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Postby Clancy Stein » Fri Sep 25, 15 6:02 am

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The origin of momento mori. Billie Adams wanted just to be a pirate. I wonder what kind of ritualistic initiation she had to undergo..

The moon bus to the sun tower, the eye of the pyramid of the arcology on level 108, where the incarnate resurrects Paul from the dead like Lazarus was resurrected by Jesus.

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Re: By the Skull of Sidon

Postby Clancy Stein » Fri Sep 25, 15 6:44 am

Also observe subtle hidden easter eggs. In the mosque in Cairo, references to Medina, the resting place of Muhammad.
Try to buy from an Omar with a full inventoryin Cairo, a glitch speech alluding to Henry Kissinger.
And on the main doors, little swastikas denoting the etymology of the symbol as coming from a derivative astrological paganism (the procession of the dippers); all of which adapted from ancient religion & arcane knowledge (illuminations) that came from the ancient Egyptian civilization.
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Re: By the Skull of Sidon

Postby Clancy Stein » Thu Oct 01, 15 1:19 am

Saman's intention behind the false flag terrorism communication event in Chicago:

I brought you here because there’s this really unfunny part of nanotechnology lore I need to tell you about. In older versions of nanotech theory, a proposed method of nanoassembly involved the creation of trillions of tiny nanobots that would work in conjunction to build something. One way to create trillions of nanobots would be to make one that could self-replicate and then let the reproduction process turn that one into two, those two then turn into four, four into eight, and in about a day, there’d be a few trillion of them ready to go. That’s the power of exponential growth. Clever, right?

It’s clever until it causes the grand and complete Earthwide apocalypse by accident. The issue is that the same power of exponential growth that makes it super convenient to quickly create a trillion nanobots makes self-replication a terrifying prospect. Because what if the system glitches, and instead of stopping replication once the total hits a few trillion as expected, they just keep replicating? The nanobots would be designed to consume any carbon-based material in order to feed the replication process, and unpleasantly, all life is carbon-based. The Earth’s biomass contains about 1045 carbon atoms. A nanobot would consist of about 106 carbon atoms, so 1039 nanobots would consume all life on Earth, which would happen in 130 replications (2130 is about 1039), as oceans of nanobots (that’s the gray goo) rolled around the planet. Scientists think a nanobot could replicate in about 100 seconds, meaning this simple mistake would inconveniently end all life on Earth in 3.5 hours.

An even worse scenario—if a terrorist somehow got his hands on nanobot technology and had the know-how to program them, he could make an initial few trillion of them and program them to quietly spend a few weeks spreading themselves evenly around the world undetected. Then, they’d all strike at once, and it would only take 90 minutes for them to consume everything—and with them all spread out, there would be no way to combat them.10

While this horror story has been widely discussed for years, the good news is that it may be overblown—Eric Drexler, who coined the term “gray goo,” sent me an email following this post with his thoughts on the gray goo scenario: “People love scare stories, and this one belongs with the zombies. The idea itself eats brains.”


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