@yentup You may have heard of it, yeah -- it ran for like 10 seasons, but it is an older show by now.
I put Stargate Atlantis on my Christmas list. The entire show on BluRay is on sale for $75 right now. Down from like $199.
Oh, and if anyone's interested, Game of Thrones S1 on BluRay is available now, but apparently is out of production? I know there have been issues with that show. Anyhow, it's available on Amazon for a reasonable price.
I read a book as a teenager and I am searching for it. (from around the 90's)
THINGS I REMEMBER:
I remember that one of the players was in a wheelchair and he played a dwarf,
Also remember when the wizard woke up in the game world, he set off a lightning bolt and exploded most of their gear.
This one's somewhat vague, and I apologize- I'm trying to remember a hard-cover anthology of Grimm-like tales, a bit more 'grown-up' than popular views of Grimm; and, it featured what I remember as the art of Michael Whelan, or someone of similar style, on the covers and for each story.
In the (lesser known, non-Dune) novel "The Jesus Incident" one of the character's name is "Jesus Lewis".
We learn in an important scene that it's normally pronounced in the Spanish style (i.e. "Haysoos") when Ship pronounces it in the English style (i.e. "Geezus") and this surprises a character....
In Harry Potter, when a witch or a wizard is 11 they go to Hogwarts and their first major experience is their own Sorting. In front of the Great Hall, each new student goes to the stool, sits down, and puts on ye olde Sorting Hat. After anywhere from just a moment to over five minutes, the hat ye...
Overheard at my son's orchestra/band concert tonight (from woman sitting behind me): "So when Lauren came to me and said she wanted to play cello, I told her 'Oh, no, honey, you don't want to play cello ... you're a lacrosse player!" facedesk
@Keen I'm kind of bummed because I just checked again and it's up to $109. I'm not paying that for one season of TV that I don't even know that I'll like.
Harry Potter books were published in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005 and 2007.
Harry Potter movies were released 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011.
As can be seen, the last 3 books were written after 2 movies came out; the last 2, after Movie #3, and Deathly Hallows after 5 movi...
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distro to distro? I had to work on DEC Alpha, Solaris 2.3+, SunOS (before Solaris), Slackware, RedHat, and IIRC once HP-UX and Irix. The only consistent thing is the inconsistency. It's as if a bunch of monkeys randomly went flinging files all over the place,
The scar had not pained Harry for nineteen years. All was well.
Did J.K. Rowling ever explain the meaning behind that sentence?
On one hand, it sounds like "... but then... in a sequel designed to make me even MORE money"...
But I seem to recall that JKR has explicitly ruled out writing an...
@DVK I knoooow! I've been so swamped with IRL stuff ... tomorrow should be easier. The boy has two doctor appts at 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. but other than that I'm free. So I can type up my THREE questions!
Snort I guess I gave an answer to your "fan influence" question that I linked to 17 minutes ago because I got a downvote on it after linking to it. DB.
@Slytherincess Photography was not allowed (because there's a $20 guide for sale in the gift shop). It was many of the props, costumes and creatures from the movies. For many of the items, the props people made multiple copies - 6 of each wand, for example, and dozens of the Marauder's Map. The collection included one of the wands for most of the major characters, all of the horcruxes, all of the Deathly Hallows, a collection of stuff from many significant characters including Ron's and Harry's beds.
Are there either examples, or a mention of this having happened, of students permanently transfering from one magical school to another in Potterverse?
Canon only please (books/JKR/Pottermore).
Please note that I am only asking about transfers, eg you must already be studying in one school. The...
In the season three episode, "Too Young," Princess Bubblegum has de-aged herself to being 13 again. In her de-aged form, she seems to have all her memories and knowledge from her 18-year-old self, but she is the same age as Finn and displays similar levels of maturity and, well, behavior.
@Slytherincess In the exhibit, they had the actual wands used in the movie. In the gift store, they had replicas of the actual wands. That picture is from the "complete set" of wands of the main DA members ($199).
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@DVK Well, that set is actually six pieces of wood. "Meaningless" is a person valuation and many would disagree with you. Though, truth be told, I think one wand would be sufficient for me. My favorites were Snape's, Ginny's and Severus'.
If my job title is "Programmer Analyst", why does more than half the work I do something other than writing lines of code, compiling it, or other reasonably-related activities?
I do a surprising amount of emailing, meeting, making lists of things to do (whether or not I do them) and making lists of things I have already done (most of the items of which are of the aforementioned things).
@DVK I'm actually titled as "Engineer" at my company and I get dragged into meetings all the time. And actually there is no difference in work between a Software Analyst and Software Engineer at this company, although both titles exist.
@Slytherincess - After those esteemed thinkers decided to declare that evangelical Christians speecifically are crazy (as opposed to, for example, typical Islamists; or fanatical marxists whose worldview is no less theological than any born-agains), I'm starting to warm up to Scientology.
@DavRob60'sHolidaySeasonUser Yeh, I kind of got that impression. We're getting less than a dozen questions per day that don't end up closed/deleted. Maybe we could be a bit more inclusive, especially considering that the questions in question are within the subject of our SE.
@Pureferret - Al Zawahiri and co. Basically, any movement that considers that $area should be governed 100% by Sharia law from legal and political standpoint; and typically also free of "western" influence/presence.
@Pureferret Anyone wanting a 4 year undergrad degree here (where I work) would have to take 2-3 English courses, 2 history courses, 2 political science courses, a public speaking course, and 8 hours of lab science (chemistry, biology, doesn't matter), an applied science course, an art course, a humanities course, a year of foreign language, a multicultural course, and a sociology course.
You'd not need to take the lab science, surely.
Or the math, since the comp physics stuff was calculus heavy.
I am trying to draft a question in which I ask why some comic book villians are motivated by money, when they have absolutely no need for it. I'm not sure if it is a good question, and I may just drop it.
For example, why is Metallo motivated by money, when he is basically an immortal android that requires nothing to sustain himself. What is he going to buy?
I am trying to find a short story that I read in my youth. I unfortunately can't remember anything of the title. I thought it had been written by Arthur C. Clarke, but a search of his short stories turns up nothing for me so far.
What I remember:
At least the first part of the story involves ...
In Voyager, we primarily see various gourds and other alien vegetables in Neelix's kitchen, and most of the food we see replicated is vegetarian, like an instance of Paris ordering tomato soup, though Paris also does at one point express a craving for pepperoni pizza, and Neelix in another episod...
(I'm sorry if these questions have been answered before, but I can't find the answers if they have. I will grow in my knowledge and ability to use the site as I go.)
How did Shaw's offspring, which she ripped from her body just in time using the autosurgery equipment, grow to such tremendous si...