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Two observational results, the density profile from simulations performed in the ΛCDM scenario and the observed flat galactic rotation curves, are taken as input with the aim of showing that the galactic halo possesses some of the characteristics needed to support traversable wormholes. This result should be sufficient to provide an incentive for scientists to seek observational evidence for wormholes in the galactic halo region.
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Theo "Vox Day" Beale, having previously asserted such interesting things as

Catherine Asaro’s The Quantum Rose, which won the Best Novel award in 2002, is perhaps the most egregious example; Asaro was the SFWA President at the time,


when according to wikipedia she did not become President until 2003, shifts his cloud-shouting over to his Vox Day blog, which btw is going to make keeping a chinese wall between his Vox Day persona and secret identity as Theodore Beale pretty hard, reveals that he has not in fact read at least one of the books whose victory he denounces and then gets to what I assume was the whole point of the affair, launching his pre-doomed campaign to run for SFWA President.

Linking is not advocacy.

My gut feeling here is that once he loses, the next logical move is to set up an ideologically untainted rival to SFWA, perhaps one untainted by the oh so many groups of whom he disapproves.
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David Crosby had a hand in ROBERT A HEINLEIN'S Variable Star actually by Spider Robinson I then proceeded to forget that fact.



Anyway, I didn't find what I was looking for, which if that sequel trilogy announced in 2009 ever came to anything. Robinson's situation post-2009 was not conducive to writing and in fact I don't know of anything novel length after 2008.
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From Wis[s]e Words:

Scandinavia And The World

I haven't looked at more than a couple of them so no idea if this is all WS or if it needs a MPR warning.

[added later}

Definitely not work-safe.


I did find this comment on the first one I looked at:


Something I always thought was kinda funny/cute in the Reptilicus movie was that when the Danes are told that the monster is flying North, they immediately go, "Oslo!!?!" (Norway's capital) and sound less alarmed when they find out it's heading for Sweden's capital.
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I believe people will find much to comment on in Guy Hasson's SF Can Be Glorious Again
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You folks like rockets, right?


The phenomena of path dependence and lock-in can be illustrated with many examples, but one of the most vivid is the gear we use to launch things into space. Rockets are a very old invention.
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You folks like rockets, right?


The phenomena of path dependence and lock-in can be illustrated with many examples, but one of the most vivid is the gear we use to launch things into space. Rockets are a very old invention.
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You folks like rockets, right?


The phenomena of path dependence and lock-in can be illustrated with many examples, but one of the most vivid is the gear we use to launch things into space. Rockets are a very old invention.
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — An Alabama law firm claims in a lawsuit that Taco Bell is using false advertising when it refers to using "seasoned ground beef" or "seasoned beef" in its products.

The meat mixture sold by Taco Bell restaurants contains binders and extenders and does not meet the minimum requirements set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to be labeled as "beef," according to the legal complaint.
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — An Alabama law firm claims in a lawsuit that Taco Bell is using false advertising when it refers to using "seasoned ground beef" or "seasoned beef" in its products.

The meat mixture sold by Taco Bell restaurants contains binders and extenders and does not meet the minimum requirements set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to be labeled as "beef," according to the legal complaint.
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — An Alabama law firm claims in a lawsuit that Taco Bell is using false advertising when it refers to using "seasoned ground beef" or "seasoned beef" in its products.

The meat mixture sold by Taco Bell restaurants contains binders and extenders and does not meet the minimum requirements set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to be labeled as "beef," according to the legal complaint.

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