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    Re: Wheel of Time: TV show - (Books in spoilers).

    Thanks again as I said I had to cut the books for weight two cross country moves ago so not got much to reference.

    Show side. Guy playing mat seems to be doing well with the character, but Rand...
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    Re: Dune 2020 by Villeneuve has finished filming

    God I hated that scene the the book. Villeneuve kept the stupid trap analogy. The test is pointless as soon as you add the Gom Jabbar Aron Ralston would disagree with the Mother
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    Re: Wheel of Time: TV show - (Books in spoilers).

    The feilds are just a pet peeve. I mean I can see it (castles in nowhere) back in the days of Krull when I was a kid. I loosing patience in the modern CGI word with Isolated cities and castles that...
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    Re: Wheel of Time: TV show - (Books in spoilers).

    Completely not really anything but an OT rant but for F sake will people start CGI-ing some farm fields I am really tired of people who seemingly do not eat. Yes all that nice mountains scenery is...
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    Re: Wheel of Time: TV show - (Books in spoilers).

    Put this in a spoiler

    If I recall at this point were not all 3 male charters still getting the Dark One /Forsaken (since they were none of them sure who was the real target yet) dreams and it was...
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    Re: Wheel of Time: TV show - (Books in spoilers).

    Missed that in the show but you know three kids and cats its easy to skip a bit of dialogue If somebody is emphatic they have a desperate need.
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    Re: Wheel of Time: TV show - (Books in spoilers).

    Thanks that's I recalled. But was sure was the size of group/delegation who came to Rand in what one the places he had control over that send Lews Therin in his head into gibbering panic not the skill
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    Re: Wheel of Time: TV show - (Books in spoilers).

    Might have been better if they did not blatter on in front of him all the time. Or was that supposed to show their arrogance?

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    @Gaidian it's there canonical number of even novice sisters...
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    Re: Dune 2020 by Villeneuve has finished filming

    Yes and his followers jihad is not going anywhere either. In fact unless he can magic up navigators he needs guild as much as they need him. Also you dodged the point nobody has a stock of spice?
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    Re: Wheel of Time: TV show - (Books in spoilers).

    Army is a poorly used word in most TV shows. An army is what Stanly Kubrick brings to the back lot with out telling the suits. What we saw was a raiding patrol at best.



    Seems a bit forced from...
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    Re: Dune 2020 by Villeneuve has finished filming

    Although it seems a bit unlikely that the whole empire ran on just in time delivery. No stockpiles anywhere. I did not finish the books so I can't say if the story ever fleshes out war in orbit, but...
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    Re: Wheel of Time: TV show - (Books in spoilers).

    Although you might argue if you crate a whole branch of your order dedicated to just quick one solution to a male power user. While not say evil it might preclude other options. Attempts at...
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    Re: Wheel of Time: TV show - (Books in spoilers).

    Only have time a few quick thoughts. Was a bit underwhelmed about how the separating the the party up played out . I rather liked the Bit Book wise with Matt and Rand were on the road both desperate...
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    Re: Dune 2020 by Villeneuve has finished filming

    @Akar - sorry not much time for posting lately. But as already noted 15 million is not exactly a lot of people. Are we to assume all planets in the Empire are as thinly populated like just hardly the...
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    Re: Name that Battle!

    I would be willing to give it a go but need maybe day or so to crop and clean up an image so to make it not to easy.
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    Re: Dune 2020 by Villeneuve has finished filming

    Question like said before both my wife an I read the first and kinda skimmed the next maybe 2... so... and a while ago say HS.

    Not quite sure but watching the this latest version I was struck by...
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    Re: Dune 2020 by Villeneuve has finished filming

    Rifftrax ... Been watching those with my kids in the evening while we work on various hobbies. Yor Hunter from the future almost had me choking on the snack I was eating I was laughing so hard at one...
  18. Re: Gold standard, inflation or why modern banking system is a kijiji scam

    Err nope.

    https://www.moneyandbanking.com/commentary/2016/12/14/why-a-gold-standard-is-a-very-bad-idea

    re also Depression of 1873–1879. You can have a perfectly fine depression and volatility...
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    Re: House of the Dragon. Game of Thrones..

