[LMB] No gunpowder no protection was Re: Backups using My Book Live

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 29 00:12:49 BST 2021


The formula for black powder is 75% potassium nitrate 15% charcoal and 10%
sulfur. Of course the proof is in the mixing. Bon voyage.

On Mon, Jun 28, 2021, 6:19 AM WalterStuartBushell <proto at panix.com> wrote:

>
>
> > On Jun 27, 2021, at 11:53 PM, David Bowen <dmb0317 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Sun, Jun 27, 2021 at 8:37 PM Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> Every modern character moved into lower technology universes knows how
> to
> >> make gunpowder!
> >>
> >
> > So, since I don't remember the recipe for gunpowder, I don't have to
> worry
> > about being transported into a lower tech universe?
> >
> > Dave Bowen
> > --
>
> Exception Judith Tarr and Harry Turtledove’s _Household Gods_
>
> So that’s clearly no protection, besides those that don’t know how
> to make gunpowder don’t get written up as they usually find it
> difficult to survive or at best just blend into the population with no
> effect.
>
> The protagonist here got back, so she could be written up.
>
> ObBujold: Chalion-Ibra Results of introducing gunpowder in weapons? Can’t
> do it
> in earlier stories as once the secret is out it spreads. In Europe the
> correct rules of
> how cannon balls fly contradicted the physical rules of Aristotle and
> caused theological
> problems.
>
>
>
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