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    123 KB Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)18:14 No.11269599  

    You're Sleipnir Interstellar, a subsidiary of a megacorporation known as Solutions Tactical Finance Unlimited. Assisting you are another subsidiary, Aperture Science. Using their intuitive shower curtain technology, you have revolutionized inter-planetary transport amongst so many other things.

    Rival megacorporations include Alien's Weyland-Yutani, Avatar's RDA, WoD's Pentex, SMAC's Morgan Industries, Bladerunner's Tyrell Corporation, Fifth Element's Zorg Corporation and CthulhuTech's Chrysalis Corporation.

    Last time around, we did okay, even if it was quite a while ago. Nothin catastrophic took place, nothing horribly good happened either. Well, except for the elimination of Regent once and for all. Oh, and you're on the way to researching interstellar portals. Snazzy.

    So, gentlemen, do you want to play a game?

    Previous threads:
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)18:23 No.11269724
    I'll give this a bump. I know it's quite late, but hey. Maybe some people are still around for it.
    >> Kichigai Mantis 07/21/10(Wed)18:30 No.11269862

    I'm ready if anyone else is!
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)18:32 No.11269903
    If there ain't at least two others, this'll be going down the drain this week.

    This is the second bump.

    I'll delete this shortly after the third bump, if a third bump is required and if people do not immediately pour in after it.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)18:35 No.11269952
    I think part of the issue is that the board's moving pretty fast tonight.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)18:37 No.11269989
    That could be it, maybe.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)18:38 No.11270007
    I'm in favor of continuing.
    Do we still have that weird budget thing where STFU takes any left over money at the end of the year?
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)18:38 No.11270022
    wtf is this? I kind of want.. but not sure if want because I don't know what it is.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)18:39 No.11270026
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    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)18:39 No.11270033
    I've seen a thread weeks ago, and it seemed like you were already dozens of threads in. How do I quickly catch up?
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)18:40 No.11270039
    There have been several cases where you have spent so little that I have counted some of the spare cash as going towards them instead of your automatic science/security/anything-but-stfu funding.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)18:40 No.11270051
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    I can dig it.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)18:40 No.11270060
    So does this mean that Pentex will stop being excessively evil, and stop trying to ruin everything?
    Also I was wondering... Could we manipulate the Umbra for terraforming purposes? Like pretty much do the opposite of what Pentex did to Pandora, by subtly encouraging life and growth on a previously inhospitable world.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)18:41 No.11270066
    Well, unfortunately sup/tg/ is down, so the best method is out.

    Really, though, don't worry too much.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)18:41 No.11270073
    Dozens? A dozen, at most.

    Anyway, whoa.

    Population rush.

    Okay, I'll start shortly after compiling a list for our fellow.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)18:42 No.11270093
    Completely plausible, with the right technology and understanding of the Umbra.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)18:44 No.11270138
    I know we're a sci fi mega corporation with the military power of a galactic empire, and a bunch of similar corporations from games and movies are competing with us, I just don't know where we are right now, or what we've done.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)18:48 No.11270218
    Well, you might want to follow these threads a wee bit.

    Previous threads:

    sup/tg/'s down, so this is the best alternative.


    Getting this operation underway.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)18:49 No.11270246
    If we haven't already, I propose we regularly monitor the Umbra for any sudden changes, I don't want Pentex to take us by surprise with any of their shenanigans.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)18:53 No.11270319
    Hmmm... Anyone in favor of having ODIN do a complete inventory of all our existing resources, copyrights, patents etc? I just want to make sure that there's a: little chance of other corporations ripping us off and b: there isn't any dusty prototypes in storage somewhere that could speed up the research process.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)18:54 No.11270343
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    Year 2171:
    Colonists have arrived at Tau Ceti. Population increase. The colony ships are returning to Earth.
    A research assistant does the 'early breakthrough' dance, but it's a little stale. Almost every project is being completed at a stupidly fast pace.
    The research into Military Applications of Portal Edges is complete. Request more details.
    The research list has been updated. Request more details to select your next project.
    A compiled "Starship Construction" guide has been created. Request more details.
    Anomaly detected in the 40 Eridian system. A heat source approximately three kilometres in length recently passed through the system at a speed of 0.075c.
    Civil war on Ares is still underway.
    It's not full scale war on Mars, but it's close. 289 named UN Peacekeepers have been killed in purposes related to the rebellion since tension began. No new information.

    Balance: $283b
    Income: $283b
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)18:55 No.11270354
    Requesting all details (do you really have to ask?).
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)18:56 No.11270366
    And how is our understanding of the Umbra? I know we have access to the DNA samples Pentex used to power the gates, I think they came from something called Garou or whatever? I'm pretty sure the UN knows just as much about the Umbra as we do, but I'm not sure if the other megacorps have taken an interest in Pentex.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)18:57 No.11270387
    so.. are we all on the same team? WTF IS THIS SHIT... EXPLAIN IT!
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)18:58 No.11270406
    Having ODIN do a complete inventory requires *me* to do a complete inventory.

    This is quite a lot of work.

    Regarding copyrighting and patenting, however, you get a small cut off of any profit made off of any form of Portal technology anywhere, in any application.

    No one is ripping you off or cheating you, as far as you're aware. And regarding resources, please don't make me recount every last detail or we'll be here until the cows come home.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)18:59 No.11270429
    If we're going to try this, I advocate we use that Gliese 876 planet as a testing ground. All we have to do is minimize that mutagenic chemical and we're golden for colonizing.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:01 No.11270457
    The problem is that we can use that mutagenic chemical. I'm still in favor of dropping it on one of the "bacteria-only" worlds in the Alpha Centauri system to see what happens.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:02 No.11270467
    Ah excellent point. Hmmm... is ODIN is advanced enough that he (or it I suppose) has his own sense of curiosity? Could we tell him to only mention things that he finds interesting/we've overlooked? I think we've been pretty on the ball on not leaving any dangling hooks but I'm not completely certain.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)19:02 No.11270475
    Generally, yes.
    Yes I do.
    Because it takes far too much space to post it all at once.
    No, you're not all on the same team.
    You're rival corporations, all trying to take advantage of space and its resources.
    You're capable of creating permanent gates between the physical world and the Umbra, using a fusion of your tech and Pentex tech. They're not as efficient as that of Pentex's at this stage, but they work.


    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:03 No.11270488
    Can't we just take a sample of the gas and then synthesize our own? Or do we actually have to physically retrieve the gas from Gliese?
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:04 No.11270490
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)19:04 No.11270504
    Military Applications of Portal Edges:

    You can create military equipment that uses Edge technology, such as knives. Sadly, close combat has been a laughable concept ever since the Industrial Age. As such, these Edge Knives are mostly useless in a combat situation.

    This is a war drone equipped with two Edge projectors and designed for mobility and durability. If it detects a heat signiature within a certain range it does not recognize as either a warhead or a Sleipnir vessel, it will accelerate to maximum velocity towards the object. It will attempt to impact the enemy vessel and bore through it. Upon exiting the enemy vessel, it will approach it again. The assault will only end when the heat source no longer exists. These Edge Mines are devastating in high numbers.

    This is the Edge Mine taken to extremes. A warship can be constructed in such a fashion that Portal Edges are projected over the hull, all tapering into a submolecular tip at the bow of the vessel. A warship with this chassis also has its engines refitted for the purposes of increased mobility, speed and acceleration. The purpose of this vessel is to hit others at high speeds, literally tearing a hole through other vessels, if not slicing them in half.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:05 No.11270514
    I forget, are we keeping the Aresians a secret?
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)19:05 No.11270515
    Research List:

    - Further Development of Energy Transfer Portals - Allows for increased efficiency.
    - Groupmind - Allows for a radio-connection between multiple human minds for improved group thinking.
    - Macro Sapience - Develop an understanding of "world minds" similar to those on Chiron and Pandora and an ability to recreate them.
    - Macro Portal Carriers - Adapt portal technology so starships possessing it can be utilized as carriers.
    - Reflector Chassis - The ultimate development of the Deflector Chassis. Most expensive but reflects projectiles.

