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@  Nevermore : (17 October 2019 - 05:22 PM)

I'm not sure how it works on the customer's end. As packers, we sometimes have items that are flagged as "overwrap", which means we absolutely have to put them into a box even if they're already in pretty sturdy manufacturer packaging.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 03:05 PM)

Yeah, I really do wish amazon had an option to upgrade packaging for an extra buck or something. I hate their bubble mailers

@  Benbot : (17 October 2019 - 07:17 AM)

That's how it works. I just hope my order from Amazon doesn't arrive crushed because they idiotically stuffed it in an envelope.

@  Telly : (16 October 2019 - 10:48 PM)

my walmart is acting true to form. as soon as mirage arrives from amazon, my walmart gets his entire wave in after months of having wave 1 clogging the pegs....

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2019 - 05:18 PM)

I stirred up some trouble at work, complained about the blatant neglect of employee safety. Was asked to take photos and write down the locations so the matter could be properly escalated. Made me feel a little better.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2019 - 02:55 PM)

I got stabbed in the eyelid by a mudwasp, pulled down a tree, and then got ice cream. You know, all told: not a bad day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 October 2019 - 09:17 AM)

Burrunjor

@  Paladin : (15 October 2019 - 08:04 AM)

your mom.

@  Benbot : (15 October 2019 - 08:02 AM)

What's your favorite Paleolithic megafauna?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:06 PM)

Together with the Rhino G1 sets, probably the most expensive DVDs I ever bought

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:01 PM)

I've still got the age-old Rhino sets

@  Telly : (14 October 2019 - 09:09 PM)

i didnt find that at any of the ones around here, so i had to settle for seasons 1 and 2 of duckman for $3

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Heck, I got the season 2/3 set for $3 (?) from a Dollar General discount bin :p

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 07:29 PM)

The series is pretty cheap on DVD, too, which at least will work internet or no. The complete series set seems to be OOP, but there's a Season 1 set as well as a combined 2 & 3 set.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 06:10 PM)

Woot! Beast wars!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 06:08 PM)

Yay! Tubi now has the first season of Rescue Bots and the full run of Beast Wars FINALLY available.

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 02:16 PM)

Just like me in a game of Civilization. Don't have gunpowder? Time for your cities to burn.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 01:51 PM)

He dubbed the peoples that saw him as bad news cannibals and savages before enslaving and wiping them out too.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 01:40 PM)

And if they had been unfriendly: he would have simply slaughtered them with diseases they couldn't fight, and technology they couldn't match until they as a people did not exist. There's something about european backgrounds that drive us to exploit.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 11:02 AM)

He described the peoples he encountered as some of the most friendly and giving in the world, so naturally, he ate all their food, enslaved them and put them to work looking for gold that did not exist, until they as a people did not exist.

@  Paladin : (14 October 2019 - 09:57 AM)

he landed by coincidence in front of long-term residents.

@  Sabrblade : (14 October 2019 - 09:55 AM)

He said the world was round-o! (He said the world was round-o!) He said it could be found-o! (He said it could be found-o!) That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo! (That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo!)

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 09:22 AM)

In the year 1492, Columbus gave us the day off skoo

@  Noideaforaname : (14 October 2019 - 08:59 AM)

How often do people actually celebrate Columbus or the Pilgrims? Usually it just feels like celebrating the first break in the school year and a nice dinner with the family.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 08:29 AM)

You've got like two more weeks until the american thanksgiving. Canadian thanksgiving is literally a harvest festival.

@  CVReynolds : (14 October 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Hey, everyone. Come together to enjoy this national holiday made to celebrate a mass-murderer who never set foot in the USA. What fun!

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 07:25 AM)

that's perfect!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 October 2019 - 02:22 AM)

A school-bus combiner called Valedictorion.

@  TriBlurr : (13 October 2019 - 12:16 AM)

Honor-Roll

@  Arazyr : (11 October 2019 - 08:18 AM)

I like that one.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 10:39 PM)

Oh, how about Dropout?

