You're Miranda Rook, holder of a doctorate in mathematics and (So-close-you-can-taste-it) PMC. Your boss, Mr. Low has gone missing. His place has been broken in to. Your place wasn't actually broken in to, the door just didn't shut properly, but at some point somebody took Andy's laptop, but you've gotten it back. The security guard that returned it is very friendly for some reason. Made sure you got a nice swanky new suite. Everything was so shiny in here. They really didn't want you mad after the breach of security you guess. Still, he might know something about the break in. You turn away from contemplating the shining black fridge door back to the man. His ID tag, "Francis Black." "Oh, a while longer. We'll see. Say, I heard there was a break in. Do you know anything about that, er," You stumble at the end. You wanted to say, 'Mr. Black' but that might be a bit too forward and what if security guards have a title is there a title you're in London they have a pretty strict social strata oh crap you're lingering now now you've got this dangling end and oh there he's talking now shwew.His brow furrows, and he scratches at his chin, "Heh, uh, the break in? I wouldn't think about that ma'am, these sorts of things happen. Don't you worry none, Met's the best police force in the world. Nothing gets past them."Right. Well, he's a dead end. As you're raising your hand to dismiss him though, he suddenly speaks up, "Though, uh, begging your pardon for bringing this up ma'am, but I couldn't help but, well, wonder.""About?" You raise an eyebrow. Francis starts wringing his hands."Well," He frowns, "You're Mr. Low's coworker, right? Mr. Low being the one that held the apartment of course.""Why are you asking?""Well. Something that I saw in there is all."Francis is scrutinizing you now. Something about the look in your eye worries you a tad. >"Yeah, I worked with him.">"Mr. Low? No clue.">"None of your business.">Other
>>29671473>>"Yeah, I worked with him."Of course you have to start right before I gotta go to bed.
>>29671545Its coo. I can just read it tomorrow.
>>29671571Good thinking. Have a good night.
>>29671473>>"Yeah, I worked with him."he seems harmless enough, just a curious and nosy security guard, his character flaws explain his assignment
>>29671473"I worked with him, couldn't tell you much about him.Why? What'd you see in there?"
Working with him. Writing.
Remember people, do not use Andy's laptop, someone took it and I hope we're computer savvy enough to realize that it's not safe anymore. And I'm looking forward to explaining what a quantitative analyst is to Kooji.
>>29671770Yep, we should maybe spill something on the laptop and accidentally kill it, then return it to him, say that our room got broken into by some drunk and they caused the damage and he should get a new one
>>29671473>>"Yeah, I worked with him."
>>29671770we don't have to use it but we can stil go into it and get all of Andys info so we can embezzle from our computer
>>29671896I thought we already did that when we first got itand if what we think has happened, a kernel level rootkit installed, we don't want to touch anything sensitive on it, lest we give away corporate data to competitors
"Yeah, I worked with him.""Hm," Francis scratches at his chin at that news, "What do you do miss?""Finance- look, what is this about?""Well," He looks about conspicuously, "Don't tell nobody I mentioned this, but he had some weird stuff in his room," He looks at you for prompting. You do your best to give a withering look. Mr. Black looks away again, "Bunch of shredded paper in big black garbage bags, half burnt. They'd gotten wet though." He was shredding some things then. Or taking some things that'd been shredded. "Could you read anything on them?" You start mumbling, thinking, "Anything like math or-""Well, that point there were some investigatory sorts coming in, so I didn't want to get in the way. I know my place ma'am, and it's not sticking noses in other people's business," He says, speaking to you about your missing coworker's private possessions. God, this deal was going to be a disaster. Maybe you made the right move getting in to the PMC business? You sigh, shake your head."Well, thank you Mr. Black, thank you for your help-" You start making shooing motions, but apparently there's a language barrier as the tall man still hangs around. You eventually have to cough, and pointedly bring up just how tired you are and oh goodness just look at the time. Mr. Black finally gets a clue, and nods at that, "Oh, oh! Sorry ma'am. Here," He sidles to the counter, laying a crisp card down flat, "Number for hotel security. Won't have to ask another tenant for help in the future, you have my number right there.""Future?" You raise an eyebrow, grab his card. Swanky place if even the security get nice thick cards. "Futu-Oh, oh, sorry, y'know, not that it will happen, but just in case-" Black blushes at that, rubs the back of his head, "Right, bloody right, don't want that- I'll, I'll just be going then?"You give a firm nod. Finally, the security guard wanders out. 10:05PM. Anything else need doing?>Sleep.>Embezzle.>Find Andy.>Other.
>>29672013Embezzle, before the company goes under and there's nothing left to steal.From Low.
>>29672013>>Other.Eep.Stock check.Might be time to sell.
>>29672013>>29672057>*Frame LowIs what I meant.Could steal FROM Low as well, I guess.
>>29672013>>Find Andy.Did we get laid yet?
>>29672013I'm going to say do some embezzlin' and lay it on low, then sell stocks if ti's looking that way.
>>29672013>Embezzle.Our boss was shredding documents. We're a financial wizard, we know that when a company like Frontier pulls something like this things are going to end badly. Stock check first, it's probably a good thing to know.Don't use Andy's laptop, it's compromised, hide the data trail of embezzlement as well as we can, don't let it get tracked back to us, we're a financial wizard, we can hopefully bounce money around well enough to hide where it came from and where it went. Though if we can make the trail lead to Low that could throw some heat off of us. Don't make it lead instantly to him, make it look like the trail was covered.Also, while we're in there check the accounts and see if anyone else has been moving money around.
>>29672013>OtherTake the realization that the Security guard was trying to hit on you.Think further that this place must be awash in beautiful tenents, and yet he was flirting with Us!
>>29672120We're waiting for our hunky mercs to arrive.
>>29671632Something I've found remarkable about this quest is that /tg's had little problem making Miranda's choices so unsuspecting (in my view). Laptop scare could change that, but... it's refreshing.
>>29672064If you want to sell, it'll have to happen Monday. It's Saturday, remember?Anyway, seems the consensus is to embezzle- writing.
>>29672172Well considering all the other prospects, you have a point, but let;s get the least asshole of the bunch
Guys, we're embezzling based off the hearsay of a security guard.Shouldnt we confirm it first? Maybe you know, check the documents?The investigation might have been of someone Low is investigating against.
>>29672238thats why I seconded checking stock and trying to find andywe're completely cut off from pretty much the rest of the company because we can't get in touch with Low
>>29672238Ye, why embezzle?If we're a financial wizard, getting a job is NOT A PROBLEM with any other firm but good luck doing that when you've been caught stealing.
>>29672212Dang, I got here late.I was going to say that we should hold off on the embezzling until A) we can make the money back in a short amount of time and nobody will notice it's missing and B) when the company isn't about to be under investigation due to Low's shenanigans.
>>29672238I think we'll still check the stock, and gather as much information as we can when we access the corporate accounts. But we have no way to contact Mr. Low, I doubt Andy knows anything about what's going on.
>>29672342>when you've been caught stealing.well that was the point of getting Andy's laptop, so that if the company was going to shit, we could come away with some cash and not get caught
>>29672362 here>>29672342>>29672364We could use our computer/maths'y ness to investigate Low and what he's up to from inside the company system, perhaps? We've already trawled the news sites, and I'd rather like to investigate what's going on.
>>29672373It's going to come up in court.Who had access to that laptop between when and when. And our prints are all over that thing.
>>29672397and our hotel got broken in to when we were at workthere you go, alibi
>>29672362Yeah I have to second that. You gotta have patience.
>>29672397We actually have an excuse for that, our hotel room got broken into, we have a reputation as an honest, boring, quant. Mr. Low just disappeared, we're going to be far from the first suspect. Which is nice.
>>29672454Then where does the money go?How do you embezzle the cash so that you have access to it, instead of it leading back to us.
>>29672491swiss bank accounts
>>29672491Nigga I don't know, you think I'm smart enough to embezzle?But people embezzle, and get away with it. Our character can do this.
>>29672491Send it in small batches through a number of channels funneling it through foreign exchange markets to disguise its origins, bounce it around some, and deposit it in a Swiss bank or something.
>>29672491our character is a financial math genius, I'm sure she is smart enough to be able to distribute the money far and wide enough to not be traced before it becomes available to us
>>29672538You know, ending up as a part-time money launderer could be good business. Offer financial services to the businessmen, illegal or legal, who we work with in a mercenary capacity.I'm sure there are plenty of people who need hired guns who also need money discretely moved around, we charge a percentage off the top and it's all snazzy. Also, we can make investments based on the economic effects we predict from actions in the war economy and mercenary business. We'll also want to build a contact network to keep us up to date on this sort of thing.
