Conversation with #USSAtlantis

(9:08:26 PM) The topic for #USSAtlantis is: Atlantis enters into orbit of the planet Vrissk, her crew continuing to formulate a defense against its "inhabitants" for use while trying to establish communications.
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(9:08:32 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya
(9:08:43 PM) CdrTKirr: Hello
(9:08:47 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Hoya!
(9:12:26 PM) CdrHarper [] entered the room.
(9:14:48 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Hmm...alright, Mike might be a bit longer. Apparently he wasn't as close to done as I thought.
(9:16:12 PM) CdrTKirr: No worries ^^
(9:19:23 PM) CdrTKirr: Do you suppose we should hold off since Mr. Quinn is a big part, or shall we fill in around in the meantime and just get started?
(9:20:06 PM) CdrTKirr: Wright and Busard could be equally involved at this point.
(9:20:49 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Mike says that's fine.
(9:21:02 PM) CdrTKirr: All right.
(9:21:54 PM) DoctorTav: Waiting for it...
(9:22:18 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: premature AA ::
(9:22:29 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: It happens to lots of guys.
(9:23:00 PM) DoctorTav: And yet it hasn't yet.
(9:23:08 PM) DoctorTav: I am simply waiting... and watching...
(9:23:20 PM) DoctorTav: <.<
(9:23:23 PM) DoctorTav: >.>
(9:23:37 PM) DoctorTav: o.o
(9:24:02 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: produces the Whistles of Earsplitting Agony +12 :: TWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!!
(9:24:20 PM) ColDougMcKnight [] entered the room.
(9:24:23 PM) DoctorTav: : AA, yet in a hunched over position ::
(9:24:27 PM) LtCmdrBusard: OH GOD MY EARS ::AA::
(9:24:59 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: turns to Percy :: Did you say something?
(9:25:03 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Slips into line like he was there the whole time and AA ::
(9:25:06 PM) LtCmdrBusard: WHAAT?
(9:25:08 PM) CdrTKirr: Now that I have everyone's attention and none of you can actually hear me...
(9:25:13 PM) CdrTKirr has changed the topic to: At Mr. Quinn's suggestion of holographic technology to assist in communication with the Vrissk, the crew continues to find a working solution aboard the orbiting Atlantis that avoids the danger presented by the vengeful people below.
(9:25:15 PM) CdrHarper: :: AA ::
(9:25:44 PM) DoctorTav: :: translates what the Commander said into Sign Language so everyone can understand it ::
(9:25:53 PM) CdrTKirr: If you understand Sign Language.
(9:25:58 PM) CdrTKirr: Translate THAT, UT.
(9:26:08 PM) CdrTKirr: Questions?
(9:26:37 PM) CdrTKirr: BEGIN SIM
(9:26:37 PM) CdrTKirr: BEGIN SIM
(9:26:38 PM) CdrTKirr: BEGIN SIM
(9:26:56 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: in the ready room, reading the latest reports from around Third Fleet ::
(9:27:14 PM) CdrHarper: :: At the helm, thinking of bacon as she monitors the ship's vitals ::
(9:28:06 PM) DoctorTav: :: is in Sickbay, doing what the doctor does best... fixing peoples wounds, while causing them just enough pain to remind them why they don't want to get hurt ::
(9:28:30 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: In the Conference Room, presumably tinkering on the hologram device with Quinn::
(9:28:33 PM) CdrTKirr: :: reviews the latest surface scans of the desolate planet below from the center seat ::
(9:29:08 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: With Percy and Quinn, making a few final tweaks to the UT on the holo-unit ::
(9:30:40 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Sitting in the main security lounge, taking part in a poker game while they await word on whether the cancelled ground mission gets re-green lit. ::
(9:31:37 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> ::Looks down at his PADD. :: Okay, transmitter looks good, I think. Using shuttle flyover for signal repeaters, we should have no trouble with lag free, interruption free connection up here.
(9:33:02 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: brings up the proposed landing site on the main screen in the conference room :: Lizardwraith activity still looks good.
(9:34:36 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Are we ready for a pre-test launch of the UT and holo-emitters?
(9:34:47 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: pre-launch test, I mean...
(9:35:04 PM) LtCmdrBusard: I think we're as ready as we'll ever be. Let's do it.
(9:35:37 PM) VAdmBlackthorne left the room (quit: Ping timeout: 268 seconds).
(9:37:10 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: I suggest we move it down to the launch bay first. There's more room in there, anyway.
(9:39:42 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> Launch bay will work as well as anywhere else, I suppose.
(9:40:47 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: makes a puzzled half-smile, suddenly not certain that we're launching the drone from the launch bay and feeling kind of stupid ::
(9:44:17 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> :: Picks up on the awkwardness a bit and thinks for a moment. :: It has a lot of all angle camera coverage. If I slipped up anywhere on the look, it'll probably get caught there.
