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    Thread: Art Request Thread
Post: RE: Art Request Thread

I have a request about habitat maps. I have noticed that it is very common on our website to have maps for various planets, both natural and terraformed, but I am curious as to how maps would look ...
omega_tyrant Art and Visual Media 431 7,462 05-27-2024, 12:32 PM
    Thread: Cyborn Musings
Post: Cyborn Musings

Cyborn are described as beings that "have an organic component that is grown with the express purpose of 'mating' with its cybernetic component." I am having a hard time visualizing what this might...
omega_tyrant General Setting Discussion 17 151 05-05-2024, 12:27 AM
    Thread: McKendree cylinders and tides
Post: RE: McKendree cylinders and tides

Drashner1 Wrote: (04-17-2024, 10:13 PM) -- The papers I've seen on MCs and similar size structures usually has them placed in orbit around the Sun in their own right rather than being in close proxim...
omega_tyrant General Setting Discussion 7 73 04-18-2024, 08:49 AM
    Thread: McKendree cylinders and tides
Post: RE: McKendree cylinders and tides

Tom Mazanec Wrote: (04-18-2024, 12:15 AM) -- Sorry I meant earth tides in the MC. Similarly if it is in the orbit of a red dwarf there may be flooding as it revolves? -- In that case, I would imagin...
omega_tyrant General Setting Discussion 7 73 04-18-2024, 08:37 AM
    Thread: McKendree cylinders and tides
Post: RE: McKendree cylinders and tides

Tom McKendree in one of his presentations mentioned that the mass of the 10,000km long cylinder is a little less than 10^18kg. I'm not sure how much of a further effect that would have on tides, consi...
omega_tyrant General Setting Discussion 7 73 04-17-2024, 08:56 AM
    Thread: Terragen Sphere is underpopulated regarding stars
Post: RE: Terragen Sphere is underpopulated regarding st...

Also keep in mind that 400 billion stars is quite a high estimate for the number of stars in the MW. Although I've heard a handful of sources quote this number, many more cite a figure of 100 billion ...
omega_tyrant General Setting Discussion 11 136 04-17-2024, 08:31 AM
    Thread: Magmatter
Post: RE: Magmatter

Magmatter, from what I remember reading about it, isn't like matter, because magmatter is based on topological defects (monopoles) instead of Standard Model particles. So I don't imagine that it would...
omega_tyrant General Setting Discussion 7 77 04-10-2024, 09:59 PM
    Thread: ::NN:: article: porn actor sued by own sentient penis.
Post: RE: ::NN:: article: porn actor sued by own sentien...

Drashner1 Wrote: (04-03-2024, 10:43 PM) -- On the flip side, there is this article on African Grey Parrots and similar in the Related Articles section - LINK (https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/45e...
omega_tyrant Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 18 172 04-04-2024, 07:43 AM
    Thread: What's the likely long-term trajectory of the Terragen Sphere?
Post: RE: What's the likely long-term trajectory of the ...

kingofthemerdz3 Wrote: (03-10-2024, 02:55 PM) --The upper toposophic limit: is S6 the highest possible? How risky would an S7 ascension be? We might end up dealing with a S7 blight that ends up as th...
omega_tyrant General Setting Discussion 13 158 03-12-2024, 07:19 AM
    Thread: What's the likely long-term trajectory of the Terragen Sphere?
Post: RE: What's the likely long-term trajectory of the ...

kingofthemerdz3 Wrote: (03-10-2024, 02:55 PM) --xenosophont civilizations, especially those which are extragalactic: who knows what might come with the Leviathan when it finally reaches the Milky Way...
omega_tyrant General Setting Discussion 13 158 03-12-2024, 07:11 AM
    Thread: What's the likely long-term trajectory of the Terragen Sphere?
Post: RE: What's the likely long-term trajectory of the ...

stevebowers Wrote: (03-11-2024, 07:00 PM) -- Another possibility that I didn't mention is the Aestivation hypothesis; a civilisation might reduce its activity to a bare minimum, waiting until the uni...
omega_tyrant General Setting Discussion 13 158 03-12-2024, 07:07 AM
    Thread: Memories
Post: RE: Memories

Drashner1 Wrote: (03-05-2024, 10:25 PM) -- Note finally that AFAIK there are no 10,000yr old nebs or other biologicals in the setting. -- What about Jonathan "Trip" Daniels? Was he confirmed 10,000...
omega_tyrant General Setting Discussion 12 145 03-07-2024, 08:52 AM
    Thread: New high-energy theoretical physics study that could be used in clarketech lore
Post: RE: New high-energy theoretical physics study that...

Does this process of creation in this paper have any relation at all to the Schwinger Effect? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schwinger_effect
omega_tyrant General Setting Discussion 3 88 02-28-2024, 08:19 AM
    Thread: Artificial Planet from Transmutation
Post: RE: Artificial Planet from Transmutation

Cool....I think I'd like to do a write up for the Bok Globule idea. I would still like to focus on the transmutation angle for creating worlds. If the time for creation is the issue, I can set it as a...
omega_tyrant General Setting Discussion 15 179 02-16-2024, 01:16 PM
    Thread: Artificial Planet from Transmutation
Post: RE: Artificial Planet from Transmutation

Just reading these updates now. Thanks for the feedback everyone. In the days since my OP, I've kicked around this idea a little more. I have been thinking what if, instead of orbiting a star and m...
omega_tyrant General Setting Discussion 15 179 02-15-2024, 01:36 PM
    Thread: Artificial Planet from Transmutation
Post: Artificial Planet from Transmutation

https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/49a3ee435bd98 So in this article, at the last section on the bottom, it talks about how artificial planets can be made from transmutation of elements via someth...
omega_tyrant General Setting Discussion 15 179 02-10-2024, 08:00 AM
    Thread: Rheomorph (Sophont category)
Post: RE: Rheomorph (Sophont category)

Liam Wrote: (01-31-2024, 05:27 AM) -- omega_tyrant Wrote: (01-30-2024, 12:31 PM) -- Resurrecting this one... First, I like this concept a lot. It gives some more detail about how deep and diverse...
omega_tyrant Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 12 172 02-01-2024, 12:57 PM
    Thread: Rheomorph (Sophont category)
Post: RE: Rheomorph (Sophont category)

Resurrecting this one... First, I like this concept a lot. It gives some more detail about how deep and diverse the concept of morphological freedom can truly get in OA. I particularly like the idea ...
omega_tyrant Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 12 172 01-30-2024, 12:31 PM
    Thread: McKendree Cylinder Dyson (With Rungworlds)
Post: RE: McKendree Cylinder Dyson (With Rungworlds)

stevebowers Wrote: (12-08-2023, 10:20 AM) -- Well, in Earth orbit a ring with 21600 rungs would place the rungs a bit less than 7000 km apart. Since the maximum size of such a cylinder would be 2000k...
omega_tyrant General Setting Discussion 3 51 12-09-2023, 08:05 AM
    Thread: McKendree Cylinder Dyson (With Rungworlds)
Post: McKendree Cylinder Dyson (With Rungworlds)

Looking at the article for Rungworlds, the Rungworld in the setting has 360 habitats in a single orbit around its star, so basically one habitat per degree of arc. What if a civ were to up the ante an...
omega_tyrant General Setting Discussion 3 51 12-08-2023, 08:50 AM