Conversation with #ussatlantis at 6/30/2010 9:53:49 PM on (irc)

(9:53:49 PM) ChanServ [] entered the room.
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(9:53:49 PM) ChanServ has changed the topic to: Tonight, Science will implement a solution to Refuge's seismic troubles.
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(9:55:36 PM) CdrTKirr [Mibbit@] entered the room.
(10:02:53 PM) LtJGAlexisWright [] entered the room.
(10:03:10 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya
(10:04:05 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: yo.
(10:04:39 PM) DrRoxanneCarre [] entered the room.
(10:04:49 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Hiyas
(10:05:08 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya Rox
(10:06:07 PM) ColDougMcKnight [] entered the room.
(10:06:36 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya McKnight
(10:06:39 PM) CdrTKirr: Heya
(10:06:55 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Evening.
(10:11:30 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Sorry for having to send that log twice. Posted the first time from work and our proxy must have screwed it up when it blocked me from emailing about it.
(10:12:49 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Aside from that, let's get going.
(10:13:21 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Kay.
(10:14:49 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Can you link me to the archive where the thingies for each week are? I promise I'll bookmark it this time.
(10:15:16 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: snerk ::
(10:15:30 PM) CdrTKirr: :: TWEET :: Attention!
(10:15:31 PM) VAdmBlackthorne:
(10:15:38 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: aa ::
(10:15:56 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::AA::
(10:15:57 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: ::AA::
(10:17:24 PM) VAdmBlackthorne has changed the topic to: Science has discovered that the answer to Refuge's problems is to remove some recent very dense additions to the asteroid field. Some will be tractored away and flung into space, but some can be disposed of in a more fun fashion!
(10:17:29 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Questions?
(10:18:01 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Will there be space ships shooting at us?
(10:18:18 PM) CdrHarper [] entered the room.
(10:18:27 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Pew pew pew?
(10:18:34 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Doubtful.
(10:18:39 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :(
(10:19:42 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Yay, McKnight is here... he likes the boom boom!
(10:20:54 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(10:20:55 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(10:20:56 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(10:20:56 PM) ColDougMcKnight: He does, he does.
(10:21:20 PM) LtKuari [Mibbit@] entered the room.
(10:21:45 PM) CdrHarper: :: at Helm :: Approaching the first designated asteroid.
(10:21:56 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: has transmitted the data on which asteriods should be blown to bit, with how much force, and in which direction ::
(10:22:01 PM) CdrTKirr: :: is back on the Bridge, having completed her Sciencey duty ::
(10:22:48 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Is this one marked for destruction or towage?
(10:22:56 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: chills in her lab, watching the asteroids on the huge screen ::
(10:23:22 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: doing Dr. stuff in her lab, mostly ::
(10:24:08 PM) CdrTKirr: Towage. It's too close to Refuge's gravitational field.
(10:24:39 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods :: Stand by tractor beam.
(10:25:26 PM) CdrHarper: Ready.
(10:25:47 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Lock on and move on prescribed course, accelerating to full impulse.
(10:26:56 PM) CdrHarper: :: does so, and Atlantis starts moving the big rock ::
(10:28:43 PM) CdrHarper: Full impulse, and the rock is on course.
(10:28:57 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Release it and move clear.
(10:28:59 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Computer, dim lights. Play Waltz of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Nutcracker Suite, Tchaikovsky. Boston Philharmonic, 2022.
(10:29:02 PM) CdrTKirr: :: watches the readings on her chairarm screen ::
(10:30:11 PM) CdrHarper: :: lets go and flings the rock past them as she flies out of the way :: Complete, confirmed safe trajectory for the asteroid. Moving to target two.
(10:32:11 PM) CdrHarper: Approaching target two.
(10:32:20 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: looks to T'Kirr :: And its fate?
(10:33:51 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: conducts along with the music as the asteroid flies gracefully out to space, dramatically miming the big ritardando at the top of that one melodic phrase in the middle ::
(10:34:03 PM) CdrTKirr: Safe to destroy.
(10:34:32 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: turns to McKnight:: Enjoy yourself,
(10:36:53 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Grins as he consults the tactical display:: You got it. For tonight's performance, we'll be mixing it up a little bit. Sensors read a fairly sizable ice pocket, not far below the surface. I'm programming in a relatively wide beam, low power blast. Dialing the intensity up gradually.