(9:45:52 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Looks between the two of them:: Uh..yes. Sure.
(9:45:57 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: relieved smile :: Great! Let's get it moved, then.
(9:48:21 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Nods, grabbing a grav-lift::
(9:49:04 PM) CdrHarper left the room (quit: Quit: ajax IRC Client).
(9:49:06 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> ::Looks back and forth between the lift and Percy skeptically. ::
(9:49:23 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Is being very lazy, as she could just pick the thing up.::
(9:49:44 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Alternatively, her player forgot how small this thing was. But no, lazy!::
(9:50:14 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: looks at both of them, and ceremoniously picks up the drone and sets it gently on the center of the grav-lift ::
(9:50:35 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> ...Right. Would you like me to push, then?
(9:50:51 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sure!
(9:51:00 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: nods agreeably ::
(9:51:58 PM) CdrTKirr: (( You three are cute =P ))
(9:53:05 PM) ColDougMcKnight: :: Sighs softly and takes a hold of the hand rail, pushing it toward the door leading out to the turbolift. ::
(9:53:07 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: heads down to the launch bay, chatting with Percy about scientific drone-related things ::
(9:54:37 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Drone science science science holograms drone puppies unicorns science drones::
(9:55:19 PM) LtCmdrBusard: (:-P)
(9:55:38 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: (You forgot the glitter!)
(9:55:55 PM) LtCmdrBusard: (Shh! That part was supposed to be SECRET!)
(9:56:26 PM) CdrTKirr: (( I wondered where the sparkles came from...extra sparkly puppy ))
(9:57:14 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> exactly do we want to test the UT?
(9:58:09 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Looks to Wright for that one::
(9:58:29 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: We'll run it through the standard tests and make sure it's functioning properly with the modifications, and then... set it like it'll be down there and attempt to interact with it.
(9:59:15 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: The actual language, if these creatures have any, is going to be something the UT's translation matrices and algorithms pick up on the fly.
(9:59:45 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Just like Hoshi Sato used to do it.
(10:00:40 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> :: Desperately wants to avoid looking stupid. And yet... :: Right, yeah. Of course. Um...who?
(10:02:22 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Ignores Quinn:: Right. So...basically we talk at it.
(10:03:21 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Hoshi Sato? She was the linguist who deve... :: distracted by Percy :: Yes, I think so. I'd like to try some movements and gestures too, to see if the rough body language programming I put in is functioning.
(10:03:40 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sure, sounds good.
(10:05:17 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: swishes through the doors to the launch bay with Percy, Quinn, and the grav-lift ::
(10:05:28 PM) VAdmBlackthorne [] entered the room.
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(10:05:49 PM) DoctorTav: (WB)
(10:05:58 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (WB)
(10:06:06 PM) LtCmdrBusard: (WB)
(10:06:13 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: (Thanks, had an unruly badly-written application causing issues)
(10:06:42 PM) CdrHarper [] entered the room.
(10:06:49 PM) DoctorTav: (I didn't realize you simmed on an Android tablet.)
(10:07:13 PM) LtCmdrBusard: (Brb, need to give gooshyfood to whining kitties)
(10:08:46 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> Yeah, guess we should take a good look at that. Hate to think I wasted those two hours watching nature documentaries before we took a crack at rendering that for you properly..
(10:09:38 PM) LtCmdrBusard: (Back)
(10:10:20 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: solemnly :: Watching nature documentaries is never a waste. Can you put that over here please? :: points at a large open area :: and activate it when ready.
(10:10:35 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: snaps back to the present, still in the ready room ::
(10:10:51 PM) CdrHarper: :: is still at helm, thoughts of bacon returning to the present ::
(10:14:12 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> Steps over to a wall console first. :: One sec. I prepared a control program so we could all play around with it. Let me just download it really quick. If one of you wants to fire it up and do the initial doagnostic, that'll be all the time I need.
(10:14:31 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: complies ::
(10:15:11 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: :: receives word that Discovery is about ready to try its first quantum slipstream flight ::
(10:19:55 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: completes UT diagnostic, running through a few extra languages for good measure :: UT diagnostic successful.
(10:20:55 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Starts up the standard device diagnostics, checking to make sure that it hasn't somehow broken in the past few minutes/::
(10:21:04 PM) LtCmdrBusard: (*.:: )
(10:23:35 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Power is on and distributing as efficiently as possible... :: coordinates with a console to make sure the video and audio are projecting correctly::
(10:23:49 PM) LtCmdrBusard: ...Alright, everything looks good to go.
(10:24:22 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Okay, let's fire up the UT, holoemitters, and new programming and see how we did.
(10:27:59 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> ::Taps all the right buttons, cuz he's good like that. :: Bringing all that
(10:28:21 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: watches ::
(10:29:12 PM) ColDougMcKnight: ACTION> Moments later, the metallic sphere lifts off the anti-grav sled, hovers about 4 feet up for a moment...and is suddenly surrounded by a more or less human sized bipedal lizard man.
