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 Post subject: 10-2-2018 A theory
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:37 pm 
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All I'll say is, I hope Kevyn gets to Tagon Sr. soon and explains to him not to use the word "theory" lightly like that.

Also, the possibility Murtaugh didn't consider, of course, is, "We just simply didn't have or know anything they may have wanted."


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 Post subject: Re: 10-2-2018 A theory
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Maybe, but the first rule of "Super Secret Battleplate Club" is "You don't let people talk about Super Secret Battleplate Club.

Both having been ranking officers, and seeing that the UNS in specific is willing to go to ...great lengths on that, I'm not suprised that's way down near the bottom of her possibility list.


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 Post subject: Re: 10-2-2018 A theory
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The super-secret battleplates aren't that secret anymore though; both Petey and Oafans have encountered them by now.


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I don't think they know about the oafins at the moment. They are about to find out though, they wanted their ship back after all.


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sotanaht wrote:
... they wanted their ship Toughs back after all.

FIFY.


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 Post subject: Re: 10-2-2018 A theory
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I don't think the enslavement contract has been signed yet, They'd need Karl for that anyway most likely.


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 Post subject: Re: 10-2-2018 A theory
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sotanaht wrote:
I don't think they know about the oafins at the moment. They are about to find out though, they wanted their ship back after all.


Maintaining OpSec has moved from "not difficult" to "not necessary"


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In other words, "Super-Secret Battleplate Club" has been rendered defunct, as is Murtaugh's theory. She just doesn't know that.

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I just love how Karl's face in the penultimate panel is "Hrrrrm, this could be bad" and then in the ultimate panel it's all "Theory confirmed. Sigh."


But Murtaugh has switched to "Ooh cookies!"


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 Post subject: Re: 10-2-2018 A theory
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Barmaglot wrote:
sotanaht wrote:
I don't think they know about the oafins at the moment. They are about to find out though, they wanted their ship back after all.


Maintaining OpSec has moved from "not difficult" to "not necessary"

I used "they" too many times. The toughs don't know about the oafins, the toughs will find out soon, because the oafins wanted their ship and will thus reveal themselves momentarily.


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 Post subject: Re: 10-2-2018 A theory
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sotanaht wrote:
The toughs don't know about the oafins, the toughs will find out soon, because the oafins wanted their ship and will thus reveal themselves momentarily.

Oafans wanted more than the ship, they just didn't tell the UNS that.


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 Post subject: Re: 10-2-2018 A theory
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macnut wrote:
In other words, "Super-Secret Battleplate Club" has been rendered defunct, as is Murtaugh's theory. She just doesn't know that.


Exactly. You know that and I know that, but Murtagh doesn't.

And as someone else pointed out, Murtagh also doesn't know about the Old-Offan either, so the theory of "Everything we own has been surrendendered as damage/collateral" wouldn't enter her mind either.


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 Post subject: Re: 10-2-2018 A theory
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Daniel the Broc wrote:
macnut wrote:
In other words, "Super-Secret Battleplate Club" has been rendered defunct, as is Murtaugh's theory. She just doesn't know that.


Exactly. You know that and I know that, but Murtagh doesn't.

And as someone else pointed out, Murtagh also doesn't know about the Old-Offan either, so the theory of "Everything we own has been surrendendered as damage/collateral" wouldn't enter her mind either.

Good thing she owns a city...

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 Post subject: Re: 10-2-2018 A theory
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I thought she sold that for a coupon book.


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She "sold" the smushed up ancient artifact that the city used to be attached to.


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 Post subject: Re: 10-2-2018 A theory
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Unless they cool just as fast, I wouldn't want to eat cookies less than 2 minutes out of the oven.


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StClair wrote:
Unless they cool just as fast, I wouldn't want to eat cookies less than 2 minutes out of the oven.

At 177° when deployed to a RapidCool(TM pending) tray, they would drop to a nice warm 125° within 115 seconds...


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 Post subject: Re: 10-2-2018 A theory
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evileeyore wrote:
StClair wrote:
Unless they cool just as fast, I wouldn't want to eat cookies less than 2 minutes out of the oven.

At 177° when deployed to a RapidCool(TM pending) tray, they would drop to a nice warm 125° within 115 seconds...

...the future uses Fahrenheit?

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 Post subject: Re: 10-2-2018 A theory
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grahamf wrote:
...the future uses Fahrenheit?

evileeyore wrote:
At 177° when deployed to a RapidCool(TM pending) tray, they would drop to a nice warm 125° 50°within 115 seconds...

Fixed it!


