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2013-04-29 09:26:33 PM

gopher321: From the grassy knoll?


That place has great malts.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-29 09:36:40 PM

GregoryD: So this makes it a fairly rare occurrence. (which is good because it could have gone though a person)


GregoryD: The ISS isn't a fragile station. It is literally a tank in space. It gets hit by small particles all the time, just not big enough to notice. Something this size wouldn't likely penetrate the hull. It would audibility clang off. My analogy still holds up with your example. Space is that big.  There is still a chance, but it is very small.

If it wasn't as rare as it was, there would be no way the astronauts could spacewalk, because they have no armor. And yeah a marble moving at 17000 miles per hour would clank off a tank, but it would go right though an astronaut.


So you went from 'it's rare' to 'it happens all the time'.
 
2013-04-29 09:58:19 PM
Whilst flying over Detroit?
 
2013-04-29 10:00:07 PM

stryed: Now hiring garbage collectors with experience in zero gravity. Knowing how to deal with terrorists in outer space is a plus.
[xspblog.com image 850x476]


Came for the Planetes references, leaving satisfied

/Seriously, watch this series.  It's good hard sci-fi.
 
2013-04-29 10:07:23 PM

YodaBlues: GregoryD: So this makes it a fairly rare occurrence. (which is good because it could have gone though a person)

GregoryD: The ISS isn't a fragile station. It is literally a tank in space. It gets hit by small particles all the time, just not big enough to notice. Something this size wouldn't likely penetrate the hull. It would audibility clang off. My analogy still holds up with your example. Space is that big.  There is still a chance, but it is very small.

If it wasn't as rare as it was, there would be no way the astronauts could spacewalk, because they have no armor. And yeah a marble moving at 17000 miles per hour would clank off a tank, but it would go right though an astronaut.

So you went from 'it's rare' to 'it happens all the time'.


Small marble penetrations today = rare

small particles (dust, grains, +smaller) = all the time
 
2013-04-29 10:47:41 PM

maniacbastard: Whiskey Dickens: Why does the background of the shot look like sky?

The shot is taken facing the Earth and what looks like 'sky' is in fact, a cloud.


no no no, it's because the gubmint photoshp experts screwed up and released the wrong picture. they were supposed to use the "space" background!
 
2013-04-29 10:57:42 PM

Oldiron_79: the book suppository building



But what can be done to prevent paper cuts?
 
2013-04-29 11:42:03 PM

Erix: I Ate Shergar: Erix: I Ate Shergar: Relatively Obscure: I like that he clarified that the stone was from the universe.

Well, you know how it is in space. There's always stuff coming through from other universes, and it's nearly all dangerous.
(Unless Star Trek, Babylon 5, Red Dwarf, Andromeda, Doctor Who, and probably every other sci-fi show ever - with the possible exception of Firefly - has lied to me. But that couldn't happen, right?)

Pretty sure Babylon 5 didn't deal with other universes.

Only once.

Ivo Shandor: Erix: Pretty sure Babylon 5 didn't deal with other universes.

Babylon 5: Thirdspace

My apologies.  On the advice of a friend I never watched the movies other than In The Beginning.


You missed out on a lot of crappy shiat.
 
2013-04-29 11:50:13 PM

WeenerGord: Oldiron_79: the book suppository building


But what can be done to prevent paper cuts?


And are those books hard cover or soft cover?
 
2013-04-30 12:22:17 AM

amquelbettamin: Oh was that me?

I'm sorry.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 300x433]


i172.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-30 12:24:53 AM

Kittypie070: Damn now everyone has shellshock from that screaming dimwit.


It did not show up. That is a small victory,
 
2013-04-30 01:15:44 AM

bingethinker: WeenerGord: Oldiron_79: the book suppository building

But what can be done to prevent paper cuts?

And are those books hard cover or soft cover?



These are penetrating questions. Inquiring minds want to know.
 
