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(BBC)   Man jailed for trying to replace his homemade Enterprise bridge with a homemade Voyager bridge. Or maybe it was the child porn?   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 154
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2013-09-06 02:48:14 PM
"The starship is made of simple household items, plastic tubes and MDF."

No wonder they burst into flames every time they were attacked or overloaded the warp drive.
 
2013-09-06 02:51:07 PM
Gives a whole new meaning to the statement "Number One, I'll be in my ready room."
 
2013-09-06 02:53:07 PM
He's not a true fan.

If he was, he would know that if someone else was there to take the photos then he isn't boldly going where no man has before.
 
2013-09-06 03:03:40 PM
He....began to convert [his flat] into a design based on the spin-off series Star Trek Voyager


He should be criminally liable for this as well.
 
2013-09-06 03:08:22 PM
People should have become suspicious when he called "Rascals" one of his favorite TNG episodes.
 
2013-09-06 03:37:35 PM
Just goes to show how farked up people like this are in the head.
 
2013-09-06 03:41:04 PM

Flint Ironstag: "The starship is made of simple household items, plastic tubes and MDF."

No wonder they burst into flames every time they were attacked or overloaded the warp drive.


I've noticed that. All of the enterprises seems to be fairly fragile; but, able to take some pretty serious damage and survive.

I guess a good analogy would be if you ever dated a really, really, really, painfully skinny girl. Takes quite a dicking; but, keeps on ticking.

/ with apologies to really, really, really, painfully skinny girls.
 
2013-09-06 03:41:23 PM
I like how he couldn't find a buyer for the TNG bridge, so he's converting it to Voyager like that was the problem with his selling the flat.
 
2013-09-06 03:41:51 PM

Apos: He....began to convert [his flat] into a design based on the spin-off series Star Trek Voyager


He should be criminally liable for this as well.


voyager was the best series, IMHO, because it had the hardest sci-fi of the franchise. any other metric and you might as well be watching "days of our lives"
 
2013-09-06 03:41:53 PM
It's always the ones you least suspect.
 
2013-09-06 03:42:00 PM
Philistine, TNG is the only canon that matters. So help me god if Abbrams is a good steward of the series.
 
2013-09-06 03:42:22 PM

Sybarite: People should have become suspicious when he called "Rascals" one of his favorite TNG episodes.


We're done here kids.
 
2013-09-06 03:43:35 PM
The court was told he suffered depression and rarely left home following the break up of his marriage.

Wow, that's a shock.
 
2013-09-06 03:43:35 PM
He should be made to apologize.

I mean, SOMEone should apologize for Voyager.
 
2013-09-06 03:43:42 PM

sobriquet by any other name: Apos: He....began to convert [his flat] into a design based on the spin-off series Star Trek Voyager


He should be criminally liable for this as well.

voyager was the best series, IMHO, because it had the hardest sci-fi of the franchise. any other metric and you might as well be watching "days of our lives"


For some reason, I enjoyed Voyager.  That didn't stop me from referring to it as "Gilligan's Starship."
 
2013-09-06 03:43:55 PM
He has no idea how much tribble he is in.
 
2013-09-06 03:45:06 PM

hailin: I like how he couldn't find a buyer for the TNG bridge, so he's converting it to Voyager like that was the problem with his selling the flat.


Yeah I tried to wrap my brain around that as well. If that didn't work was he going to go turn it into the Enterprise. I guess it never crossed his mind to just drop the farking price!
 
2013-09-06 03:45:31 PM

uncleacid: He has no idea how much tribble he is in.


Oh, no sweat then - tribbles are almost totally harmless. Almost.

/There. I've exhausted the one Star Trek reference I actually know.
 
2013-09-06 03:46:25 PM
images1.wikia.nocookie.net

"Oh you fool, why didn't you say it was for research?"
 
2013-09-06 03:46:50 PM

iheartscotch: I've noticed that. All of the enterprises seems to be fairly fragile; but, able to take some pretty serious damage and survive.


In the future; we have no concept of relays and fuses, so when the plasma manifold on the port nacelle overloads, the entire energy surge runs through the control panels on the bridge, causing explosions.

/apparently when you learn warp technology, you forget how to build surge protectors.
 
