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    Thread: Magmatter supports, or why isn't there more floating architecture in OA?
Post: RE: Magmatter supports, or why isn't there more fl...

(07-03-2021, 11:26 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: Yes, magmatter can be anchored within ferromagnets. Nobody is arguing otherwise. However, as stated previously, the current examples of this involve a mesh of ...
NexusEye General Setting Discussion 19 203 07-05-2021, 12:55 PM
    Thread: Magmatter supports, or why isn't there more floating architecture in OA?
Post: RE: Magmatter supports, or why isn't there more fl...

Quote:Note that the only currently described example of such anchoring involves a mesh of magmatter cables not single strands of mag-nanotubes, which are themselves much smaller than conventional matt...
NexusEye General Setting Discussion 19 203 07-03-2021, 02:23 PM
    Thread: Magmatter supports, or why isn't there more floating architecture in OA?
Post: RE: Magmatter supports, or why isn't there more fl...

(07-03-2021, 11:20 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: Various things here: 1) How are you planning to anchor these magmatter cables or struts so they don't just cut or drill through whatever they are holding up? ...
NexusEye General Setting Discussion 19 203 07-03-2021, 11:50 AM
    Thread: Magmatter supports, or why isn't there more floating architecture in OA?
Post: RE: Magmatter supports, or why isn't there more fl...

(07-03-2021, 09:58 AM)selden Wrote: Because nobody has written about them. Why don’t you? I suspect anyone or more articles about these uses would be very welcome. Planning on it when I have the tim...
NexusEye General Setting Discussion 19 203 07-03-2021, 10:02 AM
    Thread: Magmatter supports, or why isn't there more floating architecture in OA?
Post: Magmatter supports, or why isn't there more floati...

Magmatter is an interesting form of unobtanium in OA. It has an absurd strength to weight ratio, is effectively intangible unless you want it to be, and is (relatively) easily accessible. So why don’t...
NexusEye General Setting Discussion 19 203 07-03-2021, 09:46 AM
    Thread: Thoughts on RKKV warning time
Post: RE: Thoughts on RKKV warning time

(06-30-2021, 03:03 PM)The Astronomer Wrote: By the way, the Wormhole Nexus can give early warning for connected systems to react, so perhaps RKKVs might not be effective as a long-range weapon? True...
NexusEye General Setting Discussion 6 95 06-30-2021, 03:31 PM
    Thread: Thoughts on RKKV warning time
Post: Thoughts on RKKV warning time

Relativistic projectiles are fearsome weapon and difficult to intercept due to the minimal delay between detection of their lightfront and impact. However they are not completely unstoppable. Their li...
NexusEye General Setting Discussion 6 95 06-30-2021, 02:31 PM
    Thread: Double Linelayers 1st Draft
Post: RE: Double Linelayers 1st Draft

Partial response only right now due to busyness, apologies. (06-23-2021, 01:54 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: Actually, current wormhole theory - in the OA setting at least- does preclude this. Specifically, ...
NexusEye Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 7 74 06-23-2021, 02:52 PM
    Thread: Double Linelayers 1st Draft
Post: RE: Double Linelayers 1st Draft

(06-22-2021, 07:21 PM)Rynn Wrote: Without checking the working out this all seems plausible, but I'm not sure how often it would realistically be used. While the nexus is limited to expansion at 0.7...
NexusEye Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 7 74 06-23-2021, 09:10 AM
    Thread: Double Linelayers 1st Draft
Post: Double Linelayers 1st Draft

One unfortunate limitation of the wormhole Nexus is its speed of expansion, due to relativistic effects the maximum velocity a wormhole mouth can travel relative to its counterpart is slightly under 0...
NexusEye Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 7 74 06-22-2021, 06:56 PM
    Thread: Pseudo-reactionless Drives
Post: RE: Pseudo-reactionless Drives

Quote:Hm. How would you catch the electron without inducing momentum in the spacecraft that cancels out the thrust provided by the anti-neutrino? Also, what is the mass of an electron anti-neutrino co...
NexusEye Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 20 213 06-19-2021, 10:20 AM
    Thread: Marshall T. Savage's Dyson Structure
Post: RE: Marshall T. Savage's Dyson Structure

I wonder if it would be possible to exploit the heat, instead of disassembling it piece by piece to focus all that solar energy on the surface until it begins to boil away and collect the vapor once i...
NexusEye General Setting Discussion 18 234 06-19-2021, 06:08 AM
    Thread: Marshall T. Savage's Dyson Structure
Post: RE: Marshall T. Savage's Dyson Structure

(06-18-2021, 12:23 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: (06-18-2021, 05:16 AM)tmazanec1 Wrote: How long would it take to "eat" Mercury from the first bit to the last? See the attached docs in Post #3 of this threa...
NexusEye General Setting Discussion 18 234 06-18-2021, 02:07 PM
    Thread: Pseudo-reactionless Drives
Post: RE: Pseudo-reactionless Drives

(06-17-2021, 11:51 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: The actual discussion took place in the old Yahoo groups, I think. Trond (our Webmaster) was actually able to extract the full archives of all the discussions ...
NexusEye Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 20 213 06-18-2021, 10:26 AM
    Thread: Pseudo-reactionless Drives
Post: RE: Pseudo-reactionless Drives

(06-16-2021, 11:29 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: Hrm. I see various problems and issues with this idea. In no particular order: 1) The name - It is both incorrect and misleading and seems likely to cause con...
NexusEye Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 20 213 06-17-2021, 12:47 PM
    Thread: Pseudo-reactionless Drives
Post: Pseudo-reactionless Drives

Pseudo-reactionless drives are a class of drive that does not produce detectable exhaust yet do not rely on void bubbles for thrust. While it is generally agreed that they are not truly reactionless d...
NexusEye Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 20 213 06-16-2021, 01:49 PM
    Thread: The Megadyson 1st draft
Post: RE: The Megadyson 1st draft

No objections here, a basic editing pass sounds great.
NexusEye Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 35 471 06-16-2021, 01:17 PM
    Thread: The Megadyson 1st draft
Post: RE: The Megadyson 1st draft

Fair enough, it's a minor point anyway. I'm just happy my concept was accepted.
NexusEye Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 35 471 06-15-2021, 06:44 PM
    Thread: The Megadyson 1st draft
Post: RE: The Megadyson 1st draft

Well this was a wonderful surprise to wake up to! However I'd like to make a case in favor of keeping Ginnungagap as its primary name. The only commonality they share beside the name is that they both...
NexusEye Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 35 471 06-15-2021, 01:48 PM
    Thread: Typos
Post: RE: Typos

Corporate Transcension Quote:"You link the three million employes together in a unitynet to make things more efficient, and the next thing you know the routing system has achieved sentience, gotten th...
NexusEye Website and Content Issues 480 4,307 06-13-2021, 04:51 PM