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http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57380925-1/finally-a-cos...
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Actual Article: http://www.centives.net/S/2012/how-much-would-it-cost-to-bui...


TL DR: $852,000,000,000,000,000 for the steel alone
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But, as I have stated in the Endurance thread, there are still no bathrooms!
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Reducing the artificial gravity aboard the Death Star would lower the cost by severalfold. Even when I was a kid I wondered why the Death Star had a full Earth gravity inside—often parallel to the surface! (See, for example, the bay where the Millennium Falcon was kept.)
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I'll take a dozen. Do they do them in yellow?
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I only need 1, but would prefer it in plaid.
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That's nothing, have you seen the price tag on a ringworld?
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I only need 1, but would prefer it in plaid.

It doesn't go that speed.
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What about the cost of a Dyson sphere?
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Osiris Ra wrote:
But, as I have stated in the Endurance thread, there are still no bathrooms!


Every mention of the Endurance thread only serves to create more competitors. If I'm ever to win this thing, I need people to forget about it.
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Osiris Ra wrote:
But, as I have stated in the Endurance thread, there are still no bathrooms!


Every mention of the Endurance thread only serves to create more competitors. If I'm ever to win this thing, I need people to forget about it.

That's not the thread you're looking for ...
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CrankyPants wrote:
$852,000,000,000,000,000 for the steel alone


I don't even know what number that is... blush 852 quadrillion????

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stpauler wrote:
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But, as I have stated in the Endurance thread, there are still no bathrooms!

You just need a hole and the vacuum of space does the rest.

Vacuums suck. Besides, Nature hates them.
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Osiris Ra wrote:
But, as I have stated in the Endurance thread, there are still no bathrooms!


Thier by the J C Pennys.
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Did anyone notice that thermal exhaust port up there on the right side of the model. I'm no expert but isn't that just asking for trouble?
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Hmmm, since there are quite "a few folks" on BBG I think we should all start donating to a Death Star Fund. Yep, in just a few thousand years we can all be the proud owner of a mega ship. I say we go for it!!!
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Did anyone notice that thermal exhaust port up there on the right side of the model. I'm no expert but isn't that just asking for trouble?
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Don't worry. No one would ever notice that. Besides, hitting it is what, like a million-to-one shot ...
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Hmmm, since there are quite "a few folks" on BBG I think we should all start donating to a Death Star Fund. Yep, in just a few thousand years we can all be the proud owner of a mega ship. I say we go for it!!!

Once my check from the Nigerian prince comes through, I'm in.
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Osiris Ra wrote:
isaacc wrote:

Did anyone notice that thermal exhaust port up there on the right side of the model. I'm no expert but isn't that just asking for trouble?
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Don't worry. No one would ever notice that. Besides, hitting it is what, like a million-to-one shot ...


We could cover it up with a bit of 2 by 4.
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slatersteven wrote:
Osiris Ra wrote:
isaacc wrote:

Did anyone notice that thermal exhaust port up there on the right side of the model. I'm no expert but isn't that just asking for trouble?
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Don't worry. No one would ever notice that. Besides, hitting it is what, like a million-to-one shot ...


We could cover it up with a bit of 2 by 4.

Great. Cold Fuzion is going to the home improvement store. We should ask him to get us some materials and we can start on it right quick.
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Osiris Ra wrote:
slatersteven wrote:
Osiris Ra wrote:
isaacc wrote:

Did anyone notice that thermal exhaust port up there on the right side of the model. I'm no expert but isn't that just asking for trouble?
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Don't worry. No one would ever notice that. Besides, hitting it is what, like a million-to-one shot ...


We could cover it up with a bit of 2 by 4.

Great. Cold Fuzion is going to the home improvement store. We should ask him to get us some materials and we can start on it right quick.


Tell him to pick up some hand rails too.
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