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  1. Yeah but he probably meant 16 Gb, not 2 Gb.
  2. @NQ-Nyzaltar Go in French is GB in english, so there's quite a bit of confusion for the english readers... or did you meant Gb...?
  3. > fair enough, but would a SLI member do ODY stuff for example? and if not, how are you actually going to enforce neutrality? you're going to start to check if reports are made by people having no ties whatsoever for pretty much everything, which is going to be painful very quickly.
  4. Sure you can... but say you're a member of TU and DUSH, do you think you'll be able to objectively "write and make a video about both sides" in a conflict opposing TU and a smaller org? > Not really. You'd be pressured by TU to paint TU in a favourable light, most likely. Also: So such an alt would only be used to record an ongoing battle for example as bystander. Or make a live-stream and comment on it (as players may be widely spread later on and can't participate if they wish). You could also record/showcase the latest model of a ship or city (let's say ODY will be very famous and are the first ones to build a deathstar for example). You could do interviews with people who witnessed something while walking through their city. Stuff like that - I think you get the idea. but . This is not about writing a story, we're only interested in facts I get that "we only do facts" can somewhat paint you as neutral, but making a live stream, record, showcase, and doing interviews isn't simply about facts, right?
  5. I absolutely wouldn't trust a "neutral" alt. True neutrality is very hard to attain, and, as you probably can see it IRL, medias are often biased. (Plus I don't mind to discriminate but afaik members of DUHS can be part of many orgs at the same time. Doesn't really paint you as neutral.) Before even thinking of having alts joining your org, you should make sure DUHS is trustworthy, and, for now, you probably have little ways to do so as alpha isn't out yet.
  6. Edit : triangle stuff. Incircle gives you what you calculated i guess Lethys.
  7. Area for an hexagon with 1km radius yields 2.6 sq km anyway... > 1/4 of the Earth seem pretty big tho indeed. EDIT : 1.022 km of diameter yields .681 km of superficy for a tile.
  8. Also, more interesting numbers : Surface of Alioth : 34 637 022 sq km = 1/15 of Earth's surface. Radius of Alioth : sqrt(34 637 022/4/pi) = 1 660 km. Circumference of Alioth : 1660*2*pi ~= 10 000 km. Max time needed to go from a point A to a point B on Alioth at sea level on a spaceship : 10 000 km / 2 / (200 km/h) = 25h. EDIT: in case of a typo from NQ, you divide surface by 1000 and radius, circumference, travel time by 31. Yields : Surface of Alioth :34 637 sq km = 1/15000 of Earth's surface. adius of Alioth : 53 km . Circumference of Alioth : 322km or 1/124 of Earth's surface. Max time needed to go from a pole to another on Alioth at sea level on a spaceship : ~50 min.
  9. The problem is that the current payment portal doesn't allow me (and probably a lot of French) to pay using my card and I'd very much like not to give money to paypal, which i dislike. Also, I have no guarantee that using paypal to connect my card will actually work. Main point > The bank I'm currently using has 10 million clients, France has ~50 million inhabitants that are 18+, there's at least 1/5 of the French users of this site that are going to try and pay via the current portal and be like "ok so it doesn't work". And that's probably an understatement, cause imo almost all banks in France show payment from other countries with a 3+ hours delay. This problem is kinda ridiculous considering the devs are French too, lol.
  10. Hi! I'm currently trying to upgrade my pledge from silver to gold in order to get an alpha key. Sadly, your payment portal won't allow me to pay! They claim that I received a "4-character code" by phone / that I could find it on my online bank account, which is a lie, since the code never arrived. (My bank is "Société Générale", which is a French bank.) My bank probably charges with a delay, which means I can't get my code in time for the "three hours" delay they are talking about. Here is the page I get when I try to upgrade my pledge. What should I do in order to get my alpha key? Do you have another payment portal that I could use?
  11. Thanks for the quick response! I'll write my text in english then. I have questions, though, about the bible : "Aphelia is in charge of the Novark and the well-being of all the passengers. She seems as caring as invasive in the private life of the colonists. While she doesn’t seem brutal, hostile or coercive by default, her behavior is perceived as if she monitors every action of each human that has been aboard the Novark. She also seems to avoid disclosing information on some specific topics - at least that’s the feeling of some passengers - despite the fact she always says if she doesn’t give a satisfying answer, it’s because the answer is beyond its capabilities. For these two reasons, many colonists think the AI is not trustworthy. Aphelia seems to have incredible defenses against hacking, far higher than anything the most experienced colonists in hacking have ever seen, reinforcing the feeling that the AI might hide a lot of things."You're saying colonists should perceive the AI as such, does it mean the colonists were awake during the launch? If yes, for how much time? "The Arkships are a marvel of technology. They can host millions of people in cryosleep for extended periods of time."Arkships could host million of people, but how many arkships were launched? Dozens, hundreds? How many people were saved out of the billion of humans left? "Warp drive speed is believed to be in the range of 100 times the speed of light" Arkships don't use warp technology, so is their speed sub- or supra-luminic? From what i've gathered we're ~1k parsec away from the closest point Scutum-Centaurus arm, so our Arkship's speed is at least of 0.3c, is that correct? Each Arkship is controlled by a proto-sentient AI that was allowed to be built against the very strong [uMF] AI ban, because it was argued that it would have been to hazardous to let the fate of humanity rest with dumb automatic machinery that would possibly not be able to react to unexpected situations. While being an exception to the AI ban rule, the onboard AI is still however not allowed to take control of any machinery or robot besides the Arkship itself. The Novark AI is called “Aphelia”. What do you mean by "proto-sentient"? Could you expand on that? Also, is what are the topics we shouldn't mention? I believe there's probably a hidden lore or something explaining the incoherence of the IA behaviour and why certain technologies were lost, for example, so I guess we shouldn't try and explain stuff like that because it could clash with some informal lore. What's your take on that?
  12. Is it possible to write the novel in French, or does it have to be in english? I'm from France, so i'd much rather do that, but I don't know if that would affect my chances in any way. (and since you guys at novaquark are French and all...)
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