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Discussion in 'Civ3 - Steampunk Scenario' started by KingArthur, Oct 8, 2007.

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  1. KingArthur

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    That's splendid HT, please pass on my thanks and assure him that he will be fully credited. Great to know we have such esteemed lurkers too.
     
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    Another one of Datamancer's steampunk computers - a laptop - made it to Technovelgy.com. Be sure to check out the 1600-1899 section of their timeline of when inventions were first mentioned in fiction.

    Oh yeah, best for last, there's a guy who's using twin Tesla coils as stereo speakers. Not to power the audio, the coils are the speakers. I guess we'll have to add Surround Sound as a tech. And add Thomas Dolby's "She Blinded Me With Science" to the soundtrack.

    Now that I think about it, probably only Tesla coils could drown out the noise of a clacking kinotrope. Apropos of which, here's a link to the Difference Dictionary.


    Edit: And here's a goof about the entertainment offered on the Titanic. Maybe in a SteamPunk world they too would have used a clacking kinotrope.
     
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    My God, what's their carbon footprint?
     
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    You mean the audiophile Tesla coils? I would think ozone would be a bigger issue than CO2. Of course they could grab power from the aether as Tesla originally intended.
     
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    Just thought I'd mention the Encyclopedia of Fantastic Victoriana, even though I'm sure a lot of you have already heard of it. I borrowed it from a local library. It's a guide to the fantastic literature written roughly during the period, written by the same fellow who wrote those guides to League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. If nothing else it could be a source for plenty of GL names. Look up "Electric Bob"'s entry for example. Maybe he'd be a good choice for a Science Advisor head.
     
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    Not so funny as SteamPunk Santa but here is a nice link I stumbled across for The Steampunk Magazine: http://www.steampunkmagazine.com/inside/

    The magazine is avaiable as a free to download PDF and certainly makes interesting reading.
     
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    did you know that the Victorians invented & built (at least prototyped) all that "virtual meeting" "web-cam conversation" type stuff?

    Check out the Comic Electric Telegraph.
     
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    May I present for your delectation the latest of Professor Symian Azule's Patented Solecistic Wonders -

    Spoiler :
    "The Solved Mystery, or A Requisite Plenitude of Gentlemen for the Proper Infixing of an Electric Torch"

     
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    I'm truly chagrined by my multi-postings. On the gripping hand, I refuse to slow my pace until I find one worthy of a comment. Even a Bronx Cheer.

    Came across an interesting contemporary image of Countess Ada Lovelace working out the maths for Babbage's Difference Engine. I'm not sure if it's an engraving or a woodcut:

    Spoiler :
     
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    That woodcut of Ada Lovelace is cool...

    Here is proof that sometimes old-school technology totally PWNZ new-fangled crap. :D
     
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    Steam engine noise driving birds away and thus spoiling your Sunday drive through the countryside? Try out the Charvolant, designed by another brilliant British inventor.
     
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    That's a fantastic idea. I want one.
     
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