BIG machines

by Pengwuino
Tags: machines
 PF Gold P: 7,120 Now... that monster also known as the first mobile skyscraper.. costs a small fortune.... or well, a large fortune... very large... $100,000,000. Now I must ask with things like these... why are they built? Now I could hear things like "they are more efficient" or "they boost profits" etc etc... but I think to myself...$100,000,000. I mean, does this thing really replace more then $100,000,000 worth of equipment and do a faster and better job????? I've also seen huuuuuuuuuuuuuuge ships and they say its more efficient and cost effective... and of course, I think "How can something whose cost is some countries GDP's be cost effective?". I've also seen ships that could actually move entire oil rigs. Now... this stuff is just absolutely awe inspiring to see and supposedly there all "worth it". Now are these things really worth it or are people really putting a value on sheer shock and awe?  P: 531 Man, I would love to attack and take over a small country with that machine.  P: 130 How is that a skyscraper? And that circular blade thing looks way too big to be usable, unless it's like a huge lawn tiller. It looks cool though.  P: 130 BIG machines Oh that's its name. Gotcha. PF Gold P: 7,120  Quote by Jelfish Oh that's its name. Gotcha. It's not really a name, it just looks like it to me :P Its 317 feet tall.  P: 130 Us east-coasters think of something much more specific when hearing the word "skyscraper" P: 576  Quote by Pengwuino why are they built? DUHH! because it looks cool. and to fuction as a first line of defense vs. godzilla. PF Gold P: 7,120  Quote by inha DUHH! because it looks cool. and to fuction as a first line of defense vs. godzilla. Sounds like those Germans are well-prepared! I know I wouldn't take that thing on if i were a giant green lizard. P: 5,630  Quote by Pengwuino Now I could hear things like "they are more efficient" or "they boost profits" etc etc... but I think to myself...$100,000,000. I mean, does this thing really replace more then \$100,000,000 worth of equipment and do a faster and better job?????
I suspect the savings is tied to time. If you put that thing to work for a year is can probably do what would take 20 years worth of work done by pre-existing methods. They have to figure out what the other equipment would cost them, if they used conventional means, over the time conventional means would take. Taking inflation into account, this probably comes out to way more than they spend with this machine.

It's very unlikely it would ever have to be used against Godzilla, though. Statistically, non-Japanese nations are about 90% more likely to be attacked by some other giant mutation which Godzilla is then later called in to take care of.
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 Now... that monster also known as the first mobile skyscraper..
Hm. My first thought was that it must have a weakness to lightning magic.