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12:42 AM
Q: Why were *two* mods required to close this question?

DubukayThis question is currently closed by Aify, Cadence, L.Dutch, Trish, and James (thank you for keeping the site clean). However, I'm confused because both L.Dutch and James are diamond moderators, and I'd always thought that the stereotypical "modhammer" meant that every mod had the ability to clos...

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9:12 AM
@Green sure - it gets blown up by an absurd amount of TNT, or maybe gets hit by a meteor?
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1:19 PM
@Mithrandir24601 or a 5.5 magnitude earthquake?
@Green Let's just say, I don't want to be on that cliff at that time. Also, how tall is the cliff?
@Hosch250 20 to 30 meters, I think.
2:09 PM
Oh, it was a real, actual cliff, not a hypothetical one?
That makes things easier.
The homework assignment was to do risk assessment and look at mitigation measures. As you can see, there are big cargo containers to block falling rock.
Why do I have the feeling those will be woefully inadequate?
to bad they can't do what they do for avalanches, and just set it off in a very controlled way
That would work, but it would wreck that nice cliff :(
I wonder if they can reinforce it somehow.
@Hosch250 I think the consensus is that they are inadequate.
2:21 PM
A series of very small explosions to knock off the most dangerous parts. Then they can bring in the people who make scenery for Disney and rebuild it out of fiberglass.
@AndyD273 I don't think that would work out the way you think. Other reports indicated numerous and large fault lines all along the ridge that terminates with that cliff. Setting off explosions could lead to the loss of the entire ridge and the whole community that lives there. That's an exceptionally hard sell.
Heh. Knock down the cliff, and replace it with a fake cliff that is an exact replica...
@AndyD273 Hah! :)
I am kind of upset people...
Here, come cry on my shoulder.
2:25 PM
There was a question about colonial sailing ships...which are awesome, and I was forced to kill it...
resets @James
it was like stepping on a puppy. :(
The one about stealing one?
Q: From where can I steal a Ship of the Line or a Man-o-War today?

Antonio Amaral BragaI'm looking to steal a big battle ship, that is powered by wind, like a Ship of the Line or a Man-o-War, that is in good enough condition to be used today? The best example that I found so far is this one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Victory

2:26 PM
I do believe the constitution still floats
USS Constitution, also known as Old Ironsides, is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy named by President George Washington after the United States Constitution. She is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat. She was launched in 1797, one of six original frigates authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794 and the third constructed. Joshua Humphreys designed the frigates to be the young Navy's capital ships, and so Constitution and her sisters were larger and more heavily armed and built than standard frigates of the period. She was built...
Yeah, but it's officially part of the US Navy.
You'd have a heck of a hard time getting away with that.
@Hosch250 Given that a ship of that size cannot be sailed by a single person.
@James do you think ArtificialSoul was serious with the "also seems to look for advice on illegal activities" part?
2:43 PM
@James I'm impressed with the -6 votes. Don't see that very often on WB.
@AndyD273 Eh, that seems a stretch, I can see a universe in which someone steals a sailing ship...actually that exact thing happen in one of the Percy Jackson books.
Still seems off topic though.
@Green Yeah quite a surprise.
@AndyD273 Speaking of which you should read those books with your kids...they're awesome.
3:15 PM
@James I'll add it to the list, thanks for the suggestion. Are they ones that could be read out of order?

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