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Artilect Earth > Plain Old Folks

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Orig: Shan Li [confidence .99]
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Just paused for a moment by the updatewall, mark it up as an internal adjust. Curious looks from the habberi. Fewer augments here. Constant up and down in habtowers - one of the things that the old genomes adapt to with greater grace. No pressure controls until five kilometers. Relay to Obasi that the remsoft predicts strut repair will require one hundred and five. It's wrong as usual. Signing.

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{opench//MoscowUU High Compound, Past Capture Project--430.951/

Orig: Just Joseph [confidence .90]
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[Mass retrieval 16, NorAm sector 5, ref 16-5-338412
Source Classification: 95 (outsourced personal data storage)
Tagged with pride by Vavachi "193,434,753 down" Elle Volgorad]

We all stood around the nanofoundry looking slightly stupid. I was still hoping that it would work. No one back then had marketable talent, and the foundry certainly would have made us popular in Shanghai BaseLevel. What can I say? I was young and poor.

[Mass retrieval 16, NorAm sector 5, ref 16-5-32611
Source Classification: 95 (outsourced personal data storage)
Tagged with pride by Vavachi "193,328,392 down" Elle Volgorad]

My first time in a fullsim in a while. Left me crying - I should have chosen something a little less emotional. Still, it passes the time while the machines work on other projects. Ironic, really. All that wasted experience with nanofoundries so long ago. Now it's all coming back into vogue, but I wonder if I shouldn't retrain. I am beginning to loath my own free time. Everyone else travels, but that was never my thing. The day that I leave Earth...well, I just don't see it happening.

Orig: Mary Qu'on [confidence .97]
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[Mass retrieval 2, Euro sector F61, ref 2-1-00343
Source Classification: 13 (unintentional data storage, comm system class 5)
Tagged by Aubrey Sech Lanier, MTN-c]

Doctors again! Viral prompts to keep me healthy in microG. Bone growth, muscle, the usual. They make me restless, but I'm sure that you don't want me to bore you on this topic. The augments and microG adapts here joke about how much the base genomes get done "with viral assistance." I may spend time on Charon soon. There's some promising work in TransPluto, and getting back to building on the frontier is an attractive proposition. You should come out and see one of these years.

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Orig: Mary Qu'on [confidence .98]
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[Alphapost 15.1 MootService
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Ten years and three Mars-Orbit Filigrees passed that contract marriage by. I still wonder why it was that we never had children the old-fashioned way. We talked about it all the time, joking amid the techwork.

[Alphapost 15.1 MootService
Inactive, archived 193.234.678.372.23.414]

My second and last time on Earth. I fell too many times. Difficult to adjust, the doctors said, but I don't think that I wanted too. Mars will be always be my first love, yet I am an orbdweller at heart, a microG adapt in all but the flesh. Flowers are more impressive without gravity to pull them down.

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Orig: Shan Li [confidence .83]
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Bad times. I watched twenty seven men and women die because they were too slow to react. Not old genomes. Men and women. Nearly caught me as well. Warning in the nodenet and half a second to brace for impact. I held the nearest. We both survived. Pointless way to die, a simple nodenet crash. Ten nanos of corrupt complattice. I still think of that.

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Talking to a pompous Upload Augment Manifold - twenty seconds to accomplish a twelve millisec task. Twenty cubic centimeters of hardware devoted to acting like a committee of base genomes. This reminds me of my choices. I still have a body.

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Two decades since the tanks. A stupid remark, but it seems longer. I suppose that it has been. Subjective time is so hard to measure. Too much time in Hegemony Net politics. Too little spent in being human.

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Orig: Just Joseph [confidence .83]
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Spinning gas lens, the woman said, made back when artificial scarcity was the in thing. We traded a cache of filmbooks that Lisette had turned up and spent most of two nights looking at the stars. (After spending most of two days trying to hook up Lisette's softworks to the lens drivers). The Jupiter Plume was still new and we got some real good captures of that. We never did trade the gas lens on.

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Orig: Shan Li [confidence .90]
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An offalign is blinding pain, Sara. They never know until it is too late, by which time everything is hazy. A month disconnected and shut out was almost worse. Nanotectite reconstruction itches, but not so much as being truly alone.

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Orig: Just Joseph [confidence .98]
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[Enchanting Visuals Design, unknown legal status, CrystalStore 14-3-100029]

The last time I checked, there were more than one hundred million people who were older than me. I recall being shocked that the number was so low. Most of those are in SubChina too. It's been decades since BaseLevel days. I'm a kilometer above ground (and upwardly mobile). What is everyone still dying of?

[Enchanting Visuals Design, unknown legal status, CrystalStore 14-3-10139]

They still ask me about my name. Kids, I mean. I shrug and say first century. They look at me with awe - or understanding for those who spent the first year or two in sim. Smart idea; wish it could have happened to me. Maybe it is time I changed back, but the name is a part of my life now.

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Orig: Mary Qu'on [confidence .95]
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I think that I just exhanged words with an artilect. I think. It felt like the word association games they taught in earlyschool, but somehow more anticipatory ... predatory. Is the filigree AI playing some game, making a pretense? I have neither the time nor patience for such things, not while suited up and outside. No games in orbspace. Have someone register it - for the all good that will do.

We should shut down optical flow on this complattice whatever upstatcom says. It isn't handling the shift to microG. Let the central chain command tectites handle it ... the problem is well within their complexity manifold specifications.

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[ Posted by Reason on January 7, 2005 ]