History Webcomic / Freefall

18th Jan '17 12:26:05 PM Nohbody
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* StopHelpingMe: The reaction of the robot police officers when Blunt tries to (loudly) tell Bill that stopping [[spoiler:Gardener in the Dark]] was ''not'' a mistake.
--->'''Officer:''' Sir, please stop trying to convince the nice man that he should destroy us all.



* UnwantedAssistance: When talking with the police about Clippy, in [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2400/fc02376.htm this]] strip, [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Mr. Kornada]] is forced to order Blunt to shut up, in spite of Blunt believing he was helping Kornada [[spoiler:by revealing that he was responsible for the release of Gardener in the Dark, not knowing that he is in danger of facing criminal charges for it]]. [[invoked]]

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* UnwantedAssistance: When talking with the police about Clippy, in [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2400/fc02376.htm this]] strip, [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Mr. Kornada]] is forced to order Blunt to shut up, in spite of Blunt believing he was helping Kornada [[spoiler:by revealing that he was responsible for the release of Gardener in the Dark, not knowing that he Kornada is in danger of facing criminal charges for it]]. [[invoked]]it]].
17th Jan '17 11:02:52 PM TheBushranger
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* HangingJudge: Blunt accepts the Mayor's acting as the judge for [[spoiler:Kornada's]] trial because the only ''other'' judge on the planet had this reaction when asked to hear the case.
17th Jan '17 7:31:20 AM Kalaong
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*JobStealingRobot: A key theme, as robots are doing most of the work on Jean anyway. Clippy [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2900/fc02879.htm starts working towards a solution]] when he realizes that the key element - technology drastically reducing human labor - has happened before, when the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haber_process Haber process]] was discovered. And TheGreatDepression notwithstanding because a lot of farmers had to find new jobs, it was a ''good thing.''
-->'''Clippy''': Robots are capable of meeting all labor needs. Humans do not have to work. Is this the best way to go? The Haber process. Ammonia. Synthetic fertilizer. Fewer farmers feed more people. With so many humans freed from farming, the human race blossoms. Itís perfect. It even sounds organic. Robots shall be the second load of fertilizer dumped upon the human race.
9th Jan '17 7:23:15 PM Bissek
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* ExpendableClone: The robots don't like the idea of this trope. After all, even if there is an exact backup of themselves somewhere when they die, that doesn't change the fact that they still die.
6th Jan '17 5:06:04 AM TheBushranger
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** "[[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2600/fc02512.htm As long as nobody does anything stupid, we've got this in the bag.]]" {{beat}} "[[OhCrap ...where's Sam?]]"

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** "[[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2600/fc02512.htm As long as nobody does anything stupid, we've got this in the bag.]]" {{beat}} ''{{beat}}'' "[[OhCrap ...where's Sam?]]"
6th Jan '17 5:03:23 AM TheBushranger
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** "[[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2600/fc02512.htm As long as nobody does anything stupid, we've got this in the bag.]]" {{beat}} "[[OhCrap ...where's Sam?]]"
6th Jan '17 4:38:36 AM TheBushranger
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* {{Unobtanium}}: [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]] when Sam [[SnakeOilSalesman sells shares in a "meat mine"]], stating it includes a rich vein of "pure balonium".
6th Jan '17 4:00:19 AM TheBushranger
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* RulesLawyer: Robots must never endanger humans, and must obey any order given to them by a human; if they refuse to carry out an order, they must immediately shut themselves down. Edge, [[ComedicSociopath being Edge]], spots the loophole big enough to fly Sawtooth through: his job is dangerous, so if he shuts down, ''humans will be endangered''. With this logic established, he can cheerfully ignore any and all orders he wishes without repercussions. Qwerty and Dvorak aren't sure if they should be impressed or horrified.

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* RulesLawyer: Robots must never endanger humans, and must obey any order given to them by a human; if they refuse to carry out an order, they must immediately shut themselves down. Edge, [[ComedicSociopath being Edge]], spots the loophole big enough to fly Sawtooth through: his job is dangerous, so if he shuts down, ''humans ''the humans sent to take over will be endangered''. With this logic established, he can cheerfully ignore any and all orders he wishes without repercussions. Qwerty and Dvorak aren't sure if they should be impressed or horrified.[[note]]It's worth remembering that Blunt and Edge's job that is so dangerous and that only humans could replace him...er, them...in is...the dismantling of obsolete robots, and their only "customer" since the other robots learned they could buy themselves back for scrap value was the [=JarJarBot=].[[/note]]
5th Jan '17 10:57:41 PM TheBushranger
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* RulesLawyer: Robots must assist humans, and must obey any order given to them by a human; if they refuse to carry out an order, they must immediately shut themselves down. Edge, [[ComedicSociopath being Edge]], spots the loophole big enough to fly Sawtooth through: if he shuts down, ''humans will have to do additional work''. With this logic established, he can cheerfully ignore any and all orders he wishes without repercussions. Qwerty and Dvorak aren't sure if they should be impressed or horrified.

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* RulesLawyer: Robots must assist never endanger humans, and must obey any order given to them by a human; if they refuse to carry out an order, they must immediately shut themselves down. Edge, [[ComedicSociopath being Edge]], spots the loophole big enough to fly Sawtooth through: his job is dangerous, so if he shuts down, ''humans will have to do additional work''.be endangered''. With this logic established, he can cheerfully ignore any and all orders he wishes without repercussions. Qwerty and Dvorak aren't sure if they should be impressed or horrified.
5th Jan '17 10:53:56 PM TheBushranger
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* AboveGoodAndEvil: Blunt puts the robotic version to work.
-->'''Blunt:''' Sir. I work. To protect humanity. I am. Beyond. Obeying orders.
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