    Choose one for next research project.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:06 No.11270525
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    >my face when no one but the people playing it knows what this shit is

    Is there like a... a wiki for this game or some shit? ANYTHING.. ANYTHING AT ALL? How can we all be part of a megacorporation? WHO CALLS THE SHOTS? Does 1 person control 1 corp? WTFFUUUUUUUUUUUU
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:06 No.11270527
    This is the first time I've played, but I want to get into it. Bumping.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)19:07 No.11270536

    Starship Construction Guide:

    Available engines include:
    Standard (Interstellar Travel Impossible): FREE
    Standard (Interstellar Travel at 0.5c): $5b per LY
    Standard (Interstellar Travel at 0.75c): $10b per LY
    Pandorium (Interstellar Travel at 0.75c, Unlimited Range, Limited Amount [3]): $10b

    Available standard modules include:
    Cargo Module (Contains 200 tons): $1b, Maximum 20
    Cyro Module (Contains 100 people): $1b, Maximum 40

    Available weapon modules (MAXIMUM OF 80) include:
    Mass Driver (Short Range, Physical, Rapidfire, Low Damage): $5b, 1 MODULE
    Laser Point-Def (Point-Def, Energy, Rapidfire, Missiles): $5b, 1 MODULE
    Portal Boarder (Long Range, Missile, Slow, Boarding Mechanism): $10b, 2 MODULE
    Missile Silo (Long Range, Energy, Slow, Homing, High Damage): $10b, 2 MODULE
    Hanger (Deploys War Drone, Drone, Utilizes Mass Driver): $10b, 2 MODULE
    Hanger (Deploys War Drone, Drone, Utilizes Portal Edge): $20b, 2 MODULE

    Available chassis include:
    Standard (No additional benefits): FREE
    Warship (Capable at space combat): $20b
    Deflector (Warship Chassis + 90% Physical Deflection): $50b
    Ramboat (Warship Chassis + Portal Edge Ramboat): $75b
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:07 No.11270540
    I vote for carrier research
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:08 No.11270551

    just roll with it man

    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:08 No.11270552
    Mostly useless in combat, perhaps. But they have an extraordinary potential in industrial work. Market them.

    Build a hilarious amount of Edge Mines and outfit all of our military starships with them. Repurpose many for use in an atmosphere and grant them the capability to go after specific targets, down to the size of a man.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)19:09 No.11270564
    You two are obviously the same person.

    I posted logs of previous sessions here:

    You might want to read them to understand.


    You might want to read it as well.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:09 No.11270565
    Oh that reminds me, I was wondering if this would be a possible invention: Pretty much a standard portal gun (maybe miniaturized) given to the captain of our ships, with one portal permanently affixed to the outside of the ship. I'd imagine it would kind of be like an instant airlock, useful for getting rid of hazardous material/cargo/intruders.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:10 No.11270578
    We're all the board of directors for SLINT, a subsidiary of STFU. We control what the corporation does. We are opposed by several other corporations, and, to some extent, the UN. Plasma serves as Game Master, providing us with information we use to make decisions. The game consists of us telling Plasma what we want and him telling us what the results of our actions are. That's more or less it.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:10 No.11270581

    Also, let's get some construction yards building that we can ship out-system. Especially for Tau Ceti, since our main colony is there.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:11 No.11270598
    I'd go with Macro Portal Carriers as well.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:11 No.11270607
    i vote for Groupmind, that way we research even faster
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:11 No.11270611
    Groupmind. Once we link our R&D teams into unified thinking constructs, we will be unstoppable, at least tech-wise.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:12 No.11270615

    Combine edge mines with payloads of Hermesium.

    When they enter a ship they eject hermesium into the area around it, hopefully starting fires throughout the vessel, thus, increasing the heat, and making the mine able to continue fucking the ship up for a much longer time.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:13 No.11270634
    While I like the idea of Groupminds, it also seems to have the highest potential of going horribly wrong...
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:13 No.11270643
    rolled 25 + 10 = 35

    Rolling to hack into Weyland-Yutani's computers and pull out any useful information. Technological breakthroughs and information on their extrasolar colonies is the highest priority. Devote the usual funds to the coverup if this goes wrong.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:13 No.11270645
    I agree, at least with portal carriers, we know what we are doing.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:13 No.11270648
    I vote for portals. Portals are fun, and could be marketed as a novelty as well as an actual useful technology. Example: Mass produced portal guns that we could market to the military of various planets; also same idea for consumers.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:14 No.11270659
    We marketed portals ages ago.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:14 No.11270662
    Expand operations to the five nearest star systems with no habitable planets. Yes, we won't be able to colonize the way we do in other places, but there are still resources to be had. Barring all else, we can siphon energy and material from the star, and build on that.

    Who's with me on this?
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)19:14 No.11270665
    The atmosphere is quite saturated with it. Removing it will take a long time.
    This is a possibility.
    Yes, he does. He'll look into it, since you asked.
    No. It has been stated before, there are certain chemical compounds in the gas that are impossible to synthesize.
    I'm quite sure you are, yes.
    They are already used in industrial work. This is for military applications.
    However, accepting the other suggestion regarding miniature Edge Mine. Naming them Edge Drones.
    Edge Mines also do not have to be installed in a ship.
    This sort of thing can easily be developed without any research.
    Developing it.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:16 No.11270689
    Think of it as a purely biological and human-scale equivalent of the MAGI system.

    If you've read A Fire Upon the Deep, the Tines were where I stole the idea from.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:16 No.11270695
    Plasma, I know that the UN hates/fears us, but what does the average person on Earth think? I'd imagine we'd be liked as the people behind the Energy Portal and Personal Muse project, but we also have a habit of being framed for scandals...
    Oh and there's no way for the Personal Muses to go rogue/viral or anything right?
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:16 No.11270698
    Well ok then, as I said before its my first time playing.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:18 No.11270725
    They may not HAVE to be installed on a ship, but I'd like them to be carried anyway, as a secret weapon.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:19 No.11270731
    Are there any other planets or sizable moons in the Gliese 876 system?

    And I'd propose that we use 40 Eridani for our "bring dead worlds to life" research. Nothing there to screw up.

    On that note, can we have more info about the anomaly in the 40 Eridani system?
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:19 No.11270740
    So as far as the public is concerned, the only known sentient aliens were the Na'Vi, and they're all dead now?
    That reminds me, I remember someone was planning on making some kind of preserve of cloned Pandoran lifeforms... how'd that turn out?
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:20 No.11270750
    The Muses aren't sentient. They're basically a very, very, very advanced version of Cleverbot and Akinator, one that functions as a personal assistant.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:20 No.11270751
    Also in relation to the mutagen, we could release large amounts on planets populated by our enemies.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:21 No.11270772
    Planets are rare enough that rendering a good one unusable is a bad idea, I think.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:21 No.11270775
    That is a tactic that could backfire in so many ways.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:24 No.11270803
    If we aren't already doing it, have some of our research types investigating that chemical from Gliese 876. Let's see if they can come up with some actual applications for it, or ways to direct its effects more tightly. Obviously, the research facility would be manned by robots and drones only, and separated from any of our regular facilities by hard vacuum.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)19:24 No.11270808
    No way for them to go rogue.
    You have thousands of subsidiaries that most of the public do not connect to you through which you market your products. Most intelligent people connect to these companies, but in the end, they don't care much about your past scandals - every megacorporation has their dirt.
    This is a possibility, if others agree.
    If you've got any new ideas on how to use portals, give them to me. Lots of people have already used tons of different ideas - energy transferral, prisons, military, industry, travel, medicine, etc. If you have any new ideas you think are quite revolutionary, offer them. Who knows, people might not have thought them up yet.
    You discover nothing new via your attempts, I am afraid. You are not discovered, either. Two hacking attempts remaining.
    You get a massive brofist from a research assistant. They'll get right on it.
    Eight construction yards will be arriving at Tau Ceti by... 2196.

