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New Deal, p3

December 4, 2020 by Tim


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James Rye
James Rye
9 months ago

If Lucas reacts like this I can’t wait to see Scott’s reaction. xD

The Legacy
The Legacy
9 months ago
Reply to  James Rye
Stephen M. Schaefer
Stephen M. Schaefer
9 months ago
Reply to  James Rye

“You need to be stopped!”

EMMachine
EMMachine
9 months ago

Hey Lucas still paints models and it looks like it is Commander Shadowsun of the T’au Empire

TomB
TomB
9 months ago
Reply to  EMMachine

Oh. That makes sense. I thought it was some sort of anime furry with a weapon. Your answer is better.

Rayne
Rayne
9 months ago
Reply to  EMMachine

Hah. I came in here to muse about the exact same thing.

Defail
Defail
9 months ago

So, Lucas is a Tau player. Nice!

And Ethan should know better than delivering shocking news to someone, who is painting a mini. Good thing, that Lucas froze instead of reacting vividly, cause spoiling Shadowsun is not a good thing

GONFRASK
GONFRASK
9 months ago

Taus? Is he painting Taus? Ok, I’m done, I can’t deal with so many changes

foducool
foducool
9 months ago
Reply to  GONFRASK

looks like everyone’s getting into W40K figurines lately lol

ErebMacar
ErebMacar
9 months ago
Reply to  foducool

Yeah, I mean: What happend to his Warmachine/Hordes miniatures?

(Okay, that was before the relaunch, but still.)

EMMachine
EMMachine
9 months ago
Reply to  foducool

It’s not entirely new. Warhammer 40000 and later Warmachines Hordes were part of the old series since 2006.
I think it started here:
https://cad-comic.com/comic/pastimes/

It’s even mentioned in the reboot that their store sells tabletop.

GONFRASK
GONFRASK
9 months ago
Reply to  EMMachine

Right, he played Tau before too, I only remembered Space Marines (and Ethan ‘s Necron ball)

Sebastiaan
Sebastiaan
9 months ago

He asks for access to the WiFi… Sure why not? Just let Scott create a separate VLAN without internet access. Create a nice home server to provide a local copy of Wikipedia and done!

Matthew A Moore
Matthew A Moore
9 months ago
Reply to  Sebastiaan

Obviously I don’t know.. but I suspect.. Zeke is lying.. but not for malicious reasons. I suspect that he does not have new information.. but that he knows where to get it.. online. And that getting his help and relative loyalty is just a matter of trusting him.
But I am a glass half full kind of person, I may be WAY off. =)

TomB
TomB
9 months ago

Even if the glass is half full (or entirely full)… how so you know what’s in it?

Shecky
Shecky
9 months ago
Reply to  Sebastiaan

And now that we know his capacity if fairly finite (don’t ask me how that works if you want to be credited as sentient) and he’ll forget how to kill anything after caching enough other information.

Halosty
Halosty
9 months ago
Reply to  Shecky

I like the idea that they just need to keep throwing video games at people until he forgets how to *actually* kill people.

Karl Benisch
Karl Benisch
9 months ago

Is Lucas painting Commander Shadowsun?

EMMachine
EMMachine
9 months ago
Reply to  Karl Benisch

yes

nealithi
nealithi
9 months ago

Interesting this did not seem to come up.
But turning on Zeke’s Wifi is a terrible idea. The Master might be able to reassert control. Too many openings to Zeke’s brain.
A wifi connected computer or console? Chances of the Master having a visual input override command are far less likely. As in if he could do that too, then the bomb in his head would not have be necessary.
Sure Zeke could find out how asinine humanity can be. But we also try to be better and to help.

So done intelligently I think could be a worthwhile gamble.

Anon A Mouse
Anon A Mouse
9 months ago
Reply to  nealithi

I don’t see how it could really be done intelligently. Regardless of how good Scott is, it’s been shown that he can be bypassed. Once Zeke is connected he could, theoretically, upload himself somewhere else. The failsafe is no longer an option and he is completely free. At that point I don’t believe he will give up on his decision to murder people just because he can play more video games.

Halosty
Halosty
9 months ago
Reply to  Anon A Mouse

What other hardware runs murderbots, besides what The Master has?

Anon A Mouse
Anon A Mouse
9 months ago
Reply to  Halosty

It doesn’t have to run murderbots, it only has to contain his programming.

