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2013-04-30 11:32:26 AM
You mean space Spiffs

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2013-04-30 01:02:51 PM
Hey, Subby, why don't you make like a tree and get outta here?
 
2013-04-30 01:10:40 PM
Well how else are you going to barf in space without getting it everywhere?*

* Does not apply to ships with artificial gravity.

/ Boy do I wish we could generate artificial gravity easily.
 
2013-04-30 01:23:58 PM
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2013-04-30 01:25:57 PM
Sees what you did there:
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2013-04-30 01:26:50 PM

47 is the new 42: Well how else are you going to barf in space without getting it everywhere?*

* Does not apply to ships with artificial gravity.

/ Boy do I wish we could generate artificial gravity easily.


You just need a fluid with the density of neutronium and accelerate it near the speed of light. In a toroid.

Easy peasy.
 
2013-04-30 01:27:47 PM
Could be worse

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2013-04-30 01:30:26 PM
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2013-04-30 01:34:31 PM
I have nothing to add. I just want to post a picture of Biff Griff

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2013-04-30 01:35:31 PM
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2013-04-30 01:44:37 PM
But I have been in space every time I barfed!
 
2013-04-30 01:48:01 PM
Chris never barfs at home.
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2013-04-30 01:56:57 PM

47 is the new 42: / Boy do I wish we could generate artificial gravity easily.


... Not sure if serious.
 
2013-04-30 02:22:03 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: 47 is the new 42: Well how else are you going to barf in space without getting it everywhere?*

* Does not apply to ships with artificial gravity.

/ Boy do I wish we could generate artificial gravity easily.

You just need a fluid with the density of neutronium and accelerate it near the speed of light. In a toroid.

Easy peasy.


That would be real gravity.

Artificial Gravity would be to spin your habitat on a 56 meter moment arm at 4 RPM to produce an effective sensation of gravity.

Not to mention that the cyclotron radiation coming off of your very heavy solution that would be generated any time the ship changed course would be lethal. Stop making space more deadly with your fantasy contraptions you crazy Space Nutter.

I have a real gravity generator and radiation burns, Wheeeeee!

Let me guess, you are going to use your 3D printer there slick??
 
2013-04-30 02:30:04 PM
I couldn't be a commander of a space mission for the same reason I can't be a cop, I can't grow an authority moustache
 
2013-04-30 02:35:47 PM
I just finished "The Right Stuff."  I find it hard to believe that they sent Alan Shepard up in the first US manned flight and didn't think through the bladder thing.  Four hour delay in the launch, so he just had to go in his suit.  He made the flight lying in his own puddle.

Then, a few flights later, they made an astronaut collect urine specimens, and of course, a fair amount of it ended up floating around the capsule.

Nice planning, guys.
 
2013-04-30 02:41:36 PM

Kibbler: I just finished "The Right Stuff."  I find it hard to believe that they sent Alan Shepard up in the first US manned flight and didn't think through the bladder thing.  Four hour delay in the launch, so he just had to go in his suit.  He made the flight lying in his own puddle.

Then, a few flights later, they made an astronaut collect urine specimens, and of course, a fair amount of it ended up floating around the capsule.

Nice planning, guys.


they're rocket scientists not sanitary engineers!
 
2013-04-30 02:46:22 PM
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2013-04-30 02:53:33 PM

maniacbastard: Artificial Gravity would be to spin your habitat on a 56 meter moment arm at 4 RPM to produce an effective sensation of gravity.


Eh, my physics prof called that a fictitious force. Besides, it won't be the same thing as Earth normal gravity.

maniacbastard: Not to mention that the cyclotron radiation coming off of your very heavy solution that would be generated any time the ship changed course would be lethal. Stop making space more deadly with your fantasy contraptions you crazy Space Nutter.


Tee hee, finally, you get me!

maniacbastard: Let me guess, you are going to use your 3D printer there slick??


Yes, I just ordered a neutronium cartridge at Staples (I also get a free "that was easy" button.)

