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You know what this is? It's a brain sucker. You know what it's doing? Filing its tax return

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent apple pie

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Tell airport security your name is McCannister because you can hide anything in a cannister.

You know what? Nobody notices when this changes anyway.

There are 10 types of people in the world: Those who understand binary, and STFU

What happens in a black hole stays in a black hole

The black hole draws you inexorably inward. Time slows. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.

I'd diddle little umdidlie... if she weren't my half-sister.

Abortion prevents pedophilia. In more ways than one!
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Notice to all users of the Holodeck:

There are safety protocols in place that cannot be deactivated without the approval of two commanding officers or the captain to protect users of the Holodeck from potential harm. However, every time the Holodeck is ever used in a nontrivial manner, no matter what the safety protocols say, the Holodeck turns into a deathtrap.

Unless you believe yourself to be adept at constructing a forcefield from your communicator and 19th century Earth tools, or you're at the very least not wearing a red shirt, you are strongly advised not to attempt to use the Holodeck until a designer comes up with a safety protocol that doesn't kill you whenever somebody looks at it funny. Even when you're not on the holodeck. Or in the same quadrant. Or time period.

In fact, if you are wearing a red shirt, Starfleet may not be the job for you

Ed

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Foremost expert on Aurabesh

Permalink 03/13/08 at 01:18:38 pm, by Ed, 352 words   English (US)
Categories: Games, Media

So, I started playing Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds again recently, and, knowing Aurabesh, the Basic alphabet from Star Wars, I decided to decipher some text in the game.

Basically, before each scenario, a commander is outlining what you have to do, and it does this via audio and English text at the top of the screen. The rest of the screen is filled with an image pertaining to the previous battle or the next battle. This has diagrams, and lines pointing to things, and Aurabesh labels, which you're not supposed to be able to read.

But I can. Of course.

My Aurabesh, however, is a little rusty. I can't read it quite as fast as I can English. I have to read each letter separately and then parse it as a word. Unfortunately, each of these displays only shows up for a short time. I've tried viewing the pictures outside the game, but the pallet doesn't match, so that doesn't help. I've tried doing a screen capture (both with print screen and via a desktop recording program) but both of those end up with the wrong pallet too. So I had to resort to taking a picture of my computer screen with a digital camera and decipher it from there. It's a fun little game.

The first image here, as you can see, is very blurry. I don't have that good a camera. It came free with my printer.

So I had to overlay that with Aurabesh text, just to ensure I was getting the right characters. Here, you can see I've created textboxes that overlay the text in the image with a much cleaner edge to the font.

And finally, you can see the text translated back into English.

I don't know what a neirober is, but it must be vitally important to the Gungans. In any case, this process it so very tedious, it's annoying that I can't just view the images outside the game to see what they ALL say. There are about 2 per mission, 9 missions per civilization, and 8 civilizations. That's 144 screens of easter eggs I'm missing out on!

In the Army now, kinda, off in the background, hiding

Permalink 03/06/08 at 10:45:32 am, by Ed, 12 words   English (US)
Categories: Media, Star Wars Photomasher

Got in another photomasher. Gotta make this quick:

Bridget made it too:

Permalink 02/28/08 at 02:49:14 pm, by Ed, 27 words   English (US)
Categories: Media

I'm being put on more and more interesting websites:

T-Shirt: http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts/popculture/9644/action/
and Stapler: http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/gear/61b7/action/

Retracted statement

Permalink 02/27/08 at 12:43:12 pm, by Ed, 25 words   English (US)
Categories: Media, Star Wars Photomasher

Whoops. Remember when I was complaining about copycats in the last photomasher?

Well, I found this while looking through old photomashers:

Look a little familiar?

It's like they were trying!

Permalink 02/25/08 at 07:27:31 pm, by Ed, 44 words   English (US)
Categories: Media, Twins

I found a really good twin comparison today:

Mary Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen. My god! The resemblance is astounding!

Hey, while I'm at it, I should mention this one:

Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson and hobo/general computer activist Richard Stallman.

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