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      CommentAuthorDuracell
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2019
     
    Posted By: oak
    Posted By: loremanBuild an observatory in the top of the tree, with a rope and pulley lift system.

    But add some ginormous flying buttresses to minimize the swaying.
    THERE MUST BE AND THERE WILL BE CLOCKWORK GEARS!
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2019
     
    I think the clockwork gears are all done in software now.
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    Go all Riven on its arse
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    THERE MUST BE AND THERE WILL BE CLOCKWORK GEARS!

    I am good with that as long as they are not orange.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2019
     
    Yeah. We've had enough Orange recently, thanks very much.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeNov 22nd 2019
     
    Nobody seems to be in charge of licences for this . I suppose nobody would need a hunting licence to go bag them either.
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    It's all working out, because the Starlink profits finance SpaceX endeavours which will enable launch costs of around $20/Kg which enables big telescopes in space!
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeNov 22nd 2019
     
    Tell that to the $1.5B funders of the Large Synoptic Telescope!
    You are not usually so ready to defer scientific results into the Great Whenever...
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2019
     
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    The largest BH discovered to date
    https://gizmodo.com/you-cannot-conceive-of-the-hugeness-of-this-black-hole-1840208546
    That's a radius of 790 AU
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    I indeed cannot conceive of the hugeness of that black hole. So strongly can I not conceive of it that I doubt its very existence. My mind is too small to encompass such a beast, that must contain within it a veritable universe all pinched off from our own.
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    The worst part is that I suspect they're having a better time than are we.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTime7 days ago