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Repairs on the port fusion engine begin. How much trouble can it be to replace a section of pipe?

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Something's wrong. I'm getting error codes. Something's not right.

Ahhh! Florence, I don't recognize you! I don't recognize anything! I've lost my memory.

No, you haven't.

See? It's right here on the floor.

Whew. What a relief.

He doesn't seem to have separate video recognition of his surroundings and his own parts. But in vain (Robot Spike)

Repairs on the port fusion engine begin. How much trouble can it be to replace a section of pipe?

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Okay, your visual memory's back in. Pre-processors are on line.

Strange. I was able to see, but nothing made any sense. I knew the patterns were there, but I couldn't recognize any. It was weird!

Sounds kind of like being at a science fiction convention.

Not THAT weird.

Зрительная агнозия (Veki)

Repairs on the port fusion engine begin. How much trouble can it be to replace a section of pipe?

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That's it. Now hold it perfectly still while I seal the pipe.

Helix, you're moving.

I can't help it. My actuator itches.

There. I knew you could stay perfectly still.

You are going to put my power supply back in when we finish, right?

Repairs on the port fusion engine begin. How much trouble can it be to replace a section of pipe?

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There's not even a seam. What did you do?

The pipe's a high metal ceramic. The pipe tool's basically an induction coil.

It uses magnetic fields to heat the pipe to a molten state. Those same fields shape the metal and control the…

Helix? Hello?

You know you've over explained something when you make a robot's eyes go glassy.

Repairs on the port fusion engine begin. How much trouble can it be to replace a section of pipe? филлер

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The system is filled and vented. We'll be testing it at 8000 kilopascals.*

Ever wonder how much pressure you can take? I'll pull up the data.

No, no. You don't need to do that.

Hmm. According to your specifications, you fold like a wet sponge under any pressure at all.

It's a design flaw. I can't help it if I was built without a spine.

(*approx. 1160 PSI)

Repairs on the port fusion engine begin. How much trouble can it be to replace a section of pipe?

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Our hydrostatic test is good. Now let's bleed down, unisolate the pressurizer, and button up the reactor compartment.

You do realize I didn't understand a word you just said?

I'm sorry. Was I speaking engineer again?

Power! We have power! Or how to start a fusion reactor

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That's the last of the shield blocks. Ready to start up a nuclear reactor, Helix?

Just a minute.

Okay, I'm ready!

Power! We have power! Or how to start a fusion reactor

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Helix, what are you doing way out here?

I don't know anything about nuclear reactors, so I ran away to reach minimum safe distance.

So, what is the minimum safe distance for ignorance?

You know, I'm not really sure.

Power! We have power! Or how to start a fusion reactor

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This is a good spot.

Now If we look to the east, we'll see the biggest fusion reactor in the solar system come up over those hills.

Should I be panicking about now?

If you wish. Myself, I've always enjoyed sunrises.

Power! We have power! Or how to start a fusion reactor

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You're right! The sun! It works by fusing hydrogen into helium!

But …Nuclear power is bad. Solar power is good. But the sun is nuclear power.

And the plants! And the animals that eat the plants! They all ultimately get their energy from a nuclear source.

WHY AREN'T THERE WARNING LABELS ON THESE THINGS!

Don't shout too loud. You might start another government agency.

Здешняя звезда нигде не поименована, оставляя читателю простор для фантазии. Здесь имеется в виду солнце как источник света, а не имя конкретной звезды ;) (Robot Spike)

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