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Skeleton Bow
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Cheka Man's comment on 2015-04-22 12:52 PM
A new original thing. 5/5 Go to Comment
Skeleton Bow
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Dozus's comment on 2015-04-22 02:05 PM
This is handy to have for any army of the undead. I wonder what qualities are to be considered in the strength of the bow. With no string, what's the tension on the bow (or does it not matter, since the dead do not tire)? What range do ethereal arrows have? Go to Comment
Skeleton Bow
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Murometz's comment on 2015-04-22 09:28 PM
Read the title and would have bet money the bows were crafted of Skeleton spinal columns. I stand corrected! Nice amount of detail with few words~ Go to Comment
Jarnasacksy
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Scrasamax's comment on 2015-04-16 12:45 AM
Update: Rescued from Deletion Go to Comment
Proxy
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Scrasamax's comment on 2015-04-13 08:41 AM
1. OOPS! Addressed the leftover note, and did some spellchecking.

2. Pragmatism is a common element of the Cosmic Era, and rather than accepting handicaps and disabilities, it is more common for them to me addressed with biotech, arcanotech, and other applications of morally questionable science, Blind? No braille, you get cyber eyes. Down Syndrome? Corrected in the womb, or treated with genetic therapy.

3. I've personally had people bring up the 3 Laws and find them more useful as artificial constructs for creating paradoxes and logical problems to vex machine minds. The 3 Laws are familiar, and I could see them being used even if it's just in marketing.

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Proxy
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Gossamer's comment on 2015-04-13 06:32 AM


This is very good, you should be getting paid for this. I love the teaser text, drew me right in. A few things though;



1) Spell Check etc



"more fluff here" (remnant or reminder?)



"experience life through observation. It was initially thought that the machine mines would use the electronic systems of the structures"



"The machine has decided to make them it's next target, but rather than showing itself, it sends more proxies against them"



2)



"At first everyone was pleased, the autistic and the non-functional members of society were able to become healthy and useful members again."



If this was written from a machine's point of view, then alright I guess. But it does come across as quite offensive and cynical.



3)



The 3 Laws of Robotics were pretty much made obsolete not long after they were created, by Asimov himself. As he explored the philosophical quanderies in his books and came to the conclusion that the 3 laws had loopholes and just didn't cut it. While most people still believe in them, people involved with robotics or robots themselves should be aware of this, so to even implement them in the first place would be like building a boat with a hole in the bottom and hoping it won't sink. Maybe just add the word revised to it, keeping it vague.

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Cosmic Era: Vade Mecum
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Scrasamax's comment on 2015-04-08 12:41 AM


NESS Act



The Near Earth Space Supremacy Act is a chartered mutual defense agreement signed between the Atlantic Federation, the Pacific Rim Coalition, the Eurasian Alliance, Free India, and the South African United Republics. The Act sets up protocols for joining forces for the common defense of Earth from an aggressor acting from outside of the planet. The NESS Act was formulated as a defensive stratagem to deter the potential for hostilities should they develop between Earth and the colonies on other planets in the Solar System.

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Cosmic Era: Vade Mecum
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Scrasamax's comment on 2015-04-08 12:48 AM


The Tycho Conventions



Initially founded to confront the Oxygen Depletion Crisis, later becomes the International forum on arcano-ethics, comparable to the Geneva Conventions of the Petroleum Era. The Convention is held annually at the Tycho Scientific Center near the crater of the same (alternately spelled) name.



Notable articles



Creation of Atmospheric Processors - the original reason for the Convention, restoring the atmosphere, which at the time was badly damaged and was moving towards being unable to sustain human life.



Creche Initiative - One of the side effects of the Resource Wars was widespread extermination of many plants and animals. Bio-remediation, and creating cloned plants and animals was a priority.



Recognition of Clone Rights - A contentious issue, megacorps claim the clones they create are property, social groups and some nations consider clones sentient and free individuals.



Recognition of Sentient Rights - With machine intelligence having been established, the sentient machines demanded the recognition of their rights and free will despite not being organic in nature.



