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  • #12064
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    I obviously jumped the gun on that comment, and for that I apologize. However, until shown reasons otherwise, that is the only portion of my comments for which I will do so.

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    #12052
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    Most cancers are just undifferentiated (stem) cells, that get in places where the body doesn’t know what to do with them. There have never been any reported case of cancer in the skeletal muscle tissue, because when a stem cell gets there, the body differentiates it into muscle tissue, and it goes on it’s merry way. Some of these “cures” may remove/prevent some cell damage, which makes it less likely that an undifferentiated cell will take up residence, but there is no study stating that these can/will alter the body’s ability to differentiate cells in places where our body chemistry doesn’t already.

    And, yes… I know I’m just responding to spam, but this is a topic on which I have VERY close affiliations, and I rarely allow myself to remain silent when someone or something spouts ignorant snake-oil claims as fact.

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    #12035
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    Unless, of course, our recent uptick in volcanic activity and our nice deep solar minimum persist, then we are looking at a global cooling the likes of which we haven’t seen since the early 1800s. Luckily, we have the technology to counteract a portion of that if it comes to it.

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    #11987
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    I had a similar idea of a direct/representative democracy hybrid. You have the option of making your votes on an issue public, and one can find someone that votes like them most of the time, and you can have that person vote for you. I think several hundred people would end up representing the vast majority of the populace, like it is now in the US, but instead of it being based on arbitrary geographic district lines, it’s based on ideology. A person knows that if they vote for their best interest, instead of that of their representatives, then those people will either vote for themselves, or get someone else to represent them.

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    #11867
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    A submarine sunk a ship in the US Civil War. They’ve been around for quite a while, too.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._L._Hunley_(submarine)

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    #11785
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    If barium fluoride, and the condensing process, turns out to be cheaper than concrete construction and shipping, then I think we have a winner.

    I doubt that will be the case for the next hundred years, however, but I’d be delighted if/when I’m proven wrong here.

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    #11523
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    I did some research on this earlier… the abstract shows that the compression strength is still a great deal less then that of firing the bricks.

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    #11482
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    I am liking the STOL CH 801′s seaplane version: http://www.zenithair.com/stolch801/gif/config-floats.jpg

    Four people in the cabin will maximize efficiencies, I would think, and the sealanding and taking off would be crucial if you couldn’t make it all the way back to land for some reason, or with landing in the water next to your stead and taxiing into position.

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    #11457
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    J.L., It pains me to disagree with you on this one, but “nothing” weighs less than air, and thus the weight of the volume involved would be less if it were filled with nothing, than it would be if it were filled with air, and therefore it would be more buoyant, right?. Am I missing something here?

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    #11456
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    There’s a difference between military Kaynesism, and blowing something up just so we can rebuild it. True, our major export IS military weapon systems, and though I am in no way saying I AGREE with all of my country’s priorities, as I wouldn’t be a regular on these forums for more than two years if that were true, I’ would like to say that lumping the jobs program, which you correctly stated our DoD budget is, with saying that terrorists are being praised for blowing up buildings, so we can rebuild them and, thus, employ people, strikes me as incorrect. (Wow, that is one long-ass sentence!)

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    #11449
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    Modern navies can’t handle swarm tactics… or a “Zerg rush” as it is sometimes called by Generation G. I’ve said this before on a few occasions, but, seriously… this isn’t going to end well.

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    #11429
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    Bushytail was recently overthrown by a coup lead by Nuts-in-Cheeks. His tail, along with the rest of him, has since been made significantly less bushy.

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    #11418
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    Per usual, I agree with Jason on this one, and with the quote about evolution and the sea surface. Nothing is designed to live there… it’s either well above it, or below it. So I think either submersibles or airships are the way to go, and one is most likely much, much more cost effective than the other.

    But that isn’t Patri’s vision, or that of many others, they still think you can subdue the ocean to man’s will.

    Early pioneers worked the land before they built auxillary industries.

    My question is why isn’t our focus on submersible mariculture facilities, following the currents from major port to major port?

    Once an industry is established, THEN we can work on supplementing it with “Vegas without the rules”, or whatever else you might want.

    But those are my thoughts, and possibly my thoughts alone.

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    #11414
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    It’s cyclical, we get fresh blood in periodically. But, yes, most of the old guard has gone due to realizing that people have their own ideas about what is best, and others just seem to be “too dense” to come to the same conclusions. The whole point of seasteading is that we all have great ideas, and we try them all out, and see which ones work out best for each of us. It’s sad that that message didn’t stick with a lot of people. They had some good things to say.

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    #11351
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    What if someone was under the impression the person was a slave owner, but it turned out that her guests were their by their own free will?

    What would the community do under that case?

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