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Re: Objects in Motion & The Hot Equations

thnaks for heads up - just ordered .. two items: 1 . the link on the bundle page to "objects in motion" seems to be broken 2. may i suggest paypal payments as
markus baur
Feb 10
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99641

Re: Destroying the Earth... to delete a file

On 09/02/2016 00:18, DataPacRat datapacrat+yahoo@... [sfconsim-l] ... Would a strangelet[1] bomb be hard SF enough for your requirements? Depending on
Coridon Henshaw
Feb 9
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99640

Re: Destroying the Earth... to delete a file

For what you want to do, on the time scale you want to do it, there aren't a lot of promising options. I'd go with bombardment of Earth with massive amounts of
Isaac Kuo
Feb 9
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99639

Objects in Motion & The Hot Equations

This went up yesterday - had strong sales so far. The Hot Equations is what I was a Hugo Finalist for, and won a Jovian for. Objects in Motion is the sequel to
adastragames
Feb 9
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99638

Re: Destroying the Earth... to delete a file

On Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 12:13 PM, eric henry ehenry0623@... ... Such a scenario is one of the Von Neumann's nightmare scenarios. (Such possibilities are
DataPacRat
Feb 9
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99637

Re: Destroying the Earth... to delete a file

On Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 8:22 AM, tzircher@... [sfconsim-l] ... The only issue with this plan is the time it would take to build the drives that could
DataPacRat
Feb 9
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99636

Re: Destroying the Earth... to delete a file

On Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 7:54 AM, Psiweapon psiweapon@... ... Not only economical, but asteroid-towing, mirrors, and lenses are about as firmly within the
DataPacRat
Feb 9
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99635

Re: Destroying the Earth... to delete a file

Well there more to it. A sub earthen particle accelerator, pointed skyward, could send particles through earth and atmosphere to affect Von Neumann even if
eric henry
Feb 9
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99634

Re: Destroying the Earth... to delete a file

I stood up with an inaudible "Awesome" On Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 2:46 AM, baur baur baur@... [sfconsim-l] < sfconsim-l@yahoogroups.com> wrote: "i say we
eric henry
Feb 9
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99633

Re: Destroying the Earth... to delete a file

Our AI, we'll call it Gary, starts by building observers that can only speak in astronomical data. These remote observers feed Gary the details of the
tzircher
Feb 9
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99632

Re: Destroying the Earth... to delete a file

Does your VN want to keep the planet after erasing its contents? Asteroids sound like a good choice, as long as ejects outside of the atmosphere are avoided /
Psiweapon
Feb 9
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99631

Re: Destroying the Earth... to delete a file

I would go for enrgy... concentrated solar energy to fuse the emerged surface and (maybe) boil water... that leaves caves, though... To block launching
Enzo de Ianni
Feb 9
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99630

Re: Destroying the Earth... to delete a file

On Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 3:46 AM, baur baur baur@... [sfconsim-l] ... Okay, so it's going to be a long-term project of multiple stages. How quickly could
DataPacRat
Feb 9
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99629

Re: Destroying the Earth... to delete a file

... hmm .. rock dwelling bacteria - DEEP rock dwelling bacteria i think we will need a nova bomb (making the sun go nova) or a tame black hole (slurp) "i say
baur baur
Feb 9
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99628

Re: Destroying the Earth... to delete a file

On Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 3:35 AM, baur baur baur@... [sfconsim-l] ... Enough to sterilize the water and soil, getting rid of any DNA - a primary goal being
DataPacRat
Feb 9
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