Community > Forum > Technology & Science > Intergalactic Probes

Intergalactic Probes

Posted by: idiom - Sun Apr 25, 2004 9:12 pm
Post new topic Reply to topic
 [ 19 posts ] 
Intergalactic Probes 
Author Message
Moderator
Moderator
avatar
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2004 4:01 am
Posts: 747
Location: New Zealand
Post Intergalactic Probes   Posted on: Sun Apr 25, 2004 9:12 pm
So I was getting dressed for the day and I had this epiphany!

Build a giant washing machine in space and make your space ship look like a giant sock... who knows how far you will be transported?

I call it Sock-Drive™

Sock-drive™ is based on well understood household quantum physics

Better yet, for each ship that is transported into the unknown it will be replaced in our solar system with one alien ship or artefact.

My father says it will work more efficiently if the sock-a-nauts™ are married... but I'm not to sure on that one.

I have begun preliminary reseach by attaching powerful water-proof transmitters to individual personal garments. Unfortunatley, if my estimates are correct it will be over 4,000 years before their signals reach earth. :(

_________________
What goes up better doggone well stay up! - Morgan Gravitronics, Company Slogan.


Back to top
Profile ICQ YIM
Moon Mission Member
Moon Mission Member
User avatar
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2003 8:46 pm
Posts: 1215
Location: Kapellen, Antwerp, Belgium, Europe, Planet Earth, the Milky Way Galaxy
Post Re: Intergalactic Probes   Posted on: Sun Apr 25, 2004 9:43 pm
:oops: I don't get it...
Maybe it's because my english isn't that good...

Can you explain me the relationship between:
- giant washing machine in space
- space ship looking like a giant sock
------------------------------------------
= Transported very far.....

Please explain... you're catapulting it away or ? (I don't get it.. sorry)
Or is it just a stupid joke with nothing deacent in it ? ;)

_________________
Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible. - Lord Kelvin, 1892


Back to top
Profile WWW
Spaceflight Participant
Spaceflight Participant
User avatar
Joined: Thu Apr 01, 2004 1:15 am
Posts: 79
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Post    Posted on: Sun Apr 25, 2004 9:52 pm
Sigurd wrote:
Or is it just a stupid joke with nothing deacent in it ?


I'm afraid so.

I'm sure the phenomenon of disappearing socks occurs in Belgium? One sock gets transported into a different dimension after being deposited in the washing machine?


Back to top
Profile WWW
Space Station Member
Space Station Member
User avatar
Joined: Sun Apr 11, 2004 8:21 pm
Posts: 297
Location: LI/NY - currently
Post    Posted on: Sun Apr 25, 2004 9:57 pm
Maybe idiom is just trying to get a job over at Blue Ridge Nebula. :D


Back to top
Profile
Moon Mission Member
Moon Mission Member
User avatar
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2003 8:46 pm
Posts: 1215
Location: Kapellen, Antwerp, Belgium, Europe, Planet Earth, the Milky Way Galaxy
Post    Posted on: Sun Apr 25, 2004 10:29 pm
Pete wrote:
Sigurd wrote:
Or is it just a stupid joke with nothing deacent in it ?


I'm afraid so.

I'm sure the phenomenon of disappearing socks occurs in Belgium? One sock gets transported into a different dimension after being deposited in the washing machine?


lol... no it doesn't happen over here.. maybe it's because.. it's too clean here to get into any mess :lol:

TJ wrote:
Maybe idiom is just trying to get a job over at Blue Ridge Nebula.

:shock: is this Blue Ridge Nebula a dangerous virus ?... it seems many people are infected already... do I need to be concerned ? :lol: :lol: :lol:
Do I need to call the NSA CIA FBI ... ? It seems to be something from "national (even international)security importants..." ;)

_________________
Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible. - Lord Kelvin, 1892


Back to top
Profile WWW
Space Station Member
Space Station Member
User avatar
Joined: Sun Apr 11, 2004 8:21 pm
Posts: 297
Location: LI/NY - currently
Post    Posted on: Sun Apr 25, 2004 11:20 pm
Sigurd wrote:
:shock: is this Blue Ridge Nebula a dangerous virus ?... it seems many people are infected already... do I need to be concerned ? :lol: :lol: :lol:
Do I need to call the NSA CIA FBI ... ? It seems to be something from "national (even international)security importants..." ;)


I'm pretty sure you have nothing to worry about, I doubt it's viral and tend to think it's a genetic affliction. Although I've seen people manage to achieve a similar mental state through many years of heavy drinking.