>>29672613laundering and embexling are two entirely different things
>>29672628Money that you embezzle you tend to need to launder somehow. You don't want unexplained money showing up.For embezzling we'll probably set up false trades scattered throughout the system, stock and arbitrage trades are common as hell in the records so sneaking some extra ones shouldn't be the hardest thing.
>>29672613you have to be on the inside of a company to embezzle. which is what i assume you're referring to.Laundering on the other hand is a very simple process that requires very little mathematical skills. anyone who can start a fake buisness can do it.
>>29672613Warlords and pirates and the like generally don't care if their money is "clean"
So whats our end goal here? World Domination? The take over and Unification of Africa? World Peace?
>>29672774Yes and no, they do a lot of transactions where they don't give a single fuck if the money is clean. But I could still see them wanting clean money for their legitimate investments and transactions, they often have a lot of money and it's often safer to keep that money in legitimate accounts and shares. Also, syndicates and organized crime organizations care an awful lot about their books being kept straight. A lot of organized crime groups are hit for fraud and tax evasion when they can't pin the violent crimes or distribution on them.
>>29672862Work out pent up frustration and see what happens.Like most hobbys
>>29672862Enjoy the sheer power and thrill that having a group of armed men at our command gives us.Get laid, preferably with a rugged mercenary on a giant pile of money.Build our fortune and expand our investments to key areas to be able to alter the market for our benefit.
>>29672870Crime organizations don't really hire PMCs, warlords do, pirates do, shady government organizations do, but crime syndicates usually do it themselves. They also usually launder their own money, as it isn't that hard to do.
Shredding documents. Never a good sign. Where was Low? For that matter, where was Andy? And Andy's friends those...Guys. Crap, what's his name. This is probably the first time you're unhappy it's the weekend. You check your cell phone. Nothing from Laura. Nothing from Deacon. Last text was Andy freaking out about the break in. Just you, in this great big old suite.Man, this suite sure is big. The kitchen was the size of your dorm room back in Chicago University. You drum your fingers on the counter top, look at Andy's laptop. Probably shouldn't use that. It's probably got viruses. Probably the microphone's on, recording everything you say and when you open on the laptop the camera will turn on and take pictures of you from an awful angle and the board of the Rich Assholes Incorporated would meet and have a powerpoint presentation just to laugh at your hideous nose hairs and- You pick up Andy's laptop, take it to the spacious closet, shut the door and go back to your own laptop.You check your stocks again. Frontier Finance was still okay. It's the weekend though, so who knows. No mention of things happening on any news sites- wait. Local underground news website mentions that 'American Businessman Goes Missing, Anonymous Source in Met Speculates Soho Sex Ring Scandal.' That was fast. The inside of the article is a mess of speculation, all tying back to the Baltic currency crisis, and a meandering condemnation of Wall Street style capitalism and gratuitous American Psycho references. The comments section isn't much better. One cryptic and long comment chain kept talking about your model in all caps. 'THE MODEL is a replacement of god for these fools,' 'Their MODEL would tell them to kill for twenty cents more they'd do it,' 'THE MODEL is what americans hope to make the world march to.' Nope, no mention of you. That aggravates you a little. They heard the word 'model' and that sounded scary so that's all they're talking about.
>>29672889>>29672909pooy, i was hoping for world domination
Right. Enough of that. Time to log in to your company's intranet. Your credentials as an analyst doesn't lend you much power over finance, annoyingly enough. You get to check on your model though, which is always fun. The vaunted company replacement for sharepoint is, as usual, a laggy piece of ass, but your maintained model is there, in all of it's glories. A pile of numbers and an ugly as sin front end that spews out numbers that take some serious work to interpret. Curiously, somebody is logged in to see the model. Actually, going by the tag "MDeacon," it's your CFO. So, he wasn't arrested? But, as soon as you're logged in, he's logged out. Frustrating. You open the interoffice email client, but, predictably, it crashes. Model predicts explosive growth in China's Xinjiang province, and central Asia. Recommends dumping coal and oil. Increased purchases from National Atomics subsidiaries recommend purchase. Dumping Heckler and Koch, shift to Uralvagonzavod. You feel an almost maternal pang of worry at your model. To a certain extent, it was a living thing, the way you imagined it. It had a beginning where it was almost formless, a set of mathematical simulations that would just crunch and spit out raw data. In the tender embraces of you and your team's, it refined so that there was something concrete there. Then, it grew up and was put to use by Frontier Finance, and suddenly it was out of your reach, in the hands of those dirty awful traders. And judging from what your model was focused on, it was in a dark place, focusing on firearms purchases and political instability for opportunities. It was starting to narrow down, much to your disappointment. Frontier Finance had always been concerned with the developing world after all. Part of every developing world were those profitable birth pangs, and that's what it seemed the traders had been tweaking the model to predict.
But, like every living thing, soon your model would die. Either collapsing under the weight of all these bandaids and modifications or simply being left behind as the markets changed more than it could adapt, sure enough your model would die and be consigned to the dustbin soon, unrecognizable from those simple, beautiful equations you made in your halcyon days.You're starting to depress yourself. Christ, you need to sleep. Embezzlement.You poke around for holes and permissions in the intranet you can push. You're trying your best to be careful though- Derek, despite looking like an overgrown garbage dump had some brains in his mass of filth. He'd done his best to close out the usual entrances for an overstepping employee- for you, this'll be hard. You're not a trade after all, you're not supposed to touch a cent. Sure, you can get the company to comp your purchase (You've been making good use of that already) but, for any significant money? That'd be something else. You might be able to convince corporate to give you money flat out, but that'd require somebody to be in the office, unlikely at this hour.Andy's credentials are by your side. You could log in as him. But... Because you're logging in on a different machine, Derek would have to be informed. He'd need to give the permission for Andy to access the intranet on a different machine, that is yours. At least you can trust Derek to do that. He was on call for half the week, and the other half of the week was covered by Peter, who didn't know what he was doing and was just Derek's friend, so he'd call up Derek anyway.Or you could use Andy's laptop. As insecure as it was...Well, maybe that'd make a good cover? You slump in your chair. Embezzling was hard for a new quantitative analyst.>Safe for yourself. $20,000.>Risk for yourself $60,000.>Pretend to be Andy, see if you can trick Derek.>Log in as Andy on his laptop, net as much as you can.>Give up, sleep.>Other.
>>29672981>>Log in as Andy on his laptop, net as much as you can.lets see how this goes
>>29672981Poke and prod. Just test the system and what we can do today.Get permission for Andy, see if we can take money and put it back quickly and how much control we have.Don't take anything noticeable.
>>29672981>>Give up, sleep.
>>29672981Hmm. I'm not feeling too much in the way of corporate loyalty to Frontier right now, it feels like they're heading towards a collapse, and they took our baby away from us. I mean sure, we're also getting into the private war business, but they're still jerks. If we used Andy's laptop and his credentials we'd be potentially exposing corporate access to whoever compromised it. But we might be dropping the company anyway.If we did this as Andy could we be reasonably assured that once we get the money out of there on his laptop that we can switch back to our own laptop, and through no relation to the company networks move the money from wherever we put it to somewhere secure without attracting attention?
>>29672981seconding >>29673046we don't want to go full rambo on this just yet, we must be cautious
>>29672981>Log in as Andy on his laptop, net as much as you can.Let's do it.
>>29672981>>Pretend to be Andy, see if you can trick Derek.make up some bullshit about how he left his laptop in our room, it got broken into and hte laptop is trashed and he needs to use ours
>>29672981>>Other.Contemplate building a new model (or modifying our old one) to track instability and violence in the world, on a local scale. Say, about the size that a down on its luck PMC could intervene in.
>>29672981I'll second >>29673046 & >>29673124
>>29673124The thing I'm worried about is if Andy and Derek ever talk and someone works out that we lied about this one.
>>29672981>>Log in as Andy on his laptop, net as much as you can.no real risk to ourself
Maybe we should call ol' Capt'n Kujo and ask him flat out if he sent anyone into our room. Not like its a surprise that he wants more Intel on the mysterious bankrolling savior to his unit
>>29673202I'm fully expecting Mr Black to be his 2IC. Or perhaps special ops guy.
