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Old May 11th, 2004, 05:11 PM
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One of the seminal forms of Traveller requirements seems to be the tendency for all ships to have coffeepots - required equipment, after all.

In our campaign, The Ursula as well as the other vessels have taken damage, requireing repair or replcement of these devices...following are excerpts of the results of said repairs by the ships Engineering Goddess, Susan Cray, AKA "Sushi"......

this is the first pot repair, done when she dissasembled the Mr Coffee to use the electronic timer to repair the jump drive grid differential control system, and so she fabricated the new one from parts laying around the drive bay.Its principle property was derived as a notion to alleviate the complaints of the crew that the previous coffeemaker took too long to brew a pot of coffee.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USIN' THE COFFEEPOT

(found taped to the coffeepot in the Marine orderly office, written in two colors of marker)

(The pot is a complicated and strange looking beast, with two round chambers welded to a long cylindrical chamber and has several tubes and a 1 inch thick powercord connected to the main power trunk. It boasts a standard carafe, directly beneath a stainless steel dispensing spout. Any with engineering 3 or the JOT feat will recogonize the thing is made from a thruster plenum and draws 11 megajoules. It is cheerfully painted with pastel blue, green, pink and fuscia fish )

HOW TO USE THE COFFEE POT AND KEEP IT HAPPY

First, put water in it!gotta have water, right? it goes in the lower pressurization chamber, marked A.
Be sure to dog the lil hatch down with the wheel there..this is very important or superheated steam gets out and that is BAD...also, the coffee won't mix right...so dog that booger down good!
cool?

Next, put the ole coffee grounds in the vaporization chamber , so the coffee gets all good and vaporated! Dog that one down, too...BAD, remember?

Then push that big ole pretty blue button!

BAM! its coffee time!

Now, don't be opening the condensing chamber , there on the top, cuz then all that good superheatedcoffee goodness would get out, and sure, he's all welded to the table an all- but ya do that, its's GONNA get away, and then I gotta come put in another ten feet o bulkhead..so DON"T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!

Oh, and the coffee comes out at about 360 degrees, which is real hot, so be careful, okies?

LUV yas!

Sushi
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Old May 12th, 2004, 12:25 AM
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Yes, everyone has coffee pots, but how many of you have Espresso makers in your ship?

TL7 Espresso Maker .25kg Cr4-Cr10 depending on retailer.
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Old May 12th, 2004, 12:55 AM
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Ah yes, but what about a TL-15 Espresso maker?

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Talks to you like a coffee bar server while making it; measures temperature precisely; mixes exactly; detects/removes poisons, biologicals, and nanobots; can be dropped off a ten story building or survive explosive decompression (without losing a millilitre of liquid); crafted with an Imperium-wide recognized industrial design in burnished titanium and black polymimetic impact plastic; and will still slice a tomato!
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Old May 12th, 2004, 01:03 AM
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Ah yes, but what about a TL-15 Espresso maker?

TL-15
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Talks to you like a coffee bar server while making it; measures temperature precisely; mixes exactly; detects/removes poisons, biologicals, and nanobots; can be dropped off a ten story building or survive explosive decompression (without losing a millilitre of liquid); crafted with an Imperium-wide recognized industrial design in burnished titanium and black polymimetic impact plastic; and will still slice a tomato!
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Old May 12th, 2004, 02:11 AM
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Talks to you like a coffee bar server while making it; measures temperature precisely; mixes exactly; detects/removes poisons, biologicals, and nanobots; can be dropped off a ten story building or survive explosive decompression (without losing a millilitre of liquid); crafted with an Imperium-wide recognized industrial design in burnished titanium and black polymimetic impact plastic; and will still slice a tomato!
Yes, but does it make coffee?
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Old May 12th, 2004, 02:51 AM
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</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by RainOfSteel:
Talks to you like a coffee bar server while making it; measures temperature precisely; mixes exactly; detects/removes poisons, biologicals, and nanobots; can be dropped off a ten story building or survive explosive decompression (without losing a millilitre of liquid); crafted with an Imperium-wide recognized industrial design in burnished titanium and black polymimetic impact plastic; and will still slice a tomato!
Yes, but does it make coffee? </font>[/QUOTE]Well, now we are into the existentialist question of whether espresso is really coffee or not . . .

But, when I mentioned "measures and mixes exactly", I meant something non-specific but farcical about measuring the amount of the coffee and the caffine content dispensed to the last molecule while recording the temperature used each nanosecond, keeping track of variantions throughout the piping assembly, the water tank, etc.


&lt;bad admission time&gt;

While I know how a coffee machine is built in general, I admit I have no idea what mechanism it is that makes an espresso machine what it is.

I must go off and google around, but that will be tomorrow, must sleep now, the time to awake for work is in less than four hours.

&lt;/bad admission time&gt;
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Old May 12th, 2004, 12:47 PM
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However, no one knows quite why it does this, because it then invariably delivers a cup-full of liquid that is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea.
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Indeed! As everyone knows, you need a piping hot cup o' tea if you want your infinite improbability drive to work.
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Old May 12th, 2004, 03:16 PM
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Maybe what really happened to the Kinunir was her computer went mad trying to work out why the Captain wanted a cup of tea...
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Old May 12th, 2004, 07:41 PM
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Oh, and the coffee comes out at about 360 degrees, which is real hot, so be careful, okies?
Um, wouldn't the water in the coffee be a vapor at that temp?
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