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How long is a Hani year?

This thread originates in some technology issue discussed in the time of the hole.


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>From: Onno Meyer <Onno.Meyer@arbi.informatik.uni-oldenburg.de>
>Subject: cherryhlist
>Date: Thu, 2 Sep 1993 11:08:13 +0200 (MET DST)
> 	The tech could, I suppose, have been devoloped simultaneously,
> or, more likely, the mahendo'sat observed this capability and set to
> work on it themselves. Somehow I don't see Earth handing out tech to
> aliens.
>
Simultaneous development or the recreation of an observed technology is possible, but this is not the point. I think that the Mahendo'sat had this tech at the start of _CV_ in widespread use - hunters on the rim had it.
Py thinks that the mahe got/observed the technology, assimilated it for their ships and distributed it to the fleet IN ONE HANI YEAR. Wether this happened or not doesn't matter - Pyanfar thinks it is possible in one hani year, and one human year is in my opinion not long enough, thus I conclude that a hani year is longer than a human year.

Onno Meyer


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>From: Lesley Grant <lgrant@maths.tcd.ie>
>Subject: Cherryhlist
>Date: Fri, 3 Sep 93 14:01:11 BST
> >From: Onno Meyer <Onno.Meyer@arbi.informatik.uni-oldenburg.de>
> Py thinks that the mahe got/observed the technology, assimilated it
> for their ships and distributed it to the fleet IN ONE HANI YEAR.
> Wether this happened or not doesn't matter - Pyanfar thinks it is
> possible in one hani year, and one human year is in my opinion not
> long enough, thus I conclude that a hani year is longer than a human
> year.

	Sounds a reasonable conclusion. Have you got an estimate for
the length of a hani year?


(...)

		Lesley


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>From: Onno Meyer <Onno.Meyer@arbi.informatik.uni-oldenburg.de>
>Subject: cherryhlist
>Date: Tue, 7 Sep 1993 11:08:02 +0200 (MET DST)

> 	Sounds a reasonable conclusion. Have you got an estimate for
> the length of a hani year?
I have no idea. I've heard somewhere that a new planes need decades, but the manhendo'sat are just modifiying (sp?) existing designs. It might depend on the risk they are willing to take. Jik knew the limits of the short-jump, and that could indicate some testing.
Onno Meyer


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>Date: Tue, 14 Sep 93 15:19:01 -0400
>From: "Nancy Silberstein" <silbersteinn@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
>Subject: Cherryhlist/Hani Years
Pensing on the length of the hani/mahendo'sat/kif year.... How different from our year would it be? Will an oxy-breathing species arise on a planet with a year much different from ours? Is the length of a planet's orbit around its star determined solely by its distance from its star? Can we postulate a smaller star and a shorter orbit? A larger star and a lengthier year?
njs   14-SEP-1993 10:24 

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