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by andykhang
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 31146

Re: Science-based what-if questions

Oh yeah, logic basically evaporate when law isn't applied anymore is kinda anticlimatic though (not that I complain. Most scientific thing are anticlimatic)
by andykhang
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:26 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 31146

What happen when you remove Entropy?

In my current understanding, Entropy is the mathematically fundamental nature of all thing in the world,that, since it's make sure all possiblity are treated relatively equal (or rather the result of probabilty is the cause of entropy), is the reason why thing cool, people spread, and the universe's...
by andykhang
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 31146

Re: Science-based what-if questions

Good point, but what I'm talking about is a light saber of infitesimal thickness. Basically what I'm saying is: Can heat alone, of a certain degree, trapped in a very small and veery thin volume, could cut something? (Like said, someone actually bold enough to make a light saber into a light katana)
by andykhang
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:46 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 31146

Sacred blade of flame

Susposed I have a blade, made out of flame (or plasma, in this case) that is very, very thin, about the edge of a regular blade. If it's hot enough, could you instantly slice something apart without leaving a visible burn mark?
by andykhang
Wed May 03, 2017 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: In scientific's definition, in a fantasy world would a beastman or an elf be considered the same species?
Replies: 24
Views: 4175

Re: In scientific's definition, in a fantasy world would a beastman or an elf be considered the same species?

Zohar wrote:Meh? Whatever suits the story I'm guessing you're trying to write?


Not really, just a bout of curiousity this time (though that would make an interesting concept, like magic is the great uniter of species or something...

Not really anymore question about this too, this is as direct as I could get.
by andykhang
Tue May 02, 2017 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: In scientific's definition, in a fantasy world would a beastman or an elf be considered the same species?
Replies: 24
Views: 4175

Re: In scientific's definition, in a fantasy world would a beastman or an elf be considered the same species?

So, in our many scientific interpreptation, what would that particular situation fall into(s)?
by andykhang
Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: In scientific's definition, in a fantasy world would a beastman or an elf be considered the same species?
Replies: 24
Views: 4175

In scientific's definition, in a fantasy world would a beastman or an elf be considered the same species?

I mean the most common definition is whether or not they could reproduce with each other. I have seen some novel of the same genre defining them as different race and be able to mate, so I see it's accurate.
by andykhang
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 31146

Re: Science-based what-if questions

I would tried to build an European castle on the top of a hill...Or maybe some modern stronghold. That would officaly be the most expensive castle in the world
by andykhang
Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 31146

Re: Science-based what-if questions

So, what would you guy build?
by andykhang
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 31146

Re: Science-based what-if questions

Eebster the Great wrote:
andykhang wrote:...I'm trying to build a house made entirely out of gold. I'm the Richard Dickinson, for fk sake, make a house that show it.

wat


It's just a name that I thought up. Perhap more appropriate would be the Douches of Richard.
by andykhang
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 31146

Re: Science-based what-if questions

...I'm trying to build a house made entirely out of gold. I'm the Richard Dickinson, for fk sake, make a house that show it.
by andykhang
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 31146

Re: Science-based what-if questions

A place to live in...that's it.
by andykhang
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:30 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 31146

Re: Science-based what-if questions

That's why I said the above. You can't install gold lightbulb with gold wiring encasing in gold tube without electrocuting the enitre house (and you in it)
by andykhang
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:26 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 31146

Re: Science-based what-if questions

So yeah, I know repraising the question: How would you build a structure made entirely out of gold? (It must be livable, mind you, though the plumbing and electrical wiring don't need to be gold)
by andykhang
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:16 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 31146

Re: Science-based what-if questions

So how would you build this house with gold?
by andykhang
Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:31 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 31146

How to build a golden house

Ask title said. I heard that pure gold are too soft for construction work, but would impurity help it to have enough strength for it, and if so, what kind? Also, what kind of thing you need to do to build it when you have enough material and tools you need?
by andykhang
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 31146

Re: Relativistic ballistic problem and factor

I don't said it's a planet-based combat though, but just regular ground combat That's what I mean by "planet-based". As in, it's combat that takes place entirely on a planet. Oh that. In that case of a fight take place across a planet, indeed it would be more effective to shoot it from sp...
by andykhang
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 31146

Re: Science-based what-if questions

That kind of high-speed maneuver though is a tad too high-end for an SF though, and reach territory of fantasy( then again, that's basically what I write so what the heck). On the case of R-bomb in air though, are you sure that rule still apply and not, said, trigger a nuclear chain reaction or some...
by andykhang
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 31146

Re: Science-based what-if questions

With a R-bomb use in ground-to-ground (or even air-to-ground combat) though, it's basically a hitscan weapon, even in range of hundred of kilometers...Dead zone would sprout everywhere though.
by andykhang
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 31146

