Questions About Spacing Guild

In Dune, why doesn't the Spacing Guild take over the universe?

Dune question: Why doesn't the Spacing Guild just take over the universe? This question has been bugging the shit out of me for decades. In a book series that's all about political skullduggery, there's an annoying logical conundrum. Is there an answer I've overlooked in the books? Early in the Dune series, it's established that the Spacing Guild has a monopoly on interstellar travel. It's not really a monopoly, inasmuch as they're the only ones that have managed to do it safely and effectively. Apparently, in the backstory of the universe, it could be done without the use of Guild Navigators, at a cost of a 10 percent failure rate -- in one out of 10 trips, the ships were just lost in the vastness of space. Later, advanced computers could do it, but then there was the Butlerian Jihad that destroyed all the computers. In the meantime, the Spacing Guild discovered the ability of melange to guide navigation. Later in the books, thousands of years after th
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How to improve my graphics for Guild Wars 2 on a Mac?

Hello, I'm using a 15-inch late 2011 Macbook Pro, and I want to play Guild Wars 2 on it. However, I'm having a really difficult time here. I am one who wants my games to look pretty, and unfortunately, GW2 is an extremely demanding game. Does anyone know what I could do that might help me run it on the higher, or possibly even the highest graphics settings? Please note that I know next to nothing about computers. But I have heard that an external hard drive or an external graphics card may help. I've also tried cleaning out my computer. The only thing installed on it now is Word and Powerpoint, iTunes, and Guild Wars 2. But, still, I have a tremendously difficult time with the game. Any thoughts? Thanks! Yes, I'm running the Mac beta, that's all that they have available for download as far as I know. I just did a big cleanup though and got rid of GarageBand and all the stuff from my iTunes that I never listen to, so that should help some, especially since GarageBand took up a TON of s
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guild wars?

well theres alot of questions do i have the system requirements? i had the requirements for tmnt but it did not work it would not load idk why and star wars:best of pc some of them just keep freezeing like heck and that makes me mad will guild wars work? i don't want to waste 35 us dollers like i wasted 5 on tmnt and a nother question how is guild wars is it like runescape? i want to quit rs for guild wars but i am afrad of it not working and i am just the kid someone else older then me instales stuff =p the one with the most DETAILED nicest answer gets best answer :) THANK YOU ALL FOR ANSWERING THIS QUESTION!!! i found thisRecommended System Specs: Windows XP/2000/ME/98 Intel Pentium III 1GHz or equivalent 512 MB RAM CD-ROM Drive 2 GB Available HDD Space ATI Radeon 9000 or GeForce 4 Ti Series Video Card with 64MB of VRAM 16-bit Sound Card Internet connection Keyboard and mouse okay what is seres video card with 64mb vram?!
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How much should I charge an hour at my gaming cafe?

I am in the process of starting a gaming cafe. It took me almost 2 years of vigorous work to raise money for the project, financial advice, coming up with a business plan to put this in motion. Currently, I Brought the following merchandise for the gaming cafe... 18) gaming pc all with the following specs... CASE: Hot !!! Apevia X-Telstar Aluminum Full Tower 420W Case w/ Temp Display and Fan Control (Black Color) Quad-Core)Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme QX9770 @ 3.20GHz 1600FSB 12MB L2 Cache 64-bit MOTHERBOARD: (3-Way SLI Support) Asus Striker II Extreme nForce 790i SLI Mainboard FSB1600 DDR3 3 x PCIe X16 SATA RAID w/ USB2.0, IEEE1394, & 7.1Audio MEMORY: (Req.DDR3 MainBoard) 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1800MHz Memory Module OCZ-Platinum VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX280 1GB 16X PCI Express (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA) VIDEO CARD 2: NVIDIA GeForce GTX280 1GB 16X PCI Express (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA) VIDEO CARD 3: NVIDIA GeForce GTX280 1GB 16X PCI Express (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
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Santa plays the Horde!?

