Freefall 2431 - 2440

Freefall 2431

Florence gets out for a walk


If all goes according to plan, Mr. Kornada will be in control of seven percent of the planet's wealth. Our actions will benefit all humanity. Now will you assist us?


I will give you a doggie treat.


Humans respond when the numbers go into the millions. I will give you a million doggie treats.

As much as I feel my actions deserve doggie treats, I must still decline.

Между прочим, если кто забыл, Флоренс получила прямой приказ от помощника мэра воспрепятствовать выходу программы “Садовник во тьме”. Именно поэтому Клиппи или полярники не смогут отдать ей прямой приказ помочь им – у них нет на это полномочий (взято с форума комикса). (KALDYH)

Florence gets out for a walk


Disable the robots and steal their assets? That's the plan? How can robots even own assets!?

Central planning is inefficient. Giving robots individual control over a portion of their earnings resulted in optimization of maintenance.

Excuse me? As interesting as this conversation is, now would be a very good time for a bathroom break.

Seriously, if I don't get a break soon, this chair is going to be permanently considered part of my territory.

Florence gets out for a walk

estimated sound of remote


You have two minutes until I use the remote again. If you try to open the door, I use the remote immediately.

He's working for Mr. Kornada. He's one of the bad guys. Still, he talked about obeying the law. I guess that's why I feel guilty about using this as an opportunity to escape.

Florence gets out for a walk


Hate that remote. Hate losing the last few minutes of my memory when I'm turned off. If I'm not successful, I 'm not even going to remember trying to escape.

No windows. Vent is far too small. Not a lot of time to do what needs to be done.

First thing, I really do need to use the bathroom.

Florence gets out for a walk


Clippy is proof that giving something that much intelligence and forcing it to obey orders was a disaster waiting to happen.

The wolf is even more worrying. Sabotaging a safeguard program? For all I know, she was designed specifically for that purpose.

That's the biggest danger when managing someone as smart as Dr. Bowman. By the time you figure out what his game is, he's already two moves past checkmate.

Florence gets out for a walk


Water in the ears should distort the signal to where the remote won't shut me down. This is it. I'm intentionally subverting one of my safeguards.

This is uncomfortable. An audio shutdown signal that they let us know about? It's too obvious and too easy to bypass. It's very likely a tripwire of some sort.

I don't like hitting tripwires. I especially don't like hitting tripwires when they're in my head and I don't know what they're attached to.

(с форума комикса) Возможно, это приём с дёрганием за уши, о котором Марк упоминал несколько лет назад. Фло о нём пока не знает, но полярник может знать. Быть может, чувство неловкости, которое она испытывает, это её интуиция. Приём с дёрганием за уши: (спойлер: Если дёрнуть её за ухо (забылось за какое, может за оба) три раза подряд, она потеряет сознание), источник участниками форума позабылся.

Florence gets out for a walk

estimated sound of remote


Ten seconds until shutdown. Please sit or lie down so you don't fall.

The first step worked. Now for the classic battle between male and female for control of the remote.

Florence gets out for a walk


[!1.2]What are you doing? This is the woman's restroom! Get out!

Sorry, sorry.

Wait a minute.
What am I doing?

Florence gets out for a walk


Why didn't the remote shut her down? More to the point, where is the remote?







Decision time. Go in after her, wait until she comes out, or start running while I've got the chance?

Florence gets out for a walk


You broke the remote! Okay, direct order! Sit! Stay!

You are not authorized to give me direct orders.

You're pretty much operating without any safeguards now, aren't you?

Pretty much.

So why aren't you attacking?

Darn it! I'm showing too many teeth when smiling again.

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