2013-04-30 01:21:42 AM

Oldiron_79: I Ate Shergar: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: I Ate Shergar: Relatively Obscure: I like that he clarified that the stone was from the universe.

Well, you know how it is in space. There's always stuff coming through from other universes, and it's nearly all dangerous.
(Unless Star Trek, Babylon 5, Red Dwarf, Andromeda, Doctor Who, and probably every other sci-fi show ever - with the possible exception of Firefly - has lied to me. But that couldn't happen, right?)

If the theory of infinite parallel universes is true, then everything, even fictional stuff, must exist somewhere.

Seriously, wouldn't it be something to have a inter-dimensional rip in our solar system and watch as the UFP Enterprise, a Corellian Cruiser, a Wraith Hiveship, a Goa'uld Ha'tak, a Tau'ri F-304,and the Battlestar Galactica duked it out between Mars and the Asteroid Belt?

I've had the same thought myself. I believe this has been used by authors of crossover fanfics, and at least one comic book (ST:TNG / X-Men).

Then the fracking Death Star shows up and we're boned.


Actually, I think the long range photon torpedoes on the Enterprise could probably do a number on the Death Star. And both Wraith Hiveships and Goa'uld Ha'taks carry lots of small fighters similar to the x-wings in terms of armament, no?
 
2013-04-30 01:30:57 AM

maniacbastard: It did not show up. That is a small victory,


...yeah. It is.

I can actually hear myself and everyone else think.
 
2013-04-30 01:34:21 AM

FullMetalPanda: CNN reported the object was traveling at 14 times the speed of light when it hit them!!!!!!

It vaporized the ISS and caused the moon to fracture which is now falling on us to cause a tidal wave 1500 miles high killing all life on Earth forever!   But they said I need to stay tuned for their sponsors if I want to know more.




Cool, I will be able to get a sun sword soon.
collider.com
 
2013-04-30 02:23:45 AM

amquelbettamin: Oh was that me?

I'm sorry.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 300x433]


Dude...too soon...
 
2013-04-30 02:32:30 AM
It was meant for Buenos Aires:

www.technovelgy.com

So, this means:
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

do your part and:
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-04-30 02:46:28 AM

GregoryD: If it wasn't as rare as it was, there would be no way the astronauts could spacewalk, because they have no armor. And yeah a marble moving at 17000 miles per hour would clank off a tank, but it would go right though an astronaut.


Here's a 4 inch hole blasted into a cast aluminum block by a 7 gram bit of lexan going at not quite orbital speeds. The marble might merely leave a tremendous gouge in the armor, but it wouldn't clank off :)
www.martinfrost.ws
 
2013-04-30 08:11:27 AM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: This wouldn't have happened if the ISS were armed.

/an armed universe is a polite universe.


Well till some dick head alien comes cruising up to you with their gun ports open and your primitive scanning technology can't tell if their weapons are hot or if they are just screwing with you. Next thing you know some idiot captain opens fire like a terrorist blowing up a building and the dick headed aliens decide that the only logical solution is to whip your savage war mongering species out.
 
2013-04-30 08:25:19 AM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Actually, I think the long range photon torpedoes on the Enterprise could probably do a number on the Death Star.


The Death Star is the size of a small moon.

The fictional USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) is very roughly the same size as an aircraft carrier:  It's got a length of 289 meters, which is about 925 feet, and the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) has a length of 1,123 feet, or about 342 meters.  For comparison, the Death Star has a diameter of 161,000 meters.  In other words, it's 557 times larger than the Enterprise in all directions.

Even using the equivalent of nuclear weapons (some sort of matter-antimatter explosion?), the damage to something 161 kilometers in diameter is going to be relatively minor.
 
2013-04-30 09:01:57 AM

dittybopper: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Actually, I think the long range photon torpedoes on the Enterprise could probably do a number on the Death Star.

The Death Star is the size of a small moon.

