One of these things is not like the others...

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by SiliconAddict, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. SiliconAddict macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    OK I'm going to geek out here for a second. Sorry.
    Below is a screen cap from the Sci-fi channel's Stargate SG1. On the work table you seen several devices. From right to left. First off we have what appears to be an Oscilloscope. (I could be wrong on that but it makes sense since in the epi they are trying to power an ancient device.) Next to that we have an ancient device that phase shifts matter into an alt dimension. Next to that we have in the foreground a Naquadah power generator. Naquadah is a mystery substance that has tremendous energy potential. Finally we have a Dell XPS 1710 system. One of these devices is rooted deeper in the realm of Sci-fi then the others. Can you guess which one?

    If you guessed the XPS 1710 system you guessed right. While the others are pretty out there no one in their right mind, esp Sam, would EVER, and I MEAN EVER, take one of these pieces of [BLEEP] into the field. A toughbook maybe. Hell maybe even a Toshiba that has been ruggedized. But an XPS system? I can tell you right now that, that model that is sitting there is the most unreliable piece of garbage on the face of planet Earth. (I repair those things for a living.)
    In reality what probably would happen is that Sam would be setting things up. She turns on her computer only to find no video. She spends 10 minutes dicking around with it until she figures out that the backlight on the display died. Or more likely the motherboard blew so it can no longer charge the battery. I've been seeing A LOT of those lately. She calls up SGC and get a new laptop. She gets it but doesn't finish her calculations before the Ori invade the planet and destroy her, and the village. After which the Ori go on to decimate Earth and the rest of the galaxy. All because SGC went in on a craptastic Dell computer that has no business in a mission critical situation. I'm all for product placements, well not really but that is a sep topic, but come on.

    End of geeky rant. [​IMG]

  2. Motley macrumors 6502

    Dec 11, 2005
  3. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    I think you need to get out more;)
  4. Osarkon macrumors 68020


    Aug 30, 2006
    Well it looks pretty robust so I guess if all else fails it could be used as a blunt weapon..:D
  5. SiliconAddict thread starter macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Funny thing is I do get out. Heck I was even on a date last night. However this is what happens when you watch SG1 at 3AM in the morning. :D
  6. iSaint macrumors 603


    May 26, 2004
    South Mississippi y'all, near the water!
    Oooo, I played this with Sesame Street!

    "One of these things
    is not like the others.
    One of these things just doesn't belong.

    If you can guess which thing
    doesn't belong
    before I finish my song."

    or something like that...

    everyone knows there are no PCs in the future. It's all interactive chips implanted in your brain. You just think of what it is you want to know and it appears in your senses.
  7. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO

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