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Re: Under the Black Flag. Pirates, Buccaneers and Smugglers - Inspiration
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2021, 06:34:11 am »
Well, silly me, I've created a monster, like Doctor Frankenstein. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

What we're missing is the evil laugh sound effect  ;) ;D
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Re: Under the Black Flag. Pirates, Buccaneers and Smugglers - Inspiration
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2021, 08:19:13 am »
I can't help feeling we'd need to invent some super-light gas to lift that amount of weight.

It'd need less than one nucleus and electron per atom though. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..............

'You canna beat the laws of physics Jim'
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Re: Under the Black Flag. Pirates, Buccaneers and Smugglers - Inspiration
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2021, 08:40:27 am »
I can't help feeling we'd need to invent some super-light gas to lift that amount of weight.

It'd need less than one nucleus and electron per atom though. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..............

'You canna beat the laws of physics Jim'
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Re: Under the Black Flag. Pirates, Buccaneers and Smugglers - Inspiration
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2021, 12:11:38 pm »
I can't help feeling we'd need to invent some super-light gas to lift that amount of weight.

It'd need less than one nucleus and electron per atom though. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..............

'You canna beat the laws of physics Jim'

Cavor has you covered.   ;) :thumbsup:
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Re: Under the Black Flag. Pirates, Buccaneers and Smugglers - Inspiration
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2021, 12:48:07 pm »
Another type of Privateer to keep in mind is the non-factory motorsports racing teams that have
been around for a very long time. True old-school privateers have been driven out of Formula 1
due to the FAI agreements with the manufacturers, which makes it a possible subject to explore.
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Re: Under the Black Flag. Pirates, Buccaneers and Smugglers - Inspiration
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2021, 01:36:04 pm »
I can't help feeling we'd need to invent some super-light gas to lift that amount of weight.

It'd need less than one nucleus and electron per atom though. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..............

'You canna beat the laws of physics Jim'

Cavor has you covered.   ;) :thumbsup:

The other option is "LIFTWOOD", as described in the Transactions of the Royal Martian Geographical Society (Space 1889)   http://www.space1889.com/trmgs/trmgs3/liftwood.shtml

This whole site has considerable possibilities For whiffery.
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Re: Under the Black Flag. Pirates, Buccaneers and Smugglers - Inspiration
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2021, 01:36:44 pm »

Another type of Privateer to keep in mind is the non-factory motorsports racing teams that have
been around for a very long time. True old-school privateers have been driven out of Formula 1
due to the FAI agreements with the manufacturers, which makes it a possible subject to explore.
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Hmmm, that's worth thinking about.  :thumbsup:

A modern day Rob Walker or Ken Tyrell.................
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Re: Under the Black Flag. Pirates, Buccaneers and Smugglers - Inspiration
« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2021, 06:07:26 am »
I can't help feeling we'd need to invent some super-light gas to lift that amount of weight.

It'd need less than one nucleus and electron per atom though. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..............

'You canna beat the laws of physics Jim'

But surely if Unobtainium is heated beyond 2,000C then it produces the super light gas Unobtainium di-Oxide ?  ;)
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Re: Under the Black Flag. Pirates, Buccaneers and Smugglers - Inspiration
« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2021, 08:20:59 am »
I can't help feeling we'd need to invent some super-light gas to lift that amount of weight.

It'd need less than one nucleus and electron per atom though. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..............

'You canna beat the laws of physics Jim'

But surely if Unobtainium is heated beyond 2,000C then it produces the super light gas Unobtainium di-Oxide ?  ;)


That's very true.

Unfortunately no-one has managed to produce any material, even pure unobtanium itself, which will contain UnO2 as it dissolves everything it comes into contact with. :(
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Re: Under the Black Flag. Pirates, Buccaneers and Smugglers - Inspiration
« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2021, 06:01:29 am »
I can't help feeling we'd need to invent some super-light gas to lift that amount of weight.

It'd need less than one nucleus and electron per atom though. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..............

'You canna beat the laws of physics Jim'

But surely if Unobtainium is heated beyond 2,000C then it produces the super light gas Unobtainium di-Oxide ?  ;)


That's very true.

Unfortunately no-one has managed to produce any material, even pure unobtanium itself, which will contain UnO2 as it dissolves everything it comes into contact with. :(

That's what's in the public domain yes, but.......................... :angel:
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Re: Under the Black Flag. Pirates, Buccaneers and Smugglers - Inspiration
« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2021, 04:49:49 am »
Time to break out the Dakota.

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Re: Under the Black Flag. Pirates, Buccaneers and Smugglers - Inspiration
« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2021, 03:04:42 am »
Another type of Privateer to keep in mind is the non-factory motorsports racing teams that have
been around for a very long time. True old-school privateers have been driven out of Formula 1
due to the FAI agreements with the manufacturers, which makes it a possible subject to explore.
 :thumbsup:

Count Louis Zborowski springs to mind...

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Re: Under the Black Flag. Pirates, Buccaneers and Smugglers - Inspiration
« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2021, 03:17:32 am »
I can't help feeling we'd need to invent some super-light gas to lift that amount of weight.

It'd need less than one nucleus and electron per atom though. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..............

'You canna beat the laws of physics Jim'

Cavor has you covered.   ;) :thumbsup:

The other option is "LIFTWOOD", as described in the Transactions of the Royal Martian Geographical Society (Space 1889)   http://www.space1889.com/trmgs/trmgs3/liftwood.shtml

This whole site has considerable possibilities For whiffery.

Bootstrapium. As explained here, about half way down the page.

Bootstrapium may well make a reappearance in this GB.

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Re: Under the Black Flag. Pirates, Buccaneers and Smugglers - Inspiration
« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2021, 11:59:40 am »
Another type of Privateer to keep in mind is the non-factory motorsports racing teams that have
been around for a very long time. True old-school privateers have been driven out of Formula 1
due to the FAI agreements with the manufacturers, which makes it a possible subject to explore.
 :thumbsup:

Count Louis Zborowski springs to mind...

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
“Conspiracy theory’s got to be simple.
Sense doesn’t come into it. People are
more scared of how complicated crap
actually is than they ever are about
whatever’s supposed to be behind the
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