This is gotcha craposting, and you and Leo should be ashamed of yourselves honestly. You full well knew my whole point was that was a hyperbolic general statement on the general state of mining. Not that I was saying Red's claim was literally "impossible" in the game-world of Elite.
No, you were however clearly suggesting that it was somewhere between an exaggeration and a lucky outlier when in fact it's consistent, easily repeatable and in no way exaggerated. No hyperbole involved at all.