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(8:49:50 PM) ChanServ has changed the topic to: Atlantis is safely docked at Starbase Vinland, but the ship has an anniversary to celebrate: 14 years in space. Though the ship is mostly empty, a small party has been organized in Ten Forward, as is tradition.
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(8:57:12 PM) JorvanTav [Mibbit@52-29-34-887.res.bhn.net] entered the room.
(8:57:16 PM) DrRoxanneCarre [Mibbit@49-010-559-699.tukw.qwest.net] entered the room.
(8:57:28 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya folks
(8:57:29 PM) JorvanTav: Good evening.
(8:57:53 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Hiyas
(9:00:24 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Jorvan - PM
(9:00:57 PM) JorvanTav: T'Kirr is taking care of something. She will be here soon.
(9:01:34 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: dont mind me while I'm nomming. *noms*
(9:04:45 PM) ColDougMcKnight [Mibbit@j-88-351-725-23.hsd6.ma.comcast.net] entered the room.
(9:05:03 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Hey. Sorry I'm late. My computer was having some trouble, and I had to restart it a few times.
(9:05:09 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: HIya
(9:07:41 PM) LtCmdrBusard [Mibbit@j-88-351-725-23.hsd6.ma.comcast.net] entered the room.
(9:08:58 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya
(9:10:00 PM) CdrTKirr [email@example.com] entered the room.
(9:10:13 PM) LtKuari [firstname.lastname@example.org] entered the room.
(9:11:28 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: NOw the gang's all here.
(9:14:40 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Jorvan will be joining us! Seems like a good impression was made last week. Somehow. :)
(9:14:50 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: He'll take the open Chief of Science spot.
(9:15:09 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Sweet.
(9:15:32 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Let's get rolling
(9:15:35 PM) JorvanTav: It is great to be here after years watching T'Kirr and wanting to be a part, but unable for whatever reasons
(9:15:41 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Woohoo!
(9:15:51 PM) CdrTKirr: I taught you everything I know. Sort of.
(9:16:39 PM) JorvanTav: I am sure there are plenty of things I will learn over time. But yes. It is always fun to torment T'Kirr in real life about bags of salt
(9:16:59 PM) CdrTKirr: You're such a monster.
(9:17:27 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Let's get started then!
(9:17:38 PM) CdrTKirr: Ahem. :: TWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET :: Attention!
(9:17:52 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::AA::
(9:17:54 PM) JorvanTav: :: AA ::
(9:18:02 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: AA::
(9:18:21 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: aa ::
(9:18:46 PM) LtKuari: :: gargoyle ::
(9:19:17 PM) VAdmBlackthorne has changed the topic to: Tonight we depart Vinland, to head back into parts unknown. However, we're not chasing pirates! The rare phenomenon of a gamma ray burst has been detected, and we'll go observe.
(9:19:44 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Questions?
(9:19:45 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Bah...we need moar pirates!
(9:19:48 PM) LtCmdrBusard: (Ooooo)
(9:20:08 PM) LtCmdrBusard: No! No more pirates! :: Looks at dents in the hull:: :-(
(9:20:11 PM) CdrHarper [Mibbit@nrgh-64-700-283-748.rcmdva.fios.verizon.net] entered the room.
(9:20:16 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: We will get back to the pirates, I promise.
(9:20:23 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Hey, it wasnt MY fault.
(9:20:57 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Besides, this heap needs more chrome. People cant see us and keep running into us!
(9:20:58 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: That's not what McKnight's report says. Blames it all on the doctor. Yep, says it right here.
(9:21:31 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Alrighty then, heeere we go
(9:21:33 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: *sigh*
(9:21:35 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(9:21:36 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(9:21:37 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(9:21:55 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Diving through machinery! Weee!::
(9:21:58 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: walks briskly onto the bridge from the flag office, looking energized and chipper :: Departure readiness report.
(9:22:52 PM) ColDougMcKnight: If we choose to trust this console, all our guns still work.
(9:22:54 PM) JorvanTav: :: is crouched over a science station, lost in study ::
(9:23:42 PM) CdrHarper: :: looks up from HOps :: Propulsion and operational systems are reporting "go".
(9:24:39 PM) ColDougMcKnight: I could try firing up shields if you want, but I'm not sure Vinland control would appreciate that with the mooring clamps still engaged.
(9:24:52 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: smirks :: We've pissed them off enough, I think.
