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Inspirational and Meta Sites Redux
 
#51
http://plus.google.com/photos/10081739 ... 0905603986

Spaceship plan!
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#52
http://applicants.mars-one.com/

My apologies if this has already been posted.

A guy I know from the interwebs is trying to participate in this little thing. Can't say I find the goal altogether realistic, but considering the miraculous effects of Kickstarter's abilities to pull millions of dollars from the ether, I can't quite say it's outright impossible either.

Sure, 2023 probably isn't a realistic goal. But the later 2030's? 2040's? Who knows.

It might just be possible.
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#53
What Fenspace would be like without the Convention - BBC or Daily Mail

(The Daily Mail story goes into more detail, but the BBC story has some information the Mail missed.)
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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
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#54
http://plus.google.com/photos/10793549 ... 5605429250

Now just add a little bit Handwavium and you have a foam grenade.
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#55
How much you bet this guy's books are like shopping catalogs to Fen?
http://music.yahoo.com/photos/on-the-ro ... 35278.html
“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
“They opened up a can’a dumbass!” – Jon Stewart regarding Fox News, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.” – Harvey Fierstein
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#56
It's a pity that you can't just build a 1:1 scale replica of an X-Wing out of LEGO, dunk it in 'wavium, and have it work...
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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
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#57
Flying car! Delayed again, but at least it's actually had a test flight.

(And I'm wondering whether that CG model -which I'm thinking just might need 'wavium to work as specced - is OBJ format... )
--
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
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#58
For those who prefer to dig a hole in the ground instead of getting minerals from a space rock, the ESA has a few maps of Mars for you...
--
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
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#59
http://io9.com/how-to-build-an-army-in-space-511236698
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#60
A moment of silence please comrades, for Mr. Iain M. Banks, one of the finest writers of science fiction or anything else in the last twenty years. He was one of the inspiring lights of Fenspace, and he will be sorely missed by us all.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22835047
Mr. Fnord interdimensional man of mystery

FenWiki - Your One-Stop Shop for Fenspace Information

"I. Drink. Your. NERDRAGE!"
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#61
The story in this simple little platform-puzzle game would bring tears (the good kind) to the eyes of any infomorph that plays it... or at least the next closest thing if they don't have tear ducts.

http://www.thomaswasalone.com/

Yasuri Nanami is my number one waifu, if only because she would horribly murder all the others if they didn't shut up and toe the line.
"They did not care about all the other attempts wizards had made on the Lone Power through history; as far as a computer is concerned, there is no program that cannot be debugged, or at worst, rewritten."
-Diane Duane, High Wizardry
"If our friendship depends on things like space and time, we've destroyed our own brotherhood! But overcome space, and all we have left is Here. Overcome time, and all we have left is Now. And in the middle of Here and Now, don't you think that we might see each other once or twice?"
-Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull
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#62
Heavy Metal Pirates
When the Heavy Metal Ninjas run into them, the resulting guitar duels are legendary. (Rumors that both groups are actually the same are just that, rumors.)
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#63
Speed. From Origin Jumpworks
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--m(^0^)m-- Wot, no sig?
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#64
A song for an infomorph that longs for something more...
 

Sums up Gina's craving for a real body pretty well. (Mayonaka, too, I figure.)

Yasuri Nanami is my number one waifu, if only because she would horribly murder all the others if they didn't shut up and toe the line.
"They did not care about all the other attempts wizards had made on the Lone Power through history; as far as a computer is concerned, there is no program that cannot be debugged, or at worst, rewritten."
-Diane Duane, High Wizardry
"If our friendship depends on things like space and time, we've destroyed our own brotherhood! But overcome space, and all we have left is Here. Overcome time, and all we have left is Now. And in the middle of Here and Now, don't you think that we might see each other once or twice?"
-Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull
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#65
http://news.discovery.com/space/alien-l ... 130625.htm

More fun around Gliese 667c ?
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#66
Okay, it's been fixed up. Now we have to give it a 'wavejob...
--
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
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#67
Quote:robkelk wrote:
Okay, it's been fixed up. Now we have to give it a 'wavejob...
One of the few debates among the Trekkies that can quite literally come to blows... some feel that, as a piece of scifi television history, she should remain on Earth, unwaved, for people to see a piece of Fen history... others think she should have the opportunity to travel among the stars without the assistance of old-fashioned blue screen.
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"You know how parents tell you everything's going to fine, but you know they're lying to make you feel better? Everything's going to be fine." - The Doctor
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#68
Ben would be among the latter. He would see it as making the dream come alive, which is pretty much what the Fen are all about. Waving it is not going to take anything away from the Galileo. It will be adding upon it, making it greater than it was before. I mean, seriously, can you imagine the cheers if it showed up at an dirtside sci-fi convention by actually landing there? And that's to say nothing of how big of a publicity stunt "Go for a ride in the TOS Shuttle!" would be.

Yasuri Nanami is my number one waifu, if only because she would horribly murder all the others if they didn't shut up and toe the line.
"They did not care about all the other attempts wizards had made on the Lone Power through history; as far as a computer is concerned, there is no program that cannot be debugged, or at worst, rewritten."
-Diane Duane, High Wizardry
"If our friendship depends on things like space and time, we've destroyed our own brotherhood! But overcome space, and all we have left is Here. Overcome time, and all we have left is Now. And in the middle of Here and Now, don't you think that we might see each other once or twice?"
-Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull
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#69
blackaeronaut Wrote:And that's to say nothing of how big of a publicity stunt "Go for a ride in the TOS Shuttle!" would be.
"You mean the POS Shuttle!"
"Be nice, Mr. Calrissian."
"Yes, ma'am."
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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
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#70
Jupiter Trojans and Hildas asteroids...

http://plus.google.com/photos/+Yonatan ... 6223233714
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#71
Bob Schroeck Wrote:
Quote:robkelk wrote:Is somebody singing? Let the Filkers know...
Oh, I want an MP3 of that.

Next-best thing, straight from the CBC website:

[image]http://static.music.cbc.ca/v2/modularpa ... yrics1.jpg[/image]

[image]http://static.music.cbc.ca/v2/modularpa ... yrics2.jpg[/image]
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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
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#72
*adds to sheet music folder on hard drive*
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#73
If they can do this with purely 'dane medicine (and the article says it's been published in a peer-reviewed journal), imagine what someone with handwavium can do...

The Register: Modern-day Frankenstein invents CURE for BEHEADING

(The less-sensational but far-more-important part is the one paragraph about spinal repairs.)
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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
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#74
http://minorplanetcenter.net/blog/sci-f ... after-him/
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#75
HRogge Wrote:http://minorplanetcenter.net/blog/sci-f ... after-him/
"Nevertheless, I am here to announce that on June 23rd, 2013, asteroid (5099) was officially named Iainbanks by the IAU, and will be referred to as such for as long as Earth Culture may endure."

As the closest Fenspace has to a deputy Mod (and I'm not that close), I'd prefer this Rock go to somebody or some group who will treat it with respect ... if it goes to anyone at all. Let's not make it just another random settlement.
--
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
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