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Jawbone54
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Mar 20, 2018, 11:27 PM
 
Everywhere.

But especially the broken heart region.

 


Are the spoiler tags necessary? Surely I'm the last one on earth to watch...
     
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Mar 21, 2018, 06:33 AM
 
Originally Posted by Demonhood View Post
Would a laser blaster have any recoil?
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Mar 21, 2018, 07:01 AM
 
If they didn't, then lasers hitting targets wouldn't knock them down either. They'd just burn holes through people.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Mar 21, 2018, 09:36 AM
 
Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
Would a laser blaster have any recoil?
Depends on how much mass light waves have.
     
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Mar 21, 2018, 11:02 AM
 
They eject mitichlorians under immense pressure with each shot fured
     
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Mar 21, 2018, 03:21 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
Would a laser blaster have any recoil?
They've shot blanks since the very first Star Wars (you can see the spent cartridges flying off in more than one scene). Makes for more "realistic" firing — not in line with physics, but in line with the viewers' expectations of how guns work.
     
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Mar 23, 2018, 09:10 AM
 
I am not a Star Wars nerd, but I've seen more than one of that subspecies explain that the hand-held guns are "blasters" and that they shoot some form of superheated dust or something like that. Only the space ship weapons are actually lasers
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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Mar 23, 2018, 10:12 AM
 
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I am not a Star Wars nerd, but I've seen more than one of that subspecies explain that the hand-held guns are "blasters" and that they shoot some form of superheated dust or something like that. Only the space ship weapons are actually lasers
It really, really doesn't matter.

I just read some Wookieepedia explanation on how a thermal exhaust port is a great and necessary design — without mentioning that a vacuum doesn't dissipate heat.

The geeks get so caught up in trying to explain imaginary plot devices and production details that it crosses the line well into silly.

Yes, I've been guilty of this, as well.
     
 
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