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We have a KAS, a KIS, and a KOS. Why don't we have KES and KUS?

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29 minutes ago, 5thHorseman said:

We have a KAS, a KIS, and a KOS. Why don't we have KES and KUS?

And sometimes KYS? What about KEES and KOOS? Do kerbals eat kouskous?

What would KES and KUS stand for anyways? Kerbal Engineering Systems and Kerbal Underwater Systems? Oh wait, kuss is what Jeb does when his rocket explodes....

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What if we got rid of the Van Allen belts...?

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1 hour ago, StrandedonEarth said:

and KOOS? Do kerbals eat kouskous?

Kouskous is the perfect name for a KSP part mod, maybe a station or something which is humorously named after the food.

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9 hours ago, Bill Phil said:

What if we got rid of the Van Allen belts...?

Death

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KYS could be "Kerbal Yndustrial System"

To distinguish the Kerbal yndustri from the normal industry.

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21 hours ago, Bill Phil said:

What if we got rid of the Van Allen belts...?

We'd need Van Allen suspenders?

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4 hours ago, TheSaint said:

We'd need Van Allen suspenders?

Trying vainly to picture that...

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On 2/2/2019 at 10:13 PM, Bill Phil said:

What if we got rid of the Van Allen belts...?

Van Allen's trousers would fall down. Obviously.

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What would happen if Earth had a second moon? What would night time be like?

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2 hours ago, septemberWaves said:

Van Allen's trousers would fall down. Obviously.

1 hour ago, The_Cat_In_Space said:

What would happen if Earth had a second moon? What would night time be like?

There's a joke here. I'm sure of it. Hang on. Give me a minute.....

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5 hours ago, septemberWaves said:

Van Allen's trousers

Hanging, drying.

Spoiler

aurora-borealis-above-snowy-island-vestv

We would never see them any more, I guess.

(Just the question itself was not correct:
Does "got rid of the Van Allen belts" mean "no magnetosphere" or "no particles currently captured by the magnetosphere")

 

4 hours ago, The_Cat_In_Space said:

What would happen if Earth had a second moon?

Irl it :
either would be far away, as the primary Moon was originally much closer, then got farther, hitting everything on its way;
or would be closer and very small, as being captured later and having not disturbed the primary Moon and the terrestrial life

So, it anyway would be much smaller visually.

4 hours ago, The_Cat_In_Space said:

What would night time be like?

Neon, spotlights, street lights. So, the same.

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what if on another planet little aliens go to a space groundhog as a holiday  to see if summer will last 6 more weeks

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13 hours ago, lapis said:

what if on another planet little aliens go to a space groundhog as a holiday  to see if summer will last 6 more weeks

Then somebody should study the chemical spills next to the water intake in your city, to find out the hallucinogen solved there.

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16 hours ago, lapis said:

what if on another planet little aliens go to a space groundhog as a holiday  to see if summer will last 6 more weeks

Don't have to go to another planet, just go to the Southern Hemisphere. When I was living in South Africa I never got used to the fact that we celebrated Christmas by having a braai (barbecue) on the beach, hanging out in our swimsuits.

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Winter barbecue is normal.
A fur-tree with pineapples - too. (Better than pine cones)
But a roundelay around the fur-tree in swimsuits...

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Imagine back in the 19th century, with your average Joe living in a mostly rural area, very basic education, using crude technology such using fire as a light source at night, horses and carriages as the main mean of transport, having to actually go somewhere in order to talk to others, growing his own food, etc.

And then this Edison guy comes along with a machine that speaks like a person, can remake past sounds at will, hell, it can even speak with his own voice, imagine how confused Mr. Joe must've been. 

Even more so with the invention of the telephone, talking to someone kilometers/miles away without even seeing them by speaking into a magic hole that mimics the other person's voice. Surely at least someone thought this was witchcraft or an otherworldly spawn.

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3 hours ago, Aperture Science said:

Imagine back in the 19th century, with your average Joe living in a mostly rural area, very basic education, using crude technology such using fire as a light source at night, horses and carriages as the main mean of transport, having to actually go somewhere in order to talk to others, growing his own food, etc.

And then this Edison guy comes along with a machine that speaks like a person, can remake past sounds at will, hell, it can even speak with his own voice, imagine how confused Mr. Joe must've been. 

Even more so with the invention of the telephone, talking to someone kilometers/miles away without even seeing them by speaking into a magic hole that mimics the other person's voice. Surely at least someone thought this was witchcraft or an otherworldly spawn.

Some people might have thought so, yes. 

But a well-read or well educated person could easily see that these are evolutions of already existing technologies. We could record with the written word, it was logical to think that it was possible to record sounds.

The electric telegraph and semaphores already existed. True you couldn't speak through them, but as they developed there's a good chance somewhat thought about transmitting sounds.

The first fax machine was arguably made in the 1840s. May not have been a great one, but it could reproduce images over a distance. I would be shocked if no one thought of reproducing sounds.

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1 hour ago, Bill Phil said:

a well-read or well educated person could easily see that these are evolutions of already existing technologies.

So, they renamed the "magic" into "magnetism" and everything got ok.

That's the great power of knowledge!

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Shrek and Han Solo dress the same

 

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1 hour ago, Kernel Kraken said:

Shrek and Han Solo dress the same

 

You never see them in the same room together either....

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14 hours ago, Aperture Science said:

Imagine back in the 19th century, with your average Joe living in a mostly rural area, very basic education, using crude technology such using fire as a light source at night, horses and carriages as the main mean of transport, having to actually go somewhere in order to talk to others, growing his own food, etc.

And then this Edison guy comes along with a machine that speaks like a person, can remake past sounds at will, hell, it can even speak with his own voice, imagine how confused Mr. Joe must've been. 

Even more so with the invention of the telephone, talking to someone kilometers/miles away without even seeing them by speaking into a magic hole that mimics the other person's voice. Surely at least someone thought this was witchcraft or an otherworldly spawn.

You're basically speaking of the likes of my grandmother (for one example).  She used to talk a lot about the invention of the electric light, how in her opinion it was the greatest invention.  Conversely, she thought the invention of the automobile was the worst, as it separated families... which it surely has.  I have never in my life known or met a more read and literate woman, and she was nothing more than an average homemaker.

The average Joe of the 18th & 19th centuries was far better read than, for example, young people of today.  In the early 19th century, the USA saw its highest literacy rate to date.  Along with those literacy rates were an abundance of basic life skills, things which our millennials of today have a complete and total lack of.  That would make one hell of a science experiment, to throw a group of millennials back to, say, 1850.

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Cygnus just has undocked from ISS with 2.5 t of junk onboard.

If it was a reusable Dragon, they could deliver this junk to Earth.

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