>>29673094>If we did this as Andy could we be reasonably assured that once we get the money out of there on his laptop that we can switch back to our own laptop, and through no relation to the company networks move the money from wherever we put it to somewhere secure without attracting attention?You're not super familiar about money laundering, but you're confident you can.Anyway, tallying votes.
>>29673202It's worth asking, it could clear up some concerns of ours.
>>29672981>Give up, sleep.We don't really need to get in trouble for this.
>>29673231>>29673202Except that if he says no, then he's going to get some odd ideas about us and why we bought the company.
>>29673248Exactly! And if the laptop is comprised then we're handing however all this blackmail ammo!
>>29673286no, there are no ties to us if it is compromised
>>29673273He's already going to get odd ideas about why we bought the company, we're a 26 year old math nerd who suddenly decided that she wanted a pile of mercenaries, but I see your point that it might not go over well, and if he is the one doing it he'd probably reveal it there.
So, we have a tie between BSing Derek, or just using Andy's laptop at 4, and going to sleep at 3. I guess I'll keep the vote open for another five minutes then. If nothing comes of that, I'll 1d2.
>>29673308just do the d2 now to prevent some voting a second time
>>29673308Changing from >>29673094 to go to sleep.We're missing data currently, and should set up a plan to launder it before we embezzle it.
>>29672981Go to sleep.
Rolled 2>>29673331Okey.1=Andytop.2=Talk with Derek.
>>29673308Since you seem to be using a terrible american style voting system, I'll change my vote from a minoritory to "Sleep"
>>29673406>american style voting system?
Probably not for the best to let an unknown third party know when you were engaging in illegal activity. Very important thing about crimes, was to minimize the amount of people that knew about it.Regrettably, now you had to talk to Derek. You grab Andy's credentials, and then log in as him. Sure enough, there goes the alert. "You're trying to access FronFinNet from a new access point. You're currently registered to machine '5318008', do you want to register on this new machine?"Yes. The alert window disappears for a moment, then pops back up."You require administrator permission. Contact administrator?"Yes."Administrator emailed. If this is an emergency, please contact via phone."You know you don't have to wait long. Derek lives for this sort of stuff. It takes a few minutes, but there's a little ding as Derek messages you through the in house messenger.DXMachina: yoDXMachina: just got the emailDXMachina: tried calling ur phone but no answerDXMachina: dont tell me u lost ur laptop againDXMachina: i swear to fucking godYou lucked out there. Strange that Andy didn't have his phone on him. You try to say casual.ARice: haha, yeah, you got me.DXMachina: jesus andyARice: wasn't my fault.DXMachina: mrook know ur on her shit? shell kill uARice: its cool, dont worry about it.You're not sure how many typos you should be making. Or if you should be making typos in the first place. Whenever you typed, you used proper spelling. So far, Derek hadn't called you a fake, so, so far so good.DXMachina: u better be sureDXMachina: shes done some crazy shit on her accountDXMachina: maybe its her time of the month??ARice: hahaHaha fuck you Derek.DXMachina: u commence the operation yet?ARice: okay Derek, thanks, that's enough. let me log in.DXMachina: weird stuff happening around hereARice: Can I log in?DXMachina: so cold :CDXMachina: gotta b sure its u>Be stern.>Be compliant.>Be friendly.>Abort.>Other.
>>29673719>>Be friendly.maybe bullshit him about Mr Low gtting drunk and needing us to fix some stuff for him
>>29673719>>Be stern.act like we're mad and in a rush
>>29673719>Be friendly.Think of something we know about Andy, like his birthday, his current girlfriend's name, be careful that we don't get the previous one, his mother's maiden name. Make a joke of telling Derek, it might convince him and it'll buy us time before he asks us another question.As we're doing this pull up Andy's facebook page in another window. If we have time pull up any employee profile he has in the company, whatever personal data of his we can get access to.
>>29673719Be friendly. Remember that Andy used fucktons of IM speak in his texts
>>29673818this, remember the texts he sent us, his typing was atrocious, ours should be cringe worthy bad text speak
>>29673846Yeah, we need to get our typing to match his.No more periods. Only question marks and commas. Don't capitalize anything. Shorten things somewhat.
You're not being shitty enough at writing. You're letting your impatience slip through. You grit your teeth.ARice: lol okARice: what do u need?DXMachina: u were typing weirdAn excuse that would make sense...ARice: wel miranda's here lolARice: i dont wanna look like an idiotARice: :/Flawless.DXMachina: watARice: so bro wats goin onDXMachina: uhDXMachina: i dunnoDXMachina: y do u care?SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHITARice: makin conversationARice: u knoDXMachina: uh huhDXMachina: ok well just give me your work PIN.Easy.DXMachina: then im gonna need ur birthdayOkay, that'll take a finding, but still easy.DXMachina: and whatd you give me for last christmas partyWhat?ARice: wutDXMachina: srsly.ARice: you expect me to remember xmas?DXMachina: u made a big dealThere was no way Andy would give Derek anything for Christmas. Okay, think, think- well, you have his PIN, the birthday is on the company's google calendar, but a christmas present? You didn't realize the two were friends. You didn't even have a secret santa thing. >He's bluffing. Call him out on it.>Stall, call up Andy. He'll be able to tell you!>What does Andy like? Booze. He got him some kind of booze. >What does Derek like? Computer shit. He got him a new computer? >Other.
>>29674009>>Stall, call up Andy. He'll be able to tell you!
>>29674009Wait, Derek said when we started this that he called Andy and didn't get a response, so I don't think we'll get anything out of calling up Andy.
>>29674034this is trueshitshitshitshitshitI'm going to guess that Andy would get him something he likes, something computer related, but also would have put his own 'twist' on it, maybe we can bluff him by using both:>What does Andy like? Booze. He got him some kind of booze. >What does Derek like? Computer shit. He got him a new computer? and saying we don't remember because we got so hammered afterwards
>>29674009Check facebook, see if those two are actually friends. That might give us something to work with.
>>29674052well, I've gotta run some errands and Ill be back in 1/2 an hour, try to not fail fellow anons
>>29674009All of the porn?
>>29674019>>29674034>>29674052>>29674056Let's try cramming everything together. You're out of your element here. Writing.
>Not casually chatting him up to try and figure out what Andy thinks of MirandaIt's like you don't want a normalfag husbando to desperately hide that you own a PMC from.
>>29674175Andy is an obnoxious trader who we consider with scorn. He's an asshole and his hobbies suck.
>>29674175>Andy>HusbandoHAHAHAHAHAHA, yeah no>>29674194what he said, Andy is a colleague that we tolerate at most
ARice: fuck i have to find that shit gimme a bitARice: bday is 5/1/88 thoDXMachina: uh huhYou mash on your phone, dialing Andy, and it rings and it rings and oh right, Derek tried the same thing, fuck. He's not going to answer- Facebook! Facebook is the way!And Andy's profile shows him as not being friends with Derek. Is Derek even on Facebook? God, you don't remember his last name either. But, okay, Andy's friends are all shitty people.DXMachina: waitingArgghhhh. You have no proof that they're even friends. What if he's bluffing?ARice: pin is 88004DXMachina: 2 out of 3"Hello?" A sleepy voice calls out from your phone. You frown. Turn it towards you.Andy.That son of a bitch was lying earlier. You snatch up the phone."Andy!""Miranda?" You hear him grumble, "God, there you are- you will not believe the night I've been having-""No time! Did you get Derek anything for Christmas?""Wha- Derek? Fuck that! He's an asshole! Was there even a gift exchange? Whatever, that shitass king of anal retentive assholery can fuck off- wait, Miranda? Why are you calling me?"So. Derek must know you're a fake. Or maybe he doesn't. Maybe Andy saw that Derek was calling and pretending not to be there. Numbers are so much better than people.DXMachina: waiting>"I bought nothing for you.">Abort now.>Play it off as a security test. >Get Andy to call Derek and chew him out.>Other.
>>29674269>Get Andy to call Derek and chew him out.
>>29674269"Man, I didn't get you shit."
>>29674269Aww man, we're busted.Hard.Shoulda seen it coming when he commented about the wierd account stuff. How did he get access to that info anyway?Abort!"Can't remember, fuck you, I'll wait until Monday."or the equivalent in shit speak
>>29674269>>Other."I didnt get you fuck all, I hav a shit day at work and get smshed and u think you can have som fun with me by jerking me around while im trying to work, fuck you too"the terrible spelling is intentional
>>29674308dont abort, we abort now and he knows its not Andy, we act like Andy, act like we're off our face after some post meeting celebratory drinks and fucked up our laptop and we're golden
>>29674269Insult him, call him a dick for doing this while we're drunk, say we didn't get him shit.
