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@  Khas : (23 June 2017 - 09:52 PM) You've just been promoted to Moderators of that area. Anyone who DOES get plonked there is at your mercy.
@  Khas : (23 June 2017 - 09:52 PM) No, neither of you have been plonked there.
@  Khas : (23 June 2017 - 09:51 PM) The Brig being our equivalent to TK's DayCare.
@  Khas : (23 June 2017 - 09:47 PM) Jason, Blackfoot, enjoy your new status as moderators of The Brig. :)
@  Khas : (22 June 2017 - 01:14 PM) Wow Jason. Long time no see.
@  Khas : (19 June 2017 - 11:43 PM) Might make Jason and Blackfoot the moderators of that subforum if it is reopened.
@  Khas : (19 June 2017 - 11:43 PM) Debating whether or not to reopen The Brig.
@  Khas : (19 June 2017 - 06:35 PM) Who ran off like a little bitch after it was revealed that we were allies with Troll Kingdom.
@  Khas : (19 June 2017 - 06:35 PM) Ikaika, the "StarDestroyer Avenger" guy you'll see is really just someone pretending to be the old troll StarDestroyerAvenger.
@  Khas : (17 June 2017 - 10:35 PM) "Star Trek & Star Wars Canon"
@  Khas : (17 June 2017 - 10:35 PM) And we finally have an official canon policy for the site, just to keep debates from getting out of hand.
@  Khas : (16 June 2017 - 04:08 AM) ST-v-SW, only kept up for Archival Purposes.
@  Khas : (16 June 2017 - 04:08 AM) TK, filled with WordForge rejects.
@  Khas : (16 June 2017 - 04:08 AM) TFC, as dead as it was seven years ago.
@  Khas : (16 June 2017 - 04:01 AM) SBC, the same usual kiddie pool it was 20 years ago.
@  Khas : (16 June 2017 - 04:01 AM) SDN, still filled with bitching.
@  Khas : (16 June 2017 - 02:04 AM) Most of what goes on on SFJ nowadays is Mr. Oragahn and DarkStar bitching at each other over semantics.
@  Tyralak : (07 June 2017 - 05:12 AM) Guys, I'm going to be purchasing the latest version of the board software soon. It will be much better.
@  Khas : (06 June 2017 - 03:42 PM) The pic in question.
@  Khas : (06 June 2017 - 03:41 PM) http://www.deviantar...Night-635598384

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#28741 Hi guys!

Posted by bertshocka on 19 February 2014 - 03:02 AM

I come to discuss sports. With Blackfoot. What a disappointing Super-Bowl. Am I right? Oh well. Hey how about those Dallas Cowboys? They should draft a QB. Romo's a dud. Am I right Blackfeet?


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#28119 ACHTUNG!

Posted by The Fabulous Mister Fox on 18 July 2013 - 02:28 AM

This reminds me of the time that I went into the center of the moon to look for a really fine onion.  You see, when I was a younger man, the rage of the day was a fine, white onion worn atop the hat like pin, or a smelly, layered bee in one's bonnet as it were.  Well, it was well known to all that the finest white onions grew at the center of that great monument to socialist communism, the Moon.  Well, being one to put on airs and graces, that folks not think me a neer-do-well, or worse yet, tatterdemalion, I pitched a shiny nickel to the ferryman and took from him a ticket to the moon.  

 

The trip was a short one, but choppy as the great space river was a tad high that season.  You see, the kaiser had seeded our clouds with norainium but our top scientists figured out a way to reverse the droughting process with a combination of moxie and prayer.  However, the process had worked so well that the skies grew pregnant beyond the usual and we suffered many a flood and wet day!  Some say that certain parts of the nation, namely Washington and Oregon have yet to recover.  I hear that it's so cloudy there that vampires can flit about in broad daylight, kissing other boys and making rainbows by slapping their hands to their cheeks and squeaking loudly with joyous aplomb.  Or am I thinking of homosexuals?

In any event, I spent my journey in rapt thought, contemplating the whys of the wherefores, and the wherefores of the whys.  With my hat tilted at a jaunty angle, and my cheek resting rakishly on my palm, I meditated deeply about what makes a lemon so damned fit for public office that you never see one fail to lose an election.  Just a few weeks before then, Sven Lemonson had taken the treasured seat of County Ombudsmen, and Lemony Snicket had just been nominated to run for president.  In light of the candidacy of the citrusy, ovoid fruit, all other runners had chosen to leave the race for certainty of the futility and cost of continued participation.  

