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What happened in the time jump?

Marten fled the city in grief over no longer being main character
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Union Robotics shuttered.
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Union Robotics was wildly successful
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Eat more spathe ham.
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Author Topic: WCDT - August 8 to August 12, 2022 (strips #4846 to #4850)  (Read 4678 times)

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According to the internet! And it's not as though someone would just go on the internet and tell lies.
So I guess we know now what happened in the time-skip...The Singularity!
Didn't that happen, like, thousands of comics ago?
https://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1777

Sounded like Pintsize wasn't convinced, that's for sure!
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This conversation sounds oddly like 'Marten is such a sad sack he'll go along with whatever.'

Bad Dora! Bad (Are she and Tai married by now?)

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Twist: itís a virtual interview because itís a virtual position. They have a holographic terminal and nonsentient drone waldoes for remote workers. And local workers too. Because the stacks are held under high vacuum to preserve the paper better.
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Because the stacks are held under high vacuum to preserve the paper better.

mmmm, vacuum would not be good for organics, pulls out all the volatiles.  Paper might better be kept in a neutral environment, some partial pressure of noble gasses, such as Argon.  Also need some humidity (30%?), being careful of the waters purity.
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Something I have to periodically remind Canadians about.
It wasn't all that long ago that we had Stephen Harper as the stodgy/weird/race-baiting Prime Minister while the USA had Barack Obama as the cool/photogenic/inspirational President.
The UK is still trying to get rid of Boris Johnson who is the closer to Trump than any Canadian political figure.
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Back to the comic.  I'm with Clinton (with reservations) that Claire tends to catastrophise.  She should have already had THE CONVERSATION with Marten about getting a good job that requires her to move.
And I'm with Dora that this isn't the time.  Claire needs to clear out her emotional baggage first.  Adding anxiety isn't helping.
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This conversation sounds oddly like 'Marten is such a sad sack he'll go along with whatever.'

Bad Dora! Bad (Are she and Tai married by now?)
I didn't read it that way at all. She's just saying that Claire has to do what's best for her. Martin will either be okay with that or not, and given how much he loves her it's a strong certainty that he will be
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Because the stacks are held under high vacuum to preserve the paper better.

mmmm, vacuum would not be good for organics, pulls out all the volatiles.  Paper might better be kept in a neutral environment, some partial pressure of noble gasses, such as Argon.  Also need some humidity (30%?), being careful of the waters purity.
Hmm, yes. Though youíd still want specialist handling hardware - normal grease/oil/coolant may be prone to sublimation in a low-pressure environment and you donít want anything tracking outside air and dirt into the vault.
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At least robots wouldnít have any problems with a halon fire-suppression system.  Much to the chagrin of any BOFH dealing with the network.
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BUBBLE TEA!
BUBBLES TEA
BUBBLE BOBBLE

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Best. Game. Ever.
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If Marten had brown hair, I'd have mistook him for Shaggy from Scooby Doo. *lol*

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During the timeskip there was a mysterious mutant plague that caused everyone to have long long hair.

( even pintsize )

So far, you seem to have called it!   :-D
That, or the mysterious mutant plague has incapacitated all of the hairdressers...
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Whoadude I just noticed this... Strip# 4849 look at Dora's left hand. No wedding ring!!! If this was a timejump then something happened with that whole situation obviously.
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Whoadude I just noticed this... Strip# 4849 look at Dora's left hand. No wedding ring!!! If this was a timejump then something happened with that whole situation obviously.

Good catch, but Jeph has been known to miss details like this before (for example Faye's appearing and disappearing scar), so doesn't necessarily mean anything just yet.
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I wonder if this Cubetown is truly free-floating off the Nova Scotian coast, or if it subsumed Sable Island or something when it was manifested by its community of AIs.

The UK is still trying to get rid of Boris Johnson who is the closer to Trump than any Canadian political figure.

If we have a Trump equivalent here in Canada, it's either Maxime Bernier or Doug Ford.
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Because the stacks are held under high vacuum to preserve the paper better.

mmmm, vacuum would not be good for organics, pulls out all the volatiles.  Paper might better be kept in a neutral environment, some partial pressure of noble gasses, such as Argon.  Also need some humidity (30%?), being careful of the waters purity.
Hmm, yes. Though youíd still want specialist handling hardware - normal grease/oil/coolant may be prone to sublimation in a low-pressure environment and you donít want anything tracking outside air and dirt into the vault.
Which, would definitely necessitate a virtual position using an aforementioned AIless waldo for an organic to operate. The real trick might be navigation for Claire as she may be wont to try walkling while in VR for a bit.
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Twist: itís a virtual interview because itís a virtual position. They have a holographic terminal and nonsentient drone waldoes for remote workers. And local workers too. Because the stacks are held under high vacuum to preserve the paper better.

You would think that this might be mentioned in passing when they advertised the position. The availability of remote work isnít something youíd want to keep secret if you want to attract applications.
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I wonder if this Cubetown is truly free-floating off the Nova Scotian coast, or if it subsumed Sable Island or something when it was manifested by its community of AIs.

The UK is still trying to get rid of Boris Johnson who is the closer to Trump than any Canadian political figure.