>>29674312>>29674294Going with this. Writing.
>>29674312maybe add in some stuff about Low dicking us around and abandoning us to do the meeting without him and Andy getting wasted afterwards to celebrate
>>29674269Tell Andy that Derek brought it up when we asked him some computer thing.
Time to double down."Thanks Andy, I'll call you right back.""Hey wai-"You hang up. He starts calling back almost immediately, but you silence the phone, and leave it on the table. You'll have to talk to him. Ugh. To the background noise of the phone rattling on the table, you start typing again.ARice: waitARice: i didnt get you SHIT for chirsmasDXMachina: oh reallyARice: again with this shitARice: fuckign low cuts outARice: i have to negotiate this shit in shitty fucking london all alone as usualARice: by myselfDXMachina: ok okARice: n ur fukcing me round asing for preesntsDXMachina: cool ur titsDXMachina: godDXMachina: just a little weird is allARice: u gonna let me do my job or notARice: doing this shit fuck up on hotel schanpps should get me hazard payDXMachina: haha ok u winARice: well?DXMachina: fine u got permissionsDXMachina: log out and back inDXMachina: dont piss off mirandaDXMachina: im always watchingDXMachina is no longer available.You lean back and allow yourself to breathe. You're bad at this shit. If you weren't talking to somebody you knew, you'd probably have been found out. There's gotta be better ways to do this stuff. You log back out, and back in, and then after a prompt asking you to name the computer (You went with '5318009' after his first name), you're in.The trader's UI is depressingly similar to your own, except that they have a nice big window for trade tracking, and quite a bit more money to budget. Something on the order of $250,000. The fact that a moron like Andy had that much money he could just toy with depressed you. He probably had a lot more socked away in his own accounts as well.Well, you've gotten your great leap forward. You're not prepared to launder or cover your tracks as it is though. You take a quick in Andy's work email, and don't see anything of interest. Anything else?>Screw it, grab money now! >Tell Andy some bullshit to allay his worries, go to bed.>Other.
>>29674552>>Tell Andy some bullshit to allay his worries, go to bed.dont let him know about his laptop yet, we don't want him getting another and undoing the work we just did
>>29674552>>Tell Andy some bullshit to allay his worries, go to bed.We're in.Now we know we can get in.
>>29674552See if we can research any history of economic activity of Andy's account. I want more information on where and when the money goes to and from so we can cover our trail properly.And call Andy, give some excuse about Derek being an idiot.
>>29674552>>Tell Andy some bullshit to allay his worries, go to bed.We're still in shit.
>>29674552This. >>29674598We may as well get started on preparation to cover our tracks.
Allaying and sleeping. Throwing in the research as well.
Holy fuck guys you are really fucking upDO NOT EMBEZZLEAT ALLFORGET THIS SHIT WE MADE TOO MUCH NOISE ALREADY Sell our shares though.Or call Deacon and demand explanation for all of this bullshit.
>>29674685dude, we're not, we've got Andy's details and everyone on our computer in case we need to, but we ain't embezzling anything, otherwise we just would havecalm down bro
I'd still like to suggest staying up all night working on using our Maths skill for PMC stuff >>29673133
>>29674756That is a pretty good idea. Having something to show Kooji when we meet would be nice.
>>29674745I mean to drop this idea entirely. We also logged in as Andy from our laptop just after we snooped around with our account. He KNOWS both of them logged on from the same machine. They can see it from the other end. Also, we are not smart enough to embezzle. Why some of you think that because we are genius at one thing we are great at others? You don't NEED a PhD to embezzle. You need certain knowledge and skills, things that I assume we lack. Let's forget about this entirely. We could still get in contact with Deacon and demand explanation for what the heel is happening.
>>29674833>we are not smart enough to embezzle...you really underestimate what it takes to embezzle money, the hard part is getting away with it, which is where being a financial math genius helpsand also, this whole plan is insurance in case the bosses are fucking around with the company and are going to sink the ship, if they are not doing that, then we're fine, and we stay aboard, but if its going down, we're not going to get ruined because of them
>>29674756>>29674786these are good ideas, IIRC its only saturday night, and the meeting with KOOJI is on tuesday or wednesday, gives us time>You don't NEED a PhD to embezzle. You need certain knowledge and skills, things that I assume we lack. Those two statements contradict each other when you think of the skills and knowledge our PhD got us...
>>29674869yeah I don't actually>>29674890I mean just because we are genius at one thing doesn't mean we are great at something else. I don't think we ever learned to embezzle and cover or tracks in college. Even if some skills overlap, This is something we have never done before. And we already made too many mistakes. By talking with Deacon, asking Andy for Xmas present, etc. There are already tracks leading to us.
>>29674994>By talking with Deaconhaven't done that>asking Andy for Xmas presenthe is hungover and we can control him well enough> There are already tracks leading to us.people are more concerned about whats up with the bosses and whats going on back at the officeYou need to chill bro, your over thinking thingsand besides, even if shit hits the fan, we just need to finalise the contract to buy the PMC and we're set, we can remake our model and use it get profit from our PMC's business
The phone bounces on your table again, and you snatch it up. Andy, but more importantly, it had a low battery warning. You plug it in as you talk to the trader."Hi Andy-""Why'd you ask about me and Derek? Did he tell you anything?""What? No, no, just some computer trouble- he was mentioning that you got him something.""And he's LYING.""And he was lying, yes. That was the point. Just curious.""He hasn't mentioned anything else?" "No.""Nothing at all?""Nothing.""Oh. Hey, uh, do you still have my laptop?""Yeah. You want it back?""Huh? Well. Not right now. I just can't lose another fucking laptop. Seriously. I might lose my job.""How many did you lose?""So, about Low...Where do you think he is?""Low? How am I supposed to know?" You note he was quick to change the subject, but at least this was something relevant, "He mentioned Deacon being arrested, but I haven't seen anything in the news.""Me neither. Do you know where Low was on Friday?""No," No, you were busy coming to grips with your loneliness and buying a PMC on a whim."He was supposed to drink with us. But, he never showed. Think it's related at all?""Probably not. He called me then, wondering where I was.""It's a bit of a mystery. Hopefully he'll come back. Police are already looking for him. Got a talking to from an inspector or something, wanted to know where he was.""Any clues?""Think they'd tell me? No. Say, me, Neil, and Harris were going to go out tomorrow wann-""No."You end the call, leave the phone to charge. Take off your glasses leave them on the end table, and slip in to silk sheets. You close your eyes and try to sleep.You don't succeed. You can't help but think of your model. The one that Frontier has is very sophisticated. Very. You were its mother, but you had a lot of help. A great deal of computing power, a team of interns, and Dr. Cardwell. You lay in bed for a time, before eventually, with a mumbled curse, you grab a pencil and a notepad, and start writing.
When you wake up, it's two in the afternoon. Lazy Sunday. You moan, and roll over on to a bed of torn pages. Another one of those nights. You get in to a minor panic scooping up the notes- modifications from the Frontier model. You can hardly remember why you started on this, but you've got notes a plenty now. You sit up in bed, and check your phone. One missed message from Deacon, 10:00AM. Wait, that would have been 4:00 in the morning his time.You bring up the phone, listen to the message."Doctor Rook? Doctor Rook?" Some clicking. What sounds like some traffic, and a great deal of buzzing noise, some static, then, "Doctor Rook?" A few more clicks. One. Two. Three. Then all noise cuts out. Dead silent.End of message.Well, you've had weirder messages left on your machine. At least this one was free of heavy breathing. And bonus, he remembered you had a phd. Maybe you should walk around with a labcoat, maybe people would call you doctor then. Dr. Cardwell did that. Then again, he was always an odd one.With a last stretch, you order room service, and start collating your notes. A model for a PMC. To be there before the customer even knows you need them. You snort, shake your head. You can be pretty crazy.Still, maybe the Captain would like it. Aside from that, being elbow deep in your profession of choice might be a relief. Let's see, what else do you have to do? The mystery of Mister Low was already being handled by the police. Andy was a jerk. Deacon apparently was leaving drunken messages on your machine at 4:00AM. And you guess you could fly home, but you can't, you've gotta hire some mercenaries. So why not work on this problem?>Spend the whole day seeing if you can make headway in to a mathematical model for predicting strife.>Try to find Mr. Low.>Go hang out with Andy and pals?>Other.
