Traveller Store CotI Features New Posts Mark Forums Read Register


Go Back TravellerRPG.com > Citizens of the Imperium > General Traveller Discussions > Imperial Research Station

Imperial Research Station A forum for discussing technology and related topics for use in the Traveller Universe

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old November 11th, 2020, 06:53 AM
Leitz's Avatar
Leitz Leitz is offline
Baron
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Wretched hive of scum and villany
Posts: 2,753
Gallery : 0
Leitz Citizen+Leitz Citizen+Leitz Citizen+
Default

Thanks for this! I need to do some reading today.
__________________
Chronicler, the Domici War
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old November 13th, 2020, 11:47 PM
BRover's Avatar
BRover BRover is offline
Citizen: SOC-12
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Posts: 349
Gallery : 0
BRover Citizen
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Werner View Post
What is the jump limit for a black hole? A black hole doesn't have a radius, it only has a mass, it is a point mass in space with a certain radius calledthe event horizon, but that is arbitrary, it isn't a physical surface.
Quote:
Originally Posted by mike wightman View Post
Not quite, the event horizon is the boundary between out universe and the strange physics that goes on inside. Also black holes have several other properties beside mass.

A black hole event horizon is therefore a radius of sorts, it is the boundary past which nothing can escape. Personally I would use the ergosphere as the radius of the black hole for jump calculation purposes.
I may be wrong, but for something falling into the black hole, apart from tidal forces (spaghettification), doesn't theory say there is no way to tell where the event horizon is? Since, as I understand it, your velocity and acceleration affect the spacetime view according to relativity. So the horizon is, in one sense, at a specific point (or actually surface), but it's not like there are signposts to tell you that you are crossing into the weird space.
__________________
There are three types of Travellers with Math-3+: those who can count, and those who cannot.

Our Traveller Universes clearly are at variance. Blessed be the variance!
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old November 13th, 2020, 11:54 PM
Timerover51's Avatar
Timerover51 Timerover51 is offline
Citizen: SOC-14
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: North of Chicago
Posts: 6,566
Gallery : 4
Visit Timerover51's Blog
Timerover51 Beloved CitizenTimerover51 Beloved CitizenTimerover51 Beloved CitizenTimerover51 Beloved CitizenTimerover51 Beloved CitizenTimerover51 Beloved CitizenTimerover51 Beloved CitizenTimerover51 Beloved Citizen
Default

Quote:
Why I don't overly worry about system generation
I do not overly worry about it, as if I do not like it, I simply change it to something that I do like. If working in SectorMaker, it is simply a matter of a few clicks, and voila, a brand new main planet for the system.
__________________
Star Port Administrator: El Paso, El Paso, Sword Sub-sector, Piper-Norton Out Rim Sector
Link to Piper Sector: http://www.zarthani.net/ridder-mankind_to_the_stars.htm
Do you have a security clearance? New Jan 14 Blog Entry-Words to Die For
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElI451TxsTg, 3:24 in.
I march to my own set of bagpipes. Caution: This individual thinks that studying logistics is FUN.

They that go down to the sea in ships,
that do business in great waters;
These see the works of the LORD,
and his wonders in the deep.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old November 27th, 2020, 09:11 AM
coliver988's Avatar
coliver988 coliver988 is offline
Baron
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Asheville
Posts: 1,671
Gallery : 107
Visit coliver988's Blog
coliver988 Citizen++coliver988 Citizen++coliver988 Citizen++coliver988 Citizen++
Default

https://www.sciencealert.com/earth-i...han-we-thought

Now we have to redo all the maps!
__________________
Mostly lurking about...CT is still my favorite with T5 as a neat tool box to plunder.


Duke of The Solomani RimLANGELOS A4249A6-FLangelos Write Up AlphaTrane / Glisten 2038
Baron, IpkurIpkur C564543-9Ipkur Write Up AlphaRomar / Glisten 2140
Knight of the Third Imperium [x2]Rhylanor A434934-FCyan / Trojan Reach 2102
Knight of the Third ImperiumIkuna E000410-AKryslion / Trojan Reach 2002
MCG For Conspicuous GallantryThe Assault On AlellSelshor / Trojan Reach 1402
Travellers Aid Society 2798Dudid B510526-9Blog - mix of OTU and MTUhttp://traveller-ct.blogspot.com/
Pilots Guide To D'Arlee QuadrantTraveller Github spacehttps://github.com/COliver988/Traveller
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old November 27th, 2020, 09:49 AM
Proneutron Proneutron is offline
Citizen: SOC-13
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Posts: 797
Gallery : 16
Proneutron Citizen+Proneutron Citizen+
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by coliver988 View Post
After 50 years of watching this field I have learned to take all "facts" with a 20 lbs. block of salt. NOT a criticism of the scientists but our level tech makes it difficult. Based on past techniques of distance measurement we knew we were considerably off even at the local galactic level.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old November 27th, 2020, 10:38 AM
Leitz's Avatar
Leitz Leitz is offline
Baron
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Wretched hive of scum and villany
Posts: 2,753
Gallery : 0
Leitz Citizen+Leitz Citizen+Leitz Citizen+
Default

Nice!

