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Re: Books!

I read the Lensman Series decades ago. E E "Doc" Smith could certainly tell a tale. The Bergenholm Device, allowing inertia less drives, in which you instantaneously reached the speed at witch your thrust and drag were equal. There by bypassing Einsteins theory of general relativity. I liked the Sky...

Re: Books!

I just finished a book by Harry Turtledove, best known for his alternate history novels, called Noninterference . It's a stand alone work from 1985 so I assume it's one of his earliest works. I found it a truly fascinating read and highly recommend it. https://www.amazon.com/Noninterference-Harry-Tu...

Re: Happy birthday celebration thread

Thank you Detritus and Talvieno. At 62 it was just another work day. At my age these things aren't nearly as exciting as they once were. My wife did give me a Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington metal Turvis tumbler which was pretty neat. It has a couple of dozen Jack Skellington faces with ...

Re: Amira Willighagen

IronDuke wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:00 pm
Flatfingers wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:27 pm
the bizarre vocal gyrations -- the stuff I call "technical warbling" -- that other singers throw in around every note.
I think that might be called vibrato?
There was a Radio talk show host here in Atlanta Ga. years ago that referred to that as "Urban Yodeling".

Re: Music!

I've been watching some Penn and Teller Fool Me videos lately. One of the contestants was a mentalist named Rob Zabrecky. Penn pointed out that he knew who Rob was so I looked him up. The band he was the lead singer and bassist in was called Possum Dixon. Here is one of their songs called Watch The ...

Re: Beyond Dark

It's been 13 weeks since I started. While it's still in alpha, there are rumors that the beta will be starting soon. It's still very much a work in progress though what's in place seems to work well. Has anyone else gotten an invite? New people are still popping up in alpha 2.

Re: Stellaris

I solved the problem by back grading to Stellaris 1.9.1. I was deep into the mid game in a large galaxy and was annoyed when Steam auto upgraded the game. I couldn't play my saved game because it was incompatible with 2.0. But the page that popped up as soon as I launched the upgraded game gave a li...

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