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Luke's character is on the poster but not in the movie
Luke's character is on the poster but not in the movie

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2527336/
http://www.starwars.com/the-last-jedi/

Supergirl is super, and something about the last of the fleet that isn't the last, and Leia is immortal and shit characters and shit writing.

The earlier movies are mandatory for this. If you thought the earlier movies were shit, then this is the nail in the coffin. Just let the franchise die.

  • Properly titled Star Wars: The Last Jedi



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Sphere - (1987 book), by Michael Crichton cover

Entertainment > Reading >

(on Wikipedia)

The United States Navy discovers a crashed craft, and includes a cross-disciplinary team in its investigation.

I liked it, though I found it rather simple. I had already seen the movie that was inspired by this book, which I really liked, and that likely coloured my views.



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Mayflash PS2 Controller Programmable Convertor image

Hardware > PlayStation 2 >

http://www.mayflash.com/Products/PLAYSTATION/PS2047.html

A PlayStation 2 controller macro device.

This is a middleman between a standard PlayStation 2 controller and the console. It can also be chained through to a USB adapter or other such device, to ultimately let an original PS2 controller work with a computer.

Unfortunately, this has an limited number of button presses that it can do! I think it's 9 or 10.



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Process Lasso image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://bitsum.com/processlasso/

A host of features to manage processes, such as changing CPU priority. It has lots of automated magic for system happiness. I use it for its control of the CPU's power profile, making this the equivalent of Linux's cpufrequtils.

Highly recommended.



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Timeline - (1999 book) cover

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(on Wikipedia)

Archaeologists discover the site they're working on is surrounded by land owned by their funder, a rich technology company, which is even more interested in it than they.

A riveting book that escalates into a great pace by its middle, and had me turning pages until I finished that latter half in one afternoon. The end chapter is an embarrassingly-bad wrap-up though, which was saddening, but it did not ruin the story.

Highly-recommended. This book has turned me back into a reader.



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