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  1. Do you need help with figuring out the logic or writing the whole thing?
  2. Met my first antiwaxxer. Had I played the "drink a shot for each facebook argument" I'd be under the table.
  3. I mean real children kidnapped, or bought from parents, and forced to work for no pay, living on starvation sized portions of inadequate food, beaten for refusing to work or trying to escape. No joke, no exageration or hyperbole. Real slavery in the most disgusting form. https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/feb/12/mars-nestle-and-hershey-to-face-landmark-child-slavery-lawsuit-in-us
  4. Chocolate industry has been using child slaves for decades without problem, with only recently the issue being raised at all.
  5. Basically, anywhere, everywhere and back. Long way around, if you please. Multiple times.
  6. From the link you provided: So no. Yes, hydrogen is known to be the best source of hydrogen. You are correct. Palladium (being on par with every other element, except the aforementioned hydrogen) is famously devoid of hydrogen. But back to cold fusion. Say you handwave your magic wand and achieve cold fusion. So what? You no longer have hydrogen but helium (or whatever) but got no energy out of it. The whole point of (regular) fusion is that it releases huge amounts of energy that you can then use for something useful. A good deal of that energy comes in the form of
  7. Today, a Google street view car passed right in front of me, so in a few days I should expect to become world famous, or something. Right?
  8. If continuing to operate in Canada means that they need to curate all content, sure. Cost of sifting through everything and deciding what is and isn't Canadian enough would be far too costly and giving up on those 33 M people could be cheaper.
  9. It has defects? Maybe you should go to the auction and ask about the broken thingamabob? Maybe get the car back for old times' sake?
  10. I'd wager a bag of gummy bears that YT, FB, etc. will sooner just block Canadians from accessing their sites than to jump through those hoops.
  11. Hmm, your and mine definition of "not a whole lot" may be different. Datasheets I've seen all say that safe, no fire current is at least 0,2 A, which is huge compared to currents used for sensing.
  12. If there are two detonators in parallel, you could monitor continuity through each, and if a wire is cut a microcontroller activates the boom. Finding a wire that is safe to cut would depend on the design, and I'd assume a half competent electronics engineer could come up with a design that is guarded against this approach. That being said, high explosives are very safe and will not explode unless a detontor goes off in close proximity. In an unlikely scenario were I find myself in a jigsaw type of picle, I'd try removing the detonator without cutting anything. Otherwise, instea
  13. No, because NIF can't fire those lasers continuously. It takes a while to recharge. Average power would be much much lower then the instantaneous power they achieved for that tiny fraction of a second. Just for comparison, total energy they produce in these laser firings is about the same as released from burning about 60 ml of petrol.
  14. The idea falls apart as soon as you consider the logistics, even considering prep time. Assume ten years of bomb making prep time, and a somewhat less totally impossible production rate of 2 000 bomb per day, which would give us one day of propulsion after 100 days of production. After ten years you would have a stockpile for about 35 days of propulsion. By my rough calculation, if you find a very good deposit of uranium with about 10% grade ore, you would need about 20 tons of ore to make one bomb. That's about two large dump trucks worth of dirt that you need to transport for each
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