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by Imperial528
2017-05-24 02:59pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Gurney equations, Explosively formed penetrators and kinetic energy
Replies: 41
Views: 874

Re: Gurney equations, Explosively formed penetrators and kinetic energy

https://web.archive.org/web/20070704104944/http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19770085619_1977085619.pdf This paper mentions using 1kt units with the 10m design, and does have a thrust table for up to 100kt units. The highest specific yield I could find in the paper was in a secti...
by Imperial528
2017-05-24 01:32am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Gurney equations, Explosively formed penetrators and kinetic energy
Replies: 41
Views: 874

Re: Gurney equations, Explosively formed penetrators and kinetic energy

Do you seriously think that a plate two thirds of a millimeter thick is going to fully absorb the X-ray pulse of a nuclear weapon? What's the tenth-value (or half-value, or whatever) thickness for X-rays in tungsten? All x-ray emissions in an Orion pulse unit are absorbed by the beryllium filler, v...
by Imperial528
2017-05-23 07:17pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: World of Tanks (new thread)
Replies: 199
Views: 16416

Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

I never got why the amx 40 is so hated. It was the first tank that actually had some concept of armor. Like, it won't be penetrated by autocannons or derpguns which is all anyone (especially sealclubbers) play at low tiers. Just never let up on the W key until you are in the enemy cap circle. It's ...
by Imperial528
2017-05-22 11:55pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How People REALLY Act When They Browse Facebook
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: How People REALLY Act When They Browse Facebook

I considered that but it strikes me that he's never really replied to anything specific either.

Though I suppose lots of people do that on facebook too.
by Imperial528
2017-05-22 11:29pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How People REALLY Act When They Browse Facebook
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: How People REALLY Act When They Browse Facebook

Every post this guy has made is a generic single-sentence response or link post. The responses are on-topic enough that they don't seem like a spam bot outright, but he's pretty damn close to one. So either some sort of bot or I guess maybe a person who is the generic clickbait-ideal of an internet ...
by Imperial528
2017-05-22 11:02am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars Shields
Replies: 103
Views: 5344

Re: Star Wars Shelds

Wasn't the thing with the DS1 that they had to enter in the equatorial trench where there were gaps in the particle shielding?
by Imperial528
2017-05-22 11:01am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Modern Materials/Methods for Medieval Armor and Weapons
Replies: 26
Views: 734

Re: Modern Materials/Methods for Medieval Armor and Weapons

You could replicate the cooling systems they use in space suits actually, they work quite well and in a much more "airtight" environment. They are basically a form-fitting garment lined with small tubes containing water. Non-space versions of these cool the water just by passing it through...
by Imperial528
2017-05-22 09:38am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Gurney equations, Explosively formed penetrators and kinetic energy
Replies: 41
Views: 874

Re: Gurney equations, Explosively formed penetrators and kinetic energy

I think I see where the confusion over the 85% is coming from. That's the efficiency of the Orion pulse units, and the Casaba charges described in this paper have a different design from the Orion units. It looks like the design described in the paper is attempting to shape the actual burn wave to c...
by Imperial528
2017-05-22 09:05am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars Shields
Replies: 103
Views: 5344

Re: Star Wars Shelds

In terms of the military tradeoff of capital ships vs fighters, it actually appears to be the case that starfighters are a superior investment overall. The Rebel Alliance devotes a much larger percentage of their military budget to starfighters, and generally seems to do better in combat than the c...
by Imperial528
2017-05-22 12:09am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: EVOLUTION COMPLETE! - musings on StarCraft stuff
Replies: 20
Views: 744

Re: EVOLUTION COMPLETE! - musings on StarCraft stuff

SUPER PICATINNYS! We do see the whole Marine kitting process in the ABOUT DAMN TIME trailer with Finley. A combination of fabricators, cryo, steroid and meth injectors and hydraulic-actuated sewing machines and solderings and such! I'm not entirely sure about Typhus's suit process, considering his ...
by Imperial528
2017-05-21 10:25pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Gurney equations, Explosively formed penetrators and kinetic energy
Replies: 41
Views: 874

Re: Gurney equations, Explosively formed penetrators and kinetic energy

Personally? I'd ask a real rocket scientist or plasma physicist. I would ask a nuclear physicist as well, just to be on the safe side of things. Especially since the first stage of major energy loss is in the efficiency of the actual reflection/focusing of radiation into the filler via the casing. ...
by Imperial528
2017-05-20 09:58am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Gurney equations, Explosively formed penetrators and kinetic energy
Replies: 41
Views: 874

Re: Gurney equations, Explosively formed penetrators and kinetic energy

The equations for explosively formed projectiles are not applicable here. EFP warheads do not vaporize the liner, whereas a casaba howitzer or Orion charge unit does vaporize the entire assembly including projectile liner. Standard shaped charges are also too dissimilar due to the energies involved.
by Imperial528
2017-05-08 12:07am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: World of Tanks (new thread)
Replies: 199
Views: 16416

Re: World of Tanks (new thread)

How is free xp generated in WoT? Is it even generated? Or do I have to convert it? All matches generate as a baseline an amount of free exp equal to 5% of your earned exp for that match. The free exp is only based on the earned exp and does not affect how much vehicle exp you get out of the match. ...
by Imperial528
2017-05-07 01:54pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: BBC to create Victorian-era War of the Worlds series
Replies: 18
Views: 703

Re: BBC to create Victorian-era War of the Worlds series

Eternal_Freedom wrote:As long as they do the Thunder Child justice I will be happy!


