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  1. 19th Century inventions that could have happened sooner

    I've seen it suggested that the wax cylinder phonograph might have been doable in Periclean Greece.
  2. Best rocket launch site in the Americas

    It's been said that Denver International Airport was built with its future potential as a spaceport in mind.
  3. Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America

    You have been writing a quality story. You needn't apologize for whenever the Muse is or is not striking. But this note is appreciated. We look forward to whenever your mojo makes its way back into your life.
  4. Why is the idea that the US dropped the Atomic bombs on Japan not to get them to surrender but to intimidate the Soviets so prevalent in our society

    SDI was never intended to eliminate an entire mass attacking force. It was meant to put doubt in the minds of the attacker that they could never know just how effective SDI would be and the likelihood that a sufficient residual force would survive any conceivable First Strike. Bonus Point...
  5. A history of the thousand year reich

    Perhaps this should be ASB or (more accurately) Future History. This is not intended as a negative comment.
  6. Why are all the countries the Soviet Union invaded overlooked?

    However "bad faith" may be defined, the Free Polish Army and Government-in-Exile had reason to believe that the Red Army would not get absolute veto authority over the constitution of the post-war Polish government. Offering up (to them) arguments that might seem pedantic would barely mollify...
  7. Why are all the countries the Soviet Union invaded overlooked?

    There has been substantial discussion that these events were not / are not "ignored by history". I see no need to re-plow that ground. But the question might be based upon something else. Suppose it were asked as "Why is this ignored by popular culture for the most part?" THAT question is...
  8. Russian Empire vs United States (1914)

    I didn't say it was a GOOD reason, but people can be irrational, doncha know. Perhaps this would be better as an ASB TL.
  9. Russian Empire vs United States (1914)

    Let's say the impetus for the war was Russian rejection of the Treaty of Portsmouth, blaming the United States for the embarrassment of coming off second-best to Japan. Those in Russia stoking this anger decide to play the Alaska Card, saying that the US stole Alaska from the Tsar and demanding...
  10. Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America

    Although its critics implied that SDI was intended to do the impossible; to shoot down ALL strategic missiles aimed the United States, that was never expected. The intent of SDI included: 1. To provide an option in the event of accidental launch. 2. To provide an option in the event of an...
  11. Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America

    Great update. Thank you. As I read this, I had this crazy hope that the crew would uncover some startled earth moonworms.
  12. Air and Space Photos from Alternate Worlds.

    This is the second reference to Proxmire I've seen TODAY. Everytime I see That Man's name, I'm reminded of the Larry Niven story "The Return of William Proxmire". May he NOT rest in peace.
  13. Air and Space Photos from Alternate Worlds.

    You just gotta go diesel-electric. Those original steam powered ones had a hell of a time staying profitable.
  14. Air and Space Photos from Alternate Worlds.

    As much as skateboards count as vehicles.
  15. Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America

    Was the MiG 105 properly disassembled and crated? Wouldn't want it to be damaged in shipment. Labor charges optional.
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