"Yes, I find it strange, too, but my opinion does not render the use incorrect." -Darkstar justifies accepting "watts per hour" as a measurement of power
Quotes about DarkStar
I suggest using this every time the issue of canon/official sources is brought up. "The Encyclopedia quote? Yes, I find it strange, too, but my opinion does not render it incorrect." --Chuck
"You mean quotes from his sorry ass? I'm not going to sift through his bullshit." --Pablo Sanchez
"Here's a hint, Darkstar: when people see somebody running away from a fight and screaming that the OTHER guy is the coward, nobody's going to believe him." --Mike Wong
"He's a fucking idiot" --Chris O'Farrell
Choice Thread Excerpts (Grade A)
DarkStar proves his stupidity:
"Yes, 1E38J or effective firepower equals 1E38J of real firepower. Simple
"But only against Alderaan-type targets."
More of the same, but with tasteful use of ALLCAPS:
"I see that you still need this spelled out for you.
I AM ASSUMING DIRECT ENERGY TRANSFER BECAUSE CONSERVATION OF ENERGY IS ALWAYS
ASSUMED BECAUSE CONSERVATION OF ENERGY IS THE MOST FUNDAMENTAL LAW IN ALL OF
"IDIOT! MY THEORY DOES NOT INVOLVE CONSERVATION OF ENERGY VIOLATION! THE FACT
THAT YOU WANT TO THINK SO IS NOT RELEVANT!"
Concerning G2K's band hypothesis
"The bands do not exist anywhere but your imagination."
"Now that's just another damned lie. Do you need me to paint a big red line
over them so you can see them, or are you actually going to watch the canon
movie and accept the fact that the band is there?"
Occam's Razor... again...
"To translate that into projectile weapons, you'd be comparing bullets and
missiles. The green beam weapons of AoTC may or may not be based on superlaser
technology, speculation and interpretation notwithstanding."
"What happened to your precious "Occam's Razor," you fucking hypocrite?"
And a beautiful example of the fallacy of non sequitur:
"Alderaan=shield generator, and planet's core may explode (not sure about
Death Star=reactor explodes.
Liberty=doesn't look like reactor is hit.
Other mon cal=reactor.
--CaptainSheridan (Grand Admiral Thrawn)
"Proof that the weapons used on the gunships operate by the same principles as
the Death Star superlaser, besides a green beam?"
Scientific ignorance and inability to even read is displayed:
"Your theory: The superlaser disobeys conservation of energy by using an
unknown mechanism to perform a magical trick to generate 1E38J of kinetic
energy from nowhere in particular, thus explaining the appearance of the ring
"Question: How precisely does my theory violate Conservation of Energy? I'm
just curious to see how you approach this idea, since as far as I know I don't
"Every other sensible person's theory: The superlaser, like everything else in
the universe, obeys conservation of energy, and generates 1E38J of energy
through an unknown mechanism that apparently produces the ring effect."
"That's my theory, dumbass."