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    Thread: Creation of the Shimmerers, Echir-{N}, Nekology
Post: RE: Creation of the Shimmerers, Echir-{N}, Nekolog...

Hello! I'm the author of the Shimmerers article. Driven by a sort of nostalgia, I was having a little mooch through the forum at the end of the year and came across this thread. First of all: Thank y...
Liam General Setting Discussion 8 138 01-03-2021, 05:04 AM
    Thread: Intergalactic bandwith and long-haul lightways
Post: RE: Intergalactic bandwith and long-haul lightways

Ta for the equation. I think that's given me the key to solving this problem. This sort of transmission is going to be of a much lower bandwidth than "normal" lightways, because only a tiny fraction ...
Liam General Setting Discussion 5 88 10-28-2018, 06:11 AM
    Thread: Intergalactic bandwith and long-haul lightways
Post: RE: Intergalactic bandwith and long-haul lightways

Yes, you signal at a whole galaxy (or at all galaxies within range). Given the fact that you can use Nicoll-Dyson beams, and the resolving power of Terragen telescopes, it's not obvious this is ludicr...
Liam General Setting Discussion 5 88 10-27-2018, 07:56 AM
    Thread: Intergalactic bandwith and long-haul lightways
Post: Intergalactic bandwith and long-haul lightways

Lately I've been batting around a few ideas which concern the transmission of sophonts between galaxies. It could be an interesting way of getting new xenos into the the Terragen sphere, besides offer...
Liam General Setting Discussion 5 88 10-27-2018, 05:31 AM
    Thread: The Known Net, TV Tropes, and Technology Marches On
Post: RE: The Known Net, TV Tropes, and Technology March...

I'm not really sure what your line of argument is here. Your third paragraph is true, if a somewhat, as your said earlier, sloppy way of stating the facts. But in your fourth paragraph you assert that...
Liam General Setting Discussion 30 433 10-26-2018, 04:58 AM
    Thread: The Known Net, TV Tropes, and Technology Marches On
Post: RE: The Known Net, TV Tropes, and Technology March...

In case I wasn't clear before, Koala is right. If asked 'do wormholes allow you to go faster than light?", I'd say yes. This is a colloquial use of words, yes, but only colloquial answer are possible...
Liam General Setting Discussion 30 433 10-26-2018, 01:24 AM
    Thread: The Known Net, TV Tropes, and Technology Marches On
Post: RE: The Known Net, TV Tropes, and Technology March...

(10-25-2018, 04:55 AM)inkoalawetrust Wrote: Alright then. If there are two wormholes, one on Alpha Centauri and one in our Solar System and i throw something into it then immediately fire a laser t...
Liam General Setting Discussion 30 433 10-25-2018, 06:00 AM
    Thread: The Known Net, TV Tropes, and Technology Marches On
Post: RE: The Known Net, TV Tropes, and Technology March...

(10-24-2018, 05:19 AM)inkoalawetrust Wrote: I know this is probably off topic but something i've wanted to ask here about wormholes but can't phrase it properly is about if they are actually FTL or ...
Liam General Setting Discussion 30 433 10-25-2018, 02:14 AM
    Thread: The Sepulchre Variations; Nullship; Secrets Inscribed in Caustics
Post: RE: The Sepulchre Variations; Nullship; Secrets In...

Thanks! One correction: Secrets is designed by various xeno uploads, not just Menexenes. It also has more than one environment (Perhaps Avengium's picture shows the entrance hall). Perfect Horror is...
Liam Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 25 469 09-07-2018, 04:07 AM
    Thread: Einstein's Revenge Cluster and Hildemar's Knots
Post: RE: Einstein's Revenge Cluster and Hildemar's Knot...

Demonstrating limb extension.
Liam Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 35 633 09-07-2018, 03:53 AM
    Thread: The Sepulchre Variations; Nullship; Secrets Inscribed in Caustics
Post: RE: The Sepulchre Variations; Nullship; Secrets In...

Excellent.
Liam Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 25 469 09-05-2018, 07:36 AM
    Thread: Einstein's Revenge Cluster and Hildemar's Knots
Post: RE: Einstein's Revenge Cluster and Hildemar's Knot...

I still intend to make an extended limb version, but I've been busy for the past few days.
Liam Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 35 633 09-02-2018, 03:29 AM
    Thread: Einstein's Revenge Cluster and Hildemar's Knots
Post: RE: Einstein's Revenge Cluster and Hildemar's Knot...

[attachment=1588] A virch model of "Loopy", the first physiologically accurate drone used to interact with the Knots. Note that Knots, lacking a visual sense, would never see each other this way. (A...
Liam Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 35 633 08-29-2018, 04:34 AM
    Thread: Einstein's Revenge Cluster and Hildemar's Knots
Post: RE: Einstein's Revenge Cluster and Hildemar's Knot...

Thanks!
Liam Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 35 633 08-29-2018, 04:33 AM
    Thread: Einstein's Revenge Cluster and Hildemar's Knots
Post: RE: Einstein's Revenge Cluster and Hildemar's Knot...

Looks good! I hadn't thought about a doing a picture, but I'll see if I can come up with something. (I've tried a couple of things, but the big hurdle is getting a torus knot in Blender.)
Liam Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 35 633 08-24-2018, 08:08 AM
    Thread: Einstein's Revenge Cluster and Hildemar's Knots
Post: RE: Einstein's Revenge Cluster and Hildemar's Knot...

Einstein's Revenge Cluster and Hildemar's Knots Introduction The Einstein's Revenge cluster is a group of 6 rapidly rotating neutron stars spread across 11 lightyears in Sagittarius, 6201 lightyea...
Liam Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 35 633 08-23-2018, 04:31 AM
    Thread: Einstein's Revenge Cluster and Hildemar's Knots
Post: RE: Einstein's Revenge Cluster and Hildemar's Knot...

Quote:3) Scale. Those Knots are BIG. At 42cm compared to 20km neutron stars, they'd be 134.4 meters if scaled up to Earth. No need to change it, just interesting. I'm glad someone noticed that. The ...
Liam Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 35 633 08-23-2018, 04:24 AM
    Thread: Can a Linelayer travel through a Wormhole?
Post: RE: Can a Linelayer travel through a Wormhole?

Quote:In some cases relay systems will connect across branches to linker systems that host a pair of wormholes, each leading to a different relay. Great care must be taken to set up linker systems in ...
Liam General Setting Discussion 22 277 08-22-2018, 04:55 AM
    Thread: Can a Linelayer travel through a Wormhole?
Post: RE: Can a Linelayer travel through a Wormhole?

Quote:Unless we're missing something (which I'm worried we are given the various settings with similar wormholes that avoid this). I'd rather they weren't super common because a) they are more effort ...
Liam General Setting Discussion 22 277 08-21-2018, 03:35 AM
    Thread: Can a Linelayer travel through a Wormhole?
Post: RE: Can a Linelayer travel through a Wormhole?

I think we all agree that (1) there will be crosslinks, and (2) crosslinks must be highly constrained to prevent CTCs. The question is how difficult and how rare they will be -- I think that, for arch...
Liam General Setting Discussion 22 277 08-20-2018, 05:05 AM