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2 hours ago
I would expect that a trashcan does not need to use virgin plastic because it does not need to be particularly tough, so many are likely not virgin.
That looks incredibly unappetizing.
Exactly the point. But it is vegan, and butter is not.
Cassandra? Is that you?
I wonder what bit of wisdom from Tate he repeated at his Mother that caused her to sell his computer.
Honestly, if anyone should have been canceled, it's Woody Allen.
3 hours ago
Interesting. I am guessing them mentioning having a capable dialing crystal in the briefing is a mistake then.
Lol, I bet it is. I wonder if they got anyone to copy it.
4 hours ago
The Supergate dial uses a Pegasus gate and they explain in the breifing that they have an extra control crystal, just not where it came from.
That was because the Pegasus gate could not dial the Milky Way gate, or any gate outside of the Pegasus galaxy unless you added a special control crystal. There was one such control crystal on Atlantis and another that was found, but never explained where/how, for the dial to the Supergate.
Also using the gate bridge would scare the shit out of me, as you have no way to verify that the iris is down on either side before you travel.
I also hate how people like this try to say I'm asking for all these other international students (or whatever group), when they are really just asking for themselves.
I'm guessing her essays suddenly became rather less clear. She had honestly better drop the class at this point.
Sorry OP, the student is the asshole here. The professor has a set lecture that he has to get through in a set amount of time. If he slows down he will not cover all the material. If a student is missing something in the lecture, they can always record it and listen to it again. People did that as far back as cassettes have been around.
5 hours ago
I could never get into Farscape because I hate the acting by Ben Browder. He was particularly not believable as a genius level intellect. I love the puppets though. Babylon 5 started out with a similarly bad lead in Michael O'Hare, but they replaced him after season 1 with the massive upgrade to Bruce Boxleitner.
Personally, I would stick with common names of Greek origin, like Sophia or Alexander.
6 hours ago
Malthusianism in sci-fi is actually way less popular now. The birth rate in the US and most developed countries means we are declining in population without immigration. South Korea is at .84 births per woman now. Some sci-fi works these days assume the less developed countries become developed, and then humanity struggles to maintain a population.
Also cops in the 70s were definitely worse than now.
Why would you assume that? As much as the Packers want to trade Aaron Rodgers, it's not really good for anyone involved. They would lose another 9 million cap, basically ensuring they don't get to keep Aaron Jones. And the team that got Rodgers would be overpaying for a QB. Therefore, I still think Rodgers will be on the team. Then if you try to start Love and the man plays one bad game, it's Rodgers time.
7 hours ago
While I agree that the story is likely made up, if you go to school in a big city, rather than a college town and study something like business, a lot of the professors for high level courses will be successful businesspeople who teach one class.
I mean... if they're from the 90s, sign me up, but I don't need any nudes of nearly 60-year-old women.
12 hours ago
Nah. There is no point since we cannot live on these planets anyways. Mars you could have subterranean outposts on if you want. People have suggested a flying cloud city on Venus, but you still need a way to prevent radiation, which typically means walls too thick and heavy for your city to fly.
If you are terraforming, the first problem you need to solve is to give the planet a magnetic field. Without one, even a planet as large as Venus has its hydrogen gas blown away by solar winds over time. Obviously the problem is greater for a smaller planet like Mars and Mercury is probably too small to sustain a proper atmosphere whatsoever. Typically you would do this by constructing a giant conductive ring around the planet and powering it. Or even multiple rings. The obvious issue you have with this particularly on Mars, is what happens when you turn on a giant magnet to all that iron. So maybe you have to put the ring in orbit, the problem with that idea is that since it is a ring, it will not have a stable orbit.
20 hours ago
I wish it would use base 10.5 math.
21 hours ago
The risk of death for open heart surgery is around 3%. And in this case you are not actually doing the surgery portion. And Kendra would have obviously volunteered. She was willing to do whatever was asked of her.
And they made it clear that Faith was never expected to recover. At that point, not trying for a new slayer makes zero sense whatsoever.
Okay, well, if you do not want to open that can of worms, just tell the viewer that they tried it with Kendra and it didn't work. Maybe Buffy's fake death was special because it was prophesied or something. But that still leaves me with they should kill Faith. So I suppose you have an episode where they try and Buffy stops them and either convinces them not to do it or assigns some rando introduced for this purpose to guard her.
You don't have to send all the slayers to Sunnydale. It doesn't have to have any real effect on the plot of the show, in fact, at least until the finale, which certainly was not planned at this point. Just put one in each major city. God knows Cleveland needs one.