In order to illustrate a part of a loooong blog post I'm finishing about World of Warcraft, I'm looking for a small, one panel comic that features Santa Claus raising his fist and, to his apparent disbelief, yelling "For the Horde!" to Rudolph. For the life of me I can't find it. Could any of you hope me on the matter? An Alliance counterpart would be fine too - doesn't have to be santa, just to be funny. Additionnatlly, I'm open to any funny and/or representative illustration/video about WoW. I'm using a few videos already: Office Space commercial, "Live to win" section of the South Park episode, and the "Gay Bar" video from the Pretty Pink Ponies guild. I won't be putting the "Warcraft is for porn" video, 'cos my post is all written in French. In short, I don't need much else than the Hordy Santa, but if you know of something truly good, please don't hesitate! Thanks!
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Do you know that one of the best,authentic and top feng shui consultant in USA came from Philippines???

www.fengshuichicago.com. She is the best and most sought authentic,original feng shui consultant,Space Clearer,educator,real estate and mortgage broker owner in Chicago.If you are looking for most reliable feng shui consultant, she is one of the best. Look on 2 USA FENG SHUI organization,feng shui directory of consultant and international feng shui guild. She even does ocnsultation and teaching fengshui outside of the USA. Try and visit her website,www.fengshuichicago.com Remember,www.fengshuichicago.com located Chicago, Illinois.
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Is there such thing as a budget laptop with a dedicated graphics card?

It doesn't have to be a great graphics card as i only need to play Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2 when it comes out.. But my absolute maximum is £450, the cheaper the better, does such a laptop exist?!?! I don't care about screen size, not too fussed about hard disk space (they all seem to come with loads anyway!) and want a minimum of 2gb RAM. Anyone know of any models? Elmagroud, the best way to get answers is to post your own standalone question :) Hope you find your answer soon!
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Nerds Ruminating Upon Nerds

Please recommend some TV shows and other forms of storytelling that are in a very specific and possibly just now emerging genre? These are the things that fit into the genre: The Guild, Big Bang Theory, IT Crowd, and to a certain extent, Scott Pilgrim, although that's up for a certain amount of debate. (The movie definitely fit this genre more than the comic for me.) These are shows made by and for nerds (geeks dorks whatever!) about nerds. Semi-realistic ones in some ways and almost always humorously self-deprecating but with heart. People who don't fulfill their superhero fantasies but do fulfill their making a space invader of Dr Pepper cans fantasies. People pretty much like me in their obsessions and knowledge, but funnier and probably secretly more attractive. These are also shows that really, I'd expect to be made using twenty bucks and a roll of duct tape and surreptitiously passed around via fifth generation VHS or CDR and occasionally screen
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Need help with a 30th birthday gift

My husband is going to turn 30 in a couple of weeks. We don't usually give gifts on birthdays but since this is a big one I want to get him something special. I could use some help deciding what that could be! Details about him within. My budget is about $100 and it has to be available online for shipping to Canada as there are no stores where we live. About him: he's a successful small business owner with an incredibly high-stress job in a fast-paced industry, particularly in the winter. In his (increasingly rare) downtime he likes to play videogames (most recently Borderlands and currently Guild Wars). A couple of years ago he bought all the parts for and built a computer that I like to joke is worthy of the Department of Defense. He likes antique metal machining tools and equipment (to give you an idea of his interest level, here's a comment he wrote using my account to answer someone's question a while back). He also likes to machine/weld complex heavy tools and
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The perfect App-set

I've got a brand new (refurb) Retina MacBook Pro, fresh out of the cellophane wrapper. I've been eking out a slow and cluttered existence on a combination of my iPad mini, my oldish Mac Mini, my iPhone, and a desktop Windows machine (for gaming) for a couple of years. I haven't had a laptop in... I can't even remember if I have ever had a laptop. Help me find the perfect set of apps for it? Snowflake details inside. When I was in the decision phase of which laptop to buy, I struggled with defining myself. Am I a writer who sometimes plays games? Or a gamer who sometimes writes? Choosing a decently tricked-out refurb meant I didn't have to choose. Here are some of my laptoppy priorities: 1) Fiction writing. I've been using Byword, for the cloudsync/dropbox - is there something better out there? I used to use Scrivener, and would be willing to again. 2) Web surfing/email. I've always used Mail for, well, Mail, and some combination of Firefox/Chrome/
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Is my CV good, is there any parts which i could improve or change. Nice friendly answers & constructive critic?

Below are skills, roles & responsibilities which I’ve learned and developed by attending college to contribute to hitting my goals & work performance: Using team work to overcome a task Presentation skills.  Self-motivation to get a task done.  Hard working which rubs off on others.  Problem solving. Good Organization skills. Good variety of communication skills and techniques. I’ve achieved these qualifications at New College Durham. 2011-2013 Edexcel Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Sport: Achieved Double Distinction (2-3 A levels) City and Guilds Functional Skills Qualification In Mathematics At Level 1 City and Guilds Certification Module for Functional Skills Qualification in English at Level 1 City and Guilds Functional English Speaking, Listening And Communication At Level 2 Awaiting certificate City and Guilds Functional English Reading At Level 2 Awaiting certificate City and Guilds Functional English Writing At Level 2- Waiting for a Resit Level 2 Certificate I
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is this cv good enough to be employed?

