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1  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Was p6014 cancelled? on: January 09, 2014, 07:34:58 am
No it's not canceled, people have been working on it in their spare time especially zanik and that programmer guy I can't remember the name of off the top of my head, it's just a huge undertaking and so few people have attempted to step up to the plate.
2  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: NEWS: Toys for Bob go for a new Star Control and need your help (READ!) on: January 09, 2014, 07:31:02 am
Outstanding ! ! ! ! !  what's all this negative mumbling by fakemcoy ! Huh??
Stardock was considering not involving Fred and Paul, which another company found was a BIG mistake. But stardock seems to value Fred and Paul's opinions so that's great, I just hope their contract with  will be up soon enough that they can switch over to working with stardock.
3  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Another Attempt at a Sequel on: September 13, 2013, 10:56:43 pm
If you need planet textures just let me know what dimensions you need.
4  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Earth as a 1g spacecraft, and change of time perception with age. on: September 12, 2013, 04:19:48 am
Lightspeed technology doesn't actually exist. The sfx crew and the director can make it look like whatever they like. This is the miracle of fiction. Ceterum FakeMccoy excilia est.
Yeah I really don't care that a director can make it look however they want, what matters is why they all make it look the same way because that signifies that there's a specific ignorance about relativity that's common. It's not a miracle of fiction, it's an emblem of misunderstanding.

*or* everyone's copying Star Wars.
You mean Star Trek which existed years before Star Wars? Kind of unlikely so many different things would copy the same one thing if they are trying to be unique, it's more likely they assumed that's how it would look according to physics, just as it's more likely for people to assume you can add relative velocities together past the speed of light. 
5  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Zelnick and Talana's new life. (SC2 Fanfiction) on: September 11, 2013, 03:10:13 am
It's called a tangent and appropriately so because it intersects the topic at exactly 1 discussion point.

It's also called derailing a thread. (not that it was a good thread in the first place)


Derailing would mean there's no room to return to the previous topic due to the excessively high volume of posts relating to a single topic that is unrelated to the original topic making any post about the original topic out of place. People can still talk about the original topic if they want, it was as I explained, a "tangent" as there are only a few comments in a row that are unrelated to the topic prior to this completely useless tangent that was started for no other purpose other than to try and cause disruption and arguments in the thread.  In short, if you end this discussion now and actually post something that relates to the the main topic as well as not troll, nothing's going to happen to the thread.
6  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Zelnick and Talana's new life. (SC2 Fanfiction) on: September 11, 2013, 01:50:18 am
and the next thread to get locked is........
is not going to be this one if you stay on topic and don't post completely irrelevant comments that would be the cause of the topic to be closed in the first place due to their derailment of the thread. There's still a perfectly legitimate chance for people to discuss the topic if they actually want to.

I didn't realize this thread was about tracing people's physical addresses via IP.
It's called a tangent and appropriately so because it intersects the topic at exactly 1 discussion point.
7  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Earth as a 1g spacecraft, and change of time perception with age. on: September 10, 2013, 07:15:20 pm
Yeah I really don't care that a director can make it look however they want, what matters is why they all make it look the same way because that signifies that there's a specific ignorance about relativity that's common. It's not a miracle of fiction, it's an emblem of misunderstanding.

