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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 8:01 pm 
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I think that's the sound of another shoe dropping...


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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 8:29 pm 
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Nemoricus wrote:
I think that's the sound of another shoe dropping...

I'd agree, except shoes come in pairs (for human shoes, at least), and we've already seen at least two attack vectors.

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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 8:31 pm 
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Black Sheep wrote:
Nemoricus wrote:
I think that's the sound of another shoe dropping...

I'd agree, except shoes come in pairs (for human shoes, at least), and we've already seen at least two attack vectors.

That just means we haven't heard all the shoes yet.


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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 9:38 pm 
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Black Sheep wrote:
Nemoricus wrote:
I think that's the sound of another shoe dropping...

I'd agree, except shoes come in pairs (for human shoes, at least), and we've already seen at least two attack vectors.

Which could have just been diversions.


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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 1:33 am 
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You don't NEED a diversion if you have already won. If the bot had accomplished what it was sent to do by hacking the data trunk there would have been no need for it to attack, so clearly there is another objective./


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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 4:50 am 
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sotanaht wrote:
You don't NEED a diversion if you have already won. If the bot had accomplished what it was sent to do by hacking the data trunk there would have been no need for it to attack, so clearly there is another objective./



Actually, one of the best times to make a diversion is when you HAVE won, but want to make sure the other side think *they've* won.

If you've won through subterfuge, but the enemy expects something, you have two choices

1) do nothing, let them keep expecting forever, this will lead to paranoia and possibly them lashing out at you (assuming they can)

Or 2) let them defeat something relatively inconsequential, letting them think they've thwarted your feeble attempt and thus let their guard down (compared to option 1, which leaves them in a constant state of high alert as they expect the shoe to drop)

When your enemy has the capability to crack planets by accident (remember the fate of poor Io?) it's best not to leave them in a paranoid high alert state. That's how very large missiles get launched by twitchy leaders.


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