"Wikipedia data dump now on the Moon"

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"Wikipedia data dump now on the Moon"

Post by Bbb23sucks » Tue Feb 27, 2024 4:41 am

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Re: "Wikipedia data dump now on the Moon"

Post by ericbarbour » Tue Feb 27, 2024 7:52 am

Remember: that is the lander that fell over at touchdown and is probably going to stop working shortly. No idea if this archive survived the flight, or the crash, or if it will survive a billion years or whatever.

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Re: "Wikipedia data dump now on the Moon"

Post by Ognistysztorm » Tue Feb 27, 2024 9:37 am

ericbarbour wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2024 7:52 am
Remember: that is the lander that fell over at touchdown and is probably going to stop working shortly. No idea if this archive survived the flight, or the crash, or if it will survive a billion years or whatever.
My bet is that the archive survived the flight based on available information. Nevertheless, I've been trying to say that it is the best example of people treating Wikipedia too seriously and how it provides immense incentives for any actors to tamper with the platform. Think about this, you want to get back against a person, a group or a nation that you don't like. Making their reputations suffer for billions of years would be a very tempting option not to be dismissed.

Perhaps it could be counterbalanced by asking them to include other encyclopedias such as Justapedia to their payloads so that "history" would be harder to tamper with.

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Re: "Wikipedia data dump now on the Moon"

Post by Bbb23sucks » Tue Feb 27, 2024 6:10 pm

ericbarbour wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2024 7:52 am
Remember: that is the lander that fell over at touchdown and is probably going to stop working shortly. No idea if this archive survived the flight, or the crash, or if it will survive a billion years or whatever.
Also, isn't hilarious that it had to be seekret for no reason at all?
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Re: "Wikipedia data dump now on the Moon"

Post by Ognistysztorm » Tue Feb 27, 2024 7:57 pm

Bbb23sucks wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2024 6:10 pm
ericbarbour wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2024 7:52 am
Remember: that is the lander that fell over at touchdown and is probably going to stop working shortly. No idea if this archive survived the flight, or the crash, or if it will survive a billion years or whatever.
Also, isn't hilarious that it had to be seekret for no reason at all?
The DVDs are passive payloads, meaning that there's no way to find out 100% if they're unscathed. Nevertheless because the lunar gravity is so weak compared to Earth I think there's a high chance that it has survived and will probably remain there for billions of years.

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Re: "Wikipedia data dump now on the Moon"

Post by ericbarbour » Wed Feb 28, 2024 7:58 am

Bbb23sucks wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2024 6:10 pm
Also, isn't hilarious that it had to be seekret for no reason at all?
Scott Manley made a video and comment on them trying to cover things up:
https://youtu.be/wynBeg7BYr0?t=631

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