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Sulphur?

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You devil you!

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The input food mass (A) will be greater than output mass (B)

the body will be absorbing certain minerals.  So over time there will be certain atoms that the body requires that will become depleted  as they will not be in the output mass B (nothing to do with JS Bach)
Whereas atoms in minerals and nutrients the body doesn't want will become excessive.  Not being particularly hot when it comes to scatology, not sure of the constituent elements of excretia, but i wouldn't bet on there being sufficient nutrients to recycle even if broken down into atoms.

It is too much like a perpetual motion  :roll: machine to have any chance of working as a closed system.  Some other input would be required.  The crew would be a unhealthy lot and it can be no surprise that Captain James Kirk was of stunted stature.
Didn't get enough protein when he younger :lol:

I would forsee a high degree of constipation.
Can't Cack Won't Cook :lol:

There would also be a high likelihood of mutiny, especially if Spock quips, "Let them eat cack."

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Also, why not use them as a weapon? Why not dematerialise bits of the enemy ship's hull, to let all the the air out, then rematerialise them again so you can take possession?


you could just dematerialise the enemy crew  :twisted:

anyway that has to be enough toilet humour for one night- apologies to the mods and Dancho.  :oops:


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Hi Walrus

Yes, all correct AFAICT. Presumably the transporters are powered by handwavium and able to fuse hydrogen into heavier elements, but in any case the mass balances still don't work.

The Enterprise must carry a finite stock of spare organic material to top up the food. This may explain the size of Uhura's behind. Alternatively, maybe this is what all those guys in the red shirt are for. Mostly they get beamed down and killed by the alien, but their real purpose is to improve the food...:-p

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Come to think of it i don't recall seeing those expendible red shirts getting buried in space!

Cannibal Kirk :shock:


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I'm still convinced that a "recycling" system could work, given 25th (?) century technology and the invention of the George Foreman Super Matter Converter (and Grill).  Invented by George Foreman the Seventeenth.

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hmmm...
I reckon the catering is all in the hand of a certain well known burger joint. That way the crew would be perpetually constipated and never need to go. To prevent bowel overload a fortnightly visit to the colonic irrigation dept would be mandatory to maximize recycling. So like most things that seem to come from a certain place they were all full of you know what derived from bulls.
This has its drawbacks- one guy I know lived off burgers for a year and had two massive heart attacks and nearly died- he is barely alive even now. I expect by the 25th century this slight side effect problem has been overcome. In any event in the whole of that massive spacecraft there seems to have only ever been about 20 people! Bridge, engineering, catering?
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In any event in the whole of that massive spacecraft there seems to have only ever been about 20 people! Bridge, engineering, catering?


Hi Stuart
The Enterprise started out with a crew of 200 till Kirk got the munchies.  :snack:

Now if you had mentioned the George Foreman Super Matter Converter (and Grill)TM earlier Dancho i would have understood :D


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Here is more outrageous Star Trek stuff for those who are so inclined.  The webmaster also explains that he isn't into drawing toilets so that may explain the lack of them elsewhere.

http://www.starfleet-museum.org/timeline.htm

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Nice to see Fireball XL5 in the timeline

"on our way home!" :lol:


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In the 'Star Trek The Next Generation' Technical manual, there is a superb graphic, by Mike Okuda, of a cross-section of NCC-1701D. This graphic was used on screen, where the low resolution of TV sets didn't reveal, various anomalous objects, inluding: a Porsche 911, and best of all, a hamster in a wheel. Oh, and there are heads on the bridge of the NCC-1701 next to the main viewscreen. ;)


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