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Old 2006-04-20, 18:40   Link #97
Kaoru Chujo
Yuuki Aoi
Join Date: Jul 2004
Originally Posted by Nightbat®
strangely - in space I only need to tap a 400lb safe traveling at 60mph with my finger to make it change direction....
Wouldn't it change your direction a lot more than it changes yours? Like send you into a mine?

Thanks, guys, for this thread. Really interesting.

I've read elsewhere the thought that the distances make space warfare almost impossible, and that future wars might be an exchange of unstoppable planet-razings.

I guess that depends on how effective the minefields are. Knowing the depths of our human incompetence, I suspect friendly vessels would sometimes take wrong routes through badly-charted minefields. Perhaps one method of war would be cordoning off a planet by disarranging its minefields. And I expect a mine stealth/detection arms race would be a continuing thing.
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