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Comment: Re:stupid comparison (Score 1) 501

to build three massive, 1,000-foot high, 165-foot thick walls

For example, in Philadelphia, the newly completed Comcast building has about 300 meter height. The wall with similar height as the Comcast building should be much easier to be constructed.

But the wall is not similar height, is it? it's 3 times that height. Also, it may be 165-ft thick, but how wide? all the way around the city is how many times wider than said Comcast building? a few thousand? so 9000+ times larger structure is somehow easier to construct?

Some points to consider

1000 foot = 304 meter.

It is easier to construct a 3'x3' cube of concrete than a CPU, so size does not seem to be the only factor determining difficulty.

Comment: Re:Hindenburg (Score 1) 186

by TheInternetGuy (#46033609) Attached to: Regulations Could Delay or Prevent Space Tourism

Actually, many similarities: airships float in a sea of air, using buoyancy just as a ship does. Perhaps more like a submarine, but those are boats too. :)

And the loss of the Hindenburg certainly put a crimp in airship travel!

So if I understand you correctly, you are saying that the statement:
'Hindenburg stopped boat traveling' is correct then :-)?

This universe shipped by weight, not by volume. Some expansion of the contents may have occurred during shipment.