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12th Nov '16 1:06:00 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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** ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' has a Zentradi weapon that's been drifting in space for seven thousand years. Alto finds the weapon in an asteroid belt that was once an ancient battlefield, where he's attacked by a Vajra. Since his Variable Fighter was only equipped with paint round at the time, Alto picks up the Zentradi weapon and kills the Vajra, proving that it still works perfectly after seven millennia.

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** ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' has a Zentradi weapon that's been drifting in space for seven thousand years. Alto finds the weapon in an asteroid belt that was once an ancient battlefield, where he's attacked by a Vajra. Since his Variable Fighter was only equipped with paint round training weapons at the time, Alto picks up the Zentradi weapon and kills the Vajra, proving that it still works perfectly after seven millennia.
12th Nov '16 1:05:10 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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** ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' has a Zentradi weapon that's been drifting in space for seven thousand years. Alto finds the weapon in an asteroid belt that was once an ancient battlefield, where he's attacked by a Vajra. Since his Variable Fighter was only equipped with paint round at the time, Alto picks up the Zentradi weapon and kills the Vajra, proving that it still works perfectly after seven millennia.
3rd Nov '16 6:46:32 AM WillBGood
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** Canonically, it's a mixture of both. While 'Mechs and {{Drop Ship}}s are very close to being lost technology by the late Succession Wars (and interstellar {{Jump Ship}}s basically are), the knowledge to maintain them remains... which makes sense, since people without degrees in metallurgy, chemistry, or engineering commonly maintain things like guns and tanks and reactors. All those old 'Mechs are (usually) still maintained. On the other hand, the Terran Hegemony/Star League was so over-the-top in Ragnarok-proofing that SLDF Brian Caches, facilities, and even the occasional interstellar WarShip (and their contents) can be rediscovered and reactivated after being abandoned for a quarter of a millennium. The Periphery, and it's 'Mechs that are shambling piles of jury-rigs and bolted-on substitutions, shows what happens when Ragnarok-proofed military technology gets used frequently and can't be maintained up to spec.

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** Canonically, it's a mixture of both. While 'Mechs and {{Drop Ship}}s are very close to being lost technology by the late Succession Wars (and interstellar {{Jump Ship}}s [[FasterThanLightTravel Jump Ships]] basically are), the knowledge to maintain them remains... which makes sense, since people without degrees in metallurgy, chemistry, or engineering commonly maintain things like guns and tanks and reactors. All those old 'Mechs are (usually) still maintained. On the other hand, the Terran Hegemony/Star League was so over-the-top in Ragnarok-proofing that SLDF Brian Caches, facilities, and even the occasional interstellar WarShip (and their contents) can be rediscovered and reactivated after being abandoned for a quarter of a millennium. The Periphery, and it's 'Mechs that are shambling piles of jury-rigs and bolted-on substitutions, shows what happens when Ragnarok-proofed military technology gets used frequently and can't be maintained up to spec.
3rd Nov '16 6:42:22 AM WillBGood
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** Canonically, it's a mixture of both. While 'Mechs and {{Drop Ship}}s are very close to being lost technology by the late Succession Wars (and interstellar JumpShips basically are), the knowledge to maintain them remains... which makes sense, since people without degrees in metallurgy, chemistry, or engineering commonly maintain things like guns and tanks and reactors. All those old 'Mechs are (usually) still maintained. On the other hand, the Terran Hegemony/Star League was so over-the-top in Ragnarok-proofing that SLDF Brian Caches, facilities, and even the occasional interstellar WarShip (and their contents) can be rediscovered and reactivated after being abandoned for a quarter of a millennium. The Periphery, and it's 'Mechs that are shambling piles of jury-rigs and bolted-on substitutions, shows what happens when Ragnarok-proofed military technology gets used frequently and can't be maintained up to spec.