Back to top
Profile
Space Station Commander
Space Station Commander
User avatar
Joined: Mon Oct 06, 2003 9:22 pm
Posts: 843
Location: New York, NY
Post    Posted on: Mon Apr 26, 2004 7:39 pm
maybe idiom has been reading douglas adams, that seems the most likely reason. quick, what is the meaning of life?

_________________
Cornell 2010- Applied and Engineering Physics

Software Developer

Also, check out my fractals


Back to top
Profile
Moderator
Moderator
avatar
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2004 4:01 am
Posts: 747
Location: New Zealand
Post    Posted on: Mon Apr 26, 2004 8:08 pm
FORTY TWO!!!!

_________________
What goes up better doggone well stay up! - Morgan Gravitronics, Company Slogan.


Back to top
Profile ICQ YIM
Space Station Commander
Space Station Commander
User avatar
Joined: Mon Oct 06, 2003 9:22 pm
Posts: 843
Location: New York, NY
Post    Posted on: Mon Apr 26, 2004 11:47 pm
good job!!!! now all we have to do is find out the question!!

_________________
Cornell 2010- Applied and Engineering Physics

Software Developer

Also, check out my fractals


Back to top
Profile
Space Station Member
Space Station Member
User avatar
Joined: Sun Apr 11, 2004 8:21 pm
Posts: 297
Location: LI/NY - currently
Post    Posted on: Tue Apr 27, 2004 3:34 am
TerraMrs wrote:
good job!!!! now all we have to do is find out the question!!


That's a bad idea, since it could lead to the destruction of the earth in order to build that hyperspace bypass. :P


Back to top
Profile
Space Station Commander
Space Station Commander
User avatar
Joined: Mon Oct 06, 2003 9:22 pm
Posts: 843
Location: New York, NY
Post    Posted on: Tue Apr 27, 2004 7:47 pm
no.... the question was just about to be found when earth was destroyed, and if fact i think it was the only reason why it wasn't destroyed earlier, but don't quote me on that.

_________________
Cornell 2010- Applied and Engineering Physics

Software Developer

Also, check out my fractals


Back to top
Profile
Space Station Member
Space Station Member
User avatar
Joined: Sun Apr 11, 2004 8:21 pm
Posts: 297
Location: LI/NY - currently
Post    Posted on: Tue Apr 27, 2004 9:13 pm
TerraMrs wrote:
no.... the question was just about to be found when earth was destroyed, and if fact i think it was the only reason why it wasn't destroyed earlier, but don't quote me on that.


Well it's been many years since I read the books but I thought the whole hyperspace bypass was simply an excuse to destroy the earth before the question was explained properly.


Back to top
Profile
Moderator
Moderator
avatar
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2004 4:01 am
Posts: 747
Location: New Zealand
Post    Posted on: Tue Apr 27, 2004 9:33 pm
Of course the question being explained properly may have destroyed the Earth anyway...

_________________
What goes up better doggone well stay up! - Morgan Gravitronics, Company Slogan.


Back to top
Profile ICQ YIM
Moon Mission Member
Moon Mission Member
User avatar
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2003 8:46 pm
Posts: 1215
Location: Kapellen, Antwerp, Belgium, Europe, Planet Earth, the Milky Way Galaxy
Post    Posted on: Tue Apr 27, 2004 9:35 pm
idiom wrote:
Of course the question being explained properly may have destroyed the Earth anyway...

Nice said.. and welcome in the >100th post club on this forum ;)

_________________
Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible. - Lord Kelvin, 1892


Back to top
Profile WWW
Spaceflight Participant
Spaceflight Participant
User avatar
Joined: Thu Apr 01, 2004 1:15 am
Posts: 79
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Post    Posted on: Tue Apr 27, 2004 9:59 pm
There's a 100 post club? Dammit. Guess I'll get there eventually, though rest assured I don't plan to do a whole lot of worthless posts just to increase my number.

It's also rather ironic that on my own forum I only have one hundred and something, when other people on that forum have well over 1000.

It will be interesting to see whether we all still post here after the X Prize has been won if they don't announce another one.


Back to top
Profile WWW
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 19 posts ] 
 

Who is online 

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 28 guests


cron
© 2014 The International Space Fellowship, developed by Gabitasoft Interactive. All Rights Reserved.  Privacy Policy | Terms of Use