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Stargate Agent
July 13th, 2004, 08:33 AM
With the Atlantis team being cut off from earth for awhile how will they defend themselves from inbound travellers?? No Iris to guard them.

Do you think they should have an iris or maybe try something more original??

And no chevron man this time around either.

Having a DHD is way better although than some earth designed dialing computer. :cool:

Janus
July 13th, 2004, 08:37 AM
With the Atlantis team being cut off from earth for awhile how will they defend themselves from inbound travellers?? No Iris to guard them.

Do you think they should have an iris or maybe try something more original??

And no chevron man this time around either.

Having a DHD is way better although than some earth designed dialing computer. :cool:

The Gate has a forcefield that works just like an Iris.
And no Chevron guy, bomber ! :S

Mio
July 13th, 2004, 10:14 AM
The Gate has a forcefield that works just like an Iris.
And no Chevron guy, bomber ! :S
It's ok. when they are dialing, we can call out 'chevron one encoded....'

DownFallAngel
July 13th, 2004, 02:49 PM
Hmmm, thats not a bad idea, but they have a dial device. Its like instant now. On Earth they have to wait for a full rotation of the gate inorder to get to the symbol they want, thats why they call them aloud.

Erik Pasternak
July 13th, 2004, 06:36 PM
Nope, it's still not totally instant. It just spins around faster, but not like the SGC gate does. For more info, see GateWorld's Atlantis Page (http://www.gateworld.net/atlantis/index.shtml).

Selmak
July 16th, 2004, 10:41 AM
I hope there will be a chevron guy... maybe the Atlantis computer will speak the symbols in the Ancient/Gate language.

darman
July 16th, 2004, 11:30 AM
I hope there will be a chevron guy... maybe the atlantis computer will speak the symbols the Ancient/Gate language.

siler's worst nightmare...being replaced by an automated system :)

Selmak
July 16th, 2004, 12:07 PM
siler's worst nightmare...being replaced by an automated system :)

Siler isn't the chevron guy, Walter Davis is.

aAnubiSs
July 16th, 2004, 12:08 PM
After him! Don't let him escape! He said the wrong name!

DownFallAngel
July 16th, 2004, 12:08 PM
Siler is the matience man. I don't find a need for a Chevron man, I mean....its instant for god's sake. They have a DHD!

Selmak
July 16th, 2004, 12:12 PM
After him! Don't let him escape! He said the wrong name!
just clarifying

aAnubiSs
July 16th, 2004, 12:13 PM
just clarifying

I know, I'm always joking. If I'm not joking I'm 100% serious and I'll upset a billion people.

Janus
July 16th, 2004, 12:15 PM
siler's worst nightmare...being replaced by an automated system :)

Don't worry, aAnubiSs, I'll get him !
That's it, a bit more to the left !

*Shoots Darman with Zad*

Got him, yoehoe !

aAnubiSs
July 16th, 2004, 12:16 PM
Zats are too easy. Use Intars, you can shoot them alot and they still don't die. Much more fun :)

DownFallAngel
July 16th, 2004, 12:16 PM
Thanks Jack Sparrow....

the adventurer
July 16th, 2004, 01:51 PM
Wouldn't the DHD be a Dial Out Device (DOD), if they're using it to travel out?


Cause.....that would make sense.


And for the record, the Earth Based Magyvered Dialing system is 100% more awsome then an automated DHD device. Why? Because the guys who Shout "Cheveron X Encoded" build the best kind of suspence.

DownFallAngel
July 16th, 2004, 03:01 PM
We all call it a DHD. Anyway, the SGA are trapped from home anyway. So they can call it whatever they want.

Mio
July 16th, 2004, 07:19 PM
Spoilers rising.






Mckay = Chevron Guy.

DownFallAngel
July 16th, 2004, 07:26 PM
McKay: Chevron 1....endcoded
Weir: Mckay....
McKay: Oh...right....(pushes the other six chevrons)

sclairef99
July 16th, 2004, 07:51 PM
It's ok. when they are dialing, we can call out 'chevron one encoded....'

