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It seems the rebel fleet is an unlikely match for the Imperial Fleet. The rebel ships all seem to be moderate to heavy displacement keelboats, At least some have bulb keels, but I didn't see any canters. By virtue of the massive wealth of the emperor, the Imperial fleet seems to be large light displacement skiffs and lots of small foilers with variable wings. It's plain to see whose going to win this race.

 

Seems vaguely familiar to me.........

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Thankfully for the rebels, they were racing IRC.

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I heard SoCal's PHRF committee dinged Vader 3 sec/mi for modifying the wings on his TIE fighter.

 

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I heard SoCal's PHRF committee dinged Vader 3 sec/mi for modifying the wings on his TIE fighter.

 

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That's old news.

Unless it was proved that the change would be faster, no change.

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It seems the rebel fleet is an unlikely match for the Imperial Fleet. The rebel ships all seem to be moderate to heavy displacement keelboats, At least some have bulb keels, but I didn't see any canters. By virtue of the massive wealth of the emperor, the Imperial fleet seems to be large light displacement skiffs and lots of small foilers with variable wings. It's plain to see whose going to win this race.

 

Seems vaguely familiar to me.........

 

 

The ships are their buildings!

 

(and me and the rest of the geeks thank you, A3A, for some star wars for the front page).

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It seems the rebel fleet is an unlikely match for the Imperial Fleet. The rebel ships all seem to be moderate to heavy displacement keelboats, At least some have bulb keels, but I didn't see any canters. By virtue of the massive wealth of the emperor, the Imperial fleet seems to be large light displacement skiffs and lots of small foilers with variable wings. It's plain to see whose going to win this race.

 

Seems vaguely familiar to me.........

 

 

The ships are their buildings!

 

(and me and the rest of the geeks thank you, A3A, for some star wars for the front page).

 

Now they're really screwed; they're liveaboards. They'll get kicked out of every system they try to make a home in.

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Naaa... There are pump out stations everywhere in the galaxy.

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I heard SoCal's PHRF committee dinged Vader 3 sec/mi for modifying the wings on his TIE fighter.

 

medium.jpg

 

That's old news.

Unless it was proved that the change would be faster, no change.

 

so much fuss about the wings when they 99% of the time are sailing in vacuum

 

edit: might have outsmarted myself as sailing in a vacuum is kind of an oxymoron

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I heard SoCal's PHRF committee dinged Vader 3 sec/mi for modifying the wings on his TIE fighter.

 

medium.jpg

 

That's old news.

Unless it was proved that the change would be faster, no change.

 

so much fuss about the wings when they 99% of the time are sailing in vacuum

 

edit: might have outsmarted myself as sailing in a vacuum is kind of an oxymoron

 

 

Read some Ian Banks, pretty cool description of sailing race by balancing magnetic vs gravity forces..... cant remember which book

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I heard SoCal's PHRF committee dinged Vader 3 sec/mi for modifying the wings on his TIE fighter.

 

medium.jpg

That's old news.

Unless it was proved that the change would be faster, no change.

 

so much fuss about the wings when they 99% of the time are sailing in vacuum

 

edit: might have outsmarted myself as sailing in a vacuum is kind of an oxymoron

 

Read some Ian Banks, pretty cool description of sailing race by balancing magnetic vs gravity forces..... cant remember which book

 

The Algebraist, I think, if you are talking about the gas giant sailing.

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I heard SoCal's PHRF committee dinged Vader 3 sec/mi for modifying the wings on his TIE fighter.

 

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That's old news.

Unless it was proved that the change would be faster, no change.

 

so much fuss about the wings when they 99% of the time are sailing in vacuum

 

edit: might have outsmarted myself as sailing in a vacuum is kind of an oxymoron

 

Read some Ian Banks, pretty cool description of sailing race by balancing magnetic vs gravity forces..... cant remember which book

 

The Algebraist, I think, if you are talking about the gas giant sailing.

 

You're right it was gas giants....

But I think there may be a way of making it work in vacuum..... may take a bit of working out,

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so much fuss about the wings when they 99% of the time are sailing in vacuum

 

 

edit: might have outsmarted myself as sailing in a vacuum is kind of an oxymoron

 

Nope! Solar sails are what the cool kids are talking about:

 

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Don't want to tack too close to the mark, tho, as pressure increases as the inverse square of distance ... and you might be incinerated.

