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Author:  grahamf [ Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:04 pm ]
Post subject:  2018-04-16: ...this may be a little more difficult then.

so...


Is someone interfering with Chinook's shots or is she just a really bad shot.


And I want to see if she nearly hits the All-Star somehow. Despite having no info on it's location for as far as we know. But I still want to see it.

Author:  erdrik [ Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:23 pm ]
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I wonder how possible it is that she missed on purpose.
Can long gun shots be traced back to the shooter yet?

Author:  Aratan [ Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:20 pm ]
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grahamf wrote:
so...


Is someone interfering with Chinook's shots or is she just a really bad shot.


And I want to see if she nearly hits the All-Star somehow. Despite having no info on it's location for as far as we know. But I still want to see it.


In this strip she hit a moving target with a long gun shot. I don't know how she got their location, but she was able to make an "unsolicited hypernet call" and then bang. So something is definitely up (or down or sideways).

Author:  Barmaglot [ Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:03 am ]
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It's gotta be Putzho.

Author:  rleggett [ Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:03 am ]
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Remember the throwaway remark that it looks like she hasn't qualified on the weapon she's firing?

Given that everything is moving in relation to everything else, getting her to miss would be as easy as introducing a rounding error. And if she doesn't have real time targeting data I doubt she'd even be in the neighborhood.

Author:  kham [ Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:30 am ]
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Dawww
Poor widdle Lotta
Give me a break
It's a big FAT target
AND NUMBER ONE ON THE LIST
So cut the bullshit plot/writer armour and kill the damn thing

Author:  Doug Lampert [ Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:12 pm ]
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Barmaglot wrote:
It's gotta be Putzho.


Yeah, missing at Jupiter was barely plausible, but this? If she knew enough about LOTA's location to take that shot, and she still missed, then it has to be because something is goofing with her aim. And we KNOW someone was trying to mess with her ability to do this.

Howard might have come up with something else, but the logical call is Putzho.

Author:  grahamf [ Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:11 pm ]
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Question is, if she missed why did she go to another target instead of reaiming and trying again?

Author:  Barmaglot [ Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:25 pm ]
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Chinook has hundreds of long guns at her disposal, it's not unlikely that we're looking at simultaneous shots. Also, if Putzho or whoever else is messing up her aim, they could also be messing with the data that she's getting back.

Author:  kham [ Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:08 pm ]
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It, whatever, or greensnake didn't mess a frakking thing up tonight
So I smell bullshit

Author:  evileeyore [ Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:13 pm ]
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Barmaglot wrote:
Also, if Putzho or whoever else is messing up her aim, they could also be messing with the data that she's getting back.

Suborning her incoming intel is the easiest way to accomplish A) interrupting her aim and B) convincing her she actually hit.

Author:  Chainlynx [ Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:03 pm ]
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I find it difficult to believe that Chinook knows the locations of the PD guns. UNS? Sure. LOTA? Ok, PD figured that out fast. But PD? I dont know.

Author:  Motortiki [ Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:44 pm ]
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evileeyore wrote:
Barmaglot wrote:
Also, if Putzho or whoever else is messing up her aim, they could also be messing with the data that she's getting back.

Suborning her incoming intel is the easiest way to accomplish A) interrupting her aim and B) convincing her she actually hit.

Possibly. But as someone mentioned earlier, just messing with her rounding routine would be enough to produce a miss, whereas messing with input is a lot harder.

Putzo has enough access to rebuild an entire data bus. I bet that for him, messing with her float processors would be easy, and undetectable.

Author:  Fishman [ Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:19 am ]
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Maybe he messed with the system that converts between Imperial and Metric units, resulting in the shots all being off, since these old Oafan computers are probably still using old Imperial Lightyears instead of new Metric Lightyears.

Author:  evileeyore [ Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:45 am ]
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Motortiki wrote:
Putzo has enough access to rebuild an entire data bus. I bet that for him, messing with her float processors would be easy, and undetectable.

Sure, but unless you are either A) also messing with her incoming data so she never figures it out or B) are supremely confident you're about to win the war of Her mind space, all you're doing is slightly delaying the extinction event.

But with all these long-gun pot-shots, that's very likely to kick off shortly anyway.

Author:  JoseB [ Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:17 am ]
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Barmaglot wrote:
Chinook has hundreds of long guns at her disposal, it's not unlikely that we're looking at simultaneous shots. Also, if Putzho or whoever else is messing up her aim, they could also be messing with the data that she's getting back.


Thank kind of messing up has a long and distinguished story. The British used their network of suborned German spies in the UK to feed back false information to the Germans regarding the impact points of V1 and V2 bombs, making the Germans think that they were overshooting their target (London), thus little by little making the bombs tend to fall short.

Author:  danacarson [ Wed May 16, 2018 9:55 pm ]
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To deal with the risk of unknown spies and things like the Spanish (neutral, supportive to Germany) Embassy sending copies of all the UK papers to Germany they didn't make up data, just deliberately miscorrelated it. So the location of V-2 X is reported as hitting at the time of V-2 Y.

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