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  • Originally posted by LynahFan View Post

    Recalls to mind one of my favorite mind-blowing stats from CERN: at full energy, the beam of protons circulating inside the LHC (rest mass less than a billionth of a pound) has as much kinetic energy as a typical TGV train (France's 350 km/hr high speed rail).
    That's amazing and hilarious.

    I'm actually curious now how fast a "normal" train would have to go.

    Ok, super quick math:
    V = (220k tons / 5k tons * (13.5 knots)^2) ^ 0.5 = 103 mph

    Initially I forgot to include the 13.5^2 inside the square root and laughed very hard at the answer until I realized where I went wrong.

    Anyways, imagine a fully loaded train at 103 mph running into the side of a mountain. That's the energy here.
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    • Originally posted by LynahFan View Post
      Yeah - even when traffic is normal, all those same ships would be there. The key tell would be *velocity* data, not position. There and moving = normal. There and stopped = slight problem.
      "Status: Stopped."
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      • Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
        On the plus side, this could mean more business for the air cargo carriers. :-)
        Unlikely. How much cargo does a widebody cargo jet hold? You're paying for speed not efficiency ;-)

        In scrolling through the reactions to this on twitter, I found myself digging into Ocean Logistics Twitter. Sounds like a couple of european companies were already exploring the cost and time to go around the Cape of Good Hope to avoid the fees through the Suez. Plus you don't have to go through the Arabian Sea or the Gulf of Aden. Seven transits in the last month alone. I know that's a tiny, tiny fraction, but it means they're trying it and that means someone has done the math.



        Also, holy ****, they got the Maersk Denver out of the canal. That was the ship that was immediately behind the Ever Given. They somehow turned a 300-m vessel around. Crazy.
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        Originally posted by bigblue_dl
        I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
        Originally posted by Kepler
        When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
        He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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        • Originally posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
          Did someone stop and think maybe the size of ships through the skinny canal has to be regulated? That ship is massive.
          It’s not free :-)

          someone collects, er “regulates”
          a legend and an out of work bum look a lot alike, daddy.

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          • LOL Look at the grid they have. There's your jam.

            https://www.vesselfinder.com/?imo=9581760
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            May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
            Originally posted by bigblue_dl
            I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
            Originally posted by Kepler
            When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
            He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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            • Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
              LOL Look at the grid they have. There's your jam.

              https://www.vesselfinder.com/?imo=9581760
              LOL. Well, that sucks. Do they have to burn fuel to sit, or do they anchor?
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              • Originally posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
                Did someone stop and think maybe the size of ships through the skinny canal has to be regulated? That ship is massive.
                IINM the Panama Canal is too narrow for some modern ships.
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                • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                  IINM the Panama Canal is too narrow for some modern ships.
                  Ships will be as large as can safely traverse the most time and cost-efficient waterways.


                  No, they're not stuck. They're transiting the locks in the Panama Canal.

                  POV:
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                  When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                  He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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                  • In case you were wondering:




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                    Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                    I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                    Originally posted by Kepler
                    When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                    He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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                    • I was about to say Panamax is a thing.

                      Also, the Suez is regulated by the Egyptians. They kinda fought a war about it.
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                      • Holy crap.
                        https://twitter.com/jsrailton/status...903269381?s=20

                        Take THAT boeing















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                        May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                        Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                        I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                        Originally posted by Kepler
                        When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                        He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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                        • Also from the thread. The worldwide experts on heavy lifts at sea:

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                          Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                          I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                          Originally posted by Kepler
                          When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                          He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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                          • Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
                            I was about to say Panamax is a thing.

                            Also, the Suez is regulated by the Egyptians. They kinda fought a war about it.
                            A fun one, too: US/USSR/Egypt vs UK/France/Israel.

                            Strange bedfellows for 1956.
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                            • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                              A fun one, too: US/USSR/Egypt vs UK/France/Israel.

                              Strange bedfellows for 1956.
                              With the Canadians, who weren’t even fully independent then, mediating.

                              The Suez Crisis is a weird what the fuck moment in history.
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                              I spell Failure with UAF

                              Originally posted by UAFIceAngel
                              But let's be real...There are 40 some other teams and only two alaskan teams...the day one of us wins something big will be the day I transfer to UAA
                              Originally posted by Doyle Woody
                              Best sign by a visting Seawolf fan Friday went to a young man who held up a piece of white poster board that read: "YOU CAN'T SPELL FAILURE WITHOUT UAF."

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                              • Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
                                With the Canadians, who weren’t even fully independent then, mediating.

                                The Suez Crisis is a weird what the fuck moment in history.
                                My foreign policy professor, Walter LaFeber (who was wonderful as well as brilliant) said that Europe ran the world from 20 May 1498 (the day da Gama landed in India) to 30 Oct 1956, the day Israel told John Foster Dulles that the UK and France would back them in military action action against the US if we interceded to end their invasion, and Ike called their bluff and told the UK and France GFY.

                                It was a good run. 5x as long as our dominance is going to last.
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