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While the question as asked does not seem to have a reasonable answer, I would suggest that (assuming firearms are not allowed) torsion based weapons might be considered rather than tension weapons like bows. Ancient ballista were designed to transfer the draw energy into skeins of rope or sinew, which could then store the energy for a short time while the ...


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You don't need a superior bow and arrow. You need superior archers. If you replace the limbs of your commandos with powerful, enhanced prosthetics and enhance their torso with more resistant materials and synthetic muscles, you can end up with archers that put way more power into each shot, using bows with far higher draw strength and heavier arrows. ...


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Okay... it's not a precise answer, but here goes. I'll start by discussing my research into the Moon's solidification, since it's relevant, especially as the Moon took longer to solidify than the Earth originally. (I edited all this into the question as supporting information.) Then I'll go from there to the case of the Earth. According to a 2011 paper, 80% ...


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According to Concealed Nation, it takes 5-6 years of 1,000 rounds a month (72k-84k rounds) for normal-grade barrels before any difference is noticed. Some high-grade competitive barrels can last for over 100,000 rounds of normal ammunition. Depending on how handy/connected the original owner was, there are apparently some alloys out there that make the ...


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There is a big technology monopoly. Everything is interconnected. And then one of the parties released the computer virus. It took down all technology, power plants, hospitals. Knowledge was gone, houshold appliances didn't work anymore, autonomous farming died out, people had no food. No technology could function without the cloud. And the cloud was ...


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Making new powder,percussion caps,shot and casings is not exceptionally difficult. Old casings can be melted and remade when they get too deformed. Lead is very common for the bullet tips themselves and can be molded using a campfire with the right tools. A common method when out of brass for casings is to use a cardboard casing. To help prevent fouling the ...


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And, assuming that it can 'survive'. The ammunition for it can be created with used shells of the same gun? There is a way to craft new shells, without a big apparatus, like in your own home? Yes, it can be done and people do reload shells. For example, I have read that the Sioux Indians in the 19th century invented a way to reload shells with loose black ...


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Given that the inner Solar System has been pretty thoroughly cleaned by the swollen red giant phase of the Sun's senescence, there could be no Late Heavy Bombardment to remelt the intial crust that begins to form almost immediately after the engulfment that cause the melting is halted. Whatever primordial crust Earth had predated the Moon-forming event. We ...


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I'm going to address the components of your question in reverse order. There is a way to craft new shells, without a big apparatus, like in your own home? Absolutely. You don't even really need power tools, although they help. The question is how LONG you can keep reloading the same brass until it doesn't work anymore. I've seen people state that they'...


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My initial guess would be that the Earth, like the Moon, would lose about 2779.84 km of its average diameter, and calculations indicate that it would then have 0.478 x its original volume. My initial guess is more like "this is really hard". In order to remove mass from a body, you need to deliver enough energy to a portion of it to allow it to achieve ...


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Frankly, we (including top neuroscientists) have no clue how conscious works, what it is exactly, where it comes from, and how to make new ones (except the biological way). Asking if a digital consciousness could have children is therefore impossible to answer (without wild speculation). The only reasonable guess we can make is that a digital consciousness ...


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Yes - the Ghostborn The way you describe them, for your infomorphs you are following the dichotomy of emulated uploaded minds ('Ghosts' - digital equivalent of naturally-evolved neural networks) and true artificial intelligences ('AIs' - programmed or artificially designed neural network, with or without some layers of network 'evolution' on top of that). ...


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Who maintains the virtual world's infrastructure? They can fertilize embryos. If every human being is biologically born and then uploaded at birth, someone or something has to service the computers. If that someone or something is human, then there should be a human population capable of producing the offspring that get uploaded. I don't think that's what ...


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Yes An uploaded mind is just a program and you can copy programs and make new programs. A parenting program would take random features from both parents and build a base personality matrix from that. Said parents could then take the new AI and teach it just like a normal child. Considered everyone is an AI, making a new AI is no difference. In the Matrix,...


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