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Gah! Another bunny!
Gah! Another bunny!
#1
Okay, here's a good one for you guys to play with. What would it take to make a Stargate? I know that some of you would say that it breaks the rules, but I don't think that this is so bad. For one thing, in order for this to work, you HAVE to have a corresponding gate on the other end - tricky to pull off since Handwavium doesn't like 'mass production' even if you're doing it 'by hand'. You'd need someone like The Professor to build something like this - he has the ability to, more or less, force Handwavium to do what he wants it to.
Also, the 'Gate is only capable of moving limited amounts of cargo and personel and is not quite the miracle worker it is made out to be in the Stargate series. For example, if you open a gate into a vacuum, then you're gonna wind up with all the air getting blown out through your end of the 'Gate. Exact opposite applies if you gate into a flooded area. Yeah, this one will be indescriminate and bi-directional, with the results of two people jumping into either end at the same time being rather grotesque. A very dangerous way to travel, yes?
Thoughts?
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#2
Hrmm.
Feels wrong.
Too early. Broken.
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I was thinking about puting in a similar system at some point between mars-Venus, and just open it to shift the atmosphere a little.
But that is for years down the road, and travel would probably not be instantatinus, and only if other people thought it was a good idea.
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Thoughts?
It's waaaaaaaayyyyyyy too early in the setting for one of these, in my humble opinion.
It might work in a Fenspace: The Next Generation story, but I think it's out of place in what we've got going here...

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It's arguable that it's the professor doing what the handwavium wnts him to.
...and yeah, it's too early. By the time it's not too early, fenspace will be pretty much just another (somewhat quirky) ubertech universe.
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Wasn't one of the starting assumptions that handwavium doesn't do dimensional wonkiness? I may be wrong on that... but regardless, yeah, I think it's probably too early for something quite like that. A possible alternative, at least for the atmosphere-tossing thing, could be a strange variation on the speed drive - it forms a drive field around a volume that does not include the drive unit itself, then projects whatever is there out to $RANGE, where it decelerates back to rest relative to the nearest significant object. Range here would probably be on the LEO-to-Moon order at most and you'd have to feed it a huge amount of power in a burst when the field is created dependent on size and mass, but as a way to get the mail through in orbit or launch escape pods it could have potential. It doesn't work as a weapon, because if the course intersects anyhting significant enough to not just bounce like a micrometeorite the field is disrupted as if it had reached the end of its run.
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I had several idas for an atmosphere exchanger, the gate was merly the fastest. Another would be a massdriver as used in stars! to send large packets of mass from one space station to another. But as I said, it's still to early.
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I knew that this would not be something that would happen for a while. It's definitely a "Next Generation" thing that would probably be a whole new kind of ball game. Set maybe fifty years later? A hundred?
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"To the commissary we should go," Yoda declared firmly. "News
of this kind a danish requires."



Yasuri Nanami is my number one waifu, if only because she would horribly murder all the others if they didn't shut up and toe the line.
"They did not care about all the other attempts wizards had made on the Lone Power through history; as far as a computer is concerned, there is no program that cannot be debugged, or at worst, rewritten."
-Diane Duane, High Wizardry
"If our friendship depends on things like space and time, we've destroyed our own brotherhood! But overcome space, and all we have left is Here. Overcome time, and all we have left is Now. And in the middle of Here and Now, don't you think that we might see each other once or twice?"
-Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull
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