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How smart is a smart missile system? (Just for fun)
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 21:02   #1 (permalink)
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When we were first discussing the SMS ability to ignore LOS, we tried rationalizing some of the sillier things

"What if they're in a building?" I ask a Tau player.
"It goes down a chimney." he replies.
"You see, I always imagined it stopping, growing a cartoon arm, ringing the doorbell and then exploding when the person opens to say hello"
"Now THAT is a Smart Missile System."

So what is a smart missile capable of? Can it do integral calculus? Does it know e^(pi*i)-1=0? Does it know the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything?

Feel free to debate the intelligence of the Smart Missile. ;D
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 21:05   #2 (permalink)
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I like to think that they are like Marvin for Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy.

Sigh..
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 21:22   #3 (permalink)
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I reckon it's about as intelligent to know that somethings up when it's flying towards the side of a tank at a thousand miles an hour.

All like,

'Doo dee doo dee doo, what a lovely day to go flyin-, wait, what's that big thing doing in my way? WAIT I SAID! Turn damnit!'

*boom*

And the poor SMS is no more. His life was short, but full of action.
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 21:44   #4 (permalink)
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perhaps it only comes into existance whe its fired, so in the few seconds its alive it get to think three things

1. oooh, where am i?
2. hold a sec, what am i?
3. HOLY SHIT I'M A MISSILE.... OH MY GOD I'M GOING TO EXPLODE AAAAAAAFGHGHGHGHGHG!

bang!
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 22:06   #5 (permalink)
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i allways thought of them about the equilivent to modern day cruse missles

i.e a smaller version of seeker missles

*imagines the classic footage of seeing a white blur of a man running away from a bunker with an incomeing missile*

hehehe....

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Old 05 Apr 2008, 22:06   #6 (permalink)
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I like to think that they are like Marvin for Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy.
I can just imagine an SMS talking to a Land Raider's machine spirit

"Did you know I am on average 5 billion times more intelligent than you? I'll prove it, think of a number, any number."
"Ummm, five?"
"WRONG!"
*Bang

And that's how Imperial Control was wrested from the planet Squornshellouszeta.
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 22:11   #7 (permalink)
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Well, this is what I imagine the average SMS line of thought to be, after it is created:

"Oh wow, what is this? Where am I? Who am I? What's going on"
"There are just so many questions! I better start naming things, though, if I'm ever going to make sense of it all"
"Ooh, what's this big, brown thing below me with all sorts of explosions on it... hmm, it needs a big and flat name, like... "Ground". Yea, that's it, I'll call it ground"
"Oh wait, what's this big green thing in front of me, that's moving around? I seem to be headed straight towards it. Looks like its made of metal, and has a cannon... maybe a good name would be... Tink? No, not tink, Tank. That's the ticket.
"I sure seem to be headed for this Tank fast. I wonder if it will be my freind."
*Boom*

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Old 05 Apr 2008, 22:15   #8 (permalink)
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I bet it's sister missile sees a smug looking Arthur Dent in the window of a nearby Land Speeder before plummeting into the side of a tank.

"Oh no, not again!"
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 22:17   #9 (permalink)
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I tend to think of the SMS as firing with a song in its mouth, in particular a variant of "What's This?" in Tim Burton's "Nightmare Before Christmas".

A Smart Missile System would be a very curious little fellow, who discovered the world around him before slamming into the intended target.
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 22:19   #10 (permalink)
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I reckon it will be like the wale that materialises in the hitchikers guide to the galaxy -

"Hello ground!"
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