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by Adam Reynolds
2020-12-14 03:16am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: What are Sectors? Why do they exist? Exploring Hyperlanes, Sectors, and Regional Governance
Replies: 9
Views: 1128

Re: What are Sectors? Why do they exist? Exploring Hyperlanes, Sectors, and Regional Governance

The real issue with Courucant is heat. I assume they have some sort of way to shunt it off-world. Neutrino generators as a radiator were the idea back from Saxton's ICS books, which would also likely work on Coruscant in addition to capital ships. Though I don't think they are canon anymore. They a...
by Adam Reynolds
2020-12-08 07:02am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Shipyards
Replies: 50
Views: 4557

Re: Shipyards

One potential problem with operating in vacuum is that vacuum welding is a thing that can happen unintentionally, as was done by accident in the Gallielio probe . As someone who just finished up several welding certifications for structural welding, I'll chime in. A zero-g, vacuum would be great for...
by Adam Reynolds
2020-09-26 10:28pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: What's up with Karen Traviss novels?
Replies: 28
Views: 5135

Re: What's up with Karen Traviss novels?

I'd say that the Jedi hate was actually the biggest problem, even if it came after the minimalism one. While there are legitimate criticisms to make about the Jedi, especially in the Old Republic, she was at the point she considered the Jedi to be the true villains of the franchise and that the Mand...
by Adam Reynolds
2020-09-19 12:31pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: AIP only submarines
Replies: 8
Views: 1807

Re: AIP only submarines

AIP doesn't just have to be batteries. It can also be hydrogen fuel cells or Stirling engines. These systems are generally slightly lower power than batteries and can't run at full power, but they have longer endurance and allow the sub to stay down longer without snorkeling. There are a few special...
by Adam Reynolds
2020-09-18 11:45am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: AIP only submarines
Replies: 8
Views: 1807

AIP only submarines

Has there ever been a proposal for an Air Independent Propulsion only submarine as opposed to a mix of AIP and diesel-electric ? Such a thing is clearly possible, but I don't think it's ever actually been done. I've also heard of somewhat recent proposals for Hydrogen powered shipping, so that is fu...
by Adam Reynolds
2020-09-08 02:17am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2322
Views: 379544

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

This scenario is scary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C74GXN2fock In a nutshell, Trump could appear to be in the lead on election night because the majority of the mail in votes are for Biden while most Trump supporters are going to vote in person. If this happens, will he really concede the electi...
by Adam Reynolds
2020-09-06 07:25pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: What legends arcs should the clone wars have adapted?
Replies: 12
Views: 3401

Re: What legends arcs should the clone wars have adapted?

There's always the traditional "It's Republic Propaganda to sell war bonds" cop-out. If anyone asks why they portray the Jedi in a bad light occasionally, we can always say the censors never aired those episodes and the writing team got investigated by COMPOR afterwards. My point was an o...
by Adam Reynolds
2020-09-06 06:59pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Medicare will be bankrupt in 2024 due to Trump
Replies: 5
Views: 2071

Re: Medicare will be bankrupt in 2024 due to Trump

The ironic thing is that much of the higher economic output under Trump's presidency is a consequence of the fact that it was a result of the Republicans largely throwing out austerity as an ideology. They only seem to argue in favor of the need for austerity when they are not in the White House.
by Adam Reynolds
2020-08-30 08:46pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: What legends arcs should the clone wars have adapted?
Replies: 12
Views: 3401

Re: What legends arcs should the clone wars have adapted?

Keeping in mind that when it first aired, TCW was congruent with Legends. Which means for the first six* seasons there was no particular need for them to adapt the EU storylines, since it's not like they were going anywhere. And if they had, things would have been changed (like the Slaves of the Re...
by Adam Reynolds
2020-07-26 01:40pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Apple TV's Foundation
Replies: 5
Views: 3736

Re: Apple TV's Foundation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Gdm40MPYnw I personally rolled my eyes at the "Apple is the company of the future" line. But this could be good. I don't really know where they're going to take this. I found it amusing that the Youtube comments originally were discussing the same thing, th...
by Adam Reynolds
2020-07-12 10:51pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Does the importance of Starfleet make Trek less utopian?
Replies: 32
Views: 6451

Does the importance of Starfleet make Trek less utopian?

While the question of whether or not Star Trek is really utopian is certainly one that can be raised, this was clearly the intent. It was meant to inherently be a future better than the present. However, at the same time, this future revolves around a space navy who wind up fighting wars. They can i...
by Adam Reynolds
2020-06-14 10:55pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Cost and Economics of the TIE Fighter and Hyperdrives
Replies: 54
Views: 15504

Re: Cost and Economics of the TIE Fighter and Hyperdrives

Fundamentally, the TIE fighter is a Bf109. The X-wing isn't as simple, but I think it's best described as a floatplane P47N. Was there ever actually such a thing? In any case, the performance tradeoff can't have been that big* for a hyperdrive, as it presumably gave more power for its greater weigh...
by Adam Reynolds
2020-06-11 05:56pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?
Replies: 451
Views: 61110

Re: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?

