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  • #21696
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plastiki

     

    Boat made out of plastic bottles sails the Pacific

    #21688
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    Hi,

    Well, yes, the sailing.  My point is not the environment, and that point is OK too. I do care about the environment.

    I wanted to make a point, that these seasteading platforms will have to withstand storms.  In a storm, a boat

    can sail.  A boat needs to move in order to keep a favorable position compared to the waves, and the wind.

    Probably a full set of sails is not the choice in a storm.  And a platform does not need to move fast.

    I thought about an upper structure that resembles to a wing.  And it would be not too large to sail with it in a storm.

    And the platform can still drift using the wing structure during good weather.

     

    #21660
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    Do you have a boat?

     

    #21650
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    Zoltan;  szia hol laksz?  Where do you live?

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    Hi Elan Wilson;

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    I found the web site of the International Seabead Authority an interesting one:

    http://www.isa.org.jm/en/home

    I found an interactive map of the oceans. I cannot find it right now, but may be you want to look around.

    I also found google earth a valuable tool.  It shows underwater landscapes.  That changed my perception

    about the seas and oceans, and dry land too.

    Floating is probably necessary.  A platform that sits on the seabed in shallow water would be nice.

    That could be surrounded by floating platforms also.

    Community is probably necessary. A platform may be destroyed by others, when nobody is on it.

    However, if there is a human being on the platform, that may be a different case.  So, to develop a

    group of people to provide continuous human habitat on a platform is probably necessary to keep the

    platform.  And for that, a platform is needed.  Finding shallow water would be good too.

    I agree.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    #21646
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    None, but you cannot compare the global geopolitical landscape of 2012 with the 1600s.

    Buzzword of the twentyfirst century.

    Also, do you know what happened to the first group of Pilgrims? Do you want that to be the fate of your seastead?

    Is that really a question or a lecture?

    “you might all drown, but hey, that’s life right?”

    Those are your words, and that is your perception.

    The number of the years might change, but there are people in distress all the time.

    Some are willing to take risks. Remember Elian Gonzalez!

    I got across the Iron Curtain in 1984. I communicated back to friends how I did it.
    Many never tried and they are envious of me for nothing. Some tried and made it.
    And some will always be with me, who tried and did not make it. Yes, that is life on
    life’s term.
    The global geopolitical landscape for me as a medical student in 1984 was plawed fields with
    tripping wires that shoot up signaling rackets. German sheperd doggies sniffing my footprints.
    Dark uniformed borderguards with live ammunition, ordered to shoot. High fence with barb wire
    and electricity. And bejond that: the big unknown.

    Well, I do have a sailboat, and I understand the responsibility I take when people
    come with me to sail. I understand that if I come back with an injury or with a dead body,
    that first thing I am going to be asked by the authorities: “What’s up skipper?”

    This is going for the maximum safety and security for life. I do not ask anyone to go anywhere.
    Just like I did not ask anyone in 1984. I did it alone. Later I met others who think the same.

    I also met plenty of people who told me the difficulties. I am grateful to them to remind me
    that there are difficulties. Before 1984 I heard dubious things on radio broadcasts:
    Voice of America, Radio Free Europe. In 2012 I had been reading http://www.seasteading.org

    I have no regret.

    2013: Happy New Year to all.

    #21638
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    Hello;

    I think, abiding the law is the best.

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    My experience is that to outsmart the law, one needs to know the law.

    Mr. John Briscoe, in his lecture says: “Outsmarting is not going to happen.”

    Well, it does happen: all the drugs from Mexico and Columbia, and elsewhere.

    There are private, unmanned, robotic submarines to Los Angeles from South- America.

    That is outsmarting.  Smugglers get apprehended, and etc…   A submarine can get lost.

    Last summer (May 2012) at Dana Point, California in international waters large amount

    (more than 3mil USD worth) of marijuana was recovered from sea, in the form of floating

    waterproof bales.  Did a submarine go down? How many made it? (USD=United States Dollar)

    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/bales-355157-floating-marijuana.html

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    But the best part of knowing the law is being able to compile.  For example I do not think

    there is much need to fish at 150 nm from shore in EEZ, when 51 more nm, and it is legal.

    What is the point?  US Coastguard can easily deal with 60 armed seasteaders.  But they are

    harmless to 60 law abiding seasteadres.   I think the best is to know the law, and go with it

    as much as possible.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    #21633
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    Thank you for your help.

    I use Opera browser.  Today it worked fine. I could post.

    I will switch to Firefox for seasteading, and do all those cookie things.

    It is probably the cookies. Yesterday I did an automatic fix for the startup files.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    #21632
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    A bit more if I may:

    The way I see; one of the consequences of seasteading is to enter into this gray area of laws;

    the laws of high seas, the laws of EEZs, the laws and rules of the International Seabed Authority,

    and the international laws.  And may be forge something new.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    #21631
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    Hi;

    What guarantee and security did the Pilgrims have at the time of landing?

    Those who want guarantee and security will probably not seastead.

    Some will probably just “obey and follow orders” for the rest of their lifes.

    That is their choice, and that is available.  Nothing wrong with it as long as

    they can take the consequences.

    Same thing with seasteading.  Seasteding comes with consequences too.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Hi;

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    Well; I would have liked to continue the thread I started, but I cannot post there after being logged in.

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    The concept of an autonomous machine is interesting.  Now, if it would build an identical self, that would be artificial life.

    OK, well, the autonomous machine, and he builds them of cheap material.   And he did build.  These are not just plans.

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    There is a fine line between plans and actual structures.

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    Well, anyways, instead of lecturing, I will go build something.

    I will take pictures.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Hi Scott;

    Thank you for the post.

    I think, cooperation is important.  There has to be others to cooperate.

    I think, the more people post is the better.

    The ultra low cost platform, in my opinion, is the way to.  However, this ultra low cost platform has to be made.

    The platform has to be launched, placed in position, and maintained.  I would think about an ultra low maintenance

    platform.

    In my case, the food production is easier because I am a vegetarian.  It is my direct experience that I can live without

    eating any meat.  For me meat production is not necessary.  I still eat egg, but I would like to quit.

    If I may mention ducks instead of chickens.

    Instead of soil or hydroponics ;  aeroponics, and instead of transporting fresh water to produce it at location.

    I would like to mention that there are some distilled water making devices: one just has a cooling element.

    On this cooling element water precipitates from the air when the humidity is high. The cooling element is a

    Peltier device that can be powered with a photovoltaic solar panel.  A Peltier device is often used in a computer

    to cool the CPU.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    #21567
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    Hi;

    I understand you checked, and you do not see it.

    I had similar problems in the past:

    I log in, I get to the posts, and I do not get a dialog box.

    It’s OK with me. I am happy with this site.

    I am happy with what I get.  When I want better, I will make a web site myself.

    Until then, thank you for your work.

     

     

     

    I thought the video was interesting.

     

     

    spark

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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