The fictional USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) is very roughly the same size as an aircraft carrier:  It's got a length of 289 meters, which is about 925 feet, and the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) has a length of 1,123 feet, or about 342 meters.  For comparison, the Death Star has a diameter of 161,000 meters.  In other words, it's 557 times larger than the Enterprise in all directions.

Even using the equivalent of nuclear weapons (some sort of matter-antimatter explosion?), the damage to something 161 kilometers in diameter is going to be relatively minor.


All the Enterprise would need to do is fire or beam two torpedoes down an thermal exhaust port.
 
2013-04-30 09:16:27 AM

Oldiron_79: gopher321: From the grassy knoll?

Nah, from the book suppository building


I dunno what you're doing with those books or those buildings, but you're gonna need more lube.
 
2013-04-30 10:53:28 AM

Primitive Screwhead: dittybopper: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Actually, I think the long range photon torpedoes on the Enterprise could probably do a number on the Death Star.

The Death Star is the size of a small moon.

The fictional USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) is very roughly the same size as an aircraft carrier:  It's got a length of 289 meters, which is about 925 feet, and the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) has a length of 1,123 feet, or about 342 meters.  For comparison, the Death Star has a diameter of 161,000 meters.  In other words, it's 557 times larger than the Enterprise in all directions.

Even using the equivalent of nuclear weapons (some sort of matter-antimatter explosion?), the damage to something 161 kilometers in diameter is going to be relatively minor.

All the Enterprise would need to do is fire or beam two torpedoes down an thermal exhaust port.


Not even that. We know that warp capable ships can easily make short jumps, thanks to the Picard Maneuver. The Enterprise would just have to use their tractor beam on a three or four planet killing asteroids, jump to warp while pushing them in front of them, and drop out of warp just ahead of the Death Star. The only defense for the Death Star would be to jump to hyperspace, and hope they make the jump calculation correctly. Even if they manage to bring their lasers to bear on the incoming rocks breaking them up would create an asteroid shotgun.
 
2013-04-30 11:42:36 AM

Slaves2Darkness: asteroid shotgun.


I am so naming my next band "Asteroid Shotgun"
 
2013-04-30 12:28:02 PM
Primitive Screwhead:

blog.zap2it.com

I am so naming my next band "Asteroid Shotgun"
 
2013-04-30 04:08:50 PM

Primitive Screwhead: Slaves2Darkness: asteroid shotgun.

I am so naming my next band "Asteroid Shotgun"


Drop the 't':   Asteroid Shogun is even cooler.
 
2013-04-30 04:48:03 PM

Slaves2Darkness: Primitive Screwhead: dittybopper: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Actually, I think the long range photon torpedoes on the Enterprise could probably do a number on the Death Star.

The Death Star is the size of a small moon.

The fictional USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) is very roughly the same size as an aircraft carrier:  It's got a length of 289 meters, which is about 925 feet, and the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) has a length of 1,123 feet, or about 342 meters.  For comparison, the Death Star has a diameter of 161,000 meters.  In other words, it's 557 times larger than the Enterprise in all directions.

Even using the equivalent of nuclear weapons (some sort of matter-antimatter explosion?), the damage to something 161 kilometers in diameter is going to be relatively minor.

All the Enterprise would need to do is fire or beam two torpedoes down an thermal exhaust port.

Not even that. We know that warp capable ships can easily make short jumps, thanks to the Picard Maneuver. The Enterprise would just have to use their tractor beam on a three or four planet killing asteroids, jump to warp while pushing them in front of them, and drop out of warp just ahead of the Death Star. The only defense for the Death Star would be to jump to hyperspace, and hope they make the jump calculation correctly. Even if they manage to bring their lasers to bear on the incoming rocks breaking them up would create an asteroid shotgun.


Can't tractor and jump to warp at the same time.
 
2013-04-30 07:57:31 PM

dittybopper: Drop the 't':   Asteroid Shogun is even cooler.


I agree and this is for you
 
2013-04-30 09:30:38 PM

Whiskey Dickens: Why does the background of the shot look like sky?


because it is the sky.  just from the other side.
 
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