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Re: starship-design: Re:Food in space

KellySt@aol.com wrote:

> Actually the newer computers are usually more reliable and cheaper.  Beyond
> that, you have no choice, they don't make old computers or parts to fix them.
>  Military learned that the hard way.

Part of the idea of a independent community is that you make your own parts and 

> >4) The level of independence. How long can you survive with a transportation
> >loss to earth. 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, 6 months, 1 year, 5 years,35 years,
> >no
> >contact needed
> Without access to Earth supplies, the city infrastructure will crash in
> months to years.

I am claiming as soon as you get in space you cut all transportation off.
This is a goal of that takes time to reach.

> The idea is laughed off by experts.  Everyone is moving to subburbs around
> cities.  Small towns and downtowns are losing folks.  The whole show was out
> to lunch.  Way below Burkes early work.

We will know in 50 years, that may not be what happens but is a alternative
Everybody expects the future to be just like today,but today is already past.

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." Einstein
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 We borrow it from our children."
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