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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:25 am 
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Heh, a great little accidental put-down.

Come to think of it, I remember a similar gag used in a fanfic I read some time ago, set just after the turn of the 25th Century. Two tourists visiting Paris come across the Pompidou Centre and look it up in their guidebook.

"Interesting building, when is it expected to be finished?"
"Um... nineteen seventy-seven."
"... Oh."

I've been there, not long after it was finished, and I agree. :wink:

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HAH!

I like her way of thinking. But I do see maybe why Petey decided against building a giant can full of sky and instead went for "giant pizza slices floating alone"...


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Great idea, put all your citizens in one city wheel when someone is shooting at you. Wait no, not that good.


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Shoot out the center hub ...

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Take two rocks.
Tie them to opposite ends of a string.
Spin the string, letting the rocks fly at the ends like some giant bolo.
Fill the rocks with people
Imagine the worst case failure from deliberately breaking bits.

Take a wheel.
Spin the wheel.
Fill it with people.
Imagine the worst case failure from deliberately breaking bits.

Now, between a rock and a wheel, where do you want to find yourself?


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If that string is cut then people will find themselves in free fall while the habitat goes hurtling at... Idunno, whatever the centripetal velocity is.

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Ah, finally a relationship for a Kevyn not based on abuse.


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Jengisha is smooth like butter. She can keep Kevyn Prime grounded.

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I just realized, if that bit of string snapped it's not going to be a simple freefall. The Centripetal velocity at the base of the city is going to be much much higher than the top, so if the string snaps the city is going to fly off while tumbling at a very fast spin. Gravity will be inverted for the upper levels, cross forces may rip the city apart, and people probably won't survive the initial changes in velocity.

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The question of how the city would endure a direct assault is irrelevant; no baryonic civilization will be able to assault it except with Long Guns, and destroying the cities with Long Gun fire will antagonize Petey but not militarially weaken him. Anyone with Long Guns intent on pure bloodshed would simply continue firing until the city was slag.

The city needs to avoid mechanical failure tearing it apart and be suitable living space. Those are the only design considerations.


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