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Barudak
May 7, 2007



Balsa posted:

What I want to know is why control consoles in Star trek can even explode?! I mean, I get the wall panel ones, since its got poo poo running behind it. but the bridge and its control panels should not be able to kill anyone....

Starfleet cant keep pumping out so many new officers if there arent roles for them

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Barudak
May 7, 2007




Its just a concise way of saying unlock the replicator function to make pre-triangle-folded federation flags

Barudak
May 7, 2007



post funeral cocktails of Gin Rickey's will be served in the aft lounge.

Barudak
May 7, 2007



I liked the episode of Ghost in the Shell: Hegelian Cops Unit with the anti-implant terrorist group basically being completely correct about their issues with the implants and how the government uses non implant status among refugees to exploit them and how that wasn't even the main theme of the episode, just a thing everyone involved kind just accepts.

The new series of Stand Alone Complex on Netflix is fuckin trash, btw.

Barudak
May 7, 2007



Nebakenezzer posted:

Lol I thought it was good after the first episode with Section 9 doing a pacifist run

(Miss Yoko Kanno, tho, miss her lots)

Also I'm intrigued by "Hegelian Cops Unit", I always saw Section 9 as some sort of living embodiment of the philosopher-king: a bunch of people with crazy amounts of power but it works out OK because they are completely honest and upright dedicated servants of the state

It was more a joke about the bluntness with which the show occassionally brings up philosophers up Hegel. I also feel like any show like SAC has a real dialectic going in every episode for the characters but thats not intentional in my joke.


BiggestOrangeTree posted:

Wow, a thread just for my boy Jet Alone.


There he goes.

Jet Alone could have killed at least two of the Angels on its own sans any AT field. The main reason it got sabotaged though was because if it worked humanity could have dealt with the reason why the Angels were attacking without putting themselves at risk/letting the background scheme percolate

Barudak
May 7, 2007



Some Goon posted:

Y'all ain't wrong, but as a nonliving being Jet Alone couldn't have done poo poo against an AT field.

I do not think Jet Alone could have won under the conditions of the death cult wanted to play the game, but given they do kill some angels sans any discussion of AT fields or via "convential" weaponry rather than barrier contact its possible they could have made it work.

What Im saying is the entire rebuild series should be dumpstered and we get an alternate timeline series where Jet Alone works and steals the funding.

Barudak
May 7, 2007



I don't think they can predict Angel attacks that accurately, and even if they could the whole point would be to demo this thing in a non emergency time period. As lumbering and stupid as it is, it could concievably have wrecked one of the upcoming angels which has the distinction of being the only one taken down by the standard gun Evas are equipped with.

Also this episode occurs before the thing the death cult needs is transferred to them, its possible if they lose funding they don't get that item. Hell maybe it gets destroyed instead since humans think they don't need it anymore and as an attempt to stop the angels.

Something else to keep in mind is the people in charge of Jet Alone also make a claim an artificial AT field is in the works. How true that is is never seen, but again, if you want your death cult ending to happen you surely don't want money spent on successfully building a counter to your endgame.

Barudak
May 7, 2007




Jet Together, surely?

But yes, by the end of the series they have extremely potent artificial AT piercing weaponry, but the question would be (since its not super clear) when those were completed and if they could have survived whatever assaults until those were ready.

It'd obviously be extremely different but it'd be an interesting what-if where humans decide to go with Jet Alone and finish off Adam only to discover Angels keep going for the Tokyo 3 base as they scramble to make Jet Alone fully functional while dealing with the competing Evas and whatever the back-up plot would be by the Zoom Meeting of Doom

Barudak
May 7, 2007



Yeah, N2 mines are explicitly no fallout, and how they work is never said in show, so just insert your own personal biblical nonsense technobable here.

On the note of stupid tech in Evangelion, the tiny dingy they put in the blood sea in central dogma. NERV has the budget for a graveyard of failed mechas, a geofront base, a city inhabited entirely by expensible specialists to make it work 24/7 and they gotta use a repurposed fishing boat to go inspect the god they keep locked up in their basement. The thing has one cheap rope mooring it, what the hell, this is where you cut costs?


This made me laugh all day.

Barudak
May 7, 2007



They used N2 bombs in the war before the series, I thought. So it seemed less nuclear disarmament and more people felt comfy using the hell out of N2 bombs since no radiation so stockpiles naturally transitioned.

