Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Quote of the day


Once one has a force that can beat anyone in a fair fight, no one will want to fight fair. Even if the Empire eventually built a [Death Star] without a design flaw, its enemies would find some way to fight it indirectly. For example, when its not destroying planets, the DS also likes to grab passing ships in its tractor beam, drag them inside, and then scan them for bad guys. It would be simple to rig a decoy ship as a massive bomb, piloted by a robot with orders to detonate the ship once it’s inside the DS.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

"...grab passing ships in its tractor beam, drag them inside, and then scan them for bad guys..." Well, that seems like a design flaw. A well designed DS would be set up to grab the ship, hold it 500 miles away, and send out a little robot to scan it. dave.s.

The Ancient said...

FYI --

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/10/breaking-up-four-big-banks/?hp

FLG said...

Dave.s.

Or even better than a drone...a clone.

The Ancient:

Finally, seems like somebody is focusing on the right things - leverage ratios and size.

 
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