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Jul 27, 2022, 02:07 PM
 
So, the baddies have self-sealing space suits, but these schmucks can’t tie-in to life support?

Riiiiiiight.




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Jul 28, 2022, 08:22 PM
 
Now I’m curious how much the lack of convection would affect barrel cooling on a rotary space cannon. Add to that if it’s been in the sun it could already be at, I dunno… say 100°C.
     
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Jul 28, 2022, 09:07 PM
 
Sounds like it's very sun-dependent.

https://space.stackexchange.com/ques...l-space-statio.
     
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Jul 28, 2022, 09:48 PM
 
Oh, yeah. I mean, it could also already be at -200°C, but we have to assume worst case scenarios.

You could theoretically shield the cannon from the sun as much as possible, but the most effective passive solutions I can think of would have an unacceptable impact on the radar signature.



As an aside, FWIU space bullets can achieve ridiculous velocities because there’s no air resistance to melt the shit.
     
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Jul 29, 2022, 09:56 AM
 
Barrels would be liquid cooled, which has been done tons of times on weapons w high ROF
     
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Jul 29, 2022, 02:09 PM
 
That was my original thought, and I was all ready to bitch about more bad science for precisely that reason, but…

1) I assume the fluid freezing is bad.

2) That leaves only cryo-fluids.

3) In use, I imagine a cryo-fluid would boil off very fast.

4) That either needs to be vented, which means running out is a problem, or some form of elaborate reclaiming-cooling system for the gas is needed.


Not impossible, but more complicated than it seems I think.
     
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Jul 29, 2022, 02:31 PM
 
We don't know enough about the guns here. The cartridges (or are they caseless?) might include a coolant charge with each shot. Or the guns may use recirculating gas cooling. Xenon gas in particular is quite dense (for a gas) so should provide reasonable cooling. It could even be done as a closed-circuit refrigerant system. Supply a liquid, it returns as a gas, and gets compressed & chilled back to a liquid.
     
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Jul 29, 2022, 03:05 PM
 
I’m getting into that idea with #4, but it wouldn’t be a rotary design. Way too difficult (in my estimation) to get a linkage between the cooling system and multiple, spinning barrels.

Coolant in the round is a good idea.

Probably not caseless under the assumption they’d rather have hyper-velocity rounds, which would make the engineering issues with caseless that much worse. Said problems being fragility and cooking-off. Edit: they may not want HV rounds though. I guess it would be whatever is best for stopping a missile, which won’t necessarily be well armored. Round should also probably be explosive, too. Maybe good, old-fashioned depleted uranium will make a comeback.



Edit: a related question is whether we’d still use tracers or just have a computer calculate the ballistics. Seems easy to do if there’s no gravity or air resistance.
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Jul 30, 2022, 12:09 PM
 
Why would you assume the fluid would freeze?

The prius sucks the coolant into a vacuum thermos when you turn the car off, to keep the coolant warm for your next start. Could do something similar, the guns deploy and you pump them full of prewarmed fluid, fire the gun and pump fluid to maintain temps, then suck fluid out when storing the guns again.
     
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Jul 30, 2022, 03:55 PM
 
That could work.
     
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Aug 4, 2022, 03:06 PM
 
The Son. Hulu. Pierce Brosnan playing a Texan with a history, during the rise of the Oil Rush. There's brutal violence on all sides: White guys, Mexicans, Natives. Interesting takes on culture, honor, and all that. Seems to be intended to only last 2 seasons as the ending is quite final.

Very compelling.
     
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Aug 25, 2022, 08:31 AM
 
Love. Netflix. Gillian Jacobs & Paul Rust. Romantic comedy, some dark humor, quirky and endearing.

American Vandal. Netflix. Satire of true crime shows (Cold Justice, Dateline, etc.).
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Aug 25, 2022, 07:10 PM
 
House of the Dragon? Thoughts?
     
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Aug 25, 2022, 10:07 PM
 
I like The Sandman on Netflix.
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Aug 26, 2022, 07:45 AM
 
Originally Posted by Brien View Post
House of the Dragon? Thoughts?
Someone at work yesterday had the GoT theme song as their ringtone. Two thoughts:
1. It's wild that people still don't use silent mode
2. I thought the last season killed of the fanbase entirely
     
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Aug 26, 2022, 08:14 AM
 
Originally Posted by OreoCookie View Post
I like The Sandman on Netflix.
I’m more-or-less enjoying it. I could have done without the episode in the diner, though. A bit too gory for my fragile tastes. The following episode with Death was brilliant, though.

Really enjoying She-Hulk over on D+. Tatiana Maslany is great, and the show doesn’t take itself too seriously. Lots of “4th wall” asides.
     
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Aug 26, 2022, 12:09 PM
 
We are enjoying sandman.

I am one who watched GOT and was burned so won't be watching house of the dragon.

Looking forward to SheHulk.

I enjoyed Obiwan, but felt it didn't have as much going for it as Mandalorian. Like the stories could have been deeper. There was a book series with obiwan and the jedi hiding after the massacre that was very well done and I had hopes there would be more of that.
     
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Aug 28, 2022, 04:18 AM
 
Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
I’m more-or-less enjoying it. I could have done without the episode in the diner, though. A bit too gory for my fragile tastes. The following episode with Death was brilliant, though.
Some of the episodes were a bit weird completely distinct in style from the others — but in a good way. It doesn’t mean you’ll like each of them the same, but it keeps the show unpredictable.

What’s really nice is that at least in the beginning I didn’t really root for Dream as the hero, it seems clear he is more of a neutral character. And the pace of most episodes is quite mellow.
I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.
     
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Aug 28, 2022, 10:27 AM
 
Originally Posted by OreoCookie View Post
Some of the episodes were a bit weird completely distinct in style from the others — but in a good way. It doesn’t mean you’ll like each of them the same, but it keeps the show unpredictable.
As I understand it, each episode is adapted from different books in the comic book series, accounting for the variation in tone and character in the tv episodes.
     
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Aug 28, 2022, 03:43 PM
 
The diner episode was very cringe. Not just the gore but also the mind games. Did not care for the John character at all.

 
     
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Aug 29, 2022, 09:31 AM
 
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Really enjoying She-Hulk over on D+. Tatiana Maslany is great, and the show doesn’t take itself too seriously. Lots of “4th wall” asides.
We watched the first two episodes last night, it's fun. The 4yo liked her muscles and pretty hair.
     
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Sep 23, 2022, 07:32 PM
 
Andor. Ugh. I managed to get one-and-a-half episodes in and simply couldn’t find a reason to continue. There just wasn’t anything or anyone I could give a damn about. I’m sure SW nerds and completists are spooing in their pants over some sub-sub-incidental characters or whatnot, but, I’m simply a casual SW fan and this is just lost on me.
     
 
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