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#26

Zero-g accoustic guitar performance. There's got to be something we can do with that.
(Edit by Bob - Jake, no need to do complex embedding for YouTube.  Just drop the bare URL into the edit box and Yuku will do all the embedding automatically.)
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#27
Here's a cool series of images that I found; I'll let the artist's description sum it up:

Quote:A tribute to the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick, and to all crews who flew the Space Shuttle from 1981 to 2011.

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#28
Stellvia Travel & Tourism, UnLtd. has a website?
http://planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov/exoplanettravelbureau

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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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#29
Flyover of Charon:

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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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#30
Behold the glory of the Soviet 100-Year Plan!
Mr. Fnord interdimensional man of mystery

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#31
State-of-the-rat: 'Danetech "shells"
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/photo ... -1.3481342
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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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I've fallen into a crevice...
#32
located at the lowest point, nay the underside, of the hollow called Uncanny. I am now amongst the Morlocks. Pray that I suffer but a swift demise! 
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#33
I wouldn't be quite so florid about it but... yeah. That makes Robert Zemeckis's CGI stuff look good by comparison. Still a lot of work to be done on that front.
Mr. Fnord interdimensional man of mystery

FenWiki - Your One-Stop Shop for Fenspace Information

"I. Drink. Your. NERDRAGE!"
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#34
Have we mentioned Visions of the Futureyet? Even if we have, I believe these posters are new:

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We should be able to use this somewhere...


--
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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#35
Just learned about these. Potential idea. Think the Fen could do something with the Albanian bunkers?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunkers_in_Albania
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#36
Anyone want to settle a planet that may have liquid water, a mere 40 light-years away? It isn't on the Interstellar list because it's orbiting a red dwarf.

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap160507.html

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EDIT: Looks a bit chilly. "Rura Penthe," maybe?
--
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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#37
I love the smell of new 4X games in the morning...

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Mr. Fnord interdimensional man of mystery

FenWiki - Your One-Stop Shop for Fenspace Information

"I. Drink. Your. NERDRAGE!"
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#38
How many actual named astronomers do we have in the setting, again? There's Miyuri, and .... well, there's Miyuri.

One for the commander of Odyssey station, then: the Astrophysics Source Code Library
http://ascl.net/code/all/order/date/dir ... tmode/full
--
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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#39
This Business Insider photo piece on ten historic computers has me thinking there are probably folks out in fenspace having fun with seriously retro computing. And other simply being inspired by the design.
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Will the transhumanist future have catgirls? Does Japan still exist? Well, there is your answer.
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#40
Don't have time to go through this at the moment - is there enough here to make an up-to-date map of terraformed Mars?

Waterfront on the Martian Planitia: Algorithmic emergent catchments on disordered terrain
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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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#41
All these worlds are yours, except Pluto...

Brown University: Research bolsters case for a present-day subsurface ocean on Pluto
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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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#42
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"Where did they even get that much 'wavium?"
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#43
Oh, wouldn't that put a wedgie in the pants of the anti-"Land Theft" bloc in Congress... "They're allies under NATO and other treaties, but the entire nation are criminals under our laws...:
-- Bob
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Then the horns kicked in...
...and my shoes began to squeak.
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#44
It's a bit outside their jurisdiction.

It's like me eating a kinder egg here. A deathly crime in America. A child's treat here.
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#45
Oh, of course. But it wouldn't stop some of the yammering.
-- Bob
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Then the horns kicked in...
...and my shoes began to squeak.
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#46
What happens if you handwave a kinder surprise...
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#47
Well, if you let it hatch you get a Cocoabo.
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#48
http://www.popsci.com/ai-pilot-beats-ai ... lt&src=syn

Lets hope it doesn't start listening to Incubus.
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#49
JakeGrey Wrote:"Where did they even get that much 'wavium?"

Makes me wonder what would happen if someone were to 'wave an entire continent...or, hell, the Earth itself!
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#50
Back to the "useful sites"...

United States Geological Survey (and thus public domain) maps of Solar System bodies.
  • Phobos: %[link=http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/images/phobos-cylindrical-grid.pdf]http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/image ... l-grid.pdf]
  • Ganymede: %[link=http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/3237/pdf/sim3237_mapsheet.pdf]http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/3237/pdf/sim3237_mapsheet.pdf]
  • Callisto: %[link=http://pubs.usgs.gov/imap/2770/]http://pubs.usgs.gov/imap/2770/]

Maps, but not USGS: --
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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