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by Darth Tedious
2018-02-23 11:52am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Attention all men: You are now obsolete
Replies: 11
Views: 3147

Re: Attention all men: You are now obsolete

aerius wrote:
2018-01-26 01:22pm
It never ends. Men continue losing their jobs to fucking robots.
To be fair, it's usually working robots we lose jobs to.
by Darth Tedious
2016-07-28 08:58pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Terminator: Salvation Seven Years On...Not so bad.
Replies: 4
Views: 1925

Re: Terminator: Salvation Seven Years On...Not so bad.

I always thought it was pretty good, never understood the hate this film got I quite liked the way it broke the mold and didn't follow the *exact same plot* as the previous chapters (T3 only managed to not suck by making fun of the repetition, IMO) And the hydrobots were probably the scariest new th...
by Darth Tedious
2016-07-19 09:01pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: July 18, 1986: They come out at night. Mostly. Aliens: Thirty Years On
Replies: 18
Views: 2001

Re: July 18, 1986: They come out at night. Mostly. Aliens: Thirty Years On

Personally, I found the stuff with Ripley finding out about her daughter to be really crucial in informing us of her motivations wrt Newt as a surrogate daughter And I loved the tension of the sentry gun scenes Could be a matter of tastes I feel that being a sequel, the mystery factor was a bit 'meh...
by Darth Tedious
2016-06-30 05:06am
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: A theory on why the Vulcans we all see are curiously alike
Replies: 76
Views: 8728

Re: A theory on why the Vulcans we all see are curiously alike

Considering the state of affairs at the time of Nemesis, it seems like unification wasn't progressing at any rapid rate But maybe the later destruction of Romulus would provide some incentive to shuffle it up the to-do list Too bad the main guy promoting it wound up in another universe lol I know no...
by Darth Tedious
2016-06-27 02:13am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: You Rule the Citadel (RAR).
Replies: 14
Views: 2685

Re: You Rule the Citadel (RAR).

Location-wise, I'd suggest Broken Hill, in western New South Wales It fits the bill perfectly, and was the location used for a lot of Road Warrior Fury Road was slated to be filmed there, but unusual amounts of rain made it look less 'barren and desolate' than usual, forcing a production move I woul...
by Darth Tedious
2016-05-14 02:10pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Imperial Rank Insignia Discussion
Replies: 205
Views: 55943

Re: Imperial Rank Insignia Discussion

I'll have to go looking and see if I can retrieve a link, will need to do it on something more powerful than the phone I currently hold If I recall right, their method was did not assume that ranks worked the same way as IRL, but it's been a while Any thoughts on Sandtrooper pauldrons? 501st have th...
by Darth Tedious
2016-05-14 10:18am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Imperial Rank Insignia Discussion
Replies: 205
Views: 55943

Re: Imperial Rank Insignia Discussion

There's been a fair bit of discussion on this topic on the 501st fora over the years, from memory I'm pretty sure the IOC had figured out meanings for each rank which at least meshed with what we see in the OT One thing I do remember clearly is the cylinders not being related to rank, as everybody f...
by Darth Tedious
2016-05-09 11:37am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Theoretical Imperial Order of Battle
Replies: 125
Views: 15339

Re: Theoretical Imperial Order of Battle

Further to that, a great deal of the psychological impact would have come from the Death Star being operational (Palpy makes a point of taunting Luke about it, and Lando's reaction was fairly telling) It really drove home the fact that it was indeed A TRAP, and that they'd been trolled all along Man...
by Darth Tedious
2016-04-29 09:13am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars Shields
Replies: 103
Views: 13647

Re: Star Wars Shelds

Yeah, clearly the Rebel pilots knew something nasty would happen if they hit that shield I'd not considered the collisions we see between fighters and capships, but yeah, the total lack of damage would imply shields for sure Going on the Interceptor example, it doesn't visually appear any different ...
by Darth Tedious
2016-04-28 12:51pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars Shields
Replies: 103
Views: 13647

Re: Star Wars Shelds

@Adam Reynolds: True, if hyperspace-grade velocities are necessary, nothing subluminal would stand much of a chance I was mostly thinking of some way to work the idea into game mechanics in a way that made things interesting It's interesting to consider just what exactly IS needed to bypass shields ...
by Darth Tedious
2016-04-27 11:09am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars Shields
Replies: 103
Views: 13647

Re: Star Wars Shelds

Could a near-c railgun slug exploit shield refresh rate, now it's a thing? Perhaps not every shot would bypass the shields, but spamming enough would result in enough getting through to hurt That could be played into game mechanics- cost of spamming ammo and having to roll dice to determine ratio of...
by Darth Tedious
2016-04-27 01:19am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars Shields
Replies: 103
Views: 13647

Re: Star Wars Shelds

Maybe he played Empire At War: Forces Of Corruption, mass drivers totally bypass shields in that game The Zann Consortium use them on a bunch of their ships, which was a big part of them being so stupidly OP I'm pretty sure it was a game mechanic (the Mando capship has them, and I don't recall Mando...
by Darth Tedious
2014-05-07 08:31pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: You get a flying car factory (RAR!)
Replies: 110
Views: 4358

Re: You get a flying car factory (RAR!)