Or Im making this up because only so much data fits on my walkman cassette Im using to listen to my class notes on.

Barudak
May 7, 2007



Honey just because Ragripper has a decommissioned nuclear warhead doesn't mean we have to have one, it doesn't even work.

Dammit, spouse, its not about it working or no, its about prestige. Im Warlord Thundrous, and I should have a missile. Sometimes you can just be so insensitive

<hires a black leather clad wanderer in a V8 interceptor to help him steal the missile setting off a chain reaction of social uprising leading to both his and Ragrippers demise>

Barudak
May 7, 2007



Ghost Leviathan posted:

The NCR stands out because they actually have infrastructure and science; one of the triggers for Veronica's storyline is vising the Vegas office of the NCR's science and industry office and realising that the NCR don't just have scavenged technology but are actively researching and innovating. It's also noted that the Gun Runners produce all of their merchandise on-site from blueprints, in the one quest where the Crimson Caravan wants said blueprints for their own.

Some of the writers actually don't like this development much since it means the NCR isn't that post-apocalyptic anymore.

Which is baffling because the nuclear war that ended the world was, in game, 200 years prior to the events of Fallout New Vegas. Im not saying that the world should be perfectly hunky dory or whatever, just, you know within 150 years of the black death in Europe they discovered the new world.

Barudak
May 7, 2007



Republic Era: A controlled weapon used as a symbol of status by an insane space cult

Imperial Era: A controlled weapon used as a symbol of status by an insane space cult who tried to kill the rightfully elected chancellor and whose remaining collaborators are shoot on sight

Sequel Era: Its the Imperial Era again for no reason, gently caress it, lets go home

Barudak
May 7, 2007



Some Goon posted:

Or just transport their insides elsewhere.

Just transport them directly to space and the city is yours.

Barudak
May 7, 2007



Transport the neuron arrangement that contains memories of them always having been a happy member of your civilization into their brain

Barudak
May 7, 2007



Jiminy Christmas! Shoes! posted:

Trek forgets alot of things that they invent.

I watched the episode of TNG the other day where Barkley gets his brain enhanced by an alien species and he invents a way to boost shield output by 300%, but apparently never bothered to write down how that was done.

You gotta cut power output to the dolphin's fuckpad and the federation can't abide that

Barudak
May 7, 2007



Finally, what intergalactic phone companies were missing, pre-paid phone card guilds

Barudak
May 7, 2007



Turn the vapor into really hot vapor, thus negating the need to even have line of sight with the room.

Phasers are basically portable war crimes.

Barudak
May 7, 2007



I always liked A Dry Quiet War (seriously one of my favorite short stories of all time) and in it while not fully elucidated there are clear heirarchies and tiers of super soldiers that are so beyond a normal person that something a higher tier can effortlessly destroy is so dangerous as to be like a god to normal humans.

Barudak
May 7, 2007



Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans got mentioned and I gotta say the ending of the show being logistics>super soldiers was unexpected.

Barudak
May 7, 2007



SlothfulCobra posted:

In 40k they also have a procedure where they scoop out enough key bits of humanity out of a person so that what's left is either a mindless drone capable of performing basic menial tasks or a personality-less processing machine.

They have a prohibition against AI, but it's never really clear how advanced Imperium computers are allowed to get before they have to be plugged into a scooped-out human skull. Some machines literally get taken over by various warp-entities to keep them running, although the Dreadclaw drop pod apparently was consciously evil enough on its own that even demons are scared to possess them?

Machine smart enough to say the imperium is wrong is a machine that gets a brains scooping. The Dreadclaw Drop Pod that was born on a mountain and raised in cave? Totally fine.

Barudak
May 7, 2007



It uses fuel that is limited enough to matter in The Last Jedi and Solo but not interesting enough to have any details

Barudak
May 7, 2007



OB1 being a clone name was a pretty popular fan theory, you weren't alone.

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Barudak
May 7, 2007



Defiance Industries posted:

If you start asking questions like that you also have to ask why that asteroid belt, with so many asteroids so close together, isn't the industrial heart of the entire galaxy with Hoth as a 1940s Detroit in space

Other asteroid fields aren't infested with space worms

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