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  • Commented on Because I am bored ...
    Better yet, limit cryptocurrency mining to space w/ solar power. Keith Lofstrom's http://server-sky.com points the way to moving computation into orbit, a most reasonable proposal....
  • Commented on A Quick Infomercial
    Nope. Gender is separate from orientation. Trans men can be oriented to desire women (not gay) or men (gay). Trans women can be oriented to desire men (not lesbian) or women (lesbian),...
  • Commented on A Quick Infomercial
    But for me the question would have been where does a guy with a high school diploma find a job that doesn't require an obscene work week, but still pays enough to keep body & soul together. My answer in...
  • Commented on Covid on Mars
    My Florida high school classmates started kvetching a few weeks ago about their atrocious vaccine reservation system and the impossibility of getting a 'ticket' for The Jab. That software is Evenbrite, which I had encountered before as a ticket assignment...
  • Commented on Covid on Mars
    'Another SciFi story I remember had them doing that ... sort of. They'd tether the dirty clothes in an airlock & open the outer hatch exposing them to vacuum. Stains & such froze solid & could then just be brushed...
  • Commented on Covid on Mars
    "...whatever important work you are doing that requires 32GB of RAM isn't going to run very well in a high-rad environment like Mars." Whatever you're doing in a shirtsleeve environment with your PC or workstation now, you will be able...
  • Commented on Covid on Mars
    Esteemed Host, please consider that Heteromeles was referring to Arctic bases in the context of JP Aerospace and the airship-to-orbit http://www.jpaerospace.com/ATO/ATO.html concept. Using rotational velocity is wise when you're using chemical rockets, but the ATO system uses solar-powered lighter-than-air ships,...
  • Commented on Covid on Mars
    In response to Our Esteemed Author's prolog: "COVID family viruses kill roughly 1% of the total population" Worldometer finds a short-term UK death rate of 2.6% nowadays. "SARS-CoV-70 is comparable in mortality/morbidity and infectivity to the original COVID19: the one...
  • Commented on Covid on Mars
    "The CDC currently says that surface contact based transmission is a minor cause of infection. I can't find a decent link to the quote, there are pdfs and a link to a search page on the CDC site from Google,...
  • Commented on Covid on Mars
    Thee _will_ be projectile weapons. I'm looking at video of a functional 3D printed revolver, and with the abundance of Martian perchlorates, gunpowder analogs will be easy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RUZsCewg14 https://3dprint.com/107062/worlds-1st-3d-printed-revolver/...
  • Commented on Covid on Mars
    "Nuclear reactors are problematic: Mars is short on liquid water, which we use on Earth as a heat sink for our reactors. The Martian atmosphere is too thin to serve as a heat sink for a high power output reactor."...
  • Commented on Covid on Mars
    That was SKY LIFT by The Admiral in 1953 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky_Lift...
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