Old 02-28-2014, 12:23 PM   #1
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Post Cajon Pass....in a rain event

I see that the So. Cal. area is gonna get 3-5" of rain. I was wondering if it would be enough see the washes look like creeks and have water in them. I was thinking specifically of this bridge.

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Pretty good capture there, Jim!
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Now put a Big Boy on the bridge. Is that an RP.net contributor on the rocks? Excellent PS skills you have. I'm jealous!
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Is that actually where they filmed that scene in Star Trek?
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Is that actually where they filmed that scene in Star Trek?
More likely Vazquez Rocks near Santa Clarita.
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Is that actually where they filmed that scene in Star Trek?
I knew it wasn't, but for some reason those rocks reminded me of the Gorn.
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I knew it wasn't, but for some reason those rocks reminded me of the Gorn.
You made the water flow up hill - you really must make a Cajon trip.

And did you see the episode of Myth Busters where they tested (and busted) the Gorn killing bamboo gun that Kirk used?


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There would be some water that would come down the creek there, but not enough to cover the whole creek bed.

Cajon creek does not really drain a large water shed, rather it exists because there is a fault in the area and water comes up through the rocks and drains down the valley (mostly underground).

Now Lytle Creek which is on the other side of the mountain (the ones behind the phototog that took the picture) drains a large area and it would be subject to flooding.

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You made the water flow up hill - you really must make a Cajon trip.


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Weird, I just watched several episodes of MB on Netflix last night. Didn't see that episode though.
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Didn't see that episode though.
It was busted on two different issues: (1) The ingredients of gun powder are all solid materials and mixing them correctly requires complicated milling machines (doing it by hand with a stone mortar doesn't work); (2) The wood gun / mortar barrel cannot stand up to the pressure of firing the rocks and it just explodes.
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It was busted on two different issues: (1) The ingredients of gun powder are all solid materials and mixing them correctly requires complicated milling machines (doing it by hand with a stone mortar doesn't work); (2) The wood gun / mortar barrel cannot stand up to the pressure of firing the rocks and it just explodes.
But who is to say that he used wood? You have to remember, he was not on Earth when that encounter took place. Wood or bamboo on other worlds obviously has more tensile strength than on Earth.

It's the only logical explanation...
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But who is to say that he used wood? You have to remember, he was not on Earth when that encounter took place. Wood or bamboo on other worlds obviously has more tensile strength than on Earth.

It's the only logical explanation...
True, and Star Trek always assumed that the planets they beamed down upon had an atmosphere conducive to human life and that the size of the planet was essentially the same as Earth - because on Jupiter, a 180 lbs. person weighs about 600 lbs.

They just looked at what he used on the show and made all the obvious assumptions.
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True, and Star Trek always assumed that the planets they beamed down upon had an atmosphere conducive to human life and that the size of the planet was essentially the same as Earth - because on Jupiter, a 180 lbs. person weighs about 600 lbs.
I will disagree with that point. They had sensors and all that jazz to determine if the planet could support human life.

It just so happened that they all did, lol, at least the ones we saw... good luck I guess


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Obviously the bamboo on that planet is a lot stronger than on earth. Also, on that planet, bamboo grows in the middle of the desert!
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Someone doesn't know their Star Trek, Gravity was heavier on places like Vulcan and they only ever landed on M Class planets that could support human life, there are plenty of other classes of planets seen and discussed that could not support human life.

You are making my inner nerd boil here.
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Someone doesn't know their Star Trek, Gravity was heavier on places like Vulcan and they only ever landed on M Class planets that could support human life..........
Yes, that is true and as you know, after a number of years of hanging around humans, Spock's muscles (and any Vulcan's) would have atrophied just like the inhabitants in the International Space Station (not as fast because there was "some" gravity, but he would have eventually become physically disabled none the less.

And as far as class M planets, don't you find it interesting that in the universe, there seems to be so few (if any) observed?

I find that rather interesting considering all the junk floating around in space.
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That's true, and one of the reasons kirk was at such a disadvantage when spock fought him to the death during the kal if fee ritual



McCoy shoots Kirk up with some high grade cocaine so he can have "a fighting chance"

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All because I photoshopped the Gorn.
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There are so many levels of Nerd and we are covering nearly all of them here.
And for those which we have not covered...

http://www.hecklerspray.com/the-26-h.../200816466.php

I have to say, there are several omissions and I dont necessarily agree with the order of some of those.

I mean Dr Crusher hotter than Tasha Yar or Counselor Troi? (or anyone else on the list before her)

I was partial to the Chick who played Kahn's love interest in "Space Seed"



Great cans!

But Kirstie Allie was ridiculously hot in The Wrath of Kahn...


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I think railfans just about have to be geeks, and what highlights that more than what this thread has become

And i'm gonna throw this out there: Star Trek > Star Wars...

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