(9:25:05 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: sits down in the center seat and pauses a moment to smile ::
(9:25:42 PM) CdrTKirr: :: enters the Bridge from the lift, greets everyone with her customary subtle nod ::
(9:26:05 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: as T'Kirr enters :: Commander. Has our crew all returned aboard?
(9:26:35 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Does the finger wave thing back before returning his gaze to the tactical display.::
(9:27:16 PM) CdrTKirr: :: seats herself gently on Blackthorne's right and lays a PADD on her leg :: All crew aboard and accounted for.
(9:27:25 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: energizes in the middle of her room, loaded with packages :: Oh crap I'm LATE!
(9:28:22 PM) CdrHarper: :: notes the transport into Roxy's quarters and figures out what happened::
(9:29:25 PM) LtKuari: :: scrutinizes a wall panel near the airlock, checking over the boarding list ::
(9:29:29 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: drops all the shopping paraphernalia then remembers and looks for a specific bag :: Must put chocolate in the cooler unit. :: grabs up a fairly large bag and grins with glee :: HA! Gotcha!
(9:29:57 PM) CdrHarper: :: looks back over her shoulder at the Admiral expectantly ::
(9:30:56 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods to Harper :: Obtain departure clearance.
(9:31:33 PM) CdrHarper: :: asks for clearance by text messages, as she really doesn't want to listen to an earful from the Dockmaster about the last departure ::
(9:32:05 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: stuffs her cooler unit with all the good chocolate and some of the not-so-good, until it is full. Quickly changes into regulation uniform and heads to sickbay with the remaining stash. ::
(9:32:33 PM) CdrHarper: :: is crit by a wall of text in reply ::
(9:32:42 PM) CdrHarper: :: but said wall of text contains the clearance ::
(9:32:48 PM) CdrHarper: We are clear, sir.
(9:33:07 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Transfer to internal power.
(9:33:52 PM) CdrHarper: :: throws the power over to Atlantis's warp core, causing a tiny dip in the ambient hum ::
(9:34:08 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Disengage docking clamps and clear all moorings.
(9:34:37 PM) CdrHarper: :: looses the clamps, cuts free the moorings :: Aye sir.
(9:34:58 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Thrusters to spacedoors.
(9:35:09 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: enters Sickbay and proceeds to stuff the rest of her stash in her office cooler, notes the tiny flicker of lights :: UGH! :: pulls out a hypo and doses herself ::
(9:35:17 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Notes the power grid around the warp core lighting up, and grins:: And we're off. Hope no one left anything behind.
(9:35:36 PM) CdrHarper: :: smirks to herself and slooooooooooooowly backs Atlantis out of the parking spot, and creeps toward the doors :::
(9:36:09 PM) LtKuari: :: enters Sickbay ::
(9:36:46 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: sighs loudly and plops behind her desk to riffle through the e-work stacked incredibly high, sees the Lt. :: Hi Kuari!
(9:37:41 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: impatiently watches the doors approach slowly on the viewer ::
(9:38:01 PM) LtKuari: :: brightens :: Hi! How was your trip?
(9:38:29 PM) CdrTKirr: :: spies Blackthorne out of the corner of her eye, watching his reaction ::
(9:38:30 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: bites back an order to gun it ::
(9:38:37 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ::: drums his fingers on the console ::
(9:39:01 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: grins :: Oh, same 'ol, same 'ol. :: is pretty sure someone followed the scent of chocolate to its source :: Just had to stop for a few last minute items.
(9:40:11 PM) CdrHarper: :: is almost tempted to slow down to goad the Admiral ::
(9:41:53 PM) CdrHarper: :: but the doors finally come :: We are free and clear to navigate.
(9:42:26 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Navigational deflector to full. Knock yourself out.
(9:42:28 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Vinland Dockmaster> :: amazed ::
(9:42:58 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: So, what brings you to Sickbay Kuari? :: grins ::
(9:43:32 PM) LtKuari: :: does indeed pick up the scent, but it's normal for Carre's office so she doesn't notice the sudden nearby abundance :: Just visiting. Do I have any checkups?
(9:43:46 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Heading is two four three mark six, speed is warp seven.
(9:45:06 PM) CdrHarper: Course and speed laid in and ready.
(9:45:20 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Gun it!
(9:45:26 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Let me look. :: scans through the stack of PADDs looking for the checkup list :: Not unless you changed your name to 'JorvanTav', or you've taken up a second job in the arboretum.
