Star Trek tricorder
Very Cheep when you consider it has to be imported from an alternate dimension. I am surprise there is no embargo against items from the Terran Empire. I would not risk time in the Agony Booth for smuggling it.
I think I just got off a cruise ship and wandered into the really cheap souviner shop somwhere in Mexico!
This is funny...some friends of mine used to make klingon bears and sell them online for a few years. Now sure what happened to them...
I have found the siemens AF25 cellular phone the closed real item compared with the communicator. And the Flash disks (most used to store photographs) as the coloured storage Mr. Spock used in his console. Not to speak of computers, no one has seen at that time computer. Only very VERY big calculators. A lot of things what appeared in the original series has been realized in real live. Because it inspired a lot of people. Most younger people doesnot understand that these things were non existing at that time. We were child when we saw it. Now we are 50+ and it is reality. THANKS FOR STAR TREK a series that no one will ever forget.
I saw a website that did top quality light up displays of the ship cutaways like they have in engineering rooms on Star Trek. they were about ?100 i think, but looked the part and would be perfect for any Trekkies wall!
It may take a while to get it trained, but what a party you could have as you try to get the perfect "Beer, pilsner, cold." :D
How can you forget the 3-D Chess Set?!? Offered by Franklin Mint with silver and gold figures, it is an awesome piece of Star Trek history. I couldn't find a link to the Franklin Mint version, but here is a link to one: http://www.thechessstore.com/category/shop_our_store.by_special_departments.star_trek_3d_chess_sets/
I bought this USB Star Trek Original StarShip Enterprise NCC-1701 Webcam for my co-worker for his bday. http://gadgetnation.net/store/computers-peripherals/usb-star-trek-original-starship-enterprise-ncc-1701-webcam/detailed-product-flyer.html Made him SO happy! I also have the Star Trek Communicator. It's a USB Internet phone http://gadgetnation.net/store/mobile/cell/smartphone/usb-star-trek-communicator-original-series-internet-phone/detailed-product-flyer.html Works great!
I love it -- Spock blesses your Christmas celebration with the hand-spread that originated in the ancient Jewish Temple rites, and is still used in synagogues when performing the Priestly Blessing. Le-khayyim and prosper!
Thank you for this, it soooo funny. It certainly livened up a cold winters night down under. Somebody actually paid that much for a pretend captains cahir? WOW
We got the Radica 20Q Star Trek edition for a dedicated Trekker last Christmas and he loves it. For those of you not familiar with Radica's 20Q line, they're essentially tiny computers designed to play "20 Questions" with you. The software has gotten surprisingly good over the years. The Star Trek game comes in a small model of the classic Enterprise complete with stand. Price is cheap, considering how well designed the game is - around $15.
I have gotten ,decades ago,several of the original props,including a tricorder,4 phasers(2 pistol,2 hand),several tribbles as well as 2 original communicators.I have also redone my cellphone(Razor Vxx) into a communicator case. Some of the replica phasers have been fitted with the blue laser LED (the one that can burn). Though I would love to have the command chair.
I'm curious to know if we Star Wars geeks are outnumbered here at TechRepublic. I like Star Trek, don't get me wrong, but Star Wars is so much cooler.
If you have watched the Discovery or Science channel they now have ink jet like printers that can print with live cells. The Idea is like print a clone of you damaged liver in hours so you do not have to wait years to find a donor. That printer with the 3D like printer is a start. Now to get the hours down to milliseconds. Liver may not be a stake, but that is a matter of the production card data. As for a beer, how about a German Dark Beer with some real body and flavor not the weak American stuff that looks similar to what everyone flush's every day. As the joke goes when I have to go #1 I ask if I can use the bathroom to resupply the Coors plant in Golden with some fresh beer. By the way that's Golden Colorado, some 17 miles from me on the other side of the South Table Top Mountain. And when I've camped upstream of Clear Creek I may have added some flavoring to the water that Coors uses to make it's beer.
I remember seeing an ad back in 1984 both in Nat. Geo. Mag and OMNI Mag, would have loved to have gotten one. The problem was the $769 plus S&H was way above my bank account. These were pure silver and 24ct gold plated and the chess board tree was platinum. Saw cheep plastic copy's but no were near the quality of the Original. And the one I saw had a digital timer in the base for timed games. A few years later someone wrote a book on how to play and win at 3D Chess. Now to get them to use a 3D board at the World championship games.
I've got a plastic version of the 3D Chess Set from around the time that Classic Star Trek was originally on TV. I've also got the Pez Collector's Series, which includes 7 character and 1 ship Pez dispensers. Left to right in the original package: Uhura, Chekov, McCoy, Kirk, Enterprise, Spock, Scotty, Sulu.
Now that they have wireless USB connections, will they make a TOS Communicator that connects wirelessly to the PC and then boost the range to miles not feet or let it link to a Cell Phone Network. Maybe even one of the broadband phone companys make a wireless TOS Communicator model.
