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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)03:27 UTC+1 No.32469511 Report

>The United States discovers during WWII that one of their bombers is capable of producing a never-ending supply of bombs.
>Not only is it capable of it, it continues to do so, regardless of whether it is flying or the hatches are open
>As a result, the US is forced to detonate a large number of explosives, and often go to war as a method of doing so without "wasting" it.

How would this change the world?
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)03:29 UTC+1 No.32469545 Report

>As a result, the US is forced to ... often go to war
>How would this change the world?
Not at all.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)03:29 UTC+1 No.32469554 Report

Just build a power station that uses explosives as a fuel source.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)03:32 UTC+1 No.32469626 Report

>>32469511

Why detonate when you can disassemble and recycle the bombs for renewable metal source.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)03:33 UTC+1 No.32469648 Report

>>32469511
>how would an unlimited supply of energy change the world?

gee, I wonder...
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)03:33 UTC+1 No.32469653 Report

>>32469626
Trying causes them to explode, I dunno.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)03:34 UTC+1 No.32469679 Report

>>32469648
But it isnt just an unlimited supply of energy

It is a single unlimited supply of energy.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)03:39 UTC+1 No.32469786 Report

The answer to your question depends on just how many bombs per day this thing makes, and what kinds of bombs are made.

If it's too little, then they would probably be stockpiled or disassembled for materials.

If there are many, they would probably be used to generate power. If the yield is too low, then this magical bomber wouldn't really make a dent in electricity/heat production.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)04:22 UTC+1 No.32470880 Report

>>32469511
That's some pretty bad logic. What probably happens is that the USAF and USN are happy that their pilots get a lot of live-fire bombing practice, and if it's serious "bombs are pouring out the hatches every second" material, the bombs get used for peaceful energy purposes.

And live-fire bombing practice.

And live-fire bombing when the US goes to war.

But to go to war because you have a ton of bombs is silly. There's much more than just bombs necessary to supply a war effort, so disregarding all the other disadvantages of war, you'd still be losing a ton of money for all the other shit you need.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)04:35 UTC+1 No.32471254 Report

They destroy it when it becomes a problem or use it as a power source.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)04:39 UTC+1 No.32471361 Report

>>32469679
>Implying thats isn't just a logistics problem.
One infinite supply of energy is all you need.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)04:41 UTC+1 No.32471417 Report

>>32471361
It unbalances power, is the point I am making.

How does this unbalance of power change the world?
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)04:44 UTC+1 No.32471473 Report

>>32471417
Considering America has it. Nothing. There is no change except for the quality of life of the average american probably.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)05:40 UTC+1 No.32472835 Report

Safeguard it until we hit space. Put it into orbit, with thrusters to keep it facing away from earth. Send infinite bombs into space to carpet bomb the universe. Fuck other life in the universe.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)05:55 UTC+1 No.32473139 Report

what type of bomber? for capacity
what type of load out?
like the other anon says, how fast do the bombs appear?
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)06:09 UTC+1 No.32473395 Report

>>32473139
b24
Firebombs
1 per second.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)06:16 UTC+1 No.32473529 Report

>>32473395

The fuck is a firebomb? This is the worst hypothetical ever.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)06:23 UTC+1 No.32473652 Report

>>32473529
The period, as stated in the OP, is WW2. If you cant use your imagination to figure out what kind of bomber or bomb would be used, or hell, look at the picture in the OP, I hardly think you have the capacity to make valid input the hypothetical anyway.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)06:28 UTC+1 No.32473740 Report

Fire it into the god damned sun. Even if bombs somehow keep materializing, they're not gonna do a star any harm. Maybe futz with its progression along the Main Sequence due to increased reaction mass, but that's still a problem for a few million years from now.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)06:29 UTC+1 No.32473765 Report

>>32473652
>look at OP pic
>WW2
>OP pic is a stealth bomber

Yeah nah you're a cunt.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)06:30 UTC+1 No.32473793 Report

>>32473765
I wonder why it is called a hypothetical.

Its almost like it isnt a real thing.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)07:00 UTC+1 No.32474336 Report

what happens if it gets shot down?
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)07:03 UTC+1 No.32474402 Report

>>32473395
We never stop firebombing Dresden?
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)07:19 UTC+1 No.32474723 Report

>>32473529
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firebombing
>I was only pretending to be retarded!
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)07:25 UTC+1 No.32474836 Report

>>32469626

Why disassemble them? Just use them in place of bricks INFINITE FREE HOUSING! ONLY MILDLY DEADLY!

may have to ban fire or electricity in those developments, but htat's a small price to pay for PROGRESS!
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)07:34 UTC+1 No.32475011 Report

>>32469511
what happens if the plane is shot down/obliterated?
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)07:40 UTC+1 No.32475109 Report

>>32473395

A grand total of one per second, eh?

Well, then you magical bomber plane represents, like, 0,1% of total US bomb production or so. Truly this will change the world as we know it.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)07:43 UTC+1 No.32475157 Report

>>32469511

Plane is parked above a dispensory that collects the bombs and ships them to a disassembly plant for scrap metal and salvaged explosives. The massive amount of renewable resources that come for virtually free fund the war effort and result in even more of a stomp than usual.

