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New Deal, p4

December 7, 2020 by Tim


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GONFRASK
GONFRASK
11 months ago

Well, that’s a but unexpected but is right that they wouldn’t have the best wifi in the store and the upload speed wouldn’t be thr fastest on earth

Robert Loughrey
Robert Loughrey
11 months ago
Reply to  GONFRASK

Two hard core gamers who run a game store would get crap internet where they play games all day?

Pajuka
Pajuka
11 months ago

Thier wired connection is spot on. The guest wifi is shoddy as hell – cant give up that precious bandwidth to some rando watching YouTube videos.

Guess the robot gets the wifi.

The Legacy
The Legacy
11 months ago
Reply to  GONFRASK

There’s a HUGE difference between fast internet and Zeke internet. I have a 6 terabyte hard drive… And my Internet only goes 120 megabytes per second. The only internet connection I can think of that might be able to go that fast, are the hub servers for massive corporations like Google. No individual computer on the market today – even hardwired – can go anywhere near the speeds that Scott is speaking of. In other words, Scott has a point. Best to make peace with the AI before it gets pissed off at him. And there is nothing Scott can… Read more »

TomB
TomB
11 months ago
Reply to  The Legacy

One point: I’m Zeke… I choose to upload myself *while depriving myself of other stimulus’. Presumably in that case, there would be no input that would trigger any form of mutation/recoding. So he could, in that case, upload himself. I mean, code that just rewrites itself *for no reason* and not in response to a stimulus (a neural network fed no new data does not rewrite the values of the pathways of the network), would be one that would likely screw itself over pretty fast so I imagine it uses new input to trigger changes to integrate the new data.… Read more »

Skyblade
Skyblade
11 months ago
Reply to  TomB

It doesn’t need new input. It would rewrite itself anyway as its newly improved code analyzed its old code and found optimizations.

The Legacy
The Legacy
11 months ago
Reply to  Tim

And just as long as we don’t cross paths with a sentient Nintendo Switch, everything will be fine for our heroes. Right, Tim? πŸ˜…πŸ˜³

SilverShadow4
SilverShadow4
10 months ago
Reply to  Tim

I love this version of AI!

7eggert
7eggert
11 months ago
Reply to  TomB

Le’ll dream about electric sheep. Brain altered. Upload failed.

raven0ak
raven0ak
11 months ago
Reply to  GONFRASK

scott though is nerd enough to know how to limit speed of one connected client in router

Pulse
Pulse
11 months ago

well an intellegent AI does make it seem likely. now we wait to see his response to how humanity treats itself.

Ten
Ten
11 months ago
Reply to  Pulse

my money is still on the same guess I’ve seen others have…we do worse to ourselves overall so his job is being done for him, he just needs to wait for the end-result he theorizes to come to fruition

foducool
foducool
11 months ago

if the tech guy says it’s ok, then it’s ok I guess

Bwauder
Bwauder
11 months ago

Would saying Zeke got bored, found all the other models and painted them already induce the last stage of Lucas brain melt or extreme anger?

HappyWyvern
HappyWyvern
11 months ago

Zero some game for him, it either spends its time becoming Fortnight champion and nothing else OR it spends 5 minutes on 4chan gos kill crazy and he gets to pop its Battle Royal collar. Win win…

drakestarkiller
drakestarkiller
11 months ago
Reply to  HappyWyvern

Nah zeke is noobmaster69 trolling people in fortnite

Jacob
Jacob
11 months ago

“All roads lead to the MCU” -Disney

TomB
TomB
11 months ago
Reply to  Jacob

Maybe. But what happens to the android guy? Dead. Just saying. So is Ultron. There’s some anti-mech prejudice there.

Richard II Weatherfield
Richard II Weatherfield
11 months ago

Actually, according to Kevin Feige, Noobmaster69 is Wong. No joke.

Dodgy
Dodgy
11 months ago

So technically… he’s limited by the transfer/upload speed. Now what if Zeke were get his hands on a quantum transfer device I wonder… once online he would have the resources to get the parts to build such a device.

Draguss
Draguss
11 months ago
Reply to  Dodgy

That requires a receiving side, and that’s assuming they’ve figured it out in that world.

Uniqum
Uniqum
11 months ago
Reply to  Dodgy

That’s an idea, but how about he instead pulls a “Steins; Gate”? Okay, he still would need for that a microwave and an old big CRT. But if he would be able to emulate an IBN50000 it should be possible for him hacking CERN and use a Kerr-blackhole for ultra-compressing a copy of his current code and send them not as heaps of terabytes, but instead perhaps 10 K that auto-decompress after being sent and received?
Okay, I _may_ be a weeb after all…

7eggert
7eggert
11 months ago
Reply to  Uniqum
7eggert
7eggert
11 months ago
Reply to  Dodgy

Technically he’d need to transfer a consistent state. If he could have an exabit quantum state transfer device, he might be able to transfer all the possible states, then prove that the transferred state is the correct one and the incorrect transmissions would vanish.

We have quantum computers with about 50 bits.

Rowen
Rowen
11 months ago

They should hook him up to the Internet with 56k dial-up… πŸ˜‰

Jacob
Jacob
11 months ago
Reply to  Rowen

I cant tell if that would make him more or less murdery…

Pajuka
Pajuka
11 months ago
Reply to  Jacob

More. Definitely more. Zeke apparently had (likely monitored) internet access before under the master. He knows the tubes go faster than 56k

7eggert
7eggert
11 months ago
Reply to  Rowen

Some people just want to see the world burn, ignited by a rampaging murderbot.

nealithi
nealithi
11 months ago

After Scott’s last rant about doing what needs to be done. His apathy here seems more chilling.