I find scientists who understand the limits of science to be a lot more bearable than those who think they have things all figured out.
__________________
Chronicler, the Domici War
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old November 30th, 2020, 05:55 PM
BRover's Avatar
BRover BRover is offline
Citizen: SOC-12
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Posts: 349
Gallery : 0
BRover Citizen
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Leitz View Post
Nice!

I find scientists who understand the limits of science to be a lot more bearable than those who think they have things all figured out.
I often find that the scientists have some sense of the limits of science, where many others have almost no idea--whether they think science can do almost anything, or science can do very little.
__________________
There are three types of Travellers with Math-3+: those who can count, and those who cannot.

Our Traveller Universes clearly are at variance. Blessed be the variance!
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old December 2nd, 2020, 02:33 AM
ShawnDriscoll's Avatar
ShawnDriscoll ShawnDriscoll is offline
Citizen: SOC-13
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 907
Gallery : 0
ShawnDriscoll Citizen+ShawnDriscoll Citizen+
Default

Scientists become a problem when their junk science becomes their religion, and a way to extort money from citizens.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old December 2nd, 2020, 12:20 PM
coliver988's Avatar
coliver988 coliver988 is offline
Baron
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Asheville
Posts: 1,671
Gallery : 107
Visit coliver988's Blog
coliver988 Citizen++coliver988 Citizen++coliver988 Citizen++coliver988 Citizen++
Default

While not part of a system, interesting unknowns that could also be adventure seeds (as I have sent my players to discover/explore a few anomalies via patrons over the years):

https://theconversation.com/wtf-newl...excited-142812

Ghost circles! In space!
__________________
Mostly lurking about...CT is still my favorite with T5 as a neat tool box to plunder.


Duke of The Solomani RimLANGELOS A4249A6-FLangelos Write Up AlphaTrane / Glisten 2038
Baron, IpkurIpkur C564543-9Ipkur Write Up AlphaRomar / Glisten 2140
Knight of the Third Imperium [x2]Rhylanor A434934-FCyan / Trojan Reach 2102
Knight of the Third ImperiumIkuna E000410-AKryslion / Trojan Reach 2002
MCG For Conspicuous GallantryThe Assault On AlellSelshor / Trojan Reach 1402
Travellers Aid Society 2798Dudid B510526-9Blog - mix of OTU and MTUhttp://traveller-ct.blogspot.com/
Pilots Guide To D'Arlee QuadrantTraveller Github spacehttps://github.com/COliver988/Traveller
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old December 22nd, 2020, 11:19 PM
Straybow's Avatar
Straybow Straybow is offline
Citizen: SOC-14
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: not too hot, not too cold
Posts: 1,900
Gallery : 0
Straybow Citizen
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by coliver988 View Post
No, not really. It's less than 10% difference, who cares? It shifts the whole map.
__________________
(\__/). Save a bunny, eat more Smurf! (Brought to you by the National Smurfmeat Council)
(='.'=) Smurf, the original blue meat! 1999, and (except that "Smurf" bit)
(")_(") tc+ ru- c+ au+ ls- pi he++ eti=0 hs++ pc++ !zuchai(=dilithium)
Han shot first, and per parsec pricing is RAW!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
System generation (Over World Generation)... GoblynByte Mongoose Traveller 4 March 14th, 2015 02:50 AM
System Generation Gray Pennell Pre-Release Discussion 34 January 14th, 2013 08:43 AM
system generation Savar T20 - Traveller for the D20 System 4 June 6th, 2006 02:46 AM
System Generation jayouzts T20 - Traveller for the D20 System 7 November 19th, 2005 09:50 AM

This website and its contents are copyright ©2010- Far Future Enterprises. All rights reserved. Traveller is a registered trademark of Far Future Enterprises .
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright (c) 2010-2013, Far Future Enterprises. All Rights Reserved.