(10:37:11 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: sends a feed with the video from outside along with her music of choice to Dr. Carre with a quickly tapped out note: "Nothing suits moving big stuff in space quite as nicely as ballet." ::
(10:37:43 PM) ColDougMcKnight: That way, I should be able to superheat the water without actually penetrating the outer layer. Then, when we DO puncture it with a narrow beam followup blast...anyone?
(10:37:47 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods in appreciation:: Should I make popcorn?
(10:38:26 PM) CdrHarper: :: watches the display in anticipation :: Boom.
(10:38:29 PM) CdrTKirr: :: perks an eyebrow at her chairarm, noting McKnight seems to be taking Blackthorne at his word ::
(10:38:46 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: grins in anticipation, watching McKnight's target :: Computer, same performance. Waltz of the Flowers.
(10:39:01 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Make it quick, sir. Phase 1 should only take...two minutes, give or take.
(10:39:17 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods :: Proceed.
(10:39:51 PM) ColDougMcKnight: And actually, Harper, this will be one of my neater jobs, if I do it right. Which we will see,
(10:40:14 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: reads the note, decides on a quick trip to the bridge. Makes a stop at the replicator ::
(10:40:17 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Keys in he fire command, and the promised wide beam phaser begins to heat one side of the asteroid.::
(10:40:27 PM) CdrHarper: :: gets ready to move it just in case ::
(10:41:17 PM) CdrHarper: :: messages Roxy to turn on the TV ::
(10:41:56 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: waltzes around her dark lab by herself with an imaginary partner ::
(10:42:05 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: changes her mind mid-trip and heads to the lab, reads Kates note on her PADD and hurries ::
(10:43:03 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: arrives panting :: Hello!
(10:44:26 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Alex?
(10:44:48 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Nods with a satisfied smile:: Now reading subterranean pocket at roughly 500 Kelvins. Ready to commence phase 2.
(10:45:03 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods :: At your discretion.
(10:45:13 PM) ColDougMcKnight: I like that.
(10:45:17 PM) CdrHarper: :: waits for it.... waits for it...::
(10:45:23 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: doesn't notice Roxy at first, because the music is loud - makes an especially dramatic waltzing maneuver with the fast part of the music incorporating leaps and various and sundry other things as the song comes to a climax, lands on her knees and slides a couple feet across the floor with FERVOR..... then looks up and notices Dr. Carre's shins....::
(10:45:40 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: looks up, blushing crimson :: Uh,... hi, Roxy!
(10:45:51 PM) CdrTKirr: :: looks from her screen to the main viewer ::
(10:46:28 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: smiles :: I brought popcorn...I think things are going to be heating up! :: hands Alex some popped corn and moves so she can see the viewscreen ::
(10:47:07 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> KAZAP! The second, much shorter phaser burst blasts a gaping hole in the side of the rock. The rapidly building pressure now relieves itself in the form of a colossal steam jet that propels the asteroid with initially slow, but quickly gathering speed. There's a lot of spin to it, of course, but still...
(10:47:44 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Nods:: Confirmed, sir. Its ultimate heading should take it out of the belt.
(10:48:16 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Stylistically done with a touch of flash. I give it a 9.4
(10:48:21 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: gets up, giddy, crams popcorn in her mouth and gets in position :: Cobpuder! :: around a mouthful of popcorn :: Ruthhan Danth!
(10:48:22 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Holy cow! Alex we should be watching this in the bridge! Wanna go?
(10:48:38 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Russian Judge> 9.2
(10:48:44 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: American Judge> 9.1
(10:48:56 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: French Judge> 3.5 - iz no French.
(10:49:08 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: Stops in mid-chew :: Da bwije?
(10:49:10 PM) CdrTKirr: :: frowns ::
(10:49:23 PM) CdrHarper: :: claps ::
(10:49:45 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Yah...c'mon bring your snacks. I'm grabbing more for everyone else. No salt no butter no mess!
(10:49:49 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Thank you, thank you...except to the uppity frog, of course.
(10:50:08 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: swallows :: But... but... my ballet!
(10:50:14 PM) CdrHarper: Taking us to the next target!
(10:51:19 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Computer! Record viewscreen.
(10:51:39 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: There, if we cant get music on the bridge you cant watch it again here with music!
(10:51:44 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: *can
(10:51:59 PM) CdrHarper: And here we are.
