[ExI] [tt] 2^57885161-1 (fwd)

Tomasz Rola rtomek at ceti.pl
Mon Feb 11 00:33:03 UTC 2013

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Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 01:28:00 +0100 (CET)
From: Tomasz Rola <rtomek at ceti.pl>
To: Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com>
Cc: Tomasz Rola <rtomek at ceti.pl>, Transhuman Tech <tt at postbiota.org>
Subject: Re: [tt] [ExI] 2^57885161-1 (fwd)

On Sun, 10 Feb 2013, Damien Broderick wrote:

> On 2/10/2013 3:14 PM, Tomasz Rola wrote:
> > Goedelized messages had been used by crew of one fictional s-f-spaceship,
> > sent with mission to nonexistant planetary system (if I remember well),
> > who once freed from civilisation boundaries, quickly developed themselves
> > into superhumans, and started sending back home things like "we are coming
> > back to whip your arses, get ready you bastards". Sounds to me like
> > perfect way to use prime numbers. Unfortunately I keep forgetting the
> > title and author, this must be a civilisation-induced block.
> Fred Pohl's STARBURST.

Thanks! BillK have hinted on ExI about "The Gold at the Starbow's End", by 
Pohl, too. From what gog told me, seems like you are both right, with 
"Starburst" being elongated version of "The Gold".

Tomasz Rola

** A C programmer asked whether computer had Buddha's nature.      **
** As the answer, master did "rm -rif" on the programmer's home    **
** directory. And then the C programmer became enlightened...      **
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