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originally posted by: yuppa
originally posted by: TheBadCabbie
originally posted by: penroc3
a reply to: Baddogma
the triangles exist. i have never seen miles long craft but triangles nonetheless with extreme 'flight' characteristics.
i say 'flight' because it isn't aerodynamic flight as the public understands it.
i think you hit the nail on the head, IF there were users here with strange sightings they would self identify themselves, and if it was a op then you can get their i.p and watch these people and see what they share with others.
i think there was allot of truth in his story, but the best way to get someone to believe a lie you have to sandwich it between two truths
I wanted to add my perspective that from an engineering point of view, with black triangles as neutral buoyancy craft, the bigger the triangle the better for some applications. I've done some looking at the concept and crunched a few of the numbers.
A triangle with a 10m base and a 10m length, from memory works out to a few hundred pounds of payload or something like that probably, using fairly conventional equipment to build it and make it go. This is just rough figuring on my part, and lighter weight materials could improve efficiency.
I think a 20m triangle would possibly give you a few tons of payload. I'll be posting some figures once I get around to figuring it again. When you get up to a 50m wide by 50m long triangle, you've got some serious airlifting capacity. A 100m wide by 100m long triangle dirigible should be able to lift hundreds of tons, or at least a few dozen tons. Should be more than 50 tons, with a 100m triangle.
Of course they are usually observed to be equilateral triangles and not isocoles triangles, but that's beside the point that bigger is better for some things. You could move a lot of stuff around with a big dirigible like that, like an army, or a bunch of tanks, or well just about anything I'd guess...
Just from this I have no trouble believing the big ones are real. A few of those in your hangar would be pretty handy lifters to have around. A few loaded up with autoguns and howitzer ala Puff The Magic Dragon would be fearsome weapons, even without laser beams or whatever. Anyway, bigger can certainly be better as triangles go, you can bet they've got a few big ones out there.
You are forgetting a piece of tech in the triangles. their field they generate removes the attraction gravity exerts on anything inside it. in effect nearly infinite carry weight.
They parted now at our current level of technological development. Future discoveries by each would continue separately. What if they got stuck on their handful of game changers that they kept to themselves and we in turn advance beyond them?
originally posted by: Whatsthisthen
a reply to: beetee
Yeah your right beetee, that would be cowardly to simply disappear into the cosmos and take the knowledge with you. Yet from memory the source material said there were problems dealing with earth governments which is why "A" said they were leaving. Political power squabbling.
Breakaway civilisations are one thing. Rk'ers (Re-learned Knowledge) is another thing.
So where would a group of RK'ers go in this world to simply develop what they know anew?