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    Thread: EG - Climate Change on Old Earth
Post: RE: EG - Climate Change on Old Earth

Drashner1 Wrote: (09-11-2016, 12:02 PM) -- tantric Wrote: (09-11-2016, 05:35 AM) -- just a suggestion - advances in computation will, hopefully, enable a science of predictive ecology. that is to sa...
tantric Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 38 443 09-25-2016, 05:30 PM
    Thread: EG - Climate Change on Old Earth
Post: RE: EG - Climate Change on Old Earth

just a suggestion - advances in computation will, hopefully, enable a science of predictive ecology. that is to say, unlike now, in the future people might actually know what to do to fix a problem/nu...
tantric Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 38 443 09-11-2016, 05:35 AM
    Thread: Global Geopolitics - The Next 500 Years - Climate Change
Post: RE: Global Geopolitics - The Next 500 Years - Clim...

re: justification for world government. this is from a paper by jaap de roode: ""Parasites depend on their hosts for survival,” said de Roode, "so intuitively, they should be nice to their hosts."...
tantric General Setting Discussion 123 1,086 04-01-2016, 08:54 PM
    Thread: A Country Divided (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Secede from the Union)
Post: RE: A Country Divided (Or, How I Learned to Stop W...

Drashner1 Wrote: (02-20-2016, 03:25 AM) -- Not to rain on anyone's parade, but saying that 'everything that is good and different about the south comes from Mother Africa' is a limited and parochial ...
tantric General Setting Discussion 73 695 02-20-2016, 11:06 PM
    Thread: A Country Divided (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Secede from the Union)
Post: RE: A Country Divided (Or, How I Learned to Stop W...

QueElEs Wrote: (02-18-2016, 08:07 PM) -- Interesting, thanks tantric. I do like the idea of a transracialist Sputh, a new and modern South. But maybe we could mix in a lot of other strands, not just ...
tantric General Setting Discussion 73 695 02-18-2016, 09:27 PM
    Thread: A Country Divided (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Secede from the Union)
Post: RE: A Country Divided (Or, How I Learned to Stop W...

QueElEs Wrote: (02-14-2016, 09:06 PM) -- Was anyone planning on doing a write-up of this, or was it more for interest? If someone does, I think it might be nice to then subsequently put up some ar...
tantric General Setting Discussion 73 695 02-18-2016, 08:26 AM
    Thread: Role of disease and pandemics in the early AT
Post: RE: Role of disease and pandemics in the early AT

This is from an old alt.history post, I need to tone it down and summarize: 2016 was a bad year for the flu, and in the end, a bad year for the human race. Scientists recorded two strains for that ...
tantric General Setting Discussion 16 169 09-09-2015, 02:20 PM
    Thread: how am i to write anything meaningful without JSTOR?
Post: RE: how am i to write anything meaningful without ...

Jack Andraka, a 14yo boy who used open access and devised a new, early test for pancreatic cancer that can save LOTS of lives. USA. Yes, but i suspect no one ever buys the articles individually, th...
tantric Worldbuilders Resources 5 12,578 09-06-2015, 12:11 PM
    Thread: how am i to write anything meaningful without JSTOR?
Post: RE: how am i to write anything meaningful without ...

no, i'm seriously asking - is there some way to do this other than me driving to the university and downloading it to a thumb drive, which is apparently legal, or at least the librarians were eager to...
tantric Worldbuilders Resources 5 12,578 09-04-2015, 09:49 AM
    Thread: how am i to write anything meaningful without JSTOR?
Post: how am i to write anything meaningful without JSTO...

i lost my access about 6 months ago, and i haven't tried to do any research since then. when i was writing an RPG setting based on Bantu cultures and mythology, i read *hundreds* of papers. can we, p...
tantric Worldbuilders Resources 5 12,578 09-04-2015, 06:13 AM
    Thread: Surendar protocell living dome. 1st Draft
Post: RE: Surendar protocell living dome. 1st Draft

there's a slight problem with calling them by the proper term - it has no recognizability at all. from wikipedia: Quote: -- Jeewanu (Sanskrit for "particles of life") are synthetic chemical part...
tantric Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 5 41 09-03-2015, 07:37 PM
    Thread: Surendar protocell living dome. 1st Draft
Post: RE: Self-contained Civilization - is it possible?

I know its rough, but you must admit, the 'surrender texas' bit, purely spontaneous on my part, has charm....
tantric Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 5 41 08-31-2015, 12:58 PM
    Thread: Surendar protocell living dome. 1st Draft
Post: Surendar protocell living dome. 1st Draft

Exec. Mod note: this thread has been split from another (http://www.orionsarm.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=1742) good - that was a bit much - try this: Surendar protocells are the first successful s...
tantric Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 5 41 08-31-2015, 09:35 AM
    Thread: Self-contained Civilization - is it possible?
Post: RE: Self-contained Civilization - is it possible?

wait, i have some kind of okay for writing up near-life organosilicate protocells from the lava caves of Io? how about using them for dome technology and facilitating Mars colonization. i feel like i ...
tantric General Setting Discussion 21 252 08-31-2015, 08:09 AM
    Thread: Self-contained Civilization - is it possible?
Post: RE: Self-contained Civilization - is it possible?

stevebowers Wrote: (08-30-2015, 03:36 PM) -- There were low worldhouse roofs (http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/51f7d32f54b72) on Mars in the Interplanetary/nanotech age, small relatively low-tech ...
tantric General Setting Discussion 21 252 08-31-2015, 02:12 AM
    Thread: Self-contained Civilization - is it possible?
Post: RE: Self-contained Civilization - is it possible?

Okay, to take a step back - when and how is the technology for a self-contained human life supporting ecosystem developed? Can you have neo-agarians growing food and fiber under gel-cover craters on M...
tantric General Setting Discussion 21 252 08-30-2015, 06:45 AM
    Thread: Self-contained Civilization - is it possible?
Post: RE: Self-contained Civilization - is it possible?

so the early interplanetary colonies were dependent on earth? this idea isn't possible without nanotech?
tantric General Setting Discussion 21 252 08-29-2015, 11:06 PM
    Thread: Self-contained Civilization - is it possible?
Post: Self-contained Civilization - is it possible?

Is it possible to pack up an entire society's technological base and ship it somewhere, or nowhere? How do you build a self-sufficient high tech colony? How many people are needed to process all the i...
tantric General Setting Discussion 21 252 08-29-2015, 10:12 PM
    Thread: Early Timeline (Possible) Revamp
Post: RE: Early Timeline (Possible) Revamp

Rynn Wrote: (08-29-2015, 12:17 AM) -- That's a cool idea :) and certainly makes sense (though it wouldn't need to be antarctica, the experiment could be done somewhere like the Gobi desert and be spo...
tantric General Setting Discussion 228 2,020 08-29-2015, 07:41 AM
    Thread: Early Timeline (Possible) Revamp
Post: RE: Early Timeline (Possible) Revamp

origin of the mars colony.... develop the technology for a self sufficient colony in Antarctica. from something i wrote a while back: "Antarctic colonization *should* be done, ASAP, with the go...
tantric General Setting Discussion 228 2,020 08-28-2015, 11:55 PM