie, at least in the UK.

Seriously? Lawrence of Arabia? The Bridge on the River Kwai? Doctor Zivago? Great Expectations? Our man in Havana? I think Sir Alec was big all over the place, even before Star Wars. He just offered to help, because he was their only hope.

Comment: Re:Approx. every other version of Windows is shit. (Score 2) 122

by Buchenskjoll (#49377925) Attached to: Microsoft Rolls Out Project Spartan With New Windows 10 Build
Maybe it's named after the apple tree:

The 'Spartan' is an apple cultivar developed by Dr. R.C Palmer and introduced in 1936 from the Federal Agriculture Research Station in Summerland, British Columbia, now known as the Pacific Agri-food Research Centre - Summerland.[1] The 'Spartan' is notable for being the first new breed of apple produced from a formal scientific breeding program.[2] The apple was supposed to be a cross between two North American varieties, the 'McIntosh' and the 'Newtown Pippin', but recently, genetic analysis showed the 'Newtown Pippin' was not one of the parents and its identity remains a mystery. The 'Spartan' apple is considered a good all-purpose apple.[3] The apple is of medium size and has a bright-red blush, but can have background patches of greens and yellows.[4]

One can't proceed from the informal to the formal by formal means.

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