Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

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Postby Condottiere » Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:43 pm

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Jetoptera's Bladeless Propulsion System

In this video we will be looking at Jetoptera's Bladeless Propulsion System that utilizes fluid induction.
There are several advantages of doing this specially in conjunction with boxwings.
At present Fluidics propulsion system will utilize GE aviation gas turbine but it can use an electric turbine as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPZI6XoHi10



Gravitational fields could induce greater air pressure, and presumably accelerate inducted air out the other other side.
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Postby Condottiere » Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:47 pm

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Would an Airlock Really Suck You Into Space?

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Out of the airlocker.
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Postby Condottiere » Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:31 pm

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Traveller: Part 10 - Final Thoughts

Part 10, the final episode of my Corebook series for Mongoose Traveller 2nd Edition (MGT2). Today we cover general tips, house rules, options, criticisms, as well as correcting a couple of mistakes I kinda-sorta made along the way.

Guest starring Jack the NPC

00:00​ Intro
01:03​ Mistakes Were Made
03:40​ Character Options
03:55​ 1 Other Characteristics
09:20​ 2 Benefit Upgrades
10:27​ 3 Alien Characters
11:35​ GM Tips
11:47​ 1 Keep the Campaign in a single Sector
12:45​ 2 Use The Ship
13:38​ Contacts
15:58​ Miniatures
17:25​ House Rules
17:33​ 1 Inspiration
18:29​ 2 Burst Fire
19:27​ 3 Trade Jumps
19:56​ 4 Alternate XPs
22:04​ Criticisms
24:43​ Closing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=673QZdUrwiQ



1. Microscaling the adventure.

2. Karma.

3. Not enough examples.


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Traveller: Chariots of Fire - RPG Review

Review of the classic heist adventure 'Chariots of Fire' where the Player Characters have to "liberate" a pair of high-tech fire engines from a neighboring country.

Guest starring Jack the NPC.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=673QZdUrwiQ



1. Spoilers.

2. You could commit arson.
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Postby Condottiere » Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:33 pm

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Maxim-Silverman .455 Caliber Behemoth of a Pistol

Hiram Maxim’s hired shop supervisor was a man named Louis Silverman. He was a skilled engineer, who was treated rather poorly by Maxim, and whose contributions were systematically understated. One of the most interesting projects Silverman partook in was the design of a self-loading pistol in 1896. A patent was taken out in the names of both he and Maxim, but the lack of discussion by in Maxim’s papers makes it clear that the idea was Silverman’s.

The pistol was simple and efficient; easy to make and quite forward-looking. However, it was crippled by the choice to use cartridges too powerful for its simple blowback operation. Today we are taking a look at the particular massive example made in .455 Webley. The other two regular Maxim-Silverman pistols are rather large, and this one is a true behemoth…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn3UW-eHl9E



Sophisticated zip gun?
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Postby Condottiere » Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:22 pm

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How 401(k) Plans Work And Why They Killed Pensions

Since 1980, pensions plans have been phased out in favor of 401(k) plans. They now represent nearly one-fifth of the U.S. retirement market. So how did 401(k) plans become such a popular form of retirement savings and how should they be used? Watch the video to find out.

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Career path may be selected on potential earnings and pension(s).
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Postby Condottiere » Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:06 pm

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Metric Paper & Everything in the Universe

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1. Subsectoring.

2. Double and nothing.
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Postby Condottiere » Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:43 pm

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When Is Now?

When is now? Seems like a pretty simple question… just look at your watch. But do you and I share the same “now”? Let’s journey from Einstein’s thought experiments about relativity to cutting edge neuroscience research to try and answer that question.

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1. Subjective time.

2. Concurrent parallel universes.
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Postby Condottiere » Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:44 am

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VW rebrands as 'Voltswagen' in the US

German carmaker Volkswagen is to rebrand itself as "Voltswagen" for the US market to mark its ongoing shift to electric vehicles.

The change applies immediately and will be reflected across its cars, branding and website.

VW, which has committed to sell one million electric vehicles worldwide by 2025, confirmed the plan after it was leaked to US media on Monday.

Some initially thought it was an early April Fool's joke.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-56582567



Most popular vehicle brand in the Confederation.

Air/rafts would be Vaultwagens.

Or would that be starships?
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Ursus Maior » Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:44 am

April's Fool!
liber et infractus
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Postby Condottiere » Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:55 pm

I don't know, it has potential.

The British branch could be Vauxswagen.

Pirated versions would be Fauxswagen.

The successor to the Rabbit could be Foxswagen.

And a box truck would be Boxswagen.
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Postby Condottiere » Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:00 pm

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Why Saudi Arabia Is Building a Linear City

In January of this year, Saudi Arabia announced an immense new development project, that is supposed to set a blueprint for the future of the country and the world. The country will build a city, that stretches along a single 100 mile long line.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41sgRP0G6y4



1. Horizontal elevator.

2. Each level could have a radial development or sprawl, within possibly five to fifteen minutes from the train station.

3. Or the train station can act as the hub of a spoke transport system, allowing a larger sprawl.

4. Seems safer than vast skyscrapers or subterranean cities
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Postby Condottiere » Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:30 pm

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What happens if you put your head in a particle accelerator?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD4J5VUwiAs



So, make sure that before you do maintenance on that particle accelerator, make sure it's turned off.

