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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am currently sitting alone in a large room that has about 100m^2 in floorspace so this talk of only having 100m^2 per person is a bit surreal to me atm


oh hey some people just walked in
hello, people.



aaaaaaand they're gone

wait crap I waaay underestimated the area of this place numbers-wise, it's more like 300-350m^2

If you tried to squeeze the world population into Texas the chunk of it allocated for absolutely everything that would be supposed to sustain me would be less than a third the size of the room I am currently sitting in. omg
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even if you could manage to grow the food, sanitation (the REAL innovation that allows for high-density urban living without horrible epidemics) would be a nightmare. Normal cities already have overburdened sanitation systems, a Texas-sized city would be thermodynamically impossible.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

obviously human waste would need to be reprocessed by the algae
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a chemical engineer friend who's entire Masters' thesis is about how bio waste won't grow nearly enough algae for biofuel. It is depressing because she is quite a fan of non-petroleum based energy.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In other news, that onepony article posted a couple pages back before this whole texas conversation was awesome.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, yes it was
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Canopus wrote:
All of the even numbered builds of windows are experimental. ME, Vista, and 8 followed the same path. It has been a weird trip so far, but me? I'll be sticking with 7.


Windows ME was a fucking horrorshow of incompatibilities and glitches.

Fun note: Approximately a year ago, I still had a desktop that was running Windows 3.1.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's odd. You know the post you're replying to is not only in a different thread, but a different subforum, right?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
Even if you could manage to grow the food, sanitation (the REAL innovation that allows for high-density urban living without horrible epidemics) would be a nightmare. Normal cities already have overburdened sanitation systems, a Texas-sized city would be thermodynamically impossible.


Did your equations account for Judges?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dogen wrote:
That's odd. You know the post you're replying to is not only in a different thread, but a different subforum, right?


I have no idea how I managed to do that at all.

Also, the changing avatars make the forums oh so confusing.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and she and her group weren't even talking like, bioalgaepools or supercrowded cities or nothin. She just thought we would have really large cities and just allocate more room to farms to provide grains and cows and pigs and stuff and we'd all live pretty much like before.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In an idealized situation we could probably manage... I dunno, a few times higher population density than... maybe India...

*trails off due to not actually having figured this out*
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel like Texas would be less desirable than a place with adequate rainfall. Maybe a Texas-sized region of the Midwest.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adequate rainfall? If that were true, the Midwest probably wouldn't be draining their fossil water supply.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
Even if you could manage to grow the food, sanitation (the REAL innovation that allows for high-density urban living without horrible epidemics) would be a nightmare. Normal cities already have overburdened sanitation systems, a Texas-sized city would be thermodynamically impossible.


Eh, this isn't as bad as it sounds either.


The real problem has always been obtaining enough clean water.

If you got that, it'll make things simpler.
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