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Forum: Science & Technology 2021-10-28, 16:48
Replies: 77
Views: 5,754
Posted By xilman
Remember that you need delta-v to counteract...

Remember that you need delta-v to counteract gravity if you want a soft landing. The moon has a substantial delta-v cost; a 100 metre asteroid has almost none. The difference more than compensates...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-10-28, 16:44
Replies: 77
Views: 5,754
Posted By xilman
I believe so. Some of these things come very...

I believe so.

Some of these things come very close, only a few hours from the Earth's surface with current rocketry compared with a few days to the Moon.

The measure of easiness used in my post...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-10-28, 13:06
Replies: 77
Views: 5,754
Posted By xilman
It is easier to get to some NEOs (Near Earth...

It is easier to get to some NEOs (Near Earth Objects) than it is to go to the Moon. One of them is an obvious location for a base.
Forum: greenskull 2021-10-27, 16:54
Replies: 35
Views: 642
Posted By xilman
Yes. Whether they should or not is an...

Yes.

Whether they should or not is an entirely different question.
Forum: greenskull 2021-10-27, 13:09
Replies: 35
Views: 642
Posted By xilman
My response was "You thought? Wow!"

My response was "You thought? Wow!"
Forum: greenskull 2021-10-26, 16:58
Replies: 35
Views: 604
Posted By xilman
Late night, double feature, picture show.

Late night, double feature, picture show.
Forum: greenskull 2021-10-26, 16:46
Replies: 54
Views: 1,052
Posted By xilman
Isn't it obvious? The microphone is an item of...

Isn't it obvious? The microphone is an item of advanced technology provided to the troupe by a visitor from an alien civilization.
Forum: greenskull 2021-10-26, 16:39
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By xilman
I hand over some used beer vouchers whenever...

I hand over some used beer vouchers whenever Xyzzy drops by my place.
Forum: greenskull 2021-10-22, 09:02
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By xilman
You might very well say that. I couldn't possibly...

You might very well say that. I couldn't possibly comment.
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-21, 17:25
Replies: 1,051
Views: 84,360
Posted By xilman
The rest of the album is well worth listening to.

The rest of the album is well worth listening to.
Forum: Lounge 2021-10-20, 09:23
Replies: 1,051
Views: 84,360
Posted By xilman
Push your luck too far and you will discover that...

Push your luck too far and you will discover that supermods can and will limit what you can choose to do.
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-10-20, 09:18
Replies: 514
Views: 87,494
Posted By xilman
Three evacuees are living in our place. No...

Three evacuees are living in our place. No significant damage, as far as anyonr can tell. About 5cm ash fall in total.

I removed delicate objects from walls, shelves and cupboards a couple of...
Forum: Science & Technology 2021-10-20, 06:56
Replies: 514
Views: 87,494
Posted By xilman
Up to 4.8 now, after a few at 4.6. This one was...

Up to 4.8 now, after a few at 4.6. This one was felt >100km away in Tenerife.

The absolute intensity isn't particularly worrying, it is the increased frequency and steadily increasing strengths of...
Forum: Software 2021-10-20, 06:52
Replies: 25
Views: 720
Posted By xilman
I first ran Slackware Linux on a 25MHz 386 with...

I first ran Slackware Linux on a 25MHz 386 with 4M RAM and a 40M disk, so it can surely be done on your high-end hardware.

I'll rummage through old distros and see what I can find. Later...
Forum: greenskull 2021-10-17, 21:12
Replies: 55
Views: 1,073
Posted By xilman
Then it is clearly evil.

Then it is clearly evil.
Forum: greenskull 2021-10-16, 19:06
Replies: 55
Views: 1,073
Posted By xilman
August 6th is evil. No?

August 6th is evil. No?
Forum: MattcAnderson 2021-10-16, 18:15
Replies: 24
Views: 669
Posted By xilman
A 257-gon can also be so constructed. Never seen...

A 257-gon can also be so constructed. Never seen anyone do so.
Forum: Puzzles 2021-10-16, 18:14
Replies: 43
Views: 1,892
Posted By xilman
It is well-known that engineers can't spell. ...

It is well-known that engineers can't spell. :wink:
Forum: greenskull 2021-10-16, 18:11
Replies: 54
Views: 1,052
Posted By xilman
17 is also a horns symbol, so signifying either...

17 is also a horns symbol, so signifying either the devil or cuckoldry.
Forum: greenskull 2021-10-16, 17:17
Replies: 54
Views: 1,052
Posted By xilman
I'd love to but your gummint makes it...

I'd love to but your gummint makes it impractical for me to travel.

Zoom or Skype perhaps?
Forum: greenskull 2021-10-16, 17:14
Replies: 54
Views: 1,052
Posted By xilman
Both 3 and 18 (as mentioned by Uncwilly) imply...

Both 3 and 18 (as mentioned by Uncwilly) imply that the recipient of the gesture is a cuckold.
Forum: greenskull 2021-10-16, 17:04
Replies: 54
Views: 1,052
Posted By xilman
31 is offensive in some areas bordering the Med.,...

31 is offensive in some areas bordering the Med., or so I am told. AIUI, it means "I throw :poop: at you".

It would be nice to see what Numbskull thinks may be offensive.
Forum: greenskull 2021-10-16, 14:36
Replies: 54
Views: 1,052
Posted By xilman
Now that is interesting. A moving GIF of a...

Now that is interesting.

A moving GIF of a human hand is an "inanimate object". That description violates at least two common meanings of the English word "inanimate".

About par for the course,...
Forum: greenskull 2021-10-16, 09:59
Replies: 80
Views: 1,473
Posted By xilman
Except when it isn't. I have already given you...

Except when it isn't. I have already given you the examples of dandelions and coconuts (wind and ocean currents respectively). I could provide others which use other mechanisms.

The coating is,...
Forum: greenskull 2021-10-16, 09:45
Replies: 54
Views: 1,052
Posted By xilman
Given that the doctor is in, perhaps Lucy (may I...

Given that the doctor is in, perhaps Lucy (may I call you Lucy?) would like to psychoanalyse my avatar.
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