Banning WMDs - The arco-centric nature of the Cosmic Era lends itself to extreme vulnerability to weapons of mass destruction, be it nuclear explosives capable of destroying a city, or viral/bio weapons unleashed against an enclosed arco-population. This is a widely followed article, as the vulnerability is shared across the world. (Clandestine operations are still working on bio and viral weaponry, nuclear explosives have fallen out of favor as barbaric)



Banning the creation of 'ubermensh' - A perennial fear is the ubermensh, the super man. Also called the Super Soldier or Super Human article, it is one of the most commonly ignored articles of the conventions. A third of bio-augmentations available violate this article.



Banning the creation of 'epsilons' - Aldous Huxley's Brave New World gave the world a look at Epsilons, genetically engineered subhumans, crippled in mind and body to a small group of menial tasks. The article bans the creation of subhumans for the purpose of limiting their use and creating a genetic slave class.

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Cosmic Era: Vade Mecum
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Scrasamax's comment on 2015-04-08 12:48 AM
Cold Fusion Reactor Go to Comment
Cosmic Era: Vade Mecum
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Scrasamax's comment on 2015-04-08 12:49 AM
Ion and Bulk Ion Drive Go to Comment
Cosmic Era: Vade Mecum
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Scrasamax's comment on 2015-04-08 12:50 AM
Panopticon Station

Hubble + AISC = sentient space telescope, the Neal DeGrasse Tyson of the Cosmic Era Go to Comment
Cosmic Era: Vade Mecum
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Scrasamax's comment on 2015-04-08 12:51 AM
Lasers, Masers, and Tasers: Low Energy Weapons Go to Comment
Cosmic Era: Vade Mecum
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Scrasamax's comment on 2015-04-08 12:51 AM
Orion Drive

Let's make atomic engines! Go to Comment
Cosmic Era: Vade Mecum
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Scrasamax's comment on 2015-04-08 12:58 AM
The Lunar States

The colonies of Earth's Moon

Federation - Serenity, Tranquility, Copernicus
Alliance - Korolev DS, Tsoliovsky DS, Mendeleev DS, Moscov DS
Lunar Free State - Tycho, Arzachel, Cloud City Go to Comment
7 Things Wrong with Transformers: Age of Extinction
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Strolen's comment on 2015-04-07 08:03 PM
Comments removed as totally inappropriate.

You forgot a couple things in the review.

Many big bang. Show. Boom. Make big noise and much confusion. Fight, gooooooood.

I really wanted to like them but the main thing that turned me off was the huge complexity of the robots themselves. They are only Transformers in so much as they can alter themselves into any form vs. actually transforming into the form they have parts for. Might as well be Terminator and it loses the childhood enjoyment I had in the complex parts that would form the gun, truck, etc.

I love action movies, but I like them more when the effects support the story vs. the effects being the story.

I lost interest after the second one.

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7 Things Wrong with Transformers: Age of Extinction
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Scrasamax's comment on 2015-04-07 10:33 AM
7 Things Wrong with Transformers: Age of Extinction
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Scrasamax's comment on 2015-04-08 12:19 AM
Well that goes without says, the many big bang. Michael Bay paints from a palette of explosion, machine guns, slow motion boob jogging, and explodium.

I expected very little from the series, and there were a few good things.

Bumblebee turning into a Camaro
Starscream being intimidating for a few minutes in the first movie
Soundwave as the satellite rapist and later Mercedes SLR

Then there was everything else Go to Comment
7 Things Wrong with Transformers: Age of Extinction
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Cheka Man's comment on 2015-04-07 12:17 PM
Nice but axlerows is right. Go to Comment
7 Things Wrong with Transformers: Age of Extinction
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Cheka Man's comment on 2015-04-07 11:40 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
7 Things Wrong with Transformers: Age of Extinction
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Cheka Man's comment on 2015-04-08 12:29 PM
My vote has not been counted for some reason. Go to Comment
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