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Subject:*how much* data?
Time:10:50 pm
So, at 32 million km2 and a density of 3Gb/cm2, you're looking at 9.6*1017 Gb for the total surface. Or, to cut down on the zeroes, 852.65 yottabytes.

For comparison's sake, in 2007 global data storage was estimated at 295 exabytes, or roughly 3 million times less than Osiri (and assuming a remarkable lack of filtering on the creators' part).

There is some debate on how much time it takes human knowledge to double nowadays (or how to measure the rate, or what units to use, or... or...), but if we pretend it's measured in sheer data volume and doubles every 15 years (a fairly conservative estimate, it seems), then humanity would use up its 852-yottabyte allotment by 2330.
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Time:01:26 am
I just googled exocehpaloderm. Didn't get anything useful. What exactly does it mean? Context is something in the brain, obviously, but beyond that I'm lost.
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Time:08:37 pm
Poor Schlock, can't go space-diving with the others. Is he finally going to get something to fix his vacuum weakness?
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Subject:"Krum"?
Time:07:28 am
The pose, build, and apparent attitude recall a certain OTHER character to mind for me.
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Time:08:23 pm
So, I've seen mods to various games to turn them into something else. What game would you suggest to build a Schlock Mercenary MMORPG?
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Subject:Wednesday March 7, 2012
Time:08:38 am
De-ploytch!

This may well replace Don Martin's "poit" as my favorite comic sound effect.
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Subject:Uhhhh, Gus ......
Time:06:33 pm
....It doesn't work that way. I thought you got soldier smarts in the can?
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Subject:Maxim 17
Time:11:08 pm
Current Mood:cheerfulcheerful
I'm the operations officer for the local State Guard battalion. I just put that maxim in my signature file for military email.
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Time:04:58 am
Very, very sneaky, my good sir.

A shakedown cruise, hm? In a tuxedo? Will that be with one or two olives?
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Subject:Signed copy of Under New Management
Time:12:22 pm
Hey, guys!

I don't know if this is allowed or not, and if it isn't, please let me know and I'll take it down right away. I actually debated posting this earlier and put it off because I didn't know how the community at large would feel about it.

Anyway. My husband and I both have a signed copy of Under New Management -- we pre-ordered them back in 2006, when we were just dating. Now that we're married and accumulating way too much stuff, there's no reason for us to have two copies of the book!

I really just want to get this book to someone who's a fan. So anyway, the book can be found here, on eBay, if there's anyone here who doesn't have a copy or perhaps doesn't have a signed copy. Though I do have a feeling most of the folks here have been fans for a while. ;)

Thanks, guys, and if this bothers anyone, lemme know and I'll delete it. Thanks!
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Subject:Loved the artillery shells.
Time:09:18 pm
The ducks, they are on fire.
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Subject:RE Yesterday's strip...
Time:11:04 am
... Look out, Tagon. Your kind and human side is showing! GIVING AWAY COMPANY EQUIPMENT? Next thing you know you'll be having conscience pangs.
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Subject:Oooohhh!
Time:09:47 am
They've found Dahak!
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Current Music:"Clone of My Own"
Current Location:The Den of Iniquity
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Subject:Today's strip reminds me of a filk, from long ago...
Time:08:01 am
Current Mood:Hilarious

Clone of My Own

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The first verse and chorus are by science fiction writer Randall Garrett. The other verses are by Isaac Asimov.

This parody is to be sung to the tune of Home on the Range.

Oh, give me a clone
Of my own flesh and bone
With its Y-chromosome changed to X
And when it is grown
Then my own little clone
Will be of the opposite sex.

(Chorus)
Clone, clone of my own,
With your Y-Chromosome changed to X
And when I'm alone
With my own little clone [I first heard this as "Since her mind is my own"]
We will both think of nothing but sex.

Cut to spare your bleeding eyeballsCollapse )


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Subject:Any locust experts here?
Time:07:25 pm
I'm sorry to "bug" the community with this, but apparently among all the strange side interests my friends have, I don't have a friend in entomology. I'm not sure how that happened. I could have sworn one of them did have the interest, but it must have been someone I've drifted out of contact with.

Anyway, I've been looking into how locusts turn from your run-of-the-mill harmless-looking grasshopper individual into the swarming devourers of plantlife in their path. I have found lots of information on what triggers the change and what chemical and biological processes occur. What I haven't exactly found out is if the process is reversible, allowing a gregarious locust to go back to a solitary, non-gregarious form - or if the changed locusts just die off and the off-spring hatch as solitary. So far, all I've found are vague references to swarms disbanding, with one making it sound like they do revert.

So, I thought I would ask here to see if anyone knew.
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Subject:Weds 10/27 strip
Time:08:17 am
Oh! I get it!Collapse )
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Subject:Chaperone, right here.
Time:11:13 am
Current Mood:amusedamused
The irony of Schlock (who is generally the unhinged, care-free child-like one in a lot of the strips) serving as the chaperon is delicious. Brought back some high-school dance memories.
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Subject:Cool.
Time:08:47 am
This morning's comic made me go "Hrm"... and smile. Pretty tricky plot twist, there. ;)
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Subject:Just curious
Time:07:31 pm
Has anyone else seen Source Code?

http://youtu.be/y_ldfn5in6M

My daughter and I rented Source Code on Monday because it was one of the few movies at our local 7-11 that neither of us had seen. It was a "what the hell" choice. I had avoided watching it before because I thought it was going to be a lame hacker movie.
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