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What is your preferred pronunciation of 'meson'?

MEE-sahn
27 (71.1%)
MAY-zahn
7 (18.4%)
Something else (explain below)
4 (10.5%)

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Voting closed: September 30, 2002, 02:22:51 pm

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Offline Stryke 9

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Originally posted by Shrike
quite incorrect.

Mesons and baryons are two main groups of strongly interacting particles. Their internal structure is different (two versus three quarks) and there's other differences.


Which makes a HUGE difference if you're making up imaginary futuristic superbombs that wouldn't work in the first place.:p

 

Offline Killfrenzy

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When it comes to the FS2 weapons, the beams are by far the most realistic. Anyone want to know why?
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Offline Stryke 9

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Lasers. Already exist, so we know they work, essentially the same thing.

Except a laser would probably more slowly cook an enemy ship, instead of chopping it up.

 

Offline Killfrenzy

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Well, maybe if we've got enough power, and focus it enough. Sure, it may not be BFRed size but lasers already cut metal in two, abeit from close range....

I personally believe that once fusion power, along with nanotechnology is harnessed to a sufficient degree, laser weapons will become reality.

BTW - how many people noticed on the FS1 boxart that the Shivan fighters were firing beams?
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Offline karajorma

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BTW - how many people noticed on the FS1 boxart that the Shivan fighters were firing beams?


You talking about the vasudan anubis fighters that are firing beams?
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Offline Stryke 9

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All I saw was a Typhon.

Anyway, there were beams, after a fashion, in FS1. The Lucy had some primitive beam-thingies- they looked like ****, but they were beam cannons.

 

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Originally posted by Stryke 9
All I saw was a Typhon.

Anyway, there were beams, after a fashion, in FS1. The Lucy had some primitive beam-thingies- they looked like ****, but they were beam cannons.


Depends on the cover
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Offline diamondgeezer

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More important is the pronuciation of 'beta'.

I'm english, but thanks to FS I'm forced to hate my friends/co-workers/professors who say 'bee-ta' instead of 'bay-ta'.

Grrr...

 

Offline Stryke 9

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k: Nice. But they look like regular game lasers to me, a bit elongated to look interesting.

 

Offline ZylonBane

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I pronounce it MAY-sahn. The MEE-son pronunciation just sounds... illiterate. Like people who pronounce GIF with a hard G, CD-ROM as "CD rome", and say "supposably".
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Offline Knight Templar

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GIF as in "gift" right?

"ta" instead of "to"

"mulk" instead of milk... :blah:


props for the dead topic revivage
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Offline Goober5000

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w00t!  ZylonBane agrees!  That's what I think, too.  "MEE-sahn" sounds just as illiterate as "nucular".

Thanks, ZylonBane, for the dictionary link. :nod:

And it's pronounced "GIF", like the peanut butter. :D
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Offline Knight Templar

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But why would it be like a J? It's with a G. G makes the "Guh" sound like "Gift" without the T, right?
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Offline Galemp

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Vote bumping=bad
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Offline Goober5000

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*ignores GalacticEmperor* :D

Usually, G before an E, I, or Y changes the hard G sound "Guh" to a soft G sound "Juh".  Just like C changes from "Kuh" to "Suh".  Gift is an exception. :)

 

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Ignore me, eh? *sharpens axe* Well then he won't be suspecting anything, will he...
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Offline Knight Templar

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I say you give him the good ol' force lightning ;7

Juh... :ick
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Offline ZylonBane

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Hey, anything on Page 1 is fair game. :p

As for "GIF"... yes it is properly pronounced "jif".
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Offline Goober5000

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Hey, anything on Page 1 is fair game. :p


ZylonBane, who are you quoting?

*squints at thread*

Oh, it's GalacticEmperor.  Have you finished sharpening your axe yet?


*takes a closer look at axe*

Hey, isn't that Tiara's?

 

Offline Galemp

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Shush... :p
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