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Why should it be constrained to looking like anything at all?
With the the tech they use for the replicators, transporters, and holodecks, the whole thing could be fluid, changing configuration as required by circumstance (e.g. by adding handrails during battles, to stop everyone getting tossed around so much on shockwaves that can't happen in space). Why walk over to the science station, when it can be right in front of you when you need it?
In fact, the whole ship should be generated -- which would also be handy in battles, as it would be all-but indestructible (and would also provide an inherent low-speed navigation system, which would be even more useful in battles, which apparently will always be conducted at extremely low speeds).
That's the problem with most people who call themselves sci-fi writers: they add tech to meet very specific needs in a story or two, but rarely give any consideration to how it will affect everything else.
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The Millenium Falcon - so that I can fly over Disney headquarters drawing in some imperial star destroyers, preferably while the cast of The Rise Of Skywalker are present.
Another movie I walked out of half way through...
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... My Sous Vide circulator started overreading the temperature - 15 ~ 25C over - so it's not cooking properly. So ... this close to Christmas, I order a new one - and realize it's coming from Germany, where they use Euro plugs instead of UK ones.
Not a problem - to keep the warranty I order a plug converter.
Then I contact the manufacturer that I bought the original from 21 months ago and ask if there is any way to fix it.
They reply that's it's under warranty and they are sending a replacement!
Two year warranty I didn't know about ...
So the German one arrives yesterday, but the adapter doesn't because of "real world events beyond the courier's control".
Still not a problem.
Adapter arrives today, in a battered box and courier apologizes profusely for the late delivery, explaining the original van it was on has an accident.
Open the box. A pair of UK Size 8 jeans.
Looks like when the accident happened everything got spilled and random objects were stuffed into random boxes and I got the booty prize.
So now I organise a return, and re-order - but this has "Mission Failed" written all over it ... today isn't going well, perhaps I should just go back to bed?
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such thin jeans material, sounds almost wear once and throw away.
BTW: easy solution
just cut off the Euro plug and poke the wires into the wall socket. What else could go wrong? farmers, pretty much like in the area where you live, have done such for years [before the internet/amazon].
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For those of you involved in - or interested in - safety critical software, you might want to read this[^] and the report it links to.
This is the report by the UK's Rail Accident Investigation Bureau into an incident a couple of years ago involving a trial of new railway signalling systems in Wales. Following a reboot of the computer system at the signalling centre, temporary speed restriction data wasn't reloaded and at least one train was involved in a dangerously over-speed situation as a result, although no harm was actually done. The report looks in detail not just at the software, but the human factors around it (the vendor had intended a manual check of speed limit data following a reboot, but there was no formal procedure to ensure this happened) and more generally around the procurement, design, installation and verification of safety critical software.
Staff look there more often and a "thank you, that's cool" is always a nice thing to receive
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