Monthly Archives: October 2018

Islam, Peace, and Lies

From Quora How do I explain to people that Islam is a religion of peace, and that radicals are not Muslims?Allen Lobo, Corporate finance executive, former physician-scientistYou cannot.This will not be a popular thing to say at all. But it … Continue reading

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On Spies, Nationalism, and Solomani/Imperial Peace Treaties

From The Spectator: It’s certainly true that we have seen some big blunders on the part of the GRU, Russian military intelligence: Sergei Skripal’s would-be assassins presenting themselves as innocent sports nutritionists with a taste for 13th-century ecclesiastical architecture. Hackers … Continue reading

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The Mars Timeline

From Quora: What would the first space colonies be like? Trevor Farrell, studies Pure Mathematics & Philosophy at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (2022) If history is any indicator, then here’s my best guess: 2040’s: The world watches in wonder … Continue reading

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MIT Hacking

From Quora: What’s normal at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), but weird at other colleges?Kevin Yue, studied at Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyOh, where do I even begin? 1: Hacking AKA “when Engineers get bored”There are 2 kinds of hacks. The … Continue reading

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Charming Romances and a Sense of Wonder

While reading an article about medieval science fiction, I came across this quote: “By ‘scientifiction’,” Gernsback wrote, “I mean the Jules Verne, H G Wells and Edgar Allan Poe type of story – a charming romance intermingled with scientific fact … Continue reading

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National Militaries

Well, really planetary (and some corporate and Noble household) militaries in the Traveller context, but anyways: From Quora: What military technologies does each country excel at?IndiaWell most of our tech is imported but we do have some things to boast … Continue reading

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War Stories of the Distant Past

Much of Traveller focuses on war stories of the far future. But something can be gained by remembering the war stories of the distant past. Here, we’re going civilian, small-scale, long ago, and far away rather than the larger scales, … Continue reading

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