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The Nightstar Zoo • View topic - 2019-02-10: Forty-Eight Minutes

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:04 am 
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In fairness, it was pure luck that the second group found an instruction manual, and the first did not.
Compare the amount of time required to brute-force a safe combination, keypad code, or encryption key, vs. finding it written down on a napkin.


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A large element of luck, yes. Liz also used an effective method of exploiting the fact that the galaxy currently has a lot of civilisations, with varied viewpoints and interests.

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Read: it's easier to gather information if you're not hidden away in a can of sky.


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That, Krenneson, is why you start with basic systems meant to form the foundation for communication. You use universal constants, like the base atomic elements and their numbers of electrons and atomic weights, then you move on to proper nouns like space, galaxy, star, planet, moon. Things any spacefaring or at least technologically advanced civilization would know.

Math is math, you just have know what the numbers look like. And anybody who wants to talk to somebody else is going to try to make it easy.


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It took the Oafans 14,621 years to find the answer to 'could we call the Hrathi.'

It took 48 minutes from Flinders putting out the call for a massive deep history conference to find the answer.

(Both of which are 'yes, but the long distance charges are a bitch')


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Looks like we're about to call some dinosaurs


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...well it seems they want to visit. I can't imagine that going over that well.

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It'll be fine. Everything's fine. Ignore this intergalactic war we're on. Just load up the kids and go for a teraport trip...


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"let's visit an ancient civilisation who got out of dodge and are probably jumpy as fuck and probably have access to hypernodes and may have left long guns lying around the place in the galaxy we are still in"

what could possibly go wrong


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I'm pretty sure they wouldn't need to call for that. They'd just need a powerful enough teraport or slingshot.

Just convert like two stellar masses to energy for the speed.


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I wonder if a civilization advanced enough to create a worldship and leave the galaxy would be happy with only itself?
Would they monitor hypernode traffic from everywhere for information and entertainment?
Or even sneak out for stealthy visits via teraport?

Or would they be like the all-star, with no outside contact permitted?


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