Good news, it's survivable.
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Postby Condottiere » Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:46 am

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Escape in an Inflatable Airplane? The Goodyear Inflatoplane

Maybe it wasn't as bad of an idea as you might think. In 1956, Goodyear combined their expertise in building inflatable airships and rubber tires, to develop an inflatable airplane. A plane small and light enough to pack up inside the family station wagon, that could be fully inflated and ready for flight in just five minutes. Earlier attempts at building inflatable aircraft had failed because inflated rubber was a poor material choice for aircraft, resulting in planes that were too slow, wobbly and structurally unstable to be of practical use. But Goodyear’s newly developed material called Airmat promised increased rigidity when inflated, while still being lightweight and flexible to be packed up inside a small container With Airmat, Goodyear was convinced that they could develop an inflatable airplane that could help save lives.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ-4uWwQ5HA



1. Towed inflatable cargo glider.

2. Flying mattress.

3. Kevlar - bullet proof.

4. Carbon fibre.

5. Inflato plane emergency rescue.

6. Inflatable spaceship hulls.
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Postby Condottiere » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:04 pm

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10 Most Insane Weapons In The World

What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word «weapon»? Is it the M-16 or the Russian AK-47, which can be even found on the flags and emblems of multiple African nations? Or maybe it is the legendary Smith & Wesson revolver? But what if we tell you that weapons can be used in a way with far more exciting technologies than a simple gunshot? What about using sound as a weapon? Or have technologies advanced far enough that real laser guns can exist? We know the answer, since we’ve compiled a list of the most unusual, shocking, and effective weapons in the world. Believe us, it’s unlike anything you’re used to!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck7Zgr0jOZ0


1. Ear buds.

2. Polarized screens.

3. Sun screen.

4. Liquid ammunition - pre plasma gun, man portable.

5. Bug spray.
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Postby Condottiere » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:26 pm

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Firing An Underwater Rifle

The Soviet Union is responsible for creating the Special Underwater Assault Rifle, also known as the APS. It was one of the most unique weapon designs of the Cold War era.

The APS was explicitly designed to shoot "frogmen" underwater invaders. It can fire 5.66 mm ammunition at a rate of 500 rounds per minute, and its magazines can hold up to 26 rounds.

Although they don't perform as well on land, these gas-powered assault rifles have better range and penetration than a speargun underwater.

The APS barrel isn't rifled, and it contains a shield that breaks up bubbles to help guard frogmen shoot from a concealment spot.

These weapons have been around since the mid-1970s and have been used by over 10 different countries.

And just as it was about to be forgotten as another peculiar Soviet creation, it was brought back in 2016.

But what for? Is there danger looming in Russian waters?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3G7hIS1Sys4



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Postby Condottiere » Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:11 am

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USSOCOM is testing bullets that can be fired underwater

Special Operations Command is testing special ammunition that can be fired from weapons both underwater and in the air, targeting submerged threats as well as those above the surface. Check out one style of bullet of the style USSOCOM is looking at, designed for underwater shooting, and made by DSG Technologies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8ywjlXnP5o



Wonder what else you can do with super cavitation; gas giant atmospheric soup and navigation.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby NOLATrav » Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:08 am

Begs the question, why is skimming so dangerous? Combined with sensors that can detect and illustrate incoming storm fronts, should be simple to fill the tanks. Because this tech would be ubiquitous by then. But personally I like the danger of skimming.

Interesting implications for a near-future campaign, or backwater worlds.
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Postby Condottiere » Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:23 pm

Presumably turbulence at high speed.

I don't think atmospheric friction is ever mentioned.
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Postby Condottiere » Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:58 am

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Tsar Bomba - Not The Most Powerful

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I guess we could pack our new nuclear torpedoes with fifty megatons worth of explosives.
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Postby Condottiere » Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:09 pm

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Neutronium Bomba on Earth - What would happen? [2021]

A single neutron releases about 1 MeV, which is insignificant. But if we had, let’s say, 1 kg, then things become a bit more interesting. In this calculations, we assumed that 1g of neutrons has 6.e23 number of particles. By that we can calculate the energy multiplying the result by 1 MeV. Then we converted the result into Joules and divided it by the total energy in 1 ton of TNT.

At the end of 1 kg total decay, the full energy released would be equivalent to 11.5 kilotons of TNT. That is almost as powerful as the first nuclear bomb detonated, Little Boy”.

Though it releases almost the same energy as the first nuclear weapons, I must point out that its explosion would not be the same. As neutrons decay, it will release all that energy throughout its half-lives’. Curiously enough, it would be releasing energy for about 15 half-lives’ or 2 and half hours.

However, there is a caveat. Its density, which I will explain in detail later in the video but first we need to comprehend what limits current nuclear bomb technologies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfXQeP6ESnE



1. One kilogramme of TNT is four point two megajoules, exploding it is fourteen and a half, powering an average household about four hours.

2. One kilogramme of neutrons released would be about eleven and half kilotonnes of TNT.

3. I keep thinking, neutronium power plant.

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