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    Thread: Asymptotic Flatness & Wormholes
Post: RE: Asymptotic Flatness & Wormholes

(02-25-2014, 01:22 PM)Cray Wrote: In a "transport configuration," the wormhole wouldn't be suitable for usage, would it? That is correct. Quote:My idea was a worldship or similar Juggernaut-sized s...
mark_ryherd General Setting Discussion 11 128 02-25-2014, 02:02 PM
    Thread: Asymptotic Flatness & Wormholes
Post: RE: Asymptotic Flatness & Wormholes

(02-25-2014, 12:31 PM)Cray Wrote: So, would it be reasonable to say that a Juggernaut could serve as a linelayer? I would say it is unlikely. Juggernaut Class is a specific type of war vessel that ...
mark_ryherd General Setting Discussion 11 128 02-25-2014, 01:41 PM
    Thread: Let's Talk Provolution
Post: RE: Let's Talk Provolution

In modern era OA I would agree that simulation is how the vast majority of professionally done provolution is completed. I think that early in the setting provolution was much more reliant on a combi...
mark_ryherd General Setting Discussion 5 71 02-17-2014, 11:15 AM
    Thread: Inner Sphere trade language?
Post: RE: Inner Sphere trade language?

Douh is a NoCoZo trade language in the Anglish family, derived from the First Federation Old Anglish Pidgin and Merrionese. Most of the worlds that list as spoken are either Inner Sphere or NoCoZo bu...
mark_ryherd General Setting Discussion 6 112 02-17-2014, 10:53 AM
    Thread: The Nanodisaster and the Lunar Warrens
Post: RE: The Nanodisaster and the Lunar Warrens

Venus would be good for volatiles. Except in the setting we have being abandoned as too dangerous at the very same time the Great Expulsion is happening. Maybe this market disruption is just as impor...
mark_ryherd General Setting Discussion 18 184 02-17-2014, 10:36 AM
    Thread: The Nanodisaster and the Lunar Warrens
Post: RE: The Nanodisaster and the Lunar Warrens

I do know we actually have a couple statements in the EG that would lead one to believe that the final destination for a large population of exiles from Earth was Luna. The first is in the timeline...
mark_ryherd General Setting Discussion 18 184 02-16-2014, 12:41 AM
    Thread: <EG> Emotic Languages
Post: RE: <EG> Emotic Languages

I have no objection to the increase. Mark
mark_ryherd Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 9 114 02-15-2014, 03:09 PM
    Thread: <EG> Emotic Languages
Post: RE: <EG> Emotic Languages

Emotic languages aren't confined to the Communion are they? I mean that is where the biggest concentration of empaths, but being an empaths doesn't appear to be requirement of speaking an emotic lang...
mark_ryherd Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 9 114 02-12-2014, 03:00 PM
    Thread: EG; Canberra Orbital
Post: RE: EG; Canberra Orbital

Just wanted to say those are some very nice quality planetscapes.
mark_ryherd General Setting Discussion 6 108 02-10-2014, 02:42 PM
    Thread: <EG> Emotic Languages
Post: RE: <EG> Emotic Languages

It looks good, one thing that stands out for me though is there only being 142 emotic languages for the whole history and territory covered by OA. Maybe 142 language families or raising the number by ...
mark_ryherd Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 9 114 02-10-2014, 02:26 PM
    Thread: new story: 'Dirty Hands' (part 1!)
Post: RE: new story: 'Dirty Hands' (part 1!)

Couple of rather minor technical points: The planet you describe the habitat is orbiting has impossible parameters. Current planetology theories have Superjovians with an upper limit of 13 Jupiter ma...
mark_ryherd Creative Writing 21 342 01-22-2014, 05:36 PM
    Thread: OA Short Fiction Collection - Glossary
Post: RE: OA Short Fiction Collection - Glossary

So I am going to look at this list for accessibility and set contained, as if I had no idea what the OA setting was and this would be my only source of knowledge before reading the stories. This may ...
mark_ryherd Creative Writing 8 77 12-23-2013, 02:25 PM
    Thread: OA Short Fiction Collection - Glossary
Post: RE: OA Short Fiction Collection - Glossary

So what exactly is the point of this glossary? Is it a general glossary for the OA or one specific to this fiction collection? If the later we should limit entries to only those that appear in the wor...
mark_ryherd Creative Writing 8 77 12-20-2013, 02:56 PM
    Thread: New and amended pages 7/12/13
Post: RE: New and amended pages 7/12/13

I really like the graphic for Thespian, but am left wondering why exactly e would have an article in the EG. Maybe e was an artist, or a politician, or an explorer something noteworthy to be included...
mark_ryherd The latest from Orion's Arm 5 10,336 12-09-2013, 02:18 PM
    Thread: EG article on singularity
Post: RE: EG article on singularity

As far as I know the mirror test is the closest we have come in reality to an objective test for self-awareness, or in OA parlance, sophonce. Magpies pass it so if that is the level of inclusion the...
mark_ryherd Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 7 93 11-26-2013, 03:35 PM
    Thread: Rethinking megacorps
Post: RE: Rethinking megacorps

One thing I would like to see come from this discussion is us doing a better job delineating between the type of megacorps. We use the words as a catch all for "like corporations of today but even mo...
mark_ryherd General Setting Discussion 10 130 11-26-2013, 03:20 PM
    Thread: Population Density of the Terragen Sphere
Post: RE: Population Density of the Terragen Sphere

Any particular justification for twice as many xenoprovolves compared to provolves?
mark_ryherd General Setting Discussion 61 661 11-02-2013, 04:42 PM
    Thread: Population Density of the Terragen Sphere
Post: RE: Population Density of the Terragen Sphere

(10-29-2013, 11:14 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: The total Terragen population runs to around 100 quadrillion (or 700 quadrillion depending on who you ask). This number doesn't include virtuals of terragen de...
mark_ryherd General Setting Discussion 61 661 10-29-2013, 03:03 PM
    Thread: Utmig
Post: RE: Utmig

(10-28-2013, 07:19 AM)stevebowers Wrote: Imagine a baseline human in a spacesuit walking on the surface of a low gravity Titanian or Ymirian type world; they would probably use one or other of the t...
mark_ryherd Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 6 113 10-28-2013, 12:09 PM
    Thread: Slang terms for Modosophonts
Post: RE: Slang terms for Modosophonts

(10-22-2013, 01:48 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: Hm. Overall these are kind of fun. About the only one I have a (minor) issue with is Mo-pho, Mofo because it sounds a lot like (and would most likely be associ...
mark_ryherd Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 16 219 10-23-2013, 02:00 PM