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by Aldwinkle
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: OTTER
Replies: 1013
Views: 262905

Re: OTTER

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by Aldwinkle
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: New Almeopedia
Replies: 29
Views: 4965

Re: New Almeopedia

Not enough Rifter articles.
by Aldwinkle
Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Rifter question
Replies: 1
Views: 1685

Rifter question

Do the rifters gain sentience when having sex with other rifters, or will sex with anyone do?
by Aldwinkle
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: China Construction Kit
Replies: 13
Views: 2844

Re: China Construction Kit

a fairly well respected (white) specialist in east Asian history.
What is the relevance of him being white
by Aldwinkle
Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Helo! My name is P. Rabbit Yenkov. I come from the year 2176
Replies: 23
Views: 4123

Re: Helo! My name is P. Rabbit Yenkov. I come from the year

I am starting to suspect that this may not actually be a time traveller!
by Aldwinkle
Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:21 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Helo! My name is P. Rabbit Yenkov. I come from the year 2176
Replies: 23
Views: 4123

Re: Helo! My name is P. Rabbit Yenkov. I come from the year

For example, here is a synopsis of time travel: https://bruceleeeowe.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/black-holes-and-d-branes.gif Why is it just the Nambu-Goto action of a closed string. If this relates to string theory, how is it possible since it is on a fixed causal background as far as I can tell. ...
by Aldwinkle
Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:11 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Designer spacetimes for FTL and profits
Replies: 12
Views: 2976

Re: Designer spacetimes for FTL and profits

Because the actual workings don't matter to anyone who isn't a pedant. Same with conlangs, NERD Passing through a wormhole's event horizon puts you in the interior, which is just somewhere else in our own universe. Which suggests a Klein-bottle topology of the universe, and why the hell not? It rea...
by Aldwinkle
Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: If not DNA, then what?
Replies: 17
Views: 5847

Re: If not DNA, then what?

"They don't have DNA" is not at all the same thing as "They're based on magic"; DNA is a very specific molecule. Outside of RNA (kinda - RNA is not very stable), there are no known methods for such things. Hence whatever choice is made for this will be pulled from a buttocks, which is basically mag...
by Aldwinkle
Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:53 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: If not DNA, then what?
Replies: 17
Views: 5847

Re: If not DNA, then what?

Magic?
by Aldwinkle
Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:16 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conworlds: What environment lead to nomadics?
Replies: 52
Views: 6825

Re: Conworlds: What environment lead to nomadics?

I thought hunter-gatherers were generally regarded as less violent than settled societies? Analysing statistics in Lawrence Keeley's War Before Civilization: the Myth of the Peaceful Savage (1996): Table 6.2 lists the Percentage of Deaths Due to Warfare. Of the 8 primitive societies that survived l...
by Aldwinkle
Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:55 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Compte rendu d'une représentation donnée par le Nô japonais
Replies: 17
Views: 1672

Re: Compte rendu d'une représentation donnée par le Nô japon

Eskimos speak Morse what?
The joke is that morse is also French for walrus.
by Aldwinkle
Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Compte rendu d'une représentation donnée par le Nô japonais
Replies: 17
Views: 1672

Compte rendu d'une représentation donnée par le Nô japonais

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by Aldwinkle
Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:50 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Designer spacetimes for FTL and profits
Replies: 12
Views: 2976

Re: Designer spacetimes for FTL and profits

NEWS IN WORMHOLES AND SHIT VARIOUS THINGS I FOUND ON THE TOPIC OF MAKING WORMHOLES IN LATEST NEWS First, I must speak of this book https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19940612/Stargates.jpg I am not exactly sure how that cover came to be. I am all excited for the singularity, but will you truluy mak...
by Aldwinkle
Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:33 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: OTTER
Replies: 1013
Views: 262905

Re: OTTER

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by Aldwinkle
Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:14 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Zompist books feedback
Replies: 73
Views: 14353

Re: Zompist books feedback

For some reason the Lexipedia gives nipples in french as "bout de sein"

What the fuck is this
by Aldwinkle
Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: COUNTING IN YOUR CONSTRUCTED LANGUAGES, CONSTRUCTED DIALECTS
Replies: 52
Views: 10509

Re: COUNTING IN YOUR CONSTRUCTED LANGUAGES, CONSTRUCTED DIAL

MY NAME IS JANGO GORENC

YOU MAY NOT KNOW ME, BUT LET ME TELL YOU : IF YOU HAVE ANY NUMBERS, I AM YOUR MAN. I WILL MAKE SWEET LOVE TO YOUR NUMBER. PLEASE SEND ME ALL YOUR NUMBERS.
by Aldwinkle
Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:10 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Almea x Incatena crossover possibility?
Replies: 16
Views: 3064

Re: Almea x Incatena crossover possibility?

The combined universe all fits together pretty neatly.
The Empire had the earth destroyed by atomic war, not by some stupid W boson cannon!
by Aldwinkle
Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:24 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Con-Programming Languages
Replies: 25
Views: 4147

Re: Con-Programming Languages

If you want weird programming languages, you can look here :

http://esolangs.org/wiki/Main_Page

Though be aware that most of them are either joke languages or variations on Brainfuck, but there are a lot of interesting programming paradigms represented here.
by Aldwinkle
Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: OTTER
Replies: 1013
Views: 262905

Re: OTTER

LET MY PEOPLE GO

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by Aldwinkle
Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:20 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Designer spacetimes for FTL and profits
Replies: 12
Views: 2976

Re: Designer spacetimes for FTL and profits

Warp drives are so far off that "to make sure they aren't divulging restricted technological info." is pretty silly. The energy requirements aren't the problems (although they are a huge problem), it's the sign of the energy. As far as I know there's no plan or even any idea how to engineer one, exc...
by Aldwinkle
Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Designer spacetimes for FTL and profits
Replies: 12
Views: 2976

Re: Designer spacetimes for FTL and profits

As a stupid question, has anyone tried mixing this up with Everett's many worlds? I'm sure the general answer is that you can't go to the other worlds, they don't work that way, don't even think it. But if you could, you could get the effect of FTL travel by moving to a world that happens to be shi...
by Aldwinkle
Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Designer spacetimes for FTL and profits
Replies: 12
Views: 2976

Designer spacetimes for FTL and profits

I notice that usually, whenever there's some spacetime doohickey in a science fiction universe, the actual technical details tend to be rather vague. Wormholes are usually just spheres (or spiralling discs) floating in a vacuum, or at best are inside a fancy stargate. FTL travel is even less clear i...
by Aldwinkle
Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: OTTER
Replies: 1013
Views: 262905

Re: OTTER

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