Author Archives: Alvin Plummer

About Alvin Plummer

I'm working to build a better world, a world that blesses Christ and is blessed by Him. I hope that you're doing the same!

The Age of Nope.

Or, “Guess where your next assignment is!” Well, it isn’t exactly a hell world. Maybe they’re friendly! But they are still ugly! (And flying, and crawling, and jumping, and big.)

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Terraforming Mars

Quora: What is the most critical technology needed if we want to terraform Mars in less than a thousand years? Mike Miller, Materials Engineer von Neumann Self-Replicating Systems or similar automated, self-expanding industry would be the most critical technology for … Continue reading

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The Strange Death of a Lawless Emperor

From Wikipedia, Nero —<Quote begins>— Revolt of Vindex and Galba and Nero’s death In March 68, Gaius Julius Vindex, the governor of Gallia Lugdunensis, rebelled against Nero’s tax policies.[69][70] Lucius Verginius Rufus, the governor of Germania Superior, was ordered to … Continue reading

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When You Make a Mistake…

CharlesBerthoud“If you make a mistake, just make sure you do it again.” The other other Matt“Repetition legitimizes.” – Adam Neely Grissini Project I’m surprised nobody’s mentioning Beethoven : ”To play a wrong note is insignificant, to play without passion is … Continue reading

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Ancient Geezer Music

“The largest cassettes ever made” were made to play Musak – actual, 1960s-70s Musak – in shopping malls, and were used in some places till the ’90s. Techmoan If you can’t get enough of this type of music…may I recommend … Continue reading

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“Hiroshima 1945 – The British Atomic Attack”

Of course, in the Traveller Universe it wouldn’t be the British: they would hire offworld Travellers with a starship to drop the red pill. Rogue Travellers too: unauthorized (by the Imperium!) usage of nuclear weapons carries severe penalties. They’d had … Continue reading

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The Weakness of Sadists

A Few Notes from the Miami incident: The obvious: times change, and you don’t want to bring a six-shooter to an assault rifle fight. Secondly: some bad guys are built tough, quite able to take multiple pistol rounds without armour. … Continue reading

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Odd-boy Ammunition, Early TL 9

This post is dedicated to TNE: Fire, Fusion and Steel, the apex of geek-out detailed gearhead construction manuals. Also, if – for some odd reason – your starship has a dedicated armourer and small gunsmithing shop, you can give him … Continue reading

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High-Quality, Fan-made Space Battles

Once again, you’ll be waiting a llllooooonnnggg time before Traveller starships are modeled. So, enjoy this instead.

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The Box of Mystery

A sequence of events, leading to the discovery of an artifact here. Originally discovered here. I wonder if these far-flung explorers-soldiers, centuries in the future, will ever grasp how to use this bizarre object… The videos below are all from … Continue reading

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