The actors had nothing to react to and nowhere to go. Basically the whole damn thing was shot on green screen, with a two camera setup. Lucas could just park his ass in his chair, look at the monitors, and do nothing. Makes it hard when you are not only having to imagine the entire set and everything you are supposed to be seeing and reacting to, but also are on a small stage and can't even more around much.
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He had a lot of people he was answerable to. Sure he wrote the script for the first one (other screenwriters did the second and third) but it wasn't the Lucas show. The producers worked for the studio, not him, he had others who would question his decisions, make changes, etc. He was in charge only in so far as being the director, who does have a good deal of control, but still plenty of limits.
Not the case for the new three. It was an all-Lucas team. He was in charge, surrounded by yes men and did whatever the fuck he wanted. The result was really bad.
I have several teapots in my cupboard, which I am fairly certain is currently orbiting the sun.
Russell made more stipulations than that of course.
Yes, I got the $100 HP Stream 7 for my wife a few months ago, and I have to admit it's pretty nice. As long as you're only running a couple things at a time, it's easy to forget you're not using a "real" computer. It keeps up with most social media sites just fine, without those long pauses and freezes that I get on my old EeePC901. Even have her Steam account set up on it and it does a great job at the 2D games like Mini Metro.
The main problems are the UI, of course... click and drag is difficult to get working on the tiny touchscreen, the tiny desktop elements are tricky to hit consistently, and the onscreen keyboard feels absolutely primitive compared to the default keyboards on Android/iOS nowadays. Someday I'll bother hooking up a USB keyboard/mouse or twiddler something to it and it should be fine, though.
People complain about the 1GB of RAM constraining the multitasking, but at $100 a pop, you can afford to build up a collection of these things and fill up your desk and walls with tablets running an individual app or website on each.
My other main annoyance with it is that it will spontaneously run out of batteries every other day or so if I don't leave it plugged in. Sometimes it'll be fine for a few days on standby, and then over the course of a few more hours it'll suddenly drain itself to 0% and shutdown and refuse to turn back on again until I've plugged it in for several minutes to build up enough charge to attempt to boot. I'm sure there's a simple fix I could just Google for (err, maybe Bing), but by the time I grab another device, trying to tweak drivers or power settings on that thing is the furthest thing from my mind
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PS: I've listened to enough propaganda pushing the reclassification of RC cars and planes as drones. And my only guess why they try and do this is to make the word drone sound more tame, instead of what everyone imagines,"Automated flying weapons of death." Does anyone know the other political reason for trying to reclassify radio controlled planes as drones?
That's only true if you see education's function as solely to prepare you for a specific vocation.
"I'll worry about Clarkson being violent when I find out what was said, and not until."
If the producer was verbally assaulting him then Clarkson could get him canned in a minute.
Time to move past school and into the adult world.
No. I question the ethics of paying people to beat each other for my entertainment.
Full sentences harder. They verbs.
That why liberal arts and humanities important, otherwise sentences would no verbs.
Apple only counts for money made.
What a load of garbage.
I love OS/X but the latest round of Apple hardware shows what happens when the "designers" run the show.
New Mac Pro... Stuck with Ivy Bridge CPUs when Haswell-e CPUs are out. GPUs are good but not near the best you can get plus no Nividia option for Cuda.
Mac Book line. You can not upgrade the ram and can not upgrade the SSDs. Prices for SSDs are going down but if you need more you have to buy a new notebook.
Apple is making money hand over fist but RIM and Nokia made a lot of money after the iPhone came out as well.
As much as I love OS/X and my MacBook Pro it is PCs that still do most of the real work. Servers run Linux, BSD, or Windows and not OS/X for the most part.
Desktops are running Windows for the most part.
I don't know if that is GP's objections but they are pretty good reasons to think radio isotopes are a threat to the environment and ultimately, humanity.
Not if dealt with correctly.
The spent fuel can be recycled. The short lived radio isotopes do not need to be stored very long. The medium waste goes back to fuel. The low level is close to background.
"Newer" reactor designs like the LFTR and I use new only in the sense that the prototype was built and tested about 40 years ago but not put into production. Produce a lot less waste and are walk away safe.
"And speaking of vilification, that is what happened to the peer reviewed science [stormsmith.nl] regarding the energetic return of the nuclear industry"
Um... What journal was that published? Who reviewed that? All I see is a website that seems to be dedicated to anti-nuclear. Some of the reports listed at the end are in journals.
No I don't. I agree there are cold, hard things in the world, but *you* choose to focus on that.