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    Open source death star

    This seems like a good idea.

    Kickstarter Open Source Death Star by www.gnut.co.uk — Kickstarter

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    Count me in!

    I degisned a possibly-functional Lightsabre idea years ago!

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    The main challenge is assuring Kickstarter that this is a joke and not a serious project.
    I want them to reach the goal and actually have to make it.

    Quote Originally Posted by ICTDirect_Dave View Post
    Count me in!

    I degisned a possibly-functional Lightsabre idea years ago!
    Designs. Now.

    I sense a new project [that I'll never finish] coming on.

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    I'm cross they're not actually actually going to do it.

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    as long as they patch that stupid exhaust port "feature" count me in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    as long as they patch that stupid exhaust port "feature" count me in.
    They're going to use chicken wire to cover it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    They're going to use chicken wire to cover it.
    So the proton torpedo's miss and are just impacted off the surface? I hardly think that is a suitable solution, all it would take is a small single manned fighter to blast away the chicken wire with laser cannons and then fire the proton torpedo.

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    Don't get me wrong, I'm happy that they thought of covering it, but chicken wire? It wouldn't stand up to a single proton torp though, and yeah blaster fire would shift it too.

    What about moving the exhaust vent elsewhere and using this one as a decoy?

    It was stoopid to put it in a trench anyway

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    A deflector shield generator on the exhaust port, or even a small tractor beam would be much better suited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    A deflector shield generator on the exhaust port, or even a small tractor beam would be much better suited.
    I think the chicken wire is an interim measure until deflector/tractor beam technology is invented.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    A deflector shield generator on the exhaust port, or even a small tractor beam would be much better suited.
    I think our practicality might be sucking the playful fun out of these kickstarter folks ideas

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    Part of me hopes they secure their funding and wishes I'd thought of doing this first. To be paid 20m send a few thank you letters and a woolly promise to etch names in "repair droids" ain't have bad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTDirect_Dave View Post
    I think our practicality might be sucking the playful fun out of these kickstarter folks ideas
    I find your lack of faith disturbing.

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