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Please accept my invitation to join Boise Doctor Who Viewing Society

Boise Doctor Who Viewing Society Join Michael Adams and 13 other Members in Boise. Be the first to hear about upcoming Meetups. A place for lovers of the
Michael Adams
Apr 1
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Re: caine riordan series

one last thing A major space naval base is at a location called "The Pearl" Does anybody else sense foreshadowing?
eric henry
Mar 31
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100154

Time to remove SJGames' Ogre from the list

No, we don't have Ogres, fighting GEVs or widespread micronukes, but Steve Jackson's 1979 vision of isolated tactical combat with denied airspace is now echoed
Henry Cobb
Mar 31
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caine riordan series

I just finished reading _Fire with Fire_. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_E._Gannon It was free for my amazon kindle reader and recommended to me by
eric henry
Mar 31
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Re: FTL and the merits of a steep gravity well

If i'm reading this right then the Roche limit is variable between larger and smaller bodies. an anvil would have a closer roche limit than a snow cone. That
eric henry
Mar 21
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Re: Post-Singularity Bussard Ramjet

A true slingshot would use a tight binary to add the orbital speed to your initial speed. On Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 4:08 PM, Isaac Kuo mechdan@...
Henry Cobb
Mar 13
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100150

Re: Post-Singularity Bussard Ramjet

... Ref: http://www.centauri-dreams.org/?p=25605
Henry Cobb
Mar 13
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Re: Post-Singularity Bussard Ramjet

I'm just starting to catch up with my e-mails, but I'll first make this quick note about slingshot maneuvers - with a neutron star or black hole, you won't get
Isaac Kuo
Mar 13
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100148

Re: Post-Singularity Bussard Ramjet

Eh. I guess we just read and/or enjoy different fiction. To me, pushing the envelope in what would otherwise be a sterile decision or possibly even hopeless
Spinler, Patrick J.
Mar 13
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Re: Post-Singularity Bussard Ramjet

Actually, it can be a very rational decision. First, the official ratings may be understated to provide a margin of error in case of an emergency. Second, the
Adam Warnock
Mar 13
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Re: Post-Singularity Bussard Ramjet

No, i don;t see any exciting narrative there. what i see is a captain removing a rational decision making process and instead "guessing" that he knows more
eric henry
Mar 13
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Re: Post-Singularity Bussard Ramjet

The gravity assist maneuvers we do today don't have significant gravitational tides involved. Something like a neutron star, or especially a black hole, could,
Spinler, Patrick J.
Mar 13
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Re: More on the Starship from the Movie Avatar: Future Plot Points

Imagine if you will, someone bombed your church, temple, synagogue or like establishment and your response and feelings might be? Someone wages war, and some
Abrigon
Mar 13
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Re: Post-Singularity Bussard Ramjet

... Of course, I’m partly supposing these things for the convenience of very independent, potentially very slow or very long STL missions. But also because I
Joseph Beutel
Mar 10
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Re: Post-Singularity Bussard Ramjet

hmm... no doubt i'm a minority but that rings odd to me. The gravity assist maneuver is the same regardless of the stellar mass employed. Furthermore it's
eric henry
Mar 10
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