I recently found the schematic for my old Commodore 64 in 1982, made me smile.
I'm OK with anything that stop pretending we aren't broke.
After the first two story telling gave way to greater marketing interests.
I thought it was a NMI
Ultima IV had a really broad world for the time, and was pretty open ended. You had to proceed through a lot of things before it was even apparent there was an endgame other than self-improvement.
Fahrenheit 451 might be too long, but germane.
(Other than the initial run of course)
Yeah I use rsync in cygwin to distribute from a Win7 desktop machine to both an external mybook sort of drive and a Linux machine with RAID array. When using the size/time/date matching method to a non-Windows machine it is important to use the --modify-window=1 flag recommended in the man page else the timestamps may fail to match resulting in more data transfer. I run it nightly from a scheduled task but it does not take very long to complete.
Can we just move them all back to AOL?
Ditto for error strings emitted by software.
An amazingly prescient book...
That's possible... I'm sure the fraction of available material that has been written by Joe or Suzie six-pack is much greater than it was ten years ago. Why would I trust my crazies on FB???
I love threads like this because I know there will be at least a half-dozen shortcuts suggested by others of which I was blissfully unaware.
I'm not sure that a perfect copy could be made in any case due to specific effects of the copying or hot-swapping process itself.
Say you have a process intended to snapshot a mind by capturing physical config of the brain. We cannot measure all of this without affecting the system as part of the measurement process. Recovering every detail (impossible) of every particle etc. requires subtly touching every particle etc. Even if you had a wonderful scanner that got a nearly perfect picture as minimally invasively as possible, it's quite likely that undergoing such a scan would be psychologically disturbing. Assuming the scan takes finite time at all, what do we get in the copy? The mind's contents just prior to being zapped with the scan? What it felt like being scanned? The mind that has memory of the scan just having been completed? I don't see any sort of perfect synchronous copy to really be possible or meaningful.
As far as the survivors would go, an original and copy might well recognize differences between themselves based upon differing views of "the divergence".
How the survivors (at least the copy) might act could be influenced by expectations programmed into the copying process itself if there were enough understanding of what was being copied. A surviving mind that was expected to operate with any significant changes in hardware might be in an ill place indeed without some modifications of physical expectations.