Things that have bothered you for a long time.

If upward is /\, downward \/, and so on (forward, backward,) in which direction is awk?
 

Chris S

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What's the point of keyless-entry if you've got to put a huge disk-lock on your steering wheel to stop people stealing your car?
 
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Yellow Fang
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In Star Wars, why did Obi Wan Kenobi tell Luke Skywalker that his father was betrayed by Darth Vader, when quite clearly he wasn't. Why did he say Darth Vader was his greatest student and his greatest failure? I didn't watch Star Wars 2 and 3, but I gather Kenobi only had one student. On Tatooine, why didn't Darth Vader recognise his dead brother/brother-in-law or sister/sister-in-law? Why was The Return of the Jedi so bad?
 

classic33

Legendary Member
Kenobi was driven to obfuscate by two things:

  • 1. he regretted his part in Anakin's downfall and couldn't own up to it to Luke
    2. he didn't want Luke to follow his father
 
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Yellow Fang
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Reading
Similarly, I was always disappointed in the Lord of the Rings that Bilbo Baggin's invisibility ring turned out to be Sauron's ring of power. It seemed to give it two distinct and slightly incompatible functions:

1) It made you invisible
2) It turned you into a great war leader

I am not sure how it turned you into a great war leader. Perhaps it made you very charismatic, or a really good fighter. However, if you put it on and you turn invisible, your followers can't see you. It didn't turn Frodo, Bilbo or Gollum into great war leaders. Perhaps you just need to know how t use it.
 

DCBassman

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Ten Forward
Similarly, I was always disappointed in the Lord of the Rings that Bilbo Baggin's invisibility ring turned out to be Sauron's ring of power. It seemed to give it two distinct and slightly incompatible functions:

1) It made you invisible
2) It turned you into a great war leader

I am not sure how it turned you into a great war leader. Perhaps it made you very charismatic, or a really good fighter. However, if you put it on and you turn invisible, your followers can't see you. It didn't turn Frodo, Bilbo or Gollum into great war leaders. Perhaps you just need to know how t use it.
The ring gave power according to the stature of the wearer, so not the same for everyone.
 
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