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Quantum Vibe / Re: official homage spotter thread*
« Last post by Apollo-Soyuz on September 10, 2019, 04:56:52 pm »
A 30ish John Cleese look-alike artifolk body, (page=1991), another node to go along with Monty the Python (along with previously seen Panther, a Panda, and a Porcupine.)
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Quantum Vibe / Re: Hayami's Murder
« Last post by Apollo-Soyuz on September 10, 2019, 04:52:19 pm »
Several subplots weren't fully resolved at the end of this arc. I'm sure they'll at least somewhat bleed over to the next.

Even Scott may not know if Hayami is coming back.

Why did Diana suddenly switch teams? And here I thought something was going to eventually happen after Wook finally let her hair down. page=1953

Who are the guests DeCastries talks about in page=1987

When will we see Trudeau again? page=1988

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Quantum Vibe / Re: official homage spotter thread*
« Last post by Sean Roach on September 09, 2019, 09:04:18 am »
Does a "Patreon" homage count?
https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1995

Mr. Bieser, you should have made that link work. No. You should go back and make that link work.
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Quantum Vibe / Re: Hayami's Murder
« Last post by lurkergao on September 04, 2019, 01:18:23 am »
Next time on Quantum vibe Law and order: "The Trial".... looking forward to it.
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Quantum Vibe / Re: Hayami's Murder
« Last post by Skull the Troll on September 03, 2019, 03:08:21 pm »
Was it confirmed that DeCastries and company were guilty of Hayami's murder?

I think Hayami kinda got dropped from the goals list. I still think she faked her death and bailed.
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Quantum Vibe / Re: Standard Calendar... Not really needed
« Last post by Skull the Troll on September 03, 2019, 03:06:51 pm »
Humm, theres a story there, I think.  If I'd been forced to guess ahead of learning this I would have thought they would measure from the time the first artificial brain passed a turning test, or some such. But, now that I think about it, the Turing Test feels off. "The human tells me I'm human like? How nice. I feel validated." Maybe they would measure from the first time a computer was irritated by a human. :)
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Quantum Vibe / Re: The Trial
« Last post by Skull the Troll on September 03, 2019, 02:58:54 pm »
Again we have a description of the local legal system that matches the structure, if not the details, of the legal system in the land of Israel during the time of the judges. Rule by legal precedent, though is a difference and it's weakness. It allows legal creep that can go in wrong directions. The old "boil the frog" approach applies here.

I'll be really interested in reading this one. I've wondered how Bubbleopolis prevents the problems of non-governmental legal systems and deals with issues like the reasonable use of force, etc. Also, given that people live indefinitely, the legal system you are born in will be significantly different as your life progresses. I wonder how they deal with a "bad decision" If every verdict becomes part of precedent, how does that precedent get overturned, etc. I love socilogical sci-fi. This will be fun!
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Quantum Vibe / The Trial
« Last post by UncleRice on September 03, 2019, 06:38:03 am »
Again we have a description of the local legal system that matches the structure, if not the details, of the legal system in the land of Israel during the time of the judges. Rule by legal precedent, though is a difference and it's weakness. It allows legal creep that can go in wrong directions. The old "boil the frog" approach applies here.
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Quantum Vibe / Re: Standard Calendar... Not really needed
« Last post by Scott on August 28, 2019, 08:58:23 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

Among themselves, AIs do tend to use the system you describe, except they count from 4 October 1957 CE, when Sputnik went up. This helps align the AI system with the meat-brain "Space Age" system.  In fact, I used it in the "Assimilation" arc. But as Drak points out, humans are more comfortable with intervals that more or less line up with the cycles of the place they evolved in. (Tin Men convert back and forth.) Unix is considered a quaint artifact of a by-gone era.
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Quantum Vibe / Re: Standard Calendar... Not really needed
« Last post by Scott on August 28, 2019, 08:48:21 am »
I was about to wonder aloud how many five-days the author meant; whether he meant 2, 4, 8 or 40..

But then I remembered Dave Kellett, and how he permanently banned me from his discussion board... He said he'd update at least once a month. Then he waited five months; I commented on his tardiness and got smacked with the ban-hammer. I can NEVER, EVER comment on Drive Webcomic, or Sheldon Webcomic.

I'll err on the side of caution, and assume that Scott's just as sensitive.

DON'T MEGABAN ME FOR WONDERING, GOOD SIR!!

I'm surprised to hear that about Kellett. I thought he was more laid-back.

No, I'm not going to ban people for questioning my story, my update schedule, or whatever. I only ban people for being out-right abusive. We're cool.
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