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Quantum Vibe / Re: Shenhua Itochu and the Third Galactic War.
« Last post by DrakBibliophile on Today at 05:24:55 pm »
At the very least, they are the major power in that galaxy.

There may be very minor settlements there outside their control.

Of course, Murphy & Hugo are likely going to visit a system definitely under their control.
Quantum Vibe / Shenhua Itochu and the Third Galactic War.
« Last post by Apollo-Soyuz on May 29, 2020, 12:19:03 am »
>Third Galactic War.  (page=2101)

Yep, the Great Quantum Leap Forward (just before the Venus23 arc), along with the disinformation in that arc means we're missing some in-story history

>Murphy: Andromeda has been held by Shenhua Itochu since...

There's a IRL "ITOCHU Corporation", I wonder if Shenhua Itochu is a holdover "merc corp"? And they control an entire galaxy? How does that work? How many "no trespassing" signs did they need to post in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of that galaxy?

Shout out to UncleRice in a prior thread for his story prediction:

I have heard that there is a way to match a metal object to the mine it came from unless it's material has been recycled. Theoretically, you should be able to connect the asteroid to the system it came from using some kind of radiation finger print.
Quantum Vibe / Re: math mistakes...
« Last post by Apollo-Soyuz on May 26, 2020, 01:30:29 pm »
"core sample" implies that they're not going to bring it back to Oz

>Guido: So tell-a your field agent to fire uppa his-a jalopy and-a go get it. (page=2080)
Quantum Vibe / Re: Why are there starship bays?
« Last post by Skull the Troll on May 26, 2020, 09:55:14 am »
I think Covid has given me a new perspective on this at least for local travel around bubbleopolis. They may have recognized a need for people to travel as part of their daily routine. If you portal everywhere its like you are never leaving the house. When you take a bubble you go on  a journey that shows you the distance you have moved etc.
Quantum Vibe / Re: Errata
« Last post by Coyoty on May 25, 2020, 04:26:13 am »
Page 2099; the metric prefix for watt should be "tera-", not "terra-".

Maybe he means the wattage of 500 Earths.
Quantum Vibe / Re: Errata
« Last post by NeitherRuleNorBeRuled on May 25, 2020, 12:13:17 am »
Page 2099; the metric prefix for watt should be "tera-", not "terra-".
Quantum Vibe / Re: Bit of an amateur hour
« Last post by UncleRice on May 20, 2020, 08:39:36 pm »
Alex doesn't actually know anything except that his girlfriend was black mailing him, so he is not a loose end. Zondra does. Killing Zondra makes Alex irrelevant.
Quantum Vibe / Re: Bit of an amateur hour
« Last post by Sean Roach on May 19, 2020, 01:10:25 pm »
Considering the technology on display, I would go for using a dupe to impersonate her to Alex, in order to fetch Alex, then killing Alex and the dupe. And, of course, forcing her to undergo a backup, so you can interrogate the backups in parallel, either by reading the information directly, or placing them in a series of gynoid chassis's with full pain suites and going to town. You can always corroborate one copies statements by questioning another copy. Paraphrase as much as possible to avoid "trigger words" being used to communicate intention between the copies.

Granted, the dupe won't have anything but her face to use to get Alex out. No shared information to coax Alex out. Might be better to just use a dupe to GET to Alex, and then kill both right there on camera. The dupe can suicide, either knowingly and willingly, or as a component of the dupe's design. Walk in, say "Hi Alex", and blow up. Although, frankly, Alex doesn't KNOW anything. Just kill her and let Alex spill the beans on her. Belbenoit shouldn't have approached her. He should have just shot her as she returned to her room, (and whoever she was with.) Frankly, SHE shouldn't know WHO she's working for. THAT was an oversight as it gave her the opportunity to prepare an "In Case of Death or Disappearance" contingency.

Presuming this IS the real Belbenoit representing the real CDSP. If not, well, Jerome was already throwing them under a bus. Let her go to implicate their fall-guy group.
That makes the most sense. That Belbenoit isn't noit, sorry not, the real Belbenoit. That the CDSP isn't behind it. That they want her to get caught with this wrong information. She might as well be a corpse, dressed up in a pilots uniform, and dropped behind enemy lines with a briefcase full of phony secrets.
Quantum Vibe / Re: Why are there starship bays?
« Last post by Sean Roach on May 19, 2020, 12:49:23 pm »
Seamus and Murphy are explorers. They go places where there are no gates. Our saboteur was also going someplace with no gate, and certainly no desire to be logged getting there.
For some, the ability to park their bedroom there they have a nice view of a Jovian may be the point. Or even land the thing and enjoy a pastoral vista this week, and a seaside one next week.

Why there isn't a gate into every building, and even some places built up from multiple buildings gated together, when that down-on-his-luck private investigator could afford and manage to have one as a secret escape hatch, is more curious. Unless that flat-panel gate is quite new so people haven't widely adopted it yet, which the topology of Oz argues against. Or if there is some condition that is easier to meet while being in a vehicle, such as being inside a Faraday cage, ("Sure. You can walk through a gate! If you don't mind being hit with the equivalent of a bolt of lightning, that is! Go ahead. I'll watch."). But, then again, Diana dived through one wearing nothing but her Anysuit, and while injured. But she did DIVE through a gate, not step through, and at some speed. Maybe that met the condition and that's why she's fine. People might not be so eager to have a door-level gate to walk through if they have to remember never to try to WALK through it. Jump but not step.

This may simply be the sort of thing that is always prevalent in Science Fiction. Like why Jane Jetson acts like a 50's housewife, or why the bridge of the Enterprise D is on the highest point of the ship, rather than buried between the saucer section and the battle section where it's not such an obvious target. (It's not like they look out the WINDOWS to steer the ship.) The audience is familiar with cars. The author is familiar with cars. The author drew flying cars.
Quantum Vibe / Re: math mistakes...
« Last post by Skull the Troll on May 19, 2020, 08:32:16 am »
I don't know why he thought .15c would be enought. The difference is just shy of 3000 kilometres a second.
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