Talk:1973: Star Lore

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Doesn't appear that "Five Sisters" is a reference to anything, according to my Google searches. Does anyone have anything on that? 15:13, 28 March 2018 (UTC)Martin If I had to guess, it's most likely a reference to the Pleiades (Seven Sisters), which is a constellation. 15:18, 28 March 2018 (UTC)

I can't be certain, but I believe this is a direct quote from a Star Wars comic I read a few days ago. I will try to dig it up. 23:44, 28 March 2018 (UTC)Dave

I keep 'cellulose' tape over my LEDs, darkened with permanent marker, to dim their harsh glare when the rooms are unlit. On important ones, I keep a small sliver uncovered, so that from the right angle (like from the doorway) they can be seen even with the lights on. I do wish more devices had a "dim" setting on a timer, so the LEDs could be bright during the day & barely lit at night. In particular, my backup power battery has a large, obnoxious blue screen that lights up the whole room unless I keep it facing the wall. ProphetZarquon (talk) 15:48, 28 March 2018 (UTC)

The red LED probably is a super bright LED :-) Sebastian -- 16:00, 28 March 2018 (UTC)

(Also responding to ProphetZarquon) I agree that super bright LEDs are annoying, especially the one on my monitor! But I don’t think that status LEDs can appear impressive, like in the comic. The superbright ones, which are standard today, illuminate the room too much. 19:32, 28 March 2018 (UTC)

"Five Sisters" is a reference a pentagon-shaped constellation from Isaac Asimov's Foundations Edge ~~Tyler

The second part of the title text could be a reference to the word "planet" which comes from a Greek word meaning "wanderer". 17:17, 28 March 2018 (UTC)

It seems plausible that the title is partially a veiled reference to the Marvel Comics character Star Lord, which sounds almost the same as "Star Lore." JohnHawkinson (talk) 23:53, 28 March 2018 (UTC)

The cluster of 5 lights is likely either a modem or router. Modems usually have a row of lights to indicate power, uplink, downlink, sync, and traffic at a minimum, whereas a router might have multiple lights indicating connections to a number of network ports. I can really relate to this comic, especially during the peak period of active gear in my home office at one time (It's not so eerie these days)! Ianrbibtitlht (talk) 01:42, 29 March 2018 (UTC)

This reminds me of a Doonesbury cartoon Mardi Gras 02:55, 29 March 2018 (UTC)