(9:45:36 PM) CdrHarper: :: hits the Go Fast Button and Atlantis warps off into the black ::
(9:46:12 PM) LtKuari: :: nods :: Anyone in my department? I could remind them when I go to the office.
(9:46:16 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Sniffs subtly to himself. He's totally biased, but he still says "Punch it" sounded better. ::
(9:47:19 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: turns to T'Kirr :: You're undoubtedly familiar with the dangers of a gamma ray burst?
(9:47:44 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Not this week, you all are scheduled before too long though. :: pulls out a box of chocolates and offers some to Kuari ::
(9:47:54 PM) CdrTKirr: :: slowly turns her head towards him, eyebrow raised :: Undoubtedly.
(9:48:50 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Coordinate with engineering and security to strengthen our shields against the expected types of radiation, and engage medical to see if we can inoculate the crew for extra protection.
(9:49:50 PM) CdrTKirr: Aye, sir.
(9:50:31 PM) LtKuari: :: ears perk up and she drops her hindquarters to the floor, staring at the chocolate ::
(9:50:41 PM) CdrHarper: :: watching protectively over the engine output levels ::
(9:52:32 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: looks around the bridge with satisfaction as everyone is doing their jobs, quite happy to be back ::
(9:53:01 PM) CdrTKirr: :: lands a few taps on her PADD before rising and heading to the TL :: +Eng+ T'Kirr to Engineering.
(9:53:05 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Sees the instruction to coordinate with security, and goes over the expected radiation types they'll be looking at.::
(9:53:21 PM) LtCmdrBusard: +T'Kirr+ Engineering. What can we do for you?
(9:54:28 PM) LtKuari: +Busard+ Commander, you have no doubt heard about our investigation of the gamma ray burst phenomenon. What can you do to strengthen our shields?
(9:54:33 PM) CdrHarper: :: really hopes that she won't have to soak up any more radiation, had enough last mission ::
(9:54:34 PM) LtKuari: T'Kirr<
(9:55:30 PM) CdrTKirr: :: enters TL :: Sickbay.
(9:55:40 PM) CdrTKirr: :: taps more on the PADD ::
(9:56:07 PM) LtKuari: :: opens her mouth for the offered chocolate ::
(9:56:22 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Well help yourself Lt. I have to get the new guy down for his physical. Oh that reminds me. :: check to see that the proper instruments are in the freezer, grins :: Everything looks good.
(9:56:49 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Oh all right... :: tosses 3 chocolates at Kuari ::
(9:57:31 PM) LtKuari: :: catches them happily ::
(9:57:43 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: PADDs an urgent message to JorvanTav to report to Sickbay ::
(9:58:32 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Hmm :: pulls out the remaining handful and offers them to Kuari :: you might as well finish these off.
(9:58:34 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: takes out the PADD detailing the machinations of Third Fleet while he was away, and elects to do his reading on the bridge instead of the FO ::
(9:58:35 PM) LtCmdrBusard: +T'Kirr+ I am entering a program now that can redirect gamma radiation to be filtered through to the Ram Scoops.
(9:58:41 PM) JorvanTav: :: sees a message come up on his station, gets up and heads for the Turbolift::
(9:59:06 PM) JorvanTav: :: enters TL :: Sickbay
(9:59:12 PM) LtKuari: Thanks, Doctor! :: helps herself ::
(9:59:50 PM) LtCmdrBusard: +T'Kirr+ We can also coordinate with Security and Science to tackle any worrying concentrations.
(10:00:38 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: So, you met the new guy right? What did you think of him?
(10:00:47 PM) LtKuari: :: exits TL and begins walking :: +Busard+ Very good. Do you believe our shields sufficient to compensate for stray radiation?
(10:00:53 PM) LtKuari: T'Kirr>
(10:01:21 PM) CdrHarper: :: starts browsing the repair and maintenance reports for the Mustangs ::
(10:01:27 PM) LtKuari: The Trill? He seems very nice!
(10:01:59 PM) JorvanTav: :: exits the Turbolift at Sickbay, and walks in ::
(10:02:51 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: grins at Kuari :: I see hes prompt. :: walks forward to greet JorvanTav :: Hello, I'm Dr. Carre.
(10:03:03 PM) JorvanTav: :: walks over to Dr. Carre :: Hello, Doctor. :: turns to the Rucara and nods :: Kuari.
