Cadillac WTF



  • Enjoy: The "Cadillac World Thorium Fuel Concept"

     

     

    mod: fixed your link.  -dh



  • The Cadillac WTF was designed with high-quality materials that are built to last 100 years of daily use without any maintenance.

    Estimated by a PHB. I'll only be convinced about it the day I check a 100-year-old WTF model and it lives up to this, which is less likely than me getting a DeLorean with a Flux Capacitor.



  •  [quote user="Renan "C#" Sousa"]

    The Cadillac WTF was designed with high-quality materials that are built to last 100 years of daily use without any maintenance.

    Estimated by a PHB. I'll only be convinced about it the day I check a 100-year-old WTF model and it lives up to this, which is less likely than me getting a DeLorean with a Flux Capacitor.

    [/quote]All you would need is the DeLorean and this.  I'd bet getting the DeLorean is the harder part.


  • [quote user="Renan "C#" Sousa"]

    The Cadillac WTF was designed with high-quality materials that are built to last 100 years of daily use without any maintenance.

    Estimated by a PHB. I'll only be convinced about it the day I check a 100-year-old WTF model and it lives up to this, which is less likely than me getting a DeLorean with a Flux Capacitor.

    [/quote] 

    Which begs the question: what's in a name?  Maybe the designer just knows this is going to be one big WTF.

     

    BTW, Where the fuck is the door?  How the hell do you get in this thing, fred flinstone style?  Dukes of Hazard style?  Maybe you get teleported in.



  • @amischiefr said:

    [quote user="Renan "C#" Sousa"]

    The Cadillac WTF was designed with high-quality materials that are built to last 100 years of daily use without any maintenance.

    Estimated by a PHB. I'll only be convinced about it the day I check a 100-year-old WTF model and it lives up to this, which is less likely than me getting a DeLorean with a Flux Capacitor.

     

    Which begs the question: what's in a name?  Maybe the designer just knows this is going to be one big WTF.

     

    BTW, Where the fuck is the door?  How the hell do you get in this thing, fred flinstone style?  Dukes of Hazard style?  Maybe you get teleported in.

    [/quote]

    Well, maybe through the hole in the back. That would be the piece du resistance in this collection of WTF's.



  •  Good news, Americans: you're all partial owners of this monstrosity.



  • I believe that Popular Science or Popular Mechanics had an issue about a nucleonic airplane concept (thorium strobed with X-Rays).

    Recently, too (not just in the 60's, in the 90's or 2000's).



  • @amischiefr said:

    Which begs the question: what's in a name?
    No, it doesn't.

    </pedantry>



  • @North Bus said:

    @amischiefr said:

    Which begs the question: what's in a name?
    No, it doesn't.

    </pedantry>

    At this point, the phrase has been used to mean "raises the question" enough that it is a legitimate alternative meaning.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

     Good news, Americans: you're all partial owners of this monstrosity.

     

    Am I crazy, or are you people actually taking this seriously?

    It's an obvious prank.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

     Good news, Americans: you're all partial owners of this monstrosity.

     

    Am I crazy, or are you people actually taking this seriously?

    It's an obvious prank.

    I considered that possibility, but figured with GM it was safer to assume stupidity.  Not that I thought they were actually considering building it, I just figured it was some cheap propaganda they commissioned to make people think they were "cutting-edge" and not a dinosaur that just won't stay dead.



  • @fennec said:

    I believe that Popular Science or Popular Mechanics had an issue about a nucleonic airplane concept (thorium strobed with X-Rays).

    Recently, too (not just in the 60's, in the 90's or 2000's).

     From what I recall, both the US and Soviets tried this one out: imagine an airplane that could fly around for months without refueling?  It's the nuclear tactician's dream.  And I mean a full nuclear reactor on a plane.

     It actually worked, but there were two "small" problems:

    1.  Enough shielding to protect a full crew would make the plane far too heavy to take off.  This could be solved by having a single crew member, or even making the plane autonomous.

    2.  It seems almost possible at this point... except for one problem.  It turns out that most of the atoms in the air are not easily neutron-activateable; oxygen, carbon, etc won't generally become radioactive from neutron bombardment.  But xenon, a trace impurity, does.  A lot.  And so the plane would become a gigantic machine spewing highly radioactive Xenon wherever it flew.

