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Old 2017-12-17, 12:46   #56
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Originally Posted by retina View Post
And now imagine all the rapists, murderers, paedophiles, arsonists, etc., that will suddenly become free to roam about.
The big corporations won't be in power anymore, so I'm not too worried about the other deviants. ;)
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Old 2018-01-02, 04:59   #57
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Originally Posted by MooMoo2 View Post
everything will remain as is until someone manages to discover a prime number larger than 274,207,281-1. To prevent random guesses, anyone who submits false claims will be tortured and then killed. Once that prime number is found, the spell will be reversed and all man-made objects you had in 2017 will reappear.
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Maybe this entire scenario already happened 202,017 years ago!
Happy New Year! Now that M50 has been found, do we want last year's stuff back? We might not have needed to torture that many people after all, given how close M49 and M50 were.

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I'm guessing 300 years for both the prime and the Moon landing.
Now that I think about it, the answer might be 1000+ years. How many people today have immunity to smallpox, which was wiped out in the 1970s and will be brought back by the wizard? If you're stuck with stone-age facilities, the fatality rate may be 90%+.

On another note, here's one example of trying to make stuff from scratch:
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Old 2018-01-02, 09:33   #58
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And then everybody died...
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Old 2018-01-02, 17:30   #59
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Default Toasters are hard. Computers ... harder.

It takes an entire civilization to build a toaster. Designer Thomas Thwaites found out the hard way, by attempting to build one from scratch: mining ore for steel, deriving plastic from oil ...
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Old 2018-01-02, 18:37   #60
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hmmm this remind me of a series of book, " the long earth" by terry pratchett/steven baxter :parralel earth availlable with a small tool. you can reach them by a small piece of technology, but most metal aren't transferable...
resulting on datum ( original) earth -religion country, organisation- to collapse.

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