2013-09-06 03:47:34 PM
And the whole reason the star trek flat was referenced was becaaaauusse?


/no reason, that's why
 
2013-09-06 03:48:07 PM

sobriquet by any other name: Apos: He....began to convert [his flat] into a design based on the spin-off series Star Trek Voyager


He should be criminally liable for this as well.

voyager was the best series, IMHO, because it had the hardest sci-fi of the franchise. any other metric and you might as well be watching "days of our lives"


Deep Space Nine would like to have a word with you.
 
2013-09-06 03:48:55 PM
So... just porn. Not matter-transporting minors across state lines?
 
2013-09-06 03:50:27 PM

Best Princess Celestia: And the whole reason the star trek flat was referenced was becaaaauusse?


Because he's mildly famous for it? He's been featured in TV shows and documentaries about crazy fans. It's the  one thing he's known for. Well, now it's one of the  two things he's known for.
 
2013-09-06 03:50:45 PM
Wasn't this guy on some TV show?

/not that one
 
2013-09-06 03:50:45 PM
FTFA:  It was during this 17-year unemployed period he devoted himself to converting the flat into a replica of the Starship Enterprise

WTF do these people that can comprehend a 17-year unemployed period come from?
 
2013-09-06 03:51:11 PM

fluffy2097: iheartscotch: I've noticed that. All of the enterprises seems to be fairly fragile; but, able to take some pretty serious damage and survive.

In the future; we have no concept of relays and fuses, so when the plasma manifold on the port nacelle overloads, the entire energy surge runs through the control panels on the bridge, causing explosions.

/apparently when you learn warp technology, you forget how to build surge protectors.


Well a surge protector is all well and good when you are having to deal with a few 10s of amps and a capacitor will do you. When you are moving bolts of lighting around... they tend to just leap past that closed circuit breaker and move on it's merry way.

High energy physics is a biatch.
 
2013-09-06 03:51:47 PM
I just realized why he liked Voyager.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kes_%28Star_Trek%29

Kes is only 2 years old

/okampa only live to 8 years old.
//I need a shower now....
 
2013-09-06 03:51:51 PM

groppet: hailin: I like how he couldn't find a buyer for the TNG bridge, so he's converting it to Voyager like that was the problem with his selling the flat.

Yeah I tried to wrap my brain around that as well. If that didn't work was he going to go turn it into the Enterprise. I guess it never crossed his mind to just drop the farking price!


You are obviously not crazy, so it isn't meant for you to wrap your brain around. If you were crazy it would have made perfect sense to you that the TNG is old and busted, that's why the flat wasn't selling. Not because nobody wants a Star Trek themed flat, because we all know everybody loves Star Trek and wants a Star Trek themed house. If he converted it to the Voyager the flat would sell like hotcakes because the Voyager is the new hotness.
 
2013-09-06 03:52:00 PM
Guess the prosecuting attorney was Melvin Belli.
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
/hail hail fire and snow
 
2013-09-06 03:52:14 PM

Neondistraction: sobriquet by any other name: Apos: He....began to convert [his flat] into a design based on the spin-off series Star Trek Voyager


He should be criminally liable for this as well.

voyager was the best series, IMHO, because it had the hardest sci-fi of the franchise. any other metric and you might as well be watching "days of our lives"

Deep Space Nine would like to have a word with you.


Are you insinuating DS9 was harder than Voyager? Puhhhlease.
 
2013-09-06 03:53:02 PM

fluffy2097: iheartscotch: I've noticed that. All of the enterprises seems to be fairly fragile; but, able to take some pretty serious damage and survive.

In the future; we have no concept of relays and fuses, so when the plasma manifold on the port nacelle overloads, the entire energy surge runs through the control panels on the bridge, causing explosions.

/apparently when you learn warp technology, you forget how to build surge protectors.


I've noticed that too. Also; they seem completely reliant on a single reactor.

If that one reactor starts acting up or needs repairs; they are screwed. You'd think they'd build in some redundancy or some secondary power source; hell, even solar panels bolted onto the hull would help power the ship during crisises.

