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Terrascope

Post by seer » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:36 am

This is an interesting video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgOTZe07eHA
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Re: Terrascope

Post by notFritzArgelander » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:34 am

Yes, it is interesting. I watched it through to the end and his reasoning is sound and his acknowledgement of possible problems at about 26 minutes in was reasonable and accurate. It's an interesting idea that needs more work. It was largely enjoyable to although I found the interruptions from advertisements from a right wing fake news outlet that operates as a mouthpiece for religious organization..... tedious to say the least.

He mentions a "Halo Drive" along the way which I think is a pretty silly, BTW, and not worthy of consideration. But this idea is pretty good and worth pursuing.
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Re: Terrascope

Post by seer » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:43 am

notFritzArgelander wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:34 am
Yes, it is interesting. I watched it through to the end and his reasoning is sound and his acknowledgement of possible problems at about 26 minutes in was reasonable and accurate. It's an interesting idea that needs more work. It was largely enjoyable to although I found the interruptions from advertisements from a right wing fake news outlet that operates as a mouthpiece for religious organization..... tedious to say the least.

He mentions a "Halo Drive" along the way which I think is a pretty silly, BTW, and not worthy of consideration. But this idea is pretty good and worth pursuing.
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Re: Terrascope

Post by seer » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:09 am

I got curious and watched the halo drive video. It's not what I was thinking it was.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFqL9CkNxXw
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Re: Terrascope

Post by notFritzArgelander » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:34 am

I'm not a fan of it. I don't like the Breakthrough Starshot concept nor do I like the Halo Drive. They only work in a perfect vacuum and space is not a perfect vacuum.
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Re: Terrascope

Post by Unitron48 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:29 pm

Intriguing concept...will be interesting to see where it goes.

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