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Everything posted by Endy0816

  1. 2-3 of those 5 weren't actually killings. I think I think if you read up on the more casual police brutality you'd understand where they're coming from. terms of the actual protests there were please National Guard random federal officers and counter-protesters all mixed in.
  2. The problem is by that point it can be too late. The cop 'thought his life was in danger' as you reached for your passport or if lucky you are locked up a few years for being in the vague vicinity of someone they were looking for. I would normally agree, but in this case the underlying causes were again ignored until once more riots broke out. At some point have to ask what it will take to break the cycle.
  3. Is there any case where you would consider employing violence against the State justified? You have blacks being killed for no reason in their own homes by the 'lawful authorities' on the one hand and a group wanting to overturn a democratic election and hang a fellow conservative on the other.
  4. Sorry, maybe should have been more clear but you need lower temperatures in general. You want to go from a gas back to a liquid. You need the return line at a cool enough temperature for that.
  5. Think ideally your output temperature should vary based on heating load. If return temperature isn't low enough you won't be able to steal back the latent heat locked away. Does take the correct setup to really see the benefits.
  6. Literally, as ice will start forming lol. The lower the inlet temperature, the more heat can be recovered via phase change.
  7. Depends on to what extent it is used and how the population is distributed. Cloning offers a route to rapid population growth/recovery.
  8. They had a couple of different systems they turned to. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_numerals#Large_numbers
  9. At least with a Sub I'd say it's fairly sluggish about accelerating. You can't demand too much from your steam or reactor in too short a time.
  10. To some extent everything can be fooled by optical illusions, though one could make the case that adequate testing is needed to ensure a reasonable level of performance. Not sure who or what should determine that level though.
  11. The atmosphere under the geomagnetic poles isn't as protected as the rest. CFC's were still ultimately causing the problem though.
  12. Think makes more sense to evaluate based on the time and the resources each method takes. You don't want to spend forever on something the computer can brute-force for you. Password cracking for example.
  13. I think it is supposed to count as it is itself using the sunlight to remain stationary. Had a thought that you could shield the sun, bringing the heliosphere in and perhaps truly sail via the passing interstellar medium. I've never seen analysis for that one though.
  14. People, on average, earn more where it costs more to live. This doesn't necessarily mean they're any more industrious though. In reality I think this would just reduce the available supply, rather than cut into the Airbnb or real-estate speculation culture.
  15. Probably is radioactive dust on/in the surface ice but underground water should be okay. I'm thinking that as it is probably saltwater, we'll remove any contaminants at the same time as we are desalinating.
  16. Possibly supposed to show pressure equalizing. A pressure exchanger is a real thing although that doesn't seem a very good example.
  17. They or I would then reincarnate. Is suffering not part of existence until reaching Nirvana? Not sure about Hinduism, but there are realms in Buddhism that might be said to be what the Christian faith considers as Heaven and Hell. Perhaps Christianity is simply mistaken about their nature. Who can say?
  18. All my pets are expected to work defending the home from those reincarnated as vermin and must come running when called, no exceptions.
  19. Be via gravity. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellar_engine#Class_A_(Shkadov_thruster) The alternative Caplan thruster, would cost some of your hydrogen and mass, but you would be headed to 'fill-up' and need to lose some byproducts anyways(if the size is to be maintained).
  20. Yeah this would definitely be more K2 Civilization type stuff. I'd dread to see the math you would have to do to figure out how to do it safely, not to mention when your civilization finally arrived somewhere.
  21. For a Stellar engine, you would use a portion of a star's own energy to do so. Basic ideas are to either use the mother of all solar sails or deliberately caused mass ejections. Would be slow though which might still pose a problem.
  22. Could in theory move it elsewhere and supply it with gas giants and material from other stars. Personally I suspect it'll become more a matter of how economic man-made Fusion reactors end up being though.
  23. In theory. There is the Star Lifting concept along these lines. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_lifting Isaac Arthur did a good video on it.
  24. Kept meaning to update this... After heating a peice up with standard lighter it shattered upon attempting to get it to flex.
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