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@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2020 - 01:28 AM)

Already seen it online.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 09:42 PM)

Who's excited for tomorrow? The only thing that makes Monday worth it is the Cyberverse episodes .-.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 May 2020 - 12:30 PM)

Welcome. I just came into that trick myself recently, so happy to share.

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 12:05 PM)

Thanks, wonko the sane? for the tip with the cloning. That helped a lot!

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 12:02 PM)

Heheh.... yes... I don't think a sniper would be very good at making a vaccine... 0.0

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 11:48 AM)

All right! Cloning my old HHD to an SSD and then swapping out the drive was successful, it would appear. Finally.

@  Bass X0 : (24 May 2020 - 11:30 AM)

Scientist Perceptor is. Sniper Perceptor less so.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 10:51 AM)

Perceptor would be more responsible.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 10:48 AM)

Oof x~x

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 10:45 AM)

He'd cure the virus, but he'd probably commit at least two crimes against nature and weaponize a third in the process.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 09:39 AM)

'Horrible consequences' would most likely happen with Brainstorm...

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 08:16 AM)

Totally. And Percy's not even human. XD

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 06:50 AM)

Can't do much worse than our current government, I say go for it.

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 10:13 PM)

Little do we realize that the Perceptor in question is the Mini-Con combiner. :p

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

He would!!!

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

Horrible consequences? I... Doubt that would happen.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 May 2020 - 09:55 PM)

Even if he would come up with the answer by tomorrow.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 May 2020 - 09:54 PM)

I'd rather not deal with the horrible but unintended consequences of that.

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 09:52 PM)

Lets let Perceptor make a vaccine for COVID-19. Who agrees with me :)

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 08:43 PM)

I'll take your word for it. =D

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 May 2020 - 08:42 PM)

Although the TV edits of Robocop do contain some hilarity

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 May 2020 - 08:41 PM)

I can't think of any instance where sanitizing a film is a good thing.

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 06:42 PM)

.... and thats a good thing? :doh

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 May 2020 - 06:39 PM)

I'm watching Predator on Starz! That means it has all the language and gore uncensored!

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 04:23 PM)

*grabs popcorn*

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 12:49 PM)

*watching everyone argue* O^O

@  fourteenwings : (23 May 2020 - 10:22 AM)

By that logic we might as well just get rid of the Shoutbox wholesale! I'd rather have like 3 or 4 things stuck for a week or so than one person dominating the whole thing (no offense Nevermore).

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 May 2020 - 03:30 AM)

I would argue that "full of something one doesn't read" and "devoid of reading material" are functionally identical at the end-user level. :D

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2020 - 07:58 PM)

If it emptied, it would become empty.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 07:53 PM)

It would be the same effect as if the shoutbox simply emptied once or twice a week.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2020 - 07:27 PM)

I don't see how having walls of the same guy on top whenever I go to any page on this site is "refreshing".

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 06:10 PM)

I don't know, I find the occasional flushing of the box to be refreshing.

@  Telly : (22 May 2020 - 04:20 PM)

but its gets annoying seeing a wall of text from him that takes up most of the shoutbox

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Eh, that's just Nevermore.

@  fourteenwings : (22 May 2020 - 12:11 AM)

@Nevermore: Good rule of thumb is if you feel like you need not just multiple statements but also multiple shouts to make a point, best just make a thread.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Dude, do you just, not know when to stop?

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:35 PM)

Instead of "I have only ten hours to get all my stuff from place A to place B", it's more like "I temporarily stored 90% of my stuff in easily accessible place C in my spare time, so now I have ten hours to get the remaining 10% of my stuff over to the new place before permanently saying goodbye to the old place".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2020 - 03:33 PM)

At these point you two are just repeating what you already said.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:32 PM)

Again using my "moving apartments" analogy. If you can store the stuff you don't immediately need for everyday life somewhere else, it reduces the critical time of permanently switching your primary base of residence over to the new place because there's less stuff to move when the time comes.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:30 PM)

Well, my main point is that it will speed up the system migration so I have A) less system downtime because there are fewer files to transfer before the new system can be up and running and B) it reduces the risk of something going wrong during the system migration.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 May 2020 - 06:19 AM)

