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Induction motors work by creating a rotating magnetic field, which induces a lagging field in a conducting armature. The armature doesn't have to be magnetic, or in a strict sense even ferrous, as long as it conducts. If you have the means to set up such a field from a distance (assuming you have plenty of energy available, so efficiency isn't a limitation)...


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All space craft (ships and habitats) share a common problem: heat dissipation. The OC will have large, vulnerable radiators. Damaging these would not destroy that habitat or its contents, but would force the inhabitants to come to terms so that they could make repairs before they all cooked in their own waste heat. It may not even be necessary to ...


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While practically all of the life support systems would be in the cylinder and out of the immediate reach of the invaders, there would have to be some systems on the outside of the cylinder that are more easily accessible. Since there is an invader it's a given that the occupants of the cylinder are not alone, so they would need communication systems. There ...


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Pinpoint strikes against any defensive emplacements on the outside. If you cannot even do that, a forcible takeover becomes problematic. Land on the outer hull and secure it. Either you approach on the axis and then "climb down" or you send breaching pods with powerful engines to random points. Find some vacuum-proof superglue to stick in place. ...


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Fun thing about cylinders full of air: they make for really nice musical instruments. An OC necessarily has a very tenacious hull. You could land some machines on its outside and have them bang at the hull without damaging it. Just keep banging rhythmically 24/7 until everybody goes crazy. They'll eventually give up. If you want to be really annoying, you ...


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To make Paris a city of ruins will not affect the issue. Phillipe Petain. The best way to not tear the place up with fighting is to not fight. In World War 2, the French surrendered Paris to the approaching Germans without a fight. Fighting seemed pointless, and would destroy their beautiful city. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/weekly-standard/...


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Either Fast and dirty: Hack the I.T. systems, then hack again. O'Neil Cylinders and indeed ALL archiologies are artificial, sealed, technology based environments. At the end of the day it doesn't matter how many soldiers the ruling authority has, it doesn't matter how strong its internal and external defenses are. If you can gain control the systems ...


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The other answers are excellent so I'll just add my own opinion. First without super powers you are not dodging bullets. I don't care about mind reading or studying every single bullet trajectory in the history of bullets or seeing a trillion weapon being used. You are not dodging bullets. Second like people said the speed of action is much faster than the ...


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Drones, Bombs, robots, Kamikazes, missiles: It seems obvious, but if your opponent can read minds, especially in a short range, attack him with stuff he can't anticipate. A missile is big and explosive and will kill you no matter if you know it's coming or not. An opponent willing to set off a claymore or suicide vest at point-blank range will kill you, and ...


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From my personal experience, fighting someone who could "read your mind" on a surface level wouldn't have as big of an advantage as you're thinking. Now, I have a non-insignificant amount of experience in full-contact martial arts and I can confidently say (for me at least) that the way written fiction portrays fighting is almost completely wrong. ...


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Mass: Don't fight one-at-a-time. Overwhelm the opponent with multiple attackers. Deception: Some of those attackers are meant to draw attention, so others can drive for the kill. The obvious long-range shooters that the opponent can see (and waste time trying to read) are dummies. Make that wasted time count. Concealment: The opponent cannot read what the ...


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Take The Initiative and Force It Into A Situation Where You Can Win It doesn't matter if your opponent can read your mind, as long as you're better than he is at one thing and you have the initiative, you can win. Reading your mind will, at best, turn him into a copy of you so you'll be fighting yourself and at worse, not even that, just confuse him. Let's ...


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Muscle Memory Most fights aren't thought about. Most people trained in any physical activity rely on muscle memory, and the actions are reflex. Maybe this ability only works on people who are having to give conscious thought to their actions? Mental Feints, Improvisation If someone knows about this power (or maybe suspects), they could be mentally thinking ...


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Just because he knows what you'll do now does not mean he'll be able to stop you. If you've ever trained in martial arts you've seen this scenario a thousand times: you are paired up with someone and asked to train a particular move. You do the move, then go back to your positions and repeat. You know what is going to happen beforehand but despite that it'll ...


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Pray to RNJesus Have an AI, or a man on a radio, give you a list of possible approaches. Carry a random number generator and just follow its lead. This will remove the essential advantage of this power. Your opponent can't figure out what you're going to do before you do it, by reading your mind, if you don't know either. Don't fight fair Most of the time,...


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Plastic is hot. Fabric is not. Yeah milk jugs are light, but after a few days your enemies will smell you when you get near. Milk jugs don't breathe! Also if you have companions they may get to calling you "milk jugs" and I think you know from hard experience that nickname will be for life. Your warrior obtains a high end summer weight silk coat ...


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You could use gentle heat (from an old-style iron, or just a lump of metal with a handle) to melt plastic chips (like HDPE from milk jugs, etc) into the mesh. For an idea of how much work it would take, see this article where the author was making plastic plates out of shredded milk bottles for a boat. The important part seems to be letting the plastic &...


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Go to the Centre. Boring answer. But the easiest place to fight from is the centre since it doesn't move. Here are some complications that prevent the whole game being a race to the centre: Complication (1) There are weapons scattered across the arena. When the match begins each player must quickly decide which weapon they want, compare to the distance from ...


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Fighting will be rather the same unless on high level I imagine. If you jump from one platform to another, you're taking an awful risk. You use time to jump and balance out, making you an easy target. If you fall, you can automatically lose in one of the games, or be dragged to your opponent on a different ring, or at best just lay down on the same ring and ...


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As a Food Source Humans already enjoy eating many variety of larger arthropods including crabs, crawfish, and lobsters. That said, many people find eating large bugs "inconvenient" despite being both tasty and healthy because as the animal gets bigger, the shell becomes thicker and harder to get through so you are either stuck with something small ...


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Depends on your hand waving First off, there are real world limitations to how much an insect can scale. Here's an excerpt from Reddit user Astrokiwi's answer to the question "If an ant was the size of a human, would it still be able to lift 10x it’s body weight?" No. This is commonly referred to as the "square-cube law". Basically, the ...


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first thing to noted when you upscale small creatures such as bugs -they will need more energy source to supply it metabolism which increased along with the mass/size, the bigger creature is the more energy they needed to survive/function so if you having honeybee at size of house mouse, they will also need a lot of huge flower which could produce enough ...


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