History Headscratchers / Reboot

12th Oct '17 7:24:50 AM HumanTorch2
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*** You seem to misunderstand. Say I'm playing Mass Effect. I gun down one group of enemies, then spend one second to readjust my aim. To the billion times faster people, 31 years would pass between gun bursts. To put it in the other side: say a Game lasts 2 hours to the perception of the Sprites. If they live at one billion times our speed, then 0.0000072 seconds would pass for the User. How does the User interact?

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*** You seem to misunderstand. Say I'm playing Mass Effect.''VideoGame/MassEffect1''. I gun down one group of enemies, then spend one second to readjust my aim. To the billion times faster people, 31 years would pass between gun bursts. To put it in the other side: say a Game lasts 2 hours to the perception of the Sprites. If they live at one billion times our speed, then 0.0000072 seconds would pass for the User. How does the User interact?
8th Sep '17 3:30:07 AM neorenamon
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* Not all games are win or lose, what happens if there is a game where your can build stuff with no defined goal? The User would not be able to win or lose so would it just be a harmless game and it just leaves when the User is done with the game?

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* Not all games are win or lose, what happens if there is a game where your can build stuff with no defined goal? The User would not be able to win or lose so would it just be a harmless game and it just leaves when the User is done with the game?game?
** My headcanon is that all systems (including Mainframe) take place in a (super)computer's RAM (Random Access Memory), not on the hard drive. So unless the game is always running, there will be beginnings and endings to every User session. Even in building games, the User will eventually get tired or just move on to doing something else. Considering the time scale (and the possibility of multiple users), no wonder games repeat themselves so rarely. The hard drive is also where the backups are kept.
8th Jun '17 11:00:23 PM theone
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** Despite being a Guardian, Bob's immunity was uncertain. There was no way anyone, even Phong, was certain it would work until Bob smashed his way out of the petrification, by then, a significant amount of Mainframe was affected.

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** Despite being a Guardian, Bob's immunity was uncertain. There was no way anyone, even Phong, was certain it would work until Bob smashed his way out of the petrification, by then, a significant amount of Mainframe was affected.affected.
* Not all games are win or lose, what happens if there is a game where your can build stuff with no defined goal? The User would not be able to win or lose so would it just be a harmless game and it just leaves when the User is done with the game?
3rd Apr '17 5:48:57 AM DarthWalrus
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** TechnologyMarchesOn It was "Common knowledge" back then that playing computer games was "bad" for the computer and caused them to slow down and become glitchy.
20th Nov '16 5:32:28 PM Harem-author
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** You're making some serious assumptions here. Who says they can separate the immunity from the rest of the Guardian code? How do you know they're not trying and just can't? Megabyte can't infect Sprites, does that make Dot selfish for not trying to upgrade all the Binomes into Sprites?

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** You're making some serious assumptions here. Who says they can separate the immunity from the rest of the Guardian code? How do you know they're not trying and just can't? Megabyte can't infect Sprites, does that make Dot selfish for not trying to upgrade all the Binomes into Sprites?Sprites?
** Despite being a Guardian, Bob's immunity was uncertain. There was no way anyone, even Phong, was certain it would work until Bob smashed his way out of the petrification, by then, a significant amount of Mainframe was affected.
20th Nov '16 4:17:39 PM Harem-author
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** It's stated by Bob that the early games played by The User don't have a "save" function. Either The User wins, and then nullifies the game sprites, (which are the citizens in the game sector) and whatever other entity was on the sector where the game cube landed (we once saw a "manual restart" where one game landed atop another, and they fused, thanks to Megabyte stealing game energy), but Bob then goes on to experiment on a Null and states the possibility that the null might be restored to its Sprite form if The User plays that same game, loads the save file, and then is made to lose.


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** Going by Matrix's and Andraia's trek through the net, we have to assume they can't tell the difference.
22nd Mar '16 4:35:23 PM BenjaminHua
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*** [[http://www.colorhexa.com/999999 #999999 still makes sense in hexadecimal]]. And would also still apply for the joke.
28th Jan '16 7:57:29 AM timemonkey
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** He may have. Computer dogs may have longer lifespans than dogs in our world.

