February 12 2016

Going Beyond The Caverns – Gravitational Waves – But where are they REALLY GOING?!

Im sure there are not many of you out there who have not heard the news that about Gravitational Waves. If you haven’t though jump over and read this article at Space.com.

Something that many do not know about me is that I actually tend to follow (and have been doing so for most of my life) most of the scientific testing, advancements, and inventions that are taking place in the world. For me though I get more excited about “what technology will develop from this?”.

Right now, that honestly makes me want to veer into a couple of side topics. Let’s agree though that as a race we have invented and made advancements way beyond what we see or use outside of research labs. This is due to the time it takes for something to go from “EUREKA, IT WORKS!” onto the shelves of your retail store (or whatever the equivalent would be for the technological advancement).

If you do need an example this is one of the best ones that come to mind, but you can take a peek at some of the related links to the side of it as well. Pay attention to dates, timelines, etc.. You’ll start to understand what we truly are capable of but how long it takes until we can actually USE it as a species to out betterment outside those previously mentioned labs.

I enjoy knowing about these accomplishments and feats that we have made as a race. They are glimpses into potential futures, some in my time and some after my time, based on factual and established creations. In a way it is a sort of time travel. It also always gives me great conversation pieces :).

So when we saw Gravitational Waves my first thought was “What can this lead to in terms of useable technological advancement for the human race?”. I am SURE there are some articles floating around on the internet about this topic. I have not dug deeply into it, but have clicked on some of the articles that have been floating around on Facebook, Google, Bing, etc. This one being one of the better ones I have read.

I am not seeing much on the topic though, so I decided to do a rare piece for me, and just throw out some of my thoughts. Please keep in mind that I have almost no formal scientific background so it is only my personal speculation!

So we observed not only space but also the fabric of time being affected if I understand correctly. With both a increase and decrease in the speed of time.

If we are able to study and understand this, could this not lead to the potential to replicate the effect in a controlled manner? Potentially leading to an ability to create “bubbles” in which time is moving faster and slower than that of elsewhere.


What if we created such bubbles around farms, greenhouses, and other areas of land or buildings? We could grow food, medicine, and almost any other natural resources at an accelerated rate. We could repopulate the forests, oceans, and endangered species.

Non-Renewable resources? Oil? Diamonds? Is there a limit to how much we can speed time up in that bubble? Cause if not and if a billion years can be a minute outside of it, I am not sure we can even imagine what we could create in that bubble. We should take it slow to be careful *grins at pun*.

In short it could lead to restoring the natural habitat and beauty of the planet as well as eliminating hunger. Resources could become more plentiful to all and could potentially eliminate war.

Instead slow time down around a critical patient while waiting for a surgeon to arrive. Slow time down around organs so that they could be kept in a sort of stasis until needed eliminating the waste of hearts, lungs, and other transplants that are not able to get to those that need them in time. Wait lists go away. Surgeons no longer rushed while performing surgeries or patients being in danger of not being able to be seen in time.

Your very own slow down refrigerator, keep food.. or anything else you own from aging until you need it. Talk about archival frames for your most treasured artifacts! I wonder what museums could do with that?

You know you COULD time travel…in a way. Rent a bubble! Take a nap, wake up, and its 500 years later! Keep in mind it’s a one way trip and we have NO idea what will be waiting for you! Sounds better then Cryogenics though.

Conjecture? Crazy? Science Fiction? Maybe so, but it seems a little more reasonable to me today than it did a week ago! Wow, I bet that would take an insane amount of energy though, huh?

What about the ability to analyze what takes place to create a Supernova or in the center of a Star? Could we not then be able to reproduce those events (I would hope on a much smaller and somehow safe scale)? Could that then lead to unlimited energy from matter to energy conversion? I can’t say how viable it would be in terms of safe to ever test such a thing but doesn’t sound any worse then harnessing the power from a black hole!

Crazy speculation for sure, but since I am not seeing much other speculation to go along with what is a new and amazing Scientific discovery, thought I would do a rare article type for myself and toss some out.

