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    Thread: Well. This could be a game changer. New Warp Drive theory
Post: RE: Well. This could be a game changer. New Warp...

With regard to debris, and running into it with a ship in warp drive. Would a ship at warp be the same size as in normal space? I have the impression that one of two things would be. Either the ship ...
SeanR Real Life But OA Relevant 35 7,605 03-08-2021, 03:34 PM
    Thread: Well. This could be a game changer. New Warp Drive theory
Post: RE: Well. This could be a game changer. New Warp...

There is also the issue that, even with a radio-shell that is 200LY in diameter by this point, we're still a tiny pinprick in the cosmos. Other radio waves, at least the undirected ones, (which would ...
SeanR Real Life But OA Relevant 35 7,605 03-04-2021, 11:30 AM
    Thread: Well. This could be a game changer. New Warp Drive theory
Post: RE: Well. This could be a game changer. New Warp...

I see only one problem with this. It was almost two millennia between Eratosthenes measuring the circumference of the earth, and Magellan circumnavigating it. I don't want to wait 1800 years for warp ...
SeanR Real Life But OA Relevant 35 7,605 03-04-2021, 01:51 AM
    Thread: Would a post-earth society retain the 9.81m/ss G?
Post: RE: Would a post-earth society retain the 9.81m/ss...

(02-20-2021, 03:21 AM)sandcastles Wrote: I don't feel like answering that, but I have a related suggestion.  One second could be defined as the time it takes an object in vacuum to fall one meter un...
SeanR General Setting Discussion 8 84 02-20-2021, 03:31 AM
    Thread: Would a post-earth society retain the 9.81m/ss G?
Post: Would a post-earth society retain the 9.81m/ss G?

A little background. I read a webcomic called "Quantum Vibe", and in one of the earlier strips, a grav was defined as 1m/ss. Most of the main characters operate at up to 3 gravs in their day-to-day se...
SeanR General Setting Discussion 8 84 02-20-2021, 02:35 AM
    Thread: Covid-19; we dodged a bullet
Post: RE: Covid-19; we dodged a bullet

If this virus had hit in 1990, the baby boomer population would be 30 years younger. As I understand it, the baby boomer population outnumbered the surviving members of the earlier generation by a sig...
SeanR General Off-topic Discussion 11 3,864 02-14-2021, 03:26 AM
    Thread: Arcadia Re-write
Post: RE: Arcadia Re-write

How do the seasons work? Is it a property of the star? Does the oxygen-freeing organisms have a 300 year cycle, like that of the famous 17-year cicada? Is it in the programming for the weather machine...
SeanR Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 19 190 02-06-2021, 08:38 AM
    Thread: First Federation Governance
Post: RE: First Federation Governance

(02-04-2021, 03:05 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: Couple of things looping back to the subject of Federation governance: ... Throwing another item into the mix - This page HERE talks about Trade Conventions e...
SeanR Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 82 760 02-05-2021, 05:17 AM
    Thread: First Federation Governance
Post: RE: First Federation Governance

(02-01-2021, 03:07 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: Just to throw this in the mix: A factor that could favor planets over space habs in the early interstellar colonies could be the relative ease of accessing ra...
SeanR Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 82 760 02-01-2021, 07:34 AM
    Thread: First Federation Governance
Post: RE: First Federation Governance

I'm going to let the rest percolate, but I thought I'd mention one thing in regard to the following. (01-25-2021, 01:35 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: ... a) Early colony missions were generally (almost exclu...
SeanR Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 82 760 01-26-2021, 03:02 AM
    Thread: First Federation Governance
Post: RE: First Federation Governance

(01-18-2021, 12:44 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: (01-17-2021, 07:56 PM)stevebowers Wrote: I suggest 1400 AT (ish) as a date for the formation of the Deeper Covenant, then. Both the Beamrider Network and the...
SeanR Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 82 760 01-18-2021, 06:16 AM
    Thread: First Federation Governance
Post: RE: First Federation Governance

One possibility that comes to mind, with regards to the scarcity of colonies within the volume of space claimed by the First Federation is the avaibility of of earth-like worlds. This may be something...
SeanR Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 82 760 01-17-2021, 09:59 AM
    Thread: First Federation Governance
Post: RE: First Federation Governance

(01-17-2021, 02:52 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: Another additional thought or three: 2) Possibly the issue of FedReps starting to act too independently grew out of the First Fed trying to 'upgrade' some of ...
SeanR Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 82 760 01-17-2021, 02:57 AM
    Thread: First Federation Governance
Post: RE: First Federation Governance

I think one of the key objectives of the First Federation might have been to keep society somewhat homogenous across its spread. This is impossible due to light lag, but might have been managed, in so...
SeanR Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 82 760 01-17-2021, 02:55 AM
    Thread: First Federation Governance
Post: RE: First Federation Governance

Another possibility is they just like having humans around. Humans have some in-born preferences. We don't do as well if we're cooped up in a box for day after day. It has been shown that humans who ...
SeanR Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 82 760 01-15-2021, 08:04 AM
    Thread: To Be 'Immortal' in Y11k
Post: RE: To Be 'Immortal' in Y11k

(01-04-2021, 08:39 PM)Vitto Wrote: However "sleeping" for millennia unfortunately came with the possibility to miss your civilization reaching a Great Filter event :D Depending on your sleeping arra...
SeanR General Setting Discussion 14 187 01-04-2021, 11:49 PM
    Thread: First Federation Governance
Post: RE: First Federation Governance

I should add that elsewhere, a discussion of Isaac Asimov's "Foundation" series, which I've not read, was discussed. I don't know if transapients could pull a Harry Seldon on a multi-solar-system soci...
SeanR Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 82 760 01-04-2021, 11:47 PM
    Thread: First Federation Governance
Post: RE: First Federation Governance

(01-04-2021, 08:14 PM)Vitto Wrote: Quote:3) Federation Representatives (Fed Reps) are specialised AI agents used to promote cultural uniformity between the various systems. It is right to presume t...
SeanR Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 82 760 01-04-2021, 11:10 PM
    Thread: First Federation Governance
Post: RE: First Federation Governance

(01-04-2021, 11:42 AM)Rynn Wrote: Finally, one really out there suggestion that I'm only putting on the table to see what the group feels: Do we want to stick with the same name for the first federa...
SeanR Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 82 760 01-04-2021, 04:03 PM
    Thread: Icarus
Post: RE: Icarus

“Did you ever hear the story of Icarus?” The question was something of a surprise. I was still strapping on my armwings and had forgotten that Nathan was even there. Silently, I finished the current s...
SeanR Creative Writing 8 70 01-04-2021, 03:13 PM