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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2019
     
    Better a ring around the earth, much better payback.

    Aliens may not be very friendly anyway.
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    What are you saying.... "To Serve Man" is actually a cookbook?
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    Posted By: pcstru
    Posted By: Andrew PalfreymanOne way arelatively low costinterstellar semaphore could be constructed is with a thin ring rotating around the sun which encodes the first primes in unary code with its occlusions.

    Relatively low cost compared to ... presumably other fantasy schemes like encasing the sun in butter but otherwise the most expensive engineering project ever.
    Compared to ultrahigh power lasers? It doesn't have to be a solid, expensive ring anyway. Just a series of occluding objects with appropriate spacing
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2019
     
    Posted By: pcstruwith a thin ring rotating around the sun


    As described in Cixin Liu's book, cited here a short while ago.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2019
     
    Will the Chinese start eating long pig now that their pigs are becoming seriously infected?

    I wonder if Trump or the Moslems are behind it?
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2019 edited
     
    They are...it's an STD.
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      CommentAuthoroak
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2019
     
    Posted By: pcstru
    Posted By: Andrew PalfreymanOne way arelatively low costinterstellar semaphore could be constructed is with a thin ring rotating around the sun which encodes the first primes in unary code with its occlusions.

    Relatively low cost compared to ... presumably other fantasy schemes like encasing the sun in butter but otherwise the most expensive engineering project ever.

    The cows will be working overtime.
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    The Interstate Highway System, $459 billion, tops the current list. Probably around 80,000 Km of road total. For comparison, the circumference of the sun at its "surface" is around 4.4 million Km.

    But cats eyes won't be needed.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2019 edited
     
    Blinding cats you cad sir.
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    I get my kicks on Route 66.
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    Your socialist government-sponsored kicks indeed
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    I thought I paid my share in fuel taxes. Besides, Route 66 isn't part of the interstate system.
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    They get you one way or another. Sunlight is next.
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2019
     
    Call it "Lumpy"

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    too many mashed potatoes
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      CommentAuthorDuracell
    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2019
     
    Great A'Tuin ...
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2019
     
    I thought it was budding.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2019
     
    Marshmallow man.
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    Hip joint of the gods
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2019
     
    The thingis is that it doesn't really look very much like that. There are quite a few other photos that give a better idea.