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Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs....
The Kessel run involved navigating a particularly treacherous part of the galaxy. Using his souped up ship, Han effectively found a shortcut allowing him to navigate to the spice mines in a distance of less than 12 parsecs (pehaps power-to-weight and maneuverability of the Falcon come into play here). Nerdy ok, but that's the explanation!
Further useful reading...
Perhaps they should let Watson scan through Roger's Profanisaurus next. I'm sure hilarity and high-jinx will ensue...
Harvey Norman has been confirmed as one of the Australian Outlets
And the Xenophobic Ignoramus of the week award goes to...Mectron
Avatar was my nomination. It's not even a real film but is a mashup of EVERY FILM CLICHE IMAGINABLE.
The dialogue is awful, every character has been plucked straight from another film, and as for the love story element, "Now we are mated for life", after one roll in the bushes, COME ON, thats not love, that's a scary-blue-stalker-lady-who-one-day-will-boil-your-bunny.
Re: What must they think of us?
...and that the Anthem of the Peoples of the Human Race is 'Making Your Mind Up' by Buck Fizz
Wouldn't we go faster if we used the interstellar maximum as the fuel?
Cut the Windows v Linux crap
Have worked in the IT Security industry for over 30 years now, and the only reason Windows is targetted is down to numbers. Creators of these rootkits are in it for PROFIT only.
Were Linux or Mac to hold a 90% share of all home OS's, it would be targetted by and hammered with just as much malware as Windows is now, whilst the Windows owning minority would be crowing about how secure and trouble free their OS was.
Please lets make it clear, from the point of view of this Security expert, ALL operating systems are vulnerable to a determined enough attacker. Mac and Linux have just as many weaknesses as Windows, but it's not as worth while in terms of money to target them when trying to infect home based systems.
As was pointed out earlier, Eternal Vigilance is the only answer. If you beleive you're safe because you run Linux, you are delusional.
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