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(Gizmodo)   Mathematician boldly goes all-in, claims that redshirts don't die most often in Star Trek   ( io9.gizmodo.com) divider line
    More: Strange, Grime, Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek-based calculations, James Grime, 23rd century, on-screen death numbers, Trek Fleet Technical, total redshirt population  
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2017-04-14 04:52:56 PM  
No that's going against my received wisdom and all the memes I've seen so I'm just going to ignore it.
 
2017-04-14 04:58:50 PM  
And today's lesson in statistics is that "more often" and "at a higher relative rate" have different meanings.
 
2017-04-14 05:06:53 PM  
Well, that is certainly something then.
 
2017-04-14 05:12:51 PM  
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2017-04-14 05:15:40 PM  
I mean, there are nerds, there are NERDS, and then there's this guy, way the fark over there being like a tenth dimensional nerd.
 
2017-04-14 05:58:49 PM  
My favorite redshirt red shirt.  :
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(Yes, I have more than one redshirt red shirt.)
 
2017-04-14 06:09:38 PM  
colorblind
 
2017-04-14 06:13:59 PM  
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2017-04-14 06:22:09 PM  
Well, there were a lot of independent contractors on the death star.
 
2017-04-14 06:29:07 PM  
One number is pulled from the observed series deaths and the other (crew totals) is a piece of bullshiat pulled from the ass of a tie in book writer.  This means something?
 
2017-04-14 06:29:26 PM  
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2017-04-14 06:33:02 PM  
Speaking of, has there been any update on the TV adaptation of Redshirts?  I have heard anything on that since the initial announcement that it was being developed.
 
2017-04-14 06:40:49 PM  

NeoCortex42: Speaking of, has there been any update on the TV adaptation of Redshirts?  I have heard anything on that since the initial announcement that it was being developed.


Scalzi's Redshirts?   New to me!   Off to the googles ...
 
2017-04-14 06:52:48 PM  
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2017-04-14 06:57:36 PM  
Someone dies the same math every few years.  Next someone will claim Roddenberry was a perv.
 
2017-04-14 07:01:13 PM  

Old Man Winter: Someone dies the same math every few years.  Next someone will claim Roddenberry was a perv.


The only legit math is proving the Theiss Tittilation Hypothesis
 
2017-04-14 07:02:09 PM  
Duh. Of course redshirts don't die that much.

Star Trek kills a LOT more civilians per episode.
 
2017-04-14 07:11:00 PM  
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I bought this ages ago and despite giving it a couple of plays I'm still not sure if I like it or not. I do like the concept, definitely.
 
2017-04-14 07:11:35 PM  
http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/database/redshirt_deaths.htm

More interesting than TFA.  :)

The first redshirt in a red shirt wasn't until the 7th episode aired.  Up to that point, all redshirts had worn gold or blue shirts.
 
2017-04-14 07:16:46 PM  

Gordon Bennett: [img.fark.net image 850x658]

I bought this ages ago and despite giving it a couple of plays I'm still not sure if I like it or not. I do like the concept, definitely.


My most-used in-game name is Redshirt (DCAU, EDF, currently Tanj Redshirt in Elite: Dangerous, etc) so when that came out I had lots of people who couldn't wait to tell me about it.

Like you, I thought the concept was interesting, but the gameplay itself turned me off so I never bought it.
 
2017-04-14 07:24:10 PM  
Because there are no facts, there is no truth
Just data to be manipulated
I can get you any result you like
 
2017-04-14 07:25:37 PM  

fusillade762: [img.fark.net image 496x370]

Damn, you beat me too it!
 
2017-04-14 07:36:28 PM  
"Mathematician blah blah blah Star Trek."

This should be in the Geek tab and not in the Entertainment tab. It is most decidedly one and not the other.
 
2017-04-14 07:39:55 PM  

Chemlight Battery: "Mathematician blah blah blah Star Trek."

This should be in the Geek tab and not in the Entertainment tab. It is most decidedly one and not the other.


