Like, does it take a flagship to search for Klingons?
Yes because it's a five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.
Dots per metre, obviously.
The SI has only one unit of length, the meter. All other 'units' are divisions or multiples thereof.
Otherwise you would end up printing in PAL instead of NTSC.
The page size would be DIN A4 instead of Letter.
The resolution would be in DPM instead of DPI.
The printer would get 30 days paid vacation off per year from first use instead of five vacation days for the first year, two additional days per year until maximum 10 days off.
The printer might print on the left side of the page.
American words such as "color", "trash", "apartment", "cop", or "truck" might be printed as "colour", "rubbish", "flat", "bobby", and "lory"
Thanks XEROX from saving us from all this confusion.
The Marines are just giddy to have a new toy of their own that they did not have to beg from the Navy or the Army as a second-hand device...
The Marines need an aircraft that can be used in an expeditioniary environment. That means among other things, lack of suitable airfield infrastructure and hence VTOL. They could do expeditionary from aircraft carriers, but the Navy has a different focus and those carriers might not be around long enough to build a 8000 foot runway.
...Incidentally, the genius who designed the procurement method was Donald Rumsfeld.
It actually goes back to Robert McNamara. Some joint platforms do work out, but usually unintentionally, and not by design. The F-4 and the A-7 were both successful aircraft that served for many years in the Navy and Air Force. The key seems to be simple, adaptable designs that could be easily upgraded with newer weapons systems and sensors.
Darth Vader toooootaly wanted to do that, but when he popped down to the antimatter asteroid shop, they were closed.
"I'm sure that in 1985, anti-matter is available in every corner drugstore, but in 1955, it's a little hard to come by."
I have a friend in the r&d lab.
Apparently, instead of a steering wheel there's just one giant button.
Nope... it's a click wheel from the 1st Gen iPod.
So in the Star Trek universe where money doesn't exist, how does one acquire, say, a collectible item like the badge that Wyatt Earp wore, or a rare tea set once owned by Andrew Carnegie?
You have a holodeck malfunction and Wyatt Earp, the hole-in-the-wall gang and some 19th century Robber Barons take over the Enterprise. Then in a plot twist you acquire Wyatt Earp's badge and Carnegie's tea set.
Neckties strangle clear thinking. -- Lin Yutang