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Old 02-14-2017, 06:16 AM   #931
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The Silver City by Pamela Belle.
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Old 02-16-2017, 11:40 PM   #932
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Worldwar: Tilting the Balance
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Old 02-17-2017, 02:25 AM   #933
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Mortals and Others
Bertrand Russell's collected contributions to the New York American newspaper.
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Old 02-17-2017, 03:03 AM   #934
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Reading "We Are Legion (We Are Bob)" story of a guy named Bob who has his head frozen after being hit and killed by a car, wakes up 100 years later as a computer machine in a world where the USA is now a fascist theocracy, then becomes a Von neumann probe. Pretty good actually.
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Old 02-17-2017, 05:46 AM   #935
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Naval Aviation in the Korean War by Warren Thompson
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Old 02-17-2017, 05:57 AM   #936
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Langlebige Software-Architekturen by Carola Lilienthal, a non-fiction book about how to detect, limit and remove technical debts in software projects. Pretty good book, though I admit it is not a topic for everyone.
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Old 04-23-2017, 12:59 PM   #937
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Hello, Spacefolk! Long time no see!

I just picked up the first 3 books of "The Expanse" by S.A. Corey, right after viewing the explosive finale to the Syfy Channel's television series by the same name. An outstanding show with memorable characters and - finally - no f*cking "warp drive.... people can walk around on their ship because they can burn/accelerate at a constant g-level, which affords both comfort and quick travel times throughout the solar system. Can't WAIT for one of the Resident Add-On Geniuses who regularly haunt this place to create a model of the MCRN "Tachi" (later rechristened the "Rocinante" by it's new crew, who use it as a lifeboat to escape disaster). Powered by this "Epstein Drive", and with the aid of specially formulated steroidal cocktail injections ("the juice") into the crew, they can endure & survive brief periods of very high acceleration (up to 25 g's !!!), reducing travel times to the closest planets to mere hours or days.


I picked up the first 3 books of the series to tide me over until Season 3 is released in 2018. The closest I could come to finding a similarly sized add-on ship was Stevcast's nice "Annie_V Frigate", so I've been modifying the .ini/cgf files to soup her up a bit. Was able to get to Mars orbit in about 20 hours @ 25gs. Of course, now I can fit into my old school jacket after being pressed that hard into the crash-couch.

I'm also fondly revisiting Larry Niven "Known Space" series. Would love to see a Syfy-treatment of "Ringworld", or "Protector".

Nice to see you all, and to see that interest remains in Orbiter.

Best wishes,
ZCochrane

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Old 04-23-2017, 07:01 PM   #938
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