...for Moffat's job at IBM.
...for Moffat's job at IBM.
I agree. The guy I was replying to was using it as his tag line and it was the first time I'd heard it. It wouldn't really surprise me, though, to find it was true.
Nope, I'm not thinking myself in circles, just pointing out a plot device that I see as a plot hole. It's obviously not the first Ancient ship to travel through that part of space because it connected to a local stargate at the end of the pilot. It was even commented on that ships had been sent ahead to scout good planets and manufacture/place said stargates. Maybe they're trying to imply that the Ancients were so arrogant as to assume their stuff never breaks (possible), but I think it was just a case of Hollywood writers reaching into a bag to pull out ideas that they haven't thought through properly. Kind of like the "...one shot stuns, two shots kill and three shots disintegrate..." bit with the zat guns. They even made fun of themselves over that one in a later episode.
"...Having a ship full of ancient repair robots would be weird since I don't think we've ever seen anything similar..."
By your reasoning there should have been no Kenos either because something that useful should have been all over Atlantis.
I found the pilot interesting and will definitely give the show a chance, but I saw too little Stargate and far too much BSG in it for my liking.
They made a big deal out of the ship "waking up" during the opening credits. My guess is that things like life support were shut down until the ship detected someone trying to connect to the gate.
My big complaint about the plot is that any race planning to send an automated ship on a multi-thousand year trip with no crew would surely have built some kind of automated repair system. Where are the little R2D2-equivalents that should be running around patching stuff? Maybe something similar to replicators, but carrying containers of goo that can be turned into spare parts as needed.
I've come across sites that seem to post only good reviews (which always makes me suspicious), and sites that choose to sort owner comments by number of "stars" given so that the good comments bubble to the top. It's always best to check product reviews from multiple sources before buying.
"100 degrees Fahrenheit is not "pretty hot" - it's the temperature water BOILS AT..."
Ummmm, no. Water boils at 212F (100C).
...but I definitely see the need for a special Medic Alert badge for this.
(I was a long time IBM'r until the Spring cullings...)
There are install packages on ISSI, but if you read the fine print it states that you have to get a license key through the proper channels. You can install it all day long but it won't work without a key.
You're not the only one, but I suspect we're a dying breed. I don't have a facebook account, or a twitter account, or any other social networking crap account. Heck, I even refuse to get those stupid store discount cards. True, they might save me a buck or two occasionally, but I don't want people tracking what I do, what I think or what I buy.
Thanks for clarifying that. I have limited experience with Vista (just enough to know that it's a pile of crap) and haven't dug into Server 2008 enough to realize that PAE had been disabled. XP and Win2k3 are still my primary Windows environments.
The 32-bit x86 CPUs can only access 2^32 bytes (4 GB) of physical memory. Windows and other OS's implemented work arounds like PAE (Physical Address Extension) which allowed the kernel to reserve part of physical RAM to use like a disk paging file. PAE worked, in a way, but the overhead of moving bits of memory from higher addresses to lower addresses (so the CPU could access the contents) and back was hardly worth the effort. Calling this a "licensing issue" is complete BS.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.