@  Pinkcolliebot : (09 October 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Hey Everyone I'm beginning to put together The TF Roll Out Short Hot Rod's Presentation!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 02:35 PM)

Truant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 October 2019 - 12:26 PM)

Haslab Unicron may change the direction of Cyberverse or the netflix series.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 October 2019 - 11:31 AM)

Bluecheesewagon

@  Benbot : (09 October 2019 - 07:09 AM)

Those are too friendly--what if he was a Decepticon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 October 2019 - 07:23 PM)

Cheesewagon

@  Dekafox : (08 October 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Bus-Top has a very GoBot vibe

@  Bass X0 : (08 October 2019 - 10:51 AM)

I actually never heard of the name Megalodon until recently.

@  Noideaforaname : (08 October 2019 - 09:44 AM)

Bus-Top, Omnibus, Cerebus, Busicus, Busicon

@  unluckiness : (08 October 2019 - 09:32 AM)

Otto

@  unluckiness : (08 October 2019 - 09:32 AM)

Frizzle

@  Dekafox : (08 October 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Crankshaft?

@  Benbot : (08 October 2019 - 08:55 AM)

What's a good name for a school bus Transformer?

@  lastmaximal : (08 October 2019 - 12:57 AM)

Huh. There's a neat name for Beast Hunters Sharkticon Megs.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 October 2019 - 11:44 AM)

It's a submarine, we swear!

@  Otaku : (07 October 2019 - 11:26 AM)

@Bass X0 Letting myself comment to say "That's a good one!" and ask "Would a megalodon be a good fit for Megatron?"

@  Benbot : (07 October 2019 - 07:59 AM)

Ohhh good one

@  Bass X0 : (07 October 2019 - 07:39 AM)

I now want a Decepticon shark called Megalotron.

@  TriBlurr : (06 October 2019 - 05:47 PM)

Gives them time to screw up the color of his hands. :p


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What can a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic be working on?


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#1 Maximum7

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 05:22 PM

Im trying to write a fan fic about a scientist who is working on something in the era of the New Republic. He does not believe in the Force in the way he doesnt think it controls fate. (He acknowledges, however, that there is an energy field that some sentients can manipulate) I just need something for him to be researching. It just has to sound cool and scientific. It can NOT be game-changing or something that can alter the story in a dramatic way Also it cant have already been done in Legends or Canon. I want a fresh idea.

It cannot be

-A time machine

-A teleporter

-A matter replicator

-A singularity Weapon

-Any type of droid

-Anything to do with holograms

-A food synthesizer

-Anything to do with the Force or Midi-chlorians

-A shrink ray

-A freeze ray

-pico and femtotechnology

-A Dyson sphere or any type of megastructure.

-Liquid metal armor or a nano morph

-Any improvements on the hyperdrive

-Limb regeneration

-Hyperspace nullifier

-Holodeck

Knowledge Transfer (Instant learning like in the Matrix)
-Philosophers Stone

-Kinetic weapons

-Solar sail

-Anything to do with kyber crystals

-Gene editing

-Mech suit

-Exosuit

-Gender change

In canon, during the Empire, scientists were researching methods to control droids, lasers that can punch through deflector shields and ship scale disintegrators. These ideas are therefore taken.
My scientist is called upon by the New Republic to investigate why the supermassive black hole is more active than usual and sucking in things from a further range. I just need something for the scientist to be studying before he is called away. It has to sound fresh and cool.
Im looking not for a gadget or piece of tech. Ive decided everything technological that we can think of, can be done. Speeders with deflector shields? Sure. We havent seen them but they can easily be done. Im looking for something that would still be an emerging field of science. Something a Type II/III civilization would do next. Any ideas?

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 06:07 PM

Maybe they could be working on the mysteries of the Universe and the force on the micro level, if they are being called to help figure out a black hole, apart of their reserach could be into Black Holes!


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Posted 24 March 2019 - 06:16 PM

What about faster or more efficient hyperdrives or hyperspace travel?
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Posted 24 March 2019 - 06:33 PM

Well generally if they’ve been called in to investigate a phenomenon it’s because of they are already in a similar field.. so how about just a scientist who has been researching the effects of New Republic tech on gravitational forces in the galaxy at large.

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 06:58 PM

Special earbuds that will tune out JarJar but still let you hear everyone else.



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Posted 24 March 2019 - 07:00 PM

Special earbuds that will tune out JarJar but still let you hear everyone else.

They have that, it's called a blaster.

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 07:30 PM

 

Special earbuds that will tune out JarJar but still let you hear everyone else.

They have that, it's called a blaster.