 

Look -- the Rebel program was operating from dispersed locations & on a limited budget. The Empire could draw on its deep pockets and hire all the best designers, with centralized planning & testing opportunities like the Alderaan NOODs. Their crews were full-time pros & they wore matching kit (thanks, Mark!). While the Rebel ships were mostly manned by volunteers in mis-matched flight suits on a sort of 'sail what ya brung' basis. Most of the Rebel skippers & crews had day jobs, like smuggling, desert salvage, subsistence farming, or tearing people's arms off. It's not fair ... but remember, in space no one can hear you moan.

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, in space no one can hear you moan.

That's why radio was invented, people can hear you moaning for parsecs around.

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It seems the rebel fleet is an unlikely match for the Imperial Fleet. The rebel ships all seem to be moderate to heavy displacement keelboats, At least some have bulb keels, but I didn't see any canters. By virtue of the massive wealth of the emperor, the Imperial fleet seems to be large light displacement skiffs and lots of small foilers with variable wings. It's plain to see whose going to win this race.

 

Seems vaguely familiar to me.........

 

Guessing you're talking Rogue One and not the "Star Wars Rebels" cartoon series. That said, the Rebels do have at least one variable wing craft, although there is some debate among the truly weird as to whether it's a starfighter or fighting transport.

 

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No idea what it rates.

 

I read somewhere that George Lucas was tapped to direct the Rogue One sequel.

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Naaa... There are pump out stations everywhere in the galaxy.

Nope they just discharge outside the environment.

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Naaa... There are pump out stations everywhere in the galaxy.

Nope they just discharge outside the environment.

 

 

 

That's why they are called pump out stations, they pump the waste outside the environment.

 

Anyway one species discarded poop is just another species opportunity for evolution.

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Naaa... There are pump out stations everywhere in the galaxy.

Nope they just discharge outside the environment.

 

 

 

That's why they are called pump out stations, they pump the waste outside the environment.

 

Anyway one species discarded poop is just another species opportunity for evolution.

 

Hmmm. You think it is possible life on early Earth was seeded by a lump of frozen holding tank matter pumped overboard from a passing alien spaceship?

 

That would explain an awful lot. :unsure:

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Naaa... There are pump out stations everywhere in the galaxy.

Nope they just discharge outside the environment.

 

 

 

That's why they are called pump out stations, they pump the waste outside the environment.

 

Anyway one species discarded poop is just another species opportunity for evolution.

 

Hmmm. You think it is possible life on early Earth was seeded by a lump of frozen holding tank matter pumped overboard from a passing alien spaceship?

 

That would explain an awful lot. :unsure:

 

 

It's as rational explanation as any other I have heard.

Have you never noticed the similarity between a comet and 'yellow' ice from an aircraft.

 

Both are frozen lumps with some level of bacteria...... what more do you need to know.

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I heard SoCal's PHRF committee dinged Vader 3 sec/mi for modifying the wings on his TIE fighter.

 

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not a whole lot of visibility in that sucker..

 

To quote the great Cannonball Run, wherein the Italian drivers tear off their rearview mirror and toss it: "What is behind us, we do not care."

 

(Unless what is behind you is the M-Falcon, in which case better viz would be nice.)

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Naaa... There are pump out stations everywhere in the galaxy.

Nope they just discharge outside the environment.

 

 

 

That's why they are called pump out stations, they pump the waste outside the environment.

 

Anyway one species discarded poop is just another species opportunity for evolution.

 

Hmmm. You think it is possible life on early Earth was seeded by a lump of frozen holding tank matter pumped overboard from a passing alien spaceship?

 

That would explain an awful lot. :unsure:

 

 

It's as rational explanation as any other I have heard.

Have you never noticed the similarity between a comet and 'yellow' ice from an aircraft.

 

Both are frozen lumps with some level of bacteria...... what more do you need to know.

 

 

 

Urine is normally sterile, perhaps you're suggesting life on Earth evolved from a frozen sample of an alien urinary tract infection?

 

Cool.

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