Jump to content


Toggle shoutbox Squawkbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

Please don't post Youtube videos in the chat box. The forums software auto embeds them. 

@  wonko the sane? : (13 September 2019 - 01:54 PM)

Why do you feel a need to label yourself for doing something harmless?

@  Telly : (13 September 2019 - 11:10 AM)

thats more than i look at on reddit

@  Benbot : (13 September 2019 - 10:49 AM)

am I a basic bitch for only browsing the front page of Reddit?

@  Shrug : (12 September 2019 - 12:26 PM)

I managed to find about 2/3s of my goal Sega Genesis collection before the last price bump

@  Anonymous X : (12 September 2019 - 11:11 AM)

So relieved that I picked up most of my NTSC GameCube collection in 2010/11 before prices on the secondary market went bezerk...

@  unluckiness : (12 September 2019 - 12:54 AM)

I have fond memories of it since it was the last console Mario Kart that didn't have the ridiculous pre-race cart assembly

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 September 2019 - 10:26 PM)

Like many Gamecube games, underrated

@  unluckiness : (11 September 2019 - 09:24 AM)

Double Dash is great. Just watch out for blue shells

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 07:43 AM)

I used a double dash on my mobile. The chat didn’t like it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2019 - 04:17 AM)

The mobile version of the site chokes on certain characters, I think.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 September 2019 - 04:10 AM)

what's with that punctuation anyway

@  Nevermore : (11 September 2019 - 03:20 AM)

Now where did that come from, Bass X0?

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 01:52 AM)

Politics and Religion — tools of foul play!

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you owe, you're expected to actually pay it at the time you file, before they even process your return

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you file electronically, I find you usually get your refund within a couple weeks

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Well, lucky it took less than two months for me. For a little over 200 Euros.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Pretty much, yeah. Canada revenue will be all up your ass if you earn less than 200K and owe tax, but your refund is basically "duke nukem forever".

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Whereas if you overpaid and they have to refund you, they will take their sweet time to let you know.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Like, here in Germany, if the tax authority responds to your tax report quickly, you can rest assured they want more money.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Do tax authorities in other countries base their time to respond to filed tax reports on whether they owe or are owed as well?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 11:13 AM)

Check what the requirements are for your cad program, and try to beat them by about 20%, and understand that software requirements have been stable for a few years: not really keeping up with the advancements in hardware. Unless you're doing something SPECIFIC which requires ludicrous amounts of power, just give your self a cushion on hardware and don't bother going whole hog.

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 10:16 AM)

What I'm currently using is an i5 2018 Surface Laptop. My current desktop is all but dead. I think in the end affordability will win out over specs. I need to use CAD programs, but I'm a student, not a professional.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 10:06 AM)

Okay. Whats the specs on the I7 and what are you currently using?

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 09:23 AM)

fun and games

@  wonko the sane? : (09 September 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Depends entirely on what you use the computer for.

@  Steevy Maximus : (09 September 2019 - 11:52 AM)

Probably not

@  Benbot : (09 September 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Do I need an i7 on my new computer?

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:08 PM)

https://imgur.com/fkyjpza

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:07 PM)

Today's convention haul:

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 08:54 AM)

But it was Huuunnngrrrryyyy. What was I supposed to do?

@  MEDdMI : (08 September 2019 - 08:23 AM)

But did you feed any small fuzzy creatures after midnight?

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 06:32 AM)

Shouldn't be. I literally just built it. Not even three weeks ago even.

@  TM2-Megatron : (07 September 2019 - 10:13 PM)

Sounds like your computer's on its last lags, Wonko

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 07:37 PM)

Dunno, crucial says it's fine, gonna need a second opinion.

@  Pennpenn : (07 September 2019 - 06:52 PM)

Good luck! (or break a leg if it's like theater luck...)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Alright. The damages now seem to include my primary SSD. Thankfully, the gaming drive (I have now lost all my games and mods entirely.) Let me wipe it and install there. Once the crucial utility is installed again, will verify the drive.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 03:32 PM)

Three more crashes since I pulled the ram. Verifying the OS now... tonight might be a reinstalling kinda night.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 11:46 AM)

And thankfully it wasn't totally dead, so it was working on occassion. If the problem is actually solved, I just need to wait and see if the program/system crashes are over.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 11:45 AM)

Got it. I wound up running the memtest four more times, because of course it's always the last dimm. But I got the culprit. I lost 8 gig, but I'm still at three times the "recommended" amount.

