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Forum: Archive Nov 8 '12, 4:59pm
Replies: 60
Views: 657
Posted By Acatalepsy
I keep poking AI, and AI keeps trying to eat my...

I keep poking AI, and AI keeps trying to eat my finger....

Update tomorrow at the latest.
Forum: Archive Nov 1 '12, 4:52pm
Replies: 53
Views: 599
Posted By Acatalepsy
The drone is recalled, and a scout missile...

The drone is recalled, and a scout missile prepared for launch.

The gate stands silent. No anomalies, no flashes of light, no feeliing that something is watching from the other end...except that...
Forum: Archive Oct 24 '12, 8:36pm
Replies: 53
Views: 599
Posted By Acatalepsy
The tethered bot designated for just this sort of...

The tethered bot designated for just this sort of occasion - produced, just in case, some month ago - was a variation on the standard tethered "exploranaut" - a dog-sized robot kitted out in sensors...
Forum: Archive Oct 19 '12, 6:28am
Replies: 60
Views: 657
Posted By Acatalepsy
The gate is a standard radio beacon; it's...

The gate is a standard radio beacon; it's embedded AI is a device AI only, and isn't set for public access.
Forum: Archive Oct 19 '12, 6:24am
Replies: 53
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Views: 614
Posted By Acatalepsy
....this is somewhat ridiculous. Still,...

....this is somewhat ridiculous.

Still, what the hell.

I assume you folks got the new XCOM:EU?
Forum: Archive Oct 18 '12, 3:18pm
Replies: 53
Views: 599
Posted By Acatalepsy
Imison looks over the recording. Afterward,...

Imison looks over the recording.

Afterward, he takes several moments. [[ I heard...hatred. Fear. But hatred. Hatred for...someone. Me, I think. It hates me. I hate me. You hate me. Everything.......
Forum: Archive Oct 9 '12, 3:27am
Replies: 10
Views: 221
Posted By Acatalepsy
Digit begins focusing on the logs kept by Grey....

Digit begins focusing on the logs kept by Grey. The first obvious thing is that these are months old; she hasn't been back here in six months, at least, judging by these records. About half of the...
Forum: Archive Oct 7 '12, 5:22am
Replies: 53
Views: 599
Posted By Acatalepsy
Kansas mutters something about finding a...

Kansas mutters something about finding a perfectly good mystery to solve, but doesn't dissent. The connection to the gate is closed, logged, and saved for some other day.

...and another day. And...
Forum: Archive Oct 2 '12, 4:16am
Replies: 53
Views: 599
Posted By Acatalepsy
It's been twenty days since Tara Yu's scheduled...

It's been twenty days since Tara Yu's scheduled check-in was supposed to have occurred. Twenty days, and each one no closer to finding out what had happened, of getting closer to finding a way back...
Forum: Archive Oct 2 '12, 4:16am
Replies: 53
Views: 599
Posted By Acatalepsy
21:28 GM Sable has shut down gate operations...

21:28 GM Sable has shut down gate operations temporarily.
21:31 GM It's been nearly a week since the gate 'malfunction'; in this time, based on the script engineered by Layla, dozens of worlds have...
Forum: Archive Sep 30 '12, 6:18am
Replies: 10
Views: 221
Posted By Acatalepsy
<<I have a better idea. So, yeah, I know how to...

<<I have a better idea. So, yeah, I know how to contact Gray. I tell you, you owe me. And, specifically, you'll owe me getting some friends of yours to lay off some friends of mine, we clear?>>
Forum: Archive Sep 29 '12, 3:14am
Replies: 987
Views: 8,784
Posted By Acatalepsy
My philosophy with games: That is not dead...

My philosophy with games:

That is not dead which can eternal lie,
And with strange aeons even death may die.

Basically, if I don't say it's dead, it's not dead. And even if I say its dead, I...
Forum: Archive Sep 27 '12, 5:04pm
Replies: 53
Views: 599
Posted By Acatalepsy
[Well, at least now we have uncontrovertible...

