AIM Chat with ltdakotaellis, MajorAZinthys, Lt TKirr.

7:30 PM

VAdm Blackthorne: Hey folks.

Lt Dakota Ellis: hello

Lt TKirr: Hi.

Lt Dakota Ellis: how do I get rid of a virus that mcafee says is protected written?

Lt TKirr: Erm...

Lt TKirr: Restart maybe

Lt TKirr: Sounds like an 'in use' thing.. dunno though.

MajorAZinthys: Kick it a lot

Lt TKirr: Yeah, that'll work, Z.

Lt Dakota Ellis: lol

7:35 PM

VAdm Blackthorne: Easiest way is to not get viruses in the first place, really.

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CaptDougMcKnight: Zinthys, hey!

Lt Dakota Ellis: I need to get a firewall

CaptDougMcKnight: Everyone else, hey as well.

VAdm Blackthorne: Install Windows XP Service Pack 2 and you have a firewall.

Lt Dakota Ellis: I'd need to upgrade to Windows XP lol

VAdm Blackthorne: What are you using?

Lt Dakota Ellis: ME

VAdm Blackthorne: There is no hope for you then.

Lt Dakota Ellis: well we all knew that anyway didn't we. lol

MajorAZinthys: Doesn't SP2 have all those problems?

VAdm Blackthorne: SP2 has an effective built in firewall.

VAdm Blackthorne: Use that and automatic updates, and actually install the updates.

VAdm Blackthorne: Then the only way you'd get a virus is by running random email attachments.

7:40 PM

MajorAZinthys: Which people still do...

VAdm Blackthorne: That blows my mind.

VAdm Blackthorne: People actually still use Internet Explorer too.

Lt TKirr: <~

VAdm Blackthorne: Might as well put a SPYWARE PLZ sign on your face.

Lt TKirr: Lol

Lt TKirr: I believe it.

CaptDougMcKnight: What do you use?

MajorAZinthys: Yeah, I just got a new laptop today, so I haven't had a chance to install Firefox yet

VAdm Blackthorne: When I use windows, I use Mozilla Firefox.

CaptDougMcKnight: Guess I'd better look into that. My computer's starting to have some trouble with that stuff.

Lt TKirr: Hm, not a lot of us here tonight. =/

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CaptDougMcKnight: Heya, Kiley.

VAdm Blackthorne: Well, there's our wayward counselor!

Kiley Airell: *runs in having totally lost track of time*

Lt TKirr: Speak of the.. erm... hi, Kiley! =P

VAdm Blackthorne: ::hands Kiley a watch:: There you go.

Kiley Airell: Thank you Sir!

Lt Dakota Ellis: and you didn't even have to retire

VAdm Blackthorne: I was just about to make a joke about that.

7:45 PM

Kiley Airell: lol

VAdm Blackthorne: Okay, let's get this show started.

MajorAZinthys: ::blows into whistle::

MajorAZinthys: Attention!!

CaptDougMcKnight: ::AA::

Lt Dakota Ellis: ::AA::

Lt TKirr: ::AA::

Kiley Airell: ::AA::

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VAdm Blackthorne: Okay, tonight we are still located at the DNA-containing cloud, which is now increasing in density exponentially.

VAdm Blackthorne: Any questions?

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MajorAZinthys: ::stares blankly::

Lt TKirr: ::laughs::

7:50 PM

Lt TKirr: No, no questions.

VAdm Blackthorne: Okay, in that case...

VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

VAdm Blackthorne: BEGIN SIM

Lt TKirr: ::moves quickly behind Science, to the relief of the ensign::

VAdm Blackthorne: ::turns to T'Kirr:: Explain this.

Lt Dakota Ellis: ::keeping an eye on things from the lab::

Lt TKirr: ::busily interpreting the incoming readings::

Kiley Airell: ::on the bridge::

MajorAZinthys: ::Steps out onto the bridge::

Lt TKirr: We have determined this gaseous cloud is related to the biomass that destroyed Constitution. The difference is, this one has... eaten.

CaptDougMcKnight: ::Rushes out onto the bridge, but stops dead when his gaze falls upon his superior:: Oh, Major, welcome back. Guess tactical's taken care of then.

Lt TKirr: Recently.

MajorAZinthys: No, go ahead.

VAdm Blackthorne: Okay, so why is it getting denser?

MajorAZinthys: ::Steps down and stands in front of the XO's chair::

CaptDougMcKnight: Oh...alrighty then. Suggest we launch a full spread of quantum torpedoes into the cloud, maximum yield. Maybe we can keep it from packing itself back together, or at least slow it down.

7:55 PM

VAdm Blackthorne: Not just yet.

CaptDougMcKnight: ::Steps behind the tactical console, and begins typing up a firing solution::

Lt TKirr: Density at three point four kilograms per cubic meter and rising. I believe it is becoming fluidic again.

CaptDougMcKnight: (Oh...lag. Fantastic.)

VAdm Blackthorne: Any way to stop the process, do you think?

