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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:13 am
by Blitzen
Oh my god. I don't have that kind of money!

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So yeah.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:31 pm
by DarkWolf
Boomer wrote:$899,365,000 total.

Jesus, I could get a pair of Dranken-class Cruisers for that! Or a squadron of Obani-class Destroyers. Or 15% of the cost of a Terra-class Battlestar (thirty kilometer long monsters that can throw out more missiles in a single broadside than most Home Defense fleets) And probably like 0.001% of the cost of a flagship a friend of mine once designed, and that thing was 1972 kilometers long!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:16 pm
by IVhorseman
actually, if you think getting a 10,000 ton warship for under a billion dollars is expensive, then you have a LOT of haggling to do my friend. a space shuttle alone is 1.7 billion dollars, and there's an added 450 million per launch in fuel and supplies and whatnot.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:36 pm
by Blitzen
Horseman, that's not almost a billion, it's almost a <B>trillion</B>.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 8:35 pm
by DarkWolf
IVhorseman wrote:actually, if you think getting a 10,000 ton warship for under a billion dollars is expensive, then you have a LOT of haggling to do my friend. a space shuttle alone is 1.7 billion dollars, and there's an added 450 million per launch in fuel and supplies and whatnot.


I reject your logic and substitute my own.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 8:46 pm
by IVhorseman
Blitzen wrote:Horseman, that's not almost a billion, it's almost a trillion.


$899,365,000 is eight hundred and ninety-nine million, three hundred and sixty five dollars and zero cents american.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:07 pm
by Blitzen
Three words.

1. Ah
2. Hah
3. Ha!

$899,365,000

There are nine digits. No decimals. Three commas. It reads, three hundred ninety-nine billion, three hundred sixty five dollars. There is no and, there is no American (silly Americans, putting their names on things), and there is no decimal.

One more word:

1. lern2reednumbers

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:29 pm
by blackwing77
OK then, the first three places are ones. The next three are thousands and what's that? The last three are millions.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:54 pm
by Blitzen
Oh my god, I can't  read numbers either. It appears this number is eight hundred ninety-nine million, three hundred sixty-five thousand. And I thought numbers were easy.

So, this thing is under a billion dollars.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:37 pm
by IVhorseman
the mighty blitzen has fallen!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:10 pm
by Boomer
Yeah, it's so expensive because it's engine and weapons are not magic. When you have an engine that operates purely on it's ability to break all known laws of science, the laws of economics invariably fly out the window as well.

I have had cheaper cruisers that were heavier, but they were more lightly gunned armored craft. This thing has 22 medium aperture lasers and a 3000ton coil gun that accelerates projectiles to mass obliteration.

Sacrificed armor, engine size, fuel space, even computer equipment, all so that the focused power of 22 fusion powered ultraviolet beams of coherent DEATH. And if this baby gets within 2500km of a target, that coilgun will probably punch a hole into them they cannot come back from.

Yeah, just over half of this ships weight is guns.  :lol:

PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:16 pm
by Boomer
Oh, and the link. Either refresh, or copy paste.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:10 pm
by Rayhawk
IVhorseman wrote:the mighty blitzen has fallen!

Even an hero rolls a one sometimes.  But it has to be stated that billions are confusing.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:20 pm
by Boomer
Rayhawk wrote:
IVhorseman wrote:the mighty blitzen has fallen!

Even an hero rolls a one sometimes.  But it has to be stated that billions are confusing.


Wikipedia, The Sum of all Human Knowledge.

Armed with this knowledge I now specify my originally intended statement.

I state, if anyone wants to take on my ship they are welcome. They may spend up to 1 billion (short scale) on their own design. Come on, bring down the Muffin!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 9:37 pm
by james+burgundy
Blitzen wrote:Three words.

1. Ah
2. Hah
3. Ha!

$899,365,000

There are nine digits. No decimals. Three commas. It reads, three hundred ninety-nine billion, three hundred sixty five dollars. There is no and, there is no American (silly Americans, putting their names on things), and there is no decimal.

One more word:

1. lern2reednumbers
ha LOL ha ha ha ha  thats funny. you funny man.