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DespT

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« on: 09-16-2001 09:14 »

In clown of my own the prof. proudly shows Cubert all of his inventions, like the Dark Matter engines, which are widely used and invented by the prof.

One thing about that is: why isn't the professor really famous, he invented the leading propulsion system. This is not important, it's for the sake of this episode but still.

The other thing is that in the same episode suddenly the professor thinks he hasn't invented one decent thing?

Inconsistancies are fine, they make the show funny, but can't they keep it in one line in the same ep?

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« Reply #1 on: 09-16-2001 09:29 »

Well, Fansworth isn't a celebrity, but I think he's wellknown in the sciencist comunity.

And... when we are depressed, we always think we haven't doing anything important in our life.
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« Reply #2 on: 09-16-2001 13:35 »

Yeah, he also invented beautiful women. You'd think he'd be a household name after that.
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« Reply #3 on: 09-16-2001 14:13 »

Don`t forget his "not-finished" time machine!

If he made that thing work, he could get very famous by selling it.
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« Reply #4 on: 09-16-2001 14:26 »

Well.. I think that's his problem.. He can't get all of his things to work! If a they all made things work at once, no one would get famous anyway.. couse they'd all make it work!
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« Reply #5 on: 09-16-2001 16:33 »

 
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:
Yeah, he also invented beautiful women. You'd think he'd be a household name after that.
actually he just designedbeatiful women.big difference.

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« Reply #6 on: 09-16-2001 21:55 »

D'oh...you are correct, sir.
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« Reply #7 on: 09-21-2001 10:53 »

And about that time-machine..
maybe it's gotten finished some more time in the future, his then-evil clone travelled back in time in order to not letting the prof finish the time-machine and then going to the horse-races (literally).. ?
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« Reply #8 on: 09-24-2001 10:19 »

why would he do that??? the invention would in that case be ready for his time anyway!
Stereoide

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« Reply #9 on: 09-25-2001 17:36 »

Maybe to prevent a terrible accident to happen.. maybe to gain world domination.. who knows..
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« Reply #10 on: 10-13-2001 04:18 »

if the evil clone traveleed back in time to stop the prof. from inveting the time machine then it would be a paradox:
because the time machine was never finished the evil clone could never have gone back into time and stopped the machine from being finished and then it would be finished because the evil clone never went back in time to stop it being finished. which means that he could go back and stop it from being finished and so on.

hell i give up......TAWS a WIZARD
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« Reply #11 on: 10-14-2001 10:20 »

Go read 'The Langoliers' by Steven King for the ultimate solution to this and all other time travel paradoxes.

I wish you could post anonomously here - I'm making such a crappy point I'd rather not be associated with it.

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« Reply #12 on: 10-28-2001 14:55 »

Maybe Professor did travel back in time and faked the second coming of Jesus but somehow failed and got thrown back in to the 30th century with the malfunctioning time machine. Since he has a magnificent memory he forgot the whole thing.
With that technology you could easily pretend to be a god to someone who isn't so...advanced. 
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #13 on: 10-28-2001 15:21 »

The professor is fabulously wealthy, we all know that. Why's he got to be famous? I mean, do you know the name of the guy who invented the microwave?
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« Reply #14 on: 10-28-2001 16:33 »

 
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Originally posted by TheMadCapper:
I mean, do you know the name of the guy who invented the microwave?

Why, yes. His name was Percy L. Spencer. Well, he invented the microwave oven, microwaves are a natural phenomenon.  wink

Seriously though, I just don't think Farnsworth is any good at marketing. So he invents things and then sells the patent to a company, in exchange for royalties. Thus he would be incredible rich, but not particular famous. He will however have some credibility in science circles, but that is rapidly waning.

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« Reply #15 on: 10-28-2001 22:13 »

Maybe all his inventions are are custom jobs and he has'nt got around to selling them.
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« Reply #16 on: 10-28-2001 22:29 »

hey welcome to PEEL, TSC][CST!
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and if i didnt already do so, welcome Australian Guy!  smile

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« Reply #17 on: 10-29-2001 14:28 »

well.. fanrsworth didn`t invented Dark matter engines... he invented his own darks matter engines system that rentablizes fuel in 200%....

                 
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« Reply #18 on: 10-30-2001 13:41 »

Another point: Farnsworth worked for Mom for some time. That's probably when he came up with his more widely-used inventions. And of course they were publicized under the company name, not the inventor's.
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« Reply #19 on: 11-05-2001 15:15 »

Maybe the Professor is really an engineer.  I think they make engineers sign a form ensuring that they'll never become famous outside of their profession.  Seriously, name three famous engineers off the top of your head.  Pretty hard, eh?  Now name three famous scientists, artists, musicians, or politicians.
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« Reply #20 on: 11-05-2001 15:43 »

 
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name three famous engineers off the top of your head.