You might think that if all that could be done we may lead to a virtual Utopia which could be our own downfall. I say nay, for we have far to go and you have only but look up to see we barely have started. Not to mentioned we can always find adventure and strife in video games, just ask Richard Garriott!

Ankh Quill

November 22 2015

Ultima Auction Spotlight – Tabula Rassa Collectors – Why?

Even if you already have the Tabulla Rassa stuff in your collection (or just do not care as it’s not your thing), that Collector’s editions are still a great resource.

What resource? When you can grab them for 10.00 and under, it is a good way to pick up challenge coins fairly low cost with a Lord British relationship. Official lord British challenge coins for under 10.00 each are hard to wrangle up so if you want something to carry around, use, and get scratched up, this is a cheaper source than many other options.

Personally, I have a 5.00 limit but that can be hard to find (and yes, I will buy your challenge coins that relate to Lord British for 5.00 each. Contact me to discuss!).

Richard Garriott's Tabula Rasa (Limited Collector's Edition) (PC, 2007)

So I had recommended Quarter share to you with my last book Recommendation. I just finished the last book in that series (Owner’s Share). So what next?

Cannot say If it is any good as I have just started it.

Something I can put a little bit more review on. I read this series recently. Here is what I have to say about it. I found it dubbed as a LITRPG genre. I do not feel it is technically but I can understand why. You really have to suspend disbelief on this one to achieve immersion as its totally off the wall. However if you could explain it with a Video game relationship, that’s ok!

Outside of that I have enjoyed the general premise and plot. The writing is decent, but when you have read over 5,000 books you often have to settle.

I have read over 5,000 books. If you are looking for a REALLY GOOD recommendation, shoot me a note and indicate as little or as many details as you want and I will feature (anonymously) your request on another piece. Ill go through my Library and pull something REALLY good. Things to include may be Genre, general setting, and maybe a theme you are looking for.

September 13 2015

Caverns Explorer club member finds Brawlhalla!

The Caverns explorer club is a forum group in which I distribute virtual items by lottery or other methods. Primarily created for giving away excess steam game codes I acquire, I also have hopes of this being a community in which people donate codes or other reusable virtual items to redistribute!

Additionally a place to discuss other virtual exploration hobbies and share recommendations. Books, Tv, and Movies are great examples. Make no mistake, this club is for the Game Geek and materials will primarily represent those genres!

Member Vyrin was recently given a code for the game Brawlhalla and tried it out. It happens I had this sitting on Steam as well so we both gave it a shot. It’s a interesting game but neither one of us are big into twitch games. I may play it on occasion though as it made me realize my thumb reflexes need some practice!

Regardless we both enjoyed the experience of giving a short little game a quick try and adding another experience to our portfolio’s!

Joining the club is easy!

1 – Visit the Caverns forums: http://www.thecaverns.net/Discussion

2 – Register an account!

3* – In your user preferences, choose groups. You will see the explorers club group listed. Just request to join, its automatic!

*You do not need to join the group to donate or participate in discussions. However to be entered into drawings to win virtual items being given away, you must be a member of the group. If you cannot join on your own please send me a note and I can add you to it manually.

Have virtual items or codes you are willing to donate to this group? Please do not hesitate to send those to me using the contact form option to your right on the website >>>

Please include any information about expiration and redemption instructions!

Is it for specific platform or games? I will still do my best to find it a good home!

If you would like to help the group but do not have anything to donate, please consider promoting it.

August 30 2015

Caverns Explorer Club Announced!

I am pleased to announce The Caverns Explorer Club! The decision on the name is because this club will give you a chance to explore many, many worlds and take many adventures!

What is it?

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The purpose of the group:

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Just codes?

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Can I donate codes? Will you give them away in my name?

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Can I just give stuff away as long as it meets the rules?

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Why am I running this as a club?

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As a side note: The experience on my forums can change a lot depending on the theme/style you choose in your control panel when you register. I have opted to include some very simple low graphic theme choices for those who cannot handle the needs of more advanced themes. Just be aware you may want to change your theme if your forum experience seems poor for any reason!