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Have you read Roadside Picnic, played any of the games loosely based on it (the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. franchise), or seen the Tarkovsky film?

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Played some of the games
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WCDT June 7th - June 11th (4541-4545)
« on: 06 Jun 2021, 18:40 »

I've never done that before. I understand why Jeph would reference the STALKER franchise rather than the original Strugatsky novel but it felt a bit weird :)

EDIT: I forgot to include an option on whether you've seen the Tarkovsky film. EDIT2: I think I set it up properly now.
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Re: WCDT June 7th - June 11th (4541-4545)
« Reply #1 on: 06 Jun 2021, 18:58 »

Hm, I'm pretty sure the old body is still Pintsize's property. But then, Marten also might have paid for it. Still feels like it's morally Pintsize's.
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« Reply #3 on: 06 Jun 2021, 19:07 »

You forgot the option: Never heard of any of 'em.
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« Reply #4 on: 06 Jun 2021, 19:11 »

That's what ducks are for.
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Re: WCDT June 7th - June 11th (4541-4545)
« Reply #5 on: 06 Jun 2021, 20:04 »

I mean, look, Bubs is the ex-military (probably high-level NCO?) one around, I'mma listen to her w/r/t what to do with controlled munitions.
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« Reply #6 on: 06 Jun 2021, 20:16 »

Agreed. It may not be the most entertaining option, but it's hard to argue with Bubbles' logic.
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« Reply #7 on: 06 Jun 2021, 21:27 »

There's also this:

https://somethingpositive.net/comic/pintsized-recycling/

Its ecologically correct as well as what Pintsize would probably want.
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Re: WCDT June 7th - June 11th (4541-4545)
« Reply #8 on: 06 Jun 2021, 21:40 »

Good lord, Faye has lost a lot of weight. Im really, really surprised Marten hasnt voiced any concern about it.
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« Reply #9 on: 06 Jun 2021, 21:59 »

There's also this:

https://somethingpositive.net/comic/pintsized-recycling/

Yep, too damn late, folks!  (For those of you unfamiliar with SP, the guy in the purple super suit does his doings around Somerville and environs, which is about two hours east of Northampton.  How Pintsize's body got THERE is a question for another day ...)
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« Reply #10 on: 06 Jun 2021, 22:17 »

"Let's dismember him and sell the body parts on the black market." - Faye, paraphrased.
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« Reply #11 on: 06 Jun 2021, 22:58 »

There's also this:

https://somethingpositive.net/comic/pintsized-recycling/


.....Geez the last time I read S*P was when Rory was working the haunted house for the first time. Has it really been that long since I've read it?

EDIT: Digging through the archives, it looks like it's been around 4 years.
EDIT: Ha! The strip from April 19, 2017 is one of my favorites with Pamjee (Also the one where Jason and Aubrey console Pamjee the first time she get's bullied for being adopted).
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« Reply #12 on: 06 Jun 2021, 23:11 »

I'm pretty sure that the only toxic materials in Pintsize's old chassis is dense layers of cake batter, at the bottom of which they have entirely transmuted into mould. The thing is that this stuff is old. So there is nonzero possibility that the stuff has attained to a psuedo-sentience. Faye had better be ready to wait out a sentient rights investigation and Congressional hearing that could last years.
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« Reply #13 on: 07 Jun 2021, 01:50 »

this is not a place of honor
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« Reply #14 on: 07 Jun 2021, 07:27 »

Meanwhile, Beeps' paperwork has been streamlined, codified, ratified and verified, awaiting her signature. The files have been reorganized and Dewey-decimalized. (They'll have to hire Claire now, or they'll never be able to find -anything-.)
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« Reply #15 on: 07 Jun 2021, 10:15 »

If so, once again Beepatrice will feel down for others performing better than her in her functions.  :-(
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« Reply #16 on: 07 Jun 2021, 14:04 »

Meanwhile, Beeps' paperwork has been streamlined, codified, ratified and verified, awaiting her signature. The files have been reorganized and Dewey-decimalized. (They'll have to hire Claire now, or they'll never be able to find -anything-.)
This was a plot point in The Avengers (the one with John Steed and Emma Peel not the one with Captain American and Thor) How to Succeed ... at Murder.
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Re: WCDT June 7th - June 11th (4541-4545)
« Reply #17 on: 07 Jun 2021, 18:24 »

Comic's up.

