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24th Jun '16 11:36:31 AM zarpaulus
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** But why would they want to be stealthy? Being known as a race of space pirates would be amazing by Sqid standards! Admittedly, yes, they couldn't be interstellar pirates, but in-system piracy would be feasible.

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** But why would they want to be stealthy? Being known as a race of space pirates would be amazing by Sqid standards! Admittedly, yes, they couldn't be interstellar pirates, but in-system piracy would be feasible.feasible.
*** There's a word for thieves, crooks, and pirates who can't hide effectively: Dead.
24th Jun '16 10:49:59 AM Masterweaver
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* That would require major advances in FasterThanLightTravel. With Freefall's current FTL it simply isn't economical to transport materials from one system to another, [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1300/fv01252.htm otherwise]] Sam would get rich trading trash between his homeworld and Jean. And in-system piracy is unlikely as, to paraphrase Atomic Rockets, "There ain't no StealthInSpace!"

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* That would require major advances in FasterThanLightTravel. With Freefall's current FTL it simply isn't economical to transport materials from one system to another, [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1300/fv01252.htm otherwise]] Sam would get rich trading trash between his homeworld and Jean. And in-system piracy is unlikely as, to paraphrase Atomic Rockets, "There ain't no StealthInSpace!"StealthInSpace!"
**But why would they want to be stealthy? Being known as a race of space pirates would be amazing by Sqid standards! Admittedly, yes, they couldn't be interstellar pirates, but in-system piracy would be feasible.
8th Jun '16 4:01:45 PM zarpaulus
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Granted, there will be rules: Only terraform non-living space rocks, only raid rocks with radio, etc. But honestly, given their scavenger instincts, the idea of raiding the super-worlds of humanity would probably not only appeal to the Sqids but also be one of the most sustainable galactic economy models. In the long run, this would benefit everyone, as everyone would have reason to keep developing tech for the unending pirate war.

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Granted, there will be rules: Only terraform non-living space rocks, only raid rocks with radio, etc. But honestly, given their scavenger instincts, the idea of raiding the super-worlds of humanity would probably not only appeal to the Sqids but also be one of the most sustainable galactic economy models. In the long run, this would benefit everyone, as everyone would have reason to keep developing tech for the unending pirate war.war.
* That would require major advances in FasterThanLightTravel. With Freefall's current FTL it simply isn't economical to transport materials from one system to another, [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1300/fv01252.htm otherwise]] Sam would get rich trading trash between his homeworld and Jean. And in-system piracy is unlikely as, to paraphrase Atomic Rockets, "There ain't no StealthInSpace!"
7th Jun '16 8:56:57 AM Masterweaver
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He knows full well that is plan will leave Jean in shambles. He also knows his bosses at Ecosystems Unlimited will come after once they realize what happened. He doesn't care. He thinks once he's got that money, ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney will be in full effect. He ''dosen't'' seem to grasp that any account big enough to hold all that money, or multiple accounts suddenly flush with cash will be red flagged and seized the moment the news about Jean spreads.

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He knows full well that is plan will leave Jean in shambles. He also knows his bosses at Ecosystems Unlimited will come after once they realize what happened. He doesn't care. He thinks once he's got that money, ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney will be in full effect. He ''dosen't'' seem to grasp that any account big enough to hold all that money, or multiple accounts suddenly flush with cash will be red flagged and seized the moment the news about Jean spreads.spreads.

[[WMG: Sam will encourage the Sqids to become a race of space pirates.]]
Granted, there will be rules: Only terraform non-living space rocks, only raid rocks with radio, etc. But honestly, given their scavenger instincts, the idea of raiding the super-worlds of humanity would probably not only appeal to the Sqids but also be one of the most sustainable galactic economy models. In the long run, this would benefit everyone, as everyone would have reason to keep developing tech for the unending pirate war.
30th Oct '15 11:26:12 AM Freezer
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He knows full well that is plan will leave Jean in shambles. He also knows his bosses at Ecosystems Unlimited will come after once they realize what happened. He doesn't care. He thinks once he's got that money, he'll be rich enough to fight or avoid any attempts to bring him to justice. He ''dosen't'' seem to grasp that any account big enough to hold all that money, or multiple accounts suddenly flush with cash will be red flagged and seized the moment the news about Jean spreads.

