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by Imperial528
2017-03-22 01:40pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Mass Effect:Andromeda
Replies: 65
Views: 1508

Re: Mass Effect:Andromeda

My only major gripes so far have been the restrictively simple character creator (You must choose a base head that resembles at all the one you want, since as far as I can tell the creator merely adjusts/scales from the selected preset, which seems to include skin tone to a degree) and that the door...
by Imperial528
2017-03-21 03:03am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Mass Effect:Andromeda
Replies: 65
Views: 1508

Re: Mass Effect:Andromeda

I wouldn't put it past the reapers to make the Citadel have a form of pacification aura or something based on indoctrination. Hell, it may just be designed to increase red tape and disorganization among the cycle's disparate species. As far as we know the only cycle to put up effective resistance pr...
by Imperial528
2017-03-20 11:44pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Mass Effect:Andromeda
Replies: 65
Views: 1508

Re: Mass Effect:Andromeda

TheFeniX wrote:But that's.....I dunno. So I move into a house I didn't know anything about and the Roombas keep blowing up when I try to pick one up, that would worry the HELL out of me.


As it would for me. But we've seen bureaucrats do dumber things in reality, and at much worse cost.
by Imperial528
2017-03-20 07:30pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Mass Effect:Andromeda
Replies: 65
Views: 1508

Re: Mass Effect:Andromeda

Thing is, this doesn't negate the "this is a multi-century project" issue, so while it may be a valid strategic argument, it doesn't really mean anything in the context of the Mass Effect game series as a whole, be it one, two, three, or Andromeda. I would expect any Asari relay project t...
by Imperial528
2017-03-20 05:56pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Mass Effect:Andromeda
Replies: 65
Views: 1508

Re: Mass Effect:Andromeda

I've always considered it's more an extreme case of "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." The keepers are a fine example, as all of the early Asari attempts to study them resulted in the keepers being studied self-destructing, and frankly, if you're relying on them to keep the air breathable,...
by Imperial528
2017-03-19 04:32pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The secret plan for the death of Queen Elizabeth II
Replies: 39
Views: 1178

Re: The secret plan for the death of Queen Elizabeth II

Much as I have a distaste for hereditary systems, and wouldn't want one for my own nation (US), they do at least have the advantage that, should those who surround the royalty be competent and selected by merit, there will be ample warning and chances to shape the heir into a competent monarch thems...
by Imperial528
2017-03-13 08:11pm
Forum: Star Wars vs Star Trek
Topic: General Empire vs Borg musings
Replies: 199
Views: 3407

Re: General Empire vs Borg musings

The Deathstar 2 was a smaller shield, so perhaps had a faster refresh rate? Due to the jamming, they'd have no idea of what it's specific rate was. I think even a best-case you'd be looking at 50%+ casualties... If the refresh rate got sped up to have 1/10th of a second increments or less, it'd be ...
by Imperial528
2017-03-13 02:39pm
Forum: Star Wars vs Star Trek
Topic: General Empire vs Borg musings
Replies: 199
Views: 3407

Re: General Empire vs Borg musings

Even if such a refresh rate were present in the Endor shield did you miss the part where I said it was thought up by Han and everyone else figured it was impossible? Or the part where it was dreamt up years after ROTJ? Or maybe we can add the fact that even Han doesn't seem all that confident it wo...
by Imperial528
2017-03-13 01:55pm
Forum: Star Wars vs Star Trek
Topic: General Empire vs Borg musings
Replies: 199
Views: 3407

Re: General Empire vs Borg musings

I think people really overstate the hyperspace-jump-through-planet-shield thing. Let's be honest, it was done once , thirty years after the Empire was around, was apparently dreamed up by one smuggler, the details were told to only two other people, and it's very dangerous, as even with Han flying ...
by Imperial528
2017-03-10 12:39pm
Forum: Star Wars vs Star Trek
Topic: General Empire vs Borg musings
Replies: 199
Views: 3407

Re: General Empire vs Borg musings

I'll have to dig up the sources and their canon status, but as far as I remember, Naboo has almost no spacecraft industry. All of the Naboo royal starships' space frames were hand-built and outfitted with systems imported from Nubia, and the ICS doesn't specify what parts of the N-1 starfighter was ...
by Imperial528
2017-03-10 09:20am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: The Principality of SD.net (RAR!)
Replies: 23
Views: 423

Re: The Principality of SD.net (RAR!)

Oh, get off it. The instant you try replacing the Zaku's, you are going to discover the bloody obvious: Mobile Suits work just fine in Gundam . Their performance in an unquestioned fact as far as we should be concerned. In fact, last I heard (and I'm not an expert on Gundam) mobile suits operate si...
by Imperial528
2017-03-09 10:42pm
Forum: Star Wars vs Star Trek
Topic: General Empire vs Borg musings
Replies: 199
Views: 3407

Re: General Empire vs Borg musings

A point on Naboo: I remember from the Ep.1 ICS that the majority of the Naboo starfighter was manufactured on Naboo, but that the hyperdrive and sublight engines were imported from Nubia. According to the old EU, Nubia's manufacture of hyperdrives and starships was important enough for the Empire to...
by Imperial528
2017-03-09 03:28pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: The Principality of SD.net (RAR!)
Replies: 23
Views: 423

Re: The Principality of SD.net (RAR!)

