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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:32 pm 
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All I'll say is, that name beats even the Scrapyard of Insufferable Arrogance.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:24 am 
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Interesting to see what was once one of Petey's peers.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:29 am 
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Arcanestomper wrote:
Interesting to see what was once one of Petey's peers.

"once"

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:51 am 
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grahamf wrote:
Arcanestomper wrote:
Interesting to see what was once one of Petey's peers.

"once"


By which I mean Petey was once a superfortress AI. Now he's a fleet mind composed of lots of different component AIs even if the Petey part does most of the talking. Also as demonstrated in this strip he has significantly more computing capacity than the Bludgeon.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:20 am 
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And people wonder why I want the cute widdle fuzzy bear exterminated at the molecular level....
No One, No being deserves to be this smug


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:25 am 
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kham wrote:
And people wonder why I want the cute widdle fuzzy bear exterminated at the molecular level....
No One, No being deserves to be this smug
You want to kill people who show basic levels of psychology? That sounds pretty bad, man.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:48 pm 
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Reaver225 wrote:
kham wrote:
And people wonder why I want the cute widdle fuzzy bear exterminated at the molecular level....
No One, No being deserves to be this smug
You want to kill people who show basic levels of psychology? That sounds pretty bad, man.


And it's entirely true. When you know the variables, you can predict a lot of things fairly well. The trick is knowing the variables. And you can influence those variables yourself, too.

The upper-forward missile bay was probably closest to the Daub, on purpose, and some basic psych profiles on the captain would tell Petey if he's the type to prefer missiles, and if he has access to Ob'enn records and after action logs, may even know which banks he prefers to fire first.

Petey isn't being smug here, he's just explaining.

Edit to add: also, Prtey never said that was the ONLY dust mite cloud he ported in. He probably covered that entire bay.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:30 pm 
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Kendrakirai wrote:
Edit to add: also, Prtey never said that was the ONLY dust mite cloud he ported in. He probably covered that entire bay.

Yup. It's not like Petey's never lied or engaged in psychological warfare before.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:39 am 
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Kendrakirai wrote:

Petey isn't being smug here, he's just explaining.


He's always smug when he's talking to what he perceives as "lesser life forms", which lately, seems to be "everyone".


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:28 pm 
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Restless Soul wrote:
He's always smug when he's talking to what he perceives as "lesser life forms", which lately, seems to be "everyone".

Maybe it's just that lesser minds perceive it as smugness?












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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:35 pm 
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evileeyore wrote:
Kendrakirai wrote:
Edit to add: also, Prtey never said that was the ONLY dust mite cloud he ported in. He probably covered that entire bay.

Yup. It's not like Petey's never lied or engaged in psychological warfare before.


The existence of dust mite clouds is significant. This makes it possible to suborn computers on any ship, at least in theory.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:30 pm 
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Still have to get those dust mite clouds in though, which is not simple. Remember, ships are hermetically sealed to keep air in, which also keeps dust out.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:14 pm 
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The thing is, while he could have dropped multiple mite clouds, the teraport needs to go with them, and it's probably punching through teraport denial, which Isn't Cheap.

Admittedly, if there is a time to bust out energy reserves, it's on the brink of intergalactic MAD warfare.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:00 pm 
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This isn't the first time he's used dust mite clouds. Remember that battleplate he suborned over Osiri. He's only talking with the ship AI this time.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:55 pm 
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Arcanestomper wrote:
This isn't the first time he's used dust mite clouds. Remember that battleplate he suborned over Osiri. He's only talking with the ship AI this time.

He had to throw a kinetic missile at that one, if I recall.


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