T'Girl Your theory about Sisko&co's energy being in the 'computers' makes no sense. It directly contradicts the transporter's description throughout all of star trek: "Your notion that the energy that made Sisko&co is somehow in the computer memory is even falsified by the constant description of the transporter system - the Sisko&co energy degrades while it is transported (meaning it's NOT in the pattern buffer who stays in the transporter room) and then it needs information (and this is what is to be found in the pattern buffer) to be 'refreshed'. It was this information that was stored on DS9's hard-drives. And let's consider just how much energy would make 4 persons - we're talking the equivalent of hundreds of megatonnes. That's an energy intensive PC all right." As for the rest of your post (that non-sensical technobabble-wanna-be) - you only evidenced you have no ideea how a computer works or what properties plasma has. For example - It doesn't matter whether a computer is binary, trinary, etc, etc - it's still information requiring the same type of hardware - that's as elementary as it gets, T'Girl. And what do we have at the end of the post? A condescending remark? Considering what came before it, it's rather amusing, T'Girl.