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JCC Warp Power's Chicago Pile Moment May Be Upon Us

Discussion in 'Community' started by Chancellor_Ewok, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    Link

    I thought that we'd have to wait a lot longer, as in A LOT longer, for this moment.
     
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  2. Emperor_Billy_Bob

    Emperor_Billy_Bob Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    That would, no exaggeration, be the most important invention maybe outside of agriculture.

    That guy also has a really cool blog here.
     
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  3. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    No doubt about it. The Alcuberrie Drive is supposed to be able to take us to Mars in a day. :eek:

    And to Alpha Centauri. And back. In two weeks. :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
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  4. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    i though this was one of those AAAHHH threads where he uses a bunch of nonsense words that are like two letters off from the words he's actually referring to and somehow this is supposed to be funny
     
  5. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    OH YEAH, ANY DAY NOW. :rolleyes:
     
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  6. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    Stop stealing VLM's shtick of implausible "science" stories.
     
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  7. DantheJedi

    DantheJedi Jedi Master star 5

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    Yes Yes Yes Yes Oh Yes
     
  8. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    Is that 500 kg for the whole trip or per second or minute or hour or what? And last I read this item it was a top speed of 10X lightspeed which gives a 5 month journey to the nearest star.
     
  9. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

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    So who's going to sign up to be Captain of the first USS Enterprise?
     
  10. Emperor_Billy_Bob

    Emperor_Billy_Bob Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Johnathan ******** Archer, that is who.
     
  11. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    Fixed. :p

    EDIT: Archer was a pansy, but when we build the first interstellar starship 30 years from now, it must be named Enterprise.
     
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  12. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

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    Do I need to go over yet again why this is currently not plausible?
     
  13. DantheJedi

    DantheJedi Jedi Master star 5

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    Will it look like this:

    [​IMG]?

    (It's kinda sorta Star Trek canon; It was an Enterprise starship that predated the NX-01, it was even shown in Star Trek: TMP and on Enterprise.)
     
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  14. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    "Currently" being the key word.
     
  15. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    Yeah. Nuclear reactor technology went from barely being able to power a single light bulb to being able to power a small town in five years.
     
  16. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Hush Sean. I'd be ecstatic to have it happen in my lifetime!
     
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  17. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    you dont have to star out "tiberius"
     
  18. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

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    Nuclear power didn't rely on:
    1) nonphysical situations
    2) exotic matter
     
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  19. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    What is "Chicago Pile"?
     
  20. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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    Yeah, but what if it did?
     
  21. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    its like a cleveland steamer, but with radioactivity
     
  22. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    I thought "Warp Power" was a band and "Chicago Pile" was referencing a famous album.

    My second idea for a post: "To boldly go to some lifeless rocks somewhere; maybe we'll find microbes if we're lucky. Why the hell didn't we send a robot? That would've been easier."
     
  23. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

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    The first self-sustaining nuclear reactor. Which is why this thread title is stupid as ****, considering we're no where close to designing, much less building, a warp drive.
     
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  24. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    You are missing my point. NASA obviously isn't about to pull a starship out of its ass tomorrow, but we're talking about the first bench top tests for a technology that we all thought was at least a hundred years away. Obviously there are many challenges to overcome, but could we see an unmanned spacecraft power an experimental Alcubberie drive, in orbit 20 years from now? Maybe. I wouldn't rule it out.
     
  25. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    These "Warp drive is super close you guys honest" threads always remind me of this:
    [​IMG]