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Patience, p2

January 18, 2023 by Tim


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JitchMackson
JitchMackson
12 days ago

Future Cop: L.A.P.ZEKE

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
12 days ago

All three simultaneously remember, oh, yeah, we run a business, too.

Raemon
Raemon
12 days ago

The unrealistic part of this is that running a business is super exhausting and there’s just no way they also have time to be superheroes.

Jere
Jere
12 days ago

Wasn’t the gps check bound to randomly fail at somenpoint anyway? I would not trust gps to reliably and constantly be accurate to a few meters (the size of the backroom). So one random jitter and boom…

Snark
Snark
12 days ago
Reply to  Jere

…in a building….

Thomas D
Thomas D
12 days ago
Reply to  Snark

Ok, so a comic about people with superpowers, sentient robots, and what have you… And you complain about GPS improbabilities?!?

😀

Last edited 12 days ago by Thomas D
Cragfast
Cragfast
12 days ago
Reply to  Thomas D

It’s reasonable to assume that things that exist in the real world function the same way in Omnitropolis.

Last edited 12 days ago by Cragfast
D Harshman
D Harshman
12 days ago
Reply to  Cragfast

I mean…on one hand you are 100% right. On the other hand, in comics, being very smart is kinda a superpower…tech just doesn’t go wrong in a smart person’s hands in a comic. It is one of the accepted tropes.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
11 days ago
Reply to  D Harshman

This is also a universe with sentient robots, so it’s not unreasonable to assume that tech in the A+D universe is at least slightly more advanced.

Vampyrr
Vampyrr
11 days ago
Reply to  Cragfast

No it isnt, it’s a comic if it isn’t a specific plotpoint it will NEVER occur.

Snark
Snark
12 days ago
Reply to  Thomas D

I bet at least half of us are geeks here.
So it is inevitable – we can readily accept superpowers, but not technical inaccuracies 😉
we will also happily discuss finer technical details of Star Trak transporter’s energy draw or maximum possible snap-per-hour of Thanos’ Gauntlet 😉

Mike
Mike
11 days ago
Reply to  Snark

In light of how much wear and tear happens after just 2 snaps, forget “per-hour”.

Detton
Detton
12 days ago
Reply to  Thomas D

A reliable GPS is less believable than superpowers.

Last edited 12 days ago by Detton
Don
Don
12 days ago
Reply to  Thomas D

Well, if your going there, GPS is a listen only protocol. There is no way to locate a pure GPS receiver. Things like phones tend to report their location, but they have to use WiFi or cellular to do so.

Scarsdale
Scarsdale
12 days ago
Reply to  Thomas D

Since Zeke was contained in a single room it would of made more sense and would of been way more reliable would of been something simple like a “invisible fence” setup. My sister did that for her very large rottweiler, if he crossed the buried wire it would trigger a shock collar he wore. Same tech could of been used and hidden easily over the door.

Jaysburn
Jaysburn
11 days ago
Reply to  Scarsdale

For the love of all that is holy, it’s would/could “have,” not “of.”
Sorry to be that guy, but 3 times in one post… I almost had a stroke.

Majin
Majin
11 days ago
Reply to  Jaysburn

For the love of all that is holy, people saying “would of” are thinking of “would’ve” not “would have”.

Jaysburn
Jaysburn
9 days ago
Reply to  Majin

So? Would’ve is a contraction of would have. Would of is just nonsense.

Last edited 9 days ago by Jaysburn
Scarsdale
Scarsdale
10 days ago
Reply to  Jaysburn

I’m from the Chicago/Gary area, it’s how we talk, sorry.

Tolrin
Tolrin
10 days ago
Reply to  Scarsdale

What you are hearing when your brain thinks “would of” is probably “would’ve” the contraction of would have. Grammar and spelling is somewhat less flexible than speech because it is less open to interpretation.

Vampyrr
Vampyrr
9 days ago
Reply to  Scarsdale

Can use Would’ve sounds the same but is grammatically correct

Jaysburn
Jaysburn
9 days ago
Reply to  Scarsdale

It’s not “how you talk,” it’s just incorrect. You may be using contractions, but that means you’re saying “would’ve,” not would of, because the latter means absolutely nothing.

