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Needs Help: Data Crystal get usage counts

I think we need something from a work in here. Not to mention, the trope seems to be 'data imprinted on crystals'

 2 Willbyr, Mon, 23rd Apr '12 12:58:57 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Is the ST:TNG chip pic on the page close enough to work? I'm not where I can look at it right now.

Gotta say, though, the current pic's amusing.
 3 Final Starman, Mon, 23rd Apr '12 1:31:29 PM from Clinton, Massachusetts
I like the current image.
The current picture isn't really an example, but it illustrates the trope rather well.
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 6 Earnest, Mon, 23rd Apr '12 2:30:57 PM from Monterrey, Mexico Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
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I considered using the Trek and Orions Arm images, but they aren't terribly strong. The Trek one is mostly colored plastic, not even gem shaped. The Orions Arm one is microscope views of the lattice. The best alternative was the B5 one, which does have a nice crystal on it... but it doesn't do much to show the "data" side. So when I ran into the current image on GIS, I thought, "why not?" it conveys both sides of the trope and it's pretty neat.

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I would prefer using a real example, like an isoliner rod from DS9.

IT'S A FAKE!!! comes to mind.

edited 23rd Apr '12 2:40:16 PM by Raso

 8 Earnest, Mon, 23rd Apr '12 2:37:23 PM from Monterrey, Mexico Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
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You mean this guy?

Cure Candy
Yes that guy.
It ought to be possible to get B5 screenshots of people sticking data crystals into computer ports.
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 11 Earnest, Wed, 25th Apr '12 12:27:51 PM from Monterrey, Mexico Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
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GIS didn't do too hot for B5 or Stargate, however it did bring Quinlan Vos up.

edited 25th Apr '12 1:19:37 PM by Earnest

 12 videogmer 314, Wed, 25th Apr '12 12:54:51 PM from that one place Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
[up] You can use a site like TinyURL for the link issue.

 13 Willbyr, Wed, 25th Apr '12 8:45:48 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up][up] I like that.
 14 T Beholder, Thu, 26th Apr '12 1:45:51 AM from chthonic safety
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or these, from Buck Godot: Zap Gun for Hire:

...And even I make no pretense Of having more than common sense - R.W.Wood
The 4th panel?

 16 Earnest, Sat, 28th Apr '12 6:04:33 AM from Monterrey, Mexico Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
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Lets put this to bed. Here's the alternatives, is either of these better than the amusement factor of the original?

edited 28th Apr '12 6:04:59 AM by Earnest

 17 Willbyr, Sat, 28th Apr '12 8:11:13 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] Both actually demonstrate the trope, so I'd say they're inherently better than the current, amusement factor aside.
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I prefer the second one, and it won't hang down into the examples. Hopefully.
The current is better than the suggestions. It illustrates the trope without a single word of text. Unless someone genuinely thinks the picture will mislead readers into thinking it's a trope about USB drives, I don't see a reason to change it.

[up][up][up][up]In the first one, I don't see the Data part. In the second, I see a metal pyramid, so no Crystal part.
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 21 Willbyr, Mon, 11th Jun '12 3:34:12 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Clock is set.
 22 Willbyr, Fri, 15th Jun '12 5:10:50 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Clock's up; locking for inactivity/lack of consensus. No action is to be taken based on this thread.
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