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Quantum Vibe / Standard Calendar... Not really needed
« Last post by MirrorField on August 19, 2019, 08:03:32 am »
If ISO standard second is still the same, the unix epoch is still the same. And there is no need for "standard calendar".

Local "calendar frippery" easily converts to unix epoch, which is simply a counter counting seconds from midnight 1.1.1970. One sees no reason why this would change without colossal disaster on the scale of "we need to reinvent transistor and computers". Most likely the ancient computers of Zytemonde were running this same system behind "local" calendar and clock, which were adapted to local planetary cycles.

Spacers with no need to deal with local day/night/year cycles can easily use simple SI multiples of second: Kilosecond (about 16.6 minutes), Megasecond (about 11.6 days) and so on. A 64-bit integer as a standard timestamp is very easy for computers to handle and to convert into local format, whatever they may be.

See: here, here and here
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Quantum Vibe / Re: Great For Eaves Dropping
« Last post by Sean Roach on August 16, 2019, 03:13:36 pm »
An e-telepath virus would be bad. But the possiblity real world vulnerabilities doesnt stop people from messaging on their smart phone for instance. My take on it: incredibly arrogant rich people. There is no reason alyss for instance doesnt have super cyborg hearing as well as other people in court including the arbitriters. These men enjoyed Epstein levels of influence and protection until suddenly they didnt. I find it interesting they didnt get the death penalty as this is essentially pretty close to high treason. Wonder how this society deals with serial killers..

One, probably not too many serial killers survive. That is, when the targets aren't helpless, and aware of the risk, serial killers probably only get a small handful of trophies before they run into someone who is, or has contracted for, the ability to stop them cold.

Two, I'd imagine they'd be cut off. This puts them in a position that they have no allies to call. After this, they could either starve, leave, or be killed. One could, I suppose, declare a "private war". All of us against the one of you. If they've burned all bridges, so they have no assurance, no backup, no friends, they could be hunted down and killed with impunity. This is close to my understanding of the meaning of "Outlaw". No law to protect you.
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Quantum Vibe / Hayami's Murder
« Last post by DrakBibliophile on August 16, 2019, 10:27:02 am »
Was it confirmed that DeCastries and company were guilty of Hayami's murder?
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Quantum Vibe / Re: official homage spotter thread*
« Last post by Coyoty on August 15, 2019, 12:03:04 am »
https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1990

Looks like a reference to Poe, an AI hotel in Altered Carbon.  Agree to be a guest, and they get obsessively protective.
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Quantum Vibe / Re: Great For Eaves Dropping
« Last post by lurkergao on August 13, 2019, 10:57:25 am »
An e-telepath virus would be bad. But the possiblity real world vulnerabilities doesnt stop people from messaging on their smart phone for instance. My take on it: incredibly arrogant rich people. There is no reason alyss for instance doesnt have super cyborg hearing as well as other people in court including the arbitriters. These men enjoyed Epstein levels of influence and protection until suddenly they didnt. I find it interesting they didnt get the death penalty as this is essentially pretty close to high treason. Wonder how this society deals with serial killers..
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Quantum Vibe / Re: Errata -- Strip 1989
« Last post by DrakBibliophile on August 12, 2019, 10:05:17 am »
If you're talking about this one: https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1989

The transcript is now correct.

There was a transcript posted on page 1989 for a future strip.


The strip and the accompanying transcript do not match. I'm not sure which comes first (I suspect the strip), but something is definitely out of sync.
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Quantum Vibe / Re: Errata -- Strip 1989
« Last post by NeitherRuleNorBeRuled on August 12, 2019, 12:38:24 am »
The strip and the accompanying transcript do not match. I'm not sure which comes first (I suspect the strip), but something is definitely out of sync.
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Quantum Vibe / Re: Great For Eaves Dropping
« Last post by Apollo-Soyuz on August 09, 2019, 09:16:04 pm »
My apologies for speed-reading and skipping the end of your first comment.

Agree.
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Quantum Vibe / Re: Great For Eaves Dropping
« Last post by DrakBibliophile on August 09, 2019, 12:05:29 am »
Agree.

How about "not allowed in a court room, to keep someone from being prompted while testifying"?
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Quantum Vibe / Re: Great For Eaves Dropping
« Last post by Apollo-Soyuz on August 08, 2019, 11:33:50 pm »
How about "not allowed in a court room, to keep someone from being prompted while testifying"?
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