Now I want a job there.
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« Reply #18 on: 07 Jun 2021, 18:53 »

"WHY do you destruction test dildos with a cannon?"

"Why NOT?"

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« Reply #19 on: 07 Jun 2021, 18:54 »

Some Cr1TiCaL vibes there.
Well, if it survives such a test, it sure survives the average usage.
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Re: WCDT June 7th - June 11th (4541-4545)
« Reply #20 on: 07 Jun 2021, 18:54 »

Is that an "Emergency" bottle of lube behind Claire's head?  :-o
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« Reply #21 on: 07 Jun 2021, 19:07 »

Is that an "Emergency" bottle of lube behind Claire's head?  :-o

Yes, I think it is.

As a Mythbusters nerd I'm especially amused, as that's the same sort of high powered air cannon that they often used.

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« Reply #22 on: 07 Jun 2021, 19:45 »

Daw, blushing girls are SO CUTE!
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« Reply #23 on: 07 Jun 2021, 20:34 »

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« Reply #24 on: 07 Jun 2021, 20:52 »

See, this is why it's a good thing that pintsize didn't get the job.  He would have smuggled the cannon out of the lab, taken it to the top of the mountain, and shelled the town with dildoes.
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« Reply #25 on: 07 Jun 2021, 21:08 »

Silly question, Claire. The chance to fire a dildo out of a pneumatic cannon out of a wall is like a million dollars: if someone offers it, you take it.
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« Reply #26 on: 07 Jun 2021, 21:48 »

Oh my God.  I know the woman who they're making those for. Or at least a woman who'd shop there if she knew they had products that pass such stringent Quality Control standards.

Mutter mutter mutter repurposed power tools mutter mutter bruising mutter mutter emergency room mutter mutter mutter mutter worth it.

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« Reply #27 on: 07 Jun 2021, 22:00 »

Well, now we know what sort of applications they put dildoes to at Applied Dildonics.
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« Reply #28 on: 07 Jun 2021, 23:57 »

Beeps always gives the same kind of explanation for her job "I work in a dildo factory. I do the testing", and is suprised and blushing when people inevitably get the wrong idea, each and every time. That's good repetition humor.
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« Reply #29 on: 08 Jun 2021, 00:09 »

Okay, so what is this test supposed to do? It's supposed to make use of the military-specification impact-testing device that Beepatrice's boss bought in anticipation of being awarded a Department of Defence testing contract that never actually appeared (it turns out that an inspection of the lab found too high a level of 'comedic ineptitude'). However, he didn't want to look a fool for having ordered unnecessary equipment so he hired a number of AIs (whose overall cost is lower than human staff) to carry out completely unnecessary tests using the equipment. The paperwork generated by these tests goes straight into the Circular File as no-one wants or needs it.

Basically, Beepatrice's whole job is solely to protect the ego and reputation of a now-likely moved-on manager. I wonder how long before a New Broom sweeps in and eliminates her whole department as the unnecessary cost it is?
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« Reply #30 on: 08 Jun 2021, 01:36 »

Okay, so what is this test supposed to do? It's supposed to make use of the military-specification impact-testing device that Beepatrice's boss bought in anticipation of being awarded a Department of Defence testing contract that never actually appeared
Or it is just straight up a Military testing lab, they created explosives, high impact projectiles and devices that rip the arms of people. A few gulliable AIs who can be convinced this is a logical job (or hacked) to test sex toys.

Maybe the whole area is a military industry complex.  Like down the road is a lab testing cloaking devices on Emu's, why Emu's, they are not endangered enough to require camouflage???.
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« Reply #31 on: 08 Jun 2021, 01:53 »

Because Emus have already proved to be instinctively adept at guerrilla tactics and ambush warfare in the face of semi-modern automatic weapons so giving them optical camouflage would only make them a superior terror weapon.
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« Reply #32 on: 08 Jun 2021, 05:26 »

Testing for the sake of testing? Those white panels for walls really gives a Portal vibe to the room. Are these painted with moon rock powder perhaps? Do they have an uploaded human mind turned rogue AI controlling the facility?
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« Reply #33 on: 08 Jun 2021, 05:49 »

Testing for the sake of testing? Those white panels for walls really gives a Portal vibe to the room. Are these painted with moon rock powder perhaps? Do they have an uploaded human mind turned rogue AI controlling the facility?

