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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:06 pm 
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Ah, so the big computer is same thing as a bunch of little wooded dolls. Perfectly safe.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:45 pm 
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They are imbeciles
Perhaps, pointing THAT out was the point
Although, I fail to see why. We ALREADY know they are all retards


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:32 pm 
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Oh, come on... who *doesn't* think matrioshka dolls are cute?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:57 pm 
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Who doesn't think that matrioshka brains are cute?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:18 pm 
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JohnSmith wrote:
Who doesn't think that matrioshka brains are cute?


Certainly I do. Multiple layers of computron substrate wrapped around a star to extract every last erg of energy that entropy can give you. Nigh infinite computational power. That's awesome. Though honestly most of the times I hear this concept they're talking about Jupiter Brains not Matrioshkas.

Edit: Also something I just thought of is that Tagon Sr. wages garden gnome wars for fun. He genuinely cares about the things. And yet he's still willing to blow them up.

So him taking a liking to something like a Matrioshka doll and conflating it with stellar enclosure 4118-6 may be a more militaristic view than it seems. Plus Kevyn Prime is probably going to get a nasty shock the next time they play. :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:59 pm 
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Footnote issue: Wouldn't it be Liz that is doing the conflating, since the Ray Bradbury thing is said by her, while Kathryn has nothing of substance to say on this issue?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:33 pm 
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Liz did not conflate the stellar enclosure with the dolls. She simply brought the dolls up as a reference to explain the origin of the Matrioshka Brain name. It was Kathryn, and implicitly Tagon Sr., who thought the dolls were cute and thus the stellar enclosure was less threatening.

Well according to the footnote Liz did conflate Ray and Robert Bradbury, but that was a separate conflation and not what I was referring to in my post.

Unless you mean that the footnote originally said it was Kathryn who was conflating them. In which case I missed that error entirely.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:54 am 
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Yeah, looks like it's been fixed now.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:29 am 
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Fishman wrote:
Footnote issue: Wouldn't it be Liz that is doing the conflating, since the Ray Bradbury thing is said by her, while Kathryn has nothing of substance to say on this issue?

Yeah, I mentioned it in the "Copy Editing" thread.


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