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I was watching an episode of Stargate SG1 last night. In it, one of the scientists (Daniel Jackson) was scanning some artifacts looking for something. In his hand was a Garmin eTrex yellow, beeping away like it was a tricorder or something. Come on prop-guys, you can do better than that. icon_wink.gif

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...is only lame to the people who recognize it for what it is. If the item is reasonably uncommon (as handheld GPSrs still are to the vast majority of people), it 'works' in the eyes of the project's production staff.

 

Do you remember the 'blasters' used by the white-armoured Imperial Storm Troopers in the first StarWars films? They were actually thinly disguised 9mm Sterling sub-machine guns ...the very same that I carried as a personal weapon during a '78 tour of UN peacekeeping duty in southern Lebanon (...less the light beam and 'SQREEEE!!!' sound when it was fired [but dadgum, that would have been cool!]).

 

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Lady Remington in "The Phantom Menace"

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"Winter's just the curtain. Spring will take the bow"

-- Richard Shindell, Spring

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I taped mine to a cat and recorded its wandering for a day. Then I printed out the track log, colored it with Photoshop, and had it enlarged to a 3'x4' print. I titled it "Chaos" and sold it on ebay for $3400.

 

(just kidding)

 

Tim

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And if you look carefully, in the opening sequence of Star Wars, there are actual blank rounds littering the floor.. they apprearently used them to coord the "laser" fire with the reactions.. to make it more realistic!!

 

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In the Transformers movie, a 60csx is used as a GPS, but it’s sideways in(it’s non existant) landscape mode, with a futuristic display.

 

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On 3/11/2003 at 5:53 AM, Bzzliteyr said:

And if you look carefully, in the opening sequence of Star Wars, there are actual blank rounds littering the floor.. they apprearently used them to coord the "laser" fire with the reactions.. to make it more realistic!!

 

Bzz

I wonder why a weapon that fires a beam of light would recoil.

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14 hours ago, Mineral2 said:

I wonder why a weapon that fires a beam of light would recoil.

 

They are not beams of light.....  They are not laser weapons....

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In the early Star trek Dr Mc Coys medical sensor was just a salt and pepper pot set.

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The bump of a 16 y/o message with a kind of generic post and an old 'last login' date is suspicious on its own, but I should probably do some moderator stuff and remind posters to stay on tech topics.

So, more GPS and less movie trivia, please.

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On 3/5/2003 at 3:36 AM, Cache Canucks said:

...is only lame to the people who recognize it for what it is. If the item is reasonably uncommon (as handheld GPSrs still are to the vast majority of people), it 'works' in the eyes of the project's production staff.

 

Do you remember the 'blasters' used by the white-armoured Imperial Storm Troopers in the first StarWars films? They were actually thinly disguised 9mm Sterling sub-machine guns ...the very same that I carried as a personal weapon during a '78 tour of UN peacekeeping duty in southern Lebanon (...less the light beam and 'SQREEEE!!!' sound when it was fired [but dadgum, that would have been cool!]).

 

I remember those too.... cock, cant, look......

 

DD

On 3/5/2003 at 3:36 AM, Cache Canucks said:

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