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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zombie porn... as long as that one chick from Resident Evil (the movie) is in it... the one from the movie that went zombie at the end... she was hot... even as a zombie...

Dawn of the Dead or Shawn of the Dead?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lawn of the dead.

New Zealand or Tasmania?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Zealand.



Emperor of Asia or the Emperor of Spanishland?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm... either way, I get an Empire...

Asia. I flipped a coin.

Chewbacca or Spock?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spock, pure logick kick ass! (Even that of a large furball)


Laser beam or plasma?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laser, because Plasma would have even less range than your average ironing steam jet.
http://www.stardestroyer.net/Empire/Essays/PlasmaWeapons.html

Think about it.

A plasma weapon needs to deliver a set amount of ionized and superheated gas to a target. In order to do this, gas must be energized to a plasma state, which requires great doses of energy. It requires even more energy just to maintain that gas as plasma. This plasma would be incredibly hot, and you will need to cool down the weapon's components in order to prevent meltdown.

So now you got your plasma charged up and ready to go, you aim, fire, and watch as the initially fantastic bolt of searing destruction dissipates and fizzes into nothingness. Plasma is essentially just very hot, ionized gas. by having electric charge, the damn thing will fly apart if you can't maintain the bolt's structure, which would require it's own set of technical hurdles.

To hold the bolt's stability, you will either a) increase its density so it will last longer or b)have a physical apparatus actively maintaining the bolt's structure from within. The former can be done by a) cooling it down (and removing some of its kick) and b) just making the bolt denser within the weapon. The first option doesn't help much and the second would require making the weapon out of materials far stronger than anything we can cook up, not to mention the additional energy requirements (already heavily burdened thanks to making/maintaining the plasma). Making the bolt stable via internal apparatus would require you to hold additional ammunition, not to mention extremely advanced ammunition at that, which can hold a plasma bolt's integrity for sufficient duration at high speed with a highly volatile substance. There might be third option you might consider, stabilizing the bolt using devices on the weapon, but for this to work, you need a direct line of sight to your bolt, it must project force from a great distance, and if you can stabilize the bolt like that, whatís stopping the enemy using that tech to protect themselves from your bolt? Really itís not an option.

Then there are the safety concerns. Should any part of your plasma weapon malfunction, the containment fields shut down, the weapon overheats, etc. Well, let put it this way: Dude, Tom, where the hell are your fore-arms? Or your face for that matter? This can be circumvented by zapping gas into plasma just when it's needed, but if you can do that on a regular basis, why in God's name aren't you using that zapper as a weapon itself eh? And also donít think about touching the radiators, those things will be giving off thermal energy like a fucking volcano.

And then there are the logistics and stealth issues. To make your weapon usable, you will need two extreme-density power packs (two so the weapon never runs out of power at any time and melts your face off) some sort of canister containing gas at extreme density*, which is a safety concern in itís own right, and if youíre stabilizing that bolt with a Ďbulletí, you need to carry sufficient ammunition for that as well. Also you might want to think of bringing some extra radiators in case the oneís in the weapon blow out or something (wait, didnít I just say not to touch the radiators? Well Iím sure you can find a solution).

*You want to use even more power trying to extract hydrogen from airborne water vapor? Besides, thereís not that much to extract any way, and youíll need a lot of gas to make the weapon useful.

And when merely carrying that weapon, youíre basically making your position known to everyone of your enemies with sufficient detection equipment. The weapons afore-mentioned radiators will be giving off some pretty nasty heat waves, and your radiators might glow radiation, perhaps not in the visual range, but itís pretty certain theyíll pickup your infrared signature from a hundred miles away. A stealthy assassinís weapon a plasma-thrower does not make. Also if plasma weapons are common-place (as in mass-manufactured), you can be pretty well guaranteed your enemy might(will) have some sort of EM shielding available to them, thus rendering your weapon all but useless.
Iím sure you can think of even more reasons why not to use plasma weapons.





Not contrast this to a laser weapon. Laser weapons have actually been built as prototypes (as some may know.) Now, to make a laser weapon, the only hurdles are 1) power source, and 2) cooling. Check out this page and scroll down Ďbout halfway: http://www.projectrho.com/rocket/rocket3l.html

1) Entirely possible. As stated in the link, burning a liquid propellant in a pulsed MHD generator, flux compression generator, advanced bipolar designs of conventional secondary batteries, and perhaps capacitors using carbon nano-tubes to improve capacity, are all fully capable of delivering enough power for a laser weapon (which is far, far lower than what any plasma weapon would require.)

