(nil): Alexandros Alexandrakis (alexand(@)hursley.ibm.com)
Ημερομηνία: Δευ 14 Απρ 1997 - 16:55:33 EEST
Sorry gia to prohgoumeno munhma ...,
"Star Trek Lost Episode" transcript
Picard: "Mr. LaForge, have you had any success with your attempts at
finding a weakness in the Borg? And Mr. Data, have you been able to access
their command pathway?"
Geordi: "Yes, Captain. In fact, we found the answer by searching through
our archives on late Twentieth-century computing technology."
Geordi presses a key, and a logo appears on the computer screen.
Riker looks puzzled: "What the hell is a 'Microsoft'?"
Data turns to answer: "Allow me to explain. We will send this program, for
some reason called 'Windows', through the Borg command pathways. Once
inside their root command unit, it will begin consuming system resources at
an unstoppable rate."
Picard: "Butt the Borg have the ability to adapt. Won't they alter their
processing systems to increase their storage capacity?"
Data: "Yes, Captain. But when 'Windows' detects this, it creates a new
version of itself known as an 'upgrade'. The use of resources increases
exponentially with each iteration. The Borg will not be able to adapt
quickly enough. Eventually all of their processing ability will be taken
over and none will be available for their normal operational functions."
Picard: "Excellent work. This is even better than that 'unsolvable
geometric shape' idea."
.... 15 Minutes Later ...
Data: "Captain, We have successfully installed the 'Windows' in the command
unit and as expected it immediately consumed 85% of all resources. We
however have not received any confirmation of the expected 'upgrade'."
Geordi: "Our scanners have picked up an increase in Borg storage and CPU
capacity to compensate, but we still have no indication of an 'upgrade' to
compensate for their increase."
Picard: "Data, scan the history banks again and determine if there is
something we missed."
Data: "Sir, I believe there is a reason for the failure in the 'upgrade'.
Apparently the Borg have circumvented that part of the plan by not sending
in their registration cards."
Riker: "Captain we have no choice. Requesting permission to begin emergency
escape sequence 3F."
Geordi, excited: "Wait, Captain, I just detected their CPU capacity has
suddenly dropped to 0%!"
Picard: "Data, what do scanners show?"
Data: "Apparently the Borg have found the internal 'Windows' module named
'Solitaire' and it has used up all the CPU capacity."
Picard: "Let's wait and see how long this 'Solitaire' can reduce their
Riker: "Geordi, what's the status of the Borg?"
Geordi: "As expected the Borg are attempting to re-engineer t compensate
for increase CPU and storage demands, but each time they successfully
increase resources I have setup our closest deep space monitor beacon to
transmit more 'Windows' modules from something called the 'Microsoft
Picard: "How much time will that buy us?"
Data: "Current Borg solutions rates allow me to predicate an interest time
span of 6 more hours."
Geordi: "Captain, another vessel has entered our sector."
Data: "It appears to have markings very similar to the 'Microsoft' logo!"
Over the speakers: "THIS IS ADMIRAL BILL GATES OF THE MICROSOFT FLAGSHIP
MONOPOLY. WE HAVE POSITIVE CONFIRMATION OF UNREGISTERED SOFTWARE IN THIS
SECTOR. SURRENDER ALL ASSETS AND WE CAN AVOID ANY TROUBLE. YOU HAVE 10
SECONDS TO COMPLY."
Data "The alien ship has just opened its forward hatches and released
thousands of humanoid shaped objects."
Picard: "Magnify forward viewer on the alien craft!"
Riker: "Good God Captain! Those are humans floating straight toward the
Borg ship with no life support suits! How can they survive deep space?!"
Data: "I don't believe that those are humans sir, if you look closer I
believe you will see that they are carrying something recognized by
twenty-first century man as doe skin leather briefcases, and wearing Armani
Riker and Picard together horrified: "LAWYERS!!!"
Geordi: "It can't be. All the lawyers were rounded up and sent hurtling
into the sun in 2017 during the Great Awakening."
Data: "True, but apparently some must have survived."
Riker: "They have surrounded the Borg ship and are convering it with pieces
Data: "I believe that is known in ancient vernacular as 'red tape' -- it
often proves fatal."
Riker: "They're tearing the Borg to pieces!"
Picard: "Turn off the monitors. I can't stand to watch, not even the Borg