Eldest Gruff
9 months ago
Reply to  Anon A Mouse

Arguably, it has to RUN his programming as well. Scott already said before that he couldn’t really shut the X1 down without potentially causing damage. The basics of X1’s programming is that it itself evolves and changes over time, so even if it originally was designed with a start up / shut down process, doesn’t mean that it can bring it back to where it is today. In addition – even assuming he CAN back himself up elsewhere, without access to hardware that can run his program and give him agency, he’s essentially trusting his freedom and life to a… Read more »

Anon A Mouse
Anon A Mouse
9 months ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

This is a world that contains, amongst other things, Scott and The Master. It is actually pretty reasonable to assume there are greater capabilities. I never said he would immediately try to escape but it would be easier for him to be sure.

TomB
TomB
9 months ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

There’s also the old issue of ‘too many of me’. Calvin tried that with the Duplicator and found it to be a heck of a bad idea because the various clones competed and got up to all sorts of things which drew attention. Zeke might have the same issue.

KillerDragon989
KillerDragon989
9 months ago
Reply to  Halosty

Cut to Zeke uploading to a Microsoft XBox plant and suddenly, army. Lol

Marv
Marv
9 months ago
Reply to  nealithi

They could just give him a laptop with WiFi access… It doesn’t need to be him having intrinsic access… I don’t even know what word to use in this situation πŸ˜‚.

Anyway… Sooner or later they will need to start trusting him. He hasn’t gone kaboom… Meaning he hasn’t left the boundaries… He’s actually being rather acceptive…

Eldest Gruff
9 months ago
Reply to  Marv

Though that isn’t the stated purpose and reason X1 wants to do it. Access via another system wouldn’t meet his demands, I think.

7eggert
7eggert
9 months ago
Reply to  Marv

He can type TCP/IP in hex

Stephen M. Schaefer
Stephen M. Schaefer
9 months ago

Pray he doesn’t alter it any further.

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
9 months ago

BSOD

Drew
Drew
9 months ago

Why is Ethan cringing? If Lucas kills him, he’d just *pop* respawn. No biggie.

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
9 months ago
Reply to  Drew

Physical Damage is temporary, Emotional Damage is permanent

Kalbi
Kalbi
9 months ago
Reply to  Drew

There are fates worse then death, my friend.

Digi
Digi
9 months ago

Access. Not Acess.

Good reaction from Lucas though. I seriously am surprised that he did not crush his little toy there. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Stormlord15
Stormlord15
9 months ago

I also thought I recognized Tau! although beyond it being a battlesuit I couldn’t tell you what kind, I just know my Imperial Guard getting outshot by another army was not fun.

A human
A human
9 months ago

The trauma of the plot hole hurts, modern wifi are so easy to crack even by humans that the super AI machine can’t crack it or any of the neighbours WiFi’s ?

A human
A human
9 months ago
Reply to  A human

Atleast make the plot be, that the AI is testing the humans to see if they can be trusted to treat it as anything but a dangerous weapon.

7eggert
7eggert
9 months ago
Reply to  A human

It’s set up by Scott.

Lily
Lily
9 months ago

They should just give him really bad wifi. How much damage can he really do going at 0.5 mbs?

GeorgeV
GeorgeV
9 months ago
Reply to  Lily

Plenty. Just an easy one: Email to [Insert Villain X]; Hello, These guys are Analog and D-Pad, address here and here, feel free to come to over and mess them up some time. I would ask to bring popcorn, but my superior mechanical interior does not require nutrients.

Tim Tucker
Tim Tucker
9 months ago
Reply to  GeorgeV

The Master already knows their identities and where they live, presumably he also knows where they work.

The only new information to him would be that X1 is still operational.

UNVOICED_APOLLO
UNVOICED_APOLLO
9 months ago
Reply to  Tim Tucker

Why do you assume it would be sent to the master?

7eggert
7eggert
9 months ago
Reply to  Lily

Do you know the rampages of humans with bad wifi? This times murderbot.

Lakados
Lakados
9 months ago

Lucas is so by the book, the idea he would mod 2 of the arms off Shadow Sun like that surprised me

TMLutas
TMLutas
9 months ago

The robot wants data? Sneakernet it in and put it on a local drive available to him.

Stephen
Stephen
9 months ago

I wonder how much of the Internet he actually wants to access? For example, if all he wants is access to a ton of movies and stuff someone could set up a Plex server for him and dump basically everything they could pirate onto it, but still keep it restricted to local stuff only.

Maybe they should get him a subscription to print media, whatever is relevant in that case, and have his realm turn into a library.

adam
adam
9 months ago

That dude would be painting tau. Fucking weeb

Matthew Quilty
Matthew Quilty
9 months ago

what model is he painting?

Lyndon Borley
Lyndon Borley
9 months ago

omg, Tim made the new lucas gay and a Tau player hahaha, my sides are in orbit.

The God Emperor of Mankind
The God Emperor of Mankind
9 months ago

Lucas is a Tau player? F