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Old 02-19-2012, 10:36 AM
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Default Finally, a cost estimate for building a real Death Star

Finally, a cost estimate for building a real Death Star


http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-...=2547-1_3-0-20

The Empire's crown jewel would take more than 800,000 years and many thousand times the world's GDP to build.

Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-...#ixzz1mrGwm98y
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Hopefully our engineers are smart enough to build it without exhaust ports that essentially act as self destruct buttons.
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Hopefully our engineers are smart enough to build it without exhaust ports that essentially act as self destruct buttons.
And as long as the Emperor doesn't dumbass by leaking location information about the Death Star whilst still in the building stages! Ha ha ha.
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:49 AM
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As long as they get an estimate in for fixing it first.
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Am guessing they'd have a few issues getting it insured.
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Sadly, I think the prequels shot down the whole subcontractor issue. I mean, I guess the race were kinda subcontractors but then they were also conspirators with the Separatists. So, I guess that means we don't have to feel sympathy because probably it was an all inclusive maintenance contract they provided.
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I wonder what they go for used??
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That much scrap metal would need a heck of a scrapyard.
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That much scrap metal would need a heck of a scrapyard.
A Dyson Sphere perhaps…
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