Once, Lemon Pimento had been selected for vice president, and upon winning, his running mat, General Springstein assassinated himself.  Once a formal inquiry had been imposed, it was determined that Vice President Lemon was not culpable to any charge, nor involved with the presidents unfortunate self-shootumupactionsequence, and he was placed into the highest office of our nation.  I suppose that we men should consider ourselves quite happy that lemons choose to run so rarely, that we might have a chance.  Then again, you'll never hear of a lemon who did his office poorly.  Perhaps we are on the losing side for their rarity of action.

 

When the ferry finally alit upon the surface of the moon, I ventured out across its pocked, and pillowy surface.  There, at the docks, was a bazaar populated by a veritable cornucopia of peoples, some from as far away as New Mexico, others as far away as Little Neo Chinasburg.  Folks strolled back and forth sniffing trepidatiously at the merchants wares, and the air resounded with the singing cries of its sellers.  "Dates for sale, pickled jackelopes, Ten thousand year old rocks!"  I was curious at the various sundry bottles of tinctures and ointments that were poised nearby, but that was merely a distraction.

 

You see, when I was young, that is to say, younger than I am now on a temporal scale of relative linear perspicacity, the moonish bazaars were a good place to have your distractions solidified into political factions that would go to war with each other at each successive elective cycle.  It was difficult, in those days, to get around when the wild ballots began to graze too close to town and the electoralites came pouring out of the heads of foppish gents, and slappish urchins alike.  Great battles were fought in the streets and the moonicipal gardens until eventually everything had to quiet down so that something could be accomplished.

 

I strode confidently past the monument to Foundlingers, including the most revered, chairman Ho Chi Moon, and journeyed along the great lunar highway towards the mighty valleys of Mare Elysium.  Back then there were no hightowers or roving armies of dapper, bespectacled pug dogs and a man could be left to consider his thoughts.  Such reckless introspection was a popular pass-time in those days as it was considered a great risk.  Too much consideration was wont to open the otherwise law abiding fellow up to all fashions of terpretation, and discombobulary.  I, however was brave and reckless (though nary was I feckless, mind you!) youth prepared to confront the various sundry monsters of the day.  Why, there were many a wicked beast lurking about in my youth.  The Existentialist Pilferpoop, the Objectivist Neenermeyer, the Slipdermadlion Nihil for existence.  I was afraid of them none!

 

After some time, I found myself venturing deep into the winding moon caverns where its said that the odd wind can turn a man's heart into crystal.  I knew this was simply a silly tale told by superstitious yokels, however, as I was, myself a man of science.  The idea of a wind that could turn a man's heart into crystal was ludicrous.  I did, however, keep my eyes peeled for the very real threat of toads who's venom could turn a man's heart into Crystal Gail.  

 

It was during this journey that I met a genie who's wispy, vaporous tail had become pinched terribly between a stalagmite, and a falling stalactite.  Or perhaps it with the other way round.  I have never been outstandingly clear on the matter.  While I have heard that one is a top, and the other a bottom, it's also been said that you can still get some oral action if you take one home from the club regardless, so I suppose it doesn't matter much.  

Well, this genie, whose head was like that of Varg Vickernes tiny beard was wary of me at first, but after some growling and posturing, allowed me to approach and take stock of his situation.  I told him that I could help, and he responded in an elated voice that reminded me of exactly four hundred and seventy-two stag beetles engaged in an uproarious, and unmarried orgy.  Well, perhaps not exactly.  Maybe more like four hundred and seventy-three.  Time does shave slowly away at a body's memory from time to time.  Whichever it was, the voice offered me a wish of my choosing if I could save his wholly immaterial tail from being pinched between two extremely solid, and very physical rocks.  

Well, reward or not, I hate to see a genie in pain, so I rolled up my sleeves, spat into my hands, rubbed them vigorously together (as was the style at the time) and began to lift the rock.  My muscles bulged and strained inside my pillowy skin, and a grunted laboriously against my burden.  Finally, I hefted the boulder a millimeter to the side.  Now it should noted that in those days, a millimeter was called a "Spoon-fed puppy's fart," and were one to call it a millimeter, then one would expose one's self as a true rube!  So I hefted the great boulder no more than seven spoon-fed puppy farts to the north-east, but no less than five.

 

Now slightly more freed than he was before, the genie leapt upon me with many hugs and purely platonic, and totally not gay-sex inducing kisses, then asked me what my heart desired.  Well, I being a fella of simple taste, and few needs said I had merely come here for a fine, white onion, that I might have a chance at being named King of the Naked Mole-Rat Navel Surge (which was what we called the United States House of Representatives in those days).  Well, he scratched his Varg Vickernes Tiny Beard head, and pointed out that the mighty grove of Moon Onions were but a few feet from where we stood.  

