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(03-15-2017, 07:29 AM)selden Wrote: http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/57efd39d38bb6
Darter Series Inter-Nexus Skimmer

Darter Skimmer boasts 6,000km of Delta-V
should be
Darter Skimmer boasts 6,000km/sec of Delta-V

(or some other appropriate unit of velocity)

Fixed, along with some other minor grammar/clarity edits.
Stephen
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(03-15-2017, 07:30 AM)selden Wrote: http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-topic/45ce5133c0d94
Utopia Sphere

transapient godlngs close at habd
should be
transapient godlings close at hand

Fixed (& caught and fixed a few other problems once you started me looking). Thanks!
Stephen
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(03-15-2017, 07:40 AM)selden Wrote: http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/486edc9867bac
Pyrenian Klarion Explorer Seedship

The article mentions using "coffins" to dis/embody passengers, but provides no details. It probably would be appropriate to add a link to http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/4a3d78dc77e6f  "Engenerator Technology" in the "Related Articles" section.

In the end I linked to the engenerator article both from the first mention of the 'coffins' and from the list of articles at the end.
Stephen
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(03-15-2017, 07:46 AM)selden Wrote: http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/48571ed9e7273
Wormholes - Cultural Factors

The article mentions that when a stargate is created  "the major intellects attend the gate opening."  Since the article includes only a short list of extant Wormholes, it might be appropriate to indicate somehow that it is representative of an early date in Terragen history.

Alternatively, since there are so many (millions?) being created "simultaneously" as the Relay system of Y11K expands in all directions, "representatives of the major intellects attend the gate opening." might be more appropriate.

Done as suggested. Added a few links & cleaned up some other editing issues too. Also, as Todd suggested, amended the list to show it is partial. My suggestion is that this article should continue to exist on its own, since cultural factors are quite a different topic than the mechanics of how wormholes work in the OA setting. It could use quite a bit of expansion, though, if someone would like do do more with it.
Stephen
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(03-15-2017, 08:19 AM)selden Wrote: http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/476ecbbab3126
Relay001

the inner stars were converted to ten kilometer gauge wormhole gates
should be either
the inner stars were converted to ten one-kilometer gauge wormhole gates
or
the inner stars were converted to several ten kilometer gauge wormhole gates

Gates with a gauge of 10 kilometers seem a little unlikely to me, although there is the description of Medius having several such in the article at http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/4902eb14ca7bc


The article "boasts"
with Relay301 having just come online in 9649

From other discussions, it seems likely that the number of Relays probably was significantly larger than 301 in 9649, and
it might be appropriate to add a vague reference to the much larger number of known Relays extant by Y11K (something like a million 100,000 according to the Wormhole Nexus article: 10,000,000 / 100). However, I assume that the expansion of the Nexus would have been much faster than doubling (1 million in 20 generations), let alone linear, so maybe 301 isn't too unreasonable. (Of course, that fast a replication also implies a rapid expansion of Weylforge manufacturing capabilities, too.)

Sorry, although I seem to recall some mention of plans for more substantive modifications to the description of the Nexus (other than the High Road currently being discussed), I don't recall the details.

Hmm. I might do a few touch-ups for now to links and grammar, but for content this article may need attention from some of our resident wormhole buffs/experts. I'm replying here just so the initial comment doesn't get lost among my replies to earlier edit requests.
Stephen
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(03-15-2017, 08:52 AM)selden Wrote: http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/4a13ee2483366
Wormhole Termini

The final sentence
Passage through the hole, even in a modern vessel, takes at least thirty-two days, so these stacked craft can have a long wait. In periods of heavy traffic the Transition region around such a small 'hole may hold hundreds, or thousands of vessels waiting to pass through.

probably should be followed by a mention of the amount of wait time involved rather than letting the reader figure it out: 1000x32 = 32,000 days = ~100 years. In other words, consider a flat-space trip instead of using the congested wormhole.

Actually, it isn't obvious to me to what extent several craft can be transiting a wormhole during that 32-day interval, but presumably a 100 year wait isn't impossible.

