If you don’t want to treat the second hard drive as separate. You might consider https://github.com/trapexit/mergerfs or alternatives to create a virtual union drive.
Do you have a source for this data and visualization? I’d like to learn more.
A while back I put some information into a couple of actuarial tables and got a rough estimate of my date of death, then scheduled it on my calendar.
Interesting, I’ll check it out.
Heroics. The fate of the society/world/universe turns on the actions of one or a few characters.
Heroics only make sense in certain settings. In many/most, it really doesn’t make sense for the main characters to be the primary plot drivers when there are millions or billions of other actors in the world. I think it is overused, presents a tunnel-vision worldview, and ultimately confines the world to the characters and ends up less interesting for it.
Good points and illustration. I think that there is no true need to be able to empathize with alien intelligence in a narrative. Goodness knows I have trouble empathizing with plenty of human characters… Hierarchy of Foreignness was even a thematic element in the Ender books.
Have you read A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge? I remember it doing a pretty good job of imagining polymorphic sentience and civilization churn.
It reminds me of lots of different things (it’s like a blend of Rogue Legacy, Final Fantasy 1, and The Linear RPG, turned it into a Möbius strip).
I am enjoying exploring the mechanics of the game.
Not that you are wrong about the crazy amounts of energy required for mining, but I don’t think that picture is a good example. I recall seeing it in the news, and it is from a cannabis grow operation in the Netherlands: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/melting-snow-being-used-police-find-cannabis-farms-netherlands-10036057.html
I consider this the last burnt bridge. Was kinda sticking around for a few good communities but it’s been clear this was coming down the path. I’ve been re-building my RSS feeds and it’s time to move on.