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Re: Honorverse ramblings and musings
Post by cthia   » Sun May 25, 2014 6:09 pm

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Weird Harold wrote:
cthia wrote:Does anyone know what happened to Judith, who was returned to Grayson because of the Sisterhood and their escape?


She married Prince Micheal and her daughter Ruth is Torch's Head Geek

She married Prince Michael? Why the heck wasn't I invited? I mean, which book is that? Thanks Harold.

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Re: Honorverse ramblings and musings
Post by cthia   » Sun May 25, 2014 6:16 pm

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Wiki wrote:
A doomsday device is a hypothetical construction — usually a weapon, or collection of weapons — which could destroy all life on a planet, particularly the Earth, or destroy the planet itself, bringing "doomsday", a term used for the end of planet Earth. Most hypothetical constructions rely on the fact that hydrogen bombs can be made arbitrarily large assuming there are no concerns about delivering them to a target (see Teller–Ulam design) or that they can be "salted" with materials designed to create long-lasting and hazardous fallout (e.g., a cobalt bomb).

Doomsday devices have been present in literature and art especially in the 20th century, when advances in science and technology made world destruction (or at least the eradication of all human life) a credible scenario. Many classics in the genre of science fiction take up the theme in this respect.

After the advent of nuclear weapons, especially hydrogen bombs, these technologies have usually been the dominant components of doomsday devices. RAND strategist Herman Kahn proposed a "Doomsday Machine" in 1960 that would consist of a computer linked to a stockpile of hydrogen bombs, programmed to detonate them all and bathe the planet in nuclear fallout at the signal of an impending nuclear attack from another nation. The key aspect of the doomsday device's deterrent factor is that it would go off automatically without human aid and despite human intervention, providing a highly credible threat that would dissuade attackers and avoid the dangerous game of brinkmanship that brought the United States and the Soviet Union closer to nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis. With a doomsday device on the planet, neither side would suspect the other of launching a sneak attack in attempt to destroy the opposing country's infrastructure before they could retaliate.

For many, the scheme epitomized the extremes of the suicidal logic behind the strategy of mutual assured destruction, and it was famously parodied in the Stanley Kubrick film from 1964, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (while the alliterative term "doomsday device" has subsequently become much more popular, Dr. Strangelove itself consistently refers to such a weapon as a "doomsday machine").

Examples:
The Dead Hand (or "Perimeter") system built by the Soviet Union during the Cold War has been called a "doomsday machine" due to its fail-deadly design and nuclear capabilities.

Dead Hand (Russian: Система «Периметр», Systema "Perimetr", 15Э601),[1] known also as Perimeter,[2] is a Cold-War-era nuclear-control system used by the Soviet Union. General speculation from insiders alleges that the system remains in use in post-Soviet Russia. An example of fail-deadly deterrence, it can automatically trigger the launch of the Russian intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) if a nuclear strike is detected by seismic, light, radioactivity and overpressure sensors. By most accounts, it is normally switched off and is supposed to be activated during dangerous crisis only; however, it is said to remain fully functional and able to serve its purpose whenever needed.[3][1]

The Soviet Union has a doomsday device, if activated set on automatic??? :o Once again I feel like I should be hiding under my desk in grade school!
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doomsday_device

Does textev give any technical specs on the Masadan doomsday device?

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Re: Honorverse ramblings and musings
Post by cthia   » Sun May 25, 2014 6:35 pm

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Dieu_Le_Fera wrote:
I don't disagree with it, but at the same time I am far from saying we as a race as a whole are ready for it. That depresses me, but I can still look onward.

Please forgive me for not paying attention in class, but I can't figure out what you are referencing here and I feel left out, as if I'm missing something significant.

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Re: Honorverse ramblings and musings
Post by Yow   » Sun May 25, 2014 6:40 pm

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cthia wrote:Does anyone know what happened to Judith, who was returned to Grayson because of the Sisterhood and their escape?


