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by andykhang
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Re: Science-based what-if questions

I would tried to build an European castle on the top of a hill...Or maybe some modern stronghold. That would officaly be the most expensive castle in the world
by andykhang
Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Re: Science-based what-if questions

So, what would you guy build?
by andykhang
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Re: Science-based what-if questions

Eebster the Great wrote:
andykhang wrote:...I'm trying to build a house made entirely out of gold. I'm the Richard Dickinson, for fk sake, make a house that show it.

wat


It's just a name that I thought up. Perhap more appropriate would be the Douches of Richard.
by andykhang
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Re: Science-based what-if questions

...I'm trying to build a house made entirely out of gold. I'm the Richard Dickinson, for fk sake, make a house that show it.
by andykhang
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Re: Science-based what-if questions

A place to live in...that's it.
by andykhang
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:30 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Re: Science-based what-if questions

That's why I said the above. You can't install gold lightbulb with gold wiring encasing in gold tube without electrocuting the enitre house (and you in it)
by andykhang
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Re: Science-based what-if questions

So yeah, I know repraising the question: How would you build a structure made entirely out of gold? (It must be livable, mind you, though the plumbing and electrical wiring don't need to be gold)
by andykhang
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:16 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Re: Science-based what-if questions

So how would you build this house with gold?
by andykhang
Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

How to build a golden house

Ask title said. I heard that pure gold are too soft for construction work, but would impurity help it to have enough strength for it, and if so, what kind? Also, what kind of thing you need to do to build it when you have enough material and tools you need?
by andykhang
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Re: Relativistic ballistic problem and factor

I don't said it's a planet-based combat though, but just regular ground combat That's what I mean by "planet-based". As in, it's combat that takes place entirely on a planet. Oh that. In that case of a fight take place across a planet, indeed it would be more effective to shoot it from sp...
by andykhang
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Re: Science-based what-if questions

That kind of high-speed maneuver though is a tad too high-end for an SF though, and reach territory of fantasy( then again, that's basically what I write so what the heck). On the case of R-bomb in air though, are you sure that rule still apply and not, said, trigger a nuclear chain reaction or some...
by andykhang
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Re: Science-based what-if questions

With a R-bomb use in ground-to-ground (or even air-to-ground combat) though, it's basically a hitscan weapon, even in range of hundred of kilometers...Dead zone would sprout everywhere though.
by andykhang
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Re: Relativistic ballistic problem and factor

What would be the factor you needed in order to shoot a relativistic weaponry (like, said, a bullet that travel at 0.5c)? One of the thing I thought of is "Over the Horizon" (which already become problematic with regular gun), and how, for some targer, you need to literally shoot through ...
by andykhang
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Relativistic ballistic problem and factor

What would be the factor you needed in order to shoot a relativistic weaponry (like, said, a bullet that travel at 0.5c)? One of the thing I thought of is "Over the Horizon" (which already become problematic with regular gun), and how, for some targer, you need to literally shoot through t...
by andykhang
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Re: In the case of bomb

Is the question "instantaneous explosion" vs "slower build up of force that uses its time to tap into other (non-bomb) reserves of energy"? Like... Erm a device leaning against a wall that damages the wall next to the device a little, but mostly creating a bang and a plume of sm...
by andykhang
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

In the case of bomb

Would you rather releashing as much energy as possible, or for that energy to invite and generate more energy, and thus more destruction? (Obviously, both as the same time would be great)
by andykhang
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Re: Planet's spin

Ohhhh... but in that short while, if you stand on it surface, what do you see in the sky (aside from debris and stuff)
by andykhang
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:10 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Re: Planet's spin

Yeah, I was talking about that: take the earth current axis, spin it with the force perpendicular to the original spin, then take that new axis and doing the same thing. What would the view be like? And what are you saying earlier suddenly make me thought of a vector weapon... but that landed in SF ...
by andykhang
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Planet's spin

2 Question today: Just how would you stop a planet from spining in it own axis and what it would be like for a planet to have 3 axis of spin?
by andykhang
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:02 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Re: Load bearing

So make it structurely rigid? I thought hard mean brittle, most of the time.
by andykhang
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:48 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Re: Load bearing

Well, suppose there's a big stick stand in a ground, and a steel ball coming as it with speed. What would you need to do for that stick to not break and instead divert the incoming force to the ground (even changing what type of stick count too, cus I want to know the requirement)
by andykhang
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:48 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Load bearing

How would you effectively divert an immediate physical force coming from outside to the ground without breaking the load bearing material?
by andykhang
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:19 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Re: Space air

Hm... the only hard-SF reason for using it, that I could thought of, is to directly pumping it into an atmosphere of a inhabitated planet to trigger global warming (or terrawarming, as I said), and force the inhabitant to surrender while the one using it could used to adjust the temperature and pres...
by andykhang
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Re: Science-based what-if questions