    Sorry for any delay.

    Anyway, I'll be compiling the votes after this post and going with the most voted research option.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:25 No.11270821
    There aren't really any planets colonized on a large enough scale by the other megacorps. Or at least that we know of. No real point in exterminatus'ing an entire planet when there are only small colonies on them.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:26 No.11270838
    I agree with colonizing the 5 nearest systems.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:27 No.11270847
    Start building additional colony ships in the Kuiper Belt. We have a whole lot of people who want out of the Solar System, and eight years left until they want to leave.

    Also, let's get a science team headed towards 40 Eridani. We can do Umbral Terraforming experiments there.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:28 No.11270859
    I think we would need to have interstellar portals already taken care of for this to be profitable.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:29 No.11270876
    I agree with the expanding into nearby solar systems thing.
    Also: carriers
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:29 No.11270878
    Possible research items:

    Portal Stealth - Hull portals prevent detection by causing radiation to pass through the ship.

    Portal Driver - Two portals at opposite ends of a mass driver (or gravity chamber) allow a projectile to accelerate to massive speeds before being ejected.

    Portal Plumbing - Who needs pipes? Everything goes right where it needs to, instantaneously. An astounding number of practical uses, obviously not limited to waste disposal. For example, if we still use crude oil, say, for plastic, we could eliminate the pipelines entirely. I'm assuming we aren't already doing this on a massive scale.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:30 No.11270892
    rolled 82, 34 = 116

    Another hacking attempt on W-Y, same goals as before. They're the biggest threat.

    And as for our second biggest threat, let's hack the UN databases for any interesting data there.

    First roll is for W-Y, second is for UN. No idea what our current modifiers are, so I'd be obliged if someone else could add them in.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:30 No.11270895
    Standing order: Use all construction yards to produce War and Construction drones in a 1/2 ratio unless the yards are being used for something else. Anyone else support this?
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:30 No.11270904
    rolled 36 + 10 = 46

    Hacking Weyland again.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:31 No.11270911
    The only problem I can see with portal plumbing is that it has potential of going horribly, horribly wrong if the power ever gets cut.
    Maybe it's more plausible on space stations and space ships, where saving space is important.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:31 No.11270916
    The one massive problem with the "expand into nearby systems with no terrestrial planets" thing is that I'm pretty sure Weyland-Yutani is already doing that. I'd rather not try to set up a colony right next to theirs until we're actually ready to fight them.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:31 No.11270921
    If Umbra exists, what else is out there? Queue research into additional dimensions, such as hyperspace and subspace.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:32 No.11270923
    92 for WY, and 44 for the UN.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:32 No.11270929
    No, costs money and the construction yards we have either can't send them anywhere, or they'd be siezed by the UN immediately.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:32 No.11270931
    Regarding the pipes, if there are still parts of the world suffering from insufficient water, we can fix that no matter how far away the reservoir is. Even if it's not profitable, it seems like the kind of sappy stuff that will make us look good.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:32 No.11270937
    That's exactly where it should be used most. However, if I understand correctly, it takes 10 minutes for a portal to "die" after the power goes out, which should be enough time to engage whatever safeties are needed.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:33 No.11270941
    Hey, guess who controls most of the power to the world.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:33 No.11270943
    Yes! Become the saviors of those on Earth who need help. For free of course.

    Though the public image of us being pure and good will be worth more than money.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)19:34 No.11270950
    They'll get on it.
    It's not that simple.
    40 Eridani isn't a barren world - it's a dead world, a destroyed world. It's been shattered into a million pieces that are slowly slipping apart. It's disintegrating with every passing year.
    First option: Adding.
    Second option: Researching.
    Third option: So basic it doesn't require researching. Marketting.



    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:34 No.11270956
    Then we can build them covertly and keep them in the Umbra, or something like that. If money's an issue, we just have to build less of them. STFU takes whatever we don't use anyway, so it's a good way to soak up our extra change at the end of the year.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:34 No.11270960
    Yes, with one modification: set one yard back Earthside to luxury work. Think superyachts, or 100,000 dollar cars, or private jets. Cruise liners for intrasystem travel. And, of course, any orders for large-scale equipment that the colonies in the Sol system might have.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:34 No.11270962
    I'm so glad you rolled before
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:35 No.11270972
    I support this.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:36 No.11270982
    No. We need resolution on the hacking attempts, and more info on the anomaly at 40 Eridani.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:36 No.11270986
    Yes, after hacking.
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    Superyachts you say?
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:36 No.11270993
    Once you've got the hacking attempts and our orders in, yes, new year.

    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:37 No.11271005
    Yes, just like the USS Fatass.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:38 No.11271011
    Odd, that, given that gravity should be forcing the pieces to slowly recombine.

    But that just makes the idea of rebuilding it from the Umbra more fascinating.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:39 No.11271033
    That particular one only works if we make sure that our robots have "oddly adorable" as the standard design aesthetic.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:39 No.11271038
    Let's first just take a look at it from the Umbra, for all we know, whatever happened caused devastation elementals to form or something... The Umbra is -weird-.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)19:39 No.11271040
    Weyland-Yutani has space colonies in seven systems:
    Barnard's Star
    Wolf 359
    Lalande 21185
    Luyten 726-8
    Ross 154
    Ross 248

    They are the primary source of all raw materials, from gases to metals.

    You discover encrypted documents on three different types of Unobtainium that they've discovered, although you're unable to access details. U-005, U-007 and U-013.

    The public hasn't been inform of the existence of this Unobtainium.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:41 No.11271058
    Don't forget giving them all advanced AI capable of flawlessly simulating emotions, no matter how little sense it makes for their assigned directives.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:41 No.11271067
    Expand primarily to systems that have no presence from any other corp. Timeskip, please.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:41 No.11271069
    We'll have to focus on WY to find out what this stuff is.

    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:41 No.11271075
    Begin bio-weapons division.

    Develop race of insectoids with hive mind.

    Merge with the Zerg Quest that's supposed to start tonight.

    >CEO Cerebrate Anon
    >CFO Accountantbrate
    >Chief of Theater Operations Artisanlord
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:41 No.11271076
    Well, I guess we can try to figure out the details next year. Now, the 40 Eridani anomaly?
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:43 No.11271097
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    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:43 No.11271099
    Let's get an exploratory team and construction yard headed towards Epsilon Indi, at least, along with any other stars within 20ly that Weyland-Yutani hasn't laid claim to yet.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)19:47 No.11271158
    Shape is unknown.
    Size has already been stated.
    The anomaly's heat signiature was an average of 295 Kelvin, with certain parts being as high as 310 Kelvin.
    It was travelling in almost a straight line - there was the slightest arc to its movements.
    It deccelerated to 0.05c as it entered the system and accelerated to 0.09c as it left scanning range.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:49 No.11271185
    Additional: Set research goal of Portal Carriers.
    Have Hermes CY-1 & -2 construct Heavy Freighters to go to Tau Ceti with factory and Portable Portal components.
    Go to next year.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:49 No.11271196
    How fast can the current known human drives go?
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:49 No.11271197
    What other systems are on its projected path, both behind it and ahead of it?
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:50 No.11271206
    What vector was the anomaly going in? As in, what direction and what systems would be in its path?
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:51 No.11271224
    0.75c, and read the goddamned archives for basic shit like this.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:52 No.11271247
    Out of curiosity, how similar is that heat signature to the average human starship?

    And was it still accelerating as it left scanning range?
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:53 No.11271260
    Send some probe on the projected course of the anomaly, if we can travel faster, perhaps we can intercept and take a look on it.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:56 No.11271303
    I think that is a pretty low temperature level for a starship. Starships would produce a lot more heat, thanks to the various systems, engines and crew. Or the whole 3km thing is its heat dissipator.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:58 No.11271338
    thats 20 to 35 celcius-ish

    plenty warm for life similar to ours, roo much warmer and we'd start getting heat stroke
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)19:59 No.11271347
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    I'm wondering if the object looked anything like this.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)19:59 No.11271353
    The probe cannot travel further. It has come its destined halt in 40 Eridian and can't move any further. Any other drone would be far too late to overtake them.

