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(From the Grapevine)   If you're a scientists at Georgetown, you could spend your time researching that will have a profound impact on society. Or you could research Star Wars lightsabers and how they theoretically work   ( fromthegrapevine.com) divider line
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2017-11-09 04:09:53 AM  
the British makeup artist who worked on the original film revealed that Einstein was a muse for Yoda.

Fun fact, thanks!
 
2017-11-09 07:20:09 AM  
I think there's a new No More Heroes coming out.  That'll be nice.
 
2017-11-09 07:37:36 AM  
This farking headline gave me a headache 🤕
 
2017-11-09 07:40:09 AM  
Hopefully in time for Thanksgiving...
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2017-11-09 07:57:25 AM  
I am also plural.
 
2017-11-09 08:36:13 AM  
Or they could spend their time on the google to find out this work has already been done. I thought that's what the internets were designed for.
 
2017-11-09 09:52:34 AM  
That's all very interesting, but where are they going to find the dilithium crystals necessary to make them work?
 
2017-11-09 09:59:23 AM  

PreMortem: Or they could spend their time on the google to find out this work has already been done. I thought that's what the internets were designed for.


The internet is a just a porn delivery device. Everything else is just to click over to when your significant other walks into the room.
 
2017-11-09 11:00:19 AM  
The wonderful thing about Star Wars is that it told the nerdlingers to Stuff it with "how does this stuff all work."
 
2017-11-09 11:31:25 AM  
Or you could learn write
 
2017-11-09 12:51:19 PM  

fusillade762: the British makeup artist who worked on the original film revealed that Einstein was a muse for Yoda.

Fun fact, thanks!


Looks more like Mickey Rooney to me.
 
2017-11-09 12:57:24 PM  
The one thing I want to know about light sabers is how they know when to stop and how they do that.

If they are lasers or particle beams of any kind, what determines the length of the beam?

My theory is they have a little flying cap that acts sort of like a mirror. It must be very precise because you never see the light beam changing length or bending the way even a fairly rigid foil does.

It just goes out about two feet and stays there no matter how the sword-fighters parry or fent. And they clash like metal swords, not cross like the beams in Ghostbuster movies.

Why did the Jedi Knights ever go back to using anything as primitive and useless as swords? They are as pointless as the Maiden Form Space Bras that 50s women wear in outer space. Do aliens really need to know the other guy is a woman? That she is buxom and comely by Fifties standards?

And why the feck do bug-eyed aliens find human women more attractive than walruses or bears?
 
2017-11-09 01:19:28 PM  
Still no cure for cancer.
 
2017-11-09 02:49:12 PM  

brantgoose: The one thing I want to know about light sabers is how they know when to stop and how they do that.

If they are lasers or particle beams of any kind, what determines the length of the beam?

My theory is they have a little flying cap that acts sort of like a mirror. It must be very precise because you never see the light beam changing length or bending the way even a fairly rigid foil does.

It just goes out about two feet and stays there no matter how the sword-fighters parry or fent. And they clash like metal swords, not cross like the beams in Ghostbuster movies.

Why did the Jedi Knights ever go back to using anything as primitive and useless as swords? They are as pointless as the Maiden Form Space Bras that 50s women wear in outer space. Do aliens really need to know the other guy is a woman? That she is buxom and comely by Fifties standards?

And why the feck do bug-eyed aliens find human women more attractive than walruses or bears?


The blade is made of plasma held in check by a magnetic field.

Technically Force users only need a lightsaber against other evenly matched Force users. It's useful for getting past their defenses plus movies obey the rule of cool. For everything else there's the Force. Army in the way? Drop a mountain on them. Space armada making you cranky? Toss them into the sun. I guess Yoda skipped that part of the training. Probably didn't want padawan throwing things into the sun left and right.
 
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