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    Thread: GPT-3 generated OA poems
Post: RE: GPT-3 generated OA poems

To see what would happen, I just hit up https://chat.openai.com/chat and after some false starts entered: Here is a selection of text describing "Packrat Spores"; I would like you to write some limer...
DataPacRat Music and Poetry 3 67 12-07-2022, 01:48 PM
    Thread: Updating "Packrat Spores" to new canon
Post: RE: Updating "Packrat Spores" to new canon

Drashner1 Wrote: (10-03-2022, 05:49 AM) -- Hey DPR! Welcome back. :D One (relatively minor) thing with the proposed adjusted text: Our current take on things is that an S5 needs about 10 solar mass...
DataPacRat Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 4 49 10-03-2022, 06:58 AM
    Thread: Updating "Packrat Spores" to new canon
Post: Updating "Packrat Spores" to new canon

'Lo, everyone; I just came across a link to the OA Discord, where I had a bit of a chat. It seems you-all have been tweaking a few details since the PackRat Spores (https://orionsarm.com/eg-article/4b...
DataPacRat Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 4 49 10-03-2022, 03:05 AM
    Thread: Wikipedia's Tranquility Calendar article up for deletion
Post: Wikipedia's Tranquility Calendar article up for de...

At https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Tranquility_Calendar , the Wikipedia article about the Tranquility Calendar is being proposed to be deleted, due to a lack of notabilit...
DataPacRat Real Life But OA Relevant 12 21,450 10-05-2019, 11:59 AM
    Thread: Xeno-cute: Lucas the Spider
Post: Xeno-cute: Lucas the Spider

https://www.youtube.com/results?sp=CAMSAggF&search_query=lucas+the+spider (https://www.youtube.com/results?sp=CAMSAggF&search_query=lucas+the+spider) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrS6akzR3sk ht...
DataPacRat Real Life But OA Relevant 1 5,566 02-16-2018, 02:52 AM
    Thread: Seeking info on tech of 500 AT
Post: RE: Seeking info on tech of 500 AT

Does anyone think there's enough interest for a distinct article on "sporchitecture", the combination of Von Neumann style in-situ manufacture crossed with limited amounts of data-storage? For example...
DataPacRat General Setting Discussion 20 286 02-13-2018, 10:56 PM
    Thread: Seeking info on tech of 500 AT
Post: RE: Seeking info on tech of 500 AT

Tengu459 Wrote: (02-13-2018, 06:13 AM) -- Hey DataPAcRat, I had a question. What kind of sensor systems are you actually interested in? With as much volume as your dimensions give, there's a lot of p...
DataPacRat General Setting Discussion 20 286 02-13-2018, 02:52 PM
    Thread: Rooted
Post: RE: Rooted

Alphadon Wrote: (02-13-2018, 02:46 AM) -- Ah. Still, some kind of sophont gelbot, so not far off, right? -- From http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/5551f70128dc4 : Gelbot Wrote: -- Initially p...
DataPacRat Creative Writing 18 140 02-13-2018, 02:49 AM
    Thread: Rooted
Post: RE: Rooted

Alphadon Wrote: (02-13-2018, 01:57 AM) -- Say, the clade that Bob belongs to...well, I'm just guessing, and I don't know if you still remember, but is Bob a Shog? (http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article...
DataPacRat Creative Writing 18 140 02-13-2018, 02:32 AM
    Thread: Metallic Hydrogen
Post: RE: Metallic Hydrogen

Drashner1 Wrote: (02-12-2018, 05:49 AM) -- Various issues here: -- Which is why I figured my first draft in years should be for something minor and easily altered. :) Quote: -- 1) The name is...
DataPacRat General Setting Discussion 81 865 02-12-2018, 06:39 AM
    Thread: Metallic Hydrogen
Post: RE: Metallic Hydrogen

First draft on an article: Explodium A variant of computronium which incorporates metastable metallic hydrogen. Originally based on computing substrates located in the depths of gas giants, such as...
DataPacRat General Setting Discussion 81 865 02-12-2018, 02:35 AM
    Thread: Some new '_____' Spore art
Post: RE: Some new '_____' Spore art

stevebowers Wrote: (02-11-2018, 07:46 PM) -- One factor in considering the technology level in 500 AT is that turing-grade vecs were still quite large objects in those days. It would probably be poss...
DataPacRat Art and Visual Media 9 108 02-12-2018, 12:27 AM
    Thread: Metallic Hydrogen
Post: RE: Metallic Hydrogen

Drashner1 Wrote: (02-11-2018, 02:48 PM) -- So, what is the reason for using MH instead of all the other options, exactly? -- I'm going to resurrect a parallel I made earlier: in the present, it's e...
DataPacRat General Setting Discussion 81 865 02-11-2018, 04:22 PM
    Thread: Seeking info on tech of 500 AT
Post: Seeking info on tech of 500 AT

I'm trying to reconstruct some of my years-lost thoughts on the '_____' spores, which initially spread from Phobos circa 460-510 AT. If you were to take a standard shipping container - 8'x8.5x'40' ...
DataPacRat General Setting Discussion 20 286 02-11-2018, 01:57 AM
    Thread: Some new '_____' Spore art
Post: RE: Some new '_____' Spore art

DataPacRat Wrote: (02-10-2018, 09:58 PM) -- It's an interesting thought, but I'm afraid that at the moment, I don't recall any further details about what I had in mind. If I come up with anything, I'...
DataPacRat Art and Visual Media 9 108 02-11-2018, 01:43 AM
    Thread: Some new '_____' Spore art
Post: RE: Some new '_____' Spore art

stevebowers Wrote: (02-10-2018, 09:49 PM) -- Nice! Do I credit them to you? -- For the drawings/paintings, the artist is Seth Triggs, whose gallery can be found at https://sfw.furaffinity.net/user/s...
DataPacRat Art and Visual Media 9 108 02-10-2018, 09:58 PM
    Thread: Some new '_____' Spore art
Post: Some new '_____' Spore art

Going over some of my years-old, I found a few pictures I'd had made for the '_____' spores; I've just popped them onto https://www.datapacrat.com/oa-pics/ . I'll try embedding them here, too. Spor...
DataPacRat Art and Visual Media 9 108 02-10-2018, 09:43 PM
    Thread: Article idea: multiple "oldest" sophonts?
Post: RE: Article idea: multiple "oldest" sophonts?

Rynn Wrote: (01-31-2018, 10:11 PM) -- There are all those complications plus a key one Todd mentions about the more fundamental notion of identity: if after ten thousand years of living you retain no...
DataPacRat General Setting Discussion 8 94 02-10-2018, 07:28 PM
    Thread: Idea: a clade of "generic furry" rianths
Post: RE: Idea: a clade of "generic furry" rianths

Rynn Wrote: (01-31-2018, 09:01 PM) -- It's early and I've not had any coffee but off the top of my head the only way I can think of that two very physically distinct individuals (i.e. one that looks ...
DataPacRat General Setting Discussion 7 138 02-10-2018, 07:24 PM
    Thread: Quick idea: "Thinking of you"
Post: RE: Quick idea: "Thinking of you"

stevebowers Wrote: (02-04-2018, 12:52 AM) -- The Fubas Clone Goo event describes an entire system inhabited by biological mind-clones of a single individual. http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/4af5...
DataPacRat General Setting Discussion 7 77 02-10-2018, 07:18 PM