    Well technically I would fault it on from memory why the Bolton army only had one row lowered pikes. Before that episode nobody in the north seemed to fight (be equipped) that way either.
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    Re: Dune 2020 by Villeneuve has finished filming

    So family caved and watched. At home now a family of a family of sci fy fans - gotta found the movie more or less boring [No great book fan but it was fine but I think it really is not suited to the...
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    Re: The Potential Lab Origin of COVID-19

    It was never clear why Daszak was allowed to be part the poorly run WHO investigation that China stonewalled. He should have recused himself. Even if is absolutely right and he never participated in...
  22. Re: Pylos Combat Agate, Minoan Seal circa 1450 BC that almost looks like it came from late Archaic or Classical Greece

    re the last paragraph of quote. Seems like a nice conclusion that a lens might be used by people who need to verify the seals. The craftsmen to use them would it seems to me if using a lens would...
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    Re: On the morality of evolution

    The OT in Hebrew and the most correct interpretation is descendants in general not a Seed. Jesus did not write about anything as might recall.
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    Yet in cities that unlike Athens ( which was interested in just mass production of coins and keeping a standard look) ... 5 mm fractional obols have quite fine images. Making allowance for the...
  25. Re: Pylos Combat Agate, Minoan Seal circa 1450 BC that almost looks like it came from late Archaic or Classical Greece

    Not sure I agree on that. I suggest a really steady hand(s) and good eyesight and working probably in the best lighting available.
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    Re: On the morality of evolution

    Once again you misread the original text via poor translation and retroactive projection via the NT
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    Re: royal education?

    Dude I doing my best but I need to follow up on the links in the sources you cited. I thought I'd have more time but hey real life is real f---ing life. I got to drive a kid both ways to school 30...
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    Re: royal education?

    Err no as I said before I'm agnostic. So far none have convinced me. Unfortunately and with no ill intent I do find your particularly version of Christianity very credible at all and not likely to...
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    Re: On the morality of evolution

    @antaeus

    Well that is sort of the of any discussion with somebody who takes the OT as actually god inspired fact. Really always has to end that way. Thus... from basics ^

    @basics "....All the...
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    Re: On the morality of evolution

    I don't think so I worked with a lot of mandarins of science over the years and invariably its the old guys who suddenly decide expertise in their field allows pontificate on any field. Rather the...
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    Re: royal education?

    I still unclear where this imagined accountability of monarchies comes from.
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    Re: On the morality of evolution

    Err you sorta avoided my question. Tours is clearly a fine scientist in his area of expertise but like many such (most often men I might add) he is wondering of into areas were he is no expert. The...
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    Re: On the morality of evolution

    Well yes I realize there is no win in this. The end of ferment or something is going to implied to have altered conditions such that the demonstrable observable facts are just what god wants. Thus...
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    Re: On the morality of evolution

    That's poetical but does not answer fact of radioactive dating. Nor that fact that if the OT is fact every mammal including humans for example should an obvious genetic bottle neck that would be...
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    Re: royal education?

    Edited indeed it was a bit garbled



    You are using a a generic term and asserting certain values to it. In its most broad sense monarchy is not some universal constant outside of one nominal...
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    Re: royal education?

    However it is annoying to have to asked to almost always with somebody whose MO is make an assertion and than demand prove otherwise.



    The part were you answer a sumple quest please provide one...
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    Re: royal education?

    Dude I just said I was working on a formal reply but you know real life is a bit more important that posting here is not a job and I told you I don't the same access to sources I once so lay off. If...
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    Re: royal education?

    Yes I have been working on getting around to how silly your post and sources are there but sadly my wife is no longer at a University where I free ride here online resource access easily. Alow me to...
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    Re: royal education?

    Kinda kills the mood when Heathen Hammer just asserts stuff and never backs it up.

    Saying Monarchy is saying nothing. What type of monarchy. Elective. Acclamation. Is he accounting for dynastic...
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    Re: royal education?

    OK we can repeat



    OK than all you have is a statement with no actual support no evidence nothing. Find me some hard evidence on the comparative length of a monarchy vs republic or democracy...
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