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Comment: Re:apparently we have to have a subject line (Score 1) 696

by alewar (#36933146) Attached to: Seigniorage Hack Could Resolve Debt Limit Crisis
I don't think they do this to resolve debt, but because due to inflation, they would otherwise end up paying $20,000 for a soda, which would be something very impractical to do even with $100 bills. At some point they have to convert their currency to something manageable again and as far as I know, the debt is also converted.

Comment: Important fact missing (Score 1) 546

by alewar (#31171228) Attached to: Interstellar Hydrogen Prevents Light-Speed Travel?
According to the theories developed by Tessa Wendel, once you are traveling faster than the speed of light the nature of gravity changes from attraction to repulsion. This means that a spaceship traveling that fast would be effectively shielded from small objects by the gravitational force.

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