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Is it always possible to for a warrior to kill themself and die?

(frame challenge) Why would an enemy use deadly weapons? Suppose the enemy in this war is intelligent, then it will have learned its opponent's habits. To prevent the opponent from "spawning"...
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Is it always possible to for a warrior to kill themself and die?

Use an fMRI Deadman's Switch. Instead of something that has be be activated when you are close to death, you have something that becomes activated when you lose the ability to keep it from killing you....
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Is it always possible to for a warrior to kill themself and die?

Question: Is it always possible to for a warrior to kill themself and die? Answer: No Even if the warrior had no constraints, there will be cases where the warrior is incapacitated before they have ...
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Is it always possible to for a warrior to kill themself and die?

The warrior's best "defense" here is to ensure they aren't captured. I'm not sure what you exactly mean by not liking "tech/weapons" -- assuming they don't fight barehanded (or ...
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Is it always possible to for a warrior to kill themself and die?

No Mind control via hypnosis is a thing. It is possible to fight it, but it takes a strong will. If your someone is hypnotized And They do not have a strong will Then They are mind controlled and ...
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Is it always possible to for a warrior to kill themself and die?

Once the person has been put in a straitjacket, with a gagball to prevent tongue biting, put into a padded room and slightly sedated, possibly after a dental inspection to ensure to cyanide capsules ...
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How can a species be fine with digesting poisons and toxins?

Snake or spider venoms can typically be drank by HEALTHY humans with no ill effects. This is because "venoms" describe substances that are lethal if introduced to the blood stream. By the ...
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How can a species be fine with digesting poisons and toxins?

Honey badgers, in addition to their temper, are notorious for their resistance to toxins, not only sometimes eating poisonous things with little adverse effects, but actively getting bitten by ...
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How can a species be fine with digesting poisons and toxins?

This is a non-problem. Every day horses and rabbits around the world eat all manner of green leafy things that would kill you if you only managed to swallow enough of them. [citation needed] On the ...
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How can a species be fine with digesting poisons and toxins?

Afaik (and I'm not an expert on this), poisons and toxins are just substances that are similar enough to the ones we need or are accustomed to handle and for which we have receptors upon which they ...
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How can a species be fine with digesting poisons and toxins?

Poisons and toxins are just biological molecules, even in our world some species can digest what is toxic for others. As long as there are the needed enzymes to break them down or the needed molecules ...
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Countering Free-Electron Lidar?

Fake signal, masking presence A lidar is blind until it received the sent signal back. But what if... Your ship also had a receiver, managed to decrypt the lidar signal, and with the help of an AI, ...
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Countering Free-Electron Lidar?

Frameshift: As many people have pointed out your emitter is both impractical and very easy to defeat. The impractical part I can't help you with, but there's a solution to make it much harder to ...
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could an equator-round elevator be possible for passing through rings of a planet to reach the moons?

Rings and moons don't work quite as you imagine. However, the idea can be adjusted to fit reality. Rings Are Less Dense Than A Cloud i have heard that rings on planets would cause an inhabitable zone ...
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How to get the Lilim to breed true?

Not quite what you asked for, but you could disrupt non-lilim breeding using a gene drive. Modify the L and X chromosomes to carry a payload that hijacks DNA repair mechanisms to copy itself over to ...
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What is the timeframe for this abandoned space colony revert to a medieval society?

Never A medieval society means superstitious beliefs, often feudal politics, non-existent medical care, terrible sanitation practices... ...None of which are necessary to happen just because your ...
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Countering Free-Electron Lidar?

We've already solved this problem: absorb or deflect the photons There's nothing magic about lasers or Lidar. (And there's really nothing magic about free-electron lasers, that's just a method for ...
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Countering Free-Electron Lidar?

The tiny target is not detectable at half a million kilometers. They don't need to hide from the radar, because the radar cannot see them. The problem is that radar is grossly underpowered. It has no ...
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Countering Free-Electron Lidar?

Probably the best tactic is shape. Just as even the WWII Horten 209 (flying wing jet fighter that never flew) had reduced observability simply due to its shape reflecting very little radar energy back ...
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Countering Free-Electron Lidar?

Blind the lidar Just like a camera has a range of wavelengths in which it operates, so does a lidar. A camera can be temporarily or permanently be defeated by shining certain strong wavelengths at it, ...
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water producing creatures

They should collect water, not produce it If your planet has life that produces water as a biological biproduct, then over millions/billions of years of evolution, your planet will stop being a desert....
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water producing creatures

Hydrogen and Oxygen Love Hanging out As described by others above, hydrogen and oxygen, if present in an atmosphere, tend to stick together and become water naturally, so you wouldn't need a creature ...
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How to get the Lilim to breed true?

The Lilim's gamete selects for the "correct" sperm arriving Contrary to popular belief, it's not the first sperm arriving at the egg that fertilizes it, but usually one of the almost-first ...
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water producing creatures

If you have free hydrogen and oxygen in your atmosphere your problem won't be "can this creature burn them to make water?", but rather "how do I keep them separate long enough to allow ...
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How to get the Lilim to breed true?

I'm throwing my latest idea out to compete with the rest of the ideas here... Mitochondrial incompatibility In humans, both eggs and sperm carry mitochondria, but the sperm's mitochondria are not ...
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How to get the Lilim to breed true?

