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16  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Half-breeds in SC? on: January 18, 2010, 04:23:19 pm
So did a Melnorme jump a hamster, or a hamster a Melnorme?
17  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Global Warming Denialist on: January 18, 2010, 03:45:09 pm
Hello, just wondering if any of you have encountered this movement before: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voluntary_Human_Extinction_Movement

I actually know one or two people who've signed on to this.

Discuss...
18  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Ethics in the Game on: March 15, 2007, 04:09:34 pm
Shielding works best with picosecond reflexes.
19  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: A New Model for Dimensions and IDF on: March 15, 2007, 04:04:42 pm
Here's my take. [/breaking a long lurk]

All dimensions - *above*, *below* etc - aren't multiple dimensions, they're all one single dimension. We perceive one aspect of this dimension, the Orz perceive *below*, the Arilou perceive *above* and so on.

This is also probably why certain knowledge is 'dangerous'.

Truespace vs Quasispace vs Hyperspace, though, are separate dimensions. Here a pyramidal structure applies. In Quasispace, a short distance on the starmap equates to a vastly larger distance in Hyperspace, which again equates to an even larger distance in Truespace.
20  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Evolution in action? on: February 14, 2007, 01:11:35 pm
It's the aliens! [/jerking around]

Seriously.

Let us assume that it is God (or whoever) controlling evolution. Fine, cool. We designed cars to move us around, and have been improving on the basic design for over 100 years to move us around more efficiently, more cleanly, and so on. The end result is that you can compare a 1899 model car to a 1999 model car. See any similarities, apart from the presence of an engine and four wheels? Quite. The purpose remains the same, though - transport.

I think it is safe to assume that God has some eventual goal in mind for humanity, even if it is only as an evolutionary testbed.

Now let us assume that evolution is a self-controlled thing. WHAT GOAL IS EVOLUTION WORKING TOWARDS? Creating Gods?

Evolution is a competitive thing, survival of the species. Evolution allows a species to develop an edge, increasing said species' odds of survival in a system in which several species compete. Every species develops along a certain path to take advantage of a niche. Humanity removed itself from the niche thing aeons ago, thanks to [developing] the intelligence needed to develop science and then apply it.

We have rendered our physical environment less of a factor than it was when we were still banging rocks together to keep warm. TRANSLATION: instead of us adapting to our environment, we adapt our environment to us. So we have taken some of the pressure off evolution/God i.t.o. physical, but what about cerebral?

The only answer I can think of is transcendance. Either the Creator is creating fellow Creators, or the universe is preparing to spawn a God.

[and if the collective human race is/becomes God, I turn atheist]

This is what my rather limited view can contribute. I just hope it was a breath of fresh air and not a stale brainfart...
21  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Star control melee on: February 05, 2007, 03:14:19 pm
The speed records for topic changing are probably held by some of those lunatics in the Tom's Hardware forums' Other section. Usually not this cleanly, though.
22  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: The Words on: February 05, 2007, 03:12:41 pm
The words are what are used to communicate concepts and ideas between intelligent beings.

The specific words spoken by the Mael-Num are being withheld on the advice of my legal agent. Something about spoilers, I believe.
23  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Could you please give me... on: February 01, 2007, 10:58:11 am
Ya wanna see the SCnot3 Precursors? Man you're sick. You're sick and need severe professional help. Really.

My memory of it is a little vague (circa 1996) but I'll try. Imagine a great big six-legged cow, only greeny-brown and scaly. Disappointing, no?
24  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: SC3? on: February 01, 2007, 10:08:34 am
SCnot3. Hasn't that one been beaten completely to death yet?

Oh, well... *beats another seventeen colours of ___ outta SCnot3 for disappointing so badly, then coordinates an orbital ion strike on Legend HQ.*
25  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Breaking the Kohr-Ah on: January 13, 2007, 10:44:26 am
I've had good results PvP against the Marauder using the Jugger - watch out for opponent mind-games. The Skiff is also pretty good.

Both, unfortunately, require nanosecond reflexes to use effectively, and both are destroyed very rapidly if error creeps in.
26  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Pluto is no longer a planet! Poor Fwiffo! on: January 13, 2007, 10:21:06 am
Or we'd call it a moon.
27  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Evolution in action? on: January 13, 2007, 10:08:39 am
Having six fully-functional fingers would be kinda nice. Having an extra pair of arms with six-fingered hands (fully functional, naturally) would be even nicer.

I'm wondering what eventual goal evolution/God (whichever you prefer) has in mind for the human animal. We're vastly more intelligent in so many ways than other creatures, just to start off with. We have so many more functions in our brains than others. But why?
28  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: What do you get when you cross an Ilwrath with a Herald from SC3 on: December 30, 2006, 10:40:00 am
Good Lord have mercy on us! HEEEELP!!!!!
29  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: The DOGI Laser on: December 30, 2006, 10:35:42 am
I usually referred to them as 'Mutts' in melee.
30  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Mycon related to the Taalo? on: December 28, 2006, 04:29:01 pm
Excellent. Now, the Mycon are carbonaceous, correct?

Now, would this not indicate, if correct, that the Mycon and Taalo are most definitely NOT related?

Exackitally.
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