Me Thinks you just came up with a new Atlantis Drinking Game.... :eek:

the adventurer
July 16th, 2004, 07:52 PM
You can do that with any Stargate episode.

Everytime a Cheveron encodes take a shot.

if the worm hole fails to engage, take 3 shots.

and so on.

Mio
July 16th, 2004, 07:52 PM
You can do that with any Stargate episode.

Everytime a Cheveron encodes take a shot.

if the worm hole fails to engage, take 3 shots.

and so on.
If they make a connection to another galaxy, drink 10 shots.

DownFallAngel
July 16th, 2004, 07:54 PM
Everytime the word Wraith is mentioned 2 shots
Everytime a baddy goes down, 1 shots
Everytime sheppard has a stupid/odd look on his face 4 shots

Mio
July 16th, 2004, 07:54 PM
Everytime the word Wraith is mentioned 2 shots
Everytime a baddy goes down, 1 shots
Everytime sheppard has a stupid/odd look on his face 4 shots

There's not enough booze in the world....

Chirp
July 17th, 2004, 09:29 AM
I like the new DHD or what ever you what to call it. That is there home for now, not only that no one in perticullar has been chosen to do the honor in punching in the addresses yet, so in my opinion any one that is closes to the DHD and knows the address puts it in. By the way there was a question in another thread about where are they going to get amo for the webons? I just figure out how they get by that. I like Stargate Atlantis alot. If they keep it at this story line, and don't go all Sci-Fi on us. In other words build up to it, give us some time to understand what they have and how they dial with it. Thats all. Sorry Walter. the chevron guy, I like it the why Atlantis does it. :cool: I think the Iris Atlantis has is very good, but that had to hurt. By the why they did bring computers, with what Atlantis has, its like the stone age mets the 21st centry. How will they interface with Atlantis? and why would they what too? :eek:

corey2002
December 11th, 2004, 07:40 PM
The Gate has a forcefield that works just like an Iris.
And no Chevron guy, bomber ! :S but the atlantis team did not know this untill they got there

Zamboni
December 11th, 2004, 11:50 PM
Well the chevrons are not really being encoded... The dialing computer on Earth has to (quotes Carter) "translate electrical signals to match the dialing symbols on the Gate system". The Ancient computer doesn't. At least not in the sense that the Earth computer does. So if anything, they should just say "chevron one locked"... Although the chevrons don't even lock anyway... The light just spins around real quick then stops. There is no actual "locking" motion. I doubt you can even finish saying the "chevron locked" before finish dialing the whole thing.

I liked the "read out symbols in Ancient" idea though... They could just assign an alphanumeric code to each icon... So McKay will go like "dialing... T...H...X...1...1...3...8..." and a bunch of Jedi jump though the gate...

Lt. Aiden Ford
December 11th, 2004, 11:54 PM
I think the Atlantis DHD should actually be called the DHC, Dial Home Computer.

Mr Prophet
December 12th, 2004, 01:29 AM
DHD doesn't really stand for Dial Home Device anymore, though. It's just become the shorthand for a dialling device; like a walkman is any personal stereo or a hoover any vacuum cleaner.

It's sad really. I remember a time when the DHD name really meant something.

Lt. Aiden Ford
December 12th, 2004, 09:07 AM
DHD doesn't really stand for Dial Home Device anymore, though. It's just become the shorthand for a dialling device; like a walkman is any personal stereo or a hoover any vacuum cleaner.People still use "walkman" and "hoover?" I haven't heard anyone say either of those since at least 1991.

For personal stereo, people generally say "headphones" an a vacuum is just a vacuum.

Erik Pasternak
December 12th, 2004, 09:18 AM
DHD doesn't really stand for Dial Home Device anymore, though. It's just become the shorthand for a dialling device; like a walkman is any personal stereo or a hoover any vacuum cleaner.

It's sad really. I remember a time when the DHD name really meant something.
DHD still means something to me!

TechnoWraith
December 12th, 2004, 10:01 AM
The Gate has a forcefield that works just like an Iris.
And no Chevron guy, bomber ! :S

Would Grodin (I think that's him) serve as the Chevron Guy? I mean he's always in the "control room" area when they're dialing in and out. Or is he more a "technical advisor?"

