Foundation and Empire? With Gates as the Mule?
Perhaps we could confuse the issue by chanting 'Hosts file'.
Didn't get that model of the Enterprise for Christmas, did we?
Flying cars don't solve any pressing issues. In fact just the concept creates many more problems than it could ever "solve".
It would certainly solve problems. It would finally get people around here to shut up about the flying cars already.
Absence of gravity? You realize the Irrelevant Space Skid is only 400km up and thus is subject to 90% of the surface force of gravity?
It's that last 10% that really gets you.
I can buy Tang at the grocery store too and I don't feel particularly historic.
They used 'pristine' in an odd context. Possibly 'historically pristine', but certainly not mechanically pristine.
The Ranger had been in pristine condition, but for a week in August volunteers from other naval museums were allowed to remove items to improve their ships.
Flying over it makes it obvious it's not in great shape. Hell, the engines don't work.
I'da payed substantially more to be towed out to the gulfstream and spent a few years trying to keep it from sinking.
The only thing stupider than the US government is the US citizen, notwithstanding stupid illegal aliens tha are too stupid to make it in their own fucked up countries and think it's actually better here.
What group of slimeball politicians got paid under the tablefor this latest episode of fuckme-imamerican?
Well nitwit, you could have bid on it. You generally need to be a telecommunications maganate before you go out buying aircraft carriers and parking them in the middle of the ocean.
I have 0 likes. I think that ratio is DIVINE!
Goof. You need at least approximately* 16** likes to be divine.
(* Don't get all hung up on significant figures. **Assuming integer values of likes.)
From thousands of years in the future (assuming we get that far). Walking through post apocalyptic sand dunes and finding some ancient city on the (new) coast line. Excitedly digging into years and years of old civilization.
To discover this?
They'd be scarred for life.
Worse than we got? A company that everyone loves to hate got embarrassed. Sony will likely lose a bunch of money. The FBI will get Beltway Cred for it's great Cyber sleuthing work. Hundreds of security consultants will get some nice Christmas bonuses. A few people will have their lives messed up.
What are we supposed to do to NK? Give them a stocking full of coal?
North Korea is a country who:
- brutalizes the majority of it's citizens for the economic and political benefit of a few.
- threatens other countries with nuclear weapons.
- threatens other countries with Internet hacking.
- uses propaganda and bizarre statements for political gain.
- deifies it leaders and makes a joke of the political process.
The neat thing about the freighter crews as they were depicted in the shows, was that the crews were often families that would live and reproduce on the ship, spending their entire lives in space on a fairly small and poorly-armed vessel. They would occasionally take on new blood from outside their family unit (this helps combat the immediate idea of gene pool degeneration), but the majority of the crew would be biological relatives.
These crews were much less idealistic than Starfleet personnel, and were very much loyal to their families above and beyond any set of ideals. No doubt they'd encounter all kinds of sticky situations in space with pirates, Klingons, and even Starfleet, and have to defend their family, defend their ship, make ends meet, and survive.
They were Moties !
Um, OK, but in the ORIGINAL Star Trek, the Captain, First Officer, Medical Officer and perhaps some hot looking Ensign would beam down to unspeakable horrors on some random planet in T-shirts and yoga pants.
How sensible was that?