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Old May 26 2008, 09:00 PM   #976
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I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but I'd always pictured Nan Bacco as resembling Barbara Bush.

And no, I'm really not sure why.
And for that you must die.............

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Old May 26 2008, 09:20 PM   #977
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Old May 26 2008, 09:28 PM   #978
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I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but I'd always pictured Nan Bacco as resembling Barbara Bush.

And no, I'm really not sure why.
And for that you must die.............

All I know is that they both have similar hairdos, both are people I don't want to piss off, and both are master politicians.
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Old May 27 2008, 10:55 PM   #979
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And neither of them are natives of the planet Earth...
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Old May 27 2008, 11:29 PM   #980
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Old May 28 2008, 12:54 AM   #981
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wait, the Firenze? There's a ship named for a centaur in HARRY POTTER?!
Seems to me that there really ought to be a starship out there named the USS Rowling. She's done more to advance literature in the last ten years than anyone.
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Old May 28 2008, 12:56 AM   #982
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wait, the Firenze? There's a ship named for a centaur in HARRY POTTER?!
Firenze is one of the traditional names of Florence, Italy.
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Old May 28 2008, 12:58 AM   #983
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wait, the Firenze? There's a ship named for a centaur in HARRY POTTER?!
Firenze is one of the traditional names of Florence, Italy.
As Christopher already said some posts ago.
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Old May 28 2008, 01:05 AM   #984
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^ I completely missed that discussion, somehow.
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Old May 28 2008, 04:45 AM   #985
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wait, the Firenze? There's a ship named for a centaur in HARRY POTTER?!
Seems to me that there really ought to be a starship out there named the USS Rowling. She's done more to advance literature in the last ten years than anyone.
Though starships don't tend to be named for those who advance literature. The Bradbury and the Asimov are the only author-named ships that spring immediately to mind.
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Old May 28 2008, 04:47 AM   #986
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wait, the Firenze? There's a ship named for a centaur in HARRY POTTER?!
Seems to me that there really ought to be a starship out there named the USS Rowling. She's done more to advance literature in the last ten years than anyone.
Though starships don't tend to be named for those who advance literature. The Bradbury and the Asimov are the only author-named ships that spring immediately to mind.
"Because it's Starfleet and they'll name a ship after any damn thing." -- Nan Bacco, A Time for War, A Time for Peace
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Old May 29 2008, 01:50 AM   #987
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wait, the Firenze? There's a ship named for a centaur in HARRY POTTER?!
Seems to me that there really ought to be a starship out there named the USS Rowling. She's done more to advance literature in the last ten years than anyone.
Though starships don't tend to be named for those who advance literature. The Bradbury and the Asimov are the only author-named ships that spring immediately to mind.
Asimov, though, does have a major scientific theory (Asimov's Theory of Cosmology) to his name, and wrote far more in the realms of science and general nonfiction than literature (though he was still one of the most prolific authors of fiction in the 20th Century).
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Old May 29 2008, 02:43 AM   #988
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Asimov, though, does have a major scientific theory (Asimov's Theory of Cosmology) to his name...
What are you talking about? Asimov was a biochemist, not a cosmologist. And Google turns up exactly zero results for "Asimov's Theory of Cosmology" (not even this thread, though I expect that to change after its next update).
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Old May 29 2008, 07:42 AM   #989
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surely Isaac Asimov's most famous for the Laws of Robotics...?
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Old May 29 2008, 02:02 PM   #990
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The Laws of Robotics are not a genuine scientific or engineering principle, but a literary device. Heck, the only reason Asimov made up the word "robotics" is because he didn't know enough about the field to be aware there was already a term for it, "cybernetics."
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