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Author Topic: Alice Grove MCDT - September 2K15  (Read 11267 times)

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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - September 2K15
« Reply #50 on: 18 Sep 2015, 11:57 »

Jeph's comments are brilliant. Now I want a bread.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - September 2K15
« Reply #51 on: 18 Sep 2015, 12:01 »

Basically, it only works when he's drawing a blank, mentally.

So what you are saying is it works all the time  :evil:
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - September 2K15
« Reply #52 on: 18 Sep 2015, 12:33 »

Well, that answers a few things

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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - September 2K15
« Reply #53 on: 18 Sep 2015, 13:04 »

Next time: The nanobots misunderstand Ardent and turn Gavia into ice.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - September 2K15
« Reply #54 on: 18 Sep 2015, 18:37 »

And a theory emerges: the Praeses actually sent Ardent down to Earth because they got tired of him "accidentally" changing things Up There.

And they sent Gavia to find him because she was just being majorly annoying.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - September 2K15
« Reply #55 on: 18 Sep 2015, 23:56 »

That's probably a sucker bet jwhouk
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - September 2K15
« Reply #56 on: 19 Sep 2015, 23:37 »

Interesting to see what further tests will reveal.

And I really want to see what happens when Ardent's nanos meet the Nightwalker. Some possibilities:
  • The NanoPhoenix is just one gulp to the Nightwalker.
  • The NanoPhoenix is just one gulp to the Nightwalker, but will break out of its digestive track, Alien style.
  • The Nightwalker is just one gulp to the Nanophoenix.
  • All of Arden't nanos will be assimilated.
  • The Nightwalker's nanos will be assimilated and (re-)enlisted to help the Praeses cause.
  • The Nightwalker finally receives the Signal. The Moon was quite the wrong direction to look for one.
  • Battle of the Nanos. The Grove becomes a nano-free zone as a result, but not without
    collateral damage. The end.
  • The END.
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Re: Alice Grove MCDT - September 2K15
« Reply #57 on: 20 Sep 2015, 18:44 »

    • The NanoPhoenix is just one gulp to the Nightwalker, but will break out of its digestive track - Alien style.

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    Re: Alice Grove MCDT - September 2K15
    « Reply #58 on: 22 Sep 2015, 12:01 »

    And this is why Internet Protocol over Avian Carrier is incompatible with windows.

    For those few who are unaware, here are the Internet standards that this refers to: Original, QoS update, IPv6 update.

    There was an implementation of RFC-1149 by the Bergen Linux User Group back in 2001:

    http://www.blug.linux.no/rfc1149/

    Here's a log of the ping session:
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    Script started on Sat Apr 28 11:24:09 2001
    [email protected]:~$ /sbin/ifconfig tun0
    tun0      Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol 
              inet addr:10.0.3.2  P-t-P:10.0.3.1  Mask:255.255.255.255
              UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST  MTU:150  Metric:1
              RX packets:1 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:2 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0
              RX bytes:88 (88.0 b)  TX bytes:168 (168.0 b)

    [email protected]:~$ ping -i 900 10.0.3.1
    PING 10.0.3.1 (10.0.3.1): 56 data bytes
    64 bytes from 10.0.3.1: icmp_seq=0 ttl=255 time=6165731.1 ms
    64 bytes from 10.0.3.1: icmp_seq=4 ttl=255 time=3211900.8 ms
    64 bytes from 10.0.3.1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=255 time=5124922.8 ms
    64 bytes from 10.0.3.1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=255 time=6388671.9 ms

    --- 10.0.3.1 ping statistics ---
    9 packets transmitted, 4 packets received, 55% packet loss
    round-trip min/avg/max = 3211900.8/5222806.6/6388671.9 ms
    [email protected]:~$ exit

    Script done on Sat Apr 28 14:14:28 2001

    Worth it to poke around all the pictures... the captions are priceless

    I wonder now nanoPhoenix would do as an Avian Carrier under this protocol. If Ardent were thinking of it in this way, would nanoPhoenix turn into a router?
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    Re: Alice Grove MCDT - September 2K15
    « Reply #59 on: 23 Sep 2015, 06:07 »

    Ok, so I finally had to register so I could comment on the current comic, so Hi Everyone!   :-D

    Ardent ~ "I guess it wanted to be a real bird"