Chimeras: Your Lilim have a modified form of meiosis. Lilim eggs don’t separate in meiosis. So there is an L egg and an X egg together. The X egg is the one fertilized. If the sperm carry a Y, the L ...
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Justification for using Saturn as a future base for colonization

Frame Challenge: Saturn itself is a poor choice for colonisation, but some of its moons, Titan and Enceladus in particular, are not bad options. It won't be paradise, but both have a solid surface and ...
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Justification for using Saturn as a future base for colonization

Saturn's gravity is only 6% higher than Earth Saturn in fact doesn't even have a surface. "Surface gravity" for gas giants is defined as the 1-bar level, where atmospheric pressure is ...
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How to get the Lilim to breed true?

Uterus bacteria Create or preferably alter some bacteria that live in the uterus. These do their normal symbiotic tasks. However, the bacteria are triggered when anything other than a LX has nested. ...
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How to get the Lilim to breed true?

A simple solution The lilim's X(human female?) chromosome in their gametes tend to become human Y chromosomes, making it possible for them to produce L, X, and Y egg cells. This leads to the ...
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How to get the Lilim to breed true?

Differential chemotaxis Sperm use chemical gradients to reach the ovum. The receptors they use are genetically encoded, and so are the chemoattractant molecules produced by ova. You need to ...
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How to get the Lilim to breed true?

Lilims twin a lot Fertilised lilim ova have a far higher chance of twinning than humans. Around 50%. (Maybe 100%?). Even triplets are common, and quadruplets are only as uncommon as human triplets. ...
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How to stop Jimmy’s (self-conscious) limbs from rebelling?

Stupid limbs So, limbs can think. But how smart are they? We can effectively remove the limbs capability of rebelling or refusing to obey. Afterall, some of the most long-lasting governments and ideas,...
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Justification for using Saturn as a future base for colonization

Bad idea First, BillOnne's answer is quite correct - anyone who goes there is staying there permanently, the delta v to get to orbit is prohibitive. Which does not, in and of itself, make ...
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Justification for using Saturn as a future base for colonization

Saturn has an escape velocity of 35.5 km/s compared to Earth's 11 km/s. It means you need about 9 times the energy to get to orbit. The maximum temperature is 151 K, which is about 30 degrees colder ...
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Hiding a Continent

Charles Fort was right. Several times, in the course of this book, I have tried to be reasonable. I have asked what such repeating phenomena in one local sky do indicate, if they do not indicate ...
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Reasonably tougher humans against falls, concussions etc

Are we talking normal falls, or accidents? If the first, then you need a single mechanism to absorb impacts; not being an unforeseen accident, the body has the time it needs to orient itself to bring ...
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Reasonably tougher humans against falls, concussions etc

Prosthetics You can't break your ankles if you don't have ankles! Falling from 2-10 meters is harsh, but not when you have giant springs attached to your legs. Sure cutting off your feet to fit the ...
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Hiding a Continent

Geology that is just right. The center of the island is intensely cold. This naturally makes the air above the center of the island cold, and hence it descends. As it nears the ground it has to go ...
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Hiding a Continent

You only option I think is to have a large volcanic area which undergoes periodic eruption, producing scattered low islands all across its extension. Think of something like Ferdinandea island, but ...
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Hiding a Continent

No What happens if a country decides to violate the agreement and settle the new continent? The international community would have to sanction that county, but do that without saying why they are ...
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Hiding a Continent

Without changing history, and it being a year-round dry landmass: nearly impossible, however... I can think of two options. OPTION 1: Cyanobacteria covering the entire landmass These are bacteria ...
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Hiding a Continent

The Ocean of Death: Obviously, if you are going to have an extra continent, the landmasses need to be arranged differently. On our Earth, weather and such would be altered by an extra continent, so I ...
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Hiding a Continent

No, because people just flew wherever they wanted before that. It wasn't till around the 1950s and 1960s that radar and regulations got advanced enough to track most planes. Hobbyists and rich people ...
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Hiding a Continent

Your example is not possible. During the several centuries when sailing ships were the dominant carriers of international trade, they went essentially everywhere. The vagaries of the wind meant they ...
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Weather and wind on a planet with a dense atmosphere

You would have really strong winds even with low wind speeds, and there is a real-life solid example to support this: Venus. Although the wind speed on the surface are really slow, Venus's atmosphere ...
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How can a remote planet with little to no sunlight have high wind speeds?

Geothermal energy On Neptune and Saturn, the strong winds are fuelled by the internal heat that is derived from their interiors. That is why Saturn and Neptune manage to pull up colossal storms ...
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How to stop Jimmy’s (self-conscious) limbs from rebelling?

Corporal punishment. In the most literal sense. Misbehaving regions are punished by the other members of the corpus collective, in a manner appropriate to the crime and body region. The exact nature ...
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Would the articulations/joints/bearings of a bulletproof full-body suit be easily pierceable?

If the plates of the armor are strong enough, then the joints can be protected very nearly as well. Here is how. This is King Arthur's armor from the 1981 movie Excalibur. Note the overlapping plates. ...
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Saturnian Cloud Cities Pt. 3- Wind Turbine Problems

If not, then what alternative electricity source must I use in place of it? /The hydrogen gas is heated by long geothermal cables that dip down into the lower atmosphere to harvest Saturn's immense ...
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