(10:03:41 PM) LtCmdrBusard: +T'Kirr+ I believe so. I'll work on emergency scenarios, but what we have running now should be more than sufficient.
(10:03:51 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: checks in on the Discovery and Endeavour, idly wonders if Capt. Santiago ever gets tired of being called upon so often ::
(10:04:49 PM) LtKuari: :: nods back, smiling ::
(10:05:21 PM) CdrTKirr: +Busard+ Excellent. Thank you, Commander. Keep me posted on your progress.
(10:05:56 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Well, we're going to get you all checked out and see that you're fit for our crew. C'mon over here and have a seat on the biobed and we'll get started.
(10:06:22 PM) JorvanTav: Alright. :: follows the doctor to the biobed ::
(10:06:30 PM) CdrTKirr: :: enters Sickbay, notes the officer party :: Doctor. Lieutenants.
(10:08:05 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: grins at T'Kirr :: Just giving the new guy the once over Ma'am.
(10:08:17 PM) LtCmdrBusard: +T'Kirr+ Will do!
(10:08:27 PM) JorvanTav: :: nods to T'Kirr :: Commander.
(10:09:08 PM) CdrTKirr: :: nods :: I'll only be a moment. How prepared are we for gamma ray innoculations for the crew?
(10:09:11 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: If only as a way of passing the time, he runs a few simulations of his own. He knows from both technical manuals and Starfleet reports that certain kinds of radiation can be absorbed by an ablative armor matrix. If that can be encouraged, it may serve as another layer of insulation. ::
(10:09:12 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: pokes a few buttons to start the preliminary bio-scan ::
(10:09:25 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Mutters. :: Not that our shields can't take it.
(10:09:59 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Looks through the most recent radiation reports for that area of space, making sure she didn't miss anything, before looking to Quinn:: Hey, Quinn. I've got a job for you.
(10:10:53 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> :: Pauses to consider before deciding that contained no disturbing hints of menace. :: I'm listening.
(10:11:07 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: looks up :: What was that, Colonel?
(10:11:37 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Well, I have a good supply of radiation serum and the DNA repair units are all up and working. We should be okay, I would suggest that when we get to a point of.... :: references her PADD ::
(10:11:38 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Just running some armor simulations, sir.
(10:12:55 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Ah, against the radiation?
(10:15:21 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: 3.5 coulomb units we should move people more to the center mass of the ship to avoid DNA damage. We will have to rotate EVERYONE through and get them all repaired once we are clear. Oddly, the lower the exposure the sooner they need to be repaired.
(10:15:35 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Yes, sir. Not that I imagine it'll be necessary. Gamma rays aren't really what I'd call exotic. But I overheard you talking about adding some insurance. And certain types of radition have been known to get lodged in the armor matrix of hulls equipped with an ablative layer.
(10:16:42 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ::Shrugs:: And better that than lodged in us. Don't worry though, I'll keep an eye out for chroniton particles. I've read the Defiant report, and I've already done the time travel thing more than enough for one career.
(10:16:44 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Well, it's not just the gamma rays. GRBs are unpredictable and extremely dangerous. We could see radiation across the spectrum.
(10:18:06 PM) LtCmdrBusard: We already have a good plan for the radiation problem on this leg, but I want you to look over my system notes and tell me if there's anything you can think up to help us. Can't be too careful here.
(10:18:13 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: The further people stay away from the external hull the better as the decrease is exponetial I would also suggest adding a bit of 'noise' to our shields if possible to increase the scattering of the gamma rays and decrease the absorption.
(10:18:31 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Other than that, we're fine and dandy!
(10:19:07 PM) CdrTKirr: :: nods :: I'll make sure McKnight does so, if he hasn't already. Thank you, Doctor.
(10:19:09 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> ::Grins:: Sure. Have you thought of sealing off and flooding the outer decks yet?
(10:19:31 PM) LtKuari: :: sits up a little taller, almost eye-level with T'Kirr :: Anything I can do, Commander?
(10:19:44 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: You are quite welcome Commander. Anything else I can do for you?
(10:20:38 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Yes, sir. Though you may want to keep in mind, we DO have an arsenal of remote probes aboard. If you're looking for additional defenses, it's hard to beat distance.
(10:21:37 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: notes the preliminary scan is complete :: Can you lay down now JorvanTav? I need to begin your main scan, so get yourself comfy.
