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2018-06-23 14:21:12 UTC [Sparta #general]  

UK is a real bummer these days

2018-06-23 14:21:33 UTC [Sparta #general]  

soon it'll be against the law to sell two for one junk meals

2018-06-23 14:21:40 UTC [Sparta #general]  

then we'll all be crying

2018-06-23 14:22:39 UTC [Sparta #general]  

they haven't though

2018-06-23 14:22:54 UTC [Sparta #general]  

it's just pushed the black market trade into prominence lol

2018-06-23 14:23:22 UTC [Sparta #general]  

and they've penalised the people paying for legal tobacco by such a crazy amount they actually end up buying more, and thus, smoking more

2018-06-23 14:23:47 UTC [Sparta #general]  

in the UK I can assure you that black market tobacco is easy to procure

2018-06-23 14:24:06 UTC [Sparta #general]  

if you're saying otherwise, I'd be curious as to where you're located I guess

2018-06-23 14:24:37 UTC [Sparta #general]  

the poor are using the black market, 9 to 10 pounds for fifty grams of golden virginia?

2018-06-23 14:24:45 UTC [Sparta #general]  

they aren't stupid

2018-06-23 14:25:42 UTC [Sparta #general]  

even at 13, which is the highest I've heard of for a dodge packet, you're saving a lot

2018-06-23 14:26:09 UTC [Sparta #general]  

ofc you've got potentially dodgy tobacco quality to factor in, too

2018-06-23 14:26:49 UTC [Sparta #general]  

lol even well off people will buy it, it is a curious way to go about curbing smoking

2018-06-23 14:27:20 UTC [Sparta #breaking-news]  


2018-06-23 14:29:13 UTC [Sparta #general]  

I'm not sure if it's working out, I've not seen any recent figures citing revenue for tobacco into the treasury since the new legislation passed

2018-06-23 14:29:50 UTC [Sparta #general]  

worth looking into

2018-06-23 14:30:43 UTC [Sparta #general]  

I'm quite open to the possibility the government just wants to tax those with the least representation, but that's what all parties seemingly have done in the UK since the dawn of democracy

2018-06-23 14:31:24 UTC [Sparta #general]  

we are so massively taxed with tobacco it's insane

2018-06-23 14:32:12 UTC [Sparta #general]  

all this new legislation's done is help move the tobacco industry's average purchase price by over 100%

2018-06-23 14:33:57 UTC [Sparta #general]  

Apologies Canuck. We passed legislation in the UK massively upping the price and minimum supplied quantities, alongside measures to remove all unique identifying packaging from such products recently

2018-06-23 14:34:33 UTC [Sparta #general]  

whereas before you could purchase a 12g pouch of tobacco, now you can only purchase a minimum of 30grams

2018-06-23 14:34:45 UTC [Sparta #general]  

yes, they do

2018-06-23 14:35:12 UTC [Sparta #general]  

I can, when the money isn't going to the NHS

2018-06-23 14:35:18 UTC [Sparta #general]  

it's going to the tobacco companies

2018-06-23 14:38:18 UTC [Sparta #general]  

falcon 10 prototypes

2018-06-23 14:40:03 UTC [Sparta #general]  

car seats?

2018-06-23 14:40:08 UTC [Sparta #general]  

or seats for the hyperloop lol

2018-06-23 15:21:43 UTC [Sparta #general]  

nah it just makes it difficult to adjust if you have an existing transport network

2018-06-23 15:21:51 UTC [Sparta #general]  

but other than that, hyperloops make a lot of sense

2018-06-23 15:24:56 UTC [Sparta #general]  

better than track laid on the ground, my dude

2018-06-23 15:25:33 UTC [Sparta #general]  

having said that, still a valid concern

2018-06-23 15:25:43 UTC [Sparta #general]  


2018-06-23 15:26:40 UTC [Sparta #general]  

but the track can be suspended within the inner tube, and the tube itself can be too with a combination of suspension systems and laser ranging from one point to another to measure tolerances

2018-06-23 15:27:01 UTC [Sparta #general]  

obviously if anything is going through the san andreas fault when it conks, it's not going to end well

2018-06-23 15:27:57 UTC [Sparta #general]  

the vacuum principle and the safety risks are all real

2018-06-23 15:28:05 UTC [Sparta #general]  

I get it's space age but it can work

2018-06-23 15:28:44 UTC [Sparta #general]  

do you have figures to cite that hotzendorf?

2018-06-23 15:28:50 UTC [Sparta #general]  

defo interested to see them,

2018-06-23 15:29:04 UTC [Sparta #general]  

not to shit on them!

