Ten Forward Lounge - Miscellaneous General Chat & Welcome Thread

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Locutus of Bored, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    cool! =) What branch of engineering, if it's not too personal a question?
    I'm a biologist but physics and astronomy have always been 2 hobbies of mine and the thin border between biology and physics is particularly interesting (biophotons, for example).
     
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  2. Kilana2

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    Nice avatar, great memorability. I used to have Kilana as avatar, but I also like football players/football coaches and Law & Order SVU. So I change my avatars one in a while.....
     
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  3. Jim Klag

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    Thanks. I figured that since I am now a lieutenant, I would change to Lt. Klag.
     
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  4. Kilana2

    Kilana2 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Why not Captain or General?
     
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  5. Jim Klag

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    My rank is a mere lieutenant. :biggrin:
     
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  6. Kilana2

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    Ah, a true Klingon wants to rise in rank by earning it in battle.
     
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  7. oberth

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    or disposing of his superiors
     
  8. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    LOL great minds, oberth.
    No point yet in killing Kilana, though - she's my rank atm :angel:
     
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  9. oberth

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    you, on the other hand, have a rank significally higher than mine :evil: :razz: :devil:
     
  10. rhubarbodendron

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    a valid point but tugh qoH nachDaj je chevlu'ta' and also there's no honour for me in vanquishing a subordinate :evil::nyah:
     
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  11. Jim Klag

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    Go ahead. He needs a comeuppance.
     
  12. KimMH

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    This got interesting quickly!
     
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  13. Avro Arrow

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    Yeah. I feel like I should probably step in here to say this: If you spill blood in the Ten Forward lounge...

    ... for the love of Kahless, clean up after yourself! Mop's in the corner.
     
  14. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    No fears - 10 forward has traditionally been a neutral zone. Besides, the proper place for an assassination would ideally be the bridge of my vessel. Unless the thread has been pruned, the IKS Haqtaj is still moored in the Captains' Lounge. (And no, I won't get into details. Captains or higher ranks know which thread I mean and the lower ranks just have to wait and see. It's a pretty cool thread, I alwas found)
     
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  15. Sibyl

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    Not to be confused with "The Neutral Zone", or TNZ, as it's called.
     
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  16. KimMH

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    it's funny b/c TNZ is amok with passionate opinions and isn't for the faint of heart
     
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  17. Sibyl

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    Well, the "real" Trek TNZ isn't known for its relaxed nature... ;)
     
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  18. rhubarbodendron

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    ^which is why I never go there. The science subforum is bad enough, sometimes. I very much enjoy an exchange of opinions, and hearing other people's points can sometimes be very inspiring. But the art of polite and matter-of-fact discussion appears to be a red list species nowadays. All over the net there is so much hate speech, flaming and bitching. It's so uncivilized (let alone uncivil) and deeply un-scientific. As an unknown Babylonian wrote some 4500 years ago in a letter: our youngsters are scruffy and rude. Young people don't listen to their parents anymore. The end of civilisation is near! - It seems the world hasn't changed much.
     
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  19. Aragorn

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    More and more movie theaters in my region are switching to assigned seating, and I've witnessed a lot of older senior citizens being completely baffled by this concept.

    The other day I saw this elderly couple sit in seats that weren't theirs, then when the rightful ticket holders showed up they moved to different seats, then when the rightful ticket holders showed up they moved to different seats, but the third time the rightful ticket holders showed up, the man got angry and shouted that he paid the same price for his tickets as they did. Rather than fight it, the third group of people just sat somewhere else.

    The ticket seller would've asked them to choose their seats before completing the purchase, so I'm not sure how they would've been oblivious about assigned seating, unless it's just that hard to kick 50-60 years of habit. Has anyone else ever seen anything like that?
     
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  20. Captain Trekkie

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    That's terrible if you ask me. But in some regions it's not new. I remember when i went to see Godzilla when i lived in UAE back in 1998. The cinema house had a seat selection on the computers and that was the first time I realized it.

    I think it should be finders=keepers. Better yet since cinema corporations have so many branches and individual theaters, they should have one room for or branch for per-selective seats and another for choose at arrival option.