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Re: starship-design: Re:Food in space
In a message dated 10/14/99 11:57:22 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>> Actually the newer computers are usually more reliable and cheaper.
>> that, you have no choice, they don't make old computers or parts to fix
>> Military learned that the hard way.
>Part of the idea of an independent community is that you make your own parts
Not possible, even nations here have to trade for supplies and parts. No way
a small base or even medium O'Neil, could support a population and industrial
base to support itself alone.
>> >4) The level of independence. How long can you survive with a
>> >loss to earth. 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, 6 months, 1 year, 5 years,35
>> >contact needed
>> Without access to Earth supplies, the city infrastructure will crash
>> 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 suburbs around
>> cities. Small towns and downtown's are losing folks. The whole show
>> to lunch. Way below Burkes early work.
>We will know in 50 years, that may not be what happens but is an alternative
>Everybody expects the future to be just like today, but today is already
The after the warming scenarios are based on no supported facts.