Einstein realizes that this completely violates physics and can be used for an enormous "water" wheel of bombs that provides an unlimited amount of clean, free energy as well as free metal and explosives.

A new era of peace ensues as industry flourishes and the US provides extremely cheap power to itself and the rest of the world. Technological progress abounds and a whole department of science is dedicated to the mysterious plane.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)07:45 UTC+1 No.32475193 Report

>>32475011
The resulting explosion is enough to utterly destroy the entire planet.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)07:45 UTC+1 No.32475194 Report

>>32475011
It would obviously be kept in a warehouse somewhere and the bombs would be continually carted off, unless some kind of handwavium was used to prevent this (the bombs explode if loaded into another plane!).

I expect the bombs would either be used for power or scrap, though at the 1/second rate posted above that wouldn't be a huge deal, economically speaking. Hopefully it would generate enough money to compensate for the massive amounts of security it would be given.

Actually, where do these bombs come from? Would their collective mass just accumulate on the planet or would it accumulate the metal and other ingredients from somewhere and assemble the bombs magically?
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)07:48 UTC+1 No.32475277 Report

>>32475157
>massive amount of renewable resources

Yeah, no. One bomb per second means 86400 bombs per day, which is a drop in the bucket when compared to total US raw material production.

I think that people don't really grasp the sheer scale of the US war machine during WW2 here.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)08:00 UTC+1 No.32475476 Report

>>32475277
But thats 86400 FREE bombs. It's like the Terra Cotta Army in Rise Of Nations, it might not make troops that fast, but it does so for free so that's that many more resources freed up for other uses.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)08:04 UTC+1 No.32475547 Report

>>32469511
Somebody destroys the bomber.

Probably a drunk airman.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)08:06 UTC+1 No.32475591 Report

>>32469626

Also depending on the explosive, infinite fertilizer.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)08:09 UTC+1 No.32475633 Report

Just one bomber?
I can't see a situation where the reasonable choice in this case wouldn't be to crash that fucker in a desert or in the ocean somewhere.
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Starshadow 05/31/14(Sat)08:09 UTC+1 No.32475637 Report

Clearly the answer is to boost it into orbit and use it to power a starship. Delta-V gets pretty insane when your rocket doesn't have to carry it's own fuel.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)08:59 UTC+1 No.32476410 Report

>>32475011
The ability infects a different plane.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)09:08 UTC+1 No.32476520 Report

I thought this would be an Unknown Armies thread.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)09:08 UTC+1 No.32476524 Report

>>32469511
Bomber has to land to refuel. Drops bomb on deck. Explodes.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)09:09 UTC+1 No.32476542 Report

>>32469511
>As a result, the US is forced to detonate a large number of explosives, and often go to war as a method of doing so without "wasting" it.
Shut the fuck up man! You can't let the other countries know about this shit!
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)09:15 UTC+1 No.32476628 Report

>>32469511
[user was V& for this post]
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)10:15 UTC+1 No.32477297 Report

>>32475637
This is the only way it could be a dealbreaker. Rebuild it as a rocket fueled by explosions of the bombs and send the fucker to space. You don't need much power as long as you can dump it continously out of this air. It's comparable maybe to hypothetical plasma thrusters powered by beam-transmitted energy.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)10:39 UTC+1 No.32477494 Report

>>32476520
Nah, we had one of those last week about mountain dew, abductions, and rambling hobos.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)12:01 UTC+1 No.32478088 Report

>regardless of whether it is flying

>plane can't pause its perpetual bombing run to land and resupply, lest the payload hit critical mass and cause Bad Things to happen.

>in-air refueling
>in-air crew changes
>in-air maintenance

I don't know exactly how it would work but the very idea makes my dick hard.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)12:14 UTC+1 No.32478146 Report

>>32478088
It would have to go around in circles over some valley or desolate peninsula, while if it had to land, the ground crew would have to pile up and handle the bombs with exceptional care.

You could also just leave it in a field and detonate it, the explosion would be massive, it would still destroy the plane.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)12:20 UTC+1 No.32478184 Report

>>32478088
>>32478088
Or you know, ditch it in the ocean.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)12:37 UTC+1 No.32478301 Report

>>32478184
>And wake up the kaiju
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)12:42 UTC+1 No.32478348 Report

>>32475277
>I think that people don't really grasp the sheer scale of the US war machine during WW2 here.

Nobody does. Because if they did, they'd start asking questions as to why all that water, energy and raw material gets wasted on blowing up Nazis and niggers all the time.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)12:45 UTC+1 No.32478367 Report

>>32471361
Depends on the yield. A one-Watt infinite energy source that can't be duplicated is a curiosity, not a power station.
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Anonymous 05/31/14(Sat)16:21 UTC+1 No.32480211 Report

>>32477297
In short, it's Project Orion but with conventional explosives.
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