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Old joke alert.A home-accident survey showed that 90 percent of accidents on staircases involved either the top or the bottom stair. This information was fed back into the computer to analyze how accidents could be reduced. The computer’s answer: ‘Remove the top and bottom stairs.'Seriously, computers don't understand things so they can make errors like that.
I think i'm missing something here, to me it seems like there is quite a simple solution to a program that would have a primary goal of finding these solutions.Specifically in regard to finding something that has been overlooked such as 600lbs of paint!I see this program starting as a basic simulation. This simulation will have all the necessary information to calculate the velocity needed to send a simple spherical object into low earth orbit. Each component of the program could be modular so that every single detail about every part of the object would be entered, it's mass and composition for example. This is where things like paint would not be overlooked.So far I think most of what I suggest can be done relatively simply on a calculator although would take a lot longer!The next step is to introduce variables, and keep introducing them until you have a huge selection of different data sets; materials, accelerators, power consumption, energy potential, geographical restrictions, cost, and finally given a strict set of rules to find the most efficient way of launching an object into space. This set of rules would consist of parameters such as at what temperature something melts at or what kind of acceleration can a material resist without damage to its structure. What I like about this kind of simulation is that it would constantly be evolving with more data and information. I suspect if it was that simple someone would have done it by now though.
I think i'm missing something here, to me it seems like there is quite a simple solution to a program that would have a primary goal of finding these solutions.Specifically in regard to finding something that has been overlooked such as 600lbs of paint!