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Hiro out already? Wintermute pwn'd by HAL? What is going on here?

Level 14

Okay, folks... I am shaken to my geek core. I guess I can see the justice in letting Ripley beat out Hiro (though I still think his swordsmanship and crazy driving skills should have been considered an equal match for Ripley carrying an alien baby...okay, still bitter), but the notion that a computer that can open and close airlocks and bore you to death with its drone should move on and leave Wintermute in the dust? Really? Alright, as with all things thwack, we don't manipulate the numbers, edit the posts (except for vulgarity and such), or delete just because we disagree... But, someone do me a favor and explain that travesty to me.

In any case, Fleet 16, stage 2 of the , is open and we've had some fun, check out ' post () to see what we've done and then have some fun voting. Interesting to see the IID progress, though the logic against it doing so was quite aptly explained, hats off to for his defense of a C3PO win in the prequel.

I'm thinking Prefect has a good chance. You can't beat the towel.

Solo will take out Picard's tool, but maybe not Picard.

River must out-brain HAL.

Much to Tiffany's chagrin, I think Q will take the Doc, TARDIS or not.

Ripley, if she can outwit Hiro, can certainly out do Number 6.

Borg over MAL.

IID over Spock, leaving Spock quite broken by his exposure to the infinitely improbable.

I don't see how Kaylee can take Paul... just can't get my head around that one.

I still like my original picks, but we must adapt.

See you on the boards,


Level 15

I really was expecting more Snow Crash props as there no justice?

Level 12

Well, given they haven't made the movie yet... it may be a bit sad, but not all together unexpected. But, seriously Torok...  Hiro to win it all?  That was ambitious.

Level 14

No one can fault me for lacking in that department... He helped code the metaverse and he has YT (really, what more do you need?). I guess I like my clock-winder-walk-away characters better than my hands-on meddlers.

Level 15

In protest, I'm currently getting a tattoo on my forehead reading 'POOR IMPULSE CONTROL'.

Level 14

Please do not wait for Snow Crash "The Movie" and read the book!!!  YT and Hiro are great characters and deserved better.

While you are at it read Neal Stephenson like Cryptonomicon.

Level 15

Seconding this.....Cryptonomicon is excellent - a sprawling, surreal journey not to be missed. And, you can read it for free on Harper-Collins' site!

Okay, back to traces!

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