(10:21:45 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: We'll be using those as well. Though they picked a Sovereign class for this job instead of a science vessel because we'll be able to get in closer due to our enhanced shielding.
(10:22:01 PM) CdrTKirr: That's all, Doctor. I'll let you tend to your patient. :: gives Tav a brief glimpse and turns to Kuari :: McKnight's already running shield improvements. If he doesn't have anything else for you, go to Engineering and see if you can assist down Commander Busard.
(10:22:04 PM) JorvanTav: :: lies straight on the Biobed :: You've got it, Doctor.
(10:22:27 PM) JorvanTav: And please, call me Jorvan.
(10:22:45 PM) LtKuari: :: nods dutifully :: Aye, sir.
(10:23:14 PM) LtCmdrBusard: That...is a great idea. Let's get those up and running.
(10:23:20 PM) CdrTKirr: :: nods, seeing everything in order :: Carry on. :: leaves Sickbay ::
(10:24:03 PM) LtKuari: :: follows T'Kirr out :: See you, Doctor! Thanks for the chocolate!
(10:24:21 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Later Kuari!
(10:24:40 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> Seriously?
(10:24:49 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> I mean...you got it!
(10:24:52 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: So Jorvan, you feel okay? Anything bothering you I should know about? Any past history that I need to know? How do you feel about chocolate?
(10:26:31 PM) JorvanTav: I feel fine, Doctor. Nothing bothering me, and other than my recent joining with Tav, there's not much medically special about me. And... Chocolate?
(10:27:53 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Oh right, Tav. Hmm...you dont know what Chocolate is?
(10:28:11 PM) LtKuari: :: enters Sickbay, defaultly scanning the room upon entry for threats ::
(10:28:17 PM) LtKuari: :: enters Engineering, rather ::
(10:28:35 PM) JorvanTav: Why, sure. I am familiar with chocolate. My girlfriend back in Academy loved the stuff.
(10:30:13 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Yes, most of the females on board like it. I always like to find out if the males do as well.
(10:30:18 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> How realistic a threat are we considering this? Because if we're actually examining the idea of adding physical shielding, we could start firing up the replicators, get some lead sheeting cranked out. It'd be a bitch to install everywhere, but we could certainly reinforce some designated shelter areas easily enough.
(10:32:10 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Honestly? I'd like to get as much shielding up as possible. We probably won't need it, but I know the Admiral will appreciate the extra caution. And if we don't need any of it, we'll all go get drinks after.
(10:32:19 PM) CdrHarper: :: finds herself inexplicably thinking about chocolate ::
(10:33:15 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> ::Grins:: Alrighty. I'll get right to work on some creative modifications to the ship's plumbing to make this happen.
(10:33:47 PM) JorvanTav: Well, I certainly don't dislike it. And sometimes, I find it helps me on dates.
(10:35:29 PM) LtKuari: :: locates Busard and approaches :: Hi, Percy.
(10:35:34 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: notes the dual brain wave patterns :: It should help havent found anything to replace it.
(10:35:39 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: finds a report from Shangri-La on the PADD and is pleased to find it thriving ::
(10:36:23 PM) JorvanTav: Now mind you, I don't think I have had chocolate since the joining, so maybe I will like it more now.
(10:36:53 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Looks over with a smile:: Hello Kuari. What can I do for you?
(10:37:06 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Well we should find out, for scientific purposes of course. :: grins ::
(10:38:31 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: then turns the figurative page to find that Gencodia is also doing well ::
(10:38:53 PM) CdrTKirr: :: reemerges onto the Bridge and takes her seat ::
(10:39:15 PM) LtKuari: I've been sent to help you with shield modifications, or whatever you're doing.
(10:39:23 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods to T'Kirr ::
(10:39:42 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Hmmm. You know, if we kill power to a few decks and concentrate the crew onto the remaining ones, we might be able to free up enough juice to power up those emergency relays that engineering built in leading to the navigational deflector.
(10:40:06 PM) JorvanTav: After all, Jorvan is Tav's first male host... and considering Vani and Alea never had a chance to try it. So let's get testing, shall we?
(10:40:39 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: grins :: Well we will do that, directly after I'm finished with you.
(10:40:45 PM) ColDougMcKnight: That was never designed to be used like that alongside the regular shields, though. There's bound to be problems with interference. But I'll look into it, see if that's possible for short durations.
(10:41:04 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods :: That seems to be worth investigating, at least. See what you can do.