Star Trek style warp drives ignore relativity. Obviously.
Not nessecerily "obviously", because there's hyper space and warp bubbles which would be fine with relativity, there's nothing limiting how fast space itself can move, but its still not completely accurate. Theoreticallu space can expand at angreat enigh rate tyat photons dont actually travel anywhere, and If I remembered correctly a scientist came up with a formula to reduce your amount if exotic matter needed for a warp drive to a few metric tons, and then NASA began looking into that possibility. I think the main problem is that you still need some amount of negative energy.
8  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Zelnick and Talana's new life. (SC2 Fanfiction) on: September 10, 2013, 08:00:16 am
and the next thread to get locked is........
is not going to be this one if you stay on topic and don't post completely irrelevant comments that would be the cause of the topic to be closed in the first place due to their derailment of the thread. There's still a perfectly legitimate chance for people to discuss the topic if they actually want to.
9  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Earth as a 1g spacecraft, and change of time perception with age. on: September 09, 2013, 11:34:54 pm
For things passing you near light speed there could easily be some motion blur, but I was referring to tv and movies like Star Trek when they go to warp speed.
10  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Zelnick and Talana's new life. (SC2 Fanfiction) on: September 09, 2013, 11:31:43 pm
Well, that escalated quickly.
No it didn't? Unless you're really angry that people can find your address?
11  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Zelnick and Talana's new life. (SC2 Fanfiction) on: September 09, 2013, 06:39:11 am
At the very least one might not solicit opinions
From person experience I really don't think that's going to happen on this site, and intuitively probably for a majority of the internet in general. Many people will aggressively shove their opinions in wherever they want because they they think they are anonymous, even though you can use a couple programs to monitor information coming in and out of a site which can lead to an ip address which can lead to a physical location, and then there's still all the stuff your search provider stores which can be accessed by really any government official if they get a warrant to do so by claiming the access has to do with legal issues that can be resolved with that information.
12  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / Starbase Café / Re: Earth as a 1g spacecraft, and change of time perception with age. on: September 09, 2013, 05:22:16 am
I suppose motion blue could account for some of it, but you'd still need to observe the metric of those objects shrinking and the stars light years in-front of you shouldn't be blurred that much. If you're ramming into light particles faster than they can even travel, it would severely limit how much they can pass you by to create a blur at all, they would not be able to reach you after a certain relative angle on the x-y plane relative to you because the path they would travel would be the hypotenuse of an auxiliary triangle that would require a length greater than the distance light could travel in one second, which you would have already surpassed. In fact, if you travel fast that light I'm not even sure how it would blue shift, somehow the frequency would be negative and surpassing it's approach to infinity as you got closer the the speed of light.
13  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Are shofixty too racist? on: September 09, 2013, 01:09:10 am
I detect no fallacy in onpon4's response. Nobody said writers need to be perfect, however if your work is so heavily affected by the aforementioned qualities, you shouldn't expect anything good coming from people you're addressing with it.
I didn't say onpon specifically had that fallacy, I said "it would be a fallacy say..." in case he or someone else would mention it later. It's fine if people don't have things "good" to say as long as the criticism is constructive. Trolling because of a few spelling errors does not fit that category, at least on the more mature SC2 forum I actually got constructive criticism about specifically what was wrong with it and it helped me develop a better plotline.

In other words, the consistent misspelling conveys only that you -- while claiming witch such a conviction that you're a writer -- don't give a shit about the quality of your writing.
I definitely don't care about the quality of a first rough draft, first drafts are just to get an idea down.  

You've been critiqued numerous times for your work by numerous critics
Which I've taken into consideration to make a 4th draft.

Presenting updated versions would be very easy

I was told specifically second hand from Damon by the original creator of p6014 to stop posting content regarding p6014 in a pubic-ally accessible manner because they felt too much information was being revealed.

Writing was invented for a reason, which is to make records more accurate and reliable than oral accounts.
In the first written language, there were ancient versions of "ya mama jokes". And, the purpose of writing being to record has nothing to do with the fact that you can have a good story without a single writen word. If you want to record it, that's fine, but it doesn't make a story good or bad to write it down. In fact if it get's modified over time, it may even become better.

So here's an advice: make it reviewable and discussable!
Misspelling a few fiction races by one or at most two letters does not make an entire document unreadable. Just more ramblings of a troll.
14  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Are Mycon too Moldy? on: September 09, 2013, 12:58:34 am
All right, this is my last attempt to explain things to you.

There's nothing wrong with having your own opinion, or arguing. The problem is when THE ONLY THING YOU DO on these forums is argue.
So why don't you stop arguing with me?
15  The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release / General UQM Discussion / Re: Are shofixty too racist? on: September 08, 2013, 08:50:18 pm
Actually, you have something of a point: it's a logical fallacy (though I'm not sure which one) to assume that because you are a bad speller, you are therefore bad at writing stories. But it doesn't reflect well on you if you insist on spelling "Shofixti" wrong on multiple occasions. It suggests that you are either stubborn, not paying attention, or extremely lazy. None of these qualities are good qualities for writers to have.
It's still a fallacy to say that good writers can't have bad qualities because that implies good writers are perfect people or that there is some mystical force preventing good writers from having those bad qualities. The thing that stuck the most was hearing the dialogue. One's memory for sound works better than one's memory for vision so it's only natural I would remember remember the sound of the word first while I was zooming through the first draft and in the case of sounds both an "i" and "y" can sound the same.
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