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Inspirational and Meta Sites Threedux - Bob Schroeck - 12-25-2015

Having closed the previous thread at 300 messages, I hereby inaugurate the new installment.
-- Bob
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Then the horns kicked in...
...and my shoes began to squeak.


- robkelk - 12-29-2015

If you've been in Toronto any time in the last decade or so, you'll recognize the advertising slogan "Ride the Rocket".

Carlos Martinez took inspiration from that.

One sample not in the article: http://instagram.com/p/_Sr8YzBes2
--
Rob Kelk
"Governments have no right to question the loyalty of those who oppose
them. Adversaries remain citizens of the same state, common subjects of
the same sovereign, servants of the same law."

- Michael Ignatieff, addressing Stanford University in 2012



- robkelk - 01-06-2016


--
Rob Kelk
"Governments have no right to question the loyalty of those who oppose
them. Adversaries remain citizens of the same state, common subjects of
the same sovereign, servants of the same law."

- Michael Ignatieff, addressing Stanford University in 2012



- Threepony - 01-17-2016

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35310200

An interesting topic I haven't seen much about in Fenspace that might be one of the tickets in-universe to getting the 'danes on their side, as well as being a creature comfort for fen. Waving robotic pets to provide companionship.


- M Fnord - 01-20-2016

CalTech to Fenspace: Time to redraw the solar system maps. Again.
Mr. Fnord interdimensional man of mystery

FenWiki - Your One-Stop Shop for Fenspace Information

"I. Drink. Your. NERDRAGE!"


- Threepony - 01-21-2016

M Fnord Wrote:CalTech to Fenspace: Time to redraw the solar system maps. Again.

Well, we already have http://www.fenspace.net/index.php5?title=Nostromo. We could retcon it to being the proper size and acknowledging it as a native system body instead of being a rogue planet. If it's real, it's almost certainly the lost third ice giant that got given the boot from the inner solar system during the Late Heavy Bombardment/Jupiter's Big Move.


- M Fnord - 01-21-2016

I dunno, I kind of like having Nostromo still out there waiting for somebody to literally run into it. Smile
Mr. Fnord interdimensional man of mystery

FenWiki - Your One-Stop Shop for Fenspace Information

"I. Drink. Your. NERDRAGE!"


- Threepony - 01-21-2016

M Fnord Wrote:I dunno, I kind of like having Nostromo still out there waiting for somebody to literally run into it. [Image: banana-dance.gif]

Well--hang on, I was thinking it was found in 2014, but it was found in-verse this year.

Ah, hell. It works, still. We've got what, 5 months to the date when it was found in-verse? Easy to say that it's in one of the as-of-yet unsearched bands of its orbit. Looking at the page for the discovery ship, it looks like Mel isn't the type to look at in-system stuff, since she specializes in cargo hauling, so it's plausible she didn't even catch the hullabaloo about the potential planet. Which saves most of the surprise.


- Bob Schroeck - 01-21-2016

The thing is, given its off-ecliptic orbit, is it even ever in the right general vicinity to be encountered on the way to Rigil Kentaurus? Someone dig up an ephemera and email the guys at Caltech so we get this right.

-- Bob
---------
Then the horns kicked in...
...and my shoes began to squeak.


- M Fnord - 01-21-2016

I don't... think it is? They've made a whole bunch of data public to help crowdsource the hunt, and what little I can parse suggests that #9 crosses the Milky Way (and if it's out there is likely to be hidden in that mess) but doesn't come close enough to Alpha Centauri to intersect the traffic lanes. I think. Maybe. I'm not an astronomer. Smile
Mr. Fnord interdimensional man of mystery

FenWiki - Your One-Stop Shop for Fenspace Information

"I. Drink. Your. NERDRAGE!"


- Bob Schroeck - 01-24-2016

Quote:M Fnord wrote:
CalTech to Fenspace: Time to redraw the solar system maps. Again.
Seen on Tumblr today:
Quote:We should name the new planet Pluto and act like nothing ever happened
-- Bob
---------
Then the horns kicked in...
...and my shoes began to squeak.