     They decided that this was probably a bad idea and gave up.

     

     



  • @Dark Shikari said:

    And so the plane would become a gigantic machine spewing highly radioactive Xenon wherever it flew.

    This is a problem only if you actually care about the people you're watching.



  •  Apart fromeverything else, this thing looks like real fun to get spare tires for.



  • @Lingerance said:

    @Dark Shikari said:
    And so the plane would become a gigantic machine spewing highly radioactive Xenon wherever it flew.

    This is a problem only if you actually care about the people you're watching.

    Dumping radioactive material into the atmosphere over another country would be an act of war.  Even if you make the false assumption that the US or Soviet militaries were evil enough to not care about murdering thousands of civilians for no reason at all, they still wouldn't do it because it would result in full-scale war.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @Lingerance said:

    @Dark Shikari said:
    And so the plane would become a gigantic machine spewing highly radioactive Xenon wherever it flew.

    This is a problem only if you actually care about the people you're watching.

    Dumping radioactive material into the atmosphere over another country would be an act of war.  Even if you make the false assumption that the US or Soviet militaries were evil enough to not care about murdering thousands of civilians for no reason at all, they still wouldn't do it because it would result in full-scale war.

    So we can only fly it over the pussy countries that pose no threat to us?



  • @bstorer said:



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  • @Someone You Know said:

    @bstorer said:



    						    </td></tr></tbody></table><p></blockquote>&nbsp;</p><p>So, Canada <i>can</i> stop curses? <br></p><p></blockquote></p><p>SpectateSwamp lives there, so yes. <br></p>


  • @bstorer said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    @Lingerance said:

    @Dark Shikari said:
    And so the plane would become a gigantic machine spewing highly radioactive Xenon wherever it flew.

    This is a problem only if you actually care about the people you're watching.

    Dumping radioactive material into the atmosphere over another country would be an act of war.  Even if you make the false assumption that the US or Soviet militaries were evil enough to not care about murdering thousands of civilians for no reason at all, they still wouldn't do it because it would result in full-scale war.

    So we can only fly it over the pussy countries that pose no threat to us?

    Yeah, but there's really no need since the pussy countries don't have anything interesting to spy on or bomb.  Unless you just like the idea of spewing radioactive waste onto their pussy heads, which is fine by me.




  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @bstorer said:

    @morbiuswilters said:

    @Lingerance said:

    @Dark Shikari said:
    And so the plane would become a gigantic machine spewing highly radioactive Xenon wherever it flew.

    This is a problem only if you actually care about the people you're watching.

    Dumping radioactive material into the atmosphere over another country would be an act of war.  Even if you make the false assumption that the US or Soviet militaries were evil enough to not care about murdering thousands of civilians for no reason at all, they still wouldn't do it because it would result in full-scale war.

    So we can only fly it over the pussy countries that pose no threat to us?

    Yeah, but there's really no need since the pussy countries don't have anything interesting to spy on or bomb.  Unless you just like the idea of spewing radioactive waste onto their pussy heads, which is fine by me.


     

    You have to be careful with that sort of thing. After continued use of this practice, you may end up creating an army of pussy-country zombies that are partially or fully immune to radiation poisoning.



  • @Someone You Know said:

    You have to be careful with that sort of thing. After continued use of this practice, you may end up creating an army of pussy-country zombies that are partially or fully immune to radiation poisoning.

    They won't be immune to shotgun blasts to the head or my cyborg eagle that shoots red, white and blue lasers.



  • Are you crazy? You can't mix red lasers and blue lasers - that's like mixing kryptonite and.... something that really should not be mixed with kryptonite.



  • @Random832 said:

    Are you crazy? You can't mix red lasers and blue lasers - that's like mixing kryptonite and.... something that really should not be mixed with kryptonite.
     

    Tar? Richard Pryor?



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    ...or my cyborg eagle that shoots red, white and blue lasers.

    Slobo had one of those. Richard Holbrooke paid him 50,000 DM not to use it.



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    my cyborg eagle that shoots red, white and blue lasers.
    White lasers?  That's impossible racist!



  • @Random832 said:

    Are you crazy? You can't mix red lasers and blue lasers
    It's true.  More G.I. Joe and Cobra soldiers are killed each year by mixing red and blue lasers than both sides' notoriously bad accuracy combined.


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