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    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:...y_Calendar , the Wikipedia article about the Tranquility Calendar is being proposed to be deleted, due to a lack of notability (as shown in a  lack of rel...
DataPacRat Real Life But OA Relevant 12 8,403 10-05-2019, 11:59 AM
    Thread: Xeno-cute: Lucas the Spider
Post: Xeno-cute: Lucas the Spider

https://www.youtube.com/results?sp=CAMSA...the+spider [Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrS6akzR3sk] [Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_50sPyfgVA4] [Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
DataPacRat Real Life But OA Relevant 1 2,849 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 20 284 02-13-2018, 10:56 PM
    Thread: Seeking info on tech of 500 AT
Post: RE: Seeking info on tech of 500 AT

(02-13-2018, 06:13 AM)Tengu459 Wrote: 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 pass...
DataPacRat General Setting Discussion 20 284 02-13-2018, 02:52 PM
    Thread: Rooted
Post: RE: Rooted

(02-13-2018, 02:46 AM)Alphadon Wrote: Ah. Still, some kind of sophont gelbot, so not far off, right? From http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/5551f70128dc4 : Gelbot Wrote:Initially published on 12 ...
DataPacRat Creative Writing 18 128 02-13-2018, 02:49 AM
    Thread: Rooted
Post: RE: Rooted

(02-13-2018, 01:57 AM)Alphadon Wrote: 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? I can confidently say that that's not t...
DataPacRat Creative Writing 18 128 02-13-2018, 02:32 AM
    Thread: Metallic Hydrogen
Post: RE: Metallic Hydrogen

(02-12-2018, 05:49 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: 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 very informal an...
DataPacRat General Setting Discussion 81 828 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 81 828 02-12-2018, 02:35 AM
    Thread: Some new '_____' Spore art
Post: RE: Some new '_____' Spore art

(02-11-2018, 07:46 PM)stevebowers Wrote: 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 possibl...
DataPacRat Art and Visual Media 9 94 02-12-2018, 12:27 AM
    Thread: Metallic Hydrogen
Post: RE: Metallic Hydrogen

(02-11-2018, 02:48 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: 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 entirely ...
DataPacRat General Setting Discussion 81 828 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 20 284 02-11-2018, 01:57 AM
    Thread: Some new '_____' Spore art
Post: RE: Some new '_____' Spore art

(02-10-2018, 09:58 PM)DataPacRat Wrote: 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'll ...
DataPacRat Art and Visual Media 9 94 02-11-2018, 01:43 AM
    Thread: Some new '_____' Spore art
Post: RE: Some new '_____' Spore art

(02-10-2018, 09:49 PM)stevebowers Wrote: 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/sethtrig...
DataPacRat Art and Visual Media 9 94 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. Spore ...
DataPacRat Art and Visual Media 9 94 02-10-2018, 09:43 PM
    Thread: Article idea: multiple "oldest" sophonts?
Post: RE: Article idea: multiple "oldest" sophonts?

(01-31-2018, 10:11 PM)Rynn Wrote: 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 none ...
DataPacRat General Setting Discussion 8 92 02-10-2018, 07:28 PM
    Thread: Idea: a clade of "generic furry" rianths
Post: RE: Idea: a clade of "generic furry" rianths

(01-31-2018, 09:01 PM)Rynn Wrote: 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 lik...
DataPacRat General Setting Discussion 7 133 02-10-2018, 07:24 PM
    Thread: Quick idea: "Thinking of you"
Post: RE: Quick idea: "Thinking of you"

(02-04-2018, 12:52 AM)stevebowers Wrote: The Fubas Clone Goo event describes an entire system inhabited by biological mind-clones of a single individual. http://www.orionsarm.com/eg-article/4af5fa11...
DataPacRat General Setting Discussion 7 75 02-10-2018, 07:18 PM
    Thread: Article stub idea: Ancestor simulations
Post: RE: Article stub idea: Ancestor simulations

(02-08-2018, 11:15 PM)Rynn Wrote: I agree that the ethics aren't clear cut but you're argument assumes that simply letting the trillion into the terragen sphere would somehow lead to terrible outcom...
DataPacRat General Setting Discussion 23 251 02-10-2018, 07:15 PM
    Thread: Whats your favorite kind of Modosophonts?
Post: RE: Whats your favorite kind of Modosophonts?

(02-10-2018, 04:45 AM)willqwertyz Wrote: Personally I find the '_____' Spores to be one of my favorite kinds of Modosophonts. I also really like the The Harrren they are a wonderful weird race desce...
DataPacRat General Setting Discussion 15 284 02-10-2018, 07:07 PM
    Thread: Article stub idea: Ancestor simulations
Post: RE: Article stub idea: Ancestor simulations

(02-08-2018, 08:56 AM)Rynn Wrote: (02-08-2018, 07:40 AM)DataPacRat Wrote: There are three known significant attempts at ancestor simulations whose results are accessible to modosophonts. As a gene...
DataPacRat General Setting Discussion 23 251 02-08-2018, 09:12 AM