    Also, their arc does not pass through any system, as far as you know. In order for them to reach a system, they'd need to alter course in deep space.

    Anyway, sorry for delay. MOVING ON TO THE NEXT YEAR!
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:01 No.11271384
    Where was the probe coming FROM, though? We should be able to plot a list of guesses from its trajectory?
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)20:09 No.11271517
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    Year 2173:
    Crawler 4 arrives at Eta Cassiopeiae. There are two terrestrial planets and five gas giants. None of them are habitable. Nothing remarkable here.
    Two anomalies identical to the last have passed through 40 Eridian. One has gone straight after the other.
    You have created 2 Edge Mines for each of the War Ships in Alpha Centauri. That's a total of 16 Edge Mines.
    You are beginning the construction of five colony ships, to reach the nearest uninhabited systems as far as you're aware.
    You were in debt a bit to manage all of these projects at once, but you've handled it.
    The civil war on Ares is on the verge of being won.
    Edge Drones, a miniaturized version of Edge Mines dedicated for infantry-scale operations, have been developed. Market to military?
    Portal plumbing has been marketted. Slight increase in income.
    After all of the construction projects, you fell slightly into debt. This year, though, you've managed to pay it off sufficiently, with a little assistance from STFU.

    Balance: $24b

    Any project you wish to initiate this year?
    Income: $291b
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:11 No.11271560
    Establish a base in Eta C.

    I'm on board with marketing the Edge Drones, but ONLY if we have multiple undetectable killswitches embedded in their hardware that only we have the codes for.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:12 No.11271579
    So... who's winning the war?
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:12 No.11271586
    I don't think we should market edge drones.
    It's nice to have an ace up ones sleeve.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)20:13 No.11271597
    Destination: Unknown.
    Origin: Unknown.

    According to your starmaps, they've come from deep space and they're going towards deep space.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:14 No.11271623
    Can we defend against Edge Drones? If yes, market. If no, don't.

    And let's get a colony ship underway to Eta Cassiopeiae.

    Those anomalies in the 40 Eridani system: where are they coming from? Seriously, their trajectory through the system should let us plot the course they took to get there.

    And let's get one warship built at an outsystem yard, preferably one that isn't under UN interdict, and send it to intercept those alien probes heading through 40 Eridani.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:14 No.11271628
    Send a bigger probe to 40 Eridian, so finally we can find out what we are dealing with.
    Should be equipped with an all-spectrum scanner, passive and active radar, magnetic and radiation detectors, heat-sensors, optic scanners (so finally we can have a look at these things) and other measuring equipment we can think of.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:15 No.11271642
    Plasma, have you read Revelation Space?
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)20:16 No.11271653
    The natives of Ares - Aresians, as you've imaginatively called them - are split into two factions. At least, the ones you're in contact with have two factions.

    It was originally one faction that beat back the other two with your assistance. Unfortunately, you had chosen a rather static, stagnant society to empower. As a result, you tried to stimulate change and started a civil war.

    The New People are what the faction were originally called - they're the ones on your side and they support the changes you wish to install.
    Those who wish to keep the old methods about are called the True Way. They're conservative and they've grown tired of your meddling after you tried to influence how their government functions.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:16 No.11271665
    I'm thinking we should send colony or factory ships to pretty much every system we know about. Since we have FTL comms, we can just call them back if the probes discover something insane, or worse, nothing at all.

    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:17 No.11271670
    Start construction of 1 Heavy Freighter and 1 Colony Ship for Eta Cassiopeiae: Mission objective to be the construction of a mining operation in the system.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:17 No.11271674
    We'll use Eta Cassiopeiae as a test run for Umbral Terraforming.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:18 No.11271681
    Enter into sex bot industry.
    Enter into bio-engineering industry.
    Develop inter-branch project.
    Release sex bot with actual vagina.
    Enter into feminine hygene products industry.
    "Accidentally" release "glitch" in sex bot that makes it have a period every month.
    "Forget" to release patch.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:18 No.11271686
    Maybe we should lessen our intervention. Or maybe we should intervene on a massive scale. I don't know which is likely to get us a better long-term result.

    Sociologists, where art thou?
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:18 No.11271687
    Let's design our future probes so that they can refuel themselves at their destinations.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:19 No.11271709
    Right now we're letting them duke it out, make it look as though we're giving them self determination.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:20 No.11271714
    Let's design our future probes so that they carry everything necessary to set up a conyard in the system.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:20 No.11271726
    We already kind of have sex bots. We market persocoms as a more expensive version of a muse in a robot body, and I expect that one of the features we quietly offer for a substantial added sum is "anatomical correctness".
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:21 No.11271737
    Or we could just fill the colony ships that we have sitting idle at Earth.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:21 No.11271745
    Alright everyone, what do we stand to lose if we just approach one of the other corporations (like Morgan or Chrysalis) and ask if they have any data on the matter?
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:22 No.11271759
    That would mean revealing what data we already have.

    I'd like to attempt a hack first.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:22 No.11271761
    What exactly do the Aresians look like anyways? I think I remember them being quadrupedal.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:23 No.11271780
    rolled 31 + 10 = 41

    Hacking Weyland Yutani.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:25 No.11271813
    Why do you always choose Weyland Yutani?
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:25 No.11271816
    Are we currently pretty much running the show in the AI/robotics divisions, or is their stiff competition in that market?
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)20:25 No.11271823
    Here's some of the information regarding appearance from the dossier, in two posts. Sorry for the delay, people.

    They are hot-blooded mammalian quadrupeds. Males appear to have an average length of 6’4” from head to toe while females are slightly larger with an average length of 6’6”. Similarly, the average male weighs 160lb while the average female weighs 170lb. Like so many other creatures in Lacedaemon, their hide can be compared to ash-coloured sealskin. It is smooth, streamlined and can almost be described as aerodynamic. Their torsos are smaller and more compact than that of a human, by a few inches. The only exclusion to this is a redundant stump at the bottom of the spine, the remnants of a tail.

    Their limbs are longer than ours and possess two additional joints. Their arms possess one additional joint between their wrists and their elbows and another between their elbows and their shoulders. Their legs possess one additional joint between their ankles and their knees and another between their knees and their hips. All four of their limbs end with the same appendage – a three fingered hand, with each finger being far longer and in possession are far more joints than a human finger. Each joint an Aresian’s body is hypermobile, leading to flexibility that is impossible in a human. To indicate just how long an Aresian’s arms are, their arm span is one and a half times the length of their body.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)20:26 No.11271843
    The structure of an Aresian’s skull can be considered almost dog-like. The teeth are designed for an omnivore and surprisingly similar to those of a human. The nostrils are much narrower and have several internal membranes to filter out the ash so often inhaled. Its large eyes possess multiple sets of eyelids to aid the vision of the Aresian when ash is raining. Rather than ears, it simply has a pair of holes, covered with small flaps of skin. Finally, it has a very large, long muscular tongue that it uses to taste the air. When moisture needs to be conserved due to extreme heat, rather than extensive sweating, Aresians pant, much like dogs do.
    Just like human appearance varies, so does that of an Aresian. The skull can be narrower or thicker, elongated or flattened and so on. The colour of the skin can vary from being darker, almost the colour of charcoal around equatorial areas to being almost as white as snow near the super volcanic zones, where ash chokes the sky. Neither extremes have been seen due to lack of proximity to either area, but variation has been noted. Irises also vary in colour and common variations include orange, yellow and green. Slightly rarer, but still occurring are blue and red irises. Amongst Lacedaemonian Aresians, a longer, narrower head is more attractive for males while flatter faces are more appreciated amongst females. A larger skull is attractive despite gender, indicating a large brain.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:27 No.11271850
    They don't have the range, unless they're upgraded.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:28 No.11271869
    Biggest threat
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:28 No.11271877
    IIRC their vocal cords and ours are incompatible, our translators were genetically modified to be capable of speaking the Aresian tongue. ...Where there any medical problems as a result of that?
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:29 No.11271887
    Since they're all modular, that's not a big problem.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:30 No.11271895
    I always imagined they looked like the Elcor for some reason. Somehow the physical slowness of the Elcor mixed in my mind with the stagnation of Aresian society and how slow it takes them to change.

