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    Actually, the ages of the various actors when...

    Actually, the ages of the various actors when they started the role have been all over the place:

    William Hartnell - 56 (That surprised me - he looked much older. Guess it was makeup.)
    Patrick...
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    We are consumers of products that Mattel produces...

    We are consumers of products that Mattel produces - it is not Mattel doing some sort of favor for us by making these products available. We are giving them a good amount of money for these figures,...
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    Finally got my 2 ordered at 11:16 CDT. I still...

    Finally got my 2 ordered at 11:16 CDT. I still maintain that the interim page is a half-assed measure, and they really need to ramp up their backend infrastructure with multiple servers, or lease...
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    Sorry, Val, I know you're trying to put on a good...

    Sorry, Val, I know you're trying to put on a good face for this, but this is quite possibly the worst way they could have handled a traffic spike. You know you're going to get a huge influx of...
  5. Crossposted from the Chicago thread: God,...

    Crossposted from the Chicago thread:

    God, MattyCollector.com stinks IMO.

    I went to order my Mer-mans today. Put in an order for two, hit submit. After a long time, it cancelled out and I got a...
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    I should be there on Saturday. A few of my...

    I should be there on Saturday. A few of my friends will be in the Artists Alley, so I'm looking forward to being able to hang out with them over the weekend. I didn't get to see much of them at...
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    Happy birthday, Leanne!

    Happy birthday, Leanne!
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    You might want to read a little Battle Angel...

    You might want to read a little Battle Angel before buying it; I don't know exactly what age your students are, but it might be a little extreme for younger junior high kids. And there is some...
  9. Thread: King Ralph..

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    Well, they don't always get it right. I was...

    Well, they don't always get it right. I was listening to a Doctor Who audio drama a while back, and they had an English actor doing an American Southern accent. It was absolutely hilarious - he was...
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    I have a Dell Inspiron laptop from work, which...

    I have a Dell Inspiron laptop from work, which has worked pretty well for me. My previous work laptop and current desktop are Gateways, but I've had a number of issues with them. I'd probably go...
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    Happy birthday, Emiliano!

    Happy birthday, Emiliano!
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    A lot of online webhosts provide mailing lists as...

    A lot of online webhosts provide mailing lists as part of their services - I don't have any specific recommendations, but they usually list it on their "features" page. I know you already paid for...
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    The most common, free, and easy to set up...

    The most common, free, and easy to set up listserv software being used today is probably Mailman. We're using it at work, and it's not too hard to get running.

    You can download it from:...
  14. I'd be wary. The fact that they're all Region 0...

    I'd be wary. The fact that they're all Region 0 usually indicates that they're pirated, and the FAQ on their homepage is very misleading.

    http://mondopopcinema.com/info_pages.php/pages_id/2


    ...
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    I'm a Unix Systems Administrator for a government...

    I'm a Unix Systems Administrator for a government research laboratory. I mostly deal with Solaris administration, email for the laboratory, our distributed file system, and lots of other random...
  16. I'm lucky to have a job that gives me pretty...

    I'm lucky to have a job that gives me pretty flexible hours (as long as I get my work done), and I can do probably 90% of it from home. I usually set my alarm for about 8 or 9am, finally getting up...
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    Happy birthday, Leanne!

    Happy birthday, Leanne!
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    And good lord are they gouging on autograph...

    And good lord are they gouging on autograph prices. £25 for Billy Dee Williams? £20 for Ray Park? £10 for Yak Face?! And I'm guessing that's AFTER you pay to buy the pictures for them to sign. ...
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    My favorite super-obscure joke from Spaceballs...

    My favorite super-obscure joke from Spaceballs has to be when they're transforming Spaceball One into Mega-Maid.

    "Prepare for metamorphosis! Ready, Kafka?" :)

    I love that movie.
  20. Poll: I won't be at either show. I've never really had...

    I won't be at either show. I've never really had the interest to go to SDCC, and after the disappointing Wizard World last year, I've decided to go to Anime Iowa that weekend instead. I just hope I...
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    Unfortunately, it does seem that the arrest has...

    Unfortunately, it does seem that the arrest has not made much of a difference in the amount of spam being sent:

    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/6420AP_Spam_Arrest.html
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    Sorry, everyone! I don't mean to dampen things,...

    Sorry, everyone! I don't mean to dampen things, but like I said, this is what I'm forced to deal with on a daily basis due to managing an anti-spam system for about 4000 users. I just want people...
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    While I'm glad they caught this guy, as someone...

    While I'm glad they caught this guy, as someone who has to fight spam as a significant chunk of his job, I doubt there'll be any real impact. There are so many spammers and so many botnets out there...
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    I've never seen the animated series, but based on...

    I've never seen the animated series, but based on playing the Jaguar game that was based on it, I'm guessing it follows the lead of every other Highlander spinoff/sequel: "There should have been only...
  25. I went to high school with one of the co-founders...

    I went to high school with one of the co-founders of YouTube.

    I've come to terms with the fact that I will never be a gazillionaire and have moved on. :)
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    Poll: Some spoilers... I enjoyed the movie...

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    I enjoyed the movie overall. I did think there was too much crammed in it, so some bits felt rushed. I thought the "Evil Peter" scenes from the middle of the movie dragged on...
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    After looking at the dates, it looks like Wizard...

    After looking at the dates, it looks like Wizard World is Aug. 9-12 this year, which is the same weekend as Anime Iowa. I'm guessing I'll be heading there instead.
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    I've got tickets for Weird Al Yankovic on the...

    I've got tickets for Weird Al Yankovic on the last day in June...should be a great show!
  29. "I just saved a lot of money on my car...

    "I just saved a lot of money on my car insurance." :)

    I actually think the previous one is very likely, considering the spoilers that have been leaked about the end of the season.
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    I've been listening to a lot of Jonathan Coulton...

    I've been listening to a lot of Jonathan Coulton lately.
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