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From:     KENT@?????.???????.???.edu
Date:     Mon, 29 Aug 1994 08:29:33 -0400
Subject:  Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres
>
>Actually, it's occurred to me that building a ringworld is a waste of 
>time and effort. Why not just terraform the planets you're destroying in 
>the process of building the ringworld? Seems to me that the time and 
>energy needs could be better used to terraform a whole buncha planets! 
>Besides, what race would actually need all the space of a ringworld for 
>their population? If they've got that much of a population explosion, 
>they should have already figured out a cheap 'n easy way of terraforming. 
>What do you think about *them* apples?
>

No, no, no.  The problem with planets is that 90% of the mass is INSIDE,
not in the crust, so you can't get at it and can't use it.  In a ringworld,
a much greater quantity of the mass will be available as surface area.  
This is much more efficient.

Kent Peterson
kent@?????.???????.???.edu



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Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    Stephen Burton Mann    19 Aug 1994 04:01:49
Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    Skreyn@???.com    19 Aug 1994 06:28:43
Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    THE AVANGION OF DELPHI    21 Aug 1994 19:04:10
Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    Matt    21 Aug 1994 22:06:02
Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    Michael Bauser    24 Aug 1994 03:29:08
Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    Stephen Burton Mann    25 Aug 1994 01:37:28
Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    Skreyn@???.com    25 Aug 1994 07:45:03
Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    THE AVANGION OF DELPHI    26 Aug 1994 00:45:10
Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    Michael Bauser    26 Aug 1994 05:15:43
Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    Stephen Burton Mann    29 Aug 1994 01:38:32
Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    Stephen Burton Mann    29 Aug 1994 01:51:20
Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    KENT@?????.???????.???.edu    29 Aug 1994 12:29:33
Re: Ringworlds & Dyson Spheres    Stephen Burton Mann    30 Aug 1994 03:14:48

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