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** Canonically, it's a mixture of both. While 'Mechs and {{Drop Ship}}s are very close to being lost technology by the late Succession Wars (and interstellar JumpShips {{Jump Ship}}s basically are), the knowledge to maintain them remains... which makes sense, since people without degrees in metallurgy, chemistry, or engineering commonly maintain things like guns and tanks and reactors. All those old 'Mechs are (usually) still maintained. On the other hand, the Terran Hegemony/Star League was so over-the-top in Ragnarok-proofing that SLDF Brian Caches, facilities, and even the occasional interstellar WarShip (and their contents) can be rediscovered and reactivated after being abandoned for a quarter of a millennium. The Periphery, and it's 'Mechs that are shambling piles of jury-rigs and bolted-on substitutions, shows what happens when Ragnarok-proofed military technology gets used frequently and can't be maintained up to spec.
3rd Nov '16 6:41:55 AM WillBGood
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** Canonically, it's a mixture of both. While 'Mechs and DropShips are very close to being lost technology by the late Succession Wars (and interstellar JumpShips basically are), the knowledge to maintain them remains... which makes sense, since people without degrees in metallurgy, chemistry, or engineering commonly maintain things like guns and tanks and reactors. All those old 'Mechs are (usually) still maintained. On the other hand, the Terran Hegemony/Star League was so over-the-top in Ragnarok-proofing that SLDF Brian Caches, facilities, and even the occasional interstellar WarShip (and their contents) can be rediscovered and reactivated after being abandoned for a quarter of a millennium. The Periphery, and it's 'Mechs that are shambling piles of jury-rigs and bolted-on substitutions, shows what happens when Ragnarok-proofed military technology gets used frequently and can't be maintained up to spec.

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** Canonically, it's a mixture of both. While 'Mechs and DropShips {{Drop Ship}}s are very close to being lost technology by the late Succession Wars (and interstellar JumpShips basically are), the knowledge to maintain them remains... which makes sense, since people without degrees in metallurgy, chemistry, or engineering commonly maintain things like guns and tanks and reactors. All those old 'Mechs are (usually) still maintained. On the other hand, the Terran Hegemony/Star League was so over-the-top in Ragnarok-proofing that SLDF Brian Caches, facilities, and even the occasional interstellar WarShip (and their contents) can be rediscovered and reactivated after being abandoned for a quarter of a millennium. The Periphery, and it's 'Mechs that are shambling piles of jury-rigs and bolted-on substitutions, shows what happens when Ragnarok-proofed military technology gets used frequently and can't be maintained up to spec.
27th Oct '16 7:23:28 PM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Back in the old days of AncientEgypt, En Sabah Nur had built a technologically advanced pyramid powered by sunlight. The Egyptians betrayed him and sabotaged the pyramid, causing it to collapse. Apocalypse, in the middle of swapping bodies at the time, was protected by his Horsemen, but he was left in stasis. In the 1980s, the pyramid is discovered and it's still functional; channeling the energy of the sun revives Apocalypse.
12th Sep '16 6:46:12 PM PaulA
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* In the ''Literature/{{Homecoming}}'' series by Creator/OrsonScottCard, the technology was all designed to be self-repairing even on the stuff doing the repairs, and last a very long time regardless... but it's been forty ''million'' years since this stuff was built. Naturally, some of it broke down anyway and characters are amazed that even more isn't broken.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Homecoming}}'' series ''Literature/HomecomingSaga'' by Creator/OrsonScottCard, the technology was all designed to be self-repairing even on the stuff doing the repairs, and last a very long time regardless... but it's been forty ''million'' years since this stuff was built. Naturally, some of it broke down anyway and characters are amazed that even more isn't broken.
22nd Aug '16 12:49:24 AM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/{{Nihilumbra}}'': The turrets seem to apply at first, being so abandoned and yet still working. [[spoiler: It comes full force in the City, which can still work without a hitch with a little yellow paint despite being abandoned who knows how long]].
19th Aug '16 5:20:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* Lampshaded in ''Webcomic/{{Starslip}}'' with Vore[[note]]AKA [[CheckerboardNightmare Vaporware]][[/note]], a robot from the 21st century found sealed inside a ''water heater'' launched into space on the 35th:

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* Lampshaded in ''Webcomic/{{Starslip}}'' with Vore[[note]]AKA [[CheckerboardNightmare [[Webcomic/CheckerboardNightmare Vaporware]][[/note]], a robot from the 21st century found sealed inside a ''water heater'' launched into space on the 35th:
30th Jul '16 1:00:32 PM nombretomado
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* Played mostly straight in [[DavidWeber David Weber's]] ''Literature/EmpireFromTheAshes'', when a conscious effort to preserve was made. Thanks primarily to good AI, as well as rustproof alloys, [[YearOutsideHourInside stasis fields]] and occasionally space vacuum. Averted for installations abandoned in haste.

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* Played mostly straight in [[DavidWeber David Weber's]] Creator/DavidWeber's ''Literature/EmpireFromTheAshes'', when a conscious effort to preserve was made. Thanks primarily to good AI, as well as rustproof alloys, [[YearOutsideHourInside stasis fields]] and occasionally space vacuum. Averted for installations abandoned in haste.
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