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« Reply #30 on: July 29, 2003, 07:45:59 pm »

yep. But since u cant find one, i might be inside the forcefield, and being guarded so the humans cant get to it.
or maybe the creators never considered where the power suply was.
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« Reply #31 on: July 29, 2003, 11:23:53 pm »

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yep. But since u cant find one, i might be inside the forcefield, and being guarded so the humans cant get to it.


Why can't we see it? It would have to be visible (considering that it absorbs light).

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or maybe the creators never considered where the power suply was.


One possibility.
Alternately, it could drain energy from hyperspace (which is what gives it that red tint)
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« Reply #32 on: July 30, 2003, 12:33:39 am »

maybe. but if the power plant was on earth, then it wouldnt be included in the graphics.
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« Reply #33 on: July 30, 2003, 01:33:09 am »

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Alternately, it could drain energy from hyperspace (which is what gives it that red tint)

Except that Hyperspace portals are easier to open when they are further away from massive bodies (outside a solar system).  

Maybe the initial pulse to start the shield takes a huge amount of energy (the real reason why the Ur-Quan was still orbiting Vela), but the Hyper-tidal forces keep the shield resonating in what appears to be a perpetual system.  All the Chmmr would have to do would be to apply either a sufficient mass to alter the tidal forces, or enough hyperspacial interferance...   Gosh, I feel like a science officer on Star Trek.  Smiley
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« Reply #34 on: July 30, 2003, 02:54:57 am »

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Alternately, it could drain energy from hyperspace (which is what gives it that red tint)


Oh come on. Not everything that is red comes from hyperspace.
Or maybe I'm wrong... hell I'm gonna fill my car's gas tank with ketchup and give it a try. With a little bit of luck maybe I'll even reach Syra....
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« Reply #35 on: July 30, 2003, 07:36:36 pm »

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Oh come on. Not everything that is red comes from hyperspace.
Or maybe I'm wrong... hell I'm gonna fill my car's gas tank with ketchup and give it a try. With a little bit of luck maybe I'll even reach Syra....


... which is currently turning into a magma world.

I was just tossing out an idea. Hence my use of the subjunctive mood.

As for the not-in-solar-systems, I like Culture 20's explanation -- perhaps hyperspace is chopped into discontinuous little bits in the presence of much curvature of space (i.e. near heavy objects)... which makes it useless for transportation, but excellent for a shield.
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« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2003, 01:36:21 am »

Since we're stuck on slave shields for the moment;  Do you think the probe and the shield generators on the Sa-Matra were shielded with the same stuff?  If so, maybe they don't use hyper-tidal forces for energy...
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