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Question 1: Energy in General
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Ben: I believe that has been proposed, but there are a few little problems.
1) The cost. Sending things into orbit is hard enough. Escaping the Earth's gravity entirely is even more fuel intensive. To send all of our nuclear waste into the sun would, at this time and at any time in the near future, be prohibitively expensive.
2) Safety. What if we had an explosion at launch, think of the damage that would be done. *i would know more than I do about how securely contained nuclear waste is, but launch pad explosions are incredibly powerful. The more safety features you put to secure the waste from leakage in the event of the disaster, the larger payload you will have to send up.

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a4 is the best game yet in Avernum 4
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I pictured him re-reading three or four emails from people who liked the game night after night.

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Question 1: Energy in General
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Alright, Thuryl. I made it a link.

[ Wednesday, April 26, 2006 16:29: Message edited by: Wild Kinky Slugs ]

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The Afterlife in General
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I've thought about that, sort of like approaching a black hole. Time slows down, such that from your point of reference, you never reach it. It's a strange idea of immortality, but an interesting one.

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Zoophilia in General
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On Mister Fox's myspace page it says:
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I'm physically and emotionally attracted to some animals, but not to humans.
To me this suggests some sort of physical desire for animals. I am not saying that Mister Fox practices beastiality, I am merely saying that (as I read it) he is interested in doing so. He is sexually attracted to animals. What I wrote was merely a warning that, should he act on these desires, he could get in trouble with the law. Mister Fox asked for our opinions. I gave mine. Deal with it.

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Question 1: Energy in General
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That's a stupid comment and you should feel stupid for making it.
Ouch! Grant me clemency. It was 6:05 in the morning when I posted that, and I have been awake since around 9:00 the previous morning. I assure you, nothing I say on these boards can make me feel half as stupid as the Calc II final I just took. By all means, however, go on. I was simply stating that Diesel engines are more efficient. Since diesel fuel need not come from petroleum, it is a very attractive alternate fuel source. In addition, it is already widely used, so a gradual shift to diesel, at least as a temporary measure, can help alleviate the demand for oil. I'm not suggesting that it is the best substance in the world. I believe it is a rather bad polutant, but it can be renewable, is efficient, and is plentiful.

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Which scenario to play? in Blades of Avernum
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This is true. Roots made me want to tear my hair out in frustration.

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Question 1: Energy in General
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This kind of makes me want a diesel engine. Just to try this. Diesel in and of itself should not be overlooked as an alternate energy source. Diesel engines are considerably more efficient than regular gasoline engines.

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Backyard Mythbusters in General
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We constructed it out of PVC piping. You put a tire air valve in an end cap on one end and a regular PVC ball valve on the other. Pump air into the tire valve, but don't get pressure above 30 psi or so, just to be on the safe side. Open ball valve and pressurized air flows out. It's pretty similar to a spud gun.

As for the surgical tubing, you'll need lots of strands to get a high enough coefficient of elasticity.

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I want my other two characters back! in The Avernum Trilogy
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I'm not sure how the one combat square thing makes it easier or harder.

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Question 1: Energy in General
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Yeah I've heard a similar story. They would collect used cooking oil from local restaurants. I'm not sure how it works chemically, but the car ran.

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Zoophilia in General
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I couldn't be attracted romantically to an animal for the same reason that I wouldn't date an unintelligent girl.
As for sex with animals, that's kind of gross, and I'm not sure that vixens are large enough to accomodate human members. I believe bestiality is also illegal in many jurisdictions, as it is considered cruelty to animals. Whether this is right or wrong, it is the law. I would advise people to check their local statutes before boning their pets. That will be all.

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"As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it." --Albert Einstein
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Registration code question. in Avernum 4
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I never got a manual either, just a letter thanking me for my purchase and listing my registration key.

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Backyard Mythbusters in General
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The furthest I've ever flung something was when I shot a marshmallow 73 feet. This was during the test run for a marshmallow launching competition that served as part of my grade for Introduction to the Engineering Profession. We had to shoot a marshmallow 50 feet using materials that cost less than $20. The idea was to get the marshmallow as close as possible to a target 50 feet away. We used a pressurized air cannon, which was a bad idea, seeing as the marshmallows gunked up the barrel and therefore didn't make it as far. One of the best designs was a simple bungee cord sligshot, it could shoot well over 100 feet and was also extremely accurate. I don't know if any of this helps much.

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Backyard Mythbusters in General
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Go for it, I guess... Just don't use hard, damging projectiles.

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Which scenario to play? in Blades of Avernum
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Likewise. BoA doesn't have Alcritas, Shyguy, Brett, or Barcoorah. I hope that someday BoA will have the same quality of scenarios as BoE, but I think we have a long ways to go before that day comes. This is not a slight against BoA. BoA is a much more powerful scenario editor, but is much less user friendly and more time consuming. Various utilities, such as the 3D editor, have made the editing interface better, but it will be a long time before people can design scenarios the size of At The Gallows or AC3, or if they do, it is doubtful that they will have the same depth.

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I want my other two characters back! in The Avernum Trilogy
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You can do much more damage in Avernum.

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Question 1: Energy in General
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Obviously, this won't work everywhere, but I'm a big fan of geothermal energy.

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International Bad Pun Day in General
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A vulture walked onto a plane with two dead racoons in it's beak. The stewardess stopped him, saying, "I'm sorry, only one carrion per passenger."

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a4 is the best game yet in Avernum 4
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I'm sad to say it, but I have to stand with tEH dahlay llama on this one. Other than the BoX's Avernum 4 is my favorite. Then again the only other ones I've played was Exile III, so I'm hardly the best judge in this matter.

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The Afterlife in General
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I'd like to be reincarnated as myself as a young child, while still knowing everything I do now.

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Registration code question. in Avernum 4
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You only get the manual if you buy it.

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What style of graphics would you like to see in Avernum 5? in General
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That one, I can't understand. Those things are hideous.

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Registration code question. in Avernum 4
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Yes, but Jeff's way is more secure than any utility that would give you a new registration code.

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Zoophilia in General
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ADoS: I think he established that he has feelings exclusively for animals.

[ Tuesday, April 25, 2006 12:28: Message edited by: Wild Kinky Slugs ]

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