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ConnieCommie wrote

OH yeah so you're one of those idiots who thinks they're a witch

lmao

also; guarantee you, stopping production of weaponry and beginning a modernized public transportation system would help reduce ecological damage; less cars and less planes and more electric trains powered by nukes.

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GaldraChevaliere wrote

tips fedora

So you're one of those smug stemlords who thinks the entire world runs according to immutable axioms and hates the idea of any sort of uncertainty, and can't deal with cultural and religious restrictions other people hold only themselves to as a matter of personal honor?

And yeah, no shit. As we've established, I do not hate technology itself. I hate the ruin that careless pursuit of progress brings. You want to tear down the highways? Be my guest, I'll bring the charges. You want to open the old rails? That's a perfectly wise thing to do. But if you want to create new ones, what forests and villages do you plan to bowl over for them? Where do you want to get the metals and ores and fuel? What do you plan to do with the cores when they're expended? How long do you think that can be sustained and will it cause more problems than it solves?

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ConnieCommie wrote

a. Electricity. Diesel's on it's way out in the rest of the western world's rail networks, and if wires aren't able to be placed, use batteries.

B. I don't want to destroy more than i'd have to; my ideal would be creating a giant solar complex in the world's deserts.

C. launch the cores into space; in orbit of the sun they can't fuck much up

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GaldraChevaliere wrote

You specifically stated nuclear power, presumably fission. While I doubt you'd be fool enough to leave it unshielded, we haven't miniaturized fusion successfully to my knowledge and cores do inevitably burn out. Electrical generation is its own set of problems whether nuclear or fuel, to say nothing of the sheer scale of power plants on an architectural level. That's a fucking lot of steel and concrete you're investing.

Deserts have their own peoples and ecosystems, you're only foisting our problems onto others by building all our shit out there. How does this impact the remaining nomads, or the people that return to nomadic life after they're no longer chained to the factories and roads? Does this interfere with the precious little moisture brought in by the rains and winds if it lands on the solar panels and evaporates or gets trapped instead of touching ground? How does this impact floral and animal life, especially given the scarcity of food and drink in such a place, with less space to hunt and to grow and to burrow?

Space junk is already becoming a major concern and it's only been about 60 years or so since we've regularly started putting things up there. How are you going to launch cores into escape velocity and how much fuel and expense will this be?

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ConnieCommie wrote

Deserts have their own peoples and ecosystems, you're only foisting our problems onto others by building all our shit out there. How does this impact the remaining nomads, or the people that return to nomadic life after they're no longer chained to the factories and roads? Does this interfere with the precious little moisture brought in by the rains and winds if it lands on the solar panels and evaporates or gets trapped instead of touching ground? How does this impact floral and animal life, especially given the scarcity of food and drink in such a place, with less space to hunt and to grow and to burrow?

I'm talking about parts with little impact on life; some sq.m outside of vegas is a preferable option to dumping it in Africa.

Space junk is already becoming a major concern and it's only been about 60 years or so since we've regularly started putting things up there. How are you going to launch cores into escape velocity and how much fuel and expense will this be?

I'd revisit the Energia program, hopefully.

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GaldraChevaliere wrote

You think the Aha Makhav wouldn't want to return to their ancestral lands without the US forcing them onto reservations anymore? Or that the Sonora and Mojave are completely barren and lifeless?

Can you fill me in on the details, I haven't heard of that. Why was it abandoned?

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ConnieCommie wrote

actually, scratch that. Decolonization is needed, and the deserts have life.

Now, something better would be to, say, bulldoze beverly hills and make it a power plant.

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GaldraChevaliere wrote

See? Now we've got common ground. You go and do that, while I look for a way to preserve the pacific from the runoff.