If you listen to the directory's commentary in Attack of the Clones, Lucas explains that he purposely designed the love scene lines to be stilted and formal and wanted them delivered that way. He wasn't going for realism. You can disagree, but he's made billions his way.
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Darth Maul actually had 2 lines. There was "Tatooine is sparsely populated. If the homing trace is correct, I will find them quickly, Master." and then "At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi. At last we will have revenge."
How is a denial of service attack espionage? I don't see China gaining anything. More likely incompetence/corruption allowed their infrastructure to be used in the attack.
Not really true. Many intelligence agencies use a "no comment" policy when caught. For instance the NSA's response when caught was that they refused to comment on the veracity of any documents that they considered to have been obtained illegitimately.
The supposed source Ivan Gotyaovich does not appear to be exist, and the "Gotya" is a bit of a hint.
In case you're serious, nuclear plants are not capable of exploding into atomic bombs. And they're not really a partisan issue, lots of liberals like them, myself included.
Dying on Mars would be more scenic
I suppose if you hate all plants, animals and bodies of water, and prefer a featureless desert where everything is one color.
Old people in a place with no advanced hospital facilities will significantly shorten lifespan, if they can even survive acceleration to earth orbit.
A colony that can't produce wealth can't achieve independence. It would simply be an impoverished dependent colony to support forever.
I have a feeling the other pilot would be busy holding his nose.
Psychologically, it's far easier to crash a plane by yourself than it is to plan a sneak attack on someone, attack and then crash the plane. It's possible that the co-pilot didn't even decide to crash the plane until the captain left for the restroom, these things are often sudden overwhelming urges.
When a plane isn't found, you know it wasn't hijacked -- has there ever been a hijacked plane that wasn't found? Not finding a plane means it crashed over the ocean, which we have not even explored the bottom of and will never find a plane in if it sinks away from a continental shelf.
The priest relationship is for Catholic confession. If confession weren't protected, then obviously people would stop simply stop confessing anything that could do them harm if made public. You can debate whether confessing to the priest helps their mental health or makes them less likely to do something bad in the future, but at least it allows someone to counsel them about it, and the alternative will be nobody knowing.
It's necessary to help our customer stay in the good graces of the FDA but really is pretty much a waste of everyone's time since these sort of documents are supposed to be done when the product is being developed, not ten years later without any evidence of an actual problem.
On the other hand, might it be a good thing to make them go through the costly process so that they lose the competitive advantage over the companies that did it usefully at the beginning of development?
Difference is about 1/3 Americans actually believe far right wing news.
Whereas a significant majority of Russians approve of Putin.
Sometimes it's from long-term users with varied post histories - are these well-crafted astroturfers, carefully building up a false history to deflect suspicion?
Extremely unlikely. The point of astroturfing is not to look impeccable to someone who researches the poster for hours. A paid astroturfers time is thousands of times more valuable if spent finding more forums to make a couple astroturfing posts on, compared to wasting hours writing good posts on other topics.
Those posters may, however, have vested interests -- such as investments in certain companies.
You're worrying about a couple hundred dollars in man-hours for accountability on a $9,000,000,000 project?