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    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2020
     
    Was up to see it, but onshore flow made that impossible. Will try later this week.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJul 13th 2020 edited
     
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    Hmm. Patterns of everything everywhere, I should think.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQFqDKRAROI
    Very exciting!

    Next level Claudio Maccone's gravscope.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd 2020
     
    Makes mere speculation look rock solid.
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      CommentAuthorpcstru
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd 2020
     
    That is one expensive photo shoot. You have to hope the model turns up and isn't having a bad hair day.
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    Poor man's version
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgOTZe07eHA

    The Terrascope
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd 2020
     
    Wow! Excellent find Drew, pity we won't be around to see the images.

    Or maybe brains in bottles????
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    Thank you Tram
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd 2020
     
    Posted By: Andrew PalfreymanPoor man's version
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgOTZe07eHA

    The Terrascope


    Now that one is brilliant. It's amazing how hard it is to think of the obvious. Three cheers for him!
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      CommentAuthorpcstru
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd 2020
     
    Posted By: TrimWow! Excellent find Drew, pity we won't be around to see the images.

    Or maybe brains in bottles????


    We might well develop a supply of brain hosting bottles, but in your case, who exactly would supply the brain?
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd 2020
     
    You of course, the Chinese will eat anything.
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    I would have preferred a Brexit whereby only those who voted for Brexit actually left.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd 2020
     
    Well I would be happy if the remainers went and lived in Romania.
    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeJul 23rd 2020 edited
     
    Posted By: Angushttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odd_radio_circle?wprov=sfla1


    https://physicsworld.com/a/penrose-claims-to-have-glimpsed-universe-before-big-bang/


    I’m not sure why Penrose is seen as contraversial about this-I remember discussing similar ideas with one of the Physics profs from NSW Uni over a beer about 40 years ago.
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    Posted By: AngusMakes mere speculation look rock solid.
    No.
    We concluded that most of the technologies for SGLF mission either already exist (rideshare/cluster
    launch, sailcraft, RF/optical comm, all at TRL9), or are at intermediate levels of readiness: Sail
    materials (TRL 2-3), thermal management in solar proximity (TRL7), swarm operations (TRL5),
    terabit onboard processing (either FPGA or GPU, TRL 9/7), CONOPS (TRL7). What is missing
    is the system approach to assemble all these technologies for autonomous operations in deep space
    (TRL3). There is a clear path on how to close this gap, maturing the SGLF concept to TRL 4-5.

    https://arxiv.org/abs/2002.11871
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJul 23rd 2020
     
    Yes.

    They may have concluded it. I don't have to buy their conclusion.

    In 1974 O'Neill was telling us that space habitats were similarly feasible on a similar time scale. Aside from glossing over the known unknowns and of course leaving out the unknown unknowns, and ignoring the unknown knowns, it takes no account of all the other stuff that will be occupying our minds through the next century as we try to avoid killing ourselves one way or another.

    I could just about imagine somebody attempting the refractive version.
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    the science and technology readiness analyses show that a mission to the SGL may
    be implemented in the next decade