Dildo of Disintigration?
Date: 05 Dec 2008 19:13
Number of posts: 73
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Well! That's the kind of a SCP I'd expect from dr. Rights, not from Clef!
Yes, yes he did. You can identify the author of a piece by clicking "History" and checking who made revision 0.
That being said, please consider the date on posts before responding to them. judgedeadd's comment is over five years old.
I literally laughed out loud. The concept is both amusing and oddly workable. Who wouldn't want a vibrator that could bore holes in walls? It be one of the most creative cases of breaking-and-entering known.
This should be a silly little joke…but it's not. It's got good science back-up, and has practical applications in several fields. I just see a group of Agents using this to crack open a sealed area, and trying not to snicker the whole time…
…if only to see how it adapts to it.
I have a handful of science problems here. First of all, a nuclear reactor, micronized or not, requires a critical mass of Uranium to function. That would never fit in a vibrator and even if it could, it would be too heavy to use. Vibrators do not run on 12V, try 3V, or 6V on the outside. 200,000 kHz is not a measurement of intensity, it's a measurement of frequency. If you want to give a vibration intensity measurement, that's typically expressed in units of G-forces. The idea of affecting a cubic meter of material is nonsense, if you're going to induce a standing wave in an object the whole thing is going to be affected, and even if you mean to express something about how much it can destroy that's going to be a function of the fragility of the object and vary so enormously from e.g. glass as opposed to metal that the estimate gives no meaningful information. Why did the Foundation need to examine a transparent and easily disassembled object with X-rays, and you can't determine the structure of a nuclear reactor, which is meant to block and contain radiation, via radiation.
Seconded on the "depends on the material" thing. As described, it should only work well on brittle, solid materials. Still capable of killing someone, as bones fall into that category, and no one is going to live very long without bones (among other things, without a rib cage it's impossible to breathe). I'd also suggest that it should take longer to work on metals than ceramic-type materials, with softer, more ductile metals (lead, gold) taking longer than harder, more crystalline metals (iron, steel, tin). This is nitpicking, though.
What would you think of having this be a Factory item?
Factory items tend to be mass produced. This seems to be a novelty.