2018-06-23 15:29:29 UTC [Sparta #general]  

just it's not my area of expertise and I've not especially bothered looking at hard test data for elon's stuff,

2018-06-23 15:29:35 UTC [Sparta #general]  

idk if it's even been published yet

2018-06-23 15:29:44 UTC [Sparta #general]  


2018-06-23 15:30:15 UTC [Sparta #general]  

I do actually, but I also know if you're able to achieve seal without compromising passenger loading/offloads, you're effectively golden

2018-06-23 15:30:46 UTC [Sparta #general]  

it's primary issue is maintenance

2018-06-23 15:31:06 UTC [Sparta #general]  

yes, if you have to attend the interior of the tube

2018-06-23 15:31:21 UTC [Sparta #general]  

and then you have to pump it all out after

2018-06-23 15:32:07 UTC [Sparta #general]  

a lot of designers are advocating for compartment seals in the case of train emergencies, but again, that's a real complication as well

2018-06-23 15:32:37 UTC [Sparta #general]  

if it's built, it's going to need a whole new approach to safety

2018-06-23 15:32:50 UTC [Sparta #general]  

we do

2018-06-23 15:33:01 UTC [Sparta #general]  

we'll see I guess

2018-06-23 15:33:14 UTC [Sparta #general]  

but hermetic seals in a tube? yes, we can do that

2018-06-23 15:33:57 UTC [Sparta #general]  

I know it's crazy, but people thought the ATP or TGV were nuts when they were conceived in the EU

2018-06-23 15:34:30 UTC [Sparta #general]  

bullet train isn't so silly when you traverse half of japan in under 2 hours lol

2018-06-23 15:35:43 UTC [Sparta #general]  

think you'd find the carriages would work out cheaper

2018-06-23 15:35:52 UTC [Sparta #general]  

the infrastructure would be the expensive aspect

2018-06-23 15:37:16 UTC [Sparta #general]  

I still agree it's an expensive project, but it's entirely feasible

2018-06-23 15:39:44 UTC [Sparta #general]  

but they're already making them? ๐Ÿค”

2018-06-23 15:39:59 UTC [Sparta #general]  

we're not talking carbon nanotube level here

2018-06-23 15:40:32 UTC [Sparta #general]  

and they can still achieve impressive speeds without going full bore crazy

2018-06-23 15:41:03 UTC [Sparta #general]  

well within tolerances of even HY 80 steel or titanium forging in high speed sections

2018-06-23 15:41:47 UTC [Sparta #general]  

you want to build a space elevator? Sure,. Bakeon is right atm

2018-06-23 15:42:04 UTC [Sparta #general]  

you want to build a hyperloop? nah, not so right

2018-06-23 15:42:56 UTC [Sparta #general]  

cracks are an issue, admitted

2018-06-23 15:43:05 UTC [Sparta #general]  

easier to deal with though

2018-06-23 15:43:41 UTC [Sparta #general]  

especially with a fibrous outer layer pressurised within the outer shell

2018-06-23 15:44:34 UTC [Sparta #general]  

the biggest issues with these systems are energy/maintenance, that's my point I guess ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

2018-06-23 15:45:10 UTC [Sparta #general]  


2018-06-23 15:46:49 UTC [Sparta #general]  

bear in mind we've been able to ascertain these work

2018-06-23 15:47:13 UTC [Sparta #general]  

but we've not been really able to utilise it yet

2018-06-23 15:47:27 UTC [Sparta #general]  

the principles are sound though

2018-06-23 15:48:22 UTC [Sparta #general]  

pretty much

2018-06-23 15:48:39 UTC [Sparta #general]  

harder than diamond under compression, I know it's nuts

2018-06-23 15:49:12 UTC [Sparta #general]  

it's super expensive

2018-06-23 15:49:31 UTC [Sparta #general]  

atm carbon nanotubes are the exclusive remit of defence contractors lol

2018-06-23 15:49:51 UTC [Sparta #general]  

some funding in civil applications but minimal really

2018-06-23 15:51:06 UTC [Sparta #general]  

idk to be honest I wouldn't be surprised if the most expensive liquid on earth was raw coffee beans shat out of three different types of koala's

anyone else interested in scum?

I like devolver

they're good publishers so ๐Ÿคท

2018-06-23 17:05:37 UTC [/r/SargonOfAkkad (Sparta) #firearms]  

I do naval shit so excuse

2018-06-26 14:58:22 UTC [/r/SargonOfAkkad (Sparta) #firearms]  

seen some really interesting weapons recently, two secs imma find the links

2018-06-27 14:31:05 UTC [/r/SargonOfAkkad (Sparta) #firearms]  

German frigate test firing of VLS system/SM2 missile

2018-06-27 14:31:12 UTC [/r/SargonOfAkkad (Sparta) #firearms]  

(goes a wee bit tits up)

2018-06-27 14:31:59 UTC [/r/SargonOfAkkad (Sparta) #firearms]  

damage caused to the bridge and surrounding bits and bobs

2018-06-27 14:32:30 UTC [/r/SargonOfAkkad (Sparta) #firearms]  

and a view of the VLS itself from the casing after being made safe (as possible)

lol holy shit

2018-06-27 15:05:21 UTC [/r/SargonOfAkkad (Sparta) #firearms]  

@Ruggwain what's that all about?

2018-06-27 15:05:28 UTC [/r/SargonOfAkkad (Sparta) #firearms]  

not heard about it

2018-06-27 15:06:28 UTC [/r/SargonOfAkkad (Sparta) #firearms]  


2018-06-27 15:06:48 UTC [/r/SargonOfAkkad (Sparta) #firearms]  

what kind of temperatures/rate of fire are you talking about before this presents itself?

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