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    Thread: Why would one become a Superbright?
Post: RE: Why would one become a Superbright?

Quote:rom65536 Drashner1 Wrote:Not to in any way make light of your depression, but in Y11k, the biological/psychological/environmental causes of depression are presumably thoroughly understood and...
Noclevername General Setting Discussion 40 515 06-27-2019, 06:45 AM
    Thread: Island of Stability
Post: RE: Island of Stability

(07-04-2018, 01:57 PM)sandcastles Wrote: An Alderson Disk is formed around a stable, solar-type star.  In so doing, the entire star's planetary system is consumed, including the comet and asteroid b...
Noclevername General Setting Discussion 16 240 06-18-2019, 03:12 AM
    Thread: Redefining habitable zone for advanced Terran animals
Post: RE: Redefining habitable zone for advanced Terran ...

Would these atmospheric conditions necessarily remain stable on a biospheric world? Earth's toxic-gas period covered most of our planet's existence, but when photosynthesis came along, it changed our ...
Noclevername Real Life But OA Relevant 11 9,598 06-17-2019, 05:12 AM
    Thread: Lunar railroad: Near-future transport around solar system
Post: RE: Lunar railroad: Near-future transport around ...

(06-13-2019, 03:57 AM)Alphadon Wrote: It's going to be pretty expensive to transport all that construction equipment and materials to the moon, isn't it? Quote:BearThe vast majority of the actual c...
Noclevername General Setting Discussion 17 170 06-17-2019, 05:03 AM
    Thread: Why would one become a Superbright?
Post: RE: Why would one become a Superbright?

(06-12-2019, 06:51 PM)extherian Wrote: Why, though? In Y11K, there's no point to understanding anything. You can't contribute anything of value to the society you live in, which has answers at the p...
Noclevername General Setting Discussion 40 515 06-15-2019, 01:24 AM
    Thread: Why would one become a Superbright?
Post: RE: Why would one become a Superbright?

(06-12-2019, 08:31 AM)extherian Wrote: One interesting issue that came up last year when I was rewriting the Nearbaseline and Superior articles was that the latter's Superbright mental enhancements ...
Noclevername General Setting Discussion 40 515 06-12-2019, 01:07 PM
    Thread: Miscellanious Questions
Post: RE: Miscellanious Questions

(01-29-2019, 06:17 PM)stevebowers Wrote: If you are visiting a civilised system, that system would hopefully be friendly enough to direct a boostbeam towards your ship in order to slow you down duri...
Noclevername General Setting Discussion 160 2,411 06-08-2019, 05:38 AM
    Thread: The Solsys Dark Age - What Was It Like?
Post: RE: The Solsys Dark Age - What Was It Like?

(06-06-2019, 04:22 AM)MacGregor Wrote: Do we think that large habs use fusion powered lighting or would large windows and mirrors be needed? Inner SolSys habs can use the most reliable fusion source...
Noclevername General Setting Discussion 85 979 06-06-2019, 05:29 AM
    Thread: Angelnets and Crime
Post: RE: Angelnets and Crime

(06-05-2019, 06:14 PM)Alphadon Wrote: (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...
Noclevername General Setting Discussion 19 236 06-06-2019, 05:26 AM
    Thread: Angelnets and Crime
Post: RE: Angelnets and Crime

(06-03-2019, 12:10 PM)macnut Wrote: Unless the modosophonts lived in a transapient-run polity. So here's a scenario:  Picture if you will, a world in the Hinterregions, nominally cared for by a tra...
Noclevername General Setting Discussion 19 236 06-05-2019, 03:16 AM
    Thread: Angelnets and Crime
Post: RE: Angelnets and Crime

Of course, once "street crime" as we know it becomes impossible, good mental health is universal, and monitoring prevents white collar crimes and the like, the question becomes what if any crime IS po...
Noclevername General Setting Discussion 19 236 06-04-2019, 09:43 AM
    Thread: The Solsys Dark Age - What Was It Like?
Post: RE: The Solsys Dark Age - What Was It Like?

(06-04-2019, 12:51 AM)MacGregor Wrote: Regarding radiation shielding. Do we think that for this period most ships and stations had (currently unknown) radiation blocking material or would they need ...
Noclevername General Setting Discussion 85 979 06-04-2019, 02:24 AM
    Thread: The Solsys Dark Age - What Was It Like?
Post: RE: The Solsys Dark Age - What Was It Like?

(06-03-2019, 05:15 AM)MacGregor Wrote: How large do we think space habitat's were during this time period? I would imagine a belief that smaller was safer would be prevalent, but I'm talking about t...
Noclevername General Setting Discussion 85 979 06-03-2019, 10:58 AM
    Thread: Angelnets and Crime
Post: RE: Angelnets and Crime

I believe even AI of today could plausibly do what the Machine does with a high degree of success, if given unfettered access to all existing data and communication. I imagine an S:1 or greater intell...
Noclevername General Setting Discussion 19 236 06-02-2019, 09:02 AM
    Thread: Your Thoughts on the Future
Post: RE: Your Thoughts on the Future

(05-29-2019, 06:34 AM)stevebowers Wrote: The thing about closely-knit societies like small villages is that everyone knows everyone else's business. This tends to mean that society evolves a strict ...
Noclevername General Off-topic Discussion 15 13,767 05-29-2019, 08:26 AM
    Thread: Pimp, i mean Vet, my Starship
Post: RE: Pimp, i mean Vet, my Starship

(05-28-2019, 01:13 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: Sorry - a possible misunderstanding here: It's fine if you want to use monopoles for your project. That's not the issue I was posting about. You seemed to be...
Noclevername Creative Writing 41 306 05-28-2019, 07:27 PM
    Thread: Toe Story, or, Genemods IN SPACE
Post: RE: Toe Story, or, Genemods IN SPACE

(05-28-2019, 07:10 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: We can fold these into the existing Nearbaseline Genemods article easily enough. Todd Cool! :D
Noclevername General Setting Discussion 4 86 05-28-2019, 08:18 AM
    Thread: Pimp, i mean Vet, my Starship
Post: RE: Pimp, i mean Vet, my Starship

I really only used monopoles because that's how OA uses them. I can always posit some other means of matter conversion. As long as I settle on one eventually, it's all good.
Noclevername Creative Writing 41 306 05-28-2019, 07:22 AM
    Thread: Pimp, i mean Vet, my Starship
Post: RE: Pimp, i mean Vet, my Starship

(05-28-2019, 04:54 AM)jedidia Wrote: Quote:Well, the conversion sphere is in my mind, about 800 meters in diameter. Pretty dense, mostly ultra high temp ceramics. Ok, that would glow a while if it...
Noclevername Creative Writing 41 306 05-28-2019, 06:33 AM
    Thread: Nearbaselines and Natural Aging
Post: RE: Nearbaselines and Natural Aging

The neurological equivalent of age 25 is, according to prevailing medical theory, when the Baseline human brain is at its peak of development. Efforts to slow aging and improve capacity should try to ...
Noclevername General Setting Discussion 14 211 05-28-2019, 02:41 AM