Latest blog post: An unforseen hiatus. (2023-01-02)
Well, that raharr is broken now, send for a replacement.
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...hang on here, "some incident nearby"??? Quantum knows exactly where the crash site is, and Google Maps will tell him that N is right nearby!
I suppose he might be talking about the military's search for the Three Musketeers, but even then, it seems like he would have mentioned that connection.
Also I have concerns about that tail fin right next to those chair wheels. Seems likely to end in tears, or whatever the raharr equivalent is. Cool detail with the chair's back-stem being offset to make room for the tail, though.
While the bandwith between the thing they used to connect to the internet and their spaceship may be near-infinite, you have to remember that they are still limited by the internet itself. I also doubt that a self-conscious AI wold even be able to function inside our networks. You have to remember that while their technology is vastly more andvanced, right now they are essentially just using our primitive computers.
Even without trying to migrate his own psyche, it does seem like Quantum should be able to write bots to do some of the work without waiting for speed-of-light lag though, even if the bots aren't very bright.
Then again, we're only seeing the results. Maybe that's exactly what he is doing, and his complaint is that he can't write more sophisticated ones or manage them more closely.
Time lag for one. The poorly integrated and disjointed nature of the infonet on this planet makes it difficult even for we dirtlings to do things. with one little game I get regular DC's, often buffering even with text pages. It's something a fractured people like ours does. Easy to beat, hard to reconnoiter before you leap. And one always examines the prey before you scream and leap.
Ah, looks like I was right about Nea's real goal with that breakout attempt.
I'm real interested in what could be more important than a solid reason to believe there's a survivor, though. My top three guesses are intel specifically about Gharr, Gharr's falsified report to Zane, or something to do with the fleet's classified mission.