>>29675022I kinda want for Miranda to keep having normal life, maybe in other company if this one goes down. Don't want to make her a criminal and needing to flee to some 3rd world shit hole with the help of her PMC. There is no reason to commit a crime. Miranda is not wanting for money, she never did. She had enough money to buy the PMC, enough savings to live for at least half a year which is more than enough time to find another job. We shouldn't do something that might come back to bite us in the ass later on. Yeah, even if the company is going under. Just because the boat you're traveling on is sinking doesn't mean it is okay to mug the other passengers.
>>29675184>>Go hang out with Andy and pals?Mostly because I want to see what would happen, but failing that,>Spend the whole day seeing if you can make headway in to a mathematical model for predicting strife.Because it's going to say London, and we're going to poop our pants.
>>29675184go order a suit while calling back Deacon.Then might add well try finding Low
>>29675184>Spend the whole day seeing if you can make headway in to a mathematical model for predicting strife.If the company ends up being fine and our panic wasn't justified, we could use this to make a lot of money for lots of people.Also>OtherGet a good suit, the tailors and shops were closed when we tried last night>>29675195>I kinda want for Miranda to keep having normal life, maybe in other company if this one goes down.Oh I totally agree, I love the idea of her working normally and having a crazy hobby on the side
>>29675184Call Deacon, see if he can explain the message or what's going on with Low.Also, we should visit a tailor today, get a nicer suit and some other fancy clothes, maybe even a dress.
>>29675184seconding >>29675231 & >>29675242we can work on the model when we've got more critical stuff out of the way first
>>29675216do toy even remember why we pushed the meeting with Kooji back?Jeez, will /tg/ ever stop having ADD.First. We need to be presentable. That means a good suit or something. Everything else is a second. >>29675184Before we do anything keys cheek the mirror and see how we look. Try to tidy ourself up as much as we can.
Right, right, suit, with a side of mathematical laboring. Gotta look good. Anyway, writing.
>>29675275Getting the model ready is a better way to prepare for that meeting. It might impress him, and it's something we're actually good at, which can't be said of us looking fancy.While presentation should be at at least a level of competency, I think the model is worth more.
>>29675275True, we have a fancy bathroom. Clean ourself up, take a nice bath.
>>29675319I second bathing.It seems essential, now that it's been mentioned.
>>29675317ehordering a suit might take an hour or so. Then we can spend the rest of the day mathing it up if you want. I doubt the captain will be impressed at all. This is something he probably had no idea what it is at all.
>>29675343>>29675319You guys hoping for a gratuitous foamy bathing scene?
>>29675361that would be great>>29675350yeah, we can order a suit, spend an hour getting fitted, and come back later and pick it up after its been adjusted, we can call Deacon back and work on the model during that time
>>29675361Only if it gets interrupted by rapelling mercs coming in through the windows.
>>29674175>normalfag husbandoIf we get a normal it might be neat to gun for an equally shy, gifted and nerdy college student.We're upper class and a genius. We can afford ourselves some minor perversions like dating a bit out of our age gap and it's a lot less looked down-upon when a woman does it anyway. >>29675242>>29675184Fuckity fuck, urge to clamour for occasional MADDO SCIENTISTO labcoat shenanigans rising.>>29675395BAKA! HENTAI! KYAAA!
>>29675618I kind of want a rugged and manly mercenary for Miranda. I like the contrast between the tough soldier and the nerdy math genius, and the nerd owns the soldier.
>>29675630yeah same, thats hot
>>29675630Of course. It IS rather nifty. My point was /if/ we go for someone boring and normal it might as well someone in this kind of arrangement.We'd make him call us "Doctor" in bed, Kihihi.Guest lectures for the purpose of husbando hunting.
>>29675630bonus points If the merc is 6'4 giant while we are a petite qt3.14
>>29675618>>29675663Can't say I hate your magical realm too much but Merc x Mathwizz is OTP.
>>29675672We totally don't think of ourself as cute, which just makes her more adorkable. Though I always thought of Miranda as reasonably tall. 5'8" or so normally, 5'9"-5'10" when standing up straight.
>>29675694I'm just waiting to meet Andy in person after our makeover to see his reaction. Hopefully the nights sleep didn't fuck it up.Speaking of which in the day of the meeting, we should go back to the saloon again in the early morning. I don't trust or own skills in makeup
You'd just picked up the pencil again when the thought crosses your mind- you were out late last night for a reason. Right. Tailor. Suit. Dress. You groan, roll your eyes. And you were so comfy too. Oh well. The floor is too cold for your preference, so you end up doing a hopping tip toe to get to the bathroom as you wriggle out of your smelly stank clothes. A nice warm bath is all you really need to be up to muster the courage to go out. There's all sorts of weird bottles by the rim of the bath. Lot of French names and weird colored and sweet smelling liquids. Bath salts too. You have no idea how to use them, so you root about them until you find something that claims to be shampoo, and pour it on your scalp. It's ridiculously warm in the tub, and soon you're again dozing at the edge of consciousness, but with some force of great iron will, you rinse out your hair (A lot easier now that it's shorter) and rise from the tub. After shaving your legs and pits (Another tribulation. God damn genes.), and putting the weird stuff that the salon gave you in to your hair until it looks halfway like what it was supposed to be last night, you pull on your one not shitty suit, the gray one with the skirt, grab your laptop and notes (You're not going to let it get stolen) and walk for the door. On the way out you grab your phone and dial Deacon.No response. You leave a message. It doesn't take you long to find it. You were tempted to try to find a classic tailor's some wizened old man in an out of the way alley that'd dispense pearls of wisdom around the needles he had in his teeth, but seeing as you had a meeting two days from now, you really didn't want to deal with the wait times. Not that you met wizened old tailors often, but you assumed they'd be the sorts to take their time with a suit.
No, you go for a high end, more corporate store. Very stark place this. Lot of black and white, and prissy looking mannequins that shared the same expression of wondering if they'd left the oven on. A place that promised style and beauty at an industrial pace."A woman's formal business suit must not be erotic," You're not entirely sure when this woman started lecturing you. Nor when you agreed to stand about in a darkened room in your underwear. She's pacing about you with a measuring wrapping it around you, stepping back, holding it taut against arms and legs and stomach, "A woman's business suit- stop sucking it in," You sigh, let out your gut, there's a nod, "Not as fat as most Americans," she says. Like that's a compliment. "A woman's formal business suit," She repeats again, "Must be all angles. Like a.. stealth plane," What? "It must control the gaze, hard lines going out to the extremities, enthroning the hands, the typical seat of power, or when walking, emphasize forward motion. The closest thing to humanity, in a woman's business suit must be in the face," The woman, short and with a severe pony tail the color of steel hanging down her back, looks up at you and frowns, "For that is the domain of the one wearing it. If they do not demand respect with their expression, respect they shall not attain with the finest of clothes."She stares at you. Seems to be waiting for a response. You laugh a bit nervously, shrug, "Right. I'll keep that in mind."She grunts at that, then with a few more harsh measurements, steps back and nods, "Right. Like a cowboy.""Cowboy?""Cowgirl," She dismisses the question with a wave, "You must wear either white, or black. Nothing in between.""Really?""Severe colors, my dear. You must be severe."You're not a fan of fashion. Everyone seems way more in to it than you are. You also aren't looking forward to the chess jokes. But if you have to choose...>Black.>White.>Other.
>>29675754>>White.we Koko now
>>29675754>WhiteGotta contrast our mercs. Make us appear to be the reasonable one out of the group with the "pure" appearance.
>>29675754are we really going with "white queen" shtick?If so then white.Though I prefer black to be honest
>>29675754>BlackIt goes with anything and everything and let's face it, our fashion sense is shit. Go with black
>>29675754>White.We're the friendly peaceable face, with the imposing mercs behind us. Though we'll have to remember to be careful with it, white stains like a motherfucker.
>>29675807>white queen>Knight Globaloh god, I didn't even realise it, its fucking perfect>>29675754>>White.
>>29675754BLACK.We're going to be in the background. Aside from that, white suits are actually kind of tacky.
>>29675754>White.Pure as undriven snow.
>>29675824>Though we'll have to remember to be careful with it, white stains like a motherfucker.Yeah this.Hey, maybe we could get both? What's stopping us?
