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William Shatner, aka Captain Kirk of the USS Enterprise, has been chatting with fellow Canadian Chris Hadfield, who is about to take over as the commander of the International Space Station. Hadfield, wearing a red shirt, opened the chat with a blast of the Star Trek boatswain's whistle, used in the series to signify that the …

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"Shatners talks space, acting"

Wait, Shatner knows something about acting? There are three seasons of Star Trek (TOS) that say otherwise! :)

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Re: "Shatners talks space, acting"

Don't forget TJ Hooker

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A James T Krk/Denny Crane Hybrid could be funny though!

Paris because.... "Denny Crane!!"

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Wait one minute...

If talking to Shatner, would it not have been more appropriate to wear a gold shirt?

If I was talking Capt. Kirk I wouldn't want to wear a red shirt, liable to be next on the hit list.

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"talking to Shatner"

And how... would they deal... with the a-pparent... pauses... in the feed?

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"Science fiction meets science reality"

You described Star Trek as science fiction. Lose 200 points, pay a fine, go directly to jail.

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iPads in space?

But which orientation will it display the screen??

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All of them...

... in a random pattern - the only thing to do would be for the applenaut to keep floating around to match the iPad.

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Re: iPads in space?

Good question - any **serious** answers ?

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Re: iPads in space?

OK, here is a **serious** answer: after start-up it will display the default orientation, which is portrait. You can then switch to landscape by giving the iPad a sudden rotation (it might take a couple of tries to get the right amount of rotational acceleration to give the desired result). This also works at ground level with 1g: try it with the iPad lying flat on a table.

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Barenaked Ladies, not Bare[space]Naked Ladies.

Boy, if I had a million dollars for every time THAT happens...

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Re: Barenaked Ladies, not Bare[space]Naked Ladies.

During the upcoming performance are we allowed to call them Barenaked Space Ladies?

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"just a hiatus because the nation was between launch vehicles"

yeah thats whats wrong with my space program too.

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@mark 63

Oh, take off!

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Sorry.

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