If we have a Trump equivalent here in Canada, it's either Maxime Bernier or Doug Ford.
So, the aforementioned former PM Stephen Harper wasn't as Trump-esque as those tongue-in-cheek videos of Canadians mocking Americans who said they'd 'just move to Canada if Trump won' made him out to be back before the 2016 US election?
[I'm not super up on Canadian politics. No idea if Harper was friends with Epstein or helped incite an insurrection.]

BTW, found this gif-set of South Park criticizing Harper and warning against Trump while trying to find the actual video.

EDIT: Ugggggghhhhhhh. I'm finding old articles, but I'm not finding the video. Wish I could remember which comedy site it was on. They focused on the same thing a number of the articles did, that Canada had made immigration more difficult.
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So, the aforementioned former PM Stephen Harper wasn't as Trump-esque as those tongue-in-cheek videos of Canadians mocking Americans who said they'd 'just move to Canada if Trump won' made him out to be back before the 2016 US election?
[I'm not super up on Canadian politics. No idea if Harper was friends with Epstein or helped incite an insurrection.]

BTW, found this gif-set of South Park criticizing Harper and warning against Trump while trying to find the actual video.

I haven't seen that episode, but that Gifset looks like it's using Canada as a proxy to mock the election of Trump, more than anything.  I could be wrong, but I don't think it's supposed to represent any actual Canadian leader.

Like don't get me wrong;  Stephen Harper sucks for a variety of reasons, but he's nowhere near Trump's level.  Trump reportedly idolizes Hitler behind closed doors, and is likely to lead the US into a civil war, to say nothing of the alarming reports that top secret information about America's nuclear arsenal may be among the documents that he stole from the White House when he left office, which the FBI were looking for in his Florida home the other day.  I honestly can't think of any Canadian leader that comes close to that.

The UK is still trying to get rid of Boris Johnson who is the closer to Trump than any Canadian political figure.

If we have a Trump equivalent here in Canada, it's either Maxime Bernier or Doug Ford.

Doug Ford was the first person that came to mind, yeah.  I've referred to him as a Trump wannabe a bunch of times...  though of course, he's the Ontario Premier, rather than the Prime Minister.  (Ugh, I can't believe he got re-elected and we have to endure four more years of him;  uuuughhh...  I'm still mad at him, and will never stop being mad at him, for striking down the proposed LGBT-friendly sex ed curriculum and rolling back social progress about 30 years)
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So, the aforementioned former PM Stephen Harper wasn't as Trump-esque as those tongue-in-cheek videos of Canadians mocking Americans who said they'd 'just move to Canada if Trump won' made him out to be back before the 2016 US election?
[I'm not super up on Canadian politics. No idea if Harper was friends with Epstein or helped incite an insurrection.]

BTW, found this gif-set of South Park criticizing Harper and warning against Trump while trying to find the actual video.

I haven't seen that episode, but that Gifset looks like it's using Canada as a proxy to mock the election of Trump, more than anything.  I could be wrong, but I don't think it's supposed to represent any actual Canadian leader.


That episode was 100% mocking the election of Trump. I seem to recall that the writers of South Park did an interview shortly after that episode where they mentioned the intent was to put Trump in charge of Canada and get him killed by the end of the episode so that they would never have to show Trump again.
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So, the aforementioned former PM Stephen Harper wasn't as Trump-esque as those tongue-in-cheek videos of Canadians mocking Americans who said they'd 'just move to Canada if Trump won' made him out to be back before the 2016 US election?
[I'm not super up on Canadian politics. No idea if Harper was friends with Epstein or helped incite an insurrection.]

BTW, found this gif-set of South Park criticizing Harper and warning against Trump while trying to find the actual video.

I haven't seen that episode, but that Gifset looks like it's using Canada as a proxy to mock the election of Trump, more than anything.  I could be wrong, but I don't think it's supposed to represent any actual Canadian leader.

Like don't get me wrong;  Stephen Harper sucks for a variety of reasons, but he's nowhere near Trump's level.  Trump reportedly idolizes Hitler behind closed doors, and is likely to lead the US into a civil war, to say nothing of the alarming reports that top secret information about America's nuclear arsenal may be among the documents that he stole from the White House when he left office, which the FBI were looking for in his Florida home the other day.  I honestly can't think of any Canadian leader that comes close to that.

The UK is still trying to get rid of Boris Johnson who is the closer to Trump than any Canadian political figure.

If we have a Trump equivalent here in Canada, it's either Maxime Bernier or Doug Ford.

Doug Ford was the first person that came to mind, yeah.  I've referred to him as a Trump wannabe a bunch of times...  though of course, he's the Ontario Premier, rather than the Prime Minister.  (Ugh, I can't believe he got re-elected and we have to endure four more years of him;  uuuughhh...  I'm still mad at him, and will never stop being mad at him, for striking down the proposed LGBT-friendly sex ed curriculum and rolling back social progress about 30 years)

At the time, we knew he was bad. I'm not sure if anyone fully grokked just how bad he was save those close to him. Likely prompting the now plainly inaccurate comparison.

I also agree with cesium123's conviction in that being a proxy criticism of the Trump election. As I understand it[1], most everything they did that outright criticized him was done by proxy (usually through Cartman).

[1] I don't follow South Park, haven't really got the time and I don't always agree with the message. Wisecrack does have some pretty good breakdowns though. Especially when they dissect how South Park  explains why many trumpsters doubled down on their support.
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