>>29675184>>29675826>>29675807>To be there before the customer even knows you need them.White moves first. Geddit. HUE HUE HUE.Besides, our glasses are silver, and Silver on Black looks a little bit too clerical.
>>29675942>To be there before the customer even knows you need them.>White moves first. Geddit. HUE HUE HUE.Oh fuck me, it just keeps getting better and better, even if we don't get a white suit now, we're getting one later, just so use that pun, and then, when we're requested for a contract, we turn up in black
>>29675942I'm unsure if I should love or hate you for this.
You turn your head this way and that, then shrug."White."The woman nods, eyes flicking about you for a moment, "Two hours. I'll have your attire ready, formal and casual. All white.""Does it have to be all white? Couldn't a little varie-""No no no no, my dear, please," She gives a patronizing grin, "You have an image to maintain. Consistency. That is the bedrock of your image. Now," She waves her hand, "Despite my desire to burn those clothes, get them on and leave. I have another customer coming."Feeling a bit frazzled, you totter out of the madwoman's shop and make for a taxi. You direct him to drive you to your hotel. You try calling Deacon again. Still no response. Experimentally, you call Low's phone. No response either. You groan. Then get a call from Andy. "Hey, Miranda? Do you still have my laptop?"Oh, right."Yeah, yeah, I do Andy- uh, actually forgot it at the hotel," You glance out the window, "Where are you at?""Right now? Well, er," Andy hems a bit, and then whispers in to the phone, "I found Low's car.""Where?""It's outside of some tenement in, uh, a place called Catford? This investigator I hired just found it. And I'm here now. There's, there's this big cat statue. Heh.""Catford?" You don't know that place. Oh well, "Was Low around?""Well, that's what I'm about to check out.""Why did you call me then?""Low's going to want to know where my laptop is, right?" He laughs. His laugh has hit a bit of a nervous register though. You lean forward."Are you alone there?""Well, Carl and Eric are both busy- so, that just left me," He swallows pretty loudly, before he starts again, "Just so you know. Uhm. Look, just make sure I can get my laptop back tonight, right?""Andy-"And then he hangs up. You look to the taxi's ceiling annoyed. He probably thought that Catford was some kind of red light district."Ma'am?" The cabbie speaks up with a slavic accent, "Change in plans?">"No," Your model!>"Yeah. Catford.">Call Koojimans.>Other
About the PMC module.I'm not sure it is a good idea to present it to the captain. It is pretty much saying "look, I know how to do this shit better than you because bunch of numbers made by me tell me so and your decades of experience in the field is shit compared to that".I mean, yeah, we might be right but I doubt he will be happy with this.It is a good thing to use once we buy the PMC and show ourself to be a respectable boss.Lets do what we planned to do earlier instead. Spend our money to make more money just before the meeting. We should probably sell our shares and maybe get a loan too.
Actually, it's 3:30AM here. I realize not a lot happened in this, but I'm feeling sleepy. I'll do another session today if you guys are up for it to make up for my ludicrously poor ability to be on top of schedules.
>>29676047>>"No," Your model!lets head back to the hotel and work>>29676050>It is a good thing to use once we buy the PMC and show ourself to be a respectable boss.I agree, and it will be nowhere near ready to show at the meeting, but it will be useful afterwards, we could maybe explain a bit about our previous model, and ask his thoughts on adapting such a model to the merc business, we have to remember, he is the veteran at this, we're the virgin (in every single way)
>>29676047Andy might be an asshole but still, he is a much interested in what is happening with the firm as we are. Perhaps we should work with him to find out what the fuck is happening?Or maybe not. I'm >>29676050And I still suggest we just try to make money by market trading.
>>29676075alright>I'll do another session today if you guys are up for itdefinitely
>>29676075get some rest bro, what time to you think you'll start again at?>>29676080>make money by market trading.its sunday, the markets are closed, and we've already setup some trades to happen on monday when the market reopens
>>296760919:00PMPST, 00:00 4chan time seems to work well, though I'd be open for starting earlier if you guys are. I also don't have work today, so maybe I can bring more energy.Anyway- go ahead and vote for what you want to while you're at it. I'll leave this tab open and autoupdating, so we can start the next thread with an action occurring rather than be caught in mid vote.
>>29676075Thanks for running man.>>29676047Go to Catford. Don't call Koojimans, we can ask him what the hell is going on when we meet.It'd look weird, calling him now.
>>29676050Of course not. They have Algeria to attend to. We get them the toys they need, build up this thing and then we can talk about hyperfutureadvanced murderhobo algorithms.>>29675974Sounds glorious.>>29675981Hate warms the heart.>>29676047>>"No," Your model!>>29676075Waiting warmly for it to resume.
>>29676116Well, for me it's noon right now so I was very happy with your late running.If you start early, that's before midnight for me and I'll still be awake. I'll go to bed midthread, that's no problem.
>>29676091>its sunday, the markets are closed, and we've already setup some trades to happen on monday when the market reopensOh. Alright then.Well, then I think it is more important to try to find out what Low is doing. We can work on the model later if we want to, I don't think we should present it to Kooji or make it known that we are nothing more than a math nerd. Not saying we should pretend to be an expert in this kind of business but not show our meekness either. So that means we can work for it after the meeting and have weeks to perfect it if we want to.Speaking of models.We should get a supercomputer at one point to run them. Be it financial models to find best trades or PMC model. We will need a lot of computing power to run them.>>29676117Was Catford the place we agreed to meet Kooji?
>>29676047>>"Yeah. Catford.">>29676075Its cool, I'm just glad you're running.
>>29676116>9:00PMPST, 00:00 4chan time seems to work wellIt seems to work very well, that 4pm my time (AEDT) and we're not seeing a shortage of players.I'd say stick with it if it fits with your schedule.Goodnight System, get some well earned rest.
>>29676150Nope, we're meeting with Kooji in Totenham which is North London, and Catford is South East London, at least according to the internet. So, not the same place.
>>29676150>Was Catford the place we agreed to meet Kooji?I don't know if we even set a place.Someone?
>>29676116I'm fine with you starting then, or going early. I'll be here either way.
>>29676122>>29676116You're not going to explain yesterday's occurrence, are you?
>>29676206>You're not going to explain yesterday's occurrence, are you?The QTG thing? I doubt it.
>>29676047>"Yeah. Catford."I'm getting rather curious about Low, and I don't expect Andy to notice all the possible clues.We're not in an extreme rush to finish the model, it'll take time and polishing.>>29676050I don't think he'd take it that way. We won't be saying that we know his business better than him, I think if we explain our credentials he'll be fine with us telling him that we can predict regions which are likely to have strife.
>>29676206He posted on his twitter that he had overtime.
>>29676047>>"No," Your model!>MUH MODEL>MUH PMCKidding aside I vote we go to Catford.
>>29676206Pay it no mind.>>29676229>We won't be saying that we know his business better than him, I think if we explain our credentials he'll be fine with us telling him that we can predict regions which are likely to have strife.Technically true but CHA is our dump stat so it's a situation we must absolutely handle with care.>>29676150>We should get a supercomputer at one point to run them. Be it financial models to find best trades or PMC model. We will need a lot of computing power to run them.Truth. When it's not used we could run the excess time to mine Buttcoin.
>>29676266Okay. Let's move this another way.Is System Twen?
>>29676299System is System.Hex is Hex.Twen is Twen.So it is. So it has been. So it shall be, till the ends of time.
>>29676299Twen, like all QM, is EGO.
>>29676317>>29676328Dude you're smoking the bad kind of drugs. Show me your dealer.
>>29676317swer on me mum ill hook u in the gabba mateAlso, we really need to get a super computer pronto. These models don't work without a lot of infrastructure. And we need one legitimately for ourselves. Can't have somebody snooping in our cloud and getting to our jobs before we do. Wonder how much they cost?
>>29676350>woman, in charge of a pmc>going after a supercomputer>just got white dresswe really are Koko...
>>29676350Housing, maintenance and electricity are gonna be issues even after the bazillions for the computer.>>29676366OH NO!
>>29676366GOD DAMN IT. Hopefully things don't go too /ss/. And hopefully we pick up a certain strong Finnish woman.
>>29676350can't be cheap. Maybe $10,000-20,000 for one of the smaller ones. We'll also need people taking care of it while we are a math genius, we are in no way an IT specialist.>>29676374>Housing, maintenance and electricity are gonna be issues even after the bazillions for the computer.Depends where we put it.Could probably get free electricity in some 2nd or 3rd world shithole.>>29676366I don't know who Koko is.Does this have to do something with Black Lagoon?
