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    Thread: Riposte (cytherean xenosophonts)
Post: RE: Riposte (cytherean xenosophonts)

Andrew P. Wrote: (06-09-2024, 06:53 AM) -- Huh, I didn't know that. As a former marine biologist, I'm embarassed :P  -- If it's any consolation, this seems to be a fairly recent discovery, and biol...
Liam Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 42 719 34 minutes ago
    Thread: Understanding the Wormhole Nexus
Post: RE: Understanding the Wormhole Nexus

During a conversation with Steve, a few interesting points about mapping came up. The super-relay topology, whether in the looped version or not, dives the Nexus into 112 super-relays at the top le...
Liam General Setting Discussion 34 408 Today, 04:56 AM
    Thread: Communion of Worlds (rewrite)
Post: RE: Communion of Worlds (rewrite)

Here's the data panel for the Communion. Overview Definition: Sephirotic Empire. Symbol: The Rose of Souls. This symbol has many forms based around the key theme of multiple interlockin...
Liam Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 50 731 06-14-2024, 01:35 AM
    Thread: Caerwactod
Post: RE: Caerwactod

Second draft. Edits in blue. Caerwactod Data Panel System: Caerwactod Stellar class: F8V Stellar Luminosity: 2.1 x Sol Distance from Sol: 3200ly Constellation: Cassiopeia Colon...
Liam Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 7 196 06-13-2024, 05:21 AM
    Thread: Vec, vot, virtual vs AIoid
Post: RE: Vec, vot, virtual vs AIoid

One argument against using vec for all embodied-inorganic sophonts is that it has no subcategories, while biont has many (tweaks, provolves, neogens, splices etc.), which makes them look unbalanced. I...
Liam General Setting Discussion 125 1,315 06-09-2024, 04:00 AM
    Thread: Riposte (cytherean xenosophonts)
Post: RE: Riposte (cytherean xenosophonts)

Andrew P. Wrote: (06-03-2024, 02:13 PM) -- Just hopping into the conversation- as others have said, this is a very impressive article, and as a biologist I take my hat off to you for the amount of th...
Liam Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 42 719 06-09-2024, 03:39 AM
    Thread: Null ships
Post: RE: Null ships

The name is already in use. (https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/5b90330ea92fe)
Liam Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 5 72 06-08-2024, 06:36 PM
    Thread: Silent One Update/Expansion
Post: RE: Silent One Update/Expansion

Andrew P. Wrote: (06-05-2024, 06:35 PM) -- On an unrelated note: Does anyone know how to avoid generating these huge spaces between paragraphs when making a post? They keep coming back even if I try ...
Liam Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 79 268 06-05-2024, 07:24 PM
    Thread: Vec, vot, virtual vs AIoid
Post: RE: Vec, vot, virtual vs AIoid

Separate from the conceptual stuff, a few thoughts on useful terms: Infomorph and sophtware would both work fine for software-like minds. But it would be nice to choose one and cut the other, s...
Liam General Setting Discussion 125 1,315 05-31-2024, 04:44 AM
    Thread: Vec, vot, virtual vs AIoid
Post: RE: Vec, vot, virtual vs AIoid

A defense of the rheomorph category I don't think there would be any benefit in a sustained argument with admins about this, so I'm just just going to leave my reasons for including rheomorph as a ...
Liam General Setting Discussion 125 1,315 05-31-2024, 03:49 AM
    Thread: Vec, vot, virtual vs AIoid
Post: RE: Vec, vot, virtual vs AIoid

Avengium Wrote: (05-28-2024, 03:54 AM) -- I like your idea. We could also try a multi-axis classification system. Axis 1: Embodied-disembodied Axis 2: Chemical-Other Axis 3: Stable-variable (or ...
Liam General Setting Discussion 125 1,315 05-31-2024, 02:41 AM
    Thread: Communion of Worlds (rewrite)
Post: RE: Communion of Worlds (rewrite)

Quote: -- Note too that the data panel of the original page (https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-topic/45cbc752f41f8) is not really addressed here. I know we plan on harmonizing the formatting on those do...
Liam Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 50 731 05-28-2024, 03:25 AM
    Thread: Vec, vot, virtual vs AIoid
Post: RE: Vec, vot, virtual vs AIoid

Playing around with this a bit more, here's a proposed outline of a five-phyle classification system that shouldn't require too much shifting around of terms. A lot of the labels are open, with names ...
Liam General Setting Discussion 125 1,315 05-28-2024, 03:08 AM
    Thread: Vec, vot, virtual vs AIoid
Post: RE: Vec, vot, virtual vs AIoid

ProxCenBound Wrote: (05-25-2024, 04:35 AM) -- It also comes down to - what do we see as the foremost, fundamental division among modosophont kinds overall? Biont vs aioid+vec? Or embodied vs non-embo...
Liam General Setting Discussion 125 1,315 05-26-2024, 02:26 AM
    Thread: Momentum-Recycling Beamriders
Post: Momentum-Recycling Beamriders

According to the beamrider page, the reason for using mass beams rather than radiation to transmit momentum is efficiency. At sub-relativistic speeds, mass has much more momentum for a given amount of...
Liam General Setting Discussion 1 35 05-24-2024, 04:35 AM
    Thread: Vec, vot, virtual vs AIoid
Post: RE: Vec, vot, virtual vs AIoid

stevebowers Wrote: (05-18-2024, 12:35 AM) -- Here's a question from the Biaioid thread (from 2019) Achaz the Transavant Wrote: (09-28-2019, 05:42 AM) -- Would an Aioid running on a fully biological...
Liam General Setting Discussion 125 1,315 05-23-2024, 10:37 PM
    Thread: Spacing for early interstellar communications relays & Ultimate Fed Reps
Post: RE: Spacing for early interstellar communications ...

If you want to ensure robust error prevention, it would be vastly easier and more effective to just transmit the signal multiple times, perhaps from multiple pieces of independent hardware. A string o...
Liam General Setting Discussion 4 60 05-23-2024, 07:44 AM
    Thread: Vec, vot, virtual vs AIoid
Post: RE: Vec, vot, virtual vs AIoid

For a strict definition, I'd suggest that it be placed in the Aioids and Sophtware topic page. Perhaps the topic could include a strict definition of each, and explain why the two are used together. ...
Liam General Setting Discussion 125 1,315 05-17-2024, 10:06 PM
    Thread: Vec, vot, virtual vs AIoid
Post: RE: Vec, vot, virtual vs AIoid

ProxCenBound Wrote: (05-17-2024, 07:16 AM) -- Well, more sidetracked than I expected haha. Do we at least agree that we can delete/purge Aioid (article) (https://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/45e778bd...
Liam General Setting Discussion 125 1,315 05-17-2024, 08:29 AM
    Thread: Vec, vot, virtual vs AIoid
Post: RE: Vec, vot, virtual vs AIoid

It seems to me that calling a software entity that moves freely through existing computronium a vec is strongly redefining the term "vec" compared to how OA has used the term for the past 20-odd years...
Liam General Setting Discussion 125 1,315 05-16-2024, 10:43 PM