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by RockDoctor
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4704
Views: 506881

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

ffutures wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:05 pm
I get the impression nobody knows this one...
I'll give it another day or so while I think up another one.
by RockDoctor
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Quote of the week!
Replies: 597
Views: 195638

Re: Quote of the week!

nose? choose your side left or right? not sure how feasable it is in real life There is a weak area at the back of the nose through where the olfactory nerve passes, which might be an attack vector, but the projection of the hard palate would make getting lined up a problem. but on a episode of "Tr...
by RockDoctor
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Quote of the week!
Replies: 597
Views: 195638

Re: Quote of the week!

How many ways could you kill someone with a chopstick? I can think of 4 places I'd try, if I had to. Aside from the obvious ones like eyes, ears, throat and chest you got some more, depending on the power you are able to use. A pencil or even a car key could offer similar results. Pencil, yes. Most...
by RockDoctor
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4704
Views: 506881

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Cody wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:49 pm
Is the 'why' something to do with sending messages? As for 'where' - no idea!
Getting the right answer is one half. Being able to explain why it's right is the other half.
by RockDoctor
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Quote of the week!
Replies: 597
Views: 195638

Re: Quote of the week!

spud42 wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:09 am
so every butter knife?
knives are bad but what about forks? Spoons?
Sporks?
How many ways could you kill someone with a chopstick? I can think of 4 places I'd try, if I had to.
by RockDoctor
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4704
Views: 506881

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

spud42 wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:30 am
seems a bit Prachettesque ...but i have no idea..
You're right about the author - at one of the sciencier ends of his fantasia.
by RockDoctor
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4704
Views: 506881

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Commander_X wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:59 am
RockDoctor, it's your turn since quite some posts back!
Sorry, I've not been feeling too good. Hadn't even noticed it was my turn.

OK, quickly composing one.

Where would you find a Columba, a Chappe and a Bell on backs of elephants, and why?
by RockDoctor
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Quote of the week!
Replies: 597
Views: 195638

Re: Quote of the week!

Roger Hargreaves' Mr Greedy is only slightly easier to read than John Steinbeck's classic Of Mice and Men , a study has found. <chortles> An interesting list of the 'easiest' and 'hardest' books to read - Gulliver's Travels was rated as the hardest read. I've not read all of Gulliver, but certainly...
by RockDoctor
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4704
Views: 506881

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

I keep my eyes half-peeled for such things, but haven't seen it on TV yet. It'll be along one decade or another.
by RockDoctor
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4704
Views: 506881

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Well there is the whole of Star Trek 3 - the one with a woman in Kirk's chair, not the Earl-Grey-hot guy. <finger counts: TOS, 1, TNG, 2, DS9, 3. Voyager 4; pedantically replies: /> Unless you consider Kirk's Star Trek as being Start Trek 0 (or maybe just Star Trek), the one you're talking about sh...
by RockDoctor
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4704
Views: 506881

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Cody wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:46 pm
Isn't it the one with a medical hologram providing comic relief?
<grins> If the medical hologram provided comic relief, what the hell did the holodeck provide?
Something to wipe the tears away?
by RockDoctor
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4704
Views: 506881

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, another list of five: five SF books, TV shows, or films where the main driver of the plot is that the character(s) is/are lost, and are striving to find their way home (or, possibly, to reach some other destination). Well there is the whole of Star Trek 3 - the one with a woman in Kirk's chair,...
by RockDoctor
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oolite Darwin Awards
Replies: 266
Views: 92968

Re: Oolite Darwin Awards

Maybe this would have been the right place to post this "Oooops" http://aegidian.org/bb/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=20106#p266566 Posted: 2019-02-28T01:33:04+00:00 Slight technical error of forgetting to pause the game, going to make and eat supper, brew some coffee, catch up on the insanities of Twitter on...
by RockDoctor
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Graphics settings in Oolite on Linux
Replies: 3
Views: 895

Re: Graphics settings in Oolite on Linux

Cody wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:10 pm
Welcome aboard - if that don't work, come back to us and we'll see what we can do!
And if it does work, come back and tell us so we're not left wondering.
by RockDoctor
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oooops ... how far can I go?
Replies: 6
Views: 953

Oooops ... how far can I go?

Slight technical error of forgetting to pause the game, going to make and eat supper, brew some coffee, catch up on the insanities of Twitter on the phone, blah blah blah ... and for several hours of real time I've been torus-driving out of the system. I can't even recognise the star - I'm just havi...