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Valadaars Link of The day
« on: January 12, 2016, 12:46:54 PM »
Random stuff I trip over.  Unusually will be stuff I think could be applicable in some way...


For today:

"The chance of an animal gaining human consciousness is probably slim; their brains are just too different, and much smaller. Even so, as a precaution, researchers working with farm-animal chimeras haven’t yet permitted any to be born..."

Something from the Cosmic era? Some Secret of NIM stuff? Nope. Reality.

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/545106/human-animal-chimeras-are-gestating-on-us-research-farms/

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“What if the embryo that develops is mostly human? It’s something that we don’t expect, but no one has done this experiment, so we can’t rule it out.”


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"Nakauchi says that as a matter of convenience, most of the iPS cells his team has been placing into animal embryos are made from his own blood, since recruiting volunteers involves too much paperwork."

Nothing could possibly go wrong here, right?  :)

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Re: Valadaars Link of The day
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2016, 01:00:55 PM »
Bonus Link  - Bald's Leechbook  - a collection of medical remedies, recipes, diagnostic guides, and charms, copied in the mid-10th century- is now available online

http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2016/01/balds-leechbook-now-online.html



   
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Re: Valadaars Link of The day
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2016, 06:45:49 AM »
I wonder if a human animal chimera would gain sentience in its own right or if it would just turn into a furry that hangs out on tumblr...
If it's the former, I would be all for that. Who wouldn't want a profound existential conversation from a different perspective altogether, or just a talking doge for the heck of it.

Odds are, there would emerge some kind of Martin Luther Pig creature though and we'd all have to turn veginarians...
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Re: Valadaars Link of The day
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2016, 08:12:24 AM »
Yep. There is surely a sub or story in that line of thought.


Todays does as well. Perhaps this could be a path to lichhood, or a new type of undead:


http://www.d**ninteresting.com/sokushinbutsu-the-ancient-buddhist-mummies-of-japan/
   
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Re: Valadaars Link of The day
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2016, 09:22:02 AM »
And here is some awesome - if disturbing - artwork


http://m.imgur.com/a/vdLZg#






and more at the link.
   
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Re: Valadaars Link of The day
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2016, 10:04:24 AM »
Just wow. Can you imagine what thoughts and images dance around inside this guy's head every day? Wow.


So umm, this is leading to me begin 5-7 new in-works.  :wink:

I wonder if he'll let me use the images in the subs they inspired :D
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Re: Valadaars Link of The day
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2016, 10:28:23 AM »
He has been dead a while, so I doubt he has objections.

   
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Re: Valadaars Link of The day
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2016, 10:22:20 AM »
Today? How about Maps? How about Creative Commons maps?

http://www.paratime.ca/cartography/bw_dungeons.html


   
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Re: Valadaars Link of The day
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2016, 09:17:54 AM »
Oops, missed a few days. Already.

Time to catch up.

First, more maps!

http://www.davidrumsey.com/blog/2015/3/31/over-2-000-pictorial-maps-in-online-collection

Next we have an awesome Starwars short done in Anime style. Not the cutey style with cats.

http://geekologie.com/2015/03/dedication-guy-spent-4-years-creating-th.php

Score one for the empire!

And now for today:

http://blinkingcity.com/luigi-prina-ships-sail-clouds/

Visions of Renaissance Flying Ships dance in your heads...

   
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Re: Valadaars Link of The day
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2016, 10:43:40 AM »
Back on the ball. You can file this one under Worldbuilding, Sci Fie

http://www.geologypage.com/2015/12/forbidden-substances-on-super-earths.html

Basically, because of the gravity being higher, pressures underground are correspondingly higher and minerals impossible to produce on earth (outside of lab) may be present on these worlds.

Need some Unobtanium Alloy? You might be able to get it here.  Have fun leaving that gravity well though.
   
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Re: Valadaars Link of The day
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2016, 11:36:03 AM »
New chemistry! That was a fascinating read.
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Re: Valadaars Link of The day
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2016, 08:02:11 PM »

Doing the 20th a little early, cause its so darn tacticool!

Apparently this is real armor with ballistic protection. Apparently they couldn't add the backpack rocket launcher though :)

http://pulse.therpf.com/ar500-armor-builds-mandalorian-ballistic-armor

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Re: Valadaars Link of The day
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2016, 11:16:28 AM »
Surely you can find inspiration in these photos:

http://imgur.com/a/J9iOB

Places like

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Re: Valadaars Link of The day
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2016, 07:33:55 AM »
And now, Russian robotic weapons:



A bit sensational, but interesting.
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Re: Valadaars Link of The day
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2016, 07:43:20 PM »
A little early, but my son left this open in the browser. Good stuff.  He's 11 though...



Never heard of Audiomachine before today, seems it would make good background music for gaming.
   
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Re: Valadaars Link of The day
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2016, 11:07:12 AM »
Minecraft plus world building? Medieval Towns?

Worth a look if any of the above float your boat.

http://www.minecraftforum.net/forums/minecraft-discussion/discussion/118450-building-a-realistic-medieval-world
   
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Re: Valadaars Link of The day
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2016, 05:42:21 PM »
I actually found a link of Minecraft that came in real useful that shows me how a medieval carriage is built when I was trying to write up my action scene occurring in a carriage yesterday.

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Re: Valadaars Link of The day
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2016, 09:08:04 AM »
This one is neat. Seems like a great timeframe to set a campaign. No Platemail need apply


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Re: Valadaars Link of The day
« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2016, 09:31:17 AM »
How about a missile that needs a heatshield to launch?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprint_(missile)

Oh, and its a Nuke too.
   
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