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rogue12
May 6th, 2011, 03:52 AM
how could drones blockade millions of stars in the galaxy....

jelgate
May 6th, 2011, 04:11 AM
Their are millions of drones

escyos
May 6th, 2011, 04:12 AM
They only need to block stars that Destiny needs and only those within a certain distance of the line of stargates through the galaxy as Destiny can only make it so far.

blackluster
May 6th, 2011, 06:07 AM
They're not. The types of stars Destiny can use to recharge is limited. Not just any star will do. Also, the recharge star has to be on the course charted by the seedships (this condition is how they probably chart courses to begin with). The drones have probably tapped into the subspace link between the gates and Destiny, giving the command ships a general fix on where Destiny is heading. Thus, I don't think they need to cover millions of stars. The drones already have a good fix on the limited number Destiny is actually able to use.

thekillman
May 6th, 2011, 06:14 AM
they block each star in range of Destiny for recharge.

icsteffi
May 6th, 2011, 07:40 AM
Hey, would the drones go after a planet with no technology? The fact that the drone just immediately shot at the can Greer threw makes me wonder if it just goes after ANYTHING or technology stuff specifically. What if the drones came across a super non-advanced society? The sentient dinosaur things from "The Hunt", for example. Would the drones take them out?

Solokiller
May 6th, 2011, 08:12 AM
Destiny has no knowledge of the stars that were not mapped out by the seed ships, that's why it has to stick close to the seeded stargates.

morbosfist
May 6th, 2011, 08:19 AM
Hey, would the drones go after a planet with no technology? The fact that the drone just immediately shot at the can Greer threw makes me wonder if it just goes after ANYTHING or technology stuff specifically. What if the drones came across a super non-advanced society? The sentient dinosaur things from "The Hunt", for example. Would the drones take them out?The drone only shot at the can Greer threw because it knew there was someone in the area. The drones only track technology, but that doesn't mean they won't defend themselves.

Shylodog
May 6th, 2011, 08:59 AM
Hey, would the drones go after a planet with no technology? The fact that the drone just immediately shot at the can Greer threw makes me wonder if it just goes after ANYTHING or technology stuff specifically. What if the drones came across a super non-advanced society? The sentient dinosaur things from "The Hunt", for example. Would the drones take them out?

I know I answered this question, buty for some reason it wasn't posted. :(

The drones go after technology specifically. Scott's and Greer's radios were live, but not transmitting. The drone knew they were there, just not exactly where. Thus when Greer threw the can, the drone fired at the detected sound in that area expecting that it would be destroying the technology. Any lives lost in the process of technology destruction is simply collateral damage. As seen on the colony world, once the tech is gone, the drones don't care about people. At least for now.

thekillman
May 6th, 2011, 12:56 PM
the drones hardly have to block EVERY star. Destiny can't travel THAT far.

General Jumper One
May 6th, 2011, 02:26 PM
the question we should be asking is how did the drones figure out that Destiny recharges in stars.

Ukko
May 6th, 2011, 02:31 PM
Magnets.

Shylodog
May 6th, 2011, 02:35 PM
the question we should be asking is how did the drones figure out that Destiny recharges in stars.

They (the drones) observed Destiny and the seed ship in Resurgence (210) dip into the star and recharge. It's also possible that the drones have encountered the seed ships before elsewhere.

RafK2
May 6th, 2011, 02:36 PM
As discussed on another post, if the Drones are actually what is known as a Von Neuman Machine, that is that the command ship can create a new one very rapidly youll have the required numbers to not only block off every star, but blockade the star itself. Remember itll be no good just having one command ship per star if it finds itself out of position Destiny would be able to slip through and considering the size of space possibly not even know that the blockade is up! each star would need dozens if not hundreds of command ships to blockade it!

The math behind it is called geometric growth. Lets say that

1 command ship that can creat one new per year

after 10 years you have 512 command ships

after 20 years you have half a million command ships

After 64 years you have 18,446,744,073,709,551,615 command ships which is more command ships then there are grains of rice in the world! so it would be hoped that they would have some kind of limit build in (each command ship can only create 2 others or something to slow down production before all the material in the universe is converted into command ships. )

General Jumper One
May 6th, 2011, 02:37 PM
They (the drones) observed Destiny and the seed ship in Resurgence (210) dip into the star and recharge. It's also possible that the drones have encountered the seed ships before elsewhere.

and the drones that followed were destroyed

Shylodog
May 6th, 2011, 02:47 PM
and the drones that followed were destroyed

And the data they collected was sent back to their command ship and shared in the network. The CS's obviously communicate with one another or receive orders elsewhere, or else they wouldn't be blockading every viable star in Destiny's path.

Nth Chevron
May 6th, 2011, 03:53 PM
I know I answered this question, buty for some reason it wasn't posted. :(

The drones go after technology specifically. Scott's and Greer's radios were live, but not transmitting. The drone knew they were there, just not exactly where. Thus when Greer threw the can, the drone fired at the detected sound in that area expecting that it would be destroying the technology. Any lives lost in the process of technology destruction is simply collateral damage. As seen on the colony world, once the tech is gone, the drones don't care about people. At least for now.

Another way of saying that is, Humans care about lives over machinery in any day-to-day situation involving peril, i am sure the Drones do in reverse, with a slight genocidal twist :)

N.C

morrismike
May 7th, 2011, 03:21 AM
Hey, would the drones go after a planet with no technology? The fact that the drone just immediately shot at the can Greer threw makes me wonder if it just goes after ANYTHING or technology stuff specifically. What if the drones came across a super non-advanced society? The sentient dinosaur things from "The Hunt", for example. Would the drones take them out?
They are after Destiny. They'll be a mothership at each star and stargate. This isn't that hard to figure out.

morrismike
May 7th, 2011, 03:22 AM
and the drones that followed were destroyed
Not unlike the Borg they are probably part of a collective wireless network.

garhkal
May 7th, 2011, 02:09 PM
the question we should be asking is how did the drones figure out that Destiny recharges in stars.

Rewatch Ep 11.. The drones were attacking us, and we dived into a star to recharge.


and the drones that followed were destroyed

The ones which followed were.. but not all followed.