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He knows full well that is plan will leave Jean in shambles. He also knows his bosses at Ecosystems Unlimited will come after once they realize what happened. He doesn't care. He thinks once he's got that money, he'll ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney will be rich enough to fight or avoid any attempts to bring him to justice.in full effect. He ''dosen't'' seem to grasp that any account big enough to hold all that money, or multiple accounts suddenly flush with cash will be red flagged and seized the moment the news about Jean spreads.
28th Oct '15 3:09:04 PM Freezer
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[[WMG: Mr. Kornada's plan isn't ArtisticLicenseEconomics; it's ArtisticLicenceLaw.]]
He knows full well that is plan will leave Jean in shambles. He also knows his bosses at Ecosystems Unlimited will come after once they realize what happened. He doesn't care. He thinks once he's got that money, he'll be rich enough to fight or avoid any attempts to bring him to justice. He ''dosen't'' seem to grasp that any account big enough to hold all that money, or multiple accounts suddenly flush with cash will be red flagged and seized the moment the news about Jean spreads.



Things still work out for Florence though, because Ecosystems unlimited realizes the upcoming demand for non-robot, non-human entities and starts producing altered bowman's wolves for this purpose.

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Things still work out for Florence though, because Ecosystems unlimited realizes the upcoming demand for non-robot, non-human entities and starts producing altered bowman's wolves for this purpose.purpose.

[[WMG: Mr. Kornada's plan isn't ArtisticLicenseEconomics; it's ArtisticLicenceLaw.]]
He knows full well that is plan will leave Jean in shambles. He also knows his bosses at Ecosystems Unlimited will come after once they realize what happened. He doesn't care. He thinks once he's got that money, he'll be rich enough to fight or avoid any attempts to bring him to justice. He ''dosen't'' seem to grasp that any account big enough to hold all that money, or multiple accounts suddenly flush with cash will be red flagged and seized the moment the news about Jean spreads.
28th Oct '15 3:08:24 PM Freezer
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[[WMG: Mr. Kornada's plan isn't ArtisticLicenseEconomics; it's ArtisticLicenceLaw.]]
He knows full well that is plan will leave Jean in shambles. He also knows his bosses at Ecosystems Unlimited will come after once they realize what happened. He doesn't care. He thinks once he's got that money, he'll be rich enough to fight or avoid any attempts to bring him to justice. He ''dosen't'' seem to grasp that any account big enough to hold all that money, or multiple accounts suddenly flush with cash will be red flagged and seized the moment the news about Jean spreads.
21st Sep '15 6:29:53 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1200/fv01162.htm Wants to]] [[NorseMythology eat the sun]] and [[ScienceHero feed it to people]].

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* [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1200/fv01162.htm Wants to]] [[NorseMythology [[Myth/NorseMythology eat the sun]] and [[ScienceHero feed it to people]].
31st Jan '15 6:14:48 AM Kalaong
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Spoiler alert: this is all about the comic's big, big reveal. Based on the strips from [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2500/fc02467.gif Feb. 28]] and [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2500/fc02468.gif March 3]]: [[spoiler:the uplifted chimps aren't "psychopaths" in the human sense; that was more of an analogy or loose language than a literal diagnosis. They're just a defective first generation product, prone to uncontrollable fits of violence. Mr. Bowman has difficulty not physically attacking anybody who disagrees with him, even in cases where his rational judgment goes against it. He may have improved with age, for example learning to defuse his violent urges by attacking inert targets in his tantrum room, but the precautions he takes when meeting Florence in person are still pretty strong. There is a minor question of whether the so-called "Dr. Bowman's neural design" has this name because Dr. Bowman invented it (as the comic has implied up to now), or because Dr. Bowman *has* it, but so far I suspect it's the former; Dr. Bowman's neural architecture is an improvement that Dr. Bowman himself made on the earlier design that they used to make him. Part of the reason he was able to improve it because he has first-person experience with its flaws. Dr. Bowman is the property of Ecosystems Unlimited. They keep him alive because he's a genius and a source of a large number of their technology and ideas. They keep him under extreme security because they would be liable for all the damage he's likely to cause if he went loose. They keep his status as an uplifted chimp secret (as best as they can) because it would discredit them enormously if people at large were to know that they're making money off things that were invented by what the population might see as a *slave*. Dr. Bowman arranged for his wolves to be sold to human families for two reasons: (a) he just wants them to have freedom he doesn't have (and maybe knows he can't have), (b) the early socialization may be required to avoid them turning out like him. He's been brought to planet Jean because Ecosystems Unlimited want to exploit him and his knowledge to cope with the robot situation, but they very much don't trust him!]]

