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    The Greatest Problem

    The classic question of what wouldnyou do with a penny that doubles in money every day

    But what if it doubled in size. How could we come together to deal with this penny

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordQuas (#1)
    The classic question of what wouldnyou do with a penny that doubles in money every day

    But what if it doubled in size. How could we come together to deal with this penny

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    My first thought was chemically dissolving the penny by turning it into a bunch of zinc chloride and copper chloride using hydrochloric acid and hydrogen peroxide. But that's a bit too easy and unfun.

    I think launching it into space at a velocity towards the nearest habitable neighboring system would be fun, as long as we use a mechanism where the acceleration will exceed the rate of growth as measured by mass affecting the gravity of our planet/solar system.

    In other words, we use it as a magical sleigh that pulls us like we're Santa Clause bringing doom to our nearest* neighbors.
    Last edited by Frog; February 21st, 2020 at 04:25 PM.

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    I forgot to mention you cannot dissolve or melt or harm the penny

    The penny is inevitable
    :wiwe

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    How would you launch it that fast
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordQuas (#3)
    I forgot to mention you cannot dissolve or melt or harm the penny

    The penny is inevitable
    Ah right, then I propose we launch it towards the center of the universe in the aforementioned "sleigh" idea, hoping some civilization we stumble across can solve the penny problem for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordQuas (#5)
    How would you launch it that fast
    It's not a matter of speed, but acceleration. This dude actually designed a proposed increasing acceleration mechanism last year that looked sick. No friction in space and all.

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    I misread your post at first

    I see, but it would eventually grow back to consume us
    :wiwe

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordQuas (#8)
    I misread your post at first

    I see, but it would eventually grow back to consume us
    I think you'll find that momentum increases with mass, and this theoretical increasing acceleration mechanism approaches light speed. So it balances out, but most importantly, it shouldn't consume us until we reach the beginning/end of the universe.

    In which case, your argument is about the same as fearing the big crunch or the big cool.

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    I'll try to find the proposal later today, it's pretty sick.

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    He solved it
    :wiwe

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    slingshot into space as far and fast and soon as we can

    change science textbooks to reference the inevitable penny death of the universe

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    give it to someone else so I don't have to worry about it

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    Send it into a black hole, hope that moves it to some weird alternate universe or something.
    Life is simply unfair... don't you think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhsmith0 (#14)
    Send it into a black hole, hope that moves it to some weird alternate universe or something.
    Doubt an alternate universe, but what about a whole different dimension?
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    it was jaleb

    @Jaleb is a god
    ??Frog ??Last Thursday at 8:11 AM
    ok dudes
    you can discuss the event here if you want

    Jaleb (RB/1% ITA)Last Thursday at 8:05 AM
    Done, will take my prize now
    I do have a 1900 rating in solving tactics :smiley:

    AndrewGreve(night vig/39%ITA)Last Thursday at 8:10 AM
    hey
    i dont know chess tactics
    should I try?

    Jaleb (RB/1% ITA)Last Thursday at 8:10 AM
    1. Bf6 2. Qh7 3. Rf7 4. Nh6 5. Re5 6. ... Qh3 7. Qd8 8. h7 9. ... Ne5+; fxe5 h5 10. ... Bg1; Kg3 Qf2; Kh3 Qh2 i you want the answer, not that it matters
    if*

    ??Frog ??Last Thursday at 8:11 AM
    Jaleb, you're lowkey Magnus

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    Can we launch this thing into space at a velocity that outpaces its growth? Will its gravitational pull disrupt our orbit before it exits the solar system? Maybe we should just greet death.
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    use the penny as a really large umbrella to protect us from the sun

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    put in a small 2x2" stainless steel box or whatever the hardest steel we have is

    penny cannot expand if it doesn't have the space to do so

    penny is unharmed
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    So here's the deal, Champ.

    1. Phighter's $#@!ing with you.

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    1.) I rules-lawyer the penny out of existence citing the conservation of mass principle.
    2.) Collect underpants
    3.) ???
    4.) Profit
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    gdi Logic now I have some random-ass document in my phone downloads

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    Why do you want my underpants
    Quote Originally Posted by Panther
    I thought you were a nerd last week but then I saw you say you play golf and remember you said you chewed so you're some kind of unicorn or something

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    Actually the conservation of mass thing is an interesting point

    Maybe it gets bigger but increasingly less dense, and then eventually it becomes a smog then a light smog then essentially just fades into the dark matter background of the universe and has no measurable effect on anything despite being everywhere.
    Life is simply unfair... don't you think?
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    Concerning thought

    What if it absorbs energy around it and converts it into matter to grow
    Quote Originally Posted by Chemist1422 (#6)
    mfw you accidentally sell your soul for a modpeek
    Quote Originally Posted by Lads (#305)
    God is real, and she is haunting my dreams tonight.

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    does it matter? I can't figure it out..lol

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    One penny may seem to you a very insignificant thing, but it is the small seed from which fortunes spring.

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    necro this thread to eternity plz
    :wiwe

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