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by FireNexus
2017-03-24 10:36am
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: How vast is the UFP? And what is travel like?
Replies: 59
Views: 1283

Re: How vast is the UFP? And what is travel like?

seanrobertson wrote: Again: think the difference between typical running speeds and an outright Uwe Boll sprint :)


He gets a lot of training having to escape angry nerds, I guess?
by FireNexus
2017-03-22 09:25am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thead I)
Replies: 472
Views: 15448

Re: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thead I)

How has he been "had", simply because there happened to be pro-Russian bernie-bots (as you claim, though I'd like some evidence that this was a widespread thing)? The only way he could have been "had" is if Bernie's entire campaign itself was a Russian sponsored organization, wh...
by FireNexus
2017-03-21 10:32pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thead I)
Replies: 472
Views: 15448

Re: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thead I)

You need to make that distinction because you don't want to feel like you've been had. I don't, because I knew there was something fishy from jump street.
by FireNexus
2017-03-21 09:26pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thead I)
Replies: 472
Views: 15448

Re: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thead I)

There were literal russia-backed BernieBots fucking with Clinton on pro-Bernie Facebook pages. Heh.
by FireNexus
2017-03-20 06:37pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Netflix- Marvel's Iron Fist *potential spoilers*
Replies: 42
Views: 784

Re: Netflix- Marvel's Iron Fist *potential spoilers*

The fact that Luke Cage and Iron Fist have been the weakest series so far makes it damn evident that they shouldn't have tried for seperate series, they should have just straight up done Heroes for Hire. I thought Luke Cage was the strongest. And even to the extent that it wasn't, it isn't in the s...
by FireNexus
2017-03-20 10:14am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Netflix- Marvel's Iron Fist *potential spoilers*
Replies: 42
Views: 784

Re: Netflix- Marvel's Iron Fist *potential spoilers*

This show is fucking incredibly boring. And worse, it is triggering my SJW fiancé into a frothing rage (rightfully so) with its constant bows to fucking rich white privelege. It took four Netflix series for Marvel to hand me a protagonist I want to see lose horribly, but they managed it.
by FireNexus
2017-03-17 09:51am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Flippy the Burger bot
Replies: 158
Views: 4296

Re: Flippy the Burger bot

The scheme you describe reminds me of the drone who worked on Vavatch Orbital in Consider Phlebas. Culture Drones are usually represented as being full citizens with Culture Human level rights and protections, but this guy was more or less an indentured servant until the paid off the cost of his cr...
by FireNexus
2017-03-17 08:55am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Flippy the Burger bot
Replies: 158
Views: 4296

Re: Flippy the Burger bot

As we are veering wildly off course, I'll just add a thought I had from much earlier in the thread: The news made mention of something a few days ago, related to this, that I'd been meaning to bring up. Apparently, Bill Gates (among othres) have suggested the idea of robots being required to pay in...
by FireNexus
2017-03-14 10:51pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thead I)
Replies: 472
Views: 15448

Re: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thead I)

Someone in the IRS might get in trouble, but going after a media personality like that would be a ridiculous step. It's easier to sit back and demonise her on Fox. Nobody in the IRS. The docs are clearly from someone on Trump's end. The signature lines are stamped "taxpayer copy" or somet...
by FireNexus
2017-03-10 09:59am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Flippy the Burger bot
Replies: 158
Views: 4296

Re: Flippy the Burger bot

The cinema near me can't keep both of halves of their slushy machine working regularly. So the real question I have is how reliable is a burger bot? What's its ratio of up time to maintenance needed. Those machines tend to go through automatic defrost cycles every twelve hours or so, I guess to pre...
by FireNexus
2017-03-04 11:15am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thead I)
Replies: 472
Views: 15448

Re: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thead I)

It still isn't a refutation of the charges against him. Merely saying, in effect, that "yeah he's guilty, but he'll likely get off because Democrats do to". And hell, he probably will get off, for now at least, regardless of weather a Democrat would in his place, because the Republican Pa...
by FireNexus
2017-03-03 10:28am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thead I)
Replies: 472
Views: 15448

Re: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thead I)

Perhaps, but you'll note that this isn't actually a defence or refutation of any of allegations against Sessions (saying "but someone else is guilty too" never is, though it may be an effective form of deflection via character attack). That was a direct refutation of your "impeachabl...
by FireNexus
2017-03-02 09:43am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thead I)
Replies: 472
Views: 15448

Re: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thead I)

Yeah, in most contexts "We will reward you by making you and your extended family exempt from X law" is considered corruption. But apparently being in the military means that you're above all that. Corruption is typically when someone in a position of power abuses that power for the gain ...
by FireNexus
2017-03-02 09:28am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: The Expanse Season 2 Trailers
Replies: 42
Views: 1640

