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Re: I know the smoke
« Reply #30 on: April 11, 2007, 09:46:22 AM »
True.  It must have seemed like a good idea for Dharma to invent it as a security system.  Part of it scans you to make sure if you are an enemy or not.  That is until the malfunction. GASP!

Kind of like our governments structure of checks and balances.  I like that idea.

LOVE IT. Smokey always probes his victims and then comes back with a final judgement. And the three headed cerberus is similar to the three branches of goverment.

I'm liking this way of thinking.  Smokey is a self-dispatched, independent security system with a decision-making structure and a system of checks-and-balances, and somewhere along the line something happened that caused one of those "checks" to shut down.

Kind of like the classic sci-fi mad robot scenario, where it has a piece of code that tells it not to harm humans, but somehow that gets erased and the carnage begins.

As far as the Smoke itself goes, I think Puff floated a good theory about collecting metallic particles or something like that?  When Smokey appeared at the fence, it seemed like something solid came bursting out of the ground, and then "it" collected the black smoke around it.  As Puff said, the lack of a concentration of metallic elements at the beach may explain why the Losties are safe there.

The actual "hard" component of Smokey would have to be small, I think, because of the way the smoke flowed when it hit the fence.  If you watch it, those smoke streams got kind of small, so whatever was hidden inside it would have to be smaller than that.


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Re: I know the smoke
« Reply #31 on: April 11, 2007, 10:42:01 PM »
Why I can not reply personal message. I can receive ,but can not reply. Why?

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Re: I know the smoke
« Reply #32 on: April 11, 2007, 10:45:24 PM »
talk like  yoda you do.

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Re: I know the smoke
« Reply #33 on: April 12, 2007, 09:36:49 AM »
Why I can not reply personal message. I can receive ,but can not reply. Why?

I was asking where you are from.  Everyone seems to be assuming you just can't type.  Obviously, English is a second language for you.  I have only been outside the U.S. a few times, and have failed miserably at learning to write in Spanish, French, and Chinese, so I am amazed that anyone can write in another language at all.

That is why I was asking.  I'm sure you can reply here if you want.

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Re: I know the smoke
« Reply #34 on: April 12, 2007, 07:13:35 PM »
You have to post 25 times before you can send a personal message!  It did the same thing to me!

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Re: I know the smoke
« Reply #35 on: April 12, 2007, 07:35:20 PM »
It's for security issues... we don't want anyone to try to use PMs to scam people. Making them post a few times keeps the PMs legit.

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Re: I know the smoke
« Reply #36 on: April 12, 2007, 09:15:33 PM »
I think that is a good security idea, Just like Smokey doesnt seem to kill you until he scans you, everything has to do with security these days!

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« Reply #37 on: April 12, 2007, 09:29:43 PM »
Why I can not reply personal message. I can receive ,but can not reply. Why?

I was asking where you are from.  Everyone seems to be assuming you just can't type.  Obviously, English is a second language for you.  I have only been outside the U.S. a few times, and have failed miserably at learning to write in Spanish, French, and Chinese, so I am amazed that anyone can write in another language at all.

That is why I was asking.  I'm sure you can reply here if you want.



Maybe I can teach you Chinese , and learn French together .  ;)
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Re: I know the smoke
« Reply #38 on: April 16, 2007, 10:45:42 AM »
Why I can not reply personal message. I can receive ,but can not reply. Why?

I was asking where you are from.  Everyone seems to be assuming you just can't type.  Obviously, English is a second language for you.  I have only been outside the U.S. a few times, and have failed miserably at learning to write in Spanish, French, and Chinese, so I am amazed that anyone can write in another language at all.

That is why I was asking.  I'm sure you can reply here if you want.



Maybe I can teach you Chinese , and learn French together .  ;)

Sounds like a plan.  I have another trip to Suzhou planned for early next year.  Can you teach me how to say "No thank you... I do not like duck tongue?"

:)

Okay, so thinkinglost is bucking the language barrier, so we should cut him/her some slack.

Puff:  Is Smokey attached to the ground or not?