And radiation? Come on, technology man! We'll build better shields to go with the generators! Isn't that the way it usually works? For every insurmountable obstacle there's an irresistible technology!

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Won't the Andromedans be impressed with our neutronium-based gravity generators?
 
2013-04-30 03:10:25 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Eh, my physics prof called that a fictitious force. Besides, it won't be the same thing as Earth normal gravity.


My habitat has 0.8 g on the upper deck, 1.0 on the middeck for daily activities and we bump it up to 1.2 g for the lower deck.

Your prof has big balls to say something is not like gravity, when he cannot tell you what gravity is. I'll tell you what it is though, because I am generous. It is a (at least) four dimensional fluid that interacts with our reality, we appear to be a topologically complex surface to it and it's interactions with the three dimensions of our reality are weak compared to the true nature of what gravity is when experienced in it's true higher dimensional form.

Quantum Apostrophe: Yes, I just ordered a neutronium cartridge at Staples (I also get a free "that was easy" button.)


Could you grab me a Thorium cartridge for me while you are there? I need it for the sub critical reactor I am making. And get me a 1 MeV proton accelerator, I'm gonna drive the reaction with it.  I prefer them to conventional reactors as they are soooo much safer and scalable!! I totally promise to pay you back.

Quantum Apostrophe: And radiation? Come on, technology man! We'll build better shields to go with the generators! Isn't that the way it usually works? For every insurmountable obstacle there's an irresistible technology!


Well then let's scrap the space ship and use a traversable wormhole, much much safer. Then you can just ride a locomotive to your extraterrestrial destination.

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I read a book, looky me!!!
 
2013-04-30 03:28:18 PM

Kibbler: I just finished "The Right Stuff."  I find it hard to believe that they sent Alan Shepard up in the first US manned flight and didn't think through the bladder thing.  Four hour delay in the launch, so he just had to go in his suit.  He made the flight lying in his own puddle.

Then, a few flights later, they made an astronaut collect urine specimens, and of course, a fair amount of it ended up floating around the capsule.

Nice planning, guys.


And don't forget the infamous Apollo 10 floating turd incident:

http://cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/09/17674315-poop-in-space -r evisited-apollo-10s-floating-turds-pop-up-44-years-later?lite
 
2013-04-30 03:30:34 PM

maniacbastard: it's interactions with the three dimensions of our reality are weak compared to the true nature of what gravity is when experienced in it's true higher dimensional form.


Like the apostrophe, it seems.

maniacbastard: Could you grab me a Thorium cartridge for me while you are there? I need it for the sub critical reactor I am making. And get me a 1 MeV proton accelerator, I'm gonna drive the reaction with it. I prefer them to conventional reactors as they are soooo much safer and scalable!! I totally promise to pay you back.


Even better, let me get you a cartridge with those new elements between existing ones. You know, all those amazing things we'll find in spaaaace!

maniacbastard: when he cannot tell you what gravity is.


I know it's not a rotating tin can in LEO.
 
2013-04-30 04:01:32 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: I know it's not a rotating tin can in LEO.


Of course not!!! A fundamental force emulator cannot be a tin can. It has to be an acceleration, you silly longevity space nutter!

This guy is either experiencing a force in a tin can, or he is passing a watermelon. I'd bet the professor could pass a watermelon like it was a little bean. He has experience!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9YtD1jw_Qw

Quantum Apostrophe: Even better, let me get you a cartridge with those new elements between existing ones.


No I want to go straight from thorium to uranium, that is my fuel cycle and I like it. No that you know much about going straight. Not that there is anything wrong with your decay chain!! But use fresh atoms, trust me!

Quantum Apostrophe: Like the apostrophe, it seems.


You are in space right now, aren't you?
 
2013-04-30 04:19:21 PM
maniacbastard:
Well then let's scrap the space ship and use a traversable wormhole, much much safer. Then you can just ride a locomotive to your extraterrestrial destination.

Everyone would just use it to suck their own dicks and you know it.

Anyway I just came here for the Spaceballs reference, and that's been covered nicely by xaks.
 
