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Crazedwraith
June 5th, 2004, 02:05 PM
The ascended ancient sperm, O'Neill used to destroy Anubis, is it a re-usable thing? Did the sperm go back to the outpost or did they just de-nature? (Thats the technical term for the death of something that is not alive by the way.)

petzke_42
June 5th, 2004, 10:54 PM
Well, if the outpost is anything like testicles, it will produce some more orange super-sperm in a short time. So basically, yes...assuming it just needs another power source to be reusable.

Anubis
June 6th, 2004, 01:23 AM
I don't actually think they can be used again. As far as spoilers go anyway. It says that the System Lords arrive and with no Ancient defenses available they could face problems, then Earth find out they want an alliance

Mio
June 6th, 2004, 05:37 AM
It all depends on how the power crystal works.

Perhaps it uses some kind of unlimitted energy (No one said our laws of physics were correct, the Tollan certainly didn't.), and is theoretically inexhaustible, but the crystal itself just kind of breaks down after an extended period of full power (ie, the shield used to protect the base from the ice)


Plus, we don't know how to operate it anyway!

Anubis
June 6th, 2004, 06:02 AM
I know some spoilers said that Jack got saved from being frozen and with only Jack being able to work the defences there are problems

Mio
June 6th, 2004, 08:31 AM
It probably requires the 'ancient gene'....there are probably other people who CAN operate it. They just have no clue how to....it's like sitting a neaderthal down at a keyboard.....

Sicarius
June 8th, 2004, 02:08 AM
Well, if they are nobody will remember how to use them. =) Protecting the world can't stay that easy or there would be no conflict for the continuing storyline.

Anubis
June 8th, 2004, 03:50 AM
I think it said that only one in 16,000 people can operate the device, but it's power source is depleted so they will probably have to find another if they want to use it again

Mio
June 8th, 2004, 04:19 AM
You think the ancients would have an unlimitted power source! Look at their DHDs.

Elwe Singollo
June 8th, 2004, 06:15 AM
I know huh...

Anubis
June 8th, 2004, 07:01 AM
You're right. Their DHDs are unlimited. But I think those orange glowy things are a one use energy based weapon

nukechuck
June 8th, 2004, 09:28 AM
You're right. Their DHDs are unlimited. But I think those orange glowy things are a one use energy based weapon
Uh the dhd's are limited as stated in Frozen when Carter was talking to the frozen chick.

Anubis
June 8th, 2004, 09:44 AM
Were they? I'll have to watch Frozen again later tonight on DVD after I've watched Tru Calling

petzke_42
June 8th, 2004, 12:00 PM
Maybe they made it one-use so that if it was used for a bad purpose, it could only be used once, without the intervention of the ancients.

Anubis
June 8th, 2004, 12:56 PM
That is a really good thought. I think you may be on to something

petzke_42
June 8th, 2004, 05:31 PM
I have my moments...sometimes....rarely....ok, just about never, but I just did!

Mio
June 8th, 2004, 06:13 PM
Uh the dhd's are limited as stated in Frozen when Carter was talking to the frozen chick.
I thought only the antarctic DHD was limitted because it was one of the Ancient's early designs of the device.

Anubis
June 8th, 2004, 11:13 PM
Well, let's hear somem more of thouse thoughts in future!

taupecat
June 9th, 2004, 12:08 PM
I thought only the antarctic DHD was limitted because it was one of the Ancient's early designs of the device.

I always just assumed that the Antarctic's DHD's batteries were dead from the cold. You know how cold drains batteries. That's why every parking space in Fairbanks, Alaska has a power outlet so your car doesn't die in the winter.

petzke_42
June 9th, 2004, 02:37 PM
I heard that keeping batteries in the refridgerator will help them last longer....who knows :S

Anubis
June 11th, 2004, 10:11 AM
Keeping batteries in the cold, I think they go flat but can eventually be used again. It's the acid stuff that is inside the battery that freezes

Thoth
June 25th, 2004, 05:14 AM
The batteries aren't drained by the cold. They are just really hard to get started up again.

Batteries don't have any liquid to freeze. If you think back to secondary school science, only the simple cell has liquid. The dry cell (battery) consists of a zinc plating, carbon centre, manganese dioxide, amonium chlouride paste and some charcoal, I think.

I think that the electrons move more slowlywhen they are cold. Hence, it is difficult to restart. Or maybe, it just that the car engine needs heat to operate and needs a little bit of heat to heat itself up. Usually this would be supplied by the sun, but in Alaska, they must have to keep the battery running to keep the car warm.

Anubis
June 25th, 2004, 05:46 AM
I think you're right. They can be reused but they don't last as long as a normal battery