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Author Topic: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O  (Read 5802962 times)

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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #142365 on: February 06, 2019, 04:06:36 pm »

I mean, you can teleport stuff in that setting. I'd just assume until otherwise informed that there's some device on the ship that's teleporting excretion either off the ship or to be utilized one way or another.

They never speak of it because whoever made the thing decided to name it the Portapoo and figured out a way to perpetually enforce the designation.

You said teleporters. Let's take that to a (not the, mind you) logical conclusion.

Federation-issue teleporter buttplugs. Plug detects feces, it gets teleported to the replicator banks. That's why the first few episodes of TNG are so awkward - takes some getting used to.

Criptfeind sort of got to it before I did. Never mind.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #142366 on: February 06, 2019, 05:04:13 pm »

I mean, you can teleport stuff in that setting. I'd just assume until otherwise informed that there's some device on the ship that's teleporting excretion either off the ship or to be utilized one way or another.

They never speak of it because whoever made the thing decided to name it the Portapoo and figured out a way to perpetually enforce the designation.

You said teleporters. Let's take that to a (not the, mind you) logical conclusion.

Federation-issue teleporter buttplugs. Plug detects feces, it gets teleported to the replicator banks. That's why the first few episodes of TNG are so awkward - takes some getting used to.

Criptfeind sort of got to it before I did. Never mind.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #142367 on: February 06, 2019, 05:10:15 pm »

Half the malfunctions of the holodeck come from the very obviously "GAN Deep learning AI" driven heuristic self-programming it does.
And the other half is getting locked in the holodeck with safeties disengaged because of an external force. Why is there no emergency shutdown, isolated from the system?
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« Reply #142368 on: February 06, 2019, 06:42:53 pm »

Come on Worf it'll be fun, this whimsical holodeck experience could not possibly have any adverse side effecOh my god it just killed the new ensign there was nothing we could have done to stop this from happening a sixth time.
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« Reply #142369 on: February 06, 2019, 06:52:57 pm »

The Holodeck probably already kicked Worf's ass, just to show how powerful it has become.
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« Reply #142370 on: February 06, 2019, 07:11:48 pm »

The Holodeck probably already kicked Worf's ass, just to show how powerful it has become.

Yes but everything can do that in TNG.
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« Reply #142371 on: February 06, 2019, 07:28:46 pm »

The Holodeck probably already kicked Worf's ass, just to show how powerful it has become.

Yes but everything can do that in TNG.

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« Reply #142372 on: February 06, 2019, 11:14:54 pm »

Half the malfunctions of the holodeck come from the very obviously "GAN Deep learning AI" driven heuristic self-programming it does.
And the other half is getting locked in the holodeck with safeties disengaged because of an external force. Why is there no emergency shutdown, isolated from the system?

Because problems in space come in three types:

1. The ones that obviously, inevitably end with everyone dying in space.
2. Problems for which a boringly trivial solution exists.
3. Human errors in design, implementation, and operation.

That last category, which can bleed into the other two, is the only dramatically exciting one on which to base an episodic story. Nobody wants to watch the Enterprise randomly explode because a chunk of space debris perforated the warp core, and nobody wants to watch a bunch of ensigns tick boxes on maintenance checklists for the box-ticking equipment for the maintenance checklists. That leaves faulty design and incorrect operation as the only real options.

If the Enterprise weren't designed with exploding consoles and a deadly Holodeck, every episode would be math followed by paperwork or fatal explosions. Such is life in space.
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« Reply #142373 on: February 06, 2019, 11:46:11 pm »

That's something I liked about Voyager:  I felt like the ship and their resources were wearing down as the journey continued.  A lot of people disagree, but I got the sense that they were counting every torpedo, and that stuff kept falling apart more and more.  Getting spliced with local, inferior equipment to keep things running - or borg tech, in a way.

It was sorta like the first couple of seasons of newer Battlestar Galactica, but in a good way.  That's just how I experienced it though.
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« Reply #142374 on: February 06, 2019, 11:53:32 pm »

That was the idea, but I never felt like it was realized. More episodes involving "we need X resource to fix our Y system, and this species has abundant X - let us make contact and work with them" would have made the series much better. The problem with Voyager is that it started a few years too soon, and they never adopted story arcs to the extent that DS9 did.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #142375 on: February 07, 2019, 06:01:49 pm »

I think university is driving me to caffeine abuse. In my life thus far, I've barely used any stimulants, but now I've worked long into the night for four nights in a row to get my projects done and used a single day's maximum dose of caffeine over them. I'm still getting 6-ish hours of sleep every night, which should be fine for the short term, but I really need to learn to manage my time better.
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« Reply #142376 on: February 07, 2019, 06:07:23 pm »

Had two weird anxiety riddled dreams last night. This despite being on my meds, which I though were stopping them and them never coming so close together before. This time of year has always been a bad one for my brain but this is rather odd.

They even managed to make less sense than usual.
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« Reply #142377 on: February 08, 2019, 06:50:05 am »

Bloody hell. Why tf did I leave my house?
The plan was to just stay at home and drink. Instead I am out here 'cause it's the final show of a band I'm kind of friends with. I am also broke. If I don't get at least a shouted birthday beer out of this I'll be spewin'.


Also, this dirt-cheap-house-beer I was forced to drink due to budget constraints is the worst dirt-cheap-house-beer I've ever tasted.
At least his old pub is an absolutely fantastic building! Can't believe I've never been here before, had no idea it was just a short stroll in the other direction from the train station I get off at to visit some regular haunts.
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« Reply #142378 on: February 08, 2019, 10:03:30 am »

Also, this dirt-cheap-house-beer I was forced to drink due to budget constraints is the worst dirt-cheap-house-beer I've ever tasted.

And thus, the need to drink cold beer served in a frozen glass was born, hoping that no taste bud would function correctly to taste the horrible swill

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« Reply #142379 on: February 08, 2019, 10:49:13 am »

Car repairs for a very common fault with my model.

Cost me $2000 all up.
So very poor now, but at least Iím not wildly in debt
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