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    1. Master Basher
      Master Basher
      When I saw you mutter hell on math, it reminded me of the hell known as... Spreadsheets. Especially when wanked for quest management and worse, *Mechanics*. :P
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    2. inverted_helix
      inverted_helix
      Since you seem to have a handle on the science behind particle accelerators, what sort of range would be likely on them?
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      2. magic9mushroom
        magic9mushroom
        Yes, obviously, there are ways that you can actually cool the beam and those will reduce divergence in the case where there is not a laser beam there. But that's not related to my point - that the laser itself will only stop the beam spreading out while it is there, and once it is gone the beam will continue spreading at whatever rate it was doing so before the laser was applied.
        Jul 19, 2019
      3. magic9mushroom
        magic9mushroom
        Again, IH, I do not believe you know what you're talking about enough to pick holes in what I say. I can tell you're in parrot mode here and Persimmon is not (some of this is a bit beyond my level, but a lot of it isn't).
        Jul 19, 2019
      4. magic9mushroom
        magic9mushroom
        (Parrot, or "script kiddie" mode is enough for most things - we can't all be specialists in everything - but part of self-awareness is knowing when you're in that mode and that you shouldn't debate from it.)
        Jul 19, 2019
    3. inverted_helix
      inverted_helix
      I prefer not to continue the Mass Effect Derail further in that thread, but I tend to think that the dreadnought sized carriers might well have *been* a mistake, just an understandable one. Mass Effect isn't that far in the future, so humans would still be carrying forward their understanding of carrier doctrine from wet water navies. Certainly no other race built carriers that big.
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      2. Snake/Eater
        Snake/Eater
        It's a human mistske still, bigger is always better
        Jun 2, 2019
    4. inverted_helix
      inverted_helix
      Wildly inefficient to use Mecha to mine limestone. Mecha are going to be huge, very costly, and not offer all that much HP. Plus the estimates we have are leaning towards months to produce each unit. If we convert it from a pit mine to something like the iron mine we can keep normal workers on it.
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      3. inverted_helix
        inverted_helix
        We're already expecting to sell off a lot of our stuff, possibly in spring. Doing it too early is counterproductive.

        In terms of the Chesapeake facility though I expect it to fall, but it's so useful to have a port facility that it's worth rolling even low odds on it surviving.
        Jun 8, 2018
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      4. Persimmon
        Persimmon
        Thanks for the info on the newest turbofans. I've been dragged into a wikiwalk that will eat up more of my time ;p
        Jun 13, 2018
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      5. inverted_helix
        inverted_helix
        The latest turbofans put in the latest release of the 737-Max 8 are really pushing efficiency boundaries.

        Incidentally even a smaller 2 engine plane can outperform payload/fuel a larger 4 engine one, I have figures on that.
        Jun 13, 2018
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    5. Persimmon
      Persimmon
      Stalking le Sage
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