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The computer monitor in Picard's ready room on Star Trek TNG
Posted by: freeradical
Date: June 17, 2021 11:28AM
It isn't exactly thin.

Just saying...
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Re: The computer monitor in Picard's ready room on Star Trek TNG
Posted by: Acer
Date: June 17, 2021 11:31AM
Spock is on it.

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Re: The computer monitor in Picard's ready room on Star Trek TNG
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 17, 2021 11:40AM
....but his hairline.....is pretty thin......



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Re: The computer monitor in Picard's ready room on Star Trek TNG
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: June 17, 2021 12:28PM
I'll happily sacrifice a bit of thinness for efficient, reliable cooling and quick, easy access to interior components like hard drives and RAM.

What stunned me was seeing Dr. Crusher using what was a dead-ringer for an iPad in look and function more than a decade before they were introduced.



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Re: The computer monitor in Picard's ready room on Star Trek TNG
Posted by: sekker
Date: June 17, 2021 12:30PM
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What stunned me was seeing Dr. Crusher using what was a dead-ringer for an iPad in look and function more than a decade before they were introduced.

iPad-like tablets were nicely shown and used in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Quite a few years before Apple was introduced to the world...
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Re: The computer monitor in Picard's ready room on Star Trek TNG
Posted by: p8712
Date: June 17, 2021 12:55PM
No ports at all on that thing.

Costs more than an iMac....
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Re: The computer monitor in Picard's ready room on Star Trek TNG
Posted by: Rolando
Date: June 17, 2021 01:31PM
The "pads" in TOS were black wedges...



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Re: The computer monitor in Picard's ready room on Star Trek TNG
Posted by: Acer
Date: June 17, 2021 01:34PM
The current future-tech screen trope is lots of transparent plexiglass and heads-up 3D holograms. I don't think that will ever catch on, though. No way to hide your off-topic internet browsing from nosy coworkers.



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Re: The computer monitor in Picard's ready room on Star Trek TNG
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: June 17, 2021 02:05PM
It's military space grade hardware. With built in explosive charges so it kills crew members when there is a phase strike 100 meters away.
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Re: The computer monitor in Picard's ready room on Star Trek TNG
Posted by: DP
Date: June 17, 2021 07:25PM
No way to hide your off-topic internet browsing from nosy coworkers.

Maybe that's the idea!







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Re: The computer monitor in Picard's ready room on Star Trek TNG
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: June 18, 2021 08:45AM
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It's military space grade hardware. With built in explosive charges so it kills crew members when there is a phase strike 100 meters away.

You should read Red Shirts by John Scalzi.
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Re: The computer monitor in Picard's ready room on Star Trek TNG
Posted by: raz
Date: June 18, 2021 10:41AM
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It's military space grade hardware. With built in explosive charges so it kills crew members when there is a phase strike 100 meters away.

You should read Red Shirts by John Scalzi.

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