@  Hg Dragon : (07 September 2019 - 11:09 AM)

DL and run MemTest86. It'll help weed out issues. Run 1 stick at a time. Then run a stick that passed in each slot. Will help you find out if it's the RAM or the slot/motherboard

@  Patch : (07 September 2019 - 10:45 AM)

How many RAM sticks do you have total?

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 09:57 AM)

Great, two weeks of random BSODs, and I manage to finally work out some ram has gone bad. Just need to work out which one(s) and then I can go from there.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 06:25 AM)

*just stares*

@  unluckiness : (07 September 2019 - 04:27 AM)

My french is rusty but I'd guess Italienne-americain pain du sauce

@  Nevermore : (07 September 2019 - 02:58 AM)

What do they want "pizza" to be called? Crpes superior?

@  unluckiness : (07 September 2019 - 01:11 AM)

Are they still suing Italian restaurants for having food that's insufficiently French?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (06 September 2019 - 10:31 PM)

Not even Quebec likes Quebec?

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 September 2019 - 08:51 PM)

Quebec's a special case; they just have an insatiable lust for hate

@  Ashley : (06 September 2019 - 07:48 PM)

Those weird language laws are basically anti-everyone. Who does it help to stop certain toys from being sold there?

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 September 2019 - 04:56 PM)

Canada is one of those rare countries that's paradoxically both anti-business (except for the chosen few) and anti-consumer


Photo
- - - - -

Star Trek General Discussion


2931 replies to this topic

#2761 HellCat

HellCat

    Opinionated idiot

  • Citizen
  • 28546 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 07 March 2019 - 09:14 AM

I think the problem with prequel stories is rarely do the creators feel satisfied telling a story at a simpler time, instead they set out to compete with the wow factor of more recent instalments. Enterprise had this problem with crap like the temporal cold war and the very last episode really being a TNG one.

 

One of my favourite retroactive sci-fi stories is Gundam 0080. 6 episode series set in the middle of nowhere during the final stages of the original series, focused on the Federation building a mildly souped up Gundam for the main series lead and the enemy force who are dispatched to destroy it. A simple story with original characters you come to bond with and some new plot elements that fit in nicely with the existing canon.

 

Compare this to any other Gundam side story. Tech levels that dwarf even recent series. Elaborate conspiracies to explain how no one knew any of this happened. Characters who are so skilled and powerful, you just wonder why we hadn't been following them.

 

It'd be so nice if the staff of these kind of retroactive stories could instead play up to the unique charm of these relative holes in the continuity. With Enterprise for instance, I think the best stuff was when they got into exploring how humanity wasn't as enlightened back then and the problems it caused. More impulsive crew members, racist movements against alien cooperation, etc. Just because we know the key events and where that story ends doesn't mean you can't make it compelling by zooming in.



#2762 Cybersnark

Cybersnark

    Sorry I'm late. Had to get my powersuit.

  • Citizen
  • 11244 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 07 March 2019 - 09:59 AM

Yeah, the biggest disappointment I have with Discovery is how it had the chance to do something stylistically interesting by treating it like a period piece (and trying to "back-fill" why 23rd century Federation aesthetics seem to look like the 1960s).

Instead they just decided to take the easy way out and ignore visual continuity, and now the show has to dedicate episode time to fixing the problems that they themselves created.

#2763 HellCat

HellCat

    Opinionated idiot

  • Citizen
  • 28546 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 07 March 2019 - 10:08 AM

Midnight's Edge (I know, I know) got to interview someone who works on the brand and one comment he made about Discovery was comparing it to the Tribbles episode of DS9 and how that went out of its way to accurately recreate the look of the 60s series whilst Discovery arguably hasn't.

 

Admittedly getting too meta about that can backfire. We REALLY didn't need Enterprise to clumsily address why TOS Klingons didn't look exactly like TNG onwards ones. Sometimes you just have to accept the fact you're dealing with fiction and effects improve with time.



