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    Thread: Enough Room to Play?
Post: RE: Enough Room to Play?

We've got a full percent of the galaxy to play with. It's plenty of room.
Alphadon General Setting Discussion 6 124 08-11-2019, 12:20 AM
    Thread: Current Era?
Post: RE: Current Era?

(07-26-2019, 04:07 PM)stevebowers Wrote: No-one knows exactly where the 'core' of the Nexus is. It exists in one of the Inner Sphere systems which have no modosophont inhabitants, and is known in le...
Alphadon General Setting Discussion 19 195 07-26-2019, 06:46 PM
    Thread: Possible Leviathan Components
Post: RE: Possible Leviathan Components

(07-24-2019, 11:06 PM)jedidia Wrote: Uhm... I just realised there's a little issue with turning a black hole into a supercomputer... For it to be any use, you'd have to get information back from wit...
Alphadon General Setting Discussion 39 622 07-25-2019, 01:55 AM
    Thread: Current Era?
Post: RE: Current Era?

(07-18-2019, 09:21 PM)stevebowers Wrote: In many cases the Archailects who manage the expansion of the Wormhole Nexus have endeavoured to reduce this discrepancy as much as possible, but often a wor...
Alphadon General Setting Discussion 19 195 07-19-2019, 04:33 PM
    Thread: Endgame
Post: RE: Endgame

(07-18-2019, 10:26 AM)omega_tyrant Wrote: (07-18-2019, 07:49 AM)extherian Wrote: Most of the political elements were written by the original creators of Orion's Arm, M. Alan Kazlev and Anders Sand...
Alphadon General Setting Discussion 16 257 07-19-2019, 04:29 PM
    Thread: a question/suggestion about FTL void bubble collapses
Post: RE: a question/suggestion about FTL void bubble co...

(07-14-2019, 03:04 AM)Rynn Wrote: (07-12-2019, 10:40 PM)jedidia Wrote: Is there a reasoining why the wormhole's own gravity doesn't cause time dilation, or is that transpaient "magic"? It would bu...
Alphadon General Setting Discussion 16 224 07-16-2019, 05:02 PM
    Thread: Weirdest/Most Disturbing Provolves
Post: RE: Weirdest/Most Disturbing Provolves

(07-12-2019, 09:23 PM)Omeganian Wrote: (04-11-2017, 12:01 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: My personal favorite for weirdest/most disturbing are the tapeworm provolves... Todd Nah, Sacculinas beat everything....
Alphadon General Setting Discussion 32 545 07-13-2019, 03:03 AM
    Thread: Question About Information Loss
Post: RE: Question About Information Loss

(07-06-2019, 01:23 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: Basically, we say that anything that has happened in RL is presumed to be more or less accurately recorded in Y11k, unless an exception is explicitly stated in...
Alphadon General Setting Discussion 12 190 07-11-2019, 07:36 AM
    Thread: Why would one become a Superbright?
Post: RE: Why would one become a Superbright?

(06-18-2019, 05:24 AM)rom65536 Wrote: Todd...you don't see the creepiness inherent in that statement? You don't get a deep-rooted sense of the "heebie-jeebies" from the idea that humanity's 'masters...
Alphadon General Setting Discussion 40 507 06-25-2019, 12:57 AM
    Thread: Fun activities in the Terragen Sphere
Post: RE: Fun activities in the Terragen Sphere

(02-10-2019, 02:56 PM)rom65536 Wrote: (02-08-2019, 04:51 AM)macnut Wrote: The main motivation of this mind is to avoid being caught and escape being held. We have this sporting event at county fai...
Alphadon General Setting Discussion 47 1,008 06-25-2019, 12:47 AM
    Thread: Transhuman Space Marine
Post: RE: Transhuman Space Marine

(06-22-2019, 04:14 AM)1of3 Wrote: I'm pretty sure there are colonies of nearbaselines that bred themselves into 3m tall berserkers that spit acid. The amazing part is that this doesn't actually give...
Alphadon General Setting Discussion 46 862 06-22-2019, 05:03 AM
    Thread: Transhuman Space Marine
Post: RE: Transhuman Space Marine

Quote:It requires advanced goo defenses or carpet bombing with nuclear warheads (destroying your own territory to save it) to really ensure that this doesn't happen. Also, isn't simply saturating it w...
Alphadon General Setting Discussion 46 862 06-21-2019, 11:54 PM
    Thread: Transhuman Space Marine
Post: RE: Transhuman Space Marine

A less obvious but no less important advantage is that due to the fact that most OA technology is made up of more or less the same elemental mixture as living beings, even if it is arranged very diffe...
Alphadon General Setting Discussion 46 862 06-21-2019, 11:43 PM
    Thread: Lunar railroad: Near-future transport around solar system
Post: RE: Lunar railroad: Near-future transport around ...

(06-13-2019, 08:24 AM)Bear Wrote: Does it seem reasonable that people recognizably "human" and "alive" in the biological sense could withstand 40 g acceleration given some technological advances tha...
Alphadon General Setting Discussion 17 170 06-15-2019, 01:09 AM
    Thread: Lunar railroad: Near-future transport around solar system
Post: RE: Lunar railroad: Near-future transport around ...

It's going to be pretty expensive to transport all that construction equipment and materials to the moon, isn't it?
Alphadon General Setting Discussion 17 170 06-13-2019, 03:57 AM
    Thread: Why would one become a Superbright?
Post: RE: Why would one become a Superbright?

Something that's important to remember about superbright brains--they're not just more intelligent than a baseline humans--or at least many aren't. The standard Superior brain, for instance, has both ...
Alphadon General Setting Discussion 40 507 06-13-2019, 03:54 AM
    Thread: Angelnets and Crime
Post: RE: Angelnets and Crime

(06-06-2019, 12:46 PM)macnut Wrote: Ah but that's when things could get interesting. If you can't physically hurt someone, what about hurting them emotionally? Can breaking someone's heart, for ex...
Alphadon General Setting Discussion 19 235 06-06-2019, 04:54 PM
    Thread: Angelnets and Crime
Post: RE: Angelnets and Crime

(06-04-2019, 12:19 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: I think a larger question is - what is defined as a crime if the basic rule is 'do whatever you want as long as you don't hurt anybody'. ...hurting people?
Alphadon General Setting Discussion 19 235 06-05-2019, 06:14 PM
    Thread: Technology Topic - Page Revision
Post: RE: Technology Topic - Page Revision

How do you set up the complex array of interacting magnetic fields you'd need to direct it into those streams, though? And doesn't plasma rapidly bleed off energy through radiation?
Alphadon Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 12 228 05-30-2019, 01:54 AM
    Thread: Technology Topic - Page Revision
Post: RE: Technology Topic - Page Revision

Wait, Manus Dei is still canon? Also, about plasma conduits--what advantage, exactly, do they confer over superconductive conventional wires?
Alphadon Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 12 228 05-29-2019, 08:25 PM