Kiley Airell: Looks like it's feeding time again

Lt Dakota Ellis: ::listening to TKirr over the comm:: We need to burn it up before it turns to jello again or else it's going to be hungrey and we'll be lunch

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CaptDougMcKnight: (Sorry, my connection chose a bad time to suck. What was the last message of mine anyone saw?)

Lt TKirr: We should be able to ignite it, but it will only affect it in its gaseous state. We need to work quickly.

MajorAZinthys: <<Oh, lag, fantastic>>

Kiley Airell: <<brb>>

CaptDougMcKnight: (Wow, didn't think I was online that long. Was there a response to the torpedo salvo suggestion?)

Lt Dakota Ellis: ::starts working on an image of the ship with an "Eat at Ian's" sign on top::

VAdm Blackthorne: ((I said "Not just yet."))

CaptDougMcKnight: (Ah.)

VAdm Blackthorne: Ignite it with what, exactly?

8:00 PM

Lt TKirr: A torpedo near the center should be sufficient.

VAdm Blackthorne: McKnight. ::nods::

CaptDougMcKnight: ::Shrinks the computations for the full salvo, in case they need that to fall back on, then shrugs and targets the dead center::

MajorAZinthys: How do we know this isn't the same biomass that destroyed the Constitution?

VAdm Blackthorne: We destroyed it.

CaptDougMcKnight: ::Presses the launch button:: Torpedo away.

VAdm Blackthorne: There's no way it could have survived the matter/anti-matter obliteration.

MajorAZinthys: Stranger things have happened, Admiral.

CaptDougMcKnight: ::Watches the intense blue point of light streak across the viewscreen::

VAdm Blackthorne: ::Watches the screen:: Only two things come to mind, Major.

Lt Dakota Ellis: ::watches the gas cloud on a small screen::

MajorAZinthys: ::perks his eyebrows up::

Lt Dakota Ellis: ::plays Jerry Lee Lewis on her ipod::

MajorAZinthys: ::Sits::

VAdm Blackthorne: The spontaneous combustion of the Mayor of Warsaw

in 1546 and that incident in 12th century Burgandy when it rained herring.

Kiley Airell: <bak>

MajorAZinthys: ::chuckles::

VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The torpedo detonates in the center of the cloud, igniting it into a fireball.

Lt TKirr: ::frowns subtlely in complete lack of comprehension::

CaptDougMcKnight: (They have ipods in the 24th century?)

8:05 PM

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CaptDougMcKnight: (Heya, Weis.)

Kiley Airell: <<hey nici>>

Lt TKirr: <<Hey, Weis! We blowing the gas cloud up>>

MajorAZinthys: So we know blowing up warp drives destroys these things..... now what else... ::assumes thinking posture::

LtNicoleWeis: ((hey guys, sorry i'm late))

Kiley Airell: ::watches the explosion on the viewer, some how thinking that this seems too easy::

Lt TKirr: ::blinks against the blinding light, watching her panel::

Lt Dakota Ellis: (it's a heirloom)

VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The fireball quickly dies, having no oxygen to sustain itself.

Lt Dakota Ellis: ::watches it burn and sings along:: great balls of fire

LtNicoleWeis: ::randomly walks onto the bridge::

CaptDougMcKnight: ::Waits to see if they're going to need a more creative way of blowing this thing up::

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Kiley Airell: ::turns and looks to see who entered the bridge::

Lt TKirr: ::console beeping:: Eighty-five percent has been destroyed.

VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The remaining fifteen percent is scattered into liquid droplets.

Lt TKirr: The rest is breaking apart.

LtNicoleWeis: ::smiles and waves to kiley::

MajorAZinthys: Might we want to scoop those up and bottle them?

Lt TKirr: ::looks up at the screen to watch::

Lt TKirr: ::glances at Weis curiously::

VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The droplets begin to swarm around each other furiously.

Lt TKirr: ::frowns at the sight, then consults her sensors::

Lt Dakota Ellis: +TKirr+ It's regrouping

8:10 PM

VAdm Blackthorne: ::watching the viewscreen, narrows his eyes:: Red alert.

Lt TKirr: Indeed.

Kiley Airell: this doesn't look good

CaptDougMcKnight: (Weren't we already on red alert?)

Lt TKirr: <<I don't think so>>

VAdm Blackthorne: (Yellow.))

LtNicoleWeis: ::stands and looks at the viewscreen and whats going on::

CaptDougMcKnight: (Ah.)

Lt TKirr: Curious.

CaptDougMcKnight: ::Turns on the red alert klaxons::'s about that full spread now?

VAdm Blackthorne: Can you hit the things?

CaptDougMcKnight: Individually? No. But they're clustered pretty close together. They'd definitely be engulfed by the overall blast.

VAdm Blackthorne: Fire away.

CaptDougMcKnight: ::Nods:: Aye, sir.

Kiley Airell: << sorry all, something important's come up . . . I have to go >>

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CaptDougMcKnight: ::Fires a rapid succession of quantum torpedoes. They spread out before reaching the target, and explode with maximum possible intensity, totally engulfing the droplets in the blast::

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VAdm Blackthorne: ACTION> The blast fades and the droplets are gone.