(10:41:17 PM) JorvanTav: That sounds good to me, Doctor.
(10:41:22 PM) LtKuari: :: at his nod :: Busard is working on a program to use the Ram Scoops to redirect radiation, but she doesn't forsee a problem with the shields compensating for the exposure. Doctor Carre is prepared as well.
(10:41:38 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Huh, okay then. Well...let's get to work on getting that physical shielding and the drones up and running, shall we? Kuari, have you had any training in the technical field?
(10:42:16 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Excellent.
(10:42:21 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: PADDs several commands to compare the baseline scan with the on-file scan and note aberrations. ::
(10:42:32 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: shows her the PADD, turned to the Gencodia report :: Thought you might want to see that.
(10:43:14 PM) LtKuari: :: blinks in thought :: Just the basic courses, and what I knew from my parents' ship. What do you have in mind?
(10:44:06 PM) JorvanTav: :: sits up on the biobed, since it would seem all the scans are complete ::
(10:44:16 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Have you had to use your diagnostic tool on Tav yet?
(10:44:23 PM) CdrTKirr: :: leans into him slightly to better view the PADD, apparently ::
(10:44:41 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Also, Colonel, you'll be pleased to hear that the station you named is doing well.
(10:44:50 PM) JorvanTav: What do you mean, Doctor?
(10:44:57 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: motions Jorvan to the eye checking machine ::
(10:45:16 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (Five minutes)
(10:45:36 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: I thought all Trills had a symbiont diagnostic tool?
(10:45:43 PM) JorvanTav: :: follows Carre ::
(10:45:47 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (I imagine you'll be pleased to hear, I meant)
(10:45:48 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Oh, nothing that you can't handle. Just wanted to make sure you'd have more to do than making sure ninjas don't attack us. We're going to work on the drones first, and then set up some shielding to keep out extra radiation.
(10:46:12 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: ...for 'just in case'...
(10:46:16 PM) LtCmdrBusard: (*probes, sorry)
(10:46:54 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Sweet. I imaging Starfleet didn't waste much time closing that backdoor that "Stone" showed us.
(10:47:00 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (imagine)
(10:47:32 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: aligns the eye thingamobobbers correctly and sets it for Trills :: Just keep your eyes straight and try not to blink.
(10:47:52 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Indeed. I doubt we've seen the last of him, so perhaps you can ask him about it personally. :: grins ::
(10:48:06 PM) JorvanTav: Ah, of course. Sure, I've used it. It's just not something we normally discuss. Sorry, Doctor. :: looks into the scanner, unblinking ::
(10:48:14 PM) JorvanTav: :: blinks:: Sorry, Doctor.
(10:48:22 PM) LtKuari: All right. Unless the boss comms me, I'm all yours.
(10:49:53 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Well its no problem, it looks like you're going to pass. I always like to get a baseline and a few samples. Come on into my office and we'll finish up our scientific stuff.
(10:50:02 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Great! To Cargo Bay 2 with us!
(10:50:28 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Makes a dramatic gesture towards the door with her sonic screwdriver, then heads off::
(10:50:33 PM) JorvanTav: Count me relieved, Doctor. :: follows Carre into her office ::
(10:51:06 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: rummages for the new chocolates, and pops open the box :: Here try one of these. :: PADDs a pass and submits it to JorvanTavs file ::
(10:51:13 PM) LtKuari: :: follows Busard, dramatically ::
(10:51:58 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Follows somewhat absent-mindedly, glancing at a holographic representation of your typical bathroom on this ship:: We're gonna need to overhaul a lot of plumbing to stop up this many drains...
(10:52:03 PM) JorvanTav: :: picks a piece of chocolate out of the box and places it gently into his mouth. As he begins to bite down, he looks thoughtful ::
(10:52:09 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (^Quinn)
(10:52:12 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(10:52:13 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(10:52:14 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(10:52:23 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: pauses ::
(10:52:35 PM) JorvanTav: :: pauses mid chew ::
(10:53:06 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Nicely done, all. Great work to our n00b, Jorvan!
(10:53:40 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: He distracted me! No frozen instruments! :(
(10:53:56 PM) CdrTKirr: :: pauses ::
(10:54:03 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Defeated the doctor at her own game, and got chocolate out of the deal.
(10:54:11 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Bah!
(10:54:27 PM) JorvanTav: I am feeling quite lucky
(10:54:37 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Also, fair warning regarding the plot ahead.
