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Thread #59418 Message #3362180
Posted By: Rapparee
11-Jun-12 - 02:50 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
FI do not print out MOTHER weekly, and I certainly don't use paper! All of MOAB is digitally engraved on a gold disk (in binary, of course) and then "rocketed" away from the Solar System. Each launch is in a different galactic direction; engines are used that create a "black hole" in front of the vehicle, pulling the vehicle toward, but not into, the black hole -- a "carrot out in front of the horse" sort of arrangement. The black hole consumes itself (without damage to the vehicle) after a fixed number of Earth-standard days. Because BS is immaterial it can move FTL, and the first of the disk-carrying vehicles is only a couple of hundred AU's from Proxima Centauri even as this is written.
You will note that this was more crudely done by NASA some years back. The Wisdom contained in MOAB is being shared with the entire Universe (perhaps even the Multiverse!) and shall never be lost until the next Big Collapse/Big Bang. My research hasn't yet determined a way to get around that, but I'm working on it.