I happily walked over, picked the biggest, whites, most smelly layerdest onion that the world had ever seen and stuck atop my hat in the jauntiest, most rakishly hansome angle that you could imagine.  The genie clapped  enough times that it counted as a stadium ovation, and pointed out that he had technically done nothing, so if I chose, I could name another wish.  I thought for a moment, then smiled and wished my hardest, deepest, sweetest wish possible.

And that is how I finally got the forum title to be Redshirt Stormtrooper instead of Noobie.


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#29901 Which universes can Star Wars beat?

Posted by Khas on 14 June 2017 - 11:36 AM

I'm impressed.  Ladies and gentlemen, we've got our first ICS-troll since StarDestroyerAvenger right here!


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#29487 The Canadian Civil War

Posted by Praeothmin on 12 March 2017 - 01:39 AM

Well, there was this one time we ran out of Poutine in western Quebec and eastern Quebec wouldn't give us some... Almost split the province in half...
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#29292 A few thoughts on "Marines at AR-558"

Posted by DSG2k on 07 February 2015 - 08:51 AM

Well somebodies claws are out today, meow!


Sorry, nerd-on-nerd dorktalk isn't hot enough to be a proverbial catfight nor as interesting to watch as actual feline pawicuffs.
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#28921 Llamas With Hats

Posted by Tyralak on 18 June 2014 - 07:16 AM

Enjoy.

 


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#28844 Post every time you enter, and rep whoring thread. (NSFW, thanks to Praeothmin)

Posted by ESAD on 10 June 2014 - 02:43 PM

I would just like to point out that I didn't rep a single one of you, I'd rather kick each one of you square in the nads.

Have a great day.
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#28751 Post every time you enter, and rep whoring thread. (NSFW, thanks to Praeothmin)

Posted by Praeothmin on 24 February 2014 - 08:32 AM

Konbanwa, muthafuckas!

Currently big in Japan... :)

 

I was taking a walk in Kobe, and I (for real) saw a guy taking a piss on the side of the street, barely hidden by his truck, IN DOWNTOWN KOBE...

I figured if he could go in the streets, so could I, so I did... 

The police waited until I was done to point out the Japanese man only took a piss...   :D


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#28705 Who the FUCK blew up my Spacebattles?

Posted by Praeothmin on 26 January 2014 - 01:11 AM

Yeah, but SB is full of Rabid Warsiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeesssssssss.... :lol:


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#28569 The NFL Playoff system.

Posted by Khas on 25 November 2013 - 11:34 PM

It's not individual injuries that are the problem.  It's the cumulative effect of them.  There's only so much doctors can do, not to mention the fact that the body naturally wears itself out over the years.  In pro football players, the sheer amount of stress their bodies go through each game merely accelerates this process.


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#28552 The NFL Playoff system.

Posted by Khas on 22 November 2013 - 01:49 AM

Which is exactly why most pro football players retire when they're 30.  Their bodies are worn out right when they've hit the prime of their life.


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#28538 Tyralak's WWE thread

Posted by Khas on 20 November 2013 - 05:43 AM

That... vaguely sounds like the wrestler my cousin and I made for some WWE video game.  We called him "The Mutant".  He had green skin, purple hair, an orange goatee, wore only wrestling shorts, assless chaps, and sunglasses, and did a very... feminine... shimmy when he entered the ring.  The effect was... unnerving


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#28530 Tyralak's WWE thread

Posted by Khas on 19 November 2013 - 03:36 PM

This isn't good.


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#28524 Tyralak's WWE thread

Posted by enigma on 18 November 2013 - 03:09 AM

Ahh, you should have called him Saggytits. It is more accurate. :)


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#28516 Tyralak's WWE thread

Posted by enigma on 17 November 2013 - 04:21 PM

The Rock, Big Show, C.M. Punk, Undertaker, Kane, Mick Foley as Mankind, Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant and a few others.

 

I used to like Cena but he's getting too much push from WWE that it is ridiculous.

 

WWE needs better writers as they have been rehashing the same few stories over and over again. Get rid of the McMahons.


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#28495 Tyralak's WWE thread

Posted by BLACKFOOT on 15 November 2013 - 08:55 PM

Ric "The Nature Boy" Flair -
16-time World Heavyweight Champion (eight-time NWA Champion, six-time WCW Champion, and two-time WWF Champion) although actual number of his World Championship reigns varies by source; Flair considers himself as a 21-time World Champion in NWA, WCW, and WWF (now known as WWE).

The Ultmate warrior

Sting -

fifteen-time World Champion

The Minnesota Wrecking Crew, Gene and Ole Anderson.

Sid Vicious

Dusty "The American Dream" Rhodes -

three-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, and multi-time Television, World Tag Team, and Six-Man Tag Team Champion.

The Rock -
17 championship reigns in WWE, including ten world title reigns: the WWF/E Championship eight times and the WCW/World Championship twice and the World Tag Team Championship five times.


