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Murometz's comment on 2015-01-06 02:29 PM
Fun read and easy to understand even for the science-y laymen Go to Comment
axlerowes's comment on 2015-01-07 08:35 PM
Good point.

I tossed out so many so as to give a variety sensor pallets that could be placed in ships. In addition to Navigation this I imagine sensor systems being used as much for observation and information gathering.

I imagine these pressurized devices being pretty small, and the explosive part I added just so I could give PCs (sadly I will likely never run a Dynastic Migration game) something to utilize when they improvise. Go to Comment
valadaar's comment on 2015-01-07 09:50 AM
If you could create a substance/device that would actually gain net-energy(heat) from neutrino collision, then you have something far more useful than a navigation tool!

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Aramax's comment on 2015-01-06 09:49 AM
I can't belive that I the prince of brevity is saying this but this is too good an idea to try and fill a 100,withholding vote Go to Comment
Aramax's comment on 2015-01-11 02:52 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
Silveressa's comment on 2015-01-18 08:53 PM
Useful for conducting system surveys as well, especially when "sniffing out" rare minerals in an asteroid belt or planetary dust/ice/rock ring or tracking down damaged pirate ships attempting to hide in an Oort cloud. Go to Comment
Aramax's comment on 2015-01-11 03:16 PM
Now this one, I REALLY like! Go to Comment
axlerowes's comment on 2015-01-18 04:14 PM
Tachyons, is that how hyper pulse generators are supposed to work? I have read at least seven battletech novels and have at least a battalion in minis and never knew that. Go to Comment
axlerowes's comment on 2015-01-19 09:30 AM
well I still believe you Go to Comment
Aramax's comment on 2015-01-11 03:17 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
MysticMoon's comment on 2015-01-18 03:59 PM

Tachyons always put me in mind of long-range communication in Battletech. Good memories.

There's a goodly amount of information compressed into the 100 word format, which is nice. It also provides some good flavor to throw in if I ever need some technobabble. So, nice and usable but not really inspiring.

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MysticMoon's comment on 2015-01-19 08:41 AM
Well, now you've made me dig up my highly taped-up copy of Mechwarrior. And... I can't find the reference I've been so positive was in there. Only some vague mention of operating on the same principles as the Kearney-Fuchida drive. Hmm, maybe I mixed it up from some other system I was playing at the time. Silly me :P Go to Comment
Murometz's comment on 2015-01-06 02:46 PM
These are great! Mini sci-fi primers!! Go to Comment
axlerowes's comment on 2015-01-06 04:57 PM

I thought about doing a list like you say. But I have a vision. Thus, I may recognize that It would would be sensible to put these into one list; particularly if I was gaming the citadel for averages or if somebody wanted to quick reference them. It would be better that way a stand alone post.

But I have a vision. A lame vision, an esoteric vision, but it is mine. I am not saying I don't want advice or critiques cause I do. But I am not looking at the thousand pieces of Sci-fi Minutia, but at what I might duck board across it. I forsee a post, a post not yet even drafted, in which there is hypertext under ever stone. In my vision the discrete will meet the expansive 100 words at a time and without stubs.

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Aramax's comment on 2015-01-06 09:45 AM
Only read one of your batch of 100s so far but if I'm getting the gist properly I really don't understand why you did'nt put them all together. Having said that ,looking at this on it's merits, I see it as a 4/5 but prob would have scored the bunch higher. Go to Comment
starmind's comment on 2015-01-05 02:56 AM
Smart solution Go to Comment
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-01-11 04:29 AM
I can see these, especially large sensitive ones, being used in locations where gravity might be unstable, or where there is bleeding edge research being done on gravity manipulation.

Mining probes don't have to go drilling cores out of every asteroid in a rubble field, they can just zip around looking for the really heavy ones, and those are the ore bearing rocks the miners want.

Scientific probes and ships examining gravitationally interesting objects, like black holes, neutron stars, etc. With a functional barometer they can get as scientifically close as possible, rather than guessing and hoping. Also, they can use one of these to monitor things that can become dangerous very quickly, like a black hole swarm, or the birth of said singularity. Go to Comment
axlerowes's comment on 2015-01-05 08:22 PM
I am not sure. I imagined this being much more sensitive as well as being able to give you absolute readings on gravitational force and not serving a replacement for gyroscopeThe real sci-trick to this would be to have these exquisitely perfect readings on the bubbles location and morphology. But I suppose in a sci-fi setting you could a really sensitive gyroscope that responds to even minor changes in gravity that would not cause noticeable changes and use the changes in the gryoscope to determine the likely location of different gravity wells as they are encountered. Go to Comment
Aramax's comment on 2015-01-11 03:19 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
starmind's comment on 2015-01-05 02:52 AM
What are the advantages in comparison with usual gyroscope? Go to Comment
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