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by CorvusCorax
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread
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Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

While we are at it, assume someone wanted to blow the rock *completely apart*. (And by completely apart I mean, an ever expanding debris cloud that will not clump back together - ever) as a rough aproximation - thats the energy needed to accelerate all the mass of the object to its escape velocity -...
by CorvusCorax
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread
Replies: 2462
Views: 3171587

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Interesting damage - the bits haven't moved very far, even vaporisation cuts would have produced some outward pressure. Perhaps it is designed to come apart? It's hard to get a good sense for scale and mass of this thing. But I'd assume its diameter is around 1 to 3 clicks (km) Let's assume a high ...
by CorvusCorax
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread
Replies: 2462
Views: 3171587

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

That doesn't look like it was bombarded by the Combine's railguns, but more like it was cut apart by a very powerful beam-type weapon. Hmmm... I disagree. Nah. No lance could cut an asteroid of that size apart. If you fired in the same spot long enough your could drill a hole through, but that... t...
by CorvusCorax
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread
Replies: 2462
Views: 3171587

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

bobismeisbob wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:17 am
https://www.davidcsimon.com/crimsondark ... rip_id=169 here's where we saw it last, much more contiguous then.
Thanks, you just had me re-read almost the entire archive from that strip forward :)

This comic absolutely rocks!
by CorvusCorax
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread
Replies: 2462
Views: 3171587

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Dis or dat? Choose wisely. Not at gunpoint. Larissa may be right in general, but asking that kind of question while wielding a gun removes any choice. After all, the captain does not know Larissa and their friends. He may think they are going to kill him if he gives a wrong answer. I think the ques...
by CorvusCorax
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread
Replies: 2462
Views: 3171587

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

If there are no planets build Dyson swarms. Why are they still even using planets in the first place? Artificial habitats are safer and can house trillions around a single star. A Dyson swarm won't be able to hold atmosphere on its own. Having to construct so much pressurized free floating habitats...
by CorvusCorax
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread
Replies: 2462
Views: 3171587

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

Edit a week later: It's a big galaxy. How can they already be running out of planets? The galaxy has shitloads of planets. But planets that you call "class M" are comparably sparse. If you are not the only faction in the galaxy, you have additional constraints, they need to be in closer proximity t...
by CorvusCorax
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread
Replies: 2462
Views: 3171587

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

The best way to make everyone happy is to allow its own civilisation to spread at the cost of other competing civilisations - aka give every citizen a challenging, fruitful and fulfilling job in conquering the observable universe. That might work well if the universe is infinitely sized but in a li...
by CorvusCorax
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread
Replies: 2462
Views: 3171587

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

This AI was named wisdom , and it was tasked with ensuring the security and stability of the Collective for all time. ...By rewriting every individuals brain... and here I thought just "ruling" a society was a risky thing. There could have been checks and balances. But if the AI can rewire everyone...
by CorvusCorax
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Crimson Dark Discussion
Topic: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread
Replies: 2462
Views: 3171587

Re: Official "Discuss the latest page" thread

yeah, but that rogue AI in quantumvibe totally optimized for the wrong goal - leading to slow stagnation and decline of the colony. There's more extreme thought-cases of that. An AI that would optimize to never let any human do anything wrong might simply not let them do anything at all. Or even wor...