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    Apparently, it's a common misconception. From Wikipedia:
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    Is Syrio confirmed dead?

    Syrio‘s background is a bit too prominent for a random redshirt character. How did a former First Sword of Braavos end up as a fencing instructor in King‘s Landing? There is a story yet to be told. So, we’ll hear of him again.
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    GRRM on Successors

    Well, the blog post says there are three projected shows and for one of them the pilot has been ordered. That one GRRM isn't supposed to call The Long Night. He has also stated somewhere that the new show will be set in the distant past, with no Targaryens and no dragons.
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    Missing things in FaB

    The Vale has its own wildlings to fight, the mountain clans. I don't remember, but there are probably pirate raids, too.
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    Is GRRM As Complex As You Believe He Is?

    GRRM couldn't write a story of this scale without a good deal of planning and bookkeeping. As far as Jaqen H'gar is concerned, we don't know his story yet. I think it's safe to assume that he wasn't in King's Landing on vacation. His presence in the dungeon could have been accidental, but being the highly trained assassin he is it is a bit odd that he was lumped in there with ordinary street criminals. He definitely has an agenda or he wouldn't be posing as Pate in the Citadel. What that agenda is remains to be seen but we'll hear from him again.
  6. I'd rather not trust Dothraki math. They aren't exactly a bookish people. Their history is probably just oral tradition and when they say thousand they just mean really many, like more than two dozen. Westerosi records aren't very reliable either when it comes to the Age of Heroes and stuff like that.
  7. Who said the story arc of the Others should be reduced to a subplot? It's about the order of events, not their importance. Ending the civil war first and then fighting the Others doesn't make much sense as a story. Now the show obviously has reduced the whole story arc with the White Walkers to a rather insignificant subplot (and nixed pretty much all of the buildup it had done over seven seasons) by its clumsy "resolution" of that plot line, but it's not the order of events that's the problem here. Having some big, climactic battle against the White Walkers first and then sort out the politics of Westeros makes perfect sense.
  8. Actually, it makes sense to sort out who gets to sit on that iron chair after the Others have been defeated. I fully expect GRRM to finish the books like that (if he ever does). It would be the ASOIAF version of the Scouring of the Shire. Whether it's Cersei who is in control of Kings Landing is another matter. But the writers have been a Lannister fan club from day one.
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    The books are not going to end like this

    The showrunners were told how GRRM plans to end the story. That doesn't mean they won't make up their own ending anyway. GRRM didn't think they would, but I wonder if he'll still say so after E03.
  10. Since the powers that be don't want spoilers int he other thread, I start this one to resume the debate over the Taimandred theory and how RJ apparently intended it to be true but changed it after Lord of Chaos. Graendal definitely has the rulers of Shara among her collection of pets. And Sammael wonders why she thinks they are important. http://encyclopaedia-wot.org/books/loc/ch6.html Contrary to what I had assumed, she definitely was in Arad Doman all along. Demandred killing Asmodean makes a lot of sense if he really plans to pose as Taim, as he doesn't want to be recognised. No need to change that, though. As for the fighting in Shara, one could assume that the Shadow orchestrated that. If we go with the Demandred was in Shara narrative, one should think he is the one who did it.
  11. In the books it's actually a plot point that Dany can't control her dragons. We don't know what the solution will be but there's almost certainly some kind of magic involved.
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    Crasters babies

    There obviously is a story behind the Others in the books but it doesn't look like we'll see any of that on the show. They gave us some kind of "explanation" when they showed the children of the forest creating the Night King, and that's it. I guess the weirdness of the seasons won't be addressed either.
  13. In the books, dragons are very effective. You can burn down entire armies(field of fire) and destroy castles (Harrenhal). On the show, not so much. The showrunners have no idea what to do with them. They used un-Viserion to bring down the Wall, but that's about it.
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    The history of this community board.

    I seem to remember several incidents where the board crashed quite badly, with substantial loss of data. Those posts from the early days of its current incarnation (post-ezboard) probably fell victim to one of these crashes.
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    Electric Cars - Advise?

    Replacing the battery with some third party product is about as realistic as replacing the internal combustion engine of (say) a Ford car with one from GM. Even if somebody offered it it would take some effort to make the car street legal again after such a big modification. How many cars are scrapped because the engine failed anyway? Isn't it wear and tear on the car's body and suspension that causes you to ditch them? That won't change. Leasing might become more common though. That way you'd get the latest and greatest every couple of years and always have a good battery.
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    Electric Cars - Advise?

    Fast charging at home probably won’t happen any soon for the simple reason that homes usually aren’t wired to let you draw that much power. Neither is the grid in residential areas.
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    Electric Cars - Advise?

    Usually the steering wheel can be adjusted as well as the seat so your problems finding a decent seating position are a bit surprising. Maybe there's something about Ford that their cars don't fit you? Have you tried other brands? Regarding the Zoe, Renault offers a rental battery with unlimited mileage (at higher rent) and you can buy the battery as well.
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    Who is Jon Snow?

    It doesn't make sense for Rhaegar to name his son by Lyanna Aegon as he already had a son named Aegon. As for legitimacy, we don't know for sure but the presence of the kingsguard at the Tower of Joy hints at Jon being the legitimate heir to the throne. Polygamy isn't exactly unheard of in the Targaryen dynasty.
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    Electric Cars - Advise?

    Can't offer any first hand experience, but you really should look at cars one size smaller, e.g. "superminis" like the Renault Zoe. You say they don't fit you, but that sounds strange to me. Is it about the seating position? Surely you can adjust it to suit you? Volkswagen sells an electric version of the Golf, but I don't know anything about it. Opel/Vauxhall used to offer their version of the Bolt, but apparently that got killed after GM sold their European business to Peugeot. Renault lets you rent the battery of the Zoe, which means a lower purchasing price, but you don't really own the car. On the flip side of the coin, they promise to replace the battery when it degrades.
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    So Now We Know...

    Why would they need humans to survive? Are they even mortal? They need humans to multiply, but there's no need for that once the war is won.
  21. Essos was probably just hit by a long, harsh winter as the Others marched south in Westeros.
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    Heredity laws of westeros

    As long as there is some distant relative who can claim inheritance, House Arryn will continue. If, on the other hand the Vale ends up fighting on the wrong side in the war for the Iron Throne, it might go extinct and some other House will be installed as lords of the Vale.
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    UK Politics: The Edge of Destruction

    There's nothing weird or fucked up about the d'Hondt system. You always need a rule how to distribute the seats and d'Hondt is as good as any. In the example above seat 5 is a tie between Brexit and Labour, BTW. I guess that would be rare in real life but there needs to be provision for that. The reason the distribution of seats doesn't represent the election result very well in the example is that the constituency is too small. There are other systems than d'Hondt, e.g. the largest remainder method. If the latter was used with the Hare quota, then you'd get Brexit two seats, Labour, Conservatives and Lib Dem one seat each. But whatever system you pick, when the number of seats is small somebody always gets screwed. ETA: The Webster / Sainte-Lague method, which is a modified d'Hondt system, would also result in Brexit two seats, Labour, Conservatives and LibDem one seat each.
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    Symbol at the Last Hearth

    It would have to be Summerhall. There isn't really anything else that fits the time line.
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    UK Politics: The Edge of Destruction

    Well, apparently renovating the Palace of Westminster will cost at least 4 billion pounds: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parliament_of_the_United_Kingdom_relocation You can build quite a bit of office space for that.