Oct
17
2016

The link to a hysterical Star Trek “What The HELL, Humans?” piece.

And I’m not underselling here, I think. This very well may be the funniest thing that you read all day.  I certainly thought that it was.

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8 Comments

  • BigGator5 says:

    You were right, Moe. I see that came from Tumblr, but that was really funny. First time I belly laugh in a few weeks.

  • louief says:

    True fact:

    The first nuclear device to be used in combat, Little Boy, dropped on Hiroshima, never had a full scale test.

    That is, they built a weapon based on a whole new branch of physics, that used one of two (OK maybe three) elements that would act in this strange way, isolated just enough to make a single device, ran some calculations, slapped it into a casing, loaded it on an airplane, dropped it, and it WORKED.

    Now, you may be saying, wait, there WAS a nuclear device tested before that. And you would be correct. That was for a different type of device, that required a different element, that was notoriously difficult to machine and shape, but which needed to be machined into a very precise form, then surrounded by what amounted to thirty-two sophisticated bombs that all had to go off at precisely the same time ( within one tenth of a microsecond).

    THAT device they tested.

    Once.

    Oh, and if you think I am exaggerating the complexity of these devices, think again. I am actually glossing over a number of technical challenges.

    • Aruges says:

      Not taking anything away from your post, but Little Boy’s design was atomic weapon equivalent of banging rocks together.

      • Wombat-socho says:

        Yes, but nobody was really sure what was going to happen when they did. Would it set off an unstoppable chain reaction that would destroy all life on Earth? Would it fizzle out like a damp squib? Sure, they’d run the numbers and they THOUGHT (correctly, as it turned out) they knew what would happen.

  • Luke says:

    Wow.
    That single series of posts converted me most of the way from “Trek sucks” to “Trek is awesome!”
    .
    After decades of Trekkie friends trying and utterly failing to convert me.

  • JAB says:

    Ok, now I need to watch some STTNG with this in mind.

    That one episode where a couple of people switch ships, and Riker ends up taking the Captaincy of a Klingon vessel? Humans, go figure.

  • jetty says:

    humans: “Let’s cloak and then fly through a planet while invisible!”
    vulcan: “But why?”
    humans: “Because that WOULD RULE!”
    LOL

  • qixlqatl says:

    *SNRK* Lethal five dimensional wedgie..? Yeah, that was an awesome piece!

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