sams on March 26, 2010, 07:52:55 am
3. You ain't seen nothing yet.   :o

This mean that we are healthy Men who respond to our programmed basic instinct ... we can't stop thinking of some things at all  ;D

But I do have the impression that security within the theme part is supposed to be guaranteed by the owner or I doubt those ladies would have left their guns at the door and the lades seems also to be without their ones ...

But I had the impression that we would come to discover how criminals are supposed to be hunt down in a free society ... I'm just sad that those troglodite may abuse the ladies  >:(

But lets wait for tomorrow anyway  ;D

EDA:

I remember that the two brothers when in the artificial moon which had an atmosphere (sorry can't remember the name) only gave up their guns when the guest made explicit that he was guarantor of their safety ... so it is why I believe this is the same case
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quadibloc on March 26, 2010, 10:24:06 pm
3. You ain't seen nothing yet.
And here I was hoping they would very swiftly discover the excellent security of this resort facility: if they hadn't made a mistake in victim selection (which doubtless they have, even having their intended victims at a disadvantage), they would at least have made one in venue selection.

Sean Roach on March 26, 2010, 10:43:51 pm
I'm wondering if the earthers are going to die from bee stings.

wdg3rd on March 28, 2010, 03:17:48 pm
I'm wondering if the earthers are going to die from bee stings.

You got there before I did, Sean.  Buzzy has got to be around someplace.  Operated by one of the best (so far apparently not autonomic) AI programs I've run across in SF.  (Once AI programs get autonomic, the game changes, you get Mike Holmes/Adam Selene, not HAL 9000).

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Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.  --  Denis Diderot

quadibloc on March 30, 2010, 02:23:09 am
I am pleasantly surprised. They have decided to be merciful.

sams on March 31, 2010, 05:16:31 pm
I am disgusted with the author of this abhorrent and distasteful comic  >:(

How could you do it. .... how could you put in print animal torture ? How could you have Bee killed ?

I will call PETA (People Eating Tasty Animals) and have you all imprisoned !

You are also racist ... since most receptionist are hispanic ... you are also guilty of killing a cybernetic Hispanic Bee ! You won't be proved innocent unless you provide printed proof that you Buzz wasn't hispanic  ;D

I'm f***ing kiding  ;D Look like the Bee is gone, so how long the resort security staff take to save our ladies  :D

SandySandfort on March 31, 2010, 07:23:32 pm
Whoa there, pardner. I think you need to switch to decaf and lay off the red M&Ms.   ;)
I am disgusted with the author of this abhorrent and distasteful comic  >:(

How could you do it. .... how could you put in print animal torture ? How could you have Bee killed ?

I will call PETA (People Eating Tasty Animals) and have you all imprisoned !

You are also racist ... since most receptionist are hispanic ... you are also guilty of killing a cybernetic Hispanic Bee ! You won't be proved innocent unless you provide printed proof that you Buzz wasn't hispanic  ;D

I'm f***ing kiding  ;D Look like the Bee is gone, so how long the resort security staff take to save our ladies  :D

wdg3rd on March 31, 2010, 11:10:16 pm
The Bee is a remote.  It is not itself an individual, it's a voice and point of view for the main CPU.  I suspect that the central computer has a few more in stock.  The only  detectable difference (and you'd need teeny tiny eyes to see it) would bee the serial number.

Crap.  Googling all over the place and I can't link any of the stuff up there to the Tom Digby song I was spoofing/referring to -- next closest source (aside from some filk collections) is Larry Niven's A World Out of Time, and I don't think it's in print this decade.

AHH! got it!
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Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.  --  Denis Diderot

wdg3rd on April 01, 2010, 12:08:59 am
Hoo boy, I seem to have guessed right.
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Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.  --  Denis Diderot

quadibloc on April 01, 2010, 02:00:58 am
I'm wondering if the earthers are going to die from bee stings.
You called it. I was in some suspense even after yesterday's strip. While they had now called themselves to the attention of the facility's security systems, it was at least possible, given the absence of a paranoid level of security, that there might not have been a sufficient level of suitable force to bring to bear.

Azure Priest on April 01, 2010, 08:30:29 am
It is unlikely that the "stings" have venom, which is the part that kills. It is FAR more likely that they are armed with small tazers to take down security violators. Can that be fatal? Only if the target has a pacemaker or inherent heart condition. In which case, they shouldn't be running around shooting weapons anyway.

Jtuxyan on April 01, 2010, 02:20:00 pm
The soldiers showing up as thugs was good -- both appropriate and dramatic. But I feel today's comic kind of overplayed the part. I mean really, "Mwa ha ha ha"? Where's his giant handlebar moustache to twirl while he ties them to traintracks?

Luckily, it's a socialist train, so it's several hours late and they escape.

I think it would have been much better had he shot one of them (non-lethally, of course!) and then got blasted by the security bees.

sams on April 01, 2010, 02:40:31 pm
The soldiers showing up as thugs was good -- both appropriate and dramatic. But I feel today's comic kind of overplayed the part. I mean really, "Mwa ha ha ha"? Where's his giant handlebar moustache to twirl while he ties them to traintracks?

Luckily, it's a socialist train, so it's several hours late and they escape.

lol

I think it would have been much better had he shot one of them (non-lethally, of course!) and then got blasted by the security bees.


I also think it would have worked well for the suspense ... since all the Buzz death drama will be defeated since the AI intelligence can be duplicated ... have one of them hurt would be better .... or does that bulled was only slowed down  ???

quadibloc on April 01, 2010, 07:51:52 pm
Of course, the suspense isn't over. Now comes the hard part. Are they going to be executed for attempted murder, leading to another confrontation with Earth, or will they be handed back so Earth can save face... and how to hand them back so that they don't try something else stupid?

EDIT: And with today's comic, no doubt there is some deep and meaningful reason why curare is not spelled in the conventional English manner, perhaps having to do with where it came from.
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Azure Priest on April 02, 2010, 07:57:51 am
I stand corrected, the "bees" were poisonous.

As it stands it's up to the park's curator what to do to the military thugs since they committed their "crimes" in his territory, not on Ceres or Earth.

As I see it, these belligerent idiots are guilty of...

1.) Damage to park property (destroying Buzz).

2.) Carrying a slug thrower in a forbidden area endangering the park visitors as a whole.

3.) Assaulting honored guests of the curator.

4.) Being a general nuisance/ menace.

How he's going to punish them aside from the poison "stings," is anyone's guess.

Some options.

1.) SELL them back to Earth. As in fine the UW some monetary amount for what they've done.

2.) Broadcast the video of the assault to the media and humiliate them further in new and interesting ways.

3.) Make them "work off" their debt as park staff.

4.) Turn them over to Ceres or Reggie and let "the belt" decide what to do.

5.) Hold a public "trial" with them as the defendants.

6.) Some combination of the above.

7.) Something bizarre that I have not considered.

 

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