Found a way to connect to gmail, but that has issue (gmail doesn't sort right)
Might need to break down and pay to get my data.
Let's try again. Say you take 150 people to run the ship, and figure to get your 10k population level with these embryos after they arrive. You can incubate them (if you brought the equipment) but then you get 10k squalling infants and only 150 people to provide food shelter education and attention for them for the next decade plus before they start carrying their own weight. It just doesnt work that way.
They wouldn't need to all be born at the same time. Also, the initial population should be all female (obvious reasons). Time the release of new-born to allow for the most genetic diversity. (They may not be happy hatching others eggs but... hey, they've got a new planet to populate!) After the first ~10 births per woman (assuming 150 to start with, starting at age '18') working they 'norm' mortality (adult/child) after about 30-35 years you are looking at a population of about 10K, which could be sustainable.
After arrival 150...
Year 1: 150 woman give birth to 150 children. Population 299.
Year 2: 150 woman give birth to 150 children. Population 447.
Year 3: 150 woman give birth to 150 children. Population 595... (you get the point)
(side note: tweaking the spreadsheet for this is interesting.)
Anyone else see this as an attempt to scare users into upgrades directly from the desktop?
Yes, we all knew this day would be upon us, but surely we didn't see M$ being so downright aggressive, did we?
Ultimately, what is everyone's opinion on this effort and its' ultimate affect to their usage of the admittedly antiquated OS?
I for one, will still be chugging along on a few systems until the system finally just Dies on me.
Any theories on actual support and afterlife cycle predictions? Anyone still patching together their Win98 systems? Win3.11? What duties have they been relegated to and why? What plans does everyone have in the Upgrade department? Are you waiting for anything specific from M$ before taking the Win8.1 plunge, or planning on holding onto your Win7 systems 'till they pry the code from its cold, dead drive?"
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