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    Thread: How would a modosphont go about creating a soveriegn polity?
Post: RE: How would a modosphont go about creating a sov...

(12-08-2017, 05:17 PM)Alphadon Wrote: Even Borde basically got eaten by an archailect which then used his body as its main avatar. Granted, with his consent, but still. It's not really him at the he...
crevicecrab General Setting Discussion 30 484 12-09-2017, 03:43 AM
    Thread: Armour
Post: RE: Armour

(07-22-2017, 02:24 AM)stevebowers Wrote: Hi! The best armour would be made of mag-graphene; unfortunately a square metre of mag-graphene weighs 3E14kg, 300 billion tonnes. So that isn't practical fo...
crevicecrab General Setting Discussion 24 384 07-22-2017, 02:58 AM
    Thread: About GAIA
Post: RE: About GAIA

There seem to be quite a few beings who have maintained quite a few of their goals after ascension - Borde seems to be consistent even after going from a mere S0 to S6 for example. Either ascension co...
crevicecrab General Setting Discussion 6 97 06-19-2017, 06:21 AM
    Thread: population discrepancy?
Post: RE: population discrepancy?

Another thing to note - some systems should be reserved for Archai use. S5s and S6s take up a lot lf space.
crevicecrab General Setting Discussion 13 148 06-11-2017, 07:59 AM
    Thread: Childhood in OA
Post: RE: Childhood in OA

(05-27-2017, 06:20 PM)Alphadon Wrote: Except that people do die in OA, just by choice. Children are needed to replace suicides and uploads. Sure, it'll take thousands of years for the entire populat...
crevicecrab General Setting Discussion 21 258 05-27-2017, 06:59 PM
    Thread: Childhood in OA
Post: RE: Childhood in OA

(05-27-2017, 04:21 AM)JohnnyYesterday Wrote: Sounds like a great way to make a child spoiled rotten. Think the kids of some RL movie stars and socialites are bad? They're practically Zen monks by co...
crevicecrab General Setting Discussion 21 258 05-27-2017, 04:33 AM
    Thread: What's a battlemoon?
Post: RE: What's a battlemoon?

(05-26-2017, 09:40 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: An S4 can fit an S3 mind into a kilogram of plasma processors. That needs some amount of supporting equipment, but wouldn't need a moon size ship just for that...
crevicecrab General Setting Discussion 61 758 05-27-2017, 04:21 AM
    Thread: What's a battlemoon?
Post: RE: What's a battlemoon?

(05-26-2017, 12:20 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: (05-25-2017, 04:22 PM)crevicecrab Wrote: Might a battlemoon just be the 'brains' of an expeditionary force? An S4 could easily fit a pretty advanced S3 and...
crevicecrab General Setting Discussion 61 758 05-26-2017, 04:26 PM
    Thread: What's a battlemoon?
Post: RE: What's a battlemoon?

Might a battlemoon just be the 'brains' of an expeditionary force? An S4 could easily fit a pretty advanced S3 and an S5 might be able to squeeze an S4 into one so the real benefit of having a battl...
crevicecrab General Setting Discussion 61 758 05-25-2017, 04:22 PM
    Thread: Planet Destruction in OA
Post: RE: Planet Destruction in OA

(01-19-2017, 05:11 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: Hm. How big of a Q-mirror are you proposing in order to convert a large asteroids worth of material into amat in a reasonable time perios? How are you going to...
crevicecrab General Setting Discussion 14 142 01-20-2017, 03:33 AM
    Thread: Where do you park a starship?
Post: RE: Where do you park a starship?

(12-18-2016, 01:56 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: The whole notion of 'spaceships like sea going ships' with cabins and lounges and galleys and whatnot could be either totally passe or something of a niche mar...
crevicecrab General Setting Discussion 22 205 12-19-2016, 07:05 PM
    Thread: Would You Choose To Live in OA?
Post: RE: Would You Choose To Live in OA?

(12-12-2016, 11:56 PM)Rynn Wrote: (12-09-2016, 12:31 AM)crevicecrab Wrote: Maybe I'm selfish but I'd choose to go to OA if I'm guaranteed to land in a reasonably baseline friendly environment - if...
crevicecrab General Setting Discussion 33 531 12-13-2016, 07:11 AM
    Thread: Would You Choose To Live in OA?
Post: RE: Would You Choose To Live in OA?

Maybe I'm selfish but I'd choose to go to OA if I'm guaranteed to land in a reasonably baseline friendly environment - if where I land is totally random then no because most of OA space is well... spa...
crevicecrab General Setting Discussion 33 531 12-09-2016, 12:31 AM
    Thread: Story - More Things in Heaven
Post: RE: Story - More Things in Heaven

Firstly I'd like to say this is an excellent story; Dayyid's internal tribulations really humanizes the bigger picture. Also the battle is great: complex, dynamic yet very easy to picture inside one's...
crevicecrab Creative Writing 27 343 11-02-2016, 05:39 AM
    Thread: If You Could Start OA From Scratch
Post: RE: If You Could Start OA From Scratch

(07-19-2016, 10:04 PM)rom65536 Wrote: That was going to be the second story I wrote - I never got around to finishing it, though. It was going to center around a modosophont subself of a fourth sing...
crevicecrab General Setting Discussion 113 2,606 07-23-2016, 03:38 AM
    Thread: If You Could Start OA From Scratch
Post: RE: If You Could Start OA From Scratch

(07-16-2016, 10:21 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: 1- emphasize that the sephirotics make up only a small portion of the overall Terragen Sphere. This could be done as part of our Galactography pages, Populatio...
crevicecrab General Setting Discussion 113 2,606 07-18-2016, 12:25 AM
    Thread: What can baseline Bob and superior Susan do with municipal computronium?
Post: RE: What can baseline Bob and superior Susan do wi...

(06-29-2016, 08:16 PM)rom65536 Wrote: I can also see this as the beginnings of how a great many toposophic ascensions happen. You get to the point that the vot army isn't efficient enough, and commu...
crevicecrab General Setting Discussion 15 257 07-01-2016, 12:52 AM
    Thread: <EG> Alpha Name
Post: RE: <EG> Alpha Name

(03-07-2016, 03:17 PM)radtech497 Wrote: As in a Universal Product Code unique identifier for each of the hundreds of quadrillions of sophonts? Seems rather unnecessary, given other identification sy...
crevicecrab Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 8 74 03-07-2016, 05:05 PM
    Thread: [Update] Universal Declaration of Sophont Rights. 2nd Draft
Post: RE: [Update] Universal Declaration of Sophont Righ...

(02-26-2016, 06:14 AM)Rynn Wrote: With each singularity giving rise to greater topsophic beings, culminating with the Archai led-empires, there have been concerns that sophont rights could be disreg...
crevicecrab Encyclopaedia Galactica Articles 10 176 02-26-2016, 06:51 PM
    Thread: Non-Aligned and Nominally Aligned Polities Cleanup
Post: RE: Non-Aligned and Nominally Aligned Polities Cle...

(02-21-2016, 03:34 AM)QueElEs Wrote: Thanks Rynn! The Seams is more a region than a polity, no? Well it has one ruling archailect and a relatively coherent ethos and legal system so it is... both? ...
crevicecrab General Setting Discussion 55 630 02-21-2016, 05:52 AM