Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:14 pm

How Cells Hack Entropy to Live

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One of the most fundamental ideas in physics is that the disorder of the universe, also known as entropy, is constantly increasing. But, life’s inherent chemical makeup has been hacking the disorder of the universe for billions of years!

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Space, space, space, time, and entropy.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:49 pm

Can Humans Breathe Liquid?

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1. Space rats

2. Acceleration bath tubs

3. Pneumonia

4. Water boarding

5. Acidity

6. Premature babies
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:49 pm

How Electric Bandages Accelerate Healing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waCW-WJsaeE



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1. Bacterial biofilms

2. Disruption required

3. Promotes healing acceleration

4. Combine with medical slow drug
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:20 pm

Arcelin Mousqueton: An 1850s Breechloader with a Ludicrous Bayonet

The Arcelin system was a capping breechloader provisionally adopted by the French military in 1854. It was a bolt action system with a folding bolt handle, firing a paper cartridge. It impressed Emperor Louis Napoleon III in initial trials, and he directed it be used to arms his elite Cent Gardes bodyguard. More extensive testing showed that it suffered from insufficient obturation, and would would with extended use, eventually becoming so difficult to close that bolt handles would break. Its adoption was rescinded, and it was replaced by the Treuille de Beaulieu 9mm pinfire carbine in Cent Garden use within just a few years.

The most distinctive element of the Arcelin in use was its bayonet - a true full-length sword complete with brass handguard that could be clipped to the muzzle. This was chosen for its impressive length, although it would have been cumbersome if used beyond ceremonial guard duties.

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Carbine or sword?

Why not both?
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Linwood » Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:53 pm

I think the paragraph explains why not....

But I could see a noble commissioning such a weapon for his household guard because it would make them look really cool at parties... :D
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:53 pm

Not all spaceship ceilings hang low.

Could be quite a surprise for a Vargr vanguard boarding a warship.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:59 pm

Why Don't Wounds Heal in Zero Gravity?

In The Expanse we learn that without gravity wounds don't seem to heal the same way they do on a planet.

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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:39 pm

Civet12 - $250 Chinese Shotgun

We review the Civet12, a $250 USD Chinese, Saiga magazine fed pump action 12ga Shotgun.

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Saturday Night Shotgun.

You might not want a cheap knock off for any tool that contains an explosion, especially close to the face.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:29 pm

Scariest Product of SHOT 2016: Trigger-Activated Light for Snipers

Eek! The idea of using pressure on the trigger to activate a light is just a really bad idea. That puts you one startling noise away from sympathetically firing the weapon into whatever you don't know is a target or not. We really hope nobody buys this.

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1. Amateur hour.

2. I doubt that any sniper wants to giveaway their location.

3. Law enforcement does have application, especially if they have body armour, and might be knocking on the wrong door in the middle of the night.

4. Home invasion, you probably don't want to alert your target; I donno, have everyone in the household wear a smartphone with the application, Identification Friend or Foe?


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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Linwood » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:41 pm

Maybe if they put the sensor on the grip and not the trigger?

It would be better if the illuminator was out of the visible-light frequency range.

Might make sense if this was intended to be a way to control a tac light. But not with a sensor on the trigger....
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:42 pm

Heads up display on low light googles, with filter activated when light beamed.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:50 pm

Starfleet Standard-Issue Spray Bottle: Silly Star Trek Prop?

One of the more interesting props in Star Trek is actually one of the most commonplace in our modern world. But maybe the original audience saw it differently...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CINgMdRGLW4



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Not everything needs to be battery powered.

I repurposed an aluminium spray can with manually operated air pump, originally intended for olive oil frying pan glazing, as self powered air mister, something I discovered while broiling in Californian dry heat, though with a smaller palm sized dispenser. And a second one with medical alcohol for greasy hands.

I guess I was ahead of my time.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:29 pm

Semi Auto Revolvers?

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1. Swiss watches thrive on complexity.

2. A defect is a feature that hasn't been correctly marketed.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Linwood » Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:08 am

Condottiere wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:50 pm
Starfleet Standard-Issue Spray Bottle: Silly Star Trek Prop?

One of the more interesting props in Star Trek is actually one of the most commonplace in our modern world. But maybe the original audience saw it differently...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CINgMdRGLW4



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Not everything needs to be battery powered.