I have recently just finished college achieving double distinction and these are the many skills which I have developed and have learnt to contribute to hitting my goals & work performance: Team work to overcome a task or to build a task together to then present it.  Enthusiastic, energised attitude.  Self-confidence, self-motivation to get a task done.  Hard working which rubs off on others.  Problem solving and independence which helps me figure a way to overcome the task without no help and guidance. Good Organization skills. Good variety of communication skills and techniques. Work Experience: During 2009 while at school I had 1 month work experience placement at Turfare LTD as working as a receptionist, below are skills which were required: Talk to the customers in a friendly professional manner to help them with their enquiry. Handle money and give the correct change back when needed. I sometimes had to multi task as the workplace would become busy so multiple jo
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Is my CV any good, is there areas i can improve on?

I have recently just finished college achieving double distinction and these are the many skills which I have developed and have learnt to contribute to hitting my goals & grades: Team work to overcome a task or to build a task together to then present it.  Enthusiastic, energised attitude.  Self-confidence, self-motivation to get a task done.  Hard working which rubs off on others.  Problem solving and independence which helps me figure a way to overcome the task without no help and guidance. Good Organization skills. Good variety of communication skills and techniques. Work Experience: During 2009 while at school I had 1 month work experience placement at Turfare LTD as working as a receptionist which required me to be friendly and talk to the customers in a friendly manner to help them with their enquiry. I also had to handle money and give the correct change back when needed. I sometimes had to multi task as the workplace would become busy so multiple jobs where given t
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I want to get a Custom built PC.?

I'm looking to get a new computer, but not just any computer, a custom computer. I want it to be able to play any any new game and upcoming game on the highest graphics settings without lag. I also want it to be able to play older games like StarCraft, Diablo, Diablo II, Warcraft II: BNE, SWAT 3, and other games from the 1990s and early 2000s. However, I don't know how to do this sort of thing, like order a custom PC and tell them what I want and what-not. But here's pretty much what I want for it: [b]Specifications[/b] -Windows 7 (I'll multi-boot it with XP) -Several hundred GB of hard-drive space -God-like amount of RAM (like anywhere from 15-30 thousand RAM) -2 DVD-RW drives -USB ports -A fantastic HD monitor -A fantastic video card -A fantastic sound card -3½-inch floppy drive -Everything else being extremely great and high quality Here are some examples of new and upcoming games that I'd like it to be able to run on their highest graphical and audio settings without the game
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Funny shows to stream on Netflix?

I was wondering if anyone could suggest to me more shows to watch on netflix. I like comedies that are funny (obviously) and have somewhat of a storyline or at least stay interesting. Shows I've watched (please skim before suggesting): Futurama, Family Guy, American Dad, Reno 911, South Park, Arrested Development, 30 Rock, The League, The Guild, How I Met Your Mother, Raising Hope, The Office (UK and US), Parks and Recreation, Better Off Ted, Bobs Burgers, Spaced, Skins, The Inbetweeners (UK), Workaholics, Wilfred, The Whitest Kids U Know, The Cleveland Show, Shin Chan, Drawn Together, My Little Pony, Sports Night, Happy Tree Friends, Friends With Benefits, and maybe a few more. I've also seen the IT Crowd, I forgot that one...thanks though :/ I've also seen Code Monkeys, 10 Items or Less, and The Peep Show.
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Which of these programs can I delete from my computer?

These are the programs under my "Uninstall or change a program" panel. I would like to know which programs I can delete as I would like more space on my computer. The programs I use regularly are Gimp 2.6.11, Google Chrome, Guild Wars, Microsoft Office 2010, and the Cisco programs. 7-Zip 9.20 Adobe AIR Adobe Community Help Adobe Download Assistant Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX 64-bit Adobe Flash Player 11 Plugin 64-bit Adobe Reader X (10.1.3) Apple Application Support Apple Mobile Device Support Apple Software Update Atheros Commuications Inc. (R) AR81 Family Gigabit/Fast Ethernet Driver ATI Catalyst Install Manager avast! Free Antivirus AVG 2012 Bonjour Cisco EAP-FAST Module Cisco LEAP Module Cisco NAC Agent Cisco PEAP Module Color Efex Pro 3.0 Wacom Edition 6 Conexant HD Audio EA Download Manager Gimp 2.6.11 Google Chrome Google Talk Plugin Guild Wars iTunes Java(TM) 6 Update 22 Java(TM) 6 Update 32 KODAK AiO Software Label@Once 1.0 Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Microsoft .NET Framew
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