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    Thread: Kinky sex
Post: RE: Kinky sex

Strangest I've seen so far: - Harren reproduce by laying large numbers of eggs, of which few survive to adulthood. - Alseid, which may be the first sophont terragen plant, reproduce by budding after...
FrodoGoofball General Setting Discussion 5 79 08-23-2015, 07:45 AM
    Thread: Big storms
Post: RE: Big storms

Some scientists think a hypercane could happen on Earth without an asteroid strike or volcanic activity generating heat: http://syzygyastro.hubpages.com/hub/Hype...ossibility -------------------------...
FrodoGoofball General Setting Discussion 15 149 08-23-2015, 06:11 AM
    Thread: Frodogoofball's random everydaytech ideas thread
Post: RE: Frodogoofball's random everydaytech ideas thre...

(08-18-2015, 06:04 AM)Rynn Wrote: I thought you wanted to keep the technology simple, hmm my mistake. By the time we get to engenerating in the setting surgical and nanomedical technology are up to ...
FrodoGoofball General Setting Discussion 18 220 08-18-2015, 06:23 AM
    Thread: Frodogoofball's random everydaytech ideas thread
Post: RE: Frodogoofball's random everydaytech ideas thre...

(08-18-2015, 05:29 AM)macnut Wrote: How far would we be talking about going in this regression to childhood? Would it be mostly physical, or would there be a mental component to it as well? Are we t...
FrodoGoofball General Setting Discussion 18 220 08-18-2015, 05:51 AM
    Thread: Facing a Transapient
Post: RE: Facing a Transapient

Interesting. By definition, part of the issue of dealing with a higher sophonce level is that the lower-level entity can never really understand just exactly how much smarter the higher level really ...
FrodoGoofball General Setting Discussion 17 257 08-17-2015, 02:48 AM
    Thread: Frodogoofball's random everydaytech ideas thread
Post: De-aging

I had a silly thought, and so I was wondering, how plausible and practical would it be for an adult baseline to be transformed into a child using "ordinary" OA medical tech (e.g., re-engeneration, upl...
FrodoGoofball General Setting Discussion 18 220 08-16-2015, 01:20 PM
    Thread: Big storms
Post: RE: Big storms

I found a few articles on some extreme planetary weather. Based on this, it appears that supersonic winds are believed to occur on at least five known planets. All of these planets are either "cold ...
FrodoGoofball General Setting Discussion 15 149 08-16-2015, 12:24 PM
    Thread: Early Timeline (Possible) Revamp
Post: RE: Early Timeline (Possible) Revamp

(08-14-2015, 05:42 AM)stevebowers Wrote: Perhaps they had suitcase-sized brains, but a brain this size could probably be incorporated into a roughly humanoid body, even if it looked a bit like thisT...
FrodoGoofball General Setting Discussion 228 2,000 08-14-2015, 08:04 AM
    Thread: Early Timeline (Possible) Revamp
Post: RE: Early Timeline (Possible) Revamp

(08-13-2015, 12:36 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: The problem with this is that human equivalent AIs in Y11k are only slightly smaller than this.My understanding is that the smallest ordinary matter Y11K S0 ve...
FrodoGoofball General Setting Discussion 228 2,000 08-14-2015, 03:47 AM
    Thread: Holidays in OA?
Post: RE: Holidays in OA?

(08-13-2015, 02:36 AM)Matterplay1 Wrote: Of course all of this depends on how the locals have built the city itself. If people have planted gardens (including trees that might be hundreds or even th...
FrodoGoofball General Setting Discussion 18 154 08-13-2015, 03:11 AM
    Thread: Holidays in OA?
Post: RE: Holidays in OA?

FYI, This thread was on a similar topic. There was another thread I can't seem to find where we were discussing how OA cities could reconfigure themselves, so even massive, city-wide celebrations mig...
FrodoGoofball General Setting Discussion 18 154 08-06-2015, 10:19 AM
    Thread: A Question for OA
Post: RE: A Question for OA

I had never heard of Rydberg Hydrogen until today, but this article seems to suggest Rydberg Hydrogen would be a low - density substance, not a high - density one as presented in the OA article. Howe...
FrodoGoofball General Setting Discussion 3 47 07-28-2015, 01:04 PM
    Thread: Writing Up Religions
Post: RE: Writing Up Religions

My own beliefs as a scientific researcher and nondenominational Christian are actually not so different from those of the Church of the Great Programmer: 1) We currently cannot completely eliminate t...
FrodoGoofball General Setting Discussion 100 915 07-27-2015, 12:20 AM
    Thread: Space Habitat floors
Post: RE: Space Habitat floors

(07-19-2015, 01:09 PM)omega_tyrant Wrote: So, 10km ceilings are fine, as long as you don't care about stability.Yep. There are alternate methods of stabilization, though. For example, using two co...
FrodoGoofball General Setting Discussion 12 136 07-19-2015, 01:28 PM
    Thread: Space Habitat floors
Post: RE: Space Habitat floors

My understanding is that the 50 km distance represents what I like to call a "vacuum bearing". Two shells that are not rotating in sync need to be far enough away from each other that their atmospher...
FrodoGoofball General Setting Discussion 12 136 07-19-2015, 12:20 PM
    Thread: Rogue planets radiating heat into space.
Post: RE: Rogue planets radiating heat into space.

I'm not sure if this is "cheating", but another possibility would be a super-Jupiter. Such a planet would be more massive than Jupiter but not necessarily larger in diameter, essentially a borderline...
FrodoGoofball General Setting Discussion 8 80 07-19-2015, 12:08 PM
    Thread: Writing Up Religions
Post: RE: Writing Up Religions

(07-18-2015, 09:25 PM)Matterplay1 Wrote: My first question to anyone who gave an answer back to me on this would be: what do you think a religion is?This is going to be a tough one. I would, quite ...
FrodoGoofball General Setting Discussion 100 915 07-19-2015, 05:24 AM
    Thread: Frodogoofball's random everydaytech ideas thread
Post: RE: Frodogoofball's random everydaytech ideas thre...

(07-17-2015, 07:33 PM)Rynn Wrote: get the tree to grow it's own nuclear reactors. Lol. There was an old show where there was some material everyone wanted that turned out to be a plant that grew it...
FrodoGoofball General Setting Discussion 18 220 07-17-2015, 10:59 PM
    Thread: Frodogoofball's random everydaytech ideas thread
Post: RE: Frodogoofball's random everydaytech ideas thre...

(07-15-2015, 01:36 AM)Bear Wrote: One thing about your bonsaifruit is that it's either a carnivorous plant (maybe eats bugs or other pests) or it depletes the soil very quickly, or it requires REALL...
FrodoGoofball General Setting Discussion 18 220 07-17-2015, 01:54 PM
    Thread: Frodogoofball's random everydaytech ideas thread
Post: Frodogoofball's random everydaytech ideas thread

My latest OA - relevant daydreams.... __________________________________________________ Bonsaifruit Bonsaifruit are genengineered plants designed to provide crops normally requiring plants too large...
FrodoGoofball General Setting Discussion 18 220 07-14-2015, 01:56 PM