I repurposed an aluminium spray can with manually operated air pump, originally intended for olive oil frying pan glazing, as self powered air mister, something I discovered while broiling in Californian dry heat, though with a smaller palm sized dispenser. And a second one with medical alcohol for greasy hands.

I guess I was ahead of my time.
I always liked the bit that some of Doc McCoy's instruments were actually salt and pepper shakers.... :)
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:00 pm

I know one guy that liked going around with a screwdriver.

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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:23 pm

"Kharkovchanka" - The Colossal Soviet Antarctic Cruisers

"The Kharkovchanka" - Russia's Colossal Antarctic Cruisers which have been continuously operating in some of the most extreme environments on Earth for over 50 years. Produced in Kharkiv, Ukrainian Soviet Socialistic Republic and originally operated by USSR, the 'Харьковчанка' (literally 'Kharkiv Women'), these amazing Snow Cruisers were built in the late 1950s and featured everything a polar explorer could need in the field. In their half-century mission, they have crossed thousands of miles on Antarctic Ice, visited the South Pole, the pole of inaccessibility as well the dozens of outposts and research stations on the continent.

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Sounds more feasible than the standard all terrain vehicle, especially for more extreme environmental conditions.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Linwood » Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:39 pm

Now that’s what I’d call a right proper ATV!

Any thoughts from anyone about what this Beast would equate to in MGT2 terms? Maybe at a couple of different TLs?
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:18 am

BMW wants to sell you subscriptions to your car’s features
Frederic Lardinois@fredericl / 7:31 pm CEST•July 1, 2020

BMW today announced a number of updates to its in-car software experience during a VR press event, complete with a virtual drive through Munich to show off some of these features. These new updates will come to most recent BMWs that support the company’s Operating System 7 later this year — and new cars will already have them built in.

The automaker is now able to not only update the car’s infotainment system but virtually every line of code that’s deployed to the various computer systems that make up a modern vehicle. Because of this, the company is now also able to bring a couple of features to market that it has long talked about.

Perhaps most notable is the update to the program that allows you to subscribe to specific hardware features that may already be built into your car but that you didn’t activate when you bought the car — like heated seats or advanced driver assistance systems.

BMW has talked about this for a while, but it is now making this a reality. That means if you didn’t buy the heated steering wheel and seats, for example, your new BMW may now offer you a free three-month trial and you can then essentially buy a subscription for this feature for a set amount of time.

https://techcrunch.com/2020/07/01/bmw-w ... 02pst2Npok



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1. Air/rafts as a service.

2. Spaceships as a service

3. Starships as a service.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Linwood » Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:10 am

Condottiere wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:18 am
BMW wants to sell you subscriptions to your car’s features
Frederic Lardinois@fredericl / 7:31 pm CEST•July 1, 2020

BMW today announced a number of updates to its in-car software experience during a VR press event, complete with a virtual drive through Munich to show off some of these features. These new updates will come to most recent BMWs that support the company’s Operating System 7 later this year — and new cars will already have them built in.

The automaker is now able to not only update the car’s infotainment system but virtually every line of code that’s deployed to the various computer systems that make up a modern vehicle. Because of this, the company is now also able to bring a couple of features to market that it has long talked about.

Perhaps most notable is the update to the program that allows you to subscribe to specific hardware features that may already be built into your car but that you didn’t activate when you bought the car — like heated seats or advanced driver assistance systems.

BMW has talked about this for a while, but it is now making this a reality. That means if you didn’t buy the heated steering wheel and seats, for example, your new BMW may now offer you a free three-month trial and you can then essentially buy a subscription for this feature for a set amount of time.

https://techcrunch.com/2020/07/01/bmw-w ... 02pst2Npok



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1. Air/rafts as a service.

2. Spaceships as a service

3. Starships as a service.
OTA updates bring some serious security concerns and have been known to cause memory corruption issues....
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby AnotherDilbert » Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:55 am

Condottiere wrote: "Kharkovchanka" - The Colossal Soviet Antarctic Cruisers
That is, as far as I can see, just a repurposed T-54 chassis with a civilian superstructure.

At, very approximately, 3 m × 4 m × 7 m = 84 m³ ≈ 6 Dton it is about as large as a standard Traveller ATV.

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