    Sooo, would that make Ardent the blue fairy?
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    Re: Alice Grove MCDT - September 2K15
    « Reply #60 on: 23 Sep 2015, 07:56 »

    Meh.  I'll stick with the green fairy.  After all, absinthe makes the heart grow fonder.
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    Re: Alice Grove MCDT - September 2K15
    « Reply #61 on: 23 Sep 2015, 12:38 »

    Well, he isn't a Smurf
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    Re: Alice Grove MCDT - September 2K15
    « Reply #62 on: 23 Sep 2015, 13:55 »

    Isn't he, though?
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    Re: Alice Grove MCDT - September 2K15
    « Reply #63 on: 23 Sep 2015, 20:11 »

    Welcome, new person with appropriate cultural reference!
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    Re: Alice Grove MCDT - September 2K15
    « Reply #64 on: 25 Sep 2015, 00:08 »

    Many thanks :)

    In a really strange bit of coincidence, (or what Alanis Morrisette would call irony) I just this minute noticed the stickied/pinned post titled "New comic this Thursday, 25th Sept", and upon checking my calendar, thought at first that it was referring to Jeph posting the next page today (I only looked at the date, not the day).  Then I read a little further and realized that pinned post was made exactly one year ago.

    So I guess what that means is; Happy First Birthday, Alice Grove!
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    Re: Alice Grove MCDT - September 2K15
    « Reply #65 on: 25 Sep 2015, 04:18 »

    89 comics (plus one "fan filler") over 52 weeks. Not bad for a Patreon "extra" comic.
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    Re: Alice Grove MCDT - September 2K15
    « Reply #66 on: 25 Sep 2015, 14:15 »

    Has Jeph said when the next comic will appear?
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    Re: Alice Grove MCDT - September 2K15
    « Reply #67 on: 26 Sep 2015, 15:30 »

    Probably next week sometime.  I think he may be going back to 'Your Regularly Scheduled Program' sometime in the next week or so,
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    Re: Alice Grove MCDT - September 2K15
    « Reply #68 on: 29 Sep 2015, 09:26 »

    Confirmed:
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    Re: Alice Grove MCDT - September 2K15
    « Reply #69 on: 30 Sep 2015, 17:05 »

    Doh! he snuck one more into September!

    so is this a Chekov's Talent? Will show up in a future tense situation as a deus ex Argent?
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    Re: Alice Grove MCDT - September 2K15
    « Reply #70 on: 30 Sep 2015, 19:33 »

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    Re: Alice Grove MCDT - September 2K15
    « Reply #71 on: 30 Sep 2015, 21:11 »

    She'll have to put him on a short leash.
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    Re: Alice Grove MCDT - September 2K15
    « Reply #72 on: 30 Sep 2015, 23:37 »

    I just love the ways Gavia uses her levitation abilities. The mid-air crossed-legs is a really cool trick!

    Like Gavia I wonder where the phoenix went. Alice doesn't seem worried, though. Given how paranoid her original reaction to Ardent's powers was, that's interesting in some ways. I guess her attitude is that one biomechanical bird isn't going to be altering much. Or, maybe, there are already enough biomechanically-altered life-forms on the planet (possibly including her) that one more won't matter much.

    Yeah, Gavia's right about Ardent's impulse control. However, I do wonder if the test will come when one of the locals is in trouble and the only way Ardent has to help her (because you know it will be a damsel in distress) will be to Upgrade something and then try to control it.

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    Re: Alice Grove MCDT - September 2K15
    « Reply #73 on: 01 Oct 2015, 08:36 »

    Yeah, Gavia's right about Ardent's impulse control. However, I do wonder if the test will come when one of the locals is in trouble and the only way Ardent has to help her (because you know it will be a damsel in distress) will be to Upgrade something and then try to control it.

    What I wonder is if Alice has considered the possibility that the Upgrades (is that what we're calling them as a whole?) are contagious?  Stationary water pump, not much of an issue.  Highly mobile rainbow phoenix with at least the flightspeed of an unladen swallow?  Yeah it would be safe to say the (potential) contagion is airborne.
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    Re: Alice Grove MCDT - September 2K15
    « Reply #74 on: 02 Oct 2015, 09:16 »

    Ardent's ability is a huge problem, especially if it's contagious. It turns out that
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