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    Thread: Phytomining: Bio-Mining with Plants
Post: RE: Phytomining: Bio-Mining with Plants

Oddly enough this isn't the first time I heard of phytomining. I think it was about 20 years ago and was something about rapeseed & a superfund site.
ai_vin Real Life But OA Relevant 5 1,705 10-05-2020, 03:01 PM
    Thread: Synthetics (Complete)
Post: RE: Synthetics (Complete)

As written, in the Synthetic Human Alliance the only synthetics there are human in appearance so either wording of the title fits.
ai_vin Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 16 162 08-04-2020, 02:18 PM
    Thread: Utility Fluid update
Post: RE: Utility Fluid update

Makes me think of this; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wO7Vyhy0iXs
ai_vin Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 4 60 06-16-2020, 12:10 AM
    Thread: Near-Baselines and Reduced Gravity
Post: RE: Near-Baselines and Reduced Gravity

Even if Lunar gravity is a problem there are ways to deal with it. We can build rotating habitats on the moon, and elsewhere; https://www.science20.com/robert_invento...how-176169 GAIA didn't want hu...
ai_vin General Setting Discussion 39 440 04-21-2020, 07:00 PM
    Thread: OA's so-so places.
Post: RE: OA's so-so places.

(04-14-2020, 05:15 AM)Achaz the Transavant Wrote: We have a lot of high quality sephirotic polities and some awful places like Tylansia or Savannah but what would places that are considered substand...
ai_vin General Setting Discussion 7 107 04-20-2020, 12:07 AM
    Thread: Sci-Fi Whys
Post: RE: Sci-Fi Whys

Interesting story about baldness in Sci/Fi: At a press conference about Star Trek: The Next Generation, a reporter asked Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry about casting Patrick Stewart, commenting t...
ai_vin General Off-topic Discussion 8 5,487 10-16-2019, 01:44 PM
    Thread: EG Artificial Soils
Post: RE: EG Artificial Soils

Very cool. Wish I had known about this when I wrote the Red Star 'M'pire, I could have had a lot of fun with it.
ai_vin Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 7 103 10-16-2019, 01:36 PM
    Thread: Deathworlders
Post: RE: Deathworlders

Todd old man, "some quiet time" ain't going to cut it. This story has 58 chapters just from the original author alone. https://www.reddit.com/r/HFY/wiki/ref/un...ding_order Also, there's a wiki if yo...
ai_vin General Off-topic Discussion 2 2,507 09-12-2019, 02:13 PM
    Thread: Deathworlders
Post: Deathworlders

Hey guys; This is 100% OT but I came across it today and had to share. https://deathworlders.com/books/deathwor...xperience/
ai_vin General Off-topic Discussion 2 2,507 09-10-2019, 09:28 PM
    Thread: Happy Armstrong Day
Post: RE: Happy Armstrong Day

50 years ago we sent men to the moon, on a spaceship designed & guided by computing power you can now slip into your back pocket. Imagine what we could have been doing now if we had thought about ...
ai_vin Real Life But OA Relevant 4 3,064 07-24-2019, 07:50 PM
    Thread: Enceladus
Post: RE: Enceladus

(07-07-2019, 06:38 AM)stevebowers Wrote: I've adjusted the article somewhat to include Enceladus' subsurface ocean. I note that this article has a very subtle example of information loss; Kilgore Tr...
ai_vin Website and Content Issues 5 46 07-07-2019, 02:31 PM
    Thread: Highbrows (complete)
Post: RE: Highbrows (complete)

That works.
ai_vin Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 42 471 07-05-2019, 05:33 AM
    Thread: Highbrows (complete)
Post: RE: Highbrows (complete)

Looking very good. BTW there's something I'd like to share with you. When I came up with the "prebirthing" idea I envisioned the egg sac to be less an "egg-like structure" and more like a mermaid's p...
ai_vin Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 42 471 07-05-2019, 04:16 AM
    Thread: A Story About Proxavs, Gods, Topo Go, Love and more
Post: RE: A Story About Proxavs, Gods, Topo Go, Love and...

Hi Todd, Your summary of MA looks good except for one mistake: The Band either needs to be roofed over to prevent air escaping or be prepared to replenish lost atmosphere. at .1G it will take thousan...
ai_vin Creative Writing 18 211 07-05-2019, 03:48 AM
    Thread: Highbrows (complete)
Post: RE: Highbrows (complete)

Actually, I don't think this newest version is the way to go, and I'm growing rather fond of the subgroup idea. You can keep the 50% gravity for the main group but you should also keep this new line a...
ai_vin Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 42 471 07-05-2019, 02:55 AM
    Thread: Highbrows (complete)
Post: RE: Highbrows (complete)

Todd, I thought I made it clear that I think extherian's version is better than mine. Of course it would make me very happy if he included as much of my ideas as he can but given the nature of the OA ...
ai_vin Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 42 471 07-05-2019, 01:40 AM
    Thread: Highbrows (complete)
Post: RE: Highbrows (complete)

Oh, nice addition. You know I had forgotten about the Sol Niger Project. I knew about it when I wrote the Silk God and it was one reason I configured it like I did: I didn't want my bio-god to be und...
ai_vin Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 42 471 07-04-2019, 03:34 AM
    Thread: A Story About Proxavs, Gods, Topo Go, Love and more
Post: RE: A Story About Proxavs, Gods, Topo Go, Love and...

There will be one place in Maximum Air that has more gravity - the circumstellar ring (or The Band), and the the surface of the bubble has an active layer that sweeps the dust, water, etc. towards thi...
ai_vin Creative Writing 18 211 07-04-2019, 12:32 AM
    Thread: Highbrows (complete)
Post: RE: Highbrows (complete)

OK, another quick correction is needed. You wrote: If nothing else, the Highbrows have demonstrated that biological substrates can just as powerful as drytech computronium with the right support insfr...
ai_vin Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 42 471 07-03-2019, 10:51 PM
    Thread: A Story About Proxavs, Gods, Topo Go, Love and more
Post: RE: A Story About Proxavs, Gods, Topo Go, Love and...

(07-02-2019, 01:51 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: c) Speaking again of gravity - you describe things floating around (which they would) but simultaneously have Iris and Dawn falling through space, apparently a...
ai_vin Creative Writing 18 211 07-03-2019, 01:13 PM