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Creation Date: October 28th, 2017 08:28 PM
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My Daily (sort of) Thoughts on Various Topics. Not Politically Correct.
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In Moot Member Blogs Cepheus Engine Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #144 New Yesterday 03:02 AM
One of the guys from the Cepheus Engine group is snooping around here. Now I have to decide if I simply quit posting anything having to do with my ideas. I clearly need to avoid making any more comments about the rules or derivatives, as I already have at least one moderator on my case. My experience with moderators is that they would all love to ban me on any possible excuse, a couple in particular. My gut feeling is that I say much more, and I will be off the air for a few weeks as a minim ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Terrible-rated Blog Comment Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #143 New May 19th, 2019 10:28 PM
I was just poking around at some of the blog controls, and discovered that someone REALLY DOES NOT LIKE my comment on Christians being killed. While guests can view a blog, they cannot comment on it, so that sort of narrows down who might have viewed it so negatively. I guess I hit a nerve somewhere. However, as stated in the title of the blog, this is not going to be politically correct in any way, shape, or form. If the blog offends someone, so be it. They do not have to read it, or even ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Real Life Horror Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #142 New May 19th, 2019 02:48 AM
I thought about putting this along with the Cepheus Engine material, but decided to post it separately. I am not sure if it made a lot of national headlines, but it did make the Chicago ones. Over the past couple of days a woman, her daughter, and one of them's boyfriend, strangled a pregnant 19 year old who was 9 months pregnant, cut the bady our of her once she was dead, so that the older woman could claim it as hers. Surprise, surprise. When they got through cutting the baby out, the bab ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Cepheus Engine and Real Life Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #141 New May 18th, 2019 06:04 PM
My guess is that the guys are the Cepheus Engine do not exactly like me, as aside from panning their new vehicle design guide, I keep asking questions about the System Reference Document. I have no idea as to why adding armor to a ship should take up 5% of the ship's volume for every add. Material used for armor tends to be dense, not as light as Liquid Hydrogen. Now if adding that armor does take up that much volume of a ship, then punching a hole in it with a laser is going to take some do ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Cepheus Engine Errata Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #140 New May 17th, 2019 03:31 AM
Aside from asking about the issue of what volume is meant by a displacement ton, I have tossed a few other examples of errata or confusion in the rules out and so far, no response. The more I look in detail at the rules, the more questions I have about them is certain areas. Armor is one of the big issues, and how armor values seem to be tossed around with no real rhyme or reason. Then there is the issue of the take-off of a standard-configured ship. The rules say that it takes a specialized ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Ship Construction Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #139 New May 15th, 2019 03:51 AM
Basically, I am putting my Ship Construction Designer's Notes for the Cepheus Engine on the forum, describing how I am coming to the conclusions that I am. I still need to determine what to do with respect to the Liquid Hydrogen requirement of the Jump Drive. As I am increasing crew sizes by about a factor of 3 at least, plus boosting the maintenance fee, and changing the crew pay, I am not sure if having the Jump Drive require 10% of the hull displacement times the Jump Number is viable any ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Great Lakes Levels Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #138 New May 12th, 2019 08:26 PM
An interesting snippet showed up the other day in the local paper. It seems that the levels of the Great Lakes are considerably above average, with Lake Superior probably looking as some record highs. Superior is about 3 feet above the normal average, while Michigan-Huron are about 2 feet. The records only go back about a century, so not exactly that long term. However, it does remind me of a few years ago when the climate alarmists were howling that the lake level were permanently down, an ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs CE Vehicle Design Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #137 New May 12th, 2019 05:34 AM
Well, I will have to see how much hot water I get into for giving a not exactly favorable review for the new Cepheus Engine Vehicle Design Guide. That was based on looking it over somewhat quickly, looking at stuff that I know a fair amount about. It would be nice if people doing these would spend a bit more time in research before putting them out. Then making one design guide to fit every vehicle is something that for which I really have a low opinion. If you want to make design guides, m ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Trade Goods and Ship Costs Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #136 New May 8th, 2019 02:41 AM
Well, now that I have determined that speculative trading might be a bit more lucrative than I thought, once I plugged in stowage factors, I have to deal with the fallout. However, it might not be as bad as I initially thought. First, my ship's crew is going to be considerably larger, being based on having 3 watches for a 24 hour day. That means that the crew will be at least 3 times the size, and a bit more than 3 times more expensive. That is based on having at least 4 for the engine room ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs 100,000 Ton Beastie Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #135 New May 4th, 2019 11:12 AM
I keep debating weighing in on the thread regarding the 100,000 ton beastie on the Mongoose Traveller forum. They are just looking for how would this creature haul a crashed or immobile space ship to a space port. I am not sure that they have bothered to think this through at all. We have some examples of how big structures are that mass about 100,000 tons. They are called large cruise ships, aircraft carriers, and bulk cargo carriers. All of them range about 1000 feet plus long, over 100 f ...More Read More
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