Article: 261560 of talk.bizarre From: Andrew Solberg <email@example.com> Newsgroups: talk.bizarre Subject: 89x100 Date: 1 Dec 1995 21:44:49 -0500 Organization: iTRiBE Mail to News Gateway Lines: 32 Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Message-ID: <email@example.com> X-Mailer: ELM [version 2.4 PL23] X-Provider: iTRiBE, Inc <URL: http://www.itribe.net/> X-Gateway: Posted via the iTRiBE News<->Email gateway X-Disclaimer: iTRiBE, Inc. neither endorses nor assumes any responsibility for the contents of this posting. Status: O THOUGHT EXERCISE **************** "Let me get this straight, Jenkins." "Yes, sir?" "Venus could potentially be a wonderful place. All it needs is some water and a magnetic field." "Correct, sir. Water is a vital component in any survivable environment, and acts as an oxygen donor in several terraforming reactions. A magnetic field keeps the solar wind from stripping the lighter ions." "Now, Europa has a lot of spare water, and Io has one bad-ass mother of an electromagnetic field." "Ah....both correct, sir." "....Jenkins, how much gigatonnage would be required to knock both moons loose?" "I don't like this line of inquiry, sir." -- This post is COPYRIGHT 1995, Andrew Solberg. All rights reserved. Standard usenet distribution is acceptable; other forms of reproduction or reprinting may be considered in violation of international copyright law. Andrew Solberg is HWRNMNBSOL: firstname.lastname@example.org, Math Dept., Rice U.