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Post by macnut » Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:00 pm

Looks like Kari may not have to worry about that survivors' guilt for long...
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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by cpuguy1 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:15 am

CygnusX1 wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:44 am
cpuguy1 wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:03 am
Any one heard of 'Running Silence' :?:
Inadvertently ... but it might work.
I would be surprised if it worked... the ship is hot, leaking at least air through all its holes, it just was in combat, it was just transmitting through the radio and I am sure the enemy was already tracking it. The enemy could get confused if they flew behind the station and "glue" themselves to the outer hull of the station. But like this, way in the open? Not a chance.
Yeah ... re-read a bunch of pages (since before the first of October) and saw how newish the gun boats looked. Good chance they will have the latest in radar like technology.

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Post by CygnusX1 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:45 am

I was wondering if this is Kari's violin that Daniel gave:

http://www.davidcsimon.com/crimsondark/ ... rip_id=114

but that one was not so red. Or is it just the lighting?

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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by SFCGator » Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:01 am

Nooo, don't be a broken violin. How about more like a well played Stradivarius that's in need of a bit of tuning and TL maintenance? Be well, take care of yourself and Merry Christmas.

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Post by utherkbn » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:54 pm

Love the quote!!! Instant recognition. :lol:
Thank you

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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by cpuguy1 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:31 am

Oh, was that a Princess Bride reference? :o
Now I want to quote Inigo Montoya ... :lol:

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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by CygnusX1 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:17 am

Oh... so there is still a fight out there and Kari takes a nap?
Well, she deserves it, but my point is - I am surprised noone is shooting at their inoperational ship...

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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by macnut » Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:26 am

My guess would be once they lost power the gunships decided not to waste any more railgun slugs on them. But they may still be about to fall into the planet's atmosphere, or leak all their atmosphere into space, or freeze solid due to lack of power for heat...even if they're no longer taking fire, in a powerless ship there are still many...interesting ways for them to die.
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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by CygnusX1 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:16 pm

The 27th century has superconductors that can operate at room temperature.

Even now, they is one superconductor at mere -23C... except that you need an absurd pressure of 170GPa.
(https://interestingengineering.com/rese ... ity-record)

I do expect scientists will find a room-temperature room-pressure superconductor in the next decade or so. And that will change the world we know a lot ! It will be like.... everywhere!

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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Post by CygnusX1 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:28 pm

macnut wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:26 am
...or freeze solid due to lack of power for heat...
Actually, that is probably one of the last reasons to die in space. Space itself may be cold, but it is one of the best thermal insulators, used for example in thermos. In fact, a spaceship is one giant thermos which can lose heat only through radiation.
As long as you have some engine running, dispersing heat will be a bigger problem - especially if your ship is designed to run silent, i.e. reduce its heat signature as much as possible.

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