...Also, turn out that in order for AM beam drive to work, the nozzle need to be at least 21 meter, which is not-sniper-rifle size(more like stationary cannon size), but the speed could still be compensate by ...violently smashing the charge pion against the bullet through a narrow tube of magnetic ...
by andykhang
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Re: Space air

Well, first of the "Space air" application that I could thought of is the ability to "break" without using up your fuel. Especially in midspace supply post, where you don't have the grace of air and instead have to used your own engine (you could tried asteroid, but I don't think...
by andykhang
Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Space air

So I just read this ,and got into "Rocket are not fighter plane" :http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/rocket/misconceptions.php. It said that rocket can't turn like plane do, since there's no air in space, so in order to turn, it have to divert it foward momentum toward the side you want...
by andykhang
Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:03 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Re: Science-based what-if questions

...You have such an interesting way to write huh? Though, like I said before, the character I was working on doesn't really care whether or not it's practical (there's always some charm to just power a bullet to 1/3 the speed of light). I was thinking more or less in the line of using the gamma ray ...
by andykhang
Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:33 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Re: Science-based what-if questions

@ Sableagle:...Isn't that math only applied to that particular kind of gun though? Not for something that could accelerate itself up to 1/3 the speed of light by mean of beam core AM drive (the rifle design are there to generate the magnetic field that would guide the charge pions) ? And you kinda l...
by andykhang
Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Re: Science-based what-if questions

In what definition would you considered your ship "normal"? If it a regular space shuttle, the circuitry of your ship would be fried by x-ray and magnetic field, along with you, I think? Edit: For your first question... probably, you won't see the star's shape as all, as it only have a dia...
by andykhang
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Re: Science-based what-if questions

And then someone overdesign it and it could pierce through neutron star as well :D. TBH, i thought it would take until a black hole would you need any amount of illegal science, in the first place.
by andykhang
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Re: Science-based what-if questions

I guess a tourist tour inside of the sun isn't anything of interest huh? The Starpiercer would be a preeeetty good orbital bombarment weapon though (or even planet-destroying)
by andykhang
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Re: Science-based what-if questions

...Yeah, guess so. That thing must at least be the size and weight of jupiter before it does anything noticable, and looking at it from inside probably blind your eye even with good protection. I does wonder about what kind of thing would you be able to see though (I originally thought this because ...
by andykhang
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Re: Science-based what-if questions

So it's time for that indestrutium we have used in that sniper rifle-shaped booster huh? Even then (and probably someway to ultilize that megaton pressure and heat, and also someway to plunge through it fast), what would happen?
by andykhang
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Pierce through the Sun

Now that I'm mostly done with my previous question, let go with this one: Suppose I create something (a weapon, spaceship,etc...) that could be used to pierce through the Sun right in the center. What is the requirement, and what would happen as this is passing through it?
by andykhang
Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:22 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Re: Science-based what-if questions

Hm...that work itself perfectly actually. The carrier itself could be launched by a railgun, and you just need to tweet it a little for it to fire AM drive... the size is a bit of a problem though, since this thing obvious design to knock rocket out of the sky, but it actually work well if you incop...
by andykhang
Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Re: Science-based what-if questions

But then that mean we get a strongest spear without even a suitable shield. Even if we wired the rifle itself with many security, it disturbingly simple mechanic (relatively) behind it would mean that someone, somewhere would build crude, but remain very deathly similar weapon and pointed it at us i...
by andykhang
Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Re: Science-based what-if questions

But what if it is aimed at you? Especially for this type of bullet, jamming won't work, either because the circuitry inside it is tough enough to withstand such force, or it have been long fried, or too late to do anything when it reach that speed. A shield is good, but you need the same type of mat...
by andykhang
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Re: Science-based what-if questions

So...now that the gun is done, how do we figure out the way to defend against a AM drive bullet coming your way. I suggest using that inderstrutium, but do you guy have others idea?
by andykhang
Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:56 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Re: Science-based what-if questions

From "The Expanse", see the slot on the left side of the backpack? Pretty much spot-on, only ours is a couple orders of magnitude more capable, thats the antimatter advantage TM :) I dunno, I think even if you had this antimatter weapon, Bobbi Draper could still wreck your shit if she nee...
by andykhang
Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 266
Views: 12906

Re: Science-based what-if questions

Oh yeah, worked as a "funtional" and completely intentional nuclear flamethrower, if you're brave enough. And the ratio should be e/1 if you want dv= exhaust velocity. Edit: also I did a ballpark estimate too: If for an instance the exhaust velocity is about 10% of the speed of light, you ...

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