(10:52:13 PM) CdrHarper: :: puts another rock up on the viewer ::
(10:52:25 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: C'mon! :: grabs Allex and makes a dash for the turbolift ::
(10:52:30 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: pouts :: okayyyyyyyy... computer, end audio playback. Roxy, can I have caramel corn? :: trots after Roxy ::
(10:53:00 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: ((Bwhahaha bet you think I'll make you some huh? ))
(10:53:44 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Later! I only got regular so it doesnt make a mess. :: enters TL :: Bridge!
(10:54:01 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: sulks at an almost audible level ::
(10:54:59 PM) CdrTKirr: Tow.
(10:55:09 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: On you, Kate.
(10:55:13 PM) CdrTKirr: (( sorry was scrolled up ))
(10:55:28 PM) CdrHarper: Permission to improvise, sir?
(10:55:33 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods ::
(10:55:52 PM) CdrHarper: :: locks the tractor onto the rock and begins to slowly haul it out of the field ::
(10:56:43 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: leaves the sulking Alex on the TL, walks over to Blackthorne :: Permission to dispense cure for low blood sugar Sir. :: waves popcorn under his nose ::
(10:57:01 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Mmmm! Thank you, Doctor. :: takes the popcorn and noms ::
(10:57:05 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: represses sulk and follows ::
(10:57:25 PM) CdrHarper: :: once clear of the belt, she begins to circle the asteroid while maintaining the tractor lock, perturbing its course more and more with each pass ::
(10:57:32 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: passes out to rest of crew ::
(10:57:37 PM) CdrTKirr: :: notes Carre and Wright's entry with emotional expressions. Somewhat louder than necessary and unenthusiastically :: Shall I *prioritize* the targets for destruction?
(10:58:00 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: smirks :: I think the audience demands it.
(10:58:40 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: whispers loudly :: Some nice classical music could with the tempo here Sir.
(10:58:45 PM) CdrHarper: :: orbits the asteroid faster and faster, until full impulse is reached and perturbation is at maximum, when she releases the rock - it flies off like Atlantis had flung it from a sling! ::
(10:59:17 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Admiral, I don't know what your feelings are about music on the bridge, but for this kind of work I highly recommend ballet. The 2022 Boston Philharmonic recording of the Nutcracker Suite is particularly pleasing...
(10:59:18 PM) CdrTKirr: :: makes a quick adjustment to the list and sends it to Helm. Patiently :: As they say, Commander, "have at it."
(10:59:44 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: smiles at the rock flinging ::
(11:00:04 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: applauds at the slinging :: Nicely done!
(11:00:14 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: trails off as she watches the rock sail off into the void ::
(11:00:18 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: And very well, Lt, play some music.
(11:00:37 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Claps softly:: Very impressive. I imagine Lieutenant Zh'dani is furiously tinking how to top it even as we speak. He'll be at it awhile.
(11:01:19 PM) CdrHarper: :: grins impishly :: He's welcome to try.
(11:01:34 PM) CdrHarper: :: moves off to the next splody target ::
(11:02:27 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: BARELY suppresses a squee :: Computer. Medium volume. Boston Philharmonic Nutcracker Suite Sugar Plum Fairy surround sound. (( ))
(11:02:53 PM) CdrHarper: :: stops :: Your turn, Colonel.
(11:03:06 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: listens to the music ::
(11:03:21 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: hands Kate her bag of popcorn :: You were busy earlier.
(11:03:35 PM) CdrHarper: Oh thanks Roxy. :: munches :
(11:04:24 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ::: confused, thought this was Christmas music ::
(11:05:21 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: taps in the next song for the playlist :: ((
(11:05:21 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Stands a moment, putting a hand to his beard contemplatively, examining the graceful spin of rock number 4:: Commander T'Kirr, I judge that spin speed to be well within the safety margin for any possible collision. Do you concur?
(11:06:33 PM) CdrTKirr: :: perks eyebrow at main viewer and consults her chairarm :: I do.
(11:07:08 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: munches popcorn, watching ::
(11:08:40 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Okay, then.
(11:09:45 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: changes the theme a touch ::
(11:11:03 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Percy> :: Grins as she watches the asteroid destruction/towing.:: I was right. Heh.
(11:11:20 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ((And that is my (Rachel's) sick and exhausted post for the night))
(11:11:40 PM) CdrTKirr: (( Thanks for that! ))
(11:11:51 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (lol)
(11:11:54 PM) CdrTKirr: :: watches, interested more with observing the Bridge crew's reactions than the asteroids themselves ::
(11:12:15 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: (( Get better soon!! ))
(11:12:29 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (( Will do!)
