I actually quite like it. I mean, what happens if you don't clean it out?
Date: 24 May 2010 23:58
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Not badly written, but this is straight out of a recent SNL skit with Alec Baldwin. Alec Baldwin for god's sake.
Just the title is from that. I thought of this SCP before the skit, and I liked the name. Besides, the function of the SNL Timecrowave is to send food backwards in time, not age things forward.
Not bad. Upvoted.
Also, since you are new, you should understand that this is high praise, especially for a first SCP.
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O.o I am surprised and impressed. It's a time-microwave, but what saves it is how much you've gone into the details of what this does to stuff you put into it, especially the part where they were expecting it to cleanly age an animal and instead instant death.
I just want to be clear on this: at a power level of one, does it do anything at all?
I corrected a bit of math in the article (I assume this is a minor edit like correcting a typo, and thus does not require permission).
999^5 seconds would be 31,529,964 years, not 31,551,559 years.
999^5 = 995,009,990,004,999 seconds.
995009990004999/60 = 16,583,499,833,416.65 minutes
16583499833416.65/60 = 276,391,663,890.2775 hours
276391663890.2775/24 = 11,516,319,328.7615625 days
11516319328.7615625/365.25 ≈ 31,529,963.94 years
I think what happened is that you didn't account for leap day. It's still over thirty-one million years, though. On the other hand, it does change the rounded number from 31.6 million to 31.5 million.
Just nitpicking here, but I think the value the Foundation would use would differ from that slightly. According to the SI (which I assume the Foundation will follow because of scientific unambiguity) a year has, on average, 365.24219 SI days that consist of 86400 seconds each. So the amount of years should be, IMHO,
999^5/(86400*365.24219) ≈ 31,530,638 years
which makes a difference of approximately 674 years.
Also, I do realize the post I'm replying to is almost a year old but there are only two posts below this one in the entire comment section so replying to the actual discussion around the exact value seems to be the most obvious choice.
This is one of my favorites. And it's a first SCP? Amazing. Truly amazing.