If your primary is getting cleaned up anyway cause you were backing stuff up, then yeah, no reason not to. But largely, it's not a necessary step.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:33 AM)

It's like you find out that there's a fire going to break out in the house you live in soon, so you find a new place, get your entire Transformers collection into safe storage, and now all that's left are the empty cabinets which you intend to move over to your new place soon. If the fire breaks out before then, sure, you'd need to get new cabinets, but your toys are already out of the danger zone.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:27 AM)

At this point, I'm in a "if the old system crashed before the new drive arrives, it will be slightly annoying, not a complete disaster" mood.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:26 AM)

I've mostly just backed up my personal files and stuff on the external hard drive. The existing Windows installment is supposed to be directly cloned to the new drive once it arrives.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 May 2020 - 01:44 AM)

Who else has ever been so out of it that you've gotten into the shower with your glasses on?

@  Echowarrior : (20 May 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Nope. We've been forced to go with Eclipse. It sucks, and I will continue to call the people in charge of the website fascists until they give me reason to do otherwise.

@  CORVUS : (20 May 2020 - 10:20 PM)

Yeah, I'm not a fan of the new layout either. Fortunately you can stay with the old one though.

@  Liege : (20 May 2020 - 08:57 PM)

So now it matches 90% of the content.

@  Trpodeca : (20 May 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Wow the new Deviantart layout is terrible.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 May 2020 - 10:39 AM)

Are you referring to cloning your drive to install into your computer as the replacement, or are you creating an image to restore from should something unforseen occur?


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#141 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 04:37 PM

 

Maybe I'm too tied to the characterization of Picard in the novels. Picard in the novels had no interest in becoming admiral, quite explicitly.

 

He's an explorer at heart. Being tied to a desk would have been anathema to him.

 

He doesn't have to resemble Kirk to share Kirk's antipathy to becoming admiral.

 

As an admiral, he would still have a ship. Ross had one, Riker had one, and he could have one and be in charge of exploration. Just because he is an admiral doesn't mean that he has to stay at a desk on a star base or Earth.

 

 

Admirals CAN have ships (as you point out), but I don't think it works quite like you're suggesting.

In any event, the point is that Picard is demonstrated (arguably more in the novels, but even within the canon) to have an antipathy for this specific position. I do not argue that it's impossible that he would find himself in that role, and I'm certainly happy to see what explanation (if any) is offered in the new series.

But to deny that he would have resisted it seems, to me, to deny the character we've seen up to this point.


Edited by G.B.Blackrock, 24 May 2019 - 04:38 PM.


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 04:50 PM

I don't see why anyone who ever aspired to be a starship captain would want to become an admiral.  That doesn't seem like any kind of upgrade.

 

(Well, I can see why Janeway might be done with captaining, but in normal circumstances, no.)

The reality is that no one actually aspires to be an admiral in Starfleet, they are merely promoted behind a desk before they inevitably go insane.  That's why there's so many insane admirals in Star Trek... it's how they get lunatics out of the captain's chair.


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 06:00 PM

People change over time. I could certainly see Picard rejecting the admiralty for many years until he started to realize that the captain’s chair was better for someone younger. His knowledge and experience would eventually be better suited to a slower-paced position.

Part of the reason I lost interest in Star Trek novels was their insistence that Our Heroes are basically immortal. Even if you want to accept that 24th century humans regularly live into their 140s, they still have to age and change over time.

I’m cynical about a most things in life, but I’m going to continue to maintain a positive attitude about the new generation of Star Trek. Some of you people are real buzzkills.

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 06:23 PM

I'm about a year behind on novels (I was broke and in survival mode until relatively recently), but I do know
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At that point, it just becomes a question between Admiral, Starfleet Academy instructor, or Ambassador (which involves leaving Starfleet entirely). As much as Jean-Luc would thrive as a teacher, he himself might not think he's up to it, so Admiral it is.

Plus, as tec suggested, maybe Akaar tried the same stunt he did with Riker.

"Captain, step into my office. --Congratulations, you're an admiral, deal with this crisis I'mgoingforlunchSEEYA!"

