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Posted on: Jul 6 2007, 12:08 AM


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Does anyone know what the service is like on any of these airlines: AirTran Airways, American Eagle, Continental, Delta, Midwest, Northwest?
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Posted on: Jan 31 2007, 12:00 AM


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I found this on Wikipedia:

Godwin's Law (also known as Godwin's Rule of Nazi Analogies) is a mainstay of Internet culture, an adage formulated by Mike Godwin in 1990. The law states: "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one."

This worries me, though:

There is a tradition in many newsgroups and other Internet discussion forums that once such a comparison is made, the thread is finished and whoever mentioned the Nazis has automatically "lost" whatever debate was in progress. This principle is itself frequently referred to as Godwin's Law. Thus Godwin's Law serves also to impose an upper bound on thread length in general.

This doesn't apply here, does it? confusedsmall.gif
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Posted on: Jan 28 2007, 04:27 AM


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From Stargate SG-1, miscellaneous episodes:

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TEAL'C: O'Neill. There are no fish in this pond.
O'NEILL: It's not about the fish, Teal'c. It's about the fishing.

QUINN: Don't tell me you haven't noticed how strange the people have been acting around here.
CARTER: What are you talking about?
QUINN: Well for instance, that man there right behind Teal'c, he doesn't realize it, but he just put eight cubes of sugar into his coffee, and that lady over at the counter, she's been reading the same article for half an hour. Since we sat down, that waitress has dropped her tray twice and the cook has done three wrong orders including my hamburger, which I ordered medium rare, but is in fact well done. It's like the whole town is half asleep.

O'NEILL: We came here in peace. We expect to leave in one. Piece.

O'NEILL: Apophis wanted me to tell you that you've all been doing a wonderful job. Couldn't ask for more. Well done. But, he also wanted me to tell you the whole…invasion of the Tau'ri idea has been canceled due to… rain.

CARTER: The probe indicates a sustainable atmosphere. Temperature 78 degrees Fahrenheit. Barometric pressure is normal.
DANIEL: No obvious signs of civilization.
CARTER: P4X-884 looks like an untouched paradise, sir.
TEAL'C: Appearances may be deceiving.
O'NEILL: One man's ceiling is another man's floor.
DANIEL: A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell.
O'NEILL: Never run with…scissors?

[O'Neill is in the infirmary, recovering from lepton radiation sickness, while Dr. Rothman studies the crystal skull.]
TEAL'C: Dr Rothman is now studying it.
O'NEILL: Rothman couldn't figure out an ashtray. The guy we need working on that skull is Daniel.
TEAL'C: It is he whom we endeavour to locate, O'Neill.
TEAL'C: Dr Frasier believes you are not strong enough to undertake such a mission.
O'NEILL: Yeah, whatever.
[He tries to get up and succeeds in rolling off the bed and onto the floor.]
TEAL'C: Dr Frasier is usually correct in such matters.
[He bends down and hauls O'Neill back onto the bed to lie facedown.]
TEAL'C: You are welcome, O'Neill.

DANIEL: I mean, it's just the most unbelievable, incredible thing I've ever experienced! I mean, I've cross-referenced the symbols on the armband against every written language on Earth in an hour!
DANIEL: Well, nothing… but, you see, the point is… I can read really fast!

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Just love them.
Especially Daniel.
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Posted on: Jan 28 2007, 03:50 AM


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SG-1. Especially Daniel. I love Daniel. smile.gif
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Posted on: Oct 22 2006, 07:01 PM


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My favorite is definitely the Cardassians, especially Gul Dukat in "Waltz" when he and Sisko are stranded on some alien planet and Dukat goes insane because his daughter Ziyal was just killed. I also like the Vulcans, the Changelings, the Trill (Jadzia Dax)and the Borg.

My least favorite alien species, I can't decide between the Klingons and the Bajorans. Klingons are by far too obsessed with their whole blasted "honor and glory" thing to be any good, although Worf did have a few good lines. Bajorans are always mad about something, especially the women (CIP Kira and Ro). Other species I always harbored some ill will towards are the Remans, the Q (including Trelane of the Original Series), and the Betazoids (esp. Lwaxana Troi).
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Posted on: Sep 30 2006, 09:43 PM


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Palpatine vs. Yoda, esp. when Palpatine knocked Yoda off the senate pod and made him run away.
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Posted on: Sep 24 2006, 01:33 AM


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I think he planned everything . . . Anakin's birth, Amidala's trip to Tatooine, Qui-Gon's death, Maul's death, even Anakin becoming one of the Jedi (probably so he could hone his skills while Palpatine was busy orchestrating the fate of the galaxy, and then also build a lot of anger and hate towards/for the Jedi).

What Palpatine [unfortunately for galactic peace] didn't forsee was Vader tossing him into the reactor core.
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Posted on: Sep 20 2006, 05:25 PM


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I just loved the scene in ROTS in the bridge of Greivous' flagship:

GENERAL GRIEVOUS: And Anakin Skywalker ... I was expecting someone with your reputation to be a little older.

ANAKIN: General Grievous . . . Supreme Commander of the Droid Armies. You're shorter than I expected.

GENERAL GRIEVOUS: Ahhhh, Jedi scum . . .

OBI-WAN: Anakin, try not to upset him. We have a job to do.