[Well, at least now we have uncontrovertible proof that the universe hates us. Still, you can work on this. This sort of problem is what you came out here to do, after all.]

Maharis, Sable, and...
Forum: Archive Sep 26 '12, 8:02pm
Replies: 60
Views: 657
Posted By Acatalepsy
Is that the plan, or something like it? ...

Is that the plan, or something like it?

Also, the gate being open causes the incoming connection to queue up, not fail completely. If someone connects to your gate (and it's in permissive mode,...
Forum: Archive Sep 26 '12, 2:05pm
Replies: 60
Views: 657
Posted By Acatalepsy
1. About seven million at any one time, though...

1. About seven million at any one time, though addresses tend to come and go as they please. You can probably reduce the time to open and quickly probe to an average of seven, six minutes at best,...
Forum: Archive Sep 25 '12, 5:28pm
Replies: 53
Views: 599
Posted By Acatalepsy
Maharis gets busy loading Gate addresses; a good...

Maharis gets busy loading Gate addresses; a good gate operator can shave minutes off a dialing schedule, and Maharis stays at the 1d100z terminal, keeping the gate dialing.

Kansas takes the gate...
Forum: Archive Sep 24 '12, 2:44pm
Replies: 53
Views: 599
Posted By Acatalepsy
<<Maybe that's how it was done back on Earth,...

<<Maybe that's how it was done back on Earth, darling, but out here, it's the rednecks that probe the aliens.>>

The truck pauses. <<It's good to know we're not stuck here, at least. This rock is...
Forum: Archive Sep 24 '12, 4:54am
Replies: 53
Views: 599
Posted By Acatalepsy
<<For that tiny thing?>> the truck shoots back....

<<For that tiny thing?>> the truck shoots back. <<I think my big boom here means that you're the one that has to bend over.>>
Forum: Archive Sep 24 '12, 4:43am
Replies: 60
Views: 657
Posted By Acatalepsy
One thing I'd suggest - if you can outline a...

One thing I'd suggest - if you can outline a general strategy of things you are doing, I can skip over larger chunks of time and effort. I don't need precise plans, just enough for me to figure out...
Forum: Archive Sep 24 '12, 4:41am
Replies: 53
Views: 599
Posted By Acatalepsy
Maharis starts setting up the gate to dial a new...

Maharis starts setting up the gate to dial a new address. Normally, opening a connection takes a few minutes, but something Maharis does - maybe some sort of special flag? - opens this particular...
Forum: Archive Sep 22 '12, 6:15pm
Replies: 53
Views: 599
Posted By Acatalepsy
Maharis tries to open a different wormhole - the...

Maharis tries to open a different wormhole - the Gate's cage mechanism whirls and twists into a new configuration...and about two minutes into the process, the Gate interface returns with a new...
Forum: Archive Sep 21 '12, 6:41pm
Replies: 10
Views: 221
Posted By Acatalepsy
Handlerbars is unresponsive for the next few...

Handlerbars is unresponsive for the next few moments - no doubt examining Ven's story, and trying 1d100z how much he/she/it believes Ven.

<<Uh-huh. So you're offering to help, out of the goodness...
Forum: Archive Sep 21 '12, 3:43am
Replies: 53
Views: 599
Posted By Acatalepsy
121 seconds pass. Maharis pulls up the...

121 seconds pass.

Maharis pulls up the interface again, and sends the command to create a 1d100z to Greenstone. The process starts normally - on average a gate connection takes about ten minutes...
Forum: Archive Sep 21 '12, 2:23am
Replies: 53
Views: 599
Posted By Acatalepsy
The software monitoring the connection, up until...

The software monitoring the connection, up until now displaying "all clear" signals, suddenly go crazy with activity. At least half a dozen hazard warnings pop up, and the failure of the connection...
Forum: Archive Sep 20 '12, 5:13pm
Replies: 60
Views: 657
Posted By Acatalepsy
In keeping with the above - no Gate action is...

In keeping with the above - no Gate action is taken until someone commits to doing something that demands a response (like dialing an address), or deciding not to dial, or something.
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