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by bsaintg
Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:46 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0135: "Digging Downward"
Replies: 18
Views: 12670

Re: What-If 135: Digging Downward

On the other hand, how deep would an open passage to surface (a well) have to be for the atmospheric pressure to be mesurably greater than 1 Bar? For example, the recently rescued (Andean?) miners were not at any risk of decompression sickness, no matter what the press said.
by bsaintg
Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2015
Replies: 582
Views: 143770

Re: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madnethth

Thanks. Sometimes I don't know my maths from a hole in the ground.
by bsaintg
Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:20 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0135: "Digging Downward"
Replies: 18
Views: 12670

What-If 0135: "Digging Downward"

http://what-if.xkcd.com/135/ If it were not april foolishness season, I would post something (only marginally interesting) about whether the limiting pressure of Oxygen being 218 feet of salt water at a limiting pressure of 1.6 atmospheres is a true limit. Many divers violate this "limit" ...
by bsaintg
Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madness 2015
Replies: 582
Views: 143770

Re: Mar 25th - Actual Important Announcement - Mod Madnethth

when you said . . .
literally saying " Actual Important Announcement" in it's title

was the erroneous apostrophe part of the fun?
It's not clear what its function is.
by bsaintg
Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0124: "Lunar Swimming"
Replies: 60
Views: 30848

Re: What-If 0124: "Lunar Swimming"

To me, as a scuba instructor, there were some great links in this what-if. I would wait for some unique flora and fauna to take root before I arrange a scuba trip up there, but it would be on my bucket list. I would bring hazmat-rated drysuits plus full-face masks, and some serious thermal protection.

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