space and games

June 22, 2007

Galactic Relay Chat: a tale of first contact

Filed under: General — Peter de Blanc @ 1:42 pm
*** Sol has joined #milky_way
<Sol>      2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19
<Vega>     god, another n00b
<Sol>      ne1 wanna trade with me?
<Castor>   ok, you gotta build a starship first
<Sol>      how do i do that
<Vega>     Nova c:
<Castor>   nova c
<Procyon>  Nova c
*** Sol has quit GRC (timed out)
<Vega>     hahaha

June 18, 2007

Surnames

Filed under: General — Peter de Blanc @ 10:41 am

I like this format for human names:

G Y—M

Where:

  • G is a given name.
  • Y is a Y-Chromosomal Name, which is inherited from the father.
  • M is a Mitochondrial Name, which is inherited from the mother.

This makes it easy to trace Y chromosomes and mitochondria, which are passed on directly from father to son and from mother to child, respectively. Optionally, girls could drop the Y-chromosomal name, since they do not inherit Y chromosomes.

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