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  • #29444
    Loupy
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    Reading how Omega was using Russian heavy lift rocket to boost construction materials into space, left me asking the question, why?
    He’s already building drones on Earth, maybe he should consider modifying several drone drive systems & grouping them under a heavy lift platform of his own? This would be far more efficient, have a much higher payload capability & wouldn’t rely on slow, expensive & limited payload rockets. Once operational, it could load ten times the rocket’s payload through large side doors with forklifts, launch & deliver materials & be back on Earth ready for the next load in a few hours, instead of waiting weeks or months for the next limited payload rocket to be built, loaded & moved to the launch site. Mr. Conroe may be already integrating this into the next Compendium, so the point may be moot.

    #29445
    Loupy
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    I’ve noted Barbiel saying angels don’t have Free Will that mortals are gifted with. If we posit that Yaweh is omnipotent & omniscient & all is going according to his plan, that means he meant for Lucifer to rebel (or ordered him to). If he didn’t & Lucifer rebelled on his own & his angels rebelled with him, then angels DO have free will. Can’t have it both ways.

    #29446
    Loupy
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    When vampires (& Chris) move at super speeds, their brain functions also have to accelerate to coordinate the body’s movement. To be able to move so fast as to leave a collapsing air bubble behind you when you disappear at one spot & stop at another would need at least an order of magnitude speed increase or more, with an associated increase in neuron firing speeds. The brain takes up 2-3% of our body weight, but uses about 20% of our body’s energy. Jack that up by an order of magnitude & the calorie requirements get surreal. Plus all that energy burn goes to heat output.
    It doesn’t mean much if Tanya blurs across a room to get in someone’s face, but sustained combat would be something else entirely. Vampires normally run a bit cool, but in a sparring session between Tanya & Arkady, Arkady was sweating rivers trying to keep up with Tanya. Most of that sweat should be his body trying to keep his brain from frying. Yes the V2 will be repairing damage, but very high body temperatures inhibit & kill viruses, so a vampire (or Chris) would try & keep sustained combat to a minimum. Tanya would be heating up as well, but stronger vamps tolerate the heat buildup better. It might be the reason for vampires lower body temperature, the V2 providing a “temperature buffer” for emergencies. Looking at them in infra red, in combat their body temperature would be considerably higher & their heads would look like light bulbs. Their heart rates should be higher as well (able to be detected) to move blood around cooling the brain. Chris’s fight with the duelist should have had them both near the point of a heat stroke. This would affect weres to a lesser degree, since they don’t move as fast as older vamps. Perhaps in one of the Compendium 3 stories, Dr. Singh is addressing this subject in a side note during practice.

    #29460
    Frather
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    Interesting but if I thought that deeply in to anything I read I would not enjoy it anymore. I agree with your thought process!

    #29461
    Loupy
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    I tend to nit pick & geek on the details.
    Like whoever proof read most of the series, should be fired for gross incompetence.
    The last few are okay, mostly with wrong words (there instead of their etc.).

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