Saturday, February 27, 2010


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Trek Annoyance #3

I mentioned last post that having the warp pods/nacelles/emitters/rockets exposed on weak struts is clear evidence that Star Fleet's engineering and design sector were lobotomized by the medical department next door. Now I'm going to thrash the entire Warp Engine itself.

The warp engines are about as well designed as the Chernobyl reactor.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Trek Annoyance #2

Continuing my mini-series...

Someone in Starfleet really wants to see his or her ship designs fail easily and in spectacular explosions. There is no other explanation for the fact that the warp engine pods are projected out from the protected main hull on thin and likely weak struts.

Not just Starfleet. Everyone else in the known galaxy places the engines well clear of the body as well. Except for the Borg, but then again, the Borg are the exception to a lot of the ship designs in Trek. That's not particularly difficult when your ship is a cube of hobbled together parts.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Trek Annoyance #1

Star Trek (TNG) is in reruns every so often on the SciFi (sorry, 'Syfy' sounds dumb, I'm not using that name) channel.

I like Star Trek. It's interesting. But too often, I'll shake my head at some of the more idiotic oversights or actions taken by the crew. Or some of the glaring oversights in technological or social applications. There are many. For lack of anything better to write about, I'll talk about this.

The first major brick to my senses involves the crew's family.

In Star Trek, on most if not all starships, the crew's family tags along for the ride. I don't recall the specific reason given for this, although I'm willing to bet it will have something to do with ship's morale. There's no need for anxiety about one's family thousands of light years away when they're in your cabin. No more "Dear John" letters. You don't have your children grow up while only seeing their father or mother every few years.

Monday, February 15, 2010

It HAS Been Said

Jessica Holyoke over at the Alphaville Herald (I refuse to link there, you'll easily find it on your own) is changing the name of her articles as she believes she's more 'Fox News' than ordinary Op/Ed of a newspaper. It's something about setting her news pieces apart from her editorials although I can't say she's ever made a distinction between the two (which she says as much in the article).

Leaving aside all that, the first piece in this new section is Jessica advocating using the gender presented by the avatar as the gender to address them as.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Movies are Bad

"Cop Out"

I've only seen the commercials and I already know that this will be a terrible film. I feel as if directors think we (or at least I) are stupid and have the memory span of a jellyfish. The entire concept of 'white guy and black guy work together' has been done to death. Perhaps it wouldn't be so boring if they did not adhere to the same tired stereotypes, dialogue, and plotlines.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Hate mails!

Today I got hate mail!

"I think you r a communist stifling the free speech and expression that is our God given rights. maybe you shuld try listening to WE THE PEOPLe who do not agree with your stupid agenda. Tath's why we voted Obama in! To get rid of stupid communists like you!

And why do you hate linden labs? Oh, becuz you r a communist that is why. What is next? Are you going to hate Intel? HP? Electronic arts? Linux? Just becuz they make money that you and your pityful nobody blog canot make? Hahah

go with Christ