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Old 06 Sep 2007, 22:02   #1 (permalink)
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What are they??

Like, computer/magazines? I know that in many novels/games, somebody has a data slate. Heck, even Ciaphas Cain's aide looks at "porn slates". What are they exactly??
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Old 06 Sep 2007, 22:12   #2 (permalink)
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I think its something like a screen the size of a peace of paper that can store and display images in its most basic form.
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Old 06 Sep 2007, 22:35   #3 (permalink)
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Think of it as something similar to a tablet PC/PDA roughly the size of an A4 sheet of paper.
Probably about 3/4" thick, give or take. It would use either LCD/Holographics for the display, and would probably be from an STC, and have a self-charging power unit.
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Old 08 Sep 2007, 04:36   #4 (permalink)
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Like a star wars data-pad.
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Old 08 Sep 2007, 04:51   #5 (permalink)
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Think of it as something similar to a tablet PC/PDA roughly the size of an A4 sheet of paper.
Probably about 3/4" thick, give or take. It would use either LCD/Holographics for the display, and would probably be from an STC, and have a self-charging power unit.
Self-charging? Can you say "Laws of Thermodynamics"? :huh:
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Old 08 Sep 2007, 04:54   #6 (permalink)
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Or maybe he ment rechargable cause you can't really break the laws of physics unless you are in the warp and since Imperial tech isn't good enough to have mini warp engines in data sheets we can assume that doesn't happen
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Old 08 Sep 2007, 18:18   #7 (permalink)
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It could recharge by photosynthesis, themosynthesis, kinetosynthesis or solar power or loads of other possibilities.
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Old 08 Sep 2007, 18:22   #8 (permalink)
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It could recharge by photosynthesis
So it runs on sugar?
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Old 09 Sep 2007, 14:09   #9 (permalink)
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Think of it as something similar to a tablet PC/PDA roughly the size of an A4 sheet of paper.
Probably about 3/4" thick, give or take. It would use either LCD/Holographics for the display, and would probably be from an STC, and have a self-charging power unit.
Self-charging? Can you say "Laws of Thermodynamics"? :huh:
My bad, I meant re-charging or having a recharging system built in.
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Think of it as something similar to a tablet PC/PDA roughly the size of an A4 sheet of paper.
Probably about 3/4" thick, give or take. It would use either LCD/Holographics for the display, and would probably be from an STC, and have a self-charging power unit.
Self-charging? Can you say "Laws of Thermodynamics"? :huh:
My bad, I meant re-charging or having a recharging system built in.
Oh. My bad for not giving you the benefit of the doubt. :P
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