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 on: Yesterday at 12:12 
Started by shanejayell - Last post by Is it cold in here?
>the dimensions of the monoliths are in the precise ratio of 1:4:9 (the squares of the first three positive integers)

Which reminds me of a favorite bit of Star Trek fan fiction, a riff on Journey to Babel in which the Enterprise D is transporting all-powerful beings to an all-powerful beings conference.

Upon finding out that the 1:4:9 monolith will not fit on board, Riker (I think) orders
Quote
Activate square root beam.

That follows an exchange
"This monolith is white, unlike those found in the vicinity of Earth which are always black."
"Difficult to understand how so advanced a race would resist monolithic integration."

It's a favorite, but I have not been able to find it for years.

 22 
 on: Yesterday at 09:25 
Started by DrPhibes - Last post by Thrillho
I lost my shit when I realised he made it. They could not be much more different from each other.

 23 
 on: Yesterday at 09:20 
Started by shanejayell - Last post by Marco
The slabs in both sequels (I own all 3 books) can. 
There are three sequels, four books in total.  The last one has a starting point similar to Lem's Fiasco: a person from our time is woken up in the far future, and tries to find their place in its very different society.

The last book also retconned things a lot to set the original events in 2015, not 2001. Considering the slow pace at which QC time proceeds, is it possible that "today's" Northampton coincides with the founding of the monolith on the Moon?

 24 
 on: Yesterday at 09:04 
Started by LeeC - Last post by LeeC
I'm getting some Ad-Astra/Interstellar Vibes. I wonder if we'll see Zerg.


 25 
 on: Yesterday at 05:20 
Started by Masterpiece - Last post by Akima
Thumbs up for Diceware.

 26 
 on: Yesterday at 05:10 
Started by shanejayell - Last post by Akima
Kida nit picky, but as I remembered it was based off existing works....
I think off Clarke's short story "The Sentinel", at least partly.
The cubes from 2001 didn't float.
In the novels and in the films, the dimensions of the monoliths are in the precise ratio of 1:4:9 (the squares of the first three positive integers), so definitely not cubes. Jeph seems to have got the proportions about right.

I suppose we can deduce that anti-gravity is a thing in the QCverse, and that Slab can interact with point-of-sale terminals.

 27 
 on: Yesterday at 04:09 
Started by shanejayell - Last post by b_jonas0
The slabs in both sequels (I own all 3 books) can. 
There are three sequels, four books in total.  The last one has a starting point similar to Lem's Fiasco: a person from our time is woken up in the far future, and tries to find their place in its very different society.

 28 
 on: Yesterday at 03:45 
Started by DrPhibes - Last post by Blue Kitty
I haven't, but it's funny that the wikipedia article mentions Matthew Holness making Garth Marenghi's Darkplace

 29 
 on: Yesterday at 00:54 
Started by shanejayell - Last post by Tova
I was going to make a wisecrack yesterday about how Jeph is really phoning it in with new character design these days, and now after seeing Jeph's note today, I wish I had.

 30 
 on: 26 Oct 2021, 23:36 
Started by shanejayell - Last post by pelotard
Hmm. AI with a very unique body? Or 2001 reference?

If they had served the monolith a latte, 2001 would have had a very different plot.

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