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Old November 9 2012, 12:55 AM   #18
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Re: Transporter, how's they work?

Can I just say that in Our Man Bashir they made a point of saying they had to erase nearly every bit of data on every computer aboard the station, it's cores, etc down to the very minimal machine code for keeping the life support working just to barely fit 5 patterns.

An entire station running computer technology throughout with that kind of storage having to be emptied nearly 100% to fit their base patterns, not necessarily their conciousness which seemed to exist on the holodeck in some other way.

That is not practical, they couldn't figure out how it even happened or worked to even try repeat it and on a starship would have been disasterous as there would have been nowhere near enough storage or possibly power.

So obvioulsy whatever way transporters normally work, they do not store anywhere near as much information on each individual, otherwise the mass transporter evacuations we've seen would be impossible.
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