Re: [Girl Genius] Speaking of Nikola...
- jsheikg wrote:
> and I believe someone on this list mentioned that Valois could haveThe kings of France were Valois between 1328 and 1589, when Henry IV,
> been an alternative line to the French throne that would have resulted
> in the Storm King rather than Louis XIV the Sun King.
the first Bourbon king of France, was crowned. In GG Europa, Andronicus
Valois seems meant to be one of _those_ Valois, so presumably there was
an extra French prince born in the 16th century, cutting out the Bourbons.
Incidentally, if the Salic Law still applies, Tarvek can't claim the
title of "Storm King" -- his descent from the Valois is on his mother's
side. Tinka and Moxana accepted him as a Storm King, so they aren't
paying attention to the Salic Law, but the French nobility wouldn't do
likewise ... assuming there's anyone left who cares about the laws of
France, of course.
- "The Amazing Pratchett."
In - golly - 2001, I posted to Usenet about a
gently-cryptic crossword clue.
"Noted for being whimsical perhaps" (9 letters)
I had the letters -R-T-H-T- ...
Hmm. Let's try a couple closer to topic.
If I can remember how to do it. (Sort of.)
...and if we haven't done this before, better.
"It's alive! says the noble Roman Catholic
saint, but he's confused." (9)
"He's less than he seems - army doctor seeks
famous home of aquatic monster." (6)
"More than half foolish infantryman has a spark
of inspiration." (6)
"A fishmonger would do this" (4, 4)
- "Cerrberus" <res1a8o8@...> wrote:
> [Microwave power from solar space stations]I presume that microwaves were chosen that would
> Any word on the power loss of the beam thru atmosphere?
work well in this context, notwithstanding clouds.
This hasn't come up lately, probably because
there are better alternatives, putting stuff into
space is still dreadfully expensive, and death ray
projectors in space are not Altogether A Good Idea.
(Someone please tell that to a hundred manga authors.)
> Or routingDuh. Well, you build the receiver stations
> airflights and bird flocks around the beams?
across the route that migrating turkeys take
in late November.
- "rja_carnegie" <rja_carnegie@...>wrote:
> death ray projectors in space are not Altogether A Good Idea.Power levels for solar power sats are about the same as sunlight. The
difference is that it comes in 24/7 and has a high efficiency
conversion rate with cheap equipment. If you aim it at a city you can
threaten them with double the number of heatstroke cases and an
increase in cataracts if they don't do anything for a couple of decades.