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Comment Re:It is time (Score 2) 207

Wow, Data was in Star Wars 3? Please either turn in your geek card or put on this red shirt.

He didn't say that Data was in Star Wars III. He said that Data was in Star Wars 3!

Of course. Since Star Wars is released in trilogies, and keeping in mind that the episode numbering uses Roman numerals, not Arabic, the obvious numbering scheme (ordered by release date, not in-universe date) is:

  • Star Wars 1
    • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
    • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
    • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • Star Wars 2
    • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
    • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
    • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars 3
    • Star Wars Episode VII
    • Star Wars Episode VIII
    • Star Wars Episode IX

So, Data will make an appearance in Star Wars 3, probably episode VIII or IX, after Disney buys the Star Trek franchise. Why else would they hire JJ Abrams to direct Episode VII, but to secretly lay the groundwork for the unifying Wars/Trek movie?

Comment Re:now they can concentrate on ignoring mentally i (Score 1) 350

Did they also explain to you that 61 of the last 62 mass shootings took place in "gun free zones" ?

Citation, please? Given that USA experiences a mass killing once every 10 days (and a mass shooting once every 15 days), I find it difficult to believe that your statistic is current.

Comment Re:Good Advice (Score 2) 316

Most American employees work for someone who offers sick leave.

I used to believe that. However, I've recently worked for two fortune-100 companies, and one startup spun off from one of them. In each of these companies, leave is called "PTO" or "paid time off." The idea is that you have a single account for earned time off -- you use it whether you are sick or on vacation. In essence, you are required to use vacation days for *every* sick day.

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