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Wouldn't it be easier to just post the link to the first result returned when Googling for "plasma weapon", instead of quoting the whole article?

 

I mean, I could have done just the same with the stuff from Wikipedia, but you see, that is the kind of stuff that makes a thread somewhat unreadable.

 

And anyone can Google, methinks. Folks come here for the debate. :)

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When you feel pain from my photon torpedoes, you will wish for another chance.


- When he is best, he is a little worse than a man, and when he is worst, he is little better than a beast.

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I will not shout Khan at the top of my longs, nor quote Klingon proverbs. I will not derail this thread further.

 

Instead I will ask how many states of matter do you really think there are and should we rethink the way we view states of matter as being fixed?

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I say disrupter technology still beats plasma rifles.

All the blasters from startrek are suicide devices as the energy they'd release vaporising a target twenty feet from the user would asplode, killing everyone.


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I say disrupter technology still beats plasma rifles.

All the blasters from startrek are suicide devices as the energy they'd release vaporising a target twenty feet from the user would asplode, killing everyone.

It is possible to contain and direct energy, hence lasers and the like.

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Sure, but that's not where the problem is. destroying the body the way these weapons are suppose to releases a lot of energy very fast. where's this energy go?


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and yet you kill yourself every time you go into a transporter in star trek...

 

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There are theories that plasma is the fourth state of matter. I don't know how could someone use this as a weapon. The only things consisting of plasma are stars with temperatures +40 000 C (I am not sure if this is the real temperature)

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Wouldn't it be easier to just post the link to the first result returned when Googling for "plasma weapon", instead of quoting the whole article?

 

I didn't post the whole article, that's excatly why I didn't post a link because there were many unnecessary info....

 

I mean, I could have done just the same with the stuff from Wikipedia, but you see, that is the kind of stuff that makes a thread somewhat unreadable.

 

Yes you could, and I disagree it's unreadable....I didn't post anything in Swahili or something so one can't understand. The post is a bit too long, but if you don't like ut then skip it and if it ruins for you the 'artistic' nature of a thread then I'm sorry, you'll just have to live with it...

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There are theories that plasma is the fourth state of matter.

 

Isn't that a fact?

 

I don't know how could someone use this as a weapon. The only things consisting of plasma are stars with temperatures +40 000 C (I am not sure if this is the real temperature)

 

Or say, plasma torches for underwater welding

 

I believe neon lights are plasma (when they are glowing)

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I didn't post the whole article, that's excatly why I didn't post a link because there were many unnecessary info....

So, now you get to say what's relevant and what's not about an article?

 

Just post the link and let me decide for myself what's "unnecessary" and what isn't, instead of attempting to spoon feed me the info. :sorcerer:

 

 

Yes you could, and I disagree it's unreadable....I didn't post anything in Swahili or something so one can't understand. The post is a bit too long, but if you don't like ut then skip it and if it ruins for you the 'artistic' nature of a thread then I'm sorry, you'll just have to live with it...

Skipping it causes my mousewheel finger to be sore.

 

And if there's something I lack, that's "artistic" sense, so no. It's just that, as I said and you conveniently ignored, most people come here for the debate, not to have smartasses copy & paste Google first results to them. :ninja:)

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EnderAndrew, you were a Marine, are the plasma rifles really as cool as they seem, do they kick?

 

 

 

 

Is Ripley really that good with the robo-forklift?

Ha.

 

I strongly disagree with the portrayal of officers in that flick.

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Yes you could, and I disagree it's unreadable....I didn't post anything in Swahili or something so one can't understand. The post is a bit too long, but if you don't like ut then skip it and if it ruins for you the 'artistic' nature of a thread then I'm sorry, you'll just have to live with it...

Skipping it causes my mousewheel finger to be sore.

 

And if there's something I lack, that's "artistic" sense, so no. It's just that, as I said and you conveniently ignored, most people come here for the debate, not to have smartasses copy & paste Google first results to them. :p)

 

 

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Google is set to release its first results as a public company after the close of business on Thursday, and they are expected to be good, though some analysts caution that Google stock is overpriced

 

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The search provider will report earnings for the first time as a public company after market close Thursday. Financial analysts are projecting that it will earn 54 cents a share on revenue of $456m in the third quarter, according to a consensus of analysts surveyed by Thomson First Call.

 

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So-called traffic acquisition costs are estimated to eat away 80 percent of revenue for Google and Yahoo, analysts say. That means that Google and Yahoo agree to grant as much as 80 percent of the fees from search ads to partners such as AOL and Microsoft's MSN. But Susquehanna Financial's Wolk said she expects that Google agreed to pay as much as 85 percent to secure the AOL Europe deal.

 

For this reason, Janco's Pyykonen especially wants to see Google diversify from its dependence on search-related advertising, which accounts for 98 percent of its revenue. Other financial analysts are looking for gains in areas of local advertising and international growth individually for Google.

 

"Search has been one of the strongest vehicles for online advertising, and Google has been a leader," Wolk said. "The pace of growth will depend on how quickly Google, Yahoo and MSN develop new markets such as local, international and behavioural [advertising]."

 

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A lot of fuss about simple ionized gas :("


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Ya but not THAT hot, when the red head dies, that might be the worse scene ever, but its hard to say.

 

I had just read the book when I went to see the movie, and I expected to see people in giant exo-suits fighting giant spider/lobster halfbreads, and I got stuck with that crap. Worse yet, my friend Joesph liked the movie so much that he joined the Marines shortly there after. He even got Death From Above on his arm, although we all tried to get him drunk so he would get Death From Below instead. Needless to say that after bootcamp he failed his mental wellness exam


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There are theories that plasma is the fourth state of matter.

 

Isn't that a fact?

 

I don't know how could someone use this as a weapon. The only things consisting of plasma are stars with temperatures +40 000 C (I am not sure if this is the real temperature)

 

Or say, plasma torches for underwater welding

 

I believe neon lights are plasma (when they are glowing)

 

Weel, as far as I know, it is not a fact. The scientific communities haven't agreed and I doubt they will come to a decsion soon.

 

By the way wikipedia has some hice examples of where plasma can be find.

 

The temperature of our sun is 4000 K, which is exactly 3726.85 C. I don't know why I said it was 40 000C. It is still hot though


Нека Силата винаги бъде с теб!

 

I reject your reality, and substitute it with my own.

 

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted.

John Lenon

 

This thread is a big "hey, f*** you!" to the humanity's intelligence.

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The temperature of our sun is 4000 K, which is exactly 3726.85 C. I don't know why I said it was 40 000C. It is still hot though

the corona is several million degrees... very hot stuff.

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If you watched Stargate SG-1, you would know that simple projectile weapons are more effective for killing and stuff, whereas showy weapons like laser/plasma thingies are only good for terrorising peasants and other humble folk. That's according to Jack O'Neill, anyway.


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