fandom:star trek

washingtonpost.com
FCC plan would give Internet providers power to choose the sites customers see and use
The move would roll back the Obama-era rules on net neutrality, setting the stage for a vote next month that could reshape the entire digital ecosystem.
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Originally posted by starscream-and-hutch

This is another red alert for everyone who uses the internet. This ruling is a huge attack on the democratic foundation our internet was built upon. It will essentially allow the big boys AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast to speed up and slow down sites as they choose. So if you have Verizon, Tumblr might be super fast, but not if you have Comcast! And forget about loading Facebook unless you have a social network bonus plan for 3.99 a month! That is the future of the internet if this goes through. Do you have an online portfolio on a wordpress site? Good luck sharing that with anyone. 

Seriously, if anything, make it known you oppose this change. It really only serves internet providers, no one else.

In which Jim tries to babysit for McCoy

Jim: she’s gone! she ran away!

McCoy: what!?

Jim: she told me to wait 10 minutes before I told you, but I’m a grown man and she’s a little girl so I only waited 8

McCoy: you waited 8 minutes to tell me my daughter ran away!!!

Jim: don’t tell Joanna that I didn’t wait the full 10!

I am bothered by some of the things I am seeing.

Star Trek has always been a very inclusive show/franchise, yet there are “fans” that are anti-Black and anti-Semitic.

You have two lead actors that are a part of a race and/or culture that has been exploited, disenfranchised and persecuted based on skin color and religion.

The Federation is literally multi race and full of officers, cadets, commanders, lieutenants, captains, admirals from ALL OVER THE GALAXY. But you hate a black woman as a lead and call a Jewish man a Nazi based on the character he plays AND HE IS NOT ANYTHING CLOSE TO A NAZI.

Please… stop.

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This Day in Trek

Star Trek: First Contact

November 22, 1996


We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your ships. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile.


Isn’t it amazing? This ship used to be a nuclear missile!
It is an historical irony that Doctor Cochrane would use an instrument of mass destruction to inaugurate an era of peace.


And you people, you’re all astronauts on … some kind of star trek?


Timeline!?  This is no time to argue about time!!  We don’t have the time!!…What was I saying?


You’d better find a way to make it easy, soldier, or I’m going to start pushing buttons!”


Assimilate this!”


Watch… your future’s end.


Mister Data, lay in a course for the twenty-fourth century. I suspect our future is there waiting for us.
Course laid in, sir.
Make it so.”