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  1. Dngrsone

    Dngrsone One Serious Wiku

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    Keeping in mind that this was largely a crew off scientists, the exploration would have been a giant lure to continuing the trip back.

    ...and they were constantly looking for that big shortcut.

    Voyage was my favorite of the series, I just loved Janeway as a captain. I think I was deployed before the series came to its end, so maybe I'll try and find time to watch the series again to the bitter end.

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  2. raspabalsa

    raspabalsa Brain stuck BogoMipping

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    I beg to differ, but I clearly remember that near the end of the two-part first episode Captain Janeway gathered the two crews and announced that it would take them 75 years to reach Earth at maximum warp. I believe that would be the cue to get all my stuff in the canvas bag, pull the drawstring, and head to the nearest shuttle or airlock. Anyway, I'm downloading the first 4 episodes. Tonight I'll know for sure.
     
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  3. jigwashere

    jigwashere Life is a circus!

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    75 years? That would be a bummer if they couldn't stream Netflix.
     
  4. Dngrsone

    Dngrsone One Serious Wiku

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    ...and the only videos they had on board were Bill and Ted movies and the Pauley Shore catalog.

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  5. raspabalsa

    raspabalsa Brain stuck BogoMipping

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    But they had the Doctor. Not The Doctor, but at least that was something.
     
  6. Mi An

    Mi An Untethered

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    I always joked back when it was first airing that it was Star Trek: Gilligan's Island. It did get far better when the borg were introduced. And the Doctor was a great character. But while DS9 was ahead of its time, Voyager felt like a big step back to sterile and shiny and judgey and whiny, especially pre-borg.
     
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  7. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    For example, few of us ever question the correctness of calculations made on a computer but, as experts in the field of computer science and numerical analysis know, computers are also subject to their own quality scrutiny. The finite precision of any microprocessor and the assumptions used in computer language compilers, to cite two examples, can have a profound effect on the correctness of calculations. Indeed, whether on your laptop or the fastest supercomputer, speed and accuracy often compete with each other. Or, as Rob Meyer, CEO of the Numerical Algorithms Group, one of the world’s oldest software organizations, wryly comments on those who seek performance at all costs, “Just how fast do you want the wrong answer?”
     
  8. jigwashere

    jigwashere Life is a circus!

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    "sterile and shiny and judgey and whiny"

    I think that's a pretty good out-of-context quote. :)
     
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  9. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    Tacos and Superpowers, what else do you need?

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  10. scjjtt

    scjjtt A Former Palm User

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    Just in time for the Super Bowl

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