I'm pretty sure that is somehow racist by current standards.
A button where I can download it and play it locally.
Sorry, no can do, that torpedo is (tm) by
(One of the 2001 actors was guester star of 2nd pilot)
That would be Gary Lockwood, who played Mitchell in "Where No Man Has Gone Before" and Frank Poole in "2001".
A franchise being milked dry by its IP holder, fans being sued for trying to create something, and mostly being sued for creating something that's better and closer to the core idea of the franchise than its IP holder creates...
What exactly is there to celebrate? Any "real" celebration would probably be snuffed instantly by the IP holders.
In the eternal words of Bones: "It's dead, Jim."
While the copyright holders are shitting on the franchise? An anti-celebration seems like it makes more sense. I'd show up dressed as a Star Wars character.
> Gassers make just as much particulate, but it's of the most hazardous type, which means their particulate emissions are actually worse than diesel.
That's only true of direct injected gas engines.
Who told you that? That's bullshit. The only way in which DI gassers are worse than other gassers is that they foul their intake valves which have to be expensively cleaned, sometimes including head removal.
Gasoline also has to be refined more than diesel
This isn't true anymore. Diesel is a highly refined product now also. Clean emissions requires clean and homogeneous input fuel and that means more processing.
Not only is it still true (it still takes less energy to make diesel, it just takes more than it used to) but guess what? Automakers are now asking fuel companies to make higher-octane fuels, over 100 on the scale we use in the USA. That's what they need to make cleaner-burning gasoline engines. So gasoline is actually about to get more expensive, both in real dollars and in energy cost.
That car is a rolling smog bank and you are trying to talk about how your input fuel was renewable? Seriously, have you looked at the emissions standards it was required to conform?
That's irrelevant; mine is running nice and clean. It only smokes when you pin it, which even brand new diesels do. And since it doesn't have a catalyst, it puts out nice big fat soot particles that can be trivially swept out of your lungs by your cilia.
They were a joke in the US and a double joke in Europe. It's far filthier than its contemporary gas cars and really bad compares to any modern car of any sort.
And yet, far superior to anything else in the class sold in 1982.
It costs a lot of money to create quality content,
...and should I ever find a webpage again that contains some, I will gladly turn the adblocker off or even directly support them with my money.
Webpages that don't work without JS ARE broken in the first place. The least I'd expect is some kind of minimal functionality, if you can't provide that, ok, it's fine.
The problem is they are in an echo chamber. They only get feedback from people who don't block them altogether, so they cannot know what people who do know how to block their annoying ads want.
But then marketing people would be unemployed and would have to go extinc...
You have a point, ya know...
Ok, then put out "disable ad-blockers if you want me to continue delivering content" and if people really want your content, they will.
There are also various ways to get people to actively pay for your content, and guess what: People do actually do that, crazy as it may sound to some.
Sorry, but for FAR too long unscrupulous advertisers have bombarded the people with ads. They should not be surprised that people defend themselves against it.
If you think the system is working, ask someone who's waiting for a prompt.