ASH: LL&DD Special - "LabViews"

Andrew Perron pwerdna at
Fri Jun 29 22:23:47 PDT 2012

On Sun, 24 Jun 2012 20:13:40 +0000 (UTC), Dave Van Domelen wrote:

> In article <1pn66ktaynhuz.12nbywbf7xbsb.dlg at>,
> Andrew Perron  <pwerdna at> wrote:
>>On Fri, 22 Jun 2012 06:34:01 +0000 (UTC), Dave Van Domelen wrote:
>>>      Second: the batteries would tend to disintegrate after a few weeks.
>>> Cameron worked out that there was some "anti-entropy" to the packs, but the
>>> source of the power was actually a matter conversion reaction.  His best
>>> estimate was that neutrons were...somehow...breaking down into protons and
>>> electrons, with the electrons adding to the flow.  But since this transmuted
>>> the elements into things that had different bonding properties than the
>>> original material, after a certain point, the actual batteries would
>>> disintegrate.
>>Interesting. I'd think there'd be some radioactive waste.
>      Not if the decay product was stable.  For instance, it could be
> degrading the oxygen in the oxides into nitrogen (which might also improve
> battery performance if it's the kind that recharges by reducing an oxide)
> which then drifts away.

I was assuming the products were semi-random, but I guess that doesn't make

>>>      Ultimately the switches were connected to a holoplatform in the middle
>>> of the staging area.  It was a transparent cylinder in the middle of the room
>>> with projectors at the top and bottom.  When activated the tank would fill
>>> with a fine mist that would reflect light and fill the cylinder with a three-
>>> dimensional image.
>>Ooooooo, neat idea! o.o Do those exist in RL yet?
> is one example of it.  The hard part is making a three-dimensional image
> rather than a flat one.

Indeed. <3 <3 <3

>      Dave Van Domelen, back to painting ponies up as obscure 1970s Marvel
> superteam members.

Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, the Equine Bomb!

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