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  Life Is The Path
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That it's a collection of books, comics and games telling stories set in the Star Wars galaxy that, by and large, fit under a single universe*.

* I use the word universe instead of continuity because the word 'universe' is more likely to be understood to mean that there is a single-line continuity in place, rather than a multiverse, since that's often the term I hear comics spoken in/of/with/about.
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What's 4G? Embarassed
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Four gigabyte, I think.
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No, it's something else. It refers to the fourth generation of wireless technology, I think. There's probably some technical specifications. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4G
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I heard someone say that our current bout of warm weather is due to the recent solar flare. Is this true?
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Not really, no. It heats up the atmosphere, but not in a great way.
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Oh, okay. I was wondering.

Question: Is it bad that I'm more interested in (esp. pre-16th century) history than current events?

I was talking about it today and I think the reason is my strong dislike for being fooled with. Politicians, PR people, journalists etc. will all attempt to mislead you. Historians can be mistaken, of course, but very few will attempt to intentionally mislead you.
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Reepicheep wrote:
Oh, okay. I was wondering.

Question: Is it bad that I'm more interested in (esp. pre-16th century) history than current events?

I was talking about it today and I think the reason is my strong dislike for being fooled with. Politicians, PR people, journalists etc. will all attempt to mislead you. Historians can be mistaken, of course, but very few will attempt to intentionally mislead you.


Yet the sticky wicket here is that the historical documents they are based on have a particular agenda in many cases. And of course every scholar is writing with their own particular agenda (not 1984 rewriting history but choices of words of how you portray the various sides in the event, what aspects you elect to emphasize and which you downplay etc.).

Not that I'm saying history is all biased and trying to trick you or not worth reading. Just observing that every author has an agenda. They aren't trying to mislead you but they are trying to direct you to certain conclusions (not normally in a malicious way although that might sometimes happen).

So I wouldn't say it is bad that you enjoy history more than current events. But to assume that texts become objective and/or lack an agenda due to reporting on things in the past would be a mistaken assumption.

(for context Reep I'm writing my thesis on how interpretations of battlefields reflects the time and goals in which the interpretation is written. So I don't mean to pick on you, I've just been working on this stuff since the spring semester started).
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True, true. I think there's still significantly less intentional misleading by historians though. I mean, a historian's goal is to shed light on the past, not obscure it. A politician's goal should be to take care of their country and its population, but I get the sense that more politicians are after their own agenda and are more willing to obscure the truth than historians are.

For example, Historian A might believe that the island of Thira is the basis for the legend of Atlantis and Historian B does not. Both will try to find evidence that will support their theories, but neither are trying to mess with me. They honestly think their theories are right and they're trying to prove it. If their theory is wrong, they might still mislead me but not intentionally.
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Anyone know if I get get emails on a Hotmail account to be automatically forwarded to a gmail account.

Basically I just set up a Minecraft account, but I already had one active with my gmail account, but I forgot the password. I didn't really like the username and couldn't be bothered changing the password, so I set up a new account with my parents email address. So can I get the emails to land in my parents hotmail and bounce into my gmail?

TIA
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I read this in a Drew Struzan interview, had to share.

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Who did you model Mara Jade's appearance after?

My house cleaner. Inspiration is 90% availability and 10% creativity.

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Darth Skuldren wrote:
I read this in a Drew Struzan interview, had to share.

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Who did you model Mara Jade's appearance after?

My house cleaner. Inspiration is 90% availability and 10% creativity.



Interesting. I would have thought the appearence was influenced by the actress in the movie Red Sonya. A great movie by the way.

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I need a biased website or online article for an assignment. Anyone know a good one?
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"Rather fail with honour than succeed by fraud." - Sophocles

This has been one of my favourite quotes for a while now, but I never knew who said it. I just saw it on Twitter.
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