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    Thread: Earth Impact Calculator
Post: Earth Impact Calculator

If you want to drop a comet or asteroid onto an Earth-like planet, here's a calculator to determine the likely effects. https://impact.ese.ic.ac.uk/ImpactEarth/ImpactEffects/ Ciao, Terrafamilia
terrafamilia Worldbuilders Resources 1 244 09-21-2021, 10:28 AM
    Thread: Snapshot, Augmentation
Post: RE: Snapshot, Augmentation

One typo I caught - Simulations for my custom mods had ran run for hours Ciao, Terrafamamilia
terrafamilia Creative Writing 9 107 09-19-2021, 07:37 AM
    Thread: Interstellar Colonization Through the Ages
Post: RE: Interstellar Colonization Through the Ages

(02-03-2021, 08:31 PM)Vitto Wrote: I'm waiting for the brain in a jar :D Here he is. Not a naked brain but as close as he chooses to become. [Image: https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/marv...02040...
terrafamilia General Setting Discussion 56 444 02-04-2021, 10:57 AM
    Thread: Interstellar Colonization Through the Ages
Post: RE: Interstellar Colonization Through the Ages

(02-03-2021, 09:16 AM)sandcastles Wrote: When can we simply remove the head and put the head in cryosleep and attach it to a robot body, and have it explore Draugr, Poltergiest, and Phobetor?  A rev...
terrafamilia General Setting Discussion 56 444 02-03-2021, 11:25 AM
    Thread: Robotics Duplication
Post: Robotics Duplication

A bit of an oddity - Under the topic "Robotics" https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-topic/45b5756018624 there is a separate article "Robotics" https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/4771c0c89aa9d   which just...
terrafamilia Website and Content Issues 3 28 11-08-2020, 12:27 PM
    Thread: Medicyte article
Post: Medicyte article

https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/4e9ac6f7295a4 The last sentence of the article ends with, "or if available are dismantled by marrocine." The term "marrocine" only appears in this article. I wasn...
terrafamilia Suggestion Box - OA website 2 1,570 07-20-2020, 07:58 AM
    Thread: Fractal Art Fun
Post: Fractal Art Fun

This visual artist works with fractal software and has come up with a number of interesting, even quite alien, land and cityscapes. http://www.julius-horsthuis.com/ Ciao, Terrafamilia
terrafamilia General Off-topic Discussion 2 2,911 06-12-2020, 10:49 AM
    Thread: Updating 'Terraforming' terminology?
Post: RE: Updating 'Terraforming' terminology?

When I see "planoforming" I think of Cordwainer Smith's ftl system. Planetary Engineering is a possibility but that could also include the construction of the underlying planetary bodies themselves, ...
terrafamilia General Setting Discussion 16 159 04-10-2020, 09:33 AM
    Thread: Magmatter Dreadnaughts
Post: RE: Magmatter Dreadnaughts

(11-17-2019, 12:43 AM)Rynn Wrote: Consequently Dreadnaughts are really rarely kept near any modosophont settled systems as just being in proximity is extremely dangerous. Ciao, Terrafamilia
terrafamilia Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 10 165 11-17-2019, 10:22 AM
    Thread: Biobots are coming - a little at a time
Post: Biobots are coming - a little at a time

Researchers have developed soft robotic devices driven by neuromuscular tissue that triggers when stimulated by light – bringing mechanical engineering one step closer to developing autonomous biobots...
terrafamilia Real Life But OA Relevant 1 1,901 10-21-2019, 05:42 AM
    Thread: Two Planets Sharing an Atmosphere
Post: RE: Two Planets Sharing an Atmosphere

A rather more fantastical version of this scenario can be found in Edgar Rice Burrough's Beyond the Farthest Star. The system of the star Omos, found somewhere in the galactic cluster NGC 7006, has el...
terrafamilia General Setting Discussion 18 205 10-20-2019, 09:02 AM
    Thread: Travel Through Wormholes is Possible, But Slow
Post: Travel Through Wormholes is Possible, But Slow

A Harvard physicist has shown that wormholes can exist: tunnels in curved space-time, connecting two distant places, through which travel is possible.  But don’t pack your bags for a trip to other si...
terrafamilia Real Life But OA Relevant 7 6,263 04-16-2019, 09:44 AM
    Thread: Message to the Project: Future of Copyright
Post: RE: Message to the Project: Future of Copyright

(03-09-2019, 02:27 PM)rom65536 Wrote: In the story I wrote for us here at OA, I never explicitly explained it, but I hinted at the economy of the main character's homeworld being based somewhat arou...
terrafamilia General Setting Discussion 8 109 03-12-2019, 10:11 AM
    Thread: Māyā, archailect of Cyberia comes from indian mythology
Post: RE: Māyā, archailect of Cyberia comes from indian ...

(10-31-2018, 03:30 AM)1of3 Wrote: Oh, my. And I thought that was obvious. I always assumed it to be the case. Ciao, Terrafamilia
terrafamilia General Setting Discussion 6 105 10-31-2018, 09:27 AM
    Thread: If you could have any augmentations, what would you have?
Post: RE: If you could have any augmentations, what woul...

(03-07-2018, 03:36 PM)Tengu459 Wrote: LOL that's hilarious! And gross-looking. Where'd you find that?  It's everyone's favorite Swiss biofanatic, Arnim Zola. Ciao, Terrafamilia
terrafamilia OA Role Playing Games 51 1,133 03-08-2018, 11:45 AM
    Thread: If you could have any augmentations, what would you have?
Post: RE: If you could have any augmentations, what woul...

(03-06-2018, 04:58 PM)Tengu459 Wrote: And move my brain to my chest. Way easier to put an armored compartment in the torso, the head is too small and too obvious a target. Hmm, I think someone has a...
terrafamilia OA Role Playing Games 51 1,133 03-07-2018, 10:59 AM
    Thread: Great SF World Building Project
Post: RE: Great SF World Building Project

(12-21-2017, 08:48 AM)tmazanec1 Wrote: When I sold 95% of my science fiction to move from a large home to a small apartment, the dead tree version of Handbook for Space Pioneers was one of the few b...
terrafamilia Books, Games, Movies, and TV 5 7,236 12-22-2017, 11:27 AM
    Thread: Let's talk Cyberia
Post: RE: Let's talk Cyberia

(12-05-2017, 04:57 AM)1of3 Wrote: But let me rephrase that. What would you salvage? The distributed nature of the polity. It seems to exist as a panarchy. Ciao, Terrafamilia
terrafamilia General Setting Discussion 51 851 12-05-2017, 11:39 AM
    Thread: A Middle Tech Society Without Access to the Net
Post: RE: A Middle Tech Society Without Access to the Ne...

So circuit switching connections between computers might be okay but packet switching would be forbidden? How about something not quite so extreme? Perhaps an equivalent of ARPANET was developed but ...
terrafamilia General Off-topic Discussion 16 18,042 12-03-2017, 11:04 AM
    Thread: Resource of information
Post: RE: Resource of information

(11-22-2017, 06:42 AM)selden Wrote: Duddy9 Wrote:Does anyone have an technical information on the Cloud 9 proposal, I've been looking for months. Sorry, could you please refresh my memory about what...
terrafamilia General Setting Discussion 14 162 11-22-2017, 10:51 AM