The Great Maestro of Brandon
Rapha was a very old probe, far older than most all sentients still active in Brandon. It was not human, but it was of human descent. It was a Listening Probe. As simple as that.
Listening, now, listening is an art, as Rapha would gladly tell you about. It had listened until it hurt too much to hear. It's job had been to keep an ear out to the stars, see what they said to each other. And for millenia all that they said was randomness and noise. But Rapha wasn't there to judge stars from not being very interesting to listen. Other probes out there also listened to stars, and they read all kind of interesting and not random data in all that noise. But Rapha wasn't there for that. Rapha wanted to hear music, music made by stars. That's what it was designed for, cared for, and built for.
But how would Rapha recognize music? what consisted music anyway? A few millennia after it was built, and it was bored of not listening any music, the probe pinged back home, a
The Automated Security System of Brandon didn't stretched, because it was a massive computer network array distributed across all of the system. But if it could, it would have, because it had had a nap of about three million years. There hadn't been a reason to keep itself running for so long that only local minimal Security Systems had kept tabs on things. It however had awoken, so it checked how things had gone while it slept.
There were a few trillion entries to the security logs, several earthquakes had decimated entire cities, a few hundred volcano eruptions had changed the profile of some islands, some new towns had been designed and built by the Automated Accomodation System, the ASecS checked if the AAcS did a good work of assuring all areas of the new locations where covered by sensor arrays, cameras, microphones, and biometric sensors. It marked its approval at the redundancy and coverage of the sensors. It also agreed at the decision to only keep 500 years of backlog data
The streets of Brandon weren't empty, hundreds of thousands of millions of service robots roamed them every single day. Stopping on every bus station and opening doors for a few minutes to close them back and move ahead. Collecting the produce the harvesters provide and delivering it fresh to the millions of hotels, cookeries, restaurants and homes across the whole system. Cleaning the streets of any debris that might have fallen, removing leaves out of gutters, seeding and cutting grass across countless parks, tending to flowers in trillions of balconies. Cleaning rooms, changing bed sheets and curtains from time to time. Testing the plumbing once a year and fixing whatever might have gone astray. Washing windows, changing light bulbs and repainting ledlights. Laboratories kept manufacturing medicines that got delivered to hospitals and first aid centers, old ones where carried away to be disposed carefully. Automated cooking services kept making the daily plate, sorting and reading
Amanda was playing in the beach with Scut, they were the only two children that had come down to the planet so far, their parents were now setting up the base for the survey team. So far only a few tents and other preliminary colony management hardware was being installed.
Scut's antennae was flowing from here to there constantly, listening to Amanda's explanation of beach stuff.
"Dad said that if we are going to live near the ocean I should start to learn more about it anyway", she was saying to her alien friend, "so I was looking at this Top 10 Most Amazing Things About the Ocean last night right? And there's some AWESOME things Scut!" sh
I'm glad to announce that I'll be uploading and managing most of the user submissions to the #Xubuntu-Showcase (https://www.deviantart.com/xubuntu-showcase) project from the Xubuntu Development and Marketing Teams.
Its very important to us to collect how users redesigning their desktops, in order to understand how they use it, what they think its important, how they work with it.
We would also like to show all the non xubuntu or even non linux users how pretty our desktop can be, how good as an option is and how customizable it can be!
So lets post our desktops!
the prettiest ones will be showcased on the www.xubuntu.org site, as will be anounced on all our social netwo
Hola, comostan, ¬¬ voy a pedirles que voten a mi hermano
porque... supongo que porque es mi hermano ¿no? P:
bah, si quieren no hay obligación :)