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• 9/23/2017

Fear and learning

Extracting commentary from separate discusion.

—If we're to be honest about what the original issue in the current debate started as, it wasn't a need for a "definition" for trivia as the opening discussion title suggests.  

⸻Any questions about the definition were addressed long ago when the stigma of the word "trivia" in the context of the wiki was removed.  Before the current debate, in an earlier matter, months ago now, Nemo misunderstood the word and originally refused to put any of his contributions into sections under that heading.  At the start of that discussion, it was not recognized that Nemo didn't understand the definition of the word and addressing that prior issue of the content appears to have built up resentment in his mind as I understand it.  

The underlying issue may simply be a lack of experience and a fear of being judged as unknowledgeable.  Experience should dispel that fear with the acceptance that everyone is less knowledgeable than everyone else on some subject matter or another.  It may perhaps be the case that many people who contribute to wikis like to think they are more knowledgeable and are in some way trying to show off.  It might be healthier to be mindful that there's always someone who knows more than us on many things but we happen to be more knowledgeable than that same person on other subject matters.  Others may simply have a broader experience.  A question to consider is whether we want to benefit by learning from the broadest experiences shared to us by others.

The older we get the more we learn that we don't know.  On the other hand, the older we get the more opportunities we have to build enormous obstinance and enormous fear.  

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• 7/21/2017

The ISS on Google Maps.

I thought people here would enjoy this development from Google Maps: Working with NASA, Google now allows you to use the street view mode to tour the ISS .

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• 7/18/2017

"Coffee" article to be revived and rechristened "Beverages"

After some discussion and careful consideration, I've resolved to restore the "Coffee" article.

In an effort to preserve the spirit of contribution that inspired the original, some elements will remain. In order to increase the relevance of the article, it will be expanded to cover not just coffee but a variety of beverages as part of a larger discussion on culture in the volatile times surrounding the discovery of extrasolar technology.

Note, to address some criticisms levied against the original, elements that don't meet community standards will be stricken. Any editorial commentary or phrase which suggests subjectivity will eliminated.

I am asking my fellow administrators to establish a page with guidelines that they would consider consistent with the standards that help this site serve the interests of fans. The guide will include examples from the Coffee article which drew questions from the admin team on the basis of objectivity. I hope to see this within the days ahead.

The admins are here to serve this community but we're fans of the stories and we have strong passion for how this is presented. We invite active participation and want to see the skillful presentation of all the rich detail found within this fiction.

To our avid fans and contributors, I welcome you to help improve this revived article and improve the wiki at large.


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• 7/18/2017

(SEASON 3: "Semi-spoilerish") Who will the new cast member, David Strathairn, portray??

Now that Deadline has announced the casting, who will he perform?

The poll was created at 00:58 on July 18, 2017, and so far 10 people voted.
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• 7/4/2017

Cas Anvar at Escape Velocity

Cas Anvar will be a guest at the Museum of Science Fiction's Escape Velocity convention in September, 2017.  Information on the convention and Cas' appearance can be found here

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• 6/29/2017

Serious Business

Will we see a return of Jules Pierre Meow? Season 2

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• 4/10/2017

Episode 11. Critique

I don't know much about writing a blog but I just wanted to start a little discussion.

What did you think about episode 11 "HERE THERE BE DRAGONS" especially if you've read Caliban's War.

I've decided to give some new character names

Melissa should be called Melissa Supercheapknockoff and her ship is the "Wiping Somebullshart"

Just not liking the new character.  so much waste.  we lost the treasure that was the original Santichai Supitayaporn and for what?

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• 2/5/2017

Other languages

hey, there is a version of the wiki in other languages?

i am interested in helping the PT-BR one.

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• 12/30/2016

What other sci-fi do you like (books, movie, and TV)?

For me, sort of in the vein of The Expanse...

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• 5/16/2016

Interplanetary travel times

I just came across this stack exchange post ( discussing travel times between planets at 1 g. According to the post, travel to Jupiter would take about 16 days. However, in the books, it takes them weeks. Why is this? Am I missing something? In the post, they use the closest distances to Earth. Is the farthest distant significantly farther?

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• 10/12/2013

Music compilation inspired by Leviathan Wakes

I stumbled upon this music compilation/mixtape inspired by Leviathan Wakes, put together by someone called poquimo. What do you think?

It mostly consists of epic classical music, so if that's not your thing, put on Rush – Cygnus X-1, one of Ty Franck's favorite songs which inspired him to name the Rocinante :)

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