    Having a slave army of Elcor always seemed to be an awesome image in my mind.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:30 No.11271902
    How has HEL been doing? She's our counter-espionage AI right? any noteworthy hacking attempts?
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:30 No.11271905
    I get the sense you enjoyed race creation more than a lot of the rest of this.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:31 No.11271913
    rolled 67, 78 = 145

    Hacking Weyland-Yutani and Chrysalis Corporation.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)20:31 No.11271921

    Anything else?
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:31 No.11271927
    Instead of becoming our slaves, I believe the plan was to get them working for us as a client race, treating them fairly.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:32 No.11271933
    So 77 and 88 huh?
    But why Chrysalis? Sure they're probably run by Nyarlathotep, but they've been friendly to us so far, and they're just starting out besides.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:32 No.11271934
    Okay, so that's a 77 on W-Y and an 88 on Chrysalis.

    Also, if we have any spare cash after our other projects, I propose we have it invested in expanding and improving our research facilities.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:33 No.11271951
    Keep tabs on the UN. Get a few men inside, maybe, but keep it low-level. I want to know what those bureaucratic fuckers are up to.

    Other than that, I dunno. Timeskip, I guess.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:33 No.11271952
    Because hacking is our way of saying hello to a new corporation, and because we know essentially nothing about them. May as well start building up a Chrysalis dossier to go with the rest of them.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:34 No.11271963
    Well I know we are training them to become our bro-tier comrades, but the image still stands.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:34 No.11271967
    Just check up on ODIN, LOKI and HEL, see if they're satisfied with their work etc. Is there anyway of contacting BALDER (that's the name of that AI that piggybacked on another corp's ship right?) or is it more of a he contacts us sort of thing.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:36 No.11271998
    Plasma, I'd like to get an analysis of whether one of those alien probes in 40 Eridani could have caused the visible damage to the planet if there was a collision.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)20:39 No.11272056
    WY Hacking:
    Apparently U-013 is some fascinatingly hard chemical compound using elements foreign to Earth. In the natural state that it was found in, it was incredibly malleable. Almost liquid. Upon subject to extreme low temperatures, it immediately solidified and hardened into a much firmer substance. They use it in a lot of their machinery outside of the solar system.

    Chrysalis Corporation:
    Okay, these guys are another cultist corporation, it seems, like Pentex. Apparently "something sleeps into the sun of Lacaille 9352". That's their reason for sending a ship to the system a short while ago, then.
    A lot of it is semi-religiously gibberish. There's also a lot written in a language that isn't recorded.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:42 No.11272092
    Anything in the area to check up on this sun? Doesn't hurt to be curious.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:43 No.11272112
    Prepare inter-system portals for disorienting an elder god when they're scheduled to get there, just in case.

    We should be able to toss it around like we did to the pentex probes while waiting for an actual warship to hit it.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)20:44 No.11272124
    HEL has uncovered no hacking attempts.
    LOKI is apparently having quite a bit of fun discovering secrets. Some of the Lone Gunmen are complaining about his behaviour, though. Something about electrocuting them via their equipment and saying it's a joke.
    HEL has defended the system against some hacking attempts. Nothing worth mentioning, in her opinion.

    The anomalies impacting the planet in 40 Eridian should not have had a planet killing effect on that scale.

    There were minor health problems after the genetic splicing. Their personal quarters required a slightly lower oxygen level. At standard levels, they developed minor respiratory issues.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:44 No.11272140
    There is a station at Lacaille 9352, built eons ago by an ancient race, long forgotten. It is the only thing containing the being within the sun, the W'rkncacnter. It must be repaired.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:45 No.11272150
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:46 No.11272165
    ...If there's something sleeping in a star I'm like 90% sure that we don't want it to wake up.
    ...I'd imagine that if there really is something in Lacaille 9532 it would leave a pretty big Umbral presence, but I have no idea how we could verify that.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)20:47 No.11272183
    However, satellite telescope scans show nothing of interest.
    You have nothing capable of creating portals in that system.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:48 No.11272195
    Exactly why we need a pair of eyes on the sun.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:49 No.11272215
    Aren't the Lone Gunmen functionally immortal?
    ...And is anyone really surprised by LOKI being kind of a dick? Anyone remember why the mythological Loki became a massive tool? I was never clear on how he went from being bros with Thor to killing Balder for shits and giggles.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)20:50 No.11272238
    They are. But pain still hurts.
    Time skip it is.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:50 No.11272239
    Wasn't talking about that system, I was talking about the ones we are based in. should Chrysalis wake the thing up, I wouldn't be surprised it if got information on Earths location from them as well.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:51 No.11272254
    Even though it risks bringing Nyarlathotep's plan one step closer, maybe we can make that suggestion to Chrysalis? Don't we have access to the Umbra ourselves? Maybe create a plan where we loan some shit off to them in return for stuff.

    Well... we found that info by us hacking them, but we all hack each other anyways so it shouldn't be a big deal.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:53 No.11272281
    Assign a few expendable people to try to decipher that language. Keep it away from the AIs and important researchers; we're genre-savvy enough to know that this shit sometimes drives the readers insane.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:54 No.11272295
    ...no, no I don't think helping a bunch of cultists wake up a being sleeping inside a star is a good idea. At all.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:57 No.11272354
    And keep that shit away from our AIs. We don't need a Chaos infection in our machines.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)20:57 No.11272356
    I for one want to see that happen. Just because we can.

    >> Mimi !ozOtJW9BFA 07/21/10(Wed)20:58 No.11272358
    A part of me thinks that if we tell the Chrysalis that we hacked them, they will see us as a huge threat and try to fuck us over. On the other hand, a part of me thinks they'd jump at that kind of offer like a bitch in heat.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)20:59 No.11272386
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    A crawler arrives at Delta Pavonis. There are no terrestrial planets. Just two gas giants and three asteroid belts.
    Three anomalies arc through Delta Pavonis. Two are going in the same direction, from deep space, to deep space. One is going from deep space, to 40 Eridian.
    Five anomalies arc through 40 Eridian. All five come one after another, from deep space, to deep space, in the same pattern. Except for one. It deccelerates at a speed that would flatten any human vessel and changes course, accelerating in the direction of Pi Orionis.
    The New People have won the civil war and are beginning to rebuild the damage caused by the conflict on Ares.
    A probe is on its way to 40 Eridian.
    Apparently, New Shanghai on Mars has been cordoned off by the UN as they dictate the rebuilding process. This light up on the Martian debate once more.

    Balance: $127b
    Income: $302

    Also, I prepared an entire dossier on Ares, not just the species section. So, to the person who said I enjoyed creating them more than the rest, I put a lot of effort into that entire planet in all its aspects, really.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:00 No.11272404
    First check the umbra around that sun. Let's see it first for ourselves, that if anything is there, does it have an umbral presence.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:02 No.11272431
    Help Aresians rebuild. We let them settle their own battles as a sign of self determination, but now we should show that we "care about them" by funneling lots of resources into helping them recover from that shitfest.

    Basically it would be a PR campaign
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:02 No.11272435
    So, what is at Pi Orions?
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:02 No.11272438
    Okay, we really need to find out what these anomalies are. I say we use Umbra first.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:03 No.11272452
    Probe is going there to check them. If we can, we should do an umbral scanning too.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:05 No.11272487
    Have we been able to get any useful data at all from analyzing the anomalies? Anything that would give us ideas for directions for our own research?
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:05 No.11272497
    Are all the anomalies moving in the same direction?

