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Re: Generation Ship

"Before the development of the WS Thru-Space drive, in all its various forms, interstellar travel occurred in large, self-sustaining environment ships - Generation Ships - most of which have now been logged and their progress monitored. There are more than seventy thousand of these immense vessels ...

Re: Random

A driver who swerved "to avoid an octopus" before crashing has been arrested on suspicion of drug-driving. Which brings to mind... We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like "I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you shou...

Re: Kickstarter, and the "Promise" to deliver

So let's see... out of 38 funding attempts covering almost 7 years, 18 have been delivered more or less as promised, for a success rate of about 47% so far -- that is, nearly half of the projects I've backed have eventually delivered most of what was promised. Is that good? I don't even know any mo...

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