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Old November 12 2012, 05:56 AM   #43
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Re: Why are there no Nuts / Bolts / Screws in Star Trek?

T'Girl wrote: View Post
Which accent did the speaker employ? British, new'england, mid'Atlantic, mid'west, southern, southwest, west coast?

I speak American Pacific north-west English, with a slight Spanish accent.

How about you?
Sounded northern mid'west to me, but it's hard to pinpoint with single words (a full sentence would help dramatically). I grew up in lower New York, but have a "national" kind of Caucasian accent, with just an occasional hint of NY. I can sometimes slide into a slight Eastern Canadian accent, which is handy when traveling in the numerous regions where Americans are no longer appreciated.

Anyway, I think that most Star Trek gadgetry is assembled together in ways that minimizes the use of screws, plus they may employ some other interlocking technique that uses something like a screw but is far more robust (i.e. won't strip or fall out completely).
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