>>29676387> tooYour tastes are abysmal.
>>29676366>>29676374Okay, cut me in, who the fuck is Koko?
>>29676266We could probably do terrible things to the bitcoin exchange market. Utterly exploit the poor thing through the power of predictive analysis. And yes, we handle Kooji with care. Part of that is never lying to him, we won't build a good partnership if we start like that, but we have to be careful how we tell him some things. First, telling him what our job is. Actually harder than it sounds. We have a very specialized job in a specialized industry, what we do is wrapped up in a lot of jargon and doesn't really sound that important to people who don't know the field. We need to inform him what a quantitative analyst does without using words he can't be expected to know or acting like we think he's an idiot, while still making sure he knows enough about it to understand how useful a skill it can be.It'll probably boil down to us saying we're really good at math, and we use math, statistics, and raw data to understand and model economic systems, as well as managing investment risk and so on. We shouldn't start rambling on about Monte Carlo methods, game theory, Kelly criterion or anything like that.And we can say that we've been working on a model to predict where and when economic strife, downturns, and the like are likely to happen. He should be able to understand the uses of knowing where people are desperate and likely to need mercenaries.
>>29676047We need to get to the hotel. If Catford devolves into gunfighting, we won't have our merc husbando to protect us.>>29676116I'm CST, so the earlier you start the better, as I can't go two nights in a row without sleep.
>>29676395>Does this have to do something with Black Lagoon?nah, another anime, Jormungand, about an arms dealer, but pretty good, very similar to BL
>>29676404This is all good stuff.>And we can say that we've been working on a model to predict where and when economic strife, downturns, and the like are likely to happen. He should be able to understand the uses of knowing where people are desperate and likely to need mercenaries.We should point out that at this stage, its just ideas in our head and numbers on some sheets of paper though,
>>29676395>>29676400Koko is from Jormungand. She's an international arms dealer who travels the world selling guns with her retinue of bodyguards. She wears a lot of white.
>>29676434Isn't she a child molester, though?
>>29676395>>29676400>>29676418>Does this have to do something with Black Lagoon?Author was inspired by Black Lagoon, knows the author of it and wrote a crossover once.Koko is the protagonist of Jormungand, a female albino weapons dealer dressing in white that rescues a child soldier and makes him her pupil and bodyguard.> Could probably get free electricity in some 2nd or 3rd world shithole.Technicians don't grow on trees. Neither do good internet connections. There's a reason poor countries stay poor and one of them is infrastructure./smartass>>29676404>Utterly exploit the poor thing through the power of predictive analysis.Yea. It's probably even easier to do since nobody in the bitcoin scene is probably using pro tools to gauge the market.>And we can say that we've been working on a model to predict where and when economic strife, downturns, and the like are likely to happen. He should be able to understand the uses of knowing where people are desperate and likely to need mercenaries.Yea, I like that. Then we just do a multiple choice list and ask him to take his pick. He'll do the rest of the research.
>>29676405what made you think that there is a chance for a gunfight?
>>29676050It's not about doing his job for him, it's about providing the knowledge that will let the PMC be the best it possibly can be.Besides, we won't rely on it in the beginning, it's bound to need a lot of data.
>>29676441>Isn't she a child molester, though?...that wasn't ever part of the debate, was it?Heh. Heh. Heh.>>29676434> dat trigger discipline>>29676460Pretty much.
>>29676442>Technicians don't grow on trees. Neither do good internet connections. There's a reason poor countries stay poor and one of them is infrastructure.Actually, some poor(er) countries have some of the best internet available. It is the West that is stuck with blood-sucking providers with total monopoly who give utterly ridiculous internet packages.I'm in Russia and have 35MB/s up and download speed for 11.5$/month. This is not even the best option available. I could get internet almost twice as fast which costs $3 dollars less but I can't be bothered. This is in Moscow though, other regions are not as lucky but still get rather great options.I heard East European countries also get great internet.
>>29676432That's quite true. We can give him a basic idea of the model we have for Frontier, going into the actual math and nitty-gritty of it would bore him, and point out how we plan on applying the same basic framework to strife.We're literally making a model to find where the most human suffering is so we can exploit the situation. We might not be a good person, but we probably knew that after we bought a PMC.Mmm, delicious money, delicious rugged mercs showing us the ways of love.
>>29676489>We might not be a good person, but we probably knew that after we bought a PMC.Hey, I don't abide by that.I don't think Miranda sees herself as a bad person and don't want her starting to.I don't remember the model being about exploiting the suffering, more like seeing contract opportunities before they pop up so that we are the first to get the most juicy ones.
>>29676471>...that wasn't ever part of the debate, was it?>Heh. Heh. Heh.Kiddy-diddling is wrong. I know you watch a lot of anime, so I just thought I'd remind you.
>>29676535Please don't moralfag on 4chan.
>>29676535>Kiddy-diddling is wrong. I know you watch a lot of anime, so I just thought I'd remind you.Oh shut up will you. This is neither the time nor thread not website.
>>29676511>embezzling from people who fuck around with money>still see oneself as a good personI see that Miranda's not been going to the mandatory ethics classes that most financial folks have to write their names down that they attended.That way we know we're fucking leeches and don't deceive ourselves that we're doing good for the world when we make fat piles of money.
>>29676573we haven't embezzled anything yet and hopefully wont because at this point we left too many tracks.Also, the idea was to steal from a company which apparently makes money on suffering (arms deals, etc) which may have been going under. Not as bad as you make it seem. Not trying to justify it but comparing it to exploiting the human suffering directly is a bit too much.
>>29676511True, the suffering is already happening, we're just making a profit from it.Though while we might not see ourself as a bad person, we can't really call ourself a saint considering what we're up to. Also, we need a good reason to give to Kooji for why we want to buy a PMC. We should probably tell him that we've always found war and conflict to be interested, we had plenty of money, and we want to see the company succeed with our copious free time due to an utter lack of relationships.
>>29676480You said "3rd world country" and I thought "Somewhere in Congo". That explains it.And yes, 'tis be true. Actually, Russia might be a good idea to use as base for many of our operations.>>29676535No idea how to comment on that, honestly.>>29676573The way I see it we simply don't /have/ a moral compass in regards to many areas. Not even one we pretend to have. >>29676511'course not. She's too busy feeling boredom, annoyance or trepidation to leave any place for a bad conscience.
>>29676618>Also, we need a good reason to give to Kooji for why we want to buy a PMCNo we don't, just be honest, we thought it would be fun, and we can make some money with it.>We should probably tell him that we've always found war and conflict to be interestedFuck no, that just blatantly being stupid, we're not going to lie to this man.
>>29676603>>29676625Ah, when I said "we know we're fucking leeches" I wasn't talking about Miranda, I was talking about a lot of the private banking and investment profession, of which I am a part of.Did System pass on?
>>29676444We don't know what Low's got himself involved in. We don't want any part of that.
>>29676683Well, he said that he needed to sleep earlier in the thread actually. So, how inaccurate is this quest?
>>29676726inaccurate enough to be entertaining and enjoyable without spending every waking day watching numbers for 8 hours straight
>>29676683Aaah, that makes more sense then.>>29676631>Fuck no, that just blatantly being stupid, we're not going to lie to this man.THIS. No lying to them unless the alternative is getting shot or deserted. What we CAN say is that we considered a PMC wise from an investment standpoint and drop a line about sustainable business options.If he asks, go "In short, your trade won't ever go out of style" and leave it at that.He's a merc. If we mention money we're already speaking a common language.
One one hand I'm glad we pushed the meeting back but on the other if we already had the PMC bought then we could simply sent them after Low, kidnap him and ask what the hell he is doing in person.Would be funny to have him tied up to a chair in an abandoned warehouse with a bag on his head. Someone removes it and he find himself in the only lit spot with armed mercs surrounding him. Right as he tries to ask a question he hears heels clicking and approaching him. By the way the mercs make space and stand it is clear that whoever is coming is in charge. When the woman in top-notch, white quality suit is lit up enough to see her, he stares on confused before slowly recognizing the frowning face."M-Miranda?"
>>29676726I can only really speak from the merc side of things, and it looks to be accurate enough
>>29676767that would be utterly hilarious, and IF the company fails, we should do that
>>29676766>He's a merc. If we mention money we're already speaking a common language.Players her seem to be forgetting that. He shoots people for money. We want him to shoot people for money. It's easy.
