A tortoise named Hubert
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2/18/20
8:03 AM
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The fact that he can take off vertically and land with a parachute I think makes this markedly different than a plane 

1/30/20
11:56 AM
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that sounds about right. i’ve had a nasty flu before where i ended up going to the urgent care place and they put me on a nebulizer and some oral steroids. I wasn’t struggling to breathe but it wasn’t... easy, either. Read more

1/28/20
1:43 PM
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oh did you miss the part where in the city of Wuhan (where this thing first started spreading in large numbers) they had people from all over China there for a convention and they even had a 40,000 person banquet in an attempt to set a world record.... that was like a week before they announced the virus and Read more

1/28/20
1:34 PM
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just pointing out that open office plans aren’t intended to make it easier to watch employees. My company recently moved to a new administrative headquarters with an open office plan. there are the desks that people are assigned to (very open, no cubicle walls) and there are also various types of sitting areas and Read more

1/17/20
9:19 PM
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as sucky as it is to say... most of what is screwing up earth is all the people. presumably everyone that goes to mars, at least for the foreseeable future, will be under the same jurisdiction and thus work with a unified purpose. you know, assuming they manage to get there and survive and not kill each other and not Read more

1/15/20
4:30 PM
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those don’t sound like people who are doing something for a living (engineers). sounds like account manager, people meant to sell products as many units to their accounts (customers) as possible. which means it is in their interest if the full package is cheaper. they can’t reduce the manufacturing costs so they try Read more

1/6/20
4:44 AM
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I don’t believe for a minute Iran has an effective anti ship ballistic missile. The Chinese haven’t actually demonstrated the capability, let alone the Iranians. Read more

1/6/20
4:41 AM
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Im guessing WW2. Granted I'm not sure how Iran could subject a carrier to sustained attack considering the carrier can sit far enough away as to be out of reach of Iranian forces. 

1/6/20
4:35 AM
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I doubt Iran has anti ship missiles effective enough to take out a carrier fleet. We aren't talking about China or Russia.

1/3/20
8:27 PM
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Taking down a us aircraft carrier, outside of some internal infiltration where the ships nuclear reactors are tampered with, is frankly out of irans capability. Read more

12/27/19
3:46 PM
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alternately China could shoot down some GPS satellites rending the system either patchy or not usable and then encrypt theirs so they have a tactical advantage.  

12/26/19
10:27 PM
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I didn’t see in the article where they were entangled .it just said that they can pass a state of spin via a photon. I don’t think quantom computers by definition have to use entanglement. That is just one of the more talked about possible attributes of quantom systems

12/26/19
5:05 PM
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thanks for the link to National Resource Council paper. It seems like that might be a feasible approach and I agree that a 2 year wind down doesn’t seem too bad. Would obviously require a slow ramp up to prevent us over shooting. Read more

12/26/19
3:27 PM
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An alternate idea could be a LARGE number of UWVs (unmanned water vehicles) which would essentially be a white tarp that would just drift most of the time. Could have minimal solar panel powered equipment for tracking and limited propulsion to make sure it doesn’t stay in one place too long. Would reduce the solar Read more

12/26/19
3:22 PM
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hmmm, that totally makes sense.... the spaceX starship could probably put foil rolls several square kilometers into space. Either way I like the idea of something large enough that it can be removed versus particles that once released could not be taken out of the system. 

12/26/19
2:37 PM
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I get that we aren’t supposed to tamper with these things.... but... if we were gonna... wouldn’t it make more sense to put some highly reflective sheets of foil in space instead of injecting particles into the atmosphere? The main advantage being if we find that we need to undo what we did removing something floating Read more

12/13/19
2:33 PM
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you do understand that due to desertification, the widespread clearing of heavily wooded areas to use as agricultural land and the growth of urban sprawl the amount of carbon being retrapped into bio mass is declining year over year right?

12/13/19
2:33 PM
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you do understand that due to desertification, the widespread clearing of heavily wooded areas to use as agricultural land and the growth of urban sprawl the amount of carbon being retrapped into bio mass is declining year over year right?