JTAS sensor rules

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Re: JTAS sensor rules

Postby Condottiere » Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:54 pm

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Re: JTAS sensor rules

Postby Sigtrygg » Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:00 pm

Notice the circuit and the cell in the diagram? Guess what they do...

generate more waste heat.

Also notice the big writing 'heat emitted' - where does this waste heat go?

(It's probably worth mentioning the diagram is inaccurate with respect to electron flow. Electrons flow from negative to positive but by convention electric current flows from positive to negative, the blue arrows show current direction not electron flow).
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Re: JTAS sensor rules

Postby Condottiere » Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:41 am

In the end, the issue is that the game doesn't explain where the excess heat goes to, since a vacuum doesn't lend it self to that, which is where my personal theory comes in that it has to get collected in a form that can contain it, and then be ejected.

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Maybe a dip into a gas giant?

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Re: JTAS sensor rules

Postby Garran » Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:17 am

There's enough magic technology involved in Traveller's starships, and not just when it comes to power generation, to suppose that there's some form of heat dampening involved with the fusion reactor that at least brings it down to manageable levels.
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Re: JTAS sensor rules

Postby Sigtrygg » Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:10 pm

I agree, but it would be nice if it were mentioned somewhere that magic heat sinks exist based on gravitics :)
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Re: JTAS sensor rules

Postby Linwood » Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:23 am

Leading to development of the 'grav cooler', which uses advanced gravitics technology to actually slow down the molecular movement in a coolant, driving its temperature towards absolute zero...

At least that's what they claim on the late-night infomercials!
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Re: JTAS sensor rules

Postby Geir » Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:54 am

You make a really tiny black hole, see, and the heat's all still there, see, but it's red shifted so far down that its basically cold... sure.
Well, until the black hole evaporates and lets it all out in a flash, but that's some future person's problem, so it's like time travel into the future for heat...
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Re: JTAS sensor rules

Postby Condottiere » Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:07 am

Black globe should transform that heat to energy.

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