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Scrasamax's comment on 2015-04-16 12:45 AM
Update: Rescued from Deletion Go to Comment
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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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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
Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Specific)
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
Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Specific)
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

Notable articles

Creation of Atmospheric Processors
Creche Initiative
Recognition of Clone Rights
Recognition of Sentient Rights
Banning WMDs
Banning the creation of 'ubermensh'
Banning the creation of 'epsilons'
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Cosmic Era: Vade Mecum
Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Specific)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-04-08 12:48 AM
Cold Fusion Reactor Go to Comment
Cosmic Era: Vade Mecum
Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Specific)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-04-08 12:49 AM
Ion and Bulk Ion Drive Go to Comment
Cosmic Era: Vade Mecum
Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Specific)
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
Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Specific)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-04-08 12:51 AM
Lasers, Masers, and Tasers: Low Energy Weapons Go to Comment
Cosmic Era: Vade Mecum
Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Specific)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-04-08 12:51 AM
Orion Drive

Let's make atomic engines! Go to Comment
Cosmic Era: Vade Mecum
Systems  (Technical/ Mechanical)   (Specific)
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
Articles  (Humor/ Editorial)   (Gaming - In General)
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

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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
7 Things Wrong with Transformers: Age of Extinction
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axlerowes's comment on 2015-04-07 08:06 AM
It would be great if you had this much interest in and expended as much thought on the work of your fellow strolenites. Go to Comment
7 Things Wrong with Transformers: Age of Extinction
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Ted's comment on 2015-04-09 07:54 PM
I always felt Transformers spent too much time focusing on the humans- I want to see giant robots beating the snot out of one another for almost two hours straight, not watch humans fall/run from collapsing buildings/explosions in slow motion.

All valid points on the movie though. Go to Comment
Project Dynamo Atlas
NPCs  (Major)   (Combative)
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-03-24 01:38 AM
Update: Dynamo Atlas is pulling a lot of strings together on the front end of the Cosmic Era, and it draws on the Big Man in anime, comics, and fighting games. The Titans represent an archaic, but still powerful methodology, and opens the door to future supersoldier programs in much the same way that HMS Dreadnaught revolutionized warships, or the tank changing the way ground wars were fought. Go to Comment
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