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In an interview during the 90’s, William Shatner told of a story of him being recognized in mid-perfomance by a sword dancer in a small Iranian village. The man stopped dead in his tracks and looked straight at him uttering with utter amazement; “Captain Kirk?!?” That should give us perspective as to how deep and far Star Trek reached people for the last 51 years.

Source: quora.com/What-is-the-approximate-number-of-Star-…

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Unfortunately, outside of the meme zone (i.e. !risa) there isn’t a whole lot of engagement anymore. Once the blackout was over, the reddit communities opened back up.

I mean, look at r/DaystromInstitute versus !DaystromInstitute – it’s not pretty.

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That’s okay. It’s good to live in a world where very different people enjoy very different things. I’m glad we can all be part of a social federation and still get along despite our infinite combinations of infinite diversity.

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There was a post the other day about how Reddit never took anything seriously and how the top comments were always predictable jokes that stopped being funny years ago.

It was nice to have places like Daystrom, Ask Science, etc. that were curated for serious discussion.

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They do. Even back in their pre-UEFI days, it was possible to flash BIOS from a properly-formatted USB drive by holding down a magic key combination at power on. But it was not exactly publicized as a supported method.

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This is why we can’t have nice things.

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A lie to yourself is still a lie.

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Star Trek memes are overrated

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Evil

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They call it horror. But it’s so much more than that.

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If you can handle Ring, you can handle Evil. It’s more of a surreal thriller. You might be pleasantly surprised! There are some horror aspects from time to time, but it isn’t about that. It’s basically “What if X-Files, but Catholics instead of aliens?”

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The real Admiral Janeway is also featured

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Accurate. He definitely holds up 3 fingers when he says that.

I need to record over some Hi8 tapes; 5 tapes, ~2½ hours each. I can record audio and video directly. What should I put on there? (kbin.social)

I'm getting rid of an old Hi8 camcorder and figured I'd throw in the tapes with it, but I want to wipe the contents of the tapes before I do. I don't have a huge magnet or anything I can use to quickly erase the tapes, so the only option is to record over them using the camcorder. Instead of being boring and just muting it and...

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He later confirmed that it was indeed a power move

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Nothing is more honorable than victory

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Also sometimes they accidentally time travel you

As I recall that was one of the problems with Carter’s control interface. A proper DHD shouldn’t have that issue.

At least that was the case until it happened again in the Pegasus galaxy. But Stargate never was great about canonical continuity.

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What a terrible day to be literate

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They really didn’t give much direction at all on how Klingons should look back then. The actor and makeup artist basically came up with it on the spot.

memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Depicting_Klingons

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And it better have maple syrup!

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…I didn’t believe you. I had to look it up to confirm it.

Damn. Never even noticed.

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Human beings who want to speak with other human beings.

I know. It can seem like a strange concept to some people. It’s strange to me that they find it strange.

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That might have been true a decade ago. But GPUs and FPGAs have long been obsolete for mining Bitcoin.

Mining is happening on custom silicon in large-scale operations. They specifically observed several of those large-scale operations in multiple nations and extrapolated out. I don’t see how that methodology is flawed.

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Bitcoin is deflationary. There is a hard limit on the total number of bitcoins that will ever exist. Every so often, the reward for mining a block is halved. Eventually there will be effectively zero reward for mining at all.

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$2.73 would buy lunch tomorrow

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Plenty of humans make those judgements about their own creations. And plenty of them get a shock when they release their creations to the masses and don’t get the praise that they expected.

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