/ their power systems must have been designed by an architect or something; because, it sure as hell wasn't designed by an engineer
 
2013-09-06 03:53:46 PM

GDubDub: FTFA:  It was during this 17-year unemployed period he devoted himself to converting the flat into a replica of the Starship Enterprise

WTF do these people that can comprehend a 17-year unemployed period come from?


The Utopia Planitia Shipyards, apparently.
 
2013-09-06 03:54:20 PM
jayphat:
Are you insinuating DS9 was harder than Voyager? Puhhhlease.

That time that Odo had to turn into his natural form, in front of someone else , was incredibly ground breaking science fiction.
 
2013-09-06 03:54:48 PM

iheartscotch: I guess a good analogy would be if you ever dated a really, really, really, painfully skinny girl. Takes quite a dicking; but, keeps on ticking.


That's called the Cinderella Paradox

\Nothing
 
2013-09-06 03:57:15 PM
Have I not been paying attention, or has this become a daily thing now...People getting arrested for this stuff?

Are more people being arrested because the Internet makes it easier to possess it, and law enforcement to track who has it, or has the saturation of the Internet with "vanilla" pr0n driven people to seek something more taboo?
 
2013-09-06 03:58:00 PM

iheartscotch: fluffy2097: iheartscotch: I've noticed that. All of the enterprises seems to be fairly fragile; but, able to take some pretty serious damage and survive.

In the future; we have no concept of relays and fuses, so when the plasma manifold on the port nacelle overloads, the entire energy surge runs through the control panels on the bridge, causing explosions.

/apparently when you learn warp technology, you forget how to build surge protectors.

I've noticed that too. Also; they seem completely reliant on a single reactor.

If that one reactor starts acting up or needs repairs; they are screwed. You'd think they'd build in some redundancy or some secondary power source; hell, even solar panels bolted onto the hull would help power the ship during crisises.

/ their power systems must have been designed by an architect or something; because, it sure as hell wasn't designed by an engineer


No, they were designed by television writers so there would be some frigging drama. 8 transporter complexes, but did you ever see so much as a sign for a bathroom?
 
2013-09-06 03:58:38 PM

iheartscotch: I've noticed that too. Also; they seem completely reliant on a single reactor.

If that one reactor starts acting up or needs repairs; they are screwed. You'd think they'd build in some redundancy or some secondary power source; hell, even solar panels bolted onto the hull would help power the ship during crisises.

/ their power systems must have been designed by an architect or something; because, it sure as hell wasn't designed by an engineer


They do have secondary power sources. The problem is that energy on the ship is treated as if the thing runs on batteries! The warp core isn't going to run out of power, It keeps producing power at a steady rate until it breaks down or runs out of fuel. Same with the backup fusion reactors they mention.

How do you "Run out of power" when you have constant energy sources like that? They never talk about batteries or enormous banks of capacitors.

/when your engine stops working in orbit, you fall straight down. *headdesk*
 
2013-09-06 03:59:49 PM

lostcat: Have I not been paying attention, or has this become a daily thing now...People getting arrested for this stuff?

Are more people being arrested because the Internet makes it easier to possess it, and law enforcement to track who has it, or has the saturation of the Internet with "vanilla" pr0n driven people to seek something more taboo?


Vanilla pr0n. Dare I frigging ask?
 
2013-09-06 04:00:00 PM

iheartscotch: fluffy2097: iheartscotch: I've noticed that. All of the enterprises seems to be fairly fragile; but, able to take some pretty serious damage and survive.

In the future; we have no concept of relays and fuses, so when the plasma manifold on the port nacelle overloads, the entire energy surge runs through the control panels on the bridge, causing explosions.

/apparently when you learn warp technology, you forget how to build surge protectors.

I've noticed that too. Also; they seem completely reliant on a single reactor.

If that one reactor starts acting up or needs repairs; they are screwed. You'd think they'd build in some redundancy or some secondary power source; hell, even solar panels bolted onto the hull would help power the ship during crisises.

/ their power systems must have been designed by an architect or something; because, it sure as hell wasn't designed by an engineer


I don't think solar panels would be very helpful in just about any place where you'd need them.
 
2013-09-06 04:00:44 PM

Evil Twin Skippy: So... just porn. Not matter-transporting minors across state lines?