2) Entirely possible, the heat to be dissipated is only made during the actual firing of the weapon, not constantly as is the case with plasma weapons. Employing nano-tech manufacture could conceivably make this matter trivial (it would not be so for plasma even with the same kind of tech, as the heat, as said, is generated constantly, and is much higher than a laser would produce.)

Logistically all you really need other than the weapon itself are extra power packs (and since you donít need to double-up all the time, the weapon is going to be waaay lighter than a plasma-thrower.) and perhaps extra radiators. Safety-wise the only risk with using laser is shooting your own foot and the power-pack exploding (which is also the case with plasma weapons, btw), but those are easily avoidable, as the laser weapon is far less intricate and complex as a plasma weapon (itís common sense that a more advanced and complex machine is always harder to get working and stay working than a simpler machine.)

The destructive capabilities of a laser can also match or beat a plasma weapon, from greater range, since the energy is basically dumped directly towards its target. That energy is traveling at light-speed, and loses kick only after very long range. The weapon can be fitted with optics that can stabilize a userís natural Ďjitteringí, making the weapon even more reliable and accurate at long range. Beams can also be invisible to the naked eye, or infra-red/ultraviolet detectors for that matter, thus concealing your position more effectively. Again we might have a problem with heat, but maybe we donít sue radiators? How about dump the heat into contain chemical storage and keep that concealed? Why not use it for plasma you say? Well as I say so many times, you gotta keep the plasma weapon running at all times, youíll end up running out of heat-capsules very fast. Lasers are also very difficult to block, youíll need some sort of heavy armor, like metal or ceramic, to effectively shrug off a blast. Mirrors donít work, theyíll get fried. EM shields donít work, lasers donít have charge. So your foes will still have to duck and cover, whereas your likely EM-shield suited nemesis can take all the time he wants walking right in your line of fire and perhaps doing a silly dance.

All in all, laser weapons to me are way more feasible, practical, and in a way cooler than plasma weapons. Even if all that didnít convince you, think about this. If you ever played UT, what was the better weapon? Shock rifle or link gun? The former of course!

So now that you've all skipped over my obese post: R2-D2 (New Trilogy) or R2-D2 (Old Trilogy).
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are some differences, but basicly, there aren't really any. I like the new trilogy one. Rolling Eyes

Being a supid idiot, or being a plain idiot?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What the difference between the two? I'll choose latter because there doesn't seem to be any stupid in it, just confused.

Top-down (Programmed) AI or Bottom-up (Evolving) AI for your robot servant?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the difference is, Stupid idiot is just acting like an idiot, and idiot is just plainly an idiot.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And what's difference between ithose?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, stupid idiot, you just act like an idiot, thus making you an actual idiot. Idiot is just simply making you an idiot, applying to stupid idiot, which makes the said person an idiot in reality.

Thus stupid idiot differs from idiot for this reason, resulting ...: There is no spoon.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I need a hug?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Circle Of Life would be a pretty amazing favorite video game weapon if it existed. Hakuna Matata!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As in 'no worries'? I'll take twelve for the impending zombie apocolypse.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay since, noone answered my Q.

Samus Aran or Jango Fett? Because we all know Boba Fett could either of thier asses.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Samus Aran. For a girl (which, in revealed in SSBB, doesn't look too bad either), she kicks some serious ass. Bounty Hunter, Ridely fighter, that's what kicks ass. But Jango Fett is equally good.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jango Fett.

At least he wasn't invented by Nintendo... Razz

Uhm... one Federation Starship like the Enterprise E or an Imperial Troop Transport?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ITT. It has a lot of guns and some thick-ass skin.


Imperial Star Destroyer or Covenant Assault Carrier (A ship so big you could land a couple Truth and Reconciliations on it)?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whichever one has the best stereo.




Oatmeal raisin cookies, or cocoanut meringue pie?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

raisin cookies, because it's FUCKIN' RAISINS!


anorexia or obesity?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats tough, anorexia is bad, and so is obesity. . . well, if you're obese, you also should know that fat people outnumber hungry people in this world, so I would feel like I was a piece of shit, so anorexia for me.

A kick in the face or a kick in the stomach?
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Kick in the stomach. Hurts like a bitch, but at least people won't look at your stomach all the time when you have some serious scarrage...

Jango's armor or Bobba's armor?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boba's all the way, it's so... used.


Apocalypse Now! or Full Metal Jacket?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since I haven't seen Apocolypse Now! I'll go with Full Metal Jacket.

Mickey Mouse... MICKEY MOUSE!!!

Gunnery Sergeant Hartman (FMJ) or Sergeant Apone (Aliens)?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Zeev or Boris?
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