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Comment Re:Uhm, wow... (Score 1) 417

Uhm, wow indeed.

According to your thinking California could pump the aquifers dry and let all the stored water flow to the oceans and it wouldn't be a problem because it had all gone back into the environment. If you're taking it out of the local environment faster than it's being replenished in the local environment you have a problem. Spoken like someone who thinks water comes in endless streams from a tap. If you hadn't noticed the environment isn't partitioned by state and national boundaries and the water returning to the environment is free to rain out in the ocean or on a wetter region.
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Designer Creates "Euthanasia Roller Coaster" 409

disco_tracy writes "Lithuanian amusement park worker and current PhD candidate in London's Royal College of Art's Design Interactions department, Julijonas Urbonas, has made a design for a hypothetical coaster that could be the future of humane euthanasia. Urbonas says that it is engineered to give a person a way to die with 'with elegance and euphoria.' From the article: 'The three-minute ride involves a long, slow, climb -- nearly a third of a mile long -- that lifts one up to a height of more than 1,600 feet, followed by a massive fall and seven strategically sized and placed loops. The final descent and series of loops take all of one minute. But the gravitational force -- 10 Gs -- from the spinning loops at 223 miles per hour in that single minute is lethal.'"

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