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    Thread: Grazer Woes
Post: RE: Grazer Woes

Hey, Todd. Unfortunately, it looks like you're right in your understanding of my proposal, and I can't see any good objections to your rationale. No matter what, the need to move wormholes around th...
weirdspecter General Setting Discussion 8 185 09-19-2021, 03:00 PM
    Thread: About thunderbolts
Post: RE: About thunderbolts

Vitto Wrote:Is there a thread around? I always wanted to ask if the two mouths of the wormhole have different gravitational fields and so and object passing in a loop between them would increases its ...
weirdspecter General Setting Discussion 16 236 09-13-2021, 09:21 AM
    Thread: Red Antelope: non-OA fiction
Post: RE: Red Antelope: non-OA fiction

Hey folks, didn't realise I'd gotten more feedback! DarrenRyding Wrote:This is perhaps one of the more realistic depictions of alien discovery (as opposed to contact) I have read. I have a feeling t...
weirdspecter General Off-topic Discussion 6 1,873 07-01-2021, 02:35 PM
    Thread: Pseudo-reactionless Drives
Post: RE: Pseudo-reactionless Drives

Drashner1 Wrote:Neutrino chillers and ghostlights. As far as removing these techs go, I might make a forum post shortly, depending on time requirements. Got lots of plates spinning, between my own wri...
weirdspecter Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 20 215 06-18-2021, 12:07 AM
    Thread: Pseudo-reactionless Drives
Post: RE: Pseudo-reactionless Drives

I'd like to hijack this thread to say that the Ghostlight weapon almost definitely doesn't work, according to my discussion of the topic with Dr. Campbell. The interaction cross section of WIMPs is so...
weirdspecter Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 20 215 06-17-2021, 09:01 PM
    Thread: EG - Globular Galaxies
Post: RE: EG - Globular Galaxies

It's possible that at least some Red Globular Galaxies might still exist either because the civilisations building them followed a very different technological pathway through transapience, or because...
weirdspecter Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 32 348 06-17-2021, 07:26 PM
    Thread: Red Antelope: non-OA fiction
Post: RE: Red Antelope: non-OA fiction

selden Wrote:It seems to me that it would be possible to approximately locate the Antelopes’ home world from the distribution and ages of the stations: The older ones would be closer to it. Perhaps a ...
weirdspecter General Off-topic Discussion 6 1,873 06-15-2021, 09:32 PM
    Thread: Red Antelope: non-OA fiction
Post: Red Antelope: non-OA fiction

Hi, folks! As no doubt most of you may now know, I write non-Orion's Arm scifi on my own site. I've been working on a post about a... relatively unconventional first contact scenario which I thought...
weirdspecter General Off-topic Discussion 6 1,873 06-15-2021, 07:37 PM
    Thread: Space Art 2, Electric Boogaloo
Post: RE: Space Art 2, Electric Boogaloo

Hi Todd, Yes, sorry if that wasn't clear -- as long as I can still use them for my own setting, they're absolutely free for use within the OA project! Thanks for your kind words. Best regards, Li...
weirdspecter Art and Visual Media 10 163 05-30-2021, 07:50 AM
    Thread: Space Art 2, Electric Boogaloo
Post: Space Art 2, Electric Boogaloo

Well, it's been a hot few months, but your girl's back with more art for you folks to use.  For those of you who don't know me, (obligatory and shameless self-promotion incoming) I work on my own Har...
weirdspecter Art and Visual Media 10 163 05-30-2021, 04:58 AM
    Thread: Future of the Terragen Sphere and HEEC mergers
Post: RE: Future of the Terragen Sphere and HEEC mergers

“Not Applicable” Wrote:it may only be civilizations that don’t possess continually evolving transapients that get to persist for any huge spans of time and possibly, although the odds are stacked very...
weirdspecter General Setting Discussion 11 203 05-24-2021, 07:01 PM
    Thread: Future of the Terragen Sphere and HEEC mergers
Post: RE: Future of the Terragen Sphere and HEEC mergers

well, there was an interesting thread about this a few years back that might be worth perusing: https://www.orionsarm.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=1921 If the other HEECs are of comparable technolog...
weirdspecter General Setting Discussion 11 203 05-23-2021, 05:03 AM
    Thread: Recent revelations about UFOs*cough*UAPs from the military
Post: RE: Recent revelations about UFOs*cough*UAPs from ...

Bear Wrote:Again, I point to the Great Silence. There's no place they could have come from. While I do find the Great Silence a compelling notion, I'd hasten to bring up the fact that we've sampled co...
weirdspecter Real Life But OA Relevant 19 3,412 05-22-2021, 07:18 AM
    Thread: Recent revelations about UFOs*cough*UAPs from the military
Post: RE: Recent revelations about UFOs*cough*UAPs from ...

UAP/UFO sightings by the military are always very fun. Bear Wrote:And, God DAMN it, the photos are as grainy and ambiguous as ever.  These planes are carrying optical cameras literally thousands of t...
weirdspecter Real Life But OA Relevant 19 3,412 05-22-2021, 01:53 AM
    Thread: Bulk-Background Gravitational Wave Astronomy and the RIP
Post: RE: Bulk-Background Gravitational Wave Astronomy a...

stevebowers Wrote:If the Amalgamation come from a nearby brane, and are sufficiently advanced, they could encode a message in gravitational waves that could be picked up by even the most basic of grav...
weirdspecter General Setting Discussion 28 315 05-16-2021, 09:42 PM
    Thread: Bulk-Background Gravitational Wave Astronomy and the RIP
Post: RE: Bulk-Background Gravitational Wave Astronomy a...

You know, we might also want to mention this as a possible source of the Amalgamation... What if some hapless modosoph polity started getting whispered sweet nothings through their gravity wave inter...
weirdspecter General Setting Discussion 28 315 05-13-2021, 12:15 AM
    Thread: Grazer Woes
Post: RE: Grazer Woes

Hi Todd, thanks for getting back to me. Please don't feel any pressure on account of my questions here -- RL concerns always come first. I'd definitely be interested to hear Adam's take on this, as h...
weirdspecter General Setting Discussion 8 185 04-28-2021, 03:17 PM
    Thread: Grazer Woes
Post: Grazer Woes

Hi there, folks. I've stumbled upon quite a concerning question insofar as the physics of OA's grazer wormholes goes and needed to post about it here. This was spurred in large part by a conversation...
weirdspecter General Setting Discussion 8 185 04-28-2021, 08:50 AM
    Thread: Remote Reaction Rocket Drive?
Post: RE: Remote Reaction Rocket Drive?

Sorry for not getting back to you folks, things have been hectic lately. I'll give this some more thought tonight. @Everything: nice render, let me know if you want me to do anything with it. @Todd:...
weirdspecter General Setting Discussion 32 281 03-28-2021, 01:37 AM
    Thread: Remote Reaction Rocket Drive?
Post: RE: Remote Reaction Rocket Drive?

Drashner1 Wrote:a) Many many years ago I read an article about 'shaped' nuclear weapons, which included a mention of it being (theoretically?) possible to use a disk shaped nuke to concentrate the bul...
weirdspecter General Setting Discussion 32 281 03-25-2021, 02:15 AM