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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. Emperor_Billy_Bob

    Emperor_Billy_Bob Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Still got more hair than Shatner.
     
  2. Likewater

    Likewater Jedi Master star 4

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    Is it even feasable for a terrestrial based sociaty to go straight to interstellar? You can practice life at sea in a local lake or bay, and the real ocean can still kick your backside.

    Would not interstellar travel eventually natural develop after centuries if not millenia inter planetary civilization, it is kinda crazy to plan for interstellar craft when even build a base, let alone settle the moon, let alone all the other planets and moons.

    One would expect the solutions to micro meteriods and steller radiation will develop after we have to regularly start dealing with micrometeriods and stellar radiation. Also the all important job of building an industrial base in space.

    Someone once said the problem with nasa is that it is a organization for engineers by engineers, I can start seeing why that is a problem.
     
  3. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent 2017 Celebrity Deathpool Winner star 10

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    Deflector tech? In fact such a thing has been successfully tested on tanks but has yet to be placed on the battelfield to my knowledge. It was just a very powerful charged field done over a decade ago.

    The only reason I mentioned a magnetic field comes from older ideas concerning magentic ramscoops that could project a magnetic cone ahead of them many thousands of miles long and wide. The problem (among many) was that matetr tended to collect within and it would make a great break and shiled at high speeds.

    The onyl thing that got "out there" with Rama was that Clarke threw in a space drive for propulson. Otherwise a gigantic rotating cyclinder is nothing new or impossible just very expensive.
     
  4. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Warp speed always has that annoying tendency to randomly send a crew's ship to hell and back.
     
  5. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    the senate?

    [​IMG]

    pictured: a senate moderator
     
  6. Adam of Nuchtern

    Adam of Nuchtern Jedi Master star 4

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  7. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    That's not a "principle." Just a fact that becomes an increasingly asinine assertion the more broadly it is applied. No individual component of immortality is "physically impossible" either. Do you mean to tell me that one day humans will never die?
     
  8. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Force Ghost star 8

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    so brave
     
  9. Emperor_Billy_Bob

    Emperor_Billy_Bob Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Where have you been? People have been predicting negligible senescence within the century.

    Frankly your skepticism would seem more compelling if it wasn't so constant and monotone about basically everything.
     
  10. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    I only regret that neither of s will be alive to laugh at the ridiculousness of that remark.
     
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  11. Emperor_Billy_Bob

    Emperor_Billy_Bob Jedi Grand Master star 7

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  12. Likewater

    Likewater Jedi Master star 4

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    really, cause by brain opperates on what? 20watts and has never overheated. Not so with the, endless computers i have gone through. I don't put much stock in the singularity, especially our longest lasting recording devices have been for the past 10,000 years to today a chisle and a flat rock.
     
  13. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    WE WON'T NEED GIFS WHERE WE'RE GOING
     
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  14. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    Boyish dreams lifted from B sci-fi movies=Everything
     
  15. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    "Liberate te ex senātus"!
     
  16. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Force Ghost star 8

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    From the people who think warp power is about to be discovered:

    [​IMG]
     
  17. hudzu

    hudzu Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    so hang on, do we have warp drive yet or not?
     
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  18. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Has anyone mentioned the idea that if we really do manage to get a real warp drive going (which I think will happen), we'll be sending out a signature to any intelligent life out there more advanced than us? This is something that happens in Trek, of course, but I think it's a pretty reasonable concept.
     
  19. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Force Ghost star 8

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    We do, if by warp you mean VLM's and EBB's views of physics.
     
  20. Emperor_Billy_Bob

    Emperor_Billy_Bob Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    1. I wasn't aware that I had expressed views on physics
    2. When you wrote that, did you snap your fingers and triangulate your head, then go "Mhhhhmmmmm" like a sassy black woman?


    That would be a better comeback if it was remotely true and/or expressive of self-awareness.
     
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  21. Likewater

    Likewater Jedi Master star 4

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    the "carefull of the attention you call down on yourself" I feel that, but its going to be a long while till anyone is able to build one. Though I would prefer if nasa would concentrate on a space elevator, which would be more inline with short term achievable goals.
     
  22. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Force Ghost star 8

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    In which today, EBB learns that the topic of FTL does indeed involve physics. See, you're learning.
     
  23. Emperor_Billy_Bob

    Emperor_Billy_Bob Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I never went into FTL travel...You are strawmanning me brah.
     
  24. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Force Ghost star 8

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    ....in which EBB learns that warp travel is a form of FTL.

    The journey of learning continues for our young laymen! Next time, EBB tackles quantum chromodynamics. Will he succeed? Find out in our next episode.
     
  25. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    ASTEROID SHIELD, PEOPLE!! HAVE WE FORGOTTEN RUSSIA ALREADY?! DO YOU HAVE THE ATTENTION SPAN OF A GNAT?!
     
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