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by Eduardo Blomar 1679
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Promenade
Topic: Artificial Doomsday
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Artificial Doomsday

Why would anyone create a machine that had the ability to override its' programming to not kill it's creator (or anyone else for that matter?) Because they can? We can create 'AI' that can be programmed to 'learn', but that isn't what it is actually doing. It is only accumulating vaster amounts of k...
by Eduardo Blomar 1679
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: The Big Idea
Topic: Super-strong aluminum as strong as steel
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Super-strong aluminum as strong as steel

Researchers have demonstrated how to create a super-strong aluminum alloy that rivals the strength of stainless steel, an advance with potential industrial applications. “Most lightweight aluminum alloys are soft and have inherently low mechanical strength, which hinders more widespread industrial ...
by Eduardo Blomar 1679
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: The Big Idea
Topic: Cargo Design
Replies: 11
Views: 350

Re: Cargo Design

Here are some specifications from Granger Aerospace for you:

http://www.grangeraerospace.com/ld3.html

EB
by Eduardo Blomar 1679
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: The Big Idea
Topic: Cargo Design
Replies: 11
Views: 350

Re: Cargo Design

Are we married to using maritime/land based containers? There seems to be a large assortment of Air Cargo containers that weigh considerably less: https://tinyurl.com/y9c8s7pe Also, how about a non-detachable area that the cargo loads into via a port (one container at a time) that, when empty, can b...
by Eduardo Blomar 1679
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Promenade
Topic: What's the Big Idea?
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: What's the Big Idea?

What part do you hope fill on The Precariat, Senor Doug?

EB
by Eduardo Blomar 1679
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: The Big Idea
Topic: Crew
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: Crew

Bump to original post
by Eduardo Blomar 1679
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Promenade
Topic: What's the Big Idea?
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: What's the Big Idea?

Senor Doug, I will try, once again, to engage you in conversation.

Tell me, what are your problems, and what do you consider OUR problems?

Two lists, please.

Eduardo
by Eduardo Blomar 1679
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: The Big Idea
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 39
Views: 2039

Re: Introduction

To lift a craft this size and magnitude without thrust would require not only enough lift from the gasbags but the other component that, after a quick search of this Forum, only I, Eduardo Blomar, has mentioned; BALLAST . I see no dedicated spaces for the ballast (which I presume would be water) or ...
by Eduardo Blomar 1679
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Promenade
Topic: pirates without borders?
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: pirates without borders?

The border of the ship is called the Railing. Beyond that is the Sea, the World, and the Universe.

The border of the Pirate is the Imagination.

EB