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by neo-dragon
Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Yes, I know Google is my friend, but I'd rather ask you.
Replies: 478
Views: 54312

Re: Yes, I know Google is my friend, but I'd rather ask you.

I find that the easiest way to get Windows 8 to look and operate like Windows 7 is just to ignore Metro (the tiles) and just go to the desktop. Seriously, metro is just a full screen version of the old Start menu, but the Windows 8 desktop looks and functions exactly like the Windows 7 version witho...
by neo-dragon
Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 205
Views: 23128

Re: Gun Control

I'll just say that there's a difference between someone wielding a gun in their home for defense of one's own family and property and having one present at all times in a classroom with 30 unpredictable kids. I'd sooner have a gun in my home than in my classroom.
by neo-dragon
Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:05 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 205
Views: 23128

Re: Gun Control

Interesting... And by "interesting" I mean ridiculous: Utah Teachers Trained to Use Guns Sounds intelligent enough to me, as long as they keep up to date on their training. The problem is that teachers are not cops, and some "intro to guns" course isn't going to make them react like cops. The young...
by neo-dragon
Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 205
Views: 23128

Re: Gun Control

Interesting... And by "interesting" I mean ridiculous: Utah Teachers Trained to Use Guns
by neo-dragon
Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:51 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Christmas Gifts
Replies: 32
Views: 6862

Re: Christmas Gifts

- The complete series of Babylon 5 (one of the greatest science fiction televisions series of all time) - Clothes - $150 amazon gift certificate - A whole lot of chocolates, homemade cookies, 3 mugs, and various other small gifts from students - I also got a new touchscreen Windows 8 laptop a few we...
by neo-dragon
Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: The Race Relations/Diversity/Equality Thread
Replies: 586
Views: 69127

Re: The Race Relations/Diversity/Equality Thread

The joke was definitely in poor taste, but before I personally take offense over things like this, I consider whether the people behind it are genuinely racist, or they just thought (however mistakenly) that they were being funny. In this case I think it's the latter. I think that the apology is suf...
by neo-dragon
Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Periodic Movie Review
Replies: 783
Views: 131302

Re: Periodic Movie Review

I agree about trimming the action scenes, but as for the Thorin/Azog subplot, I think that this part of the story benefited from having a main antagonist. And there'll probably be a great final showdown between them in the Battle of Five Armies.
by neo-dragon
Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Periodic Movie Review
Replies: 783
Views: 131302

Re: Periodic Movie Review

My random thoughts about The Hobbit: - It was good, but not amazing. - The biggest problem was the length. I believe it's about 15-20 minutes shy of 3 hours, which of course makes it shorter than any of the LotR films, but there's less story to tell here. I think most people who are familiar with Th...
by neo-dragon
Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 205
Views: 23128

Re: Things that I hate


If the teachers in that school had been armed and trained to use a gun, this would have ended very differently.
All I have to say to that is that teachers aren't cops, and most of us would not feel comfortable or safer with guns in our classrooms.
by neo-dragon
Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Periodic Movie Review
Replies: 783
Views: 131302

Re: Periodic Movie Review

I'm seeing The Hobbit tonight so I can't comment yet, but given the weaker source material I've never expected The Hobbit films to be as good as LotR.
by neo-dragon
Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Yes, I know Google is my friend, but I'd rather ask you.
Replies: 478
Views: 54312

Re: Yes, I know Google is my friend, but I'd rather ask you.

Yeah, that's pretty much the answer I was expecting. The thing is, I have lost pretty much everything to do with my router. That is, the manual, the set up CD, administrator passwords... everything. And believe me, I NEVER lose this stuff. I still have discs and manuals for devices I got rid of year...
by neo-dragon
Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Yes, I know Google is my friend, but I'd rather ask you.
Replies: 478
Views: 54312

Re: Yes, I know Google is my friend, but I'd rather ask you.

I've got a challenge for our technically inclined members. My google-fu is pretty good, if I do say so myself, but I've had surprisingly little success finding a solution to this: I just got a new Windows 8 laptop. I'm loving it so far except for one rather big problem. Apparently Win8 doesn't allow...
by neo-dragon
Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: General Filming/Production Update Thread
Replies: 183
Views: 38716

Re: General Filming/Production Update Thread

I've got several. That is, more than a few, but less than dozens. The point is, for every one of us, there's a lot more EG fans out there who haven't found their way to pweb or hatrack. Hell, it's required reading at the school I teach at, so there's at least a couple of thousand kids in my area who...
by neo-dragon
Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: General Filming/Production Update Thread
Replies: 183
Views: 38716

Re: General Filming/Production Update Thread

Unless, of course, someone from ONE of the SIX Production Companies wants to release some sort of teaser to prove that they are on target. While it would be reassuring, I still think it's early to get antsy about the lack of a trailer. It's still almost a year until November, and many movies don't ...
by neo-dragon
Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:49 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Riddles in the Dark
Replies: 58
Views: 10093

Re: Riddles in the Dark

I've read The Lord of the Rings several times over the years, but I've actually only read The Hobbit once. In preparation for the first film (which I already have reserved seats for) I will now read it again for the first time since high school. :)
by neo-dragon
Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Star Wars
Replies: 180
Views: 112683