    If so plot their course, send a probe to a distant star in the opposite direction of earth from them, have it move back to a point along their plotted course and have it hail them when they pass through.

    Trying to make sure they don't follow its backtrail to earth if they're hostile.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:05 No.11272500
    We'll know in eight years.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)21:07 No.11272522
    You pop an expensive telescope through an Umbral gate and catch a glimpse on the sun.

    According to your findings, the web in the Umbra that supports all things like a scaffold, well, it's apparently severed in the entire system. Lacaille 9532 is a hole in the web, where nothing is supported. According to the Umbra, there's no sun there. Instead, there's a gigantic miasma of a million swirling colours, forming a thousand images and shapes. Your Umbra-savvy researchers recognize this as the stuff of the Wyld, the Umbra's spiritual manifestation of creation. It's present everywhere, flowing through the web of reality and around it, but it's definitely in quite a strong concentration there.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:08 No.11272540
    The only real options are either another megacorp getting a step closer to FTL or some alien fuckers that will mess our shit up.

    Is there any shit like those probes described in any of the settings our rivals are based off? Anything to give off a hint.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:08 No.11272541
    Let's invest in an expansion of our R&D department. Either to allow us to do an additional project, or to increase the speed of our megaproject.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)21:09 No.11272566
    Too small to observe via Umbral telescope. You also have no Umbral facilities in 40 Eridian, so that's impossible too.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:09 No.11272571
    Uh, so something is there, like a manifestation of creating chaos. Now the question is, what should we do about this, and Chrysalis?
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:10 No.11272576
    A sort of Crawling Chaos, perhaps?

    As long as we're in the Umbra, can we get a quick look at other nearby systems? Just curious if there's anything interesting
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:10 No.11272590
    Time to send a probe out to Lacaille 9352. Shit is getting serious over there.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)21:10 No.11272592
    Putting EXTRA cash into R&D then.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:11 No.11272613
    Well, the worst possibility for those probes is unlikely, given that Delta Pavonis would have been a very different system if that universe was being included.

    Inhibitors aren't something you want to run into. Ever.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)21:12 No.11272624
    A colony ship will be created by 2178 and arrive by 2193. Still send probe?
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:15 No.11272655
    The last thing we want to do is send a ship and have it disappear in that sector without any real idea what happened. What year would the probe be finished and how long would it take to get to Lacaille 9352?
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:15 No.11272667
    I don't remember if pentex had a passive probe in Delta Pavonis, but in case they don't then we should share this shit with the UN.

    They already know about these things through the probe in 40 Eridain, since pentex is just a puppet cooperation for them.

    Basically, if aliens are about to fuck up our shit then we might have to work together to survive, so sharing this info will be the first step in coming to terms with one another.

    They already know about the shit
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:16 No.11272671
    We need to crack the unknown language as soon as possible. The more information the better.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)21:17 No.11272691
    Probes are quick and easy to finish. It'd arrive in...

    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:17 No.11272694
    If the UN wants something from us, they'd better be willing to pony up some cash. They don't deserve freebies.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:18 No.11272717
    Census on this guys? I do not want to be the only way making this decision.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)21:20 No.11272743
    Scientists are currently at it.
    So, talk to the UN about it?

    Also, any hacking this year?
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:20 No.11272745
    Well, we know we have to stop them from awakening it. But we've got shit to deal with right now.

    Ares: Can we try to aid the New Peoples reconstruction efforts using our construction yards? I don't know if we're actually doing anything important with them now so it might be prudent to try build them some pre-fabricated stuff, like houses or whatever they need.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:21 No.11272768
    It is quite hard to crack a language when you don't have any idea of it. And if it uses pictograms, then it is quite impossible.
    You would need some interpretations, or a few translated sentences to crack it. Can't we find anything like this in the files from Chrysalis?
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:22 No.11272782
    Guys, do we hack Chrysalis or Weyland-Yutani?
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:23 No.11272790
    rolled 100, 43, 64 = 207

    Weyland-Yutani, Tyrell, and Morgan Industries.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:23 No.11272793
    Go for Chrysalis, we need more info on this crawling chaos thing.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:23 No.11272800
    Seems like Chrysalis is the best option, especially if we want to speed up the language cracking process.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)21:24 No.11272806
    Sure can do that.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:24 No.11272822
    There's no profit in hiding this information. We have no idea weather or not these anomalies could be in some way hostile, it does seem to be the case that they're casing each other, so they don't look to be invading us. Yet.

    If we share this with the UN, who have the largest space fleet I think, it would be seen as a gesture of good will, and it might help us in the future if we need to call on them. Conversely, hiding this info could be seen as specious at worse and uncooperative at best, so they'd be much less inclined to help us if we needed them.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:25 No.11272828
    I'm okay with this.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:25 No.11272830
    rolled 47 = 47

    Hacking Chrysalis
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:25 No.11272837
    rolled 1 = 1

    Sorry about that. 1 switches Tyrell to Chrysalis, 2 switches Morgan to Chrysalis.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:26 No.11272845
    Somehow I don't think the sun will be a real threat for awhile. Because really, if it really is an Outer God then it is permanent endgame. Most likely it is just some weird magic tech type of thing. Releasing a world destroying god while Chrysalis was just introduced wouldn't really fit the timescale. Nobody starts off with their trump card.

    In more likelihood we should assist Chrysalis. Not only would it let us piggyback off any of their discoveries but it would also allow us to monitor the shit out of it. The other megacorps teamed up to fuck us over, so why not team up with Chrysalis for the potential of finding a new weapon or tech that could tip the scales in our favor?

    Well.. tip the scales in our favor for maybe a session or two until another timebomb explodes in our faces.

    We know Chrysalis will eventually backstab the fuck out of us, so we might as well take advantage of the rare times we are on their good side. Who knows, maybe by helping them in this case we can figure out their future plans and secretly put up countermeasures to stop it?
    >> LordHighlander 07/21/10(Wed)21:26 No.11272848
    I am voting for putting all the information on the free-web, and saying that we dont hide anything.

    Its no use getting into bed with the UN at this point, they already tried to fuck us over multiple times
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:27 No.11272853
    Perhaps we should wait for our modified probe to arrive? And when we have its info, then think about this again?
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:27 No.11272859
    I just think it might be good for the PR, you know, we ask them what they need and then try to build it for them.

    It could look bad if we instigated all this destruction in a civil war and then did nothing to take responsibility for it. Just ask first this time. We don't want history to repeat itself.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:27 No.11272867
    Confusing me, AARGH. Prefer to leave my original post as-is, or go with the roll to switch one choice to Chrysalis.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:27 No.11272869
    There was no "trying" about it. They have fucked us over, and they will continue to do so until we eliminate them as a threat.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:28 No.11272876
    This should have been a question. Sorry.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:29 No.11272896
    Basically this
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:30 No.11272910
    I don't know about releasing it to the public, we could cause a minor panic.

    Well we might be able to bargain a little if we had some more useful information, so we could go for that.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:30 No.11272925
    Not all of them, Morgan industries should be relatively buddy-buddy with us (plus we own a decent chunk of their stock)

    And W-Y hasn't actually done anything to hurt us outright (though they probably did buy off the UN for pandoran mining priveledges)
    >> LordHighlander 07/21/10(Wed)21:31 No.11272935
    minor panic isnt our issue. It is the worlds governments.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:32 No.11272964
    But at the same time the UN could possibly go "LOLFEARMONGERING" and hit us with more sanctions for "attempting to disrupt the peace"

    And if it is another megacorp then it will bring us to their attention and they may try to do something about us.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:33 No.11272969
    Let's wait for the updated info on the anomalies.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:33 No.11272978
    That's true, and we could also use that panic to put pressure on the UN

    say something like the UN trying to strong arm us in the past over issues we had nothing to do with caused us to decide to wash our hands of any responsibility for this sort of thing and just tell everybody about that type of thing when we find it.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:33 No.11272983
    If the information does turn into something then we can just make a trollface at the UN and further discredit them.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:33 No.11272984
    Do this.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:35 No.11273013
    I was only talking about the UN.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:36 No.11273030
    That's right until they fine Us and bring Us to court for it, or the rioting results in destruction to Our property or people not using Our products which costs Us money.

