Star Wars - seen and heard

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  1. Taeriel Jedi Master

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    The old Star Wars Seen and Heard thread was locked, so here's a new one.

    Darth Maul, the romatic Santa Claus - a friend of mine took this picture outside a store in Kyoto, Japan. It must have taken a genius to come up with this... it is so wrong, on so many different levels!
  2. Obey Wann Former RMFF CR & SW Region RSA

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    That's just plain scary. [face_devil]
  3. SITH__CHICK Former RMFF CR

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    The hat has feathers & matches so well with the flowers, hehehehe
  4. Obey Wann Former RMFF CR & SW Region RSA

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  5. Taeriel Jedi Master

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    CERN Digital Signal and Processing class/workshop - the CERN (particle) accelerator school is holding a class on digital signal and processing this summer, and the poster advertisment is on a board right outside my lab. I looked but couldn't find an online image of the poster, so I'll have to describe it...

    The background is of space, with stars and a nebula. There is a sphere covered with electronic components in the foreground, with electronic boards (picture a computer motherboard or other card) floating in formation going from it off into the distance. At the end of this formation is a picture of the second Death Star, basically, what they were flying off to.

    It's cool that whoever designed the poster must be a SW fan, but kinda creepy if you really think about the implications (technology leads to superweapons?).
  6. Taeriel Jedi Master

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    On Lost -

    "It's not my fault you fell for the old Wookie prisoner trick."

    [face_laugh][face_laugh]
  7. gra-co_o_hun Jedi Master

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    I can picture that T. Sounds cool. I don't suppose you could snap a digital photo and post it? :D



    ...and since you thought about the creepy implications, I'm not going to! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! (runs in fear of being super laser targeted) [face_worried]



    "That thing's operational"
  8. ZOOfo-Dyas Jedi Knight

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  9. jthornto Jedi Master

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    From the auction house's web site:

    The top costume prices in the sale were:
    Cloak worn by Alec Guinness as Obi Wan Kenobi from Star Wars - £54,000
    Ownership of Obi Wan Kenobi's cloak was battled for by two telephone bidders.


    That's about $104,000! Wow! I'm betting it's not going to be a teenager's Halloween costume.


    Footnote: Also from Star Wars is an imperial commanders uniform, estimated at £8,000-10,000 ($15,000-$20,000).

  10. ArchaicRebel Jedi Knight

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    Clonetrooper in one of my favorite episodes of How I Met Your Mother (CBS). It was on repeat last night. Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) has it on a stand in the living room of his apartment.
  11. Zoom_Cthooga Jedi Knight

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    I love that show. But it's the yucky Rubies full-body 1-piece costume. I know they probably couldn't get a fan-made costume, but it is a nice touch.
  12. ArchaicRebel Jedi Knight

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    I know it's not Star Wars, but it is Firefly-related. Morena Baccarin was in an episode of HIMYM as a barista with "crazy eyes" that called Barney "Swarley." That episode was so awesome I kept it on the DVR. I think.
  13. Taeriel Jedi Master

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    From yesterday's Ssan Francisco Chronicle: Skywalker's Twin Suns Likely in our Galaxy.

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/03/30/MNG8OOUKER1.DTL&hw=twin+suns&sn=001&sc=1000
  14. ArchaicRebel Jedi Knight

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  15. Sarnia WOTR Liaison

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    must get my eyes checked


    read that as transgender not teenager
  16. Taeriel Jedi Master

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    Ok, I really don't want to start any discussion on the actual topic of this news article, but I can't help but point out that one of these women is obviously a major Star Wars fan, given her name: Leah Vader.
  17. Obey Wann Former RMFF CR & SW Region RSA

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    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/04/070404171907.htm


    NASA Telescope Finds Planets Thrive Around Stellar Twins
    Science Daily ? The double sunset that Luke Skywalker gazed upon in the film "Star Wars" might not be a fantasy.



    Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have observed that planetary systems ? dusty disks of asteroids, comets and possibly planets ? are at least as abundant in twin-star systems as they are in those, like our own, with only one star. Since more than half of all stars are twins, or binaries, the finding suggests the universe is packed with planets that have two suns. Sunsets on some of those worlds would resemble the ones on Luke Skywalker's planet, Tatooine, where two fiery balls dip below the horizon one by one.

