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Warp speed conversion formula?

dryson

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Report this Sep. 20 2009, 12:10 pm

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Because Roddenberry wanted Warp 10 to be the max speed in ST:TNG, so as to avoid the high numbers that kept popping up in TOS.


No, it was because of the advance in technology that created better warp fields that interacted with the surrounding particles in space.

If the old system of calculating warp drive had been kept at the TOS constant then because of the advance in material's and overall engineering aspect of warp drive then the numbers for warp drive would be almost be as long as PIE.

The reason why we use Celisius and Farenheit is because there are different temperature ranges where one range of being hot can produce the same affects as one range of being cold. This may however have an affect on biological systems only.

Here is an example - Dry ice. When we think of ice we think of ice being very cold which is measured in celsius which is heat measured based on the inactivity of the molecules. We also know that dry ice if touched without using protective garments can actually produce a cold burn on the area where the dry ice is placed. If we were to place a hot poker on the skin the heat which is measured in farenheit which is a term associated with the molecules excited state would burn the skin as well. Although both measures of temperature are associated with the different states of molecular activity, we associate one temperature with an extremity of being cold and the other temperature with an extremity of being hot.

What is fascinating though is regardless of how hot or cold the temperature is based upon being celsius or farenheit in  range, there comes a point at which one degree of farenheit and one degree of celsius will produce the same affects and resultant damage upon a biological cellular structure.

GrandLunar2007

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Report this Sep. 21 2009, 8:11 am

Just giving the real world version of the story, Dryson.

I find it unlikely that a scale would be needed if we ever did really achieve FTL speeds.

It'd be easier to order a speed at so many times faster than light.

In other words, order "10 c" or "50 c".

Makes it easier to figure out how fast you go.

dryson

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Report this Sep. 21 2009, 5:37 pm

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Just giving the real world version of the story, Dryson.

I find it unlikely that a scale would be needed if we ever did really achieve FTL speeds.

It'd be easier to order a speed at so many times faster than light.

In other words, order "10 c" or "50 c".

Makes it easier to figure out how fast you go.


And what real world version of the story are you relating to now or trying to?

You say real world version...this really means that you are talking about the viewpoint that you want everyone to talk about and see. You yourself have stated that you don't know the math behind what we talk about most of the time here so how do you expect to even understand what we are talking about?

So what you are saying is just say go 50 times the speed of light and you would expect everyone to understand what you are talking about. Your job in the Navy must have been peeling potatoes or swabbing decks because your inability to understand would make you a poor deck officer at best.

4_of_20

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Report this Sep. 22 2009, 2:09 am

Don't be a dick dryson. The captain's not gonna be ordering someone onboard a different starship to change speed, based on his own relative perspective, is he? The captain's gonna be sitting behind little Weasel at the helm on the same ship, measuring the velocity using the same method. Perhaps even the velocity of the oncoming target star, perhaps?

You were in the Navy GrandLunar? Impressive. What's your job dryson?

4_of_20

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Report this Sep. 22 2009, 4:41 am

He's playing with us cause he knows we have short fuses. No one's is that stupid. I've been here since 2006 and not noticed him learn anything...

GrandLunar2007

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Report this Sep. 22 2009, 8:12 am

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You yourself have stated that you don't know the math behind what we talk about most of the time here so how do you expect to even understand what we are talking about?


I do know mutiplication, Dryson.
Depending on what units you're using, you'd either start with 186,000 mps, or 300,000 kps, then multiply by how much faster than light you want to go.
Who wouldn't understand that?

GrandLunar2007

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Report this Sep. 22 2009, 8:15 am

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You were in the Navy GrandLunar? Impressive. What's your job dryson?


I don't know what Dryson does now.
He says he used to be a rifleman in the Marines.

As for me, I worked on diesel engines an auxillery equipment.
And I never peeled a single potato.

Incidently, I was on the Enterprise, CVN-65.
Our diesels were backups for the nuclear reactors.

I took the time to learn the basics of the reactor systems. Interesting stuff, if you like that sort of thing!

4_of_20

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Report this Sep. 23 2009, 1:44 am

The Enterprise, awesome. Good job.

dryson a marine? I doubt it... that would mean he wasn't a child.

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Report this Oct. 06 2009, 3:39 am

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I'm still gettin' nowhere with this thing!

what about Ridiculous speed or Ludicrous speed?

4_of_20

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Report this Oct. 07 2009, 3:16 am

Warp 10 is a ludicrous speed.

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Report this Oct. 07 2009, 8:35 am

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Warp 10 is a ludicrous speed.

What the matter Colonel Sandurz, chicken?

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