Weird Harold wrote:She married Prince Micheal and her daughter Ruth is Torch's Head Geek

cthia wrote:She married Prince Michael? Why the heck wasn't I invited? I mean, which book is that? Thanks Harold.


"Ruthless" WoH#5 also mentioned in CoS

Cthia's father ~ "Son, do not cater to the common belief that a person has to earn respect. That is not true. You should give every person respect right from the start. What a person has to earn is your continued respect!"
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Re: Honorverse ramblings and musings
Post by cthia   » Sun May 25, 2014 6:46 pm

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Yow wrote:
cthia wrote:Does anyone know what happened to Judith, who was returned to Grayson because of the Sisterhood and their escape?


Weird Harold wrote:She married Prince Micheal and her daughter Ruth is Torch's Head Geek

cthia wrote:She married Prince Michael? Why the heck wasn't I invited? I mean, which book is that? Thanks Harold.


"Ruthless" WoH#5 also mentioned in CoS

Ask, and ye shall receive. Thanks Yow. By the way, still loving the Honorverse game?

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Re: Honorverse ramblings and musings
Post by Weird Harold   » Sun May 25, 2014 7:08 pm

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Yow wrote:"Ruthless" WoH#5 also mentioned in CoS


Although, the actual wedding is off-screen, that is the continuation of the romance begun in Service of the Sword/Promised Land.
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Answers! I got lots of answers!

(Now if I could just find the right questions.)
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Re: Honorverse ramblings and musings
Post by Yow   » Sun May 25, 2014 10:06 pm

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Weird Harold wrote:
Yow wrote:"Ruthless" WoH#5 also mentioned in CoS


Although, the actual wedding is off-screen, that is the continuation of the romance begun in Service of the Sword/Promised Land.


Weird Harold is right. I didn't think there was a wedding portrayed like it was for the queens son.

Loving the game. Word is the Android version will be out this week before the next iOS update and it seems out of fairness to these players they get the the first crack at live events. Which I don't think is player vs player directly but achieving set goals first. I may be wrong about that though. Don't drop your androids like a coworker of mine did :cry:

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Re: Honorverse ramblings and musings
Post by cthia   » Mon May 26, 2014 10:39 am

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David Weber wrote:
For example, I knew that Hamish and Honor were going to wind up together. Originally, I planned on their not marrying and on Emily realizing what was going on and essentially covering for them. Eventually Emily would die, and Honor would marry Hamish.


David Weber wrote:
Then, of course, probably, I think, I suspect that if Andrew had not been a Grayson armsman and if he had been a Prolong recipient, then his relationship with Honor might have been much closer to her relationship with Hamish.


Taken from an interview with David Weber. If you missed this very informative interview, then unmiss it. Hyper out into cyberspace via this junction...
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/weber_interview/

Son, your mother says I have to hang you. Personally I don't think this is a capital offense. But if I don't hang you, she's gonna hang me and frankly, I'm not the one in trouble. —cthia's father. Incident in ? Axiom of Common Sense
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Re: Honorverse ramblings and musings
Post by Yow   » Mon May 26, 2014 12:08 pm

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cthia wrote:Taken from an interview with David Weber. If you missed this very informative interview, then unmiss it. Hyper out into cyberspace via this junction...
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/weber_interview/

:evil: way to go cthia. You just had to remind me. First thing in the morning too!

Now my cereal tastes funny :cry:

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Re: Honorverse ramblings and musings
Post by Yow   » Mon May 26, 2014 9:43 pm

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No thanks to cthia's surprise Yawata style attack this morning ;) it got me into rereading MoH to properly come to grips with the loss of some dear persons from the Honorverse. Near the end Honor and Hamish enter her quarters on her Flagship and Honor, with out seeing him, calls out to Mac saying it is alright to come out of from the stewards pantry. I wonder at what point she began to realize when Mac was there or not, when before he seemed to mysteriously know when she or her guests needed his service to Honor's earlier amazement.

Cthia's father ~ "Son, do not cater to the common belief that a person has to earn respect. That is not true. You should give every person respect right from the start. What a person has to earn is your continued respect!"
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