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F&L: Elizabeth “No Nickname” Warren

Amy has her Klobucharmy; Bernie has his Bros; Mayor Pete is… well, he’s Mayor Pete.  But Elizabeth Warren doesn’t have a nickname.  Not one that she’d want, anyway; Trump’s invented one or two, and so have some other of her detractors (and I’ll thank you to not use them in the comments).  But not her.  She’s Elizabeth.  She’s not warm and cuddly; she works for a living, and does a damn good job at it.  And sure, she loves dogs and likes a beer now and then, but she’s not Liz or Lizzie; she’s Elizabeth.  Her team?  Team Warren. (more…)

The Science Of Planets: The Flat Map

The Science Of Planets:  Why Is The Map Cluster Flat?

Greetings, students.  In case you missed the previous lesson, I am Elder Kh’preng, Servant of the Web, former envoy of the Crystal Confederation, and your instructor in this series of introductory classes on the science of the Nu Era.  Again, I’d like to remind you of my policy, that questions are not permitted during class.  If you wish to ask me something in private, just pass through the web outside my office door during the posted hours.

Perhaps the most confusing aspect of warfare in the Echo Cluster, at least to atmospheric pilots, is that interplanetary travel is represented two-dimensionally (more…)