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Postby Omphalos » 13 May 2008 19:15

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Omphalos wrote:What kind of mass transit is used in the era after the imperium, and how does it work?


Tubes? They use suspensor fields.


You are on the right track with suspensors. But tubes? No. At least, Im not aware of any tubes being used in the original six books, for mass transit of people.

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Postby Omphalos » 13 May 2008 23:57

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Omphalos wrote:What kind of mass transit is used in the era after the imperium, and how does it work?


Tubes? They use suspensor fields.


You are on the right track with suspensors. But tubes? No. At least, Im not aware of any tubes being used in the original six books, for mass transit of people.



busses? such as the one driven by Clairby in CH:D


Yep. You have found the answer, so why dont you tell us about how they are powered, and what they drive upon?

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Postby Freakzilla » 14 May 2008 04:30

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bryanvdk wrote:
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Omphalos wrote:What kind of mass transit is used in the era after the imperium, and how does it work?


Tubes? They use suspensor fields.


You are on the right track with suspensors. But tubes? No. At least, Im not aware of any tubes being used in the original six books, for mass transit of people.



busses? such as the one driven by Clairby in CH:D


Yep. You have found the answer, so why dont you tell us about how they are powered, and what they drive upon?


Suspensor powered on Glazeways (glass roads).
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Postby Omphalos » 14 May 2008 09:03

That's it.

See guys? There is uncovered trivia left in the books.

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Postby Freakzilla » 14 May 2008 09:29

bryanvdk wrote:
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Omphalos wrote:
bryanvdk wrote:
Omphalos wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:
Omphalos wrote:What kind of mass transit is used in the era after the imperium, and how does it work?


Tubes? They use suspensor fields.


You are on the right track with suspensors. But tubes? No. At least, Im not aware of any tubes being used in the original six books, for mass transit of people.



busses? such as the one driven by Clairby in CH:D


Yep. You have found the answer, so why dont you tell us about how they are powered, and what they drive upon?


Suspensor powered on Glazeways (glass roads).


damn, knew that too. 4:30am Freak? thats trivia dedication :wink:


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Postby Nekhrun » 14 May 2008 11:12

Freakzilla wrote:
bryanvdk wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:
Omphalos wrote:
bryanvdk wrote:
Omphalos wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:
Omphalos wrote:What kind of mass transit is used in the era after the imperium, and how does it work?


Tubes? They use suspensor fields.


You are on the right track with suspensors. But tubes? No. At least, Im not aware of any tubes being used in the original six books, for mass transit of people.



busses? such as the one driven by Clairby in CH:D


Yep. You have found the answer, so why dont you tell us about how they are powered, and what they drive upon?


Suspensor powered on Glazeways (glass roads).


damn, knew that too. 4:30am Freak? thats trivia dedication :wink:


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Postby Freakzilla » 14 May 2008 11:57

I was getting ready to go to work actually. I work 6-4:30 M-Th
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Postby Freakzilla » 21 May 2008 06:43

In Leto II's empire, what agency deals with spice hoarders?
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Postby Dunenewt » 21 May 2008 07:32

Fish Speakers were sent after newly discovered spice hoards.

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Postby Freakzilla » 21 May 2008 08:35

Dunenewt wrote:Fish Speakers were sent after newly discovered spice hoards.


Not what I am looking for. Sure they go after it, but that wasn't the question.

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Postby Spice Grandson » 21 May 2008 11:33

Freakzilla wrote:In Leto II's empire, what agency deals with spice hoarders?


The Bureau of the Faith.
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Postby Freakzilla » 21 May 2008 12:14

Spice Grandson wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:In Leto II's empire, what agency deals with spice hoarders?


The Bureau of the Faith.


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Postby Spice Grandson » 21 May 2008 12:28

What two reasons might Leto II have allowed the Harkonnens to build and stock their no-room?
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Postby Spice Grandson » 21 May 2008 13:04

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Spice Grandson wrote:What two reasons might Leto II have allowed the Harkonnens to build and stock their no-room?


to drain their resources, and it would serve the purposes of duncan and teg later on


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Postby Phaedrus » 25 May 2008 15:37

bryanvdk wrote:
Spice Grandson wrote:What two reasons might Leto II have allowed the Harkonnens to build and stock their no-room?


to drain their resources, and it would serve the purposes of duncan and teg later on


Not debating the trivia question, as those were reasons the characters put forth...but there's no way Leto planned for Duncan and Teg to use a no-room. He couldn't see them using it, and he PROBABLY couldn't see them. Really, the only one he might have seen was Duncan, and it's unlikely(especially if you accept the new canon. No WAY Leto could see the Super Kwisatz Haderach, right?).