    "There appears to be no bias against having planetary system formation in binary systems," said David Trilling of the University of Arizona, Tucson, lead author of a new paper about the research appearing in the April 1 issue of the Astrophysical Journal. "There could be countless planets out there with two or more suns."

    Previously, astronomers knew that planets could form in exceptionally wide binary systems, in which stars are 1,000 times farther apart than the distance between Earth and the sun, or 1,000 astronomical units. Of the approximately 200 planets discovered so far outside our solar system, about 50 orbit one member of a wide stellar duo.

    The new Spitzer study focuses on binary stars that are a bit more snug, with separation distances between zero and 500 astronomical units. Until now, not much was known about whether the close proximity of stars like these might affect the growth of planets. Standard planet-hunting techniques generally don't work well with these stars, but, in 2005, a NASA-funded astronomer found evidence for a planet candidate in one such multiple-star system.

    Trilling and his colleagues used Spitzer's infrared, heat-seeking eyes to look not for planets, but for dusty disks in double-star systems. These so-called debris disks are made up of asteroid-like bits of leftover rock that never made it into rocky planets. Their presence indicates that the process of building planets has occurred around a star, or stars, possibly resulting in intact, mature planets.

    In the most comprehensive survey of its kind, the team looked for disks in 69 binary systems between about 50 and 200 light-years away from Earth. All of the stars are somewhat younger and more massive than our middle-aged sun. The data show that about 40 percent of the systems had disks, which is a bit higher than the frequency for a comparable sample of single stars. This means that planetary systems are at least as common around binary stars as they are around single stars.

    In addition, the astronomers were shocked to find that disks were even more frequent (about 60 percent) around the tightest binaries in the study. These coziest of stellar companions are between zero and three astronomical units apart. Spitzer detected disks orbiting both members of the star pairs, rather than just one. Extra-tight star systems like these are where planets, if they are present, would experience Tatooine-like sunsets.

    "We were very surprised to find that the tight group had more disks," said Trilling. "This could mean that planet formation favors tight binaries over single stars, but it could also mean tight binaries are just dustier. Future observations should provide a better answer."

    The Spitzer data also reveal that not all binary systems are friendly places for planets to form. The telescope detected far fewer disks altogether in intermediately spaced binary systems, between three to 50 astronomical units apart. This implies that stars may have to be either very close to each other, or fairly far apart, for planets to arise.

    "For a planet in a binary system, location is everything," said co-author Karl Stapelfeldt of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

    "Binary systems were largely ignored before," added Trill
  18. Jedi_Knight_Birr Retired RSA

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    a school in a little town east of pueblo just hired a new principal. also named Vader.
  19. Taeriel Jedi Master

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    Wow. What is it with people getting the name Vader? Was it a name that was used before, or have people changed their name? And can you imagine if you went to a school where under Principle Vader??
  20. Jedi_Knight_Birr Retired RSA

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    oops. guess the small town was south not east of here.


    WALSENBURG - The school board has hired a new principal for John Mall Junior-Senior High School.

    Community members who resisted the dismissal of former Principal Paul Heesaker in February had planned to present a petition asking that Heesaker be reinstated at the March 27 board meeting. However, they took themselves off the agenda after collecting just a few dozen signatures.

    Trudy Vader was hired as the new principal and could begin working as early as June. The board also voted to extend Superintendent David Gray's contract by two years.

    Although Vader's official start date is July 1, Gray said she is eager to get started.

    Vader is currently serving as interim principal at Yuma High School. She has 13 years of experience as an art teacher at the elementary and high school level and as a college instructor.
  21. ZOOfo-Dyas Jedi Knight

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    Film Geeks

    It scares me that Harry Knowles is a *credible* source. [face_sick]
  22. Taeriel Jedi Master

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    A Jedi. On a streetcorner. Advertising for Little Caesar's Pizza. I kid you not. You know the people who stand by the road, waving signs for advertisment? Well, the one for Little Caesar's this afternoon was dressed in full Jedi robes. A pretty nice set, too, from what I could see from across the street, including a nice looking belt, lightsaber hilt, and heavy cloak. And waving a sign for pizza. The mind really just boggles, sometimes. I was going to stop by to say hello and introduce myself and see what a Jedi was doing advertising pizza, but he was gone by the time I got back from my errand.
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