Last night I was watching an episode of Star Trek: TOS (The Original Series) called ‘The Lights of Zetar’. In it, the crew of Enterprise is facing down another potential disaster (when do they ever not?) in the form of an alien community that is intent on kidnapping and occupying a human female who just happens to have a trait that makes them all compatible. As it happens, our intrepid Chief Engineer ‘Scotty’ is also smitten with the woman.
Late in the episode, for some reason, Kirk has come up with a plan to kill or vacate the community of aliens from the young woman, without killing the woman in the process. Of course, what he’s come up with (without consulting any known ‘expert’ in any field despite having a ship full of them) just happens to be dangerous to the crewperson, if reality ever played a part. His hackneyed plan is to put the woman in a pressure chamber and increase the pressure to the point where the aliens either remove themselves from her body, or are destroyed in the process.
During the course of this ‘treatment’ his CMO (Chief Medical Officer) tells him he needs to be ‘careful’, because the pressure might very well damage the woman in the chamber. Certainly a valid point, since increasing atmospheric pressure quickly can damage a human. Kirk, who at this point apparently could care less, is more intent on ‘saving his ship’ and orders his First Officer (Spock) to keep going. By the time the procedure works it’s magic, the reading on the pressure chamber says 30 atmospheres. Just for the hell of it, I looked it up online and discovered that while the human body -can- withstand the force of up to 10 atmospheres if they’re breathing just oxygen, once the pressure increases by much more, the oxygen they’re breathing quickly becomes toxic and the person in question will die.
So essentially, Kirk just ordered his crewperson to die in order to save her. Sort of like an inept safe cracker ‘killing the money’ by blowing up the safe.
I realize this is all science fiction and the writers of the series didn’t put much stock into doing much research into what they were writing about. Certainly a lot more things about Star Trek don’t make sense when you start delving into the science of space travel or just plain living in a space environment. This just rubbed me the wrong way. And yes, there are a lot more other things that Jim Kirk is a dick about. This is just one.
Like many people these days in the US, I’m a bit concerned about security when it comes to my home, my domicile. Granted I don’t live in an area that is especially rife with crime, but from reading the local newspapers I am aware that it does indeed exist here as well as places in this vicinity. Wherever there are places that are semi-affluent, there are going to be places on the other side of the coin, that don’t have sufficient funds, and there are going to be people wanting to take what they don’t, or can’t have on their own. Consequently, I’ve been considering upgrading our surveillance here at the house.
Rather than going the ‘whole hog’ and purchasing a subscription to an entity that does the work for me; ie: installs the cameras, sets up window and door triggers and monitors the house and grounds 24/7 (it can get expensive, no matter what the TV ads tell you) I opted for something a little less pricey. Amazon recently purchased a company that made/makes security cameras and my wife about 6 months ago was able to score a 3 camera deal with hub (that controls the cameras) for a good price. Within the last month, Amazon dropped the price on extra cameras (to add to the system) to where it wasn’t going to break my budget to buy a few more.
So now, I have somewhere between 5 and 10 cameras to put up and around the property. Obviously I’m not going to say exactly how many, suffice it to say there’s enough to have a pretty good view on every angle that needs to be looked at. Naturally, like the US nuclear triad theory, simply hanging cameras on all corners of the property and house isn’t going to deter thieves, but if their activities are going to be recorded for posterity, they might think twice about breaking and entering. Too, cameras aren’t the only thing I’ve been thinking about, working on and planning for, but it’s a necessary step for home security. Certainly not something that my parents would ever have considered necessary 40-50 years ago, but where I lived then, we didn’t lock our doors at night for probably the first 10 or so years we lived in that development.
Someone suggested a moat with mutated sea bass, with laser beams on their head. Sounds a bit too Austin Powers to me.
Probably because I’ve been spending more time at my ‘primary’ blog and just been rather neglectful of this one. Probably a good idea to quit that and start posting here again.
I suppose the other reason is that this blog was sort of set up on a whim, as a non-kink blog since my other one was designed to be a kink primary blog, but with tribs and tribulations became a kink friendly but not kinkified blog, if that makes any sense. Spending time in a LDR (Long Distance Relationship) [again] with someone that is kinky, but you don’t have the ability to get together as much as you’d both prefer, puts a strain on posting about kinky things. In my opinion, if you’re not actually doing it, then you’re on the sidelines looking in. And no one likes to be able to be in that position. I certainly don’t.
As I can see from the calendar, the last time I posted here was August of 2018. Wow. 8 months. And my last post was about making chili. Exciting! It just so happens, that’s what I’m making for dinner tonight. It snowed here today. That’s right. Snow. On April 27 no less. And it’s supposed to snow more tomorrow. Oy. At least according to the Google Weatherman, it’s not supposed to amount to more than an inch or two in the morning. And by afternoon it will have all melted, if even it arrives at all. The high tomorrow is supposed to be 51°F/11°C. Not good weather for snow sticking, which to me is a good thing. For someone that likes playing with my snow blower, it’s time to play with my roto-tiller, and lawn mower.
Anyway, wanted to get this thing started again, so here’s my first post in a while. Just finished my chili dinner and it was pretty darn good. I have to be up for work in the morning, retail doesn’t allow for weekends off, so Sundays are just another work day for yours truly.
More later, welcome back to me!