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 Post subject: Re: 10-2-2018 A theory
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grahamf wrote:
...the future uses Fahrenheit?

I dunno... my work uses F and C interchangeably sometimes so it's completely f-ed up my sense of temperature.

All I know is I can pop a nice warm 150° piece of beef in my gob no worries...


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Fixed it!

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 Post subject: Re: 10-2-2018 A theory
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evileeyore wrote:
I dunno... my work uses F and C interchangeably sometimes so it's completely f-ed up my sense of temperature.



I tak it your work does not involve baking. :?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:36 am 
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I tak it your work does not involve baking. :?

It does (baking and roasting), but the ovens are preset. Only the timing matters. And only half the ovens display their temps anymore. And I'm not sure I trust them. Temps are taken manually... but those thermometers are in differing scales and are marked with red lines for "It needs to be this range" for the idiots* who can't be bothered to know what temps the meats need to be.

So...yeah.


* One of which I have become. I mean, if I think hard about it I can remember the proper temps... but I've stopped caring.


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 Post subject: Re: 10-2-2018 A theory
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Wait.... why would the reality of 8 minute ready-bake cookies be disappointing?


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 Post subject: Re: 10-2-2018 A theory
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That's pretty close to current bake times for cookie dough, actually. 8-12 minutes at 175 degrees, depending on the size of the cookies. Which means that she must be hellishly fast at everything else involved, since that would only leave her 2 minutes of prep for aaall those cookies.


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 Post subject: Re: 10-2-2018 A theory
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Probably less the eight minute, and more the ready-bake part.
This is the flagship. This is the one which has a full kitchen team, including a chef. They're eating the stuff you can buy from the frozen foods aisle. These cookies weren't made from scratch.


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 Post subject: Re: 10-2-2018 A theory
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Really? You wanna over-analyze this?

FINE.

I know the cookies were squirted out of some Pillsbury's tubes. But I'm saying that it's amazing to get all of those on the cookie sheet, into the oven and onto a plate in less than 10 minutes. Like, she deserves a promotion to sous chef.. assuming Ch'vorthq is still around.


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 Post subject: Re: 10-2-2018 A theory
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0z79 wrote:
Really? You wanna over-analyze this?

FINE.

I know the cookies were squirted out of some Pillsbury's tubes. But I'm saying that it's amazing to get all of those on the cookie sheet, into the oven and onto a plate in less than 10 minutes. Like, she deserves a promotion to sous chef.. assuming Ch'vorthq is still around.

I'm pretty sure there's a conveyor belt machine she just throws them into, and that's just the first batch.

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 Post subject: Re: 10-2-2018 A theory
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0z79 wrote:
Really? You wanna over-analyze this?

FINE.

I know the cookies were squirted out of some Pillsbury's tubes. But I'm saying that it's amazing to get all of those on the cookie sheet, into the oven and onto a plate in less than 10 minutes. Like, she deserves a promotion to sous chef.. assuming Ch'vorthq is still around.



Yes. She's very good at her job, including both the technical side and the customer-service side. I wasn't disputing that. I don't think anyone was.

That said, if she hadn't specified "extrusion ready", I'd have assumed she did it the way my family does; cut it like sausage right through the plastic, drop the proto-cookies directly onto the cookie sheet, (pam-sprayed), then peel the plastic rings off before throwing it in the oven.

Edit. I see where the dispute was. Please note my previous message follows you by only one minute. I hadn't even seen your message before I posted my own, and was replying to an earlier one. In fact, I hadn't noticed your message until after you complained about my seeming dismissal at her cooking prowess.


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 Post subject: Re: 10-2-2018 A theory
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:36 pm 
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She probably hit Preheat on the CookieMeister, drug a tub of Double Cookie-Chip Chocolate out of the cooler (or had Nick do it), shell the lump of dough out into the hopper, then press Start.

And in eight minutes the product hits the cooling trays, then the stacker arranges them in an aesthetically pleasing manner.

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 Post subject: Re: 10-2-2018 A theory
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FreeFlier wrote:
She probably hit Preheat on the CookieMeister, drug a tub of Double Cookie-Chip Chocolate out of the cooler (or had Nick do it), shell the lump of dough out into the hopper, then press Start.

And in eight minutes the product hits the cooling trays, then the stacker arranges them in an aesthetically pleasing manner.

--FreeFlier


Eh. Maybe. They may be the flagship, but they're still a ship.
A good cook with a sharp knife can do most of the things, and more besides, of a shelf full of expensive gadgets, in about the same amount of time, while taking up considerably less space and involving less finicky cleanup.


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