As for the DHD:
It is far easier to have a real working DHD than a dailing computer. SG-1 has shown both pros and cons to having this set up. Certain situations gave the SGC an advantage. But certain events have put the SGC at a disadvantage, too. The gate was not designed to work without a DHD to begin with, so the fact that the SGC was able to jury-rig a working dialing system to begin with speaks volumes to the ingenuity of the SGC - not to mention Carter.

McKay as the Chevron Guy? Hmmm... that's interesting. But isn't he Atlantis's version of Carter? :rolleyes:

Erik Pasternak
December 12th, 2004, 11:02 AM
There was that Asian-looking officer who manned the gate systems in a couple eps. Grodin is a PhD, so he seems a little to qualified to just do that.

Hatcheter
December 12th, 2004, 01:51 PM
To me, Grodin seems sorta like Chevron guy and Siler rolled into one. Keeps track of all the basic but essential things that are going on, and also fixes stuff when it breaks.

corey2002
December 12th, 2004, 06:17 PM
I think the Atlantis DHD should actually be called the DHC, Dial Home Computer.
they are not dialing home they are dialing out FROM home-it should be called a dialing computer(dc) like the one on earth

Lt. Aiden Ford
December 12th, 2004, 06:39 PM
Well, that's true, but the "H" part is more of an homage to the original DHD than a symantically accurate name.

Ohper
December 12th, 2004, 06:41 PM
"DHD" sounds much better... do you want them to call it a DD (dialing device)?

Imagine O'Neill ordering Carter to "Get to the double dee and tell Hammond to send more turkey sandwiches for Teal'c!"... it's just not the same ;)

corey2002
December 13th, 2004, 09:01 AM
that i HAVE got to see

_Owen_
January 26th, 2005, 04:08 PM
DHD doesn't really stand for Dial Home Device anymore, though. It's just become the shorthand for a dialling device; like a walkman is any personal stereo or a hoover any vacuum cleaner.

It's sad really. I remember a time when the DHD name really meant something.
actually D.H.D. does stand for dial home device as G.D.O. stands for Garage Door Opener

for DHD and GDO go to
http://gateworld.net/omnipedia/technology/index.shtml
and look under D and G

_Owen_
January 26th, 2005, 04:12 PM
Wouldn't the DHD be a Dial Out Device (DOD), if they're using it to travel out?


Cause.....that would make sense.


And for the record, the Earth Based Magyvered Dialing system is 100% more awsome then an automated DHD device. Why? Because the guys who Shout "Cheveron X Encoded" build the best kind of suspence.
ya but dont forget the atlantis dialing computer is unique from the rest of the dialing devices in pegasus and MW it is just like the SGC's computer but allows for "quick dialing" (see "D.H.D." at http://gateworld.net/omnipedia/technology/index.shtml) the rest of the DHD's in pegasus are difrent than what atlantis uses so they can still call them DHD's

Funkmeister
January 26th, 2005, 04:17 PM
I always thought of grodin as being Atlantis' chevron guy. After all, he does usually sit behind the main console in Atlantis.

however, earths gate dials the old fashioned way, since it works using the dialing computer which carter designed, (I think it was carter, anyhow) and goes slowly, as opposed to having a DHD which could simply do it in a matter of seconds.

This actually calls into question whether it would be possible to dial manually from the pegasus gates, as these don't appear to have an inner track that spins, instead, some cool LED lights on the gates.

Kaloo
January 26th, 2005, 05:23 PM
THts what the laser pointer is for. :D

Ms. Bianca
January 27th, 2005, 05:17 PM
Hmmm, thats not a bad idea, but they have a dial device. Its like instant now. On Earth they have to wait for a full rotation of the gate inorder to get to the symbol they want, thats why they call them aloud.

The Ancients gates and DHD's in the Pegasus galaxy is kinda like touch tone dialing. Punch a number and it's ringing before you know it. The gates in our galaxy are like pulse/rotary dialing . . . it takes a heckuva long time to turn that ring around to the correct number/symbol. ;)