Monthly Archives: April 2015

45 Years…

45 years after Apollo 13: Ars looks at what went wrong and why You’ve probably seen the film—but the reality is a lot more complicated. A useful article, for the detail-oriented Traveller referee.

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1) Buying a Watch, Imperial Noble Style 2) Profitable Blood-ties

Buying a $349 Apple Watch is not the same as buying the $10,000 version. “Hold on: exactly why are you spending $10,000 on a glorified iPod with iPhone connectivity?” “It’s not the object, my dear boy, it’s the statement.” Right … Continue reading

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Heaven, Hell, and Discoveries

The Bolivian salt flats would make a good fit for the Six Subsectors: a beautiful region, where the earth mirrors the sky, with hidden mineral wealth waiting to be exploited – and fought over. Visually, it’s a heavenly landscape in … Continue reading

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“A primer for playing military-themed games”

Well, it’s not as good as the Mongoose publication Traveller: Mercenaries, but Zine-O-Morph #2‘s issue on SF military roleplaying could still be useful. And at $1.99, at least it isn’t a big loss if you don’t care for it!

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Robot Cooking

Supercomputer as cook: These days, it seems like every celebrity comes out with a cookbook at some point, and IBM’s Watson supercomputer is no exception. […] Instead of dealing with dishes at an ingredient level, Watson looks at the actual … Continue reading

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Gryphon Winged Suit

From Gizmag: Are you were waiting for a good reason to join the armed forces? Perhaps you are just a kid who always dreamed of flying and never grew up, or maybe you are thinking of challenging Yves (Jetman) Rossy … Continue reading

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Flohara Settlements

This link discusses a concept of settlement construction in dry deserts, using hardened sand and deep wells. The settlement, hilariously called a ‘city’ by the developers, has a nice flowing sci-fi feel to it: it would be supported by deep … Continue reading

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