Wait, how can you even ask that question, from a new canon point of view? Wasn't that no-room built by the Baron in the House series? Leto II couldn't have stopped that from...oh, wait that's right, his parents not even being born yet.

Think these things through before you ask them if you want to argue for the new books. :?
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Postby Mandy » 25 May 2008 16:32

Sometimes a trivia question is just a trivia question. He put "might" in there.

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Postby loremaster » 25 May 2008 17:12

Phaedrus, you make good points.

It's why im not willing to give up on Byron JUST yet... there may be some hope for him.
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Postby Phaedrus » 25 May 2008 18:53

Mandy wrote:Sometimes a trivia question is just a trivia question. He put "might" in there.


"Might" implies it's possible, when it clearly isn't possible for Leto to "allow" anyone to do anything before he was born. :?

And Leto can't see people with the Siona gene, so he's not going to see Miles Teg at all to help him. He can't have planned for something like that.

The answer is correct, as found in the book(characters are putting forth ideas as to why the no-globe is there, the listed reasons are what they come up with), but I'm taking issue with some of the things that answer as stated implies. This thread is about Dune trivia and knowledge, so there's nothing wrong with me correcting something that might be misleading.
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Postby orald » 25 May 2008 19:03

God Leto could still see things affected by Siona etc, and he could deduce things byond mere mortal comprehension with his genius.
That's why Teg&co assume he might've known someone would use and need that no-globe.
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Postby Phaedrus » 25 May 2008 19:09

orald wrote:God Leto could still see things affected by Siona etc, and he could deduce things byond mere mortal comprehension with his genius.
That's why Teg&co assume he might've known someone would use and need that no-globe.


I have to assume you're either being sarcastic or a moron.
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Postby orald » 25 May 2008 19:26

Not being sarcastic, and thank you, but I don't think "moron" would qualify either.

Doesn't God Leto tell Hwi or Siona(or both?) that he can sense stuff disappearing? And he can deduce alot, you know.
Also, does Petrin have the Siona gene?

Besides, Teg&co seem pretty certain God Leto knew alot.
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Postby Mandy » 25 May 2008 19:27

I don't think he was being either.. guess I'll have to assume you're being an asshole.

Meh.. now I'm being an asshole. Sorry.

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Postby Phaedrus » 25 May 2008 23:30

orald wrote:Not being sarcastic, and thank you, but I don't think "moron" would qualify either.

Doesn't God Leto tell Hwi or Siona(or both?) that he can sense stuff disappearing? And he can deduce alot, you know.


There's a difference between noticing something disappearing through prescience and detecting minutiae that have always been hidden from you. Remember, this is a long time after the introduction of the Siona gene and no-technology, a LOT of things have disappeared, AND we have Leto's word that he never saw beyond his own death except to make sure the Golden Path continues.

Also, does Petrin have the Siona gene?


Yes. Most people in the post-Scattering world do, and especially someone working for the Bene Gesserit.

Besides, Teg&co seem pretty certain God Leto knew alot.


They also believed that he wielded a magic influence on events in the Old Empire through the worms. They aren't necessarily right.
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Postby Mandy » 26 May 2008 11:56

Leto wouldn't need to know what the no room was going to be used for to determine it was necessary. We know that he could sense what was needed for the GP to continue. So.. perhaps he contemplated destroying the no room, and felt the GP twitch.

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Postby SandChigger » 26 May 2008 14:15

I think it usually "winked" at him, but I see what you mean. ;)

Still...by that point the Scattering was a thing of the past and it was after the four millennia and into the "just peekin'!" period. He could have destroyed the no-globe at any time after its completion, but the time to act to prevent its completion was early in his reign, if it was built before his own at Dar-es-Balat.

Hmmm....
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