[ExI] Update on the Hawaiian observatory shutdown

Dave Sill sparge at gmail.com
Fri Aug 23 17:35:39 UTC 2019

On Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 1:26 PM spike jones via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> *From:* extropy-chat <extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org> *On Behalf
> Of *William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat
> *>…*If you can't start a fire with a torch on soft wood, what does it
> take?
> That will start a fire if you hold the torch on there long enough.  You
> need to get the wood really really hot.

Starting a fire is not so much a question of temperature as it is about
getting oxygen to the burning wood. If you have a 12 x 12 beam, you're
going to have a hell of a time getting it to burn sustainably without
starting with smaller pieces. That's why one starts campfires with kindling
and gradually add larger pieces.

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