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    Thread: Autofab snapshot? Story? Too technical, too weird?
Post: RE: Autofab snapshot? Story? Too technical, too we...

(03-13-2021, 08:33 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: [quote='Drashner1' pid='61428' dateline='1615588391']On a completely different note - While it's possible to go weeks or months without using cash in my part o...
Rynn Creative Writing 21 229 03-13-2021, 07:04 PM
    Thread: Autofab snapshot? Story? Too technical, too weird?
Post: RE: Autofab snapshot? Story? Too technical, too we...

(03-13-2021, 02:12 AM)Dfleymmes1134 Wrote: I love this snapshot ! It’s great to see the “primitive” version of a universal fabricator just... click together especially with the implied bribery. Wou...
Rynn Creative Writing 21 229 03-13-2021, 05:18 AM
    Thread: Snapshot Thread
Post: RE: Snapshot Thread

Love these! Great detail on the clade interactions using advisors to explain body language and other communication :) I really like the cyberdemocracy one too because it's quite different to the curr...
Rynn Creative Writing 24 337 03-13-2021, 01:35 AM
    Thread: Radiation catalyst
Post: RE: Radiation catalyst

I don't know of anything specifically like that but AIUI this is what monopoles do for nucleon decay. When a monopole comes into contact with a proton or neutron it acts as a catalyst that causes near...
Rynn Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 10 130 03-10-2021, 01:01 AM
    Thread: Bad news for Planck Scale wormholes
Post: RE: Bad news for Planck Scale wormholes

(03-09-2021, 11:21 PM)tmazanec1 Wrote: If there is no quantum foam, this is a problem in making wormholes. And if you can't make wormholes, that is like Stirling's Dies The Fire for OA. Has this a...
Rynn General Setting Discussion 10 195 03-09-2021, 11:28 PM
    Thread: Mars city question
Post: RE: Mars city question

100-1000 people wouldn’t be self sufficient. For an Iron Age village in a free biosphere? Sure. But a self sufficient Mars colony needs a sophisticated economy wealthy enough to maintain the closed ec...
Rynn General Off-topic Discussion 24 2,726 03-09-2021, 05:51 AM
    Thread: Nearbaseline genemod additions
Post: Nearbaseline genemod additions

Had an idea for a couple of mutually exclusive biomods that seem like a good fit for nebs :) Hypermobile webbing. Connective tissue in every joint is engineered for specific patterns of flexibility w...
Rynn Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 2 42 02-28-2021, 07:56 AM
    Thread: Autofab snapshot? Story? Too technical, too weird?
Post: RE: Autofab snapshot? Story? Too technical, too we...

(02-27-2021, 09:31 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: It may have less to do with your description than with our lack of descriptions of how early timeline DNI/implants worked. We've had discussions about that i...
Rynn Creative Writing 21 229 02-28-2021, 01:32 AM
    Thread: Autofab snapshot? Story? Too technical, too weird?
Post: RE: Autofab snapshot? Story? Too technical, too we...

Ah maybe my vision of what the audiovisual log is isn’t clear in the story. The framing is that this is lifelog data recovered by future historians. The data is digital recordings from sensory implant...
Rynn Creative Writing 21 229 02-27-2021, 07:44 AM
    Thread: ????? Snapshot
Post: ????? Snapshot

I've been watching a lot of Snowpiercer on netflix (great show, crazy premise but is a rare SciFi gem that explores the difficulties of keeping a closed ecosystem alive), and it's given me a bit of a ...
Rynn Creative Writing 0 31 02-26-2021, 09:33 AM
    Thread: Mapping Stations/Spacecrafts
Post: RE: Mapping Stations/Spacecrafts

I can't say I know of anything specific, but something like a tabletop map generator could work. If you can find one for sci-fi games so you can make a citymap you've got all you need for a habitat. M...
Rynn Mapping Worlds 3 45 02-26-2021, 01:13 AM
    Thread: Snapshot: Smart Matter
Post: RE: Snapshot: Smart Matter

(02-25-2021, 04:03 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: About the only nit I could find to pick is the early mention of the characters wearing 'mouth masks'. They could certainly have used some form implant/augment....
Rynn Creative Writing 10 113 02-25-2021, 07:59 AM
    Thread: Snapshot: Smart Matter
Post: RE: Snapshot: Smart Matter

Feel free to add it :) If there's any further feedback I can edit it into the article. That picture looks good! It would be hard to find what I tend to picture in my head at the microscale, not unles...
Rynn Creative Writing 10 113 02-25-2021, 03:10 AM
    Thread: Question on a "rotovator style" launch station (probably dumb!)
Post: RE: Question on a "rotovator style" launch station...

(02-25-2021, 12:21 AM)Vitto Wrote: Is there any particular reason why interstellar catapults are circular and "limited" in size to a star low orbit instead to be linear and with a size in the multi ...
Rynn General Setting Discussion 7 75 02-25-2021, 12:30 AM
    Thread: Question on a "rotovator style" launch station (probably dumb!)
Post: RE: Question on a "rotovator style" launch station...

The two problems you’d have would be making a tether strong enough (might not be materially possible) and that you could use that energy for other things. All the energy and fuel you’d have to use spi...
Rynn General Setting Discussion 7 75 02-24-2021, 09:06 AM
    Thread: Snapshot: Smart Matter
Post: Snapshot: Smart Matter

The storm that night had been the biggest yet, 260km/h winds! The house anti-acoustics muted its passing, but I stayed up most the night accessing the feeds. I winced whenever a boulder struck the sha...
Rynn Creative Writing 10 113 02-24-2021, 04:10 AM
    Thread: Autofab snapshot? Story? Too technical, too weird?
Post: RE: Autofab snapshot? Story? Too technical, too we...

Draft 2 :) feedback incorporated. I've tried to rework that clunky bit in the middle, the passage is intended to convey that the matter compiler is special for being an all-in-one machine. Autofabric...
Rynn Creative Writing 21 229 02-24-2021, 03:06 AM
    Thread: Autofab snapshot? Story? Too technical, too weird?
Post: RE: Autofab snapshot? Story? Too technical, too we...

I'm glad :) hit me with the wordsmithing. A general article with multiple snapshots would be great, I'll think about more ideas but no promises. This one took enough time to go from neuron to screen :...
Rynn Creative Writing 21 229 02-18-2021, 11:45 PM
    Thread: Cyborg optimised for rapid movement
Post: RE: Cyborg optimised for rapid movement

This pretty much all sounds fine to me :) it’s silly if this is the primary means of protection as you say, but as a traditional one it works and adds cultural flavour. I’d suggest mentioning there’s ...
Rynn General Setting Discussion 11 140 02-18-2021, 10:12 AM
    Thread: Autofab snapshot? Story? Too technical, too weird?
Post: Autofab snapshot? Story? Too technical, too weird?

For years now I've had an idea to write a snapshot about the first ever fabricator (i.e. nanofactory) in OA. We are quite vague on it in canon, and that's good, but some times that has led to situatio...
Rynn Creative Writing 21 229 02-18-2021, 09:58 AM