#2764 tec

tec

    My love to KyoAni

  • Supporter
  • 30863 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Walk'n towards it
  • Faction::Lesbian Ninja

Posted 07 March 2019 - 01:03 PM

Wow The Wounded set up for DS9 was damn near perfect and set the template for Cardassians

Rewitching S4 has been a blast


Visit my store! Vintage toys (SW/ST/TFs Collectables)

www.vintagenerdvana.com

Wait. Wait, wait, wait. Are you telling me that tec has a job? I thought his sole reasons for existence are cheesecake and horrible grammar.-Shadowman024

 


#2765 Cradok

Cradok
  • Citizen
  • 705 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 08 March 2019 - 06:03 AM

Yeah, I didn't even mention things like visual continuity or stylistic choices because I was purely talking about story, but it is a mark against Discovery for me. We weren't going to get In a Mirror Darkly style slavish recreations, but it should have at least felt like it was contemporaneous with what we've seen before. Even the starships don't work for me; they look more like 25th century ships from Star Trek Online than anything else, and the class naming convention is seriously out of step with everything else we've ever seen.



#2766 Telly

Telly

    Killing forums since 1999!

  • Retired Staff
  • 8050 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Indiana
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 12 March 2019 - 04:27 AM

After 24 years and who knows how many viewings, the visitor still makes me choke up a bit
When I die I will surely go to Heaven for i spent my life in Hell

#2767 tec

tec

    My love to KyoAni

  • Supporter
  • 30863 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Walk'n towards it
  • Faction::Lesbian Ninja

Posted 12 April 2019 - 08:40 PM

Picked this up MISB what a beauty

 

100_3742.JPG


Visit my store! Vintage toys (SW/ST/TFs Collectables)

www.vintagenerdvana.com

Wait. Wait, wait, wait. Are you telling me that tec has a job? I thought his sole reasons for existence are cheesecake and horrible grammar.-Shadowman024

 


#2768 Telly

Telly

    Killing forums since 1999!

  • Retired Staff
  • 8050 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Indiana
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 12 April 2019 - 11:41 PM

mkae sure you keep it nice and clean! mines nice and dingy. course ive had it for...what? 20 some years? lol the little enterprise is long gone though. so is one of the battery covers. not that the lights and sounds work anymore anyway

 

how much did it cost?

 

and for those interested in my viewing of trek in order experiment, i got as far as the sword of kahless in ds9 and somewhere in season 2 of voyager before i needed to take a break. it was just too much!


Edited by Telly, 12 April 2019 - 11:43 PM.

When I die I will surely go to Heaven for i spent my life in Hell

#2769 Donocropolis

Donocropolis

    Broom broom!

  • Citizen
  • 3107 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The center of the Earth
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 13 April 2019 - 12:00 AM

Saw the "real" DS9 last weekend.  The Children's Museum of Indianapolis had a fantastic Star Trek exhibit.  It's moved on to another location now,

 

32654409747_067e52cf42_b.jpg



#2770 tec

tec

    My love to KyoAni

  • Supporter
  • 30863 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Walk'n towards it
  • Faction::Lesbian Ninja

Posted 13 April 2019 - 04:32 AM

Mine was $50


Visit my store! Vintage toys (SW/ST/TFs Collectables)

www.vintagenerdvana.com

Wait. Wait, wait, wait. Are you telling me that tec has a job? I thought his sole reasons for existence are cheesecake and horrible grammar.-Shadowman024

 


#2771 Echowarrior

Echowarrior

    I write stuff...just not as much as I used to.

  • Citizen
  • 10436 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Indianapolis
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 13 April 2019 - 11:58 AM

Saw the "real" DS9 last weekend.  The Children's Museum of Indianapolis had a fantastic Star Trek exhibit.  It's moved on to another location now,

 

32654409747_067e52cf42_b.jpg

 

I so very much regret not going and seeing that exhibit. I live in walking distance of that museum! Damn my work schedule leaving me exhausted between November and March.


William Rendfeld
That Echowarrior guy...
Author of "Transformers: Armada (Revisited)"- Allspark Fic of the Month for December 2005. Archive here.
"In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock." - Credited to Thomas Jefferson.
"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." - Credited to Winston Churchill.