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 09:55 PM

As long as Bad Robot is involved, a good Star Trek show/movie will be utter impossibility.



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Posted 26 May 2019 - 11:55 PM

As an admiral, he would still have a ship. Ross had one, Riker had one, and he could have one and be in charge of exploration. Just because he is an admiral doesn't mean that he has to stay at a desk on a star base or Earth.


I always thought it would have made more sense for the roles in TNG to be a bit different. Since the Enterprise-D was always called the flagship of the Federation, I thought Picard should have been an admiral and Troi should have been a Federation ambassador with Riker as the ship's captain.

It would have made the importance of their actions seem more far-reaching than just another Federation starship having banal adventures because there would have been no question that they had plenipotentiary authority.

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 08:02 AM

Riker as ships captain might have been even more of a Phase 2 successor than TNG was. If memory serves, wasnt the long term plan to phase out Kirk (Shatner only signed on for a handful of episodes I think) and make Decker captain after promoting Kirk?

Edit: take what I said with a grain of salt. Im positive I read that before, but Memory Alpha does not confirm it...hmm

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 10:02 AM

I'm really hoping this show is actually about Picard's struggles in starting up an independent vineyard while dealing with the social strain of retirement.


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Posted 28 May 2019 - 10:11 AM

People change over time. I could certainly see Picard rejecting the admiralty for many years until he started to realize that the captain’s chair was better for someone younger. His knowledge and experience would eventually be better suited to a slower-paced position.

Part of the reason I lost interest in Star Trek novels was their insistence that Our Heroes are basically immortal. Even if you want to accept that 24th century humans regularly live into their 140s, they still have to age and change over time.

I’m cynical about a most things in life, but I’m going to continue to maintain a positive attitude about the new generation of Star Trek. Some of you people are real buzzkills.

 

Clearly, you haven't been reading the post-series novels, as there's TONS of change and character growth in them. "Our Heroes" are in decidedly different places in life now than they were at the ends of their assorted series....



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Posted 31 May 2019 - 08:31 PM

 

People change over time. I could certainly see Picard rejecting the admiralty for many years until he started to realize that the captain’s chair was better for someone younger. His knowledge and experience would eventually be better suited to a slower-paced position.

Part of the reason I lost interest in Star Trek novels was their insistence that Our Heroes are basically immortal. Even if you want to accept that 24th century humans regularly live into their 140s, they still have to age and change over time.

I’m cynical about a most things in life, but I’m going to continue to maintain a positive attitude about the new generation of Star Trek. Some of you people are real buzzkills.

 

Clearly, you haven't been reading the post-series novels, as there's TONS of change and character growth in them. "Our Heroes" are in decidedly different places in life now than they were at the ends of their assorted series....

 

 

 

No, my interest died before the current iteration.  I'm not really inclined to dive back in, but it does sound like they might be more to my liking.  At any rate, I'm glad they are something that people enjoy.



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Posted 28 June 2019 - 01:25 PM

And Star Trek: Picard has a showrunner: Michael Chabon.

 

https://deadline.com...ies-1202638580/



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Posted 28 June 2019 - 04:08 PM

Cool!

 

I am really looking forward to seeing this show this December!


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#153 Mouse_Pad

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Posted 28 June 2019 - 08:22 PM

I'm vaguely bothered by the fact that they have filmed several episodes now and are just now announcing a show runner.  Maybe it's a late announcement rather than a late decision.



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Posted 01 July 2019 - 08:34 AM

May be too little, too late, but anything that shows Hollywood finally realizing that Kurtzman&Orci suck, both as a team and individually, is welcome (if overdue) news.

 

They did a good job with TF Prime, but I haven't been impressed with their Star Trek work.


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Posted 10 July 2019 - 03:21 PM

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 03:22 PM



 

 

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 04:38 PM

On one hand - Yay for Pibble rehabilitation!

 

On the other hand - Boo for the implication that even late into the 24th Century, Humans are still mutilating these dogs by clipping their ears.



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Posted 10 July 2019 - 06:22 PM

I am so amped for this show! I want that poster on my wall!


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Posted 10 July 2019 - 08:28 PM

sooo... John Wick Picard??? 


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Posted 10 July 2019 - 11:10 PM

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