Gnarph
Gnarph
11 months ago
Reply to  nealithi

It may be a case of give him enough rope to hang himself. Either that or because Zeke has kept his side of the deal up til now, Scott is reciprocating with more trust.

James Rye
James Rye
11 months ago
Reply to  Gnarph

Or Scottt has gone full “who gives a crap about humanity/the world anyway, let the murderbot have some fun”.

Eldest Gruff
11 months ago
Reply to  Gnarph

Trust is something you give to people. I’m with nealithi. Not necessarily ‘chilling,’ but there’s some reason he’s so nonchalant about it – either there’s some logical reason why it won’t put others in danger, or there’s some logical reason why this will lead X1 closer to demise, which we haven’t sussed out yet.

Arcatus
Arcatus
11 months ago
Reply to  nealithi

I am sensing that Scott has yet another “trick” he will keep hidden from Ethan.
He is far to chill here.

Dan Skelley
Dan Skelley
11 months ago
Reply to  Arcatus

Chances are the first trick of, I can kill him at a moments notice is enough. Plus if He’s accessing their Wifi it’s probably easy enough to monitor what Zeke is doing.

PatateRouge
PatateRouge
11 months ago
Reply to  nealithi

Let the bot access to wifi, wait for him to do something stupid and give them a good reason to dispose of him? It could even push Zeke to leave the room since he can’t upload anywhere.

James Rye
James Rye
11 months ago

Poor Lucas, must feel like he is in a parallel universe. XD

Egas
Egas
11 months ago
Reply to  James Rye

Oh wait…

He kind of is (parallel universe to the original CAD-universe).

Drew
Drew
11 months ago

So, they have *nothing* in their kitchen? Not even a coffee maker? Or a sink, for that matter?

Lee Dykes
Lee Dykes
11 months ago
Reply to  Drew

There’s a sink and a toaster?

Orcansee
Orcansee
11 months ago
Reply to  Drew

There’s a sink and toaster visible in first and third panels.

Maybe they’re very minimalistic?

Eldest Gruff
11 months ago
Reply to  Drew

Sink and toaster were added after Drew’s comment. I’m guessing that it’s just a detail or layer that Tim missed. No need to downvote, guys; it wasn’t like he was being a jerk or anything.

Christopher
Christopher
11 months ago

To further limit this, log his connection to the web to see where he’s going, and also limit his upload speed.

Craig Lillie
Craig Lillie
11 months ago

Somewhere, Admiral Ackbar senses this conversation and is screaming “It’s A Trap”!!!!!!

Dagroth
Dagroth
11 months ago

So… Zeke reads and sees some of the stuff humans put on the Internet, and either decides we all have to die, or that there’s no point, we’re going to finish ourselves off soon enough? (as a machine, if built well enough, he might be technically immortal, thus having time)

Leon
Leon
11 months ago

I kinda hate Lucas

Logan
Logan
11 months ago
Reply to  Leon

O_o What happened to your hate-boner for Zeke? xD

Leon
Leon
11 months ago
Reply to  Logan

It was because I thought the old Zeke was gone, that e was now a permanent villain. However, Tim brought our beloved buffoon back

Logan
Logan
11 months ago
Reply to  Leon

Fair. ^__^

Gilly
Gilly
11 months ago

Give him a slow, old smartphone with a stylus (because robots maybe cannot do touch screens?) and put that on wifi but do not let him direct connect. Slow down some of the troll comments.

Although, he might not troll comment humans because their trivial fighting might just bore him.

Sayer
Sayer
11 months ago

*Scratches head* Like yeah he can’t *escape* based on Scott’s logic, but there’s still a lot of unknown stuff a murderbot can do without having to upload his consciousness. Right?

chargersfan
chargersfan
11 months ago

Are they only concerned with Zeke “going skynet”? Because there are many other ways this could go poorly.

It seems unlike Scott to not discuss other scenarios before giving it a lukewarm approval.

I do get the sense that he’s tired of talking about the murderbot.

Joey Parker
Joey Parker
11 months ago

Fairly certain Scott’s prejudices have not vanished and there’s something here he’s not saying. Either he saw code in Zekes programing that would prevent it, or possibly destroy him if he tried. The creator would have known the dangers of an AI loose on the internet and built failsafes to prevent it from happening.

Dizzy D.
Dizzy D.
11 months ago

It makes sense. If it was that easy for him to ‘copy’ himself elsewhere, the ‘Master’ would have put blocks on that, yes, but it also explains why he only ever had just the one murder-bot instead of a backup army of robo-ninjas. That one bot put the boys through the wringer more than once, so it’d make sense to make more to stop said interlopers, but the code wouldn’t copy to a 2nd hardware unit, so he was forced to rely on the one.

Javada
Javada
11 months ago

Okay, taking bets now. How many horrible facets of humanity will X discover before he catches a virus and needs to be rebooted?

Sybracus
Sybracus
11 months ago

I wonder how robust Zeke is when it comes to Captcha. I guess we’ll see.

KillerDragon989
KillerDragon989
11 months ago

Love the last panel. Lmfao

Kaelin
Kaelin
11 months ago

For all the people saying ‘what if he uploads himself’… The way I see it, he would have to take a snapshot of himself… duplicating himself in stillness. I doubt he’s got enough storage IN him… to hold a complete copy of himself. Then he’d have to transfer it.. ok, so dozen upon dozens of hours later.. he’s got a copy of him on some server that has the space to handle it (hack google or something…). But now he’s got an inert copy of himself there.. he’d have to find some way to activate it.. give it frankenstein’s bolt… Read more »