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fedex - 2015-01-18

why the fuck would you want to go to Venus?

EvilHomer - 2015-01-18

Nara Burns.

Scrotum H. Vainglorious - 2015-01-18

Because Mars is cold as hell

fedex - 2015-01-18

No, Venus is hot as hell (literally)

EvilHomer - 2015-01-19

Not literally. The very existence of hell is of course debatable, but even if, for the sake of argument, we assume that hell is a real place, possessing measurable physical properties, Venus would still not be "literally" as hot as it. Now conceptions of hell vary wildly across cultures and religions, but consider what I would argue is the most popular Western vision of hell: that found in Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy. Here, the temperature of hell varies quite wildly from layer to layer, and even in certain cases between seperate biomes located within the same layer. Some layers are actually quite tepid, figuratively "room temperature" (by basic Earth standards), and at least one - the final, darkest layer in which Satan himself resides - being well below freezing, almost completely encased in solid ice. As such (while I'd personally caution against doing so), one could indeed make the argument that Mars is as hot (cold) as hell! But Venus...?

The absolute hottest hell gets, that we know of, is hot enough to sustain the Biblical "lake of fire and brimstone". Brimstone - that is, sulfur - has a melting point of 112C and a boiling point of 444C. This means that the surface temperature of The Lake of Fire region could not be more than 444C, even though it is likely to be considerably cooler than this. (I do not take credit for this argument, it is a popular tartarological observation made by countless modern Facebook spammers). Now, with hell's upper temperature limit firmly established, what is the average surface temperature of Venus?


That is well above the threshold at which brimstone lakes would boil off! Even considering a very narrow band of hellscape which we know to be hot, ignoring all other areas which might well be as cold if not colder than Mars, Venus is actually hotter than hell! "Literally"!

Oscar Wildcat - 2015-01-19

Also, it is said that the child care facilities and primary school education on Mars is sadly lacking.

fedex - 2015-01-19

Well thanks Homer! That was quite enlightening

Nominal - 2015-01-19

I always wanted to get into this game but it looks just a bit too complex.

Though I heard that the demo is awful and outdated.

blue vein steel - 2015-01-19

i don't think it's anymore complex than something like Sim City, but it does reward a lot of patience. I don't know about the demo, but the game itself does have a few bugs and isn't the most optimized thing in the world, but still worth how ever much it's going for on Steam just to mess around in the sandbox when you're bored.

Shoebox Joe - 2015-01-19

Just as complex as TF2 really. Try something, fail, try again or try a different strategy.

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