They'd better do the entire damn book justice.

It's been trod on and abused for so long, it needs a proper treatment.
by Imperial528
2017-05-06 02:09pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Disaster hypothetical
Replies: 12
Views: 643

Re: Disaster hypothetical

I live in a forest in a low density town surrounded by otherwise densely populated towns.

We have hundreds of deer and turkey within a 1 mile radius.

Might have to go all Mad Max on the nearby highway though.
by Imperial528
2017-05-05 05:36pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: How did the AT AT's breach the shield
Replies: 46
Views: 1619

Re: How did the AT AT's breach the shield

Yeah I suspect it is less to do with how cold Hoth is (airspeeders are of course specifically designed for atmosphere and so were probably tuned for a range of temperatures and pressures that did not include ice worlds as cold as Hoth) and more to do with the tactical considerations.
by Imperial528
2017-05-05 05:13pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: How did the AT AT's breach the shield
Replies: 46
Views: 1619

Re: How did the AT AT's breach the shield

It depends on the way the starfighter deals with heat. If TIE fighters rely on liquid coolant to cool their systems, which would be a reasonable assumption given their large radiator wings, they may lose heat too quickly in a cold atmosphere (or indeed an atmosphere in general) and the cooling syste...
by Imperial528
2017-05-05 12:35pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: How did the AT AT's breach the shield
Replies: 46
Views: 1619

Re: How did the AT AT's breach the shield

From an air combat perspective, going underneath a shield where you lack native air and ground superiority is a terrible idea. If the ground based AA gets too hot, you have literally nowhere to go. You have no room to maneuver, and no ability to gain altitude. The enemy air forces are free to fly as...
by Imperial528
2017-05-03 06:55pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: CNN: US stores are closing at an epic pace
Replies: 21
Views: 1894

Re: CNN: US stores are closing at an epic pace

My local mall used to have a LEGO store when I was younger. Even in my mid-teens I liked to stop by and would usually browse for a bit, often purchasing a small set and then going to the mall's Radioshack to browse there, then Newbury Comics and Gamestop. Usually visited stores after going to the mo...
by Imperial528
2017-05-03 02:03pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Repub scum bring us one step closer to proper wage slavery.
Replies: 26
Views: 1448

Re: Repub scum bring us one step closer to proper wage slavery.

What makes getting time-in-lieu instead of overtime pay, wage slavery? The fact that many states allow employers to arbitrarily dictate when your paid time off is used, which means that even though you are technically earning a form of extra pay for the overtime, you are not guaranteed to receive a...
by Imperial528
2017-05-02 10:24pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Stephen Colbert Insults Donald Trump
Replies: 90
Views: 3729

Re: Stephen Colbert Insults Donald Trump

The thing is, people have tried getting a Trump with satire before. It doesn't work on him reliably at all. Many times, if people portray him in a bad light, such as pointing out his authoritarian "ethos" or his lack of decorum, he either ignores it entirely or worse, he thinks it is a pos...
by Imperial528
2017-05-02 12:31am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Question about the asteroid vaporization page
Replies: 9
Views: 507

Re: Question about the asteroid vaporization page

1500 TW is 1500 TJ/s The figures he gets are higher as it takes under a second for the asteroid to be vaporized. It turns out I was wrong earlier, he does not do it off of fire rate, it is entirely due to the reason I stated above, having looked the page over again. He explains as much in the footno...
by Imperial528
2017-05-01 09:02pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Question about the asteroid vaporization page
Replies: 9
Views: 507

Re: Question about the asteroid vaporization page

He's getting a power output estimate based on the observed fire rate.
by Imperial528
2017-04-30 12:19pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: CNN: US stores are closing at an epic pace
Replies: 21
Views: 1894

Re: CNN: US stores are closing at an epic pace

Malls are situated close to customers i.e. existing housing or at least transport links. The plots aren't going to go back to farmland unless the local area is seeing severe population decline, and even then it's hard to imagine it being worth the effort to break up all the slab foundations and par...
by Imperial528
2017-04-23 12:55pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Right Wing Sexual Predators in politics and media
Replies: 10
Views: 635

Re: Right Wing Sexual Predators in politics and media

I guess the first question is: why is the right wing prone to hiring sexual predators? Is it more of an "old-white male" masculine thing? I'd wager that it's due to the kind of personalities that sell to audiences like Fox's, Breitbart's, etc. They attract people who are petulant, selfish...

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