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Maybe a dyson sphere?

http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/wonde...QT?ocid=SMSDHP

Weird stuff is going on in the universe...
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Already mentioned this previously.
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The major objection to a Dyson sphere is the tremendous amount of material needed. But a "Dyson cloud" of "flying" solar panels might be a way around that.
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The major objection to a Dyson sphere is the tremendous amount of material needed. But a "Dyson cloud" of "flying" solar panels might be a way around that.
Not all spheres suggested by Dyson were continuous surfaces. He did suggest that a star might be surrounded by a sphere of intersecting rings with gaps in between. Larry Niven wrote a very good article on the subject.
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Not all spheres suggested by Dyson were continuous surfaces. He did suggest that a star might be surrounded by a sphere of intersecting rings with gaps in between. Larry Niven wrote a very good article on the subject.
http://www.larryniven.net/mega.shtml ?
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Oh, it's just ....

... KIC 8462852 again, you gave me the impression that you were in the market for a state-of-the-art vacuum cleaner, and looking for feedback.



You're right though, the universe is a VERY weird place.


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You're right though, the universe is a VERY weird place.
For evidence, I offer Facebook.
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For evidence, I offer Facebook.
... Facebook, the internet's Walmart.

Have you seen Trung Si's humourous post?

http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forum...16474#poststop
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... Facebook, the internet's Walmart.

Have you seen Trung Si's humourous post?

http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forum...16474#poststop
Yeah, I saw that. We had a dude like that back when I was in high school. (Class of '69, if you're wondering.) He rode a bicycle with a basket on the front and collected road kill that he took home to try and heal.
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Yeah, I saw that. We had a dude like that back when I was in high school. (Class of '69, if you're wondering.) He rode a bicycle with a basket on the front and collected road kill that he took home to try and heal.
... do you know if he had any success? Just wondering, there were alotta sandal wearing long hairs with beards and disciples wandering around back then.
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... do you know if he had any success? Just wondering, there were alotta sandal wearing long hairs with beards and disciples wandering around back then.
Not sure. One day he cycled off into the sunset. Nobody ever found out what happened to him. Maybe the mothership came for him?
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Not sure. One day he cycled off into the sunset. Nobody ever found out what happened to him. Maybe the mothership came for him?
... or maybe he still rides among us, when he's not working at Walmart, in the vacuum cleaner dept., OR could be he's CEO of a multi-national mail-in taxidermy empire?
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... or maybe he still rides among us, when he's not working at Walmart, in the vacuum cleaner dept., OR could be he's CEO of a multi-national mail-in taxidermy empire?
I think he's a consultant for Stephen King. I know I thought of him when I read Pet Cemetery.
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'Alien Megastructure' Mystery May Soon Be Solved

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So they think ~ say ....
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