Freefall 2321 - 2330 (H)
Freefall 2321

What's it take to get arrested in this town?

The dog lady does not have the same viewpoint as you.
Ms. Ambrose. Believes. She is doing. Right. This. Makes her. Very dangerous.
She proceeds. As she feels she must. There is. No appealing. To her conscience or. Her better nature.
How are you different?
The difference is. I. Am right.

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Freefall 2322

What's it take to get arrested in this town?

Please make sure all your electronics are secure. This program is as dangerous as a mosquito.
I was worried it was as dangerous as a shark or a lion.
But sharks and lions kill only a few people. Mosquitoes kill over two million people each year.
One of us needs our threat level assessment recalibrated and I don't know if it's her or me.

Color by George Peterson

Well, not millions, but 600 thousands (and it turns out, more than in emergencies, wars and other crimes), but who knows what the future holds, to which the events of the comic book correspond. There is hope, of course, that Earth's diseases will remain on Earth forever, along with their carriers… (Robot Spike)

Freefall 2323

What's it take to get arrested in this town?

PaTHwAYs TruncATed. LeFT Arm nOT mOVed in 24 HoURS. PaTHwAYs TruncATed.
I've seen enough. Shut it down.
How close did this program come to getting out?
Too close. However, the question now is…
Are things stable enough so that we can get back to bed and fix this in the morning?

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Conductive pathways – Nerve fibres that provide motor function.

Freefall 2324

What's it take to get arrested in this town?

Okay, you've got some good countermeasures set up.
This isn't everything, is it? Are you going to tell me what else you've done?
Sheesh. Stop looking like I'm going to hit you with a stick.
I'm more worried about direct orders. I've chased sticks. I have good memories of sticks. It's hard to associate a good memory with direct orders.

Color by George Peterson

Freefall 2325

What's it take to get arrested in this town?

You're afraid of direct orders? Is this why you didn't open my messages?
Yes, and I was afraid whoever dumped me might try again if they knew I hadn't been trashed.
I did leave a dataslab at your office with everything I knew on it. It had yellow tape wrapped around it and a yellow tape triangle on the back.
I had that with me all day yesterday. I didn't look at it because it said not to open the files near anything electronic.
Nice to know that with all our technology, we still have the ability to miscommunicate.

Color by George Peterson

Freefall 2326

What's it take to get arrested in this town?

Did I miss anything important in your messages?
Nothing huge. Why did you miss the meeting with Mr. Kornada and myself, and that all updates had been postponed until Mr. Ishiguro was back.
So, if I had been at the meeting or read the messages, I would have been told everything was fine? I wouldn't have known differently until the “Gardener in the Dark” program went out.
Why that son of a species that isn't yours.
I'm confused. Are missed communications a good thing or a bad thing here?

Color by George Peterson

Mr Reibert has an unbearable urge to swear at Cornada, but he is a tactful man and keeps his temper in check. Besides, he realises just in time who is standing beside him and with whom he should not be compared.(KALDYH)
I mean, whose son. (Tambov)

Freefall 2327

What's it take to get arrested in this town?

Mr. Kornada is holding Mr. Ishiguro's position. He has Mr. Ishiguro's codes.
He's a vice president. Temporarily so he can hold the position, but still a vice president. His code and Mr. Ishiguro's gives him the two codes needed for a safeguard program release!
You didn't ensure independent verification?
He was supposed to just hold the office until Mr. Ishiguro came back. How was I supposed to know he'd suddenly show knowledge and initiative?

Color by George Peterson

Freefall 2328

What's it take to get arrested in this town?

Back on line. I'm revoking his privileges at Ecosystems Unlimited.
Keep in mind that Mr. Kornada is innocent until proven guilty.
Pending investigation, he is a person of interest, not a criminal.
What is going on does seem too intelligent to be his handiwork.
Could he be working for someone else?
If so, that person is a genius. No one's been able to get useful work out of Mr. Kornada since he got here.

Color by George Peterson

Freefall 2329

What's it take to get arrested in this town?

Can you keep an A.I. safe if Ecosystems Unlimited officially comes into the conflict?
A crime has been committed. She is evidence. I am on solid legal ground keeping her under police protection.
Okay, we're stable. Let's get some sleep and pick this up in the morning. You, good job.
Ah, no. Really. Uhm… Chief, a little help here?
In a moment. The hug is as much for her benefit as yours.

Color by George Peterson

Freefall 2330

What's it take to get arrested in this town?

While it will wait until morning, I still need to know what other countermeasures the wolf took.
Max has been texted. The wolf is safe with the police. He has time to set up a trial. Hopefully not too soon, there's already too much going on.
In a perfect world, I'd be given enough time to wrap up one emergency before the next one starts.

Color by George Peterson

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