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  • #61
    I saw a car parked in front of the library with the Missouri license plate JMS-43.

    I immediately thought, that's wrong. It should be JMS-59

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    • #62
      Originally posted by Dan Dassow View Post
      I saw a car parked in front of the library with the Missouri license plate JMS-43.

      I immediately thought, that's wrong. It should be JMS-59
      Maybe the car was registered in 1997 ...
      The Optimist: The glass is half full
      The Pessimist: The glass is half empty
      The Engineer: The glass is twice as big as it needs to be

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      • #63
        Originally posted by Dan Dassow View Post
        I saw a car parked in front of the library with the Missouri license plate JMS-43.

        I immediately thought, that's wrong. It should be JMS-59
        Originally posted by Garibaldi's Hair View Post
        Maybe the car was registered in 1997 ...
        Maybe the vanity license plate was first registered in 1997. Owners of vanity license plates in Missouri can retain the plate and use it on another car if the sell the car with the plate.

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        • #64
          Originally posted by Dan Dassow View Post
          Maybe the vanity license plate was first registered in 1997. Owners of vanity license plates in Missouri can retain the plate and use it on another car if the sell the car with the plate.
          Feeling remarkably stupid that I can't figure out what 1997 has to do with anything...

          Arrived at Gate B5 from San Diego yesterday...

          Jan
          "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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          • #65
            Originally posted by Jan View Post
            Arrived at Gate B5 from San Diego yesterday...
            That is cool

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            • #66
              The currently topical Biogenesis scandal in MLB.

              Was the place inserting parasitic lifeforms in Braun?
              Recently, there was a reckoning. It occurred on November 4, 2014 across the United States. Voters, recognizing the failures of the current leadership and fearing their unchecked abuses of power, elected another party as the new majority. This is a first step toward preventing more damage and undoing some of the damage already done. Hopefully, this is as much as will be required.

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              • #67
                so I was watching season 2 of continuum. A shadowy (:P) character called escher wanders in to a restraunt, sits down beside one of our main players (a young alex adler) and says "I have just one question.. What do you want".

                and I'm thinking he's a freakin' shadow agent

                Phaze
                on the "we now return you to your regularly scheduled thread, right after these important corporate sponsored hard sells" ID
                "There are no good wars. War is always the worst possible way to resolve differences. It degenerates and corrupts both sides to ever more sordid levels of existence, in their need to gain an advantage over the enemy. Those actively involved in combat are almost always damaged goods for the rest of their lives. If their bodies don't bear scars, their minds do, ofttimes both. Many have said it before, but it can't be said to enough, war is hell. "

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by Jan View Post
                  Feeling remarkably stupid that I can't figure out what 1997 has to do with anything...
                  Don't, it seems to be a riddle. JMS is 59 now, he was 43 in 1997.

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by phazedout View Post
                    so I was watching season 2 of continuum. A shadowy (:P) character called escher wanders in to a restraunt, sits down beside one of our main players (a young alex adler) and says "I have just one question.. What do you want".

                    and I'm thinking he's a freakin' shadow agent

                    Phaze
                    on the "we now return you to your regularly scheduled thread, right after these important corporate sponsored hard sells" ID
                    I thought exactly the same, Phaze.
                    Jan from Denmark

                    My blog :

                    http://www.babylonlurker.dk

                    "Our thoughts form the Universe - they *always* matter"

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                    • #70
                      Uh...ahem. NSA spying?
                      Recently, there was a reckoning. It occurred on November 4, 2014 across the United States. Voters, recognizing the failures of the current leadership and fearing their unchecked abuses of power, elected another party as the new majority. This is a first step toward preventing more damage and undoing some of the damage already done. Hopefully, this is as much as will be required.

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                      • #71
                        How I will remember two terms in Accounting using Babylon 5.

                        Intercompany ration is the comparison of two companies within the industry.

                        Inter-stellar Alliance= industry while each planet = a company. So comparing Narn to Centauri or Earth to Minbari etc.

                        Intracompany ratio is covering two years within the same company.

                        So each company is a planet study two years of finances on Narn, Centauri, Earth or Minbari.

                        :-D I love it when that happens.

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                        • #72
                          NASA's Lunar Laser Communications Demonstration is a novel test of next-generation communications tech, and immediately brought to mind Points of Departure.
                          The beam of light emitted from the station when Sheridan tells Ivanova to send a signal via laser beam into hyperspace

                          "It can send six times more data using 25 percent less power than an equivalent high-end radio-frequency system, NASA officials said. Plus, laser communications are not as likely to be jammed."

                          http://www.nbcnews.com/science/pew-p...est-8C11093826

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                          • #73
                            At work this morning, I had to weigh out a particular soil sample. It came to exactly 225.8..., but all I saw was 2258! Instantly, that rich voice of Michael O'Hare's surfaced in my mind....
                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtrUhIuEqdY

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                            • #74
                              Two very different SCI-FIs...

                              Recently, I rewatched the original Robocop Trilogy. In the first film, when Bob Morton (Miguel Ferrer) introduces Robocop for the first time, and we see the world from Robo's point of view, Robo walks past the same device that Doctor Kyle uses to zap the fake Lyta during their fight in MedBay during the pilot movie of Babylon 5. Then, in Robocop 3, Doctor Lazarus (Jill Hennessy) uses the same type of hammer to smash OCP's computer chip as the one resting on top of the toolbox that Zathras searches through in War Without End - part II.

                              Over to Dan Dare - Pilot of the Future. For our overseas chums, in Britain Dan Dare is sort of the comicbook equivalent of Superman..., with Judge Dredd equalling Batman. This CGI-cartoon ...(yes, I watch cartoons!)... was produced by Foundation Imaging, who did the effects for the aforemention B5 pilot movie. In the Dan Dare episode The Outpost - part II, the force-shield projectors use a symbol the same as Foundation's company logo..., and if you watch the original cut of B5's pilot, you'll see that same logo on the 'Metro' screen; the schematic of the space-station which appears when the MaintBot leaves it's holding pattern and goes in search of the 'bug ship' attached to the hull!

                              Last edited by Sinclair's Fan; 10-22-2013, 12:03 PM.

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by Sinclair's Fan View Post
                                Two very different SCI-FIs...
                                Over to Dan Dare - Pilot of the Future. For our overseas chums, In Britain Dan Dare is sort of the comicbook equivalent of Superman...,

                                Great stuff!
                                I found 'The Surrender of Earth' episode on youtube, now I'm going to have to catch-up on the series.

                                Foundation Imaging had also done 'Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles' and worked their logo into that show as well.

                                I think to show Foundation's B5 roots, At the beginning of the Pluto Campaign, Lt. Razak tells his troops "No surrender, no retreat!"

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