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Forum: Movies (I - X) 02-01-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 16,194
Posted By Akula2ssn
Actually we technically don't know anything about...

Actually we technically don't know anything about the fate of the ship after 6. In fact we can actually see logic for the decommissioning of the ship at the beginning of the movie during the briefing...
Forum: Star Trek XI: The Movie 02-01-2013, 02:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,819
Posted By Akula2ssn
Well the interior changes to the interior sets in...

Well the interior changes to the interior sets in the first three movies were actually quite minimal. The reason why we get such huge contrast in terms of the atmosphere, particularly on the bridge...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 02-01-2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 16,175
Posted By Akula2ssn
Why? They can probably drill in that region...

Why? They can probably drill in that region better than we can?
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 01-31-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 16,175
Posted By Akula2ssn
If any of the powers at play had "balls" as some...

If any of the powers at play had "balls" as some might say, or the resolution to go to all out war, or let call it what it is and say stupidity, they would have done so a long time ago if we were to...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-20-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,694
Posted By Akula2ssn
Indeed

Indeed
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-19-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,694
Posted By Akula2ssn
That's the thing that has really irritated me of...

That's the thing that has really irritated me of late. There is a fair amount of negligence that goes on that contributes to the number of gun related deaths or injuries. At my job, the term...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-13-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,556
Posted By Akula2ssn
I see what you mean. On another note, we hear...

I see what you mean. On another note, we hear claims or stories fairly regularly about the board of directors of companies hiring CEOs that have fairly consistent track records of running businesses...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-12-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,556
Posted By Akula2ssn
Going to your very first point, no doubt there's...

Going to your very first point, no doubt there's plenty of examples of managerial error and I've witnessed quite a few myself, but on a larger note do you think that as businesses grow larger and...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-12-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,556
Posted By Akula2ssn
I wonder if it might be a bit of a challenge for...

I wonder if it might be a bit of a challenge for unions to adapt. In order to adapt, generally people need to be able to not necessarily give up things but they have to step outside of the...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-12-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,556
Posted By Akula2ssn
So then the problem facing unions isn't simply...

So then the problem facing unions isn't simply staving off the tide of increased influence of big business, but also adapting themselves to "stay relevant" (not sure that's the best way to put it...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-10-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,556
Posted By Akula2ssn
So would it be accurate to say that in addition...

So would it be accurate to say that in addition to the politics where big business has become more powerful over the years, that in places such as the US where the economy has shifted away from being...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-08-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,556
Posted By Akula2ssn
Any ideas as to why union membership has been...

Any ideas as to why union membership has been declining?
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-08-2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,556
Posted By Akula2ssn
I wasn't intending to cast unions negatively, and...

I wasn't intending to cast unions negatively, and I admit that's due to me being very vague and I do believe that unions have an important function. It's just when I look at a business. I look at the...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-08-2012, 02:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,130
Posted By Akula2ssn
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Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-08-2012, 01:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,564
Posted By Akula2ssn
Yeah the "real" advantage in the eyes of the...

Yeah the "real" advantage in the eyes of the Pentagon and bureaucrats that the technology advocates fail to mention is that automation also means that there's no grunt you need to give a pay check,...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-08-2012, 01:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,556
Posted By Akula2ssn
The only difference I've seen between Republicans...

The only difference I've seen between Republicans and Democrats over the past 12 years is just in the pretty speeches. Obama is certainly a great orator but nothing has changed. Feigned moral...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-26-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,887
Posted By Akula2ssn
That's pretty much what I've been thinking. It...

That's pretty much what I've been thinking. It seems to me that while China has been vocal about territorial ambitions over the years. However, when you look at it, their interests are very much...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-26-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,887
Posted By Akula2ssn
Do you think China's military leadership also...

Do you think China's military leadership also might be a little bit of a wild card on the side? My understanding is that not all of the funding the PLA gets is from the civilian government....
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-26-2012, 04:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,887
Posted By Akula2ssn
To quote Mark Twain, "History doesn't repeat...

To quote Mark Twain, "History doesn't repeat itself but it does rhyme."

On another note, it does seem that when we look at not just here in the US but also across the pond over in your neighborhood...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-26-2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,887
Posted By Akula2ssn
I don't really think so, at least not in the...

I don't really think so, at least not in the immediate future. I do see the similarities which have been around for probably a good decade or more. Even in the years immediately following the Civil...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-19-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,556
Posted By Akula2ssn
Uh, yeah it's kind of like the conspiracy...

Uh, yeah it's kind of like the conspiracy theories that were popping up during Operation Patriot Hook that the administration was gearing up to put down protests following the recent elections. FEMA...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-13-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,121
Posted By Akula2ssn
Could you explain to mechanism behind shifting...

Could you explain to mechanism behind shifting debt from private to public players as a way to encourage investing. Having never taken any course in economics, I have little not no basis from which...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-07-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,121
Posted By Akula2ssn
The thing is that I believe that the political...

The thing is that I believe that the political parties actually thrive on the polarization of the population. By creating a polarizing atmosphere both sides obtain a concrete base upon which they can...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-07-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,121
Posted By Akula2ssn
Hard to say. I watched the nation split and grow...

Hard to say. I watched the nation split and grow apart under Bush, and quite frankly that rift has continued to widen under Obama and I suspect will continue to widen under Obama and would still have...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-05-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,592
Posted By Akula2ssn
Back during the Golden Age of aerospace R&D. Back...

Back during the Golden Age of aerospace R&D. Back when scientists and engineers could do their work and follow it to its conclusion. If the conclusion was that it wasn't going to pan out, then try...
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