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Τι ψιφήζουμε;Tuesday, May 27 2014, 18:15 Δημόσιο, Ελληνικά, Ταξίδια, πολιτικά
Διακοπες στην Ελλαδα δυο χρονιές συνεχόμενες! Θα κακό μάθουμε :-). Φέτος που ήρθαμε δεν συνειδητοποίησα πως είχαμε και εκλογές. Αφού πέρσι είχα τελειώσει ολα τς χαρτιά να αποκτήσω και Ελληνική ιθαγένεια είπα να δώ άμα μπορώ να ψηφίσω (ειμαι που ειμαι, γιατί οχι;). Βρήκα που ειμαι γραμμένος, Χάρι στην Τεχνολογία, αλλά το χωριό του παρέα μου ειναι λίγο μακριά, χωρίς αυτοκίνητο, να πας απλός και μόνο να ψηφίσεις, οποτε μετά απο δυο μερες ενθουσιασμό για τις πρώτες μου εκλογές στην Ελλάδα, είπα να μην τρέχω σαν βλάκας να ψηφίσω κάπου πάνω στα βουνά, σε ένα μικρό δημοτικό σχολείο. Για τις επόμενες λέω να πάρω μεταγραφή να ψηφίζω κάπου πιο κοντα σε αεροδρόμιο :-)
Αυτό που παρατήρησα με τις εκλογές ειναι πως πολλοί με ρώτησαν ερωτήσεις του στυλ "τι το ψάχνεις τωρα ρε μεγαλε να ψηφίσεις;" Επειδή και οι ίδιοι έχουν σταματήσει να ψηφίζουν είτε απο βαρεμάρα, είτε απο κάποια απογοητεύση με το δημοκρατικό σύστημα, είτε απλός δεν ψηφίζουν επειδή, όπως έλεγαν και κάτι παλαιοί, "ειναι όλοι τους τα ίδια σκατά". Όσοι μου είπαν όμως να ψηφίσω μου έδωσαν όλοι την ίδια συμβουλή: ψήφος για ΑΝΤΑΡΣΥΑ. Το ΝΔ και το ΠΑΣΟΚ τελευταία τριάντα χρονια τα έχουν κανει σαν τς μούτρα τους οποτε αλλαγή. Αυτο που δεν καταλαβαίνω ειναι το εξής: πως γίνεται, ακομα, να ψηφίζει ο κόσμος Χρυσή Αυγή με ολα που εχουμε δει τον τελευταία χρόνο;
Έτσι λοιπόν να οι αρχικές μου εμπειριες ως (επίσημος) Ελλην ψηφοφόρος. Εσείς ευχαριστημένοι με τα αποτελέσματα;
Alien Nation - some thoughtsTuesday, May 20 2014, 14:26 1990s, Entertainment, SciFi, Television
The show follows two cops around, partners, a human (Sykes) and a "Newcomer" (Fransisco). The show started off seeming like there would be this big story arc revolving around a conspiracy. Sykes' former partner was killed under suspicious circumstances, the police captain was promoted to captain in the aftermath (and it seemed like Sykes was originally up for the job), so that drew me in. Sadly, the conspiracy line was dropped and the show seemed more like it was designed to explore the cultural norms of the Tenctonese, or "newcomers" in colloquial terms. These are bald aliens whose ship crash-landed in the Mojave desert. The ship was made up, predominantly, of slave labor Tenctonese, however there were some "overseers" who were there as well. They appeared to be of the same race (unlike other Science Fiction shows where the slave masters are a whole other alien species).
The show tackles things such as patriarchy vs matriarchy, gender, intelligence, religion, and various other cultural norms, and how those clash with the human norms in California at that time period. To some extent, I think, that this show could be considered an ideological precursor of District 9, although District 9 is more bleak. The show only had one season, and 5 made for TV movies. There are some dropped storylines, as well as plot discontinuities between the end of season 1 of the show and the movies that picked up the torch. I doubt that this show will be remade, but there is a of material here for a reboot :-)
Shipyard spring clearningMonday, May 5 2014, 05:00 Entertainment, Games, MMORPG, online, SciFi, StarTrek, VideoGames
On the federation side I ended up decommissioning an Akira class escort ship named U.S.S. Kourouta. I got this ship when I made commander I think. I love the shape of the ship, I think it's one of my favorite Federation designs, but it simply cannot compete with end-game content. The hull is too weak (20,000) and there aren't enough bridge officer slots, or console slots for that matter to make it worth it. The set had the following setup in terms of consoles: 3 1 1. The last known configuration of this ship had the Breen Absolute Zero set. I guess there is a refit version of this ship that I can acquire later on if I want to.
Another federation ship that I was considering giving up was the Intrepid Class ship that I had, but I brought it out of mothballs to play the featured Surface Tension mission. The ship seemed to hold its own (granted the mission does have a lot of assists!), so I think I will hold off on decommissioning this ship for now.
The second ship I got rid of was the I.K.S. Cr'ete. This was a Phalanx Science Vessel that I had acquired as part of a free giveaway during player appreciation days. It's still in the C-Store if I wish to reclaim it, but having taken it out for a spin, I saw that the hull (19,000) was rather weak and even with the Nukara Strikeforce Technologies Set that I had on it it was just too weak for end game missions. This was the same problem faced with the Akira that I decommissioned as well. I didn't think much of this ship, so having an open slot for a Mogh ship (once I buy up enough Zen) or actually commissioning the Science Destroyer that I have yet to unbox would be a better use of the ship slot.
From the Romulan Side:
Nothing to decommission on the Romulan side yet. Although the Nova Class I got for free during one of the giveaways, that has not seen any action is a good contender for the next round of clean-ups.