The problem with the Holdo vs Poe plot is that they were both acting like they couldn't communicate openly despite the fact that there was no clear reason why this was the case. It almost feels like there was a previous version of the script in which there was a plot involving a spy within the Resis...
by Adam Reynolds
2020-06-08 12:20am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: What would a realistic spaceship chase look like?
Replies: 31
Views: 10798

Re: What would a realistic spaceship chase look like?

Gandalf wrote: 2020-06-04 09:13pm
LadyTevar wrote: 2020-06-04 09:01pm I always thought it would be more like StarTrek "Balance of Terror".
In what way?
I'm assuming in the slow deliberative sense like The Hunt for Red October. Depending on the type of acceleration, this might almost work.
by Adam Reynolds
2020-06-06 09:56pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?
Replies: 451
Views: 61110

Re: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?

I think one of the problems people have with that explanation is that in-universe hyperspace travel has been a ubiquitous part of galactic society for thousands of years, yet Holdo is apparently the first person to figure out how to weaponize it. If hyperdrive were a recent invention, or much less ...
by Adam Reynolds
2020-06-02 11:48pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: What would a realistic spaceship chase look like?
Replies: 31
Views: 10798

What would a realistic spaceship chase look like?

In a setting that actually obeys the laws of physics, what should a proper spaceship chase look like?

Is there a way to make this dramatically interesting or is it simply a case of the cold equations dictating who will win or lose without any interesting options for strategy?
by Adam Reynolds
2020-05-31 05:33pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: NASA launches astronauts on Space X rocket.
Replies: 12
Views: 6257

Re: NASA launches astronauts on Space X rocket.

ULA has never had a mission fail to reach a point where a customer considered it a success. SpaceX on the other hand.... As I understand it, the issue is that SpaceX is trying to find all of the places they can cut corners and make things cheaper, while ULA goes for the safer and more conservative(...
by Adam Reynolds
2020-05-31 02:18am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Cost Effectiveness of the Jedi Order, or, Why the Jedi are the Good Guys
Replies: 18
Views: 5822

Re: Cost Effectiveness of the Jedi Order, or, Why the Jedi are the Good Guys

If you're out to criticize the Jedi, the BITE model used to identify cults is a pretty good one. It stands for Behavioral, Information, Thought, and Emotional, all as means of control. The Jedi largely of fail all four criteria. Though it unsurprisingly applies to the Sith to an even greater degree.
by Adam Reynolds
2020-05-31 02:15am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Alien: Isolation Mod Ditches the Alien
Replies: 6
Views: 5411

Re: Alien: Isolation Mod Ditches the Alien

I'd also like to say that the one years' difference between Colonial Marines (2013) and Isolation (2014) is like night and day graphically. Then again, it could be because Colonial Marines was restarted multiple times over six years of development. Wasn't it also the transition point for new consol...
by Adam Reynolds
2020-05-18 02:35pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?
Replies: 451
Views: 61110

Re: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?

The other problem is that personally I feel like other newer franchises have almost done a better job at being inspired by the classics and taking things in an interesting direction than any of the official franchise continuations. If you want something like the fantasy elements of Star Wars, Avatar...
by Adam Reynolds
2020-05-18 02:32pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Cost and Economics of the TIE Fighter and Hyperdrives
Replies: 54
Views: 15504

Re: Cost and Economics of the TIE Fighter and Hyperdrives

The point was not that they would use them in masse, it was that they never used them at all even in cases where it might have been nice to have independent fighters.

Also, A-wings have their own hyperdrives as they jump with the rest of the fleet.
by Adam Reynolds
2020-05-18 01:40pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Cost and Economics of the TIE Fighter and Hyperdrives
Replies: 54
Views: 15504

Re: Cost and Economics of the TIE Fighter and Hyperdrives

I'd always thought this was the case, that it was a simple cost factor as a major reason. Though there is one flaw, as noted below. As sensible as the costs argument is, I suspect that the Empire not wanting to make it easy for it's pilots to defect to the Rebels with (useful) hardware may have fact...
by Adam Reynolds
2020-05-14 01:58pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?
Replies: 451
Views: 61110

Re: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?

3. You can even (if you want) work a pretty good Hitler/Nazi analogy in there - talking about how this tiny minority have far more power than they should, have (in some cases literally) stabbed the galaxy in the back, have dangerous powers that can easily be abused, and how they've caused so much d...
by Adam Reynolds
2020-05-13 05:51pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?
Replies: 451
Views: 61110

Re: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?

The idea of an anti-Force user faction runs into several problems. The most obvious of which is that oppressed mages are a horrible analogy. Either we are siding with the oppressors, or you're inevitably going to make the group you want to portray as oppressors too sympathetic. The deeper problem is...
by Adam Reynolds
2020-05-12 06:12am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?
Replies: 451
Views: 61110

Re: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?

Is it still politics if it is almost entirely Jedi politics? The focus should be on using this as a source of character conflict and adventure hooks regardless of the backdrop.

Also, the new movies also had politics, it was just internal politics within the Resistance. It was also an idiot plot.