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Old Apr 23, 2013, 07:45 AM   #51
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Well now Abrams is doing both franchises maybe we will find out. I just hope Disney doesn't buy up Star Trek as well because then who knows what junk they will turn out!
Agreed. As advised in yet another sci-fi franchise -- don't cross the streams.

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The deflector dish is not part of the deflector shields. What it actually does is send out beams that push objects like small asteroids out of the ship's path while it's traveling at warp.
The deflector dish is the device that emits the deflector shields, which are the beams that push (i.e. deflect) small particles and radiation away from the ship, regardless of sp...

...waitasec. Am I being trolled?
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Old Apr 23, 2013, 07:50 AM   #52
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WARNING: Star Trek geeks in da house!!!

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OY!!!

WARNING: Star Trek geeks in da house!!!

And I've been following the entire conversation too!
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Trek fan here, so I'll add my 2 bars of gold-pressed latinum...

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I have to admit agreeing with RawBert; this has indeed played out like that "what if" game that Sheldon and Amy play on The Big Bang Theory. It's occasionally fun to speculate about such trivial things.

/no, that's my spot.
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.... It is frequently cited, but when I did some research on the quote, no one seems to be able to find it anywhere in his writings or records of his spoken issuances.
Take it and change you sig; your chance
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While Einstein probably never wrote/said it...every thinks it's an Einstein quote. If I take credit for it, it might well be seen as plagiarism, at best... or total megalomania, at worst.

I think I'll just leave it as it is. It also has given some folks the enjoyment of pointing out that the sig is probably misattributed, or just plain never happened.

I wouldn't want to deprive anyone the pleasure of pointing out the error.
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Since it's my sig, I think it's only fair, in the service of full disclosure, to admit that there is serious question as to to whether Einstein ever really said it. It is frequently cited, but when I did some research on the quote, no one seems to be able to find it anywhere in his writings or records of his spoken issuances.

Since I never let facts get in the way, I've left it as a quote, but I'm not sure it is really Einsteinian.
I may have read it was from Heisenberg, but it's uncertain.

Or it could be from Pauli, but not exclusively.
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I may have read it was from Heisenberg, but it's uncertain.

Or it could be from Pauli, but not exclusively.
Ooh, physics humor!

We're in for some esoterica now...
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