Re: The Expanse Season 2 Trailers

The newest episode was great. I'm a little confused about the battle at the end of it, though. The location had a clearly marked border between the UN and Mars, yes? And they were patrolling it on foot? The giant structures that were shot down were greenhouse habitats of some kind? Ganymede has a m...
by FireNexus
2017-02-25 01:19pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: The Expanse Season 2 Trailers
Replies: 42
Views: 1640

Re: The Expanse Season 2 Trailers

My only concern with season 2 that I don't quite see how they will keep escalating from here. There are more than enough loose ends, but I don't quite see where they are going. If they can get to the final mindfuck of the second book (the personal one, not the system-wide one), even if they have to...
by FireNexus
2017-02-25 01:07pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: The Expanse Season 2 Trailers
Replies: 42
Views: 1640

Re: The Expanse Season 2 Trailers

The books are awesome. The second one ends with a cliffhanger that would be criminal to not put in the season 2 finale. If I hadn't picked them up when four of them were already out I'd have broken my kindle and been barred from my beer and book spot in anger by throwing it at the wall.
by FireNexus
2017-02-24 09:52am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit: UK to leave single market, says Theresa May
Replies: 160
Views: 6842

Re: Brexit: UK to leave single market, says Theresa May

So, we're going to lose our fish stocks is what you're saying. Too bad, I guess.
by FireNexus
2017-02-24 09:49am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Remake old shows / movies
Replies: 30
Views: 1071

Re: Remake old shows / movies

General Zod wrote:I'd like to see a remake of TimeTrax with good acting. But Continuum is kind of a spiritual successor.


When I read the first half of your post, I was planning to snarkily reply "They made that. It was called Continuum."
by FireNexus
2017-02-24 09:20am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit: UK to leave single market, says Theresa May
Replies: 160
Views: 6842

Re: Brexit: UK to leave single market, says Theresa May

Is there anything that can be done about it? Is the problem with fisherman just trawling up all the prey species (so that farming and adding them back would have a beneficial effect on the larger species) or that we've basically nuked the algae/zooplankton populations past the point of recovery? Or ...
by FireNexus
2017-02-24 09:10am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: The Expanse Season 2 Trailers
Replies: 42
Views: 1640

Re: The Expanse Season 2 Trailers

I have access to this show via Amazon Prime. Is it worth my time? Yes. The first few episodes are kinda slow, and the first season as a whole is a bet less even than I'd've preferred, but it's overall really good and hits the ground running with a few stumbles after episode 4. To be honest, given t...
by FireNexus
2017-02-23 12:05pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Hillary to run again in 2020 (Op-ED)
Replies: 162
Views: 6163

Re: Hillary to run again in 2020

Backing off on the support of trade deals is totally unnecessary. An era of protectionism is about to show us why those trade deals end with us better off than without them, as prices skyrocket for basic items. Then just attack opponents of trade as wanting your food/clothing/electronics prices to i...
by FireNexus
2017-02-23 09:39am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: The Expanse Season 2 Trailers
Replies: 42
Views: 1640

Re: The Expanse Season 2 Trailers

Firing PDCs doesn't really complicate the heat management situation because you're firing PDCs at enemy ships at close range or missiles that engage you. You're invisibility has already failed when PDCs matter. The need to keep them in emplacements with retractable covers when or something similar ...
by FireNexus
2017-02-22 05:49pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Hillary to run again in 2020 (Op-ED)
Replies: 162
Views: 6163

Re: Hillary to run again in 2020

I wonder how many of that extra hundred thousand or so votes Clinton needed stayed home because they were so off-put by the infighting and mud-slinging in the primary? Its certainly no coincidence that Donald Trump tried to fuel those divisions by expressing sympathy with the Bernie supporters duri...
by FireNexus
2017-02-22 10:53am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Hillary to run again in 2020 (Op-ED)
Replies: 162
Views: 6163

Re: Hillary to run again in 2020

The party was not stopping Bernie, Ok? They were propping up Clinton. Because Clinton shrewdly built a coalition so strong that trying to run against her was a last ditch for anyone in mainstream Democratic politics before they became irrelevant. Bernie was never a threat, and his performance being ...
by FireNexus
2017-02-19 01:03am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SECDEF tells NATO ministers they need to increase spending
Replies: 40
Views: 1845

Re: SECDEF tells NATO ministers they need to increase spending

I think you do understand my argument, you just want to make a strawman out of it so that it could be better knocked down. Yup. I'm the one strawmanning your argument. The one you change every time it's challenged. The one you allude to until it gets challenged. The one where you refuse to acknowle...

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