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Old July 31 2013, 03:07 AM   #195
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Re: Stephen King's Under the Dome - TV Series Discussion Thread

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^^^Except for the little boy.
You mean Little Plot Heart String, Jr.?

And did anyone else sort of think the same thing I did when they discovered the lake water was contaminated? That they could just "filter" it by boiling it and then collecting the runoff/steam letting it drain into separate vessel? Effective making a still to clean the water? (Similar to how a "Solar Still" works to make sea water drinkable in survival situations.)
Just think about that.


Flammable and explosive propane.

but you're right about the solar still.
Barbie lit the contaminated water on fire and it burned pretty nicely without much of an explosive result. Still, one way or another the water could have been easily cleaned/filtered with a still situation either a simple solar-powered one that just evaporates the water or heated one that boiled the water to filter it. (Boiling water wouldn't be hot enough to ignite the propane) Either way the lake was hardly a complete loss, there's ways to clean the water.

And, yeah, it did take some time for the economy of society to break down and, really, past time for law enforcement to effectively enact martial law and seize all necessary materials (food, water, medicine) for distribution.
Just because it's futuristic doesn't mean it's practical.
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