I never got to see A&E's in-depth interview broadcast, but I was able to capture them from viewing the replays from their web site. Lenard talks in some what detail how growing up in the Ukraine in a Jewish society built the actor that we admire, I first learned of the Vulcan Salute of Peace and Honor came from his childhood heritage from the interviews. I do not know if they moved the biography video playback from the A&E website to the Biography Channels website, since I have not looked since 1996 when I viewed them. If you wish to learn of Lenard Nimoy's life as a child, in Star Trek TOS, Mission Impossible and In Search Of and into the 1980's please search for these interviews and view them. You will learn of the real Lenard Nimoy, all except for around the latest 20 years or so.
I remember from the 1975 book "Making of Star Trek' that Doctor McCoys hand held scanner was just a Salt Shaker that was grabbed from the Lunch room when someone lost the box that the prop makers placed the originals in. And all they did was spray paint them and let the sound people add the noises later. The line was 'A $100 prop replaced by a $1 salt shaker' in a Starlog Mag.
Star Wars is for kids. Star Trek is for Adults. And much closer to reality. Hear is a simply test, how do things travel through space, system to system. Star Wars, jump into another dimension. Star Trek, Warp Drive that expands and contracts physical space. Einstein the speed of light is the speed limit, but there is no speed limit on how fast physical space can travel. As for dimensions they are still thoughts, but a part of The String Theory used to find the Unified Theory of Everything. It can be a true solution but not proven to exist as more that a thought on paper. It may even be easier than warping space but we know space can be warped just not how to do it and how much energy it will take. But when we understand sub atomics as well as we do the igger world of atomics today we might have figured out how to warp space. For that in the Star Trek time line almost 53 years to this day to go.
Slvrknght, Since you mentioned that you like Star Wars, I think that you might want to check out these TechRepublic links. Even though the first link is from 2007, it features a lot of fun Star Wars content. TechRepublic's best of Star Wars (May 2007) http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/geekend/?p=674 The Empire Strikes Back turns 30: Share your memories of seeing the film http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/geekend/?p=4861 Gallery: The Empire Strikes Back gifts for the ultimate Star Wars fan http://content.techrepublic.com.com/2346-13625_11-426062.html Enjoy! Thank you, Mary Weilage
If so, you would know from numerous off-topic discussions that I do not consume the flagship products of the major American brewers. The Pilsner to which I refer is brewed in the manner developed and perfected in Pilzn, the capital of West Bohemia, in the Czech Republic. It may appear similar in color to that fluid to which you refer, but resembles neither that nor the flagship products of AB, Miller, or Coors in any other fashion. You may find this product marketed in the states under the name Pilsner Urquell. A quite similar product brewed 70 miles away in Budweis appears as Czechvar.
Age DOES matter. And since I've been warned ahead of time by the prescient writers of Star Trek (ToS), I'll know not to leave the leave the planet until I can replicate a transportable version of the Earth's feild that fuels my longevity.
when they had that Scottish character saying, "If it isn't Scottish, it's CRAP!" HA! Well, I gotta admit - the French do make damn good helicopters and jet turbine transmissions!! C= Come to think of it; I've never owned anything French made that I didn't like! However, I'd rather fly Boeing than Airbus thank you very much. I've helped make Boeing aircraft, and they RULE!
A few bottled beers have at least an OK flaver. Factory Kegs are passable, if kept and served properly (i.e, fresh, proper storage & serving temp. Micro Brews are some times good, depends on if they know how and what they are doing. The problem is most never learn to value the taste and texture, most just want the buzz. The big flaw in taste and quality is it costs more. As the saying goes. you get what you pay for. German beers suffer what American beers created, It has become quanity over quality. And those that value taste & texture rarely have time to learn or make good beers. Guess we will have to wait until the personal robots become good enough to do the work for us. Then we can all have beers made by a personal mini me and tastes just how we love them to taste.
This is going to be a "well, duh" kind of statement, but... What the hell is the point of drinking Beer if you don't like the taste? Oy. This could be a forum post all on its own.
anymore at least. Like Pilsner is not (just) Pilzener anymore. What was it before the Bud ban ... Budovar? I did learn to distrust all bottled beers back when I had that habit. In-restaurant breweries is where it's at.
Their approach is more extreme. They refuse to use technology invented by a non-french if there is a french invention that comes close enough. At least that's how it used to be, maybe they've opened up a bit after the Iron Curtain came down :p
There are some great rice beers out there. The problem with the American brews is that they cater to the lowest common beer-drinking denominator: people who say they like beer, but hate the taste of malt.
