Here's the full thread, but I've included some choice exchanges below. Things here started when somebody explains the rotation of the moon.
>>Oh, it has a full rotation, all right...once every 28 days or so. Which happens to be the exact same time it takes to orbit the Earth. So here on Earth we always see the same side. This is called tidal locking, and occurs because if it had a rotation period different from its orbital period, tidal forces would slightly stretch and squeeze the Moon (same as how the Earth's oceans are stretched and squeezed by the Sun, creating tides). So those tidal forces keep the periods matched. > >That doesn’t make any sense. For the moon to spin on its axis, no matter how fast or slow, it must show all sides of itself to the earth.
And, we're off!
>>>Oh, I’ve examined this very throughly and it there is no explanation that makes sense. The only way it makes sense is if the moon is “driving” around the earth like a race car around a track. Which is NOT spinning on its axis. For the moon to spin on its own axis, it MUST show all sides of itself to the earth. >> >> Did you try looking at this picture from the Wikipedia article? > > Yes. Like I said, I’ve already examined this every which-way and it doesn’t make sense. Look closely the gif you provided. Look at the way the moon is traveling around the earth. It’s moving forward just like a race car drives around a racetrack. You would never say a race car is spinning on its own axis, would you? Remember that “spinning on its own axis” means to spin like a top, around an imaginary line going through the center of it. > > What the moon is doing is revolving around the earth. It is NOT spinning on its own axis. Your gif proves this without a doubt.
>> Uh...what? Did you just pull this “explanation” out of thin air? In all the explanations I came across trying to figure this out, I never read anything like what you are saying. You make no sense whatsoever. >Well, you don’t understand what “spinning on an axis” means, so we aren’t going to get very far. C... keep reading on reddit ➡
EDIT - Sorry, my bad. I did not realise that Gauls, Celts, and Germanic tribes were not the same thing.
From the history that I gathered of the Classical Roman Empire, the Germanic tribes have been a persistent problem for the Romans.
Even when people like Caesar managed to conquer some lands that were owned by the Gauls (who were one of the many Germanic tribes that existed) or when Germanic tribes even fought for the Roman empire like Caesar's elite Germanic cavalry, the Germanic tribes, which were of many different kinds and had different names and sub-cultures like the Franks and the Celts, they kept on being a persistent problem for the Roman empire.
Sometimes, there were constant battles within the borders of the empire where no side managed to advance or conquer tiny bits of lands so they were in a constant stalemate.
So what made the Germanic tribes a persistent issue for the Roman empire? Was it because there were more tribes than the Roman empire thought or because the Germanic tribes continued to band together against the Roman empire or managed to involve in their technologies and strategies the same way the empire did?
An ancient Bajor episode would’ve been great or visiting Betazed in the 2100s. I can imagine an amazing episode where Risa wasn’t even a tourist destination yet or what Vulcan was like just before First Contact with Earth.
The holodeck programs are all products of 20th century pop/historic culture for the most part and we could’ve seen so much more.
Edit: Yes, there were TNG episodes set in the Wild West and Robin Hood eras but it’s still part of historic culture overall.