Technically not a crime since you're creating a duplicate of the original minor, neither copy actually cross state lines.
 
2013-09-06 04:01:11 PM

Evil Twin Skippy: No, they were designed by television writers so there would be some frigging drama. 8 transporter complexes, but did you ever see so much as a sign for a bathroom?


There is a head on the bridge actually, and a few other places. If you turn left instead of going into the ready room, you go into the bridges toilet.

/lots of crew quarters have bathrooms too
 
2013-09-06 04:02:13 PM

Evil Twin Skippy: Vanilla pr0n. Dare I frigging ask?


Vanilla, plain old normal porn.

As opposed to some kind of kinky shiat.
 
2013-09-06 04:03:58 PM
 
2013-09-06 04:04:18 PM

Neondistraction: sobriquet by any other name: Apos: He....began to convert [his flat] into a design based on the spin-off series Star Trek Voyager


He should be criminally liable for this as well.

voyager was the best series, IMHO, because it had the hardest sci-fi of the franchise. any other metric and you might as well be watching "days of our lives"

Deep Space Nine would like to have a word with you.


*fist bump* PREACH IT!
 
2013-09-06 04:04:41 PM

jayphat: Neondistraction: sobriquet by any other name: Apos: He....began to convert [his flat] into a design based on the spin-off series Star Trek Voyager


He should be criminally liable for this as well.

voyager was the best series, IMHO, because it had the hardest sci-fi of the franchise. any other metric and you might as well be watching "days of our lives"

Deep Space Nine would like to have a word with you.

Are you insinuating DS9 was harder than Voyager? Puhhhlease.


I think he's insinuating DS9 was the best series.

And I happen to agree.

/single episodes like "Duet" and "In the Pale Moonlight" put the entire Enterprise and Voyager series to shame
//that's right, I said it
 
2013-09-06 04:05:15 PM

GDubDub: FTFA:  It was during this 17-year unemployed period he devoted himself to converting the flat into a replica of the Starship Enterprise

WTF do these people that can comprehend a 17-year unemployed period come from?


So THAT'S where the people who just give up looking for work because they are discouraged wind up are hiding.
 
2013-09-06 04:05:57 PM

Sybarite: People should have become suspicious when he called "Rascals" one of his favorite TNG episodes.


Or when he started offering Captain Picard Day parties for the neighborhood kids.
 
2013-09-06 04:06:30 PM

Savage Bacon: jayphat: Neondistraction: sobriquet by any other name: Apos: He....began to convert [his flat] into a design based on the spin-off series Star Trek Voyager


He should be criminally liable for this as well.

voyager was the best series, IMHO, because it had the hardest sci-fi of the franchise. any other metric and you might as well be watching "days of our lives"

Deep Space Nine would like to have a word with you.

Are you insinuating DS9 was harder than Voyager? Puhhhlease.

I think he's insinuating DS9 was the best series.

And I happen to agree.

/single episodes like "Duet" and "In the Pale Moonlight" put the entire Enterprise and Voyager series to shame
//that's right, I said it


Well it's not exactly hard to shame Enterprise. Here's how you do it:

"Hey, Bakula. Remember that show you did? You should be ashamed of it."

Done.
 
2013-09-06 04:06:34 PM

fluffy2097: iheartscotch: I've noticed that too. Also; they seem completely reliant on a single reactor.
...
How do you "Run out of power" when you have constant energy sources like that? They never talk about batteries or enormous banks of capacitors.

/when your engine stops working in orbit, you fall straight down. *headdesk*


I work with real naval ships, and evaluate things like their power systems. Because they are their own power stations at sea, they have all sorts of problems that are unique to lugging a generating station with them. For starters, when producing AC power all of the generators need to be on the same cycle. That is, they must be syncronized so that the peaks and valleys on their wave forms match up. You can get into cases where a generator is failing, and a second may well be spun up, but they can't tie it into the grid because it hasn't syncronized yet.

Another neat problem is that if you take out a large cable with a missile strike, or burn through with a fire, you get a momentary voltage sag which can be enough to cause every computer on the ship to reboot. Fun stuff if you have a 1970s era mini that requires 45 minutes to walk through the startup process.
 
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