Crestlinger
Crestlinger
10 days ago
Reply to  Jaysburn
Jaysburn
Jaysburn
9 days ago
Reply to  Crestlinger

Local slang and dialect doesn’t magically make “would of” mean something. It doesn’t anywhere, including Newfoundland.

j0mbie
j0mbie
11 days ago
Reply to  Thomas D

There’s a quote by a fantasy (or maybe sci-fi?) author that I’m struggling to find. They essentially said that, if your story contains horses and dragons, and you expect us to believe your dragons and all the specifics about them, then we’d better already believe your horses.

Who_even_knows
Who_even_knows
12 days ago
Reply to  Jere

Despite Scott saying GPS, that doesn’t sound like GPS. GPS is globally positioned using satellites. This sounds more like using a Bluetooth triangulation or similar, using multiple beacons (which presumably they already had in the shop) to locate their range within a short distance. Much more reliable to a small margin of error, but requires beacons to be placed within a very short (~200ft for Bluetooth IIRC) distance.

Also, if you’re building something like that using an unreliable tech like GPS, you can also build in margins of error and redundancy checking.

Rödel
Rödel
12 days ago
Reply to  Jere

I could believe GPS being more stable in Omnitropolis or Scott’s code filtering out that jitter, but the rest of the plan rubs me the wrong way.
GPS is completely passive, the device listens to the signal from multiple satellites and calculates its position from that. So no amount of beacons would receive any signal from Zeke.

7eggert
7eggert
12 days ago
Reply to  Jere

That’s what I was saying from my experience. Sometimes my position is randomly on the other side of a street. Especially when Putin started the war it wasn’t very accurate (might be unrelated). But narrative imperative dictates that tat world’s GPS works well inside buildings.

tassadar7945
tassadar7945
11 days ago
Reply to  Jere

It could be a two-factor GPS triangulator that doesn’t just reply on the GPS network since that has built in limits to its accuracy. they could be combining the GPS tracking with cell network and wifi pings like AirPods to get a much more accurate location on him.

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
12 days ago

Cyberpunk 2053, still in development, but maybe it delay for a few years..

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
12 days ago

Ethan could have said that it was just another Zachtronics game – all questions and arguments would have been invalidated that very instant.

Michiel
Michiel
12 days ago

Typo: “it’s range” –> “its range”

Jacob
Jacob
12 days ago
Reply to  Michiel

I’m not so sure, since “it” is being used as a pronoun, then the possessive form could be “it’s”, unlike referring to non-sentient objects “its”.

Jacob
Jacob
12 days ago
Reply to  Jacob

Reread it and it appears you are correct. Plus I am unable to edit my comment, so a second post is required for correction.

Aichon
Aichon
12 days ago
Reply to  Jacob

Pretty sure the “it” in that sentence is the GPS tracker, so “it” isn’t a pronoun. It’s admittedly ambiguous, but that seems like the more obvious interpretation to me.

WJS
WJS
12 days ago
Reply to  Aichon

“Its” the pronoun doesn’t have an apostrophe any more than “hi’s” or “her’s” does. Only time is when it’s a contraction of “it is”.

Syn
Syn
12 days ago

Should have said Star Citizen or EVE Online, that would have caused him to tune out the conversation.

Kaitensatsuma
Kaitensatsuma
12 days ago

Ooooooooooooh Right.

We run a store occasionally too

When did we last pay rent???

Scarsdale
Scarsdale
12 days ago

Yeah this reminds me of “Monsters, Inc.” when they were arguing over the kid when they suddenly realize they were still on the work floor and not alone. They had to actually do the play during the after-credits scene to keep up the lie. Scott may find himself coding a lame action game to maintain the cover story lol.

Mike
Mike
11 days ago
Reply to  Scarsdale

And he creates many memes with purposely unfinished animations and glitchy code, which launches him into the indie equivalent of Skyrim success.

Scarsdale
Scarsdale
11 days ago
Reply to  Mike

LOL so true!

Scarsdale
Scarsdale
11 days ago
Reply to  Mike

Or fallout 4, I played that game for hours on end and I had one NPC do the clock motion thing after killing it, Tried for hours to recreate it but never did! Or the deal where I “fell though” the the ground and floated down to my death… grrrr… clipping glitch…
Or the head spinning thing if you shot the neck off…

Last edited 11 days ago by Scarsdale
KBABZ
KBABZ
11 days ago

Y’know I was wondering how long it’d take for this to happen!