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    Thread: Good Centauri Dreams article
Post: RE: Good Centauri Dreams article

Title: Spatial-Temporal Variance Explanation of the Fermi Paradox (the "real" one, not the OAUP one). "Ultra-relativistic spaceflight leads to temporal spaghettification and is not compatible with ...
Tom Mazanec Real Life But OA Relevant 3 315 07-17-2022, 02:26 AM
    Thread: Good Centauri Dreams article
Post: RE: Good Centauri Dreams article

I am trying to post excerpts from this article, but they keep showing up as hyperfine print.
Tom Mazanec Real Life But OA Relevant 3 315 07-16-2022, 10:30 PM
    Thread: Good Centauri Dreams article
Post: Good Centauri Dreams article

https://www.centauri-dreams.org/2022/07/14/spatial-temporal-variance-explanation-for-the-fermi-paradox/
Tom Mazanec Real Life But OA Relevant 3 315 07-16-2022, 10:29 PM
    Thread: Basement Universe Maker
Post: RE: Basement Universe Maker

Is Y11k a round-off, or is the timeline being extended 400 years?
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 10 133 07-10-2022, 12:51 PM
    Thread: New 82 Eridani planet?
Post: New 82 Eridani planet?

https:// iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/ac6f58 Quote: -- Abstract e Eridani, the fifth-closest Sun-like star, hosts at least three planets and could possibly harbor more. Howeve...
Tom Mazanec Real Life But OA Relevant 0 161 06-25-2022, 03:02 AM
    Thread: Basement Universe Maker
Post: Basement Universe Maker

What do they look like? How big are they?
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 10 133 06-17-2022, 09:35 PM
    Thread: Runaway Greenhouse
Post: RE: Runaway Greenhouse

I was thinking a failed xenospecies ~Information Age equivalent...a world that burned itself up before First Contact and we find the postGarden planet millions of years later.
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 6 63 06-15-2022, 05:28 AM
    Thread: Runaway Greenhouse
Post: Runaway Greenhouse

The other thing (besides nukes) that set the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Doomsday Clock so close to midnight is Global Warming. Extreme alarmists even speculate that we could turn Earth into another...
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 6 63 06-15-2022, 01:55 AM
    Thread: Zero Point Energy
Post: RE: Zero Point Energy

"Later theoretical work found/predicted (IIRC) that the zero point field is uniform and at its lowest energy state already." Does that mean that I don't have to worry about false vacuum decay?
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 7 101 06-11-2022, 09:36 PM
    Thread: Zero Point Energy
Post: Zero Point Energy

This may seem redundant for a setting with total conversion, but would ZPE be a good thing to introduce as a new invention? Energy is always a limiting factor, and this could be big.
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 7 101 06-11-2022, 04:38 AM
    Thread: OA translated into GURPS
Post: RE: OA translated into GURPS

Also wormholes are kinda a restricted FTL, superscience (but common as Jump Drive) in GURPS. Although GURPS more often is just plain FTL.
Tom Mazanec GURPS RPG 33 974 06-03-2022, 05:20 AM
    Thread: Planets that glow in the dark
Post: Planets that glow in the dark

During the First Cold War my biggest fear was thermonuclear Holocaust. Now that the Second Cold War has started, I was wondering...have we found any radioactive cinders in space? Or is self-preservati...
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 13 90 06-01-2022, 06:01 AM
    Thread: Garden Planet Rescue
Post: Garden Planet Rescue

On the Periphery, a Garden World is discovered. It is in a trinary system orbiting a G-star. The other two stars are a pair of close binary WDs which will collide and Ia SN in a couple centuries, 1000...
Tom Mazanec General Setting Discussion 7 80 05-28-2022, 11:37 PM
    Thread: Terraforming wiki
Post: RE: Terraforming wiki

I just use the old email address for the Memory of Mankind time capsules text donations. Too much spam. I've had it for about a quarter century or more (I used to be an early adapter, back when I had ...
Tom Mazanec Worldbuilders Resources 6 726 05-28-2022, 12:52 AM
    Thread: Terraforming wiki
Post: RE: Terraforming wiki

That's me. Had no success logging back on on my old tmazanec1 account, finally gave up and created a new one. Hope I remember details of THIS one!
Tom Mazanec Worldbuilders Resources 6 726 05-27-2022, 05:43 AM
    Thread: Terraforming wiki
Post: Terraforming wiki

Lot of good articles: https://terraforming.fandom.com/wiki/Special:AllPages https://terraforming.fandom.com/wiki/Special:AllPages?from=Phobos
Tom Mazanec Worldbuilders Resources 6 726 05-25-2022, 06:32 AM