History Headscratchers / Freefall

9th May '16 4:57:25 AM erforce
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** TheTerminator: A cautionary tale of the over-development of technology, or an example of the Three Laws GoneHorriblyRight?

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** TheTerminator: Film/TheTerminator: A cautionary tale of the over-development of technology, or an example of the Three Laws GoneHorriblyRight?
30th Apr '16 11:59:38 PM MoPete
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** More importantly, Pfouts is a left-handed amino acid planet, where nothing short of complete genetic overhaul would allow humans to adapt to it.
7th Apr '16 7:49:18 AM Nutster
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*** I know I would probably wake up if somebody tried to steal my skeleton. Mind you, most of Sam's skeleton is an artificial add-on, with the possible exception of his beak, like other (Terran) cephalopods, whereas mine is entirely internal, depending on how you define teeth.
4th Oct '15 10:30:49 AM Discar
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* there's also the fact they were engineered as living weapons/ "super soldiers" that were supposed to be cryogenically frozen whenever they weren't actively in combat. some bright spark probably thourght that reducing/minimising their empathic responses was a good idea for "efficiency" or somesuch.

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* there's ** There's also the fact they were engineered as living weapons/ "super soldiers" that were supposed to be cryogenically frozen whenever they weren't actively in combat. some bright spark probably thourght that reducing/minimising their empathic responses was a good idea for "efficiency" or somesuch.
4th Oct '15 2:20:05 AM Talyneral
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* there's also the fact they were engineered as living weapons/ "super soldiers" that were supposed to be cryogenically frozen whenever they were actively in combat. some bright spark probably thourght that reducing/minimising their empathic responses was a good idea for "efficiency" or somesuch.

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* there's also the fact they were engineered as living weapons/ "super soldiers" that were supposed to be cryogenically frozen whenever they were weren't actively in combat. some bright spark probably thourght that reducing/minimising their empathic responses was a good idea for "efficiency" or somesuch.
4th Oct '15 2:19:15 AM Talyneral
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* there's also the fact they were engineered as living weapons/ "super soldiers" that were supposed to be cryogenically frozen whenever they were actively in combat. some bright spark probably thourght that reducing/minimising their empathic responses was a good idea for "efficiency" or somesuch.
29th Jun '15 10:06:03 AM crwydryny1
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** First of mining operations, it will take hundreds if not thousands of years to mine all the resources from the planet so it's not really a short term thing. second shipping in food for a colony would cost a lot more than creating a work force that can survive on the planet, just ask NASA how much it costs to ship a gram of something into orbit, then work out how much it would cost to ship enough food, and materials for a mining operation and support personel across several star systems, using robots would seam like a cheeper alternitive until you realise that most (read non bowman designed) robots don't have the ability to adapt and learn meaning they can not deal with unusual situations that are likely to arrise not to mention the vast infrastructure needed to maintain the robots. by creating a native workforce that can eat the available food on the planet, build and adapt to their situation and do not require maintenance you'll end up with a self sustaining workforce.
29th Jun '15 9:45:39 AM crwydryny1
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** The big reveal of Feb. 28, 2014 gives credence to a few of the remarks above. So far the WordOfGod remarks about small frontal lobes from [[http://home.comcast.net/~ccdesan/Freefall/Freefall_Backstory.html the backstory page]] seem to be very relevant ([[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2500/fc02468.htm Mar. 3, 2014]]). The UnpredictableResults theory mentioned above for the first model uplifted species may be true as well, as the lab vs. family upbringing. One thing worth remarking, however, is that it's worth asking whether the word "sociopath," at least in its human sense, really fits the situation here.

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** The big reveal of Feb. 28, 2014 gives credence to a few of the remarks above. So far the WordOfGod remarks about small frontal lobes from [[http://home.comcast.net/~ccdesan/Freefall/Freefall_Backstory.html the backstory page]] seem to be very relevant ([[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2500/fc02468.htm Mar. 3, 2014]]). The UnpredictableResults theory mentioned above for the first model uplifted species may be true as well, as the lab vs. family upbringing. One thing worth remarking, however, is that it's worth asking sking whether the word "sociopath," at least in its human sense, really fits the situation here.
** There's also the fact that chimpanzies, especially male chimpanzies upon reaching sexual maturity become very agressive, and chimps in their 40s are known to be very dangerous even those that have been brought up with humans and are known to turn violent in a split second which is why dr Bowman nutered himself in order to reduce the chance of that happening, but even still upon reaching old age it still affects him to a degree.
7th Apr '15 9:31:37 AM Discar
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*** Sam doesn't have any bones, so even though he has close to human body mass, he can pull it into a much tighter space without trouble.

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*** ** Sam doesn't have any bones, so even though he has close to human body mass, he can pull it into a much tighter space without trouble.



*** Some robots, as mentioned elsewhere in the comic, ''do'' make complete backups of their memory and personality. It's not a hard and fast rule, however, as a given robot's memory and personality would normally change only in small day-sized increments. [=GitD=], on the other manipulator, makes a huge, sweeping change all at once; the standard day-to-day backup system doesn't have enough data integrity to prevent permanent damage.

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*** ** Some robots, as mentioned elsewhere in the comic, ''do'' make complete backups of their memory and personality. It's not a hard and fast rule, however, as a given robot's memory and personality would normally change only in small day-sized increments. [=GitD=], on the other manipulator, makes a huge, sweeping change all at once; the standard day-to-day backup system doesn't have enough data integrity to prevent permanent damage.
7th Apr '15 6:43:25 AM Wanderwolf
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*** Some robots, as mentioned elsewhere in the comic, ''do'' make complete backups of their memory and personality. It's not a hard and fast rule, however, as a given robot's memory and personality would normally change only in small day-sized increments. [=GitD=], on the other manipulator, makes a huge, sweeping change all at once; the standard day-to-day backup system doesn't have enough data integrity to prevent permanent damage.
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