    Don't get me wrong, sometimes panic is great for business, but right now, in the middle of a war on Mars, it wouldn't be vary helpful.

    We shouldn't expect any special treatment form Morgan, even though we saved his life, but yeah we're OK right now. He's up to something, though, and I wouldn't mind knowing what.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)21:36 No.11273033
    Morgan Industries is fully colonizing Chiron. You're still getting your 8% from them. However, they're mostly united about what to do with Chiron. What are they doing with the moon? You've got no idea.

    Tyrell Corporation hasn't actually constructed a single starship. They're not actually participating in the space race itself - they're feeding off it, like a parasite.

    Just this year, contact was lost with a rogue planet that drifted into the Wolf 359 system. It settled into orbit and they constructed a mining base there. It was also an experimental facility, as there was apparently a parasitic alien species on the planet, and they want to perform a few experiments regarding it. Well, they lost contact with the facility a few years back and a team of specialists were sent to recover important information and samples of the alien species. Sadly, the mission was a failure and the entire colony was nuked by renegade security personnel, that's the guess, anyway.
    U-005 is a liquid hyperconductive, better than any Earth-based metal. They use it in almost all of their electronics. You have gained the information required to synthesize it.
    U-007 is apparently a room-temperature superfluid that they found on an alien starship on the rogue planet. The same starship that contained the parasitic aliens. Synthesizing it is almost.
    15 Pandorium engines are being transported from Earth to an orbital facility in Jupiter via shuttle. The shuttle can be intercepted if you desire. I will require another roll, however.
    >> LordHighlander 07/21/10(Wed)21:37 No.11273041
    If they keep dropping sanctions on us, then we get a vote to leave. Take our property, anything we loaned, and our people. Get up, leave. Start a dummy corporation to keep selling our products/ways off of earth. Absorb the Dummy corp when we have more buying power than earth does.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:38 No.11273055
    synthesising it is almost what?
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)21:40 No.11273083
    Almost impossible, sorry.
    >> PackageRESPOND 07/21/10(Wed)21:40 No.11273089
    What kind of relationship do we have with Mars atm?
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:40 No.11273090
    >15 Pandorium engines are being transported from Earth to an orbital facility in Jupiter via shuttle.
    Hold on. Is this just part of a regular transaction or is it highly out of the ordinary? I'm going to vote no regardless, but this sounds worthy of note.
    >> LordHighlander 07/21/10(Wed)21:40 No.11273091
    Lets get some people to explore that planet. And do it fast.

    Get in, get out with everything we possibly can.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:40 No.11273093
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    Hmmm...I wonder what happened on that planet? MARINES WE ARE LEAVING.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:40 No.11273095
    rolled 84 = 84

    Live dangerously, intercept the shuttle.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:40 No.11273097
    Let's call U-005 Hycium. We should use it in absolutely everything.
    >> LordHighlander 07/21/10(Wed)21:41 No.11273110

    Find out about any downsides first.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:41 No.11273115
    "Almost impossible" and "impossible" aren't the same thing. Is there any way to make synthesizing it more effective, and is it worth the effort that would require.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:42 No.11273117
    We're on bro terms with the separatist movement, since we helped them out in the past (told them who nuked them, and that the UN was building a super ship to fuck them with) I'm not sure how everyone else is.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:43 No.11273135
    No people. For the love of god, no people! Just drones. We have FTL communication, we don't have to worry about timelag for controlling them.

    Make damn well sure that the ship we send to investigate is stealthed in every way we can come up with, though.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:43 No.11273147
    >parasitic alien species on the planet, and they want to perform a few experiments regarding it

    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:44 No.11273150
    How did the hacking on Chrysalis go?
    >> PackageRESPOND 07/21/10(Wed)21:44 No.11273152
    I'm thinking we should find a way to support them somehow. We would need to avoid providing them with any kind of portal technology, since that would make it obvious who is supporting them, but could we provide them with information on the U.N., maybe their ship specs or their movements? We could also supply them with conventional weaponry if it would help, or provide training of some kind.
    I can get behind this
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)21:44 No.11273153
    You do a few odd jobs for them. Shipping people about for them and so on. You're also an information provide.

    In their eyes, you're a necessary evil and they're reluctantly thankful for your help. They don't like the UN or the corps, but you've assisted them quite a bit.
    Well, it's very, very precious cargo that they're handling there.
    Sending a colony ship filled with 10% military 10% scientist 80% military.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:45 No.11273171
    >10% military 10% scientist 80% military.

    So... 90% military then?
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:45 No.11273178
    It's in a different star system, it would take us fucking years to get there and by the time we did everyone would be dead due to "LOL FACE HUGGERS". Let WY deal with their own shit for now.

    We'll probably need to research it first, which I would of suggest we anyway because stuff like this is worth investigating.

    >> LordHighlander 07/21/10(Wed)21:46 No.11273190
    1% scientist.
    99% Military.
    And send a shitload of drones with it. As little human interaction as possible.
    This should be a new policy regarding hostile worlds. Use Humans as little as possible.
    >> LordHighlander 07/21/10(Wed)21:47 No.11273197
    Are we already forgetting PANDORA?
    So much that was lost there. Lets not have that happen again.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:47 No.11273201
    Wolf 359 is close. Really close. It's only 7.8ly away. So a decade to get there, more or less.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:48 No.11273218
    >parasitic alien species
    >Sadly, the mission was a failure and the entire colony was nuked

    Wait a minute, unless I am mistaken, didn't Aliens happen in 2179? It's only 2173.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:49 No.11273220
    How much will a colony ship costs us and how long will it take to get there?

    Well all things said and done we need to churn out some craft to get these illicit engines out of system fast.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:50 No.11273235
    I think that competition may have accelerated Weyland-Yutani's push to the stars.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:50 No.11273236
    For the ship investigating Wolf 359, make sure there is a decontammination procedure between the ship and the surface of the planet. We don't want a repeat of Alien.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)21:50 No.11273245
    You hacked Tyrell instead, sorry.
    I meant worker the first time. But okay.

    1% scientist, 99% military, as someone else suggested.

    Putting 500 Edge Drones in the cargo section.

    The shuttle raid to obtain those engines was successful. They've been checked, debugged and been dismantled and examined countless times, before being reassembled, to make sure that they weren't being traced in any manner.
    You now have 15 additional Pandorium engines.
    >> LordHighlander 07/21/10(Wed)21:50 No.11273247
    what is to say it wont take us 4 years to get there?

    Oh, and Plasma, when we send the ship, keep ship to ship based weaponry secret, and have our military personnel armed and trained. As little Cryo as possible.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:51 No.11273255
    But this isn't Pandora though.

    This is fucking aliens and fucking face huggers. There's nothing of value to lose, unless you want to weaponize them, and we all know how that works out.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:53 No.11273284
    Oh fuck, I wonder if those anomalies are predator ships..
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)21:53 No.11273295
    Send engines to Alpha Centauri?

    Also, you've got 4 idle colony ships at the moment. So you'd be sending a standard one already made.

    It'd arrive at 2183.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:54 No.11273303
    Face Huggers from Portals Everywhere!
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:54 No.11273313
    If the films have taught us anything, it's that playing with Xenomorphs is always a bad idea. But I'm betting that we're going to do it anyway at some point.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:55 No.11273319
    Since no one has opposed it. I say we build and send out the probe to Lacaille 9352.
    >> LordHighlander 07/21/10(Wed)21:55 No.11273322
    Lets see... Wasn't their a possible use for the Synthetic Royal Jelly?
    Made berserk people?
    Usable if we ever get into a fight against someone else.

    and we could always drop aliens on a planet, seed it with them to stop our rivals.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:56 No.11273332
    Well, assuming you don't actually want the planet you drop them on, it works out pretty well.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:57 No.11273347
    I wonder what an Alien/Aresian hybrid would look like. A Na'vi hybrid would be infinite hax due to plot armor.
    >> LordHighlander 07/21/10(Wed)21:58 No.11273367
    do it.