8:15 PM

CaptDougMcKnight: ::Smiles as he views the result:: Dare I say score one for brute force?

MajorAZinthys: So we just need to give it one last meal?

LtNicoleWeis: ::is quite impressed by the show::

Lt TKirr: There appears to be no trace left.

VAdm Blackthorne: I believe so, Captain.

VAdm Blackthorne: Peace through superior firepower.

CaptDougMcKnight: Well, I suggest we leave shields up for now, just in case.

CaptDougMcKnight: And back away.

VAdm Blackthorne: Agreed.

MajorAZinthys: Just shooting it... I never would have thought of that.

CaptDougMcKnight: ::Grins:: The things you learn by not going to the Academy.

Lt TKirr: It would not have worked had it more time to re-liquify.

VAdm Blackthorne: Which is why the Constitution didn't make it.

VAdm Blackthorne: ::directs helm to back off to a much larger distance::

VAdm Blackthorne: However, if there are more of these, I'm not willing to let them each eat another colony.

Lt TKirr: ::performs secondary scans of the area::

8:20 PM

MajorAZinthys: how much of what do we have to feed it to make it full?

VAdm Blackthorne: Or perhaps there's some way to induce into a "fed" state?

CaptDougMcKnight: Well, if I was able to dumb down what I heard in the science lab, the change to a gaseous state is a reaction to carbon, right?

Lt TKirr: Impressive, Mr. McKnight.

CaptDougMcKnight: Stop, I'm blushing. Well, what if we just fired up the industrial replicators and whipped up a few tons of charcoal?

Lt Dakota Ellis: (I think we still have a few tons in Banshee's cargo bay. lol)

Lt TKirr: It is plausible, but we would need to run tests for such a large scale operation.

VAdm Blackthorne: Lieutenant? ::looks to T'Kirr:: Could it be that simple?

MajorAZinthys: <Wha?>

Lt Dakota Ellis: (charcoal)

MajorAZinthys: <<yes, but I don't understand the banshee reference>>

8:25 PM

Lt Dakota Ellis: (left over from Morrigan)

MajorAZinthys: <<Ohhhhh, oh right.>>

MajorAZinthys: Feed it charcoal? i never found that to be very appetizing.

Lt Dakota Ellis: (::laughs:: Yeah I know I have a weird memory for small details. lol)

VAdm Blackthorne: You're not a giant space blob either.

CaptDougMcKnight: ::Grins:: Wow, do I rock, or what? Sir, permission to go eat some pie.

MajorAZinthys: Thank the Lord for small miracles.

VAdm Blackthorne: ::nods to McKnight:: Stand down to yellow alert. Dismissed.

LtNicoleWeis: ::still standing on the bridge, very entertained

CaptDougMcKnight: ::Dutifully alters the alert status before nodding respectfully and making for the turbolift, beginning to whistle Dixie once he's stepped onto the turbolift::

8:30 PM

MajorAZinthys: ::Takes over at Tactical::

CaptDougMcKnight: Deck 10.

VAdm Blackthorne: Any change in the area, Lieutenant? ::looks at T'Kirr::

LtNicoleWeis: ::sees everyone is okay and decides to go back to sickbay::

Lt TKirr: ::shakes her head once:: Nothing unusual.

VAdm Blackthorne: Looks like we actually got it then.

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CaptDougMcKnight: ::Feels some residual sense of unease, but attributes it to gas::

Lt TKirr: ::categorizes the data and stores it away::

Lt TKirr: <<Friggin' torpedo made it too easy, lol>>

8:35 PM

CaptDougMcKnight: (You're just mad that my way worked for once. )

VAdm Blackthorne: Alright. I want to find a way to track where it came from.

Lt TKirr: ::stands ready::

VAdm Blackthorne: T'Kirr, get science working on that. Use all resources necessary.

Lt TKirr: ::nods::

CaptDougMcKnight: ::Strides into Ten Forward like he owns the place and takes a seat at the bar:: Pecan pie!

CaptDougMcKnight: ::Gets odd looks::

CaptDougMcKnight: ...and whiskey.

VAdm Blackthorne: I'm not going to let this happen again.

Lt TKirr: ::compiles a list of likely areas to start and piles it onto a PADD::

8:40 PM

Lt TKirr: ::calls for an the ensign to take over and prepares to leave the Bridge::

VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

VAdm Blackthorne: PAUSE SIM

Lt TKirr: ::pauses::

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MajorAZinthys: ::blows into whistle::

MajorAZinthys: Attention!!

Lt TKirr: ::AA::

LtNicoleWeis: ::AAA::

MajorAZinthys: <<Always at attention?>>

LtNicoleWeis: (())

VAdm Blackthorne: No announcements this week! dismissed!

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Lt TKirr: Lag killin' people today.

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Lt TKirr: See you next week.

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CaptDougMcKnight: Heh, my favorite part was when the cloud got blowed up.

VAdm Blackthorne: Yeah, that was good. ::Grins::