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Re: So what exactly ARE these resources?
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2003, 07:28:41 am »

More uses for Precious metals: Silver has the lowest "pure" resistance of any known metal (although it only beats out copper by somewhere between 10^-8 and 10^-9 ohm-meters, it's still about half of gold, the next best).  There are cheap-to-manufacture alloys, only slightly more expensive than buying silver, which have resistance another 10 or 11 powers of ten behind it, but if resources and energy are a problem, then refining, manufacutre, and experimentation wouldn't be a possibility.  For the curious, most of the alloys are Copper or Bismuth based, the one I was forced to memorize was Bi-Strontium-Calcium-Cu-Oxide
Gold, along with being the third best pure conductor, is very ductile and malleable, meaning it's much easier to make into thin sheets or exact wires.  Emergency replacement parts for the ship as damaged in battle (why do you think it never loses performace as stuff blasts away?) that work almost as well and go up quick are better than asking for a three-hour "time out" while you try to get the gun hooked up again.
Platinum is THE inert metal in electro-chemistry.  Meaning, if you're trying to make a battery and both or either of the ions in solution don't turn into a plain, uncharged metal, then you use platinum.  Since the ions in solution determine the voltage and they're not all metals, if you need an exact voltage you sometimes don't have a choice (and, since it doesn't let the ions bond to it, the problem of losing voltage as time goes on doesn't occur).  And again, if you don't have time to make something perfect and it's fried in mid-fight, can just stab attach a Pt rod in place of whatever was there, and it'll work better.

Wow... It's sad I could recall all of this (except the relative resistivities of Silver and Gold) off the top of my head.  At least I don't know many practical applications of Lanthanide/Actinide series metals.  Many.
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« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2003, 08:33:04 pm »

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I liked how they invented new radioactives and exotics, many of which are just fictional creations of chemsitry rather than actual substances.


All the radioactives are real.
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« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2003, 12:52:01 am »

*is wowed as she reads #999's quite flat and factual response* Very Kohr-Ah of you! I'm sure soon you'll be promoted to #998! Wouldn't that be something!
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« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2003, 02:01:41 am »

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All the radioactives are real.

They may be real, per se, but most of the radioactives listed off in the game don't seem to have a real use in our world.  In fact, most of them are creative uses of substances that would often be used as ressources like that.  Anyways, that's what I meant by invented... stretching the chemicalogical boundaries.
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« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2003, 02:10:05 am »

Not to mention, some of these materials you would have to severely doubt the usefulness of, in almost any circumstance.
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« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2003, 03:37:59 am »

I never doubted a single material in that list. why? because Hayes told me he could use those. And Hayes was my mentor. He was my friend. He wouldn't lie to me, would he? He really needed all those minerals, didn't he? Please tell me he did.... I'm so confused.
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« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2003, 01:29:53 pm »

Geez, I used to think I was smart until I read this post.  Color me stupid.  I didn't know Jeopardy's writers played SC2.  One of you guys needs to spend a little time and come up with a cure for cancer.  At the very least, invent hover-boards, or something.
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« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2003, 08:37:55 pm »

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Umm, that's my job.
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As for the radioactives, well, yeah, we don't have uses for these NOW. But I can think of some uses, along the lines of the gamma ray laser method (pump in a gamma ray with the energy that a nucleus could emit, and it will emit one, and also let the one you sent in pass through. Massive amplification of gamma rays!) Tons of pure astatine might be how the point defense works.
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« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2003, 02:26:38 am »

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Geez, I used to think I was smart until I read this post.  Color me stupid.  I didn't know Jeopardy's writers played SC2.

It's called chemistry class.  I know, it's hard to believe that I of all people attend school, but I do.  The one type of subtsnace that P&F left out was alcohol!  Now there's a necessary resource for space exploration.
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« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2003, 02:41:35 am »

"Light load this time Captain?"

"No, we found quite a lot."

"But your storage bays are empty!"

"Well, see, we kinda drank it on the way home."

"But captain, what about the ur-Quan war?"

"Screw the war, what about my hangover!"
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« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2003, 02:56:18 am »

Hayes: "Captain, we've transferred the alcohol aboard the station... ...  processing materials.
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... .. huh?  What's happening?  Why am I so...  happy all of a sudden?  Captain, this strange liquid seems to be having an effect on the citizns of the station.  In fact, their sexual urges have risen tenfold and most have caught a virus we have named 'dance fever'.  Captain, whatever it is, the people of the station are demanding more!  I WANT MORE!  *gurgle, burp*  ..  ...  *hick* ... Have I ever told you how much I love you, Captain...?"
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Re: So what exactly ARE these resources?
« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2003, 03:02:07 am »

heh. if you've ever talked to your Talking pet out of boredom, you'll find that there are two ensigns who have a crush on you.... Grin
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« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2003, 03:31:35 am »

...and you will soon learn that once word getse out, all of your crew will think of nasty violent deaths for the Dnyarri whenever he attempts to read their minds again.

So okay... the Captain needs lots of booze...but no pretzels? No snack foods? No Aguuti Noodles?
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« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2003, 03:37:54 am »

Captain has a full complement of tasty molluscs aboard if he is hungry. There is also the possibility to have some hot Yehat wings, genuine Umgah Jell-O, wok fried Supox, or Peking Pkunk.

A Zoq-Fot-Pik salad is always a healthy option, or why not simply go fro Tradash tartar? Lots of food in space...
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« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2003, 03:43:11 am »

Fried squid-like VUX, and the ever-popular Mycons with garlic butter.

Why, space is a gourmand's delight!
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