Stewart at SDI wrote:
Unfortunately for you, fission reactions would require a ball of solid uranium twice the Earth's mass. This fact shows you not only are wrong, but are lying about any comprehension of the physics involved.
Were are you getting your figures? That is the stupidest thing I've read on this board, ever.
I know; the mere idea that the Earth's core could be fissile material stored at densities which would have it go off already is an outrageously stupid idea, but I've gotten used to you posting stupid things.
Your ignorance of nuclear physics and weapons is showing. Read Rhodes books.
A ball 80klicks OD would mass about ~5^18 kilos at surface dencity more at core pressures. That amount of fisile mass times 20,000 tons of TNT equivilant each equals 4.5^32 Joules. Unless I've screwed up the math in my head some place.
You merely forget a few things. Copied from the first time I posted this and you ran away in fear from actual math:
To illustrate the problem...
1e39 J. The canon energy state of Alderaan following the explosion.
I dispute that the above figure is cannon! If so where? The movies are silent on the energy out put. The EU matierial is of a lessor cannon acording to His Highness and the figures derived from faulty assumptions are them selves faulty. If the velosity of the leading fragments from the explosion, as shown in the film is ~17,000 Km/S, then the energy of the typical planet burst would be ~4^32J.
8.9e13 J. The factual, 100% release of fission, per kilogram of material. Keep in mind we're talking about a naturally occouring fission bomb, so your efficiency will be closer to 1%.
8.36e13J acording to my DoD manuals. Where did you get your figure from?
Why? The very best bomb design ever published quoted compressions of 27 to 64X for the "Polish atomic hand grenade". Will send copies of the article for a finn. ($5.00) Normal "implosion" bombs make do with 8-27X and get efficiancies much higher than 1%. I wonder if Mikie could compute the compression of a 80 klick ball of the three most common elements that will fission when struck by fast nutrons when compressed by the weight of the entire planet? After all, this is the kind of problem CME's are trained to do. I'll bet it's higher than 27X.
~1e25 kg. The mass of the nuclear material required to blow the hell out of Alderaan, derived from the above. Someone check this math, please.
Again this argument is based on faulty assumtions that have no bassis in weaponeering. In addition, they make other assumptions that are based on faulty logic and or ignorance of the effects as shown. More enlightened figures are 2.7e14M^3 at sea level pressure. That is a ball only 40,052M in radius. There are very many effects that could rais the efficiancy much higher.
5.974e24 kg. The mass of Earth, and thus, logically, Alderaan.
You know what they say about people whu assume things they know nothing about.
For this to work, you need twice the Earth's mass in fissile material, in a naturally occouring state, just happening to be weapons grade.
Faulty assumptions again. Read Rhodes books. Then you might have a glimmer of knowledge on this topic.
Fuck the energy requirements for this; this boondoggle is ridiculous once you actually look at the amount of stuff involved!
You are right, lets chuck the whole argument based on your ignorance and faulty assumptions.
Yea, they claim it. They offer no evidence.
If you had read any of the articles, there are several interesting theories that still await proof. But they are all better than the problem of waist energy in the DET Model DS beam.
You offer no evidence. Guess what? That makes them worthless via Parsimony. Game, set, match.
That same thing could be said of the DET Model. It requires much more in the way of suspension of disbelife that this does. Also, no one has daired answer the origional question. How efficiant is the DS Laser machine?