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About Corvinus

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  1. College Football 2016 - B1G expectations

    You do realize you've admitted that while you've spend every weekend of the last 6 years watching football, your little brother has been pursuing a career in an advanced science field
  2. College Football 2016 - B1G expectations

    Nebraska 7-0. I will enjoy the sweet feeling of being undefeated and in the top 10 for another week. Because I'm pretty sure come next week I will start tasting the bitter tears of defeat.
  3. October Reading 2016 - Something Spooky?

    It makes me wish I had won your signed copy at the Worldcon raffle.
  4. US Elections - furniture shopping with disaster

    Trump knows best. Screw the intelligence agencies.
  5. US Elections - furniture shopping with disaster

    bad umbres!!! (spelled as pronounced by the Donald) A thousand memes will be born
  6. US Elections - furniture shopping with disaster

    holy shit, Hillary just mentioned my home country.
  7. Scott Lynch's THORN OF EMBERLAIN

    Scott got married and moved, so that put all of his work on standby for now. So the book is not finished, but I believe it's close. So, yes, next summer or late spring, I hope. He did say that he planning to write the novella this winter.
  8. October Reading 2016 - Something Spooky?

    Finished Peadar's The Call. I really enjoyed it. I loved the premise, the book had a quick pace, well balanced. I enjoyed the plot, and the characters were pretty good, in particular Nessa and Connor. It didn't end the way I thought it would.
  9. Why Tolkien is not coddling his readers, why Tolkien is awesome

    Yes, but he lived in a time when the two worst wars in humanity's history occurred, and when it seemed that the primary purpose of technological advancements was not to improve the standard of life, but to find more efficient ways of ending it. So I can understand his pessimism.
  10. College Football 2016 - B1G expectations

    Similarly, as a Nebraska fan, I don't think they deserve to be ranked 8th right now. Wisconsin is still the better team, and sadly we will probably find that out the hard way in 2 weeks, followed by an even worse lesson at Ohio State. But at least we got one more weekend to enjoy being in the top 10. I hope my prediction is wrong. GBR.
  11. HBO's Westworld- Enter the maze [spoilers]

    Or MiB is so used to it now, that he doesn't even flinch when he gets shot. He could be full of bruises. But, as you say, it does also support the theory that he is a special host.
  12. HBO's Westworld- Enter the maze [spoilers]

    I think it's the second half of the 21st century. You can guess from the technology. There are incredible advances in robotics and AI research, which is something that's picking up now. Communication technology has advanced as well (as we can see from Bernard's phone, and the holographic communication with his wife), but that is bound to slow down for a period of time from what it is today. We also see that the weapons the security guys carry are just present day weapons. I would think if it was 300+ years in the future, weapon tech would have advanced appropriately. Plus in 300 years, fashion is bound to change, too, and it is also present day fashion. Also, the two that go after the stray go on foot for what it seems like an entire day. I was wondering why they don't use some kind of quick transport, but if transportation tech has not evolved much past what we have today, then it would not stealthy enough to not disrupt daily park activities. The train that William and Logan arrive on at the facility looks like one of the prototypes that present day engineers are envisioning.
  13. Special request

    All the best, Scot. I hope everything will be okay.
  14. Star Wars Rebels (All Star Wars Spoilers)

    You have my respect, Lord Sidious.
  15. Star Wars Rebels (All Star Wars Spoilers)

    Yes, it is. It shows the beginning of your end. Perhaps now you will finally understand.