SpliFF
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Surviving an Overwhelming Siege
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A cunning ruse! So we know our enemys' only real weakness is public opinion and we can win by killing 10,000 of the enemy... but why go to all that effort? Let's just convince the enemy populace that ...

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Could a joke be funny enough to kill?
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It would work if the joke's creator wasn't human. This is exactly the sort of malarkey you might expect from an Elder God like Cthulhu, or an alien scientist wanting to test the frailty of Man, or a ...

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space-born ship-to-ship combat 150 years from now w fission/fusion tech
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The options you listed need not be mutually exclusive. You could for instance use railgun type launchers to accelerate bombs, missiles, drones and/or fighters (like a carrier launch rail) so they ...

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Why would the whole of mankind live in a single, gigantic city?
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An extremely limited habitable zone Perhaps the planet is only habitable at extremes of altitude. On Earth this might mean only the Himilayas or the Mariana Trench still support life. With such ...

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How can I provide reasons for racism?
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Keep it simple. A natural phenomena has caused members of the same species to evolve some physical trait that is mutually disturbing to other group. Pick one or more of: 1.) Each group smells ...

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Can a world exist with large calibre guns but without small calibre guns?
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Your world has no explosives, or at least none useful for launching projectiles. So how do cannons work? By steam power! You can create large emplacements on battlements and ships with boilers and ...

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Would cultured meat (artificial) render animal slaughter illegal?
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Potentially, yes Something like this has already happened in fact. Less than 100 years ago most people on the planet would have considered outlawing hemp absurd since it was used extensively in ...

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Fallout from aliens destabilizing economy by counterfeiting all global currencies?
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20 years ago this question might have been interesting but it's 2017 so ask yourself this - How many people do you know who depend on bank notes for their survival? Sure you might depend on physical ...

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What is the fastest way for a robot with superhuman capabilities to make money?
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Engage in multiple activities So your premise has a critical contradiction in its stated goals; how to make a lot of money fast and avoid scrutiny, especially governmental. Think about what that ...

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How can guns be countered by melee combat without raw-ability or exceptional explanations?
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Instead of relying on physical constraints (since there aren't any), go with social constraints. Instead of trying to balance the "equal skill" equation you can ensure guns aren't a dominant component ...

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Can you harness electricity without metal?
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Electricity and magnetism are both present in biology (eg, see Biomagnetism and Bioelectromagnetics) . Organic computers (brains) and machinery (muscles) and energy storage (food/electrolytes) are ...

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Why would War Of The Worlds happen?
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The 1950's movie starts with a voice-over that explains the Martians have been watching us from afar and are envious of us. Clearly they aren't envious of our technology or culture since they treat ...

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