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(KING 5 News)   SPAAAAACE FORCE deploys to Arabian Desert in hopes of deterring space war, which could be a significant waste of time if any of our enemies possess a DEC PDP-1 minicomputer   (king5.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Satellite, Space exploration, NASA, Donald Trump, Outer space, Space Force, Force, United States Air Force  
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2020-09-21 10:39:32 AM  
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2020-09-21 11:30:58 AM  
Im waiting for Aqua Force.

I like swimming.
 
2020-09-21 11:31:07 AM  
Well duh, Sandworms live out in the desert, and they make the spice, which you need to pilot through space. It's all there in the manual.

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2020-09-21 11:32:34 AM  
In case anyone doesn't get the reference.
Spacewar! - PDP-1 - One of the First Video Games (MIT 1962)
Youtube Rmvb4Hktv7U
 
2020-09-21 11:32:51 AM  
Wow! +1 for the obscure PDP-1 reference.
 
2020-09-21 11:33:14 AM  

dothemath: Im waiting for Aqua Force.

I'm waiting for MegaForce.
DEEDS, NOT WORDS
 
2020-09-21 11:35:55 AM  
Leaked photo of  a "Space force" fighter.

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2020-09-21 11:35:58 AM  

doctorguilty: dothemath: Im waiting for Aqua Force.
I'm waiting for MegaForce.
DEEDS, NOT WORDS


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2020-09-21 11:36:36 AM  
Nobody else even has that branch of the military though, what is so wrong with being first and staying dominate
 
2020-09-21 11:39:50 AM  
FTA: 2021 budget of $15.4 billion

holy shiat NASA's whole budget is only $22billion. Maybe nasa can sneak some science payloads in
 
2020-09-21 11:42:12 AM  
Russia has claimed Venus as theirs - what the hell are these dudes doing in Qatar?

/Get your ass to Venus, Space Force!!!!
 
2020-09-21 11:42:59 AM  
Space Force now has a squadron of 20 airmen spacemen stationed at Qatar's Al-Udeid Air Base

Space Cadets?
Stargeants?
Asstronauts?
 
2020-09-21 11:43:58 AM  

zetar: Wow! +1 for the obscure PDP-1 reference.


Not that obscure if you read this...

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Or at least watched the final episode of this on Netflix:

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2020-09-21 11:47:13 AM  

doctorguilty: dothemath: Im waiting for Aqua Force.
I'm waiting for MegaForce.
DEEDS, NOT WORDS


I have yet to watch that film.   It's been on my list of "cheeseball films I missed as a kid" for years now.
 
2020-09-21 11:49:12 AM  
Benson declined to name the "aggressive" nations his airmen will monitor and potentially combat.

The Daleks, the Cybermen, the Klingons, the Romulans, the Borg, those aliens from Signs that were melted by water, the Strangers from Dark City who were also melted by water, Predators, Xenomorphs, I mean the list goes on and on.
 
2020-09-21 11:50:05 AM  
Space Force:
"Just like the Air Force, with even less combat."
 
2020-09-21 11:51:12 AM  

dittybopper: doctorguilty: dothemath: Im waiting for Aqua Force.
I'm waiting for MegaForce.
DEEDS, NOT WORDS

I have yet to watch that film.   It's been on my list of "cheeseball films I missed as a kid" for years now.


If you have Amazon Prime, this is the best way to watch it:

https://www.amazon.com/RiffTrax-Megaf​o​rce-Michael-J-Nelson/dp/B01MTLWTRO/ref​=nodl_
 
2020-09-21 11:52:12 AM  

Mad_Radhu: dittybopper: doctorguilty: dothemath: Im waiting for Aqua Force.
I'm waiting for MegaForce.
DEEDS, NOT WORDS

I have yet to watch that film.   It's been on my list of "cheeseball films I missed as a kid" for years now.

If you have Amazon Prime, this is the best way to watch it:

https://www.amazon.com/RiffTrax-Megafo​rce-Michael-J-Nelson/dp/B01MTLWTRO/ref​=nodl_


Shoot, it is no longer available.
 
2020-09-21 11:52:49 AM  

Glockenspiel Hero: In case anyone doesn't get the reference.
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You know, you can turn off the gravity and enforce the boundary so the missiles and ships bounce. The 2.0 version let you knock out the engines of your enemy and let you deliver the coup de gras at you leisure.
 
2020-09-21 11:53:27 AM  
Classified photos of Space Force in action:

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2020-09-21 11:56:21 AM  

gar1013: zetar: Wow! +1 for the obscure PDP-1 reference.

Not that obscure if you read this...

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Or at least watched the final episode of this on Netflix:

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2020-09-21 12:00:10 PM  

TommyDeuce: Russia has claimed Venus as theirs


MiGs in space?
 
2020-09-21 12:00:48 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Mad_Radhu: dittybopper: doctorguilty: dothemath: Im waiting for Aqua Force.
I'm waiting for MegaForce.
DEEDS, NOT WORDS

I have yet to watch that film.   It's been on my list of "cheeseball films I missed as a kid" for years now.

