April 01, 2014

Ekaterina IIs

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Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Cheesecake at 05:28 AM | Comments (16) | Add Comment
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1 Had to google that one.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at April 01, 2014 12:55 PM (RqRa5)

2 It's from the final episode of Railgun S.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at April 01, 2014 02:03 PM (+rSRq)

3 Chicks Dig Giant robots.

Posted by: Mauser at April 01, 2014 10:58 PM (TJ7ih)

4
I am sad that we have not yet found a way to create giant bipedal robots. 

Posted by: Tom Tjarks at April 02, 2014 02:05 PM (T5fuR)

5 You trying to pull my chain, or something?

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at April 02, 2014 02:39 PM (+rSRq)

6 Yeah, you can't discuss engineering impossibilities here!  This is a cheesecake thread!  

Posted by: Mikeski at April 02, 2014 02:59 PM (Zlc1W)

7
Nope. The statement was said with full sincerity.  (Though, I may have missed another context for the picture considering the date it was posted on. )

Posted by: Tom Tjarks at April 02, 2014 03:44 PM (T5fuR)

8

Too many words about why mechas are stupid

I realized later that I left out a big one: ground pressure. The weight-per-square-meter for most of them exceeds the load-bearing ability of normal ground, and they'd sink up to their knees.

Having one of them walk would be like one of us walking in foot-deep mud.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at April 02, 2014 07:47 PM (+rSRq)

9 The flip side of ground pressure is friability.

Moving on your feet transmits forces to the ground by friction. If the ground isn't strong enough, the forces tear it up. Then you get into slip and slide.

Think running on thin layer of grass soaked by rain.

Something moving like a human, built at human ratios at a larger scale will destroy more of the surroundings by moving the larger and heavier it is.

They have made giant bipedal machines, but they would be lousy for weapons systems, and maintenance would likely be prohibitive.

I like mecha, even if I know that they are stupid and physically nonsense. I am grateful to Steven for the image.

Posted by: PatBuckman at April 03, 2014 06:43 AM (+LcKg)

10 Ekaterina IIs was cool, even so.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at April 03, 2014 07:03 AM (+rSRq)

Posted by: RickC at April 03, 2014 09:43 AM (0a7VZ)

12

Just redefine the gravitational constant of the universeYou're the expert, aren't you?

I thought that was the responsibility of the guy who lower the seas and heal the world, and make unicorns appear.

I still remember how Battletech would go on and on in how the BattleMech was the most powerful, capable, efficient, and useful weapon ever made - and then say, in one of the modules, how Inner Sphere (The Good and Bad and Gray guys in the game.) overwhelm the Clans' (The slightly less Good and Slight more Bad and same Gray guys in the game.) entire military simply by conventional forces alone.  Even FASA could see how it would not work (And at least GDW knew better than to put mechas in most of their games.).

By the way, which title provide the last screencap in the article?

Posted by: cxt217 at April 03, 2014 02:34 PM (RXzit)

13 I'll give you one suggestion:  don't try to figure it out by googling "mecha with tits."

Posted by: RickC at April 03, 2014 03:26 PM (0a7VZ)

14 It's from Godannar, which is reekingly bad.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at April 03, 2014 03:43 PM (+rSRq)

15 Another thing that was nice about Ekaterina IIs is that they don't try to pretend they can give it functioning legs. It runs around on wheels, and fights its battle on pavement in a parking lot. And the base of it is very long and wide, for balance.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at April 03, 2014 03:47 PM (+rSRq)

16 I thought that was the responsibility of the guy who lower the seas and heal the world, and make unicorns appear.

You mean Rio?

Posted by: Wonderduck at April 04, 2014 04:37 AM (cTMj+)

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