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    Thread: Information Storage
Post: RE: Information Storage

(09-04-2021, 10:56 PM)Rynn Wrote: Unless anyone spots any glaring issues with these figures, or has other ideas (like organisms that have a higher DNA density), I'll add them to the article somewher...
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 24 344 09-05-2021, 04:19 AM
    Thread: Large microgravity habitats
Post: RE: Large microgravity habitats

(07-17-2021, 06:30 PM)stevebowers Wrote: I'd like to see some maths on this concept; it sounds intriguing. The centrifugal force would be greatest at the edge of the disk, but the self gravitation o...
JohnnyYesterday General Setting Discussion 6 83 07-18-2021, 05:18 PM
    Thread: Large microgravity habitats
Post: RE: Large microgravity habitats

It’s not written up yet, to my knowledge, but extremely large microgravity diskworlds should be possible. In this case, the purpose of the disk’s rotation isn’t to generate artificial gravity, but to ...
JohnnyYesterday General Setting Discussion 6 83 07-16-2021, 11:51 PM
    Thread: Stories that "Predicted" eBooks and Flash Drives
Post: RE: Stories that "Predicted" eBooks and Flash Driv...

Here’s a pre-Clarke ebook. In the movie Forbidden Planet, the Krell recorded their music into medicine-capsule-sized cylinders. The George Pal Time Machine film has “talking rings” information storag...
JohnnyYesterday Books, Games, Movies, and TV 12 1,739 05-20-2021, 03:28 AM
    Thread: Pneumatically Supported Structures
Post: RE: Pneumatically Supported Structures

I'd like to have this website linked in the development notes. https://www.vinerobots.org/
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 8 162 05-02-2021, 05:22 AM
    Thread: Typos
Post: RE: Typos

The article image for military spore technology doesn't match the subject. This image, on the page saved in the Internet Archive, matches it.
JohnnyYesterday Website and Content Issues 473 4,179 04-07-2021, 04:28 AM
    Thread: Pneumatically Supported Structures
Post: Pneumatically Supported Structures

Pneumatically Supported Structure (PSS) Pneumatically supported structures are a category of materials and structures that derive their rigidity from contained gas pressure.  There are several advan...
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 8 162 03-28-2021, 10:22 AM
    Thread: Information Storage
Post: RE: Information Storage

Final Draft Information Storage Theoretically, information can be stored in any form of solid matter if it is suitably patterned. Different materials have different properties, advantages and disad...
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 24 344 03-06-2021, 03:02 PM
    Thread: Information Storage
Post: RE: Information Storage

Here's the header image: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oRkskI2...Yc8mVKHyQF
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 24 344 03-06-2021, 02:38 PM
    Thread: Information Storage
Post: RE: Information Storage

(02-14-2021, 05:42 PM)radtech497 Wrote: 5D optical data is read with a microscope and a polarizer; digital data is unsuitable to the format (unless you are archiving arrays of 1s and 0s, which could...
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 24 344 02-15-2021, 02:48 PM
    Thread: Personal and Melee Weapons Issues
Post: RE: Personal and Melee Weapons Issues

(02-14-2021, 01:51 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: An alternative way to address this if folks are just really feeling attached to this page in a general way would be to change the intro to indicate the weapons...
JohnnyYesterday General Setting Discussion 13 146 02-14-2021, 12:02 PM
    Thread: Personal and Melee Weapons Issues
Post: Personal and Melee Weapons Issues

The EGs for personal weapons and melee weapons could do with a bit of updating. The main problems that I see are they contain mention of things that aren't up to the physical realism level that we aim...
JohnnyYesterday General Setting Discussion 13 146 02-13-2021, 07:07 PM
    Thread: Information Storage
Post: RE: Information Storage

(02-13-2021, 01:39 PM)radtech497 Wrote: Would 5D optical storage be one of the analogue methods? Radtech497 No, it's digital. The dots store only binary states (bits), even though they store multip...
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 24 344 02-13-2021, 02:13 PM
    Thread: Information Storage
Post: RE: Information Storage

Final Draft? I'm going to create the header picture for this EG.  Information Storage Theoretically, information can be stored in any form of solid matter if it is suitably patterned. Different ...
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 24 344 02-13-2021, 01:11 PM
    Thread: Information Storage
Post: RE: Information Storage

(02-13-2021, 10:54 AM)sandcastles Wrote: Could you please tell us about digital ORDC's?  I didn't find any likely results for that acronym online. Optical Refractive Data Crystal, look under Low-Den...
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 24 344 02-13-2021, 12:15 PM
    Thread: Information Storage
Post: RE: Information Storage

(02-12-2021, 09:06 AM)sandcastles Wrote: Writing can be made even more compact--the size of a symbol wouldn't have to be any bigger if we give it a different color and/or a diacritical mark to repre...
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 24 344 02-12-2021, 02:15 PM
    Thread: Information Storage
Post: RE: Information Storage

(02-11-2021, 01:57 AM)stevebowers Wrote: Should we mention active storage and error checking? By storing multiple copies of data, and cross-checking between them at regular intervals, errors can be ...
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 24 344 02-11-2021, 04:15 AM
    Thread: Information Storage
Post: RE: Information Storage

I'm going to create the header picture for this EG.  Information Storage Theoretically, information can be stored in any form of solid matter if it is suitably patterned. Different materials have ...
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 24 344 02-10-2021, 01:02 PM
    Thread: Information Storage
Post: Information Storage

Information Storage Theoretically, information can be stored in any form of solid matter if it is suitably patterned. Different materials have different properties, advantages and disadvantages, maki...
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 24 344 02-05-2021, 04:15 PM
    Thread: Fiber Habitat
Post: RE: Fiber Habitat

Fiber Habitat Fiber habitats are a class of freefall and ultra-low gravity space habitats. Their general form is a highly elongate hollow cylinder. Habitat cylinder diameters range from several meter...
JohnnyYesterday Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 16 258 01-26-2021, 06:38 PM