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Spoiler alert: this is all about the comic's big, big reveal. Based on the strips from [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2500/fc02467.gif htm Feb. 28]] and [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2500/fc02468.gif htm March 3]]: [[spoiler:the uplifted chimps aren't "psychopaths" in the human sense; that was more of an analogy or loose language than a literal diagnosis. They're just a defective first generation product, prone to uncontrollable fits of violence. Mr. Bowman has difficulty not physically attacking anybody who disagrees with him, even in cases where his rational judgment goes against it. He may have improved with age, for example learning to defuse his violent urges by attacking inert targets in his tantrum room, but the precautions he takes when meeting Florence in person are still pretty strong. There is a minor question of whether the so-called "Dr. Bowman's neural design" has this name because Dr. Bowman invented it (as the comic has implied up to now), or because Dr. Bowman *has* it, but so far I suspect it's the former; Dr. Bowman's neural architecture is an improvement that Dr. Bowman himself made on the earlier design that they used to make him. Part of the reason he was able to improve it because he has first-person experience with its flaws. Dr. Bowman is the property of Ecosystems Unlimited. They keep him alive because he's a genius and a source of a large number of their technology and ideas. They keep him under extreme security because they would be liable for all the damage he's likely to cause if he went loose. They keep his status as an uplifted chimp secret (as best as they can) because it would discredit them enormously if people at large were to know that they're making money off things that were invented by what the population might see as a *slave*. Dr. Bowman arranged for his wolves to be sold to human families for two reasons: (a) he just wants them to have freedom he doesn't have (and maybe knows he can't have), (b) the early socialization may be required to avoid them turning out like him. He's been brought to planet Jean because Ecosystems Unlimited want to exploit him and his knowledge to cope with the robot situation, but they very much don't trust him!]]
31st Jan '15 6:12:37 AM Kalaong
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Spoiler alert: this is all about the comic's big, big reveal. Based on the strips from [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2500/fv02467.gif Feb. 28]] and [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2500/fv02468.gif March 3]]: [[spoiler:the uplifted chimps aren't "psychopaths" in the human sense; that was more of an analogy or loose language than a literal diagnosis. They're just a defective first generation product, prone to uncontrollable fits of violence. Mr. Bowman has difficulty not physically attacking anybody who disagrees with him, even in cases where his rational judgment goes against it. He may have improved with age, for example learning to defuse his violent urges by attacking inert targets in his tantrum room, but the precautions he takes when meeting Florence in person are still pretty strong. There is a minor question of whether the so-called "Dr. Bowman's neural design" has this name because Dr. Bowman invented it (as the comic has implied up to now), or because Dr. Bowman *has* it, but so far I suspect it's the former; Dr. Bowman's neural architecture is an improvement that Dr. Bowman himself made on the earlier design that they used to make him. Part of the reason he was able to improve it because he has first-person experience with its flaws. Dr. Bowman is the property of Ecosystems Unlimited. They keep him alive because he's a genius and a source of a large number of their technology and ideas. They keep him under extreme security because they would be liable for all the damage he's likely to cause if he went loose. They keep his status as an uplifted chimp secret (as best as they can) because it would discredit them enormously if people at large were to know that they're making money off things that were invented by what the population might see as a *slave*. Dr. Bowman arranged for his wolves to be sold to human families for two reasons: (a) he just wants them to have freedom he doesn't have (and maybe knows he can't have), (b) the early socialization may be required to avoid them turning out like him. He's been brought to planet Jean because Ecosystems Unlimited want to exploit him and his knowledge to cope with the robot situation, but they very much don't trust him!]]

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Spoiler alert: this is all about the comic's big, big reveal. Based on the strips from [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2500/fv02467.com/ff2500/fc02467.gif Feb. 28]] and [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2500/fv02468.com/ff2500/fc02468.gif March 3]]: [[spoiler:the uplifted chimps aren't "psychopaths" in the human sense; that was more of an analogy or loose language than a literal diagnosis. They're just a defective first generation product, prone to uncontrollable fits of violence. Mr. Bowman has difficulty not physically attacking anybody who disagrees with him, even in cases where his rational judgment goes against it. He may have improved with age, for example learning to defuse his violent urges by attacking inert targets in his tantrum room, but the precautions he takes when meeting Florence in person are still pretty strong. There is a minor question of whether the so-called "Dr. Bowman's neural design" has this name because Dr. Bowman invented it (as the comic has implied up to now), or because Dr. Bowman *has* it, but so far I suspect it's the former; Dr. Bowman's neural architecture is an improvement that Dr. Bowman himself made on the earlier design that they used to make him. Part of the reason he was able to improve it because he has first-person experience with its flaws. Dr. Bowman is the property of Ecosystems Unlimited. They keep him alive because he's a genius and a source of a large number of their technology and ideas. They keep him under extreme security because they would be liable for all the damage he's likely to cause if he went loose. They keep his status as an uplifted chimp secret (as best as they can) because it would discredit them enormously if people at large were to know that they're making money off things that were invented by what the population might see as a *slave*. Dr. Bowman arranged for his wolves to be sold to human families for two reasons: (a) he just wants them to have freedom he doesn't have (and maybe knows he can't have), (b) the early socialization may be required to avoid them turning out like him. He's been brought to planet Jean because Ecosystems Unlimited want to exploit him and his knowledge to cope with the robot situation, but they very much don't trust him!]]
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