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I wonder if accelerating by sling-shot with gravity is essentially like trying to travel by car without turning the direction opposite, or distal, to the driver's side.  Like trying to get home only making left turns in right-hand traffic: good times.

I think using only left turns in right-hand traffic could be used to get home as long as the roads are built in a way that allows you to spiral out from your current destination to the exact distance out that your home is (I feel like this wasn't very clear, or that there was some sort of flaw in the way I described this. I can't put my finger on it though). A grid-like road system could be viable for that.

As I reach the half-way mark in this response, your statement is starting to seem more and more rhetorical. In-fact, it's starting to seem like a form of mockery and disparagement. So, before I continue, can you explain its relevance?
I was just driving some distance, noticing how the spiral was common for changing elevation/velocity, say highways to street, with the latter instead favoring slower traffic and more turns.  This, extrapolates to space travel and it occurred to me that we might be doing it wrong.  The question then is in what direction do we turn to better travel through space/time?  Funny or rhetorical as the question may be, this does not make it invalid IMHO.

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I wonder if accelerating by sling-shot with gravity is essentially like trying to travel by car without turning the direction opposite, or distal, to the driver's side.  Like trying to get home only making left turns in right-hand traffic: good times.

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Eh, clearly it's par for the adversarial curse because I actually enjoyed trying to show that Ternary Terrence segment to someone today - though I have no idea what OP's point may have been in the first place - that, and my target's rate of recognition was dubious, obviously.
Terrence can be worthwile, I usually like his stuff.
That spammer was a waste of pixels though.
Yea, I feel like he is really trying to get to something in those talks.  Mr. Morphogenenic field plays umpire, Ralph pitches and Terrence hits.  (Baseball is to me growing slightly more intelligible)

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Eh, clearly it's par for the adversarial curse because I actually enjoyed trying to show that Ternary Terrence segment to someone today - though I have no idea what OP's point may have been in the first place - that, and my target's rate of recognition was dubious, obviously.

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I really enjoyed all the /_/ltron talk, never got to see Ex Machina, yet.  Survived some hail and flash floods today, all while balancing on the tightrope of a significantly large "routine" disruption.  Overall good; difficulties logged under "team-building" exercises, even better.  This is my best apostolic.

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We taught the Israelis who taught you guys everything they know.

I have research sitting right in front of me from a former CIA officer (who worked in Afghanistan during the 80s, no less) and psychiatrist who says foreign policy, unfair targeting and demonisation/valourisation are the main factors in radicalization.  So of course the official papers from the local educational authority mention ONLY Muslims, encourage teachers to snitch on them and to challenge their beliefs.  Oh, and brings up ISIS.

Yeah, great going.  :x

There is probably a formula somewhere that renders the relation between generated radicals and funds available for spending.  The problem with this system is how hard it is to break.  If you don' t report anyone, then you must be one of them; reporting the wrong person eventually leads to radicalization of the same, and so forth...  Probably the best solution (ICTO, ATM) is to attack the personal lives of legislators, nullifying their moral equity at home without invoking foreign policy.  Thing is, theres always someone ready to take their place.  The final solution would be to re-arrange the offending value-system, and we know how well that always goes.  :(

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Your insolence is being reported to Il Galateo.
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Which Mexican warlord is he again?

He's the one commanding Generals Samuel Jackson and Raging Erection.

He's the one aggressively trying to push pistachio flavoured ice-cream onto the defenceless Mexican public.

:lulz: :lulz:


Eh, he is a, like e, the English, of e de Queen


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Keep arguing over nothing. It makes your pockets real easy to pick.

The squeaky wheel gets the oil, at a price...

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Propaganda Depository / Re: REPORT STUFF HERE
« on: May 05, 2015, 08:20:08 am »
Cain, denigrating the heritage of fake Italian Westerns shot off the coast of Almeria, Spain.  The continuance of my changes having been granted a forum is a testament to the validity of mi claims.  All Hail G.Q.P. (I'll get back to you on big words, post haste)

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: May 05, 2015, 04:54:59 am »
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/03/05/391030925/respect-the-robot-giant-robots-oversee-traffic-in-kinshasa

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Perhaps, we will welcome our robot overlords after all.

The two giant robots who have directed traffic in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, since 2013 have company. Agence France-Presse reports three new robots developed by Women's Technology, an association of female engineers were positioned this week across the city of 9 million people to direct traffic.

The giant robots are solar-powered, have chests that rotate and are equipped with cameras that send real-time information back to the police station, AFP reports. It's unclear why this is any different than having traffic cameras besides the fact they look much cooler (and more intimidating) but the robots appear to be having the desired effect.

"There are certain drivers who don't respect the traffic police. But with the robot it will be different," taxi driver Poro Zidane told AFP. "We should respect the robot."


Because people behave better if they are being watched, duh.
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140209-being-watched-why-thats-good
My own recognizance is actually more circumspect and does not lack propriety.  Being watched obtains a kind of retroactive double jeopardy whereby I am free to commit crimes of which, inevitably,  I have  already been accused.  :lulz:

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Spanish is usually dried and cured, and sliced into delectable rounds.

Mexican is usually not cured, crumbles easily, and has more of a firey bite.

Crumbes easily eh?  Calzone would be a good bet.  I know, it's Italian, but their sausages also tend to crumble quite easily.  In fact, you could do any number of Italian dishes if you wanted...the firey bite will likely make them a little more exciting than traditional Italian flair too.

Plus if anyone asks, you can tell them the fusion of Italian and Mexican food is called a spaghetti western.
Your insolence is being reported to Il Galateo.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: May 03, 2015, 05:03:10 am »
Once, I stole a robot from a movie set.  It totally messed up continuity, and I had to give it back; or so I'm told.

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