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Forum: Transhuman Space 02-17-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,690
Posted By vicky_molokh
Re: The best Transhuman scii-fi novels?

Thanks. I do find it a bit vague. I should check the surrounding context and scholar comments to see how much that is the commonly-held interpretation (it seems a bit of a stretch).
Forum: Transhuman Space 02-17-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,690
Posted By vicky_molokh
Re: The best Transhuman scii-fi novels?

I've encountered this fascinating statement from you before, and at one point tried to track the source, but failed. Could you please point me to where did you read it? (I'm also curious about...
Forum: Roleplaying in General 02-17-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 709
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Re: Avoiding Intollerance in a Post-BioEngineering Setting

And yet most behavioural modifications are TL9, a few TL10, and only Selfless and Slave Mentality are TL11. There seems to be more of a TL mismatch than originally seemed.
Forum: Roleplaying in General 02-16-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 709
Posted By vicky_molokh
Re: Avoiding Intollerance in a Post-BioEngineering Setting

Wait, you claim to be TL10-TL11, and you still haven't started engineering personality modifications? O_
Forum: Forum Feedback and Help 02-13-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By vicky_molokh
Re: Regular site outages around 0911 UTC

I checked through http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/, and it said SJG was down whenever I experienced it being down, so definitely not on my end.
Forum: Transhuman Space 02-13-2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,648
Posted By vicky_molokh
Re: Is TS optimistic or pessimistic?

Usually, sure. But the best is pretty much by definition not the usual. And the best SF is usually an exploration of what the present isn't, of the alternatives, of what society would be like if...
Forum: Forum Feedback and Help 02-13-2018, 03:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By vicky_molokh
Regular site outages around 0911 UTC

Greetings, all!

For the last several days, I noticed several instances of the site being down, starting at about 0911 UTC and lasting no more than an hour in general (and no more than a few...
Forum: GURPS 02-12-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 800
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Forum: GURPS 02-12-2018, 03:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,368
Posted By vicky_molokh
Re: Fit and Very Fit

I'm not quite sure what you're going for. If you mean spending FP fast and regaining it fast, on the order of seconds out and a minute or two in, then that's exactly a case of becoming even crunchier...
Forum: GURPS 02-11-2018, 02:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,368
Posted By vicky_molokh
Re: Fit and Very Fit

Strictly speaking, human limits of anaerobic exertion (e.g. creatin power supply duration) don't improve that much with training, so not improving FP costs of instant exertions is realistic (as much...
Forum: Transhuman Space 02-10-2018, 04:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,648
Posted By vicky_molokh
Re: Is TS optimistic or pessimistic?

Even if nothing changed about bio-tech futurological knowledge, it seems to me that THS' attitude has changed, and that modern THS is ashamed of the optimism and radicalness with which it was...
Forum: GURPS 02-08-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,368
Posted By vicky_molokh
Re: Fit and Very Fit

It depends on what you're trying to achieve. Very Fit is very good for someone who needs to run a marathon, spend a lot of time without sleeping, swim through arctic waters etc., as it effectively...
Forum: GURPS 02-08-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,368
Posted By vicky_molokh
Re: Fit and Very Fit

It says all HT rolls (but not skill rolls).
Forum: GURPS 02-08-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,418
Posted By vicky_molokh
Re: Medium Dependent Intelligence, Uncopyable Intelligence, and Transhumanism

In conversation, one canonically calls crafted digital intelligences 'AIs' (both in UT and THS), and emulated ones either mind-emulations (UT) or Ghosts and Fragments (THS). Then there's Shadows...
Forum: GURPS 02-08-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,418
Posted By vicky_molokh
Re: Medium Dependent Intelligence, Uncopyable Intelligence, and Transhumanism

Depends on the setting and what exactly you're asking for. If we default to THS once again, you can compare the differences in the templates and Complexities, and what they can or cannot do (and be...
Forum: GURPS 02-07-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,418
Posted By vicky_molokh
Re: Medium Dependent Intelligence, Uncopyable Intelligence, and Transhumanism

So in your setting, the Church-Turing Thesis is self-evidently (or at least provably, or failing that, non-obviously but objectively) false?
Forum: GURPS 02-07-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,418
Posted By vicky_molokh
Re: Medium Dependent Intelligence, Uncopyable Intelligence, and Transhumanism

'Infomorph' is loaded, but in a different way than the one you describe: it assumes that the mind is an informational phenomenon. Any information that is stored, processed and retrieved (or has some...
Forum: GURPS 02-07-2018, 03:09 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,418
Posted By vicky_molokh
Re: Medium Dependent Intelligence, Uncopyable Intelligence, and Transhumanism

It's not semantic when one object is crafted and another is an emulation of a non-crafted object*. If you photograph a bird, you don't get a blueprint of an airplane; you get a bird photograph.
...
Forum: Transhuman Space 02-07-2018, 03:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,648
Posted By vicky_molokh
Re: Is TS optimistic or pessimistic?

If you're referring to the description of black market AIs, I don't recall them stating anything like in the above paragraph. Or are you perhaps pointing at something else?
Forum: GURPS 02-06-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,418
Posted By vicky_molokh
Re: Medium Dependent Intelligence, Uncopyable Intelligence, and Transhumanism

It's not an AI because it's an emulation. If it weren't an emulation of a biohuman (or any other) emergent mind, it'd be an AI. Ontologically it has more in common with EI that spawns spontaneously...
Forum: GURPS 02-06-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,297
Posted By vicky_molokh
Re: [Basic] Advantage of the Week (#51): Extra Arms

Indeed, a large part of Long can be circumvented by taking Stretching . . . and just stretching your arms at the campaign start and keeping them that way. Sure, you don't get the damage bonus, but...
Forum: GURPS 02-06-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,297
Posted By vicky_molokh
Re: [Basic] Advantage of the Week (#51): Extra Arms

That seems to defeat one of the more common usages for extra arms in combat:
"I want to pick up a shield, a bow and a torch without dropping my zweihander and without needing to recalculate DPS".
Forum: GURPS 02-06-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,297
Posted By vicky_molokh
Re: [Basic] Advantage of the Week (#51): Extra Arms

Perhaps to some extent. Then again, fully-extended endoskeletal hands have a harder time lifting a weight than doing the same close to the body. Of course, between Weak (elephant) and Invertebrate...
Forum: GURPS 02-06-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 831
Posted By vicky_molokh
Re: Is Penetrating Vision a bit OP?

It hels seeing through its rated distance.

A less overkill and more efficient option would be to take polarised eyes (Acute Vision (Accessibility, Only to compensate for glare and haze, -50%)...
Forum: GURPS 02-06-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,297
Posted By vicky_molokh
Re: [Basic] Advantage of the Week (#51): Extra Arms

That seems to result in fiddly outcomes, such as doing less damage if you buy Extra Arms. This gets even fiddlier if you have Switchable Extra Arms (whether through Improvised Morph or just buying...
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