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« Reply #34 on: 08 Jun 2021, 06:38 »

I return to my contention that this is a cover for testing new anti-materiel ordnance. ( why is the paperwork not glued to the wall )

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« Reply #35 on: 08 Jun 2021, 09:08 »

Is Applied Dildonics a subsidiary of Aperture Science?

I'm sure they are working on a sentient dildo...
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« Reply #36 on: 08 Jun 2021, 09:27 »

I'm sure they are working on a sentient dildo...

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« Reply #37 on: 08 Jun 2021, 10:41 »


I'm sure they are working on a sentient dildo...

In this case, they really should hire Pintsize. He's got expertise on this
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« Reply #38 on: 08 Jun 2021, 11:12 »

Is Applied Dildonics a subsidiary of Aperture Science?
Nope, they are mortal enemies now, after their founders split the original company in two over creative differences. The CEO, Mesa Johnson, has been quoted as saying we were taking a completely opposite approach on everything and we simply had to part ways.
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« Reply #39 on: 08 Jun 2021, 18:21 »

New comic.

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« Reply #40 on: 08 Jun 2021, 18:44 »

Awwww.  :-D

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« Reply #41 on: 08 Jun 2021, 19:14 »

Oh god Clinton's face... am dying!
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« Reply #42 on: 08 Jun 2021, 19:21 »

You know how LOL doesn't actually mean someone made an audible sign of amusement.
I did chuckle out loud over this one.
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« Reply #43 on: 08 Jun 2021, 19:36 »

Okay, so what is this test supposed to do? It's supposed to make use of the military-specification impact-testing device that Beepatrice's boss bought in anticipation of being awarded a Department of Defence testing contract that never actually appeared (it turns out that an inspection of the lab found too high a level of 'comedic ineptitude'). However, he didn't want to look a fool for having ordered unnecessary equipment so he hired a number of AIs (whose overall cost is lower than human staff) to carry out completely unnecessary tests using the equipment. The paperwork generated by these tests goes straight into the Circular File as no-one wants or needs it.

Basically, Beepatrice's whole job is solely to protect the ego and reputation of a now-likely moved-on manager. I wonder how long before a New Broom sweeps in and eliminates her whole department as the unnecessary cost it is?

Impact testing on the vibration motor. It's legitimate, they blast the dildos out at differing speeds to determine the kind of impact they can endure so they can label them correctly.

If you think about it, it's not entirely out there that AIs would use them too as a way of making money from websites, Rule 34 and all...
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« Reply #44 on: 08 Jun 2021, 20:17 »

I did chuckle out loud over this one.

Me too. It was the giant Elliot tongue in panel 3 that got me, even before registering the it-was-actually-Cosmo joke.
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Okay, so what is this test supposed to do? It's supposed to make use of the military-specification impact-testing device that Beepatrice's boss bought in anticipation of being awarded a Department of Defence testing contract that never actually appeared
Or it is just straight up a Military testing lab, they created explosives, high impact projectiles and devices that rip the arms of people. A few gulliable AIs who can be convinced this is a logical job (or hacked) to test sex toys.

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« Reply #46 on: 08 Jun 2021, 22:24 »

Physically flinched at that one before I saw panel four.
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« Reply #47 on: 08 Jun 2021, 23:48 »

COSMO: "I kiss better. You know it's true. Admit it."
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« Reply #48 on: 08 Jun 2021, 23:53 »

Awww...
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« Reply #49 on: 09 Jun 2021, 08:34 »


Impact testing on the vibration motor. It's legitimate, they blast the dildos out at differing speeds to determine the kind of impact they can endure so they can label them correctly.

If you think about it, it's not entirely out there that AIs would use them too as a way of making money from websites, Rule 34 and all...

I mean, considering some shipping services, I'd say it's a legitimate test.
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