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Re: Yellowstone Supervolcano
« Reply #60 on: December 18, 2009, 08:19:49 am »

That is why I mentioned I wouldn't want to be anywhere near when they tried it.  It could work, but it could also go horribly wrong beyond anyone's control quickly.

Sounds dwarvy. Too bad we can't savescum earth or gen a new world.
How do you know we can't? Clearly there needs to be more research on finding Earth's save folder! And then we could make a few copies, keep them dormant, and test out each plan to check.

Of course, we could always just download another copy of 'Existence Fortress' off the net and get playing with that. I think this version is bugged anyway.
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Re: Yellowstone Supervolcano
« Reply #61 on: December 18, 2009, 10:37:25 am »

That is why I mentioned I wouldn't want to be anywhere near when they tried it.  It could work, but it could also go horribly wrong beyond anyone's control quickly.

Sounds dwarvy. Too bad we can't savescum earth or gen a new world.
How do you know we can't? Clearly there needs to be more research on finding Earth's save folder! And then we could make a few copies, keep them dormant, and test out each plan to check.

Of course, we could always just download another copy of 'Existence Fortress' off the net and get playing with that. I think this version is bugged anyway.
Do you know how long it took to gen Earth last time?! Lowest estimate I've seen was six days.
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« Reply #62 on: December 18, 2009, 10:59:09 am »

Do you know how long it took to gen Earth last time?! Lowest estimate I've seen was six days.
Yeah, and we have no idea how many worlds were rejected during worldgen.
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Re: Yellowstone Supervolcano
« Reply #63 on: December 18, 2009, 11:22:54 am »

Do you know how long it took to gen Earth last time?! Lowest estimate I've seen was six days.
Yeah, and we have no idea how many worlds were rejected during worldgen.
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Re: Yellowstone Supervolcano
« Reply #64 on: December 18, 2009, 12:23:10 pm »

now, despite my skepticism that this supervolcano could end all life, or even any particular species in all of north america, I think its just a good enough reason for us to build self sufficient space stations.

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Re: Yellowstone Supervolcano
« Reply #65 on: December 18, 2009, 03:42:36 pm »

No, until we can look after our own planet, we don't deserve to be allowed anywhere else. If humanity is killed off by a natural disaster before we learn to live in harmony with the planet, then that's just too bad.
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Re: Yellowstone Supervolcano
« Reply #66 on: December 18, 2009, 05:09:49 pm »

Yeah, the estimate is for animal life...humanity will not even be affected by it, at all.

Yes, America loses a treasured national park and tourist attraction, but gains valuable knowlege on volcanism and minor global sympathy and attention from the geoloical community.

Oh, and is forced to put indoor farming into higher gear.

"Poor rural farmers." tsk. tsk.
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Re: Yellowstone Supervolcano
« Reply #67 on: January 04, 2010, 05:23:47 pm »

humanity will not even be affected by it, at all.
Yes, America loses a treasured national park and tourist attraction

Have you seen the estimated blast radius? If this Volcano were to erupt it would take a chunk out of Canada, and thoroughly fuck-up all of North America.

Also, to give you an idea of just what a SuperVolcano is, according to geological scans there was a previous supervolcano located on a continent that was between South America and Australia. That continent is no longer there. If you look at a world map, you will see, in the area previously occupied by said long-gone continent, a series of small, scattered islands. Noteable ones include French Polynesia and the Marshall islands.

Srsly, this thing will fuck our shit up when it goes off. Which it hopefully won't for another few hundred years.
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« Reply #68 on: January 04, 2010, 05:44:33 pm »

No, until we can look after our own planet, we don't deserve to be allowed anywhere else. If humanity is killed off by a natural disaster before we learn to live in harmony with the planet, then that's just too bad.
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Re: Yellowstone Supervolcano
« Reply #69 on: January 04, 2010, 09:31:03 pm »

Who cares about the blast radius... its the ash I'm afraid of. From what i've heard, the ash would essentially be tiny glass particles which would shred your innards if you breath it for to long, eventually resulting in asphyxiation.
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« Reply #70 on: January 05, 2010, 12:28:51 am »

Whoa, my thread is still going.

Alway - Yes, I think ash is the big deal in that kind of eruption.

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Re: Yellowstone Supervolcano
« Reply #71 on: January 05, 2010, 01:00:19 am »

Use drills that are held down by an immense amount of pressure, with hundreds at a time drilling in. Then we slowly increase the volume while letting tiny bits of pressure off the drill. Eventually we build massive towers made of reinforced concrete and slowly pull them up, letting off some of the pressure. Repeat this a hundred or so times, until we have thousands of pillars containing magma. With the heat they produce, Geothermal FTW
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« Reply #72 on: January 05, 2010, 01:26:44 am »

The major problem with 'tapping' something like the yellowstone supervolcano, is that that if any pressure is released on the surface, that might incite more magma to come up from below, and that would be... problematic.
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Re: Yellowstone Supervolcano
« Reply #73 on: January 05, 2010, 01:27:36 am »

In a word, froosh.
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Re: Yellowstone Supervolcano
« Reply #74 on: January 05, 2010, 03:37:32 am »

The red stone I stuffed into my walls and the mushroom farm in my basement will keep me safe from this so-called "supervolcano".
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