This, is Hasbro's new Millennium Falcon, unveiled to ExtremeTech's Brian Heater in a Manhattan hotel yesterday. The only reason the toy giant reworked it was because the original mold broke, which made us chuckle. Thirty percent larger than the original, it's got room for up to 18 action figures—and Han and Chewy (the only two characters I like) are thrown in for free. You can hear the late Sir Alec Guinness' disembodied voice Obi-wanning it, and dazzle yourself with the flashing lights, but cross your legs, Star Wars fans, because it's not out until July. There's also a whole bunch of Clone Wars merch on its way, including an AT-TE walker and some helmets, check out ExtremeTech for a video of that in action. [ExtremeTech]
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BasicBlack at 09:03 AM
And I hate to take it here. It was a quote from Family Guy "Blue Harvest".
Truly obscure. A place free of condescension and pedantry?
Giz is not the place for you.
But my apologies for the misunderstanding.
FredicvsMaximvs at 10:54 AM
"That means you can say 'I have to travel a distance of 10 minutes and 43 seconds to work.'"
This is also misleading. Degrees, minutes, and seconds are terms of angular measurement. So while you might be able to derive a meaningful distance measurement from them on the surface of the planet Earth, they are not absolute measurements in themselves. Traveling X degrees, Y minutes, and Z seconds on the Earth will give you one linear distance while traveling the same number of deg., min., and sec. will give you a totally different distance on, say, Pluto. It's dependent on the diameter of the sphere on which you're traveling.
All this is moot, however: if I tell you it takes me 20 minutes to get to work, I'm not talking about a unit of (angular) distance. I'm telling you that, under normal conditions, that's the amount of time it takes me to get there. It tells you nothing about the distance I travel, unless you happen to know whether I'm walking or driving, in which case you can estimate the distance based on certain assumptions about average speed.
The exit door is too the left.
Read next time the whole thread before you comment.