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** He may have. Computer dogs may have longer lifespans than dogs in our world. Dot seems pretty sure Frisket could have done the whole thing again when Daemon was coming.



* In The Medusa Bug, we see that Bob's guardian code protects him from the bug's effect. Everyone else in Mainframe (other than Hex) was petrified into a stone-like state. My question is: If the guardians are capable of making their code immune to certain bugs, why don't they share that with everyone else? Even if the immunity is tied to the guardian code and they obviously weren't going to make everyone a guardian, surely they could have created a "guardian lite" code of sorts that gives people the immunities without granting them any of the other guardian attributes. Keeping that part to themselves strikes me as extremely selfish and akin to withholding vaccines and medications from the general public.

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* In The Medusa Bug, we see that Bob's guardian code protects him from the bug's effect. Everyone else in Mainframe (other than Hex) was petrified into a stone-like state. My question is: If the guardians are capable of making their code immune to certain bugs, why don't they share that with everyone else? Even if the immunity is tied to the guardian code and they obviously weren't going to make everyone a guardian, surely they could have created a "guardian lite" code of sorts that gives people the immunities without granting them any of the other guardian attributes. Keeping that part to themselves strikes me as extremely selfish and akin to withholding vaccines and medications from the general public.public.
** You're making some serious assumptions here. Who says they can separate the immunity from the rest of the Guardian code? How do you know they're not trying and just can't? Megabyte can't infect Sprites, does that make Dot selfish for not trying to upgrade all the Binomes into Sprites?
20th Jan '16 3:43:09 PM Dere
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* In The Medusa Bug, we see that Bob's guardian code protects him from the virus. Everyone else in Mainframe (other than Hex) was petrified into a stone-like state. My question is: If the guardians are capable of making their code immune to certain viruses, why don't they share that with everyone else? Even if the immunity was tied to his guardian code and they obviously weren't going to make everyone a guardian, surely they could have created a "guardian lite" code of sorts that grants people the immunities without giving them any of the other guardian attributes. Keeping that part to themselves strikes me as akin to withholding vaccines and medications from the general public.

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* In The Medusa Bug, we see that Bob's guardian code protects him from the virus.bug's effect. Everyone else in Mainframe (other than Hex) was petrified into a stone-like state. My question is: If the guardians are capable of making their code immune to certain viruses, bugs, why don't they share that with everyone else? Even if the immunity was is tied to his the guardian code and they obviously weren't going to make everyone a guardian, surely they could have created a "guardian lite" code of sorts that grants gives people the immunities without giving granting them any of the other guardian attributes. Keeping that part to themselves strikes me as extremely selfish and akin to withholding vaccines and medications from the general public.
17th Jan '16 4:25:15 PM Dere
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** A virus took control of his home system, plunging it into war. Megabyte had always craved control of Mainframe, and just took the opportunity presented to make his move. That's all the motivation Matrix really would have needed. This hatred was probably just amplified over the time he spent wandering the Net - we saw the system in 'Icons' had a virus there as well, Matrix has probably transferred this hatred to all viruses by this point, precisely because a virus caused untold death and destruction to the place he loved. This is not that complicated psychology.

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** A virus took control of his home system, plunging it into war. Megabyte had always craved control of Mainframe, and just took the opportunity presented to make his move. That's all the motivation Matrix really would have needed. This hatred was probably just amplified over the time he spent wandering the Net - we saw the system in 'Icons' had a virus there as well, Matrix has probably transferred this hatred to all viruses by this point, precisely because a virus caused untold death and destruction to the place he loved. This is not that complicated psychology.psychology.
* In The Medusa Bug, we see that Bob's guardian code protects him from the virus. Everyone else in Mainframe (other than Hex) was petrified into a stone-like state. My question is: If the guardians are capable of making their code immune to certain viruses, why don't they share that with everyone else? Even if the immunity was tied to his guardian code and they obviously weren't going to make everyone a guardian, surely they could have created a "guardian lite" code of sorts that grants people the immunities without giving them any of the other guardian attributes. Keeping that part to themselves strikes me as akin to withholding vaccines and medications from the general public.
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