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    Thread: What music are you listening to right now?
Post: RE: What music are you listening to right now?

Zager & Evans' "In the Year 2525" has got to be the theme song for Orions Arm.
Cray General Off-topic Discussion 168 64,408 06-18-2021, 03:55 AM
    Thread: Alien Worlds (Netflix)
Post: RE: Alien Worlds (Netflix)

Good series. I'm rewatching it.
Cray Books, Games, Movies, and TV 2 616 06-18-2021, 03:54 AM
    Thread: First Federation - Couple Things
Post: RE: First Federation - Couple Things

Non-colonial missions: The first nuclear bomb, the first satellite, the first human in orbit were all epic accomplishments. Once other engineers have seen it done, it's easier. And once the industry ...
Cray General Setting Discussion 7 72 06-11-2021, 02:01 PM
    Thread: Waxy Superiors?
Post: RE: Waxy Superiors?

(06-05-2021, 09:02 PM)Rynn Wrote: I'm not aware of anything in nature, it was more of a throw-away idea given that some wax can have energy density slightly higher than body fat (mid 40s in terms of...
Cray General Setting Discussion 4 65 06-05-2021, 10:45 PM
    Thread: Waxy Superiors?
Post: Waxy Superiors?

The Homo Superior Genemod article... https://orionsarm.com/eg-article/47fc30971c3c5  ...mentions that "Superior bodies also store energy with greater efficiency, adipose cell storage favours wax subs...
Cray General Setting Discussion 4 65 06-03-2021, 10:35 PM
    Thread: Large non-megastructure habitats
Post: RE: Large non-megastructure habitats

That realistic spacecraft album is handy for my Shadowrun...in...SPAAAACE campaign.
Cray Art and Visual Media 7 150 03-07-2021, 04:29 AM
    Thread: The Trader (2nd draft)
Post: RE: The Trader (2nd draft)

I like this idea. Grammatical nitpick: "...and transmitted a short signal toward the Pepehhpaf system before stowing itself again. this signal, which was received by the Soft Ones on Hipepepap nearl...
Cray Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 9 170 02-16-2021, 08:08 AM
    Thread: Lich, Draugr, Poltergeist, and Phobetor: a neutron star system
Post: RE: Lich, Draugr, Poltergeist, and Phobetor: a neu...

Neutron star planets' composition would be even weirder than carbonaceous (adamanean?) planets. All those rare heavy elements mixed with oddball transition elements, but starved of the light ones like...
Cray Real Life But OA Relevant 22 3,369 02-04-2021, 05:46 AM
    Thread: Proxima rewrite
Post: RE: Proxima rewrite

(12-21-2019, 10:52 AM)The Astronomer Wrote: - Cray hasn't responded to my reply yet, so I continued with my original proposal. I don't read every post when I pop in so I'd recommend a private messag...
Cray Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 24 485 02-03-2021, 09:38 PM
    Thread: Lich, Draugr, Poltergeist, and Phobetor: a neutron star system
Post: RE: Lich, Draugr, Poltergeist, and Phobetor: a neu...

Et cetera, I like that. You'd think Saturn would have a moon named that by now. What's the likely composition of neutron star planets? When two neutron stars or a neutron star and white dwarf collide...
Cray Real Life But OA Relevant 22 3,369 02-03-2021, 09:28 PM
    Thread: Negative absolute temperature
Post: RE: Negative absolute temperature

Interesting idea. Negative temperature systems are ones where entropy decreases as energy is added. Are there situations, perhaps high energy plasmas, where decreased entropy is useful?
Cray Real Life But OA Relevant 1 421 02-03-2021, 01:26 AM
    Thread: Lich, Draugr, Poltergeist, and Phobetor: a neutron star system
Post: Lich, Draugr, Poltergeist, and Phobetor: a neutron...

Lich, a neutron star 2,300 light-years from Earth, had some of the first exoplanets discovered (1992). The official names for the exoplanets: Draugr, Poltergiest, and Phobetor, which were likely born ...
Cray Real Life But OA Relevant 22 3,369 02-03-2021, 01:24 AM
    Thread: Day in the Life of Transapients?
Post: Day in the Life of Transapients?

Are there any OA stories or EG articles showing the behavior of transapients (particularly ~SI:1) as seen from the perspective of modosophonts? Preferably not something that just gives snippets (like ...
Cray General Setting Discussion 1 63 12-15-2020, 10:26 PM
    Thread: Toroidal planet in scifi art
Post: Toroidal planet in scifi art

Moonbow by Rick Sternbach: [Image: https://i2.wp.com/40.media.tumblr.com/dc....jpg?w=670]
Cray Real Life But OA Relevant 1 530 11-22-2020, 03:19 AM
    Thread: <EG> Jonathan "Trip" Daniels
Post: RE: <EG> Jonathan "Trip" Daniels

(11-17-2020, 10:42 AM)The Astronomer Wrote: (11-17-2020, 06:43 AM)stevebowers Wrote: The powerful magnetic fields of the gas giants would be a significant source of energy, although not without in...
Cray Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 41 464 11-18-2020, 04:04 AM
    Thread: <EG> Jonathan "Trip" Daniels
Post: RE: <EG> Jonathan "Trip" Daniels

(11-17-2020, 04:28 AM)stevebowers Wrote: All the moons, asteroids, kuiper belt objects and Oort cloud objects would be valid targets. Thousands of potential colonies and colony missions. Also bubble...
Cray Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 41 464 11-17-2020, 06:33 AM
    Thread: <EG> Jonathan "Trip" Daniels
Post: RE: <EG> Jonathan "Trip" Daniels

On that note, if the Cygnus project and similar interstellar colonization efforts are being pushed back then what other major projects were occupying space-based megacorps like Exa in SolSys?
Cray Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 41 464 11-17-2020, 01:04 AM
    Thread: <EG> Jonathan "Trip" Daniels
Post: RE: <EG> Jonathan "Trip" Daniels

(11-15-2020, 08:59 AM)Dfleymmes1134 Wrote: Yeah I was thinking both johnathan trip Daniels and wintermute ‘s “ancestor” would both have been born around 450AT rather than 165at? If you set Daniels' ...
Cray Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 41 464 11-16-2020, 09:26 PM
    Thread: Ship Design: Shielding - Update
Post: RE: Ship Design: Shielding - Update

(11-05-2020, 12:23 PM)dangerous_safety Wrote: - Carbon composite shielding. A natural extension to ice/pykete shields. If ice is the issue for high speed, why not ditch it and just use carbon. Carbo...
Cray Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 176 2,030 11-05-2020, 10:15 PM
    Thread: Ship Design: Shielding - Update
Post: RE: Ship Design: Shielding - Update

(11-05-2020, 02:35 AM)stevebowers Wrote: The compressed matter Belihew shields are particularly useful for stopping radiation. At 0.5c the hydrogen and helium in space would be converted into hard r...
Cray Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 176 2,030 11-05-2020, 06:05 AM