This was definitely my favorite in the prequels, in the originals I loved the scene where Leia tells Han that Luke is her brother. Very funny. smilehuge.gif
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Posted on: Sep 20 2006, 05:13 PM


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Probably do. Sorry.
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Posted on: Sep 20 2006, 01:23 AM


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I'm fairly certain that's 77 episodes of TOS, 178 episodes of TNG, and 176 episodes of DS9.
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Posted on: Sep 20 2006, 01:19 AM


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I've only seen Generations, but First Contact is coming from Netflix in a couple days, so I've got to see it. I've been begging myself for a month . . . tounge.gif
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Posted on: Sep 11 2006, 12:59 AM


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spikeTV is running DS9 and going to start showing VGR? Awesome! What channel is it on?
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Posted on: Sep 11 2006, 12:49 AM


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Yeah . . . I could just get a DVD from Netflix and record it off there. Thanks for reminding me. smile.gif
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Posted on: Sep 5 2006, 04:54 PM


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Killing Tasha was the biggest mistake. I was almost going to say Worf coming back to life was the worst, but if Tasha was still the tactical officer, it wouldn't have mattered. With that in mind, everything else was pretty annoying, but I have my vote already.
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Posted on: Sep 5 2006, 04:34 PM


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Widescreen. You get a much more complete picture, and, well, since I have a widescreen TV . . .
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Posted on: Sep 5 2006, 04:17 PM


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Alright, cast your vote. I've got mine on TNG.
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Poll: fav?
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Posted on: Sep 5 2006, 04:13 PM


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I've got my 6.67% on Star Trek.
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Posted on: Sep 4 2006, 11:25 PM


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My most-likely-biased advice on the movies and series:

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The Original Series (TOS): Really good. Check out the episodes "Amok Time", "Mirror, Mirror", and "The Enemy Within" if you're only going to see a few - otherwise, watch them all in order.

The Next Generation (TNG): It would be a crime to not check this out, especially "The Naked Now", "The Offspring", "The Nth Degree", "True-Q", and "Brothers" (if you're going to watch this one, you should probably see "Datalore" first).

Deep Space Nine (DS9): The worst mistake in the history of science fiction. Even the two best episodes, "Little Green Men" and "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places", were pathetic.

Voyager (VOY): Pretty good, if there's nothing else to do. "Scorpion" (a two-part episode) and "The Omega Directive" were great - everything else was, well, pleasant entertainment.

Enteprise (ENT): No opinion, really. From the script for the pilot episode, it seems good, but I haven't gotten any farther than that.

Star Trek Generations (GEN): 6 out of 10. I'm fairly certain that Data installs the emotion chip in this movie - some of those lines are what makes this worth watching.

Star Trek: First Contact (ST:FC): Extremely good. The Borg Queen is the best non-recurring character in all of Star Trek, and the visual effects are amazing. The Sovereign-class Enterprise-E was very cool, although the ablative armor was an unpleasant surprise.
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Posted on: Sep 4 2006, 10:56 PM


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ROTS for sure. Here's what I like and don't like about each prequel:

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TPM: The podrace was great, and I loved Queen Amidala's costumes and hair. But they ruined it with Jar Jar, and Darth Maul should have survived.

AOTC: The Anakin/Padmé backstory was really good, along with the design for the clone trooper helmets. Darth Tyranus was very annoying, though - even if he did train Asajj Ventress (who should have been in one of the movies).

ROTS: The pre-suit Darth Vader has to be the best character in any of the six movies. I loved learning that Palpatine was Darth Sidious - a great way to clinch the fall of the Republic. *grins nastily*. The visual and sound effects were great, as were the costumes, new pieces of music, and the acting (especially Ian McDiarmid's). The way that Padmé fell apart emotionally was quite irritating, however, knowing how tiny some of the things that I complain about are, I wouldn't be surprised if most people didn't notice or really care.
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Posted on: Sep 4 2006, 12:19 AM


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Icelandic. DYK that even people who grew up speaking it, who know it as well as I know English and Klomodokaien, are still always correcting each other, because each word has divisions within subsidaries within conjugations within "i-think-you-get-the-point"'s.
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Posted on: Sep 4 2006, 12:13 AM


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3. Whistle the theme from Star Trek: The Next Generation really loudly, and hope the other person asks what it is, so I can lecture them about it. It's really fun to provoke people you'll never see again.

EDIT: sorry - I put this up while we were still on elevators, and didn't check. hope for both our sakes i'll never do that again.
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Posted on: Sep 4 2006, 12:09 AM


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sorry - i didn't see the other quiz before. same result.

i thought it was weird how it said "jedi guardian/sith". what's up with that? don't answer that.
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Posted on: Sep 4 2006, 12:05 AM


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Anakin Skywalker.

Yep, that 'temperament' has gotten me into trouble quite a few times, caught without my lightsaber in a crowd of Thrawn's ysalamiri . . .

. . . maybe not.
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Posted on: Sep 4 2006, 12:00 AM


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G4 (tv channel, i don't know if it's usually included in your service or not) is doing reruns of The Next Generation from 8 to 10 pm every night (your time zone, that's consistent - at least in NY and CA). it ought to be either channel 42, 105, or 175, but i can't be sure.

also, on labor day (tomorrow) they're having a TNG marathon (from 2 pm California time to 10 pm your time: odd but true). i'll kill my roommate if she doesn't let me watch it.
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Posted on: Sep 3 2006, 11:55 PM


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In a word - HORRIBLE.

my friend juliet can make any movie seem bad, but this . . . was appalling
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