Re: Relativistic ballistic problem and factor

What would be the factor you needed in order to shoot a relativistic weaponry (like, said, a bullet that travel at 0.5c)? One of the thing I thought of is "Over the Horizon" (which already become problematic with regular gun), and how, for some targer, you need to literally shoot through ...
by andykhang
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 31146

Relativistic ballistic problem and factor

What would be the factor you needed in order to shoot a relativistic weaponry (like, said, a bullet that travel at 0.5c)? One of the thing I thought of is "Over the Horizon" (which already become problematic with regular gun), and how, for some targer, you need to literally shoot through t...
by andykhang
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 31146

Re: In the case of bomb

Is the question "instantaneous explosion" vs "slower build up of force that uses its time to tap into other (non-bomb) reserves of energy"? Like... Erm a device leaning against a wall that damages the wall next to the device a little, but mostly creating a bang and a plume of sm...
by andykhang
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 31146

In the case of bomb

Would you rather releashing as much energy as possible, or for that energy to invite and generate more energy, and thus more destruction? (Obviously, both as the same time would be great)
by andykhang
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 31146

Re: Planet's spin

Ohhhh... but in that short while, if you stand on it surface, what do you see in the sky (aside from debris and stuff)
by andykhang
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:10 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 31146

Re: Planet's spin

Yeah, I was talking about that: take the earth current axis, spin it with the force perpendicular to the original spin, then take that new axis and doing the same thing. What would the view be like? And what are you saying earlier suddenly make me thought of a vector weapon... but that landed in SF ...
by andykhang
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 31146

Planet's spin

2 Question today: Just how would you stop a planet from spining in it own axis and what it would be like for a planet to have 3 axis of spin?
by andykhang
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:02 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 31146

Re: Load bearing

So make it structurely rigid? I thought hard mean brittle, most of the time.
by andykhang
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:48 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 31146

Re: Load bearing

Well, suppose there's a big stick stand in a ground, and a steel ball coming as it with speed. What would you need to do for that stick to not break and instead divert the incoming force to the ground (even changing what type of stick count too, cus I want to know the requirement)
by andykhang
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:48 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 31146

Load bearing

How would you effectively divert an immediate physical force coming from outside to the ground without breaking the load bearing material?
by andykhang
Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:19 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 31146

Re: Space air

Hm... the only hard-SF reason for using it, that I could thought of, is to directly pumping it into an atmosphere of a inhabitated planet to trigger global warming (or terrawarming, as I said), and force the inhabitant to surrender while the one using it could used to adjust the temperature and pres...
by andykhang
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 31146

Re: Science-based what-if questions

...Also, turn out that in order for AM beam drive to work, the nozzle need to be at least 21 meter, which is not-sniper-rifle size(more like stationary cannon size), but the speed could still be compensate by ...violently smashing the charge pion against the bullet through a narrow tube of magnetic ...
by andykhang
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 31146

Re: Space air

Well, first of the "Space air" application that I could thought of is the ability to "break" without using up your fuel. Especially in midspace supply post, where you don't have the grace of air and instead have to used your own engine (you could tried asteroid, but I don't think...
by andykhang
Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:30 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 31146

Space air

So I just read this ,and got into "Rocket are not fighter plane" :http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/rocket/misconceptions.php. It said that rocket can't turn like plane do, since there's no air in space, so in order to turn, it have to divert it foward momentum toward the side you want...
by andykhang
Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:03 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 31146

Re: Science-based what-if questions

...You have such an interesting way to write huh? Though, like I said before, the character I was working on doesn't really care whether or not it's practical (there's always some charm to just power a bullet to 1/3 the speed of light). I was thinking more or less in the line of using the gamma ray ...
by andykhang
Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:33 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 31146

Re: Science-based what-if questions

@ Sableagle:...Isn't that math only applied to that particular kind of gun though? Not for something that could accelerate itself up to 1/3 the speed of light by mean of beam core AM drive (the rifle design are there to generate the magnetic field that would guide the charge pions) ? And you kinda l...
by andykhang
Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:46 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 31146

Re: Science-based what-if questions

In what definition would you considered your ship "normal"? If it a regular space shuttle, the circuitry of your ship would be fried by x-ray and magnetic field, along with you, I think? Edit: For your first question... probably, you won't see the star's shape as all, as it only have a dia...
by andykhang
Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 31146

Re: Science-based what-if questions

And then someone overdesign it and it could pierce through neutron star as well :D. TBH, i thought it would take until a black hole would you need any amount of illegal science, in the first place.
by andykhang
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 31146

Re: Science-based what-if questions

I guess a tourist tour inside of the sun isn't anything of interest huh? The Starpiercer would be a preeeetty good orbital bombarment weapon though (or even planet-destroying)
by andykhang
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science-based what-if questions
Replies: 339
Views: 31146

Re: Science-based what-if questions

...Yeah, guess so. That thing must at least be the size and weight of jupiter before it does anything noticable, and looking at it from inside probably blind your eye even with good protection. I does wonder about what kind of thing would you be able to see though (I originally thought this because ...

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