Dilbert, Wally, and Alice

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« Reply #21 on: 11-05-2001 15:51 »

That's double-plus unfair.
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« Reply #22 on: 11-05-2001 15:56 »
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Originally posted by DrThunder88:
Seriously, name three famous engineers off the top of your head. 
Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Thomas Telford, George Stevenson, there three engineers   big grin They are all long dead though   tongue

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« Reply #23 on: 11-06-2001 03:04 »

Are you an engineer yourself or just a licenced nerd?
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« Reply #24 on: 11-06-2001 09:04 »

 
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Originally posted by DrThunder88:
Are you an engineer yourself or just a licenced nerd?

Uh-oh, do I need a licence? (runs away)
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« Reply #25 on: 11-06-2001 09:32 »

I do have an engineering degree as it happens  tongue
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« Reply #26 on: 11-06-2001 11:59 »

Do Thomas Edison and James Watt count as engineers? Or just the broader category or inventors?
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« Reply #27 on: 11-10-2001 06:55 »

i think they were inventors/ mad scientists.

i have not been on the board for ages i lost the link and i just found one of my old backup cds and it was there, the more surprising thing was that my account was still open.

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« Reply #28 on: 11-13-2001 16:50 »

 
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, name three famous engineers off the top of your head. 

Juan de la Cierva,Igor Sikorsky,Ferrinad Porsche

                 
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« Reply #29 on: 11-13-2001 16:58 »

Montgomery Scott, Casey Jones, and Choo-Choo Charlie.

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« Reply #30 on: 11-13-2001 18:39 »
« Last Edit on: 11-13-2001 18:39 »

Geordi La Forge, B'lanna Torres, and Miles O'Brian
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« Reply #31 on: 11-13-2001 18:50 »

Wernher v. Braun, Willy Messerschmitt, Wile E. Coyote
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« Reply #32 on: 11-13-2001 18:54 »

and besides:
I guess that geordi, torres and miles are just simple technicans (yeeez yeez,with a degree of the starfleet-academy and so on),or did they ever invent NEW techniques? (I mean really new inventions,not just inventive new and unusual ways to solve problems being solved before?)
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« Reply #33 on: 11-15-2001 19:08 »

 
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and besides:
I guess that geordi, torres and miles are just simple technicans (yeeez yeez,with a degree of the starfleet-academy and so on),or did they ever invent NEW techniques? (I mean really new inventions,not just inventive new and unusual ways to solve problems being solved before?)

Thats what an engineer is, a simple technician with a surly attitude, and the ability to convince people that "routine operations can take up to three hours to perform NOT because of a two-and-a-half-hour lunchbreak, but beacuase it does, and thats the way the world works."

Oh, and a certain amount of respect is due for that

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« Reply #34 on: 11-15-2001 19:26 »
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I guess that geordi, torres and miles are just simple technicans

Wouldn't they be called Chief Technicians then?

 
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did they ever invent NEW techniques? (I mean really new inventions,not just inventive new and unusual ways to solve problems being solved before?)

What, you have to be an inventor to be an engineer now?
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« Reply #35 on: 11-17-2001 01:05 »

 
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And about that time-machine..
maybe it's gotten finished some more time in the future, his then-evil clone travelled back in time in order to not letting the prof finish the time-machine and then going to the horse-races (literally).. ?

Something like that happened in Tiny Toons. Plucky was thinking of a plan to build a time machine, a Plucky from the future suddenly appears from it, and the present Plucky steals it from himself. I wish that was possible. That would be so cool.


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« Reply #36 on: 07-19-2011 22:17 »

I had to think for a moment about the professy's fabulous wealth as it relates to Planet Express. There are constant jokes about PE going under, but the owner has enough money presumably to keep it running in perpetuity?

And then I remembered that a company can exist as a separate entity from its owner. Kinda heartless of the professy to make his crew fear for their livelihoods while he's rolling in dough, but then again it does motivate them to get some work done.
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« Reply #37 on: 07-19-2011 22:33 »

I theorized something like that here.
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« Reply #38 on: 09-09-2011 04:07 »

Maybe the professor didn't sell the dark matter engines because having the only ones gives him an edge in the package delivery business.
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« Reply #39 on: 09-09-2011 04:40 »

Except that everyone uses (used to use) dark matter, according to the gas pumps the crew visits twice or so before dark matter goes obsolete.
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