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Old 12-23-2009, 11:34 AM   #1
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Smile Sony Readers and their Star Trek counterparts

A silly thought occurred to me out of the blue; Each model in the Sony Readers series can be compared to a Star Trek television series.

PRS-500 is like The Original Series: Boldly going...

PRS-505 is like The Next Generation: A well respected fan favorite

PRS-700 is like Enterprise: Didn't last very long, possibly due to lack of consumer interest

PRS-300 is like The Animated Series: Low budget, with less bells and whistles

PRS-600 is like Voyager: A sleek new look, with decent technological advancements. Yet many still prefer the previously mentioned fan favorite

PRS-900 is like Deep Space Nine: Quite different from the others, with the action being more centralized. Need I mention the "9" connection?

Note: Due to the high silliness content of this thread, I thought the Lounge would be a more appropriate home than the Sony forums. Also, this is in no way intended to put down any Sony Reader models in particular, as I think they're all great. Keep it sillly, please.
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Old 12-23-2009, 12:12 PM   #2
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OhBOY, imagine the possibilities if only I could set it to "stun"........
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Old 12-23-2009, 12:41 PM   #3
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OhBOY, imagine the possibilities if only I could set it to "stun"........
Hmm... now that I think of it, the pads that they use in the later Star Trek series greatly resemble our electronic readers. And since in Star Trek they're always modifying their equipment so that it can perform some extraordinary task in order to get them out of some dangerous situation or other, I'm sure that they would have no trouble modifying their "readers" to simulate a phaser that is set to stun.

Not sure if we would be able to pull it off with our own readers though. Maybe a stun setting would be a good feature to request for future models.

What am I saying... I find my 505 to be quite "stunning" as it is
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Okay, if you're tired of this from me, I apologize. But when Sony switched to epub, is that when they started showing all the reruns in black and white? I can only say that Counselor Troi and Fourteen-of-Eleventy just don't look as hot any more.
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Old 12-23-2009, 01:47 PM   #5
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Does this mean the Sony readers are the only readers capable of reversing the polarity of the warp field generators on the fly? That might remove e-book DRM, provided the e-books aren't rotating their shield frequencies...

This should also mean they are capable of tapping into local fluctuations of the space-time continuum, recording thousands of years of living history, and thereby recording old books to be read back at leisure...

But if an accidental overload, alien incursion or drunk ensign locked in Engineering releases the safety protocol interlocks, better drop that thing and run!

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Does this mean the Sony readers are the only readers capable of reversing the polarity of the warp field generators on the fly?
Yes. Precisely.

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That might remove e-book DRM, provided the e-books aren't rotating their shield frequencies...
If so, that could be rectified by a well timed tachyon burst from a modified tricorder.

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This should also mean they are capable of tapping into local fluctuations of the space-time continuum, recording thousands of years of living history, and thereby recording old books to be read back at leisure...
Correct. That's why I bought mine.

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But if something releases the safety protocol interlocks, better drop that thing and run!
Until I get a reader with a plastic substrate screen, I will take my chances on putting it down gently with the cover safely closed before running for the airlocks.
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Okay, if you're tired of this from me, I apologize. But when Sony switched to epub, is that when they started showing all the reruns in black and white? I can only say that Counselor Troi and Fourteen-of-Eleventy just don't look as hot any more.
I suppose that for those who are of the opinion that Sony's switch to epub was a bad thing, then the Star Trek equivalent might have been when the producers tried to do too much (for example, trying to keep multiple series going at once) leading to an overall reduction in writing quality, and, sadly, the eventual cancellation of the show.

Oh well, better to watch Fourteen-of-Eleventy in black and white reruns then not get to see Forteen-of-Eleventy at all
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Not sure if we would be able to pull it off with our own readers though. Maybe a stun setting would be a good feature to request for future models.
No need to mod the reader. The "stun" setting is entirely a matter of the content stored on the reader...
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No need to mod the reader. The "stun" setting is entirely a matter of the content stored on the reader...
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Agreed. It only takes a couple of pages from certain "classics" at night to knock me out for hours. Very powerful.
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Okay, if you're tired of this from me, I apologize. But when Sony switched to epub, is that when they started showing all the reruns in black and white? I can only say that Counselor Troi and Fourteen-of-Eleventy just don't look as hot any more.
LRX is like watching the latest Star Trek movie on a 12" B&W TV with AM radio quality sound. ePub is like watching the latest Star Trek movie in IMAX.
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You know, my favourite star trek series' happen to coincide with the sony models that appeal to me the most: my favourite is next gerenation (and I own the 505), my second favourite is deep space nine (and I would love to get a prs 900), and I hold a special place in my heart for the animated series (I really would love a prs 300, even though I REALLY don't need it; My face lights up when I see a picture of it, though, I love the design). You might be onto something...
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You might be onto something...
I like to think so. The only discrepancy is that the order in which they were released don't match up. If they did, it could be the start of a new internet legend, like that Dark Side of the Moon / Wizard of Oz thing.
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I like to think so. The only discrepancy is that the order in which they were released don't match up. If they did, it could be the start of a new internet legend, like that Dark Side of the Moon / Wizard of Oz thing.
That's not a legend, but it is a fact. When this first came out, our local comedy club sold tix and did it. We got there with plenty of time to get buzzed with an opening act, and then they started the movie and music. Astounding!

One MUST be drunk first in order to let the music and movie meld properly.
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