(10:55:06 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Pirates are going to steal my newly supplemented chocolate stash?
(10:55:15 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I literally dreamed it up. I actually had a dream that was like I was watching an episode of Star Trek: Atlantis on TV, and this was the plot. Well, with changes to make it coherent.
(10:55:50 PM) CdrTKirr: He has my full support to move forward with it. It sounds interesting. ^_~
(10:56:13 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: So I apologize in advance for any odd products of my subconscious.
(10:56:25 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: is so glad she looked like Dolly Parton without the big hair and other 'big assets' in the dream ::
(10:57:01 PM) LtCmdrBusard: lmao
(10:57:16 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :D
(10:57:36 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sounds interesting. Although if Dinosaurs randomly appear and go stomping about...I will probably join them in glee what am I saying.
(10:57:39 PM) LtKuari: 0.o
(10:57:47 PM) LtKuari: Hopefully I wasn't purple or something
(10:58:00 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: I love you...you love meeee....
(10:58:04 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: It was a dream, not an acid trip.
(10:58:06 PM) LtCmdrBusard: AUGH!
(10:58:13 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Not that dinosaur!
(10:58:26 PM) LtCmdrBusard: No pedophiles in my dinosaurs, please :-(
(10:58:34 PM) LtKuari: I so didn't know you just mentioned dinosaurs when I sent that...
(10:58:42 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: hehe
(10:58:51 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Also, in other news, the space shuttle Atlantis lands this morning at 0556 Eastern, ending an era. If any of you missed my article on the site, I bitched plenty about it.
(10:58:51 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Lol
(10:58:56 PM) LtKuari: I just picked a color, I swear
(10:59:04 PM) LtCmdrBusard: It's cool, it's cool.
(10:59:06 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: I swear the next line to that song is "Lets all stab Bar are nee"
(10:59:12 PM) CdrTKirr: Yes, we're getting up to welcome it home. ^_^
(10:59:14 PM) JorvanTav: You should have heard the "uh-oh's" right after she said that, before Carre responded
(10:59:27 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Heh.
(10:59:35 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: lmao
(10:59:41 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: I hate that guy.
(10:59:44 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Also, yay AND boo for the shuttle. Yay landing, boo ending.
(11:00:04 PM) LtCmdrBusard: And yes, I began hating Barney around age 4 when my dad introduced me to Tolkien and Star Trek.
(11:00:06 PM) CdrTKirr: About to make Tav read "Rucara Chocolate Experiment" to properly educate him.
(11:00:15 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: I now have a model of the real Atlantis with tank and SRBs on my desk, from Kennedy. :)
(11:00:22 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Dude, awesome!
(11:00:23 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: ABout a foot tall.
(11:00:23 PM) JorvanTav: T'Kirr and I will be getting up to hear Atlantis go over one last time.
(11:00:25 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Well, they are trying to stress now that its not the END of NASA, because they werent smart enough to know the public is easily confused.
(11:00:42 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sometime we should all get together (difficult I know) and take a big Atlantis trip down there.
(11:00:46 PM) LtCmdrBusard: For SCIENCE!
(11:00:53 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Yeah, but seem to miss the fact that we can't "continue to lead the world in space exploration" without a way to GET TO SPACE.
(11:01:11 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Details, shmetails.
(11:01:18 PM) LtCmdrBusard: That is true, but there are also awesome probe stuffs going on!
(11:01:37 PM) JorvanTav: I think we can put our differences behind us. For science.
(11:01:38 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Yeah, the Dawn probe got some neat info on Vesta at least
(11:01:44 PM) CdrTKirr: You monster.
(11:01:47 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Lmao
(11:01:55 PM) LtCmdrBusard: *high five for Portal 2 reference*
(11:01:57 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: Supposedly the 'private sector' has a reusable low earth orbit vehicle in production.
(11:02:06 PM) CdrTKirr: :: high fives ::
(11:03:00 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: The Orion capsule is being built at least, but we'll be years without our own ride up. SpaceX has their Dragon design coming too.
(11:03:14 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: "To the moon Alice" Wouldnt it be awesome if it was named 'Alice'???
(11:03:15 PM) LtKuari: Modeled after me, of course.
