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Obayashi To Build Space Elevator By 2050

AmirS Re:ISS @ 250 miles, why 36,000 km? (488 comments)

Because 36,000km is where geostationary orbit is ... the elevator is tied to the surface of the earth, and so makes one rotation per day. You *could* get off at 360km, but you'd be moving waaay below orbital speed and would fall straight (actually elliptically) back to earth. No chance of docking with the ISS, which makes an orbit approx every 90 minutes IIRC.

more than 2 years ago
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What is the Ultimate Linux Development Environment?

AmirS Re:emacs (643 comments)

> (vim's buffers seem to require that I save the file before switching to another buffer)

try ':set hidden' to allow unsaved buffers to be backgrounded in vim

about 8 years ago

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