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    Thread: Omnitool. 3rd Draft
Post: RE: Omnitool. 3rd Draft

Now on the site http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/5551f76b0c60d
stevebowers. Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 1 42 05-12-2015, 11:04 PM
    Thread: First artwork for OA
Post: RE: First artwork for OA

Looking very nice. :)
stevebowers. General Setting Discussion 23 269 05-12-2015, 10:01 PM
    Thread: Midgard - new image
Post: RE: Midgard - new image

Midgard's mass is given as 0.467 x Earth on that page; I worked it out using this calculator. http://www.transhuman.talktalk.net/iw/Geosync.htm If we put the inner moon at (say) 2x geosynchronous or...
stevebowers. Art and Visual Media 30 235 05-12-2015, 09:41 PM
    Thread: <EG> Isotopic Food
Post: RE: <EG> Isotopic Food

There are two pro aspects to the generation ship concept, although they are largely outweighed by the cons. Firstly a slow generation ship would require much less fuel per tonne of payload; if you do...
stevebowers. Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 9 79 02-20-2015, 01:16 AM
    Thread: The Nanodisaster and Starships
Post: RE: The Nanodisaster and Starships

Or, perhaps more likely, GAIA decided to allow access to these facilities once She had secured her own position against attack.
stevebowers. General Setting Discussion 22 153 02-20-2015, 12:13 AM
    Thread: The Nanodisaster and Starships
Post: RE: The Nanodisaster and Starships

(02-19-2015, 11:06 PM)chris0033547 Wrote: (02-19-2015, 08:34 PM)Rynn Wrote: 3.5) This one already is canon sort of but it would help to solidify it: once in power GAIA oversees the design and cons...
stevebowers. General Setting Discussion 22 153 02-19-2015, 11:44 PM
    Thread: The Nanodisaster and Starships
Post: RE: The Nanodisaster and Starships

Having said that, 'billions' of people leaving the system seems too many. Tens or hundreds of millions would be a more plausible figure (we haven't really described the impact of these émigrés arrivi...
stevebowers. General Setting Discussion 22 153 02-19-2015, 04:58 PM
    Thread: The Nanodisaster and Starships
Post: RE: The Nanodisaster and Starships

My idea has always been that GAIA took control of the amat production system. perhaps initially to protect it or repair it after earlier attacks; after this She was in a position to allocate antimatte...
stevebowers. General Setting Discussion 22 153 02-19-2015, 04:54 PM
    Thread: Weather Machine variants
Post: RE: Weather Machine variants

Nice idea. Having a biological weather machine system is certainly something the Biopolity would favour, and it looks like Anders imagined something like this on Alexandria. As technology progresses o...
stevebowers. General Setting Discussion 2 47 02-14-2015, 09:52 AM
    Thread: Proof-reading EG
Post: RE: Proof-reading EG

(02-11-2015, 09:03 PM)Ithuriel Wrote: The Ship Design: Shielding article has a broken link under the 'transapienttech shielding technology' section, which looks like <{T492d6fafbef2aS:2 level}>...
stevebowers. Suggestion Box - OA website 977 1,149,376 02-12-2015, 03:29 AM
    Thread: Mega-Planetary Rings
Post: RE: Mega-Planetary Rings

Like effector frames on a massive scale. I like it.
stevebowers. Real Life But OA Relevant 17 28,281 01-28-2015, 12:00 PM
    Thread: Population update
Post: RE: Population update

Anders does quote Zipf's Law on the Population page, so we can assume that OA populations often do follow this rule http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/4b3f706772ad0 although the exceptions would be a...
stevebowers. General Setting Discussion 98 1,248 01-28-2015, 11:55 AM
    Thread: Mega-Planetary Rings
Post: RE: Mega-Planetary Rings

I've been considering the design of ships that frequent large ring-systems like this. If the ship remains for long periods in the dust/ice belt, it will undergo frequent slow collisions - so the des...
stevebowers. Real Life But OA Relevant 17 28,281 01-28-2015, 11:37 AM
    Thread: Mega-Planetary Rings
Post: RE: Mega-Planetary Rings

J1407b is 420 light years from Sol in the Scorpio/Centaurus OB association, - quite close on a galactic scale, and might be one of the early targets during the Later Federation/Age of Expansion. But t...
stevebowers. Real Life But OA Relevant 17 28,281 01-28-2015, 11:21 AM
    Thread: Population update
Post: RE: Population update

(01-28-2015, 12:34 AM)Ithuriel Wrote: ...aaaand, having written all that, I find that the MPA article has this to say about the empire's AI ruler: Quote:No single identity is apparent to ordinary sa...
stevebowers. General Setting Discussion 98 1,248 01-28-2015, 07:29 AM
    Thread: Poor EG articles/Implausibly Stable Modo Societies
Post: RE: Poor EG articles/Implausibly Stable Modo Socie...

Some societies might be artificially inhibited or engineered to reduce social change. In a society where people are very long-lived, they might rely on artificial memories and external processing to r...
stevebowers. General Setting Discussion 18 198 01-28-2015, 06:54 AM
    Thread: Mega-Planetary Rings
Post: RE: Mega-Planetary Rings

(01-28-2015, 05:40 AM)Rynn Wrote: Interestingly they estimate the mass of the rings as 100x the mass of Earth's moon which is around 7.34e24kg, around 50% greater than Earth!If all that material col...
stevebowers. Real Life But OA Relevant 17 28,281 01-28-2015, 06:43 AM
    Thread: Mega-Planetary Rings
Post: RE: Mega-Planetary Rings

Saturn's largest ring, the very faint Phoebe ring, is 300 x Saturn's radius; about 18 million km. These rings around J1407b are 60 million km in radius, so maybe not that much wider, even if they are ...
stevebowers. Real Life But OA Relevant 17 28,281 01-28-2015, 06:32 AM
    Thread: Lawless Nell
Post: RE: Lawless Nell

I did notice that after I wrote it - good idea.
stevebowers. Art and Visual Media 2 52 01-27-2015, 04:07 PM
    Thread: Fish out of water - the other way
Post: RE: Fish out of water - the other way

Cooling extremities might include big ears, or a crest (like the original Yondu from the Guardians of the Galaxy- I'm old enough to remember the first team ...)
stevebowers. General Setting Discussion 60 1,309 01-24-2015, 03:41 AM