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    Thread: Changes to Early Timeline Transhumanism
Post: RE: Changes to Early Timeline Transhumanism

A better way to depict the downside of the transhuman movement might be to write up a couple of specific examples, showing how transhumanism led to specific downsides in certain locations (according t...
stevebowers Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 7 61 3 hours ago
    Thread: Arrival on Macrystis
Post: RE: Arrival on Macrystis

Excellent!
stevebowers The Arrivals Lounge 4 67 09-20-2021, 05:21 AM
    Thread: Grazer Woes
Post: RE: Grazer Woes

Wormholes do conserve energy locally, if not necessarily globally. So if you have a pair of grazers that require energy to maintain their respective orbits during the extraction process, you have a ve...
stevebowers General Setting Discussion 8 162 09-19-2021, 07:33 PM
    Thread: Question Regarding Poses for Female Character
Post: RE: Question Regarding Poses for Female Character

Any images used in OA should be respectful and follow the guidelines. Although the concepts of 'cute' and 'sexy' may have some relevance in the far future scenario we are trying to describe, they wi...
stevebowers Art and Visual Media 28 618 09-18-2021, 08:56 PM
    Thread: Art of my character Qratza
Post: RE: Art of my character Qratza

I've posted this in another thread, but a relaxed, self-confident and alert pose might be best. [Image: https://www.theintellect.net/uploads/8/7...1567646723]
stevebowers Art and Visual Media 18 388 09-18-2021, 07:31 AM
    Thread: Question Regarding Poses for Female Character
Post: RE: Question Regarding Poses for Female Character

Self-confident, powerful poses might be useful for displaying character. In a typical hi-tech Sephiotic culture, many or most citizens will possess healthy, moderately augmented bodies and mental capa...
stevebowers Art and Visual Media 28 618 09-18-2021, 07:29 AM
    Thread: EG - Globular Galaxies
Post: RE: EG - Globular Galaxies

This is a version with the galaxy itself enhanced. It's basically just an elliptical galaxy, with little or no spiral structure, and the stars themselves are all modified to increase light utilisation...
stevebowers Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 32 336 09-12-2021, 06:56 PM
    Thread: EG - Globular Galaxies
Post: RE: EG - Globular Galaxies

Perhaps a slightly enhanced version would be clearer. I can barely see this myself, and I know what I'm looking for.
stevebowers Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 32 336 09-11-2021, 06:56 PM
    Thread: EG - Globular Galaxies
Post: RE: EG - Globular Galaxies

I made a Deep Field image, using Space Engine and Gimp, and added it to the image, with some Einstein ring-type gravitational lensing.
stevebowers Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 32 336 09-11-2021, 08:53 AM
    Thread: Imaginary vs real stars
Post: RE: Imaginary vs real stars

That's right. We still don't have very good estimates for stellar distances outside the Inner Sphere, even when we take the new Gaia estimates into account. I must admit that I sometimes use TYC and ...
stevebowers General Setting Discussion 10 102 09-11-2021, 04:32 AM
    Thread: EG - Globular Galaxies
Post: RE: EG - Globular Galaxies

Not very clear, and I'm wondering about whether the background should include distant, young, redshifted galaxies. At this sort of magnification, distant galaxies would be fairly large (due to their a...
stevebowers Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 32 336 09-09-2021, 07:16 PM
    Thread: Speed of Terragen Expansion
Post: RE: Speed of Terragen Expansion

I should note that I am pretty much resigned to adding at leasta couple of hundred years to the 'first reached' dates for most of the colonies in the Inner Sphere and innermost Middle Regions, simply ...
stevebowers General Setting Discussion 18 207 09-09-2021, 05:40 AM
    Thread: Speed of Terragen Expansion
Post: RE: Speed of Terragen Expansion

We still need to factor in development time- if a colony at 100 ly receives the technical specs for a 0.5c ship, they won't necessarily be able to build it straight away. Especially if the tech requir...
stevebowers General Setting Discussion 18 207 09-09-2021, 02:20 AM
    Thread: Imaginary vs real stars
Post: RE: Imaginary vs real stars

I created the imaginary JD catalog, and Anders created the imaginary YTS catalog. I'd prefer to keep these as imaginary stars, unless we can identify a star with almost exactly the same charcteristics...
stevebowers General Setting Discussion 10 102 09-07-2021, 06:34 AM
    Thread: Speed of Terragen Expansion
Post: RE: Speed of Terragen Expansion

Note that linelayers would rarely be in the forefront of exploration, since they are very massive craft (the 'hole weighs many millions of tonnes). After the 3rd singularity in 2180, very efficient bo...
stevebowers General Setting Discussion 18 207 09-06-2021, 08:32 PM
    Thread: EG - Urmuriates (Halogenics revamp)
Post: RE: EG - Urmuriates (Halogenics revamp)

Just a few edits - note that I prefer to keep a passing reference to the older names and terms in cases like this, particularly to help with google searches and so on. Urmuriates The Urmuriates are ...
stevebowers Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 7 110 09-05-2021, 05:22 AM
    Thread: Minor system tweaks that don't require their own thread
Post: RE: Minor system tweaks that don't require their o...

Okay. A worldring might be a good choice.
stevebowers General Setting Discussion 251 3,753 09-05-2021, 04:54 AM
    Thread: Minor system tweaks that don't require their own thread
Post: RE: Minor system tweaks that don't require their o...

I suspect this will now need a new image; maybe a pyramid on a small airless planet with some of the stars in the background. Any preferences?
stevebowers General Setting Discussion 251 3,753 09-05-2021, 01:26 AM
    Thread: About thunderbolts
Post: RE: About thunderbolts

I believe the idea is that Thunderbolts can be deliberately created on demand, and that natural black hole evaporation would not normally produce one. This is (as you noted) fiction, and the mechanism...
stevebowers General Setting Discussion 16 229 09-04-2021, 09:10 PM
    Thread: Information Storage
Post: RE: Information Storage

Article now up. https://orionsarm.com/eg-article/6103deb9091c7
stevebowers Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 24 344 09-04-2021, 09:04 PM