>>29676792>Players her seem to be forgetting that. He shoots people for money. We want him to shoot people for money. It's easy.Beautifully said. PLANES. WE NEED PLANES.
>>29676804>27 is more than 22, so they must be good!goddamn that made me spit all over my monitor
Am I the only one disappointed we haven't been misarchived yet?
>>29676809>russian piece of shit equipment better than americanMiranda really doesn't know jack shit about military does she?I bet she thinks all guns are kalashnikovs and that they are good guns
>>29676837>kalashnikov>not a good gunBut comrade you are being silly.
>>29676837>I bet she thinks all guns are kalashnikovs and that they are good gunsKalashnikovs are fine. What are you on about? It's not a GREAT line of guns but they do their job. Always.
>>29676837> dissing based slavshitHoly FUCK why is /tg/ so awful?
>>29676853Needs some rails brah.>>29676845I'm curious as to what he would have misarchived it as. Judging from the proxy bomb on the first thread, I'd imagined that it would have cultivated more butthurt.
>>29676853>>29676857Eh, I mean she might think they are of similar quality like American, European, etc counterparts. Kalashnikovs are cheap, easy to produce, reliable but aren't really quality weapons anyway.
>>29676726>So, how inaccurate is this quest?Apart from questioning whether Miranda would have jumped so fast into buying a PMC with nothing spare in the bank - unbelievable because people who go all-in in finance are people who very swiftly lose all their money, but also justifiable that she wanted to get a change fast - Effectively embezzling and laundering money takes time. You can't just flip money and expect it to be clean; and you can't flip money and expect to get all of it back. 40% returns of clean money after a year is considered a good deal - the easiest and classic ones to do are restaurants, fast food things, that deal in large volumes of cash. Use dirty cash money to buy stock - food - no-one's going to track that too much. Trade it back in and mark up your sales, get that money passed through corporation tax, or otherwise taxed. Bam, the illicit money has been assesed and taxed by the government, it's now clean. That's mostly an organized crime thing, though.There's other ways of doing it, especially via banks, but it's so very much more easy to be picked up due to due diligence and shit. But if you don't want to get picked up, you need to do things slow.
>>29676884>really quality weaponsthe old shit from the 50/60's sure, but ever since the 74 and its many derivatives, they've been great, and thats before you even start on things like what Bofors did to make the AK5, which is awesome, and then you've got the Sako licensed models etc etcTL:DR; they ain't shit
>>29676899>the old shit from the 50/60's sureYeah, that is what I'm talking about because to the general public (and people like Miranda) those are Kalashnikovs
>>29676884Only the old shit still being used by AQ. New Kalashnikovs are love and life.>>29676865>Needs some rails brah.Nope.
>>29676933You mean hate and death.
>>29676804Mustered out plane carrier as base.#swag #yolo #treehouseforadults #mybasesbestbase
>>29676950>plane carrierI'd prefer an assault carrior or Heli destroyer and maybe have a tilt-rotor as the biz jet and our guys get Hinds
>>29676972>Biz jet>not pimped out B-52Think bigger, Anon.
>>29676977>Not C5 GalaxySon...
>>29676994I like the cut of your jib.
>>29676972>tilt-rotorNO FUCK YOU I LIKE BEING ALIVE.Everyone who worked on the Osprey should be beaten to death.
>>29677010they made VTOL aircraft which work by now, right?R-right?
>>29677010never said it had to be an ospreybut I agree, its a death trap>>29677040there have been several decent attempts, but no major commercial models available
>>29677040lolno enjoy your deathtraps. The idea is not bad. Every implementation of it is.
>>29677040There are some attempts but it's all either shit or going to be canned for going over budget.
>>29676899The AK 5 is not a kalashnikov derivative, it is a modified FN FNC
>>29677070ah yes, you are correct, I was thinking of the work Bofors did on some 74's and got muddled up with the AK5>>29677040the Sikorsky X2 would be a good alternative for a high speed helicopter
>>29677054they have made decent STOVL though
>>29677085>the Sikorsky X2 would be a good alternative for a high speed helicopterit's probably expensive as hell
>>29677106>it's probably expensive as hellDisgustingly so. We'll be using drones before we get one of those pretties.
>>2967710615 million dollars is the projected cost of the first application: the S-97 Raider so only around 30 times what our PMC costed
>>29677157right, I think we'll stick to Hinds and Super Hinds for the time
>>29676950> plane carrier> it's a certain school> LGA cast joins Knights Global
>>29677194Hinds cost around 15 million and super hinds almost twice that
>>29677335you can get second hand ones that need to be refurbished for about 1.7-2 million, and ATI do package deals for less than 10 million on super hinds...
>>29677340I made a mistake and looked at the wrong thing
>>29677385s'all good, although if one of the big coalition nations tried to buy some, I bet they would cost that much
inb4 orbital weapons platform.
>>29678135This is a good idea. Is there, like, space security to worry about? Will America come bomb us if we try to launch things in to space?
>>29678171China, US or Russia will see the ascending object via spy satellite and send the No Fun Brigades to investigate. Could be circumvented by launching it from the south pole perhaps.…let's not. Either we get murdered, imprisoned or trigger a world war.Unless that's the idea to ensure stable, profitable business?
>>29678768surprisingly enough, they don't care about private sats getting put in orbit, as long as you can do it safely without a rocket failing or landing on a citythere are more private space operators than you'd imagine, SpaceX being the most well known, they launch from French Guiana and offshore launch platforms along the equator all the time, also>south poleone of the worst locations to launch for, you want to be close to the equator, so you can use less fuel and get into a more stable orbit faster and easier, hence the established launch sites at Cape Canaveral and the Baikonur Cosmodrome
>>29678900KG Killsat confirmed.
>>29678171>>29678768>>29678900A satellite and a weapons platform are two whole different beasts. Plus I imagine that there are inspections.
>>29680029>inspections.the fuck are they going to look for? a killsat would look just like any of the million different ones already in orbitand also, there is a reason why a lot of spy sate imagery comes from private sats, they don't care about what going into orbit, as long as it does not come back down
>>29680070Well are we talking lasers, kinetic rods or nukes? Something that can house a couple squads of soldiers for immediate deployment?I'm pretty sure something that would count as a 'killsat' would look different than something that's meant to bounce radio waves.
…are we seriously considering killsats?
>>29680207no, somehow the topic wandered to private space launchs and inevitably ended up here, we're just passing the time now, although this thread only has 13 posts until it hits bump limit, we may as well keep going and System can make a new thread when he resumes running
>>29680147Despite what SciFi says, dropping troops from orbit it stupid, very very stupid.Kinetic rods on the other hand is a very viable idea, its more of a "hold the world hostage" idea, than a mercenary idea though.
>>29681017Well… it could be effective for Kebab Removal.
>>29681375am i missing something here?
>>29681421Kebab removal is internet slang for killing Muslims.
>>29681421Rods from God could easily be used on reticent Islamic shitholes. Not that we care for politics but it's good money to disintegrate Al Quaida caves from orbit.
>>29681570>>29681580very good idea. I can think of a few shady government organizations that would be very thankful if muslim strongholds just started mysteriously disappearing. Especially since collateral damage doesn't really matter to us.
>>29681634Plus it's going to eventually become way cheaper than all the hurr durr nuke missions because the required private space flight program is going to be financed on sponsor coin in all likelihood. Not to mention that large scale bombings are incredibly hard to sell. Whoever is the president will probably not intervene once their advisors tell them not to worry about the rumours of fire from.the heavens.
So how much money would some Kinetic Rods and a Satellite to launch them from cost? and the rocket to launch it of course/5 million? 10 million?
>>29681863>>2968186317 million for the launch, another thirty for a good satellite system.
All we have to do is create a model of the War economy, involving old political rivalries and proxy wars and the like.Then we just have to perpetuate it for big cash money.
>>29678900>>29678900Unstable countries neat the equator we could station ourselves in? One regiment of frightened UNO boys less.
Oh neat, this thread's still here. We could use this.
>>29691730damn I saw the (1) and thought it was system :(
>>29691730It's too late m8.
>>29691913i can always hope
Sorry guys. /tg/ not muh blog and all, but I got kind of an emotional kick in the nuts and that has rendered my ability to write kill. Pick up on Thursday I guess. Sorry folks.
>>29692426No problem, shit happens.
>>29692426all good man, see you thursday
>>29692426No worries system. Just rest up and feel good.