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Comment Re:Sigh.. (Score 2, Interesting) 142

it can't break the speed limit of light

I would say that you misread Einstein, Dr. Powell. May I call you Mark? You see Mark, what Einstein actually said was that nothing can accelerate to the speed of light because its mass would become infinite. Einstein said nothing about entities already traveling at the speed of light or faster.

Comment Re:Effects on Martian atmosphere (Score 0) 48

If you start manipulating the comet's orbit early enough (say around the orbit of Saturn), it's more cost-effective. You can add some slingshot (braking) maneouvers far enough from Earth and with an Olympus Mons of luck you could land an ocean on Mars.

Comment Re:Unless the plant is surrounded in a glass dome. (Score 0) 128

There are norms that dictate required redundancy for a given purpose. Where I live, the norms require 6-fold redundancy where human health or life is at stake (e.g. lifts). I'm convinced there is no "just long|strong enough" anywhere in construction.

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