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Comment Re:Windows 7 (Score 1) 357

Vista didn't suck, at least not as bad as Me, and was a worthwhile upgrade if buggy with drivers and such. but definitely the jump from Vista to 7 was akin to that from 95/98 to 2000/XP, as 7 refined and perfected what Vista started the same way 2000/XP perfected what 95/98 started. likewise, 8 pretty much sucks, and 10 is blah. in fact, 10 is currently more akin to Vista than anything else, so w/e comes next after 10 will likely be the next XP (jinx).

so for now, 7 is the new XP, and will likely remain so for sometime, much as Microsoft wishes it weren't so, as we wait for 11.

Comment Re:Surprised? (Score 1) 424

Actually yes I am surprised.

And now I'd like to respond directly to Mr Lucas:

although Lucas came up with story treatments for a new trilogy, those materials, to put it bluntly, were discarded.

Thank God.

"They decided they didn't want to use those stories, they decided they were gonna go do their own thing," says Lucas. "They weren't that keen to have me involved anyway.

Smart move on their part.

But at the same time, I said if I get in there I'm just going to cause trouble.


All I would do is muck everything up.

Identifying the problem is the first step to correcting it.

"The issue was, ultimately, they looked at the stories and they said, 'We want to make something for the fans,'" says Lucas.

A lesson you would do well to learn Mr Lucas. Making your fans happy is how you became a success in the first place... ...and displeasing them is how you crashed and burned.

And as long as we're breaking up, can you please give us back our original Original Trilogy?
Just drop it off at our door, no need to stick around. That would be awkward.
And you can keep the prequels, we don't want them.


Australian State Bans Possession of Blueprints For 3D Printing Firearms (computerworld.com.au) 311

angry tapir writes: Possessing files that can be used to 3D print firearms will soon be illegal in the Australian state of New South Wales after new legislation, passed last week by state parliament, comes into effect. Possessing files for 3D printing guns will be punishable by up to 14 years in prison. The provisions "are targeted at criminals who think they can steal or modify firearms or manufacture firearms from 3D blueprints," NSW's justice minister, Troy Grant, said when introducing the bill in the state's lower house on 27 October. "Those who think they can skirt the law will find themselves facing some of the toughest penalties for firearms offences in this country," Grant said.

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