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by Commander_X
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5191
Views: 639128

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Disembodied wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:19 am
Gregory Benford's Eater features a sentient black hole [...] so it probably doesn't count.
It doesn't. The initial star should've presented sentience, too, at least.
by Commander_X
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5191
Views: 639128

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

ffutures wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:02 pm
Would the Prophets in Deep Space 9 count? [...]
No ... but it's getting warmer in here! ;)
by Commander_X
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5191
Views: 639128

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

ffutures wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:53 pm
Sorry, Dogsbody it is - the perils of answering from memory!

Star Maker by Stapledon qualifies, I think.
We have a #4.

One more! ... maybe someone will come with something else than books ... !?
by Commander_X
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5191
Views: 639128

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Starchild and Rogue Star by Frederik Pohl and Jack Williamson Sirius by Diana Wynne Jones? Not sure if it counts as SF, fantasy, or magic realism of sorts. There's a sentient white hole in Diane Duane's So You Want To be a Wizard , but that's more fantasy than SF. Ditto the fallen star in Neil Gaim...
by Commander_X
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5191
Views: 639128

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Cody wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:14 pm
Do the Calebans count?
#1
Of course they do! The Whipping Star series by Frank Herbert is one of the three examples I already thought of :)
by Commander_X
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5191
Views: 639128

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Ok, let's try to follow on the five example route: 5 sci-fi works where stars are an intelligent species.
by Commander_X
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5191
Views: 639128

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The Whilte Plague by Frank Herbert?
The Day After Tomorrow -- movie?
by Commander_X
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5191
Views: 639128

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK: name five alien species who have successfully* conquered/taken control of the Earth. <Hah, you really had the time to think this over :) - or was it a curse that might've hit the forum ?> Nietzscheans in Andromeda series (Gene Roddenberry's)? Also Gene Roddenberry's Taelons/Companions in Earth ...
by Commander_X
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: We're back... kinda
Replies: 5
Views: 3288

Re: We're back... kinda

Oh, is "kinda" related with the warning at the top of the page (i.e. "[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/functions.php on line 4280: ob_start(): output handler 'ob_gzhandler' conflicts with 'zlib output compression'")?
by Commander_X
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: We're back... kinda
Replies: 5
Views: 3288

Re: We're back... kinda

Cody wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:55 am
We're back again - kinda!
... then, kinda, kindly thank you for letting us know! :)
by Commander_X
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5191
Views: 639128

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

ffutures wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:20 pm
[...] I should presumably set the next question.
+1
by Commander_X
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5191
Views: 639128

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

<sniffs>
... Here I thought for a moment we're back in the race to get more pages than the Screenshots thread. Back to reading!
by Commander_X
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Tumbleweed Watch
Replies: 23
Views: 10699

Re: Tumbleweed Watch

Just a heads up that vinyl/quadro (as opposed to stereo -- I guess that's what your "quad" means) was price and technology prohibitive when initially released -- well in "my side" of the world, at least. My only "spatial" setup came after 2000 with the 5.1 & co., computer/digital tracks. So yea, Sto...
by Commander_X
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Tumbleweed Watch
Replies: 23
Views: 10699

Re: Tumbleweed Watch

<hands in the pockets, whistles "Love Don't Mean a Thing">
by Commander_X
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Testing and Bug reports
Topic: Unable to access saved commanders
Replies: 17
Views: 2571

Re: Unable to access saved commanders

Could also be worthwhile to take a look at you Latest.log file (should be in a folder called Logs at the same level with your oolite-saves folder, e.g. " C:\Oolite\oolite.app\Logs "). The usual practice is to get the empty load screen in a game session, exit the game, open the Latest.log file (with ...