Speaking of rice-added crap, I live in Silicon Valley, and a few hours away in Fairfield (California) is a large Anheuser-Busch plant. I've been on the plant tour several times, where one learns about their famous Beechwood Aging. Boiled (deflavored) beechwood chips inside the stainless steel tanks provide lots of surface area for trapping yeast for forced rapid fermentation and diacetyl absorption. Thus a "lager" (lager means "to store") can be put in and pushed out of the tank in a couple weeks. In other words, the marketing hype, which sounds like aging in barrels to add flavor, is really rather similar to aging Alka-Seltzer in a glass of water. Stamp the swill with its "born-on" (embalmed-on) date and rush, rush, rush it out the door. Bud-Lite has replaced Budweiser as the single most popular brand in the world, perhaps in line with choosing what to eat based on the doctrine, "A hundred million flies can't be wrong." Also in Fairfield, a mile or two from the so-called brewery, is the Jelly Belly factory, which makes what I and many others judge to be by far the best jelly beans in the world. I've been on that plant tour many times, where one learns that the jelly beans are aged up to 20 days to get the right texture, longer than Budweiser beechwood aging. Going back to my title question, specifically excluding craft and "mass craft" breweries (such as Sam Adams and Sierra Nevada); why are the American rice-laden crappy beers served so cold? So you can distinguish them from urine.
For a pilsner, it's not bad. I'm more of an Ale man (Smithwick's, I love you). And, contrary to most Irishmen, I'm not a real big fan of Guinness. It's good in small doses, but I would much prefer the aforementioned Smithwick's, a solid IPA, or a decent hefeweizen. P.S. Bonus points if you know the real pronunciation of "Smithwick's."
My brother was the one whom got into the history of German and American bears. About all I got into was drinking and the taste and texture. But I did buy him books on brewing it as presents, even home brewing kits. Never herd them bring up beer in Star Trek until the Borg tried to stop warp drive from being created in movie #8.
If you remember any time someone said was good, Chekov would always say it was invented is some part of Russia, and at times would say the Russian version was better or first. It all comes from Proganda, like 2+2=5, what you are taught in school you believe is the truth.
In the "Beer" episode. They do their research, over there. What Americans call pilsener—that pale, body-less, rice-added crap that has to be served at temperatures no warmer than 38°F because it has no flavor—[u]was[/u] invented in Milwaukee.
Then History Channel was wrong about pilsner being invented in Milwaukee! They are getting as bad as the BBC, and the Russians, claiming everything was invented in their respective origin countries! HA!
I most likely use to know that fact, but thank you for explaining it again. If I knew it before 1989 I forgot it. In 1989 by brain was exposed by a drunk drive in a car wreak, and I lost all my memory. Had to learn it all over again. I could explain it all but even the content of this post is off topic and may not survive the board moderators cleansing of the posted contents.
Used when the entire point is made in the post title and there's no content for the body of the post.
Who ever just wrote a two letter reply, where did your communication skills vanish to. Not all of us can or know all abbreviations or labels. So if you wish to communicate with more than one person, most likely just yourself, please try to use at least part of a sentence, a paragraph would be nice. And some may even fit in the 140 letter limit.
Their is much more behind the Good side of things than you think. The dark evil side can be reached first and with no effort. But with the desire and energy of the heart it will be reached. It just takes time and needs effort to be invested in it. All evil needs is lazy people with no goals. America can reach those goals, we just need people to step over the simple road blocks of greed and power.
I'm still use to single letter reply's, Although I started doing e-mail back in 1976, there is many things I have not experienced or have been exposed to in the computer world. I've self educated myself in the computer world so there is many things I may not know because I have not been exposed to them. It may be caused by being disabled by a drunk driver years ago, and a computer terminal is the closest I have to getting out and seeing the world. That is other than a TV hooked to a Dish box.
I do not mind Star Wars being brought up in a Star Trek topic, and here is why. Star Wars was great visually but to me the topic is like a grade school student thinking they are smarter than a PHd Professor (by the way I'm not a PHd), it could be like a 3rd grader understanding what free radical neutrons have to do with Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It is possible but Star Wars is still closer to fantasy than Star Trek in someones nightmare could ever be. If you are trying to still figure that question out here is a hint, what happened 65 years ago around this calender date of 8/4/2010. And worse yet some TV news program have said 75 years (2010-1945=65 not 75.
Original article | –2. Oof... Slvrknght - 08/06/10 I'm curious to know if we Star Wars geeks are outnumbered here at TechRepublic. I like Star Trek, don't get me wrong, but Star Wars is so much cooler. | ––2.1. Empire V Rebel Alliance V Federation The 'G-Man.' - 08/06/10 Winner please? If you're going to get on anybody for trolling, get on Slvrknght; he's the one who introduced Star Wars into a Star Trek discussion. But there's no need for that. TR is quite a bit more relaxed than other sites; the 'water cooler' tendency of discussion threads to veer off course is not only tolerated here, but expected.
Then explain what, in even the most minute way, your post has to do with the article being discussed?