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You guys know that cage that they keep all the CPUs in at Fry's?


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No more commute to work, that's for sure.
first thing i thought of.
    
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I would create a portal and fire a portal in the portal and watch that portal go in to the portal creating a moving portal that's going through the portals whilst creating further portals into the portals.
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#1: Portal gun requires you to BE AT BOTH LOCATIONS TO SHOOT IT. So outer space and exotic locations require a really expensive ride to get there first
AFAIK - the portal gun has a constant velocity.

Shoot it into the sky, wait a few (years, millenia?) and jump into the business end if you dare. Just hope you hit somewhere with oxygen.
    
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AFAIK - the portal gun has a constant velocity.

Shoot it into the sky, wait a few (years, millenia?) and jump into the business end if you dare. Just hope you hit somewhere with oxygen.
IDK, the portal gun's portal seems to travel instantaneously. It makes perfect sense that if the portal gun allows you to violate the laws of physics, then the portals it fires should violate them too. You could visit alien world after alien world instantly. You'd have to take special care to not aim it at a less than habitable environment though, otherwise the nasties on the other side would pour into your world ( star plasma, noxious gases, gas giant pressures,, etc.). Aliens would be the least of your concerns.
    
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AFAIK - the portal gun has a constant velocity.

Shoot it into the sky, wait a few (years, millenia?) and jump into the business end if you dare. Just hope you hit somewhere with oxygen.
Well if we are going to get all nerdy...... The gun in the game fires at a rate consistent with a slow velocity projectile.... assuming that translates to a FAST rifle at ~4,000 feet per seconf it would take about ~80 hours to hit the moon let alone anything farther. Thats a pretty long wait to hit other planets, let alone the accuracy you need when covering that distance!
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Portal at work and one at home. Thats all i need. xD

Oh wait i have a better idea...

Place one in europe, and one somewhere in the US, than charge people to go through it for quick travel.

Skip a massive plain flight by just walking through?
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No more commute to work, that's for sure.
I'm with this guy. I live 3 hours from Boston and i'd love to work there but there is now way in hell i could talk the G/f into moving that far. took me years to get her out of her parents house, and we ended up just done the road 3 miles.

this would solve my problem.


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Well if we are going to get all nerdy...... The gun in the game fires at a rate consistent with a slow velocity projectile.... assuming that translates to a FAST rifle at ~4,000 feet per seconf it would take about ~80 hours to hit the moon let alone anything farther. Thats a pretty long wait to hit other planets, let alone the accuracy you need when covering that distance!
Don't forget you have to lead, if your estimating 80+ hours to the moon, then interplanetary there would be major lead involved. then you also would have to account to if gravity would have an affect on it, as it massed on body ward another. I'm over complicating what was suppose to be a simple question.
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I'm with this guy. I live 3 hours from Boston and i'd love to work there but there is now way in hell i could talk the G/f into moving that far. took me years to get her out of her parents house, and we ended up just done the road 3 miles.

this would solve my problem.
You would push your g/f through the portal back to her parents house and then move to Boston? Thats cold....


LMAOOOOO joking
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Science, of course.
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