(11:03:15 PM) JorvanTav: Actually, Branson's Virgin Galactic is getting ready to take tourists into suborbital space for a few minutes for $200,000 by the end of this year, with prices dropping to $20,000 by some time next year
(11:03:36 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Yep, and I intend to someday buy that ride. :)
(11:03:42 PM) JorvanTav: Same here!
(11:03:46 PM) CdrTKirr: Start saving!
(11:03:54 PM) JorvanTav: And earning
(11:03:55 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Still, suborbital tourist flights are a neat trick, but just that when it comes to what we need to do.
(11:03:58 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: :: barfs quietly in the corner :: Not I.
(11:04:15 PM) LtCmdrBusard: True, but it does bring public attention to space travel.
(11:04:45 PM) JorvanTav: Absolutely. We should be returning to the Moon, making it into the home of a permanent station, with continuing service to Mars and beyond.
(11:05:02 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Oh man that would be so awesome.
(11:05:16 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Yeah, instead of just aimlessly spending money on research.
(11:05:18 PM) LtCmdrBusard: And now I'm regretting choosing theatre over robotics.
(11:05:36 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: There's always Cubit and Rubix. ;)
(11:05:42 PM) LtCmdrBusard: True!
(11:05:42 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: I think its too bad we havent gone back to the moon recently, what with all the recent discoveries they have found.
(11:05:53 PM) LtCmdrBusard: And one day I intend to build somewhat limited versions of them.
(11:05:53 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: ALIEN FACE! >.>
(11:05:56 PM) LtCmdrBusard: So there's that.
(11:05:57 PM) CdrTKirr: Speaking of which, can you send me your notes on Cubit's description?
(11:06:07 PM) CdrTKirr: The tablet I'm borrowing is having issues, but if I resolve them...
(11:06:24 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: She'll bury us in cute, watch out!
(11:06:24 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Oh! Right. Sorry, didn't get the message until last night. If I can find it, I DO have a sketch of him, so I'll do some rummaging for you.
(11:06:31 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: I thought she said like WALL-E only smaller.
(11:06:56 PM) CdrTKirr: I want your # too
(11:07:00 PM) LtCmdrBusard: He's a little like Wall-E, but more bug-ish? He's got four segmented legs, a box for a body, two segmented arms, and eyestocks.
(11:07:08 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: (I thought it was more square shaped with legs/feet/arms which is why i called it cubit)
(11:07:10 PM) LtCmdrBusard: And a "mouth" on the main body.
(11:07:17 PM) CdrTKirr: Yeah that sounds right
(11:08:23 PM) CdrTKirr: I'll send some rough sketches to you and you can pick which one you think best before I incorporate it with Kuari
(11:08:23 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: And Rubix is like that but with a Ms. Pac-Man bow? :)
(11:08:38 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Yeah. And if you want to try Rubix...:-P She looks kinda like a snowman with the top ball being bigger, big chibi eyes, two arms two legs, antennae and a metal bow.
(11:08:44 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :-P She's a bit different.
(11:08:49 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sorry, that took a bit to type.
(11:08:52 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Haha
(11:09:10 PM) LtCmdrBusard: And sweet! I look forward to it.
(11:09:34 PM) CdrTKirr: I have this strange thing with the tablet where when I draw a diagonal line slowly, it "stairsteps" in a wavy path
(11:09:48 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Oh, yeah, that's happened to me too.
(11:09:57 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Something to do with how much pressure you use, maybe?
(11:10:13 PM) JorvanTav: No. It's the tablet.
(11:10:20 PM) CdrTKirr: No, that changes the size of the brush
(11:10:24 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Huh, weird.
(11:10:31 PM) CdrTKirr: I'll show you, sec
(11:11:32 PM) CdrTKirr: Nm can't insert image here
(11:11:41 PM) LtCmdrBusard: No problem. Odd though.
(11:11:43 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: So primitive!
(11:11:57 PM) CdrTKirr: Check PM
(11:12:21 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Hm, doesn't seem to be showing up.
(11:12:29 PM) DrRoxanneCarre: okay night peoples
(11:12:38 PM) DrRoxanneCarre left the room (quit: Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client).
(11:12:44 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Anyway, I should get going. 'Tis sleepy time.
(11:12:57 PM) CdrTKirr: Oh 'cause it's in mibbit no doubt
(11:13:13 PM) CdrTKirr: All right well, night. It's not important anyway.
(11:13:19 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Night!
(11:13:22 PM) LtKuari left the room.
(11:13:23 PM) LtCmdrBusard: G'night!
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