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    Thread: Space mining snapshot
Post: RE: Space mining snapshot

I noticed a couple of typos: envelop should be envelope sewing should be sowing
selden Creative Writing 11 78 12-18-2021, 03:06 PM
    Thread: Night theme for forum?
Post: RE: Night theme for forum?

As it turns out, "dark" extensions are available for browsers. I don't know why I didn't think of that possibility. They provide the equivalent of dark themes by manipulating the colors displayed in t...
selden Suggestion Box - OA forum 8 76 12-15-2021, 06:00 AM
    Thread: Social Autopilot
Post: RE: Social Autopilot

Sounds good!
selden Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 28 266 12-12-2021, 05:09 AM
    Thread: Social Autopilot
Post: RE: Social Autopilot

Drashner1 Wrote: (12-09-2021, 10:27 AM) -- I know I said that this just needed wordsmithing to be good to go - and that is technically true, I think. However, some additional ideas/thoughts came to m...
selden Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 28 266 12-09-2021, 02:34 PM
    Thread: Social Autopilot
Post: RE: Social Autopilot

*sigh* And here I thought I'd pretty much finished the article! Your "wordsmithing" looks fine. As you wrote, though, there obviously are some points which need expansion. I'll have to mull over th...
selden Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 28 266 12-09-2021, 12:42 PM
    Thread: Social Autopilot
Post: RE: Social Autopilot

Social Autopilot (v 0.5) (Note: the image below is a crude representation of an SA situation. If someone would like to create something more artistic, I'd be delighted.) Snapshot: Kayla is ...
selden Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 28 266 12-07-2021, 06:41 AM
    Thread: Social Autopilot
Post: RE: Social Autopilot

Thanks! I think all but one of the corrections are quite reasonable. However, I think the last "may" is arguable. Often "may" means "have permission" (as in the snarky "you can but you may not"). ...
selden Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 28 266 11-10-2021, 05:37 AM
    Thread: A Random Notion - 'Infinity Pen'
Post: RE: A Random Notion - 'Infinity Pen'

Inks primarily based on pure carbon tend not to fade due to exposure to UV. Far too many commercial ink formulations fade when exposed to fluorescent lights, which emit some UV. It’s frustrating to ha...
selden General Setting Discussion 3 54 10-29-2021, 11:58 PM
    Thread: DNI - Why only implants?
Post: RE: DNI - Why only implants?

Research into non-intrusive DNI is proceeding apace. See https://www.news-medical.net/news/20210125/DARPA-funding-brings-wireless-communication-between-brains-one-step-closer-to-reality.aspx
selden General Setting Discussion 9 112 10-13-2021, 11:42 PM
    Thread: Ice Bleeding (Ocean Untamed Sequel)
Post: RE: Ice Bleeding (Ocean Untamed Sequel)

Well, materials used in the future might be somewhat more resistant, too.
selden Creative Writing 301 2,405 10-05-2021, 02:08 AM
    Thread: Ice Bleeding (Ocean Untamed Sequel)
Post: RE: Ice Bleeding (Ocean Untamed Sequel)

Shaped charges control the direction of the blast from an explosive.
selden Creative Writing 301 2,405 10-05-2021, 01:28 AM
    Thread: Ice Bleeding (Ocean Untamed Sequel)
Post: RE: Ice Bleeding (Ocean Untamed Sequel)

Presumably there are many interior rooms which have no walls in direct contact to the outside, so drilling holes in them wouldn't be an option. Maybe some inconspicuous drones could glue hinges (or...
selden Creative Writing 301 2,405 10-03-2021, 09:53 PM
    Thread: Character Profile: Ferria
Post: RE: Character Profile: Ferria

I suggest having a separate section title for the description of the events involving Xi's "corruption", and maybe another one for the final paragraph. I noticed some English problems (in number an...
selden Creative Writing 134 1,829 10-02-2021, 04:13 AM
    Thread: Character Profile: Ferria
Post: RE: Character Profile: Ferria

Manufacturing ships in the ring and dropping them off its outer side has the problem of obtaining their construction materials from somewhere. If they’re not prestaged while the ring is being construc...
selden Creative Writing 134 1,829 09-30-2021, 01:01 PM
    Thread: Character Profile: Ferria
Post: RE: Character Profile: Ferria

Re: moon in the center of the ring: Don't forget that this is an unstable gravitational situation. Larry Niven got a lot of flack about this when Ringworld was published. While there is a restorati...
selden Creative Writing 134 1,829 09-28-2021, 01:56 PM
    Thread: Character Profile: Ferria
Post: RE: Character Profile: Ferria

WRT an unrecognizable signal and/or source, don’t forget that there are vast numbers of virtual environments and civilizations in the setting. Doubtless many of them have evolved into things unrecogni...
selden Creative Writing 134 1,829 09-28-2021, 07:35 AM
    Thread: Changes to Early Timeline Transhumanism
Post: RE: Changes to Early Timeline Transhumanism

It seems to me that, while describing their attitudes as transhumanist in a research paper or EG article is reasonable, the average person would never think of considering their point of view in that ...
selden Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 38 511 09-26-2021, 11:25 PM
    Thread: Ice Bleeding (Ocean Untamed Sequel)
Post: RE: Ice Bleeding (Ocean Untamed Sequel)

WRT explosives in elevator cars, it seems to me that basic safety measures in space elevators would make this very difficult. The potential threat of terrorist, gangster or other anti-social groups ho...
selden Creative Writing 301 2,405 09-26-2021, 11:21 PM
    Thread: Character Profile: Ferria
Post: RE: Character Profile: Ferria

The punishment used by the Messengers bothers me since it’s what’s used by some current extremists. Perhaps something less topical would be more appropriate. The ancient and time honored practice of ...
selden Creative Writing 134 1,829 09-25-2021, 11:11 AM
    Thread: HEEC2 and radiation level in galactic core
Post: RE: HEEC2 and radiation level in galactic core

https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/5babc03f04379 (Alien Civilizations in the Local Group)
selden Website and Content Issues 5 29 09-25-2021, 03:14 AM