Fictional spacecraft size comparison

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    Fictional spacecraft size comparison

    I found this while looking for pictures of spaceships at the behest of my two year old. I thought it was pretty cool:

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    //try
    //{
    	if (a) do { f( b); } while(1);
    	else   do { f(!b); } while(1);
    //}

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    Oh, nice!
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    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    No BATTLESTAR!!!!
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    The Constitution (USS Enterprise) from Star Trek was only 289 meters? Kind of hard to believe it held a crew of I believe thousands of people. That's with all the amenities of a large mess hall, holodeck, medical ward, and literally hundreds of randomly placed traps and gauntlet like obstacles.

    EDIT: Hmm, it seems there were only a bit under 500 people on the original Enterprise. My mistake. Still seems cramped considering a fraction of its size was actually interior living space.
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    OMG! How many people were there on the Star Wars 'Executor Class' ships?? They're bigger than all of those space stations. Babylon 5 had about 250,000 people and it's still tiny compared to Star Wars.
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    If we include space stations, then there's the Death Star...
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    According to the Starwars Wikia, it had a crew around 280,000.

    Damn thing is beautiful too, isn't it. The empire kicked arse. Rebels were lame.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    No BATTLESTAR!
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    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
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    I think the Moon wouldn't fit, MK27
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    The Death Star is missing...that's probably the most glaring station/ship left out.

    I wish they had also included ships from the Battletech universe in this size comparison.
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    It'd also be cool to see some Halo stuff on there too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    I think the Moon wouldn't fit, MK27
    Oh, crap! I confused the two. I was thinking Space 1999.

    Forget I said anything.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    I think the Moon wouldn't fit, MK27
    #@$! you I still haven't seen the 5th season because it's not at the library...but the closer to the 3rd with "All Along the Watchtower" in it was like one of the high points in television history, surely.

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    I just watched Danny Boyle's "Sunshine" (2007) last night, the ICARUS II was supposedly equivalent to the mass of Manhattan Island, so it would be pretty big.

    Except it was a giant nuclear bomb containing all of Earth's fissile material: what's the relative density of granite/steel/concrete (Manhattan Island) to uranium/plutonium?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MK27 View Post
    Except it was a giant nuclear bomb containing all of Earth's fissile material: what's the relative density of granite/steel/concrete (Manhattan Island) to uranium/plutonium?
    Really, you should know better.

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    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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