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 on: Today at 12:51 
Started by Gyrre - Last post by Wingy
(Are there public nudity laws for robots?)
Well, if they're like Barbie, as May's first body was, then maybe not?  But if they're behipped and betitted or bepen*sed, why would human laws about such not apply? 

Regardless of the legality, for a humanoid AI to run around "naked" would cause more than a little stir, and in ways the AI (who is trying to fit in after all, otherwise why would Bubbles find reading a physical book desireable (her word, "performant")?) probably doesn't want.  Note that Jeremy, Pintsize, the arachnid AI, etc. don't wear clothes on a regular basis.  Seven is the odd Humanoid AI in that regard - though the revamped Jeremy was shown without clothes several times during and after his transformation.  I'm counting Bubbles armor as clothes for this discussion.  Seven may be different because her body was fairly heavily stylized and obviously not human even if humanoid.

 on: Today at 12:35 
Started by Gyrre - Last post by Wingy
I'm impressed that May managed to top Dale's "I quit!" moment.
Well, yes, but that poor plumbing!  Cloth should never go into the sanitary sewer...

 on: Today at 12:23 
Started by Gyrre - Last post by Perfectly Reasonable
'May reporting for duty' will now become a wallpaper, along with 'Reporting for duty' Emily.

 on: Today at 11:43 
Started by Gyrre - Last post by David F
I'm impressed that May managed to top Dale's "I quit!" moment.

 on: Today at 09:13 
Started by Gyrre - Last post by Dock Braun
If we're assessing character, May strikes me as a mixed bag and I'm hard pressed to form an opinion about her with any confidence.
She's demonstrated honesty, creativity, duty, interpersonal acuity, respect, diligence, responsibility, and endurance. On the other hand, she's impulsive and made one pretty big mistake. Her impulsivity might be controlled by setting appropriate restrictions, and I'm inclined to believe, after all we've seen of her interpersonal growth, that she's learned, despite systematic vengeance, her lesson.
I appreciate, by the way, your abstinence from (mis)characterization;

There's a big difference between being assertive when necessary and enjoying pushing people around for its own sake, and May is very much the latter.
I don't recall any evidence of frivolous commands or manipulation from May, though she is quite brusk. I suspect often that many persons fear admitting the perfectly valid reason of interpersonal incompatibility, against hiring certain persons for certain roles.
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 on: Today at 09:07 
Started by Gyrre - Last post by Dock Braun
How might the human affect enjoyment, of skill in entertainment? We watch sports (like chess, or football), having played. We feel the twitch in our muscles as they execute their plays. How different need be cybrids, that their authentic performances pass human psyches ungrokked? In games: Only reflex excellence. But even inhuman performance have niche; Perhaps, instead, certain human entertainments, most cybrids won't fathom.

*kicks self for forgetting Melon as an oddbal candidate*
I don't think Melon's job is virtual.

 on: Today at 08:38 
Started by Gyrre - Last post by DaiJB
Cop: "There's a topless robot girl running by."

Other cop: "Eh. Must be thursday."

"...You said 'topless' - should we arrest her or call the repair shop?"

 on: Today at 07:26 
Started by Gyrre - Last post by Wingy
May can certainly be bossy, but we have also seen her be helpful and supportive when she wants to be. She also likes and respects Marigold (for the most part anyway, the off-color jokes notwithstanding), and I think she'd jump at the chance to have a better paying job that doesn't involve leaking hot dog machines and shooing teenagers out of the store with a broom. Once she has that, she will try with all of her might not to screw it up.
Yes, but will that be enough?  If Momo doesn't raise the money issue, Dale will, which will annoy May no end regardless of the outcome of the discussion.  I expect this will all end up with Marigold having to be assertive with May over some trivial thing that has grown up to engulf the whole apartment.

 on: Today at 06:54 
Started by Gyrre - Last post by cesium133
Well, now I want May to move that arm.
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 on: Today at 06:26 
Started by Gyrre - Last post by Potato Farmer
Well, now I want May to move that arm.

She's "human standard" from the standpoint of the appearance of her anatomy, so public nudity laws should apply. Of course, given how liberal QC-verse seems to be, bare breasts may not count as public nudity in Northampton.

I believe there's at least one state in which women are allowed to go topless because of a court case where someone argued that applying different parameters for acceptable coverage between men and women was sexist.

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