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  • Commented on Reality is broken
    For a brief while, I liked the Alcubierre idea. Since there is thisweird claim from the guy who once git some cash and lab spoace from NASA, I'm seriuosly unenthusiastic of one cropping up in fiction. Rather be honest about...
  • Commented on Reality is broken
    The other version for starfleet is to have tons of differently specialized ships that band together depending on needs. All under different organizational umbrellas of course and no clear hierarchies. Argumetns wether this is functional or not are ongoing. Or...
  • Commented on Reality is broken
    Regarding the thread about explorer is space and models for same. how about this: Most interstellar travel is two-point, between systems that have set up the large lasers to accelerate and brake ships and and have all the compabilities hashed...
  • Commented on Reality is broken
    We can actually think about meeting aliens without bothering with starships, as this is an LF thread. It would make sense for some groups on earth to start scouting the multiverse, o see if everything is shitty. The plan of...
  • Commented on Who wins? Cthulhu or the Emperor of Mankind from Warhammer 40K?
    The other thing is, what would human empire and the culture make of each other if they ever encountered? (Maybe set the culture in Andromeda, at 100kc which I think the sleeper service did in excession that's just a few...
  • Commented on Who wins? Cthulhu or the Emperor of Mankind from Warhammer 40K?
    ... soft skills and analysis / passage of information. Interesting. I frequently mull over ideas for game mechanics that deal with bandwidth/information passage. E.g. you play a leader of a small band and each turn you get one sentence statements...
  • Commented on Who wins? Cthulhu or the Emperor of Mankind from Warhammer 40K?
    p.s.: Of course when I moan about the childishness of franchise loyalty, I'm talking about suppoed adults! Kids stil have to try out all the different ways of being childish....
  • Commented on Who wins? Cthulhu or the Emperor of Mankind from Warhammer 40K?
    Martin (or others), out of curiosity, are there games that teach/require similar thinking to whatever military folks do when out militarying? The only wargame I've put some time in is Go. Regarding the actual topic, I'm kinda bothered by franchise...
  • Commented on What are you reading this summer?
    (also replying to other comments re. reading time/work/kids) Fun fact, at my previos job I worked longer hours and had a longer commute but made more time for reading: My commute was basically one long train ride. Now it's streetcar,...
  • Commented on What are you reading this summer?
    My summer was mostly graphic novels: Riad Sattouf - The Arab of the Future: A Graphic Memoir - Riad tells of the his childhood in Lybia and Syria. A very scathing look at the various arab nationalisms, but also at...
  • Commented on We'll all go together when we go
    Was not aware and still need to read up on it (I'm a catholic atheist)....
  • Commented on The Nightmare Stacks: US Launch
    I liked this one most of the times. I wonder about the Doctrine "to be seen is to be dead" - extrapolation from existing warfare or made up to make the alfär style of battle more distinct? The sequel hook...
  • Commented on Cyberpunk 2.0: Political economy, energy, and the future US
    Now back to the OP, a few thoughts on the cyberpunk side: One way to balance grids is to have suppliers sell to users on a free market like thing, with the grid provider beeing 'only' an intermediary. I don't...
  • Commented on Cyberpunk 2.0: Political economy, energy, and the future US
    If someone has an idea how an battery powered excavator might look like, why don't you chip in here: http://engineering.stackexchange.com/questions/10298/how-to-power-a-large-electric-motor-from-a-battery There are battery powered garbage trucks in operation which is actually not that far from an excavator (200 kWE Garbage...
  • Commented on Cyberpunk 2.0: Political economy, energy, and the future US
    I did not find ublished figures for the actual production of Hardenberg, as the ownership is a mess (10 different projects). I found data for one sup project on this site: Their part with 22,5 MWp produces about 22.548 MWh/a,...
  • Commented on We'll all go together when we go
    Someone upthrea wrote that without believ in free will 'we' won't behave morally, so society will collapse. AFAIK free will is a central tenet of the monotheisms since Zoroastrianism: For your actions to be morally significant, you need free will/choice,...
  • Commented on We'll all go together when we go
    A plague with high mortality, high virulence that is infective but invisible for a long time would indeed be dangerous (not exticntion level probably, but still). I wonder how to guard against such a thing, and how a plague (virus...
  • Commented on We'll all go together when we go
    (Not having read all of the comments ...) I doubt any natural cause (except a killer asteroid from outter space!) will kill all or close enough to all of humanity. So something with agency must want us dead, or we...
  • Commented on Nightmare Stacks competition results ...
    Congrats all around! I had waited with ordering TNS till just now on the off chance ......
  • Commented on A game of consequences
    NK has special zones for export production, maybe like the maquilladores on the US/Mexican Border or similar places world wide. One such: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaesong_Industrial_Region Oddly, NK also exports animation, graphic artist Guy Delisle worked as a foreworker in a contract animation...
  • Commented on A game of consequences
    Yes, so much. Althusser, I think "Ideology is the imagined relationship to the real world", my interpretation: How you think the world works Compare/contrast with the idea that everybody is the hero of their own inner story....
  • Commented on A game of consequences
    Before having read all the comments, here are a few thoughts. An interstellar polity would face these challenges: Sparsity - a few dense settlements (outposts, maybe terraformed worlds, generation ships with 100 mill. people) and lots of nothing in between...
  • Commented on Cytological Utopia and the rapture of the eukaryotes
    Since we're on the subject of antireligious SF ... (I know we're not directly there, but it's sorta-kinda relevant) My current fave is IMB Hydrogen Sonata, my reading is that even when an afterlife beckons, finding solace and closure in...
  • Commented on Competition Time!
    Name: Safe or Sorry? Classification: Infestation proof PLC equipment Deployment: When CASE NIGHTMARE GREN strikes, many of the PLC systems running our critical infrastructure are in danger of infestation. This severely endagners our water and energy infrastructure. To mitigate against...
  • Commented on Competition Time!
    Laundry pesonnel are to note that any restrictions re. MALCOIN apply even more so to the so called ethereum project, which in addition to the compuation needed to generate 'coin also tries to implement compuation on the blockchain itself! Anyone...
  • Commented on Competition Time!
    Name: Old school cadet Classification: Infestation proof calculating equipment Deployment: Computers can be infested, in CASE NIGHTMARE GREEN this will likely affect many. One possible preemptive measure will be removal of most computing equipment from hazardous areas, either directly or...
  • Commented on Competition Time!
    Name: BLACKBOOK BANKSY Classification: Civilian protection equipment, supplement to CIRCLE OF SAFETY equipment Deployment: In CASE NIGHTMARE GREEN HM Laundry will provide circle of safety protective wards. There will also be an offensive ward provided to the civilian population: We...
  • Commented on Updating a classic
    Meta meta on the wall ... Somewhere, someone is really worried that their underlings might be out to wreck their company, after reading this. So any middle manager suggesting any policy that was mentioned in this thread is immediatly under...
  • Commented on A purely theoretical dilemma
    totes unrelated but we're in strange attractor territory allready ... A few thousand people blocked the traqin tracks to the coal power plant Schwarze Pumpe in Lausitz and the excavators in a nearby stripmine. Apparantly Vattenfall had to drastically reduce...
  • Commented on A purely theoretical dilemma
    drat, the last paragraph was supposed to read: And another thing: accorging to this thougtmenu on enlightenment, achieving enlightenment means you have no inner monologue (at least for this guy). Maybe you can't be audited anymore, any attempts at achieving...
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