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Moderation related information such as instance silences, suspensions and media blocks will now be noted in our new wiki.

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Ten Forward's PSA for new users:

Welcome to Ten Forward!

If you are looking for people to follow, check out the federated timeline, also check out the hashtag where there are a bunch of new folks like you!

Feel free to make a post in yourself.

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask me and I will try my best to answer.

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Dungeon Masters!

I have a one-shot adventure I'm playtesting:

emsenn.itch.io/crown-of-idbol-

Danger is never far in the Gloaming, where marshes and mesas give home to bandits and beasts... Recently... [a] bandit calling himself "King Bark" has been mugging travellers. Now, farmers are reporting missing livestock...

This adventure is set in tragically funny fantasy world of Teraum, in the year 80pc, during the Reconstruction Era.

📢 Ten Forward Administrative Announcement 📢

Ten Forward has been updated to Mastodon v3.0.1.

This is a bugfix release.

Changelog:
github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

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🚨 NEW POD ALERT 🚨

@staticsafe & @chosafine talk about Microsoft’s October hardware event and Destiny 2: Shadowkeep. We also fall in and out of love with eGPUs and Bluetooth headphones.

Shades Of Brown Episode 105: I’m Not Bringing the DAC To The Gym

twoshadesofbrown.com/2019/10/0

Your regular reminder that you can help support the financial costs of running Ten Forward which is currently at USD $25 per month.

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patreon.com/packetcat

One-time donations are also accepted via Paypal.

paypal.me/staticsafe

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What's your favorite two-part episode?

(Two or more part, I guess, so folk can answer with the end of DS9 if they'd like.)

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@guinan i once wrote up this whole theory that in fact the federation is, semi-unbeknownst to the humans, actually a post-singularity civilization rife with strong AIs who are mostly going about their own business all over the galaxy and sort of maintaining the functions of the human-level systems at a kind of autonomous-nervous-system level of functioning.

To me that suggests that the Federation is able to create "emergent" AAI that can become sentient but ship computers have restraints placed on them to prevent such emergence from occurring.

This to presumably avoid the consequences of having sentient ship computers with fully realized rights that every Federation citizen possesses amongst other complications like for example: the ship computer having a conscience and rejecting a order based on that.

In TNG: "Measure of a Man" Guinan suggests that: "regardless of whether Data is a machine or not, Maddox's plans for reproducing him would lead to a situation tantamount to slavery."

Picard then argues that Data meets 2 out of 3 criteria that Maddox uses to define sentient life - intelligence and self-awareness and the third consciousness cannot be measured.

AFAIK, ship computers in ST have never demonstrated self-awareness but can create such beings (see TNG - Moriarty, VOY EMH).

The theory that the Federation is aware that their ship computers are indeed sentient but are suppressing said sentience is a chilling one.

That is much different from Federation computers being able to simply pretend to be sentient but not actually be sentient.

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📢 Ten Forward Administrative Announcement 📢

Ten Forward has been updated to Mastodon v3.0.0.

This is a big release with user facing changes like the addition of a audio player, reworked conversations UI, option to disable real-time updates in web UI and a lot more!

Read more here:
github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

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📢 Ten Forward Moderation Announcement 📢

The following instance has been suspended from Ten Forward:

pawoo.net

Reason - large amount of spam accounts originating from this instance without any sort of moderation action on their part apparent.

Sun Sep 22 17:11:39 UTC 2019

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Star Trek actor death 

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Star Trek actor death 

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📢 Ten Forward Moderation Announcement 📢

The following instance has been suspended from Ten Forward:

justicewarrior.social

Reason - another free speech instance, they sure do wear it on their sleeve

hxxps://justicewarrior.social/about/more

Wed Sep 11 14:01:36 UTC 2019

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S02E02 "Where Silence Has Lease"

Dr. Pulaski refuses to use Data's pronouns at first, but admits that Data is considered to be alive by Starfleet. Meanwhile the ship encounters a hole in space and is subjected to a series of tests.

This episode was reminiscent of how the crew got put to the test by Q at "Encounter at Farpoint." It's odd to me that the writers would have done this episode given how similiar it was to S01E0102. As we know they were not all out of good ideas.

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About 7 minutes in there is a nice discussion about the origins of Ten Forward:

youtube.com/watch?v=Wr7lv_mO2t

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