[geeks] [rescue] Computerfests
brian.dunbar at plexus.com
Wed Apr 28 11:38:32 CDT 2004
On Apr 28, 2004, at 11:29 AM, Micah R L wrote:
> Dan Duncan wrote:
>> It would probably be too likely a satellite like this would be turned
>> to less humanitarian purposes.
>> I always picture that or a tracking error looking something like
>> the beam that took out the White House in Independence Day.
> This reminds me of a Star Wars book that I read, where on thye planet
> Coruscant, they used giant mirrors (on satelites) in space to melt the
> snow caps (don't remember the purpose of this... heh) on the planet.
> [And then someone commandeered them or something and melted through
> buildings and stuff. heh.] Sounds silly, I suppose, but would be kind
> of a cool way to focus a lot of sunlight directly on one location for
> energy-gathering purposes.
Or ... with less intense energy .. illumination. SAR efforts in
particular might benefit if you could magically light up an area you're
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