(10:30:15 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: moves into the hologram's "field of view" and nods as it looks at her :: Biorecognition functional.
(10:30:38 PM) CdrTKirr: (( I want one. ))
(10:31:39 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: stands on her tiptoes, reaches out her arms, and makes herself as large and threatening as possible :: Can you increase the submissive reaction?
(10:35:37 PM) ColDougMcKnight: (I'll just keep this vague, unless you want me to go by the site you linked to, in which case it will curl its tail and defecate on the floor! )
(10:37:04 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: runs through the other motions, watching the hologram carefully :: I'm satisfied. What do you guys think? And were we able to create an energy pulse to simulate the drone being attacked by a wraith to make sure the emitters aren't disrupted?
(10:39:40 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> Haven't tried that specifically, no. We were just going by the report from the away team. They didn't seem to interact with inorganic matter in any measurable sense, and well...even I don't know how to build a holo-emitter out of beef jerky.
(10:40:08 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> Even so, I guess that was a bit of an oversight.
(10:40:46 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: I was thinking more in terms of the energy from the beings themselves would cause the emitters to go wonky, but holotechnology is not my specialty.
(10:44:09 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> I'll run a few simulations, but chances are it won't be a problem. So long as the power supply holds up, we've gotten pretty good at making these things stable.
(10:47:46 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Science signs off on launch, whenever you guys are ready.
(10:49:09 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Considers:: Yeah, Engineering signs off. Let's get this show on the road.
(10:50:10 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> Okay. If you department heads need to report to the Admiral, I'll get this thing over to transporter room one. I've already got our side of the link set up to load on holodeck 2.
(10:51:26 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sure. Set it up. +Blackthorne+ Busard to Blackthorne.
(10:52:21 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: +Busard+ Blackthorne here.
(10:54:07 PM) ColDougMcKnight: Quinn> :: Powers down the drone, which lowers itself to a soft halt on the anti-grav sled, after which Quinn pushes it out of the launch bay on its way to deployment. ::
(10:55:09 PM) LtCmdrBusard: +Blackthorne+ The holo drone is ready to send down. Quinn is moving it to deployment as we speak.
(10:55:56 PM) CdrTKirr: (( Five minutes ))
(10:56:18 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: waiting with Percy, planning to walk with her to the Holodeck ::
(10:57:51 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: +Busard+ Excellent. Inform Commander T'Kirr and prepare the lnk.
(10:59:17 PM) LtCmdrBusard: +Blackthorne+ Yessir.
(10:59:34 PM) LtCmdrBusard: +T'Kirr+ Busard to T'Kirr.
(10:59:39 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: +T'Kirr+ Wright to T'Kirr.
(10:59:48 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: ( nevermind )
(11:00:04 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: (I was trying to help! )
(11:00:33 PM) CdrTKirr: +Busard+ Go ahead.
(11:01:38 PM) LtCmdrBusard: (Naw, it's cool. Let's say Wright got through first.)
(11:01:56 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: (Doesn't matter)
(11:02:01 PM) CdrTKirr: PAUSE SIM
(11:02:02 PM) CdrTKirr: PAUSE SIM
(11:02:02 PM) CdrTKirr: PAUSE SIM
(11:02:06 PM) DoctorTav: :: pauses ::
(11:02:10 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :: Paused::
(11:02:11 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: || ::
(11:02:18 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: : paused ::
(11:02:26 PM) CdrTKirr: Okay, T'Kirr gets the message, done. Nice demonstration, I can't wait for the "conversation" next week. ^_^
(11:02:53 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Next week: Lizard Chat!
(11:03:17 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Woohoo!
(11:03:33 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Wee!
(11:04:08 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: No, that's more of a mammal thing.
(11:04:41 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: slaps knee ::
(11:04:45 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: rimshot ::
(11:05:06 PM) CdrTKirr: Whut.
(11:05:13 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Wee?
(11:05:25 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: as non-verbal communication?
(11:05:33 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Waa?
(11:05:36 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Nevermind, I've been batting zero all day
(11:06:03 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Oh. Oh wow,
(11:06:12 PM) LtCmdrBusard: No, I was not doing that.
(11:06:12 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: when I start attempting urine puns, it's time to stop
(11:06:19 PM) LtCmdrBusard: But it's totally cool.
(11:06:21 PM) LtCmdrBusard: :-P
(11:07:36 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: I didn't mean... I was just... ah, whatever.XD
(11:07:52 PM) LtCmdrBusard: Sorry, I'm tired. And with that, good night all!
(11:08:03 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: Good night!
(11:08:17 PM) VAdmBlackthorne: Night all, glad to see most of us back.
(11:08:21 PM) DoctorTav: Good night, everyone
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(11:08:34 PM) LtJGAlexisWright: :: awkward ::
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