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by FireNexus
2021-01-16 12:07am
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3 (Spoilers)
Replies: 75
Views: 7024

Re: Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3 (Spoilers)

Killing Osyrra is all it took to destroy the Emerald Chain. Really ? The writers seem to really hate the idea of having a plot that continues from one season to the next. On the other hand, they established pretty firmly that the chain is on the edge of collapse due to a dilithium shortage. And tha...
by FireNexus
2021-01-04 05:17am
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3 (Spoilers)
Replies: 75
Views: 7024

Re: Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3 (Spoilers)

Replicators in the 32d Century: still can't make things taste like the real deal despite reducing human waste to atomic levels (or, as mentioned in the previous episode, built up from subatomic levels). It really makes me wonder that, in-series, someone put in a glitch on purpose so people could st...
by FireNexus
2020-12-30 10:48pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3 (Spoilers)
Replies: 75
Views: 7024

Re: Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3 (Spoilers)

Just getting to last week’s episode. I have been joking all season that the burn is the plot of Bender’s game. I repeated it at the beginning of this episode before discovering that it was literally the plot of Bender’s game.
by FireNexus
2020-12-21 10:38pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2317
Views: 352175

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

You know it’s the worst year ever when the 2020 election thread is still open on December 20.
by FireNexus
2020-12-01 10:30pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3 (Spoilers)
Replies: 75
Views: 7024

Re: Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3 (Spoilers)

Ah yes. What I meant was that although they are canonically blackhole warp corps I don't know that they canonically said anywhere that that means they don't use dilithium. It doesn’t, but it can be reasoned around. Maybe they use dilithium and antimatter to spin up the wormholes, trading a slightly...
by FireNexus
2020-11-30 10:16pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3 (Spoilers)
Replies: 75
Views: 7024

Re: Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3 (Spoilers)

The lack of mentioning the black hole tech was disappointing I guess they are going with Dilithium was used in all forms of warp drive but eh. I guess it doesn't gel more with non-canon tech manual than anything else. On the contrary, Romulan warp drives are a plot point in multiple episodes. They ...
by FireNexus
2020-11-19 10:45pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3 (Spoilers)
Replies: 75
Views: 7024

Re: Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3 (Spoilers)

Self-sealing stem bolts.
by FireNexus
2020-11-13 08:23pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3 (Spoilers)
Replies: 75
Views: 7024

Re: Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3 (Spoilers)

Some of the ships are fully constructed of forcefields. Does that mean the Federation is on its way to becoming The Culture.
by FireNexus
2020-11-13 07:47pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2317
Views: 352175

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

Posted in error when editing.
by FireNexus
2020-11-13 07:41pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2317
Views: 352175

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

While the "support progressive policies but also supporting racism" is legitimate you ignore other points that were made. 1.) The argument that Pelosi and the others are making is that the mere presence of the more progressive wing is what allowed republicans to tar them; given how republ...
by FireNexus
2020-11-13 06:12pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2317
Views: 352175

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

Also of note: https://www.businessinsider.com/joe-biden-15-minimum-wage-election-economy-paychecks-low-workers-2020-10 Your contention that Biden opposes a minimum wage increase is either evidence that you’re stupid or a liar. I lean toward the former, given your inability to see patterns in data or...
by FireNexus
2020-11-13 06:07pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2317
Views: 352175

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

So... your evidence is more people in opeds making the same point you make without actually really backing it up, and an exit poll whose results that really make you question whether messaging liberal priorities would matter. From the daily dot article: The poll found, specifically, that 72% favor s...
by FireNexus
2020-11-13 03:53pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2317
Views: 352175

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

Older black voters tend to skew centrist. Younger black voters overwhelming skew progressive. Those younger voters are a large chunk of the people who gave Biden Georgia. One, show your work. Two, polls of black people without a voter screen show it is unpopular. Your statement of “old people are m...
by FireNexus
2020-11-13 03:44pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2317
Views: 352175

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

Who registered new black voters in Georgia? That would be progressive groups like BLM. And that effort was spearheaded by Abrams and based on grassroots organizing she has been doing since 2013. Progressive groups did awesome in Georgia. But the credit doesn’t roll up to every politician progressiv...
by FireNexus
2020-11-13 03:32pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2317
Views: 352175

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

Perhaps that as more safe seats become more progressive and the issues continue to be more popular (as if polling hasn't shown that already), the lesser safe seats can campaign on having an actual message that is not "we're just Republican lite, I swear" and maybe actually give Democrats ...
by FireNexus
2020-11-13 03:09pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2317
Views: 352175

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

Do you actually have an argument other than "progressives are dumb"? Yes. It’s “I don’t see evidence for the claims of progressives that just not being sufficiently progressive is why Democrats lost”. And I don’t. Please provide some. Given your very vocal history of blind rabid hatred fo...
by FireNexus
2020-11-12 09:54pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2317
Views: 352175

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

In Florida a minimum wage initiative did very well on the ballot. Biden could have gotten a better showing if he'd pushed it. I addressed that just above: I’ve seen claims about the meaning of certain ballot initiatives progressives tend to like overperforming Democrats in a few states. This is the...
by FireNexus
2020-11-12 03:55pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2317
Views: 352175

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

Once again the Dems begin their inevitable Post Election meltdown of screaming "WE DIDN'T DO AS WELL BECAUSE WE WERE TOO LIBERAL AND NOT MODERATE ENOUGH!!" Even though literally every metric is showing it is the opposite of what actually happened. I remember back after the pasting Obama g...
by FireNexus
2020-11-12 03:49pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2317
Views: 352175

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

The future of the DNC is not up to the DNC but people like AOC, Omar, Tlaib and Abrams doing grassroots work and organising a base independently of the central democratic party (but which will vote for progressive democratic candidates). AOC, Omar, and Tlaib are in Dem +20 or higher districts. They...
by FireNexus
2020-11-11 03:31pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3 (Spoilers)
Replies: 75
Views: 7024

Re: Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3 (Spoilers)

Maybe this is the lame attempt to justify the Romulans actually being a threat (for a time) to the Federation - Romulans still have functioning warp drives, no one else does. Or maybe the Burn is why the Romulans have singularities instead? No one says it can't be both stupid AND canon. The burn po...
by FireNexus
2020-11-10 02:35pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3 (Spoilers)
Replies: 75
Views: 7024

Re: Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3 (Spoilers)

I just realized the burn is stupid because Romulan warp drives require no dilithium. Dilithium-mediated antimatter annihilation is how they generate warp plasma. But any process which gives a sufficient quantity of energy (like using an artificial singularity to harvest its Hawking radiation) will g...
by FireNexus
2020-11-10 02:33pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3 (Spoilers)
Replies: 75
Views: 7024

Re: Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3 (Spoilers)

I'm not sure how it could become true. Back in DS9, the truth is that nearly half the Trill population are viable hosts. But consider that Discovery was unknown class of ship claiming to be from the Federation. The Trill had no way to know if they really were a Federation ship, no way to know how t...
by FireNexus
2020-11-06 10:53am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2317
Views: 352175

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

Until the Democrats drop this ridiculous "once we're in power, things will go back to normal and we'll all be friends" nonsense, it will remain a longshot. I dunno, man. They were saying that at the same time as basically saying they would be packing the courts, and they failed to take th...
by FireNexus
2020-11-06 10:36am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2317
Views: 352175

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

Gandalf wrote: 2020-11-06 06:33am Here's something for which to look out; how many Republicans will now disavow Trump and act as though they never had or wanted anything to do with him?
It will take a loss in the special election and probably a midterm clock cleaning. Both of which are longshots.