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Comment: Gauge shift on the trans mongolian railway (Score 5, Interesting) 426

by ascii (#36066076) Attached to: Marking 125 Years Since the Great Gauge Change

I took the trans mongolian railway from Moscow to Beijing about 10 years ago. One memorable experience is that near the border between Russia and Mongolia (or Mongolia and China i forget) they will change the bogie's on the entire train because the gauges differ in russia and china. The entire trainset is lifted up; the bogies moved out and new ones put in place. A very memorable experience.

Comment: Re:Demo Reel (Score 4, Insightful) 629

by ascii (#30515826) Attached to: The Definitive Evisceration of <em>The Phantom Menace</em> *NSFW*

I may receive flack for this but Lucas' is *horrible* at writing dialogue. Try to count the number of times he has used the line "I have a bad feeling about this" throught the Star Wars movies and you'll get to jesus kabillion in no time.

What's more - the only variance with these lines is where to put the intonation. Here's a quick rundown on Lucas' options when writing dialogue:
1. *I* have a bad feeling about this
2. I *HAVE* a bad feeling about this
3. I have *A* bad feeling about this
4. I have a *BAD* feeling about this
5. I have a bad *FEELING* about this
6. I have a bad feeling *ABOUT* this
7. I have a bad feeling about *THIS*

That is all.

Gee, Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore.

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