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Old April 5 2014, 03:15 AM   #46
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It's not the acid the horta excrete that is valuable. It's that they swim through rock with the ability to intuate their surrounding to identify which minerals around them are worthwhile and which are shite.

But I brought up the Horta because I was wondering if their stoney biology would be nanoprobe resistant similar to how 8472's dense meat was resistant?
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Old April 5 2014, 03:16 AM   #47
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I wonder if the Borg assimilated a bunch of Ferengi early on in Borg history and that's what got them so borg bent on acquiring, acquiring, acquiring. The Ferengi don't run around killing either, they want to use everything for profit, not destroy it.

Acquire and assimilate, profit and perfection.
We saw Jeri as a Ferengi, so it's in the mix.
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Old April 5 2014, 03:46 AM   #48
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I know they did assimilate them, I'm just wishful thinking we can blame a lot of the Borg on this.
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Old April 5 2014, 04:04 AM   #49
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Besides, even thought I still think the queen's role in the Borg administration is a misdiagnosation, the Borg are the ultimate communists inside their own borders. Everyone is equal, sharing the rewards and the work.

Maybe the Borg running from Archer had a very Ferengi adventure on their way back to the Delta Quadrant?

Besides, the Ferengi bought Warp drive, which is a step above stealing it, and might fall them inside the Kazon loophole too.
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Old April 5 2014, 05:08 AM   #50
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Besides, the Ferengi bought Warp drive, which is a step above stealing it,
Wow you really have drunk the root beer.
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Old April 5 2014, 05:30 AM   #51
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In Little Green Men, the 20th century Earthlings were equal parts willing to buy warp drive off Quark as they were willing to pull out teeth until he surrendered it... And any relevant weapons technology along for the ride.

Would this make Humanity more or less attractive to the Q?
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Old April 5 2014, 06:05 AM   #52
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I don't believe a word of it. Strip away all of 24th century mankind's comforts and they are no different than anyone today.

Hence Q's trolling of Picard, he didn't believe it either.
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Old April 5 2014, 06:50 AM   #53
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Quark said:

Let me tell you something about Hew-mons, Nephew. They're a wonderful, friendly people, as long as their bellies are full and their holosuites are working. But take away their creature comforts, deprive them of food, sleep, sonic showers, put their lives in jeopardy over an extended period of time and those same friendly, intelligent, wonderful people... will become as nasty and as violent as the most bloodthirsty Klingon. You don't believe me? Look at those faces. Look in their eyes.
So much of what these "people" said is the mortar of our subconsciousnesses foundations.

The Q were impressed with how man had come and how quickly they were going places.

We were all impressed with Lance Armstrong until it became clear that he was a cheat.

Allowing Time travelers to feed you information and technology is cheating and you can't be positively certain it's not a funky trojan horse.

Cheaters never prosper.
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The Q were impressed with how man had come and how quickly they were going places.
I'm not quite as sure they were impressed. They might have been terrified.
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Old April 5 2014, 08:02 AM   #55
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A llllllllittle of column A, and a lllllllllittle of column B.
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The Q were impressed with how man had come and how quickly they were going places.
I'm not quite as sure they were impressed. They might have been terrified.
I don't think the Q are terrified of much of anything (except themselves). Maybe a little surprised but mostly intrigued.
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Point is, if there are unilaterally unassimilatabe species (like the the Kazon?), a handful of these "unclean" would make fantastic pointmen/diplomats to bargain a treaty with the Borg on the Federations behalf.
Very outside the box, Guy, but I think they are cardinally unsuited for this role and I'll tell you absolutely why. To be an effective diplomat, it is vital that one does not consistently piss off at least one of the sides that are being negotiated with.

Exactly how long would the Borg be able to tolerate, regardless of the clan, people who are ALWAYS ASKING THEM FOR WATER!!!!
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Old April 5 2014, 10:08 PM   #58
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The Borg ignore armed commandos stopping though their vessels.

George Lopez has a new show, where he is an evolved civilized (rich) Mexican who has to deal with his down to Earth family's shenanigans... Last week he gave his uncle a handy man job to install some lights, there was a joke about how he didn't need an entire tool box because he had one hammer, and then the uncle stole cable from George's neighbours which caused a brown out for the entire neighbourhood.

I could see the The Kazon coming in, parking, taking all the water they can carry, and leaving without the Borg giving a shit.
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Cheaters never prosper.

What are you talking about, Lance Armstrong is still super wealthy!
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^Tiger Woods and Bill Clinton are doing fine too.
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