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JoB

Gen. Bahin 10 minutes later: "I admit that this is even more bizarre than I would ever have thought possible ..."

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/09/style/cat-lawyer-zoom.html

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The Major never confirmed that it was clear...

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Wouter215

At the height of Covid-19, we couldn't visit family in nursing-/retirement homes and had to "visit" via videoconferencing software like Zoom. I have an aunt and uncle in their late-90s whom are real "radio-people", they never watched TV or used computers. Panel 6 really reminded me of that Zoom-call.

So who is this President then?

And is the regular desk phone one where the * & # are on the same key? or is the # just missing?

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Silence

Considering this is 2014 Russia in story.

Or maybe it's a different president because the appearance of aliens.

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Darth_Biomech

Presidents call via red phones, not skype, everybody knows that.

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Lord Eric

IIRC The Adversary's president calls your president on the red phone.

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And is the regular desk phone one where the * & # are on the same key? or is the # just missing?

FWIW, historically, there've been phones where the # was replaced with another symbol or where both keys were blank or missing, but I can't find an instance of just one of the keys being AWOL, much less one as modern-looking as the general's.

I would still consider it possible that some overly "creative" designer just moved the # key outside the standard 3x4 grid, though ...

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Speaking of, though, those cables that only pop out of hammerspace while you have picked up the receiver are a pretty cool feature.

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Tyrone

I knew that red phone was trouble

Seems the plain one tries to catch up!






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Many homeworlds of the respective species are still divided into countries, but freshly established colonies on other planets are almost always monolithic and basically independent, since they sprawled from a single initial outpost, and time lag involved due to interstellar distances making remote management of the colony from a homeworld to be ineffective and frustrating at best.