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Re: OOC Discussions

Postby sorbitol overlord » Sun 30 Oct, 2011 22:35

Ory'Hara wrote:
DarkMirror wrote:http://forum.astroempires.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=90448&p=1963287#p1963287

I made an underground base that's something between the Hive from the first Resident Evil movie and the Aperture Science Enrichment Centre.

no, the enrichment center is MASSIVE. literally gigantic, there's no way that small thing could ever reach the size of the aperture installations.

However, the Hive isn't all that big. Cross the two, and you get a reasonably impractical size for an underground base.

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Re: OOC Discussions

Postby Ory'Hara » Sun 30 Oct, 2011 22:55

sorbitol overlord wrote:However, the Hive isn't all that big. Cross the two, and you get a reasonably impractical size for an underground base.


>> impractical sized underground base
>> hasn't seen Grilja cities

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Re: OOC Discussions

Postby Canaris » Sun 30 Oct, 2011 23:06

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Postby Édouard » Mon 31 Oct, 2011 00:21

Impracticality only depends on your tech level, and how long you're willing to wait. The Earth's crust is 30 kilometers at it's thinnest (for the continental crust anyway), though the Kola Super-hole showed us that around 13.5 kilometers down temperatures can start to become hazardous for humans (180 degrees C for Kola). They theorized that temperatures could be around 300 C at the target 15 kilometer depth, which would make your typical human infrastructure un-usable, and certainly make habitation impossible.

But the point is, down to 13 kilometers you should be fine. 13 000 meters, straight down, free to do pretty much what you want within the constraints of material science. That is an enormous working envelope. Aside for the lack of need for such a big thing, I don't see why an advanced race wouldn't make full use of the space. Oh, and this is using the Earth as an example, it's also perfectly possible to find another planet that has either lived longer or somehow cooled faster. This would give it a much thicker solid crust, with potentially several dozens of kilometers for us to drill into and colonize.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kola_Superdeep_Borehole

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Re: OOC Discussions

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Postby Édouard » Mon 31 Oct, 2011 00:42

inb4 secret government agency buys off all aspects of this technology, silencing the inventory, and bring it all to their secret 13 kilometer deep facility.

lol, I actually did a bit more digging (wikipedia link-poking) and apparently things can get hazardous as high as 10 klicks. This hole here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertha_Rogers apparently ran into molten sulfur around there, and sulfur melts at around 120 C. So... best keep your super secret facility above that, unless it's not on Earth.

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Re: OOC Discussions

Postby sorbitol overlord » Mon 31 Oct, 2011 00:59


Heard about that earlier this month. I'm guessing they finally did the showing?

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Re: OOC Discussions

Postby Canaris » Mon 31 Oct, 2011 03:20

Ceur caelesetos wrote:I'm skeptical of anything with the label "Cold fusion".


Confirmed for not reading the material.

Rossi himself says that cold fusion is not the proper term for what he has achieved. He calls it Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR).

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Postby Guilty Spark » Mon 31 Oct, 2011 09:21

If you want to be sceptical though, there's plenty in there to choose from.

"observers apart from the customer were only allowed to view the test for a few minutes at a time and during the entire test the E-Cat remained connected to a power supply by a cable."

Also, Rossi himself has kind of a murky past by the looks of his wikipedia page...

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Postby Canaris » Mon 31 Oct, 2011 14:00

I'm not saying it's legit.

Just putting the stories out there.

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Postby Guilty Spark » Mon 31 Oct, 2011 14:06

Canaris wrote:I'm not saying it's legit.


Oh, I know. I'm just the sceptical type I guess. It is an interesting story, I must admit.

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Postby Canaris » Mon 31 Oct, 2011 14:58

I, too, am very skeptical, which is why I don't form opinions either way.

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Re: OOC Discussions

Postby Ceur caelesetos » Mon 31 Oct, 2011 20:51

Canaris wrote:
Ceur caelesetos wrote:I'm skeptical of anything with the label "Cold fusion".


Confirmed for not reading the material.

Rossi himself says that cold fusion is not the proper term for what he has achieved. He calls it Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR).


I did read it, but I saw enough for me to believe that its just another flop.

I feel like it was a poor attempt at a conspiracy theory.

Anyway in other news http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-seven-billionth-baby-20111031,0,455314.story

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Re: OOC Discussions

Postby DarkMirror » Tue 01 Nov, 2011 17:47

Ory'Hara wrote:
DarkMirror wrote:http://forum.astroempires.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=90448&p=1963287#p1963287

I made an underground base that's something between the Hive from the first Resident Evil movie and the Aperture Science Enrichment Centre.

no, the enrichment center is MASSIVE. literally gigantic, there's no way that small thing could ever reach the size of the aperture installations.

I'm aware of how large it is, but I never said my facility was a cross between how big they were. Think aesthetics.

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