Again I'm replying on this one just to make sure your comments aren't lost. This goes back to a discussion of how transits through wormholes actually play out.
Stephen
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(03-15-2017, 08:19 AM)selden Wrote: http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/476ecbbab3126
Relay001

the inner stars were converted to ten kilometer gauge wormhole gates
should be either
the inner stars were converted to ten one-kilometer gauge wormhole gates
or
the inner stars were converted to several ten kilometer gauge wormhole gates

Gates with a gauge of 10 kilometers seem a little unlikely to me, although there is the description of Medius having several such in the article at http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/4902eb14ca7bc

The binary pair of inner stars was converted into a binary pair of wormhole gates. If you look at the date on the article, you will see it predates our current take on wormholes by several years and the more recent discussions about the structure of the Nexus by more than 10 years. It does need an update on various fronts, although the revised Nexus structure may also make it redundant and could result in its removal or consolidation with other articles when we finally get the full set of updates around that set up on the site.

Regarding 10km gates - It's really not at all clear what you mean by 'unlikely', but if you look in the Layman's Guide to Wormholes article, you will see that wormholes of up to 100km radius can be made that mass less than the Sun at the S5 level or even less than Jupiter at the S6 level.

http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/48545a0f6352a


(03-15-2017, 08:19 AM)selden Wrote:
The article "boasts"
with Relay301 having just come online in 9649

From other discussions, it seems likely that the number of Relays probably was significantly larger than 301 in 9649, and
it might be appropriate to add a vague reference to the much larger number of known Relays extant by Y11K (something like a million 100,000 according to the Wormhole Nexus article: 10,000,000 / 100). However, I assume that the expansion of the Nexus would have been much faster than doubling (1 million in 20 generations), let alone linear, so maybe 301 isn't too unreasonable. (Of course, that fast a replication also implies a rapid expansion of Weylforge manufacturing capabilities, too.)

Sorry, although I seem to recall some mention of plans for more substantive modifications to the description of the Nexus (other than the High Road currently being discussed), I don't recall the details.

See above - this article predates our more recent thoughts on Nexus structure by quite a number of years and will be adjusted or removed as appropriate when other changes are added to the site.

Todd
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(03-15-2017, 08:52 AM)selden Wrote: http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/4a13ee2483366
Wormhole Termini

The final sentence
Passage through the hole, even in a modern vessel, takes at least thirty-two days, so these stacked craft can have a long wait. In periods of heavy traffic the Transition region around such a small 'hole may hold hundreds, or thousands of vessels waiting to pass through.

probably should be followed by a mention of the amount of wait time involved rather than letting the reader figure it out: 1000x32 = 32,000 days = ~100 years. In other words, consider a flat-space trip instead of using the congested wormhole.

Actually, it isn't obvious to me to what extent several craft can be transiting a wormhole during that 32-day interval, but presumably a 100 year wait isn't impossible.

The last section in the article doesn't really work. A small wormhole such as is being discussed would not be so busy and would be expanded accordingly as traffic increased. For that matter, the most common wormhole Throat size is about a kilometer radius, which allows for a good bit of room to play. I also don't recall any discussions about the volume of traffic the Nexus might handle or how busy a given WH might be. So the numbers here are almost certainly just a WAG.

Until this can actually be addressed with real information, I've removed the last couple of sentences from the article.

Todd
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Talking about minor articles. I have a google doc where i have written possible additions to minor articles of OA.
A question: Will be better to post the url to the google doc and talk about the doc, or to move all the text here and talk?

The url is this: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AyhJ...p=drivesdk Smile
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Minor edits really deserve their own thread if they go beyond simple grammatical/canonical changes. I'd suggest anything that is posted here that sparks a discussion should take that discussion into it's own thread so that the rest of the membership are more likely to read it and to keep things organised.

RE: wormhole travel AIUI as many craft as you like can be travelling through the transition and vortex at once, so long as their combined mass does not exceed 1% of the wormhole's. Potentially multiple craft could also transit the throat attached together providing their overall length in any axis is not larger than the throat diameter.

Throat crossings are made at about 10km/s. If an individual craft is 100m long then a 1km wide wormhole could allow squadrons of <100 ships to pass every 100ms. At max capacity that's 86,400,000 craft per day.
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