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Entertainment & Technology / Re: Picard
« Last post by Serious on February 20, 2020, 13:33:25 PM »
With regards to the smoking, I think it's a good thing. Also I think the state of medical technology in the 24th century means that any long term health risks associated with smoking can be cured, so there'd be no reason why you wouldn't smoke, apart from perhaps the social pressure from people telling you not to smoke.
For me it's them showing that the utopia concept for the federation is not true. I know the creator was very much a no in that regard but with every utopia what they show is not always the true nature of the thing and the federation has been threw it, the Romulans are clearly f***ed so big players in the galaxy are in a bit of a mess.

The problem with utopias is that you have to take into account human greed, selfishness and stupidity. As so deftly portrayed by the present UK government and those that believed them.
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Entertainment & Technology / Re: Finally have Fibre
« Last post by neXus on February 19, 2020, 00:51:54 AM »
Took a while to setup, the Fibre configs and then the ISP stuff here is very messed up.


I have made a complaint though with my setup.
There is a pit right outside my house that is for 4 houses and currently has nothing connected - This is and should be my pit but because of the plot of land and how things are set with the address they ran a cable to the connecting street to a junction there. Bit crazy and ads extra copper distance so I was a bit annoyed because that defeats the purpose of this newer Fibre to the Curb, not Fibre to the next street, lol.


That should be just admin issue and addressing that and hooking me to the node in the pit I should be on.
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Entertainment & Technology / Re: Picard
« Last post by neXus on February 18, 2020, 23:22:54 PM »
With regards to the smoking, I think it's a good thing. Also I think the state of medical technology in the 24th century means that any long term health risks associated with smoking can be cured, so there'd be no reason why you wouldn't smoke, apart from perhaps the social pressure from people telling you not to smoke.
For me it's them showing that the utopia concept for the federation is not true. I know the creator was very much a no in that regard but with every utopia what they show is not always the true nature of the thing and the federation has been threw it, the Romulans are clearly f***ed so big players in the galaxy are in a bit of a mess.
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Entertainment & Technology / Re: Picard
« Last post by Edd on February 18, 2020, 21:18:18 PM »
With regards to the smoking, I think it's a good thing. Also I think the state of medical technology in the 24th century means that any long term health risks associated with smoking can be cured, so there'd be no reason why you wouldn't smoke, apart from perhaps the social pressure from people telling you not to smoke.
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Entertainment & Technology / Re: Picard
« Last post by Serious on February 17, 2020, 19:45:45 PM »
Episode 4, and slowing down a good bit. So much this one seemed a bit short?

The ship seems to be pointing towards the space equivalent of an executive jet. The available holograms seem to confirm this. Someone suggested smuggling but really it seems a bit small for that. Irrelevant to the plot so far but it's a nice touch.



If you have your own ship and you got it by some means or another - Most sci fi shows where you have your rouge or Han Solo they won the ship, stole it etc and they make it their own - Never what it was originally intended for.

True, but you can often infer what they were intended for. Millennium Falcon has a lot of storage for such a small ship. Armed merchantman might be a more accurate description but it's used for carrying small high value cargo, nominally smuggling.

Most small ships in the Star Trek universe will not have a need for lots of holograms. unless you need to keep passengers or owners happy while traveling through billions of kilometers of space. Then it has a hologram specifically for this purpose that came with the ship from new.

In ToS the "ultimate computer" attacks a computer controlled cargo ship, with no crew. By this point most, if not all, such ships would be the same, or have a limited engineering crew.

Nice touch with the hologram not using it's hands on the controls, no point if it can interface directly with the systems much faster. Could have done the same for Data in Generations.
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Entertainment & Technology / Re: Picard
« Last post by neXus on February 17, 2020, 02:49:58 AM »

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[/size]I think it felt short as well because it was engaging and at the end I was proper "OOOoooh" annoyed it ended.
I still like the fact that:


- Transporters are even more instant so the tech has progressed
- They made holographic interfaces the norm and in a manner that works
- It feels star trek but they have been bold in progressing the universe and tech but not gone crazy. Tough balance, it would have been easy to keep things close to how it was despite all the years passing by.


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Been so interesting to just finally get to see where the universe is finally.
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Entertainment & Technology / Re: Picard
« Last post by neXus on February 17, 2020, 01:59:30 AM »
Episode 4, and slowing down a good bit. So much this one seemed a bit short?

The ship seems to be pointing towards the space equivalent of an executive jet. The available holograms seem to confirm this. Someone suggested smuggling but really it seems a bit small for that. Irrelevant to the plot so far but it's a nice touch.



If you have your own ship and you got it by some means or another - Most sci fi shows where you have your rouge or Han Solo they won the ship, stole it etc and they make it their own - Never what it was originally intended for.
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Entertainment & Technology / Re: Finally have Fibre
« Last post by neXus on February 17, 2020, 01:57:58 AM »
I got some money off this so went with this one:
https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07CH7G6MD/ref=pe_2361882_282382012_TE_item
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Entertainment & Technology / Re: Picard
« Last post by Serious on February 15, 2020, 00:42:18 AM »
Episode 4, and slowing down a good bit. So much this one seemed a bit short?

The ship seems to be pointing towards the space equivalent of an executive jet. The available holograms seem to confirm this. Someone suggested smuggling but really it seems a bit small for that. Irrelevant to the plot so far but it's a nice touch.

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Entertainment & Technology / Re: Finally have Fibre
« Last post by Clock'd 0Ne on February 14, 2020, 10:27:47 AM »
I have an ASUS twin router set to cover the whole house, they work very well, the only problem I had was when one updated the firmware and the other didn't and they wouldn't connect until both were on the same FW.
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