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by slickrcbd
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bad dev jokes
Replies: 8
Views: 1522

Re: Bad dev jokes

I just had something happen today. I'm working part-time in the electronics department at Sam's Club to make ends meet as I've been laid off from my job. The store manager was complaining about the Christmas music that Corporate had set up, and wished we could put something else on. I'd noticed with...
by slickrcbd
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bad dev jokes
Replies: 8
Views: 1522

Re: Bad dev jokes

Well, if you want to that far back, here's one I made up back in grade school shortly after getting a PC Transporter card for my Apple IIGS and MS-DOS 3.30, then leaning the joys of IRQ [conflicts]. When my mother calls me to come to her and do something, is that a non-maskable IRQ on channel parent...
by slickrcbd
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: BOTF Strategy Guide
Topic: Opinion question
Replies: 20
Views: 5138

Re: Opinion question

I know that plugging the cloaking device into the Enterprise in that TOS episode was improvising and that it would not have worked as well as on the ship it was designed for (they were lucky it was compatible at all), but it was the ships it was purpose-built for that had the stupid limitations. I c...
by slickrcbd
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bad dev jokes
Replies: 8
Views: 1522

Re: Bad dev jokes

This isn't entirely a joke, but a real incident that happened back in 2012. I had just completed upgrading the RAM on a bunch of CPUs and had 16 of them stacked up on a cart bringing it into the back room to be shipped off. I had a lidless open box with the old RAM DIMMs on top. Another tech was co...
by slickrcbd
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bad dev jokes
Replies: 8
Views: 1522

Re: Bad dev jokes

Oh god, those are old. I first heard them over 25 years ago. Yes, back when I was in junior high. Incidentally, back then I wanted to be a programmer. I didn't give up that dream until after my first year of college when I found I had little talent for GUIs and went with tech support and networking ...
by slickrcbd
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: BOTF Strategy Guide
Topic: Opinion question
Replies: 20
Views: 5138

Re: Opinion question

Some of the limitations on the cloak seemed artificial, especially after the movie Star Trek VI:The Undiscovered Country . Why is it that nobody in Picard's time could fire when cloaked? That said, the use of cloaking technology to make something like Chang's ship that prevents the enemy from being ...
by slickrcbd
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do you building large fleets?
Replies: 24
Views: 5261

Re: How do you building large fleets?

Is there a FAQ on those "hidden options and hotkeys" or a post in the forum going over them?
by slickrcbd
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do you building large fleets?
Replies: 24
Views: 5261

Re: How do you building large fleets?

That seems to mostly be my experience as well, except that if the ships are reasonably far from the enemy group I designate and I choose "charge', they generally will fly straight at the enemy and fire. What they actually do seems somewhat random if I issue any other command. Also what they do when ...
by slickrcbd
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Combat. Tactics and helpful advice.
Replies: 14
Views: 2076

Re: Combat. Tactics and helpful advice.

The Federation and Romulans were not allies. It was closer to a joint operation between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. (IIRC there were a couple of such for search and rescue). The presence of the Neutral Zone and all the previous interactions indicated they were not all...
by slickrcbd
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Combat. Tactics and helpful advice.
Replies: 14
Views: 2076

Re: Combat. Tactics and helpful advice.

Haha, I thought I must've somehow missed an episode or that maybe I was the only one who noticed. Didn't even bother to write her out of the story. She was simply never seen and never mentioned again, even the Romulans and Section 31 totally forgot about her. The Romulans also never seemed bothered...
by slickrcbd
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Combat. Tactics and helpful advice.
Replies: 14
Views: 2076

Re: Combat. Tactics and helpful advice.

I know, that always bothered me that the Tal Shiar officer just disappeared.
I don't recall any explanation for that in the show, they just never mentioned her again.
by slickrcbd
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Combat. Tactics and helpful advice.
Replies: 14
Views: 2076

Re: Combat. Tactics and helpful advice.

They did, and it was the Dominion's fault that the ship even went into production. Originally the project was canceled with only the prototype being built for the very reasons you stated. Sisko was able to requisition the prototype he helped design for use helping to defend the then-underarmed stati...
by slickrcbd
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Combat. Tactics and helpful advice.
Replies: 14
Views: 2076

Re: Combat. Tactics and helpful advice.

Thing is, only the lead ship in the Defiant class had a cloak on loan from the Romulans. IIRC when it was destroyed in the battle with the Breen energy dampening field, they lost the cloak as well. The Defiant class in BotF should NOT have a cloak. Maybe the first one you build might have one, but a...
by slickrcbd
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Largest System Population
Replies: 18
Views: 3893

Re: Largest System Population

Could you attach a copy of the game file that holds the system data for your "vanilla"? (I forgot which one it is, but UE should tell you, it's just that BoTF is on my old computer and it is turned off at the moment.) I'd like to try playing with the larger system sizes. Particularly when playing Kl...
by slickrcbd
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How do you building large fleets?
Replies: 24
Views: 5261

Re: How do you building large fleets?

That's typically my weakness in all 4X games. I tend to focus too much on infrastructure and don't build enough military units.

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