Re: Star Wars

George Lucas Will Use Disney $4 Billion to Fund Education

First he creates Star Wars, now this. Can George Lucas be any more awesome?
by neo-dragon
Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Riddles in the Dark
Replies: 58
Views: 10093

Re: Riddles in the Dark

What the hell?? That's weird.
by neo-dragon
Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Riddles in the Dark
Replies: 58
Views: 10093

Re: Riddles in the Dark

That's the song, but it sounds like someone recorded it by holding a mic to their speaker and then put it online. It really doesn't do it justice I'm afraid. This one's better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFlGZwkY1p0&feature=related" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Hopefully it's no...
by neo-dragon
Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Riddles in the Dark
Replies: 58
Views: 10093

Re: Riddles in the Dark

That's what you get for using an iPad. I hear that they're also notorious for accidental double posts. :wink:
by neo-dragon
Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Riddles in the Dark
Replies: 58
Views: 10093

Re: Riddles in the Dark

Is it just me, or is This one of the most beautiful and epic movie songs ever?
by neo-dragon
Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations
Replies: 689
Views: 99891

Re: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations

They will not dwell with the honoured dead in Sto-vo-kor! :x
by neo-dragon
Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations
Replies: 689
Views: 99891

Re: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations

Which is actually pretty sad when you consider that the brain doesn't even totally finish developing until around 20-21, so we basically get about an 8 year window when our brains are at their peak, and so many people do their best to wreak it with drugs and alcohol during those years. :)
by neo-dragon
Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations
Replies: 689
Views: 99891

Re: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations

I'm definitely talking about non-tongue in cheek references here.

I often give "back in my day..." speeches to my students to emphasize how "old" I am.
by neo-dragon
Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations
Replies: 689
Views: 99891

Re: Guilty Pleasures and Irrational Irritations

Irrational irritation: when people my age (I'm a couple of weeks shy of 29) go on about "getting old". Recent examples include a facebook status which reads, "was asked if I'm over 25 when buying a lottery ticket... Made my day!" This person is 29, it's not an amazing feat to pass for 24! Also, sinc...
by neo-dragon
Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:28 am
Forum: Ender's Game Movie News and Discussion
Topic: So long, Ender's Game!
Replies: 38
Views: 10257

Re: So long, Ender's Game!


I'm still betting that they attach a trailer to the Twilight movie com November.
I think you'll lose that bet. That would be rather early for a trailer even if everything was going well, wouldn't it?
by neo-dragon
Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Star Wars
Replies: 180
Views: 112683

Re: Star Wars

But they won't be thrown away! They'll still be there, waiting to be read and enjoyed. I understand that, and I've made that point to other EU fans who are more upset at the prospect than I am. But it won't be the same knowing that these stories simply don't count within the larger mythos anymore. ...
by neo-dragon
Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Star Wars
Replies: 180
Views: 112683

Re: Star Wars

You're preaching to the choir, dude...

Image

And I've gained a few more volumes since this pic.

ETA:
My copies of the Jedi Academy Trilogy and Darksaber are even autographed and personalized by Kevin J. Anderson.
by neo-dragon
Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Star Wars
Replies: 180
Views: 112683

Re: Star Wars

Also the EU-ness of having Jedi marry doesn't exactly square with the prequel trilogy Jedi-don't-love storyline. That could be explained pretty quickly as one of Luke's decisions in founding the new order. Yeah, this has been addressed in the EU. Luke founded a New Jedi Order. Emphasis on the new ....
by neo-dragon
Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Star Wars
Replies: 180
Views: 112683

Re: Star Wars

If Disney doesn't do the right thing and recognize EU, I'm disowning Star Wars. VII had BETTER be either Truce at Bakura, something from the X-Wing series, Courtship of Princess Leia, or Heir to the Empire. Anything else and I'm outta here. http://www.slashfilm.com/disney-buys-lucasfilm-new-star-wa...
by neo-dragon
Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: We don't need no Education (thread)
Replies: 171
Views: 17412

Re: We don't need no Education (thread)

The skeptic in me wants to say that that's probably fake, but in just 5 years of teaching I have seen and heard firsthand reports of dumber things.
by neo-dragon
Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: We don't need no Education (thread)
Replies: 171
Views: 17412

Re: We don't need no Education (thread)

I'm not sure if I should find this sad or funny: Kids Suspended for Seeing Teacher's Topless iPad Pic Personally, I don't see a need to punish anyone involved here. Obviously not the kids. They didn't do anything wrong. As one of them said, they could have done nothing and left the picture there, or...
by neo-dragon
Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: LURKERS!! Come out, come out, wherever you are...
Replies: 336
Views: 71172

Re: LURKERS!! Come out, come out, wherever you are...

I don't know how or why but I've somehow become a lurker. Pweb is my homepage, so I'm always around, but I haven't posted in over a month!
by neo-dragon
Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Star Wars
Replies: 180
Views: 112683

Re: Star Wars

That picture's even awesomer if you get the Dragon Ball Z reference.

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