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  1. I could definitely see that working for permanent low gravity downthe lone. There's the reproduction aspect as well to consider too though. If we're forced to solve reproduction with artificial gravity or tricking our biology then bone loss may not even be a problem. More research really needs to be done. Honestly, for bone loss, might even be able to compensate enough via exercise where the risk upon landing after a longer trip is acceptable.
  2. Genetic tinkering would be more ideal in the long-term(more than just the bones that are impacted), but drugs should work well enough for early travel. Besides broken bones, you'll want to minimize risk of kidney stones and clogged toilets from the calcium. Probably wouldn't need to keep using it upon arriving somewhere either. Environment there and on any colonies would be almost entirely artificial. The only real outliers are the lower gravity and higher radiation levels, though we could provide artificial gravity and radiation shielding if necessary. Plants seem to handle low gravity fine. Humans have survived a couple years continuously living in space, but to my knowledge there haven't been any experiments lasting more than a few months for mice.
  3. Double checked myself. You're correct on orbital decay. I was only a considering the more conventional methods of a body losing velocity(drag, tidal forces), rather than gravitational radiation. Would thankfully still take forever and a day lol.
  4. You can get a constantly changing Vector in circular motion too. Something in orbit can keep on going forever if left to its own devices.
  5. The accelerating twin is changing their position with respect to the rest of the universe, so the two won't be perfectly symmetric in that sense.
  6. I'm expecting it to be linked to the car even starting lol. Might still get violators but they're going to stick out like a sore thumb to enforcement agencies. I don't expect this to really start up until various forms of car sharing become widespread. I think when it is no longer a personal vehicle people won't mind so much and governments can realize the benefits.
  7. I was thinking a national system, where each car has a location tracker and valid account linked to it. Companies or communities could then charge based on actual usage, possibly factoring in income and other considerations. Be simpler in most respects though would have some issues of its own naturally.
  8. Wiki explains it best: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaceflight_osteopenia Has been a new drug found that may help however, https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/09/08/910776985/drug-that-bulked-up-mice-in-space-might-someday-help-astronauts-make-long-voyage Not sure how it would go if left unchecked. Bones also serve as a reserve of calcium for the body. Even if structural support and blood cells wasn't an issue, might still have problems.
  9. Ah see what you mean, was thinking only of the toll collection aspect. That part is at least technologically doable, though will probably have to wait until privacy concerns ease up with adoption of more transportation as a service options.
  10. Could possibly work with mass vehicle tracking. I imagine it working more as a tax based on miles driven though. Think if roads were all privately owned, a single company would likely have most or all of the contract for roads in a given area. That would eliminate most of the issues.
  11. Well Falklands were in EU via the UK and had been profiting considerably as a result. Mercosur has been applying political and economic pressure on them to try and secure the territory for Argentina.
  12. Even if British voters would accept paying into the EU budget, various rules and FoM, it looks like multiple EFTA countries would still veto the UK joining. Kibd of curious, has there been any local discussion of plans regarding Gibraltar and Falklands?
  13. Pretty much yeah, easy way for Biden to show what sort of President he would be, while placing Trump in an awkward position. We'll have see what happens but is nice to see a measure of sanity returning to the UK.
  14. Yes, that is a distinct possibility as well.
  15. http://blog.parker.com/three-key-words-in-hydraulic-hose-sizing-id-dash-size-and-nomogram Those are dash sizes. I think you want a -2 or 2/16. edit: Which I don't see on that page... ...and no idea but I know your pain. Ordering parts sucks for hoses and pipes.
  16. I swear sometimes forget that all this is real. Took way too long to figure out why Bloomberg would be interviewing the Irish Ambassador on EU-US relations. 😐
  17. If genetics were similar that might argue for a common origin.
  18. NI an Ireland are no longer in the same Customs Union. If there is to be no free trade agreement, then past the transition period checks on goods will need to begin. It will be seen as the UK giving the EU preferential treatment otherwise. https://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/whatis_e/tif_e/fact2_e.htm Once the transition period ends, over a hundred countries are about to become involved here.
  19. Was referencing Boris's Garden Bridge and OneWeb actually. You may actually end up rejoining Galileo now that OneWeb plans are being scrapped. https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/brexit-news/westminster-news/uk-goverment-could-rejoin-eu-s-galileo-system-92518 Right! You should just stop all trade with the EU cold.
  20. My hope is that the US might adopt something closer to EU standards at some point in the future. Now that many Nation States are in or entering into one Union or another, I figure we'll start moving towards super-blocs next. WA also contains parts that continue on past the withdrawal date. Everyone else will see the Internal Market Bill as the UK attempting to give itself an opt out. UK could have simply bought the quotas back honestly or worked out a gradual decrease of foreign fishermen. UK government just seems phenomenally cheap for all the money the manage to blow on bridges, satellite projects and truck parks.
  21. Most of our obesity issues are more due to lack of physical activity and portion sizes than anything else IMO. Food poisoning in general just seems to increase as eating out increases in a society.
  22. Not sure about elsewhere in the world, but US and EU employ different approaches to the problem of food safety. US primarily tackles it towards the end, while EU tries to maintain hygienic conditions the whole way through. Both approaches have positives and negatives. I've been in a few discussions on the subject and have to say it is hard for everyone to remain objective. We're all naturally comfortable with our own food.
  23. I've seen those numbers but there's also the counter argument that the methodology behind determining those numbers differs. https://fullfact.org/health/food-poisoning-US-UK/ Real problem is the sheer size difference of the markets. None of us might care for US food standards and yet we can still be sure that they are likely to be adopted in an expansive agreement. Have a feeling they'll request mutual acceptance of certifications as well. Besides most people going purely off of price, our companies are also no strangers to buying up UK brands for camouflage. Here is the summary of US negotiating objectives, if anyone is interested. https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/Summary_of_U.S.-UK_Negotiating_Objectives.pdf
  24. You have answered your own question. If the FTA gets rid of the labels, then there is no ability to discriminate.
  25. UK fishermen had sold their fishing quotas over. The EU at the time even advised against countries permitting this sort of thing, but the UK thought it knew better. UK hasn't exactly been building up its fishing fleet either, so I doubt anything will even change after all this. https://www.wionews.com/world/uk-bill-would-break-international-law-in-a-specific-and-limited-way-minister-says-326041 Realistically we've been involved from the outset of the GFA. Pretty sure US is down as a guarantor as well. Would have a long-term negative impact on our reputation if it fails, besides simply wanting peace for the sake of peace. UK really needs a major treaty to get itself on its feet, even if we ignore the poor starving as prices jump and delays begin. There are few other countries big enough or close enough as the US. We can both supply the UK with food and take in UK exports. Trade deal with the US was even something of campaign promise so they're only giving the people what they voted for. Practically speaking a gaping hole in the UK's border will be an issue for trade in general anyways. WTO Rules are about to kick in. Even in a best case scenario, I'm expecting to see a multitude of complaints lodged against the UK with repercussions to follow. Border in the sea solves most of the problems and is what the WA set out in the first place.
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