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Re: Space Force

Post by Grammatron » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:09 pm

Sounds like MAD but in space.

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Re: Space Force

Post by sparks » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:17 pm

Let it rip.

I want to see it.
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Re: Space Force

Post by xouper » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:42 pm

sparks wrote:Space junk penises debris.
Nyarlathotep wrote:It's a good way to kick off an ablation cascade which would fuck up everyone, not just one's enemies.
:figamagee:

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Re: Space Force

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:37 pm

If you just blow up a satellite that would create debris. Maybe there's a weapon that could either deorbit it or disable it without smashing it?
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Re: Space Force

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:01 am

Anaxagoras wrote:If you just blow up a satellite that would create debris. Maybe there's a weapon that could either deorbit it or disable it without smashing it?
So ... we're just spitballin' here?

I'm not sure a thing is possible unless we create a separate armed force to think it up.

While you're thinking about that, please consider this as well



This is what the Space Force troops will do.

Possibly the worst bond movie ever. Not the worst space movie. Laser's are only slightly slower than in Star Wars. I like how one guy got flipped by a laser beam and fell hard on his back.
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Re: Space Force

Post by Nyarlathotep » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:06 am

Anaxagoras wrote:If you just blow up a satellite that would create debris. Maybe there's a weapon that could either deorbit it or disable it without smashing it?

Laser Broom. Mentioned in the article I linked to above about ablative cascades.

No idea how practical/efficient/likely it is, but it's an idea that has been proposed and, it seems, tested to some degree.
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Re: Space Force

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:11 am

Anaxagoras wrote:If you just blow up a satellite that would create debris. Maybe there's a weapon that could either deorbit it or disable it without smashing it?
:coolspecs:

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Re: Space Force

Post by Nyarlathotep » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:34 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Anaxagoras wrote:If you just blow up a satellite that would create debris. Maybe there's a weapon that could either deorbit it or disable it without smashing it?
:coolspecs:

No, not a CAPSULE!!!!

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Re: Space Force

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:36 am

It's worth pointing out that Musk can do that now.

Well make him a General in the Space Farce.

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Re: Space Force

Post by Pyrrho » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:57 am

https://www.duffelblog.com/2018/06/lost ... -wormhole/
SPACE — While training with the inaugural class of the recently announced U.S. Space Force, sources say Lt. j.g. Tyler Shoelaces got lost during a navigation exercise and wandered into a wormhole.

According to Space Force officials, the introductory class “Space Navigation: 101” is a simple navigation course conducted just a few thousand miles above Earth’s surface. However, radio signals from Shoelaces’ ship indicate he drifted at least half a dozen light years outside the Solar System.
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Re: Space Force

Post by Witness » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:05 am

Nope. Training starts in the "Vomit Comet":


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Re: Space Force

Post by sparks » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:31 pm

NBLs.

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Re: Space Force

Post by gnome » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:04 pm

"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
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Re: Space Force

Post by sparks » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:13 pm

Another one who can't keep a tune in a bucket. In zero g. Doing a strip tease.

FAIL Gnome, FAIL.

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Re: Space Force

Post by gnome » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:22 am

I thought it might be better taken than images of the actress whose scene inspired it.
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Re: Space Force

Post by Doctor X » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:30 am

The actress was too busy betraying her country. . . .

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Re: Space Force

Post by Nyarlathotep » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:02 pm

Just heard a comedian (Didn't catch the name) make a funny comment about the Space Force

"Their first mission will be to troll Pluto.

[goes into Trump voice]

Weak. Not even a planet. Sad"
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Re: Space Force

Post by Giz » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:18 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:Just heard a comedian (Didn't catch the name) make a funny comment about the Space Force

"Their first mission will be to troll Pluto.

[goes into Trump voice]

Weak. Not even a planet. Sad"
Better than probing uranus.

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Re: Space Force

Post by sparks » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:37 pm

Patience Giz, patience.
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Re: Space Force

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:38 pm

https://www.duffelblog.com/2018/06/spac ... e-officer/
WASHINGTON — In order to man the newly-created Space Force, the Pentagon has commissioned space cadet and upcoming West Point senior Andrew Levy as its first space officer, sources confirmed today.

“I’m like the duckling you thought was ugly but I ended up being a swan,” Levy, a second lieutenant in a unit that does not technically exist, told reporters before getting distracted by a squirrel. “But instead of a bird, I’m gonna be, you know, an astronaut soldier.”

Dr. Eric Prince, Levy’s former military history professor, support’s the Pentagon’s decision.

“After years of staring into the void instead of working,” Prince’s recommendation stated. “Our space cadet will finally have a job where he will be expected to do exactly that.”
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