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Everything posted by Endy0816

  1. Yeah that sounds like it should work , noting you'd want to make sure the smoke from regenerating the activated carbon goes outside. Are there any laws that could be enforced regarding the burning of trash?
  2. Yeah, he's been kicking butt. Definitely what the country needs and the world wants to see right now.
  3. Would personally favor establishing a new official Microstate category(they can vote to become), still with representation, unless interested in joining with other Pacific Territories. D.C. would be similarly problematic as a State with its own unique issues.
  4. Only thing is they have to use sugar to make cellulose. Has to be some kind of tradeoff going on.
  5. Think I've just lived too long seeing the problems territory status causes for everyone. With representation they could receive the effective investment they need and more broadly better recognition for Latin Americans in general. Whole of the Caribbean could be turned into a major growth region on our doorstep with only a smidge of effort. ...and yeah American Samoa is another one... I shake my head at the insanity of what amounts to decades long inaction.
  6. I remain hopeful Republicans might someday realize many Puerto Ricans are socially conservative. Would love if we could end up having no Territories in the whole country.
  7. Overshadowed by the election, but Puerto Rico voted to hold a Statehood Referendum. https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/524590-puerto-rico-votes-in-favor-of-us-statehood Ways to go naturally, but bit of additional positive news.
  8. I don't know of any lighting used in industrial vinegar production. Might still make for some interesting experiments if you want to give it a shot.
  9. Normally they would detect the signal of the transponder or RFID and then do a lookup in the database and bill the correct person. The ones I know of have camera backup taking pictures of license plates. They can then compare plates to those already registered to see if the transponder has failed and then bill appropriately.
  10. The mother is mostly cellulose and UV radiation seems to increase cellulose production. Wouldn't necessarily be good for the bacteria themselves though. From what I've read, companies normally increase oxygen availability to improve production rates.
  11. The piece I have was twenty dollars, but could probably find it cheaper buying in bulk and use less of it. Not sure what I can achieve in the way of temperatures, but I'll give that a try for a piece. I'd say brittle. Really noticeable where it has been cut or is tearing. Half wondering if it can be shattered.
  12. Hard to describe exactly but if you hold it in your hand and give it a quick shake, noise results. Was wondering if it might have some use as a noise maker. Made a quick video.
  13. Be noisy if nothing else. Maybe if the water was kept away from the hull itself though you could avoid the worst of it. In theory if we forego keeping the interior at atmospheric pressure could streamline the hull. If crewed, atmospheric composition and depth changing would have to be taken into consideration though.
  14. Bought a strip off eBay. Trying to figure out if it being noisier than similar strips of metal is just my imagination or not. Any help or thoughts on the subject is appreciated.
  15. Going based off the table in the numerical values section; one is v/c and the other the multiplicative inverse or reciprocal of the lorentz factor. v is always less than c, so for v/c you end up with: 0 ≤ β < 1 Now for the reciprocal of the lorentz factor you're doing the equivalent of finding the length of one side of a square with an area equal to the shaded section below. Sqrt(1^2 - β^2)
  16. I want to say it should be: (bba)* ∩ (aab)* Just to be clear I'm assuming by 'U' you mean Union and by '*' negation.
  17. Well, very slowly now mind you, the Moon is gradually moving away and the length of Earth's day increasing. If the Sun wasn't going to expand first, the Earth would end up being tidally locked to the Moon, with the Moon permanently in one spot of the world's sky. Relative to the large amount of energy available and already being spent creating a traveling bulge, the impact of conventional tidal power will be pretty minuscule. Should note that there are solar tides as well. cross-posted
  18. I think the problem is the availability of oxygen though they do make much more ATP. Edit: This link talks about it in good detail: http://chemistry.elmhurst.edu/vchembook/615coricycle.html
  19. @psyclones: I've been reading where vortex breakers are used to improve roof drainage, but don't see any examples where a screw inside the pipe is used or know if a screw would work. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vortex_breaker http://www.roofingmagazine.com/retrofit-roof-drains-feature-integrated-vortex-breaker/
  20. Very hangry. Although I'm being transported by a friend to buy small round cakes of leavened bread from a place where games can be played.
  21. I want to write a response but I need to go catch a lift to buy some biscuits at the arcade.
  22. 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.
  23. 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 grav
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