If you have Amazon Prime, this is the best way to watch it:

https://www.amazon.com/RiffTrax-Megafo​rce-Michael-J-Nelson/dp/B01MTLWTRO/ref​=nodl_

Shoot, it is no longer available.


Doesn't matter, because

1.  I don't have Amazon Prime, and
2.  I wouldn't watch the RiffTrax version as my first viewing anyway.
 
2020-09-21 12:01:15 PM  

dittybopper: doctorguilty: dothemath: Im waiting for Aqua Force.
I'm waiting for MegaForce.
DEEDS, NOT WORDS

I have yet to watch that film.   It's been on my list of "cheeseball films I missed as a kid" for years now.


Oh man, you gotta see it in the original 3-D!
 
2020-09-21 12:03:32 PM  

dittybopper: Mad_Radhu: Mad_Radhu: dittybopper: doctorguilty: dothemath: Im waiting for Aqua Force.
I'm waiting for MegaForce.
DEEDS, NOT WORDS

I have yet to watch that film.   It's been on my list of "cheeseball films I missed as a kid" for years now.

If you have Amazon Prime, this is the best way to watch it:

https://www.amazon.com/RiffTrax-Megafo​rce-Michael-J-Nelson/dp/B01MTLWTRO/ref​=nodl_

Shoot, it is no longer available.

Doesn't matter, because

1.  I don't have Amazon Prime, and
2.  I wouldn't watch the RiffTrax version as my first viewing anyway.


I don't know if that is such a good choice. There's no way I'd be able to get all the way through Starcrash or Mac and Me without the commentary.
 
2020-09-21 12:06:36 PM  
Awful lot of hard vacuum in the desert these days?
 
2020-09-21 12:08:12 PM  

Evil Mackerel: gar1013: zetar: Wow! +1 for the obscure PDP-1 reference.

Not that obscure if you read this...

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Or at least watched the final episode of this on Netflix:

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Less that and more:

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2020-09-21 12:09:27 PM  

Glockenspiel Hero: In case anyone doesn't get the reference.
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In the summer of 1973 I had access to this running on an IBM 370-158. It provided endless hours of entertainment. Best video game EVAR.
 
2020-09-21 12:12:36 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Space Force now has a squadron Delta of 20 airmen spacemen space warfighters stationed at Qatar's Al-Udeid Air Base

Space Cadets?
Stargeants?
Asstronauts?


For present accuracy, to the best of my knowledge.

Obviously the space force will still have a ground security component.
Right now one half of the job is managing and tracking satellites from air conditioned command stations, the other half is guarding bases and dishes and launch sites. So most likely there's some nearby tracking station or jamming dish or other facility that exists to keep tabs on Iran.

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/eventually, boots on the moon.
/for now, boots around a lot of otherwise mundane sounding things.
 
2020-09-21 12:18:36 PM  

Evil Mackerel: Leaked photo of  a "Space force" fighter.

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That show had so much wasted potential. Good idea, good production values, but something was just off in the execution.
 
2020-09-21 12:20:04 PM  

Mad_Radhu: dittybopper: Mad_Radhu: Mad_Radhu: dittybopper: doctorguilty: dothemath: Im waiting for Aqua Force.
I'm waiting for MegaForce.
DEEDS, NOT WORDS

I have yet to watch that film.   It's been on my list of "cheeseball films I missed as a kid" for years now.

If you have Amazon Prime, this is the best way to watch it:

https://www.amazon.com/RiffTrax-Megafo​rce-Michael-J-Nelson/dp/B01MTLWTRO/ref​=nodl_

Shoot, it is no longer available.

Doesn't matter, because

1.  I don't have Amazon Prime, and
2.  I wouldn't watch the RiffTrax version as my first viewing anyway.

I don't know if that is such a good choice. There's no way I'd be able to get all the way through Starcrash or Mac and Me without the commentary.


Ah, but I saw Starcrash in the theaters when it came out, and saw Mac and Me a few years ago straight.

I can take it.
 
2020-09-21 12:21:33 PM  

iheartscotch: Awful lot of hard vacuum in the desert these days?


Ever been in a desert?  They suck.  Hard.
 
2020-09-21 12:38:03 PM  
Laugh at the concept if you must, but they do look great!

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2020-09-21 12:50:26 PM  

Trocadero: Well duh, Sandworms live out in the desert, and they make the spice, which you need to pilot through space. It's all there in the manual.

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SPICE FORCE!111
 
2020-09-21 1:25:54 PM  
Space Force Man - The Trump Beatles
Youtube FVEYQJEhzEU
 
2020-09-21 1:37:26 PM  

g.fro: Evil Mackerel: Leaked photo of  a "Space force" fighter.

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That show had so much wasted potential. Good idea, good production values, but something was just off in the execution.


Fox cancelled it after one season, so it was never allowed to develop like it should have.   Fox does not have a good history with Sci-Fi, other than the X-Files, this is a prime example.
 
2020-09-21 3:43:29 PM  
I hear their new uniforms are just fabulous.
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2020-09-21 10:27:53 PM  
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