(11:12:38 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: (( Also this is one of the most beautiful arias of all time, if you're so inclined. ))
(11:14:11 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: crunches popcorn, waiting for the next act ::
(11:15:14 PM) LtKuari: :: marches down the corridor and goes deer-in-headlights a an asteroid whizzes by ::
(11:15:43 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: goes a bit more lively with the next tune :: A Strauss waltz. ((
(11:15:48 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Anyway! McKnight targets his phaser beam carefully, such that the outer edge is caught only due to the rock's own spin. Hundreds of small fragments soon go floating off into the void, almost like dendelion seeds being blown away. He continuously brings the beam in closer to maintain the effect, whittling down the asteroid.::
(11:17:02 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods, impressed ::
(11:17:40 PM) CdrHarper: :: watches the viewer, engrossed ::
(11:17:44 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: Claps appreciatively :: Nice touch McKnight!
(11:18:14 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Definitely!
(11:18:32 PM) CdrTKirr: :: rather approvingly :: It is... rather skillfull.
(11:18:57 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Smiles proudly:: I DO have my artistic side, subdued though it can be.
(11:19:18 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Sculpting with capital ship phasers, we've discovered a new art!
(11:19:35 PM) LtKuari: :: wonders what's going on and sits in the corridor facing the windows, curling her tail around her feet ::
(11:20:04 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: in the excitement, fades out the Strauss and pulls in the Mozart :: ((
(11:21:27 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (McKnight, IM)
(11:21:45 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (Sorry.)
(11:22:23 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> This continues for another hour or so, until all the rocks have been destroyed, flung out of the way.
(11:23:20 PM) CdrHarper: :: as the finale fades from the viewscreen, a complete obliteration, she claps :: That's all of them, Admiral.
(11:23:52 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: brings her dramatic accompanying musical presentation to a close ::
(11:24:16 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Well done, everyone. A fantastic display of science!
(11:24:34 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: wanders around picking up empty popcorn containers ::
(11:24:35 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: To T'Kirr :: Check the local gravitational field around Refuge and see if we had the intended effect.
(11:25:36 PM) LtKuari: :: checks ::
(11:27:19 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: whispers to Alex :: dont forget to turn off the viewscreen in your lab
(11:27:28 PM) LtKuari: :: feels all eyes on her and looks up after a moment :: We will need to further readings over time to be sure, but so far, results prove to be in Refuge's favor.
(11:28:02 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: blinks at Kuari ::
(11:28:04 PM) LtKuari: :: gives Wright a look, that maybe this work will be up to her ::
(11:28:17 PM) LtKuari: (( damn it =/ ))
(11:28:20 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (lol)
(11:28:37 PM) CdrTKirr: :: feels all eyes on her and looks up after a moment :: We will need to further readings over time to be sure, but so far, results prove to be in Refuge's favor.
(11:28:56 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Very well. Package up the results and transmit to Refuge.
(11:29:04 PM) LtKuari: :: shakes off a weird feeling and resumes her pace down the corridor ::
(11:29:44 PM) CdrTKirr: Aye, sir.
(11:30:54 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(11:30:56 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(11:30:58 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(11:31:12 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: pauses ::
(11:31:38 PM) CdrTKirr: :: pauses ::
(11:31:40 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: ::||::
(11:31:46 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Nicely done folks!
(11:33:17 PM) CdrTKirr: Oh well, at least I didn't end up doing dragon things again.
(11:33:17 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: \o/
(11:33:43 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Science and art collide in a breathtaking dump of our special effects budget!
(11:33:44 PM) LtKuari: (0v0)
(11:33:55 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: And we had popcorn!
(11:34:00 PM) CdrTKirr: Wohoo! Wish I coulda seen it!
(11:34:26 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: You like boom! and I like boom! Enough small boom, let's boom the boom!
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(11:36:15 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Anyway, next week we get to see what all this work got us.
(11:36:31 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Another visit to the tacky leather lady?
(11:38:01 PM) CdrTKirr: Better not say that to her face
(11:38:19 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Okay I have to go work my puppy. Night guys! I'm totally gonna!
(11:38:23 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :D
(11:38:23 PM) CdrTKirr: I mean, she's a pirate and all. Might stab you.
(11:38:30 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Pfft!
(11:38:39 PM) CdrTKirr: Night =)
(11:38:44 PM) CdrTKirr: I gotta get up early... bleh.
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(11:39:21 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Night y'all :)
(11:39:22 PM) CdrTKirr: So I'd better go, too
(11:39:26 PM) CdrTKirr: Night
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