    Playing with xenomorphs and using humans as any part of that process is a bad idea.

    We have robots. And Hermium. (sp?)
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:58 No.11273370
    Well we are pretty much the most genre-conscious megacorp in existence, so I highly doubt even we would fuck with xenomorphs.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:58 No.11273379
    No, send the engines to Tau Ceti, nobody knows about our colonies there and they'll soon have construction yards.

    also, list of systems we've explored as well as the nearest 5 systems noone else is using?
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:59 No.11273384
    Hermesium. And Xenomorphs have acid for blood, so we could still lose the 'bots. Not as bad as having a colony overrun, of course.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)21:59 No.11273395
    Build three ships with the Pandorium drives we're known to have. Make them mobile bases, pretty much, with portal facilities, construction facilities, and room for passengers and cargo. Then put five Pandorium drives on each as cargo. Send one ship to Alpha Centauri, one to Tau Ceti, and one to Delta Pavonis.

    Also, a really evil part of my mind wants to see what happens if we dose a xenomorph with some of the chemical from Gliese 876.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)22:00 No.11273396
    Pop the engines into our colony ships, take them to AC, and then put them into our warships stationed there. Leave 8 Pandorium engines (so 5 plus out current 3) in Sol.

    Try to get the Lone gunmen to make scapegoat somebody for this, like Brazilian terrorists or something.
    >> PackageRESPOND 07/21/10(Wed)22:00 No.11273399
    Seconding. Also after this are we ready for time skip?
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)22:00 No.11273402
    Xenos don't really give fuck to robots, if they don't attack them.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)22:01 No.11273421
    At the very least, fucking with them enough to know in-game exactly what they're capable of and how best to kill them would be useful.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)22:02 No.11273443
    And it will be impossible to trace the shuttle raid to us, right?
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)22:03 No.11273447
    No. Scapegoat Tyrell. What better way for them to finally decide to get in on the space race than to "acquire" some Pandorium engines?

    Although scapegoating only occurs if W-Y figures out they lost that shuttle to foul play instead of an accident.

    And I think next year we should see what MNU's up to.
    >> LordHighlander 07/21/10(Wed)22:04 No.11273465
    seconding that.

    And lets set aside facilities on earth to work with the Xeno's. Post all the data that we collect on the free-web, make it very clear that they are dangerous beyond belief. Then engineer the facility we have as being broken into, and the eggs and drones released...

    This is after we find out exactly what happened to the colony.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)22:04 No.11273466
    Two things to research, at some point: brain uploading, and custom-grown bodies. Since we have FTL comms, we could use that combination to start populating our colonies more quickly, or to shift people around faster, or to just fork off valuable personnel and have them in multiple places at once.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)22:04 No.11273468
    Do it.
    I'm gonna need a source on that Royal Jelly, I've never heard of it. And do you know what else is good for getting into a fight with people? Guns. Look, I just don't see the value in getting all up in WY, one of the most powerful megacorps, face and moving around in their system for some ill defined reason.

    If we do this, firstly they'll know that we hacked them, and secondly they'll be pissed at us for stealing their aliens (and that's if we succeed anyway).

    This is just to much risk for to little gain, as far as I see it.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)22:04 No.11273469
    We already know how best to kill them. Nukes, flamethrowers, Hermesium, frag grenades, things like that. They don't have any tech, so we could just bombard them with cruise missiles and lose nothing.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)22:04 No.11273471
    Very difficult, yes.

    Brazilian terrorists are difficult to blame at this stage, as the war is over.
    Martian terrorists? Now that's certainly a possibility.
    Anyway. TIME SKIP.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)22:05 No.11273483
    Both have already been researched.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)22:06 No.11273491
    why bother? the warships there aren't allowed to leave the system, send em to tau ceti and purpose build 15 warships there.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)22:06 No.11273494
    Standing order: All facilities containing Xenomorphs (and the surrounding areas) must be double-fortified with ACID-PROOF MATERIAL.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)22:06 No.11273505
    Then make those standard issue on any of our future probeships. We want them to be able to start up colonies right away if possible, without having to wait decades for shipments from Earth.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)22:07 No.11273521
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    Guys, no negative consequences will arise from going to LV-426. We just lost contact with the colony. Probably some redneck accidentally cut some crucial wire in the communication center. It isn't as if I sent the colonists to explore some alien ruins. Where some parasitic lifeforms might exist. That we want to weaponize.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)22:08 No.11273539
    Put them in space. No portals allowed that leave the facility for anything except energy transmission. If the facility goes wrong, the energy portal is closed and a portal opened from the facility to the core of the sun.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)22:08 No.11273546
    You're effectively turning your probes into automatic colony ships. Which is really not what probes are about.

    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)22:10 No.11273569
    Fuck probes. We don't need decade-long delays after exploration to actually start sending useful things to other systems.
    >> LordHighlander 07/21/10(Wed)22:10 No.11273573
    this comic series.

    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)22:10 No.11273578
    If you want to do this to discredit WY then that's more understandable, but we'd defiantly bring ourselves into conflict with them.

    It's worth remembering that they're giving us 200 billion or so a year to keep up the Pandora blockade, and that currently makes up a lot of our disposable income.

    Yeah they've been quite for a while, we've got an AI on route to Epsilon Eridani which should tell us what they found there, but we don't have much else.

    Seconding send our engines to Tau Ceti.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)22:10 No.11273579
    This idea = yes.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)22:10 No.11273583
    We're at autosage, by the way.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)22:11 No.11273587
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    We should at least send a team of military personnel with some scientist to check out Wolf 359 planet. The worse case scenario they all die. Whatever they can be replaced. The best scenario we find some new information.
    >> LordHighlander 07/21/10(Wed)22:12 No.11273607
    how about expanding our selection into a basic factory unit.

    Sets up shop, mines a planet for resources. Builds a cloning unit. Builds a FTC post. Downloads DNA info and brain data and makes our people on planet.

    And have one that is dedicated to building a city, start it with a bio-dome to protect our people from atmo.

    Go from there.
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)22:14 No.11273641
    >and makes our people on planet.

    This is brilliant. Why waste valuable space on cryo tubes when you can just BUILD the crew at the destination?
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)22:16 No.11273673
    Uploading brains being hideously expensive would be my personal reason for it.
    >> LordHighlander 07/21/10(Wed)22:19 No.11273713
    only because we charge so much for it.
    And what was that I heard? Oh yes! The birdie told me that we might be able to manufacture minds... build NEW people.
    With the same knowledge that others have.

    Want a new Scientist? Only have ones with morals? Make a new one and delete the morals!
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)22:19 No.11273726
    Unless it costs a billion or more a pop, I wouldn't worry about it. We're big enough to flat-out ignore any expenditure under one billion USD as inconsequential.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)22:19 No.11273734
    New thread: >>11273696
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)22:20 No.11273755
    We don't charge anything for it, we don't sell it at all. it's only been used on the top of the chain of command, or special situations (like our hacker team)
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)22:20 No.11273756
    I don't know about it being expensive, the only problem I can see is that it would require a lot of work. We may have the tech for these things but we'd still have to find minds to upload and create bodies for them, and I don't know anything about 'downloading' a mind.

    But it's worth researching, since it would be a lot easier than sending ships there.
    >> LordHighlander 07/21/10(Wed)22:22 No.11273783
    Well, I would suggest that we make a baseline jack-of-all-trades colonial team. laborors, scientists, security, everything.

    Then its just copy/paste
    >> Anonymous 07/21/10(Wed)22:23 No.11273800
    Are you thinking of clinical immortality? That's not really the same as mind uploading.

    Any way, new thread.
    >> Plasma !UHUuLXLjhk 07/21/10(Wed)23:34 No.11274959
    Sleep required.

    Sorry folks. Going to have to draw this to a finish.

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