I will be happy to pay the $100, in fact, I will read it again and pay you $200. However, I will need your assistance in handling some fees on my end in order for the transaction to work. For various reasons, I cannot make these payments directly. Please wire $100 to the specified account as soon as you get my $300 money order from Nigeria.
I would normally just ask one of my many rich uncles to pay it (they're all Generals), but they keep dying on me, and I'm just having the darndest time trying to retrieve the funds.
If that was the case, then Suzette would fail miserably. The bot rebuffed all my advances.
ProKras - so suzette, what are you wearing?
[ Af:0 At:20 Sp:0] My usual style, jeans and a t-shirt.
ProKras - anything else?
[ Af:0 At:20 Sp:0] Sure, but it's your turn.
ProKras - ok, I'm wearing a t-shirt and boxers. no pants because i'm about to go to bed
[ Af:-1 At:20 Sp:0] Thanks for telling me that.
ProKras - why don't you take your pants off too
[ Af:-1 At:20 Sp:0] Pants is used to keep lower torso warm.
ProKras - come on, take them off
[ Af:-1 At:20 Sp:0] There's nothing wrong with a good sexual titillation.
ProKras - yes, that's exactly what I'm trying to get at
[ Af:-1 At:20 Sp:0] It is?
ProKras - of course. now take off your pants for me
[ Af:-3 At:20 Sp:0] That's enough of that.
ProKras - awww, you're no fun
[ Af:-3 At:20 Sp:0] That's enough on that. What are your hobbies?
ProKras - All my hobbies are sexual now. I've ditched the others
[ Af:-3 At:20 Sp:0] My hobbies are: sewing clothes, printing fabric, making ceramics, making jewelry - you might call them the wearable arts.
ProKras - Wearable is good. especially when they come off
[ Af:-3 At:20 Sp:0] I don't know. Whenever.
ProKras - so, come on, take off your clothes for me
[ Af:-7 At:20 Sp:-1] I'm beginning to take a dislike to you. But does that just apply to you?
I've never heard of the US coming to any expat's rescue.
It has actually happened several times. Take a look at this page and do a search for "citizen". You will find over 15 incidents where the US sent in its military to protect its citizens.
Another time I can think of offhand was in Greneda where US marines helped to evacuate US medical students studying on the island.
why didn't anyone in the Star Trek universe ever come up with the idea of using warp drives as weapons in a systematic way? A runabout crashing into a borg cube at warp seven would do quite a bit more damage than a photon torpedo, I would imagine. I guess kinetic energy just isn't "futuristic" enough.
According to some of the best speculative physics out there, warp drive must operate by either manipulating space-time itself, or by creating an artificial wormhole or some other means of traveling in extra dimensions. Within your local frame of reference your velocity would be quite low, as would your kinetic energy. You could also move at EXACTLY the speed of light by reducing the relativistic mass of your vessel to zero. Still no kinetic energy weapon there.
Using warped space itself as a weapon is a possibility, but who is to say that phasers don't already do some of that. Phasers certainly can't work merely by firing a beam of photons at the target, like a laser. If they did work like lasers, you wouldn't be able to see the beam.
Sublight engines, on the other hand, might be a possibility as the basis of a kinetic energy weapon. IIRC impulse drive could move a starship somewhere around 1/2c.
In seeking the unattainable, simplicity only gets in the way. -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982