Regarding the state of AP development, didn't the Russian space shuttle run its (one and only) unmanned test flight completely under automation?

I realise aerospace is a bit more cutting-edge in tech than aviation or automotive, but that was twenty-odd years ago
by Darth Tedious
2014-05-04 06:24pm
Forum: Star Wars vs Star Trek
Topic: Mike Dicenso on Photon Torpedoes
Replies: 27
Views: 5420

Re: Mike Dicenso on Photon Torpedoes

It can't be too hard to make your own photorps
How many did Voyager fire in 7 seasons? :V
by Darth Tedious
2014-05-04 11:37am
Forum: Star Wars vs Star Trek
Topic: Mike Dicenso on Photon Torpedoes
Replies: 27
Views: 5420

Re: Mike Dicenso on Photon Torpedoes

Did you actually just argue with yourself, Batman?
by Darth Tedious
2013-07-01 01:37pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 54 C in Death Valley Today... May exceed 57 by Sunday
Replies: 18
Views: 9466

Re: 54 C in Death Valley Today... May exceed 57 by Sunday

When air temperature is 50C, pavement temperature is usually somewhere 70-80 I lived in Dampier for 5 years, hottest day I ever saw was 56C (by my dad's thermometer) It was not a good day for golf, I can assure you That said, if you live in those conditions, you get rather used to them I find regula...
by Darth Tedious
2012-12-28 01:16pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: New Promo Poster (apparently)
Replies: 11
Views: 2614

Re: New Promo Poster (apparently)

Well since the Enterpise was designed for space travel, the number of atmospheres it can withstand is anywhere between zero and one. And unless it was rated for atmospheric entry, that number may be closer to 0 than 1 Of course we're neglecting to account for navigational shields, which can withsta...
by Darth Tedious
2012-12-27 08:19pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: New Promo Poster (apparently)
Replies: 11
Views: 2614

Re: New Promo Poster (apparently)

Star Trek: Into Darkness the sea
by Darth Tedious
2012-12-27 01:03pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: New Promo Poster (apparently)
Replies: 11
Views: 2614

New Promo Poster (apparently)

I have no idea if this is legit

Image

But that's what it looks like
by Darth Tedious
2012-10-30 04:31pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Disney to acquire Lucasfilm
Replies: 512
Views: 32409

Re: Disney to acquire Lucasfilm

With Disney's attitude to copyright, I'd say the 501st could be disbanding in the forseeable future.

At least when the sequels come out, people will realise that the prequels weren't so bad.

THE CHILDHOODS
THEY WILL BE RAPED
by Darth Tedious
2012-10-19 03:09am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Our Ability to Use the Force Has Diminished: what does it me
Replies: 82
Views: 8050

Re: Our Ability to Use the Force Has Diminished: what does i

The movies really don't make it clear either way
I tend to agree with you on this
But the Jedi totally get hung up over specific techniques (there's shittons of it in the EU fluff about the saber forms-eg Obi-Wan cutting Maul in half was apparently a massive faux pas)
by Darth Tedious
2012-10-18 11:53pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Our Ability to Use the Force Has Diminished: what does it me
Replies: 82
Views: 8050

Re: Our Ability to Use the Force Has Diminished: what does i

Keep in mind also that things like Force-choking and Force-neck-snapping are considered feats of a Dark nature and Jedi tend to avoid such techniques (the philosophical hangups thing)
by Darth Tedious
2012-10-18 11:21pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Death Star explosions
Replies: 28
Views: 4049

Re: Death Star explosions

I just didn't like it because Star Trek had already done it. :P Coneheads did it, too. I was referring to how the hyperspace fluff in the Death Star novel, the stupid Praxis Ring and the even stupider Glove of Vader things all tie up rather nicely (which is rare for the EU) I think it was a well-pl...
by Darth Tedious
2012-10-16 07:56am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Darth Sidious is not a true Sith Lord
Replies: 74
Views: 7951

Re: Darth Sidious is not a true Sith Lord

The whole question of FL lethality is a bit of a red herring in this case, I think. It's not like there's no other ways Palpy could have killed Vader. Hasn't there even been some implication that Vader's suit is Force-powered (by Palpy) to some extent? That would perfectly explain Vader dying short...
by Darth Tedious
2012-10-16 03:27am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Death Star explosions
Replies: 28
Views: 4049

Re: Death Star explosions

There's that whole thing in the DS novel about the explosion opening a rift into hyperspace I think it was intended to explain the stupid Praxis ring in the SE (and Vader's glove ending up on the other side of the galaxy LOL) But it could also explain the lack of a bigger explosion If most of the ex...