Nerd
 
2017-04-14 07:43:05 PM  

vudukungfu: Chemlight Battery: "Mathematician blah blah blah Star Trek."

This should be in the Geek tab and not in the Entertainment tab. It is most decidedly one and not the other.

Nerd


I was going to suggest that Star Trek itself, and by extension any article related to it, was Geek and not Entertainment. But Star Trek IV was both.
 
2017-04-14 08:04:12 PM  
Oh yeah?

Well from the late 2270s until the mid 2350s, EVERYONE WAS A RED SHIRT!
 
2017-04-14 08:29:15 PM  

Fano: Old Man Winter: Someone dies the same math every few years.  Next someone will claim Roddenberry was a perv.

The only legit math is proving the Theiss Tittilation Hypothesis


I have been doing research on that one for decades.
 
2017-04-14 08:31:08 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Oh yeah?

Well from the late 2270s until the mid 2350s, EVERYONE WAS A RED SHIRT!


THOSE ARE JACKETS NOT SHIRTS
Also I'm wondering on whether you're basing the 2350s date on Wesley's dad or the Enterprise C.  You farking nerd
 
2017-04-14 08:43:15 PM  

BolloxReader: Because there are no facts,


Only Zuul?
 
2017-04-14 08:43:30 PM  

Chemlight Battery: "Mathematician blah blah blah Star Trek."

This should be in the Geek tab and not in the Entertainment tab. It is most decidedly one and not the other.


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I read that in this guy's voice
 
2017-04-14 08:51:48 PM  
 
2017-04-14 09:07:35 PM  

brakiachi: His dice are pretty neat too: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nontransitive_dice#Grime_dice


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2017-04-14 09:07:55 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: FirstNationalBastard: Oh yeah?

Well from the late 2270s until the mid 2350s, EVERYONE WAS A RED SHIRT!

THOSE ARE JACKETS NOT SHIRTS
Also I'm wondering on whether you're basing the 2350s date on Wesley's dad or the Enterprise C.  You farking nerd


Wesley's dad.

The message he made to Wesley was in 2349, at which time they were still wearing the red jackets with no shirt underneath.

By the time Picard hauled Jack's body home in 2354 (as shown in Beverly's memory of the incident), they were in the season 1 era spandex jumpsuits.

And if you need me to show my work on the first date, TMP and the pastel jumpsuits would have happened no later than 2274 (5 year mission ends at some point in 2270, 18 months of refit takes us to at least 2272, possibly 2273 deending on what time of the year the Enterprise made it home, add in a little time for decommissioning and downtime before the refit), and when we saw Captain Frasier Crane of the Bozeman, which disappeared in 2278, they were wearing the red jackets.

/Yes, farking nerd indeed.
 
2017-04-14 09:08:46 PM  

skyotter: My favorite redshirt red shirt.  :
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(Yes, I have more than one redshirt red shirt.)


Should have used crossed nacelles in place of bones.
 
2017-04-14 10:42:10 PM  
If you're red, you're dead.
If you're yellow, you'll yellow.
If you're blue, you're screwed.
 
2017-04-15 01:52:23 AM  
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2017-04-15 02:23:03 AM  
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2017-04-15 03:08:43 PM  
Family Guy - "I hit William Shatner!"
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2017-04-15 10:33:58 PM  

Gordon Bennett: [img.fark.net image 850x658]

I bought this ages ago and despite giving it a couple of plays I'm still not sure if I like it or not. I do like the concept, definitely.


I will concur with that assessment. It is an interesting concept but the actual implementation leaves much to be desired.

What I think would be interesting would be to merge the social networking aspect with a base-building sim like The Spatials so that you build a starbase and while managing the operations, you also have to keep tabs on the crew's social interaction and morale, wherein the social networking tools give the insights to friction between personnel as well as station problems that exist. It would be much more personal and insightful than the standard happiness / anger stat that games like SimCity and Civilization give you.
 
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