- Threepony - 01-24-2016

Bob Schroeck Wrote:
Quote:M Fnord wrote:CalTech to Fenspace: Time to redraw the solar system maps. Again.
Seen on Tumblr today:
Quote:We should name the new planet Pluto and act like nothing ever happened

Well, I suppose the fen could strap a really big engine to Pluto and Charon and put them in orbit as moons and pretend nobody saw anything.


- InsaneTD - 01-24-2016

And there is a story. Tongue


- Dartz - 01-24-2016

Put them in Earth orbit. Free extra space.
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- Threepony - 01-24-2016

Dartz Wrote:Put them in Earth orbit. Free extra space.

I would imagine most people fen and dane alike would have some small, minor, possibly inconsequential issues with moving a dwarf planet inwards to the part of the solar system where all the people are. Something-something-let's not play planetary billiards by chance or choice.


- JakeGrey - 01-24-2016

Hmmm, that gives me an idea actually. Asteroid snooker!


- Threepony - 01-24-2016

JakeGrey Wrote:Hmmm, that gives me an idea actually. Asteroid snooker!

How would that work? Timescales would be horrible. Big asteroids as the pockets? Slingshot counts as a point, impact as ten points?


- Dartz - 01-24-2016

Might mess with the tides a bit, mind. But no big deal.

Could also, with care, land an asteroid and declare it the People's new Republic of Freedomland.... or Libertaria, or something like that.
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- robkelk - 01-27-2016

Obligatory xkcd reference:

[Image: billboard.png]

Mouseover text: "ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOURS EXCEPT EUROPA, GANYMEDE, TITAN, CALLISTO, IO, TRITON, ENCELADUS, CHARON, MARS, VENUS, MERCU... (message 1 of 139)"
--
Rob Kelk
"Governments have no right to question the loyalty of those who oppose
them. Adversaries remain citizens of the same state, common subjects of
the same sovereign, servants of the same law."

- Michael Ignatieff, addressing Stanford University in 2012



- robkelk - 01-30-2016

[Image: BrightBoom_JinMa_960.jpg]
Source with a much larger copy - but I'm sure we can re-purpose it.
--
Rob Kelk
"Governments have no right to question the loyalty of those who oppose
them. Adversaries remain citizens of the same state, common subjects of
the same sovereign, servants of the same law."

- Michael Ignatieff, addressing Stanford University in 2012



- Dartz - 01-30-2016

"Oops," said Mackie.
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- robkelk - 02-07-2016

Something for the retro spacers: Apollo program guidance source code

Start with MAIN.agc.html
--
Rob Kelk
"Governments have no right to question the loyalty of those who oppose
them. Adversaries remain citizens of the same state, common subjects of
the same sovereign, servants of the same law."

- Michael Ignatieff, addressing Stanford University in 2012



- Tennie - 02-11-2016

Dartz Wrote:"Oops," said Mackie.

Erm, I believe that that belongs over in the "Quotes to hang a story on" thread.


- robkelk - 02-15-2016

Mmmmm, Trekkie catgirl... Alas, I see no re-use rights listed for the image.

(And a link for those of you who are too young to recognize the referenced pose - which might be everyone here except Bob and myself)
--
Rob Kelk
"Governments have no right to question the loyalty of those who oppose
them. Adversaries remain citizens of the same state, common subjects of
the same sovereign, servants of the same law."

- Michael Ignatieff, addressing Stanford University in 2012



- robkelk - 02-16-2016

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/02/16/os_mars_map/
Apparently, there's an Ordnance Survey map of part of Mars, "for people to use on their websites and overlay their own information and features"
--
Rob Kelk
"Governments have no right to question the loyalty of those who oppose
them. Adversaries remain citizens of the same state, common subjects of
the same sovereign, servants of the same law."

- Michael Ignatieff, addressing Stanford University in 2012