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Planetocopia

Howdy all! I wonder if any of you have come across this site called "Planetocopia" - http://www.worlddreambank.org/P/PLANETS.HTM

Somebody named Chris Wayan (who I imagine had a lot of free time on his hands!) dreamed up all these wild planets as thought-experiments, some of which are alternative or future Earths, and others homes for alien civilizations. He goes into almost Tolkien-level detail with fanciful (often witty) names and histories for these planets, and the nice thing is from what I can tell he went about all of it with pretty solid scientific foundations. Somebody drew some cool looking maps, too.

Planet "Dubia" (heh...!) seems like a particularly relevant one for us...a hypothetical Earth 1000 years from now, assuming all conservation efforts completely failed: http://www.worlddreambank.org/D/DUBIA.HTM

A fun diversion, if nothing else... in one world, "Inversia", he imagines removing every drop of water from the earth, sending every point of the (now dry) surface to its "opposite" with respect to sea-level (i.e. a mountain 1 mile tall becomes a trench 1 mile deep) and then putting all the water back. Hilarious stuff.

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  • 1.
    edited October 2012

    Hi, Franciscus! Sounds fun!

    I have made your links clickable by editing them so that the 'Markdown + iTeX' button is chosen and then doing things like this:

    [http://www.worlddreambank.org/P/PLANETS.HTM](http://www.worlddreambank.org/P/PLANETS.HTM)

    which produces this effect:

    http://www.worlddreambank.org/P/PLANETS.HTM

    I think more people click a link when it's almost effortless.

    Comment Source:Hi, Franciscus! Sounds fun! I have made your links clickable by editing them so that the 'Markdown + iTeX' button is chosen and then doing things like this: `[http://www.worlddreambank.org/P/PLANETS.HTM](http://www.worlddreambank.org/P/PLANETS.HTM)` which produces this effect: [http://www.worlddreambank.org/P/PLANETS.HTM](http://www.worlddreambank.org/P/PLANETS.HTM) I think more people click a link when it's almost effortless.
  • 2.

    Ah, thanks! I was wondering if there's a way to make links clickable, embed pictures and so on. Now I know.

    Comment Source:Ah, thanks! I was wondering if there's a way to make links clickable, embed pictures and so on. Now I know.
  • 3.

    Franciscus wrote:

    I was wondering if there’s a way to make links clickable, embed pictures and so on.

    Most of the things that work on the Azimuth Wiki, some of which are listed here, also work on the Azimuth Forum.

    There are also annoying exceptions. For example, on the Wiki enough HTML works that I can get a centered figure using

    <div align = "center"><img src = "http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/emoticons/frog_walking.gif" alt = ""/></div>

    but here that does not work. I can get an uncentered figure using

    <img src = "http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/emoticons/frog_walking.gif" alt = ""/>

    which produces

    There are also ways of creating figures using Markdown, which I always forget.

    Comment Source:Franciscus wrote: > I was wondering if there’s a way to make links clickable, embed pictures and so on. Most of the things that work on the Azimuth Wiki, some of which are [listed here](http://www.azimuthproject.org/azimuth/show/How+to#special_typesetting_features_21), also work on the Azimuth Forum. There are also annoying exceptions. For example, on the Wiki enough HTML works that I can get a centered figure using `<div align = "center"><img src = "http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/emoticons/frog_walking.gif" alt = ""/></div>` but here that does not work. I can get an uncentered figure using `<img src = "http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/emoticons/frog_walking.gif" alt = ""/>` which produces <img src = "http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/emoticons/frog_walking.gif" alt = ""/> There are also ways of creating figures using [Markdown](http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax), which I always forget.
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