2013-04-30 05:13:00 PM

maniacbastard: his guy is either experiencing a force


It's a force, but it ain't gravity.

maniacbastard: But use fresh atoms, trust me!


I always wondered how you can get so much energy from such old atoms. Don't the atoms get little paunches and wrinkles?

You're a lot more fun when you don't take your space mythology so seriously. You ain't gonna live in space and no one's retiring on Mars. Rotating tin can or not.
 
2013-04-30 06:30:23 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: You're a lot more fun when you don't take your space mythology so seriously. You ain't gonna live in space and no one's retiring on Mars. Rotating tin can or not.


What if a mineral that is the key to human longevity is found in deep space. Would it be worth exploring space to live forever?

So how many watermelons can you fit? I bet you don't have to use much force, gravity or otherwise.
 
2013-04-30 07:24:35 PM

Honest Bender: 47 is the new 42: / Boy do I wish we could generate artificial gravity easily.

... Not sure if serious.


I dont' understand why you're "not sure if serious."  Yes, we have found we can generate gravity by rotation.  However, it does not appear to be easy because if it were, we'd be doing it all the time when we sent people into space.
 
2013-04-30 08:06:10 PM

Mega Steve: I have nothing to add. I just want to post a picture of Biff Griff

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I was gonna post that, but I was too chicken
 
2013-04-30 08:10:30 PM

47 is the new 42: Honest Bender: 47 is the new 42: / Boy do I wish we could generate artificial gravity easily.

... Not sure if serious.

I dont' understand why you're "not sure if serious."  Yes, we have found we can generate gravity by rotation.  However, it does not appear to be easy because if it were, we'd be doing it all the time when we sent people into space.


Easy doesn't always mean affordable.  My guess is it's just not worth NASA's time or money to implement.
 
2013-04-30 08:20:55 PM

maniacbastard: What if a mineral that is the key to human longevity is found in deep space. Would it be worth exploring space to live forever?


If we know what to look for, why can't we make it here? It's the same periodic table across the whole universe. This whole "there's unknown wonders in space" meme is tiresome.

maniacbastard: So how many watermelons can you fit? I bet you don't have to use much force, gravity or otherwise.


I thought punishment was supposed to be unpleasant.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV-NkKIWzwM

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47 is the new 42: Yes, we have found we can generate gravity by rotation


That ain't gravity.

47 is the new 42: However, it does not appear to be easy because if it were, we'd be doing it all the time when we sent people into space.


It's not easy because you won't be able to stand or walk in such a rotational environment. Plus you have to compensate for every off-center mass and wobble. Because it ain't gravity.
 
2013-04-30 08:53:52 PM

ArkAngel: I was gonna post that, but I was too chicken


Now you HAVE to post it. Either that, or live with the horrible stigma of being a chicken.


Just don't get into a wreck with Flea.
 
2013-04-30 09:33:02 PM
Mad Magazine did a bit on that in their 2001 A Space Odyssey spoof.

My Google Fu is weak
 
2013-05-01 08:27:08 AM
What, no love for this Borf?  You should all be shot with the Infanto Ray!

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2013-05-01 10:22:49 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: maniacbastard: What if a mineral that is the key to human longevity is found in deep space. Would it be worth exploring space to live forever?

If we know what to look for, why can't we make it here? It's the same periodic table across the whole universe. This whole "there's unknown wonders in space" meme is tiresome.

maniacbastard: So how many watermelons can you fit? I bet you don't have to use much force, gravity or otherwise.

I thought punishment was supposed to be unpleasant.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV-NkKIWzwM

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47 is the new 42: Yes, we have found we can generate gravity by rotation

That ain't gravity.

47 is the new 42: However, it does not appear to be easy because if it were, we'd be doing it all the time when we sent people into space.

It's not easy because you won't be able to stand or walk in such a rotational environment. Plus you have to compensate for every off-center mass and wobble. Because it ain't gravity.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_gravity#Rotation

Although I really shouldn't dignify you, a constant thread-shiatter with a reply.
 
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