I already have a sci fi "story" in the form of a university course's lecture slides
"Can... Um. I'd like to borrow this, please."
The librarian looked at the sword, and the girl holding it.
"That's strictly for secondary world use."
"I... Yes. Um. I know."
"Good. Will you need fencing manuals, or will a master train you?"
"I don't... Books, please?"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
The engineering of the giant dragonflies of the Permian: revised body mass, power, air supply, thermoregulation and the role of air density
It looks like Meganeura monyi, with a mass of 150 g, would have flapped its wings at 3 Hz, which means it'd look more like a bird than an insect. It would also have a whole lot of thermoregulation issues even without flight; just rejecting solar heat.
Question for transit wonks
Do you think it's possible to convince the various cities in the DC area to run ~10x as many buses as they do right now? My very back of the envelope calculations are that this is what is necessary to provide the throughput to make cars optional for a great deal of commuting to/from school/work. I also estimate the cost (in taxes) at ~$400 per person per year, but that could go way up or down depending in details.
I just updated WadSmoosh, a tool that allows you to merge all the retail Doom content into a single (PK3) WAD file, to include SIGIL support: https://jp.itch.io/wadsmoosh
Hey, if you're in school and are having trouble paying for your textbooks, search them up on libgen.io to find them for free.
I'm realizing that a lot of people at my college don't know this and are skipping meals to afford overpriced textbooks, so it may help someone on here too. #sharingiscaring
Astronomy diapsid and number cruncher, other skills as required. Not indebted to 𒀭𒌓. Not just a stabby bird lost in the Outer Dark (p ≤ 0.05). ♂ (p < 0.2)
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