Why in the world does SDN govern a nation from Gundam, of all things? And a fascist one, at that? So, ground questions: Do our posts/board ranks correlate to positions in government? Are we granted the knowledge to fulfill the requisite duties in at least a minimally acceptable fashion? How loyal ar...
by Imperial528
2017-03-05 12:51pm
Forum: Star Wars vs Star Trek
Topic: General Empire vs Borg musings
Replies: 199
Views: 3407

Re: General Empire vs Borg musings

Pre-adaptation, sure. Post-adaptation, there's good reason to believe they can withstand mid single-digit Mt/s sustained for tens of seconds with no evident strain - the E-D's deflector weapon. Isn't the general consensus on the forum that the Borg couldn't optimize there shields completely to Wars...
by Imperial528
2017-03-01 10:57pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The New Space Race?
Replies: 15
Views: 834

Re: The New Space Race?

All I'm getting from the first article is that Trump has demanded that NASA does a thing. Is there an increase in governmental funding to make it possible, or is this one of those "If Leader demands it, then it shall be done!" sort of things? Best case scenario, Trump makes an uninformed ...
by Imperial528
2017-02-28 07:58pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: World of Warships
Replies: 1562
Views: 91643

Re: World of Warships

I remember when the new team damage system was released, I was marked a team killer when a secondary battery shell missed and detonated a friendly DD.

It was not a good time.

Glad they fixed that though.
by Imperial528
2017-02-28 05:42pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The New Space Race?
Replies: 15
Views: 834

Re: The New Space Race?

Nah, they'll more likely just scrap NASA's climate research programs and concentrate on the ones that serve more militaristic/nationalist ends. That's the problem, basically anything NASA does in earth orbit will produce data relating to the climate, and NASA will not take kindly to politicians dic...
by Imperial528
2017-02-28 08:35am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The New Space Race?
Replies: 15
Views: 834

Re: The New Space Race?

Any Trump support of NASA will last only as long as it takes him to realize that NASA contributes to climate research.
by Imperial528
2017-02-28 12:32am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Hillary to run again in 2020 (Op-ED)
Replies: 162
Views: 6145

Re: Hillary to run again in 2020 (Op-ED)

It doesn't require Red states. Its currently been signed onto by nine states, total 165 EC votes, all solid blue, according to Wikipedia. However, it is pending legislative approval in 16 more states, total 205 EC votes. At eight of those by my count, totalling 100 EC votes, are either blue or soli...
by Imperial528
2017-02-27 10:45pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Hillary to run again in 2020 (Op-ED)
Replies: 162
Views: 6145

Re: Hillary to run again in 2020 (Op-ED)

And gerrymandering has no effect on the electoral college. Not directly. Primarily it contributes to their undue dominance in the house, which is a massive obstacle to electoral college reform since any sizeable republican presence in the house will fight tooth and nail to keep the status quo that ...
by Imperial528
2017-02-27 10:03pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Hillary to run again in 2020 (Op-ED)
Replies: 162
Views: 6145

Re: Hillary to run again in 2020 (Op-ED)

Was gun control even an issue in the election? I don't recall it being mentioned by the Clinton campaign at all. It wasn't explicitly mentioned by Clinton, though it had a presence in her platform IIRC, though not overtly so. Didn't stop the Republicans and the NRA from telling the base how much Cl...
by Imperial528
2017-02-27 04:00pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Hillary to run again in 2020 (Op-ED)
Replies: 162
Views: 6145

Re: Hillary to run again in 2020 (Op-ED)

I frankly fail to see the logic in trying to spite the oligarchy by electing a plutocrat. One who is proud of it, at that. For all the things HRC wouldn't fight for, there's a lot that she wouldn't have tried to destroy. Trump has no interest in preserving the middle class, and has so far actively f...
by Imperial528
2017-02-16 08:54pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Let's Play "Rule The Waves" w/ Steve's Custom Country "Cascadia"
Replies: 393
Views: 37838

Re: Let's Play "Rule The Waves" w/ Steve's Custom Country "Cascadia"

Eternal_Freedom wrote:Though if my character is involved in designing these new monsters, I must insist that one (my flagship) be the Thunder Child! :D


If nothing else, ensure that the bow is meant for ramming.
by Imperial528
2017-02-12 03:34pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Self-Forging Rail-/Coilgun Projectiles
Replies: 13
Views: 568

Re: Self-Forging Rail-/Coilgun Projectiles

I don't have a very high level of math or physics in terms of formal education, but my intuition tells me that any such projectile won't be evenly heated due to thermal inconsistencies in the medium. This will probably cause further abnormalities from the expected projectile shape and aerodynamics t...
by Imperial528
2017-02-11 11:46am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Earth gets drawn into an alien conflict (RAR!)
Replies: 73
Views: 1742

Re: Earth gets drawn into an alien conflict (RAR!)

I'll repeat it again, but the OP implies that only Nirtalm can ever be full citizens of the commonwealth, and that conversion is the only way to such status for the average non-Nirtalm resident of the commonwealth.

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