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(Evolo)   Supervillain prison may need Stark funds to take off the ground   (evolo.us) divider line 18
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2768 clicks; posted to Geek » on 28 Jun 2013 at 5:47 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-06-28 05:06:41 PM
Bah.

Everyone knows it's Reed Richards who builds Prison 42 in the Negative Zone!
 
2013-06-28 05:41:54 PM
I'll get you off...er, out.
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2013-06-28 05:44:49 PM
Its not the cube, so it cant hold Hulk.
 
2013-06-28 05:59:05 PM
Did they spend so much money on the prison that they had to use a second or third hand Huey to ferry cons back and forth?
 
2013-06-28 06:06:42 PM
"Deep ocean water is pumped up into the main concrete structure and distributed through the nozzle carbon fiber clad cantilevered surface. The surface choreographs the amount of pressure and water to fall onto the turbines below, in turn controlling the amount of electricity generated. Floating Tyson turbines turn a shaft when water falls onto them, and in turn the shaft housed within the primary concrete structure powers an electrical generator located in the artificial cliff-side. Underwater cables run the electrical power to the mainland."

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2013-06-28 06:09:21 PM
Yeah, it seems like a good idea now, but it won't seems so bright when Shazam and Superman throw down.
 
2013-06-28 06:16:34 PM
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need stark is dead!

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2013-06-28 06:23:46 PM
Why would you build that as a prison?
 
2013-06-28 06:37:29 PM

Twilight Farkle: "Deep ocean water is pumped up into the main concrete structure and distributed through the nozzle carbon fiber clad cantilevered surface. The surface choreographs the amount of pressure and water to fall onto the turbines below, in turn controlling the amount of electricity generated. Floating Tyson turbines turn a shaft when water falls onto them, and in turn the shaft housed within the primary concrete structure powers an electrical generator located in the artificial cliff-side. Underwater cables run the electrical power to the mainland."

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Sounds a lot like a perpetual motion machine.  "Choreographs the amount of pressure"  WTF does that mean?
 
2013-06-28 06:46:20 PM
Looks like it would make a pretty good lair for an evil genius.
 
2013-06-28 07:55:28 PM
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Looks like another bastardized version of the Enterprise.
 
2013-06-28 08:09:30 PM

Twilight Farkle: "Deep ocean water is pumped up into the main concrete structure and distributed through the nozzle carbon fiber clad cantilevered surface. The surface choreographs the amount of pressure and water to fall onto the turbines below, in turn controlling the amount of electricity generated. Floating Tyson turbines turn a shaft when water falls onto them, and in turn the shaft housed within the primary concrete structure powers an electrical generator located in the artificial cliff-side. Underwater cables run the electrical power to the mainland."

[i.imgur.com image 320x240]


Actually, It would work just fine, as long as you had 200% more power cables running to the prison powering the pumps than you have sending the power from the generators back to the mainland.  You might be able to get it down to 50% more if you replaced the waterfall with pipes so that all the water hit the turbines instead of getting blown around by wind and missing the turbine completely.
 
2013-06-28 08:32:49 PM
LOL... somebody has confused an art project for a serious proposal.

It's all good until the government realizes it can't actually generate power and the inmates discover their rooms with a view have no toilets and no exits.
 
2013-06-28 09:10:21 PM
Clicked through a few articles on that site.  Have these all been translated from another language?  Because a lot of the sentence structure has that awkward feel of a not-quite-perfect translation.  Like from   this one: "F117 jet fighter plane is an very interesting example about the relationship between performance and aesthetics. The unique form of F117 jet fighter plane came directly from the need of hiding from radar wave, rather than from air dynamic aesthetics."
 
2013-06-28 10:17:24 PM

foo monkey: Twilight Farkle: "Deep ocean water is pumped up into the main concrete structure and distributed through the nozzle carbon fiber clad cantilevered surface. The surface choreographs the amount of pressure and water to fall onto the turbines below, in turn controlling the amount of electricity generated. Floating Tyson turbines turn a shaft when water falls onto them, and in turn the shaft housed within the primary concrete structure powers an electrical generator located in the artificial cliff-side. Underwater cables run the electrical power to the mainland."

[i.imgur.com image 320x240]

Sounds a lot like a perpetual motion machine.  "Choreographs the amount of pressure"  WTF does that mean?


My assumption (although I could be quite wrong) is that they are saying that they are using the motion of the waves to run pumps which dump the water over the turbines.
 
2013-06-28 11:03:44 PM

MrPleasant:
My assumption (although I could be quite wrong) is that they are saying that they are using the motion of the waves to run pumps which dump the water over the turbines.


This. There's nothing wrong with using the tides and waves to generate energy, what's silly is wasting that energy by running imperfectly-efficient pumps to pump water uphill only to immediately drop it onto an imperfectly-efficient generator immediately below. It's pretty, but it's also pretty silly.

It's like using a solar cell and a battery to power a frickin' laser, which you then aim at another solar cell in order to generate electricity from the second solar cell: unless the device being powered is a spacecraft halfway across the solar system and you have a nearly-unlimited energy budget at the ground station... but for all other use cases, why not just connect the two devices with wire?
 
2013-06-29 04:03:41 AM

Twilight Farkle: MrPleasant:
My assumption (although I could be quite wrong) is that they are saying that they are using the motion of the waves to run pumps which dump the water over the turbineys.

This. There's nothing wrong with using the tides and waves to generate energy, what's silly is wasting that energy by running imperfectly-efficient pumps to pump water uphill only to immediately drop it onto an imperfectly-efficient generator immediately below. It's pretty, but it's also pretty silly.

It's like using a solar cell and a battery to power a frickin' laser, which you then aim at another solar cell in order to generate electricity from the second solar cell: unless the device being powered is a spacecraft halfway across the solar system and you have a nearly-unlimited energy budget at the ground station... but for all other use cases, why not just connect the two devices with wire?


I'm still unclear on how they plan to be a net energy producer not consumer. As it stands it sounds like fusion... producer of energy but not nearly as much as it consumes
 
2013-06-29 12:33:47 PM
Maybe this guy is involved in the project?

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