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#28452 ASVS Research Project 001 - Star Trek Power Generation and Use Levels

Posted by Tyralak on 02 November 2013 - 04:05 AM

As promised, this is the first ASVS collaborative research project. These projects will work by a topic being raised, video evidence being submitted in the form of clips, discussion of the examples, and conclusions drawn. This is specifically a scientific exercise, so please do your best to be objective. We all have our favorites in the debate area, but with these research projects, we need to put those aside. These topics will never be locked, because even as conclusions are drawn, the answer is not always final. New evidence and new understanding can always be brought to light in any of these projects. So, if you feel you have something to add to a project, even if it has lain dormant for a very long time, feel free to bump the thread. Now, on to the first subject.

 

Star Trek power generation and usage levels. This has always been a nebulous issue, due to many statements which seem on the surface to contradict each other. I began doing some independent research on my own after the success of Brian's Isoton theory. The question being raised is: How much power do ships in Star Trek generate, how much is used for various systems, the power level of starship shielding and the power of energy weapons? I have numerous examples captured, and thanks to Brian's tireless efforts with video capture, many examples I didn't have to capture on my own. All evidence should be in the form of video clips in context. Please avoid five second "gotcha" clips without any background. If you do not have video capture equipment, or do not have the source material, please provide the episode and quote, and I will locate the appropriate clip and insert it into your post. In some cases exact power levels are given. In some cases, implications are made with partial information. It will be our job to take all these examples and thread them together to form a cohesive theory.

 

First clip I will present is the famous scene in TNG: "True Q". In this clip, Data is asked how much power is being generated in the warp core.

 

OK. So, Data states the warp core is "generating 12.75 billion gigawatts per...." Then he's interrupted. The script says the sentence was supposed to end with "per second". Some people (including a certain foul tempered Canadian) assume Data is an idiot, because you don't express power as "watts per second". That is incorrect. Watt-second is a measurement of power. Watt Second.

So, if we were to take this number as stated, what sort of functions was the ship performing? Is this peak power output, or is it nominal output? Since the ship isn't burning up, it's obviously using the amount of power it's generating. These two clips taken just before and after the incident, respectively indicate that the ship is not at warp. At best, it's at impulse.

 

Before:

 

Notice the lack of warp effect.

 

After:

 

Notice in the windows, the starfield is not moving.

 

Also, there is no threat, so shields are down and weapons are not powered. The reactor is apparently providing power to normal ship systems. Life support, navigation, communications, computer core, navigational deflectors, sensors, lighting, artificial gravity, holodecks, etc. Impulse engines supposedly have their own fusion reactors, so they likely wouldn't be drawing from the main warp core. From the indications I see here, it leads me to conclude that 12.75 exawatts is the amount of power generated and used in normal ship operations. Essentially the equivalent of sitting at a stoplight.

 

But what about this clip from TNG "The Dauphin"?

 

 

It's a very strange quote. It seems to conflict the bulk of other references in Trek. The only explanation I have, is that Riker was talking about power generated for the short range communications array. Given Data's comment "Nevertheless, that is what's needed to penetrate the atmosphere."

 

If it was referring to the total output of the reactor, it would conflict with this quote from TNG "The Masterpiece Society"

 

 

Interestingly enough, if Geordi was talking about total reactor output, it would be contradicted by many other references. My personal theory, which seems to be supported by a quote from Voyager is that he was talking about the plasma in the power conduits.

 

If both of those quotes were indicative of total reactor output, then this rifle would be producing more power than a Galaxy Class starship.

 

 

These clips from Voyager indicate very high power usage for individual systems.

 

From VOY "Good Shepherd"

 

 

From VOY "Pathfinder"

 

 

In this clip from VOY "Revulsion", we're shown how much power is going through a standard power conduit. It also gives us an indication of what a Borg exoskeleton can handle.

 

 

I have many more examples, including ones directly related to shield and Phaser strength. However, this is a good start for the project. 


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#28383 Brian's take on Isotons.

Posted by Tyralak on 03 October 2013 - 01:29 AM

She shot, and did unto, a metal pot with a phaser, yes. But some would argue that is not true vaporization.

 

No, it didn't look like vaporization. Since it was strictly limited to the pot and not the contents, it would be using the disintegration properties of a Phaser. If it were vaporization, the thermal energy would have destroyed the contents as well.


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#28346 Captain Crunch vs Captain Planet

Posted by Tyralak on 18 September 2013 - 01:38 AM

Cap'n Crunch. He brings yummy food, and isn't a self righteous douchebag.


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#28316 Post every time you enter, and rep whoring thread. (NSFW, thanks to Praeothmin)

Posted by Khas on 30 August 2013 - 01:04 AM

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Duck, you suckers!


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