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PostSubject: Noisy Tech   Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:16 pm

Watching some old Star Trek - season one. I am struck by the incredible noise produced by their "advanced" technology. All that beeping and squeaking would drive me absolutely insane. Isn't it feasible that part of the "advanced" bit would be silence?

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PostSubject: Re: Noisy Tech   Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:33 pm

Silence doesn't play well on TV. Also, this was 1966.
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PostSubject: Re: Noisy Tech   Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:42 pm

Gee, if I wasn't so fucking stupid I would have known that.
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PostSubject: Re: Noisy Tech   Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:45 pm

You are not stupid. Just your question was.
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PostSubject: Re: Noisy Tech   Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:54 pm

Perhaps I should just refrain from posting, lest I bother your tender intellect.
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PostSubject: Re: Noisy Tech   Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:02 pm

Change your offensive icon and we'll talk.
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PostSubject: Re: Noisy Tech   Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:59 pm

Better?
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PostSubject: Re: Noisy Tech   Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:37 pm

Not really.

Listen, if you want to rail against stupidity in science fiction why not call out George Lucas for engine noises in space? Gene Roddenberry for making interstellar travel take mere moments and no fuel? The general assumption that aliens are everywhere, are bipedal mammals, breathe air and speak English?
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PostSubject: Re: Noisy Tech   Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:19 pm

Perhaps you can supply us with a list of those matters which you deem acceptable. And, of course, the manner in which the post is worded.

In addition, you may describe - in detail - what is an acceptable (non-offensive) avatar.

Good night, Mr. Trump.
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PostSubject: Re: Noisy Tech   Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:24 pm

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Perhaps you can supply us with a list of those matters which you deem acceptable.
Facts, logic, reason, and civility.

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And, of course, the manner in which the post is worded.
Clarity and conciseness.

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In addition, you may describe - in detail - what is an acceptable (non-offensive) avatar.
No dead bodies. No gore. No degradation or exploitation of women or minorities. Or anyone else FTM.

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Good night, Mr. Trump.
If only. If Trump adhered to these simple rules of civilization I wouldn't have such a problem with him.
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PostSubject: Re: Noisy Tech   Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:25 pm

I doubt that I can live up to your high standards.

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PostSubject: Re: Noisy Tech   Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:27 pm

Try.
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PostSubject: Re: Noisy Tech   Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:49 pm

Oh, I don't think so.
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PostSubject: Re: Noisy Tech   Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:58 pm

I don't understand why you have such a problem with the picture in my avatar. It's a common picture that has been printed numerous times in history books. What is your problem with it?
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PostSubject: Re: Noisy Tech   Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:29 pm

I don't like gruesome. That famous picture of Nguyen Ngoc Loan shooting Bay Lop has been reprinted a bazillion times too, but that doesn't make it any less horrific.

I am TRYING not to get inured.
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PostSubject: Re: Noisy Tech   Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:43 am

Some pictures may be gruesome with being offensive to all.
I understand your desire to not be exposed to such images. But they are part of life.
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PostSubject: Re: Noisy Tech   Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:51 am

Not MY life.
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PostSubject: Re: Noisy Tech   Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:04 pm

Consider yourself fortunate.
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PostSubject: Re: Noisy Tech   Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:05 pm

It is also by choice, when I have a choice.
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