#2772 Superomegaprime

Superomegaprime
  • Citizen
  • 3384 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Somewhere, not sure where
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 13 April 2019 - 04:33 PM

Saw the "real" DS9 last weekend.  The Children's Museum of Indianapolis had a fantastic Star Trek exhibit.  It's moved on to another location now,

 

32654409747_067e52cf42_b.jpg

 

You got any more pictures of DS9 from that visit? Hell I think everyone might benefit from seeing a bunch of pictures from the exhibit.


36428543702_ff3b1fc457_m.jpg

#2773 Donocropolis

Donocropolis

    Broom broom!

  • Citizen
  • 3107 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The center of the Earth
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 14 April 2019 - 08:13 AM

Here are a few pics.  It was difficult to get good pictures of a lot of the items, everything was behind glass with a lot of exterior lights, meaning that I was getting reflections off the glass in most of the photos.

 

Original Gorn costume

 

46879878234_8df14694fa_b.jpg

 

 

Small model showing how the Star Trek soundstage was setup.

 

46688323195_b36fb21dda_b.jpg

 

 

Enterprise D filming model:

47604131721_169e343f98_b.jpg

 

 

Cmdr. Sisko's Uniform:

46688313445_594fdcc145_b.jpg

 

Some DS9 props, including ancient Bajoran sextant and Ferengi gold-pressed latinum and Dabo chips.  I love how the Dabo chips have engravings of a Ferengi on them like a coin.

32661566727_672611629e_b.jpg


I'll have some more up a little later today.



#2774 Superomegaprime

Superomegaprime
  • Citizen
  • 3384 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Somewhere, not sure where
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 14 April 2019 - 08:47 AM

NICE.


36428543702_ff3b1fc457_m.jpg

#2775 Donocropolis

Donocropolis

    Broom broom!

  • Citizen
  • 3107 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The center of the Earth
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 14 April 2019 - 09:48 AM

Borg Cube Model (Looking close, you can really see how it's cobbled together from random model parts and sprues)

 

32661563257_a0c827e4c6_b.jpg

 

Borg regeneration chamber.  Here I am being assimilated.  Resistance was pretty futile, I guess.

 

32661562057_d88916fc00_b.jpg

 

47550999772_864cbc0682_b.jpg

 

Excelsior Model (from television, not the movies, apparently)

 

47550996122_4ee1589053_b.jpg



#2776 Donocropolis

Donocropolis

    Broom broom!

  • Citizen
  • 3107 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The center of the Earth
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 14 April 2019 - 02:23 PM

Tribbles and such:

 

47550988602_c140441f4d_b.jpg

 

40637631823_be911d5572_b.jpg



#2777 Superomegaprime

Superomegaprime
  • Citizen
  • 3384 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Somewhere, not sure where
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 14 April 2019 - 03:48 PM

I hope their not breeding the Tribbles, they will prevent the Klingons from visiting Earth save for wanting to commit Tribbleside!


36428543702_ff3b1fc457_m.jpg

#2778 Telly

Telly

    Killing forums since 1999!

  • Retired Staff
  • 8050 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Indiana
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 14 April 2019 - 10:06 PM

Small model showing how the Star Trek soundstage was setup.

 

46688323195_b36fb21dda_b.jpg

 

 

 

i think this one is my favorite. i love seeing how it was all layed out


When I die I will surely go to Heaven for i spent my life in Hell

#2779 Donocropolis

Donocropolis

    Broom broom!

  • Citizen
  • 3107 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The center of the Earth
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 15 April 2019 - 05:40 AM

I have some more, but Flickr is down at the moment.



#2780 TM2-Megatron

TM2-Megatron
  • Supporter
  • 10648 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Toronto, Canada
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 15 April 2019 - 06:49 AM

Small model showing how the Star Trek soundstage was setup.
 
46688323195_b36fb21dda_b.jpg

 
i think this one is my favorite. i love seeing how it was all layed out

You can walk a replica in person, in full scale, at a tour in Ticonderoga, NY.

https://www.startrektour.com



Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users