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« Reply #6255 on: December 13, 2012, 07:55:13 AM »
here's another star trek question

When we are introduced to the the trill race in the next gen episode "The Host" we are told that trills cannot use the transporter as it injures the symbiont, yet in DS9 DAX uses the transporter with no ill effect. Why?
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« Reply #6256 on: December 13, 2012, 08:34:58 AM »
Miraculous leaps in transporter technology. It's amazing the things they can do these days :P

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« Reply #6257 on: December 13, 2012, 09:49:05 AM »
here's another star trek question

When we are introduced to the the trill race in the next gen episode "The Host" we are told that trills cannot use the transporter as it injures the symbiont, yet in DS9 DAX uses the transporter with no ill effect. Why?

Probably the same reason why the physical appearance of the Trill hosts changed from facial protuberances to pretty dot patterns.
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« Reply #6258 on: December 13, 2012, 09:54:53 AM »
I cannot tell you the number of times I've been faced with a long drive (sometimes in inclement weather) and wished heartily for a transporter.  ;D
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« Reply #6259 on: December 13, 2012, 09:58:17 AM »
dawnfire wrote:

"When we are introduced to the the trill race in the next gen episode "The Host" we are told that trills cannot use the transporter as it injures the symbiont, yet in DS9 DAX uses the transporter with no ill effect. Why?"

There's this pretty cool piece of technology in the Star Trek universe called the "ret-con".  They used it on the transporters when they introduced Jadzia Dax, and it made the transporter safe for Trills to use.

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« Reply #6260 on: December 13, 2012, 01:22:16 PM »
If I'm making a personal sale (not back to Amazon) of a Kindle, Should I de-register it? 
(Seems, obvious, but want to double check).

I do plan to default back to factory blank, or whatever it will let me do.

I would de-register it, then do a factory re-set if needed.

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« Reply #6261 on: December 13, 2012, 02:46:22 PM »
I cannot tell you the number of times I've been faced with a long drive (sometimes in inclement weather) and wished heartily for a transporter.  ;D

Yes, but then I remember that the only realistic way for a transporter to operate as seen in Star Trek would be for them to kill you by dissolving you into atoms, analyse your residue, and then make an exact copy of you elsewhere. And then I remember that this is a *government issue* transporter. And then I decide I'd rather drive  :)
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« Reply #6262 on: December 13, 2012, 02:59:19 PM »
Does anyone ever actually just "flip a coin" to help them make an important decision? I know I've been tempted to in the past, but I don't anyone who's ever actually done it.

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« Reply #6263 on: December 13, 2012, 03:01:57 PM »
I cannot tell you the number of times I've been faced with a long drive (sometimes in inclement weather) and wished heartily for a transporter.  ;D

Yes, but then I remember that the only realistic way for a transporter to operate as seen in Star Trek would be for them to kill you by dissolving you into atoms, analyse your residue, and then make an exact copy of you elsewhere. And then I remember that this is a *government issue* transporter. And then I decide I'd rather drive  :)

The bonus is, the copy doesn't know it's been disintegrated, so the next time it goes to use the transporter, it gets vaporized and *another* copy is spawned...

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« Reply #6264 on: December 13, 2012, 03:04:25 PM »
Girlie, I do!  One guy I work with was offered both positions that he'd interviewed for in our office.  He'd done contract work in both sections so he knew what each job was about.  They both had pros and cons and he just couldn't make up his mind so he flipped a coin to decide which job to take.
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« Reply #6265 on: December 13, 2012, 03:20:07 PM »
Does anyone ever actually just "flip a coin" to help them make an important decision? I know I've been tempted to in the past, but I don't anyone who's ever actually done it.

Not quite, but I knew someone who flipped a coin to help decide whether to accept a marriage proposal or not

In reality, she couldn't decide, so another friend suggested that she pick "Heads, yes, tails, no" and flip a coin. The logic was that if she felt disappointed by the result she would gain insight into her feelings.
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« Reply #6266 on: December 13, 2012, 03:27:24 PM »
Does anyone ever actually just "flip a coin" to help them make an important decision? I know I've been tempted to in the past, but I don't anyone who's ever actually done it.

Not quite, but I knew someone who flipped a coin to help decide whether to accept a marriage proposal or not

In reality, she couldn't decide, so another friend suggested that she pick "Heads, yes, tails, no" and flip a coin. The logic was that if she felt disappointed by the result she would gain insight into her feelings.

I've done this sort of thing with a few decisions, though not major ones (more things like, "What movie should we go to?" or, "What restaurant for lunch?"). It's funny how it's hard to know your own mind sometimes until the option you really want is not the one chosen for you.


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« Reply #6267 on: December 14, 2012, 10:07:47 AM »
I cannot tell you the number of times I've been faced with a long drive (sometimes in inclement weather) and wished heartily for a transporter.  ;D

Yes, but then I remember that the only realistic way for a transporter to operate as seen in Star Trek would be for them to kill you by dissolving you into atoms, analyse your residue, and then make an exact copy of you elsewhere. And then I remember that this is a *government issue* transporter. And then I decide I'd rather drive  :)

Oooh, yeah, under those requirements, I'll drive.  ;D
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« Reply #6268 on: December 14, 2012, 06:05:56 PM »
How did Nena's 99 Luftballons end up being played with US Christmas songs? It's always baffled me.
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« Reply #6269 on: December 14, 2012, 06:28:34 PM »
How did Nena's 99 Luftballons end up being played with US Christmas songs? It's always baffled me.

that would baffle me too!   ???
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