 

 

But one that needs to be able to hit the target and not let a climsy doird take the hit for him and go "Oh my!"


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#8 Glenn

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 07:33 PM

Special earbuds that will tune out JarJar but still let you hear everyone else.

They have that, it's called a blaster.
 
But one that needs to be able to hit the target and not let a climsy doird take the hit for him and go "Oh my!"
But actually being able to hit targets would be a ‘game changer’ in this universe

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 07:55 PM

Star Wars style terraforming. Moisture farming but on a galactic scale - that can be placed into orbit and pull water molecules from the vastness of space that can then be deposited on the worlds below.

 

Gives a classic link to the principle Star Wars story, is something new but not game changing (The idea that Tatooine could use one to generate its own oceans is a neat idea, but not one that will effect the overall story you want to tell), and can be linked with the mission the Republic tasks of them (Since the idea is to pull in water molecules at an accelerated rate, linking with the idea that this supermassive black hole is pulling matter in at an accelerated rate).

 

Also vague enough to suit Star Wars' Space Fantasy setting. No need to get into too many technical details, they aren't important.


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Posted 24 March 2019 - 08:10 PM

Gravity wells influence hyperspace. A more reliable way to chart/measure/detect gravitational disturbances would A) make hyperspace travel faster and B) save a lot of lives.

Or maybe (growing out of that) a way to alter hyperspace field dynamics while in flight (normally, hyperspace jumps have to be programmed before jumping --it's like a monkey jumping from branch to branch. Once you're under way, you can't change course or stop if there's a star in your way, as Han warned Luke about in ANH).

Being able to detect unexpected gravity fields ahead of the ship could give enough lead time to cut out the hyperdrive before hitting the mass shadow.

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 08:53 PM

How to isolate midichlorians and inject them into soldiers to make force-powered super soldiers.  Then they can have a scrawny test subject that breaks loose and go over to the rebels and start calling himself, like, Admiral Republic or something... maybe he'll even punch Tarkin in the face or something.


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Posted 24 March 2019 - 10:08 PM

Better yet, creating synthetic midichlorians for the same purpose.


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Posted 24 March 2019 - 10:21 PM

You said nothing of gravity generator fieldwork antigrav repuslsor tech or the like


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Posted 24 March 2019 - 10:22 PM

also Welcome to the Allspark 

 

... as to the question, I think a few of the things you said not to suggest would actually make for interesting stories. lol

 

-A time machine ... go back and kill baby Palpatine 

-A matter replicator ... Luke wouldn't even need to go to tashi station to get those power converters!

-Anything to do with holograms ... Anime has Hologram singer girls who solved Space wars already so ... yeah 

-A shrink ray ...  
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-Limb regeneration
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-Gender change ... You and I both know a female Darth Vader would be awesome 
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Posted 26 March 2019 - 01:15 PM

Would she be called darth mater?

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Posted 26 March 2019 - 01:22 PM

I decided extragalactic science; stuff outside the main galaxy would be a good venue. Based on astronomical ideas, what odd and unusual objects might a scientist encounter in the starless void of space in between galaxies. Creative ideas welcomed!

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Posted 26 March 2019 - 04:39 PM

what odd and unusual objects might a scientist encounter in the starless void of space in between galaxies.

Yuuzhan Vong worldships.

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Posted 26 March 2019 - 09:01 PM

Maybe not. Ok now my scientist is studying sub-Hyperspace, the dimension in which quintessence can be turned into Phantom Energy and then travel to destroy star systems in real time. This is how Starkiller Base fires its weapon after draining a sun. (Im sure Disney will explore it more in due time). However, in the mean time; I wonder what other things my scientist can study about it. Applications Ive considered would be a sub-hyperdrive which would allow for instantaneous travel like Star Trek: Discoverys Spore Drive. It also could be used for instant communications. Good stuff but too much of a gamechanger to tinker with. What else could my scientist be studying about sub-hyperspace?

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 05:47 AM

Could they be studying whether sub-hyperspace could make holograms not be grainy?



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Posted 27 March 2019 - 04:38 PM

Im going about this all wrong. I need an advanced but totally BORING detail intensive thing for my scientist to be studying. I WANT to start my story and this detail is unimportant. Does anyone have some science gooblegook that sounds coherent that I can use?



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