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    What if I just throw Hawking under the bus and ignore the fact that it would take a planet or two of mass to bulk up the black hole? I learned from Wiki today that a sustainable black hole requires something like the mass of three of our suns. Well there's no way to import that kind of mass into my pet disaster, and if there were, it would consume the entire earth in a milibleep (Orkan form of temporal measurement). So in spite of my desire to conform to the laws of physics to the extent that I sorta-kinda understand them, it looks like the magic wand will be required in liberal doses.

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    I am positive I posted an update earlier but it doesn't seem to be here.

    Updated narrative, black hole and a few other, minor adjustments.

    I am no more willing to do away with Hawking than I am the SPS. I even gave him a guest appearance.

    Thanks rdahenry and Ramah for weighing in. Your suggestions are always on point and helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Immolate View Post
    I am positive I posted an update earlier but it doesn't seem to be here.
    Maybe the black hole accreted your previous map post and would account from some more matter to enlarge it a bit.... heh!

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    I'm sure there's a range of black holes between "blink and you miss it" and "stable over the long term" which would be relatively small, but hang around long enough for human beings to notice. You don't need a black hole that will be "sustainable" in astrophysical terms. Something that'll erode away in as short a time as a decade would still be significant event in our mayfly existence. Certainly, it could have less mass than the Earth and still be yanking stuff nearby into itself. As long as there's stuff falling in, that'll help balance energy radiated away (radiation strong enough to erode a black hole large enough to notice probably produces problems of its own).

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    Great work. I love the added text.

    A couple of minor edits

    nuclear physicist -> particle physicist
    Atlas collider -> ATLAS detector
    disipate -> dissipate.

    Love the note about the tourists.
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    The style is unusual for the material you are presenting, but I can't say I dislike it. I rather think that it's quite impressive.
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    I like it, but everytime I look at it I see an LP Record for some reason.
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    But wherever would we find a phonograph big enough?
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